Key News #102 - 17th Aug. to 16th Oct. 2015


has recently opened opposite St Anthony’s, La Cala Hills on the Camino Viejo de Coín. Here you can buy and sell new and used household furnishing etc. If you would like to refurbish a room, furnish your whole house or perhaps a rental property, you can find just what you are looking for at a bargain price. Aladin La Cala holds regular Auction Nights including Kid’s Auctions where you can buy or sell kids games etc (check their website or Facebook for auction dates) so is ideal for all the bits and pieces that your kids have outgrown and you can replace them with something else on their wish list for a fraction of the cost. Ideal for Christmas gifts. Aladin La Cala also stocks equipment and furniture for bars, restaurants and hotels as well as Arts, Crafts and Collectibles. A delivery service is available. Please see advertisement on the back cover for more information.


helps women who have difficulties with hormone problems with simple, common-sense advice and the use of natural products to regain balance. You can read her article on page 21.


is owned by a dynamic couple, Jason N. Ritchie and Luis M. Alves, who have both worked in the Real Estate Industry for many years. They have built the company up from a grass roots level and now encompass all services under one roof. They are supported by a young and attentive team offering a professional and personal service. They add that extra ingredient and go that extra mile whether it’s for vacation rentals, property management, long term rentals or seeking to purchase or sell a property. Atlantis PMR have recently opened their new Agency in the Centro Comercial Los Olivos in Calahonda enabling expansion and collaboration with many companies and businesses to offer a comprehensive package for property buyers, encompassing all property services ensuring a ONE-STOP SHOP FOR YOUR PROPERTY AND VACATION ON THE COSTA DEL SOL. ATLANTIS PMR provide the following property services; Property Management, Cleaning and Laundry Services, Property Maintenance, Building and Refurbishment Projects, Project Management, Interior Design, Furniture Packages and Staging, Rent a Car, Health, General, Home and Car Insurance, Accountancy and Tax Services, Local Tax Payments, Utility Contracts, Energy Efficiency Certificates, Legal Representation, Trips and Excursions. ATLANTIS PMR are a leading agency on the Costa del Sol for Holiday Rentals, with over 40 front-line beach properties as well as many others located on golf courses and other popular holiday destination locations. ATLANTIS PMR is also able to provide long term rentals in all areas of the Costa del Sol. Long-term rental availability from September onwards. Properties required to meet high demand. ATLANTIS PMR has many property listings in all areas of the Costa del Sol and inland. If you are looking to sell or buy a property, come in and meet the team. Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian spoken. Please see advertisement on page 47.


The Goldies are a group of special people who have come together to put the fun into fundraising. I am honoured to have been asked to join this group. We will shortly be announcing a very special project for which we are holding regular events throughout the year. The first of these will be a Moonlight Gala Dinner at Lew Hoad Tennis & Paddle Club on Thursday 27th August – see page 32 for details. This will be followed by a Garden Party & Tennis Festival to be held again at Lew Hoad on Sunday 20th September and you will find the information on this on page 34 of this issue. The third event will be a “Pumpkin Party” at the Tamisa Golf Hotel on Friday 30th October, details of which can be found on page 31. The website, will be live soon and with give full information on who and what the Cudeca Goldies are all about. We hope that you will enjoy the varied fundraising events and perhaps also become a Goldie.


is a family-run business, designing and installing stunning furniture on the Costa del Sol for 23 years. Joe’s designs are innovative, will complement your home and fit your budget. We offer an unparalleled range from hi-gloss lacquers through to bespoke hand-painted finishes for kitchens and bedrooms, and combine creativity with functionality in bathrooms. Makeovers are our in-house speciality. We are more than just a furniture company; we can handle all aspects of your project including building, plumbing, electrics and tiling. We offer a complete service to ensure the job runs smoothly from inspiration to installation. For a free no-obligation quotation come in and see us at our showroom in La Cala de Mijas (behind the BP Petrol Station) or call 951 401 695 or 639 727 188. Visit and Joe Bayley Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms on Facebook - Please see advertisement of page 48.


is a qualified Civil Engineer. I have heard so many people say that they have trouble with their business opening licenses, that they present all the paperwork only to find time and again there is something missing etc. José specialises in presenting all the correct paperwork for opening licenses for new businesses so if you are planning to open a new business, please contact José for his professional advice. He is also qualified to present architectural drawings and plans for your building projects as well as valuing your property. José also deals with all kinds of certification and reports including the new energy efficiency certificates, foreign vehicle matriculations and has a team of reliable experts to help with renovations and extensions and any kind of building work. José will offer you professional advice on all your projects. Please see main advertisement on page 47.


offers a complete design and build package for extensions, renovations, kitchen and bathroom refits, decorating, design, joinery, plastering, electrics, tiling, flooring, plumbing and painting. They have over 25 years’ experience on the Costa del Sol and guarantee a first-class finish at the best prices. Call for free quote and advice. Please see advertisement on page 48 for more information.


has extended its introductory offer on the innovative Video Bizcards until 31st December 2015. Please see page 71 for more information.


is a bespoke and tailored property management service for you and your properties. If you are a homeowner that uses your property for holidays and for friends/family, your outlook and services required will be entirely different to that of a professional renter. However you intend to use your property, your approach, outlook and attitude to your property is unique, therefore your property management company should be working to the same goals. At Lifestyle they take all of this into account and treat each owner as an individual and work together to best plan and implement the required approach. Please see main advert on page 33.


real estate can be found in El Zoco, Calahonda, near the pharmacy. The company was formed in 2003 with partners who had previous experience working with a large Real Estate company but subsequently formed their own as they saw that the personal touch was lacking. Start Group’s motto has always been to provide their customers with exceptional services and above all, to stay with them even after the purchase, should they need help with anything from renovations to tips on furniture etc. You may think that this sounds the same as what any other agency on the coast might be saying, but after 12 years, they can look back to great results with hundreds of satisfied customers as can be seen from the updated testimonials on their website. Buying a property in Spain is a question of trust, so if you have the right help throughout the process and afterwards, this can make property purchase easier, and a lot more enjoyable. Although they have over 900 properties on their books, they check in advance that all documents, licenses, etc. are in order as of course it saves a lot of time. Start Group is also an authorised agent for two large banks and they market bank repossessions. To become an authorised agent for a bank, the company and its employees go through quality control, attend courses and have valid liability insurance. Start Group has gone through this process without any problems. Start Group only deals with property sales, so they are experts in their field. If you are looking to sell or buy a property, then give the experts a call. Please see main advertisement on page 3.