Tropical Retreat in La Zagaleta
Among the luxurious residential areas and private enclaves of sophistication that compete for your attention in Marbella, La Zagaleta stands out as the most exclusive and private of all. The drive up to La Zagaleta is reminiscent of the LA hills or the Côte d'Azur, with sprawling villas spilling over the hillside in absolute seclusion, but turn around and let your gaze slide down the golf course towards the sea and up to Gibraltar, and you will instantly be reminded of where you are - on the southern tip of Europe overlooking the Straits and the African shoreline.La Zagaleta Country Club is a very self-contained haven of peace and exclusivity built on a principle of affinity between its residents.This affinity is founded on an ability to enjoy the finer things in life, coupled with the need for privacy, security and discretion – all things at which La Zagaleta excels. The result of this is the fact that its wonderful facilities, from the scenic golf courses and horse-riding centre to the elegant clubhouse, with its restaurant, pool area, bar, lounge, billiards room and heliport, are all private.Nestled within a totally fenced plot amid a tranquil expanse of greenery in Marbella's most highly sought-after residential estate, this stylish villa looks south towards an open expanse of Mediterranean Sea, taking in views across Marbella's coastal region all the way to Gibraltar and North Africa. The property was designed by the renowned architect Melvin Villaroel and built to the highest standards, with thoroughly planned grounds comprising grassy lawns, decorative hedges, mature trees and palms.The villa is graced with contemporary design inside and comprises an entrance hall with a spiral staircase leading up to an office on the first floor. Further distribution includes a guest toilet, a master bedroom highlighted with vaulted ceilings and with an adjoining spacious lounge with a fireplace which could be transformed into an extra bedroom. The master bedroom leads through a dressing area towards a large marble bathroom with a bathtub, shower and double vanity unit.Lounge dining room with wooden beams and fireplace has direct access to the covered terrace with outdoor BBQ area with a large dining set. The lounge flows to a separate dining room enhanced by the double-height wood ceiling, adjacent brand new kitchen with Miele electric appliances and laundry area. Stairs in the eastern wing lead up to the multi-purpose space which currently has installed a sauna and shower and could easily become an additional guest bedroom.The western wing is formed by a guest house attached to the main one. It features wooden vaulted ceilings, lounge with open plan kitchen and bathroom on the entrance level. Downstairs there is a guest suite with living room and exit to the garden, and the upstairs level offers one more bedroom suite with lounge.All suites have spacious adjoining lounges. The property can be easily extended from 3 to 7 bedroom suites.The villa has terracotta floors, air conditioning, built-in wardrobes, water and gas oil deposit, electric underfloor heating in bathrooms, sauna, shower, air conditioning in the master bedroom, arched windows, BBQ area, wooden carpentry, double glazing and wine cellar. More images available on request.