We Are Castles Real Estate Agency

Castles Estate Agency is a family run business on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, with branches in the village of Sabinillas and Duquesa Marina.  We opened our doors in 1986 initially as a fiscal advisor to British, German and Polish clients and later as an Estate Agency, bringing together buyers and sellers of all nationalities from around the world.  The reputation of Castles Estate Agency has been built with over 30 years of good, honest and clear advice and we continuously strive to achieve the highest of professional standards.  Estate Agency and this beautiful part of Spain have seen substantial changes since we opened the business in 1986, and we continue to thrive and expand with the new demands.

Today, we continue to be a family owned and run property firm.

We deliver exceptionally high standards of service in both our Estate Agency and Fiscal Advisory (Asesoria Castles) businesses.

From start to finish

Starting with us, your dedicated estate agents, we will ensure that you understand everything about buying & selling a home in Spain.  Our bi-lingual team of tax advisors and our legal department will also keep you fully informed from start to finish, to enable you to make the right decisions with confidence.

With our experience

We are proud to have been part of this community since 1986. We use our experience of the area to help you to fulfill your dreams of Spanish home ownership. We look forward to welcoming you to the community and when pastures new beckon, will do all we can to make the selling your property straightforward and stress free.


Chris, Just wanted to end the year by thanking you Maria Dolores and the team for all your hard work and a great service in selling our property.
by Frank Charlo
Thank you so much for all your help and support – you have been amazing and exceeded our expectations. From the time we met, following our cancelling the Marbella agents, it was altogether a pleasurable experience looking for a home in Duquesa. You listened to us and knew just what we were looking for and what would suit us. Throughout you have always kept us informed and dealt promptly with any queries. We have felt that nothing has been too much trouble to ask you to sort out and it has been comforting knowing we can rely on you and your experience. It has been a real pleasure meeting you. We would have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Castles and no doubt we will calling on you in the future.
by Buyer
Thank you for all of your help, really appreciated it and will recommend Castles without question.
by Jodie
“We have recommended some friends to contact you, Claire, as we have been so pleased with your friendly, honest manner and help - not to mention finding our lovely apartment! We are sure that you will also give others the same professional, quick, friendly service and advice that we have enjoyed. Thank you so much!”
by Mr & Mrs K.
Absolutely brilliant service. I would like to mention that the service we received from Claire was the best service we have ever received. She went beyond the mark to help us. Thank you so much.
by Mr & Mrs Kent
Claire, we are grateful for finding us this lovely spacious perfect fit to our request at the right price, from all the apartments we saw even at higher prices none matches this one.
by Buyer
As far as we are concerned Castles Estate Agency have been very professional in handling the sale of our apartment, needless to say we have been very pleased in which the sale was handled, we would certainly recommend you to any of friends that may require your services
We have been very pleased with you and the solicitor throughout. Hope one day to get back to Duquesa in the not too distant future. All the very best to you and many thanks for all your support.
by Vendor
Thank you Claire for your message, you have been very helpful during the sale. I bought the apartment through Castles and Idoia and all was so successful that it seemed the obvious choice. So thank you very much and all good wishes.
by Vendor
Claire love I am so happy and its all down to you, so thank you so much for finding me my dream home! I will be celebrating tonight!!
by Elaine

Meet the team


Mike Rowlands CO-DIRECTOR of Castles Estate Agency has many
years ́experience in sales and service in Europe. Having extensive language
skills and vast knowledge of the property market, Mike is an expert and
prides himself on guiding purchasers and vendors through from their initial
viewing tour to negotiation of a price then getting the keys. Mike has a key
relationship with the lawyers, financial advisers and currency experts and
enjoys collaborating with local agents and professionals to deliver an
excellent outcome for all parties.
Mike enjoys living in the sunshine of Spain and spends his free time with his
family, friends and participates regularly in the golfing societies on the Costa
Del Sol.


Chris Rowlands, Co-DIRECTOR of Castles Estate Agency also has a long
career of service and sales success. From running the UK family business to
also leading teams in corporate firms in the UK, Chris also moved to Spain
for the sunny working life of the Costa Del Sol. The years of experience in
property sales and marketing in this area means he is able to provide clients
with sound knowledge of any area and ensure that the perfect match of


property to buyer is made every time. Again a key player in the local
business community, Chris collaborates to ensure our client ́s expectation
are exceeded.
Chris also thrives on the weather and culture of living and working on the
Costa Del Sol. His spare time is family orientated and also a big
commitment to personal fitness. Golfing is also a shared passion with his
brother and co-Director, Mike.


Charlotte Davey, PROPERTY EXPERT & MARKETING worked in Financial
Services in the UK for 25 years before relocating to Spain some years ago.
Her passion to deliver exceptional customer experience means she is always
the primary contact with new clients and vendors. Charlotte is a strong
communicator and the nature of her previous career means she has a driven
yet empathic style when leading clients through their property buying and
selling journey. Finding the perfect property and seeing new owners
achieving their aspirations to have a Spanish home or investment is her idea
of the ultimate success in her role at Castles Estate Agency.
Spare time involves socialising with friends and family, the occasional round
of golf and lots of beach time!

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