Spectacular, Glorious Hilltop Home , Ocean Views, Own Pool, Private, Luxury Area

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Best area on the coast, full of multi million Spanish style villas, gated community, walk to local restaurant. Live in beautiful light filled villa, a real home, not a rental, with every home comfort. Delightful, comfortable rooms, with uninterrupted sea and mountain views from every window. Instant relaxation and peace. No road noise, no close neighbours, no one overlooks garden or pool or house.

Plenty of books, cd's, Sky TV, heated pool, air conditioning, super king beds and en
suite bathrooms. Sleeps 10/12 in three lovely bedrooms in main house, two bedrooms in adjacent cottage, both with own entrances, ideal for couples, families, groups of friends.

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.

Indoor and outdoor dining, brick barbecue and cook's kitchen, guest enjoy cooking for themselves, and eating when and what they like. Close to supermarkets and 24 hour store. Excellent manager who is on hand to help during your stay and provide concierge service for anything you need.

There are many wonderful food shops and supermarkets within 5 minutes and some are open 24/7 and 365 days a year for the ultimate convenience. Taxis know the house and come within 5 minutes from the nearby taxi rank, but you would never know you are close to town.

The 24 hour gated security is helpful if you need to leave keys at the Guard House plus we have our own electric gates to own private driveway and courtyard parking.

The concierge service will be able to organise all your sightseeing and recommend that best restaurants, beaches, nightlife, car hire and cooks to come to the house for special occasions. We have owned the house for many years and can also provide masses of advice in advance to help you plan exactly what you would like to do.


2600 sq metre well fenced plot. Sun around pool all day,sun shades, sun loungers, outdoor dining opens to indoor dining.

Interior space of 450 sq m with three interconnecting reception rooms, plenty of sofas, modern kitchen,all bedrooms en suite with either bath or power shower rooms, quality linen, feather pillows.


This delightful villa is built on a hill, one of the best plots in the area, constructed around 1990 by a Spanish family, last house in the road, no passing traffic, no road noise.

The master bedroom fills the whole of the top floor, plus terrace. There are two bedrooms downstairs in the main house, one leading onto the pool and one facing the mountain. There are two bedrooms in a secluded single story cottage across the courtyard . Each cottage bedroom is en suite and has its own front door. The house is great for family groups and we supply cots and high chairs for additional small children.

El Madronal is one of the most sought after areas on this coastline. It is home to some of the most exclusive and expensive properties in all of Andalucia, and it is a well established community, built over twenty years ago. Each villa has its own very large plot and our house is unique in having spectacular views from all sides.

The hillside location benefits from cool breezes and clear skies. There is plenty to do on the property, outside there is a garden and toys can be supplied by the concierge service. There is a side terrace to enjoy the evening sun year round, a barbecue, an outdoor dining table, wonderful pool and shallow ledge for sunbathing.

Plenty of sun loungers with cushions and towels.

Huge well equipped kitchen. 24 hour shop close by. Easy access range of supermarkets. Top restaurant, El Coto, within walking distance. 5 minute taxi to the port restaurant area of Puerto Banus or to Benahavis the restaurant village in the hills.

Arrival by plane:
45 minutes from both Malaga and Gibraltar airports with numerous low cost flights from Europe. Fast train from Madrid.

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.

Exploring the area:
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 if you do not want an early start.

There are local markets, festivals, the famous Puerto Banus, the old town of Marbella and many sandy beaches all within 15 minutes of the house.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 450 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


  • Children Welcome:

    children love the shallow pool ledge and many learn to swim here in the warm water...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside only, please be very aware of fire risk, no candles left unattended in the house or garden, no matches thrown on the garden or over the walls where dry material can ignite with no warning....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    we love dogs, but any animal here is not allowed on beds or furniture and must be walked away from the house and there must be meticulous poo collection. It is not fair to leave this to the gardening team? Deposit deductions will be made for anyone not abiding by the strict dog rules....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    or this can be twin...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 cottage: 1 queen

    can be two singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 cottage: 1 queen

    this can be two singles...moreless

  • 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 or four young friends to share. A total of 8 can sleep in the house. Across the courtyard is a single storey cottage with two lovely light bedrooms, both en suite, both with their own door to the courtyard. This cottage ideal for four visitors or teenagers wanting some privacy. All the five bathrooms are marble or tiled with modern fittings, heated towel rails, fluffy towels. All the bedrooms have air conditioning, heating, a full range of wardrobe space, marble or terracotta floors with rugs, 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. The house is looked after by a management company who are on call throughout....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 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, marble and stone, quality towels provided, hair-dryer, heated towel rails and bathroom heaters, water heated by solar panels, all the bathrooms are luxury. All have showers and three also have baths....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a separate utility room with washing machine and pool inflatables, lounger cushions and a basket of poolside towels. Internet access and the large television receives UK channels & Sky packages. DVD's and CD's are provided. There are many books, novels, travel guides and maps. The garden has been fenced and is well laid out with beautiful, colourful flower borders and terraces on three sides of the house. Watering system keeps everything green and the pool man and gardener visit twice a week, once in winter The house is on its own little hill and so the drive is fairly steep, but then this affords the excellent views all around. We have a local English speaking manager and cook and cleaner can be provided every day on request. The drive is entered through your own electric gates and the house has a security alarm system. Wheelchair access if possible to all the ground floor rooms and bedrooms and to the poolside, garden....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    on request...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    indoor for winter and outdoor for summer, two tables with many chairs...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    private parking in garage or own courtyard in front of house and cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    local calls only, but can receive international calls and the number is 0034 952 781014...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    washer drier in the outside utility room, suitable for occasional wash rather than family loads. Ask management for washing service if you are travelling and everyone needs immediate clean clothes?...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    logs supplied on request as this is such a cosy feature...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    two dishwashers make catering for 12 very easy......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    huge American style...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric with many rings...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    plenty of terrace space on ground floor and first floor...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden:

    wonderful garden with masses of mature plants flowers and trees looked after by Spanish gardener who visits x 2 per week and also looks after the pool...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    brick built BBQ on terrace...moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    heated pool, summer and winter, in sun from early morning until late afternoon, plenty of shade around pool...moreless

  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2016
Jul 10 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Autumn 2016
Sep 6 - Sep 23, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$382 $436
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,290 $4,362

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $0.00
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $654.23
  • VAT Tax Rate 20%

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
El Coto
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Pedro
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
La Quinta
8 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
San Pedro
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
El Coto
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Pedro

Car: Recommended

Close to 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. Sailing, diving, exploring or sun lounging on the beach.

Sunshine, sea, warm days and nights and a wonderful, quiet home to return to.

Walk to great restaurant. Short taxi ride to world famous night life on the coast in Marbella and Puerto Banus. Numerous excellent restaurants inland and on the coast that we can recommend.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Married to Tim, four children, grandchildren who learned to swim at La Cotorra. We now live in Oxfordshire and our children live and work in London, Los Angeles, Philadephia. We visit La Cotorra less and less because we visit them more and more! Long stay rentals are therefore possible.

Why the Owner Chose Benahavís, Málaga, Spain:
We were staying with friends nearby who knew this villa was for sale and we fell in love with it, even though we were not intending to buy. It has an instant appeal with totally amazing views all around. It was designed and built by a Spanish family who lived here all year round and knew how to capture the best of the sun and yet keep the interiors cool in summer and warm in winter. They understood how to build to take best advantage of the sun and the amazing plot, one of the best on the coast.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The views all around and from every window make this a beautiful place to stay any time of year. We never tire of looking at the mountains and enjoying the peace and beauty of the surroundings. 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • outdoor dining and barbecue

    outdoor dining and barbecue

  • view to the coast and Puerto Banus across the pool

    view to the coast and Puerto Banus across the pool

  • view across the garden to the evening sun terrace

    view across the garden to the evening sun terrace

  • sitting room leads to TV room and dining room, new wood burning stove

    sitting room leads to TV room and dining room, new wood burning stove

  • indoor dining opens to outdoors as well

    indoor dining opens to outdoors as well

  • cottage bedroom with king bed

    cottage bedroom with king bed

  • modern kitchen, 2 dishwashers, ovens, warming drawer, huge fridge/freezer, hob

    modern kitchen, 2 dishwashers, ovens, warming drawer, huge fridge/freezer, hob

  • plenty of sun loungers and towels

    plenty of sun loungers and towels

  • terrace outside kitchen

    terrace outside kitchen

  • private entrance to courtyard

    private entrance to courtyard

  • private driveway and courtyard parking and garage

    private driveway and courtyard parking and garage

  • main house first floor master bedroom, private terrace, windows on 3 sides

    main house first floor master bedroom, private terrace, windows on 3 sides

  • library, with lovely mountain view,  wi fi internet access, books, Sky TV

    library, with lovely mountain view, wi fi internet access, books, Sky TV

  • summer sitting room, wood burning stove

    summer sitting room, wood burning stove

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • third main house  bedroom, 2 doubles  ideal for 4 children, or as an adult twin

    third main house bedroom, 2 doubles ideal for 4 children, or as an adult twin

  • private heated pool overlooks La Concha mountain

    private heated pool overlooks La Concha mountain

  • sky TV with UK channels and dvd's

    sky TV with UK channels and dvd's

  • outdoor dining

    outdoor dining

  • ideal spot for sun downers

    ideal spot for sun downers

  • cottage overlooking courtyard

    cottage overlooking courtyard

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