I searched and searched for a home in the Marbella area. I even had an agency help me look. The musts were a four bedroom and at least three bathroom home with a heated pool not too far from the beach and the hustle and bustle of night life. I came across Anton's listing on homeaway. At first I was skeptical because of the lack of reviews but after messaging back and forth with him, he made me feel at ease. I'm so glad the lack of reviews didn't put me off! When I booked the listing hadn't been updated with the new pictures of the renovations Anton had made so when we got to the villa we were pleasantly surprised to find a rooftop terrace with the most amazing view of Nueva Andalucia and the MEDITERRANEAN SEA! It also had a hot tub and comfortable lounge seating. I will break this review down into categories to make it read better.
We arrived in Malaga by train from Madrid. We rented cars from Autos Navarro which were at the station waiting for us (highly recommend). We met Anton's associate at Sunny Dom beach rental where I gave them my deposit. He invited us to have a drink but we were eager to get to the villa. We followed him to the villa which was about a 15 minute drive. The villa is located near Los Naranjos golf course up in the hills but don't let that scare you off bc it's a very quick and easy drive to Puerto Banus and the golden mile. The villa is gated. Parking for three vehicles at least. Angel showed us around the villa and explained how to work everything. There were some snacks left for us. The villa has an alarm system.
Outdoor entertaining areas (six in total)
Space (4 beds, 4 baths)
Did I mention view from the roof top terrace?
Outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ
Downstairs bathrooms had issues getting shower temp consistent.
Pool wasn't heated as advertised
No pool floats
Lack of outdoor lighting (rooftop desperately needs some)
The kitchen needs better lighting
Outdoor speakers (especially on roof top or a plug for speaker)
A mini fridge would be amazing on the roof top
And yes there are ants but that's a Spain problem all together. We were left powder and we got them under control.
Please don't hesitate to rent. I will definitely be back. Everyone was jealous of my photos.