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Spectacular Hilltop Villa with Sea Views, Private Pool and 5 En-suite Bedrooms

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10/12 in 5 Lovely En-suite Bedrooms in the Secluded El Madronal Area

** We do have an option to exclude the two bedroom annexe using the villa as a 3 bedroom property. Please see our other listing- Property Number 8401004 for more details**

Overlooking the glorious Marbella coast and close to lively, fashionable Puerto Banus.

Discover 'El Madronal' a haven of peace and tranquillity, experience the breathtaking sea and mountain views, relax undisturbed, yet moments from the best restaurants and fabulous shops.

Holiday in a beautiful light filled villa within a gated community, a real home, with every home comfort. Delightful, comfortable rooms, with uninterrupted sea and mountain views from every window. Instant relaxation and peace. No road noise, no close neighbours, no one overlooks garden or pool or house.

Plenty of books, cd's, Internet TV, pool, air conditioning, super king beds and en suite bathrooms. Sleeps 10/12 in three lovely bedrooms in main house, two bedrooms in adjacent cottage, both with own entrances, ideal for couples, families, groups of friends.

Surrounded on all sides by gardens and terraces filled with flowers, this is the place to come to for relaxation, and to unwind from busy lives.

Indoor and outdoor dining, brick barbecue and cook's kitchen, guest enjoy cooking for themselves, and eating when and what they like. Close to supermarkets and 24 hour store.

There are many wonderful food shops and supermarkets within 5 minutes and some are open 24/7 365 days a year for the ultimate convenience. Taxis know the house and come within 5 minutes from the nearby taxi rank, but you would never know you are close to town.

The 24 hour gated security is helpful if you need to leave keys at the Guard House plus we have our own electric gates to own 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.


This delightful villa is built on a hill, one of the best plots in the area, constructed around 1990 by a Spanish family, 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 in the main house, one leading onto the pool and one facing the mountain. There are two bedrooms in a secluded single story cottage across the courtyard . Each cottage bedroom is en suite and has its own front door. The house is great for family groups and we supply cots and high chairs for additional small children.


El Madronal is one of the most sought after areas on this coastline. It is home to some of the most exclusive properties in all of Andalucia, and it is a well established community.

The hillside location benefits from cool breezes and clear skies and the views all around and from every window make this a beautiful place to stay any time of year. There is plenty to do on the property, outside there is a garden and toys can be supplied.

There is a side terrace to enjoy the evening sun year round, a barbecue, an outdoor dining table, wonderful pool and shallow ledge for sunbathing.

Plenty of sun loungers with cushions and towels.


Huge well equipped kitchen. 24 hour shop close by. Easy access range of supermarkets, 10 minute taxi to the port restaurant area of Puerto Banus or to Benahavis the restaurant village in the hills.

Arrival by plane:

45 minutes from both Malaga and Gibraltar airports with numerous low cost flights from Europe. Fast train from Madrid.


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.

Exploring the area:

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 or overnight stay if you do not want an early start.

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.

So many visitors have said how much there is to do on this coast and many of our guests return year after year and also consider La Cotorra to be their home.

Any questions we are just an email away!

More Details

Fabulous Property Co.
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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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Benahavís Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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 have showers and three also have baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , or this can be twin
    Bedroom 5 cottage - 1 queen , can be two singles
    Bedroom 4 cottage - 1 queen , this can be two singles
  • There are three stunning bedrooms in the main house, with en-suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has two double beds, making it ideal for children or four young friends to share. A total of 8 can sleep in the house. Across the courtyard is a single storey cottage with two lovely light bedrooms, both en suite, both with their own door to the courtyard. This cottage ideal for four visitors or teenagers wanting some privacy. All the five bathrooms are marble or tiled with modern fittings, heated towel rails, fluffy towels. All the bedrooms have air conditioning, heating, a full range of wardrobe space, marble or terracotta floors with rugs, mountain and sea views from the windows, quiet, absolutely no traffic noise. The huge master bedroom has a private terrace, and occupies the top floor of the house. All other bedrooms are ground floor with duvets in winter, and lovely white linen sheets in summer.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • 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. Internet access and the large television receives UK channels. DVD's and CD's are provided. 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. The watering system keeps everything green and the pool man and gardener visit once a week to tidy the garden and clean the pool. The house is on its own little hill and so the drive is fairly steep, but then this affords the excellent views all around. 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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Family friendly fun!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location to escape with the family. The Villa is wonderfully equipped to handle families of all ages. From the incredible views stretching to the ocean from the infinity edge pool to the comfortable, homely bedrooms this Villa is equipped to please young and old. Our little ones enjoyed splashing on the shallow edge of the pool as we relaxed on the covered patio. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super luxury villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable villa, very spacious with lots of different areas to eat and sit. A beautiful swimming pool with stunning views to the sea.

Five large en-suite bedrooms furnished to a high degree. A lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review Ronny. We're delighted you had such a fabulous time at La Cotorra. Maybe see you there again one day soon.
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Spectacular Villa indeed!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is exactly how described! Stunning and peaceful!

Certainly a place to sit back and re charge the batteries, we loved just hanging around the pool and gardens and felt we didn't need to go anywhere!

When we did force ourselves away from this beautiful home we found a supermarket literally less than 5 minutes from the villa and then we found the lovely San Pedro Alacantra with lovely beach front bars which we did stop and try.

We didn't go to Marbella as its not our sort of place even though we hear the old town is nice.

All in all a fantastic holiday in a very very very nice villa! NO complaints at all, we loved it! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE this villa. There are million dollar views; the bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms; the kitchen is better equipped than my own and the living rooms are clean, bright, airy and gorgeous. 6 of us are currently sitting around the infinity pool and we do not want to leave on Friday. It's heaven!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A lovely chilled holiday in a lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing time in this stunning villa, simply perfect!

The villa was ideal for us and our family and you really do feel relaxed and at home.

The views from the garden are so nice we never tired from them and many nights were spent outside with a glass of wine (or two!)

The kids loved the pool and was perfect for them and we could relax knowing they were safe.

Overall we couldn't fault it and would love to come back one day!

Lovely beach at San Pedro which the kids loved and was only about 15 minutes away, we didn't rate Marbella itself as it was too busy for the family.

Thank you for letting us holiday in your lovely villa x

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Such a rare find... a glorious home from home in the peaceful hills yet a short taxi or drive to the coast and night time action.

Our group loved the location and the weather was superb. Non stop blue skies, cool breeze, sea and mountains all around, comfortable beds and walking to local restaurant. Holiday Bliss.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
La Quinta
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
San Pedro
Car: recommended

Close to San Pedro, 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.

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $659.98
Tax Rate 20.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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