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Estepona v Nueva Andalucia - considering buying a holiday home

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:29pm
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EmmaJ

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My husband and I  are very interested in purchasing a property in Estepona.   We have been holidaying in a family apartment in Nueva Andalucia for many years and have enjoyed it very much but as the children are getting older.  I think its not the most ideal place to purchase a new apartment as for the older children in particular it is quite expensive to go out for food or drinks or join a gym.    We love the look of the beaches and the area of estepona and are looking at the area of Seghers (near the N340 towards Sotogrande).   

As we are unable to travel to see the area we would very much appreciate a few of opinions.   We are both Spanish Language lovers.... not very good, but trying hard! and love the culture and the fabulous food.   We are also very much interested in exercise and having things to do everyday.    Supermarkets, Restaurants and the beach close by (in walking distance - 3km max) are essential.   And cycling paths would be a serious bonus.   We haven't considered going further down west towards manilva and sotogrande..... Should we??? Keeping in mind we love so much close by!  

Mike66

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:24pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:24pm

We’re in process of buying a 3 bed apartment in the centre of Estepona - “Estepona Gardens”and I have to say the developers have been excellent with monthly updates and pics etc since we can’t travel there - personally I think the appts are very affordable compared to all the new high end ones on the edge of town. Check it out...we missed out on the free parking space and storage rooms that are now included in the price unfortunately! Good luck with your search

EmmaJ

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:41pm

EmmaJ

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:41pm

Mike66 wrote on Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:24pm:

We’re in process of buying a 3 bed apartment in the centre of Estepona - “Estepona Gardens”and I have to say the developers have been excellent with monthly updates and pics etc since we can’t travel there - personally I think the appts are very affordable compared to all the new high end...

... ones on the edge of town. Check it out...we missed out on the free parking space and storage rooms that are now included in the price unfortunately! Good luck with your search

Thanks very much Mike66 for your opinion.   We'll definitely take a look.

jenko043

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:46pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:46pm

Emma, we have bought a 3 bed in Puerto alto Estepona (new apartments) 300 meters from the port. They are not huge but they are affordable for that area. Try easy estepona website for these! We got ours off plan so due to covid still haven’t been inside it🤷‍♂️

Kerri

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:44pm

Kerri

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Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:44pm

I leave near Estepona and think its a lovely little town. Easy access to lots of locations.  Has everything you might wish to do and need.  Yes, lovely beaches where you can walk/ride a bike for miles.

Estepona is also known for their flowers.  That part is always exceptional to me the priority the town puts on maintaining all the flowers.  In normal times its a bustling little town I think with lots of optional ways to live, such as the Old Town or along the Promenade if you like the busier life and just outside in any number of urbanizations (small and larger) and of course villas of all types depending on budget.  

I do believe it affords a really nice balance against some of the more expensive neighbours that you have experienced in other towns along the coast.

Manilva/Sabinellas are handy areas for services but no where near as pretty as Estepona.  If you can afford Estepona there is no question in my mind between the two areas which you should choose.

With any luck the next difficult phase we are in will pass and you can get over here to experience it for yourself.  Kerri

EmmaJ

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:14pm

EmmaJ

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Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:14pm

jenko043 wrote on Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:46pm:

Emma, we have bought a 3 bed in Puerto alto Estepona (new apartments) 300 meters from the port. They are not huge but they are affordable for that area. Try easy estepona website for these! We got ours off plan so due to covid still haven’t been inside it🤷‍♂️

Many thanks jenko043

EmmaJ

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:15pm

EmmaJ

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Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:15pm

Kerri wrote on Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:44pm:

I leave near Estepona and think its a lovely little town. Easy access to lots of locations.  Has everything you might wish to do and need.  Yes, lovely beaches where you can walk/ride a bike for miles.

Estepona is also known for their flowers.  That part is always exceptional to me the priority the town puts on maintaining all the flowers.  In normal times its a bustling little town I think with lots of optional ways to live, such as the Old Town or along the Promenade if you like the...

... busier life and just outside in any number of urbanizations (small and larger) and of course villas of all types depending on budget.  

I do believe it affords a really nice balance against some of the more expensive neighbours that you have experienced in other towns along the coast.

Manilva/Sabinellas are handy areas for services but no where near as pretty as Estepona.  If you can afford Estepona there is no question in my mind between the two areas which you should choose.

With any luck the next difficult phase we are in will pass and you can get over here to experience it for yourself.  Kerri

Thanks very much Kerri, it is great to get the information :-)

Davetheblade

Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 3:29pm

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Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 3:29pm

Can any one enlighten me on minilva and the area please looking for a two bed two bath apartment please

Kerri

Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 1:56pm

Kerri

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Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 1:56pm

Davetheblade wrote on Sun May 23, 2021 3:29pm:

Can any one enlighten me on minilva and the area please looking for a two bed two bath apartment please

Manilva (a few minutes inland by car) and Sabinillas (along the beach) (in my opinion) are a bit run down and not nearly as nice as Estepona -- reflected in the huge variance in price.  Manilva and its surrounding area (Sabinillas) however are very convenient for everything you might need including a lovely long promenade, restaurants and markets.  Also close to the Dequesa Port which is very busy but has alot of restaurants and things you might want, such as an English Butcher.

I wouldn't discount the entire area but I would recommend you check it out yourself so you are sure you have bought in an area that suits you.

There may be people on this forum who have homes in lovely urbanizations that I am not aware of as I live in Casares but I do go to Sabi all the time because it has everything you need.

Actually, its probably a more typical Spanish town than Estepona is - a little rough around the edges but a good place to live as its convenient.

Davetheblade

Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 2:29pm

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Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 2:29pm

Kerri wrote on Mon May 24, 2021 1:56pm:

Manilva (a few minutes inland by car) and Sabinillas (along the beach) (in my opinion) are a bit run down and not nearly as nice as Estepona -- reflected in the huge variance in price.  Manilva and its surrounding area (Sabinillas) however are very convenient for everything you might need in...

...cluding a lovely long promenade, restaurants and markets.  Also close to the Dequesa Port which is very busy but has alot of restaurants and things you might want, such as an English Butcher.

I wouldn't discount the entire area but I would recommend you check it out yourself so you are sure you have bought in an area that suits you.

There may be people on this forum who have homes in lovely urbanizations that I am not aware of as I live in Casares but I do go to Sabi all the time because it has everything you need.

Actually, its probably a more typical Spanish town than Estepona is - a little rough around the edges but a good place to live as its convenient.

Thank you Kerri

As in rough i presume its dated and more Spanish and not rough as in the clientele poor security etc

We dont know the area obviously we have been to Estepona Bennalmad  and Marbella but the prices as you say are in line with the areas 

we intend to visit in Sept or maybe put back to November and will take on board your advice

Regards

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