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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 - 14 nights


About the property

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

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, Sky TV, heated 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 and 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. Top restaurant, El Coto, within walking distance. 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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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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El Madroñal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 and a basket of poolside towels. Internet access and the large television receives UK channels & Sky packages. 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. Watering system keeps everything green and the pool man and gardener visit twice a week, once in winter 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Hilltop Villa with Sea Views, Private Pool and 5 En-suite Bedrooms
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 22 reviews

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A remarkable Holiday that will be always remembered!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week with my family and parents , we were all extremely satisfied and enjoyed our stay very much! the location, the view, the house , everything about this stay words are not enough to describe how much we were satisfied. Also whenever we need anything the response from the home management was very quick, it is really a destination that we are seriously thinking to visit again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Must have been lovely once.

  • 3 of 5

Although we had a lovely time, the reality was unlike the photo's on the web site, needs updating mostly kitchen and bathrooms. Outside needs a lick of paint and new soft furnishings, the ones at the property were very grubby. As on the details, the pool was to be cleaned twice a week, we only saw them once and they still left debris on the bottom of the pool but it did look 50% cleaner. On the upside, this villa was spacious, both lounges were well furnished and very welcoming, unfortunately all attempts to get TV working failed! Lovely villa but needs a bit of TLC.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue, redecoration happens in October to bring the outside up to standard as the strong sun does fade the paint. We also decorate inside each year and every month we inspect for repairs and renewals. Jenna our house manager was in touch with you during your stay and is always on hand and would have been happy to send back the pool cleaner and could have explained how to work the TV system. The kitchen has two dishwashers, a huge American fridge, plate warmer, oven , microwave, sleek hob, masses of equipment and the bathrooms are fitted with Grohe showers, tiled throughout, heated towel rails. The dining rooms chairs are recently recovered. So I am not sure how to improve these areas, but thank you for your comments. We do provide guests with pool towels so that they do not sit on sofas in wet costumes and protect the sun loungers, but we do want the space to be homely and we do of course clean thoroughly before and after every visit. You don't mention the gardens, the peace and quiet, and views which are fabulous and a highlight of the property. If you would like to send me your photos, I am very happy to add them to my photos on the site?
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Lovely home, quite far from good beach, great views

  • 3 of 5

The house itself is large and comfortable, and there are views every direction. Bedrooms comfortable and kitchen well-stocked.

We found the outdoor area pretty run down (broken umbrellas, threadbare lounge chairs), which the owner addressed as quickly as they could. Our challenge was location. We had been told the beach was 10 min away, and while there is a beach it's closer to 20 min away, and not worth the trip (very rocky). Not much fun for kids who like to play in the surf. We ended up going to Puerto Banus each afternoon, and the traffic was heavy. We could park pretty easily once we got there but even there the beaches are mixed. Some great for water play, others far too rocky.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue, thank you for taking the time to pass on this information. It is really useful to know we should give more assistance. Our house manager Jenna is a mine of local information and will point guests in the direction of numerous sandy beaches if you ask. I think you must have gone to Estepona as the beach from Puerto Banus to Marbella is extensively sandy. There is a boardwalk all the way along and it is a lovely walk, calling in at all the little bars and people watching. We rarely go to the beach as we much prefer to stay at home around the pool and the shallow shelf is great for young my husband hates sand! But the beaches are there I promise! It is a bit further, but if you wanted to drive to Tarifa the beach is awesome and home to kite surfing, so lots to enjoy.
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Fabulous property with amazing views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed would definitely stay again! This beautiful, well kept villa was like a home from home. Infinity pool and views were amazing. Perfect for a getaway with friends (like we did) Puerto Banus only a 10 min taxi ride away, but also thinking of coming back with the kids. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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 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

El Madroñal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July Promotion
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 2 2017
14 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
May and June 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct/Nov/Dec 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $646.81
Tax Rate 20.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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