Apartment for sale in La Duquesa, Manilva
- Built68 m2
In La Duquesa in the middle of the golf course is this spacious ground floor apartment located. Consisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open kitchen with a separate laundry room. Open up the panoramic window in the large living room you come out to a large terrace with a small lawn outside, which is just a few steps from the pool. The bedrooms have spacious cabinet, which one bedroom is an en-suite with direct access to the terrace. The apartment is located a quiet urbanization is gated and are 24 hrs security. Garage included. In the area there are also tennis courts, boules and sports facilities. A supermarket and several bars with restaurants are within a few minutes walk. In a 10 minute walking you have the beach and the beautiful marina where you can enjoy a meal at one of the many nice restaurants.
Manilva is located west of the city of Estepona. The landscape consists of small hills separated by limestone lakes and valleys. The main town of Manilva is about 2 km inland. The coastal town of San Luis de Sabinillas (known as Sabinillas), which is the richest of the three and the traditional fishing village of Castillo de la Duquesa (known as El Castillo) is a couple of miles west along the coast. Apart from these villages, there are several areas such as Puerto de la Duquesa, Los Hidalgos, Guadalupe, etc. And lies between rocky coves and fine sandy beaches. On the slopes of Manilva overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar has many vineyards their crops. The wine harvest (Fiesta de la Vendimia) is celebrated in August. Here is a wine culture since the mid 16th century. In the area are most of the world's best golf courses such as Valderrama, Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin, La Reserva and more.
- 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.