The sound of waves lapping the shore, a promenade for evening strolls and a sandy beach only a few metres from your door are just a few of the reasons why a beachfront property in Marbella will always have an exceptional allure.
Marbella has long held a fascination for celebrities and the international jetset, originating with the construction of the Marbella Club Hotel in the 1950s. What was once a sleepy fishing village has in the process matured into one of the best known luxury destinations in the world. Just a little along further the coast, Puerto Banús attracts high flyers with luxury yachts, perhaps popping in to the plethora of designer boutiques that line the streets of the marina.
The Marbella property market has always been divisible by factors such as location, property type and price range – a situation reflected in online property search tool criteria – but now increasingly it is also split between modern new-build homes and existing, re-sale properties.
There are many luxurious homes in Marbella and its surroundings, which range in design from the traditional cortijo style to the new wave of white, angular edifices that owe as much to Beverly Hills as Marbella.
Marbella is known for its luxury villas, but even so there are properties that stand head and shoulders above the rest. This beautiful beachside eight-bedroom villa occupying a large private estate right on the beach in Guadalmina Baja – midway between Estepona and Marbella, and close to San Pedro Alcántara and Puerto Banús – is a home of rare quality and distinction.
The Costa del Sol coast offers many delights, from long, sandy beaches to a dazzling array of international restaurants, cool cocktail bars and designer shops and boutiques. However, even beyond that this surprising part of the world has so much more to offer for the discerning visitor or resident.