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About Gaillard Fabien
I am a 41 year old Belgian. We bought this apartment as an investment and at the same time ensure our old days in the sun. I arranged this apartment as if I lived there while putting all the necessary comfort. With the years, I would even install a quality home theater system and other amenities to make the apartment even more comfortable, especially for long term rentals. I want the customer who comes to the apartment to feel at home and lacks nothing.
Gaillard Fabien purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Gaillard Fabien chose Manilva
Our choice is focused on this apartment for three reasons. 1) The setting of the Duquesa Village with its 5 pools, 1 tennis court, and these Andalusian style apartment blocks made us feel like in a holiday village, you really feel at home. 2) The quality and finish of the building, these large windows, as well as its terrace of 18 m² overlooking a 180 ° panorama of the mountain, houses typical styles of Andalusia, and the sea is really charming. 3) proximity to the marina, beaches, shops, restaurants and other major cities such as Estépona, Marbella or Malaga offers plenty of tourist opportunities.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment has the comfort of making you feel at home. It has free Wi-Fi 100Mbs, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, plancha, bouloire, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, traditional oven, washing machine, dishwasher, etc. The bedding is of high quality, the living room is equipped with leather armchairs cook and a high-performance audio-video system. You will enjoy a large terrace that will welcome you in the morning in the sun and will offer you coolness in the afternoon. You will have access all year round to the 5 swimming pools and the tennis court. The village of Duquesa is secured 24 hours a day by a guard service. Your car is also safe in the car park located below the apartment. The apartments are located in a landscaped area maintained daily. And you are only 3 minutes drive from a beautiful marina, shops and beaches
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We had a fabulous week in a lovely apartment that had everything we needed. Was a great place to stay with 5 fab swimming pools the kids had a brilliant time. The lounges on the balcony fitted in great for relaxing in the morning waiting for the kids to get up an all round great holiday was had by us.
This apartment is just as it looks; in fact the photos don’t do it justice, I don’t think. We only stayed 2 nights at the end of our holiday in Spain but wished we had booked longer. It is immaculately clean, modern with everything you need in the kitchen. The fridge, dishwasher and oven are all new. The beds are very comfortable indeed. Plenty of wardrobe space.
Two things to note are that the aircon goes on manually for 2 hours. But this is perfect as the apartment is already pretty cool if you keep the sliding doors closed. It would be too cold with aircon on all the time; and we were there in July and it reached 38/40 degrees which was the hottest day of the summer. It was a fantastic retreat to come back to.
Also the marina and beach are a drive or taxi ride away. Only 8 euros for a taxi. They are there ready and waiting down at the marina. You can park in the Duquesa Estate car park no problem which is only a very short walk to the beach.
The staff at Duquesa Estate office all speak English as do most Spaniards in this area.
Thank you very much to the owner. We hope to return before you retire!
Well equipped, good base for exploring the area
Stayed as a family of 5. Spacious, well equipped kitchen with washing machine. Large balcony, but unfortunately not much sun due to proximity of properties opposite. Lovely swimming pools within a few minutes walk. Never too busy, despite staying in August. Slightly disappointed with location. View from balcony was of a building crane. Drove up a long, steep hill to get to the property, past several apartment blocks which looked empty. Having said that, it was peaceful, and over development was obvious throughout the area. Lovely, friendly neighbours who live there. Half an hour to walk to the marina where there was a huge choice of restaurants and nearby beach. Would recommend a car to visit Gibraltar and neighbouring beaches.
A lovely clean apartment
We stayed a month at this apartment, we arrived early evening after collecting the keys from Duquesa estates office and easily found the apartment and its designated parking place, from the garage there is a lift to the ground floor. The apartment was very clean and the kitchen fully equipped for our needs. The beds were comfortable and bedding good quality. The terrace has a partial sea view and at this time of the year only gets the morning sun until 10am so it can feel a bit cool inside, the heating system works well and soon warms the apartment if needed. We enjoyed walking down to the picturesque Duquesa Port and the various restaurants and beaches, there is a Mercadona and Lidl a short drive away. We recommend going to Rafaels a Spanish restaurant in Manilva. We totally enjoyed our stay and will return again.
A Lovely Holiday Apartment with Good Views
Located in hilly area of Duquesa Village, this apartment is tailor made for a family holidaying in the beautiful Andalucia region of southern Spain. The 2-bedroom apartment with en-suite facilities is well equipped with all the modern amenities, and have access to a number of swimming pools.
We spent 28 days in February enjoying many days of sunshine and relaxing by the marina which is about 2 km walk from the apartment. There is a sizeable British expatriate community in the area and there are many bars and restaurants to sample different types of cuisine. The theme was relaxation but it was worth the visits to nearby Estopona and Gibraltar. We did not have a car so we walked down to the marina everyday and hired a taxi to return to the apartment in the evening (cost 7 euros per day from marina). A family of 4 holidaying at this apartment is well advised to hire a car locally as the Duquesa Village is sited on top of a steep hill.
There are no English channels on TV and my advice is to bring a laptop for downloading/or streaming films or to check the news back at home. For those who want to travel to and from Malaga airport, I recommend the local taxi firm Happy Transfers (Tel: 659451630) which charges 90 euros each way to transport a family.
The owner of the apartment, Mr. Gaillard, has dealt with some issues, that have cropped up during our stay, efficiently and promptly. The next door neighbours Bill and Carol, who live permanently in the village, were welcoming and friendly. This is an apartment I can recommend as it was good value for money and made a very comfortable stay.
Loved it fantastic stay will be bookin g
with you soon again