|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A popular and tastefully furnished ground floor apartment for 4 on a quiet site, used mostly by families and couples, many of the properties kept for exclusive use by the owners. All of the furniture and furnishings are of the highest standard, and have been carefully chosen by the owner to guarantee you a comfortable and relaxing stay. Master bedroom with king size bed and full en-suite bathroom, twin room, family shower room with WC. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning for your comfort in the summer months. Fully equipped kitchen has smart granite worktops, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge-freezer, oven and hob, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, iron and board. Ample crockery, cutlery, utensils and glassware for a group of 4. Lounge/diner has a contemporary feel with cream marble floors, soft rugs, modern lighting, leather sofas and coordinating dining and occasional furniture. Sliding glass doors lead onto the terrace with pool and sea view, patio table and chairs. Sun-loungers are provided on the sun terraces by the pools. Flat screen TV, DVD/CD player + surround sound, WiFi. Wide selection of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks at nearby town of Sabinillas, 2 min by car. Surrounded by golf courses. Health club with fitness classes nearby.
Location and facilities: A spacious ground floor apartment looking out over an impressive circular pool, with children's pool alongside, and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea beyond. The surrounding mountains make a spectacular backdrop to the apartment's setting.
Equipped to the highest of specifications, tasteful décor and furnishings assure you of a comfortable and relaxing stay. Coordinating leather sofas, dining table, chairs and occasional furniture lend an up to the minute ambience, whilst the luxurious deep memory foam mattresses and air-conditioning for those warm summer nights ensure a sound night's sleep. A fully equipped modern fitted kitchen with everything required for a carefree stay - washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge-freezer, electric kettle, toaster, iron and board, and ample crockery, cutlery and glassware. Two bathrooms, one a full en-suite, essential for stressless mornings. A light and airy apartment with cream marble floors, soft rugs, TV, and DVD/CD player. Free WiFi. Patio table, sun loungers and chairs. Everything to ensure a memorable stay on the Costa del Sol
Golf and Sports: A haven for golfers, with well over 20 courses in the immediate vicinity, to suit all pockets and levels. We adjoin the 5* Finca el Cortesin, with its 5* hotel, home to the Volvo Match Play Championships. Casares Golf with its excellent restaurant and Fitness Centre is directly opposite. Just down the road, anything up to 5-15 minutes away, are numerous and varied courses such as Dona Julia, Duquesa Golf, Sottogrande, El Roque and Valderrama. Towards Marbella are Estepona Golf, El Paraiso, Monte Mayor, Los Arqueros and La Quinta hills. All of the courses are beautifully maintained, with glorious settings and lush greens. Clubs can be hired locally at the courses or golf shops, or at the airport.
Water sports are available at Puerto De La Duquesa, offering jet ski, water ski, sailing and sea fishing. Health Club offering 'spin' classes, etc available at adjacent Casares Golf. Taste the Jetset lifestyle with the luxurious yachts at Puerto Banus. The ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada are just 2 hours away by motorway.
Days out: Selwo safari park is in a wonderful setting in the nearby hills, whilst for an upfront experience with your ancestors; why not go to the rock of Gibraltar with the apes, 20 minutes away? Combine your experience with a spot of duty free shopping. It's even possible to get to Tangiers, Morocco, on a day trip from Algeciras! Ronda is a must, blending historic Andalucian architecture with Moorish touches, remnants of occupation by a hostile nation long ago. The Bull Ring is also well worth a visit, with its museum of costume and weapons. Marbella is a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary, with beautiful Orange Square and the narrow streets of the old town set just behind the modern shopping streets crowded with designer boutiques, whilst a short walk to the beach and port takes you through the lovely tropical Alameda gardens, complete with an awe inspiring row of Dali bronzes. Not forgetting drives into the mountains to see the stunning white towns, the Pueblos Blancos.
I have always been fascinated by travellers and travel. In 1987 my family and I moved to a Georgian rectory in Malvern, Worcestershire, which my husband and I took great pleasure in restoring, gradually opening up different parts as holiday accommodation for visitors to this beautiful part of the UK. We ran it as a hugely successful holiday business, with two self-catering apartments in the wing, and the converted coach house as a picturesque holiday cottage, together with 4 en-suite bedrooms in the main house for B&B guests, and earning the prestigious 4 red stars award from the AA. We are now retired and live in Dorset. I continue to go to Spanish classes and travel out to Spain as frequently as I possibly can, making full use of our local airport at Bournemouth.
Diana Knight purchased this apartment in 2006
In 2000 we had the opportunity and funds to venture into the Spanish holiday business, purchasing and upgrading a villa in Fuengirola, which we sold as a successful going concern 4 years later. At this point, we decided to purchase a brand new property in a quality location, with on-site facilities such as pools and tropical gardens, besides being in an ideal location for the discerning holiday maker. So we chose our sea view apartment on Casares del Sol, naming it 'La Palmera' after our first villa. Our first letting was in 2008. We now also own a wonderful villa in the north Costa Blanca, which we have finally finished extending and upgrading, adding our own pool, garden plants, and terraces, to which we escape as often as commitments allow. We are now retired and reside in Dorset.
From 'La Palmera' Apartment one is immediately impressed by the glorious setting, nestling in the protection of the mountains and looking down to the sparkling blue sea. Sitting on the terrace it is a real delight to soak up the majesty and peace of the surroundings. We are so pleased to be able to share this unique experience with others, and so endeavour to offer every home comfort that the discerning holiday maker would expect of a quality holiday property.
The location is in a very quiet area, although a bit away from the beach and restaurants. Hence, I would recommend to have a car during a stay here. It is possible to walk to the beach, but there are better beaches short distances away with car to spend time at. No restaurants or nightlife in walking distance. There is a golf club close by and in the same building there is a fitness center. They have e.g. spinning classes. We used this apartment as a base for several daytrips, e.g. Ronda, Los Pueblos Blancos, Gibraltar, Tarifa, Estepona, Marbella and Puerto Banus. The apartment was clean and welcoming when we arrived, which is always nice. We found everything we needed for a pleasant stay, and it is always good to be at a place with a kitchen where the equipment we need is actually there in order to cook. There were aboslutely no traces of any smoking inside, which was highly appreciated by us. The AC in the apartment is exactly what most Norwegians hope to find in warmer countries, it keeps the apartment cool when you need it to be. The bed in the master bedroom is a bit soft, and the two beds in the other bedroom was just right (for us)! We really enjoyed our ten days and we can absolutely recommend this. Thank you.
We had a great holiday with our 20 month old daughter. The apartment was located on a lovely complex that was very well maintained. A car is required to explore the area and also makes getting to the beach easier. We generally went to playa del cristo most days and found it to be the best beach in the area, some of the other beaches had already closed up for the year. You can still access them but not all the facilities are open. I would also recommend getting into the hills behind the main resorts to experience more of the real Spain. We would definitely come back in the future. The weather varied between 23 - 26 every day with no rain, perfect for us. Next time we will fly into Malaga as we had delays at Gib due to high winds on the way home (we actually ended up gettig a bus to malaga as the plane was diverted).
We spend 2 weeks in Andalusia with our children aged 11 and 14. Diana and Peter's flat is in a nice complex, surrounded by lovely gardens, a beautiful pool (supervised by a lifeguard), nearby beaches (Casares del Sol, Estepona...) but also the Sierra Nevada. We found the location was ideal both for relaxing and sightseeing. We highly recommend to visit Ronda, Casares, the white villages in the Sierra Nevada and Gibraltar. We also visited Grenada and Cordoba, even though it's a 2 hours drive from Casares del Sol, it is more than worth it!
The flat is of good size, well decorated, with nice views over the mountains and the sea from the patio. It has everything you need : air conditioning, washing machine, dish washer, TV., DVD ... It's also of easy access to the pool. Diana was very helpful and always available for us! Booking is very easy and as I said, any questions, just contact Diana and Peter! We highly recommend this property!
Nous recommandons vivement cet appartement. Il est très bien équipé et bien situé, que vous vouliez découvrir l'Andalousie ou simplement vous relaxer autour de la piscine ou au bord des plages alentours. Depuis Casares del Sol, vous pouvez visiter Estepona, Ronda, Casares, les villages blancs dans la montagne, Gibraltar... A 2 heures de route, il y a aussi Grenade et Cordoue qui valent vraiment le déplacement! L'appartement en lui-même est agréable. Il est au rez-de-chaussée, dans un complexe calme et entouré de beaux jardins. La piscine est surveillée et les plages sont à 2/3 minutes en voiture. Depuis le patio, vous avez vue sur les jardins, la piscine, la montagne et la mer au fond. C'est très facile de réserver et si vous avez des questions ou des hésitations, vous pouvez contacter Diana et Peter. Ils nous ont toujours répondu très rapidement et efficacement. Bon séjour en Espagne! Isaline August 2016
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks with our 6 and 10 year old children and had a very enjoyable stay. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bedrooms are a good size with comfortable mattresses, plenty of storage (and hangers!). The apartment is very nicely decorated with a large balcony/terrace overlooking the gardens and pool. We were unable to access any TV channels, which would have been nice for the occasional hour when the children needed a rest from the pool, there is wifi access (albeit somewhat intermittent). It was a few days before we thought of making use of the underground car park and were glad we did, so much nicer than getting into a boiling hot car, and convenient to use the lift (it's only 1 floor but handy when you have a lot to carry).
The complex is well looked after, lovely landscaped garden to walk through to the large pool with fabulous mountain views on one side and sea views to the other. There were a mixture of nationalities when we visited, both owners and rental guests, we found everyone very friendly.
You really do need a car here, there are at least three supermarkets within 10 mins drive, it's less than 10 mins to Duquesa which has loads of restaurants serving pretty much every type of food you could ask for, approx. 5 mins drive to Sabinillas, which again has a plenty of restaurants (we highly recommend the Argentinian). There are so many great places to visit, but one of our favourites was a visit to Mijas (45 mins drive) , an incredibly pretty mountain village with stunning views and some lovely shops and restaurants, the children absolutely loved riding around the town on donkeys!
All in all a great apartment, well situated and perfect for families.
We travelled as a family, my husband, older teen son & myself.
Booking :-Having started off on an unusual footing of being asked to pay direct, I'd already paid via the OwnersDirect site, & that the credit card charge would come off the deposit? (I'd paid by debit card) I then received instructions that the key to the property were in a key safe, the number for this wasn't passed until the day we arrived (which was ok, but a crossed message regarding them not having my mobile 'phone number when all of my details were on the initial request sheet was a little concerning).
Property:- was ok, when we finally got in, via the service manager, the following day.
We arrived at the time we stated on a message also asking for the key safe number, security man wasn't aware of our details but did locate security fob & showed us to the property (a very large complex, difficult to find without assistance). For the following hour, we tried & failed to open the key safe to enable access to the property. Site Security couldn't assist us with this. We contacted Mrs Knight, the owner, via mobile & landline numbers but to no avail during that first hour.
This was our first holiday to this part of Spain, we didn't know our way around at all. We drove to the nearest largest town to locate some wifi & start looking at options.
After a day of travel, 38° & hadn't eaten since lunch, we were all a little frazzled.
Over 90 minutes later, having sent text messages explaining our issue, we were also concerned as to where we would sleep that night. 1 HR &40 mins after my first contact explaining the issue, a text came through suggesting I try a different key pad number! Having explained via text that we were not returning to just try another, not even similar number & requested that she arranged someone to meet us there, all I then received was a further text message suggesting that we hadn't used the keypad properly! I then asked for her to call me. I received a call back 10 minutes later, this was now 1855, just short of 2 hours after arriving at the property. We were not happy!
We have rented accom across the world, this was the first time we had rented from another Brit when in Europe. ALL other bookings (we are well travelled) we have been met by someone.
On this occasion the owners system failed but sadly, they were very unhelpful & have continued to be. No apology, all rather selfishly about them!
No refund of 1 night 'rental' or our required hotel costs.
I guess the title says it all. We normally go on holiday earlier in the year but due to family commitments we couldn't. So when the chance came we decided to return to place we know and like very much.
We were not disappointed .I can recommend this accommodation if your looking for a base to explore Andalucía. Even after a good day out it was a pleasure to return to the apartment.
It was a shock at arriving with 2 small children in the apartment, how dirty and improper was its shape. We had to start with a total cleaning took several hours even the refrigerator, the cutleries, and bathrooms…etc. The internet was not worth for using as it was cancelled in every minute and the tv satellite card did not work…Internet and TV would not be a huge issue however it was promoted as part of the package.
Finally we were not allowed to leave the keys in the apartment but we had to post it back to the owner on our cost and time after the holiday.
But what was the most disappointing that we had to ask several times the owner to send our deposit money back…!!! It took us almost 2 months to have it back but was reduced by a given amount of money based on having a bloodstain on the bath outlet what is a type of towel, nothing more!!!
On the other hand not offering any refund on our wasted time for cleaning and not enjoying our holiday.
It is scandalous and we have never met a situation like this before.
We have been several times for weeks in Andalusia and we love it very much, but I clearly would not recommend this apartment to be stayed.
A diverse area with something for everyone - beach life, mountain drives and white villages; Safari Park, water sports and golf. Enjoy local fish restaurants, Argentinian steak houses, tapas bars, sophisticated shops, night life, and fiestas. A superb base from which to explore this lesser known area of the western Costa del Sol.
Estepona- 10 minutes drive. Wonderful 'Paseo Maritimo' with lush tropical gardens for your stroll along the seafront, and 3 glorious beaches with 'chirringuito' fish restaurants. Marbella and Puerto Banus offer a taste of the exotic lifestyle. Marbella's historic old town sits side by side with the boutiques of Prada and Gucci. Casares' pueblo blanco' clings to the mountains 10 minutes away, with eagles soaring high above, whilst Ronda, straddling the Tajo gorge, is about an hour's drive. Gibraltar is 20 minutes and offers duty free shopping and of course the apes! Our own local blue flag beach, Playa la Chica, is less than a kilometre, and easily walked.
Other Activities: Dolphin watching, deep sea fishing
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
In the event of cancellation, the booking deposit is non-refundable. Any additional payments can only be refunded if the reservation has been relet and minus the deduction of expenses. We therefore strongly advise guests to take out cancellation insurance. NB Payments by online booking through HomeAway also include a service fee. Payments may also be made online direct to the owner, in sterling or euros, or by sterling cheque, with the security deposit to be paid 2 weeks prior to arrival. Guests may choose to receive and return the keys using recorded delivery. If guests choose to collect the keys upon arrival, then a local charge will be made by the manager.
N.B. The owner prefers that PEAK SEASON LETTINGS BEGIN AND END ON A SATURDAY.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.