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Luxury Costa Galera Resort Apartment in Estepona

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Another View of the Split level Pool and Bar (Apartment Block in background)
Spacious Open-Plan Design
Dining Area with seating for 6 people (High-Chair provided for Infant at no extra cost)

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
This beautiful high specification garden Apartment has been furnished and fitted out to a very high standard. Situated in the Costa Galera Urbanisation. The Apartment is surrounded by lush beautifully maintained tropical gardens with 7 outdoor Swimming Pools. A split-level pool is right beside the apartment. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: CTC-2017133576
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Small dogs only permitted.
Bedrooms
1 Queen3 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Tom L
Hosting since May 2006
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsMy Contact Details During your Stay. If you need assistance at any time during your stay you should normally contact my local Property Manager, Lynne from Villavaleting directly. Of course you can also contact me directly should the need arise. The contact information for Lynne and me will be provided with your booking Information Pack before your arrival.

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Reviews (9)
Passport725442
Passport725442
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tranquilidad, apartamento limpio y confortable
Ideal, para descansar. Los servicios que te puede ofrecer una ciudad están muy cercanos, 10 minutos en coche. La urbanizacion es pequeña pero está muy bien cuidada igual que el apartamento, y las temperaturas de esa zona son ideales, lo que te hace pasar una agradable tarde en el jardin del apartamento, a pesar de la calor que está haciendo en el mes de julio.
Visited July 2017
Written August 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elena U
Elena U
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ultimate self-catering in a quiet place
This is a good place to stay with small children - it has good kitchen, washing machine and a garden. Everything as described in the ad. You have to be prepared to do your own cleaning, cooking and a lot of driving. The beach is not accessible by foot and the closest one is not the best one. There is a bar serving food right outside the apartment, but their kitchen works very odd hours, we could never eat at the times we wanted (1ish for lunch, 6ish for dinner). Also be prepared for Flamenco show right outside your bedroom window every Saturday till midnight. We chose "if you can beat them, join them" tactic as our kids were older and could make it. It could be a problem with a younger child. There is not much to do in the complex for the older kids, only the pool. Mine were missing things like mini disco or even a playground. The internet is so overpriced, it feels like 1990. You will absolutely need a car in this place!
Visited August 2014 Traveled with family
Written January 26, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thomas L
Thomas L
Thank you for your kind remarks,constructive advice and positive feedback about your stay at my apartment in Estepona. For clarification:- The apartment is thoroughly cleaned by my on-site property management company before new guests arrive and immediately after their departure. Guests would be expected to keep the apartment clean during their stay and this is stated in the information pack sent to all guests before their arrival. The apartment is advertised as a self-catering unit but guests can choose to use the Restaurant in the Albayt Country Club which is open all year round. In the high season (July & August) the pool bar (Akua's Chiringuito) is open and serves light snacks/drinks for bathers. Likewise the free Saturday night Flamenco show only takes place in July & August. The wifi in the apartment (which is now free) is provided by Mercury (on a pay-as-you-use basis) and was priced at 39 Euro for 2 weeks and 49 Euro for a month. The recommendation to have a car is clearly stated on my Holiday Lettings site and is essential for guests who wish to visit the beaches and other places of interest in or around Estepona and on the Costa del Sol. Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Tom.
Written January 28, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abbie S
Abbie S
Landstuhl, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasantly Peaceful
The holiday home was the perfect size for my husband, two small children and myself. A little of the beaten path and therefore quite but still close enough to everything that you don't feel secluded. The apartment does requires you have your own transportation. The resort is well maintained and has the essentials to relax. The apartment garden is a nice size to be able to enjoy the weather.
Visited March 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written April 3, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Grabovetsckiy
Grabovetsckiy
St. Petersburg, Russia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The good vacation spot with some problems and not come back deposit of 150 pounds
I decided to write a response as 1,5 years the epic with deposit return lasts. I didn't want anything to write as stopped more well-planned places, than it though according to the description all is very good earlier. After arrival it was necessary to make cleaning as there was a dust and sand, we were with the small child. It was necessary to get sharp knifes, the barbecue was with the burned-through bottom, the Internet wasn't connected without the special equipment which before booking didn't make a reservation and the price was rather expensive. For the rest all was acceptable though of trifles there is an impression. But ourselves to ourselves created a holiday. Visited many beautiful places of Spain. About 5000 kilometers наездили from Andorra, Barcelona, Madrid to Siviliya and Kadiz. But most not pleasant was then when it was necessary to return the insurance deposit. Through bank couldn't translate though all my translations reached in full. The check sent to the home address anywhere don't cash in Russia and in Europe. Thus checks to me went 2-3 months, and back returned in 2-3 weeks. The check was returned. And now no word. I ask site administrators in assistance.
Visited September 2012
Written January 19, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thomas L
Thomas L
Thank you very much for your helpful comments. We are so sorry that despite the many attempts to return the security deposit to your bank in Russia (through your clearing bank in London) and by Sterling/Euro bank drafts (via registered letter post on two occasions), we were unsuccessful. This was nobody’s fault (other than perhaps the International Banking systems complexity) and I would very much like to thank you for recently agreeing to open a PayPal account to enable me to finally return your deposit straight away without any problems. I have brought your concerns about the cleaning, barbecue and cutlery to the on-site management company and I thank you for bringing this to my attention. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. The barbeque and cutlery have since been replaced. I now have an independent representative who personally checks the apartment before any new guests arrive to ensure everything is in order and who meets and greets my guests at the start of their holiday. I had the wifi Internet in my apartment checked by a Mercury Internet technician immediately after your departure and he could find no fault with the system which has always worked well since it was installed in 2011 up to the present date.
Written February 10, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

85Kristina85
85Kristina85
Budapest, Hungary
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable and relaxing place at a good value
Had very nice time with my family (husband and 5 months old baby) and would come back again. Loved the fully equipped kitchen, the living room was spacious, the garden was lovely. Only thing needs to be changed are the beds and pillows (very uncomfy). Car is highly recommended as the apartment is 10 km from Estepona's centre. Shopping is 2 min by car in both directions. There are a lot of places to see within a short drive: Gibraltar, Marbella, Ronda (takes 1 hour due to mountain roads but it is an amazing and must to see), Selwo zoo, etc. Local spanish restaurants can be found all over the coast, it does worth to explore outside turistic citycenters, you will find charming tapas bars in small hidden ports.
Visited October 2012
Written November 5, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clare950
Clare950
Liverpool, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal for family group
My brother and I both booked apartments in the Albayt Resort for our families to holiday together - there seem to be plenty available to rent. The resort is ideal - plenty of pools to lounge around and rarely did we have problems getting a sun lounger. Lots of shady places too. The Club staff are very friendly and the coffee gorgeous. Large flat screen TV in the lounge area to take in the Olympics and free wifi which was well used. A car is essential to get into Estepona and to shop at the numerous cheap supermarkets along the main road. The apartment is ideally placed - just a few steps from the chiringuita and a split level pool. The garden is bigger than some and has lovely views. Air con very efficient. Bedrooms compact but with excellent storage, good size ensuite and shower room, couches comfy, tv reception fine, dvd player useful. Kitchen well equipped with fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher. Superb pizzas and pasta at restaurant near entrance to Albayt resort. We had a great time and excellent value for money! Many thanks Tom.
Visited July 2012 Traveled with family
Written August 1, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LisaJIreland
LisaJIreland
County Meath, Ireland13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very relaxed
Great location, plenty to do and see in the area. Loads on pools on the complex - the split level pool closest to apt was perfect for small children.
Visited June 2012
Written July 16, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ikle-dolly
ikle-dolly
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stress free family holiday
We had a fabulous holiday. Dealing was Tom was easy and stress free. Very quick to reply to my emails, always helpful and made us feel at ease. The apartment for us was perfect. It provided a great base for us to explore the area. We were very lucky with the weather, it was glorious and we made good use of the pools. We were also lucky as we had the pools to ourselves for most of our stay. We would love to come back and stay and would recommend the apartment to our friends and family. We went to Gibralter and went to Marbella, both about a 20 min drive. We found some nice beaches along the coastline, and we found Puerto de la Duquesa, gorgeous place with lovely resturants and bars with such a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect.
Visited May 2012 Traveled with family
Written June 7, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

schimmelhorse
schimmelhorse
Roscommon, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely apartment - superb value for money!
Tom's instructions for finding the apartment were spot on and we were pleasantly surprised to find the interior living area quite a bit bigger than I had expected based on the photos. Everything was spotless and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. We found the beds comfortable with masses of storage in the bedrooms. The garden was a lovely bonus and we used the sunbeds in them on a daily basis. The pool was metres away from the apartment and was lovel. Pity the poolside bar wasn't open when we were there! You can't easily walk to the beach due to the busy coast road and the beach is a bit stoney there too, however we drove to two different beaches in Estepona about 5-10 minutes drive away which were lovely. The Sunday market in Estepona is worth a visit. Tom always responded instantly whenever I texted him which was very reasuring when we needed his help. I would definately go again!
Visited June 2011 Traveled with family
Written July 4, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Staff on property
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared tennis court
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Additional amenities
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Trampoline
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
Getting there
Malaga Airport
43.6 mi

North Front Airport
18.8 mi
Restaurants
Sabores Gourmet
3.7 mi

Chanchalay Bar
4.1 mi

The Forge Restaurant
4.7 mi

Plan B Restaurant
2.8 mi
Attractions
SIGNUM Escape Room
3.6 miEscape Games

Centro Historico de Estepona
4 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Paseo Maritimo de Estepona
3.6 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Plaza de las Flores de Estepona
3.8 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks
About the neighborhood
The property is situated between the charming old town of Estepona and the lovely Puerto de La Duquesa, both only a few minutes away by car. Cosmpoliton Marbella (great for shopping) and the dazzling Puerto Banus (great for people watching) are only 15/20 minutes away. There are several attractions close by to interest the whole family. Selwo Safari Park in Estepona with its animals roaming semi-wild is a great day out as is the Zoo in Fuengirola. There are also two Water Parks close by, one in Mijas Costa and the other in Torremolinos. A great day out is a visit to Gibraltar, (passport). For the more adventurous, you can also take a day trip to Morocco on the fast Ferry from Algeciras. Also in the area are several beautiful villages, towns and cites. These include Casares , Ronda, Mijas, Benhavis, Selville and Granada to name but a few.If you prefer to swim in the sea, the beautiful beaches of Estepona, Duquesa, Sotogrande, Puerto Banus and Marbella are only a few minutes away by car. Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf, with good reason. There are at least 40 courses along the coastline. Closest to the Apartment are Estepona and Duquesa, both within a 5 minute drive and reasonably priced. The famous Valderrama course is only 15 minutes away as is San Roque, Marbella, Atalaya, El Paraiso and Sontogrande. A Handicap Certificate is required by most Golf Clubs.The lively resorts of Fuengirola and Torrelmolinos are within easy reach by car, bus or taxi. Malaga airport is only a 50 minute drive. Other airports include Gibraltar (30 minutes) and Jerez (75 minutes). The beautiful whitewashed village of Caseras is a 15 minute drive and the ancient town of Ronda, with it's breathtaking views a futher 45 minutes. About Estepona.Estepona is one of the most westerly towns of the Costa del Sol and one of the most important tourist towns. It is situated right on the coast, 81km from Malaga, between Marbella and Manilva. It has excellent facilities, from restaurants and bars to fantastic beaches. The area is laden with activities to keep visitors busy and the area around is bursting of fascinating sites and places to see. There certainly is something for everyone here. Within Estepona you can find a traditional old style Andalusian Pueblo. But you’ll also find a thoroughly modern holiday destination.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
You can Fly directly to Malaga or Gibraltar Airports. These Airports are served by multiple international airlines and from a variety of UK, Irish and other European airlines. Malaga airport is only a 50 minute drive from the Apartment on excellent roads, the Autopista (AP7) and the N340 Coast road. Gibraltar Airport is a 30 minute drive once cleared through Spanish Customs.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
General Information on Short Term Rentals. Net rate per apartment per day (per week) based on accommodation only for up to 4 Adults and an infant (sleeping in a cot). We can accommodate a 5th Person for a small extra cost of €35 per day (€45 per day in High Season). All prices quoted include VAT. Minimum stay required: High season: 1 Week. Mid & Low season: 5 Nights. Cleaning Service Included: The apartment is thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and immediately after your departure. Additional cleaning is charged at €20/hr. Laundry service every 7 days, based on 4 guests, is included (An extra charge of €25 per day for bed linen, a fold-up bed and towels applies for a fifth person staying). Cot & High Chair: No charge. Standard Booking Conditions: A deposit of 25% of the total rental amount is required in order for a booking to be confirmed. Payment of the booking deposit constitutes acceptance of these booking terms. The balance, plus a refundable security/breakages deposit of €200, is due 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. For bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday, payment of the full amount is required at time of reservation. Safety: The property has a a number of private pools, children's play areas, a creche, tennis courts, a driving range and a 3 hole practice golf course. Due care must be exercised when using these facilities. The owners and their agents cannot accept responsibility for any mishaps whatsoever and howsoever caused as a result of use of the pools, other facilities and the surrounding area. Amendments to Booking: If you decide to change the details of the booking at a later date we will do our very best to make the changes requested. Please Note: All prices quoted are for the Apartment per week and include all taxes, bed linen/towels for up to 4 Adults, electricity and water. All of the facilities of the Country Club, some of which are free, are available to guests for the duration of their stay. Optional Temporary Membership is also available at very reasonable rates. This entitles you to discounts in the Restaurant and on the use of many of the chargeable services and facilities available in the Country Club, such as the Spa and Treatment Areas. Bookings of 3 to 4 weeks qualify for a 20% discount. Very attractive long stay discounts (one month or more) up to 25%, are also available. Please contact me for specific details. Payment is made via the Trip Advisor website. Other Services / Facilities: Spa & Fitness, 6 treatment cabins, 7 Outdoor swimming pools, Paddle tennis courts, Children's Playground and Free parking spaces (underground and on the road adjacent to the apartment).

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