On arrival at Malaga airport, we used the shuttle direct transfer service. They were there to greet us & promptly drove us to Jardines de la Aldabas.
Dave was there to meet us & he quickly showed us around the property. He didn't overload us with information but he told us everything we needed to know.
The apartment is absolutely gorgeous. Plenty of space for the five of us - three adults & two children under three. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom & plenty of storage. Balconies are lovely & quite private. The place is very peaceful. We found the kitchen fantastic & it was easy to eat in. No complaints at all about the apartment. Loved the personal touches & art (think the owner must be a painter?!).
The location is excellent. The boardwalk to San Pedro is a 10 minute walk away, as is the boardwalk to Puerto Banus. You can reach both towns by foot in under 30 minutes. Loads of restaurants, beaches & activities to be found. The supermarket is a 13 minute walk away. Everything you will need is there. We used a wheelie bag to carry it all back & managed easily. ATMs, more bars & restaurants, cafes & a bakery can be found near the supermarket. Bus stop to Marbella or from the airport is also there. Cortijo Blanco was the name of the hotel I think. The urbanization was called Azalea Beach.
The complex itself is beautiful & relaxed. Pool was very well maintained by a man called Antonio. We met some lovely people by the pool & had no issues at all.
We really couldn't find fault with the place & hope to book again for next year. All contact with the owners was pleasant & they were incredibly helpful.
Was truly a wonderful experience. A home away from home
A great base to explore the south coast of Spain and with Gibraltar just an hours drive away too. Secure parking inside the complex. The only constructive criticism would be the photo on the website doesn't do the place justice .A fairly quiet pool surrounded by palm trees, it is a great size and never once had trouble finding sunbeds for a family of four.
Perfect instructions on meet and greet with David Rainbow (Lovely guy)
Thank you very much indeed.
Having read all the previous reviews are expectations of this property were high and we were in no way disappointed. It is spacious, well furnished and well equipped for all eventualities. There were only the two of us but it is extremely well suited for a party of four.
Both terraces get the sunshine from lunchtime onwards and the one off the living room is perfect for reading or a pre dinner drink and al fresco dining et cetera.
The gardens are well manicured and the pool area was immaculately kept when we were there.
Communication with the owners and David, the chap who met us, was extremely efficient and welcoming.
The promenade/paseo is about 500 yards from the apartment and stretches 6 miles to Marbella or about 1.5 miles towards San Pedro.
We would have no hesitation in revisiting this apartment or recommending it to our friends.
This is a lovely, comfortable apartment in a charming and peaceful block.
The apartment has every amenity you could probably think of and is exceptionally managed.
During the stay we developed an electrical problem (one of those things which happens at some point to all of our homes) It was discovered on a Saturday late in the afternoon. Within a very short time the management company were on their way to see us and to evaluate the issue, and an electrician arrived on the Sunday(!!!) to fix the problem. Throughout this the owners were also in contact to ensure that everything was being attended to.
I remarked to my wife that in a hotel we would probably have been moved to a different room, but the owners and the managers dealt efficiently and with good humour with the problem and I am happy to recommend them unreservedly - both for the standard of the apartment and the standard of the service you will receive.
For the record the problem was fixed permanently.
I think when you travel independently to someone else's apartment/villa there is always a degree of caution about how reliable, how trustworthy and how comfortable you will be - and that of course is magnified if you have young family.
This place is one you can relax - it will be better than it looks in the pictures, and it will be better than you read in the description - it's a home away from home.
Just back from spending 10 nights at this fantastic apartment. The photos don't do it justice! Really lovely, huge rooms and everything was immaculate. Pool and grounds were beautiful. Easy 20 minute stroll into Puerto Banus. The market area in town was ideal for the two 12 year old girls we had with us and lots of great places to eat. Recommend Route 66 for good food at reasonable prices. The Marina is fun for a night people and bling watching! David who welcomed us was very friendly and told us all we needed. Would definitely go back to this apartment again. Great price for a fantastic location and high quality.