El Girasol

Estepona, Málaga
+34 609 128147

A much-loved family house with French shutters and a pool, a mile from a peaceful beach - and close to the stylish allure of Laguna


8 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

The Experience

Up in the hills above Estepona, hidden behind foliage, gated and peaceful, is a renovated house of character and soul. English Stefanie, well-travelled and living near by, has opened her former family home to guests. Imagine French windows to a terrace-veranda, a big swish kitchen in the old stables, a pool on the lawn below, an orchard of oranges and pomegranates. At the back: the peaceful road. It’s a wonderful house for a family of eight, full of warmth, comfort and character. There are lovely thick cream curtains with a red motif, antique doors, modern paintings and pictures, two kitchen sinks (one fed from the well), books, WiFi, TV and deep sofas, and four bedrooms (two downstairs) with views of the sea. You have ping-pong table on the lower terrace, figs, oranges and peaches to pluck, and a Moroccan-tiled table for al fresco lunches. Or just hop in the car to the rustic bar on the beach: great tapas a four-minute drive away. Further along is ‘Laguna Village’ (chic boutiques, posh beach). Estepona, known for its charming port, quaint shops and snazzy marina, is 3km.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
4 nights minimum stay. 7 nights minimum stay in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 2km away.


Nightly price
from £192
Weekly price
from £1350
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £1928 beds4 bedrooms


My family of 6 have just returned from a weeks holiday at El Girasol. The house was amazing and ticked all the boxes for 6 adults. More than enough space for everyone and the kitchen was so well equipped. Laundry facilities were very welcome and the patio area above the pool where we held our family ping pong tournament was great. We found a truly beautiful tennis club 5 mins drive away called Club de Estepona where we played every morning before the sun became too hot in which to play. El Girasol is truly a wonderful holiday destination and I could not recommend it highly enough.

Lynne, Gateshead

Just returned from a fabulous week at El Girasol - and missing it already! Spacious and beautifully appointed with cool interiors and gorgeous downstairs bathroom (with sea view!). But.... the garden and exterior is the real delight with sea views from both the patio / canopy and pool! On top of that there are mature palms, bougainvillea and many wonderful succulents. Only a 7 minute ride to Estepona old town or 4 minutes to the Supermarket and Beach - but we preferred to stay at El Girasol. Big thank you to Gianni who went out of his way to assist us - thank you!!

Simon, Twickenham

El Girasol was truly beautiful. Gorgeous interiors and very homely. Set in the hills. Fabulous pool and greenery. Great for two families as there was so much space. We enjoyed lazy days by the pool. Lots of places to sit and read a book (inside and out). And ventured to Ronda, Marbella, Puerto Banus and the pretty old town of Estepona. Thank you Stefanie and Maria.

Victoria, Hampshire

We had a lovely week’s family holiday in the beautiful El Girasol. The location, up in the hills behind Estepona, is in the quiet countryside which was perfect for my children and grandchildren. One end of the property has a large double bedroom with en-suite next to a smaller twin-bedded room and separate bathroom, ideal for parents with young children. There are two further large bedrooms upstairs with great views. The large, very well equipped family kitchen and dining table, separate lounge with large satellite TV and laundry room gives a lovely feel of being welcomed into a family home.

Martyn, Cambridge and london

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Stefanie Maxine

  • A 3 minute drive to the lively town of Estepona. Explore the pretty old streets by foot, they are lined with hundreds of brightly cascading flowerpots. Find the Roman remains, and the old church.
  • Enjoy the great tapas bars and restaurants in Estepona. There are clothes and shoe shops not to be missed. Visit Estepona marina, Sunday morning market is great fun and lots on offer, plenty of restaurants and night life.
  • Have a lunch or an evening drink at one of the beach bars that line the lovely promenade. There are excellent restaurants in town. Why not sit in one of the lovely plazas and enjoy dinner or tapas, taking in the atmosphere.
  • El Girasol is well situated for exploring Andalucia. The historic and vibrant cities of Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Jerez are all under a 2 hours drive away, and well worth a visit.
  • Puerto Banus marina has some spectacular yachts and shops to match, a 15 minute drive, and a further 5 minute drive will take you to Marbella, with lovely old part full of super shops and restaurants.
  • Close by are horse riding, tennis clubs, water sports and Selwo safari park. You could not be better placed to have a great holiday packed with activities or just chill on the lovely terrace of the house and enjoy the pool.