APARTMENT: Bright, spacious apartment, top floor of a detached private house, within minutes of the beach, shops and restaurants, but away from the noise of the main A7 coast road. There are 2 bedrooms (1 with double bed; the other with option of 2 single or 1 super king.) Lounge/diner, kitchen, family bathroom & a sun room. Outside you have 3 terrace areas, a sunny terrace with table & chairs, a roof terrace with sun loungers & a terraced area on the lower level if you want to escape the afternoon sun. Fully equipped with microwave, toaster, cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, UK Free view TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, a selection of children's toys, board games and books, free Wifi , bedding and towels.
EXTRA ITEMS: A cot, high chair, stair gate, travel cot/play pen and car seat is also available at no extra charge. (Please email me to let me know your requirements.)
You are very welcome to smoke in any of the outside areas, but not in the apartment. However, if it is raining you may smoke in the sun room.
AREA: The area of Calahonda, only 30 minutes from the airport. The town is self sufficient with full amenities and offers a nice easy paced life for a relaxing holiday. Restaurants, bars, evening entertainment, the beach and shops are on your doorstep, and is an ideal location for easy access to the many attractions and interesting places to visit in the surrounding areas, all within half hour travel. If you prefer not to hire a car you will find the apartment is an ideal location as it is only a few minutes walk from everything you need and public transport. There are two areas of shops, restaurants and bars which are 300m (Los Olivos), & 600m (El Zoco) from the apartment and the beach is just across the road from the shops. The amenities include supermarkets, ATM, chemist, newsagent, post office, tobacconist, estate agents, hairdressers, barbers, internet/phone shop, charity shop etc. There are also Thursday & Sunday markets. The beach has a lovely board-walk stretching many kilometres where you can stroll in the evenings and watch the sun set, walk to the marina or the tranquil natural reserve or to other nearby places like La Cala. There are several golf courses within 30 minutes or less and Calahondas golf course is 5minutes drive, about 2.5km from apartment. There are various water sports offered at different areas along the coast.
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT: Calahonda has a great choice of places to eat, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Argentinian, Thai, Fish & Chips, English breakfasts, burgers, selection of children's meals and of course tapas and Spanish dishes. There is a McDonald's about 500 meters from the El Zoco shopping area. During the tourist season you can enjoy regular entertainment with vocalists, musicians and karaoke nights, big screen football and pool tables.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT: The bus stops are only a short distance away on the A7 road with regular bus services every 20/30 mins, Marbella (about 3) or Fuengirola (1.55). Taxi's are available at El Zoco and Los Jarales. The train station is in Fuengirola with trains every 20mins to coastal destinations, easily accessible, & extremely cheap (eg Fuengirola to Malaga city 3.60.)