My wife and I stayed at Jane and Andre's penthouse for nine night's in mid October 2017. Communication beforehand was excellent and once we arrived Jane was on hand to take us to the local (very well stocked) mercadona which was a great help.
The penthouse is in a very quiet area though the train station is only five minutes walk away, it is much easier going down to the station than coming up! The kitchen and living area is spacious but if you are blessed with good weather the best part is the roof top terrace which offer's marvelous views as well as being a suntrap. Fortunately for us other than a thunderstorm one early morning we enjoyed lovely sunshine every day so we could take full advantage of the terrace which made for a very relaxing holiday.
Such a shame, you are promised so much when the actuality is it delivers so little.
You are within walking distance of the train station. It took me 5 - 7 minutes to walk down to the station and about 10 minutes to walk back up the hill.
Whilst the studio is clean and well equipped in terms of pots and pans it does not have the facilities advertised.
The meet and greet may work provided your flight is not delayed. My flight was delayed by 40 minutes and I felt abandoned as there was nobody there at the train station, the telephone number (landline) was unobtainable, despite myself and 3 other people on the train using their phone, and there was no mobile number as an alternative given. Fortunately the local hotel (Vista Del Rey) were more than helpful. The hotel also tried to phone the number provided but there was no answer. They eventually telephoned a taxi who delivered me to the correct address at a cost of 8 euros. The owners didn't respond to the 1st or 2nd time I used the bell to signify I had arrived - however I persisted!
The pool, is not available according to the owners due to a storm which occurred on or soon after 10th October. So disappointed and I wouldn't have booked if I'd known that there was no pool as it is important to me. Perhaps 20 days is not long enough to have the pool repaired or functional due to an "electrical fault".
The wifi does work although I wonder how long this will last. Needless to say I expect it to fail before I leave.
There is a good television signal for Spanish programmes but there isn't even a single English news programme - despite one reviewer saying there are multiple English programmes!!!!! I don't know if the reviewer lied or there is the same problem as with the landline and pool which will take considerable time to fix.
Would I book again. NO, NEVER. Try elsewhere
There are so many other places which deliver what is promised in terms of facilities as opposed to this place.
I feel sorry for the owners who appear to be finding it difficult to cope - but it's not my problem their business has problems and they have health issues to cope with.
My suggestion to ANYONE who has booked is to negotiate a new price for the rental. Bearing in mind that there is no pool available and only Spanish TV is available in a quite isolated spot if you don't have a rental car.
People who have a booking should note that there is no A/C and that you will be charged for any electricity used at a rate of 3 units of electricity for 1 euro.
Stayed for 11 nights in May, location is secluded and has brilliant views, particularly from the sun terrace. As stated in the description, it's up a steep hill and has a number of steps but these are well maintained and lit. It's really close to the train station which links to Malaga, Benalmadena and Fuengirola every 20 mins so great for exploring.
Accommodation has everything you need - washer, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and plenty of crockery and cutlery, bed was really comfortable. Jane kindly took us shopping on arrival even though Andre was incapacitated, very much appreciated as ,eant no carrying heavy shopping uphill.
The gardens and pool are lovely.
The local area is pretty quiet with a couple of bars and restaurants at the bottom of the hill (taxi service is very handy!) but we found everyone very friendly and nice laid back vibe.
what a lovely situation sea and sierras in a full 360 degree panorama
the sun terraces allow wonderful dawns and sunsets to be enjoyed in
both peace and quiet. having spent a week visiting amongst others the
Buddist Temple ,a folly in praise of columbus, Benalmadena puerto and
village with its free entry museum, we can say there is plenty to do as
well as just relaxing.
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