Whether you’re in Marbella or elsewhere, having access to a garden and personal green space is a wonderful privilege, and given its wonderfully sunny climate, there are few places in Europe where outdoor living is as varied and rewarding as here.
The year-round warm climate of the Costa del Sol, which typically includes some 320 sunny days a year, makes it the perfect location to enjoy a lifestyle where indoor living spaces expand into a home’s outdoor areas and merge with them to create one large area of style, relaxation and entertainment.
Picture spacious covered terraces with luxurious lounge and dining areas looking out over lush gardens that surround a delightful lagoon-style or infinity edge swimming pool. Occasionally, poolside cabana bars with outdoor kitchen/BBQ and bar, chill-out zones and al fresco dining spots, complete with changing rooms and toilets, provide the ideal accompaniment to landscaped greenery and imposing sea and mountain views. Here is a small selection of some Marbella properties with garden areas we find inspiring.
Villa in Sierra Blanca, Marbella Golden Mile
Sierra Blanca is a luxurious villa suburb at the upper end of the famous Golden Mile, Marbella’s finest address. Set at the base of La Concha Mountain, it occupies a beautiful spot with panoramic sea views and is known for the outstanding gardens of its luxurious villas. This eight-bedroom, 1,052m2 home is one of the finest examples, with lagoon-style swimming pool surrounded by lush lawns and stunning tropical greenery that stands out against clear blue skies. Overlooking it all is a tall Balinese-inspired cabana that offers exquisite spots in which to relax, entertain and dine in the very finest of style. It finds itself in the midst of one of the most beautiful private gardens in Marbella, visible from an elegant covered terrace area, from which a true parkland oasis unfolds.
Stately property in Nueva Andalucía
The elegant architectural styling of this gorgeous home at the heart of Nueva Andalucía’s Golf Valley, close to Puerto Banús and Marbella town, evokes a true Mediterranean ambience with touches of French refinement. Its timeless appeal is enhanced by private terrace decks that offer perfect spots in which to gather or enjoy privacy while taking in the scenery that surrounds. The manicured garden of this nine-bedroom villa for sale in Nueva Andalucía creates the park-like scene of a grand country estate in the heart of Marbella.
Mediterranean estate in El Madroñal
Blending modern and classic Mediterranean architectural styling to perfection, this five-bedroom, 920m2 villa in El Madroñal, Benahavis, overlooks superbly laid out gardens whose indigenous planted species blend in with the majestic mountainous surroundings on the outskirts of Marbella. From the sunny terraces and infinity edge swimming pool, the uninterrupted views take in wooded hills, valleys, mountain ranges and the sea shimmering in the distance.
Grand home in La Quinta de Sierra Blanca
Featuring nine bedrooms and a built area of 2,438m2 on a two-acre plot, this magnificent mansion enjoys a country feel in a setting enveloped by gardens, orchards, mountain and sea views – all just a few minutes from Marbella and its beaches. The largely level lawns, manicured to perfection, culminate in a striking modern swimming pool and sun deck that is an architectural feature in its own right. The lush greenery that enfolds the home in a wondrous embrace is accessible from most parts of the villa.
Contact the Marbella luxury property specialists at Marbella Hills Homes for a wider selection of properties with beautiful gardens and amenities.