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As one of the premiere destinations on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Marbella is known for its beautiful beaches, fine dining, and great golfing. Marbella luxury villas let you experience the best of this glamorous town while also making a perfect base through which to explore Andalucía, Spain’s celebrated southern region.
The history of Marbella luxury villas dates back to when Roman villas dotted what was then known as “Salduba.” This gave way to Moorish and eventually Christian rule, leading to the traditional Andalucian style architecture and courtyard design that can still be seen today.
Marbella’s reputation for high-end luxury grew during the 1950s and 60s when Hollywood stars and European aristocrats first discovered its charms. The Mediterranean lifestyle was all the rage, and so Marbella luxury villas featured whitewashed walls, terracotta walls, and traditional landscaping.
Today, luxury villas in Marbella represent some of the best stays in an area known for its opulence. They reflect both the city’s celebrated history and its present status, with plenty of modern amenities for even the most discerning traveller.
Renting a luxury villa in Marbella is easy with Rental Escapes. First, choose your travel dates and party size. From there, your Rental Escapes villa specialist will present you with the best available Marbella luxury villas. After, your concierge customizes your trip, including transportation, excursions, tours, reservations, chef service, boat charters, and more.
Marbella luxury villas can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. From large villas with pools in the Golf Valley to former boutique hotels in the Old Town, there’s a stay here to suit all tastes and party sizes.
Top places to rent in Marbella include Nueva Andalucía, known for its large villas and golf courses; Marbella Golden Mile, a large stretch of coastline with beautiful beaches; Old Marbella, with its narrow cobblestone streets; and Puerto Banus, Marbella’s exclusive marina with its upscale shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
No matter where you stay, you can expect top-end amenities, including large private pools and jacuzzis, sprawling outdoor living areas, gourmet kitchens, and more. You can also expect 5-star service, including from your Rental Escapes villa specialist and concierge.
The bright, clear skies and sunshine of the Costa del Sol are a major part of its appeal. Villas in Marbella with private pools let you appreciate the best of this gorgeous Mediterranean climate in an easy, comfortable way. They include:
Villa Madrigal: With a large pool featuring Roman steps, covered terraces over two floors, and a large al-fresco dining area, Villa Madrigal has everything you need to enjoy your time in the sun. Step inside and admire the ultra-contemporary furnishing, or step out and enjoy the shops, restaurants, and beaches nearby.
Villa Coral Marino: Recently renovated to exacting standards, Villa Coral Marino is one of the most fully-featured Marbella luxury villas you can find. Its centrepiece is its private indoor spa with an indoor pool, an additional plunge pool, a jacuzzi, a massage room, and a well-equipped gym. It also features a stately home cinema, a central patio with fountains, and, of course, a large outdoor pool surrounded by lush greenery and Mediterranean views.
Villa Golden Mile: Impeccably located along Marbella’s Golden Mile and just a short walk to Puerto Banus, Villa Golden Mile combines top-end amenities with a sleek, contemporary style. Take a dip in the infinity pool. Relax in the jacuzzi. Watch a movie in the home cinema. Walk over to the beach. This is the Marbella lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about.
If you’re a group of 10 or more, then you’ll want a larger villa with at least 5 or more bedrooms. Large villas in Marbella let your group experience the Costa del Sol in style and comfort, with every guest having their own personal space. They include:
Villa Naranjos: Designed by a world-renowned architect, Villa Naranjos’ clean lines and bold design stand out among Marbella luxury villas. Inside, you’ll find a bright and airy layout with a playful sense of style, as well as a cinema, bar, and billiard room. Outside, the infinity pool begets stunning ocean views, as does the 10-person rooftop jacuzzi. A fun, stylish choice for up to 14 guests.
Villa Suntuosa: With its own private oasis, Villa Suntuosa makes an ideal space to spend the day taking in that Costa del Sol sunshine. It’s punctuated by tropical landscaping, a beach-style pool, waterfalls, and fountain jets. And when it’s time to enjoy the shade, the fine attention to detail of the interior will delight you at every turn. A sophisticated option for up to 16 guests.
Villa Jara: Combining traditional Catalan and Moorish design elements with a contemporary interior, Villa Jara is an exercise in contrasts. Take a walk along the courtyard. Relax in the handsome billiard room. Admire the original works of art. This villa is a true aesthetic masterpiece.
Marbella is home to some of Europe’s finest courses, especially in its “Golf Valley” near Nuevo Andalucía. Top names include Los Naranjos Golf Club, Las Brisas Golf, and Aloha Golf Club. Marbella golf villas are located alongside these celebrated courses and offer a host of amenities to ensure the perfect stay. They include:
Casa San Bernardo: With 15 golf courses within a 15-minute drive, this stylish villa delivers some serious golf villa luxury. The interior is especially well-considered, with thoughtful interior design, original works of art, and rich materials throughout. It’s all complemented by lush panoramic views overlooking the best of Marbella.
Villa Altos: A modernist masterpiece split between two levels, this villa has everything you need to step up your game. Its first level features a full gym and spa, complete with a Turkish bath, sauna, and lounge beds. Plus there are two separate swimming pools, four well-appointed bedrooms, and views that extend all the way to Morocco.
Villa Rex: Located along the Aloha strip in Nueva Andalucía, Villa Rex is a great place to entertain after playing a few rounds. It features a large pool with underwater sun loungers, a rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi, a chillout area and corner lounge, a grassed area with basketball and table tennis, an eclectic bar area, and more. This is one fun villa.
Most travellers to Spain will require a valid passport to enter. Since Spain is part of the Schengen area, you will only need to show your passport once upon entering the area.
Most travellers to Marbella will arrive by air. The closest airport to Marbella is Malaga Airport, which is about 50 km away. From the airport, you can take a taxi, rental car, or an express bus to Marbella.
Many also come to Marbella by train, stopping at Malaga’s Maria Zambrano Station and then taking an additional train to Fuengirola. You can enjoy scenic views along the way.
Marbella is also accessible by boat via Puerto Banus, the city’s marina.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can arrange airport transfers, train transfers, and boat charters for you.
If you’re staying along the Golden Mile or in Old Marbella, you can get around Marbella by walking. The city centre is very pedestrian-friendly, and exploring on foot will give you a chance to appreciate the town’s charm.
If you’re staying in Nuevo Andalucía, then you’ll want to consider taxis, private drivers, or car rentals. Taxis are readily available and driving is easier than in other parts of Spain.
Marbella also benefits from a bus network, a tourist train, and a bike-sharing program.
Lastly, boat tours are available from Puerto Banus, letting you explore the coastline in a fun, unique way.
Your concierge can assist with rental cars, private drivers, taxi service, boat charters, and more.
Summer is peak season in Marbella. The weather is hot and humid and the water is perfect for swimming. Nightlife is also at its peak. This a great time to go for beach and party lovers.
Spring and autumn are shoulder season in Marbella. The weather is still great, and the crowds are fewer. The temperatures are also lower, and it’s an ideal time for golf.
Winter is low season, though the weather remains mild. While it's too cold to swim, it’s a great time to explore the Old Town, take in the culture, and even still golf.
Explore the Old Town: Marbella’s Old Town is a charming mix of whitewashed buildings, narrow alleys, and historic architecture. Its centrepiece is the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square), a picturesque square surrounded by restaurants and cafes.
Experience Puerto Banus: Marbella’s marina, Puerto Banus features ultra-luxury yachts, fine dining restaurants, high-end boutiques, and some great nightlife.
Relax by the beach: Marbella is home to some of the very best beaches along the Mediterranean. Soft sand, warm water, and a host of water sports are all yours to enjoy.
Go golfing: Marbella is home to some of Spain's best golf courses. This includes the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Valderrama Course, the former site of the Ryder Cup, and many more. No matter your skill level, there's a course here for you.
The food in Marbella is a delicious blend of Andalusian and Mediterranean flavours and fine and casual dining.
On the casual side, Marbella is home to great tapas bars where you stop in for a small bite. Top options include patatas bravas (fried potatoes in spicy sauce), Spanish omelette, garlic shrimp, Iberian ham, and more.
It’s also home to numerous chiringuitos. These small, beachside restaurants usually specialize in seafood and meat, grilled just outside the restaurants. Be sure to try the grilled sardines.
Marbella also has numerous specialties, including fresh seafood, paella, churros, gazpacho, and more.
Lastly, Marbella is home to a thriving fine dining scene, including numerous Michelin-starred restaurants.
Your concierge is happy to assist with restaurant reservations, as well as private chef service and villa pre-socking on any stay.
Marbella benefits from a Mediterranean climate, with dry, hot summers and mild winters.
Spring sees temperatures start to rise, and is relatively dry compared to the winter. Plus, the landscape really starts to bloom. Average temperatures are 17°C to 24°C (63°F to 75°F), and average precipitation is 30-40 mm (1.2-1.6 inches).
Summer sees high temperatures and blue skies nearly every day. The seawater is warm and inviting at this time. Average temperatures can be around 30°C to 35°C (86°F to 95°F), while average precipitation is less than 10 mm (0.4 inches).
Autumn sees temperatures start to cool, with rainfall becoming more frequent. September is an especially pleasant time to visit. Average temperatures are 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F), and average rainfall is 40-50 mm (1.6-2 inches).
Winter, lastly, sees the coolest temperatures and the most rainfall of the year. Still, it’s mild compared to other destinations in Europe. Average temperatures are 12°C to 18°C (54°F to 64°F), and average precipitation is 50-60 mm (2-2.4 inches).
If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful part of Spain, Rental Escapes can elevate your Marbella villa rental into a true luxury experience.
Our portfolio includes the finest Marbella luxury villas, including villas in Nuevo Andalucia, Old Marbella, Golden Mile, and more.
Your Rental Escapes reservations expert can find the best villa for your group, and your concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate Marbella villa experience.
Contact us today to reserve your next dream holiday!