Holiday Rentals on the Costa del Sol Spain

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Golf Holidays on the Costa del Sol

Many people would argue that Spain is the number 1 travel destination for golfers from the UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia, with a majority visiting Spain choosing the Costa del Sol region. That’s not really a surprise when you consider the high density of excellent quality courses, a staggering 60 in total, all easily accessible and close together. This combined with the excellent autumn and winter weather and short flights from the rest of Europe, makes golfing on the Costa del Sol a very pleasurable activity.

Website www.top100golfcourses.co.uk ranks our golf courses amongst the very best in the country. In their top 10 Spanish golf courses, three are on the Costa del Sol, with Valderrama and Sotogrande ranking second and third and Finca Cortesin coming in at number 5. High praise indeed!

Holiday rental properties work well for golf groups, offering flexible and comfortable living space, plenty of storage, the option to cook and relax off the course, plus amenities for any golf widows who may be in tow. In order to make it as easy as possible to find the perfect Costa del Sol golf property for rent, we have created our Fairway Collection, with properties which are in close proximity to the golf course easily grouped together.

There are lots of options to choose from such as our three bedroom apartment in Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, on the east side of Marbella. This ground-floor apartment consists of a spacious lounge dining area, sunny terrace with beautiful views, three double bedrooms, large modern kitchen and separate utility area. Please contact us on 952 83 95 95 to find out more.

The Run-Up to Christmas Begins on the Costa del Sol

Halloween is over and whilst temperatures linger in the mid 20s during the day, there’s no doubt that the build up to the festive period is beginning.

The large shopping centre La Cañada on the outskirts of Marbella has put up its Christmas tree this week and whilst the lights won’t go for a few weeks you can see the preparations are being made. The first festive event announcement was sent out last week, the annual Concordia gala where the great and the good of Marbella society and further afield gather to raise money for this local Aids charity and start the Christmas period with a glittering event on the 5th December.

You might not think of the Costa del Sol as the place for a Christmas get away, but it’s actually a great option for people who are a little jaded by the crazy commercialisation of the holiday in the UK and elsewhere. Here in Spain it’s a more low-key event, with most decorations not going up until 1st December, lovely little Christmas fairs, markets and concerts, not to mention opportunities to stroll down by the sea to walk off that Christmas lunch. There are lots of restaurants serving the traditional British Christmas dinner and if you have a holiday rental property on the Costa del Sol you can buy everything you need from supermarkets such as Iceland, or even take a day trip to Gibraltar and stock up in Morrisons and see the monkeys!

Christmas Eve is celebrated more than Christmas Day by the Spanish and the big party is the Three Kings on the 6th January when the Kings come to town in a big procession to bring the kids their presents. It’s lots […]

Costa del Sol Lives Up To Its Name With Fantastic Autumn Weather

September and October on the Costa del Sol have been just stunning, with tourists soaking up the autumn sun on the beaches, strolling down the seaside promenade in shorts and t-shirts and even being able to dine al fresco with mild evening temperatures.

During October temperatures have been sitting in the mid to high 20s, regularly hitting 30°C in the middle of the day and not dropping far below 20°C even in the evening! Over the next week, temperatures are predicted to remain high, with plenty of sunshine.

Autumn is a fantastic time to travel to the Costa del Sol, with warm weather a usual occurrence (although this is a little higher than normal), a great atmosphere, but without the uncomfortable night time temperatures, big crowds and high plane fares.

It’s not too late to soak up some autumn sunshine before winter really arrives. With flights becoming cheaper from mid September from the UK and availability on fantastic Costa del Sol holiday rentals, why not treat yourself?

We have a luxury two-bed apartment in Estepona, complete with underfloor heating and hot and cold A/C from just 128€ per night. The complex offers outstanding amenities from the series of pools and fountains set within the impeccable communal gardens with direct access to the beach, extensive outdoor pool, an indoor pool and a spa with hot tub and gym.

Please give us a call if you’re looking for last minute availability and we can let you know what we have to suit you – 0034 952 83 95 95

Fuengirola is set to party

The Feria del Rosario, or Fuengirola Feria starts next Tuesday, 6th October and continues until October 12th and is one of the highlights of the feria calendar. It starts with a huge firework display and then the party starts, going on till the early hours of the morning. The expansive fairground is lined with little houses or “casitas”, where you can drink, dance and be merry. Plus there are activities for the kids and young at heart with the spinning and rolling rides and all sorts of stalls with games and shooting galleries, interesting religious processions and a generally lively and fun atmosphere.

If this all sounds like your kind of fun, plane tickets have gone right down in price and there’s more accommodation available so now’s a great time to visit. We have some great holiday rentals in Fuengirola with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments including a lovely one just across the road from the beach at Los Boliches. Please let us know if you need any information on things to do in Fuengirola or accommodation options in the area.

Sporting getaways on the Costa del Sol

Andalucía has long been famed as a centre for World Class golf courses, as well as a hot-spot for sporting tourism and those looking for a healthy lifestyle. There are many options to choose from including tennis, padel tennis (a mixture of squash and tennis which is a Spanish obsession), horse riding, mountain biking, watersports including kite surfing and paddle boarding and much more.

In 2009 Marbella was elected the European City for Sport and there is a long-term plan to improve the sporting facilities being implemented by Marbella Town Hall and the Andalucía Council.

There are two great local football teams; Malaga and UC Marbella. Malaga’s home games are played at the La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga and information can be found in English at www.malagafootballenglish.com. Tickets can be bought from five days before the match at the stadium. Marbella FC holds matches in the football stadium close to Marbella centre and they are a great day out. Tickets start from just 8€ with kids going for free, more information can be found at www.marbellafc.com.

Of course, if you don’t want to attend a spectator sport, you can always enjoy something sporting yourself, by playing at one or more of the 60 or so fantastic golf courses on the Coast, or go to one of the many sports centres to play tennis, or simply walk along the numerous seaside promenades in the area for a bit of exercise. The Department of Environment of Marbella is also organizing a programme of guided walks around the local area including the iconic La Concha mountain.

If you’re coming to the Costa del Sol to enjoy any of these fantastic sporting events, take a look at www.holidayrentalontheweb.com for a wide range […]

Check out Guaro’s Luna Mora Festival this month

September is a great time to visit the Costa del Sol, the weather is still warm and sunny, there’s still lots to do but the hordes of tourists have dissipated. Under 30 minutes drive from Marbella’s bustling centre is the pretty white village of Guaro, normally a quiet small village which is focussed on olive and almond production but which for two weekends in September attracts over 50,000 visitors for their festival of Andalusian music and culture.

Live Music on the Costa del Sol

Live music is a big part of summer on the Costa del Sol and this year there has been an amazing line-up of stars performing up and down the coast including Jamie Cullum, UB40, Enrique Iglesias, Michael Bolton, Bryan Adams and The Human League. This is a trend that is set to continue for years to come, focussing on the months of July and August, so make sure you book up your Costa del Sol holiday rental early for next year! If you are heading over and haven’t managed to catch any concerts yet don’t worry, there are still some great performances to look forward to. Tonight and tomorrow are your last two chances to experience the magical Starlite Festival with a new auditorium built into an old quarry in the hills above Marbella, which Jamie Cullum said felt like performing on the moon! It is a magical location and tonight is Grease in Concert and then tomorrow Spanish pop sensation David Bisbal is the final act. 

How Much Does it Really Cost to Holiday on the Costa del Sol?

There are varying views of the Costa del Sol, some people think of the luxury lifestyle of enormous Marbella villas, beachfront apartments in Puerto Banus, sports cars, boats, beach clubs and boutiques. However on the flipside is the idea of it as a budget “bucket and spade” destination from the days when Torremolinos was a package holiday staple. Happily the Costa del Sol has something for everyone and to suit all budgets and tastes. It’s certainly true that you can live the high life, but you can also have a very reasonably priced holiday and really enjoy it. Although there’s no doubt that prices went up when Spain went into the Euro there are still bargains to be had both in terms of eating out, shopping and accommodation.

easyJet New Rules For Carry-on Bags

With a short flight and small airport like Malaga and online check-in, having a carry-on bag can save significant time and make travelling simpler – not to mention avoid the exorbitant fees. However, you can’t fail to notice that the majority of other travellers are having the same idea and so overhead lockers are packed and you regularly get asked to put your bag in the hold anyway. This month easyJet are looking to solve this problem by reducing the dimensions of their cabin bags to 50cm x 40cm x 20cm, although their rule of no weight limit still thankfully applies. This smaller bag will be guaranteed to stay in the cabin no matter what, whereas the current size (56x45x25) will be accepted on board but runs the risk of being relegated to the hold if it’s busy. easyJet certainly isn’t the only airline experiencing this problem so you can expect to see others follow suit.

Thinking of hiring a car whilst on holiday?

Hiring a car is the perfect way to explore your holiday destination and there are many adverts, leaflets and banners scattered around the Costa del Sol with great offers on rental prices. However, it is important to note that the cheapest option is not always the best.

There can be many hidden charges such as: an extra driver, drivers under 25, child seats and excess insurance. It is particularly important to look out for fuel charges, one of the most common tricks that hire companies catch you out with is asking you to bring the car back with an empty tank of fuel which is almost impossible to do when you are only renting the car for a day or two!

The hire company will then usually add a fuel cost to your bill, which can be much more than the cost of a filling the tank yourself. It is always best to look out for a company whose policy is give the car back with a full tank of fuel, which usually won’t cost too much depending on how much you have used.

It is also important to look out for excess insurance, this is the amount that the company will charge you if you crash or damage the car and are unable to prove that it wasn’t you who caused the damage. This charge can often be very high and it is worth looking into booking extra insurance at the time of hiring to avoid having to pay out large amounts of excess  if someone else bumps into you by mistake.

But don’t let this put you off; there are lots of nice places to visit, that are only really accessible with a car, while on […]