Guadalmina Villa Rental Photos and Description
Ideal for families with supermarket, bar and restaurant within walking distance.
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 Sunbeach 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!
For those looking to exhaust their kids and get some exercise during the hols nearby is an excellent tennis club which offers tennis lessons to all abilities and also regular mix ins where anyone can drop in. Great opportunity to play some tennis meet new people and share a cold beer and some tapas.
Nearby there are also many excellent riding stables which will happily offer riding lessons to those on holiday, again if this is of interest let us know.
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.
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About James Hartland
We purchased this lovely house in 2006 when we moved to Spain to live and had three wonderful years enjoying the Costa del Sol before commitments moved us due to work commitments. Our Children loved the house and the area and we still regularly visit during the off season to enjoy this wonderful part of the world and catch up with old friends.
Having worked in landscape gardening in the Middle East I took particular pleasure in designing and building the garden to make it an ideal area to unwind and relax during those hot summer days.
The experience of living and going to school here enabled the kids to learn a new language and culture plus spend a lot of time outdoors playing tennis and riding. In the winter we used to love going up to the Sierra Nevada for skiing and also visited the wonderful Al Hambra in Granada a number of times.
The slow pace of life and weather were the best thing about our time there and we used to love cycling into Marbella and Puerto Banus and stopping to swim in the sea and have a cold drink along the way.
This area will always be an area we will always return to as a family due to the many happy memories and good friends we made.
James Hartland purchased this villa in 2006
Why James Hartland chose Guadalmina
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.
We also love all the activities available in the area and the fabulous restaurants and beaches which are all within a short distance.
The tranquility of the property and the privacy is also a major plus and in the summer there is nothing better than just chilling around the pool with some good food and a cold drink and family and friends.
We also love the fact that we can walk to the shops to have a haircut, find a bar or restaurant plus getting everything we need from the local supermarket and other shops. The coffee shop at the end of the road is also a great place to hang out and watch the world go by or catch up with friends.
And added bonus is the Saturday market which is literally only 100 yards outside the house and offers a great selection of local produce and knick knacks.
What makes this villa unique
It is the little touches that really make this villa special and having lived in the Villa we went to great trouble to make it an ideal place to relax and unwind. Since we left we have employed a full time gardener who also maintains the pool and house. The Villa has continued to improve since we left as the gardens mature and we invest further into the property so we can enjoy our visits back 'home' and our guests can also benefit.
Even when the Villa is not being used the caretaker also regularly visits and makes sure that any items in the house which are chipped/broken or looking worn are replaced. We also prepare the Villa before each guest comes and offer a small welcoming pack to help make your stay more special and put you in the right spirits!
When we first bought 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!
Guestbook comments from the owner
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 :)