Stunning family child friendly townhouse with 4 beds and 2½ baths. Ideally situated in Benalmadena, within walking distance of the beach and the vibrant cosmopolitan marina with numerous restaurants, bars and small shops, yet in a quiet residential area. There is lots for everyone to see and enjoy. You can go to 24 hour square, feed the fish at the marina, go the aquarium, visit Tivoli Amusement Park, take a ferry ride or a cable car ride, visit a water park or just lounge by the pool.
Townhouse in Benalmadena, Costa del Sol - Easy Walking Distance To The Beach, Marina, Bars And Shops
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- Dec 12, 2018
Hi, we are a family of 4 with 2 children (who were 1 and 2 when we go the house over 10 years ago). We live in Bucks in a little village where everyone seems to know everyone else (or at least know what they are up to!). Now that the kids are at school we can only go to the house in school holidays, which is a real shame. My favourite time to go used to be May/June or September when it's warm enough for the kids to swim, but cooler at night - although the a/c sorts that out! The extended family also go a lot too, from my in-laws (65) to my cousin and his young family. Best Wishes Joanne and Stefan.
Joanne purchased this House in 2005
Why Joanne chose Torremolinos
We got this house because we wanted somewhere that was very child friendly, that was big enough to take friends to and that had all the amenities on the doorstep, but just a quick transfer from the airport. We hope you will agree that we got what we were looking for! The kids love going to our home in Spain and we so do we. We also hoped that our parents would all enjoy going and they go every year, at least once, so the whole family is happy. From our experience the house and the surrounding area has something to offer everyone and the feedback we get from guests is very positive. We hope you get chance to enjoy it too.
What makes this House unique
Even though we have a shared pool, it is only shared by about 20 houses and as most people that live there are Spanish (who prefer the beach) you often get the pool to yourself, which means that you get a much larger pool than in a villa, but it's almost like a private pool. The large gated courtyard at the back of the house is fantastic for kids. They often play out there in the evening when it's a little cooler and my kids get the Spanish kids calling for them to come and play. Everything is so close to hand, from supermarkets to hundreds of restaurants, the marina (which I love), Tivoli (which the kids love). You can catch a train from the airport to the house for just over 1 euro, so with hand luggage I can get to the house within an hour of landing!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely but improvements needed toHouse
Lovely property - sufficed us all - disappointing with no bbq facility which was one of the things we were relying on to feed 8! No toaster so difficult .. shower didn’t t work in ensuite - pluses were my grandsons loved the toys - pool was fantastic with shade somewhere all day - going to beach was great but 20 min walk and uphill all way back - good thing we worked off meals! Lovely resort and everyone so friendly and helpful- big thanks to Emily in the office fir printing our sea world tickets! Watch out fir booking online! All in all made lovely memories 😀�
Thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed it. The toaster was brand new and my agent checked it straight away and it is working, so not sure what happened.
The shower was leaking and was fixed as soon as these guests left as we didn't want to have workmen in whilst we had guests in so waited for changeover day.
Fantastic property, great location, will be going again.
The property was very clean and tidy and in a great location, just a short walk to the marina and bar and restaurants. The booking process was flawless and Joanne and Diane could not be more helpful.
Will be definitely going back.
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed the house. We try really hard to make sure the house has everything people need. It's good to here you were happy.
Great location and close to all amenities.
Great location and close to all amenities. A bit of a hike up the hill to get back to the house but taxis range from about 4 to 6 euros
Great size house - lovely outside space
Joanne from the start was very helpful and provided all the information needed quickly, would recommend this house to large families, house is fully equipped (even with books and toys!) and is in a quiet area the air con was a god send as we were there in July! pool not even a minutes walk from the house, was quiet when we were there, took us 15 mins to walk to the beach as we had 2 wee ones with us with little legs! they weren't so keen to walk back up the hill... the adults however were all grand!
The Lidl just down the road was very handy and cheap, also the supersol up the road had a great selection of fresh bread warm every morning.
We found the area handy for the train station, which we used to get to the airport and to go exploring too, will be back in the same area next year but will be staying in an apartment as there will be only 4 of us travelling, but loved the area and will be back to explore some more!
Thank you for letting us stay in your holiday home and for all the useful information from start to finish. :)
Very nice house and very convenient for shops, restaurants, beach and bus services to other areas. We loved going in May when the weather was good and not too many people around, yet everywhere was open for business. Lovely clean, unheated pool - ok after the sun had been on it during the day! We had a great time there with family and a 4 year old who love the toy train. Thank you.
Comfortable home for families with kids
We were two families, four adults and four kids, and we found the home very clean and comfortable. We made good use of the Playstation, toys, DVD collection and library of both children's and adult books. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable (really appreciated the light-blocking shutters!) with lots of closet space, and the kitchen was well-equipped (if lacking in some basic things like spices, which you'll have to supply yourself). Communication with the owner and the rental agency was fantastic. The location is good -- just a short walk to supermarkets and within 10-15 minutes of good restaurants and the beach. We also enjoyed eating outside on the patio! Unfortunately, the pool was closed the whole time we were there but that is certainly not the owner's fault, just bad luck for us. The only unexpected hitch was that there is no wifi in the house, which surprised us. In all fairness, the description doesn't list wifi so we should have read more closely but it is surprising given all the other amenities the house offers. We did a bit of research, though and found a good solution: portable wifi device rental (40€ per week) which can be picked up at Malaga airport (Arrivals area) and dropped off in a mailbox in the departure area at the end of the trip. This worked well and couldn't have been easier, so it might be really useful to include this information in the house description for other wifi-dependent guests. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the house to other guests!
The nearest beach is Carihuela Beach 10-12 minutes walk and has many bars, restaurants and shops. You can hire pedalos, paddle boards, banana rides and sun loungers there.
Malaga airport is only 15 minutes by car. You do not need a car for anything. You can catch a train from Malaga to a train station El Pinillo 20 minutes walk from the house. We can provide a private transfer - please ask. A normal cab should cost €25.
Benalmadena is great for everyone. For adults, the marina is only 10 minutes walk and is a millionaires paradise, with great shopping and restaurants. 24 hour square is right next door. You can catch the cable car into the mountains. For kids, you can feed the fish for 1 euro in the marina, or go on the trampolines and soft play (while parents relax with a beer), or you can get a boat ride and go and see the dolphins at sea. There is also an aquarium. In Benalmadena is Sewlo Park (a zoo), Tivoli World (a really nice amusement park with rides for all ages and it's really cheap to get in). For a few euros in a taxi you can go to a massive waterpark for the day in the summer. You can catch a bus for 2 euros at the end of the road and travel 25 minutes to Mijas where the views are amazing, you can get a horse and carriage ride, donkey rides, visit the chocolate factory and make your own chocolate bars, go to the bull ring or the local museum and enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner over looking that entire bay.
Nearest supermarket is 3 minutes walk (Lidl or supersol). Nearest bars, restaurants 5 minutes walk and there are hundreds within 10 minutes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We will hold a booking for one week to allow payment of the non-refundable 20% deposit. Full payment required 8 weeks prior to holiday. Changeover Day: Preferred changeover day Saturday, but we will consider other days, just ask. Departure before 10am, arrival after 4.00pm, although we can often store luggage at the house. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Cleaning fee payable locally 90 euros. Discounts available for lets of 3 weeks. Late availability discounts, please enquire. Discount for second booking.