The Villa is situated in Sotogrande. One of Europe's largest and most prestigious Residential developments.
We are situated at the top end of Sotogrande, in between the world renowned golf courses; Alemenara and Valderama.
This villa itself is recently constructed and has a lot of wood and stone plus a huge fireplace for log fires in the cooler weather. In the summer it has many patios and terraces plus a hot tub,sauna and gym., an aviary and fishpond, and 3 bars, 2 outdoor and 1 indoor. Many sunbathing areas as well and cool shaded parts of the garden for total relaxation. A super holiday home all year round.
We are 20 mins from Gibraltar. 6 mins to beach, shops etc. 30 mins from Marbella and Puerto Banus. A ten minute drive to the Port of Sotogrande with its many bars, restaurants and new shopping centre. Riding stables and polo within 5 minute drive.
Our aim is to provide our clientèle the independence of a private villa with the comfort and service of luxurious boutique hotel - if required - catering provided on request. Alternatively you can be totally self-catering.
What the Villa includes:
*4 Double and 3 triple individually themed Bedrooms (6 with en-suite bathrooms 1 family suite sharing a large bathroom)
*2 Large fully fitted Kitchens with dining areas
*Indoor Bar (Fully Stocked if required at extra cost)
*Upstairs Balcony Bar (Sean Connery Bar) over looking garden and pool
*5 Outdoor dining/drinking area Patios and Balconies
*Large outdoor BBQ area with outside seating, pool bar, Jacuzzi and and WC/shower facilities.
*Large Pool house/Moroccan chill out area.
*Large free form pool with waterfall and overhanging deck area
*House Keeping Service
*Sky TV + UK satellite dish ( all BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BBC radio stations)
*AC units in every room
*Private Car port
*Large aviary with Cockatiels
*Large tropical Garden
*Cooked breakfast served every morning at whatever time desired.
*BBQ and Cocktail Evenings. For those who want an evening in, we can provide a fully trained Chef, Serving staff, and Cocktail Barman that will cater an evening of tender BBQ meats and fish and exotic cocktails all with a relaxing ambience. Additionally the chef will prepare any menu requested including Seafood or Valencian Paella. This service is ideal for large group booking and wedding parties.
*Airport pick up and drop off available
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British by Nationality but have lived in Spain for 25 years and know the area really well. So more than happy to answer any questions you may have about activities, sightseeing, shopping. The house was built by my Father (A successful Property Developer) who is now retired. Over the year my Brother and I have added more personal renovations and personal touches to the property.
Piers Laing purchased this villa in 2005
Sotogrande is the most beautiful location on the Costa del Sol, it is very desirable and much loved my the professional class of Spaniards who choose this as their number 1 holiday destination. It not only has natural beauty including the River Guadiaro estuary, golden sand beaches and woodland, it also offers every kind of sport within 10 minutes drive, including golf, polo, horseriding, paddle tennis, water sports. It has its own marina with many restaurants and bars and local village with all amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, including 2 upmarket supermarkets.
The property is situated in a most tranquil and beautiful setting, it affords total privacy and the only noise you will hear is birdsong. For nature and bird lovers it is a perfect spot with many unusual birds and animals such as the colourful but noisy Jay, mongooses and salamanders. There is a private gate at the rear of the garden that leads straight out to a little stream and a woodland walk. However you are only 5 minutes drive away from all the amenities you could wish for, including a vibrant nightlife at the Port for the younger guests. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced so no worry about drinking and driving - although most of our guests prefer to spend the long summer evening by the pool having a barbecue or sitting up at the outside bar near the hot tub.
We stayed here with our family for one week & had the most magical time! We arrived on the Friday and got married in Gibraltar on the Tuesday & returned to Villa Karibu with our guests for our wedding reception. They were amazed at the beautiful house & gardens. Everything was perfect & I can honestly say that I couldn't fault the villa or the hospitality of the owners. They couldn't have been more helpful & accommodating to us. Everything went to plan and our guests enjoyed the villa. The relaxing & spacious gardens were exactly what we had hoped for. The villa is spectacular & I don't think there is anything else that could come close to this! Susan,the owner, communicated with me frequently before we arrived, & put my worrying mind to rest each time! We will always have fantastic memories of this beautiful villa, & would love to return yearly to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
Sotogrande beach 5 minutes drive. Alcaidesa beach (blue flag) 10 minutes. Tarifa 30 minutes (ideal for kite-surfing). The whole coast west and east has wonderful beaches and beach bars in the summer. Estepona is worth a visit which has a curved sandy bay with beach bars and restaurants, as is Tarifa with spectacular golden sands and dunes. Inland are the famous white villages nestled in the valleys with many signed nature walks on the way.
Airports: Gibraltar 20 mins, Malaga 1 hour, Jerez 1 hour, Seville 1hr 30 mins. Train stations in Malaga and Algeciras (20 mins).
Please note we can arrange airport transfers from either Malaga or Gibraltar, cost depends on amount of people in party. Please notify me when booking if you require this service.
The nearest village is Pueblo Nuevo 5 mins and has shops, bars, restaurants etc. Sotogrande port with its marina, large new shopping centre, hotel and restaurants is 10 mins drive. Here you will also find kayaking, sailing, fishing and boat hire. Riding stables on the estate 5 mins drive. Marbella and Puerto Banus with their smart shops and restaurants 30 mins drive. Algeciras has a large port with ferries to Morocco and department store (El Corte Ingles) 20 mins drive.
Please note that air conditioning of bedrooms is included in cost. However if you wish the communal areas to be also air conditioned an extra charge of 200 pounds a week will be levied as electricity is very expensive in Spain and some guests have overused it. We do respectfully ask that guests turn off their bedroom a/c´s each morning. We have to charge for overuse (i.e. leaving on all day).