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Stunning Corner Apartment With Sea Views. Fantastic Swimming Pool And Gardens

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in La Duquesa, Manilva, Costa del Sol, Spain

***5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, 4 Minutes Drive To Duquesa Marina***

The apartment is situated on a beautiful complex, with immaculately maintained gardens and communal facilities. A wonderful swimming pool and a separate children's pool. It benefits from having a large private corner balcony, with sea and hillside views, wonderful for a quiet relaxing drink in the evenings, or sunbathing in the daytime on our sun loungers. Fully air conditioned with UK TV/DVD.

Full unlimited fast private WiFi and internet.

Mini Supermarket 2 mins walk ** Opened May 2018**

All the facilities you need for a great holiday.

Fully compliant with new Spanish rental legislation and tourism licence. This is regulatory as from May 11th 2016 so if you are viewing other properties it may be worth you asking.

CTC-201664529 - VFT/MA/04836

Quick terms:-

Swimming pools open late May to End September. Childrens' pool open all year.

Beautiful bathing gardens open all year round.

Pets by prior arrangement and consideration only.

Strictly NO smoking.

Check in time after 4pm, Check out time 11am. More than happy to adjust this to suit you and your flights as long as it doesn't interfere with the previous or next guests. Surcharge for arrivals after 10:30pm.

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/MA/04836

Nigel Pugh
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Nigel Pugh

I, Nigel, live in the UK and own the apartment with my wife Nicola. We purchased this apartment new, and have had many years combining a mixture of both holiday tenants and long term tenants. In between, we use the apartment ourselves. We love the area, and the complex, and have seen both grow and flourish over the years to the beautiful position they are in today.

I have been the Vice President of this holiday complex for 8 years, and am passionate about it's future and making it the best possible stay you can have. As such, if you require more apartments for block bookings, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to assist.

I am a software company director, and enjoy my spare time renovating and repairing classic jukeboxes, and my 1971 VW camper van.

Nigel Pugh purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Nigel Pugh chose Manilva

This location is absolutely perfect for holidays, and popular with long term tenants. Away from the high rise resorts closer to the airport, it offers quiet and relaxation, yet is close to all forms of entertainment. Being a 40 min walk or 5 minute drive to the local port of Duquesa is a huge advantage. This marina improves every year, more restaurants opening, and the beach walk from the apartments into the marina is ideal, with a bar every 5-10 mins walk.

We just love the area, and the all round sun.

What makes this apartment unique

The private sea view and an apartment that is not overlooked is what made us choose this particular one.

The building is split level, so you walk in at ground level by the swimming pool, and without having to use the lift or stairs, you are on the first floor. No-one walking past the balcony, no noise, just relaxing..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Manilva around the Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom with a bath and shower over, WC, plus a further bathroom with a shower and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom, large patio doors opening onto the balcony. Second bedroom with twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: This is a wonderful privately positioned apartment, with fantastic views. It is furnished to a superb standard and is immaculately maintained. The large corner balcony area is wonderful for sunbathing, relaxing or enjoying evening drinks around the patio table. Outside: The stunning complex features a large communal swimming pool* and a childrens' pool, and sunbathing area with loungers and sun shades. Communal shower area and also poolside shower area. (Children's pool open all year, main pool open high season with a lifeguard for safety.) All year bathing within the gardens. The complex is private and gated, providing a wonderful and relaxing atmosphere with all year round sunshine. Utility Room: For long staying tenants or holiday lets I am happy to provide a large private secure basement storage area. Ideal for push bikes and other possessions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All fresh towels and linen are supplied. The property will be fully cleaned prior to your arrival. If you plan on a long stay, extra cleaning can be arranged at an additional cost. Other: All doors and windows have secure pulldown security blinds. Great as blackouts if you want a good night's sleep... Basement parking space easily accessed via the lift. Alternatively parking is available in the turn-around road directly in front


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Stunning Corner Apartment With Sea Views. Fantastic Swimming Pool And Gardens
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The best apartment on our trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented 4 different apartments during our trip throughout South of Spain. This was the best one. We felt so at home. The apartment was extremely clean, new, and organized with everything you’d ever need. The balcony was spacious and good view. Our two toddlers loved spending time out there eating and playing with toys. Loved the kiddie pool and also the big pool. Great location to visit Casares and the beautiful Espetona for us. Nigel was very nice throughout the whole process. Chris was so very nice and helpful too. Definitely will stay here again next time. Highly recommended for everyone especially families with young kids. Thank you Nigel and Chris!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A pleasant well-kept apartment near Duquesa marina

  • 5 of 5

I spent 5 days in this well maintained apartment at the end of summer. Nice large L-shaped terrace that gets the sun all afternoon and is not overlooked.

Clean throughout with comfortable modern furniture. Air-con throughout (which not all apartments have) and a well furnished kitchen. Parking spot underneath the building is a bonus.

Pool and surrounding area is clean and well maintained but be warned, the pool is VERY cold!

A short walk takes you to the beach which itself is clean and populated by numerous restaurants and bars where you can participate in a libation (or two) or have a meal. Duquesa marina is about a 40-minute walk but flies quickly (honest) even on the way back.

I would recommend this apartment for location (Gibraltar, Estepona, Puert Banus and Marbella) all within 15 / 20 minutes drive, amenities and value for money

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Really great apartment in a lovely complex. Great pool, easy access to the beach. Lovely walk to the nearby port with lots of restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy with everything!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean apartment with nice views and great pool area. We had a car to drove around surroundings, and it was always nice to return to the apartment. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment and complex

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second stay at the lovely apartment and wasn't disappointed. Very well maintained , clean and freshly painted. The owners are very helpful and friendly and pay particular attention to fine detail. The complex has beautiful gardens and a large swimming pool that has a life guard on duty at all times. Making it safe for small children.The spacious balcony is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the scenic views..We enjoyed the evening walks along the coastal path into the port stopping off at beach bars on the way. There's plenty choice of restaurants that are situated on 3 levels that have beautiful views over the port. We can't fault the apartment,complex or resort and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday. We look forward to returning again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well kept specious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well kept 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed apartment. We travelled as a family of four and there was ample space for us all. The apartment was clean and had a home from home feel to it. The balcony is large and wraps around this corner apartment offering views if the sea on one side and the hills in the other. Nice and quiet apartment in a well kept development.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 minutes walk to the nearest sandy beach, and our apartment has a sea view and a hillside view. Completely private and not overlooked at all.


Malaga airport is 65 miles away, and Gibraltar airport is 15 miles. Its a really easy journey along either the A7 or AP7 toll road, both of which run parallel to the coast. I estimate 55 minutes drive from Malaga and around half an hour from Gibraltar airport.


The location provides perfect access to the following areas of interest:-

La Duquesa Marina, 5 mins drive maximum, 40 mins lovely beach walk.

Marbella and Puerto Banus a short 30 mins drive.

Sotogrande 15 mins, Gibraltar 30 minutes.

Lovely unspoiled hillside town of Mijas, with the donkeys, an hour.

For longer day's out there is the wonderful historic city of Seville, 2 hrs drive, Granada and the wonderful Alhambra Palace 3 hrs drive.

Further Details:

Take a walk along the beach into La Duquesa Marina, stopping at a beach bar literally every 5 minutes along the way. This is a wonderful little town, full of restaurants of all nationalities, lovely bars and coffee areas. Little stalls around the marina area in high season. I have visited all the resorts on this coast and really can say La Duquesa is the nicest of all. Right next to this is Sabinillas, a more Spanish town, with fantastic restaurants along the sea front. Banks and supermarkets here too.

There is a supermarket one minutes drive away, another one 5 mins drive away, and a huge Carreffour hypermarket just 15 mins down the road in Estepona.

Unlimited reliable fast private internet / Wifi available in our apartment. Not shared. Linked to TV to access all UK TV channels. Please note this is rare in a holiday apartment due to the satellites being de-comissioned in February this year. A small charge is requested in order for me to continue subscrbing to this service and providing the facility. This can be set up on your arrival.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Manilva,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2018 Late Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
End 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Admin £75

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week booked will be required upon booking, the balance of payment 8 weeks prior to arrival. Upon receipt, I will email you to confirm the payment and booking details.
Upon arrival you will be met and given the keys and an introduction to the apartment, and be requested to pay 70 Euro meet and greet gratuity in advance.
There are NO additional charges other than the price you pay and the meet and greet. Cleaning for a standard stay is covered within the costs.
No pets please (unless agreed in advance) and strictly no smoking inside the apartment.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Saturday to Saturday in high season, but happy to negotiate.
The apartment will be available at 4pm on the day of arrival, and on your last day will need to vacate at 10am.
There is a 50 Euro charge for "out of sociable hours" arrivals payable upon arrival.

Notes on prices:
Please call me or email if you need any information regarding bookings or prices. Always happy to assist, and happy to make arrangements for long term tenants.
I have had many long term tenants who have loved staying here both retired folk, local bar owners, Gibraltar workers...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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