La Reserva de Marbella
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La Reserva de Marbella is an area of east Marbella located at Artola, between the picturesque marina of Cabopino and the busier, neighbouring Elviria. La Reserva de Marbella is a predominantly residential area which enjoys a superb location for local amenities, the beach, as well as transport links to other areas along the coast.
Over the last decade, the quite hilly natural terrain of the area has allowed several urbanisations, largely of quality apartments, and facilities to be carefully constructed. Set amongst the many swimming pools, streams, fountains and waterfalls, and surrounded by generously landscaped tropical gardens, these properties are further complemented by the mountain, golf and sea views that serve as the boundaries of the area.
The major towns of Fuengirola and Marbella centre are within easy reach, each within 15-minute drives of the main road N-340. Excellent public transport serves the area too, in particular the bus links with very regular support for towns and local schools. The nearest bus stop is actually at the entrance to the urbanisation heading west, with an eastbound buses stopping directly across the road which is easily accessible by footbridge.
On entrance to the area at Km193,6 on the N-340, the stunning waterfalls and tropical landscaping welcome visitors and serve as an immediate impression of what is to follow. The 24-hour security guard and visitor acknowledgement is further reassuring.
The meandering road running through the area passes a commercial centre with all staple facilities including restaurants, bar and a bank with ATM. The fairways of Cabopino Golf course can be seen behind this building, presenting a peaceful and relaxing setting for visitors to the building and, in particular, the diners at the Mandarin Chinese restaurant.
The road up the hill is the main artery to the area, lined by carefully maintained and colourful gardens; the frontages of the small, low-rise, apartment bloques behind. This theme is continuous throughout and is compounded by fleeting glimpses of the pools and waterfalls that lie within the gated urbanisations along the route. At the top of the hill, just minutes from the main road, lies La Reserva de Marbella Fase II, which is the newest development and what must surely be a jewel in the crown. The terrain levels out at the gated entrance and 24-hour security guard facility. Passing through the barrier entrance reveals immediately an oasis of pools and tropical gardens surrounding low-rise apartment buildings. The urbanisation is heavily residential and so peaceful and quiet.
Andy’s bar-restaurant located in the heart of the urbanisation is a quality glass-fronted establishment with indoor and outdoor seating under shaded canopies, affording stunning views to golf and sea. Open for lunch and staying open throughout the day and long into the evening, the service and menu appeals to the cosmopolitan and local alike and is the perfect eclectic blend for the area. A mini-market is also present here, supplying a comprehensive range of all necessities including fresh bread daily.
The circular plan gives a pleasant tour of the area through varying levels and views. Each Manzana offers something special, each bloque designed to be slightly different to the next and so every apartment unique in its appeal; the apartments at the top of the urbanisation providing unrestricted sea views, the penthouses with private roof terraces and the garden apartments with gated facilities and easy access to the many swimming pools.
The high residential rate ensures the area remains largely secluded, even in summer, and yet is within a very short distance of the beach and coastal facilities. As a result, there are dozens of restaurants, bars, and shops as well as plenty of hotels, banks and supermarkets within a radius of 1Km. With the picturesque marina of Cabopino and all its splendour just a stones throw away in one direction and with the exclusive Nikki beach club and iconic 5-star Don Carlos hotel of equi-distance in the other, La Reserva de Marbella is simply a perfect location for a quality lifestyle.
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