With prime locations such as the Golden Mile, La Zagaleta, Sierra Blanca and Los Monteros, Marbella is a residential destination known not just for its choice of luxury homes, but also a category known as ‘Super Luxury’. This is the segment that caters to a highly discerning international market of High Net Worth Individuals.
Within this segment you will find the upper category of penthouses and especially luxury villas for sale in Marbella, ranging from rare frontline beach villas in Los Monteros and magnificent seaside estates on the Golden Mile to impressive La Zagaleta mansions on large private grounds within this exclusive country club, and state-of-the-art modern homes being built in Nueva Andalucía and Sierra Blanca.
The people in the market for this kind of property are by definition very well-travelled and international in their thinking, meaning that they have a great deal of options available and can choose from second homes pretty much across the globe. Above all, they look for a safe, convenient destination that offers a good infrastructure, fine climate and excellent provision of luxury services. Only once all of these conditions are in place do HNWI’s look for a suitable home.
The qualities of a super luxury property
A home that qualifies as a ‘super luxury property’ should by definition be located in a top location. In Marbella that means an enviable frontline beach location on the Golden Mile, a seaside villa with open views of the Mediterranean in Los Monteros and Guadalmina Baja, or a secure country club environment as found in La Zagaleta and El Madroñal, where the villas are suitably large and luxurious. Other areas with homes in this category include the finest parts of Nueva Andalucía, Sierra Blanca and Cascada de Camojan, as well as exclusive penthouses on the beach at Puerto Banús.
Such homes must offer space, first class security, pleasant surroundings close to nature with fantastic sea and mountain and/or golf views, as well as easy access to all the amenities and services available in Marbella. Inside, they should be appointed with the finest materials, such as noble woods, marble, stone, glass and polished steel. Modern luxury Marbella properties also include the latest technological features, such as energy-efficiency, climate control, security, entertainment system and the remote access that home automation allows for.
Made to measure villas of this kind, with spacious open-plan layouts and top end kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and beautifully styled outdoor living areas, are also on the shopping list – as are home entertainment areas complete with gyms, cinemas and indoor spas, not to mention glorious gardens with swimming pools that make the most of the beautiful setting and benevolent climate of the Costa del Sol.