This superb, luxury villa is top-drawer, beautifully furnished and appointed inside and out. In a prime residential area just outside Marbella, one of the most sought-after locations in Spain ...
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Five (2 doubles, 3 twin bedded ).
Private swimming pool
10 m x 5 m, 1.6 m deep (which can be heated).
In the residential district of Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).
From 2,370 € to 4,210 € per week.
There's nothing "rustic" about this fabulous, luxury villa located in one of the most prestigious districts of Marbella, on the hillside which climbs up from the beach front at Puerto Banus towards the dramatic mountain backdrop behind the town.
If you are looking for superb style and opulent comfort plus the panache which only Marbella can offer, then look no further. This is a superbly designed and beautifully appointed property which offers the perfect setting for a holiday here on the Costa del Sol.
The district of Nueva Andalucía is an attractive, leafy, residential area to the west of the town where, as its name suggests, the villas and apartments are based on traditional architecture and design.
Residents have come from all corners of the globe, attracted by its unique quality and a lifestyle which Marbella has made its very own. It has a truly international atmosphere.
Just a few minutes drive from the glitz and glamour of both Marbella and Puerto Banús, here you are also close to the natural beauty of the Sierra de Ronda mountain range.
Creating beautiful homes is the passion of the villa owners. He's Swedish, she's Spanish, and together they make quite a design team!
Towards the top of town, the house is accessed from a quiet little residential street. In a neighbourhood of private villas tucked away behind walled gardens, this one is no exception: electronic security gates open to reveal a wonderful world discretely hidden behind.
Immediately inside the gates is a garage (for two cars) plus an ample forecourt. Wide steps lead up to lawned and very attractive gardens on the terrace above, a pathway leading through to the villa.
Its pale cream walls glint joyfully in the sunshine, contrasting beautifully with the deep blue water glistening in the pool and the colourful reds and yellows of the shrubbery which surround the verdant greens of the lawn and trees. It's a classic Andalusian scene.
Obviously, in a residencial district, there are other villas around and about but the thick hedges which surround its 1,450 m2 of gardens and the abundance of tropical plants and trees create an oasis of calm tranquillity.
It's as quiet, private and secluded as any town house in or around Marbella can possibly be.
A superb location too: the vertical walls and rocky summit of La Concha mountain rises up to more than 1,200 meters immediately behind the Costa del Sol, just one of the dramatic peaks of La Sierra Blanca which lies immediately inland from the coast. Quiet a contrast to the palm fringed, golden beaches just down the hill.
Outside spaces are lovely with the crystal-clear waters of the beautiful, mosaic-tiled, 10 m x 5 m pool (which can be heated) taking centre stage in the garden surround. Please note that the pool isn't fenced, and it's close to the house, so proper care and attention must be taken with small children.
Along the front of the villa, a covered terrace provides ample space and shade for outdoor dining and lounging areas in front of the pool. Quality sunbeds and a barbecue are close to hand. The terrace and gardens - and the pool - all have attractive night lighting.
Watching the golden sun setting over the Mediterranean is just one of many delights here.
The lawned gardens and the terrace both wrap around the side of the villa as well.
The side terrace has a character all its own. With comfy sofa seating, its sliding glass doors open to the living room so seamless living can be enjoyed to the full, inside and out.
For the cooler winter months (cooler being a relative term here, winters are as mild as mild can be in Marbella) neat, see-through plastic roller blinds can be lowered around the terrace to make this joyous way of living feasible throughout the year.
Inside, one enters to a huge, high-ceilinged, light and airy living room. It's delightful.
Furnishings throughout are top-dollar, beautiful rosewood cabinets, a massive (47") state-of-the-art flat screen satellite TV with full Sky subscription, and a lovely, ornate grandfather clock are just some of many antique and exquisite details.
There's no feeling of being cluttered, there's masses of room, plenty of space around the vast leather sofa suite. Light floods in from sliding glass doors on two sides (opening to the outside terraces, both to the side and front of the house).
On the other side, the living room opens to a very convivial dining area, its immaculate and highly polished, circular cherry wood dining table comfortably seating eight. It looks through to a garden backdrop on the other side of the house.
The kitchen leads off from the living room and, wow, what a kitchen!
Superbly equipped and very attractive, everything is of the highest quality (Bosch, Smeg etc.) and there's not a chef in the land who wouldn't be happy here.
There's lots of marble-topped work space, a large electric oven, five-ring gas hob, microwave, food processor, an American-style fridge / freezer with a drinks and ice dispenser, a second huge fridge, even a TV - to compliment all the usual kitchen bits and pieces.
Not least of the advantages of this splendid home is that it is exactly that - a real home lived in by its owners for most of the year. So it's properly equipped as all real homes should be. All very attractive and entirely in keeping with its luxurious style.
There's air conditioning throughout the ground and first floors (but not on the lower ground floor which is naturally much cooler), high speed WiFi throughout and much, much more.
The kitchen is very pretty too, its "ultra-modern, country-style" a real pleasure to be in. It opens to the front terrace, as well as to the living and dining areas.
From the living room a short corridor leads towards the rear of the house, to a guest cloakroom and a bathroom (with shower over the bath tub) which is shared between the two bedrooms on this floor.
One is twin bedded with double doors which open to the side garden via its own private, furnished terrace; the other, another twin bedded room, with pretty garden views.
Stairs lead up to the floor above which is entirely taken up by one of the biggest master bedroom suites imaginable! Needless to say its size is matched by its immaculate style.
The huge bedroom (with, of course, a king-sized bed) opens through double doors to its own railed terrace overlooking the side gardens.
Its walk-in wardrobe is bigger than most bedrooms …
From the enormous and beautifully appointed bathroom alongside, you can enjoy views to the sea from its splendid jacuzzi bath tub.
It's got the lot - double basins, beautiful tilework, a walk-in shower … go on, enjoy yourselves, luxuriate away to your heart's content …
The ultimate, indulgent bathroom!
The lower ground floor has a different ambience to the rest of the house. It's mostly, although not completely, below ground level, so its a rather darker and always cool space.
Cleverly created, it has its own entrance to the gardens and can be used as independent accommodation, if so wished, by teenagers or grand parents perhaps, or for staff.
There are two good sized bedrooms, one double, one twin (with the beds pushed together). They enjoy some natural light from high windows and are furnished simply but comfortably enough. They share a bathroom (shower over bathtub).
A laundry room houses the washing machine and dryer as well as an extra freezer.
Also on this lower floor is a games room with a large screen, Wii games console and full surround sound system.
There's a wide selection of films to choose from, stored on hard disk. This room also has a small kitchen area (with a microwave and fridge) so there's no need to go upstairs for interval drinks!
So, all in all, a massive house (there's 500 m2 of built and terrace space), beautifully and imaginatively appointed with absolutely all mod-cons and furnishings of real quality throughout.
All surrounded by pretty, secluded gardens (our photos were taken in late December, for now we will have to leave to your imagination how lovely it all looks in full bloom).
A house of excellent good taste and real style, it's the ultimate "living-the-dream" villa in just-across-town Marbella.
Around and about there's plenty going on "just down the road".
The villa boasts its own fully equipped gymnasium, but for sports enthusiasts looking for more, you can find plenty on offer in Nueva Andalucía with tennis, paddle tennis and another gymnasium. For golfers in particular, the area could not be more ideal. There are several magnificent courses within virtual putting distance, including Las Brisas, Los Naranjos, Aloha Golf and La Dama de Noche, which is floodlit for night time play. All surrounded by stunning scenery and a mountain backdrop.
Nueva Andalucía is also fast becoming known for its international cuisine which ranges from an American deli to the ultimate in cordon bleu.
It boasts one of the most popular commercial centres in the area, Centro Plaza with quality shops, restaurants and bars a plenty, as well as a supermarket, gymnasium and beauty parlour.
Here you can buy everything from your weekly supermarket shop to exquisite gifts. There is also an excellent street market (rastro) held next to the bullring every Saturday morning.
Five kilometres away, in the centre of Marbella, homes and shops intermingle to create the atmosphere of a small village, rather than a cosmopolitan town. There are, of course, a million restaurants to choose from, you can take a horse and carriage and travel around town in style, relax in one of the shady parks or just take a stroll along Avenida del Mar, arguably one of the most delightful promenades on the Costa.
Marbella has a marvellous micro-climate, many claim it's the best of all, and a coastline to match, some 26 kilometres of sunny beaches bathed by the Mediterranean Sea.
There's something to suit everyone here, with live music, theatre and shows, casinos and clubs, not to mention just about every sporting activity under the sun.
And then there's the ultimate in coastal charisma, Puerto Banús, just three kilometres from the villa.
This is the place to be "seen", yacht-side of course. The rest of us can happily watch this world go by or indulge in a little window shopping at one of the fashion houses or boutiques.
Needless to say, nightlife is buzzing here with alfresco bars, piano clubs and discos which are open dusk until dawn.
Communications are excellent with motorways taking you quickly along the coast, whether east (towards Málaga) or west (to Gibraltar and Tarifa). And spectacular roads climb up into and through the mountains and then on to Ronda and other magical parts of Andalucia's rural hinterland.
A great location, and with class and comfort in abundance throughout the villa and its lovely gardens, this is a wonderful home, tailor-made for a very special holiday.
The swimming pool will be open throughout the year. Outside of the normal swimming season the pool can be heated on request for an additional cost, paid locally to the owner on arrival.
Children are welcome but please note that the pool is close to the house and unfenced. Due care and attention must be taken
Please, no smoking inside the villa
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday
Weekly linen change and house cleaning are included
Extra maid services and babysitting can be arranged on request (payable locally)
A "welcome pack" of groceries / supplies can be provided on request, to be paid locally on arrival
Pool heating is on request (payable on arrival) and the costs are as follows:
200€/week - 1 October to 15 March
150€/week - 15th March to 1 June & 15th September to 1st October
A 500 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
In the residential district of Nueva Andalucía (all facilities), 5 km from the centre of Marbella, 3 km from Puerto Banus in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).
Costa del Sol beaches 10 mins.
Estepona 25 mins; Málaga 40 mins.
Málaga 40 mins; Gibraltar 1¼ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.
The western Costa del Sol and its beautiful rural hinterland extends south from Marbella to the rocky British outpost of Gibraltar …