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Spectacular coast views from luxury El Madronal hilltop villa

Penny Holley

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Penny Holley

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Speaks: english, french
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Spectacular coast views from luxury El Madronal hilltop villa

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


El Madronal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 12, spacious, modern, comfortable, well equipped, flower gardens, pool.

Beautiful luxury villa, with every modern home comfort. Interior designed in pale colours, books, cd's, Sky TV, heated pool, air conditioning, super king beds and en suite bathrooms. Views of ocean and mountains from every window. Peaceful, no near neighbours, not overlooked, private gardens and terraces filled with flowers. Indoor and outdoor dining, brick barbecue and cook's kitchen. Gated security, electric gates and private driveway and courtyard parking.

2600 sq metre well fenced plot. Sun around pool all day,sun shades, sun loungers, outdoor dining opens to indoor dining.

Interior space of 450 sq m with three interconnecting reception rooms, plenty of sofas, modern kitchen,all bedrooms en suite with either bath or power shower rooms, quality linen, feather pillows. A delightful house built on a hill, last house in the road, no passing traffic, no road noise. The master bedroom fills the whole of the top floor, plus terrace. There are two bedrooms downstairs and two further bedrooms in a delightful cottage across the courtyard, each with their own front door. There is room for 10/12 adult friends, family groups, plus toddlers in cots. Hire a car or use excellent taxi service.

El Madronal is one of the most sought after areas on this coastline. It is home to some of the most exclusive and expensive properties in all of Andalucia, and yet it is a well established community, built over twenty years ago. Each villa has its own very large plot and La Cotorra has spectacular views from all sides. The location benefits from cool breezes and clear skies. There is plenty to do on the property, outside there is a garden and toys can be supplied. There is a terrace to enjoy the evening sun, a barbecue, an outdoor dining table, wonderful pool with cascade feature and shallow ledge for sunbathing. Plenty of sun loungers. Huge well equipped kitchen. 24 hour shop close by. Easy access range of supermarkets. Top restaurant, El Coto, within walking distance. 45 minutes from both Malaga and Gibraltar airports with excellent low cost flights. Many golf courses within 10 minutes: La Quinta Golf Course and Los Arqueros golf are within 5 minutes. There is a luxury spa at La Quinta, as well as paddle tennis and a golf academy for beginners.

El Madronal is also a fabulous base for exploring Andalucia. Ronda, home of bullfighting, Granada, the white villages, Cordoba, Seville, Tarifa and even north Africa can all be visited in a day. There are local markets, festivals, the famous Puerto Banus, the old town of Marbella and many sandy beaches all within 15 minutes of the house.


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Penny Holley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Why Penny Holley chose El Madronal

We were staying with friends nearby who knew this villa was for sale and we fell in love with it. It has a lovely atmosphere and was designed and built by a Spanish family who lived here all year round. They understood how to build to take best advantage of the sun and the views and we think they found an amazing plot, one of the best on the coast.

What makes this villa unique

The views all around and from every window make this a beautiful place to stay any time of year. We never tire of looking at the mountains and enjoying the peace and beauty of the surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a group of ten for two weeks and we all found the accommodation wonderful. The views, gardens, pool, patio were spectacular. We could not of asked for more. We visited Ronda, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Seville, Granada and Gibraltar. We also lounged on the beach, at wonderful meals out and enjoyed much wine and laughter around the dining room table. This is a truly magical spot. We will highly recommend this to all of our friends who want to explore the south of spain.
Sep 2011
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Spectacular coast views from luxury El Madronal hilltop villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
New Jersey

Luxurious Retreat - A Panorama of Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were top notch from the huge master bedroom suite to the very private two bedroom cottage en suites. Immaculately clean with plenty of space for us to spread out and find our own private niches. From the shady morning, mosaic breakfast nook where I took my coffee after brushing against the fragrant, rose geranium to the outdoor dining table with its sturdy wrought iron chairs and views of the mountain side and sea, while watching the children in the pool, every moment was an experience. Flowers and vegetation framed our views in every direction. Though we were on the go, visiting Gibraltar, Granada, dune buggy rides in Este Pona, water park in Marbella, a fire festa in

San Pedro, beginning the summer, and Morocco , we always had this lovely retreat to go back to relax and recoop our energy.

Penny, the owner, graciously had provided me with information on the region prior to our stay and a binder of in depth info was available at the villa.

To sum up our visit, my 11 year old granddaughter said to her father that it was very quiet and he replied that we were all drinking in the views to which she replied, "my cup isn't big enough". What a wonderful vacation!

Flowers and vegetation

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanne, it was such fun helping with advice for your trip as you are so full of enthusiasm to discover everything and enjoy every moment. I am just glad that La Cotorra lived up to expectations, as I know how much you were looking forward to this holiday with your family. I absolutely loved your review! Thank you for being such excellent guests and come back soon. best Penny

Just another week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous week!

Wall-to-wall sunshine, temperatures in the high-80sF, fantastic company, super food and a superb villa with everything one needs to enjoy one's stay.

All the amenities within the villa have been very well thought through and the decor and furnishing has been done most tastefully - some fantastic paintings in the lounge! Swimming pool was amazing and such wonderful views - the very definition of an 'infinity pool'.

The local golf courses are always in excellent condition, but they were better than ever this year - as was my golf as a result. Local restaurants maintain the highest standards and, when we ate in at the villa, the local supermarkets were a source of really good quality food. Thank you for all the detailed information you provided to guide us to the right places.

Your amazing villa has everything that any family needs to have a top holiday and I couldn't recommend it more strongly.

Thank you for letting us stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is hugely appreciated when guests take the time to leave comments about their stay. We are always trying to improve the house and garden and our 'meet and greet' service, so feedback is vital. I know you visit this area regularly and so your good opinion is very welcome. I wish we could claim credit for the golf courses and your improved game. Do visit us again soon!

ideal retreat with everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly idyllic and secluded luxury villa where the owners have thought of every detail - from the 5 star layout, right down to the sumptuous furnishings and the swimjet in the heated infinity pool. You will never want to leave the peace and tranquility of the villa with its beautiful gardens and breathtaking views from every side, but it is the perfect base for an exploration of Southern Spain where you really will find something for everyone. Aside from being a golfers paradise, there is also plenty of horse riding, sailing and even scuba diving in the summer! You will find an abundance of buzzing, world-class restaurants, shopping, beaches and nightlife in nearby Marbella and Puerto Banus, as well as the legendary historical cities of Granada and the Alhambra, Sevilla and Ronda all within a day trip. An hour along the coast is the vibrant surfing town of Tarifa with its miles of windswept beaches, cobbled streets and abundance of kitesurfers and windsurfers to keep you entertained - also well worth a visit or even a lesson for those brave enough!

Alternatively, just lie back and enjoy the wonderful views and relaxation the villa affords - whatever kind of holiday you're after, this magical place really does cater for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Newbury, Berks England

Charming Cotorra

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked into this house we breathed a sigh of relief. Luxourious comfort yet retaining that essential home-from-home feel. The late-night dining out on the terrace, overlooking the magnificent sea view, just listening to the crickets in the candle light, is one of the most romantic, enduring memories. Very highly recommended - it is hard to beat.. Can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway

Spanish Splendour

  • 5 of 5

This is an elegant, very well equipped villa, in its own protected grounds - ideal for large or small groups. The gardens and terraces and pool are very well maintained and a pleasure to use and the views of the mountains are stunning. My husband and I have stayed there many times and never tire of it.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

A Long Sunny Spring Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect way to spend a long Bank Holiday weekend out of London! After a very short and hassle free journey, we were lying by the pool with a cold glass of Rioja Blanco in hand! Heaven! La Cotorra is perfectly positioned, a short drive from the markets and busy life of Puerto Banus, yet totally secluded up in the hills. You're surrounded by fabulous golf courses and incredible restaurants, yet you may never want to leave the wonderful homely space La Cotorra provides. I truely recommend a visit!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
El Coto
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
La Quinta
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
El Coto
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
San Pedro
Car: recommended

Close to Puerto Banus and the Marbella coast. Plenty of long sandy beaches for swimming, kite surfing, diving, and fabulous restaurants of every description. Horse riding in the hills. Fabulous golf courses in every direction. First class shopping.

One hour to Ronda, Day Trips to Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Donana National Park, Tarifa and North Africa by hydrofoil in 25 minutes. Sailing, diving, exploring or sun lounging on the beach.

Sunshine, sea, warm days and nights and a wonderful, quiet home to return to.

Walk to great restaurant. Short taxi ride to world famous night life on the coast in Marbella and Puerto Banus. Numerous excellent restaurants inland and on the coast that we can recommend.


Rates & Availability

From £417 Per night

El Madronal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
autumn 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
early summer 2016
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00
Tax Rate 20.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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El Madronal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Modern fittings, power showers, marble and stone, quality towels provided, hair-dryer, heated towel rails and bathroom heaters, water heated by solar panels, all the bathrooms are luxury. All have showers and three also have baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , or this can be twin
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , or this can be twin beds as mattresses zip together
  • Quality white linen, feather pillows, fluffy towels, power showers, duvets for winter, marble or tiled bathrooms with modern fittings, heated towel rails, full range of wardrobe space, marble or terracotta floors with rugs, mountain and sea views from your windows, quiet, absolutely no traffic noise. Air conditioning in summer, heating in winter. Huge master bedroom has a private terrace, and occupies the top floor of the house. All other bedrooms are ground floor with luxury bathrooms. Excellent layout for families or groups of adults as the downstairs bedrooms are of equal size and space. Plenty of flexibility for groups of adults or families as two huge king beds can convert into twin beds and one bedroom contains two double beds for groups of friends, or again, can be used as twins.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a separate utility room with washing machine and pool inflatables, lounger cushions and a basket of poolside towels. Internet access and printer and the large television receives UK channels & Sky packages. DVD's and CD's are provided, plus an Ipod speaker system. There are many books, novels, travel guides and maps. The garden has been fenced and is well laid out with beautiful, colourful flower borders and terraces on three sides of the house. Watering system keeps everything green and the pool man and gardener visit once a week. The house is on its own little hill and so the drive is fairly steep, but then this affords the excellent views all around. We have a local English speaking manager and cook and cleaner can be provided every day on request. The drive is entered through your own electric gates and the house has a security alarm system. Wheelchair access if possible to all the ground floor rooms and bedrooms and to the poolside, garden.

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