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Modern 2 bed / 2 bath apartment ideally located by beach & marina

Bedrooms 2
Space 904 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, free internet, easy access for all amenities, beach and marina

Our marble floored apartment is situated within the Mikonos Playa complex by the beautiful marina in Duquesa. It is, of course, fully equipped to make your stay as pleasant & comfortable as possible. You will find a 32' LCD TV with the main UK channels plus a DVD with 100's of films, iPod dock, radio/CD player, PlayStation 2, air-con/heating, safe, bed linen, bath towels, refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Our apartment has two bedrooms. The master features a double bed with fitted wardrobes & an en-suite bathroom, featuring a Jacuzzi bath. The 2nd bedroom has two single beds whilst the 2nd bathroom features a hand basin, shower and toilet. The living room sofa-bed means that a family of six can be accommodated. It benefits from secure access, private designated underground parking and lift access (suitable for wheelchairs). You have full use of the private pool & deck on the 1st floor with no high rise hotels to spoil the sea views

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Don't drive, won't drive ??

No problem as we are close to the local bus stops and you can get from and to Malaga airport for under £15 each way. It does take three buses (airport Marbella Estapona Duquesa) and the bus connections are very convenient. The journey takes around three hours but this is no problem if you consider it as a tour of the Costa Del Sol. You're on holiday so why rush?

Need a cot for your young one? Not a problem as we can provide one for just 10 euro per week.

More Details

Stan & Helen Kiddle
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Stan & Helen Kiddle

Hi, we're Stan & Helen Kiddle. We met in 1979 and married in 1984 and have two grown-up children. We live in St Alban's Hertfordshire, just North of London were we grew up.

We purchased No.28 Mikonos Player 'off-plan' in 2003 and took ownership in 2004. First and foremost it's our holiday home and therefore we like to think of our guests almost as part of our extended family. We hope that when you stay at no.28 you will treat it as you would your own home, and, most important, feel at home and relax.

We have a number of guests who return year on year and, as you will expect, we give them the best possible pricing. But we do have a mortgage, cleaning and utility bills to pay for so if the price we quote sounds a little high, let us know and, if we can't reduce it for you, you will understand why.

We just love talking to new clients about Duquesa, it's not quite as good as actually being there but it's the next best thing. So please please, do pick up the phone for a chat. Best wishes

Stan & Helen Kiddle

Stan & Helen Kiddle purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Stan & Helen Kiddle chose Manilva

We choose Duquesa as it's close to all the best that the Costa Del Sol can offer with beach, pool, marina, shopping, golf and so much more close by and the big towns and small villages just a few minutes drive away. We choose Duquesa because it's the type of place that as a family, we like to holiday. It can be as relaxed or as busy as you choose. And we are sure you will love it too.

What makes this apartment unique

We are just two minutes walk from our door to the beautiful Duquesa marina.

Check out our Youtube video - https://youtu.be/PwfK6tveDxQ

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stan,

Just got back from a fabulous holiday in your apartment.We loved every minute of it,everything was perfect.

Once again thank you for the use of your apartment and we hope to go back there next year,tho at the moment it seems a long way off !

Kind regards,

Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Manilva in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 904 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are ajacent to the local Tourist Office which operates excursions during the busier months and can assist with bus travel and general tourist enquiries. We have our own dedicated parking space, close to the lift, in the gated secure underground car park. The local taxi rank is just across the road as are the nearest shops and bank with ATM. Bus stops are also just a couple of minutes walk up to the main road.


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Modern 2 bed / 2 bath apartment ideally located by beach & marina
average rating of 4.3777776 based on 46 reviews
British Columbia

Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay. Convenient to all services. Would love to go again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice stay near the marina

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay in Stan & Helen's apartment so near from the marina and its friendly pubs ... "the place to be". No use to use the car to go and have a drink or to a restaurant and even run errands. The best supermarket is so near...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No one mentioned the motorway

  • 2 of 5

Duquesa is a great location, and the apartment is centrally located, roomy but a little tired and in need of a refresh. But the real issue is that it sits right next to the A7 trunk road which is right next to the balcony and all windows in the apartment.

At night the traffic headlights light up the bedrooms even with the curtains closed and you wouldn't want to open the windows or balcony doors due to the roar of the traffic and the fumes.

But the location is good, lots to do when out, plenty of restaurants, the beach is fantastic and the buses (on the A7) are just a stones throw away, cheap and reliable.

So great place to visit, but if your budget will run to the extra euro per night for an apartment with a sea view you won't back on to 24/7 traffic noise, light and air pollution.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you were not 100% happy. Our location map clearly shows Mikonos Player is adjacent to the dual carriageway, as are many apartment complexes and hotels along the Costa del Sol. We've owned no.28 for nearly 14 years and can honestly say that we've never experienced any issues with fumes. The A7 is not particularly busy late at night/early hours and the shutters and curtains, in our opinion, eliminate any headlight issues. Helen and I are going out ourselves for a week in November to undertake the 'refresh' you mention. This is the earliest date we could commit to as we've been booked solid for this year and obviously such utilisation will take it's toll. We believe we offer the best value in the area. If there are apartments of equal standard and features available in Duquesa with a sea view, no traffic (or holiday maker) noise etc. for just an extra euro a night then we can't find them.
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Lovely Apartment, lovely location

  • 4 of 5

really enjoyed our stay, this apartment is in a prime location for beaches, bars and walks into neighbouring resorts. A car is useful if you want to venture further. Apartment has everything you need, is comfortable and homely. Stan was always available via email if we had any questions which is great. would recommend and would def return.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location good but other issues to be worked on

  • 2 of 5

It was difficult to gain entry as the key to the outside doors didn't seem to fit. We managed to get into the complex on the good will of another resident letting us in. Once in number 28 we were disappointed to see the very busy A7 ran past the apartment only about 30 m away which meant sitting with the balcony doors open was not an option, never mind sitting on the balcony. Had we known this in advance we would never have booked!

When seeking advice about the keys not working on the outside doors we were told the locks were old and you had to jiggle the key .... our concern was if we arrived back late at night and couldn't get in what would we do.... we hadn't been given a point of contact of anyone local and had to email and ask who in case of emergency we would seek help from. We we're issued with a second key, after raising our concern but had no guarantees would be any better. ( it added to the excitement of whether we would gain entry each night!)? The apartment itself is roomy, albeit limited work surface space in the kitchen should you decide to cook stay in to eat. We were told prior to travelling work on the pool would be complete by end of july. Only to find this wasnt the case and pool access was very limited with unattractive fencing off in use. Also we have never been in the situation where the owness of passing on the keys has been left to us !. proximity to the marina and beach and it's dedicated parking space are it's only saving grace.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that your expectations were not met. I must say that no-one else has had a problem with the keys and we've been almost fully booked all year. Our location is clear on our listing, the coastal road runs close to many complexes along the Costa Del Sol and our rates reflect that we not a secluded villa up in the hills. No-one else has mentioned the kitchen and we've had many long-term bookings (where self-catering is the norm) over our 13 years of ownership, particularly during winter months. I guess it's what you are used to. With regard to the pool, we can only pass on in good faith what we are advised. No guarantees were given. The work was dictated by the local council to ensure the safety of toddlers. The glass screens are now a requirement for all shared pools and unfortunately the work has been delayed. Regarding the keys, we post them to our guests and they post them back once home. However, during the busiest periods it makes more sense to post them direct to future guests. It's not an issue for you, you still have to post them promptly so why mention it? Thank you for mentioning that we are well located by the marina and the beach. As our many other reviews state, we provide a perfect location for a great holiday but we can''t please all the people all the time and some things, like in this instance, the pool works and the main doors to the complex, are out of our control.
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Very average

  • 2 of 5

Disappointed with no pool it should not of been let like it

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The renter was made aware during April and May 2017 that the community pool was undergoing upgrades required under Spanish law and that we had no control over the timing of this work. The renter booked a week in June and two weeks in September late last year. Back then we had no way of knowing then that the work would be underway this June. The pool work is due to complete in mid-July 2017. The renters statement of 'average' and two stars doesn't match the email sent to me whilst there..."Hi there just to say apartment is lovely but sad to say we won't be able to stay here in sept due to myself being unwell on the decent in to Gibraltar which resulted in me having bad head pains because of the quick decent"
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

La Duquesa has undergone considerable development over the last few years. If you are driving towards Gibraltar, La Duquesa is on your way between Estepona and Sotogrande. It is regarded as the final major holiday resort location in the Malaga region before you enter Cadiz. Within the area you will find port of Duquesa, with its international restaurants and boutiques.

The port provides a full marina service for enthusiastic sailors, not to mention plenty of alternatives for those who prefer to admire the boats from the safety of one of the wide variety of restaurants, intimate bars and small cafes dotted around the port.

Roads leading away from the port take you to the hills of Duquesa and its golf course, the Duquesa Golf and Country Club. Numerous other golf clubs are a short drive away. Likewise, the main coastal highway takes you quickly to Marbella, Estapona and Puerto Banus. Head west past Gibraltar and you will find Tarifa, water sports capital of Spain.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Manilva, West Costa del Sol

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £125
Pet Fee £10

Rates shown are a guide. Short and long term bookings available. Please call or email for a firm price based on the dates you require.
Extra services such as cot hire and airport transfers can be arranged.

Please review our location. Duquesa is adjacent to the A7 dual-carriageway so traffic noise can be heard.

We can also accept payment via credit card / Paypal - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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