We have stayed in many luxury villas but this was definitely the best so far. From booking this villa to arriving, we felt like we knew both the owners and the villa very well, the information and attention we received was just first class. On arrival it was exactly what we expected – and some!! You can see that the owners have spent a lot of time, money and passion making this villa their home from home, with so many nice touches.
Inside the rooms are of a very high standard, with lovely en-suites, the kitchen is well appointed, has two massive fridge/freezers, full cooking facilities etc. There is good WiFi throughout the property. The lounge area is BIG and has lots of sofa's and a huge table for family dining. There are full laundry facilities.
Outside, we were looking forward to the outdoor bar/bbq etc and even that had been fitted with a new thatched roof and has a large table under awning that could accommodate us all. The pool is perfect, lovely and warm and the kids never left it from morning to night! There are plenty of sun loungers and a shower. The garden is just lovely and done to a very high standard.
The villa also has recently had a nice conservatory built with glass curtains covering the entire front and side which is ideal for the evenings. The TV system was also good as there was just about every sport and movie channel available. The games room also provided us with so much fun. For anyone looking for a great location and exceptional quality, we would highly recommend this villa, we are already looking to re book for later this year.
Outside the villa and thanks to a great visitors folder the owners provide we had maps and directions to lots of places near the villa. There are many restaurants along the beach which is a 10 minute walk away, all of a good to exceptional quality. The Gambas Pil Pil is to die for around here!
Near by Cabopino Harbour has a lovely nest of restaurants and Sunday down there is a scream with live music and a real party atmosphere - the kids loved it as did we!
Even closer there are local shops, bars and restaurants etc. We were blown away with the exceptional food and the friendliness of local folks. Even in April the restaurants are buzzing but they easily managed to find places for all 10 of us when were strolled through their doors. The local steak house is very popular and has fantastic quality meats. Prices were very reasonable so we went there twice!
In summary - The villa was so comfortable, inside, outside and upstairs on the terrace with fantastic sea views. The pool being heated was an added bonus, we spent all day, every day, outside around and in the pool, even at night, the immaculate garden lights up. With supermarkets, bars, restaurants and the beach within a short walking distance,
Marbesa is definitely a great location.
this villa is the best we have ever rented. the quality and standard are amazing. it has recently been refurbished and the only thing in the villa left to upgrade is the kitchen, which is being done at the end of this season. although we didnt find an issue with the kitchen at all, especially having a split fridge which we used for all our food and a separate american fridge that had all the booze and mixers in. a real added bonus. theres a microwave and coffee maker. also a toaster and dish washer. there are loads of large roasting trays that come in handy for big groups.
there was 7 of us and found the villa and outside area with plenty of space for us. the bedrooms are all en suite and have air con and ceiling fans. there is a nice big living room with indoor dining table and big screen tv with all the channels that you could want, sports and movies with childrens films as well. all the english channels including sky.
the outside are is amazing. its been tiled and artificial grassed. nice heated pool and loads of sun loungers. there is a round table with chairs for afternoon drinks, that has the sun until around 7pm. there is also above a bar with its own optics and gas barbi. it has an 8 seater dinning table with a lid that you lift up to put ice into for your drinks. we loved this area as there were many a night spent enjoying the optics.
there is a room downstairs that has a bar football, darts board, ping pong table and weights. there is also loads of books in the villa to read.
the local area has bars and supermarkets that you can walk to or for larger towns, drive to or catch the bus. the buses are really cheap and run every half hour from the top of the road. 3 min walk.
all in all the best villa we have rented and wont hesitate to rent again. the owners are great and really helpfull with any queries answered with no problems.
dont hesitate, get it booked and you wont be dissapointed.
So glad to have had this villa recommended to us ... it was ideal to celebrate a 65th birthday with friends here.
The owners have considered every requirement .. there is no "holiday" feel to the villa it is indeed a "home" and as such is so comfortable & welcoming with lots of personal touches.
Restaurants, supermarkets, & bus stop if required all within walking distance
We will certainly return
We all had a wonderful time in this fantastic villa. We wanted to be self sufficient and totally relax for 10 days and this villa allowed us this luxury. You could not wish for more. There were 3 families of all ages and the youngest were two 14 year old boys and they spent hours on the ping pong table and we all spend many evening playing the board games provided. We did have a hire car and ventured out to Gibraltar for the day which I highly recommend and a visit to Marbella, Peurto Banus , fuengirola and Mijas. The owners have a very informative manual and we went to most of the restaurants recommended and they were all good.
Just back from this fantastic villa. It has everything you need for a great holiday. Location is perfect with a 15/20 minute walk to the beach, tho we spent most days by the pool. Kitchen is well equipped as are rooms with travel plugs/hair dryers etc. Wifi is also included.
Thanks to Tony for all the information provided and nothing was a bother at all.
Great place for a relaxing holiday
A wonderful villa with excellent facilities.
Just returned from a 10 day break with family ranging from 75 years old down to my 1 year old granddaughter.
Plenty of space for everyone and spent most days lounging around the pool.
Kitchen was well appointed and spent most of the evenings in the outside bar area and cooking on the gas BBQ.
Must also say thank you to the owner Tony for all of the information supplied and communication.