About Joe Ashton
This is my wife Lisa relaxing on Aldea Beach.
Joe Ashton purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Joe Ashton chose Manilva
We love this area of Spain because it is still very Spanish. We go to the apartment to relax in the sunshine and walk along the beach.
What makes this Apartment unique
There are many Spanish owners on our quiet complex of apartments. It has a very European feel which we enjoy.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children of all ages are welcome.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent value apartment.
Just back so review is a fresh as can be.
Booking: Super simple and owners communications were excellent, right down to directions to get to the apartment. Perfect!
Travel: We flew into Malaga from the UK and after picking up our rental car it was a good 55 minutes to the apartment but we knew that when we booked. Gibraltar flights would be only 30 mins drive, traffic dependent.
Arrival: Small misunderstanding regarding the location of keys but nothing that couldn’t be resolved with the info provided.
Apartment: Firstly, we do not agree with previous comments regarding cleanliness. We found the apartment to be perfectly clean. Good sized lounge area with good double sofa bed which our 9-year-old enjoyed. Small Kitchenette well equipped with our only comment being that the crockery could be updated a bit to ensure improved ‘continuity’. The fridge, washing machine and dishwasher were all good and in perfect working order.
1 x Double room with en-suite. New double bed with storage under which was handy for cases and kept wardrobes clear. 1 x twin room also with ample storage within.
Family shower room more than adequate and fully functioning.
Air conditioning throughout was super-efficient.
Balcony overlooking pool which mainly gets the late afternoon and evening sun. Nice views of surrounding hills and sunsets.
Locality: Gated community in well kept gardens, lovely and quiet to allow a relaxing holiday. Nearby Puerto de La Duquesa is 5 mins in car/taxi where you can find restaurants, cafes, bars etc. 5 min walk to beach and beach bars. Pool opens at 12:00 daily and is supervised. Kids and main pool, plenty of sun beds sunshades/trees available for those who don’t like the sun too much.
The underground car parking with remote secure kept the car cool and the lift ran from the garage straight to the apartment floor.
At the bottom of the road is a mini market which covers essentials. Nearest supermarket is only 5 mins away by car in Puerto De La Duquesa for more variety.
Area: Driving times - Estepona 20 mins, Gibraltar 30 mins, Malaga 55 mins, Ronda 1hr 20 mins.
Would we go back? Absolutely and we hope the owner will allow us to! We felt the apartment was excellent value for money. Regards the owner, we had a minor issue which we informed him about during our stay. He was genuinely unaware of the matter but dealt with it quickly, efficiently to our complete satisfaction. Honestly, what more can you ask for?
Great find within easy walking distance of the beach
We found the flat pretty much as described in the listing and were happy with our three week stay. The underground parking and lift were a great help to us as we had our car with us so it was nice that it was secure.. The flat was clean and comfortable. The wi fi worked well and we had NO problems with it. The flat was well equipped although the kitchen could have done with a bit more equipment...probably OK as is for a short Summer let but needs a bit more in the way of pots/pans/dishes etc for a longer Winter let. There were a few MINOR maintenance issues like light bulbs not working etc that needed attending too which the landlord has in hand but absolutely nothing to stop you renting this flat and having a great time. The heating worked well and we were warm in January. The water tank was big enough for a lovely full relaxing bath at end of a busy day sightseeing. The washing machine and double bed were brand new and there was plenty of linen, towels etc. It was a shame that the balcony was always in shade but there is a large pool area with loungers where you can soak up the sun if you wish. Overall I would recommend this flat and wouldn't hesitate to return if visiting the area again. The landlord was helpful as was the site agent.
Thanks Andrea. You were a great guest and gave some really helpful feedback and suggestions. Much appreciated.
just nice apartment
The appartment is nice, bright, well equiped. There was clean but not perfect: armchair had sticky handrails and there were crumbles in the kitchen. Some part of the equipment should be replaced, there are little things which unnecessarily deteriorate reception of a very good place.
If you look for quiet and convenience you can definitely find it. You have parking space in the building with lift direct to the apartment. Beds clean and comfortable. Swimming pool is great, big, clean, safe. Almost no people using it. We and our children loved it.
You definitely has to have a car in this location but in return you gain calm, empty beach with big shells and great bar.
Comunication with the owner is ok.
very pleasant apartment
excellent value for money. apartment has everything required for a relaxing break. located on a quiet complex but near enough to shopping and night life if required. would definitely recommend it.
Thanks James, hope to see you again soon.
Wonderful, Relaxing, Comfortable Apartment
We booked this apartment, for a month of sun and relaxation, in Sept 15. What initially attracted us to Joes' apartment, was the pictures; they presented a modern, comfortable space with a well equipped kitchen. The added extra(for my other half) was the smart TV and free WIFI. We felt even more at ease with our choice, when we emailed the owner, Joe. Joe was friendly, approachable and informative. When we finally arrived for our long awaited holiday, the key holder, Ranjan, greeted us at the complex gates. He showed us to our carpark space and then a lift to the apartment. The apartment was perfect for us! It provided everything we needed and more. The furniture is modern, clean, and in good condition. The apartment also has an extremely efficient air con system. The balcony is spacious, with lots of space to chill with a glass, or, two, of wine!! (maybe that's just us..lol). The beach is a 5 min walk. Duquesa Port - there you will find lots of bars/restaurants and is only a 25 min walk along the promenade, or, a 5min drive. Overall, the apartment in Aldea Beach, is perfect, lovely, safe, secure with lovely owners.
Kate and Marco, UK.
Thanks guys. I try hard to make sure everything is clean and in good working order.
Hope to see you again.
Wonderful location and property
The apartment was very clean and provided everything we needed. The grounds are well cared for, and we felt very secure with our 4 children inside the gated community. As there were mostly families there, there was no loud parties or noise late in the evenings. We loved the marina and night life there. The food at the Floria beach bar was some of the best we had at very reasonable prices. We also enjoyed some fun entertainment there as well. Gibraltar was a great day trip, and we liked it so much we actually went twice. Joe was great in recommending different activities and very prompt in replying when I contacted him. We would love to go back again as this vacation met all our family's needs for fun, relaxation and adventure.
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review Cindy. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.