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Gr8 4 2 or 3 2 Enjoy a 1derful Time. Fabulous Ocean View. Quiet. Heated Pool.

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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

12 years ago, we had an inkling of an idea. We took a huge gamble and sold up in England and travelled to the sunniest spot we could find on mainland Europe - the Costa del Sol. We saw over 60 houses before we found our 'Villa Tranquilla'
Spent 8 months renovating, converting and kitting it out to provide 4 gorgeous, unique apartments. We live permanently in one (the largest naturally) and the 3 others are for clients looking for somewhere a little different - special to stay when visiting this lovely part of Spain. Our places may be a shade more costly than one of those endless condos in huge developments with (sometimes) screaming kids, but we think you will appreciate the difference. We provide a free concierge service as well as free parking; free internet; free use of our 450 - film dvd/vhs library; large lawned garden; a pool (only used by the 3 apts) that can be HEATED from Oct - April (currently @ 65e / apt / week which is optional).
Due to our hard work, we are one of the top-rated Estepona sites on a well-known holiday review site.
We are an easy walk (less than 15 mins) to 3 restaurants; a 5* hotel; a supermarket and the beach.
A 6 mins drive takes you to the buzzy fishing port and 4 mins more and you are in the beautiful, colourful, 500 year old town.
Like exploring? One reason we chose Estepona, besides it being very untouristy (a made-up word but you get the idea) is that it is a great pivotal location for those wishing to visit SEVILLE; GRANADA; RONDA; CADIZ; GIBRALTAR; CORDOBA; MALAGA; MARBELLA and even TARIFA in MOROCCO (take the ferry from Algeciras).

O.K. Told you everything except about the apartment.
This is the 'POOL' apartment. The main room comprises a living area with newly acquired 'L' shaped leather sofa (getting around to photographing it soon!), dining area with table & 4 chairs and a fully equipped kitchen including a 4-ring gas top and dishwasher. (There is a communal washing machine in the garage).
From the living area, there is a large sliding glass door to the covered terrace with a spectacular view over the garden, pool and ocean beyond.
The very large bedroom has a king-size bed that can be divided; writing desk; dressing table; 2 large double wardrobes (yes even big enough to fit all of madam's handbags & shoes); space for a fold-away bed if there are 3 of you (extra cost please enquire); sea view and door to shower room.
This comprises a screened shower; WC; bidet & basin.

We hope we have at least tempted you to enquire about availability. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will answer quickly & honestly. (We live here after all and don't want clients saying we lied about something !!!)
Hope to hear from you real soon.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 22 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love dogs and have a very friendly, gentle rescue dog we call Charlie. However, if you brought your dog / cat, we would have to change the name of the villa !!!...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • A lovely airy room about 16' x 14' with a garden/pool/sea view; writing desk with chair; dressing table with padded seat and wall mirror; 2 double wardrobes with wooden hangars; iron & board; extra pillows and a foot spa. Ceiling light / fan. Electric radiator. Door to shower room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    Also, use of outdoor cold shower & communal WC....moreless

  • Full tiled room with a window. Shower with sliding screen; bidet; WC & basin. Wall heater remotely controlled....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are about 30 English novels in the apartment. We also have available a small amount of German books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Currently we have around 450 films available to borrow for free. We also have TV programmes like Hustle, Friends & Fraser....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Each apartment and most of the garden has terrific sea views. In the distance, oil tankers can be seen going from the Middle East to Algeciras. See the Riff Mountains of Morroco on a clear day. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    No machine, but a plastic air drier and clothes pegs are provided for each apartment....moreless

  • Garage:

    We (the owners) park our cars here, but this is where the washing machine and ping-pong table is located....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 x electric radiators...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    If you stay more than 11 nights, we give you a complete change of linen....moreless

  • Living Room:

    As per the photos, this is part of the living area and has an 'L' shaped leather sofa; a TV/VCR with a satellite box and DVD player. Stunning pool, garden & sea view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free on-street parking within a 1 minute walk of the villa....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    If you stay more than 11 nights, we give you a complete change of towels, including pool towels in the summer.....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Communal Zanussi machine in the garage of the villa. Only used by maximum 3 apartments. We provide the washing machine detergent & fabric conditioner....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter papers not required....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Slimline Indesit...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully fitted & equipped with most items normally found in a kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A small range of items like sugar; tea bags; instant coffee; ground coffee; salt & pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 ring gas hob....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    His & Hers available @ 7e / day each....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    This has a fully covered 16 sq mtr terrace with a great pool & sea view....moreless

  • Golf:

    Within a 20 minute drive, there are about 7 clubs that are open to the public....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each apartment has its' own gas BBQ....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a floodlit club, open to the public about 15 mins drive away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    8m x 4m only used by the 3 apartments. We are able to heat the pool between October & April if required at a cost of 65e / week per apartment wishing to swim....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Still 'T' shirt weather
Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2016
5 night min stay
$63
$394
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$427
Warm Winter
Jan 11 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$60
$395
Easter
Apr 1 - Apr 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$75
$496
SPRING, SPRING, SPRING
Apr 22 - Jun 14, 2017
5 night min stay
$74
$496
Here Comes Summer
Jun 15 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$101
$667
Autumn / Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$74
$496
Still 'T' shirt weather
Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2017
5 night min stay
$63
$394
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2018
7 night min stay

$427
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$63
$394

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $213.33
  • Extra Bed+linen,towel/wk $90.67

Notes:

Check in time is 16.00 - 22.00 After this there is a late fee of 50e.

Check out can be after 10.00 if we have availability.

If you stay 12 days or more, we provide a change of linen / towels on 6th day.

End of stay clean = 30e

OPTIONAL EXTRA Heating of the swimming pool = 70e/week

For English-speaking clients, please bring a laptop if you wish to see English TV

channels via FilmOn, subject to download speed etc.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Gibraltar (Malaga is 80km)
550 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Swing & Hotel Elba
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Gibraltar
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Valle Romana
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Fuengirola
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
A7 / N340 / E15
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Menorah & Swing
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Sierra Nevada
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
Costa Natura

Car: Recommended

We live in the villa in a separate apartment and are happy to provide a concierge service recommending places to visit, great value restaurants and historic cities. We can suggest good beaches, where shops are for specific products and are happy to telephone and book restaurant tables, find opening times and use our limited Spanish to get answers to questions.

We have lived here for 12 years and have produced, for our clients only, a list of 'Places to Go on the Costa Del Sol' as well as 'Where to Go and Eat' We have designed a 'Walk Around Estepona Old Town' 'Interesting Car Trip' 'Holiday & Touring Tips' 'The Nearest' (Nearest things like pharmacy, post office, bullring - you know, the essentials).

We can put you in contact with a special tour guide who can spend 4-5 hours taking you around the city of Tangiers in Morocco. (Only about 20 kms separates Morocco from Spain.) We can tell you where to park for Gibraltar and get a guided tour; a great little hotel for a one-night stay if you really want to fully explore Ronda; the best way to see Sevilla if time is limited. We have been to Cordoba and seen the Mesquite; the Alhambra in Granada; the old part of Malaga, the Roman ruins near Tarifa and a whole lot more. Stay with us and we will assist in making your vacation truly memorable.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Lynne & I have been married forever, or just a bit longer. We brought up a son & daughter in England (Holland Park; Hampstead Garden Suburb; Esher & Guildford) and in 2000 I was getting fed up with my work (sales director of a security company) and was bought out by the other directors. We still needed income so decided to try a completely different lifestyle. The logic being that you only have one shot at life so make it interesting & worthwhile. The result was V.T. where we have lived/worked for the past 12 years. Our one main ethic in the preparation of our apartments is............... spotlessly clean and welcoming. Hence the top reviews and the like. Try a vacation here and we guarantee you will go home with a smile on your face.

Why the Owner Chose Estepona, Málaga, Spain:
We had some important boxes to tick. The most important were enough space within the villa to create apartments; quiet; easy parking; large garden; close to civilisation; an area that we felt safe and happy to live in and the two prime points, it HAD to have a good sea view and it needed the 'WOW' factor. It took us 60+ villas to go through, but we acheived a result. All boxes ticked !!!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The first view of the villa was when we drove up Calle de la Luz for the first time with the agent. We hadn't seen any photos as it was 'quietly' on the market. As we drove, we saw the top of this huge mansion and we both thought...........'WOW it couldn't be that one, we just couldn't be that lucky...............' and it was. That for us sums up V.T.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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Gr8 4 2 Or 3 2 Enjoy A 1derful Time. Fabulous Ocean View. Quiet. Heated Pool.

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