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How Marbella is solidifying is reputation as a luxury location with its palatial villas

From luxurious, sprawling estates to characterful, homely villas, your dream Marbella is within easy reach.

By LLM Reporters  |  October 6, 2021
A luxury Apartment and Villa development on the beach i on the Costa del Sol near Marbella. Spain with beautiful deep blue sky and mountains in the background

Marbella is one of those destinations on the Costa del Sol that sometimes get a reputation for being a party location for reality star regulars, but anyone who has stepped foot in the Andalusian city knows that this is a luxury leisure destination brimming with culture, glamour and upmarket accommodation options that leave you wanting much more than a week or two.

A foodie’s paradise, a beach-lover’s heaven and a destination where luxury yachts, glamorous boutiques, prestigious clubs and bars, resplendent golf courses and stunning mountain scenery collide, Marbella is a place in which luxury seekers return to time and time again.

Add to that 27km of sandy Mediterranean beaches on your doorstep, and it’s no surprise that the villa market is strong year-round with sunseekers looking to get a regular piece of the inviting location at any time they wish. From the place itself and the lifestyle that it promises while you’re there, the reasons why people choose Marbella as the place to purchase their luxury villa are plentiful, and we will delve further into this below.  

Marbella marina with boats
Marbella embodies culture, leisure, and glamour; it is one of the most exclusive cities in the Mediterranean and the pride of the Costa del Sol. Image credit: ArenaPhotoUK/Bigstock.com

Why choose a villa in Marbella in particular?

As well as being a dream destination for many people to house themselves at any time they wish, villas in Marbella provide exceptional investment opportunities if you’re looking to rent out the space to others while you are not there. This is a great way to maximise your income, while enjoying the area when you please as well.

Planning regulations at Marbella limit any new construction, therefore villas are in high demand, so you can be sure that this is a winning investment for you both in terms of your rental income and capital appreciation. In addition to this, the city and surrounding area will always be a destination that travellers the world over will want to experience a piece of, and the more luxurious the accommodation, the more income you will generate.

The impressive range of villas in Marbella

When it comes to choosing the perfect villa for your needs and desires, the good news is that you will be spoiled for choice in Marbella. When the city found itself on the radar of international travellers in the beginning of the 1960s, sprawling villas in varying architectural styles started to crop up all over the resort, from massive mansions to quaint cottages.

Villa in Marbella
As well as being a dream destination for many people to house themselves at any time they wish, villas in Marbella provide exceptional investment opportunities if you’re looking to rent out the space to others while you are not there. Image credit: ArenaPhotoUK/Bigstock.com

The early villas showcase the conventional Spanish style that was in vogue during that time. The chief characteristics of these villas are brick and stone with pan-tiled and window grills and in contrast, the latest villas are marked by sleek facades with steel and glass touches.

If you are seeking a characterful, homely place in a residential part of the resort like Nueva Alcántara in San Pedro and Marbesa in East Marbella, then expect to find a smaller plot with two to three bedrooms, and older villas may come with Spanish character but may need modernisation or refurbishment to suit your tastes. This can result in a highly personalised home from home that you long to return to and can be a positive with like-minded travellers who desire typical Spanish features from their holiday let.    

However, if you love the idea of a sprawling estate with rooms stretching into double figures and plenty of indoor and outdoor space in which to enjoy your holiday with friends and extended family, then this can also be arranged. From luxurious lawns with large pools and outdoor cooking areas to guest suites, each holding its own private bathroom, and cutting-edge technology, deluxe fittings and fixtures and all of the luxuries you could hope for, your dream Marbella villa is only a few clicks away.