House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 19
Villa Zapata has an idyllic rural location but is just outside the old white Andalusian village of Benalmadena Pueblo. Enter through the automatic gates and you will immediately be aware of the spaciousness of this villa with its large paved area with space for over six cars! As you pass through the front door the air of Spanish quality becomes apparent in the richness of the decor and furniture & fittings. The hallway leads trough a large double door into the main living area with its comfortable sofas, separate dining space and real log-burning fireplace for winter warmth. A wrought iron staircase leads to a mezzanine floor which can accommodate three people in space and comfort.
Also at the entry level are the three principal bedrooms and the master bedroom has its own dressing area and absolutely superb ensuite bathroom with separate bath tub and shower enclosure with high quality fittings. The second bedroom has a double bed as well as a single bed. The third bedroom is bright and has twin beds. There is an additional bathroom with bath tub and shower over.
SEMI-SOTANO - This is a lower ground area which has accommodation for seven people as well as its own lounge area and shower room which also serves as the laundry. This entire spacious area has great development plans to include minigym, pool and ping-pong tables, table football and eventually a sauna. At present however it allows expansion of the villa to accommodate up to 17 people, making this a great venue for large family gatherings.
The bookings run from Tuesday to Tuesday and please note we would ask all guests be packed and ready to vacate Villa Zapata by 10.00 am on the day of your departure. The maids will arrive at 10.00 am to clean rooms, change beds etc., ready for the next guests' arrival. Should you have a late afternoon or evening departure flight, we are happy to take care of your cases and take you to the beach or for a coffee whilst you are waiting to depart.
The villa is located in the exclusive area of Torremuellejust five minutes drive from the old village of Benalmádena Pueblo with its cobbled streets, white painted houses, bars, restaurants, and places of interest. The nearest beach is only a few minutes drive and has two beach bars. Mijas village is about 20 minutes drive and is world famous as the traditional white Andalusian village. The town of Fuengirola is only a few minutes drive as is Benalmádena Costa with its award-winning marina, with sea trips, live shows, and lots of shops and restaurants. The villa itself is only 20 minutes from Malaga airport.
Benalmadena Pueblo is a very private and sought-after location in the Costa del Sol. Villa Isabel is a large, villa in the traditional Spanish style and would suit two or three families wishing to holiday together. The size and layout of the property ensures privacy but its closeness to local amenities allows you the freedom to enjoy your holiday exactly as you like to. The location of the villa ensures you are not overlooked.
There are good local taxi services and car hire can be arranged with the car(s) being delivered to your door so you don't have to drive after your flight. In order to give you the best service we offer airport collection & return, welcome food packs and will accommodate special requests such as birthday cakes, restaurant reservations or champagne.
There are two World-class restaurants less than 10 minutes by taxi and these are El Higueron with its excellent Asturian and Andalusian dishes and the famous Valparaiso with its live music and opera singers. The Valparaiso has many famous guests including Sean Connery, Sir Bruce Forsyth and David & Victoria Beckham who are regular diners here. In the village is the long-established Casa Manolo restaurant with excellent seafood and delicious 'pinchitos' (barbecued meat skewers) and you can dine in the shade of the palm trees in the square in which this delightful, traditional restaurant is set.
The local beaches are sandy and Carvajal beach also features its own tarmac car park so you don't have to cross main roads to access the beach. The beach restaurant, El Kalifato, has superb paella and its own secret recipe Sangria - probably the best in Andalusia!
The award winning Benalmadena Marina is about 15 minutes drive and this has a magical yet spectacular waterside setting with restaurants, bars and specialist shops - a great day out for all the family.
The south-facing gardens and terraces have breathtaking views across the Mediterranean and at certain times you can see the Atlas Mountains in North Africa! Sun-loungers are provided for your comfort and relaxation as well as a barbecue dining table & chairs. So, picture yourself on a warm summer's evening enjoying a glass of well chilled white Rioja while the food sizzles on the barbecue and the scent of cooking prepares everybody for an enjoyable family meal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 19, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 24 km, Nearest railway: Torremuelle 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (9), Double beds (3), Cots (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|