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The area south of Estepona is becoming ever more popular, particularly around the Puerto Duquesa and Manilva area, with luxury complexes being snapped up almost as soon as they're off the drawing board. One to watch out for is the Duque de Urbino complex being promoted by Lendal Living Homes, a company known for their all-round care and attention to detail.

Duque de Urbino is a complex of 222 two-bedroom apartments within the Princesa Kristina urbanisation and is built on an elevation overlooking La Duquesa golf course and the sea. Taking advantage of the lie of the land, the apartments descend in stages to the extensive private gardens, ensuring that all the apartments are afforded spectacular views. Situated just a short distance from the N340, Duque de Urbino offers its residents easy access to a wide range of leisure activities, from sports opportunities to lazing on the beach, as well as fast transportation to both Gibraltar and Malaga airports.

However, the main attraction of an apartment built by Lendal Living Homes is the wide range of services that are provided, along with the ultimate in living comfort, thanks to Lendal's intelligent technology. The apartments are equipped with the latest techniques to save energy, control lighting, heating and air-conditioning, guard against intruders and provide security and safety controls. These controls can also be controlled by the reception staff if the resident should be away. The administration of the complex can provide hotel services, a rental service and legal and transport services.

There are also a clinic and a health centre on the premises. Within the complex are a swimming pool, a gymnasium and other sports facilities; other interests are catered for with a country club, golf club and spare time club for residents, providing a wide variety of entertainments for both active and more sedentary residents. There are 14,000 square metres of garden and leisure area within the complex.



The flats themselves all have similar layouts, although they differ in the amount of balcony and terrace space available. Living rooms are a generous 20 square metres, while the bedrooms are 11 and 10 square metres. Terrace areas are between 10 and 18 square metres in size. The apartments are tiled throughout with ivory 'Macael' marble, while the terraces have non-slip tiles. Windows have double glazing for maximum comfort and the apartments are fitted and finished to a high standard. Telephone, television and internet connections are pre-installed. The apartments are fully furnished and kitchens and bathrooms have all accessories - in fact, these apartments will be ready to move into as soon as they are handed over, and with Lendal's renowned management systems in place should provide the ultimate in stress-free living.

Apartments in Duque de Urbina range in price from 131,110 to 144.444 Euros, with garage places for 12,000 Euros and storerooms for 3,000 Euros. Completion of the complex is due in September 2004 and they are certain to prove popular as over 50% of the apartments have been sold already.







The Details
Structure
Reinforced concrete foundations, reinforced concrete columns, steel grid; thermal and acoustic insulation.

Roof
Sloping roof, 'distressed' Arabic tiles; flat roof, heat insulated, waterproof layer; asphalt sheeting and non-slip tiles on accessible areas.

Walls
Exterior walls, 'Termoarcilla' brick blocks with cement coating; interior walls, 8-cm ceramic bricks, plastered. All walls coated with plastic paint.

Carpentry
Main door of aluminium with stainless steel fittings and security lock; white lacquered wooden internal and cupboard doors.

Windows
White lacquered, with stainless steel fittings and security locks, Climalit 4+6+4 double glazing.

Floors
Ivory 'Macael' marble tiles; non-slip tiles on terraces and common areas.

Kitchens
Fully fitted with high-quality wood furniture and all electrodomestics, Roca mixer taps.

Bathrooms
Roca bathroom fittings, model 'Dama', Roca mixer taps. Tiled walls with decorative border round built-in mirror.

Climate Control
Automated heating and cooling system, controllable individually and through Reception.

Installations
Telephone, television and internet connections, Lendal Living Homes system. 100-litre electric water heater. Fully furnished.

Security
Intelligent card access, full range of security and safety alarms, security patrols. Reception area.

Communal Areas
Urbanisation enclosed by concrete wall topped by security railing; 14,000 square metres of communal gardens, enclosing swimming pool, leisure area and gardens, with ornamental plantings and water features.

Prices
Type A, from 137,777 to 141,111 Euros; type B, from 131,110 to 144,444 Euros. Garage space, 12,000 Euros; storage room, 3,000 Euros.




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