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Villa Especial is a beautiful, light and airy, luxuriously appointed 5 bedroom villa in a superb position in Marbella.The characterful 'old town' of Marbella is within walking distance, as are the long stretches of beach on the Marbella coast. There are few villas located within walking distance of Marbella Centre, as it is mostly apartments and hotels within this prime location. Many properties listed as being in Marbella require transport to get to the most sought after restaurants, shops, beaches and other attractions. With Villa Especial you can board a non stop coach from right outside Malaga airport (running on the half hour for much of the year), to within a few minutes walk of the property. An excellent supermarket is 200 metres walk away, and, despite the lovely suburban and resid...Villa Especial is a beautiful, light and airy, luxuriously appointed 5 bedroom villa in a superb position in Marbella.The characterful 'old town' of Marbella is within walking distance, as are the long stretches of beach on the Marbella coast. There are few villas located within walking distance of Marbella Centre, as it is mostly apartments and hotels within this prime location. Many properties listed as being in Marbella require transport to get to the most sought after restaurants, shops, beaches and other attractions. With Villa Especial you can board a non stop coach from right outside Malaga airport (running on the half hour for much of the year), to within a few minutes walk of the property. An excellent supermarket is 200 metres walk away, and, despite the lovely suburban and residential position, with a backdrop of mountains to one side and views over Marbella and down to the sea on the other, accessibility to all amenities is available on foot. Of course there is secure parking with electric gates for those who choose to hire a car also, but it is good to have the choice especially when car parks can become busy in the summer months, and if you want to have a drink of Sangria when out for the afternoon or evening, without worry. The garden and pool (with optional heating) are South facing and there is an outdoor shower with temperature controls. There is a lovely terrace leading our of the main living area of the house, overlooking the pool. There are a couple of sofas and 2 comfy chairs overlooking the pool area, and there are sunbeds also located around the pool, It is possible to have sun all day long from breakfast to sunset - or to find a shaded area. There are also standing sun parasols to facilitate this.There are a couple of external barbeques and a dining table and chairs outdoors.The villa has been cleverly designed by a talented local architect and rooms centre around a an open air courtyard with Juliette balconies, circling round on different levels This creates a unique and interesting layout with great character. This is a villa of peace, sanctuary and escapism with many different room options. There is a very large and attractive games room with 4 sofas and a bar area, along with a pool table and an X box 1 player with some games. There is also a large TV with satellite channels in this room, and a wireless music speaker compatible with i phone 5. The games room opens onto the rear of the garden.There is a large open plan lounge area, and a few steps down, a dining area. This room also has a big wall mounted TV with Satellite and other channels. There is also a DVD player with DVD's and a wireless music speaker compatible with i phone 5 (which can also be taken onto the terrace overlooking the pool. This adjoins another sitting room with 2 sofas and another TV with satelliteThere is a separate gym area with various pieces of equipment and yoga mat and ball, along with weights bench and punch bag.There is a table tennis table and push bikes.There is free Wi-Fi in the villa.The kitchen has a round seating area and is modern with all facilities, including dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer, coffee machine, juicer, toaster etc. . There is a separate large utility room with washer and dryer and additional large fridge and wine cooler.The inner courtyard is a true haven of tranquillity, where you can lie on one of the outdoor sofas and look up to the blue skies and palm tree above. This area gets both sun and shade at the same time, for much of the year. If you want to escape the bustle around the pool, and the TV's and general activity in the villa, and just have time on your own with a book, or a glass of the excellent and inexpensive vino, and a snooze, perhaps with some chill out or classical music in the background, then this is the place to go.4 of the spacious and beautiful co-ordinated bedrooms have full en-suites with both shower and bath. The master bedroom with King Size bed has a large round bath for two and separate shower. The 5th bedroom has a lovely outlook with a panoramic and sea view. All bedrooms have seating areas and are beautifully furnished and with air-conditioning/heating as required according to season. Hair dryers are supplied in all rooms as are toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap.This is the perfect location for couples or golfers or friends and families, looking to have a relaxing vacation yet with access to the most characterful and interesting shops, restaurants and bars of Marbella. Puerto Banus is close by. A welcome pack will be in place for your arrival. If you require anything specific please let us know, as we are keen to ensure that we make your holiday at Villa Especial the best ever.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: CTC-2017118483More
We stayed in Villa Especial at the end of June for a week. The villa is huge and well laid out and the garden and pool area and just fantastic with lots of seating and dining areas to choose from. There are several sunloungers around...More
Catherine C, VR Owner at Beautiful villa with pool in heart of Marbella,, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018
I am pleased you all enjoyed the holiday so much and felt the Villa was sufficient to want to stay put, without having to venture out much. We would of course love to welcome you back. Best wishes and hasta luego. Catherine
We have just returned from a weeks stay in Villa Especial. There were 6 adults and 4 children. The villa provided everything you could possibly need for a week in the sunshine of Marbella. Everything you needed was there. We arrived at 7.30 p.m. and...More
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Catherine C, VR Owner at Beautiful villa with pool in heart of Marbella,, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018
Many thanks for your helpful review. You are right in that it is probably too challenging for toddlers to walk to the sea and back and taxis are available close by. We are glad you all had an enjoyable family holiday. Catherine
This was a beautiful villa and is aptly named as it is indeed special. Lovely layout with a relaxed feel. We went there over new year and had lovely weather. Loads of space in all rooms and the outdoor areas are really spacious for relaxing....More
Catherine C, VR Owner at Beautiful villa with pool in heart of Marbella,, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind review especially as you were patient and understanding in relation to the issue we had with the pool heating. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Catherine
Villa Especial is a beautiful and very spacious villa for 10 people. The location is very convenient for walking to a large supermarket. Some of our party walked into the Old Town but generally we opted to walk to the bus station and get taxi's...More
Catherine C, VR Owner at Beautiful villa with pool in heart of Marbella,, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the villa and that everything ran smoothly and we are looking forward to your return soon. Best wishes. Catherine
Villa Especial is located close to mountains on one side and with pretty Marbella and sea views on the other. The mountains provide shelter and a temperate climate even in the winter months (a little micro climate in this part of the world).
One significant advantage of this villa is the proximity to the quaint old town of Marbella with it's many narrow and hugely characterful little streets which are pedestrianized and full of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Most famous in the centre is Orange Square, aptly named as the restaurants there are shaded by orange trees. Often there will be street musicians and performers here, and in the autumnal and winter months, despite warm days, candles and fires add to the evening atmosphere.
A short stroll from the old town in the main shopping ...
How to get there
The villa is located very close to the main bus station in Marbella, and is within a few mins walk. There are regular buses from directly outside the arrival lounge at Malaga airport to Marbella bus station and back, ranging in price from around 6 to 9 euros.Marbella town is within a short walk, and an excellent supermarket about 150 metres away, so there is no need to hire a car. However, if you would like us to provide details of car hire or taxi services please let us know. There is private and secure parking for around 5 cars and electric gates.