9 BEDROOM, 10 BATHROOM LUXURY SEA-VIEW VILLA 100M FROM THE BEACH
It is rare to find a villa which will sleep 18 people in rooms of a comparable, exceptionally high standard, but Santa Ynez does just that.
This newly completed three floor villa is utter luxury with 10 bathrooms and nine bedrooms - all of which are presented immaculately with bright, white Egyptian cotton sheets, brightly coloured bedheads with tasteful soft furnishings and accent cushions to match.
Two bedrooms are master-suites which offer slightly superior facilities including a full 600ft balcony for one, replete with sun loungers and a six-seater table and chairs with unbroken views of the sea only metres away. This suite-style room is atop the house with frosted glass partitioning dividing the Manhattan hotel-style room from its bathroom.
The second suite offers an opulently large bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, a 40” Plasma TV, large sofa seating area along with further spectacular views of the sea along one entire wall.
Other bedrooms offer beautiful views, proximity to the garden or proximity to various facilities within the villa. All except one have an en-suite and the one that hasn't has an assigned bathroom – a must when the house can accommodate so many people. There is also a guest toilet and a pool toilet and shower.
Santa Ynez is understated in a context of unstinting luxury: the middle floor offers a fully-stocked bar complete with eight to ten modern leather white stools, a wine-fridge, cocktail tool-set, sink, a full complement of glasses a dishwasher and a Bluetooth music unit to link to your own personal music streaming device.
A blue and white pool table commissioned and built in the UK straddles the middle of the room, and a plush eight-seater relaxation area with a 50” LCD TV finishes the recreation level. A glass-panelled balcony holds a table for eight, a high stool and table set for four and a six-seater sofa. Again, there are unstinting views of the sea from this balcony, plus a full view of the villa's beautiful pool, garden and bathing area.
The ground floor is host to a large high-gloss, white kitchen with an American fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven, combination microwave oven, hob, washing machine and washer-dryer. All work tops are black marble and a large island in the centre of the kitchen provides additional work and storage space, plus seating for four to six.
Adjacent to the kitchen is an extensive seating area, divided into three distinct sections. One holds seating for eight around a large 50” LCD TV. The next has a spectacular reclaimed wood table, surrounded by 12 modern chairs of soft white leather. Finally, a further relaxation area offers seating for eight around a coffee table.
There are four bedrooms on the ground floor, two with double-doors onto the patio and two with full baths in their en-suite bathrooms.
The relaxation facilities inside Santa Ynez allow huge choice for guests to relax in space and comfort. Whether in front of their favourite TV programme (XX channels available?), playing cards, reading a book, playing pool or having a drink on the balcony – there is space and variation available for large groups with different interests.
Outside Santa Ynez is a beautiful 10m x 14m pool which cascades into an infinity pool at the patio of the villa. Beside this is a raised sun deck where up to 8 loungers will fit for the sun-worshippers in the group. In addition, for larger groups we have enough loungers on the lawn to cater for all 18 people!
Raised slightly above this level is a large eight-person hot tub which is perfect for the bright, star-filled evenings of the South of Spain especially as seated in it you have excellent views of the bright blue ocean while quietly sipping your evening tipple of Champagne.
There is seating for 18 in the patio area – either under the shade of the middle floor's balcony or in the sunshine patio complete on the edge of the garden. Either is the perfect place for an early breakfast or a leisurely lunch in the shade.
For al-fresco food preparation, there is a very large barbecue which facilitates even the biggest parties complete with rotisserie and even has a griller built into the lid!
The garden is fully landscaped with lush foliage and flowers. British grass has been carefully planted and cultivated in the garden to give a denser, greener lawn.
Safety has been a key consideration at the heart of the renovation of Santa Ynez. The owners, who have a young family, have glassed-in the ornate stairs, and provided safety gates at the entrance to the, already glass surrounded, swimming pool so that the latter is entirely impenetrable by little adventurers. High chairs, sterilisers and cots are all available on request.
The owners of Santa Ynez also know that strong, swift wifi is non-negotiable for today's guests – whether for watching a movie, or for keeping in touch with the office. A state of the art wifi system has been installed on every floor with unlimited use.
One of the strongest attractions of Santa Ynez for all age groups is its proximity to one of the cleanest, quietest beaches on this part of the coast. Wazza Beach is a two minute walk(100metres) away from the house via an underpass, and between April and October the beach bar offers burgers, hotdogs, sushi, snacks and drinks. This is the perfect place to relax, play in the sand or learn to kite-surf. It also offers an alternative for those who like to mix it up between the pool and the beach.
The villa is a four-five minute drive from La Cala de Mijas Village or an easy 15-minute walk, all on the flat. La Cala is a quiet but vibrant village which, very unusually for this part of Spain, has no high-rise and a village square around the Torreon or tower of the tiny fishing harbour (La Cala means cove). There is no shortage of various restaurants and eateries within the village together with an Irish bar and a chic wine bar.
Santa Ynez is also within a half hour's drive of the hub-bub of Puerto Banus and the shopping of Marbella for those who fancy a day, or night, out. Chauffeur and minibus services are available.
The area surrounding La Cala offers many other great facilities such as the El Chapparal, La Cala, Torrequebrada and Santa Clara Golf courses. Most beds can be made-up as singles to accommodate large golfing groups at Santa Ynez.
The villa is also permanently monitored by a local security firm.
There are exceptionally few properties of this size, standard and location available along the coast. Santa Ynez is a beautifully striking villa incorporating
Andalusian design elements such as the stunning ochre colour, the unusual iron-shutters and an original antique Andalusian entrance yet blended with highly modern interior leaving nothing to chance. No guest could visit the villa without falling for its very significant and luxurious charms. Your biggest problem will be leaving Santa Ynez and wondering how soon you will return.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chaparral 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: malaga 30 km, Nearest railway: fuengirola 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 9 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (14), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
With over 320 days of lovely sunshine and miles upon miles of Blue Flag sandy beaches this really is a place to come and relax and enjoy yourselves.
The luxury villa is within easy reach of various other resorts and attractions such as:-
Fuengirola is central for numerous activities and is 10 mins away from La Cala. It has 5 miles of sandy beaches,an open air Zoo and Aqua park. Sohail Castle is situated at the west end of the promenade and has a park which hosts many festivals throughout the year. Fuengirola has a multitude of nightlife activities varied restaurants and late-night/early morning bars for the young at heart.
Benalmadena is only about 20 mins away from La Cala and is easily accessible by car, taxi or bus. Benalmadena Costa has a 9km's stretch of beach and a 2km promenade which culminates in it's fabulous marina which has been voted the best in the world. The area is a constant hive of activity both day and night housing many cosmopolitan shops and restaurants with many day and evening boat trips going out from the harbour on an hourly or daily basis to fish or just to dolphin watch and sunbathe.Slowly sail around the marina in an old Chinese Junk or take a 30 minute thrilling speed boat ride down the coast..There is also a Diving and Sea Life Centre within the harbour complex.
Set back from Benalmadena in the hills you have Benalmadena Pueblo a traditional Spanish village with authentic shops and tapas restaurants. Nearer the coast there is "Tivoli World" one of the best theme, entertainment parks on the coast which also has a huge cable car which you can travel in up to the mountains and enjoy one of the most amazing, magnificent views.
Calahonda is a 5minute drive away on the road to Marbella.There are three commercial centres here which house most of the development's 45 restaurants, cafeterias and pubs as well as seven banks, and several supermarkets.
Sports are easily incorporated into a Calahonda lifestyle. For starters, there are a total of 10 golf courses within a 10 kilometre radius of this urbanisation, which also has its own port, Cabopino. And, having its own share of coastline, puts a spotlights on a wide array of water sports as well. Tennis courts and a fitness centre.
The playgrounds of Marbella and Puerto Banus are also a short journey away Marbella is 10-15 mins away and has something for everyone it's sea front water sports centres offer jet ski-ing, sailing, cable ski-ing and balloon flights. Stroll along the golden mile and dine at some of the most sumptuous restaurants that the Mediterranean has to offer. Marbella is much more cosmopolitan than most towns on the Costa del Sol and is a place to, " people watch" for the many celebs that frequent the area; it is often compared to the likes of Monaco and Portofino.
The Glitz and glamour of Puerto Banus is between 15-20 mins away it houses the yachts and speedboats of the rich and famous. Expensive designer shops are here along with a Casino, a Commercial Shopping Centre, a Corte Ingles department store a Marine Observatory and a multi cinema with films shown with their original soundtrack.
Gibraltar is also approximately a 50 minute drive away ; a must see visit like stepping out of Spain back into England within 5 minutes!..Here you have a multitude of English High Street stores and wines, spirits, perfumes and cigarettes are duty free.When you visit Gibraltar, you will find that the people are friendly, helpful and always polite. They are very proud and if you visit on September 10th (National Day) wear red and white to help celebrate and to fit in!
The locals speak Yanito - a combination of English and Spanish with a few unique words thrown in. The majority of people will also speak fluent English or Spanish.
(Don't forget your passports)!!
La Cala is a charming fishing village with a new plaza which houses numerous shops, cafe's, Tapas bars, English stye sports bars and restaurants which appeal to every taste. There are numerous banks, currency exchanges and a large supermarket in the plaza. The long beach is well cared for , clean, soft and golden sand with sunbeds and parasols for rental.
There is an abundance of good quality watersports and recreational facilities in an around La Cala. Tennis club "Club del Sol" welcomes all comers as does the the lawn bowls centre at Miraflores. There are also gymnasiums, dive centres within minutes of the village.
Although the complex is on a golf course there are other numerous golf courses in the region El Chaperel,La Cala, Santana and numerous others.
The Mijas Hippodrome, ( a racetrack) is situated a few km's from La Cala which has meetings every week and includes lots of entertainment around the course. Anyone visiting Mijas will of course want to wander through the beautiful, whitewashed mountain Pueblo to enjoy the spectacular views.
There are numerous organised trips to Morocco, Gibraltar Rhonda etc available to book within the village area.