Situated in the beautiful beachside development of MacDonald Villacana Resort, this villa offers luxury, spacious accommodation. Downstairs is an open plan kitchen / living area which opens directly on to a swimming pool. Upstairs you will find 1 double bedroom (5 foot bed) and 1 twin bedroom and 1 bathroom. Just a 20 metre walk away is a gate that opens on to the beach.The villa itself is equipped to a very high standard with flat screen TV, DVD and air conditioning throughout. The development has 2 main pools and a few smaller, more private pools one of which this villa opens onto. The kitchen is fully functional with a dishwasher to make your holiday easier and maid service comes mid-week. There are tennis courts and a small gym available if you want to stay healthy, and 5 restaurants within walking distance if you don't! My other villa is reference 552823 - take a look at the reviews!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Playa de Cancelada. About a 20 metre walk!|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga Airport (approx 50 mins away) or Gibraltar 65 km, Nearest railway: Fuengirola 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
Marbella!! Beautiful beaches, stunning restaurants, amazing nightlife, beautiful Spanish villages. Something for everybody.
The area around Marbella is well known for its unique micro-climate which gives over 300 days of sunshine each year as well as extremely pleasant temperatures, even in the summer months when elsewhere in Spain it can become unbearably hot!
Whilst the Costa del Sol is particularly renowned for its lovely beaches and wonderful Mediterranean lifestyle there is of course so much more to enjoy including beautiful countryside just a short distance away.
Slightly further afield are the historic cities of Seville, Granada and Cordoba, as well as the beautiful old town of Ronda. A particularly relaxing journey is aboard the scenic Steam Train from San Roque to Ronda with more than four hours to explore Ronda before returning.
Malaga too is also now definitely worth a visit and a great way to see the city is either on foot or by taking the Malaga Tour Bus - a hop-on, hop-off open top bus which makes 13 stops around the city of Malaga allowing you to get off and enjoy the city's sightseeing, monuments and museums, including the Picasso Museum, the Alcazaba and the castle of Gibralfaro.
Gibraltar is just 50 minutes away with its caves, apes, duty-free shopping and dolphin trips.
You can also take organised excursions including a day trip to Tangier in Morocco with a pick-up point just outside of our complex.
The beaches of Marbella are great places to relax and the sea is safe to swim in. There is also a palm fringed, marble promenade that stretches from Marbella to Puerto Banus and along which there are numerous restaurants, bars and pavement cafes, many which offer very good food at reasonable prices and from where you can soak up the local atmosphere of Marbella.
Five minutes away is Puerto Banus, with its fantastic marina and yachts, designer shops, fun night life, the renowned department store El Corte Ingles and dozens of waterfront bars and restaurants. Puerto Banus itself has enjoyed the reputation as the playground of the rich and there are certainly many sleek, beautiful and extremely expensive yachts moored along the quay side. There are also numerous restaurants and designer shops around the marina along with bars and night clubs, most of which that do not really get busy until the early hours of the morning continuing through to dawn, especially during the summer months. Two bars, Saldubas and Sinatras, are particularly popular meeting points!
For children there is so much to do apart from the beaches and the swimming pools, including water parks, an aquarium, a wild animal safari park, a crocodile park and a zoo, boat trips to see the dolphins, water sports, go-karting and Tivoli World with its fun-fair and stage shows, plus so much more!
A short drive away from Villacana is Marbella and its lovely promenade and beach. Once it was just a fishing village but now it is known as “the pearl of the Costa del Sol” with its cosmopolitan population, international visitors and reputation for being one of the Coast's most aristocratic resorts.
Here you have the beautiful old town of Marbella with the Plaza de Naranjos (Orange Square) at its centre. Narrow white-washed pedestrianised streets feed off from it, bedecked with colourful and fragrant flowers, offering a wonderful chance to explore the hidden delights of Marbella as you come upon attractive courtyards, the walls of the old Moorish castle and beautiful churches set in picturesque squares. Also along these narrow lanes in Marbella's “Casco Antiguo” are numerous shops offering artisan gifts, designer clothes and so much more for both tourists and the local people of Marbella. Then when you feel the need to relax you can choose from one of the old town's many outdoor restaurants, shady cafes or tapas bars for a reviving drink, tasty snack or freshly prepared meal. Just remember that the spanish tend to eat later in the evening so if you want to enjoy the best atmosphere wait until about 9 pm.
Adjacent to Marbella's old town is the newer commercial area with the main thoroughfare of the Avda. Ricardo Soriano containing many internationally known shops, as well as branches of all the major banks. Larger shopping centres, such as La Cañada, with even more retail shops, are to be found just outside of Marbella and in Puerto Banus.
There are also a number of beautiful and tree lined parks, such as the Parque de Constitucion, where outdoor summer concerts and children's theatrical productions are put on.
For those who would like to have a more active holiday, there are numerous options. There are of course the large number of golf courses that offer a very high standard of greens for golfers. The famous Valderrama Golf Club, which plays host to the Volvo Masters each year, is located in nearby Sotogrande. Other courses in and around Villacana include: El Campanario Golf, La Duquesa Golf and Atalaya Golf & Country Club.
Close by there are also the lovely towns of San Pedro and Estepona which benefit from still maintaining their special spanish identity so that you can wander their lovely streets, many of which are pedestrianized and full of locals going about their normal lives and know that you really are experiencing the wonderful spanish culture.
A reasonably short drive from Villacana are the beautiful white-washed hillside villages of Benahavis and Casares with their narrow streets, bars, excellent restaurants and artisan shops.
From Villacana, you can go and visit some spectacular inland scenery and the typical towns of Casares, Jubrique, Genaguacil and Manilva, with its famous Roman bath of "La Hedionda". The Bohemian beach paradise of Tarifa is just amazing and is approximately an hour's drive away. Well worth getting up early and spending the whole day on this beautiful beach.
If you are feeling adventurous in nearby Algeciras you can hop on a ferry to Morocco for a few days shopping and sightseeing.
If you are interested in monuments and archeological finds then you won't be disappointed, as the area has many interesting historical points of interest, including the ruins of Castillo de Nicio, which can be found just past the urbanization Forest Hills, La Torre del Reloj (the watchtower), said to be one of the oldest ecclesiastical buildings on the Costa del Sol, Las Ruinas del Castillo de San Luis, an interesting visit to the ruins of a once great castle and Estepona town's own Plaza de las Flores, the central square in itself is a historical focal point. There are many other historical sites in and around Estepona.