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Spectacular Marbella Villa with Sea Views, Private Pool and 5 En-suite Bedrooms

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Safe, Beautiful gardens, views of ocean, mountains, exclusive, gated community

Overlooking the glorious Marbella coast and close to lively, fashionable Puerto Banus, Marbella and San Pedro De Alcantra.

Discover La Cotorra within El Madronal a haven of peace and tranquillity, experience the breath-taking sea and mountain views, relax undisturbed, yet moments from the best restaurants and fabulous shops that the area has to offer.

Holiday in a beautiful light filled villa within a gated community, a real home, with every home comfort.

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.

The hillside location benefits from cool breezes and clear skies and uninterrupted sea and mountain views from every window make this a beautiful place to stay any time of year.


Our delightful villa has five en-suite bedrooms all with showers and some with baths, with one room having two double beds allowing children to share therefore we can sleep up to 12 guests if required, but ideally for 10.

Three bedrooms are in the main house with the master bedroom filling the whole of the top floor with its own private terrace with stunning views.

There are two bedrooms downstairs in the main house, one leading onto the pool and one facing the mountain.

There are two further bedrooms in a secluded single-story annexe across the courtyard. Each annexe bedroom is en-suite and has its own front door.

All bedrooms have air conditioning.

Living Areas:

Fabulous spacious interior with three interconnecting reception rooms.

The dining room is open plan from the kitchen and also leads onto the outside terrace this flows into a light and airy lounge room with plenty of sofas for relaxing and a wood burner for the cooler months.

Leading to our third reception room a lovely TV lounge area, again with sofas and including internet TV, we also have a good selection of books, dvd’s and cd’s to keep all the family entertained.

The well-equipped kitchen opens out to the lovely dining area and within the kitchen you will find two dishwashers, large American style fridge and freezer, coffee machine, microwave, inbuilt ovens and larger than normal ceramic hob and all the crockery and kitchenware you will ever need for any size dinner party or for guests who enjoy cooking for themselves.

An outdoor utility room houses a washing machine for your use during your stay.


The well-kept grounds are an asset to our villa and with a stunning infinity pool that is private and ideal for families of all ages to have fun in the sun! There are plenty of sun loungers with cushions and towels for all guests to enjoy the outdoor space.

The covered terrace has an ample outdoor dining table with a large purpose-built barbecue for all those alfresco evenings.

There is a side terrace to enjoy the evening sun all year round with wonderful mountain views, further sun loungers and a further mosaic featured dining area.

The outside is very secure, plus we have our own electric gates to the private driveway and courtyard parking and is sited on a 24-hour gated community.

Exploring the area:

El Madronal is on the A-397 Ronda Road an exclusive private area but close to the bustling town and sandy beaches of San Pedro.

A 15-minute taxi drive will take you to the port restaurant area of Puerto Banus or to Benahavis the restaurant village in the hills, a few minutes more finds you in Marbella where you can explore the old town or the glamorous playground of the rich and famous. In the other direction, you find Estepona leading down many coastal areas until you find Gibraltar all very accessible from the villa.

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.

Within a five-minute drive you will find a 24-hour shop for all your groceries, bakery, café, bars and restaurants.

Taxis know the villa well and come within 5 minutes from the nearby taxi rank.

Arrival by plane:

45 minutes from both Malaga and Gibraltar airports with numerous low-cost flights from Europe.


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.

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

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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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Benahavís Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • 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 ...
  • 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, towels provided, hair-dryer, heated towel rails and bathroom heaters 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 to share. A total of 8 can sleep in the house. Across the courtyard is a single storey annexe with two lovely light bedrooms, both en suite, both with their own door to the courtyard. This annexe is ideal for four visitors or teenagers wanting some privacy. All the five bathrooms are with modern fittings, heated towel rails with towels included. All the bedrooms have air conditioning, heating, a full range of wardrobe space, 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
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wi-fi is available


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 26 reviews

Family friendly fun!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location to escape with the family. The Villa is wonderfully equipped to handle families of all ages. From the incredible views stretching to the ocean from the infinity edge pool to the comfortable, homely bedrooms this Villa is equipped to please young and old. Our little ones enjoyed splashing on the shallow edge of the pool as we relaxed on the covered patio. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super luxury villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable villa, very spacious with lots of different areas to eat and sit. A beautiful swimming pool with stunning views to the sea.

Five large en-suite bedrooms furnished to a high degree. A lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review Ronny. We're delighted you had such a fabulous time at La Cotorra. Maybe see you there again one day soon.
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Spectacular Villa indeed!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is exactly how described! Stunning and peaceful!

Certainly a place to sit back and re charge the batteries, we loved just hanging around the pool and gardens and felt we didn't need to go anywhere!

When we did force ourselves away from this beautiful home we found a supermarket literally less than 5 minutes from the villa and then we found the lovely San Pedro Alacantra with lovely beach front bars which we did stop and try.

We didn't go to Marbella as its not our sort of place even though we hear the old town is nice.

All in all a fantastic holiday in a very very very nice villa! NO complaints at all, we loved it! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE this villa. There are million dollar views; the bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms; the kitchen is better equipped than my own and the living rooms are clean, bright, airy and gorgeous. 6 of us are currently sitting around the infinity pool and we do not want to leave on Friday. It's heaven!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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: April 2017
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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: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
La Quinta
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
San Pedro
Car: recommended

Close to San Pedro, 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.70 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.
Tax Rate 20.0%

Once your booking is confirmed your rate will not change. However if a rate has changed since first you saw our listing, the latter rate will apply. We do not withold payments from your security deposit for minor breakages but we need you to let us know of anything you have noticed that needs attention, so that repairs and renewals can be kept up to date. We have local housekeepers and house managers who will be available to help, they can also provide an excellent concierge service for which they make an additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.