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Torremolinos - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Torremolinos Spain Scarlette Douglas on 14 August 2020

Torremolinos Spain Scarlette Douglas

Scarlette Douglas is house hunting around the ever-popular, coastal town of Torremolinos on the Costa Del Sol with Chris and Jacqueline from Lancashire. They’re looking for a dog-friendly holiday home, where they can spend half the year exploring Spain on their motorbike. Armed with a budget of £150,000, Scarlette has searched out 5 great properties to show the couple, but will any have them revving up to put in an offer?

Torremolinos

Why buy here?

Once a small fishing village, Torremolinos is now one of the biggest tourist and resort destinations in Spain. It’s a 15 minute drive from Malaga airport, which is around a two and a half hour flight time from the UK. Flanked by mountains, the coastline stretches for over 4 miles and is divided into four main beaches. In 2018 it attracted nearly a million visitors and its endless beaches, bars, restaurants and weather keep people flocking here year after year.

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in El Bajondillo

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in El Bajondillo

The first property is a third-floor, two-bedroom apartment with fantastic views overlooking the beach, in the heart of Torremolinos. It was built in 1992, renovated in 2012, and is being sold fully furnished. There is a bar on the ground floor of the apartment block, and an express elevator to the beach. The area of El Bajondillo is in the centre of Torremolinos and is a short walk from its old town, and the beach of Playa Bajondillo. It is 6.9 miles (approx. a 16 min drive) from Malaga Airport. This property is no longer available, view more properties from the agent here.

Valued at £176,636 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed apartment in Benalmadena

Property 2 Two-bed apartment in Benalmadena

A modern, furnished, open-plan apartment on a gated complex, only 100 yards from the beach. It has a large overlooking the communal pool and with sea views. The balcony is a good size and is already set up for alfresco dining. It is being sold fully furnished.Communal fees are €60 per month. Benalmadena is four miles west of Torremolinos. It's an ancient Moorish town dating from the 8th century, which has grown rapidly to now become one of the Costa Del Sol’s most popular resorts. This property is no longer available but you can see more from the agent here.

Valued at £185,981 at the time of filming.

Property 3

One-bed apartment in Torremolinos, Los Alamos

Property 3 One-bed apartment in Torremolinos, Los Alamos

A modern, spacious, one bedroom apartment overlooking a communal pool with sea views. It also has a terrace, communal sauna and on-site bar and restaurant. The beach is around a 13 minute walk away and communal fees are €90.00 per month. The vibrant and popular area of Los Alamos is around a 15-minute drive east from the town centre. Known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, clubs and entertainment, it has a mile long sheltered beach, which is also brilliant for swimming and watersports. It is 5.9 miles to Malaga Airport. No longer available, view similar properties on the agent's website.

Valued at £172,897 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed apartment in Benalmadena, Torremuelle Beach

Property 4 Two-bed apartment in Benalmadena, Torremuelle Beach

A spacious middle floor, apartment on the beachfront with unbeatable sea views from every window. It has a bright and airy interior and an open plan living space. Communal fees are £85.62 per month. Torremuelle Beach has over half a mile of dark sand, and is one of the area’s most peaceful and quiet stretches of coast, with unsullied sea views. The property is no longer available, but you can contact the agent here.

Valued at £204,673 at the time of filming.

Property 5

One-bed apartment in La Carihuela

Property 5 One-bed apartment in La Carihuela

This is a modern apartment built in 2007, with spectacular sea and town views from a large terrace. It is being sold fully furnished and benefits from the use of a communal pool and gardens. La Carihuela is a 10 minute drive south of the Torremolinos centre. It used to be an old fishing village and has since become a popular resort thanks to its fabulous one and a quarter mile long beach and promenade packed with cafes, bars and other amenities. La Carihuela has held on to much of its original, traditional charm and is considered to be one of the most upmarket parts of Torremolinos. Contact the agent for more information.

Valued at £167,289 at the time of filming.

Hot property:

Five-bed villa in Marbesa, Marbella

Hot property: Five-bed villa in Marbesa, Marbella

An ultra contemporary, beachfront, villa, located in one of the trendiest resorts in Marbella. Built on one level, it has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a separate spa house including a gym and sauna and is set within beautifully manicured gardens, with several outdoor seating areas, panoramic sea views, water features and a fabulous pool. View the property here.

Valued at £4,299,065 at the time of filming.