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Whether you’re a family, group of friends or a couple heading to the sunny climes of the Costa del Sol, discover the best luxury villa rentals Marbella of 2021.
With north of 300 days of sunshine each year, the seaside town of Marbella attracts its fair share of sun worshippers, keen to delight in the beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife and culinary delights of the Costa del Sol’s most popular seaside town.
With beach clubs to see and be seen at, golf courses to whittle away the hours on and pretty much guaranteed good weather to be enjoyed, it’s little wonder that Marbella attracts the visitors that it does.
Its position on the coastline of Andalucia is also a major draw. If you, like I, are not one for staying put while on holidays and want to get under the skin of the destination you’re visiting, then Marbella is both a perfect gateway into, or perfect base to explore from, the culturally rich region of Andalucia.
Those with itchy feet can undertake a whole range of day trips to places like Seville, Cordoba and/or the famous Pueblos Blancos (or “White Villages”) of Andalusia. A stay in the Malaga vicinity can also form the basis of part of a road trip around Andalucia too, so it really is a destination worth considering when planning a trip to southern SpMalaga is a place where renting. avilla
All luxury villas in Marbella to rent that included in this selection of properties have private swimming pools, while the apartments feature at the very least a jacuzzi. There really are some high quality luxury villas in Marbella (apartments too!) so I’ve done my best to narrow these down to a range of group sizes, across a variety of popular locations in the Marbella vicinity.
Malaga is a place where renting a villa makes sense – it allows you the freedom the come and go as needed, where you can make the most of the great weather and whole host of activities in the area. Especially when rented as part of a larger group, villa rentals can make luxury holidays in Marbella that little bit more affordable. Oh, and i should mention too – there are some fabulous luxury villa rentals in Marbella to be had.
Should you need a little help choosing the most suitable from this list of Marbella luxury homes, then below would be my suggestions, based on your requirements:
- Best luxury villa rental in Marbella for families: Lily Leaf & Villa Indica
- Best luxury villa to rent in Marbella for nightlife: Designer Villa
- Best luxury villa rental Marbella for beach: Apartmento de Lujo
- Best luxury villa for rent in Marbella for couples: The Waterfront
- Best luxury villa in Marbella for golf: Villa Chila / Villa Sombrero
Where to find the best Marbella luxury villas
I’ve drawn this list of luxury villa rentals in Marbella from the following rental websites. Each provider are well established, extremely reputable and have a solid roster of premium luxury rentals around the world on their books. If you don’t find a luxury villa in Marbella on this list, it is highly likely that you will find one from any of the below.
Plum Guide is on a mission to become the Michelin guide of vacation rentals. Each property is vetted to a 500 data point test, with only 3% of properties they assess making the cut. Quality is guaranteed and luxury is offered at a range of various price points.
Oliver’s Travels is a well established name that is synonymous with luxury, quality, premium and unique holiday rentals. Operating under the tagline of “find extraordinary”, they also conveniently allow you to spread the cost of your booking, interest free, for up to 3 months.
Formerly known as HomeAway, VRBO is a well established global vacation rental platform. They operate under the mission of helping families everywhere find the perfect holiday home to reconnect with each other. Not just for families though, they have a unique selection of over 2 million holiday homes around the world.
Best luxury villa rentals Marbella
Luxury villas Marbella – the winners
Puesta del Sol
Sleeps: 8 people | 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms
Price: from €1516 per night
As luxury villas in Marbella go, this one comes in right at the top of the list. This luxury house in Marbella come with all the bells and whistles you could think of. Equipped with not one, but two swimming pools, this beautiful villa also has an indoor hot tub and a fitness centre, should you want to get a sweat on.
From this luxurious Marbella villa with pool, you also get some panoramic views from its rooftop terrace, with panoramas reaching out towards the sea. The villa is set slightly outside of the centre of Marbella, on an elevated spot, so you will benefit from both a quieter location, while also being well placed to conveniently access all amenities of the town centre.
You will not want for anything during your stay, with five-star facilities available to guests. The owners can arrange a private chef, luxury car transfers and rentals and a nanny, to name but a couple of requests catered for.
Sleeps: 6 people | 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms
Price: from €200 per night
Art lovers will love the interiors of this gorgeously aesthetic luxury home in Marbella Spain. Set amongst the natural beauty of lush gardens, this luxury rental is ideal for a family who want to enjoy both access to the hot spots of Marbella, but also have some privacy in a quiet location.
Despite the fact that the interiors are so wonderfully charming, it’s likely that you’ll want to spend most of your time outdoors at this luxury villa rental, Marbella. The outdoor spaces at this holiday villa are made to be enjoyed, with a private pool, sun loungers and outdoor shower, together with a comfortable and stylish outdoor lounge area to while away the hours in and to dine al fresco.
Designer villa in Marbella
Sleeps: 10 people | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms
Price: €336 per night (average nightly rate)
When researching luxury Marbella villas, I did I double take when I stumbled upon this one for the simple fact that it is just so damn beautiful! This absolutely stunning Spanish-style villa is finished in bright, white paint and jauntily blue-framed windows, and comes with a private pool from which to the enjoy days of sunshine on your Costa del Sol holiday.
The interiors of this luxury property in Marbella are equally as beautiful as its fabulous external areas. The finish is sympathetic to a Spanish style, but finished in a way that is very contemporary, with pops of colours and luxurious touches featured throughout this modern villa.
This property almost qualifies as a beachfront villa – the Spanish coastline is a mere 800m away and you are also extremely close to Marbella Old Town. A fabulous options for those searching for large luxury villas in Marbella.
Benty Luxury Villa
Sleeps: 6 people | 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms
Price: €473 per night (average nightly rate)
In a prime location amongst an exclusive community in the suburbs of the town, this stunning villa is the perfect option for a group of 6 searching for luxury Marbella villas to rent. This wonderful vacation villa is especially suitable for those travelling on multi-generational trips, or for those who seek a little bit of separation between groups, as the cozy vacation villa itself sleeps 4 people, with a further 2 people catered for at a separate smaller building at the gateway.
Boasting wonderful mountain views this Marbella luxury vacation villa is perfect for a relaxing holiday, as the entire villa is surrounded by large gardens, keeping it quiet and private, yet you can still walk to Marbella Old Town, its dining restaurants and the golden sands of the beach in 20-25 minutes. Few luxury villas to rent, Marbella, come with more glowing reviews than this one either, so do yourself a favour and check out this perfect destination!
Sleeps: 6 people | 3 bathrooms | 3 bedrooms
Price: from €2,780 – 4,450 per week
A contemporary villa with sleek interiors and spectacular views, this is the perfect villa for a group searching for architectural luxury villas for rent Marbella. This exclusive property features lush gardens and a rooftop terrace that is the perfect spot from which to soak up the ocean view, hill views and view onto the surrounding golf courses too (its situated in the Aloha Golf Valley).
Located in the popular Nuevo Andalucia area, you will find yourself conveniently located to the bright lights of Marbella town and its selection of restaurants, while also being very close to Puerto Banus, its leisure activities and stylish beach clubs and the kilometers of coastline. A perfect choice for those searching from villas in Marbella with private pools, or those who part of a group that are on a luxury golfing holiday to Marbella!
Luxury apartments in Marbella
La Maestranza Penthouse
Sleeps: 6 people | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms
Price: €235 per night (average nightly rate)
This luxury apartment in Marbella is all sorts of aesthetic, Scandi vibes. A duplex apartment that offers stunning views of the mountains from its balcony, this holiday home is located in a private complex that offers guests not one, but three separate swimming pools to choose from on their Costa del Sol vacation.
Those on the hunt for luxury holiday apartments in Marbella that are closer to Puerto Banús will be particularly happy with the beautiful setting of this fabulous option, as the seaside resort and its selection of restaurants is only a 10 minute walk away. A number of world-class golf courses are also easily reachable from this Marbella holiday apartment.
Sleeps: 4 people | 2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom
Price: €275 per night (average nightly rate)
Pause for a moment and take in the bubbling waters of that rather appealing jacuzzi and those panoramic sea views from this luxury apartment, Marbella and picture yourself here – not too difficult, is it?! As luxury apartments to rent in Marbella go, this is a rather good one!
This apartment is a great alternative for a group of 4 that are searching for a frontline beach villa, as you will find that this luxury Marbella apartment is plenty big enough. With a generous living area and a lovely outdoor terrace with lounge chairs and that rather great jacuzzi, you are also close to a range of tapas bars, restaurants and shops, meaning that you will not require a car to get around.
Apartmento de Lujo
Sleeps: 6 people | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms
Price: €309 per night (average nightly rate)
Slightly bigger than the above option, this option is perfect for a part of 6 searching for luxury apartments to rent in Marbella with a jacuzzi. With a divine outdoor terrace and seating area to boot, this is another great alternative to a seafront villa rental, with ample outdoor space and stunning sea views towards Gibralter and Morocco.
This is the perfect choice if you’re looking for luxury apartments in Marbella Spain that are close to the old town, as it’s less than half a kilometre walk away.
Luxury villas Puerto Banus
Sleeps: 6 people | 3 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms
Price: from €200 per night
If you’re on the search for Puerto Banus luxury villas with ample outdoor space, then you’ll be delighted with White Nights, which with its spacious outdoor living area and a rather fantastic, whopper barbecue, is a great option for guests who want to make the most of their Marbella luxury rental.
At this Puerto Banús luxury holiday villa, you will find yourself close to all of the tapas bars and restaurants of Nueva Andalucia and the town centre of Marbella itself is reachable via a short drive. Interiors at this luxury vacation villa are charming and cosy, while also being a little bit quirky too. Highlights include a fabulous breakfast bar, which doubles up as the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail from!
Sleeps: 8 people | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms
Price: from €1,800 to €8,700 per week
Villa Indica is a wonderful choice for families or groups of friends seeking out luxury villas in Puerto Banus. This modern villa set in a subtropical garden boasts a large pool and within a couple minutes’ walk, will have you at the sandy beaches of the Spanish coastline that runs alongside the town of Puerto Banus.
With expansive and sleek interiors, much of which feature marble floors, should you wish to cool off during the day you will find plenty of space in which to do so at this stunning villa. Due to the spacious nature of this luxury vacation villa in Puerto Banus with pool, there are plenty of rooms within the villa where individuals can seek out some peace and quiet, or where children can retreat to play in, making this (almost!) beachfront villa a fantastic choice for groups.
Sleeps: 12 people | 5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms
Price: from €3,985 to €11,420 per week
Golf lovers on the hunt for luxury villas to rent in Puerto Banus will love this one! Not only does this luxury vacation villa place you on the doorstep of the excellent golf courses of the Golf Valley of the Costa del Sol, but it also sports its very own putting green, should you wish to get in some practice between rounds!
As rental properties go, then this one is the perfect choice for a group of golfers seeking out luxury self-catering villas in Marbella for golfing holidays. It’s also a great choice for a group that contains some none-golfers in its midst, as there is a private heated pool, a jacuzzi and table tennis, meaning there are plenty of activities to keep guests occupied – even if you don’t like golf at all!
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