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.
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.
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!