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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights



Duplex Penthouse XI

Duplex Penthouse Corner Apartment with Breathtaking Sea Views - ( 1 large terrace, facing South )

Situated In The Well Preserved Miraflores - Albamar Urbanization

About the property

Duplex Penthouse

Albamar (adjacent Miraflores) is an exclusive urbanization which lies between Malaga (20 min drive) and Marbella (10 min drive) close to Riviera del Sol urbanization. The name of the resort means “Look at the flowers” in Spanish; and the resort is full of beautiful gardens, waterfalls and streams to enjoy. The villas are beautifully designed and reflect the typical whitewashed houses of a traditional Spanish village. Taxi rank and bus stop is nearby (500m distance), offering easy access to Marbella, Puerto Banus, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Malaga Airport).

The stylish duplex penthouse, suited for 4-6 persons, is centrally located in a gated community, with commanding and spectacular views towards tropical gardens, several pools, and a private pool club/bar. It faces south to the Mediterranean Sea as well as south-west.

The penthouse is on two levels (with the indoor accommodation on both levels). It features 2 full bedrooms, 1 and ½ bath with sun beds and patio furniture that offers breathtaking views

Eating out and night life: Miraflores boasts several eateries within the resort. You can opt for some traditional Spanish dishes or partake in some well love international cuisine from countries such as Britain, France, Mexico, India and Italy.

The Aztec Club – Italian Restaurant – American Burger

George’s Bar- Drinks - Food

David’s Bar – Entertainment (Booze)

La Terrazza – Italian Restaurant – excellent.

Miraflore’s Golf Restaurant – Excellent – traditional Spanish – very classy.

Sol y Sombre ( Antonio’s Bar) – great with kids - good food – good price (David Beckham’s local Bar)

Many of the restaurants have live entertainment to keep you occupied whilst you eat your meal. They are all open till late Calahonda also has a fine selection of cafés and restaurants.

Evenings in the Miraflores resort are a quiet affair with visitors enjoying a bite to eat and some laid on entertainment. If you are looking for a more vibrant night out, Calahonda has several nightclubs, bars and discos.

Local atractions: The Aztec Centre is a 6 minute walk from the apartment and is in the heart of Riviera del Sol. The Centre features a sporting complex with very good facilities. Olympic sized swimming pool, 7 tennis courts, badminton courts, mini golf and a gymnasium, not to mention the beauty salon/hairdressers and physiotherapist. It is open to non residents and provides not only excellent reasonable priced food, but evening entertainment for all ages. A newly constructed and state of the art internet centre and games room caters for all ages.

Cabopino with fabulous beaches, marina and a dozen lovely restaurants and bars is a 5 minute drive. This is where “El Dorado” was filmed.

Mijas, a little white washed village with lots of arts and craft shops and the most amazing views of the coastline is 20mins by car. A tax free shopping trip and to see the infamous monkeys, Gibraltar is only a 30 min drive away. The Alhambra Palace in Granada is 1hr 15 min drive, Cordoba – 2 hours, Sevilla – 2,5 hours

Horse racing: Horse racing is a huge added attraction to the Costa del Sol's favourite holiday destination. The Hippodrome Costa del Sol has two tracks, with floodlighting for night racing, and a grandstand accommodating 5000 spectators; in addition we have track side seating for a further 5000.

The prize money is the highest in Spain and the season lasts throughout the winter months when most other tracks are closed. Our racing season is October to May.

The Hippodrome is only twenty minutes from Malaga International Airport and within easy reach of beaches, hotels and golf courses of Mijas and La Cala.

More Details

Property Manager
Mirela Matache
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Mirela Matache

I live in Canada with my husband and our 2 sons. We have spent part of our summer holidays in Europe since 1991.

Spain is always a milestone on our schedule, we always come back to our first 'love' and it did not fade away as the years went by.

Sea - wise, we have seen and enjoyed from the white Caribbean Islands beaches to Cote d'Azur or Italian Riviera... but Costa del Sol has it all, sun and memories within reach. This made us buy a property in the area.

The 2 duplex penthouse units are centrally located in a gated community in Albamar Urbanization (adjacent to Miraflores), with commanding and spectacular views towards tropical gardens, 3 pools, and a private Club/Bar.They face South respectively South-East, towards the Mediterranean Sea, day or night, all a thrill to watch it. When clear skies, one may enjoy from the apartment terraces, Morocco mountains and Gibraltar "rock", bordering the horizon.

Mirela Matache purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Mirela Matache chose Mijas

The 2 apartments are very well suited for families with/without kids.

Each block has 6 apartments, 4 on ground floor and 2 penthouse duplexes, it is quiet yet having all amenities in walking distance (shopping centres, spas, golf course, tennis court, beach, public transport...). There is secured parking area on the street and the complex is secured

What makes this apartment unique

There are many good quality apartments in Mijas Costa but one can hardly find under one "roof": great location, amenities, mature gardens, well maintained/secured complex and amazing sea views.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful hollidaybreak with our 10 year old daughter. The appartment was very luxury and spacious. Two terraces made it complete. The topterrace was very usefull to enjoy the last eveningsun. The views from the terraces are great. Also the beautifull garden what surrounds the appartment is very nice, including three pools to choose from. Restaurants, bakery, internet-cafe and a small supermarket in walkingdistance. Easy access to the mainroad to visit the touristic highlights. We got very usefull and detailed information of you about restaurants and places to visit. Also the response of questions was very fast. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the spanish way of life.
Apr 2013
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Prices include all applicable local taxes and are specified for 4 people rental, if more than 4 visitors – contact owner. Special rates available for long stays provided availability.
Cancellation policy:
- 5 days or less before arrival date or curtailment during stay - no refund
- 5-14 days - 50% refund
- 15-30 days - 85% refund


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mijas in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Main Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Penthouse - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly installed shower
  • Large master bathroom with plenty of storage space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - Main Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Penthouse - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - Main Floor - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , May accommodate 4 visitors
  • The duplex penthouse is on two levels (with the indoor accommodation on both levels). It features 2 full king size bedrooms. The master bedroom (also located on the main floor) has built in wardrobes and a large bathroom. The Penthouse communicates with the main floor via an interior stair case and features a fully fitted king size bedroom with built in + stand alone wardrobes and safe box.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 communal pools and a private club/bar. Air conditioning hot/cold on both floors. Marble/tiled floors throughout. First floor: - 1 settee and 1 armchair, dining table and 4 chairs - 25” screen HD TV/radio, satellite dish with over 200 programs (UK including). - Patio furniture (1 table and 4 chairs - 2 sun beds on the large corner terrace - 1 Master bedroom with king size bed - 1 family bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet Penthouse: - Small balcony - 1 bedroom with king size bed - 1 safe box in the fitted wardrobe - 1 toilet with sink General: - The kitchen is fully fitted with ample storage space and well equipped for self-catering, including: hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster - Iron, ironing board - Washing machine and dishwasher - All bed linen and towels (not beach towels) are included in the rental - Smoking outside


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Duplex Penthouse XI
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as described, very clean and well maintained. It was the perfect location for us with spectacular views and great facilities including TV

The owners were extremely helpful and quick response time to any questions.

The steps could be a challenge if you have poor mobility, but we would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and family.

Thank you so much Mirela and Gabriel for all the useful information provided to help make our holiday perfect, we had a fantastic week and look forward to returning sometime soon.

Jeremy and Caroline

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Caroline & Jeremy, just check on site, even last minute, we'll try to accommodate. Next time around, no breakage fee will be charged as we know you take good care of the apartment and do the necessary in case of need. Mirela&Gabriel
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Fabulous apartment with south facing balcony.

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous apartment, one of the nicest I have stayed in over 20 years. New kitchen and bathrooms with 2 proper double beds. Excellent location and close to the beach, a very quiet complex with a mixture of permanent residents and holiday owners. Mirela and Gabriel extremely accommodating to my request to arrive early and depart just after lunch. So impressed, I am returning again in September.

Best wishes

Charlotte and Margaret

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Charlotte and family, We loved to have you as guests, awaiting for your return any time, since you are like "family" now.... The next trip is in the other unit, let us see how that feels to you! We appreciate you comments. Mirela & Gabriel
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Lovely property in a lovely area

  • 4 of 5

I went with my daughter her husband my son and his girlfriend and it suited the 5 of us just right. The complex is ideal for relaxation and entertainment whichever suits and the apartment was lovely, clean, tidy, good facilities and a lovely sun terrace that we were able to enjoy each evening

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your comment, welcome back any time!
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A beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The appartment was exactly like described in the listing. What we enjoyed most was the huge balcony directed to south west. The appartment as well as the full complex was very tidy and well kept. The penthouse is located in a house at the uppermost end of the complex`s garden. This ensures you to have a spectacular view over the beautiful garden with its flowers and trees and even down to the sea. Also, One of the 3 pools can be watched from the balcony.

The rooms were fully equipped with lovely designed interior decoration. The 2nd sleeping room can be reached over somewhat steep corkscrew stairs. Up there you will be enjoying a specifically cute atmosphere of this little room.

Gabriel and Mirela, the owners, were very helpful and straightforward during our short term preperation of the trip. They provide lots of helpful material inside the appartment - as well as additional tipps via phone and email.

I have already recommended the appartment to my family. My sister with her 2 kids might be next :-)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nicola, We appreciate your comments and the fact that you took excellent care of the apartment. This encourages us to further improve it and make it even more enjoyable. Waiting for your family to visit again, Yours, Mirela and Gabriel Matache
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A perfect holiday apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mirela and Gabriel,

Your apartment was very beautiful, well maintained and lovely to stay in (it also had all the facilities we needed). It was perfectly located in a very nice neighborhood with walking distance to great shops and restaurants. We all really enjoyed the evening sun on the big beautiful terrace ..... The views are just breathtaking :-)

The 3 pools on the community ground were perfect for the kids to play in (age 4 & 7), and the nice club house had good food and lovely staff.

Nice with a walking distance to the beach and to the local bus for an easy access to see the rest of the beautiful coast.

We enjoyed many good restaurants in the area and explored many nearby cities (Marbella, Gibraltar, Setenil, Mijas (Pueblo), Granada etc).

Thank you so much for a really good customer service and help both before and during our holiday. (Really nice tips and recommendations from you Gabriel :-).

We would love to recommend this great apartment to our family and friends and we will definitely go back and rent this apartment again!!

Best regards

Anna, Fred, Astrid, Julia & Mathilda (Stockholm, Sweden)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Lovely family, you are welcome any time in our apartments. Hope to hear from you next time and we take a "rain check" on the recommendation indeed. Regards, Mirela Matache
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands

summer holiday 2011 12-26th july

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mirela and Gabriel

We just came home after a very nice holday. The stay in your apartement was very good. The views are just breathtaking, one could get used to those views. We felt save and at home in this urbanizacion. The park/gardens is/are very tidy and beautiful to see with its palmtrees and flowers. The apartment was great for five people (2 adults and three children). We maybe should advice you to change the matrasses of the beds, only this small point of critique cannot win it from the rest. A big compliment for the place and thank you for your kind help in preparation and during the stay.

greetings from a dutch family. sander and willemijn and kids

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Willemijn and Sander, Thankyou very much for the commnents, they are indeed appreciated. We will check for the mattresses, they have been purchased 2 years ago, should be ok for at least 1 more year, but never know.... We would be happy to have you back again any time. It was a pleasure to receive you. Regards, Mirela Matache
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
David Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Miraflores, Aztech Club
Nearest Ski
280 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.6 Kilometres
Riviera/ Max Beach
Car: recommended

Albamar (adjacent Miraflores), one of the most beautiful private resorts from the South of Spain, located a few km away from Marbella, toeing in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, looking towards the mountains of Morocco.

Cabopino with fabulous beaches, marina and a dozen lovely restaurants and bars is a 5 minute drive. This is where El Dorado was filmed.

Mijas, a little white washed village with lots of arts and craft shops and the most amazing views of the coastline is 20 mins by car.

Trips to (Granada, Gibraltar, Mijas, Ronda) may be booked from Miraflores reception. A tax free shopping trip to see the infamous monkeys, Gibraltar is only a 30 minute drive away (don’t forget your passport). The Alhambra Palace in Granada is 1hr 15 min. drive, Cordoba – 2 hours, Sevilla – 2 hours and 30 min.

Golfers will absolutely love this resort as it boasts a splendid 18 whole golf course. Other sporting facilities available include tennis, bowling, swimming, horse riding, go carting, jet skiing and sailing.

Golf: Mijas Costa has 4 other Golf Courses; El Chaparral Golf course at La Cala De Mijas, La Cala golf, Santana Golf and Mijas Golf Course which boasts two 18 holes courses. Los Lagos is a mainly flat course with wide fairways and fast small greens, suitable for the more demanding players.

Miraflors Golf Club: Please note great deals on golf green fees up to as much as half price!