|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Marina Bay is a highly prestigious apartment complex which has 2 lovely pools and is directly overlooking and with direct access to the child friendly Cristo Beach. The 40m2 South West facing terrace overlooking the beach benefits from lots of sun and provides breathtaking views of the sea, Gibraltar and on a clear day North Africa. Just perfect for the sun-worshipper topping up their tan! The apartment is extremely well equipped & has a fully fitted kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer & washing machine. Air conditioning, sun screens and ceiling fans are fitted to keep you cool even on the hottest days and heating for winter stays is also provided at no extra cost. Secure underground parking is also provided if you hire a car. Estepona Marina with its traditional tapas and cafe bars and restaurants is only a 10 minute walk away and the lovely white walled town is also on the doorstep. All this makes a truly wonderful apartment in a stunning location!
Gibraltar: Only 35 minutes drive from Estepona (and on the local bus route), Gibraltar is a sunny VAT-free haven where you can find duty free bargains from electronic equipment & jewellery to leather & perfumes & haggling is encouraged! Make sure you don't miss the spectacular natural caverns of St. Michael's Caves or visit the Ape's Den, home to some of Gibraltar's famous Barbary Apes, the only free-to-roam primates in Europe. Watch out for monkey business as they can be mischievous and have been known to pick the occasional pocket looking for treats. The Dlophin Trip from the Marina is an excellent day out and very rarely are dolphins not seen.
Puerto Banus & Laguna Village: Puerto Banus is only 20 minutes drive away. It has a large number of designer stores including Versace and Armani. Perfect for millionaire spotting and you may also see a famous face or two in the marina as a number of Hollywood stars have summer homes there.
Laguna Village is a stunning high class shopping experience just 10 minutes drive away. Whether spending an extravagant day at the beach club, shopping in the designer stores or spending time in the luxurious bars and restaurants then Laguna Village is the ideal place.
Selwo Safari Park : Only 20 minutes drive away and on the public transport route, Selwo is ideal for the perfect family day out. The park is based on an African safari park and houses 2000 animals from giraffes to panthers in semi-wild conditions. Like Jurassic Park, large open sided lorries drive you through the various animal enclosures and up into the hills above Estepona. There are elephants, bears, hippos and so much more to see. In the summer, cover up as it can get very hot and there is not much shelter.
We have been holidaying in Estepona since 1992 and in 2009 we were lucky enough to be able to leave Manchester and spend more time in Spain. We have been letting guests stay in our apartments for over 10 years and like to think that we now know how to make our guests holidays a special experience; from the simple booking process, to providing detailed directions to the apartment, to the standard of the 'finish' of the apartments and the quality of the complementary welcome pack that we provide. It sounds easy but getting the little details just right is often the making of a stress free holiday.
Andy Loftus purchased this apartment in 2010
This apartment is ideally situated a short walk from both the Marina (250m) and the lovely Cristo Beach (50m). It is furnished in a modern but still comfortable style and is equipped to a high standard. With air-conditioning (and winter heating), two pools and a stunning, spacious terrace with sea views, you would struggle to find a better place to stay in Estepona.
This apartment was previously owned by friends of ours and after waiting seven years having 'first refusal' on the apartment if it was ever for sale we were lucky enough to be able to purchase it in 2010. We hope that once you see the apartment, the location and the huge terrace that you will agree it was worth our wait! The 40m2 terrace with this apartment is unlike any other we have seen and we have made sure that our guests can enjoy it fully by adding a glass wall so the sea views are uninterrupted, loungers for taking in the sun, a patio set perfect for al-fresco dining and suble lighting so you can stay out there even after the sun has set.
Booking and advance communication was friendly and informative. We were met upon arrival and shown around the apartment. During the course of the three weeks we were there the area suffered some of the worst weather it had seen for thirty years. Notwithstanding, this apartment had everything we needed to stay warm and safe. The furniture is comfortable. The bedding and towels clean and fresh. For the first time ever I was not heading down to the local Chinese Shop for Mugs, Beer Glasses, extra pillows etc. Everything has been thought about and provided.
The patio area, although we weren't able to use it much, was beautiful, with fabulous views across to Gibralter, luxury sitting and dining furniture as well as loungers all provided.
Estepona itself is very pretty. A lovely walk along the wide clean promenade takes you to the old town. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants are available, but be warned shops and offices shut down between 2pm & 5pm. In addition many restaurants close down their kitchens between 4pm & 8pm. So if you're not looking for the real Spanish experience this is not the place for you. We are and we loved it.
The area around the harbour is lovely, not only housing luxury yachts, but an active fishing fleet. Walk down the harbour wall and watch the fishermen mending their nets, fascinating.
Further afield, the buses are excellent and easy to navigate. Within a few hundred metres of the apartment you can catch buses that will take you directly to Marbella, or La Linea(Gibralter). We caught the Marbella bus one day, changed at San Pedro and caught the Ronda bus. Beautiful city, not to be missed.
To sum up, this is a quality apartment, that does not only provide you with holiday accommodation, but a luxurious home from home! Thank you.
This was our second visit to the apartment and it didn't disappoint. The location is great - easy access to the beach and a short walk to the port where there are lots of restaurants. The apartment is incredibly well equipped and in the hot summer weather, the air con is very welcome to keep you cool at night. There is an underground car park with an allocated parking space - again, particularly appreciative in the summer as it means you get into a cool car. It's a half hour drive to Gibraltar (a must for a visit), easy access to Casares (a pretty white washed town up in the hills) and great to walk to both the Sunday market at the port and the main Estepona market on a Wednesday. Going to the old town is a must - a lovely walk along the beachfront of Estepona gets you there - where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. However, we would recommend the French restaurant right by the main complex entrance for dinner - but remember to book, it gets very busy! We will definitely return!!
Enjoyed a lovely week and this fabulous apartment. We were met on arrival and shown around and given good information about the area and places to go. The fridge and cupboard were stocked with necessities including bread, milk, eggs, teas and coffee etc. We were also left a bottle of wine, which we enjoyed on our first evening on the beautiful terrace. The view from there is just gorgeous. The apartment and terrace are well equipped with everything you need for a week or two in the sun. The communal pool, is down a level from the apartment, and can be viewed from the terrace.
We decided not to hire a car, and because of the location of the apartment it was not needed. We got the direct Airport bus from Malaga to Estepona and back. During our stay we caught the bus from nearby to Marbella (Puerto Banus) and in the other direction La Linea (for Gibraltar). There are shuttle buses to take you to the main bus station - which is now located a good bit out of the town, however a taxi from the taxi rank is also good value.
A visit to the Old town is a must, an easy 10 minute walk, or 15 minute stroll.
There are many lovely places to eat around the Marina and the bonus of having access to Cristo beach from the back gate of the Marina Bay apartments was brilliant.
All in all a wonderful trip, and we are already considering going back to stay in the same apartment.
From enquiry to booking, arrival to departure Andy was professional, efficient and very helpful. Andy provided a wealth of information about the apartment and Estepona before we arrived which made it all the simpler to start relaxing from the get go.
The journey from Malaga to Estepona is direct - the A7/E15 takes you all the way to Avenida del Carmen and from there it's a 5 minute drive to the apartments. Sue met us outside at exactly the time she said and within ten minutes we were inside and unpacking. We stayed in apartment B32 which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, lounge/diner and large terrace. The apartment was left very clean and the welcome pack and offer to use anything in the kitchen was very nice.
The terrace is sunsoaked all day and the view of the Med is fantastic. The outside furniture is comfy as is the sofa inside when it gets too hot. The air con works very well.
Cristo beach is reached via the rear exit of the apartment complex and we could be on a beach lounger within 5 mins of leaving the apartment! The beach bar/restaurant (Havana Beach) does excellent food and of course, cold drinks. The sunloungers/parasols are 5 euro per day each.
We ate out most lunch times and evenings either at the beach or the Marina. We liked Halamon Bar for simple tapas. We liked El Cazador although the portions were very big and the menu a little limited. De La Mar above the Marina is a nice relaxing Dutch/English bar with good value tasty food. Le Briconnet del Puerto was nice too - right next to the water.
We ate in at the apartment a couple of times, first shopping at the massive Carrefour in east Estepona but after we found the SuperSol supermarket a few minutes walk across the road we didn't bother with anywhere else. Great little supermarket at good prices so not worth the trip through town.
We didn't venture far from the beach and Marina. We went to the Wednesday and Sunday market - fine for a stroll around. We walked into Estepona town a few times - a very nice clean and friendly place. By car we went to Gibraltar which took under an hour and Puerto Banus, 20 minutes in the other direction.
This trip sealed the deal. We've been to Spain many times over the years and this time decided that we will put down more permanent roots there. We'll be planning a fact finding trip in the winter and looking to invest sometime in 2017!
Just returned from a wonderful weeks stay in Estepona and would like to thank Andy & Beata for the use of their lovely apartment together with Sue for her kind assistance during our visit.
Apartment is in a great location close to all amenities and was spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard and gave us that real homely feeling on arrival,
Whilst there is traffic noise as previousy mentioned sun terrace was a real bonus and much larger than expected and provided a great place to retreat on a couple of days when the wind whipped up on El Christo beach where Havana Beach bar served drinks,snacks and tasty lunches.
Had nice meals at Rosatti and El Cazador in the marina which is just a short stroll away however no walking involved to Le Petit Paris restaurant which is directly below the apartment. We had a fabulous meal here one evening and no worry about getting home should you have that one glass of wine too many.
Walked along the lovely promenade on a few occasions and up to the picturesque backstreets of Estepona where the white-washed houses are covered in colourful plants and flowers....a real treat.! Plenty on restaruants and tapa bars available and 7 euro in taxi back should you prefer this option when returning.
Overall a great stay, wish it could have been longer, and would certainly recommend this apartment to anyone.
Kevin & Ann Guy
This is a great apartment well maintained and equipped in an excellent location near to the marina with its great social life of bars and restaurants and Sunday market. Also adjacent to the Cristo beach. The town of Estepona is super with plenty of shops and old streets with cascading flower pots of colour. We are returning visitors to this apartment and have enjoyed our holidays there.
David and Pam
Marina Bay is an easy five minute walk from the heart of Estepona's thriving marina and is ideally situated directly overlooking Cristo Beach which is a delightful oyster-shaped cove of sheltered, gently shelving sand making it ideal for children. The beach has been awarded EC Blue Flag status and in high season is manned by lifeguards. It also has well maintained toilet and shower facilities and a choice of two beach restaurants with a true Spanish feel. Within 5 minutes walk you will find several supermarkets and shops. Estepona Town is typically Spanish and has retained all of it's 'pueblo' charm even though it is a well established tourist destination. It has pleasantly managed to avoid a 'night club' culture but does have a wide variety of restaurants & cafe bars to chose from. Estepona, due to its natural environment, surrounded by the surrounded by the sea and Sierra Bermeja mountains, enjoys a micro climate providing over 325 days of sunshine per year and lovely mild winters!
Other Activities: Kicking back in the sun on the huge terrace with a cold drink in hand
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£173|
Winter Discounts: From 1st October to 31st March the following discounts apply:
- 2 week bookings are discounted by 15%
- 3 week bookings are discounted by 20%
- 4 week bookings are discounted by 30%
In certain circumstances, booking of less that 7 nights may incur a full weeks charge - please enquire for details.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.