Choosing an apartment rental online can be challenging. Faced with thousands of listings in Marbella, it can be all too easy to be fooled by a good photo or an online review. There is a reason we only allow selected apartments onto our portal- we set a tone and standard for our guests and we employ stringent criteria. Swish curate the best of the best, and only those luxury apartment rentals in Marbella that really impress us will make it onto our website.
So what do we look for when choosing a luxury rental? We take you through the luxury curation process step-by-step.
The Tick List- What we look for in a Luxury Apartment in Marbella
At Swish, we only work with those special properties that meet our strict criteria and match our philosophy.
Our tick list works across several levels. Starting with the location, we make sure every property is well placed for a luxury holiday in the most sought-after areas of Marbella. We undertake a 360 review, analysing how easy it is to access the property and to park, what time of day it gets the sun and how that affects the space as well as what it close by. We then look at the property’s amenities, it’s overall interior design, aesthetics and outdoor areas to relax in. It goes without saying we also look at practical features like any security in place, whether the property has sufficiently fast wifi and how well equipped the kitchen is.
The Swish Factor
Even if a potential new rental listing ticks many boxes, it still has to have “Swish factor.” We tenderly remark that all our villas and apartments must give us a love at first sight feeling and we know it when we see it. Guests do not just come to Marbella to look at a pretty interior, they come to use it so part of that overall impression is understanding the way it will be lived in.
We ask ourselves questions like How would we like to sip a coffee on this terrace? How would we like to wake up to a view like this?, Or, could we see a family of four using this space? And we factor all this into the mix. Some properties just don’t make the grade, regardless of how big the pool is or how close they are to the beach.
The Vetting Process
Once we agree to work with an owner to list a luxury apartment with us, we still undertake a rigorous vetting process. This gives guests peace of mind. We often visit a property more than once to get a really good feel for it and we like to meet the owner face to face too when we can. Only when we are happy to work with a place and confident it has passed our test do we then send our content team of a copywriter and photographer if required. There is never any danger of an apartment making it onto our platform that has not had the full Swish review.
Before any check-in we also complete an inspection, ensuring that everything is just so. We can only do this by checking in person and this a fundamental part of how we have built our solid reputation.
The Best Areas of Marbella for Luxury Apartments
One of the most important aspects of choosing an apartment rental is where it is in the world. We know the resort of Marbella well, and we understand the quality on offer in different developments. The majority of our apartment listings are within The Golden Mile and most are inside The Puente Romano Resort. We do consider other locations as long as they are in the most desirable neighbourhoods. See our guide to the areas of Marbella here. All of our apartments offer well-appointed bases for a stay in Marbella.
Our Suggestions- Apartments for your next Holiday in Marbella
You can browse our full list of apartment listings here or read more about our listings below.
Puente Romano Resort Apartments
Swish are proud to be able to offer 5 apartments for rent in Marbella’s Puente Romano. This is arguably the most sought after hotel and resort in the city. High quality accommodation is in high demand here and guests love the area being beachside, a stone’s throw from the Puente Romano Tennis Courts and all of its bars and restaurants. Try these for size:
Apartments in The Epic Complex, Golden Mile Marbella
The Epic complex is a stunning option for those who want to be near the action of The Golden Mile but nestled away in a modern haven of tranquillity. Currently we have one four bedroomed duplex apartment for rental in Epic Marbella.
The Booking process- How to Find your Next Dream Apartment with Swish
If you are tempted by what you’ve seen, get in touch with us. Our team can give you a full overview of availability and options, plus we can help to tailor-make your stay with our concierge service. Booking is simple and we are on-hand before, during and after your stay for when you need us. Until then, here’s a pretty view to fill your daydreams!
Remember, We will always have Marbella!
The Swish team xx