$54 / night
Total guests, Nights

El Faro Apartment for Rent – Home 525487 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

El Faro Apartment for Rent – Home 525487

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


A spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment overlooking the sea, situated in the idyllic complex, El Faro. Just a 30 minute (30km) drive from Malaga airport. The location is suitable for all ages, as it is situated in a peaceful community but is also a 10 minute walk away from a sandy beach, bars, restaurants and a small supermarket.

The apartment accommodates up to 6 people. It has 2 bedrooms, the first, with a double bed and en-suite bathroom, opens out to the balcony. The second has 2 single beds. Both rooms have ample cupboard and under bed storage space. The open plan living area has a DVD player, stereo, dining table and a double bed settee. The living area opens to the balcony, equipped with sun loungers and overlooking the sea. The front of the apartment overlooks the communal pool (unheated) and attractive surroundings.

We usually can arrange to take you to and from the airport (there is a charge). Otherwise you can be met at the apartment . Any requests for groceries can be arranged for your arrival. Details of local services and recommended attractions to visit are provided.

The local beach has an adjoining restaurant and bar with alluring views over the sea, making it an ideal place to dine while the sun goes down. There is a good selection of restaurants within an easy walking distance (Spanish, international, seafood, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and fish and chips for the adventurous). Takeaways are available from all the local restaurants. The sports bar shows live football.

It is situated in an ideal location between Fuengirola and La Cala, both approximately 5km away. Local buses from El Faro can take you to both towns. Fuengirola features many restaurants, bars, shops and a beautiful stretch of beach. There is a water park and a zoo in the area as well as a newly built shopping mall and an extensive weekly market on a Tuesday. You can also climb up to the remains of the Moorish castle of Sohail or arrange a trip to spot dolphins in glass bottom boats. Fuengirola and Marbella (approximately 25km away) both have an exciting and lively night life.

La Cala is an appealing Spanish town, with an inviting beach, restaurants, bars, shops, internet café, banks and a supermarket. Outside the supermarket there is a bus stop and taxi rank, where you can reach any of the neighbouring towns from and bring back supplies with ease. The local transport means hiring a car is not essential. The area can be explored via local buses, car hire or coach tours that visit all the popular destinations. There is also a market worth visiting on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The area is known for its golf courses. El Chaparral Golf Club is an attractive club and easy to reach in the direction of Marbella. There are activities available for all the ages, such as go-karting, golf, tennis, horse riding, quad biking and water sports. El Chapparal an excellent course which features 6 par 3's, 6 par 4's and 6 par 5's. The prices are reasonable as well, such as the early riser price which provides you with a discount if you tee off before 9am.
If tennis is your sport, there are numerous clubs that you can go to. Many have a 'Pay and Play' session, where you can without membership. The Lew Hoad Tennis and Paddle club is in a beautiful area of tropical gardens. It is a friendly atmosphere, with players from all over the world competing in tournament. It is situated between Fuengirola and Mijas so a short journey from the apartment.

Further details - indoors:

Main bedroom has a double bed and a fitted wardrobe
Second bedroom has twin beds and a fitted wardrobe
En-suit bathroom with toilet, bath, shower, toilet, sink and bidet
Second bathroom with toilet, shower and sink
Kitchen with cooker, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, coffee maker, microwave and other necessary cooking utensils
Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board, drying rack
Fans in each room
Living room lounge area has a comfortable settee/sofa bed and armchair,
Dining table seats 4

TV ( receives international channels, news channels not English TV) DVD player and selection of DVD and stereo.

Further details - outdoors:

Spacious balcony to dine and relax, views of attractive villas, gardens and a sea view
Table, chairs and sun loungers provided
Balcony view of pool and communal gardens
Relax by the outdoor pool in pleasant surroundings
Beach, restaurants, bars and shops a 5 - 10 minute walk away
There is an entry door to the complex and the apartment can be reached by a lift on the ground level or by one set of stairs, we are situated on the first floor


A £100 deposit will secure your booking
Balance 4 weeks before departure date

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Elevator access
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($100.01) £75.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We are only able to accept adults over 25 years of age


About the owner

Helene H.

Tourist License

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 Oct 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





31 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 4 Oct 2021

Place is fantastic , so well equipped with all you would need . The views are spectacular a hidden gem . The owner Helene is so prompt with emails and queries to this establishment and Lilly the housekeeper is so good with anything we need . El faro is beautiful and nice eateries nearby .Have now booked for next year as the apartment is superb and Helene is superb with anything at all . A must book !!!


Reviewed 13 Aug 2021

El tamaño de la vivienda está muy bien para una familia,zona muy tranquila, las vistas muy bonitas y la mujer muy amable y simpática. Ahora bien el menaje, las sartenes,la limpiez… More


Reviewed 17 Jul 2020

El apartamento tiene buena ubicación con la playa y con el centro de Fuengirola/Mijas, increíbles vistas y muy limpio. Lili es encantadora, sin duda volveremos a repetir el año qu… More

“relaxing, peaceful, beautiful setting,”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2019

Had a lovely holiday with family including 3 children 16, 13 and 10yrs. Very comfortable, well equipped apartment, Plenty to do- lovely clean beaches, peaceful swim in pool first thing in the morning… More


Reviewed 4 Sep 2019

We stayed in this apartment for 14 nights, it had everything nesercery for our stay, the terrace was very well equipped with tables, chairs and loungers, the views and sunsets were stunning, the apart… More

Response from the owner Hello Vadim, Thank you for your review. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to book again. I have already had bookings for next summer, so you may want to book soon! All the best Helene

“Excellent large apartment with great views from the balcony”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2018

Another great stay at this lovely apartment, value for money and in a great location. Just returned (been four times over the years) and will be booking again. Value for money, good spacious accommodation, within walking distance of the beaches/bus route into Fuengirola and La Cala. Short walk down the hill to the Taxi rank if you don't want to walk. Buses are reasonable, 1.50 Euros into town, lots of lovely Restaurants.This is in a residential block so quiet at night. Lilly is very helpful and because we were arriving late we asked her to get some water and milk which she did for us, she is very helpful and pleasant. Would definitely recommend this apartment and will be going back soon, thanks once again Helene !!

Response from the owner Hello Dawn, Thank you for the lovely review. I do think it is good value in comparison to other properties in the area. I know this means I have regular holiday makers. Also to know that Lilly always looks after guests and will respond quickly if there are any problems. Look forward to seeing you again! Helene

“Another great holiday”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2018

Had lovely week in this apartment. Lily so helpful and enjoyed all that el faro had to offer. Have already booked our 3rd visit and can't wait

“Module 21 Calias El Faro”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2017

Easy to book and helpful staff, A spacious apartment but well off the major attractions though quiet as away from major road too. Would be hard to find in the dark. Well fitted out. Could have been c… More

Response from the owner Dear visitor, thank you for completeing the feedback.and for the postive feedback. We would have hoped that if you had any difficulty finding the apartment that you would have contacted either myself or Lilly. The community is situated between the towns Fuengirola and La Cala. As you explain of the main road.approx 10 minutes to the nearest towns either way by transport. This information is on the literature on the webpage. Although there are local restuarants and, bars and shops nearby. As it is part of a community the apartments do unfortuantly look alike, I am sorry that you did not contact me or Lilly if you felt the property was not up to standard. All the best Helene


Reviewed 9 Sep 2017

Meilleure appartement, bien équipé, acceuil professionnel de la part de Lili, je recommande ce logement pour une vaccance agréable et calme.

Response from the owner Merci pour vos commentaires adorables. J'espère que vous pourrez bientôt vous rendre visite. meilleurs voeux Helene


Reviewed 5 Sep 2017

Perfecto para estar tranquilo,y a la misma vez disfrutar de la playa y la piscina. Existen todo tipo de servicios cercanos,centros comerciales,de ocio,turisticos.Todo muy bien,Lilly esta encargada de … More

Response from the owner Estoy muy contento de que usted y su familia disfrutaron de su estancia en nuestro apartamento. Gracias por la crítica encantadora y esperamos verlos el próximo año. nos hacen reservamos bastante rápidamente para el período de verano. Todo lo mejor Helene Hamilton

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