2 bedroom apartment for sale
Spain - Estepona, Málaga, Andalusia
like this property?Call: 03339 392153
- Absolutely front-line, with private garden.
- Stunning views over our enchanting pools, "Zen" gardens & Mediterranean Sea !
- Just literally minutes from bars & restaurants & cafes & five star hotel.
- 24 hour reception & security
- Leisure club with gym,heated pool, saunas etc
- Underfloor heating in every room, fully air-conditioned, home automation.
- Under-apartment secure parking, with remote control for gates and doors.
- Lift (and stairs) from garage right to this apartment. Store-room included.
- 2 bedrooms, but sleeps 6. (Amazing sofa-bed converts into king size bed)
- An annual rental return on your investment, if you wish, of £30,000.00+ gross
The award-winning Mar Azul Resort is absolutely on the front-line, near Estepona, with spectacular swimming pools and stunning views.
This meticulously maintained apartment is fully equipped with a luxury kitchen (with all Siemens appliances), two granite bathrooms, private Wifi system, hundreds of TV channels available on a 24" plasma TV, and TV in master bedroom.
Absolutely ready to move into !
Absolutely ready to rent !
Includes ALL appliances and fittings.
Nothing will be removed !
The Mar Azul Resort is in a prime South-facing sea-front location and close to Marbella and Puerto Banus, on the 'New Golden Mile'.
Having panoramic views over the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, with the African Coast & Rock of Gibraltar on the horizon, this outstanding beach-side resort offers super-luxurious apartments in a stunning setting.
Within 3 minutes walking distance of the 5 star hotel Kempinski Hotel.
Within 7 minutes walking distance of the "Laguna Village", a cluster of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and pools built right on the beach. Accessed via promenade over enchanting footbridge, illuminated at night.
Within 5 minutes drive of lovely Estepona Town, or an enjoyable 30 minute walk along sea-front, promenades & boulevards. Or along the beach ! (+Taxi-rank just 3 minutes walk away.)
Within 15 minutes drive of Marbella & Puerto Banus.
Mar Azul is a relatively compact, cosy, self-contained resort, a jewel in the crown on this lively coastline, a peaceful oasis in the midst of all the action.
Only 72 attractive apartment surround a fantastic scalloped "infinity" pool and semi-tropical gardens.
This apartment, number E5, is the most reviewed on the "MARAZUL-Resort, Estepona" on several web-sites including Trip-advisor.
The spacious terrace and private lawned garden are just seven steps up from the one of the largest and prettiest outside swimming pools on the coast.
"Outside living" is REALLY what it is all about here at MARAZUL. Vast full-width sliding doors open from both the master bedroom and lounge onto the sun-drenched terrace and private garden. This is the perfect place for :-
Those alfresco breakfasts in the morning.
For spreading yourselves out and relaxing during the day.
For a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening.
This sophisticated and peaceful haven is at the heart of Europe's favourite recreational area, with all the following outstanding features within a palms reach:-
Right next door we have the 5+ star Kempinski Bahia Hotel, fully fitted with 5+ star facilities to match. Fine dining and plush garden bars, all of-course available to non-residents;
The ultra-fashionable shops and high-class bars and night-clubs and glorious beaches at Marbella;
The amazing harbour, fabulous luxury yachts, the beautiful people and their supercars, all in abundance, at nearby Puerto Banus;
The relaxing ambience of the traditional Estepona tapas bars in all the pretty squares;
The most colourful streets in Spain can be found in Estepona Old Town, the traditional dwellings festuned with 40,000 plant-pots bursting with colour ! And enhancing this floral extravaganza, the brand new Orchid Horse, the biggest in Europe, right in the town centre.
The Estepona Murals (over 25 now, and more every month) are unbelievable, one of which, "The Fisherman", extends over the face of 5 apartment blocks !
The spectacular 'Laguna Village, just 7 minutes beach (or promenade) walk away from Mar Azul, provides a choice of a dozen up-market bars, cafes and restaurants, and very posh shopping experiences. Here you can alternate cocktail imbibing with Sun-bathing around gorgeous pools on the thickest white mattresses in a topless nomad's tent, all right on the beach overlooking the gorgeous blue Mediterranean Sea.....this is serious pampering at it's finest !
And THE ICING ON THE CAKE ...we now have a stunning new bridge over the River Padron between Mar Azul and Laguna Village, providing a totally enchanting walk from one to the other, particularly in the evening when the promenade is illuminated, and the Sea floodlit !
The magnificent Selwo adventure park just 5 minutes drive away. A REAL adventure for all the family;
The spectacular DRIVE up the very nearby 4,500 feet Los Reales mountain, where you can LOOK DOWN on the Eagles & Vultures !
Visits to spectacular Ronda & Gibraltar will make days out to remember for a very long time, and both are within an hour's drive of the Mar Azul Resort.
Other local facilities include two tennis clubs within a 10 minutes drive, and, back to practicalities, for shopping we have a new Aldi store just 10 minutes walk away.....my shopping trolley will be included in the sale ! And there's a huge supermarket (Carrefour) just 5 minutes drive away.
If you're a golfer, there are many prestigious championship golf-courses within a six minute drive, all suitable for playing all year round. Here are just a few of them :
Estepona Golf - 5 minutes
Atalaya Golf Club - 5 minutes
El Paraiso Golf Club - 5 minutes
Los Flamingos Golf Club - 6 minutes
The facilities on the MARAZUL Resort are impressive too.....with our very own leisure centre and beach bar.
There are few locations along this coastline with so much to offer within easy walking distance or within a very short drive, and with our superlative facilities.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT MAR AZUL AND THIS APARTMENT :-
The Mar Azul apartments encircle a unique area of exuberant & colorful tropical gardens, a spectacular sculptured 'infinity" swimming pool, shallower areas suitable for children to play under lovely wooden bridges, flowing canals, fountains, cascading waterfalls, a giant overflowing bowl, sunken deck-chairs, jacuzi beds, and romantic thatched cabanas with lovely comfortable armchairs & settees. (These make perfect refuges when it just gets too hot!)
This super-luxurious ground floor apartment is perfectly situated within a stone's throw of the Sea, and just 7 privacy steps up from the edge of the central pool area.
This apartment encompasses the external charm of traditional rustic Andalusian architecture, yet with every concession to provide the ultimate levels of comfort, convenience, stylish outdoor living, and security.
No effort or expense has been spared to provide :-
Top of the range air-quality, heat & cool control system throughout the apartment;
Under-floor heating (with independent control to every room, including entrance hall & bathrooms);
Infinitely adjustable sunken halogen lighting incorporating 'mood-lighting' in lounge & dining area;
High quality piped music system throughout the apartment, including to bedrooms, bathrooms & terrace.
With a double bed in the master bedroom (en-suite), two singles in the second bedroom (next to second bathroom) and the super-king-size bed which miraculously and almost effortlessly unwraps itself (complete with bedding!) from the superb settee in the lounge, this apartment sleeps 6 in total comfort.
There has never been a real need for the security measures we have in place, and that's because all the angles were covered when the Mar Azul Resort was built. The employment of 24 hour security staff is the biggest community expense, but this maximises, for all concerned, the feeling of well-being on the Mar Azul Resort, enhancing the relaxing and care-free ambience in this peaceful haven. So, for the security conscious, here are the measures maintained :-
24 hour security staff, an extremely competent English-speaking husband and wife team.
A very simply operated alarm system connected to our security staff in the reception area.
Video & audio entry system. (See & talk to people outside the gates before you let them in.)
Magnetic key-cards for all access doors (like a hotel).
Your own space in an underground car park (with remote-controlled gates) with a lift up from it.
Two 5-lever locks and peep-hole in front door.
And safety deposit box in master bedroom.
The vast sliding glass doors of both the lounge and the master bedroom lead onto the extensive terrace with private manicured lawned area in front, onto which the Sun shines all Morning, and until well into the afternoon.
On the terrace there is a large glass dining table, 6 comfortable chairs, 2 loungers (with big thick cumfy cushions) and two deck-chairs (also with big thick cumfy cushions).
The large area provided by the terrace and the private lawn can be rendered 'child-friendly' by the easy erection of the provided trellises to cover the spaces between the wooden beams in the front garden wall, and a gate to protect the steps down to pool-side. There are 2 cots, a high-chair, a buggy, and a baby bouncer etc.
Youngsters find the unique water features such as the meandering canals and dozens of fountains a delight to play in or under. Shade can be provided by our thatched cabanas when required !
Mar Azul has its own pool-side cafe / bar open at peak times, normally June to September.
Just beyond the Kempinski Hotel and the Laguna Village, you will find "Cruisos", a traditional beach-bar, providing good-value food & regular live music.
And our newest restaurant / bar....."The Golden Mile", just a 3 minute walk, the other way, along the promenade towards Estepona. Enjoy grilled sardines and barbecued steaks right on the beach, professionally served !
And then there's a Thai buffet restaurant just a 9 minute walk, the other way, towards Estepona, then a Macdonalds, and another two local tapas bars just beyond those. And of-course dozens and dozens and dozens of cafes, bars, and restaurants in Estepona Town, particularly numerous in the marina at the far end of town, which is just a 7 or 8 Euro taxi ride away.
THE FOLLOWING MAY INTEREST A BUYER SEEKING A RENTAL INCOME FROM HIS / HER INVESTMENT :-
I have rented this apartment for 11 years, during which time it has been maintained meticulously, with no expense spared in its upkeep. It looks as good now as it did when brand new, and better in some ways.
We use the services of an excellent local cleaner who prepares my apartment to a very high standard for my guests.
These are the main overheads:-
Community charge........487 Euros monthly (Includes membership of leisure club)
IBI Tax (Rates) ..............2,084 Euros annually (Includes Garage, store-room & "Basura" -rubbish collection)
Insurance. Although the community fees include insurance for the structure of the apartment & block, I was advised to take a fuller buildings insurance out. Mine includes contents and my last annual premium (in March 2018) was 647 Euros.
The other overheads are variable. Electricity usage depends on % occupation, as do cleaning & laundry bills etc. But I'll try to give you an idea:-
Electricity average 300 Euros per month
Water (NOT included in community charge above !) About 380 Euros per year
Laundry & cleaning about 85 Euros per booking
When perusing the above overheads, electricity and water particularly, please bear in mind that the apartment is occupied almost throughout the year, and that even when unoccupied, certain appliances will be using electricity, such as fridge, freezer, and hot water system.)
Gross annual income throughout the last 8 years has varied between £25,000.00 and £35,000.00. (That is UK Pounds)
We normally average about 96% occupancy over the year.
My recently acquired "Junta De Andalucia Holiday Rental Registration Number" is VFT/MA/00411. There is no ongoing costs connected with this.
A sale would include much "GOOD-WILL", and a vast highly-optimised internet presence which I have been working on for 12 years. It would include the unused portions of any pre-paid annual subscriptions to advertising providers :-
The total cost for all this very effective advertising is approximately £400.00 per year.
I will help a purchaser to become familiar with the whole process of renting out the apartment, for as long as it takes. I will supply booking forms, directions for guests, and many other email "templates".
The sale price would also include a very useful domain name, which I'm not allowed to post here.
Furthermore, all payments that I have received for holidays from the point at which the sale is completed will be passed to the purchaser if he / she promises to honour those bookings.
- Gibraltar (North Front) (INTERNATIONAL), 22.5 miles
- Málaga (INTERNATIONAL), 39.9 miles
- Jerez (INTERNATIONAL), 55.3 miles
- Sevilla (San Pablo) (INTERNATIONAL), 79.4 miles
*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.