About this listing
Studio with the beach few steps away for a relaxing holiday in the sun. With a bus stop less than 5 min. away it is also a central point for excursions to popular destinations such as Malaga, Marbella, Gibraltar, Morocco ect.
The studio consists in a living room with double pull out sofa bed, ceiling fan, television, DVD player, free Wi-Fi and free telephone calls to Spanish landlines and a balcony overlooking the sea, mountains and the unique Benalmadena Marina.
Kitchen with dining area, ceramic hob, oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, fridge with freezer compartment and cooking equipment and utensils for own cooking
The bath room has a modern hydromassage shower. Washing maschine (washing powder provided).
There is hair dryer, iron board and iron as well as a little cooler bag for beach/excursion use.
The reception of the property is open around the clock.
Special price for monthly rental :
October 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016 : € 380
Bed linen, towels, electricity, water, kitchen utensils and Wi-Fi is included in the rental price.
Interaction with Guests
Feel at home, enjoy your vacation. You can always reach me by mail or phone if you have any questions or need help.
The immediate vicinity of the beach make beach holidays easy for those who just wants to relax and enjoy the sun, and the beach promenade with numerous restaurants is just outside the door. There is 5 min. walk to banks, supermarkets and other shops and only 1 min. walk to the marina with restaurants for all tastes, bars, discos, shops, sea aquarium and possibility for boat excursions, dolphin spotting trips and Chinese Junk boat trips. The neighborhood also offers tennis, golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, ice skating ect. The amusement park "Tivoli" and the cable car up to the Calamorro mountain is 20 min. walk away ( it´s also possible to get there by bus).
The nearby village Arroyo de la Miel has a large selection of restaurants for every budget and a lot of tapas bars.
From the studio there is bus service to Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Gibraltar, Africa (Morocco), Granada, Ronda and many other exciting places. There also is a boat connection from Benalmadena Marina to Fuengirola and water taxi to Marbella and Fuengirola. A small tram runs from the Marina up to the Paloma Park, the dolphinarium and to Arroyo de la Miel where the Tivoli Gardens and the cable car is and from where you can take the train to the airport or to Malaga from which there are further trains to Seville, Cordoba, Madrid ect.
The bus stop to and from the airport is 5 min. from the studio.
Other Things to Note
There is no cleaning fee included in the rent as most guests prefer to clean the studio themselves before departure, but if you prefer not to clean it, it can be done for a fee of 25 €
You are not allowed to smoke inside the studio.. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony though.
Please do not take the towels from the bath room to the beach. If you don´t want to bring your own beach towels ask me (in advance) for some towels you can use on the beach.
If anything breaks or don´t work properly, please let me know as soon as possible in order to replace/repair the item.
For me, it has been the first airbnb experience and it was a very pleasant one. Sol was so kind that she offered to pick me up from the airport and take me to the apartment which is in a great location: near the beach, bus station, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, promenade.
She showed me the apartment which is well equipped with everything you need: a comfortable pull-out sofa bed, large wardrobe, TV+DVD+Wifi+phone, beach umbrella, full kitchen appliances, washing machine.
Upon arrival she already had done some grocery shopping for me: a bottle of wine, water, chips, fruits, bread, cheese etc. so, I could begin my vacation right away. Sol also gave me her contact information in case I needed something. It's a very welcoming person, cares about her guests and willing to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
I recommend the Sol's apartment and I'm looking forward to come back for another great vacation.
We stayed at Sol's place for the third time and it was perfect as usual. We are already looking forward to the fourth visit. Andalusia is still our favourite holiday destination. Thank you Sol for such a nice time.
This has been our first ever airbnb experience and it couldn't have been better!
Sol was a wonderful host, she picked us up at the airport even though we only landed around 10 pm after our flight was delayed and drove us to the apartment!
The place is lovely and absolutely perfect for a couple like us! Sol left us a few goodies In the fridge and even a bottle of wine which was such a wonderful thing as we could enjoy a lovely breakfast before we even had to go shopping.
The apartment has a nice pull-out sofa bed, not the world's most comfortable ever but done the trick perfectly, a lovely balcony with view over the marina and the sea and it's equipped with everything one needs, full kitchen and appliances, a TV and dvd player, a beach umbrella, washing machine and probably the world's most amazing shower! Really everything anyone could ever wish for on a holiday!
The apartment is also perfectly located, not 2 min from the beach, 5 min to the marina, a supermarket and a bus stop, so one can explore the area, enjoy a nice dinner in a restaurant, stroll along the promenade and of course relax on one of Benalmádena's wonderful beaches!
All in all this was a wonderful experience and we would come back in a heartbeat! Sol has been a great host and made us feel so welcome in every way, if you're looking for a great place to stay during your holidays at the Costa del Sol, we can highly recommend Sol and this apartment in Benalmádena.
We were very happy to rent Sol apartment. She is a great host and cares about her guests. The building is quiet and is just in front of the nicest beach in Benalmadena. The apartment is very well equipped, so you will find all you need. Is a very good spot if you want to visit other cities around as the bus stop is close by. The supermarket is 1 minute walking. Hope to rent it again soon.
Everything is excellent. Decoration, furnishing (a brand new sofa-bed) , location... etc... Public transportation is just 2 mns away, grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, a few feet from the beach... and a great view of the sea and the marina. Excellent WiFi, washing machine, free telephone in Spain, cable TV with Spanish channels as well as foreign (German, Dutch, British, French...)
Apartment was well-stocked with fruits and juices and basic necessities. As well as a mass of info about the area.
Sol is a marvellous host. Always inquiring about your well-being and anxious to make your stay as unforgettable as possible. She was willing to pick me up from the airport and drive me back on my departure.
Thank you Sol, for your warm hospitality.
I ll definitely come back and most definitely recommend it.
Sol met us as promised in the lobby of the Tamarindos and she introduced us to the area and oriented us to the studio. She made us feel very welcome and left us with basic food items in the fridge, a bottle of wine, a bowl of fruit,some special treats and great feelings about our upcoming two months. The location is fabulous with everything an easy walking distance. All the photos tell the story well.
Everything a person would need was there, very nice to have a washing machine for such a long stay. For two people the sofa bed was uncomfortable for any length of time but would work well for a single visitor. We did mention this to Sol so I am quite sure she would remedy this.
Sol left us her contact information when we first arrived and called us before we left just to check in and see how we had enjoyed our stay. We had a fabulous two months and would highly recommend staying here to anyone. Benalmadena is in a great location to explore the entire Costa de Sol and the whole region.
We say a big thank you to Sol for offering a great AirBnB.
About the Host, Sol
Other languages: some italian and french.
Love horse riding and skiing .Travelling is my passion and I try to travel whenever I can. The Pacific Islands are my favorites (Tonga is my number one) - the people there are gorgeous, but every country has something special and I´ve got new friends in many places travelig around (mostly by my own).
Living in a tourist destination like Costa del Sol and being an Airbnb host also gives me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. My guests are coming for different reasons: some to relax at the beach, some to explore Andalucia, some to try out the Spanish gastronomy or to enjoy either the "Semana Santa" ( Easter Week) or the "Feria de Malaga" (Malaga Fair in August).