Here at The Luxury Villa Collection, we understand the anguish of coming to terms with a long cold winter ahead. But you needn’t worry; there is a way to effectively remedy those summer blues, and that is to simply plan another holiday.

The sun-soaked Costa del Sol is ideal for a Christmas break to escape from the depressing perma-gloom of chillier climes. While beaches are probably out – for all but the hardiest of bathers, at least – December temperatures can still nudge the early 20s. And besides, cultural traditions are very much in, with the dazzling Malaga Christmas Lights display, the spectacular Reyes Magos parade (5th January) and a heart-warming festive mood in the air right the way through the Christmas period.

Some of our best villas in and around Marbella, Estepona, Benahavis and the Costa Tropical are available for rent over the festive period. All you have to do is book your flight to Malaga and rent one of these beautiful villas – we can do the rest. Here are several that we’ve picked out for that indulgent Christmas break…

For the Ultimate in Style and Convenience

Villa Monterey, Nueva Andalucia

Luxury villas for Christmas in Marbella

Villa Monterey is a spectacular and contemporary six bedroom villa, with light-filled interiors and expansive outdoor living. Up to 12 adults can enjoy the three living rooms, two kitchens,  and a cinema-games room. Located in La Cerquilla, Nueva Andalucia, near Puerto Banus – this villa offers designer luxe overlooking Los Naranjos golf course.

Find out more about Villa Monterey and book.

Casa Anneli, Estepona


Luxury family villa Casa Anneli

No one will be arguing about who gets the best bedroom at Casa Anneli, with 7 equally beautiful en-suite rooms, a spacious and convivial modern living space, and verdant gardens facing south-west to enjoy the best evening skies – this villa is a popular choice with big families!

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Villa Jacques, Benahavis

See in the new year in the most modern and stylish way imaginable with a stay at Villa Jacques. This brand new villa, near Alqueria Golf just off the Benahavis road, was designed by its owners to encompass all the usual mod-cons you’d expect from a luxury villa rental, all wrapped up in a superb designer finish.

Get a quote for Villa Jacques

Villa Luci, East Marbella

Villa Luci Marbella ideal for winter breaks

Villa Luci is a modern and welcoming family bolthole by the beach, perfect for an alternative family Christmas in Spain. The interiors have been upgraded by new owners, creating a stylish oasis to comfortably sleep 8 adults + 2 children, in 4 en-suite double bedrooms + studio with sofa bed, ideal for Grandparents to have their own space to come and go.

Check available winter gaps for Villa Luci

For a Classic Spanish Christmas and New Year

Hacienda Madronal I, Benahavis

This remarkable villa is surrounded by spectacular scenery in the hills above Marbella. There are 9/10 bedrooms so it’s perfect for bringing the whole family over for a luxurious Christmas break (with staff on hand to assist). With a spacious living room, traditional open fires, wooden beams, a woodland setting, crisp New Year/Christmas Day walks, a heated pool and a Jacuzzi, Hacienda Madronal I provides all the Christmassy home comforts you could ask for while still retaining a definite Spanish feel.

Find out more about Hacienda Madroñal I and book.

Villa Kenia, Estepona

Villa Kenia family luxury villa interiors

Stunning Villa Kenia is a stylishly eclectic blend of Andalusia and Africa, a luxurious home-away-from-home with views of Estepona, the Mediterranean and the distant African coastline. It offers hotel-style service, sea views, kids games den, heated pool and an abundance of sun-drenched living space.

Find out more about Villa Kenia and book.

Villa Estrelizia, La Herradura

Villa Estrelizia in La Herradura on Granada’s Costa Tropical is the perfect choice for an alternative family Christmas away from the usual commercial trappings and mayhem! The sun shines most of the year in this part of Spain, and temperatures can stay in the mid-teens in December – but just in case, there’s also a sea-view hot tub to keep things warm.  The 5 bedrooms are ample for a family or group of friends.

Enquire about Villa Estrelizia

For Two Families to Share

Villa Tenang, Marbella

Offering the perfect layout for two families or friend groups, Villa Tenang is a Bali-inspired dream home right in the heart of the Golden Mile, Marbella.  With a 5-bedroom main house and 3-bedroom guest house at either side of the tropical gardens and lagoon-style pool, there’s plenty of space for up to 16 guests. The best bit? Both houses have their own entertainment space and games room, so you don’t even have to leave home to have fun!

Get a quote for Villa Tenang on the Golden Mile 

Villa Lusso

Villa Lusso 8 bedroom luxury villa in Benahavis Estepona

Villa Lusso offers a most unexpected amount of space, including a complete guest apartment for visiting friends and family.  This modern and sleek villa is located on Los Flamingos Golf with far-reaching sea views. Inside, it offers as much entertainment as the kids can take – a cinema room, games room, cocktail bar, TV den and even a gym to work off those festive treats! Villa Lusso is made for festive fun on a luxurious scale!

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For Supreme Luxury

Villa Las Artes

Villa Las Artes, Indoor Pool

For a very special family Christmas/New Year’s break, this jaw-dropping villa has it all. Just a few of its highlights include a brand-new high-tech kitchen, a home cinema system, an antique slate bed snooker table, a pre-stocked bodega (tasting sessions available), an indoor pool and sauna, an outdoor soft saltwater infinity pool lounge with an open fire, and a waterfront location. All the necessary ingredients to ring in the New Year in style, in other words.

Villa Las Artes, Living Room

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Villa Andreas

Sitting on a hidden cove in Mijas, east of Marbella, palatial Villa Andreas is ready to welcome large families to celebrate the festivities in style and opulence! The owner’s staff (and optional chef and butlers) can be on hand to make sure you don’t have to lift a finger. Instead, you get to enjoy the sound of the sea, a spa day, a round of tennis, a film night or a sumptuous dinner, all without having to leave home.

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Villa Marivi, Golden Mile, Marbella

We couldn’t end this list without mentioning Villa Marivi, one of the most outstanding private villa rentals in Marbella! Sitting between the Marbella Club and Puente Romano, guests are spoilt for choice of restaurants, shopping, and cocktails, or can choose to indulge in the comfort of one of the most outstanding properties in Spain complete with spa, indoor pool, cocktail bar, piano lounge, tennis court and 10 bedroom-suites.

Find out more about Villa Marivi

Like our pick of luxury Spanish villas for a Christmas break? Pair it with a festive table at one of our favourite restaurants in Marbella.

Lindsay Gregory

Lindsay is the Founder and Curator of The Luxury Villa Collection. With over 22 years experience living and working in Spain, she's constantly in search of the most authentic and original travel experiences, coupled with the best villas, to help you enjoy Spain in style.

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