Delightful Garden Apartment
Delightful, air conditioned apartment with enclosed garden, terrace and barbeque. Suitable for summer holiday rental and winter lets. The apartment is spacious, with two bedrooms, one double and one twin with large built-in wardrobes. There are two full bathrooms, one ensuite, a large living/ dining room and fully equipped kitchen.
The garden is sunny nearly all day with a palm tree which offers shade when needed.The complex is relaxing and quiet with attractive garden areas, picturesque courtyards and fountains. The communal pool is a good size with plenty of space for sunbathing and is ideally placed to get the sunshine all day. The wide sandy blue flag beaches are within walking distance ), along with lovely promenades, the picturesque marina surrounded by palm trees, La Duquesa golf course, shops, restaurants , beach side cafes and everything you will need for an enjoyable holiday.
The development is close to La Duquesa Golf and Country Club. It is situated on a hill, which gently slopes down to a natural valley leading to a magnificent beach, with a lovely promenade and beach side cafes. A short walk away is Duquesa marina with excellent opportunities for watersports Also there are a range of restaurants, cafes and bars. In and around the port, there are shops, banks and supermarkets.
La Duquesa is situated between the busy town of Estepona and the popular golf resort of Sotogrande. Within half an hour you can be shopping in Marbella or Puerto Banus (which also offers lively night-life), playing one of over 40 golf courses or enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery in the Sierra Bermeja or visiting an African wildlife park at Selwo. Gibraltar with its interesting history is a 20 minute drive away and well worth a visit. Go up the rock by cable car and see the amazing St. Michaels cave and meet the friendly apes, or take a day trip to Tangiers.
Places to visit
Twenty minutes from the apartment is the 18th century fortress of Castillo de La Duquesa, in the middle of what was once a large Roman fishing village. Situated by the sea, there are some quaint bars and popular seafood restaurants and also a small supermarket. There is also a childrens play area.
A few minutes along a pleasant tree-lined beachfront promenade, you will come to the beautiful port of Duquesa with its many attractions. The vast choice of eating and drinking options here include French, Italian, Chinese, English and of course Spanish.
The other side of the port is Duquesas neighbour, the fishing village of Sabinillas. This is a few minutes walk along another very pretty promenade. The church is the centre of the village and the town square, surrounded by trees and flowers. There are several shops, banks and large supermarkets. Also there are beachfront cafes, restaurants and childrens play area. The well maintained beaches are the highlight of Sabinillas.
Manilva is a charming white village, a few kilometers inland. Although tourists are just beginning to discover the village, it remains intrinsically Spanish. The town has a fascinating history which dates back to Roman times and there are some remarkably well- preserved Roman sulphur baths and an aqueduct. These are well worth a visit.
The village has several restaurants, near the baths. There is the well-known Roman Oasis and Restaurante Los Alamos, situated by the Manilva river. There is a stream and small lakes perfect for dipping into and some flat rocks suitable for picnics. There are also amazing views towards the mountains and some interesting footpaths.
Grapes consist of a large proportion of village crops producing well-known locally produced sweet wines.
Casares is a 15 minute drive. It is an amazing picture postcard village with a population of just 3000. There is something very special about the sight of Casares that causes the visitor to stop and stare. The village nestles in the mountains, only about 12 km from the coast. The scenery is spectacular all the way to Casares and as you approach the last bend you are treated to a wonderful view of the village with its medieval fortress.
Luckily there is the Restaurant La Terraza and a choice of bars to prepare you for the walk around Casares hilly streets leading to the village square.
Watch for the peregine falcons and kestrels and on a clear day you can see the African coast and the Rock of Gibraltar.