THE APARTMENT: Both the living room and the two bedrooms face the Mediterranean, so that the sea is in your view from either location. The living room extends to the balcony giving you unrestricted, most stunning views of the sea at any time of day, and the clear sound of the waves hitting the sand at night (when all else is calm).
Both bedrooms have windows with westerly sea orientation. Each is furnished with bed/beds for two, respectively. Both bedrooms have mosquito screens, and both have hot/cold air-conditioning. A portable Spanish gas heater is there as well.
The living room has a sofa with chase lounge, a small Spanish cocktail table and a cabinet with glassware, etc., and satellite TV, DVD player and radio/CD. The dining/eating area is off to the side.
The breeze so close to the water is very refreshing so that air-conditioning is really not needed for most of the year, ... except for those hot summer nights. During the hot summer nights, with bedroom windows and doors to balcony closed, and both air-conditioning and living room ceiling fan running, the entire apartment gets cooled.
Otherwise, the thrill to me has always been having all windows open and enjoying that fresh air and breeze.
The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, cook top, microwave/grill, coffee maker, water kettle, toaster, griddle and the usual basics.
The bathroom has a shower/bath combination.
A curtain covers a small in-between area with electric washer, clothes hanger, iron/ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Linens and towels are provided, also lounges, sun umbrella, tennis rackets and both a crib and travel cot (ages 0-6).
ALGARROBO COSTA is the coastal area of the village of Algarrobo (Pueblo Algarrobo), which is located inland, off the Autovia A-7. As you head eastbound from Malaga airport, you can either take the scenic coast road (N340-A, Avenida Andalucia) or the highway (Autovia A-7) and cross over to the beach. The location is 38 km east of Malaga, and 9 km west of Nerja. Caleta de Velez with its harbor is the adjacent village, and Torre del Mar is a 5+ minute drive west.
This apartment is on the third floor of a building that was built on the sand, just as close to the water as the building permit allowed.
Looking south from the balcony, you have the sea, looking north you see little old Spanish settlements with a backdrop of the mountains.
There are plenty of places to eat, buy anything from groceries to general necessities... all there within steps. The restaurant downstairs offers free wireless access.
A short drive away: El Ingenio, a large indoor shopping mall, Aqua Velis, a family fun water park (right across from the mall), and Baviera Golf.
End of 2005 was the first time that I have offered this place for rent. My mom had owned it from the very beginning. Being spoiled by the Pacific Coast weather, I was especially amazed by the incredible climate (I never used the warm clothes I had brought). People were sunbathing in October, as if it was summer - the strength of the Mediterranean sun was incredible.
The entry has a ramp for handicapped access, also two elevators.
The pool is located on the beach, so you have the sea in your view as you are in the pool area. There is a wading pool for toddlers as well. In addition, there is a playground for kids just west of the tennis court.
Of course, I offer discounts on longer periods, especially November through February (when I offer a choice between an all-inclusive reduced rate or further reduced, but utilities extra). Less than one week is possible as well....Read more
Left on 08/17/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 17, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Truly perfect place to spent holidays. You receive fully-equipped apartment in wonderful vicinity. The house is surrounded by shops and restaurants. From balcony, you can admire beach and palms. You can also find keys to swimming pool and tennis court. If you need a car, you can rent it from local rental office (you receive special code for discount) and if you have any problems, you can call mr. and mrs. Rhodes. I really do recommend this apartment and you have to visit this place !
Left on 07/19/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 19, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
For us - a mother with 2 teenagers- it is an ideal apartment , right on the beach, with everything you need in the immediate vecinity. Not too large but nice and very comfortable, with a magnificent view to the sea.
Left on 07/12/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 12, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
To by? nasz pierwszy wyjazd do Hiszpanii i mam nadziej?, ?e nie ostatni. Zakochali?my si? w andaluzji od pierwszego wejrzenia, a apartament Pani Janiny bardzo nam to u?atwi?. Apartament znajduje si? na spokojnym wybrze?u algarrobo-Costa i jest ?wietn? baz? wypadow? do zwiedzania andaluzji. Je?li kto? jest leniem i woli sp?dza? czas na pla?y to te? dobrze. Apartament jest wyposa?ony we wszystko co potrzebne dla pla?owego leniucha :). Widoki z balkonu i szum morza pozwalaj? si? naprawd? dobrze zrelaksowa? po obiedzie, który mo?ecie sobie sami zrobi? w kuchni. W pobli?u jest równie? du?o barów i kawiarni w których mo?na zje?? Andaluzyjskie przysmaki. Polecam wszystkim, którzy jeszcze si? wahaj? ;).
Left on 06/17/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 17, 2011Stayed Sep 2010
My wife and myself are from England and have used this apartment on several occasions. It has a lovely homely,relaxing atmosphere with fantastic views from the balcony.It is truly a home from home.
The local area is a mix of mainly Spanish,German and Dutch with the consequent mix of good friendly Restaurants and family owned shops.The apartment is clean, air conditioned, with use of a big pool and very comfortable.
Our dealings with Janina have been staightforward, Honest, Friendly and very reliable.
We highly recommend this apartment for a very relaxing holiday, close to all amenities,with much more comfort than a hotel
Left on 05/11/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 11, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
The place is located so near the sea, you can smell the salty air waking up in the morning ! Everything you need to have a great time is very nearby, restaurans, shops, swimmingpool, sea & beach...
The appartment offers place to 2 adults and 2 children, and has got everything you need,a well equiped kitchen, bathroom, living room, nice balcony and even a washing machine wich is very practical being on holiday for 2 weeks in a row.
Communication with the owner goes along very smooth ! All services offered are present !
Went to algarrobo in July 2009 and again in august 2010...would very much like to go again in 2012 !
Left on 04/30/2011 for a stay in October 2009 | MDeckerReviewed Apr 30, 2011Stayed Oct 2009
Perfectly located, most memorable views!
Weather & location perfect for morning walks, little tennis, poolside/sea later in the day, more walking at night (great promenade!).
Wonderful, right next to the water! Loved the flat with its warm Spanish feel to it, perfect arrangements, perfect hosts (loved the homemade peach jam!). Had planned little trips but resigned, enjoyed the beach area with all it had nearby enough to not bother (had a vacation!).
Since home, we often recalled and missed stepping onto the balcony in the morning and waiting for the sun to rise over the tranquil sea, or sitting out at night sipping Cava, watching the sun set. Wonderful break in all ways!
Left on 04/27/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 27, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
Vi har hvert forår lejet Janinas lejlighed siden 2008 og der er aldrig problemer med vores reservationer. komunikerer særdeles fint med janina og i komunikerer særdeles fint med janina og får altid en hurtig tilbagemelding på vores henvendelser.
Vi elsker at holde ferie i Spanien og området i og omkring algarrobo-costa er et dejligt område og passer til vores ønsker om en forårsferie. Lejligheden er ikke en luksuslejlighed, men den indeholder stort set det som vi forventer, og passer derfor perfekt til det vi søger, både hvad angår beliggenheden og pris for at leje. Den er altid flot rengjort når vi ankommer, og der er altid en velkomstpakke med lidt mad og drikkevare ved ankomsten. Det sætter vi stor pris på.
Lejligheden ligger som nævnt rigtig godt placeret. Tæt ved vandet,spisesteder og indkøbsmuligheder. Samtidig ligger den i et hyggeligt område som vi nyder at rrave rundt i, og med tilpas afstand til de seværdigheder vi gerne vi se når vi er der. Vi holder meget af at kører rundt til de små bjergbyer, så vi benytter ikke de øvrige faciliteter som hører til lejligheden.
Det vi syntes bedst om er området og at der er lejligheden og velkomsten altid er fin. Vi har egentligt ikke noget vi ikke syntes om, men hvis vi skal nævne lidt som godt kunne tænke os anderleder, er det nogle nye strandmøbler og lidt andre spisestuemøbler. Strandmøblerne er lidt udslidte og spisestuemøblere indbyder ikke til at sidde så længe ved spisebordet.
Vi har kun gode anbefalinger til lejligheden, og den måde vi bliver betjent på.
"Very good place, lovely service, Everyt, all in one place"
Left on 04/21/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 21, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
This is very good apartment in lovely place. Nearly sea. We love that place so much. Kids are very happy for visit algarobo Costa. We can Recomendate this. We are planning to back there in next year again :)
Left on 04/07/2011 for a stay in August 2009 | Frank G.Reviewed Apr 7, 2011Stayed Aug 2009
Wine, drinks and food at arrival were completely unexpected. Everything was thoughtful, clean and inviting. It was unbelievable to be so close to the water. I absolutely love the beach and this beat anything I could ever see in the us. The view was unreal for the price. Nearby restaurants have great food too. Excellent value all around.
Left on 04/07/2011 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 7, 2011Stayed Jul 2009
My husband and I travelled from the U.S. to visit Spain for our vacation. We stayed at this apartment for one week. It was an incredible vacation and we can't wait to return. The view from the waterfront apartment is just spectacular. We were fortunate to also catch a fireworks show from the balcony one evening as well. You'll love the beautiful view, watching the sun rise and set from that balcony. I would make banana pancakes for my husband and we would eat them on the balcony. There is just something about the view and ocean breeze! I also can't rave enough about the many restaurants to choose from that are all walking distance from the apartment. We were literally footsteps away from the ocean, an olympic size swimming pool, a tennis court, restaurants, and ice cream stands. We thoroughly enjoyed trying a different restaurant every evening. One of our favorites was the restaurant right downstairs on the first floor of the apartment building! The fettucini alfredo was fabulous. It is so breathtaking to have a glass of wine, feel the ocean breeze, and see the sun set in front of you. Of course there's plenty of great sight-seeing to do as well. We truly cannot wait to stay at this apartment again. My husband and I love to take long walks along the beach and there's a beautiful, paved promenade lined with palm trees that guided our way. This apartment has the best location you will ever get. A great getaway for a couple or family. I can't rave enough about our time spent here. You will just have to come see for yourself! Enjoy!
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