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Sunny Afternoon

A few days in the Spanish sunshine make all the difference....

“Can't praise this apartment and location enough. It has everything you need for a great family holiday.” 

Kate Williams - London (Direct Booking 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Where is Calahonda?

A - Calahonda is on the Western Costa del Sol near to Fuengirola and Marbella in the popular beautiful region of Mijas Costa, and, is a regular feature on the well-known tv program - A Place in the Sun.

Q - How many can the holiday home sleep?

A - The holiday home can sleep five persons very comfortably. One double and three singles. 

Q - Is there a 'Damage Deposit' required? 

A - Yes. A £200 deposit is required (or equivalent if another currency is being used) and, is paid with the final balance. This is returned in accordance with our terms and conditions.  

Q - Is there a cleaning fee?

A - We charge one price that covers everything. However, if the holiday home has not been left tidy as was found on arrival and additional cleaning is required, guests would be notified of an additional payment being required.  

Q - Can I book direct with you to avoid paying costly booking fees from the big booking sites? 

A - YES. You can book securely online with us. We don't charge any booking fees and you can pay safely by credit or debit card.

Q - Do I have to pay when I book?

A - Once you have selected your dates, completed and submitted the booking form, we will send you a confirmation email after which you will receive an invoice for the deposit and or final balance, which you pay online with a debit or credit card.

Q - How do I know this is a legitimate booking site?

A - Our booking website is safe and secure. We offer all the same safety payment measures as the large booking sites, except you don't have to pay the costly booking fees. However, if you wish to book our holiday home but would prefer to book using the big booking sites and pay a few hundred pounds more, you can book via Airbnb, VRBO, and Please see our 'Book Now' page for links to those websites.

Q - Is my online payment secure?

A - Yes. We will never ask you to pay by direct bank transfer. We only accept payment by credit or debit card which you pay directly with our online payment card processor, so you don't even have to give us your payment card details. Note - In general, when making payments online, use a debit or credit card as this will give you good protection on your purchases. 


Q - How can I pay for the holiday home rental booking?

A - You can pay for your booking by credit or debit card. We will send you an invoice for either the deposit, balance outstanding, or the full amount which allows you to pay securely online, we don't even take the card details, that's how secure your booking is.


Q - How much deposit do I have to pay?

A - We take a 50% deposit when you book and the balance is then due 56 days prior to your arrival date. If your holiday dates are booked within 56 days of arriving, then the full balance is then due to be paid at the time of booking. 

Q - Where is the closest airport?

A - Malaga is the closest airport. Travel time to the airport is approx 25-30 mins by car/taxi. 

Q - Are there transport links to the holiday home from the airport?

Q - There are many ways to transit to and from the airport. Private taxi and shuttle buses can be booked through many companies. We have used the online company Hoppa many times without any problem. Look out for their discount codes. There is a train service from Malaga Airport, that runs as far as Fuengirola, then you can jump on the 220 bus at Fuengirola bus station to Calahonda. Hiring a car is popular, but only more economical if you are looking to get out and see the wider Malaga province.     

Q - Are there local buses for getting to other towns and resorts on the coast?

A - There are buses that run through Calahonda to Marbella/Puerto Banus heading west and then heading east to Fuengirola. Buses stop in the towns and villages en-route and are very inexpensive.

Q - How close is the beach, shops and other amenities?

A - It takes around 10-15 minutes to walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, bars etc. There are four large supermarkets and many major banks in Calahonda.

Q - Is the holiday home Dog Friendly? 

A - Yes. Only by request and the cost is £20 per dog. Unfortunately, dogs will not be permitted without prior consent.  

Q - Is the holiday home in a large complex?

A - No, the apartment is a small gated community with only 24 units. 

Q - Is there parking at La Calahonda?

A - Yes, there is plenty of on-street parking. 

Q - Is the local area around La Calahonda holiday home noisy with pubs and restaurants?

A - No, our holiday home area is quiet and is set in a residential area, but close enough to walk to everything.  


Q - Is there a swimming pool and sunbeds? 

A - There is a very well-kept communal swimming pool and gardens. There are sunbeds around the pool.

Q - Is La Calahonda holiday home well equipped with all that I need for a family holiday?

A - Our holiday home has everything you could need for that home-from-home comfort.

Find out more - Here

Q - Can I have a BBQ on the balcony?

A - Unfortunately, BBQ is not permitted on the balcony or in the gardens of our holiday home. You can as many do, have a beach BBQ.

Q - Are there any current Covid restrictions for entering Spain?

A - For complete and up-to-date information please check the Spanish Government's website - See full details here

If there is a question you need answering, please email us - HERE 

"Truly one of the best apartments I've stayed in" 

Purnima (Airbnb 2022)

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