Apartment near Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona, Costa Del Sol, Spain - Beach side All Season Holiday Destination, Short Stroll To The Beach With All Amenities Nearby
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About Geraldine Waring
We are two school friends from London, now retired, who decided to join forces in 2003 to buy our apartment off plan because we loved the area. In 2006 it was completed and we've enjoyed some wonderful times, especially the warmth of off season while the UK is still a bit chilly! When the apartment was complete Joanna was working in London as an interior designer so it has been decorated to a high standard and artistically arranged which we are always adding to with locally bought things giving the authentic Spanish feel. It has been a very successful venture as we, friends and families have enjoyed our stays in Costalita a great deal, getting to know the Costa del Sol and wonderful Andalucia further afield. And most of all enjoying the sunshine. The French House is owned by Geraldine
Geraldine Waring purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Geraldine Waring chose Estepona
We enjoy Costalita because it is so close to the sea and beach. We are also not far from town and rural amenities. We love having a local village, Cancelada,, which is always enjoyably Spanish. The Costa del Sol has the warmest winter weather in Europe which makes it a great all season destination. The weather in spring and autumn makes it an ideal time to play golf, horse ride, play tennis and explore the wonderfully dramatic landscape of Andalucia. This location, whatever the time of year offers something for everyone. Here you can relax on the terrace, take a dip in the pool, stroll down to the beach and also enjoy being more adventurous with plenty of beautiful places to visit and interesting things to do (see owners website) whether you be a family or friends of whatever ag
What makes this Apartment unique
To make your stay easy and enjoyable we have put together a House Book with details of useful information, places to visit and things to do. The apartment is comfortable with a terrace overlooking the lovely pool where you can easily watch your children or call friends up for a cocktail. The terrace is an ideal place for eating al fresco or relaxing in the sun. We are a short drive away from local supermarkets. Carrefour in Estepona has an excellent fresh fish counter. Estepona, San Pedro, Puerto Banus are within 15 minutes by car. The apartment has WiFi internet, tv/dvd We are 50 minute drive from Malaga Airport and an hour from Gibraltar Airport . There are plenty of restaurants in the area from tapas, beach bars & our favourite fish restaurant by the fish market in Estepona Har
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Great stay! Perfect for a family holiday
We stayed as a family of 3 for a week in September. We have a small baby and this was our first holiday as a family so we wanted somewhere which was relaxing and practical and CasaLita could not have been a better choice. We loved that we had the pool and beach on our doorstep and It was so practical to get around with a pram. We did a lot of walking around with the pram as you do with a baby so the lifts and the pram friendly pathways made life so easy and the dedicated parking space with lift straight to the apartment was a god send. The apartment was amazing and had everything we needed and there was plenty of room for us and our stuff. We could go again if we became a bigger family or with friends. We especially loved that the apartment overlooks the pool and the beautiful gardens. The large terrace is fantastic and we ate many lovely meals out there overlooking the pool and gardens. The best thing is that is gets sun almost all day so we could enjoy our morning coffee and breakfast relaxing in the sun and we were never in a rush to get out to get in the sun which with a baby means much less stress. We could do as much or as little as we wanted so after a few days of relaxing by the pool and beach we went off to explore further and visited San Pedro and went to the local market and beach, we enjoyed evenings in Puerto Banus and Estepona and on day we did a day trip to tarifa which was fantastic and well worth the drive.
Another thing that was really handy was we were able to rent baby equipment from the management company so we didn't have to make so without a baby bouncer!!
All in all a perfect holiday in a great apartment in a beautiful part of Spain and we will definitely be going back!!
A fantastic apartment set in immaculate gardens very close to the beach
We had a wonderful holiday in the apartment - the view from the apartment was gorgeous and our children loved the pool and going to the beach to play in the waves. We also loved Pepe's restaurant which is a 5 minute walk down the beach.
The gardens are absolutely beautiful and immaculately kept. There are ponds with little turtles and frogs in and its all lit up at night - it really was like being in a 5 start hotel without the staff. I would highly recommend this apartment and if you are fortunate enough to be reading this because your thinking of going there, then my advice would be to book it.
Thank you so much for your appreciative review, I love the gardens too such a lovely walk to the beach each day. We hope to see you again next year.
A well placed lovely apartment
This is a good sized, comfortable, well decorated apartment. In a good position on a quiet, tidy complex. The generous beach, which was virtually empty whenever we visited, is just a 5 minute walk through the beautifully manicured gardens. The underground private carpark is a real bonus. Cancelada is only a short walk away and is in an attractive and convenient part of Spain. Wish we were still there!
COMFORTABLE WELL EQUIPPED APT WITH STUNNING VIEWS
THOROUGHLY ENJOYING MY EXTENDED STAY, THE APARTMENT IS COMFORTABLE AND VERY WELL EQUIPPED. IT IS LOCATED IN ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT WITH STUNNING VIEWS OVER THE POOL AND PERFECTLY MAINTAINED TROPICAL GARDENS LEADING DOWN TO THE BEACH ONLY A COUPLE OF MINUTES WALK AWAY WITH TWO NICE BEACH BARS. EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE INCLUDING CANCELADA, A TYPICAL SPANISH VILLAGE WITH A GREAT CHOICE OF EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS AND BARS.
"A little piece of paradise in Costalita"
We have just enjoyed a wonderful holiday in this beautiful & homely apartment.Costalita itself is a really well laid out complex with mature picturesque gardens & a 5 min private walkway to a magnificent beach.This apt has a really private & secure spot with a generous balcony overlooking the pool.It had absolutely everything we needed & the total package ensured we enjoyed a really relaxed & comfortable break.Joanna & Geraldine's eye for detail & appreciation of lovely things was so evident throughout the apt & added significantly to its charm & ultimately our comfort & enjoyment.All good things come to an end & while we were sad leaving this special place we are already planning & looking forward to our next visit.We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this lovely apt & were hugely impressed with everything it offered.
Dear Paula, thank you so much for your really lovely review and pleased you had such a relaxing time. I hope you got a chance to visit the picturesque 'white villages' and we are very happy to welcome you back as requested next year.
Special interest holidays:
There is some excellent horse riding in the area. One hour to four day treks in the mountains with www.rideandalucia.com with Karen Considine. A 45 minute drive from our apartment and highly recommended.
Lessons for all levels and events are recommended at Escuela de Arte Ecuestre Costa Del Sol, a state of the art riding center 10 minutes drive from our apartment. Great for golf, tennis, cycling, hiking, walking holiday. Beach resorts including kite surfing, windsurfing.
The beach is a 5 minute walk from the apartment through the gardens and through a locked gate.
There is a promenade which makes for a very peasant walk with a view to Gibraltar and on a clear day the coast of Africa.
The beach is sandy. There are 2 beach bars /restaurant - Pepe's Beach Bar & Antigua Beach Restaurant very close by. There are 2 more in the direction of the Playabella Hotel During the summer season there are water pedals to hire. Walking along the sea shore is recommended.
Costalita is a 50 minute drive on the toll road or a 65 minute drive on the coast road from Malaga Airport in the direction of Algerciras. From Gibraltar Airport it is a 60 minute drive. A car is recommended but it is very easy to get from Malaga Airport by bus to Marbella Bus Station ( an airport bus leaves every 90 minutes & costs 5 euros ) & then by local bus to Cancelada. The local bus goes every half hour between Estepona, Cancelada, San Pedro and Marbella . The bus stop is very close by.
We are a 15 minute walk to our local village Cancelada or 5 minutes by car for cafes, restaurants, a bank, chemist and grocery shop.
We are 15 minutes by car to Estepona (fishing harbour, market, shops, restaurants & Carrefour supermarket) and 10 minutes by car to San Pedro
(shops, banks, market, restaurants, cafes)
Puerto Banus is 15 minutes away by car ( luxury harbour , up- market shops & the great Spanish department store El Corte Ingles ( well worth a visit in sale time )
Shopping for food is easy here. Mercadona & SuperSol supermarkets are 5 minutes away by car. They are both very good and good value. Carrefour in Estepona has an excellent fish counter. On Fridays in Cancelada there is a vegetable stall selling wonderful fresh produce. There is a cash point near Mercadona . In Cancelada there is a cash point, a chemist, Catholic Church, tiny fish shop, grocery shop, excellent wine merchant, several bars, cafes & restaurants. There is also a very pretty village centre . There is a petrol station near- by on foot with groceries & same day UK news papers
Estepona has a lovely old square, pretty back streets, a very long promenade along the beach, lots of shops including a large Carrefour supermarket, a post office, banks, cafes, restaurants, a harbour where there is a market on Sunday mornings & a wonderful fish restaurant by the fish market
San Pedro has similar amenities to Estepona with a lovely promenade along the beach with some restaurants.
Puerto Banus is the place for luxury shopping & the famous department store El Corte Ingles and the yacht harbour
We are 2 minutes from the Villapadierna Raquet Club where you can pop in to book a court. They are open until 11pm each day.
We have 3 Golf Courses within 15 minutes of the apartment. ( see separate section )
Day trips to the White Villages are recommended for a great experience of Andalucia : Casares is 30 minutes away, Gaucin is 45 minutes away and the famous Ronda is a hour away. The drive into the mountains inland from us ,to these places, is spectacular.
There is also the famous and wonderful horse riding centre ( Escuela de Arte Ecuestre, Costa del Sol ) 15 minutes away by car.
Day trips further afield to Granada & Jerez and Gibraltar are all very achievable.
For children Selwo Safari Park is 20 minutes away.
We have put together a HOUSE BOOK in which details of things to do and how to get to places are listed to make your stay here as easy as possible.