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Beachfront Penthouse - Spectacular Views from Private Balcony

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
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Nerja Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Spectacularly located and enjoying panoramic views along arguably, the most beautiful stretch of Andalucian coastline, this wonderful apartment really is a jewel in the crown. The large open-plan living space features a 'glass wall' opening out onto a completely private south facing balcony equipped with table and chairs and four sun-loungers. If you like to look at the view without being in somebody else's, this apartment is perfect.

The apartment has one large double and one twin bedroom each equipped with built-in wardrobes and chests of drawers. The bathroom was recently refurbished in a contemporary style featuring marble and glass. Completely remodelled with the latest appliances in 2009, the large bright and airy kitchen enjoys views through to the sea and has plenty of workspace and all the equipment necessary to self-cater.

'El Tuhillo' is a small, exclusive development built in the traditional, low-rise, Andalucian style. The communal gardens are beautifully landscaped on the clifftop, overlooking Burriana Beach, and the newly refurbished swimming pool is open all year. It is located in a quieter neighbourhood of Nerja near the Parador Hotel, yet only a short, seven-minute stroll to the famous Balcon de Europa in the centre of town.

Nerja is a coastal town at the foot of the Almijara mountains, with a long tradition of fishing and agriculture. The fishermen still pull their nets ashore on Burriana Beach every day and fresh fish can still be bought from barrows on street corners. The weekly market attracts traders from all over the region. The town centre has a vibrant, friendly atmosphere with many lovely shops.

While Nerja bears no resemblance to the 'high-rise' holiday developments along the Costa del Sol, it is a popular tourist destination and offers all the necessary ingredients for a fantastic holiday - good road link to airport (45 minutes), a huge choice of restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs, beautiful clean beaches, and lots of sunshine. A car is not necessary for a holiday in Nerja, as everywhere in town is easily accessible by foot and there are good local bus, taxi, and coach services.

Nerja is also a fantastic base for exploring Southern Spain or even travelling as far as Morocco. In the immediate locality the world-famous Nerja caves and the pretty Moorish 'white villages' are accessible by short local bus journeys. Take a coach or self drive to the Alhambra Palace in Granada or the Moorish fortifications of Solobreno or Malaga. Many local tour operators offer hiking or pony trekking trips in the mountains, diving and snorkeling trips at sea or guided tours of the famous cities and historical buildings of Andalucia.

My family has been enjoying holidays in this apartment for more than 20 years and after a long afternoon on the beach, we usually relax on the balcony listening to the waves breaking, watching the sun set and the moon rise. A bottle of fine Rioja and a small tapas of olives and Serrano ham usually revives us just enough to face a short walk to one of the many fantastic restaurants nearby.

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  • pets not allowed

Vivienne O'Brien
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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Why Vivienne O'Brien chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Our parents purchased this flat in Nerja for children and grand-children to enjoy holidays by the beach, easily accessible from all parts of the UK and in the same town as their dear Spanish friends. How lucky for us that the Plana Lleva family live in Nerja, the jewel of Andalucia's beach towns.


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Beachfront Penthouse - Spectacular Views from Private Balcony
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Stratford on Avon

Great location with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was centrally located, stylish, well equipped and had an excellent terrace. We only used the double room but there is another good twin room, so next time we'll take our daughters! There is a lovely pool and gardens and is perfect for families or couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Location Plus

  • 5 of 5

The charm of this Nerja apartment is all about situation, location and view. A rental space with a balcony, virtually sitting on top of the Atlantic, within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, grocery stores and the Balcon de Europa is truly a find.

My husband, friend and I stayed at this property during the first two weeks of April. The weather was pleasant although not suitable for the pool or ocean, Instead we read our books while basking in the sun on the very private terrace, walked the streets of the old town, 'people-watched' as we enjoyed our coffee or a meal at a sidewalk cafe and took the bus to the wonderful 'white village' of Frigiliana.

The apartment suited our needs. The kitchen is well-equipped; the management company responded quickly to questions and Vivienne was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.

Our average age is about 70 and we had no difficulty taking the stairs to the fourth floor or walking up and down the hill to the beach although these climbs could prove to be challenging to some.

For three Canadians looking for a winter escape, this apartment and this town proved to be perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfectly situated at a cliff in central Nerja. Spectacular view and a nice apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment with all amenities, nice pool area, a short walk to the restaurants (we recommend tapas at Restaurant 34) and Balcon de Europa. We travelled with two small children at 3 and 6. They specially loved the pool area and the beach lying just under the cliff by the apartment. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

El Tuhillo, a nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month in this apartment and really enjoyed it. Everything was perfect and we particularly enjoyed the view from the balcony. The sunrise was a treat every morning. The location is great with all the facilities around. The owner was very helpful in the preparation of our stay in Nerja. Frigiliana, Granada, Ronda, etc. are great places to visit. We had great vacation in Nerja.

We would recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a vacation in Nerja.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Ideal Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our favorite vacation rental spanning an extended holiday around Spain. The pictures are a true representation of the apartment which we found to be clean and well furnished. However, the view from the very private large balcony was really the most impressive feature. We spent a lot of our time looking out to the beautiful unobstructed view and enjoying the soothing sounds of waves crashing onto the beach below. We wandered the narrow streets and passages of Nerja and found reasonably priced restaurants within the immediate neighborhood . Although the town has definitely been influenced by the migration of vacationing/expat UK and German sun seekers, there is still plenty of authentic Spanish & Moorish charm. We made side trips to Ronda and Frigiliana to add a little diversity. There is free parking on the street and pay parking at the end for those who don't have the patience to troll for open spots. Vivienne (owner) was great to deal with and provided hints and details that made the stay extremely comfortable. Truly a wonderful property situated in an ideal setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Our Wonderful Home Away from home!

  • 5 of 5

After three weeks of travel, we needed a vacation from our vacation! Our home away from home was this beautiful condo in a small complex called "El Tuhillo". We stayed on the third floor with breathtaking views. The pictures above are very accurate. There were two bedrooms so our teenagers could have a little space. The kitchen was brand new and easy to use. The apartment was clean and even had a few beers and tinned food for us upon arrival! (Which we replaced upon leaving) It was also a very quiet place being just a little way from the town. The owner is great with answering emails immediately and has a wealth of information in a three ring binder. Sitting on the balcony was almost as nice as being down at the beach! Sunsets were gorgeous! We had many wonderful meals right here... we didn't even feel the need to eat out! When we did go out, it was a short walk into town on a pedestrian street. Our only problem is that we weren't ready to leave! I would definitely recommend "El Tuhillo" to anyone traveling to Nerja and hope to go there again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Rates & Availability

Nerja Apartment Rental Rates


  • £450-£850/wk
  • Pounds Sterling
  • Jan/Feb/March ....................£450-650/week
  • April 3 - May 2nd.................£550-650/week
  • May 2nd - May 28th .............. £600-700/week
  • May 29th - July 1st ........... £650-750/week
  • July 2nd - Sep 2nd .............. £750-900/week
  • September/October ............... £600-700/week.
  • November/December ............... £450-650/week
  • Discounted rates for extended bookings. UK school holiday rates may vary
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Nerja Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Satellite TV (BBC & ITV only), CD system, Fridge Freezer, Cooker, Fans, Heaters, Beach Umbrellas, Cool-Box, Linen provided with weekly linen change

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