Beachside living Marbella
So you like what Marbella has to offer and you want to be near the beach. Now you will need a little more detail or else the search and accompaning range of choices is too vague. Those people in the market for a rare seaside mansion could join the likes of Antonio Banderas in Los Monteros – where a veritable millionaire’s row of sumptuous beachside properties on large private plots faces a very private stretch of beach that curves back across the bay towards Marbella.
Los Monteros lays on the eastside of Marbella, but if you want a private villa on or near the beach and would also prefer to be closer to Puerto Banús, then Guadalmina is a serious contender. Guadalmina Baja, that is, for Guadalmina Alta (Upper Guadalmina) follows the contours of the golf course inland. Lower Guadalmina is its more exclusive seaside extension, a select area of large villas on quiet streets that somehow all point you down towards peaceful sandy beaches bordering the Guadalmina Hotel, a links course and a selection of luxurious beachfront villas.
The latter tend to be a little less expansive than the fine estates bordering the sea in Los Monteros, yet still too large for those who prefer a panoramic seaside apartment or penthouse set close to all the excitement yet within the private embrace of lush subtropical gardens and large swimming pools. Many urbanisations of this kind also offer security, underground parking, children’s pools and play areas, while some even feature private spas with heated indoor swimming pools, sauna and steam baths, tennis courts and gyms.
The most sought-after location for properties of this kind is in, or near, Puerto Banús. This lively yacht marina, which has built up such a glamorous reputation over the years, is the place to spot magnificent super yachts, luxurious sports cars, designer boutiques and famous faces, but it is also a great place for dining, café society, shopping at the nearby El Corte Inglés department store and enjoying the social scene of beach clubs and nightlife spots.
For those who want to be close to it all Puerto Banús offers a small collection of luxury apartment complexes that are surprisingly private and serene once inside, yet many of our clients still prefer to be close but just a little further removed than that. They will enjoy areas such as Oasis de Banús and El Embrujo, where you can find a good choice of exclusive apartment complexes on or near the beach. Though still within walking distance to Puerto Banús and its beach clubs, these areas offer a greater sense of seclusion amid dense greenery.
Just as close by is La Alzambra, a beautifully finished gated community of deluxe apartments designed in the sculpted style and soft terracotta tones inspired by Southern Morocco. Lush tropical gardens provide privacy and beautiful surroundings at just a few hundred metres from lively Puerto Banús, while the complex features its own gym, restaurants and shops – not to mention the golf courses, schools, sports clubs and amenities that come with bordering on leafy Nueva Andalucía and its famous Golf Valley.