Apartment in Riviera del Sol Mijas Costa
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About Steven Holley
Hello, my name is Steven Holley. I co-own the apartment with my wife, sister and brother in law. We are fully licenced with the Spanish Tourist office to rent our apartment. We feel very fortunate to own this second home in one of Spains most stunning coastlines. We have welcomed guests from all over the UK and Europe and Australia. Many of our guests have returned to stay year on year some are now into their seventh year. We have been asked many times, why did we choose this resort ? Riveiera del Sol is a small resort. however, it manages to cater for everything we look for when on holiday. All the facilities one will need when away on holiday. Good restaurants, a few small bars, a nice beach, and good transport routes for excursions. We are ideally placed for the popular resorts of Marbella and Fuengirolla. If you have any questions then please, either call or email, we are happy to talk to you about the apartment, the resort and of course about the Costa del Sol and what it offers to holiday makers or business people alike.
Steven Holley purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Steven Holley chose Calahonda
We purchased in this area of Spain because of the year round warm climate An average of 327 sunny days a year make this an ideal year round holiday destination. The apartment is located in the small friendly resort of Riviera del Sol. We are situated in an residential area so things are very quiet and peaceful. The beauty of our location is that you can tailor your stay to enjoy peace and quiet, or if you'd rather, you can enjoy all the excitement the towns of Marbella and Fuengirolla ( 8 & 15 km away) have to offer. For golf enthusiasts we are next to the world famous Miraflores golf course. There are over 30 golf courses to choose from. Every course offers a unique test of golf. We are happy to offer recommendations as what we regard as the best courses to play.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment complex has it's own pool set in stunning botanical gardens. Many apartment complexes whilst attractive, do not have pools and gardens for guests to enjoy (the apartment overlooks the pool). We now offer guests FREE hi speed internet access. We have on site secure parking. The apartment has it's own designated undercover parking space. A car is not essential but it does help you get out and about to explore this wonderful part of Spain. Towels are provided as is a change of linen should you require it. To assist you further we have a property management company on 24 hour call should any problems arise with the apartment.
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 9:30 PM
No smoking in any part of the apartment. Excess cleaning after guests leave will be deducted from security deposit. Damage and breakages will be deducted from security deposit. Guests are asked to be mindful that we are in a residential area. Noise to be kept to a minimum.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Definitely will go back!
The apartment was absolutely amazing, so clean, everything you could want and need, would definitely recommend.
The apartment came with a guide for all information needed for new comers to this area.
The apartment complex was great for the kids and adults , the pool was perfect.
Already planning my next visit.:D
We have just returned from a 9 week stay at this apartment. Try as we may we are finding it hard to find anything about our stay which did not meet or even exceed our expectations.
Prior to travelling, the arrangements for locating and then accessing the apartment were clear and straightforward.
The apartment itself was generally spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. although kitchen work surface was a bit limited. Because we were staying for several weeks the washing machine and dishwasher were a real bonus, as was the microwave plus a full oven and hob. As ours was a winter let having television with the main English channels was much appreciated. The WiFi connection was also good. Everything was in good, working order. It was useful, also, to have a number to contact should anything go wrong. The owner has an agent out there to deal with any problems.
Best of all was the roomy, sunny balcony equipped with table and chairs plus sunloungers.We spent many hours soaking up the sun here. The balcony was sunny from mid morning right through to sunset during our stay and I’m sure it would be sunny even earlier in the morning during the summer months.
There are short flights of steps to negotiate in order to access the apartment but this can be avoided by using the lift from the garage if anyone had mobility issues. We were also pleased to have a designated parking space in the garage,though getting in and out of it wasn’t easy at first.
We would suggest a car is essential unless you are particularly keen on walking. We found it took us a good 20 minutes to walk to the nearest shop and close on 35 minutes to walk down to the village centre. Walking back took longer as it was uphill. Therefore we tended to drive down and park in the centre before walking on the boardwalk by the beach. This is a fantastic facility whereby you can walk either east or west along the shore and enjoy a drink or coffee as part of the activity. The dog loved it -as we did. Riviera del Sol could probably cater pretty well for all your needs but it is also very well situated for travelling to other centres such as Malaga,Fuengirola, Marbella etc.
We would say this apartment is excellent value for money. We were very happy there and if we were in a position to commit for next winter we would already have made enquiries about the availability of this apartment. We were very sorry to leave when our holiday came to an end.
Fijn appartement waar alles aanwezig is met balkon op het zuiden
Een mooi appartementen complex met zwembad en een leuke omgeving met leuke plaatsen. Veel leuke dingen om te bezoeken in deze regio. Het ziet er allemaal netjes uit. als je een auto hebt kan je alles binnen 10 minuten bereiken. Wel veel Engelsen en erg engels georiënteerd maar dat is deze hele kust geloof ik.
wij hebben het er erg naar onze zin gehad we hebben dit appartement voor de hele maand oktober gehuurd.
Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben, und freuen uns, Sie bald wieder zu begrüßen.
Very nice appartment everything is in it.
Me and my wife had a very nice stay in Mr. Holleys appartment.
The washing machine break down, and 4 days later there was a new one, The naiborhout from Malaga, torromolinos, fuengirola and Marbella and Mijas pueblo is very nice to discover.
a nice garden with simmingpool and sunbeds, Private garage.
The property was nice and clean enough lovely towels,
I will recommand this appartment. Hans and Idele.
Thank you Hans, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Wonderful apartment in beautiful grounds
We had a wonderful holiday here, from the outset the owners were great with communication and information, The apartment was spotlessly clean with everything you needed, a great balcony and the pool was beautiful. The grounds are kept immaculately and throughout our stay the pool was not very busy at all. There are some sun beds for general use but if taken there are also some in the apartment. I would say a car is necessary and this location acted as a super base the explore the local area. Will definitely look to return again!
Thank you Anna, it was our pleasure welcoming you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The apartment is simply lovely, clean and well decorated. There was enough room for 2 adults and 4 children. The wifi is a huge bonus with teenagers. A car is highly recommended, as the shop and nearest restaurants are a good walk away, up and down hill.
The only minor cristicism I have regarding the apartment was that there weren't 6 bowls, large plates or knives and forks, but we managed and it's only a very small thing which didn't affect our overall experience. The pool is lovely, which we made good use of and so are the gardens. The owner, Steven, was very helpful when we were planning our visit and contacted us during the stay to check how things were. I would highly recommend this apartment and would love to visit again.
Hi Suzanne, we dropped the ball on the plates and bowls. Apologies.
Thankfully it didn’t detract from your stay. We’re pleased you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Special interest holidays:
Situated in one of the Costa del Sol's most picturesque areas guests can use the apartment as an ideal base to go walking, skiing, golfing. There are many places of interest to visit. The city of Malaga and it's museums. The Alcazaba (Arabic fortress) Malaga cathedral, The Picasso home museum. Guests can also enjoy the hustle and bustle of the towns of Marbella and Fuengirolla. For the more adventurous a trip the port of Algeciras where you can board a ferry to Morocco and Tangiers. Still feeling adventurous ? You can take a two hour drive to Granada and the Sierra nevada montains. Apre ski in the morning cocktail on the beach in the afternoon. Those who want to just relax and unwind then we are in the perfect location. The apartment is set in beautiful botanical gardens with a swimming pool with water fall.
A fifteen minute walk will get you to the beach, known locally as Riviera beach, it's safe for children. Five minute drive or by bus takes you to the lovely beaches of La Cala and Capo Bino. All three beaches offer an ideal family day out with lots to do. Pedalo's and various other beach activities. You can walk from Riviera beach to La Cala or Capo Bino there are beach side bars and restaurants along the way so you can take a leisurely stroll enjoying the sea sun and sand.
Malaga international airport is 25 minutes away Gibralter airport is 50-60 mins away. Hire cars are available from both airports. There is a bus and train service that run from Malaga, both will get you to the apartment. We can, if you wish, recommend fully licensed taxi transfers for you to and from the apartment. Rates are very competitive.
Marbella is 10 miles Fuengirola is 8 miles and Gibraltar is approx an hours drive. There is a regular bus service and coach excursions to all the resorts including Gibralter if you do not to wish to drive. There are water parcs in Fuengirolla and Torremelinos there is also a zoo in Fuengirolla (a must see.) Tivoli world in Benalamdena is a theme park for children and adults alike.
Riviera del Sol where the apartment is situated has many shops, bars and banks to help you enjoy your holiday. All of these are a 15 minute walk away (2 minute drive).
When you arrive you will be met at the apartment by our property management company who will hand over the keys and show you round the apartment. If you are arriving after 9pm our management company do charge for the late meet and greet. This is paid directly to them. Cost is around 40 euro's. We also offer guests a keysafe option where you can arrive at your own leisure. Our detailed directions from the airport to the apartment have now become the most popular way of arriving at the apartment.
We offer guests the chance to have food packages available on arrival. They do take away the stress of having to worry about having food essentials when you arrive especially if you have flight delays or are arriving at the apartment late at night. (This is paid for locally to our property management company when you arrive at the apartment.) Simply give us your shopping list and we will do the shopping for you.
We offer guests 50 UK TV stations plus German, French and Spanish TV. We also provide free high speed WiFi if you want to use laptops or iPads to surf the internet or watch apps like Netflix and SkyGo