Silvia, the manager, was very welcoming & lovely to deal with. She made sure that we had everything we needed. On arrival she’d left milk, fruit juice and bottled water in the fridge, which was really appreciated.
As described, the apartment is large, recently renovated, beautifully furnished & had everything we needed. The kitchen was otherwise well equipped with fridge/freezer, oven/hob, washing machine & lots of basics in the cupboard ie herbs, sunflower oil etc.
The guest bathrooms are a bit small, but all bathrooms are clean, showers very powerful, functional & well decorated.
The pool was a good size, it wasn’t used by a lot of people & was very well-kept, with beautiful surrounding gardens.
The property is perfectly located, a 3min walk from the beach and from the main road where the main bus stops are, with Marbella in one direction & Fuengirola the other. The buses were quite frequent & it was approx 1 – 2 euros each way on the bus. There is a Super Sol & Lidl supermarket in Elviria on the main road. Lidl is much cheaper to shop in! There are a selection of restaurants & bars in this area.
We hired bikes for 15 euro each (24 hour hire) from a shop on the main road in Elviria. We biked to Marbella using the promenade along the front of the beach, where we stopped off for food & drinks at different bars/restaurants – a great way to explore the surrounding area. I would recommend The Boardwalk restaurant, which sells fantastic burgers, pizzas etc.
Also the Blue Palm was great. They had an offer, buy one San Miguel get one free, for 3.50 euros. You could also get full English breakfast for 6 euros! The food was great, the people who ran it were lovely & welcoming so we kept going back!
We went to a lovely restaurant/bar called Cappuccino. We had the best cocktails we’ve ever experienced. They were smooth alcoholic slush, with fresh strawberries blended into them, served in a gorgeous cocktail glass with all the trimmings. The waiting on staff were very smart & the bar had a really nice ambiance.
There was plenty to do. We went jet skiing from Marbella to Puerto Banus – fantastic! Loved the yatchs in the harbour & sports cars!
We went to the Selwo Safari Park in Estepona, a great day out.
We’d love to come back & rent the house again next year – sheer luxury!