Holiday Rentals on the Costa del Sol Spain

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Our Pick of Holiday Properties with Sea Views

We are so lucky here on the Costa del Sol to have 150km of coastline, with great beaches, long stretches of seafront promenades and lots of options for dining, or sipping a cold drink right on the sand. The Mediterranean is always nearby, normally calm and without big tides, it’s a great place to swim, paddle, or simply listen to the soothing sounds of the waves.

There’s something special about looking out over the vast blue expanses of the sea, so it’s no surprise that our beachside holiday homes and properties with sea views are some of the most popular.

Here, we’ve chosen three of our favourite properties with sea views to give you some inspiration. However, we have many more holiday homes with amazing views, so please browse our website to see the full list.

Stunning 2 Bedroom Beachfront Penthouse In Casares – This 2 bedroom penthouse is simply stunning. Set right on the beach in Casares this spacious penthouse has top of the range furnishings, an enormous terrace and additional roof terrace with double 4 poster sunbed. The lower terrace has Hot tub, amazing views up and down the coast and over to Africa and Gibraltar, beautiful terrace furniture including dining and seating area as well as sun loungers, all of which light up at night to give a unique feel to the property where you can enjoy a cocktail and coastal views. Find out more

 

3 Bedroom Duplex Penthouse Manilva – This is a superb 3 bedroom duplex penthouse apartment situated just 200 metres from the beach in Manilva. There is a covered terrace area to the side of the lounge with stunning views of the coastline towards Marbella, the Mediterranean Sea and the communal […]

Why holiday in Cabopino?

As part of our regular feature on recommended holiday destinations, we wanted to look at the charming area of Cabopino on the Costa del Sol. Literally translated as Pine Cape, this is a stunning area with some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, a lovely marina and some great restaurants.

It is in an excellent location, a 30-minute drive from Malaga airport and very close to Calahonda and Elviria, which both have excellent restaurants, shops and supermarkets. It’s roughly equidistant between Marbella and Fuengirola, so if you have a car and want to explore it’s an excellent base.

Families and sun worshippers will love the sandy cove which slopes gently into the sea, providing the perfect place for kids to play. Right on the sand, there are some great beach restaurants and cafes, to munch on fresh fish, have a cold beer or cool down with an ice cream, so it’s a great place to enjoy a sunny day. There’s also an 18-hole golf course nearby, if you want a more active holiday.

We have lots of great holiday rentals in Cabopino, here are just 2 of our favourites:

Cabopino beachfront villa – If you love the beach, don’t want to drive and want a stylish holiday rental, this is a great choice. It has 4 bedrooms and is just 30 meters from the beach and within a short walk of Cabopino port. It has a private garden and pool, plus many terraces to soak up the sun.

Cabopino holiday apartment – Here’s another really well located holiday rental, this time an apartment on the lovely complex of Las Mimosas. This stylish apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is ground floor, for direct access […]

Area Focus – Western Costa del Sol

Many people are unaware of the many charms of the western part of the Costa del Sol and because of that you will find the beaches are less crowded, there’s parking even during peak season and although restaurants and bars are busy, you won’t struggle to get a table like you may do in the most popular area.

There’s a lot to love about the Western Costa del Sol; beaches are great, with many lovely Spanish communities which still follow a very traditional way of life and the cost of accommodation, food and particularly drinks are much cheaper. You can fly into Gibraltar to cut down on travel time and there are some great things to see and do.

Highlights include –

Castellar Zoo, which is a rescue centre and zoo where you can learn about the animals and even pet and feed them!

Sotogrande Port is a great place to see the beautiful boats and enjoy a coffee, a few drinks or a bite to eat in a lovely environment. There’s live music in the evenings most weekends, as well as a market during the summer.

Duquesa Port is a great place to eat out if you fancy something other than Spanish food, as there are Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Indian, American and even Moroccan restaurants all next to each other, as well as lots of great bars.

Sabinillas has a couple of brilliant festivals on the beach which are well worth a visit. The San Juan celebration on the 23rd of June where enormous bonfire sculptures are lit at midnight and there’s live music and a wonderful atmosphere is the best in the coast. Plus there’s the Full Moon Festival in August where everyone dresses in white and heads […]

Top Tips for choosing a holiday rental property for Christmas

It’s Christmas time and amongst all the mistletoe and wine, we’re also enjoying some great winter weather here on the Costa del Sol and it’s not too late to escape the dark, cold and crazy crowds of Christmas shoppers and disconnect from it all for a special Spanish Christmas.

Check out our last post for the low down on Christmas on the Costa del Sol and visit Marbella Family Fun and My Destination Marbella for news on Christmas events and parties to enjoy.

If you’re now feeling inspired and want a last minute trip, there are loads of great holiday rental properties to choose for a Christmas getaway on the Costa del Sol. To help you choose the right one for a winter break, we’ve put together a few tips and things to look out for which will make sure you have the best time –

Make sure you choose a location which is busy all year round or close to a vibrant town – During winter it can be very quiet on a holiday development or in a small residential area which has really been designed for summer time and you can feel a bit isolated. You’re better off choosing somewhere within one of the busier towns such as; Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos which are busy and have lots to offer all year round.
Select a property with heating or an open fire as Spanish homes can be chilly in the winter.
Think about whether you want to hire a car or not – This will influence where you decide to stay, as if you don’t want to drive we’d suggest being on the train line from Malaga, or being in an urban area where you […]

Visiting Costa del Sol in the Autumn

Do you think of the Costa del Sol as simply a summer destination? Many people do, but in fact those in the know choose to visit in the autumn or spring. This is a great time to visit as the weather is still great, but more comfortable than in July and August, flights and accommodation is cheaper, traffic is lighter, parking is easier and you won’t have trouble getting a table at your favourite restaurant.

Not everyone can be flexible and travel outside of school holidays, but if you can, then take advantage of coming to see us in September and October, it’s our favourite time of year! Don’t be concerned that things will have shut down, the Costa del Sol is very much a year round destination and in September the beach bars will still be open too, as the weather is so good. The only things that shut at this time are very weather dependent, such as water parks, but everything else will be there for you and you’ll be able to hit the beach too!

It’s a great time to have an active holiday as well, as temperatures cool down, but the weather is normally clear and dry. Take advantage of the amazing selection of golf courses, hike, ride or mountain bike in the beautiful mountain scenery, or simply stroll along a seaside promenade, it’s great to get moving and enjoy the wonderful climate.

September and October are really affordable times to book a holiday rental property on the Costa del Sol as well, dropping significantly in price from the peak (end June-beginning of September) to a lower bracket in September, and then drop again in October. For example this Puerto Banus beachside apartment […]

Discover Inland Costa del Sol

What do you think of when you picture the Costa del Sol? A modern, developed coastline with loads going on, beautiful beaches and international population? You’re right, and yet venture just 10 minutes’ drive away from the famous beaches and you’ll discover a very different world of rolling countryside, quaint white villages, hiking trails and a very relaxed, sleepy way of life.

Choosing an inland location for your Costa del Sol summer holiday can be a smart move, as you’re away from the crowds, and able to relax and unwind in peace and quiet, and yet, you’re just a short drive away from the action – when you want it!

Top Inland Costa del Sol Holiday Destinations

Best White Village
We recommend Casares to the west of the Costa del Sol, the most picturesque white village in the area. The white houses are perched high on a hillside surrounding an old fort and church, it’s breath-taking. As well as being beautiful, it has developed a reputation as a gastronomic hotspot, with lots of great restaurants to enjoy. It is brilliant for birdwatchers with many birds of prey in the area, plus golfers will be spoilt with several great courses in the area. Casares has a good selection of modern holiday apartments and town houses on the outskirts of the village, so you can enjoy comfort and great facilities yet also be close to the village itself. Check out this Casares 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Casares golf course, in a lovely complex with several pools and shared garden, plus a discount on green fees for the golf course.

Best Inland Luxury Urbanization
Pueblo Los Monteros, 6 minutes’ drive inland from Los Monteros on the beach, near to […]

Concerns over safety of online holiday rental bookings

A while ago, we were really sad to read reports of payments being made to Owners Direct for accommodation that didn’t exist or wasn’t available, but pleased to see a lawyer offering sensible advice for protecting yourself. It’s important to know that these scams are in the minority, but by following some sensible advice you can limit your risk.

BL Claims Solicitors, commented that holidaymakers were often unaware that they have very little legal protection if a listing on a holiday home website turns out to be inaccurate or fraudulent. “It’s a case of buyer beware,” they said. “Legitimate holiday rental websites are not generally liable for any financial losses incurred by people who fall victim to a scam – even if a criminal has used the site fraudulently – and they are under no obligation to carry out checks to verify whether what is being offered is available. Some sites have reacted by offering insurance against bogus advertisers and this is well worth considering.

Be very suspicious if you are asked for the price of the rental upfront and are asked to send it to a foreign bank account or through a method such as Western Union or a telegraph transfer, as these payment methods are notorious for being used by criminal gangs. Listen to common sense – generally speaking, if something seems too good to be true then it probably is.”

We at HolidayRentalOnTheWeb and our sister company HomeCareontheWeb are proud to offer hundreds of holiday rental properties on the Costa del Sol from small budget apartments to grand villas with private pools. Unlike these large holiday rental sites that advertise thousands of properties, we know each property well as we manage and maintain them.

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Live Music on the Costa del Sol

Holiday makers travelling to the Costa del Sol are usually in for a treat when it comes to live music, there’s always lots to look forward to. Many of the local bars and restaurants have regular live music sessions such as Jazz and Soul at C’est La Vie in San Pedro, or the special music nights at Tikitano near Estepona such as their Abba Tribute and Rat Pack Tribute nights. Newcomer The Nutty Bar in Marbella Port is bringing Madness inspired music to the area and even offering the stage to bands looking for exposure so it’s a place to spot new talent.

 

A festival to look out for is the Starlight festival held in Marbella, with many great acts each year. You can check out their website here: http://starlitemarbella.com/en/.

 

There are lots of websites with information on live music in and around the Costa del Sol, here are a few to keep you going!

Visit Costa del Sol

WOW “What’s On Where” on the Costa del Sol

Anglo Info

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.

Foreign Tourist Customer Service in Marbella

The Costa del Sol has become one of the world’s leading holiday destinations, not just for the superb weather and huge choice of activities, but also because tourists feel safe and welcome here. We all go on holiday to relax and have fun so this is a really important factor, especially when traveling with family.

To reinforce the position of Marbella as an international tourist destination, the Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, and the Secretary of State for Security, Francisco Martínez, signed an agreement for the creation of a Foreign Tourist Customer Service (FTCS).

This means that foreign citizens can use the FTCS to help with a number of security or safety related matters including lost credit cards and documents. The personalised service is primarily in English and is open to foreign tourists and residents alike. This service operates from the existing Tourism offices in Plaza de los Naranjos.

Should an accident/incident occur whilst you are on holiday in Marbella, you can at least have peace of mind that there is someone to help in English and advise you of the procedures to follow. “The fact that a tourist feels safe is a competitive factor for a destination resort”, said Martínez.

This part of Spain is renowned for safety, with many of the urbanizations having 24/7 gated security, video phones and alarm systems so you can just relax and enjoy your holiday! All our holiday homes are safe and secure, just ask us if you would like to know more about a particular urbanization or visit our website to find the perfect holiday apartment or villa in Marbella.