Good to Know 2017-05-28T23:36:09+01:00

Good to Know …

Your Best Holiday Ever! Maybe a tall order, but we really want you to have a fantastic holiday at our apartment and we’re happy to make recommendations so you enjoy the best Puerto Banus, Marbella and the surrounding areas have to offer. We hope your visit will be as comfortable as possible. This information provides an overview of what is good to know about the apartment prior to your visit. Visitors are provided with a detailed guide to the apartment too.

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The apartment is located in Cumbres del Rodeo – a beautiful gated urbanisation built and completed by 2004 –  located in the desirable district of Nueva Andalucía, the exclusive residential area adjacent to Puerto Banús in Marbella. This Mediterranean style development of exquisite architecture has views towards the town of San Pedro de Alcantara and the Serrania de Ronda mountain range, plus the Mediterranean coastline. Some days you can view the Rock of Gibraltar and even the mountains of North Africa.

For those who know the area well, and driving along the Autovia del  Mediterraneo E15 A7 road in the direction of Gibraltar, the urbanisation Cumbres del Rodeo is a two minute drive from the Nueva Andalucia roundabout next to the H-10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel and Marbella Casino – turnoff at the renowned Restaurante El Rodeito.

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Although a car is not essential we advise you to have a car as there are many fantastic things to do around Marbella and the Costa del Sol which makes a car most convenient – think similar to Los Angeles “everyone drives a car”. Taxis and buses are very reasonably charged for short journeys so a good alternative. Walking in hot summer heat whilst carrying your shopping (or dressed up in your high heels) can be really tiring! Bus routes are located at the end of the street.

The local taxi firm number is +34 952 77 44 88.

Taxis are licenced to take only 4 people, so if you have a party of 4+ then you need to organise additional taxis too.

Approximate Taxi Costs to and From Cumbres del Rodeo Apartments:

  • Taxi to Puerto Banus – approx 10 Euros / 15 Euros
  • Taxi  to La Sala Restaurant & Bar – approx 8 Euros / 12 Euros
  • Taxi to Boulevard San Pedro de Alcantara – approx 12 Euros
  • Taxi to Marbella Town Centre – approx 18 Euros
  • Taxi to / from Malaga Airport – approx 80 Euros (Paje toll road costs approx 8 Euros)

Cumbres del Rodeo has two levels, the top level and the lower level. Our apartments are situated on the lower level. All the aparments have their own private parking spaces in secure underground garages, accessed via an automatic door with key. The garage spaces for our apartments are in the lower level garage. Note, if you drive into the parking space to the top level entrance you will not have a place to park, nor a key to access the garage.  


Although there are some convenience stores in walking distance – Supercor (formerly Opencor) and some local food shops – the best recommendation, especially for a longer stay, is to make a car and/or taxi trip to a supermarket for your main shop. The yellow markers on this map indicate all supermarkets and convience shops.

We highly recommend doing your holiday grocery shopping online and recommend a great service from Al Campo, a very well stocked supermarket. We use them regularly and have been happy with their service of both stock goods, water, wines and drink, personal supplies and even fresh produce. There website is available in Spanish, English, French and German. The postcode for home delivery is 29660. You can pay online and arrange a delivery of all your goods prior to your arrival. Arrange for your delivery to be in the morning delivery slot, we’re at home most mornings. If you’re going to use this service then make sure you tell us so we can expect a delivery.

Website for Al Campo Supermarket Online Shopping

The tuquoise markers show where all the chemists are. For 24 hour emergencies then visit San Pedro de Alcantara high street – 5 minute drive away – for their 24/7 chemist.

The nearest  in walking distance is the Caixa Bank close to Avenida Miguel de Cervantes. Go to the top entrance of Cumbres, take a left from the main gate and then walk along the top road. At the end of this mainly flat road (small hill) it will turn down a short hill. On the right will be a gym, then the bank. This nearby roundabout is also close to a Swedish supermarket, a bakery, a roast chicken shop, some restaurants/bars, a chemist and other amenities. ATM/Cashpoints are also situated in the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel, El Corte Ingles Department Store and Centro Plaza, where the Saturday Market and Bullring is. Alternately there are many banks in Puerto Banus and San Pedro de Alcantara.

Taxis come relatively quickly, but there can be an occassional lapses in August at key times – like 10pm for dinner – or if a footy match is on! The nearest rank is next to the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel and Marbella Casino.

All the modern conveniences of home are fitted, including Sky satellite television and WIFI internet access using Fibre Optic.iPad and iPhone Chargers. Each room has new individual modern Air-Conditioning unit and controls. New and modern kitchen appliances. Cable and Satellite TV are available in all rooms, plus broadband computer access available. If you come with a laptop with WIFI installed then you should have no problem connecting to the internet (no extra charge).

Babies and children are very welcome to stay here at the apartment. For babies we have a baby cot with a proper mattress, bed linen, blankets, baby high chair and a baby bath are all available. We also installed a proper bath so they can enjoy their bathtime fun too. We have a basic first aid kit. There’s also a few kids DVDs, books, board games, toys and swimming aids are here too. Baby and child sitting can be arranged too. We’re often told kids sleep brilliantly here – but sorry, that we cannot promise!

Our family also own adjacent and nearby apartments which we use as and when needed. Occasionally we’re your neighbours and we’re happy to advise on local activities and amenities. Many of the people who visit Cumbres del Rodeo are long-term owners of apartments and some live all year round at Cumbres. Return visitors over the years meet familiar faces and it’s been sweet to see little kids become all grown up! This makes for a friendly, secure and tranquil community of interested parties, always keeping an eye out for visitors and the urbanisation.

… to name but a few! Cumbres is situated close to a small farm, which provides lots of benefits including wide open country side and direct views to stunning mountain and sea views. Watching the farmer, in close-by fields, coralling his cattle on horseback at dusk is a memorable and stunning view from the apartment. We think Cumbres is uniquely positioned to offer you a real view of Spain so close to Puerto Banus.

As well as our own cats and a dog who live here all year round, there are neighbourhood cats and dogs too. The cats are generally very shy, and live outdoors, but a brave one will occasionally wander through the apartment when the doors or windows are open – this is probably likely for most ground floor garden apartments. They’re easily shooed away with a clap of hands from a stranger. We understand some people are allergic to cats and some people do not like them. So if a visiting cat is a problem for you, or the thought one might have visited the apartment before, then please do not book our apartment.

We’re fine with people smoking on the terrace and ash trays are supplied for you. Please do not smoke in the apartment or discard your cigarettes by throwing them in the garden or around the swimming pool. We’re all very fire conscious in Spain and a thrown cigarette can cause fires and big problems, including fines for discarding them wrongly.

All towels, including towels for the swimming pool/terrace, and bed linen are provided. The apartment is clean for your arrival and may be cleaned during your stay if it coincides with our cleaners schedule. If you require additional cleaning, washing and ironing services during your stay then please tell us and we can arrange this for you, you can pay the cleaner directly.

On request, groceries can be supplied in the apartment for your arrival and pick up/taxi services can also be advised on. Catered dinner parties, cleaning services, baby sitting and child minding services can all be arranged for during your stay, you pay the supplier directly. Is their a special occasion or reason for your stay? Contact us if you need to arrange something special … hire a boat, a chef to cook for you, limo services, tour guides, other?