Sparkling Days, Marbella, Costa Del Sol, Spain

Beach apartment with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shared pool and golf nearby in Marbella, Spain

From £409 per week

Superbly-furnished spacious second-floor apartment, three hundred metres from the best beach in Marbella and the Las Dunas de Carib Playa National Park. Free 100Mb fibre Wifi and central aircon.


Finished in 2005 to a high standard, this spacious 3-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bath and thermostatic shower) and a usually quiet terrace overlooking the Hotel Artola gardens, with views of the sea, and all the facilities needed to make your self-catering rental comfortable and enjoyable. The nearest beach is 300 metres away.

For stays of over 6 days:
Air-conditioning/heating is free.
100Mb Wifi is available free of charge.
Apartment is cleaned before visit free of charge. Guests are expected to leave the apartment reasonably clean and tidy.
Clean sheets and bathroom towels are provided free of charge.
Facilities in the apartment include 40" Sony TV, Weber gas barbecue on the terrace. Microsoft Xbox 360 with games, DVD players/TVs with DVDs in all bedrooms and surround sound in the lounge.
Channels available on the TV include BBC1, BBC2, ITV, CH4, Sky Premiere movies, Sky Sports, CBBC, Disney and a wide range of other channels. The apartment building is surrounded by well-kept gardens and has a large swimming pool and childrens pool, both of which are guarded by a safety fence.. There is private secured car-parking in the underground garage and a lift up to the apartment itself. Air-condtioning/heating is supplied as standard throughout the apartment and there is a ceiling fan in the terrace. A Dolce Gusto coffee-maker is in the kitchen (Dolce Gusto pods are available from most Spanish supermarkets)

Selection of restaurants within local area:

2Gether (Distance 400m) Al fresco dining with South American cuisine. Serves very good barbecues in the summer.
Triana Beach bar (Distance 600m) In a lovely setting right by the beach, very good value – open during the Summer.
Jaipur Palace (Distance 700m) Modern and traditional cuisine. One of the best Indian restaurants along the coast.
Meson del Pueblo -Village Inn (Distance 700m ) Barbeque specialists. Tourist flamenco shows.
Rancho Grill (Distance 800m) Specializes in meat dishes. Very popular with Spanish businessmen at lunchtime. Good value fixed price menu.
Mandarin Chinese (Distance 900m) There is a wide range of Asian restaurants within a short distance of the apartment, but this is the closest and operates a restaurant and takeaway service.
Simbad El Marino (Distance 1 Km) Spanish, fish is fresh and the fish is chosen from the fish counter before cooking. Popular with locals.
Da Bruno Italian (Distance 1.2Km) This popular restaurant was visited by Victoria and David Beckham. It serves a wide variety of pizza, pasta and classical Italian dishes.
Restaurante Club Doscientos (Distance 1.3 Km) Literally next to the sea at high tide, there is a nightclub attached which is open in the evenings. Spanish cuisine.
Alberts (Distance 1.4 km) British mainly, excellent for breakfasts and lunches, especially Sunday roast. Try the lobster if you are feeling rich.
El Puerto (Distance 1.4km) Spanish, smart fish restaurant at the side of the port with views over port and beach.
Papillon (Distance 1.7 Km) Next to beach, serves a wide range of International cuisine.
La Hacienda (Distance 2.5 Km) Short taxi ride away. A wonderful place for special occasions with an innovative tasting menu.
Beach House, Elviria (Distance 5Km) Short taxi ride away for special occasions, setting and food is superb especially at sunset.

(There are a lot of beach bars and restaurants that have not been mentioned above)

Services Available
Our Management company can arrange all of the following for you, please enquire for a personalised quotation:
Airport transfers
Welcome packs of groceries
Cot & Baby Chair hire
Excursions such as Skiing at Sierra Nevada or kite surfing in Tarifa
Transfers to golf courses and tee-booking
Flowers and champagne


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18 out of 19 people recommend staying here


Couple from Huddersfield, United Kingdom Feb 2019

Super light & airy apartment which is very well equipped & comfy. Everything that you could need for a 4 week rental. Underground car park a bonus. Agent & owner both available for queries if answer could not be found in the instruction guide. Kitchen very good for 1 cook & 3rd bedroom OK for kids. Patio/outside sitting area sunny during morning/early afternoon, well used & quiet except for occasional barking dogs! Sea view left a bit to the imagination but lovely view of adjacent woodlands & wild parakeets. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the walks to beach, boardwalk to Cabopino & other local bars/restaurants. Well worth a visit!!!

Reply from Philip

Hi Gill, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.


Solo from Lockerbie, United Kingdom Feb 2019

I was very disappointed in the Flat My first impressions were it was not a luxury flat it was very tired, the TV did not have instructions on how to work it and the agent did not know either I could not get any British channels at all and as I was only there for less than a week I did not bother. as far as it being quiet that again is stretching the truth to bursting point most of the noise came from the local residents the lady below walked up and down here flat with high heels on every morning at about 7.00 as for the sea view did not exist. On top of all that I was charged an extra £100 for cleaning because I was not staying a full week, this was because of the dates I wanted was not available so I took the six days that were. And yes It did annoy me but that is not the reason for the bad review. The review is honest and accurate.

Reply from Philip

Interesting that although you give the apartment a two star review, the detailed review was above three stars for everything apart from value for money, which you gave 1 star. I would have thought that staying in a three bedroom, two bathroom apartment very close to the beach for six days for £315 was very good value for money, but what do I know? We can’t please everyone all the time and the people who came in after you were very pleased with the apartment as are most of our guests. Good luck with your future reservations.


Family from Ealing, United Kingdom Jul 2018

Lovely holiday! Thank you.

Reply from Philip

Hi Maura, thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your holiday.


Family from Dundee, United Kingdom Oct 2017

Had another fantastic stay at Philips lovely apartment. Communication with Philip and management team excellent ( even when i kept calling wrong number when we arrived). As previously stayed at the property, we knew where the property was and the facilities it offers, they didn't disappoint. New updated TV is on offer, no issues with connection or with the wi-fi connection for our 11 night stay. All white goods, kitchen utensils in good condition, wanted for nothing in apartment. BBQ on balcony excellent.

There is a great restaurant Rancho Grill within 5 minutes or so walking, and the beach with the beach front walkway from Cabopino all the way to La Cala a short walking distance away. Parking place in the garage is very handy with an elevator to the apartment.
Security at the apartment is really good. Key entrance to the complex, stairwell and to the flat. Full air conditioning and the three double bedrooms more than adequate for our needs. A home from home!!!
As said previously,we have stayed at this place before and hope to be back again soon,
Thanks again Philip
Steve, Sarah and the boys

Reply from Philip

Hi Stephen, thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your holiday.


Couple from Horsham, United Kingdom Aug 2017

Very nice place to stay, everything is thought of for a homely feel and to make you feel comfortable. Would highly recommend as a place of accomodation.
A few things about the area:
It would be so much easier to hire a car a the location is in a quiet residential area and the nearest shop is 15 minutes walk.. the nearest supermarket is 20 minutes walk away which isnt far but the walk is over a footbridge on the dual carriageway. A Pub called the village inn is 15minutes walk away and their so friendly there. Theres buses to Marbella and Fuengirola which are very cheap €2 or less each but a taxi is about €20 also taxi drivers struggle to find the place so would recommend telling them a place which is close to it like the rancho grill and then directing them from there (even take a picture so they know).
The only problem we had with the apartment is we paid for english tv and then when we got there the guidebook said that it uses the wifi and could be a problem to use and when we tried it, it didnt work its not worth paying out for. Everything else was very good.

Reply from Philip

Hi Rani, thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your holiday.


Family from Varmdoe, Sweden Feb 2017

This apartment is really nice and comfortable. The lokal management is so helpful when anything fails. There is a short walking distance to a wonderful beach (best in spain). Parking place in the garage is very handy with an elevator to the apartment. We have stayed at this place several times and hope to be back again soon. Thank you Philip for this opportunity.

Reply from Philip

Hi Hakan, glad to see you back again and that you enjoyed your holiday. Very pleased that the management company sorted out any issues.
Best Regards

32 other reviews

Dave and Kathy Jul 2015

Lovely holiday in a nice apartment. Great touches with the films and Xbox. Everything we needed, Thanks!

BKS Jan 2015

Once again we visited "Sparkling Days". We really like it here. Its great. (The only thing we don't get on with is the cooker). Thank you for two wonderful weeks.

SB Jun 2014

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 21/06/2014 A home from home, loved the place Thank you. SB

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 24/04/2014 Its a beautiful place! Thank you! Very comfortable apartment. We very like it! Thanks for Sony Playstation and movie collection. AD

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 06/03/2014 Seven weeks of wonderful holiday. Great apartment. Everything is perfect. Thank you BH

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 16/10/2012 Fully equipped apartment which certainly met all our needs. Lovely place -great holiday- thank you AM

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 06/12/2009We had a lovely time, good apartment and well stocked with everything, close to lots of lovely places (: The caves at nerja are amazing! :)EB

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 21/08/2009A fantastic holiday in a fantastic apartment, will definitely recommend you to our friends. Thank youF

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 14/08/2009Great to come back, children loved coming to same place too! Great facilities, great location - beautiful and still peaceful! May return again !!S (again)Milton Keynes

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 24/07/2009A wonderful stay in a well equipped apartment. Extremely clean. Great location. Many thanks.WYork

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 12/07/2009Great apartment. Great holiday, Daughter really enjoyed the water park near Mijas.KRBournemouth

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 17/02/2009We would like to thank you for our stay, the apartment is superb. excellently equipped and very clean. The bus services are extremely good 220 - Marbella to FuengirolaJBKent

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 14/08/2008A great apartment, DVD very useful in getting kids off to sleep. Air-conditioning lovely. Setting beautiful. Would highly recommend to friends but would suggest they have a car. Thank youMWBattle

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 08/08/2008Fantastic apartment and setting. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.RJDevon

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 31/07/2008A lovely apartment, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting - so peaceful. Everything we needed for a brilliant holiday, we wish we were staying for longer - Thank youSMilton Keynes

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 18/07/2008A beautiful and well equipped aparrtment which made a great base for our holiday. Will definitely return again.G&CLondon

From Apartment Guestbook, Date of stay: 13/03/2008Fantastic apartment, bigger and better equipped than expected. Great value for money and made a good base to enjoy our days.ADSouthampton

From Apartment Guestbook - date of stay 12/01/08This is a lovely apartment. it's very clean and spacious and equipped with everything you need for your stay. We'll recommend it to friends as a great place to stay on the Costa del Sol.

From Apartment Guestbook - date of stay 26/10/07Lovely holiday, Sparkling Days is a fantastic apartment and the touches like DVDs, etc truly made a memorable holiday - hope to be back.

DVD facility excellent with the children. Sky TV would have been good but I think Dermot would have not gone out at all..Pool attendant (Juan) was very friendly with the children. Great to be in walking distance of everything.Apartment clean and well equipped.

Great holiday, well equipped apartment, DVD's kept kids occupied. Thanks very much

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday in a fully equipped superb apartment. Had a great time - thanks

We would like to thank you for allowing us to use your splendidly equipped apartment. We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much.

A great holiday - thanks

We would like to thank you for a wonderful holiday in accom. of very comfortable a high standard. It was like home from home. Thanks

We enjoyed a quite splendid holiday in every respect. We truly had 14 "sparkling days". Thank you both for your professional and helpful approach to the organization of our holiday.

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely apartment on our way to our daughter's wedding. A wonderful beginning to a magical moment in our lives.

A truly delightful holiday accommodation. Very well named as we had a special "sparkling" time here

Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation. had a great 2 weeks

From: Kuwait Date of stay: August, 2005 Comment: "The apartment was great and very nice, we loved it. It\'s equipped with every thing. It was a nice holiday there. and sure if I come again it will be my place, you and the whole staff were very friendly and kind.You know what I liked the most there, the friendly people. Thanks for every thing! "

From: England Date of stay: August, 2006 Comment: "We had a brilliant holiday. The apartment was absolutely superb and we would think of booking with you again. Thankyou again for all your help during the booking of our holiday, you were marvellous."

Hi just dropping you a line to let you know that we have just come back from a wonderful holiday at your apt in spain. we could not fault the accomadation and the pool was fantastic for the kids.we liked it so much we would like to buy similar apt.. If you have any advice or contacts we would be very grateful.once again thanks for the use of your fantastic apt.Ian

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 300m Nearest bar 200m Nearest restaurant 200m Nearest supermarket 1km Malaga airport 30km Marbella 10km Cabopino Port 3km Puerto Banus 10km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Night club 1km Shopping 15km Theatre 10km Theme park 45km Zoo 15km Cinema 10km

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Early booking discounts

  • Receive 30% off if the booking is made 4 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 30% off if the booking is made within 2 months of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 5% off if the booking is for 13 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Reasonable final clean, bed-linen, towels and key-holding (Free when booking is a week or more) - renter is responsible for leaving apartment reasonably tidy with all rubbish and food items removed.

    £100.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • Cot

    £25.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Key collection between 6pm and 8am

    £40.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • British TV in lounge (n/a in bedrooms)

    £30.00 per booking, paid with booking



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds


2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Sea view, Shared garden, Childrens pool area

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups


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