rentals in Cadiz and Malaga Spain

Old Apr 5th, 2014, 12:14 PM
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rentals in Cadiz and Malaga Spain

Just returned from a 2 week cruise that stopped in Cadiz and Malaga, Spain. We are active seniors who are considering renting for a couple of months in Spain next year. We speak a little Spanish, but need some help with the language. Does anyone have experience living or renting in Cadiz or Malaga Spain? Can you identify good areas near markets and mild activities such as nice places to eat, etc The beach is not a big issue, but would be a nice extra. We will have a car. Do we need to hire an agent ? Any recommended web sites for assistance ?
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If you've been to both Cadiz and Malaga, you can see that they are totally different destinations. Using one as a base, I'd go with Cadiz, close to Jerez, or even up in Sevilla. Malaga is nice, but the area surrounding it is highly overbuilt and less than pleasing, although Spain Select does have some nice apartments in Malaga, but more to choose from in Sevilla.

If you're going to have a car, then you should look at a property outside of the city, a Casa Rural, a country home or villa.

A little more information on the time of year, type of property and number of bedrooms would be helpful.
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Old Apr 5th, 2014, 05:42 PM
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Thank you Robert. We have visited Jerez a few years ago, and have good memories. We just visited Cadiz, and loved it. We could do either location. At this time, I would like to concentrate on Feb and Mar, 2015.I have a slight preference for something fairly close to the sea. Probably because I like to fish and eat fresh fish. A one or two bedroom would be good. No shared bathroom or kitchen. My wife loves to cook, so a fairly good kitchen would be nice. Probably too much info, but will we only be there a month or two, so we can't have all the stuff we have at our homes. Sounds like I need to speak to an agent, but I hope you or someone on here has had a similar experience.
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In Málaga city I would have stayed fairly close to the city centre and close to the sea. The area between central Plaza la Merced and up towards and beyond the El Ejido area (the university area) is local atmosphere and excellent.

Plenty of great tapas bars and restaurants close by. And you have of course the high quality Atarazanas food market right in the heart of the city:

If you stay in Málaga city, you should definitely visit Antequera some 25 miles north. Antequera is known as "the crossroads of Andalucía". Almost right in the middle of the Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga rectangle. Here you'll find dolmens (some 5000 years old burial chambers), Roman baths, a Moorish Castle, Gothic churches, Renaissance fountains and Baroque bell towers. Antequera was the first of the Granada emirate towns to fall to the Christians in 1410.

Close by Torcal limestone rock formations. You can drive up here and do several walks, and on a clear day you can see to Morocco:

A tapas tour of Antequera:

I also have a soft spot for the beautiful landscapes and small villages in the Axarquia region just west of Málaga city, from the coast and up into the mountains towards Granada.

I use to stay in hotels when in Málaga city, but here's a place to begin when looking for apartments:

"Picasso's city of hidden treasures":
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kimhe- thanks for your excellent post. The link to looks like a lot of what we want.
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We have rented an apt in Conil de la Frontera for two weeks in June. We chose Conil because it's a small place and it's not (yet) so touristy than Chiclana (which is nearer to Cádiz).
We rent from an agency called 'Casas de Conil'. They do long-term rental.
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Conil looks like a good place for a rental..thanks for that idea!
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