Apartment for sale in La Duquesa, Manilva
- Built95 m2
A very nice and bright 2 bedroom groundfloor apartment close to the beach
This spacious apartment offers very good quality accommodation.
The property comprises entrance hall, large lounge/dining area, 2 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (with 1 en suite)
From the lounge and Master bedroom you have access to the large terrace overlooking the nice gardens and the swimmingpool area.
The kitchen is fully equipped.
From the level of the apartment it is a lift down to the garage space which follows the apartment.
Viewing highly recommended.
The apartment is a part of a community just a 5 minutes drive west of the lovely village Sabinillas and the nice marina La Duquesa.
The community has a mix of people from all over Europe and has a very nice garden with pool area in the middle where you have a nice panoramic view to the sea.
From the community it is a short walk down to the very nice beaches where you also find restaurants and small shops.
THE AREA / LOCATION:
The marina at Duquesa Port (Puerto de Duquesa) is situated midway between the popular resort of Estepona and the large modern marina at Sotogrande on the Southern coastline of the Costa del Sol.
The port is arguably one of the prettiest in the area offering a mix of berths for both large and small craft, ranging from sport fishing vessels to large ocean going motor and sailing yachts, not forgetting the small local fishing fleet which can be found at the entrance of the marina.
The port is overlooked by a variety of restaurants, bars, shops and clubs giving a fantastic choice for tourists and locals alike. The restaurants offer Spanish, English, Italian, Indian, Mexican and Chinese cuisines both quayside and at upper levels , where one can enjoy uninterrupted views across the marina to the Mediterranean and African coastline beyond. There are many bars in addition to 2 small supermarkets, several gift shops, hairdressers, nightclubs, newsagents and even a gymnasium with beauty salon, all within just a few hundred meters of each other and just a couple of minutes stroll to the Blue Flag Beaches where you can find a variety of beach bars commonly known as Chirinquitos.
The port offers a variety of accommodation from studio apartments to large penthouses and in the close vicinity the choice is even greater with golf apartments, townhouses and large individual villas on offer.
Just a five minute stroll along the promenade (Paseo) to the South of the port you encounter the small fishing enclave of Castillo famous for its Roman fishing town remains and the 18th century castle overlooking the sea, here you will find some excellent seafood restaurants.
A ten minute walk to the North brings you to the seaside town of Sabinillas, a very traditional Spanish town with many more facilities for holiday makers. Here you will find larger supermarkets, banks and of course many tapas bars in addition to the popular beach with its long promenade where you can stroll around the weekly Friday Market or enjoy one of the many Summer Markets/Events that are hosted here throughout the holiday season.
Approximate distances are:
Estepona - 10 KM
Sotogrande - 15 KM
Gibraltar - 35 KM
San Pedro Alcantara - 30 KM
Puerto Banus - 35 KM
Marbella - 40 KM
Malaga Airport - 95 KM (55 min by car)
Malaga City - 100 KM
Ground Floor Apartment, La Duquesa, Costa del Sol.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Built 95 m2, Terrace 25 m2;.
Setting : Close To Golf, Close To Sea, Close To Town, Close To Marina.
Orientation : East.
Condition : Excellent.
Pool : Communal.
Climate Control : Air Conditioning, Hot A/C, Cold A/C.
Views : Garden, Pool.
Features : Covered Terrace, Lift, Fitted Wardrobes, Private Terrace, Ensuite Bathroom, Marble Flooring, Double Glazing.
Furniture : Optional.
Kitchen : Fully Fitted.
Garden : Communal.
Security : Gated Complex, Entry Phone.
Parking : Underground.
Utilities : Electricity, Drinkable Water.
Category : Holiday Homes, Resale.
- Area Info: La Duquesa
Puerto de la Duquesa, “New Puerto Banús”
If the western Costa del Sol could theoretically be separated into two parts, one logical location for the split would be just south of Estepona. This is essentially where things start to change noticeably: the traffic eases, the landscape becomes more dramatic, and development is still – in most parts – proceeding at a more unhurried pace than in the rest of the Coast.
Puerto de la Duquesa, for example, has been somewhat overshadowed by other more high-profile marinas to the east and Sotogrande to the west, but that hasn’t prevented it from having pretentions to become known as the “New Puerto Banús” – thanks to its excellent port and abundance of properties and leisure amenities.
Thriving Community of Expats
La Duquesa is located next to the coastal town of Sabinillas, not far from the inland village of Manilva and 12 kilometres west of Estepona. It is a largely modern “suburb” of Manilva municipality centred on the tranquil marina.
In recent years it has developed a thriving community of expats, a robust property market and a wealth of attractions for all ages. It is a convenient 30-minute drive to Gibraltar and 45 minutes from Málaga (via the tollway) – with long stretches of beach and a picturesque mountain backdrop. Perhaps no longer a “best-kept secret” but still unknown to many who drive past on their way to Sotogrande (or Estepona in the other direction) and don’t notice the turn-off.
Day-Time Pursuits and Evening Pleasures
The much-vaunted quality of life that is one of the Costa del Sol's key attractions is dazzlingly evident in La Duquesa.
The area itself is a well-organised mesh of spacious apartments, residential complexes with communal pools and gardens, excellent cafés serving a mixture of classic Spanish cuisine and health-conscious light lunches, laidback bars and excellent restaurants.
The sports marina is a haven for boating enthusiasts (and watchers), while the La Duquesa Golf and Country Club was designed by the legendary American golf architect Robert Trent Jones. There are plenty of other top golf courses a short drive away (including Royal Valderrama).
Evening activities in La Duquesa are dominated by the marina. Lined with stunning yachts and high-end sports cars, the port offers a diverse choice of restaurants, including cuisine from all over the world, and bars catering for the higher end of the local market.
La Duquesa has been extremely careful to project and maintain an exclusive yet accessible and welcoming image, and so far it has managed to achieve that delicate balancing act - while consolidating its pretensions for even grander status.