Marbella Luxury Villa Rentals – The sun, the beach… the glamour. Marbella is one of the most popular luxury holiday destinations in the world. The ideal place to spend your well-deserved vacation and enjoy the best climate in Europe with your family and friends.
Marbella (150,000 inhabitants) has been known for decades as the jet-set destination of Spain. The port of Puerto Banus, the old town with the ‘Plaza de Naranjas’, the expensive brand shops and the many golf courses are popular. They attract many wealthy tourists. The Marbella way of life is a sun-drenched journey along with the finest luxury resorts, hotels, beach clubs and fine dining restaurants, such as Restaurant Dani Garcia with chef Dani García, located on the Golden Mile in Marbella.
Marbella is so desired because of the cosmopolitan lifestyle made possible by its climate, combined with its location and natural setting of beauty. The jet-set capital of the Costa is located about three hours from the main cities of Europe. But also the wealthy society of countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates and neighbouring Arabic countries find their way to Marbella.
Marbella offers a lifestyle similar to the Californian model, yet in the context of European history, culture and culinary excellence. It’s a tempting blend that first drew royalties, tycoons and actors to this part of southern Spain in the early fifties, and remains to do so. Behind the coastal plain stretches its beautiful old historic centre, luxurious restaurants and vibrant nightlife. You can clearly see in the old town that the city has a whole history. Especially at Plaza de Los Naranjos, you will find many authentic buildings. The town hall from the 16th century and the Ermita de Santiago (the first Christian church in the city) are important attractions of this square. Also, make sure to take a moment to enjoy the Moorish influences of the city in the remains of a wall that surrounded the Arab city and castle.
Captured between the sandy beaches and majestic mountains lies the famous Golden Mile of Marbella. Flanked by palms and sub-tropical greenery, this is where millionaires show off world’s most incredible mansions. It stretches about 2km from Puerto Banus in the west to the edge of the centre of Marbella in the east. The most prestigious of Marbella’s 5-star hotels are located here: Puente Romano and Marbella Club. Both have exceptional facilities including beach bars, spas and Mediterranean gardens. Puente Romano is also home to the famous Puente Romano Tennis Club,
If you continue your journey heading South, you arrive a few minutes later in the glamourous Marina of Puerto Banús. Besides superyachts, fast cars and trendy beach clubs, eateries and nightlife, this chic area is also known for having one of the largest concentrations of luxury brands in Europe. From Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Hèrmes, Dior and Burberry, you will find all luxurious boutique shops here.
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In this article, we help you find your dream villa for the perfect holiday. To assist you in your search, we have selected the best areas in Marbella and neighbouring areas. Moreover, we highlight the best villa rentals for each area.
2. Villa Clemente, Golden Mile, Marbella
Marbella City & Golden Mile. 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 950 m². Villa Clemente is one of the most exceptional modern-contemporary designed and furnished detached beachfront villas in Marbella. It is within walking distance of Puerto Banus and but a few minutes’ drive into Marbella. This modernist villa combines the very best… Read More. From €15,000pw
3.Villa Maella, Sierra Blanca, Marbella
Marbella City & Golden Mile. 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 992 m². Villa Maella is a luxurious and elegant villa located in the prestigious residential urbanisation of Sierra Blanca in the hills behind the Golden Mile, offering exceptional views to the sea and La Concha mountain. It is situated at just a… Read More. From €12,500pw.
1. Villa Munoz, El Rosario, Marbella
Marbella East. 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 700 m². Villa Munoz is an exceptional villa on a very large plot with direct access to the beach. Located in one of the best areas just to the east of Marbella, blessed with the best beach in the region. From €14,000pw.
2. Villa Julia, Elviria, Marbella
Marbella East. 8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, 955 m². Villa Julia is a luxurious and spacious villa in a beautiful and peaceful location in East Marbella. Boasting stunning sea views, this is a wonderfully renovated villa in a superb location at just 10-15 minutes’ distance from Marbella and Puerto Banus respectively.From €13,000pw
1. Villa Melendez, Los Monteros, Marbella
Marbella East. 7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 1129 m². Villa Melendez is a superb frontline beach mansion with spectacular sea views in the prestigious area of Los Monteros in East Marbella. It is situated at a mere 5-10 minutes drive into Marbella and Puerto Banus. Price on Application.
1. Villa Andreu, Golden Mile, Marbella
Marbella City & Golden Mile. 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 400 m². Villa Andreu is an astonishing villa located on the beachfront of the Golden Mile – the premier location on the coast. Superlative craftsmanship shines throughout this exclusive-use 6-bed luxury mansion, where Andalusian architecture hosts every modern luxury. Private botanical grounds are inspired by the Alhambra, and the beauty of nature is all around, enhanced by fountains and a waterfall and a stunning sea-view infinity pool.
2. Villa Carmen, Golden Mile, Marbella
Marbella City & Golden Mile. 9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, 1100 m². An exceptional nine-bedroom villa situated in Sierra Blanca; one of Marbella’s most prestigious addresses. The property boasts breathtaking views to both the sea and the mountains and offers refined luxury throughout. It is located at only a five-minute drive to Marbella and Puerto Banus. From €10,000pw.
Luxury Villa Rentals in Benahavis
1. Villa Collantes, Benahavis, Marbella
Benahavis. 8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 940 m². From €9,000pw. View more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/rentals/villa-collantes-benahavis-marbella/
2. Villa Laranova, La Quinta, Marbella
Benahavis. 8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, 1620 m². Villa Laranova is an exceptional and stunning luxury rental property set on a huge plot of over 6 acres and located in a very private community with 24-hour security. The villa is designed with luxurious Mediterranean architecture and has stunning views over the sea, to Gibraltar, Morocco and the mountains of Sierra Blanca. Puerto Banus and Marbella are a 10-minute drive away. From €10,000pw.
Luxury Villa Rentals in La Zagaleta (and surrounding area)
1. Villa Garcia, La Zagaleta, Marbella. 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms. 1836 m². Villa Garcia is an exceptional rental property with a privileged south-westerly aspect and boasting spectacular sea views. It is situated within the exclusive gated community of La Zagaleta; a haven of peace and tranquillity and yet only 15 minutes from the glamour of Puerto Banus. From €20,000pw.
2. Villa Gonzalez, El Madronal, Marbella
Ctra. De Ronda. 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms. 1100 m². A truly magnificent hilltop villa for rent built and furnished to exceptionally high standards, by internationally renowned designers, Hamilton Interiors. Villa Gonzalez offers breathtaking panoramic views from all 7 bedrooms, all living areas and the grand outdoor pool area. Set within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and located within the exclusive private estate of El Madronal, and just 10 minutes to Puerto Banús. From €10,000pw.
1. Villa Leonardo, Los Flamingos, Cancelada
7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 1100 m². Villa Leonardo is a sumptuous architectural gem situated in the heart of a prestigious golf resort with a 5-star hotel adjacent, overlooking the Mediterranean. It is a 10-minute drive to Marbella and Puerto Banus. From €15,000pw. Learn more or check availability: https://www.cilomarbella.com/rentals/villa-leonardo-los-flamingos-marbella/
Immerse yourself in the relaxation culture of Marbella and visit one of the Spa & Wellness spots. You’ll find most of the spas in the hotels such as the Don Carlos Resort. Perfect after golfing, a day of shopping or an afternoon of relaxing on a beautiful playa.
The most luxurious yachts are located in the port of Puerto Banús and you can also rent such a large yacht yourself. If you fancy a shorter trip, then it is also possible to make a boat trip of a few hours.
Because Marbella offers a lot of luxury, there are also a number of restaurants that embody this luxury character. For more information and inspiration for these luxury restaurants, please visit this page.
Cilo Marbella is a boutique real estate agency with a leading collection of luxury villa rentals for Marbella and the surrounding areas. All of our villas have been hand-picked and inspected by our team on the ground, and conform to our high standards of luxury and functionality. All are equipped with air conditioning, wi-fi, swimming pool and satellite television as standard. All have access to our outstanding 24/7 concierge service which can organise such diverse services as the provision of staff including a chef and nanny, yacht and car hire, specialist day trips, golf and restaurant reservations etc.
This is the most expensive Villa for sale in the United States
This dream villa called 924 Bel Air Rd. California is for sale for an amount of no less than 250 million dollars. The most expensive house in the United States. Wait until you see the images, you will understand why the price tag of this incredible luxury villa is so extremely high!
The house has a helicopter platform for your toy to land on, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms and 3 kitchens. There is also enough space in the huge garage to store all your favourite cars. And if you thought that was all, then you are completely mistaken. To provide you with all the comforts you need, you will have seven staff members at your disposal for two years. The interior of the house is, to put it mildly, ‘impressive’ and will guarantee you a luxurious life. The chandeliers full of glitter and glass floors give this house a stylish and refined atmosphere. In addition, there are five bars, a wellness spa, a massage studio, a gym, a bowling alley and a home theatre. What else do you need?
As a Marbella based real estate agency specializing in luxury villas, we can’t leave you without highlight some of the most extravagant mansions for sale in the area. We have made our top 3.
Location: Marbella City & Golden Mile.12 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms, 3656 m². The price you might wonder? That is only available on application.
Our next manor is located in one of the most desirable areas in Marbella, Los Monteros. It counts 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 1548 m² in total. Again…the price is only available on Application.
Talking about style and luxury! This is one of the finest villas in Marbella, designed by Joaquín Torres, Spain’s leading designer of luxury villas for the likes of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ronaldo, it is a study of geometric mastery offering clean, subtle visual detail without ever becoming superfluous. The price…€19,900,000
Although we might not have 250 million dollar villa listings, we pride ourselves offering one of the most luxurious villa portfolios of Marbella, on the Costa del Sol. Cilo Marbella, formed in 2011 by two affiliate directors from Sotheby’s International Realty, is an exclusive boutique agency specialising in the sale and rental of luxury residential property in the Marbella region of Spain.
Why most Luxury New Build Villas are for Sale in Estepona
Estepona is the place to be nowadays on the Costa del Sol. Thanks to the thriving local economy, a wide range of shops, beautiful sandy beaches, wide promenades and some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Read more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/luxury-villas-for-sale-in-estepona/
Where is the Costa del Golf?
The Costa del Golf is located in the south of Spain, in the Andalusian province of Malaga. It thanks its name because it has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe. Read more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/where-is-the-costa-del-golf/
Stunning New Build Summer Villas for Sale in Marbella
Cilo Marbella highlights the 3 best new build luxury villas for sale in Marbella.
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Why most Luxury Villas are for Sale in Estepona
Estepona is the place to be nowadays on the Costa del Sol. Thanks to the thriving local economy, a wide range of shops, beautiful sandy beaches, wide promenades and some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol.
Estepona is one of the few coastal towns on the Costa del Sol with its picturesque houses that has managed to retain its character despite the increase of tourism. It is a very well cared for town, with beautiful landscaped boulevards and parks and where you will find beautiful Mediterranean trees, plants and flowers lavishly in many streets. Facilities include all price ranges, including hotels, restaurants, recreational and cultural activities, beautiful traditional houses and shops.
It also has a pleasant marina where on Saturdays a small market is held with many restaurants located directly on the market. Many street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies and the sometimes steep, cobbled, narrow streets seem more suitable for horses than cars. You will also find modern new build houses, shops and bodegas in Estepona, all very inviting, very friendly and very cheap! Estepona is highly recommended for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Marbella while Puerto Banus is not far away.
There are 4 main reasons why Estepona is so popular among tourists from all over the world. Many people from Northern European countries opt for new build villas in this area. Mostly People from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and France. But also wealthy people from Arabic countries find their way to Estepona. In general, Estepona’s owes its growing popularity to:
The Supreme Court declared a null revision of the general plan of Urban Planning in Marbella in November 2015. As a result, many promotors and investment funds ‘moved’ their interest to nearby towns. Estepona and Cancelada are best examples. Due to the uncertainty and urban planning regulations, both towns are now at heart of new build property development.
Estepona enjoys one of the best (micro) climates of Europe. The traditional Spanish fishing village is located in the south of Spain on the Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga. it is a perfect place to enjoy the Spanish sun, the beautiful beaches and the pleasant sea. Estepona has a Mediterranean climate. The place is sheltered from the hinterland by its location on the northern side of the Sierra Bermeja mountains. As a result, the rainfall in Estepona is very limited and the sun shines 300 days a year. The winters are warmer and softer than elsewhere in Spain, the summers hot and dry. Ideal for the beach less suitable for sightseeing. In the summer there is also long light so that one can enjoy the summer evenings for a long time. The mountain Sierra Bermeja is a beautiful nature reserve. The red mountain spreads a beautiful orange glow when the sun goes down and there are also several wild animals to admire.
The municipality promotes Estepona as the ‘garden of the Costa del Sol. According to the mayor, José María García Urbano, the city wants to, above all, to provide a pleasant environment for both its inhabitants and the tourists. The municipal budget is therefore not used for the construction of more houses, but mainly investing in the improvement of the enjoyment of life and you notice that. Even if you only visit for the day.
Among the most prestigious recent projects are a brand-new athletics stadium in Estepona, which is officially open to the public since April 2019, and the construction of a beach pathway (La Senda Litoral), connecting Estepona to neighbouring towns, such as Marbella. This coastal path will reach all the way up to Málaga.
The New Golden Mile is without a shadow of a doubt the area where most new developments are under construction. The New Golden Mile is the stretch between San Pedro in Marbella and the East part of Estepona. It is an area that has undergone great development over the last 20 years and offers a variety of residential developments and complexes to suit all tastes and budgets. The term has also been extended to incorporate other residential areas, and sometimes locations from Guadalmina to Estepona are described as part of the New Golden Mile.
The New Golden Mile is popular because of its central location. Estepona on one side, San Pedro de Alcántara, Puerto Banús and Marbella in the other. In the following chapters, we highlight the best new build luxury property available in this area. Read more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/future-modern-luxury-villas-golden-mile/
A good example of the increasing luxury climate in Estepona is the recent opening of Trocadero Estepona. This luxurious beach restaurant is very popular among the local high society, Marbella tourists and celebrities.
Cilo Marbella features a premium selection of new build villas in Estepona (New Golden Mile). In this article, we highlight 3 premium luxury properties for sale.
Thank you for reading ‘Why most Luxury Villas are for Sale in Estepona’. Cilo Marbella is a boutique luxury real estate agency located in London and Marbella. We offer a great selection of luxury holiday rental homes in Marbella, luxury apartments and villas from verified homeowners renting out the property.
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If you like the things on the warmer side, then book you break between July and August and fly to Marbella! Embraced in the Mediterranean way of life, requires only a willingness to slow down and appreciate those wonderful things that you can find in Marbella and in glamorous and sophisticated Puerto Banus.
Marbella has also become something of a hotspot for food lovers, with some outstanding, world-class restaurants lining its beachfront and streets. Shoppers can flex their bargain-hunting muscles in the shops in Puerto Banus, which also happens to be where you are likely to spot the odd celebrity or two.
With gleaming white villas cascading down the hills to meet the yacht-filled marina, Marbella looks straight out of a James Bond films and makes the ideal escape both for couples and families looking to enjoy a slice of the high life.
A Luxury Marbella Villa Holiday starts even before you board the plane. This might be hard to believe, yet the anticipatory pleasure starts when you book your dream villa, online with Cilo Marbella! In this article, we have selected a premium choice of Luxury Villas for Rent in Marbella. Navigate to our Villa Rental page for all details and availability.
8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, 1620 m². From €10,000pw
Location: Marbella East
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 380 m². From €7,000pw
Location: Marbella East
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 617 m². From €10,000pw
If you are actively looking for a luxury investment property in the area, this section is for you. Some of our luxury properties for sale would also make outstanding rental properties. Indeed, some are already trading successfully with rentals in excess of 30 weeks pa and generating returns of 5-6% net pa for their owners. They make an ideal investment for purchasers looking to combine rental income with personal usage, and for anticipated strong capital appreciation in the future. The properties below represent a small sample of such investments. As market leaders for luxury vacation rentals we are in an ideal position to provide a one-stop service for bringing such properties to the market: Purchase – Furnish – Marketing – Management.
Location: Estepona, Marbella
Location: Estepona, Marbella
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Location: Benahavis, Marbella
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New Build Villas for Sale – Welcome (back) to the luxury property blog of Cilo Marbella, the boutique agency specializing in the rental and sales of luxury properties in the Marbella area.
In today’s article, we are highlighting the 3 best new build luxury villas for sale in Marbella. As an agency specializing in luxury real estate, we are aware that it is not easy to find your dream property. That is why we try to help you by selecting our top 3 new build luxury villas in the Marbella area.
This amazing, contemporary villa is located in one of the most luxurious areas of Marbella, called Benahavis. It features 5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms. located in Los Flamingos, close to the hotel Villa Padierna.
Why is this a must-have New Build Villa?
Size: 557 m²
Our next properties is a new development of New Build Villas for Sale in Estepona, near Marbella. These 8 wonderful villas are inspired by the magnificent natural environment and located in Estepona, the rising star on the Costa del Sol. The style of the villas are modern and contemporary, and feature3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.
Why is this a must-have villa?
Our third choice is located on the first golf line, as well as at the end of a dead-end street, making it a perfect place for the ones, looking for privacy and tranquil surroundings. This modern mansion features 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, spectacular panoramic landscapes, and all features you require for a luxurious, comfortable and secure lifestyle.
Why is this a must-have villa?
A detached villa in Mediterranean style, built with quality materials to contemporary standards. Nowadays, the options are so diverse on the Costa del Sol. But what exactly is so unique about these modern, new build villas?
A modern villa, in our opinion, does not only consist of the outside. It is precisely the connection between the inner and outer world that is important. Therefore, we believe it is important that the design for the interior is intertwined with your outdoor living area. We have investigated the future of Luxury villas on the (New) Golden Mile.
When we think of the house of the future, images of futuristic white houses in the ’60s Jetson’s TV show might come to mind. No matter how exciting the idea sounds, living in a high-tech futuristic apartment in the middle of space, it’s not what a house of the future means!
The house of the future is above all a smart home, designed to make our time in our home as pleasant, comfortable and safe as possible. And there is plenty of room for high-tech fun too!
Let’s take the first cornerstone of the modern villa, technology. Home automation is not only about the integration of technology and control in the home, but also about the service from the outside to the home. Domotics can be seen as a broader concept than placing refined stand-alone systems in a home.
The word is a combination of the Latin words domus (house) and robotics (remote control or monitoring). The concept has been around since the 1980s, but it has only been used for the domestic market for a few years. The first one was for the military and industrial markets.
Home automation is the integration of technology and services for a better quality of life and living.
According to estimates, 25,000 million devices will be connected to the Internet this year alone. We have reached a point where the growth of “the Internet of Things” is unstoppable. It is therefore very likely that in our future homes we will be able to control all settings and devices from our smartphones (or future tablets), wherever we are at that time. Some things are already possible even today, such as home monitoring systems without cameras or controlling your TV and heating with your smartphone.
In a way, the car is a good example: the car radio goes down when you receive a call, there are built-in navigation systems, and at the touch of a button you can switch everything off. These applications have crept into the car. Manufacturers have made cars safer and more comfortable and now the car user no longer wants to do without these applications. Homes will also be equipped with intelligence so that different applications are possible.
Interior specialists mainly predict that the world will be brought inside. People are connected to the whole world. This will largely be determined by technology, but also by the choice of (interior) products and materials. Plants will be given an important place in the interior, as will wood and other natural materials. The majority of interior designers also believe that ‘Story Telling’ – the story behind a product – will be just as important as the product itself. When that one cute side table is made by children in India, we are more likely to choose a local product made in good working conditions. Craft gets extra value, as does appreciation for the handmade products.
Modern Style Villa with Panoramic Sea Views Benahavis
Outstanding Modern Beachside Villa, Golden Mile, Marbella
Spectacular Modern Style Villa in Golden Mile, Marbella
Contemporary Villa Walking Distance Beach in Estepona
The answer is actually pretty simple…and convenient! We are able to live longer independently in the house of the future with home automation, and all other innovations of the future. What are the features of smart homes and villas of the future?
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Welcome to the Luxury Property blog of Cilo Marbella. In this article, we share all the luxury hotspots on the vibrant Costa del Sol.
Marbella is the luxury capital of the Costa del Sol. The capital of the international jet set. After Málaga, Marbella, with about 77,000 inhabitants, is the second largest city on the coast of the sun. The coveted holiday paradise is a privileged location for those who are rich, famous or important. But other holidaymakers will certainly find a good place to sleep here as well. The picturesque town center is perhaps the most beautiful and the most characteristic along the entire coast.
Marbella is located on the south coast of Spain, about a half an hour drive west of Málaga. Marbella is the holiday location of the jet-set, princes, millionaires or people from the show business. The city center can be described as stylish, with beautiful boulevards, parks, and gardens, a historic center and with the most famous marina Puerto Banús, on the Mediterranean Sea, where you will find the most beautiful yachts.
The old town of Marbella is a nice place to visit, during the day and especially at night. When night falls, places like Patio de Los Naranjos are filled with terraces and later in the evening, the majority of the city can be found in one of the many bars in the area.
A trip through the narrow alleys (car-free) with balconies full of flower boxes will take you into the Andalusian atmosphere and make you long for a cup of coffee at one of the tables on the Plaza de Naranjos, just in front of the town hall. The square full of restaurants, cafes and shops are bordered by shady orange trees and subtropical plants.
The old town has an Arabic city wall and compact white buildings. You will find a beautiful promenade and a marina and fishing port. There are many shopping opportunities. On the many beautiful beaches are several ‘oases’ created with tropical vegetation. Lovers of nightlife are sure to find what they are looking for in this place with its numerous bars and restaurants. You will also find a number of museums (Bonsai museum, archaeological museum, engraving museum).
In the hottest time of the year, everyone here should definitely dine at a table on the sidewalk. The beautifully lit square with its rustling fountains forms an impressive backdrop. A modern city like Marbella also has a sports harbor along the beach promenade. Here is one bar next to the next pub or pizzeria and it is the youth that sets the tone. The noise level is therefore correspondingly high.
Petrodollars determine what happens here. In Marbella, a striking number of Arab banks and brokers offer their services to financially strong clients from the Middle East. The ordinary tourist with the narrower fair will also find what they are looking for here. There are plenty of cheap bars to enjoy the atmosphere around the harbor. You can also take the children for a walk in this area because they will certainly enjoy themselves.
Euphoric Spaniards claim that Marbella is the ‘capital of tourism’. Marbella, which translates as ‘beautiful sea’, can only partially live up to these expectations for the time being. Yet Marbella remains the diamond among the pearls (Estepona, Benahavis, Cancelada) of the Costa del Sol. A colorful mix of jet set and ‘normal’ tourists provides a varied picture on the beaches, in the restaurants and discos. Here the champagne flows and there ‘Jan Modaal’ drinks his beer, looking astonished at the tiring life of the richer fellow man.
Seven kilometers westwards, in the direction of Estepona, but still in the urban area of Marbella, lies the famous and prestigious marina Puerto Banús, one of the most beautiful artificial marinas in the Mediterranean Sea. Here are millions of ships belonging to owners with millions of anchored. In Puerto Banús the super yacht ‘Nabila’ of the former millionaire Adnan Kashoggi was anchored as well.
Along the quay wall and in the second part behind it, there are numerous gastronomic businesses with all kinds of kitchens, bars, discotheques, jewelers, boutiques and other boutiques. On this pier, even the non-sailor can enjoy himself, as long as he has enough money with him. Puerto Banús is an expensive place: a meal in one of the luxurious restaurants is very expensive.
The beautiful marina Puerto Banús, with its chic yachts, trendy restaurants, and bars, acts as a magnet to visitors on the Costa del Sol. A stay on the Costa del Sol is incomplete without a visit to Puerto Banús, one of the most famous local attractions. Puerto Banús, named after its creator José Banús, dates from 1968 and was then one of the first marina projects in Spain. The result looks very attractive and is definitely worth a visit.
Against a backdrop of mountains lies a row of bright white apartment buildings around the marina, where numerous ships of all shapes and sizes, from megayachts to small fishing boats, are moored. A landmark in Banús is the Arabic-style complex of luxury apartments on the right as you enter the port. With its exuberant white marble façade and glistening battlements, it seems to have come from a film about Arab nights.
Around the marina are also several cafes, bars, restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops. Although these restaurants are the place to be seen, you often get better value for money in the smaller restaurants in the streets afterwards. In high season, the quayside is teeming with people who come here to watch or to be watched. In Banús you have a good chance to spot celebrities.
At night, the place is buzzing with activity as the chic restaurants, trendy piano bars, discos and nightclubs fill up with beautiful people. The tastefully executed Bebabola project is a nice, more relaxed place to enjoy a drink and the sunset. Marbella, formerly a small white fishing village, is now one of the most cosmopolitan places on the Costa del Sol.
Interested in the purchase of a luxury villa or penthouse in Puerto Banús? Read: https://www.cilomarbella.com/puerto-banus-luxury-homes-2019/
If you are looking for culture and entertainment in Marbella, you will find galleries, cinemas, pubs and discos, an extensive nightlife, golf courses, and Puerto Banus, the luxury marina where you can spend hours.
There are many things to do in Marbella, such as a walk from the old town and the many shopping malls for those who want to spend time shopping. Nice places to visit: The old town, the Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz Church, Ermita del Calvario, the Bonsai Museum, Museo Ralli, Villa Romana de Río Verde, Termas Romanas de Guadalmina, Basílica paleocristiana de Vega del Mar, Yacimiento fenicio de Río Real, Pecho Redondo Caves, Nagüeles Caves, Bajadilla beach, Fuerte beach, Fontanilla beach.
Marbella is protected by the mountains of the Sierra Blanca, where the microclimate gives an annual average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and sunny weather for almost the whole year.
Visitors to Marbella won’t be short of all kinds of exclusive shopping malls, designer boutiques, arts and crafts, gift shops and luxurious interior design shops. A large majority of these shops can be found around the city center, where you will also find many cafes and restaurants.
The best shopping streets in Marbella are the Avenida Ricardo Soriano and the Avenida Ramon y Cajal, an important shopping area where you will find the best shops, with well-known brands and well-known fashion boutiques. For more traditional shops and local shops, head to the old town of Marbella, where you’ll find a good selection of galleries, craft shops, and gift ideas.
Exclusive commercial centres in and around Marbella include the Centro Commercial Benabola in Puerto Banús, with designer shops and fashion shops, the elegant center commercial Marina Banús in Avenida Ramón Areces, and El Corte Ingles with a number of floors of items ranging from fashion and perfumes, to furniture and household items and a popular supermarket. Every Saturday morning a street market is held in Nueva Andalucia.
Marbella’s glistening nightlife is undoubtedly excellent and very different from the rest of the also very busy seaside resorts along the Costa del Sol. Start the evening with a leisurely stroll along the promenade, with plenty of chic cafes, bars, and international restaurants or the charming Old Town of Marbella with its many tapas bars in whitewashed alleys and squares.
Puerto Banus is relatively quiet during the winter months but is brimming with nightlife during the high season. Other hotspots along the promenade and in Puerto Banús include Buddha Beach, Charleys, Desvan, Dreamers Night Club, Glam, News Cafe, Olivia Valere, Polo House, Portside Bar, Seven, Studio 10 Tibu, Vanity Marbella, lola Lounge, Oh Marbella and the Mansion Club.
Fine Dining is well-represented in Marbella, but it’s very expensive. But not everything in the vicinity of Marbella are restaurants and luxury hotels. In the luxurious beach bars in Marbella, you can eat on an informal basis with a view of the sea. Some beach bars are among the luxury hotels and even have an indoor swimming pool. Also in these more informal restaurants, you can meet famous and beautiful people who want to participate in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Marbella is the touristic heart of the Costa del Sol and you can reach the city by flying to Málaga Airport 40 minutes away by car, bus, taxi, rental car or transfer. Gibraltar airport is also an option for tourist from the United Kingdom. From London, you could catch a daily flight (Easyjet, Britsh Airways etc.)
In the far south of Spain, on the Costa del Sol, you will find lively Estepona with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Close to Marbella with excellent excursions to Ronda, Seville, Gibraltar, Morocco, Malaga, Granada and Casares, too many to mention. Estepona, a Spanish seaside resort with approximately 60,328 inhabitants, is a cozy town on the Costa del Sol, just outside the bustle of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Marbella. There is a tourist office in the center of Estepona and a new tourist office at the entrance of the harbor.
The location of the city, embedded between the sea and mountains, offers the visitor numerous opportunities for various activities. Estepona is a 45-minute drive from Málaga airport via the new motorway along the four-lane coastal road. Estepona has a total of 17 beaches including the beach “La Rada”. It is located directly opposite the picturesque center of Estepona, is three kilometers long and is the most visited. Along this beach is the beautiful promenade with not too massive apartments and many playgrounds for the children. Behind the boulevard, Estepona is still an authentic South Spanish town with picturesque streets, restaurants, terraces, bars and a lively shopping center. It is a quiet Spanish seaside resort with a friendly population.
The authentic fishing port, not to mention the lively marina, offer a lot of entertainment. Specific fish restaurants, packed with the Spanish population on Sundays (so the food is fine).
The fishing port is freely accessible and offers a glimpse of traditional fishing in Estepona. There is a lot to do in Estepona. The beach is, of course, an attraction, but it is also very nice to rent a boat, to ride a horse in the first class horse center in Estepona or to visit the water park. Famous are of course the many golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Estepona is surrounded by more than 40 golf courses on the Costa del Golf. At 15 minutes drive west of Estepona are the golf courses of Sotogrande, San Roque, Valderama and east, to name a few, Montemayor, Los Flamingos and Los Naranjos. Not to mention the Estepona golf course.
The authentic fishing port, not to mention the lively marina of Estepona, offers a lot of entertainment. Specific fish restaurants, packed with the Spanish population on Sundays (so the food is fine). The fishing port is freely accessible and offers a glimpse of traditional fishing in Estepona, especially the fish auction at the end of the afternoon.
The port of Estepona is located on the western part of the Costa Del Sol, by the sea. The marina is a very pleasant place to stroll among the boats and offers a wide variety of cafes and restaurants where you can eat in the open air on the terrace. There is also a playground for the children, a supermarket, newspaper and magazine shop, bakery and an ATM. On Sunday morning there is a popular tourist market. In the adjacent fishing port, you can walk to the end of the pier and see the lighthouse, see how the fishing is loaded from the boats or how the fishermen repair their nets and in the early morning hours, you can attend the fish auction. The port is connected to the center of the village, at a walking distance of 1 km, via the promenade by the sea and via the Avenida del Carmen: a wide street with wide pedestrian paths, cycle paths and many plants and flowers that turn a walk here into a pleasant holiday activity. The village itself is a typical Andalusian style with narrow streets and squares in the shade; it has a day market, all kinds of shops and many good bars with terraces. If you are staying in the marina, travelling by car is very easy because the Avenida del Carmen is connected to the ring road around Estepona and with all the main roads to Marbella (20 minutes away), the golf courses, Málaga (the airport is 45 minutes away), Ronda, Gibraltar, Granada, Seville and so on.
Visit Marbella and Puerto Banús, the synonyms of wealth and luxury on the Costa del Sol.
Marbella and Puerto Banús are known as the luxury gems of the Costa del Sol. Besides the fact that the city of Marbella has a very rich past, with settlements of both the Phoenicians, the Romans, and the Moors, it is also the luxury capital of Andalusia and actually the whole of Spain. Come along and discover where you can find all this luxury in Marbella and Puerto Banús!
The Milla de Oro (The Golden Mile) is the ultimate luxury district in Marbella. Located in the western part of the city, it is the connection between Marbella and the marina of Puerto Banús. After reaching great fame in the ’50s, when the exclusive ‘Marbella Club’ opened its doors (the 5-star hotel of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe), the Milla del Oro has continued to grow thanks to the rich families and celebrities who built their summer residences in this district. Among them, for example, you will find the Saudi Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, whose impressive villa is most reminiscent of the White House in Washington.
Here in the Milla de Oro, whose name was invented by the German showman Roy Boston, you will experience luxury at the highest level. Here you’ll find the most exclusive hotels and along its lush boulevard, you’ll discover the chicest shops, restaurants, design bars and golf clubs.
Mediterranean-style villa facing south on the Golden Mile.
The Milla de Oro is also known for its rich nightlife with exclusive nightclubs such as the La Suite Club (Puente Romano) and the Olivia Valere. Here you run the luxury risk of spending the evening dancing with one of your favorite stars at one of the famous theme parties.
But if you prefer a more peaceful environment, head for La Concha, the mountain overlooking the Milla de Oro. Here you will find the most luxurious buildings and beautiful views of the city.
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This former small fishing village was completely renovated in 1963 by the famous project developer José Banús and was later renamed Nueva Andalucía or New Andalusia. The project was intended as a residential area for citizens who were not as rich as the sultans, kings, and celebrities who had already settled in the Milla de Oro.
From its location opposite the Puerto Banús, you can see the center of Marbella and the African Coast and from the small hill that surrounds Nueva Andalucía, it is even possible to catch a glimpse of the dwarf state of Gibraltar. Above all, Nueva Andalucía is best known as Golf Valley, as you will find 4 golf courses in the area, which makes this area the highest concentration of golf courses per inhabitant.
This largest luxury shopping area in Southern Spain, known for offering the highest number of luxury shops per square meter, offers its visitors every form of luxury you can imagine. During your walk, you will discover the most luxurious yachts, Ferrari’s, Maserati’s and the most glamorous showcases of Louis Vuitton and Prada, each in their own way decorating the Paseo Muelle de Ribera with their presence.
It was founded in the early 1970s following the project of José Banús and the Swiss architect Noldi Schreck, who also founded Beverly Hills. Soon after, Puerto Banús became one of the most famous ports in the Mediterranean. Her fame hastened her so far that even the royal couple, King Ranieri and Grace of Monaco, were present during the inauguration.
The golf courses of Marbella
The area of Marbella and Puerto Banús has no less than 12 spectacular golf courses. It will come as no surprise that this region is also known as the Costa del Golf. One of the most famous golf clubs is undoubtedly the spectacular Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, located in the district Guadalmina, in the western part of Marbella.
Another excellent place to go shopping in Marbella is in the La Cañada shopping center, located in the north of Marbella. If you are looking for a more authentic environment, take a walk through the historic center, where you can find many picturesque shops among the very beautiful squares.
The Costa del Golf is located in the south of Spain, in the Andalusian province of Malaga. It thanks its name because it has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe.
The Costa del Golf came into the limelight in 1926, when the first golf course, the Royal Club del Campo, was founded. (Nowadays it is known as “Parador del Golf de Málaga”, Malaga’s Golf Inn). From that moment on, golf lovers found their way to the Costa del Sol every year and as their numbers increased year after year, the authorities built more and more golf courses. As a result, the Spanish South coast today welcomes more than 70 golf courses, where both professionals and amateurs train every day.
The first and main reason why the Costa del Golf is so popular among golfers is because of its location on the Costa del Sol. As the name suggests, you can enjoy an average of 300 sunny days per year, making it the ideal location for outdoor sports, including golf. The temperature is pleasant all year round and the rainfall is very limited. However, the best months for a round on one of the numerous golf courses on the Costa del Golf are May, June, and September, as the golf courses in July and August are very busy.
Another reason for the popularity of the Costa del Golf is its connection to the rest of Spain and Europe, especially thanks to the international airport of Malaga, the fourth largest airport in Spain. For these reasons, the Costa del Golf is the scene of many golf competitions every year, including a few tournaments of the PGA European Tour.
Among the more than 70 golf courses on the Costa del Golf, there are a few that you as a true golf lover do not want to miss!
– Club de Golf Río Real (Marbella)
Located just 3 km from the centre of Marbella, this golf course offers golfers a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Its natural surroundings and its flat holes are the most striking features of this golf club.
– Westin La Quinta (Marbella)
This golf course offers both professionals and amateurs endless possibilities for a challenging and enjoyable round. It consists of 27 holes and from some places you have a beautiful view over the mountains of the province of Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea.
– Santa Clara Golf (Marbella)
Santa Clara Golf is one of Marbella’s best golf courses and is also awarded the ISO 9001 quality certificate. It is located in a natural environment and it is one of the most renowned golf courses in the province of Malaga.
– La Duquesa Golf (Manilva)
This golf course has several high-quality services including a putting green, an approach section, trolleys, and buggies.
– Doña Julia Golf Club (Casares)
Besides the spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, this course is famous for its wide greens and the two different rounds it offers its visitors.
Other golf courses that we would like to mention are the Finca Cortesin Golf, Baviera Golf, Valle Romano Golf & Resort, Los Flamingos and Estepona Golf. They offer you as a golf lover all the conditions to enjoy long sunny days of golf!
Both Spanish and foreign golfers enjoy a wonderful time on the Costa del Golf. Are you also a lover, and looking forward to a golfing holiday in Andalusia, take a look at this selection of the best villas and luxury holiday homes on the Costa del Golf. This way you are guaranteed the best of both worlds; beautiful golf courses and a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable holiday!
Luxury Locations: Estepona and the New Golden Mile
Figures are up 6% since January 2019 compared to January 2018 for apartments and villas from new developments.
The Costa del Sol (New Golden Mile!) is the fastest rising area of Spain for prices of newly-built homes. According to a respected real estate valuation report, in Malaga province. The Sociedad de Tasación’s analysts also announced that they anticipated that rates continue to rise in the Costa area this year, but with less volume of business than in the last 12 months.
The emerging real estate market in the wider region of Marbella provides good opportunities for investors. Now it is time to invest, as the demand for holidays and long term rentals is increasing tremendously. Due to the crisis, the prices of real estate in Marbella are still lower compared to the years before, in 2007. Recently, after stabilizing, we see the real estate prices rise again. The Marbella Real Estate Market has always been in residence because of the jet set, the climate, the beautiful nature and the quality of life. A report recently published contains good news for the real estate market on the Costa del Sol. This time, it comes to the price of rental holiday apartments and luxury villas in the larger area of Marbella.
The time of rock-bottom prices, bank repossessions, and bargains is indeed behind us and because of her international reputation, the real estate market in and around Marbella recovered faster after the crisis than in the rest of the country. Since 2015, we have seen a clear rise in prices, month after month. This upward trend is expected to continue strongly in the coming year. Especially in new construction projects. However, there are still many opportunities when it comes to investing in real estate in and around Marbella. But you have to be well informed to find them, which makes that real estate advice from a local real estate agent indispensable. It is vital to be permanently on the spot as the market is moving constantly.
Example of a whitewashed, modern villa on the Costa del Sol
Indeed. In the short term first of all by investing in yourself. We see that our customers often come here regularly to enjoy their investment because of the climate and the glamorous lifestyle that Marbella has to offer. On top of that come possible rental income and in the long run the added value of selling. In conclusion, we can state that the purchase of a home in Marbella is a valuable investment in the broadest sense of the word.
Cilo Marbella is an exclusive boutique agency specializing in the sales and rental of Luxury Property on the Costa del Sol. We have offices in Marbella and London, United Kingdom. Please feel free to let us know what your requirements are and we look forward to meeting with you in person on your next visit to Marbella.
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Welcome to the Cilo Marbella Luxury Property blog. In this article, we will get you ready for the sun-drenched Marbella summer with our luxury rental special. Let’s get ready for the Marbella summer vibes!
Vacation rentals always give you more that local-feeling in your destination. Often they give you a better price than a hotel in the same area too. And usually more space! In this article, we walk you through the booking process. Secondly, we highlight the best things to do in Marbella, and finally, we share some of the latest developments that you simply cannot miss out!
Marbella is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most famous location on the Costa del Sol. It is praised for its luxury, beach clubs and facilities and of course…luxury homes! But did you know that the Marbella area has more to offer? What to think of Estepona? Or Cancelada? Especially Canceled is increasingly becoming a viable option for people that want to enjoy luxury. It is located at a stone’s through distance from the vibrant Puerto Banus, and therefore very close to the shopping district of Marbella. Moreover, a few-minute cab ride will take you right into the booming centre of Puerto Banus. The place to be for a lovely dinner or a great night out on the town.
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As a part of our luxury rentals in Marbella, we offer our clients the premium selection of Villa Hotels. This is the perfect combination of our finest luxury villas together with premium services. This unique service is tailor-made for each and every villa the specific requirements of a particular guest. To make sure that you enjoy all the comfort and luxury you need during your stay in Marbella. Please contact us for more information about our luxury hotel villa upgrades. Remember, services can be added or subtracted as a guest requires. To give an example, below is a package that is one of our most popular:
We always have the perfect holiday luxury villa available for you. For many years now, Cilo Marbella owns a very exclusive selection of properties that we all manage directly. All the property being serviced in our luxury rental portfolio meet industry standards, including general property management, cleaning and maintenance.
Our experienced staff will guide you personally upon arrival, and departure. They are available 24/7 in case there is anything that we can do to make your stay more enjoyable and to guarantee your peace of mind whilst on your holiday in the sun.
Ocean Club Marbella starts the summer season with their glittering White and Silver opening event. This is an evening party with live concert style entertainment, music, gourmet food, flowing drinks and a strict dress code.
The first Thursday of each month, The Food Room will be preparing a Supper evening where the aim is to have fun, taste wine and drink cocktails. A great night out, and a chance to meet new people in the area of Marbella.
Semana Santa is the Spanish name for Holy Week or Easter and is celebrated in every village and city in Spain. It is a holiday in Spain filled with rich religious fanfare, culture, parades and music. This is an event you won’t want to miss during your Spain holiday.
Are you a property owner and want to let the property? Cilo Marbella offers the best short-term luxury rental conditions on the Costa del Sol. Our mission to make sure that you are in the best hands. We take care of the management of your luxury property and respect your belongings as if they were our own. We also take excellent care of your tenants, as they will most probably convert in returning customers.
We advertise your property on all the large, luxury rental platforms to achieve maximum occupancy. Cilo Marbella is a well-established name in the Luxury Property market in Marbella, with an extensive rental client-base from all over the world. We have over 10 years of experience in luxury real estate.
Michelin-star dining in Marbella. In a city known for its luxury, these outstanding restaurants deserve all the praise for their delightful dining experience.
BOULEVARD PRÍNCIPE ALFONSO VON HOHENLOHE, 29602 MARBELLA
MICHELIN Guide 2019 opinion
Three MICHELIN Stars:
Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
Our highest award is given for the superlative cooking of chefs at the peak of their profession. The ingredients are exemplary, the cooking is elevated to an art form and their dishes are often destined to become classics.
Elegant complex with Andalusian style, in a magnificent subtropical garden that gives it privacy. The guest rooms are bungalow-style, spacious and very comfortable. Its restaurant, Roberto, decorated with lots of wood, offers Italian-style cuisine.
ADUAR 12, 29601, MARBELLA
MICHELIN Guide 2019 opinion
One MICHELIN Star:
High-quality cooking, worth a stop!
This minuscule restaurant in the old quarter offers an interesting and bold approach to top-quality gastronomy. The contemporary decor, featuring an impressive glass-fronted wine cellar, provides the backdrop for traditional yet creative Andalucian cuisine showcasing meticulous technique and ingredients of the very highes. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard. Terrific wine list.
AV. SEVERO OCHOA 12, 29603, MARBELLA
MICHELIN Guide 2019 opinion
One MICHELIN Star:
High-quality cooking, worth a stop!
Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard. The large windows at the entrance lead to a bright, contemporary dining room in which the service is highly attentive. The attractive à la carte, featuring an array of delicious, innovative dishes, is tried and tested and well designed, with recipes originating from Spain, South America and Asia. The tasting menus are also well worth a look.
AV. LAS CUMBRES, URB. ELVIRIA HILLS, 29604 MARBELLA
MICHELIN Guide 2019 opinion
One MICHELIN Star:
High-quality cooking, worth a stop!
Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard. El Lago’s standout feature is its location on a relaxing golf course opposite a man-made lake. The contemporary-style dining room, enhanced by a large semi-circular bay window, also boasts several idyllic terraces. The modern, creative and imaginative cuisine takes its inspiration from regional and international cooking.
BOULEVARD PRÍNCIPE ALFONSO VON HOHENLOHE, 29602 MARBELLA
MICHELIN Guide 2019 opinion
Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 €
‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40. This bistro with a hint of Andalucia is informal, colourful and fun! Discover the cooking of award-winning chef Dani García at its most uninhibited. This is thanks to a concept designed for sharing, and a fusion of techniques, styles and ingredients of the utmost quality.
Although not featured in the 2019 Michelin guide, but definitely worth a try, is restaurant Tahini. The restaurant is one of the best in Marbella for sushi and the views from the terrace are simply fantastic (day or night). Very romantic restaurant and also good for families or large groups. If you would only have one single sentence to describe this restaurant, it would be Sushi on the beach. In Marbella.
Well, that is actually two, but who cares? The food is delicious, the location superb. Did we already mention that Tahini is open for lunch and dinner? You find this luxury hotspot near Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe, on Calle de José Meliá in Marbella.
From Cilo Marbella, we say Bon Appétit or as they say in Spain, Buen Provecho!