|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Stunning, South East facing, air-conditioned apartment ideally situated on the 3rd floor thus providing great views but not too high for vertigo sufferers. Directly overlooking the beautiful Estepona Marina with the local tapas bars and restaurants within an easy 5 minute walk. Access is provided to 2 swimming pools. Two E.C. Blue Flag beaches are an easy 5 minute walk away and Estepona old town with it's many beautiful tree lined plaza's is on the doorstep. The apartment has an open balcony, comfortably seating 4 people, providing panoramic views of Gibraltar, North Africa, the traditional white walled town and the lovely marina. Just perfect for people watching! The apartment is stunningly furnished having recently undergone a full refurbishment. It is comprehensively equipped with all you will need for a short break or long term stay. Our goal has been to provide a home from home for our guests, within one of the most beautiful, unspoiled and typically Spanish areas on the Costa del Sol.
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 Dolphin Trip from the Marina is an excellent day out and very rarely are dolphins not seen.
Puerto Banus & Laguna Village: Puerto Banus is about 25 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 port 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 2000
Puerto Paraiso is ideally located overlooking the lovely Estepona Marina and has views to die for! From watching the beautiful sun rise in the morning, to people watching throughout the day it is often hard to tear yourself away from the balcony, but you must, as Estepona has such a lot to offer both in and around the Marina and also in the 'old town' which is an excellent example of a sea-side pueblo blanco.
The apartment is furnished with quality, modern and comfortable furniture and is well equipped with all you need to make this your holiday home from home. If you are in any doubt, refer to the review section; 10 years of 5 star rating is difficult to argue with.
We spent 5 weeks during February-March 2011 in Andy and Beata's apartment in Estepona.
Andy explained that they had tried to create a "wow" factor when guests first entered the apartment and with the recent make-over the apartment certainly provides that.
During our stay in Estepona we had the opportunity of looking at several other apartments and only one other met a similar standard (and that was a larger apartment also owned by A&B)
The apartment is furnished in a modern style with great views (great waking up in the morning to the sun coming in the bedroom window) All areas are well equiped.There are a number of stores within 2 mins walking distance for food/drink etc.
The balcony is a joy where on most mornings we had breakfast in the sun..It was the perfect place to people watch as it not only overlooks the Marina but also many of the bars and restaurants that make the Marina the vibrant place it is.
We would often stay on the balcony in the morning enjoying the sun then venture out in the afternoon to have lunch ,walk along the Paseo Maritimo with the blue sea on one side and a fantastic display of succulants on the other or stroll along the Marina or beach.
The "Old Town" is superb and offers a real glimse of what Estepona was in the past.There are several squares to visit and stop in for a cooling drink.
The range of restaurants and bars is good with a good selection of Tapas bars to try (highly recommended). Estepona is still a vibrant fishing port with many excellent fish restaurants in the area.We would recommend El Pescador on the Paseo Maritimo, El Cazador in the Marina and La Escollera in the port. We had our laptop with us and found De La Mar,near the apartment a good place to visit for free WiFi along with great food and drink and really nice staff.
Estepona is the sort of place you can quite happily visit without doing any day trips but should you want to go to Gibraltar,Malaga or Peurto Banus public transport is available with a bus service from Estepona.
We thoroughly enjoyed our five weeks in A&B's apartment, so much so that we have booked 5 weeks next year.We would have returned for a month in October had the apartment been available.
We had the pleasure of meeting Andy and Beata several times.There is no doubt that they care about their guests and go to great lengths to ensure the apartment meets all expectations.
We look forward to returning.
John & Mary
Really impressed with the apartment. Very secure building and what a view. Apartment was very comfortable, it had everything we needed and the welcome pack was a really nice touch. Hope to return there next year.
Just spent 2 weeks at this apartment and it was really excellent, on arrival we were met by Sue who showed us around the apartment & as soon as you enter the apartment you can see that it is clean & tidy, spacious, bright and has everything that one could think of for a perfect holiday. The balcony has an amazing view across the marina and you can sit there for hours watching the world go by, watching the fishermen come and go from early morning to late in the evening
You can enjoy the perfect glass of wine, or a G&T from perfect glasses which makes all the difference, all in all a really enjoyable 2 weeks and we would not hesitate to return to this apartment in the future
We have just returned after spending 10 days in Andy and Beata's fabulous apartment. The apartment is even better than than it looks in the pictures with stunning views. There is absolutely everything you need, whether staying for a few days or a few months.
We were greeted on arrival by Andy and Beata, who gave us lots of tips on things to do, where to eat etc. They also left a lovely welcome pack....including some beer and wine.
It was our first time in Estepona and we loved it, it's very beautiful and we shall definitely return. There is a large selection of good restaurants, however, the highlight was on the evening we ate in the apartment....Nothing quite beats cooking pasta whilst watching a school of dolphins playing in the sea from the kitchen window.
As returning guests - some 20 years! - we can truthfully say that the service and quality of accommodation has, as ever, been superb. Beata and Andy are great hosts and with the variety of restaurants in the port and in town, you cannot ask for more. Our favourite spot is Cristal Beach, just a ten minute walk away. We have already booked for Xmas and New Year.
Really impressed with the lovely apartment - views were stunning. Really nice just to relax and look out over the marina reading a book. Lovely walk too by the sea into the old town and lots of nice restaurants in the marina itself. Andy was extremely helpful and we'd definately stay there again.
The Puerto Paraiso complex is ideally situated in the heart of Estepona's thriving marina with a wide array of restaurants and tapas bars giving the area a truly Spanish feel whilst pleasantly avoiding the 'night club' culture sometimes suffered on the Costa del Sol. Within 5 minutes walk you will find two supermarkets, local shops and beautiful beaches with E.C. Blue Flag status (awarded for cleanliness and safety). Our favourite, Cristo Beach, is a delightful oyster-shaped cove of sheltered, gently shelving sand, ideal for children and is only 5 minutes walk away (250m). In high season the beaches are manned by lifeguards and all have well maintained toilet and shower facilities and a choice of beachfront, traditional, Spanish restaurants (chiringuitos) making it ideal for a family day out. Estepona, due to its natural environment, surrounded by the sea and Sierra Bermeja mountains, enjoys its own micro climate providing over 325 days of sunshine per year and lovely mild winters.
Other Activities: Chilling out in the sun with a cold drink and people watching!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£130|
Where the number of guests is greater than 2 an additional €50 charge is required to cover the increased cleaning and laundry costs. This is per stay and not per week.
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.