Whether you’re looking for an ultra-modern designer villa in Marbella for a special occasion with friends or a more traditional, stone-clad affair in the green north for a family holiday, here’s our pick of the very finest – and most luxurious – large villas in Spain for big groups.

Villa Talaia – Marbella, Southern Spain

Modern villa with pool and mountains as a backdrop

With bold architecture and incredibly stylish interiors this villa has got plenty of thing to shout about – from the exclusive location, in the Cascada de Camojan neighbourhood in the hills above Marbella, to a list of luxe-y facilities that leaves few boxes unticked. Sleeping 16 it has heated indoor pool, spa, cinema, large outdoor pool and bar and gym. And of course never far away from the fairways of the Costa del Sol.

Find out more about Villa Talaia.

Villa ANDREAS – MIjAS COSTA, Southern Spain

Beachside Villa Andreas

This palatial pad in an absolutely stunning location has it all – tennis court, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, cinema, gym and it sleeps 22. There is a full team including butler on hand if you wish to make your stay extra relaxing, we always say include breakfast and every other supper as a minimum.

We love the private beach, poolside bar for cocktails, luxury amenities by Jo Malone and Hermes and each bedroom is a suite.

Find out more about Villa Andreas.

Villa Los Patios – MARBELLA, SOUTHERN SPAIN

Big, bold and very, very beautiful it’s no exaggeration to say that Villa Los Patios is one of the very finest large villas in the whole of Spain.

Why? Well, there’s the ultra-exclusive front row Marbella beach location, the atmospheric Al-Andalus inspired house and the grand, neo-Moorish interiors studded with every imaginable luxurious facility.

Then there’s the garden. Lush and tropical in feel with a stunning pool surrounded by lawns and waving palm trees, it runs right down to the sand and the rolling waves beyond. And it’s absolutely spectacular.

Find out more about Villa Los Patios.

Finca del Rey – Castilla La Mancha, Central Spain

finca del rey pool views

This large villa in central Spain sleeps +29 people across its 14 enormous ensuite rooms. But size is far from the only thing this sprawling gated country estate has got going for it.

The list of facilities reads like a rollcall of ultra-luxury villa must-haves. Private spa? Check. Range of sports and outdoor pursuits to choose from? Check. Full complement of staff and catering laid on? Check and check. Oh, and did we mention it also comes with its own private runway and helipad?

Beyond the 7,400 acres of grounds, there are views fit for a king, with the mile after mile of the wooded hills of central Spain stretching away in every direction. Simply stunning.

Find out more about Finca del Rey.

Villa Karima, Sotogrande, Southern Spain

Villa Karima Sotogrande pool

Spread out across seven different ‘pods’ separated by a huge pool and a virtual forest of swaying palms, Villa Karima looks for all the world like a small hamlet as much as a large villa. First impressions can be deceptive, though, as while this ultra-luxury property in Sotogrande is undoubtedly on the range-y side, it’s not remotely impersonal.

The beauty of the place is that, in contrast to its size and, frankly, pretty staggering list of facilities, it’s full of intimate corners and Moroccan interiors notes that provide the necessary design touches. It all comes together to create a truly remarkable space.

Find out more about Villa Karima.

VILLA bAHIA – SANTANDER, NORTHERN SPAIN

Luxury countryside villa with green pool

Set into stunning Cantabrian countryside just outside Santander city (which you can visit via the villas own boat), Villa Bahia sleeps 17 and is a favourite with our guests. It has a full spa including indoor pool, home cinema, heated pool and padel tennis court.

If we had to pick out one thing that made it truly special, it has to be the setting – it’s located just a few minutes’ drive from the Northern coastline, inside an area known as Ribamontan al Mar, where surfing first came to Spain.

Find out more about Villa Bahia.

Madroñal Collection Villa 2 – Benahavis, Southern Spain

Villa with indoor pool

With its five range-y ensuite rooms plus a standalone two-bedroom apartment, this villa in the exclusive gated enclave of El Madroñal can comfortably accommodate a group of up to 26.

Water – and its relaxing powers – are very much a central theme here: as well as the outdoor swimming pool, there’s the small matter of a private spa with a super-sized Jacuzzi, sauna and heated indoor pool. Shoulder season heaven, basically.

Find out more about El Madroñal Villa 2.

El MIRADOR ESTATE – LA AXARQUIA, MALAGA, Southern Spain

Dining table framed by flowers with a mountain behind

Four separate villas sleeping 30 in total all with their own pools perched on a mountain range with incredible views, this is El Mirador Estate. Getaway from it all to your own mountain ridge in these charming Andalucian villas with excellent service. The concierge is bespoke so you can plan as much or as little as you wish while on holiday in this beautiful part of the world.

Find out more about El Mirador Estate.

Like our pick of the best ultra-luxe large villas in Spain? For more luxury villa holiday inspiration, check out our edit of villas with amazing pools.


Ben Cooper

A head-over-heels hispanophile, Ben is a one-time travel editor at Rough Guides, DK Travel, ELLEuk and Red Online.

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