"Casa Gecko" is our little home away from home in the sun. It's located on a small resort complex with 3 swimming pools (1 indoor) just a few kilometers from Marbella and close to the small harbour of Cabopina.
Casa Gecko is not really suitable for very young children. There are glass tables, marble stairs with no stair gate and an open plan kitchen which does not lend itself to a safe child friendly environment.
The joy of this house is it has 3 outdoor terraces so you can enjoy sunshine or shade all day long. The large front terrace is gated and secure whilst the master bedroom upstairs enjoys the full sunshine all afternoon right through to sunset. It's lovely and private and a real suntrap for the sun worshippers. There is another ground level terrace on the pool side with access directly from the kitchen which enjoys morning sunshine and is a lovely place to have your first coffee of the day. It's just a short walk over the lawn to the pool.
The interior space of Casa Gecko is about 85m2 but with three lovely terraces you will be enjoying the outside space as much as the inside space. These terraces mean the usable living area is about 130m2 in total.
We have fitted a modern open plan kitchen diner which is all new and fully refitted in 2017. As we tend not to do much cooking the kitchen is very functional and we have all the necessities such as kettle, toaster, microwave oven, pots and pans, utensils and an induction hob and oven with grill if you do fancy cooking. The fridge is probably the most important feature you'll want and it's new and big with a decent freezer compartment for you ice cubes and ice creams too. There is a dishwasher and washing machine all built into the lovely designer kitchen.
The living room is equipped with a 42 inch wall mounted TV, Bluetooth enabled hifi, air conditioning and a large sofa bed. Internet access is supplied from the hotel resort and speeds are adequate but not spectacular. You can connect up to 3 devices simultaneously and use of the wifi in included in your rental of Casa Gecko.
The master bedroom is upstairs and has it's own private sun terrace with 2 sun loungers, parasol, table and chairs. There is a private luxury bathroom with walk in shower, sink and toilet adjoining the master bedroom. The master bedroom is fitted with a large sliding door wardrobe with ample hanging space and room for all your shoes and clothes. There is a small hotel safe (security deposit box) in the house for your valuables. You can set your own pin number to access the safe. There is a wall mounted TV and independent air conditioning in the master bedroom too.
The 2nd bedroom is downstairs is small but does have a standard size double bed, bedside tables and some limited hanging space. It has it's own own private en-suite bathroom with a luxury shower, toilet and sink.
You'll have the enjoyment of the whole house and it's entirely your own private space but you also have all the convenience to use of all the hotel resort facilities if you chose. The resort has 2 restaurants which you can opt for various dining packages if you desire. When you speak to the reception they will tell you the different prices for the packages they can offer. There is also a poolside bar and restaurant which serves all the usual drinks and snacks which serves a good range of food late into the evening.
Other things to note
This is absolutely a no smoking house. Any evidence of smoking in the property will incur a deep cleaning charge of €250 to sanitise the premises. If you smoke, there are areas by the pool bar with ashtrays.
The house is equipped with a sofa bed but we only recommend occasional use of this. It's not that it isn't comfy, on the contrary it is a very comfortable sofa bed, but the house isn't really comfortable for 6 adults. The sofa bed is handy if perhaps you have 2 older children that maybe don't want to sleep together or if it gets really hot and someone want's to spread out a bit to cool off but we do not rent the house for more than 4 people. We aren't licenced for more then 4, we are not insured for more than 4 so we don't allow more than 4. Please don't think about sneaking a couple of extra people in - the hotel security staff and cleaners monitor access and of course the extra laundry will be obvious so it will be considered as a breach of contract and you would forfeit your deposit.