About the property
- Villa2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Luxury 3-bed room villa near charming San Pedro de Alcantara close to Marbella, a heated private pool, a gym with separate bathroom
This 3 bedroom villa, called La Candelaria, is newly renovated in a decorative Andalucian rustic style and offers indeed a special way of living. Its big beautiful garden includes a heated pool, 10 m x 4 m, an airconditioned gym with a separate bathroom, a big lawn with various flower plants, palm trees, a big open fire place, veranda, patios, terrace, orange and lemon trees, old water fountains and other art works.There are three buildings on the plot. The three bedrooms are placed in two of the buildings located very close two each other. One of them accommodates two double bedrooms with a separate bathroom each, a guest WC, a fully equiped kitchen, a big living room with an open fire place and TV. The other building accommodates one double bedroom, with a separate bathroom, a living room with an open kitchen and TV.
If you are more than 6 persons in your group - or if you expect visitors during your stay - an extra bedroom with a separate bathroom - can be arranged at an additional cost in the third house on the plot. Please, contact the owner if this would be of interest for you.
The location is in a very peaceful hilly residential neighborhood but still just 10-15 min drive to the beaches, many high standard golfcourses, shopping districts, restaurants and bars in the charming villages of San Pedro de Alcantara, Puerto Banus and Marbella and Benahavis. Many interesting historical places are around: the old village of Ronda, the Al Hambra castle, Gibraltar cliff etc. During winter time the ski resort Sierra Nevada is two hours drive away.
The caretaker/gardener of this villa is living next door. He speaks fluently English and is available for driving, cleaning, cooking and lots of other things.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German, Swedish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Wilhelm Hemgren
My wife and I have moved back to our home country, Sweden, after having worked in various countries for more than 25 years. We spend lots of our free time in our paradise in the south of Spain. We bought this beautiful home in San Pedro de Alcantara, close to Marbella, about 20 years ago. Both of us really love exterior as well as interior design and therefore our paradise has been under careful renovation for many years. We have three grown up children, who like us love the south of Spain with its wonderful climate, friendly people, long beaches, restaurants and bars and of course high standard golf courses.
Wilhelm Hemgren purchased this Villa in 1994
Why Wilhelm Hemgren chose Benahavís
We own this holiday home in this beautiful area near San Pedro since about 20 years. We love the location of the area as it is situated in a very isolated and peaceful area but still just 10 min drive to several beaches, to many high standard golf courses and to the restaurants and bars in Puerto Banus, Marbella and Benahavis. Within reasonable driving distances there are also the ancient town of Ronda, the historical Al Hambra castle and the ski resort Sierra Nevada. You reach the area by less than an hour's drive from Malaga Airport.
What makes this Villa unique
The two buildings on the property are built in a charming characteristic Andalucian rustic style. They are newly completely renovated and include all modern equipment, such as A/C in each room, kitchen and washing room facilities, several TV´s, a gym with TV and with a separate bathroom etc. Climbing on a hillside the garden is very attractive and includes besides the heated pool many special decoration details such as 3 old water fountains and other art work. The garden also offers several sitting areas in patios, verandas and sun decks. We can also provide you with a range of services, such as cleaning, washing and driving to and from shops, restaurants etc.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
La Candelaria - The gift that kept on giving!
WOW! What a place! We arrived on Easter Saturday evening, after being met at the airport by the lovely Hameed (caretaker extraordinaire for the property). As it was Easter weekend I had arranged for him to get some supplies in for us ahead of our arrival. Our party of 5, consisted of my husband, 3 kids and I.
The first walk through the property simple blew our minds! We were led through a maze of beautiful, interesting room after room all over the 3 separate buildings on the property. We literally could have changed room each night of our week's stay. This is certainly the most quirky, beautiful and at the same time lovely and interesting property we ever stayed at.
This would be the perfect property for a larger party than ours but that did not stop us from fully enjoying out stay at La Candelaria! A beautifully packaged gift that gave layer after layer of goodness.
Even though it was the end of March and we did not have high expectations of the weather, we woke up on Easter Sunday to a beautiful, warm, albeit breezy day. We were able to enjoy lunch al fresco - prepared by the lovely Hameed, and spent the whole day by the heated pool just bonding as a family. This was pretty much the tone of the whole week.
We variously spent time by the pool which was as warm as a bath, our 15 year old son was able to use the gym, as were our 23 year old girls too, as well as indoors on nights. My favourite outdoor spot was on the cabana by the pool which is covered by vines - sadly too early in the season for us to enjoy the grapes which I am reliably informed by Hameed are just delicious.
Our time at La Candelaria was truly special - each of our widely differing in age party had a great stay and we would love to return there later in the season sometime.
Hameed cooked us an Indian lunch of two curries - chicken and prawns - and our most fussy eater did her happy food dance on tasting them. One word - yummilicious! Hameed - what a gent - was on hand to take us out to Marbella and Puerto Banus for dinner and day trips. Even a day after surgery! What a guy!
La Candelaria is a truly special place and has joined the list of places where our family's special memories have been made.
Thank you Wilhelm for sharing this with us. Would love to know the story behind the love for frogs though? Maybe next time! :-)
A fantastic retreat
My wife and I booked here for a week in September with our baby daughter and two of our friends.
Villa Candelaria is a stunning villa with so much character. Everyday something different would catch your eye and make you smile. You can tell that years of love and attention have gone into this property.
The villa is delightful and incredibly well equipped, and the garden was the perfect place to relax.
Hameed welcomed us on arrival and was on hand to take us to a local restaurant if ever needed.
We couldn't have asked for anywhere nicer and would recommend to anyone.
You'll struggle to find a better outside space!
The inside is nice, but it's the garden and pool/BBQ area that make this villa really great. Loads of space for the kids to run around, plenty of shady spots (the cabana with grapes dangling from above was a particular favourite) and a spectacular pool - we hardly left the place in the 3 weeks we were there. And Hameed the housekeeper couldn't have been more helpful - an absolute gent.
Great location just a few minutes drive from Puerto Banus, Marbella and the charming Benahavis (the river walk is a must do..as are the many restaurants), we'll have fantastic memories of this place for many years to come...
A Year On
A year on , and we return back to La Candelaria for our summer vacation. I always love to travel, and visit new places each year, however La Candelaria is well worth me making an exception for, and returning for the second year...We simply love this villa, and everything about it, the beautiful design, stunning interior, and who has become our friend, Hameed the caretaker...It has everything you could wish for, and the artistic eye of the owners , leaves you with that feeling that you never want to leave...There are items from all over the world placed beautifully inside and out, which capture your imagination...The heated pool, is fantastic for an evening dip, and Hameed will get it to the temperature you desire, he will also be on hand if you need him, for just about anything, he really does make La Candelaria complete....I could not imagine why this Villa would get anything less than 5 stars...Thank you to the owners & of course Hammed .
I just read the other reviews and I can totally agree with the other guests about how wonderful this place is, it is magical! We spent there an Easter week and although there were heavy rains that week, we totally enjoyed. The heated pool was steaming in the rain cooled air and we spend ages in the warm water, the roses bloomed and smelled beautiful in the rain. Kitchen is also very good and we were grilling outside fresh shrimp and fish every evening. Our little daughter almost learned how to swim after spending most of the time swimming in the pool so this holiday was memorable also for her.
I warmly recommend this villa for your holiday, it feels like home!
We stayed here for just under 3 weeks and it was a delightful holiday!!
We were a party of two adults and 3 teens and some of the time i adult and 4 teens and the outside space gave us all some to chill separately and spend time together. Its quirky decoration was a delight and the pool was very special i spent a lot of time in it .it was very reassuring to have Hamid so close by to guide us to different places and restaurants and sometimes take us Thank you
Travel: From Malaga airport it takes about 1 hour by car. The distance is 65 km. We can provide a driver with car if needed. There are many clean and nice beaches around: - Beach of San Pedro de Alcantara, 3 km. Here there is a very nice promenade along the beaches of San Pedro and Puerto Banus. - Beach of Puerto banus, 4 km - Beach of Marbella, 10 km - Beach of Estepona, 20 km Many other beaches are located along the coast. The village of Sotogrande on the road to Gibraltar must be mentioned here. Sotogrande has beautiful environments, a newly built harbor, excellent bars and restaurants, beaches and more. Distances: San Pedro de Alcantara, genuine Spanish village, 2 km. Puerto Banus with many restaurants, bars and nightclubs, 4 km. Marbella with lots of shopping centers, 10 km Al Hambra, the fabulous castle from the Moorish era, 120 km Sierra Nevada, a stunning ski resort, 160 km Ronda, an old ancient town with an old history and a fantastic location, 40 km. Just to go by car to Ronda on the curvy mountainious road is an wonderful experience. Gibraltar cliff with its magnificent view, 65 km Benahavis, an old charming village climbing on the mountain slopes with many nice restaurants, 6 km Golf: The area is famous for its many high class golf courses. Several of them are reached with 15 min drive: - La Quinta golf - Los Arqueros golf - Gualdamina golf - Los Naranjos golf - Las Brisas golf - Aloha golf - Capanes del golf - El Paraiso golf Further Details: Supermarkets, banks, restaurants etc are available in San Pedro de Alcantara, Puerto Banus, Marbella and Estepona. Within 15 min walking distance there are two restaurants with bars and a supermarket. The gardener/caretaker lives next door. He speaks fluently English and is always available for clothes laundering, making the dishes and will be pleased to help with many other things.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Notes on prices: The rates do not include transfers from/to Malaga Airport, electricity and telephone charges. The price list is based on a 7 nights stay from arrival on a Saturday at 15.00 hrs to departure next Saturday at 12.00 hrs. Changes of this norm are accepted but may result in some extra costs. Furthermore if more than six persons shall be accommodated there is an extra cost of 5 % per person above six. Payment instruction: The payment is normally done in two installments: 1. At booking: A booking deposit of 50% of the rental rate. 2. Minimum 14 days before arrival the following shall be paid: - the remaining 50 % - the security deposit of 400 EUR The so called security deposit of 400 EUR is built up by two elements: - a damage security deposit of 200 EUR, which will be refunded in full unless an accident has occurred during the stay - an electricity cost deposit of also 200 EUR. The actual electricity cost during the stay is calculated by reading the electric meter both at the arrival and at the departure. The balance between the electric cost deposit and the actual cost is refunded at the departure. Note that the electric cost deposit is based on a week stay. If the stay is longer this deposit is increased in proportion to the length of the stay.