Situated in the urbanisation of Los Lagos de Santa Maria Golf in Elviria, Marbella. This fabulous apartment is new to the rental market in 2017. A video can be viewed at the end of the photo gallery. The development was named the Best Spanish Development in 2004 by Home Overseas. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms the property is complimented with a bright, Mediterranean themed lounge leading to a 22 m2 sun deck. This Scottish family owned apartment was redecorated in 2016 to the highest standards with fresh white and blue walls and cream marble floors throughout. Guests have the use of a Samsung 40" Curved UHD TV along with UK and International channels including Sports, Blue Ray DVD Player, Free Wi Fi is also included. TV Channels are streamed through the wifi box. There is an internal dining table seating four. No heels should be worn in the apartment due to the noise on marble floors (community regulation). The air-conditioning system is very easy to use and can either cool or heat all the rooms throughout the apartment as required. In the Summer setting the temp at 5 degrees below the outside temperature is the best setting for a cool but not chilled environment.
A new wooden deck was added to the property in 2016. Timber decking is a relatively new ‘lifestyle’ concept for apartments in Spain and is an excellent way of extending the living space of the apartment. Also installed is an electric awning which is put to great use particularly during the heat of the Summer. Guest benefit as the sun deck moves into shade from around 6.30pm. During the Summer nights it's ideal to be in the shade in the evening. The views from the balcony are simple breathtaking, looking North you will see the Mountains and magnificent hilltop retreat of La Mairena. Looking South you will see the Straits of Gibraltar, Cueta and the North African coastline. When the weather gets hot the apartment has two awnings, one electric, both will give shade and let you enjoy the weather out of the direct sun.
The apartment has it's own car parking space at the entrance to the under ground car park and is on the second floor accessible by an elevator and stairwell.
There is a safe in the main bedroom and you will be given a key on arrival. The total floor area of the apartment is 111m3 Extra cleaning/laundry is also available on request.
There is a lovely large communal swimming pool opposite the apartment. There is also a smaller children's pool and changing rooms / toilets. There is a section of sun beds around the pool area. There are an additional 3 pools located within the development.
The grassed area enjoys terrific views of the sparkling Mediterranean. On arrival at the main pool the lifeguard will take note of your apartment number, this is for security and it keeps the pool area free for owners and their guests.
Dora from our management company will meet you on arrival and show you the apartment. Dora is very friendly and helpful and is always on hand to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. On cross over days we would require the apartment vacated by 11am with an access of 4pm. This is to allow cleaning and linen change. We will do our best to be flexible on these times whenever possible. If you require a car (recommended) we have an arrangement in place that you will be collected and dropped at the airport by Mario who runs a car rental business from Los Lagos. His prices are good and the service is first class. Please ask for details.
The nearest beach
The La Romana beach, located 5 minutes from the apartment is one of the best in the Marbella area. There are several Chiringuito's ( Bar/Restaurants) located alongside the beach which are lovely and reasonable priced. There is plenty of free parking near to the beach.
Golf Courses in Marbella
With a wide selection of quality courses along the coast The Santa Maria Golf course is one of the best see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XPyZVv-Poo. A famous course with many celebrity events, it's a must if you are a serious golfer. Apart from the golf the breathtaking views from several of the tees are superb. From the apartment you can see the 1st tee and the 18th green. There are many courses to choose from, here are some links to a few stunning courses.
La Quinta http://www.westinlaquinta.com/
Real Rio http://www.rioreal.com/es
Santa Clara http://www.santaclaragolfmarbella.com/
Marbella Golf https://www.marbellagolf.com/es
Las Brisas http://www.realclubdegolflasbrisas.com/
Los Naranjos http://www.losnaranjos.com/en/
If it's just an easier day out your're looking for then why not try these lovely 9 hole courses that you can enjoy, no matter what level you are playing at!
El Soto de Marbella http://www.costagolfguide.com/el-soto-club-de-golf/ Set in the hills between Marbella and Elviria, El Soto Club de Golf offers a 9 hole, par-3 course that players of any level can enjoy however, those wanting to master the short game will be in their element. Approximately 60 metres in length and designed by Manuel Pinero, the course’s tees and greens lie on different levels at almost every hole, with lakes and ravines in between. Experienced players seeking good scores will experience a challenging game throughout.
Green Life Golf http://www.greenlife-golf.com/ Situated in the Elviria Hills and only 5 minutes from the apartment this lovely little course is ideal for golf enthusiasts young or old. 9 par 3's it's a great way to spend an hour or two on the beautifully manicured course. At Greenlife Golf you will also find a driving range and a pitch and putt hole.
Sun & Surf are located at Los Lagos and Peter runs a water sports school during the Summer months. His FB page can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/sunandsurfstanduppaddle/ If you have young kids then this is a great afternoon out for them, Mum & Dad can join in as well! There is also a waterpark for the youngsters a 20 minute drive away.
If you're looking for more adventurous marine fun then there are many motorised jet ski and boats available. Please ask for details. Also check out this website for more family fun http://www.marbellafamilyfun.com/question-about-marbella.html
TOP ATTRACTIONS FOR KIDS IN MARBELLA
In the warm season from approximately June to September you can take the kids to a water park such as Aqualand in Torremolinos or Bahia aquapark in Algeciras. If you prefer to stay dry, then you can always take the kids to Selwo Aventura animal park in Estepona or Tivoli World in Benalmadena. If you really like roller coasters and fun rides, then you may want to even venture further out to Seville to Isla Magica, which is the largest attraction park in Andalucia.
If these ideas are all a bit too much to cram into one day, then you may want to take it easy by spending a half day with the kids playing mini golf in Fuengirola at the Fuengirola Adventure Golf center or take a stroll through the Fuengirola zoo, also known as Biopark Fuengirola. Smaller children also love looking at the fish at the Sea Life aquarium at Benalmadena port.
For those of you who like to stick a bit closer to Marbella, then your kids will love a day out at Funny Beach where you can go-kart, jump on trampolines, enjoy bumper boats, and play arcade games. During the summer months, stay for lunch at Koko Beach restaurant located right on the premises and continue the day on jet skis and banana boats in the sea. Or you can bring along some bread and feed the fish at Puerto Banus where you can also people watch, gaze at the yachts, shop, or see a movie at the Gran Cinema Marbella.
Local Night Life
Los Lagos de Santa Maria can be relaxing and chilled but we are fortunate that there are two thriving commercial centers only a 25 minutes away. We normally walk down and get a taxi back (e 6-7) There is a taxi rank in one of the centers. Many visitors from other areas travel to Elviria as the commercial centers are busy during the Summer months. Here you will find Italian, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese. Korean and a Dutch restaurant along with a couple of Irish Bars and a Sports Bar. There are also a couple of trendy bars to hang out. There are several other bars and cafes where you can relax and watch the world go by. The Playwright is an Irish Restaurant that serves lovely food and has a bar with nightly entertainment. A great night if you want to eat and boogie!
There are many, many other places in Marbella and Puerto Banus for nightlife, each only a 10 and 20 minute drive from the apartment.
Other Sightseeing Places
If you like to see more of the real Spain then a 25 minute drive will take you to the mountain villages of Ojen http://www.andalucia.com/province/malaga/ojen/home.htm and Monda http://www.andalucia.com/province/malaga/monda/home.htm Well worth a visit.
If you want to go higher and further into the mountains then try Benhavis 35 minutes http://www.andalucia.com/province/malaga/benahavis/home.htm or Ronda 85 minutes http://www.andalucia.com/ronda/home.htm Both these destinations are lovely particularly the mountain top city of Ronda, the views are spectacular.
A 15 minute drive West along the coast will take you to La Cala de Mijas a thriving little town. Then head North for a 15 minute drive into the mountains to discover Mijas a traditional white Spanish town, still steeped in the old Andalucian traditions and customs. There are lots of lovely cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
This is a home from home apartment with the owners wishing to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. " We want people to feel at home, enjoy the apartment and chill, whilst looking out at the wonderful views across the Mediterranean. "
(please see video https://vimeo.com/244863982)