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James Hartland

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Walking distance to restaurants, supermarket, beach, Golf

Large 4 bedroom villa surrounded by gardens that have been landscaped beautifully. The villa has a perimeter wall, electric gate for extra privacy and a covered parking area for cars. At the end of the garden there is a covered area with a gas BBQ and ping pong. The villa has indoor and outdoor dining for 8; there is a private pool that is well maintained and checked on a regular basis. Next to the pool there is a beautiful terraced area with plenty of sun loungers for everyone to relax and enjoy their holiday. There are also various activities available to play in the garden including badminton. Large kitchen fully stocked. All rooms are large and fully furnished; all have cupboard and wardrobe space for storage of personal belongings. The house has two TV's one in the living room which is a smart TV and enables people to view channels through the internet. There is a small TV upstairs with a DVD player attached. The Villa also has WIFI which is free for guests to use so they can keep in touch. The villa is perfect if all you want to do is stay and sunbathe by the pool as it is well equipped with plenty of sun lounges where you can either lie out in the sun or in the cool of the beautiful and large awnings which come out from the house. The house is also perfectly located for those who want to adventure out to explore all the local towns, amusements, beaches and is also only 45 minutes from Gibraltar. We also offer the added security of access to a safe to further to protect your valuables.

For relaxation you don’t need to even leave the villa! But if you want to go somewhere the closest beach is 20 mins walk. The best beach close to the house would be sun beach which is a short 5 minutes drive down the road to a small town called Cancelada. I would recommend this beach as it is largely unknown so you escape a lot of the crowds in peak time. If you have time it is nice to drive up along the coast road and explore all the different beaches, all very different with some beautiful enclosed beaches as well. The beaches all along the coast have small beach bars and restaurants dispersed among them, a beautiful place to spend a day or an evening enjoying a cold beer or a glass of wine and a meal. We also have a large number of inflatable’s that are good fun on the pool or in the sea. All in all the slow pace of Spanish lifestyle will make going home a very difficult task!

Talking about entertaining for you chef's the Villa has a beautiful open plan kitchen which is fully equipped with everything you might require. The area is full of supermarkets which are wonderfully stocked with fresh fruits and fish so you can really get into the Mediterranean cuisine if you wish.

Entertainment and places of interest: 15 min drive from the villa is the large town of Marbella, a wonderful traditional town where in the old town they have worked hard to keep the town’s original feel. A perfect place to wonder around in and stop for tapas or take a walk along the promenade. get lost in the alleys an stumble upon hidden squares with little Spanish bars and restaurants. Marbella is a true gem that you can never get bored of visiting for a true Spanish experience!

The bustling party town of Puerto Banus (playground for the rich and famous) is 10 mins drive away. Here they have numerous upmarket restaurants. If you want to party there is an almost never ending choice of bars along the strips and also various clubs to select from. Puerto Banus attracts world class DJ's so if you like that type of music it would be worth checking out if there were any upcoming events. Puerto Banus also offers a large selection of boutique shops that you could easy max your credit card at!

More places of interest: The villa is located in the Spanish region of Andalucía, an area with a rich cultural heritage and also spectacular landscapes. Andalucía has had a lot of Moorish influence from the Arabic invaders, this has resulted in some of the most spectacular architecture and art. One of the most famous would be the Al Hambra in Granada 1hr40mins from the house. A castle filled with Moorish art incorporated into the building. A definite must for culture enthusiasts. There are many other towns including the towns of Benahavis and Istan which are closer, both boast wonderful mountain views and walks as well as charming Spanish restaurants. If you fancy yourself for as a bit of an adventurer I would highly recommend climbing la concha (directly behind Marbella) you can drive half way and then it is a 5 hr walk up and down. At the top you have an amazing view of the coasts on both sides of the Mediterranean an experience you will cherish forever.

Although my personal recommendation would be exploring the beaches along the coast and finding perfect hidden beaches, or going and exploring the rivers that go up into the mountains and discovering hidden rock pools. Marbella perimeter of mountains and sea makes it a perfect combination between spanish town and then due to the mountains development can only go so far!

The Villa also has a caretaker based near by who can help you to plan your holiday before you arrive and is there to answer any questions you have during your stay. If you have any special requirements or interests let her know once you have paid your deposit and she will try to help. When you arrive she will also show you around the Villa and the various features to make sure you get the most from your holiday. If you require baby cots please also advise us when you book. The Villa also has a gardener who visits most days and looks after the garden and the pool to make sure it is in perfect condition for your holiday. The garden has an automatic irrigation system which works at night so as not to disturb you, please make sure towels and clothes are not left out on the grass once you go to bed.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Low Allergen Environment

James Hartland

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Our family currently based out of cirencester in gloucestershire england, We have 3 children, 1 just finishing college, 1 in university and 1 more who is working full time in the cirencester area.

James Hartland purchased this villa in 2006

We had friends who moved to this area of Spain and we used to visit regularly, with a few bad summers that we had received in the UK we eventually made our mind up to buy in Spain. The villa now is beautiful and complete and it is our favourite place to go and spend time on holiday as a family. We created this villa and the gardens and it is a massive part of our family, it was our family home from 2006 to the end of 2009. we only hope that it will provide you, your friends and family with as many joys as it has provided us.

It is the little touches that really make this villa special, when we first bought it the villa and its gardens were completely different! Almost everything was changed about the villa and most of it we did ourselves. (apart from some of the major construction!!) living in the villa and renovating it as we were there was what helped us to create our ideal place. Also being in spain the weather helped us get over some obstacles like when we had the kitchen and living rooms renovated we had to cook outside for 2 months! could be catastrophic in the UK but luckily spanish weather is very forgiving!. All in all what I think makes our villa special is that it was actually our home and we still consider it this way. All of the touches and modifications that were made to the villa and to the gardens were to create a more positive and fun environment for our family. we only hope that you can enjoy it as much as we do!

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Near beach, Puerto Banus/Marbella/garden/private pool/Internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Near beach, Puerto Banus/Marbella/garden/private pool/Internet
+44 7854900480
Guadalmina Marbella area

Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
My family & I had a wonderful time in this villa as everything we need is here and the sorrounding areas. we have spent most of our time at the villa just relaxing around the pool sunbathing and having some good cooked meals at the BBQ. During evenings if we go out we just walk to the restaurants only 4 mins walk. I enjoyed the saturday market which is just almost outside the gate.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Liz. I am glad you & your family had a good time. Arsenia
Helpful votes: 5/5
Near beach, Puerto Banus/Marbella/garden/private pool/Internet
+44 7854900480
Guadalmina Marbella area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

regards from finland

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We have enjoyed our stay in this lovely villa. We have visited around costa del sol; estepona, benelmadina, marbella, puerto banus, fuengirola, mijas and ronda.

In Estepona is the very best beach, comfortable and quiet. Benalmadina has got nice amusement park tivoli world, la canada and miramar are good places for people who love to shop. The aqua park mijas is a small but cozy place, especially for families with kids. we also visited the bar down the hill and watched the game of spain vs france, the atmosphere was amazing!!
the villas yard was in good use. we played badminton a lot. we often bbq'd and ate outside. All in all our stay here was successful and perhaps we will meed again.

Thank you family Hartland

SUOMALAISET, jos menette lahminpaan/kiinalaiseen intialaiseen, muistakaa tilata riisi erikseen!!
Terkkuja espoosta :)
Helpful votes: 2/2
Near beach, Puerto Banus/Marbella/garden/private pool/Internet
+44 7854900480
Guadalmina Marbella area
Sussex U.K.


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
We rented the villa from mid Dec. to mid Jan. to get away from the freezing weather at home. We were delighted with the place, it was very spacious and extremely well equiped and offered everything we needed to enjoy a memorable break. The open plan lounge area has a log burning fire which has a glass door. It provides a lovely feature for evenings in. The weather at that time of the year was mild, with temperatures up to 20*c on quite a few days. the evenings were cooler but still quite mild really and we did have a BBQ with some friends who live locally, one evening.
With free Wi-Fi access in the villa we could keep in touch with people very easily too. We had a friend join us for part of the time and with a downstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom available, this worked out really well.
If you play golf, as we do, the villa is situated in an ideal position to be able to get to many courses. We certainly enjoyed our time playing in the area.
The owner, James, we found very helpful and easy to deal with and did everything he could to make us feel at home, which we did.
We would certainly recommend the villa to anyone thinking of taking a winter break on the Costa del Sol, we don't think you will be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter
Thanks for your kind comments and i am glad you enjoyed your stay. Previously we had not bothered about getting people to stay in the winter months thinking it might be a little to cold for people. I hope you have a successful and healthy 2011 and feel free to contact me again if you want to book another stay.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Near beach, Puerto Banus/Marbella/garden/private pool/Internet
+44 7854900480
Guadalmina Marbella area

Brilliant Holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
I rented out the property for a couple of weeks with family and friends.

The property is spectacular with a very nice lit up pool and garden. The property has a really nice with lovely scenery and lots of things to do around and close to the house. lovely down to earth owner, who is very helpful and very quick to respond to any queries or just to let you know of the nice attractions around.

I really do recomend this to anyone ... Fantastic house, and owner!

Ruth Jarvis
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
Near beach, Puerto Banus/Marbella/garden/private pool/Internet
+44 7854900480
Guadalmina Marbella area
The Netherlands

Superb family villa!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
It has everything you would need for a perfect holiday. Nice garden, a patio area, balcony, panoramic views, barbeque, private parking and close location to supermarkets and restaurants. The cleanliness and presentation are excellent. The beach is not far away and with a private pool you won't have to go far for a dip!

Having two young energetic kids, we did lots of exploration around the viscinity. We enjoyed the sceneries, food and weather! Our experience can only be described as perfect. We can't thank enough Arsenia & James for their care and attention. Our family had an enjoyable 2 weeks. It was certainly worth every penny and more. We would definetely return and recommend this villa to our friends and family members.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Belinda, I'm glad you all had a lovely time. Look forward to see you all again on your next holiday or just visit us. Arsenia
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
San Pedro & Estepona
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Puerto Banus or in front of Costa Lita
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
5 mins walk
Nearest Golf
600 Metres
15 mins walk
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
5 mins walk
Car: recommended

The villa is in a very central location on the Costa del Sol, 5 min walk from restaurants, shops, supermarkets, bus stop and taxi stand. The beach is only 20 min walk from the villa, along the beach there are a number of different beach bars called chiringitoes. A major attraction would be the scenic mountain town of Benahavis just 10 min up the road, sporting stunning vistas, walks and Spanish tapas bars. The towns of Marbella and Estepona are both equidistant at 15 min drive to each; both sport beautiful ports and walks along the promenade along with a multitude of bars and restaurants for you to take your pick! If shopping and partying is what you are looking for the famous Puerto Banus is under 10 min drive. Lined with boutique shops and designer bars and clubs this town does not sleep. Apart from the sun and beach the Costa del Sol is also famous for its golf. The villa is situated directly in the heart of golfing territory with a multitude of different courses to choose from. The villa is also situated on a green park area which is nice to go for walks and can be very peaceful.

Other Activities: Kite Surfing, Aqua Parks, Open Safari, Quad bikings, walking, bird watching

Golf: Walking or driving from the villa ATALAYA GOLF & Club, which has come to be known as the 'Golfers' Paradise', can offer many opportunities to play your favourite sport in the perfect setting. A driving range and a practice putting green. general headquarters of the Professionals Golfers´Association of Europe (PGAE) two magnificent 18-hole courses. lessons available for all ages. LOS FLAMINGOS GOLF (5 mins drive) set in beautiful natural surroundings, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea,the most advanced facilities and a personalised service that allows you to enjoy and appreciate every little detail. Flamingos Golf Club has already attained well-deserved international renown for the high level of quality it offers and for having been, for three consecutive years, the venue for the European Senior´ Final. The club currently has two courses, 'Flamingos Golf', and the recently inaugurated 'Gran Flamingo Golf Club'. And will shortly be opening 'Flamingos Executive Golf Club', and in the future, the 'Flamingo Norte' . VALDERAMA (35 mins drive)The Par 71 Championship Course measures 6356 metres from the professional tees. The fairways have been described by top pros and leading golf writers as the best in Europe. Next, in 1999 and 2000, Valderrama went on to host the first two editions of the World Golf Championships - American Express Championship, which were won by Tiger Woods and Mike Weir respectively. There are more 41 golf courses nearby. Also lots of golf shopping nearby.

Ski: Sierra Nevada is only 2 & half hour drive close to Granada. The ski runs open from first week December depends on the snow until end of Aoril. Also there's a bus that can take a group of skiers to the ski resort and organise the ski lesson before you get there. sun or snow, the Sierra Nevada is the place to take a walk on the wild side. Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps, the Sierra Nevada is home to wild, rugged mountains, fertile valleys and forests of oak and chestnut. Snowboarders are equally welcome and will find Sierra Nevada a Mecca for what it has to offer them. Whether sweeping down the wide runs or throwing yourselves about on the jumps and half-pipes of the snowboard park, With fresh snow falls you will find endless amounts of off-piste in which to practice your powder-riding techniques. Regular competitions are held throughout the season both on a National and International level.

This area provides great variety of entertainment for families and is one of the premier tourist destinations for families offering abundant sunshine, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and night life. It is also possible to get away from it all on beautiful walks and treks into the mountains that form a back drop to the costa del sol. Nearby they are the famous old cities of Sevilla, Granada & Cordoba for those who like to indulge in some culture.

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Availability & Rates

Guadalmina Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Mar 2 2014 - Jun 15 2014
4 nights
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
7 nights
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 15 2014
4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €150.00
Refundable damage deposit €150.00
Notes 30% deposit to confirm bookings and then full rent payment to be paid 45 days before arrival. Extra costs are 150 euro’s to be paid on arrival for the cleaning of the villa and then 150 euros damage deposit to be returned at the end of your stay. Rent includes water & electric bills, linens, beach/bath towels. Swimming pool is well maintained. Gardens are also regularly maintained.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Guadalmina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Parking Off Street
  • Firewood
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Activities Guide
  • Tiled Stove
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sunbed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Filtered Water
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , outdoor shower before swimming
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms are full bath, shower, toilet and bidet. They also both have twin wash basins. There is a large amount of storage space in both bathrooms for your personal effects. There is also an outdoor shower next to the swimming pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The villa has 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 are upstairs and 1 is downstairs. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and access to an upstairs patio area with views of the sea and on a clear day views across the Mediterranean all the way to the atlas mountains in Africa! The two other bedrooms are of similar sizes, plenty of space in both; one with a large double bed with access to the patio and the other with two twin beds with a view out onto the fountain. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed along with an en suite bathroom. This bedroom also has direct access to the pool and downstairs patio, this bedroom also houses the safe. The bedrooms all have air-conditioning/heating units for your comfort as well as electric blinds to stop the sunlight in the morning so you can enjoy that well deserved lie in on your holiday! If you are still not happy with your bedrooms... there is always the hammock at the end of the garden between two olive trees, my favour spot.
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • marina
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • paragliding
The best features of the house would be the ones that facilitate the enjoyment of the Spanish weather! The house has two large patios, upstairs has views out onto the sea and downstairs has an outdoor dining area. There is also a terracotta tiled area next to the pool with 8 sun beds for relaxing. There is an option of setting up a badminton court in the garden with all the equipment provided, the pool has a deep and a shallow end. There is a covered BBQ area with gas BBQ perfect for relaxing with a beer. The covered area also houses a table tennis table with all extra equipment provided. Or you could just relax out on the grass and enjoy the sun and the gardens. If the sun gets too much for you then inside there are 2 TVs and a DVD player and DVDs. We also have a large variety of board games and books for your leisure. The villa also comes with WIFI but let us know if you require this. If required we have a trusted nanny/babysitter for €15 per hour who can also provide extra cleaning.
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