The apartment is perfectly situated, only five minutes from El Pinillo station and the big Carrefour supermarket, and less than ten minutes walk from the beach. It has everything you could need from an apartment, including two very good WiFi connections.
Bearing in mind that we visited in January, we couldn't believe how warm it was on the balcony (more like a terrace), which really does act like a suntrap. As for the view... WOW! You really have to see it to believe it. Absolutely the best view of anywhere we've stayed in Spain!
The booking process was very easy and the owner kept in touch with us during our visit to ensure our stay was going well.
Will definitely book again next time we're visiting the Costa del Sol.
We have been on several all inclusive holidays and haven't enjoyed ourselves as much as we hoped. So this year we decided to go self catering. We had the nicest holiday as a family all thanks to Phil and Tina.
Their apartment was equipped with everything we needed and was just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the beach, bars and shops to really relax but just a 10 min walk away from all the action!
The girls grumbled when we had to walk back from the main strip to the apartment (the hill is steep but I enjoyed this!) So we just took a taxi from the main strip back up to the apartment. The taxis are cheap enough and you will be provided with the address to show the taxi driver.
The apartment was clean, well equipped and lots of information is on hand to help you with your stay. There are 2 local supermarkets. We preferred Carrefour because the walk back wasn't up hill!
The terrace was the perfect place to dine and chill in the evening after a busy day.
Our only issue was our youngest gained so much confidence in the pool she wanted to play there all day while the eldest wanted to go to the shops and beach!
We would definitely recommend this apartment and we're looking forward to revisiting again in the near future.
What a gem this apartment is. Home from home with a lovely terrace where we sat most evenings and chilled. The pool area was also lovely and the apartment was only a 5 minute walk from La Carihuela were there is lots of gorgeous restaurants pubs and the amazing beach. Travelled with our son, our daughter and her boyfriend who were as equally impressed and are going again in March this year. The owner was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble and we would not hesitate to recommend this place. We loved it. Well done Phil and Tina and thank you
Myself and my partner stayed here for nine nights (28.10.17-06-11.17) and loved everything about this apartment.
Communication between ourselves and the owners both before and after our stay has been faultless.
We arrived early and were able to drop our cases off with Ruth the key holder before returning later that afternoon.
We found the apartment to be lovely and clean with absolutely everything we needed from wine glasses (very important), to a granny trolley for shopping. I'd just like to add also that I've never been to an apartment that had so many towels available to use either!
There was plenty of home from home touches that made our stay so enjoyable........info book with suggestions for bars and restaurants, plenty coat hangers in the wardrobes (not the usual six each that you find in a hotel), towels galore, plenty kitchen utensils, glasses, plates etc. We really couldn't fault anything at all.
The terrace area was just great for relaxing with a drink and chilling out on. The views over the houses towards the sea were amazing, worth getting up early to watch the sun rising over the sea.
I'd just like to add that for us the location was spot on. The apartment is situated in a lovely gated residential area which is kept immaculately clean and is very quiet, but it's also only a few minutes walk to the beach. A bit longer coming back up the hill, but we didn't find it a problem at all.
Will definitely return to this apartment as it was everything we needed and more
We love the location of this apartment, only a 10 minute walk downhill to Cariheula beach with its fabulous restaurants and chiringuitos. A 5-minute walk will get you to the local train station at El Pinillo then it’s only a short and inexpensive ride to Malaga city and, in the other direction, Arroyo de la Miel and Fuengirola.
The gardens of the complex are beautifully maintained and very peaceful in the evenings. There is an amazing view to enjoy from the apartment’s spacious balcony where you can watch the sunrise over the mountains.
Phil was a very attentive host, responding quickly to any queries we had before and during our holiday. This apartment is great value for money and we would definitely stay here again.