#1380: Spain, Andalucia

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    Situated just seven minutes in the Estepona direction from prestigious Puerto Banus, near Marbella, Costa Del Sol, Spain.

    El Presidente is a beach front peaceful estate of white luxury apartments and villas in the ornate Moorish Andalucía style, separated from the nearest highway by a woodland of pine trees.

    This estate is based on the famous Alhambra gardens in Grenada, with many reflecting pools and fountains. It’s set in beautiful park-like tropical grounds of palm trees and lawns, and each area of the complex of 300 apartments is served by its own garden and swimming pool (four in total, the closest one to our apartment is heated in winter and shoulder seasons to 27c) plus in addition there is a magnificent huge main swimming pool in free form shape, set in lawns with an island in the middle. All pool areas are supplied with sun beds.

    There are four tennis courts, and there is a short football pitch, basketball court, two paddle (short) tennis courts, and for golfers, practice driving nets set in the woods beside the apartment.

    Roberto’s Beach is a short walk down the road beside the apartment building. Here you will find a nice children's play area with swings, slides, see-saws and climbing-frames, plus another football pitch! A beautiful new café/spa opened in 2013- http://salduna.com/

    The beachright in front of El Presidente is remarkably unspoilt, and may possibly be the last remaining piece of wilderness beachfront along this coast, as we imagine it all must have been before there was any development. The strip of Mediterranean pine woodland separating the beach from any property development means that you can’t see any buildings from the beach.

    Along the beach next to the El Presidente complex are three of our local chinguiritos (beach bar/restaurants) within an easy walk. Salduna restaurant at the west end of El Presidente is our nearest, and there are two others at the east end of of El Presidente beach- the best is right by the waves and also open in the evenings- (http://www.elpresidente.biz/htm/la-vela-azul-restaurant.html

    It’s a wonderful place to relax, sit and gaze out at the sea, often getting a glimpse of Gibraltar and Morocco. The kids can eat as much as they want of anything €10. You can rent beach loungers and umbrellas here also.

    This lovely penthouse apartment is very private, one side overlooks the lawns and one of the pools and the other looks out over the wooded estate  to the sea and mountains.

    On the upper level is a furnished roof terrace which is reached from the living room by a spiral staircase- a great place for breakfast, sunbathing or an evening drink while watching the sun set over the mountains. if you are tall (!) you can even see Gibraltar and Morocco in the distance across the sea on a clear day.

    The main level has a very spacious and fully equipped living area with seating and dining for six, and a flame effect fireplace. (We also have DVD, CD/Radio/tape/ipod player, satellite TV with English speaking channels plus many others) Find all the guide books you need (plus tennis racquets) in the sideboard unit.

     There is a large fully fitted marble and tiled kitchen with all the usual appliances including dishwasher, washing machine and microwave oven. 

    The huge main bedroom has a king size double bed and the other has two single beds, and each bedroom has its own small private Juliet balcony with pleasant views of woodland and mountains, as well as an en suite marble bathroom. (one can also be accessible to the living room). Each bathroom has a bidet and toilet, while the guest bathroom has a bath with shower over and a single basin, the master bathroom has a bath plus separate walk in wet room shower and twin basins. Outside the main bedroom you will find a cupboard with a safe in it for your use. Please leave the door open when you leave. Full operational instructions are by the safe.

    A fully furnished terrace opens off the living area through folding doors, with views over the nearby pool and lawns. There is a gas barbeque, and a full extendible canopy. Please wind in the canopy if windy or if you are outside.

    The apartment is automatically heated and air conditioned, flooring is marble with rugs throughout, and furnishings and equipment are of a good standard and include a sofa bed for additional sleeping, so the apartment sleeps six comfortably.



    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    This property is just 7 minutes by car west of Puerto Banus in a beachfront complex of apartments and upmarket villas. 

    The Marbella region of Andalucia’s Costa Del Sol is centered around the towns of Marbella and Puerto Banus, and is renowned not only as Europe's golfing capital but also as a prestigious and up-market resort area on the coast between the mountains and the beautiful beaches, all in the southern-most part of Spain.    
    Close by the beach are expensive developments of villas and apartments, with the valleys running up to the mountains filled with beautiful golf courses. There are more than 30 golf courses in the nearby area, one of them just five minutes away, and several tennis ranches in the valley.  
    The apartment is just 40 minutes by motorway from Malaga international airport, which has regular approx. two hour low cost direct flights to most of Europe, and is within an easy day trip range from Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz, and Gibraltar. It is a 45 minute drive and 30 minutes on the ferry to go to North Africa!   
     Marbella town itself has been described as the St Tropez of Spain, and  has a historical centre of quaint little lanes and shady marble paved squares full of pavement cafes.There is exceptional and good value shopping, with all major designers well represented.  
    Above the beautiful sandy beach, the promenade here is the place to go and see and be seen. Nearby, Puerto Banus is based around a harbour full of the world’s most exotic yachts, and the waterfront is lined with lively restaurants (usually €19 for three courses).
    The bars are where you can often spot the rich and famous who like to holiday in this area. The town is renowned for it’ s night life, and you can even do your shopping past midnight!   In the other direction towards Gibraltar from El Presidente you will find the lovely beaches, marina and very Spanish town of Estepona.



    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x 2 single beds.

    There is an additional sofa bed.


    bathroom 1: bath, shower, 2 basins

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower

    Ensuite bathrooms


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 14
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    On the third floor with no elevator



    Swimming (on site)

    Fishing (on site)

    Golf (on site)


    Water skiing

    Hiking / Walking



    Boating /Sailing


    Shops (10 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (10 minutes walk)

    Beach (on site)

    Public transport (on site)


    Country club/Resort facilities

    Bar /Pub

    Spa Nearby

    Getting there

    Calle del Chelin, 12, 29688 Atalaya Isdabe, Málaga, Spain. This complex is marked A and our apartment is on Av de Peseta 7 Segunda - 167 (ie no. 167 in building 7) You can ask for directions with Sat Navigator or Google maps. If there is a problem, enter into SatNav “Marriott's Playa Andaluza”, as El President is next door.

    Buses are a few minutes away on the coastal road, for Estepona, Puerto Banus and Marbella, although a car is very useful to have.

    Luxury Penthouse Apartment near Marbella

    Set in beautiful woodlands on an unspoilt beach front.

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home)
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    Credits 14 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 6
    Min stay 7 days
    Desired Destinations open to offers
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