Looking for a beach getaway, or perhaps you’d prefer to be surrounded by nature? Whatever your taste, elevate your Spanish getaway with a stay at one of these hand-picked villas
With its sun-drenched days, sweeping golden beaches, extraordinary architecture, famed art and delicious local cuisine, Spain attracts flocks of travellers every year. However, when it comes to planning a holiday in this Mediterranean hotspot, location is everything, and that’s where The Luxury Villa Collection comes in.
The company’s impressive property portfolio includes jaw-droppingly gorgeous villas in Marbella, Andalucia, within easy reach of the region’s Michelin-starred restaurants, designer boutiques, pristine golf courses and historic old town.
Meanwhile, an hour’s drive up the coast in Málaga, you can visit the Picasso Museum and discover a Moorish palace and a spectacular botanical garden, as well as excellent restaurants serving fresh seafood, before retiring in uninterrupted luxury. Elsewhere, enjoy mountainous landscapes and white sand beaches in Santander, or picturesque villages and royal palaces in Granada.
To help you find your little slice of Spanish paradise this summer, we’ve selected The Luxury Villa Collection’s most breathtaking properties — ready to book at the click of a button.
For California dreamers
With private ‘secret-garden’ style access to Cabopino beach’s dunes and boardwalk, Villa Siroko has a Californian vibe that sets it apart from the rest of the collection. A peaceful and impeccably designed property with six en-suite bedrooms, a lagoon-style pool, sauna and outdoor barbecue area, this lovely spot is close to world-class golf courses and Nikki Beach Club, making it a great option for cross-generational family holidays.
This boldly luxurious villa sits in the exclusive Cascada de Camojan neighbourhood, high in the hills above Marbella, and features eight en-suite bedrooms. It’s surrounded by pristine private landscaped gardens and has indoor and outdoor pools and a rooftop whirlpool. Enjoy the home gym and onsite mini-spa, home cinema and breakfasts made on-demand by professional villa chefs.
For high-society events
This stunning 6,000sq metre villa, which is set over three floors on Marbella’s Golden Mile coastline, is situated next to the iconic Marbella Club. More like a private hotel than a villa, it has 10 luxurious bedrooms (including seven suites) and sleeps 22 guests. Expect indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court, private terrace, Turkish bath and classy piano bar. A concierge will be on hand throughout your stay.
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For nature lovers
An impeccable five-bedroom villa in Benahavís, Malaga with spectacular views of the ocean and the Monte Mayor area. On a clear day you can see across to North Africa. Set in a rural location, this villa features an infinity pool and a ‘leisure level’ with a sauna, heated whirlpool, indoor pool, gym, yoga space and home cinema.
For golf fanatics
Set within the exclusive gated community of Los Flamingos on the New Golden Mile, this villa offers direct access to Alferini Golf course (host of the Spanish Open 2022). Its sleek and contemporary design takes in seven luxurious suites over three floors with a games zone, cinema, gym, sauna, pool, private cocktail bar and a split-level apartment. Restaurants in Puerto Banus are accessible within a 10-minute drive.
For design buffs
A stunning villa in Los Flamingos created by acclaimed architect Marcos Sainz within the grounds of the Anantara Villa Padierna Golf Club and Hotel. It’s a fantastic location for golf fans who appreciate design details such as a suspended infinity pool with far-reaching sea views. This gorgeous property has six spacious bedrooms and an outdoor kitchen (private chef included), and the nearest beach, Playa Saladillo, is an eight-minute drive away.
Villa Las Olas
For beach dwellers
So close is this sleek and light-filled villa to the wide, sandy La Cala de Mijas beach that you’ll likely be lulled to sleep every night by the sound of waves. Villa Las Olas sleeps 10, has a private beachside pool, and a shady roof terrace and tropical garden that are both perfect for yoga sessions. Marbella’s restaurants, cafes and boutiques are close by, too.
For a hole-in-one
Tucked away on the Finca Cortesin estate, home to the championship golf course due to host the Solheim Cup 2023, this privately owned property comes with the services of the Finca Cortesin hotel concierge, three stylish bedrooms, a separate guest annexe, a 13-metre pool and tiered gardens overlooking the golf course and ocean. Guests are free to pick mangoes, lemons, bananas and figs from the trees.
For family occasions
Located 20 minutes from central Santander in the Cantabria region on Spain’s north coast and ensconced within a 62-acre estate, this villa blends traditional stone architecture with airy and modern interiors seamlessly. Expect seven bedrooms, an open-plan family and a private spa. In-house chefs will create dishes using produce from the organic vegetable garden and fresh seafood from the Bay of Biscay.
For stunning vistas
Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening from all main rooms onto a sea-facing sundeck and heated infinity pool, five-bedroom Villa Cielo offers impressive views over the picturesque coastline of La Herradura. Add hotel-style service including a private concierge, weekday housekeeping and breakfast and shopping services, and you’re looking at a villa with tons to offer. There’s also a gym, table tennis and a cosy home cinema for quiet evenings.