There may be no snow or cold temperatures, but Christmas in Marbella has a very special charm of its own – and one that draws many a Northern European visitor or resident to these shores.
Thanks to its setting and micro-climate, Marbesa was, in fact, one of the first coastal sections of Marbella to be ‘discovered’ and developed. This happened at a time when there was still a lot of open shoreline, so where later frontline beach areas in Marbella became increasingly the focus of apartments and hotels, property development in Marbesa is unusually characterised by private villas situated within a short stroll of some of the area’s best sandy beaches.
La Resina, which is on the New Golden Mile and falls under the Estepona municipality, is fast becoming a highly desirable residential area. Located on the slopes above the New Golden Mile, it is within a few minutes drive of the bustling town of Estepona with all its amenities, such as supermarkets, international schools, hospitals and numerous other leisure activities, including Estepona tennis club and golf.
Many of our clients ask for contemporary homes with modern styles and amenities, so we make sure to have a personally made selection of quality properties that suit the requirements of our buyers. This includes not only style and build standard, but also quality materials, up to date technical amenities such as home automation systems, and of course a good location. The latter can vary according to one’s preferences, including beachside, country club and frontline golf locations, but always has to include privacy, views and easy access to surrounding facilities.
Like the properties themselves, kitchens in Marbella homes have changed a lot in the past ten years. If before, a more country style look was popular, today, that more rustic design has been largely replaced with more lineal, straight-angled, sleek kitchen cabinets often finished in lacquered white or cream and occasionally offset with matt wood.
Situated close to Río Real and Los Monteros, the peaceful residential area of Santa Clara is one of the most prestigious on the east side of Marbella. Here, a few hundred metres inland from the finest beaches and dunes in the region, residents enjoy a country club environment with villas ranged around the 18-hole golf course of the same name. Santa Clara’s clubhouse is an elegant centre with excellent golf facilities, as well as a fine restaurant, café and lounge area, not to mention driving range, pro shop and on-site coaching.