Our original plan was to fully use the apartment, but we swiftly realised that this would not be possible. The internet is (was) extremely poor; it felt that we were sharing it with the rest of the residency. It should either be updated or removed from any advertising (this is 2018). Also there was NO Sky TV. The description states"The apartment boasts Sky Satellite (Sky viewing card needed for some programs) 42' Plasma TV that pauses and records all programs" not true. The kitchen was found in a not so clean condition; the oven was dirty - aluminium foil was used to cover extremely dirty shelves. The kitchen cupboards were greasy and dirty. We were comically surprised to see that 1cm of toilet paper was left for us in both bathrooms. On to the quality of the beds: the beds were hard, and the pillows seemed to be older than my adult boys. Sadly, the whole apartment seemed to be dated, unloved and not a place that is suitable for a relaxing modern family. The pool and gardens are immaculate! However, the rules and regulations are far too strict - the natives are not friendly - it felt more like a retirement village.
So now the positives, things we also thought mentioning
1. Balcony was a great place to "quietly" read in the morning.
2. AC very good
3. Water pressure excellent
4. Very kind neighbour helped us when we arrived
5. Restaurant Villa Linda is great and needs to be visited, great food - too good to be empty on a Friday.
6. Benahavis is worth a visit, if you fancy a go at canyoning.
In summary, the apartment could be a great place, but needs modernising, cleaned properly, welcome pack needs to be given more thought and a brief chat with the residency "committee" to allow some time for fun during the day would improve things greatly. Sorry to be brutally honest, but we regularly rent cottages, villas and apartments and felt that this villa just did not cut the mustard.