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Showpiece Homes and Luxury Living… Benahavís

Benahavís is a textbook model of how contemporary residential development should be undertaken and maintained. It is no surprise, therefore, that Benahavís Town Hall is considered the most financially sound and affluent (per capita) municipality on the Costa del Sol. Extending from its coastal border with San Pedro de Alcántara, to the heights of Marbella’s Golf Valley (La Quinta) and into the mountains past Los Arqueros and up to El Madroñal and La Zagaleta, Benahavís covers the whole spectrum of classic and modern Andalucian living. From luxury leisure amenities, including top golf courses (the municipality has a dozen) and sumptuous boutique hotels to picturesque natural surroundings and traditional culinary delicacies, Benahavís offers the rare dual appeal of being both contemporary urban and charmingly rustic. It is close to the coast (between Marbella and Estepona) while also sitting in the midst of verdant forests and mountain peaks. As mayor José Antonio Mena Castilla notes, “The incomparable natural setting our municipality offers means those who visit us can enjoy exceptional surroundings, a village with white-painted streets, Moorish towers and the Montemayor Castle, examples of our town’s Arabic legacy, the route through Angosturas, declared a Natural Monument, and a long etcetera of stunning images that shape the Benahavís landscape. Golf enthusiasts and lovers of fine dining will also fulfil all their high expectations of Benahavís, which offers a wide and varied selection of golf courses and restaurants.” Not surprisingly, apart from being a favoured tourist destination for visitors keen to enjoy golf, hiking, horse-riding and other more high-adrenaline activities such as river descents, four-wheel-drive and quad routes, as well as a fascinating variety of flora and fauna, over the years Benahavís has also become home to some of the most exclusive and well-maintained urbanisations on the Costa del Sol. One property that encapsulates all these eminent residential features is this impeccably presented private mansion, offering panoramic mountain and sea views, and built in an Andalucian “Alhambra” style around a patio with marble columns and stunning fountains. Comprising 883 square metres of built area on a 11,094 square metre plot, the villa is located in a gated complex surrounded by a nature park, ensuring total privacy, and is entered via a sweeping driveway that meanders through manicured grounds. Constructed around its fountain courtyard is a magnificent 90 square metre drawing room with a tall, vaulted, cathedral-style ceiling; a 70 square metre dining room with an impressive centrepiece fireplace and seating for 15 to 20 guests; and a TV room, staff accommodation and wine cellar. Various levels of terraces envelop a large heated feature pool and pool house, which could be converted into a separate guest cottage; while the mature garden features a romantic rockery rose garden created in traditional style and a variety of fruit trees. Special Selections We appreciate your taking the time to read about this magnificent property, but perhaps it’s not exactly right for you? If not, we invite you to have a look at our other special selections for: La Zagaleta, Luxury Villas, Golf Properties, Seafront Properties, Apartments and Special Offers. Click on the category of your choice and follow the link. Also please feel free to roam around our website: www.villamarbellanow.com. [caption id="attachment_2727" align="alignright" width="300"] (PHOTO © TURISMO ANDALUZ, S.A.)[/caption] Another attraction for buyers of the villa featured here is its convenient proximity to the cobblestoned streets and tranquil charm of Benahavís village – popularly known as the “Costa del Sol’s dining room”. Just about everywhere you turn, there is a tapas bar, cosy café or welcoming restaurant serving typical Spanish dishes or elaborate international cuisine – often both – highlighted by the use of sumptuously fresh local ingredients.