• 6 Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms 7 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12+ Sleeps 12+
  • Daily Housekeeping Daily Housekeeping
  • Breakfast Option* Breakfast Option*
  • Gym Gym
  • Indoor Celebration Venue Indoor Celebration Venue
  • Country Estate Country Estate
  • Sea Views Sea Views
  • Private Pool Private Pool

Hacienda El Palacito is well deserving of its regal title. Originally a Moorish fort, this much-loved family villa is steeped in history. Sitting on over 8 private hectares, this Malaga holiday home embodies Spanish elegance spanning generations.

Featuring 6 bedrooms, a private pool, gym and a huge, soundproofed nightclub in the grounds, Hacienda El Palacito functions both as a luxurious holiday rental and unique location for high-class events.

At a glance

6 bedrooms, including 1 family-suite, with an additional sleeping space for staff if required


Take a cooling dip in the private pool or stroll stunning ornamental gardens covering over 8 hectares


Enjoy sublime sunsets from the south-west facing terraces


Indulge your inner antiques collector in the classically-styled baroque interiors


Book this dream venue for a wedding or corporate event, with a 250m2 nightclub in grounds, commercial kitchen and endless outdoor space


Stay in the most idyllic location on priviledged hilltop estate just 20-minutes outside of Malaga


Welcome to Hacienda El Palacito

A LUXURIOUS HILLTOP ESTATE FIT FOR ROYALTY

The approach to Hacienda El Palacito assures you that is no regular villa: A sweeping drive arriving at ornate iron gates and an imposing periphery wall, behind which, the tops of century-old fir and palms float against the sky.

A mere 5-minutes from the A7 road and 20-minutes from the city of Malaga, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were entering the grounds of a royal estate.

As the gates slowly swing open, the full magnificence of Hacienda El Palacito’s grounds are revealed: emerald green lawns unfold, terraced gardens lead the eye toward the mountains, trickling fountains burble amongst marble statues, and romantic arches are entwined with flowers.

Beyond this, the glimmering expanse of Mediterranean Sea, with luxury cruise liners outside Malaga port seeming close enough to touch.

And then there’s the house itself: a handsome example of Spanish colonial architecture, with its steeped terracotta roof, glistening white paintwork and ivy-wreathed façade. The charm of Hacienda el Palacito is difficult to define, somewhere between a fairytale castle and a regal retreat, the villa stands as an emblem of Spain at its most luxurious.

A place in Time

Hacienda El Palacito’s regal air extends beyond its impressive façade, with interiors that pay homage to ‘old Spain’ and cherish the family story.

Guests are presented with eclectic array of gorgeous antiques, traditional marble floors, hand-crafted furniture and lavish fabrics.

Unfolding around a central Andalucian courtyard, the first floor of the property comprises a large, sun-filled living room, rustic farmhouse kitchen and traditional dining room with a cathedral ceiling.

Across the hall, a mahogany-panelled office and reading room exudes classic elegance, its sumptuous red velvet sofa framed by walls of bookcases.

Bedrooms are distributed over two floors, including an impressive principal suite with private balcony and luxurious adjoining bathroom with intricate gold detailing and a sunken jacuzzi tub.

Despite the stateliness of its rooms, the interiors of Hacienda El Palacito retain a homely feel, thanks in part to an abundance of natural light. The ground floor is edged by walls of windows, framing within them far-reaching views of impeccable lawns, soaring palm trees and fountains, all set against a backdrop of dense blue Mediterranean Sea and sky.

ECO-CONSCIOUS HAVEN for WILDLIFE

Comprising acres of meticulously maintained ornamental gardens, the grounds of El Palacito are home to a thriving collection of wildlife, including black squirrels, deer and wild boar.

In homage to its natural surroundings, the estate takes its eco-credentials seriously: the property features a colossal reservoir, fed by ancient springs, and nurtures a wide variety of trees such as olives, carobs, acorns and firs, with the owners pledging to plant 50–100 more trees per year in an effort to enhance the surrounding eco-system.

Those wishing to celebrate a wedding in the grounds of Hacienda El Palacito would find themselves spoiled for choice for photo ops!

Scattered throughout the estate are numerous picturesque corners: flower gardens, fountains, vine-wreathed archways and orchards of protected trees all providing a dreamy backdrop for an intimate moment.

Celebrate in Classic Spanish Style – with a twist

For all its old-world charm, Hacienda El Palacito is not afraid not embrace key aspects of modernity. The lower ground floor of the house features a spacious, air-conditioned gym, complete with free weights, top of the range NordicTrack equipment and an inbuilt sound system.

And then there’s the night-club: situated on a separate plot beyond the main house, the 250m2 entertainment space has capacity for up to 250 guests, making it an ideal venue for product-launches or luxury events.

Oozing style and sophistication, the club features mirrored walls, overhead spotlighting and boasts a top-tier system and fully integrated speakers. Located next door is a fully equipped commercial kitchen with private access, ideal for professional caterers.

How Hacienda El Palacito works for you

Facilities

  • 6 bedrooms, 5 en-suite
  • Sleeping space for additonal staff
  • Large farmhouse kitchen for guests
  • Professional commercial kitchen for events
  • Ground floor library and office
  • Fully-equipped gym with rowing machine, weight bench, exercise bike and treadmill
  • High speed Wifi
  • 5 car, 250m2 private garage in basement with pace for 4-5 cars on driveway
  • Huge, 2,500m2 lot for events with space for 85-90 cars
  • Fully licensed private night-club in grounds
  • Private, soft water swimming pool
  • Argentinian BBQ
  • Underfloor heating and AC
  • Built on protected land – dedicated to environmental conservation.
  • Expansive gardens and terraces
  • Events ready: Capacity for 500 for seated dinner, 250-person capacity in club
  • On-site villa manager and housekeeper
  • *Fees Apply

The family-sized living room at El Palacito is enclosed between walls of French windows which, when open, allow a refreshing sea breeze flow through the space.

The living room is classical in style, with marble floors and a large open fireplace, an intricately carved wood and glass coffee table spread with books and trinkets. Two oversized, comfortable cream sofas are flanked by armchairs, making it a cosy space for family get together and pre-dinner cocktails.

From the sofas, one can see either into the traditional Andalucian interior courtyard or out onto the rolling garden, edged by glimmering Mediterranean Sea.

Hacienda El Palacito’s charming, farmhouse-style kitchen is located on the ground floor of the property. Finished in terracotta and dark wood with traditional tiled floors, the kitchen features an electric hotplate, Krups Nespresso machine, fryer, Rosiers fridge/freezer with integrated icemaker, wine fridge, dishwasher, double oven and extractor fan.

Alongside the kitchen, Hacienda El Palacito’s dining room exudes timeless elegance. Enclosed between two walls of window, the dining table offers seating for 12 in regal, high-backed chairs. Meals taken in this room are also accompanied by a magnificent view of ornamental fountains and sparkling sea.

For al-fresco dining, a full Argentinian BBQ located alongside the outdoor pool is perfect for impromptu grilling sessions with spectacular sea views.

Hacienda El Palacito’s serene location encourages disconnection: leave your phone at home and stroll the ornamental gardens on the lookout for black squirrels darting amongst the trees.

Take a dip in the soft water pool with views over the sea or work up a sweat in the fully-equipped gym before relaxing with a cool drink on the patio, lulled by the splash of the fountains and the trill of birdsong in the trees.

Principal Bedroom 1: Located on first floor, off living/dining area. Large suite with plenty of light, polished oak floors and 200-cm double bed. Also features sofa and glass coffee table, table and chairs, large, walk-in wardrobe, flatscreen TV and marble fireplace. Private terrace with outdoor seating, overlooking the gardens, with clear sea view

Bathroom 1: Spacious en-suite with marble finish, featuring a circular jacuzzi tub with hydro jets and sea/garden views, cream chaise-lounge and free-standing walk-in shower

Guest Bedroom 2: Located on first floor next to principal suite. Good-sized double with wooden floors and integrated wooden wardrobes. 180cm double bed and desk with chair. Flatscreen TV in inbuilt wooden wall unit. Ceiling fan and AC unit. Private terrace, which can also be accessed from the bathroom.

Bathroom 2: En-suite with traditional tiling featuring bathtub with overhead shower.

Guest Bedroom 3: Located along windowed corridor on first floor. Double bedroom in traditional style with beamed ceilings and wooden floors. 180cm double bed integrated wooden wardrobe. Marble fireplace, writing desk and chair. Flatscreen TV and ceiling fan, AC unit, classic-style sofa upholstered in green-striped silk. Garden/sea views.

Bathroom 3: En-suite bathroom with pale marble finish featuring jacuzzi tub with overhead shower.

Guest Bedroom 4: Forms part of family suite. Located at far end of first-floor windowed corridor. 180cm double bed spiral staircase leading up to bedroom 5.

Bathroom 4: En-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and overhead shower. Grey marble finish. Shared with bedroom 5.

Guest Bedroom 5: Located on the mezzanine floor overlooking bedroom 4 in windowed turret with garden views. Accessed by spiral staircase. Wooden floors and beamed ceilings with fan. Garden views from all sides, flatscreen TV on wooden unit. Twin beds ideal for children.

Guest Bedroom 6: Located on ground floor off main entrance hall. Exposed red brick detailing and traditional tiled floors. Double bed, table and chairs and large flatscreen TV. Integrated log burner. Double doors lead into front courtyard leading up to the main entrance of house.

Bathroom 6: En-suite bathroom with double walk-in rain shower.

Additional sleeping space can be provided for clients who wish to bring their own staff, please ask for details.

Cots available.

Light Housekeeping

Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change every 7 days, plus additional light housekeeping 6 days a weel (housekeeping does not include kitchen clear-up). Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry.

Catered to your choosing

If you prefer not to cook, please ask our Concierge team for details of our private chefs. Our professional villa chefs can showcase the best local ingredients or cook favourite international dishes for you and your guests.

For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet tapas menus, wine tasting, or book a private food tour in Malaga old town with our expert guides.

Enjoy a full Argentinian-style BBQ in the summer dining room, or have the chef cook a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T, they will even bring waiting staff for large groups and clean up afterwards.

Pre-arrival Provisioning/shopping

All of our villas have a convenient stock-cupboard, with a starter supply of the the essential household items you might need for a comfortable stay.

GETTING AROUND

To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Guest Experience Team can help you with hire cars and transfers when booked in advance.

The estate has a private Porsche with driver available, fees paid locally.

There is also an excellent local taxi service on-call and you can get UBER or BOLT direct to the villa using the app.

The LVC Guest Experience

When you choose a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, you will always be met on arrival by the English-speaking Villa Manager, who is then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.

In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.

Our ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences is at our disposal to help enhance your stay with us (pre-booking is always advised to guarantee availability).

At Hacienda El Palacito you have access to our remote Concierge desk, run by our Guest Experience Team based in Spain.

They can assist you with any last-minute recommendations or advice during your stay, or if you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a dedicated Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.

Experiences

There’s so much more to Malaga than its beaches and wall-to-wall sunshine, and our Guests Experience team is here to help you discover it!

Drawing on our local knowledge and hand-picked selection of trusted suppliers, we pride ourselves on creating unforgettable travel moments for our guests. Immerse yourself in an Andalusian cuisine during hands-on cooking class in a stunning converted farmhouse, learning how to cook Spanish classics like paella. Delve into Malaga’s artistic legacy with guided tours through the city’s acclaimed galleries and museums, unravelling the life and work of Pablo Picasso, one of its eminent residents.

Indulge in gourmet dinners prepared by skilled private chefs, savouring regional flavours within the comfort of your own villa. Cruise the coastline on private yachts or explore renowned bodegas with exclusive wine tours.

From pre-arrival trip planning with our Guest Experience team to local support via our Virtual Concierge Desk, we are dedicated to ensuring your holiday goes smoothly from start to finish.

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The Celebration Collection

The show-stopping grounds of Hacienda Palacito provide an impressive backdrop for any wedding or product launch, with capacity for up to 500 guests for a seated dinner.

The estate is designed to host large events with minimum impact on the property’s interior: an expansive, paved terrace opening off the ground floor offers the perfect space for a standing cocktail with sea views, while the soundproofed nightclub in grounds was made for late night parties and can host up to 250 guests.

The property also features a commercial kitchen for caterers and sprawling parking lot with room for 85–90 vehicles.

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9 Hacienda El Palacito at Dusk

THE CHARACTER COLLECTION

Hacienda El Palacito is the ideal choice for anyone looking to experience authentic Spain. This handsome house was lovingly designed by its former owner and exhibits a range of architectural influences such as Canarian balconies and Arabic arches, combined with baroque interiors and a handsome Colonial-style facade.

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2 Hacienda El Palacito Main Living Space View to Internal Courtyard

Enjoy the local area

Only a short drive down the hill, the beaches of Malaga await, with their thriving beach bars and seafood restaurants. The closest, El Palo is one of Malaga’s most iconic beaches. A no-frills, vibrant Spanish neighbourhood with family-friendly beaches and charming local restaurants.

The heart of the city itself is only a taxi-ride away, where you can while away the afternoon sipping cold beers on sun-dappled squares, exploring art galleries or browsing the artisan shops of the old own, before returning to peace and quiet of your private estate.

Nearest airports: Malaga AGP – 22.7km (21-minute drive)
Nearest beach: El Dedo Beach (El Palo) – 3.8km (10-minute drive)
Pedregalejo Beach – 3.3km (9-minute drive)
Supermarkets: Mercadona, Pedregalejo – 3km (8-minute drive)
Aldi, Cerrado de Calderón – 3.7k (7-minute drive)
Golf: El Candado Golf – 5.6km (10-minute drive)

Malaga’s gastronomic scene is an eclectic blend of tradition and modernity. Historic bodegas such as El Pimpi continue to serve up classic tapas while beachside chiringuitos focus on local dishes such as espeto de sardinas, but international cuisine is also increasingly well represented. Fine dining is also an option, with the city home to not one but two Michelin starred restaurants – Juan Carlos Garcia’s sleek port side eatery and the understated yet stylish Kaleja, tucked away in back street beside the cathedral.

A short stroll along the sea front from El Palo leads you to the trendy, bohemian neighbourhood of Pedregalejo: a favoured Saturday afternoon hangout spot for discerning Malagueños with its range of cool cocktail bars and international cuisine.

A mere 20-minute drive along the motorway lies Malaga. Having undergone something of a metamorphosis in the previous decade, Malaga is fast-shedding its reputation as a fly-in-fly-out beach mecca and becoming one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in Andalucia.

The birthplace of Picasso, the city boasts a treasure trove of art in its museums and open-air galleries, while the charming old town is dotted with Moorish architecture and contains many a buzzing square and lively local market.

Malaga is also known for its excellent weather, characterised by long, hot summers and mild winters. With over 300 days of sunshine annually, the city enjoys warm temperatures and clear skies throughout the year. Summers bring average highs around 30°C (86°F), perfect for beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts. Winters are mild, rarely dipping below 10°C (50°F).

Such a temperate climate makes Malaga an ideal year-round destination, just as apt for a Christmas getaway as it is for a weekend beach break.

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