Penthouse Apartment in Estepona
This elegant and spacious penthouse apartment is available for holiday rental. Selwohills is a private gated community with security and underground parking with lift access directly to the front door. There is every amenity for a perfect holiday.
Selwo Adventura, Europes Largest Wildlife Park and the local beach are only a few minutes away.
This apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two terraces with commanding views. The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 people. There are foldaway beds available should you wish to sleep up to 6.
The communal pool is set in quiet peaceful surroundings.
There is a comfortable and modern lounge which has been decorated to a high standard. There two leather sofas with soft throws and cushions, low level marble coffee table, 42" TV and a DVD player. There is marble flooring throughout the property.
In the dining area there is a solid marble dining table and four soft leather chairs.
There is a variety of contemporary yet subtle lighting with access to the main sun terrace.
The luxurious double master bedroom has an en-suite (with bidet, bath and separate shower), dressing area, fitted wardrobe and drawers, bedside cabinets and lamps with access to the main sun terrace.
The bright and airy twin bedroom has fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and lamps and Playstation 2 which is connected to a small tv. The adjacent large guest bathroom has a shower over the bath and a bidet.
There is a fully fitted kitchen including, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, blender, filter coffee maker, microwave, toaster, electronic darts board and even a Dolce Gusto coffee machine! The kitchen leads onto the laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, large storage cupboard and clothes airers.
There is a laptop for your use and internet access is available via a Vodaphone dongle.
All linen and towels are included (except beach towels). There is also a professional hairdryer.
Due to its elevated position the views on the terraces are panoramic. The main terrace overlooks the pool, tropical gardens and mountains and is accessed via the master bedroom and lounge. To the right you can see a glimpse of the sea sparkling in the sunshine. There is a large table which comfortably seats six people on fully reclining chairs.
For those of you that like to sit in the shade there is a large awning.
The terrace at the rear of the property also boasts lovely views of the tropical gardens of the neighbouring Selwo 1 development. This is a real suntrap in the afternoon and is an ideal place to sit and watch the sunset.
The pool is located in beautiful tropical gardens. Selwo Hills is a gated complex and is secure and private.
The Costa del Sol boasts a beautiful climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year.
From May to October the weather is predominantly hot and dry. In July & August the temperature rises to over 30C. From November to April the average is about 18/20C although can rise to around 25C on a good day. October to May are the most popular months for golf.
There is a beautiful blue flag beach only minutes away from our apartment. There are Chiringuitos (open-air restaurants that serve drinks, ice creams and good quality, reasonably priced food) which are dotted around on each beach. Many also have play areas for children.
Estepona is approximately 5 minutes by car from the apartment. It is an attractive town with a stunning blue-flag beach and promenade along with a child friendly beach at Playa De Cristo Bay. An evening jewellery and arts market is held throughout July and August and a street market held every Wednesday. The town has narrow, picture postcard streets with a good selection of shops, bars, banks and restaurants. The marina has a selection of good restaurants offering everything from traditional tapas and paella to Italian, Chinese and Indian.
San Pedro - Approx 4 miles (4 minutes) famous for its markets market.
Puerto Banus Marina is approximately 5 miles east and well renowned for its array of luxurious yachts and the multitude of celebrities who visit - make use of one the many excellent bars and restaurants and sit and watch the world go by - who knows who you could be sitting next to! This is also the closest shopping stop for those who want to splash out on the latest designer clothes. An amazing Saturday market around the bull-ring is well worth a visit. There is no better atmosphere that being in a Puerto Banus marina bar at night.
Marbella is approximately 7 miles east (10 minutes by car). Set against the stunning backdrop of the "La Concha" mountain, Old Marbella town including a square surrounded with cafes and bars is a must. Marbella also has long (28km) clean beaches and a promenade decorated with cafes, restaurants, and bars and great nightlife.
The Costa del Sol offers everything from mountain areas, winter skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains (only one and a half hours from Malaga), beautiful beaches, theme parks, a multitude of superb Golf courses and some superb towns from the chic and classy Puerto Banus to the historic and scenic old mountain town of Ronda.
Gibraltar is around 40 minutes drive. Here you can spend all your remaining British pounds in M&S, NEXT and Top Shop. Alternatively take a cable car to the top of the Rock and admire the impressive views of North Africa and meet the comical monkeys in their natural habitat (keep hold of your food and chocolate bars). There is also wide selections of boat trips into the bay where you will see the local dolphin population.
Puerto Duquessa is a great place to visit and offers a good range of restaurants and gives a real taste of traditional Spanish living.
Casares is amongst one of the most picturesque towns to visit. With its white sugar-cube houses huddled in the mountainside, here, you can enjoy some traditional Spanish cuisine.
Ronda (Oldest Bull Ring/incredible gorge) one of Andalucias loveliest towns, steeped in history. It stands on a towering plateau in the mountains of Malaga Province, and is famous through Spain for the plunging river gorge which divides the medieval from the 18th century parts of the town. This gorge is known as "El Tajo" - The Cliff and is spanned by a stone bridge, which once housed a prison. Visitors love to peer down into the gorge, to see the waters of the River Guadalevín.
Soto Grande - Approx 20 miles (28 minutes)
Benahavis (must see village famous for its restaurants) is situated between Marbella, Estepona and Ronda.
Reknown for its restaurants - they call it the dining room of the Costa del Sol - it is above all a picturesque place, where one can find 9 golfcourses and incredible mountain views.
Mijas (white mountain village)- Approx 18 miles (25 minutes) The village of Mijas is perched high above
Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. Heavily wooded mountains surround the pueblo. Discover its narrow cobbled streets, stunning views & hospitality.
Golfers have a selection of approximately 9 excellent courses within 15 to 20 minutes drive from the apartment, providing a challenge to players at all levels. The closest golf course is about 1 mile from the apartment.
Selwo Adventura - Europes Largest Wildlife Park
Selwo Adventura is located within 5 minutes walk from the apartment. This is a fantastic family day out offering you a chance to see over 2000 animals in their natural environment. You can be transported in Safari lorries through the countryside where you will see a multitude of animals including giraffes, zebras, rhinoceroses, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, lions and tigers. A must visit - right on your doorstep, where a mountain range has been transformed into a natural and controlled habitat for thousands of animals.
Tivoli World theme park
Another favourite with families, the Tivoli World theme park, located in Arroyo de la Miel, is beautifully landscaped with gardens, fountains and walkways, and is one of the oldest parks on the Costa del Sol. Attractions include: the theatre, which seats 3,000 spectators and features children's shows, music and many international events; Andalucia Square, which offers free flamenco shows nightly and a bar and restaurant; and the Western Square, featuring everything Western, including western and comedy shows.
Selow Marina, located in Benalmadena Costa, is another innovative project from the Selwo Parks Company combining a dophinarium, penguinarium, sea lion and parrot displays. There is also an imaginatively designed children's play area complete with underground slides, tunnels and caves, and of course a choice of shops and restaurants.
Sea Life Centre
The Sea Life Centre is one of Benalmadena’s finest attractions and a must-see for families with children. The centre is located next to the marina and features many tanks and tunnels with all manner of exotic creatures, such as stingrays and starfish. Many of the inhabitants can be observed very closely and patrons can even feed the fish. Many visitors head straight for the fascinating stingray tank, while the laboratory marino is great for kids and is home to many types of interesting creatures including starfish and hermit crabs.
The Archaeological Museum is Benalmadena’s finest museum, which displays a collection of Neolithic and pre-Columbian artefacts from around Andalusia. Many visitors come to the museum especially to see the beautiful marble floor that was recovered from a ship that went down just off the coast in the 1800s.
Parque Acuatico Mijas Water Park (Mijas Costa)
The Parque Acuatico Mijas (Mijas Water Park) is a popular Costa del Sol attraction conveniently located in the Mijas Costa area and just outside the town of Fuengirola. There are over 10 different water attractions for all the family to enjoy; including Kamikaze slides, twisting slides, rings, multi slide and more.
Also included in the entrance fee are a multitude of swimming pools, lazy river, wave machine, 18 hole mini golf, rock climbing wall, and an arcade. The park boasts a picnic area as well as a restaurant and bar.
Internet is available via the Vodaphone dongle provided. Credit will need to be added by visiting the local petrol station, Carrefour Supermarket or Vodaphone shop.
Approximately five minutes walk away you will find a very good restaurant and a small shop with a payphone.
Within walking distance there is an excellent take away (run by a five star chef), a small Spanish bar that serves tapas and a few small shops.
Please Note: WE WOULD RECOMMEND THE USE OF A CAR. This will enable you to experience the wonderful variety of restaurants available less than five minutes drive away as well as the convenience of visiting one of several supermarkets.