• 7 Bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms 6 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 15 Sleeps 15
  • Live-in Staff Live-in Staff
  • Infinity Pool Infinity Pool
  • Chauffeur Available* Chauffeur Available*
  • Breakfast Service Option* Breakfast Service Option*
  • Panoramic Views Panoramic Views
  • Local Concierge Local Concierge

Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood VIP's in this characterful 7-bedroomed estate above Marbella. The timeless atmosphere of this 'private castle' once captivated owner Madeleine Carroll, and now plays host to the world's glitterati wanting a private escape with stunning views of the coast. 7 bedrooms sleeping 15 with staff on site providing a daily service.

At a glance

7 large bedrooms sleeping 15

Stay in a Spanish character hacienda around an orange-tree patio

Swim in the brand new infinity pool with sea views, surrounded by woodland gardens for total seclusion

Staffed property with daily housekeeping and breakfast service option*

Privacy assured; VIP service available with private chauffeur and 2 x Mercedes 8-seat vans

Rent together with Hacienda Madronal 1, to accommodate up to 32 guests for events and weddings

Single Nanny room adjacent to children’s room

Stay in a privileged location on the private El Madronal estate next to La Zagaleta, 10 minutes north of Puerto Banus

Welcome to Hacienda de Madronal 2


A timelessly elegant villa with traditional Andalucian features set in a unforgettable situation in the Benahavis hills above Marbella. Surrounded by woodland, its exceptional grounds are landscaped for privacy and seclusion. The serenity of the orange tree filled central patio and stately steps leading to the pool area are design touches that are characteristic of a luxury Spanish villa.

Sumptuous and stylish interiors offer the true essence of Andalusia

Situated in seven thousand square metres of gardens overlooking the Mediterranean, the enviable location of this private residence is only the beginning of its story.

Hollywood Actress Madeleine Carroll was instantly captivated by this whitewashed estate nestled in the hills above Marbella. She fell in love with Andalucia, as did the villa’s subsequent owner, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Glenn Tipton.

Love and care have seen this stately country home transformed into fabulous villa reminiscent of a private castle, full of airy spaces, six individually designed bedrooms and a separate casita for the caretakers.

The atmosphere inside is classically stylish, yet warm and welcoming. Old antiques are preserved as a nod to the villa’s past, such as the antique typewriter that one can imagine being used to tap out old movie scripts in days gone by.

It’s hard to draw your eyes away from the magnificent panoramic views that illuminate almost every space with tall French doors and windows.

The living area, library and classic games corner are finished with sumptuous furnishings, perfect for quiet summer afternoons or jovial winter evenings around a huge roaring fire.

A balcony looks down over the gothic style dining space, with its antique stone fireplace, a chandelier and bespoke dining table with seating for 12.

The Andalucian style kitchen is spacious and fully equipped for preparation of delicious meals that can be taken indoors or out, and staff can be called upon to assist with the service of light snacks, laying the BBQ or serving breakfast on the terrace.

A secluded estate of Andalusian patios, private gardens and stunning views

Perched high in the hills above Marbella, 7,000m2 of private woodland and manicured grounds cocoon this captivating residence

True to the style of Al-Andaluz, this villa is centred around a cool Moorish-style inner patio with dwarf orange trees and a fountain. Gentle running water takes inspiration from the Alhambra in Granada, offering a space for tranquil contemplation.

The patio gives access into the main living areas of the villa, and also leads to the upper level where all bedrooms can be reached by an internal balcony that gives the air of a small private castle.

You can relax in complete privacy on the large al fresco terrace, where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ for lunch before an afternoon snooze on the circular daybed overlooking the river valley below.

The gardens are ripe for exploring; a little path leads to a secret garden planted years ago by Madeleine Carroll. Here, an old millstone was used by the actress to enjoy her picnics in the Andalucian outdoors.

The private pool is tiled in blue mosaic with two leaping dolphins, and can be reached down a sweeping stone staircase on the lower level of the garden.

The views from the pool are simply breathtaking, embracing the mountain scenery with only birdsong breaking the peace. It is clear to see why the owners of this fabulous villa fell so in love with this place, and we hope you do too.

How Hacienda de Madronal 2 works for you


  • 7 spacious bedrooms
  • Includes a children’s twin room with connecting Nanny suite
  • Classic games room/ library
  • Secluded outdoor pool with magnificent views
  • Andalucian patio with fountain
  • Outdoor dining terrace with BBQ
  • Landscaped gardens with day-bed and Secret Garden
  • Free Wifi internet indoors and outdoors
  • All bedrooms have 40-inch Smart TVs
  • Modern Andaluz-style kitchen with 5-ring gas hob Bosch and Daewoo appliances
  • Formal indoor dining room seating 12
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Private parking on gated driveway
  • Fully staffed VIP service with private security available*
  • 2 x Mercedes V-class 8 seater luxury vehicles available with chauffeur service*
  • Gated community
  • *Fees apply, please ask for details

The spacious main living room is the first room you enter, leading through to the reading lounge and games area finished with floor-ceiling panoramic windows. It has 3 large sofas and an open fireplace, TV with DVD and UK channels.

The indoor kitchen is well equipped with Bosch and Daewoo, and also has a small breakfast nook. The outdoor adjoining dining terrace is also a fabulous spot to take breakfast al-fresco, and we can provide a member of staff or a professional chef to whip you up a feast or serve a light snack (POA).

There is a choice of outdoor dining areas, the breakfast terrace off the kitchen seating up to 6, and a further terrace by the reading lounge seating 12+ which also has a BBQ.

This villa has extensive terraces and peaceful corners of the garden for relaxing in the sunshine or shade.

The pool is on a lower level of the garden and is narrow but long, and offers poolside seating with panoramic views to the mountains. A shady pergola is an ideal spot for evening cocktails, or for a peaceful afternoon, the interior Moroccan patio is a welcoming retreat.

Bedroom 1: Master suite with King-sized bed, bespoke en-suite bathroom with a large oval bath and separate shower. Dressing area and private balcony with wrap-around views.

Bedroom 2: Guest Bedroom with Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with vanity, bath and shower area

Bedroom 3: Guest Bedroom with Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with vanity, bath and shower area

Bedroom 4: Guest Bedroom with King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with double vanity, bath and shower area, and a private terrace.

Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom perfect for children with private terrace, and adjoining bedroom 6.

Bedroom 6: Single bedroom perfect for a nanny or single person. Shares the bathroom with bedroom 5, with a vanity, bath and shower

Bedroom 7: Newly refurbished Second ground floor master suite, 60m2 with super King-size bed that can be adapted to two singles, plus a high quality sofa bed for 2 children. Located on the ground floor with views to the gardens and valley.

Some bedrooms have space for an additional bed for a child or a cot, please ask us for details. Bedrooms 4, 5, and 6 can be closed off for one complete family.

There is also an optional extra bedroom in the adjacent casita, please ask for details.


The villa rental includes daily light housekeeping (6 days a week) as part of their normal duties.

In addition, the staff live on site ready to assist with anything else you need from laundry and ironing, after-meal clean up, or helping to prepare and serve light meals and clearing away afterwards. Additional staff hours can be booked and paid for locally*.


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.  (At Hacienda Madronal 2 this is a service we particularly recommend for your convenience due to the limited space in the kitchen.)

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

Enjoy a full Argentinian-style BBQ, 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.

The staff are also on hand to serve and prepare your breakfasts for a small supplement.

Villa Provisioning

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

Complete Villa Pre-stock Service

A complete villa provisioning service is available so you can just arrive and relax. Our Guest Experience Team will assist with making your order before you travel, with a payment made on account and adjusted at the end of your stay.

Local Expertise on Hand

All stays with The Luxury Villa Collection include a personal meet and greet with an English-speaking Villa Manager for peace of mind, and they are then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.

In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will help with all your travel arrangements to ensure a smooth stay. Our Spain-based local experts have a well-honed ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences at their disposal, ready to help you create lasting memories.

Complimentary Itinerary Planning

Every booking includes around 3 hours of itinerary planning before you travel (more complex itineraries can be organised for a fee to cover extended hours).  As a guide, 3 hours is usually enough to help with your airport transfers and car hire, a chef service for a special meal, and to help you plan and book one day out.

Concierge-Style Support in Spain

Once you arrive at Hacienda Madronal 2, your local Experience Manager will be on hand with further ideas and recommendations. They may be able to visit you at the villa if required, or if you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.

This villa is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories. From adrenaline-fuelled adventures to gourmet delights, beauty spa’s to kiddie daycare, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.


Hacienda Madronal has two brand new Mercedes V-Class 8 seater luxury vehicles with drivers available for airport transfers or local services*

To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa we can also help you with hiring a car. Our Guest Experience Team would be happy to discuss options with you once booked.

Collections featuring this villa

The Character Collection

Hacienda de Madronal is one of our most ‘Andalusian’ villas, forming part of a luxury private estate that has been frequented by rock stars, visiting dignitaries, and lovers of the real Andalucia.

Characterful details abound, from the pretty Orange-tree patio, to the minstrel gallery above the dining room in the tower of the house.

The gardens are an extensive private woodland sprinkled with manicured lawns around a secret hidden pool. Pure bliss!

Hacienda Madronal 2 courtyard

The Celebration Collection

Hacienda Madronal 2 makes an idyllic country estate setting for a small, intimate celebration with close family and friends.

This setting offers a characterful venue with orange-tree courtyard and extensive gardens with hillside and sea views.

Further details:

  • A wedding ceremony or celebration can be hosted in the gardens with a mixture of sea views and green mountain views
  • For a cocktail and canapes reception there is capacity for 70 guests
  • For a formal seated dinner there is capacity for 70 guests
  • Covered terrace space available for after-hours or rainy weather
  • DJ permitted for music outdoors until 11pm then indoor lounge space available after-hours until 2.00am with capacity for 70 (no bands or groups permitted either indoors or outdoors)
  • Guest toilet facilities available inside the villa
  • Parking available for around 10 cars and space for transport to drop off additional guests if required
  • Wedding fee in addition to the cost of rental (minimum 4 nights rental required)
  • Wedding fee includes:
    – Flowers and champagne in bridal suite
    – One continental-style breakfast for up to 15 guests staying in the villa (applicable to one villa only if also booking Hacienda Madronal 1)
    – Rights to use the property for a celebration
    – Wedding day onsite assistance; monitoring of access and departures; car parking, staff available for assistance
    – Next day villa clean up
    – Extra energy and systems usage, pool maintenance and wear and tear due to high usage
Hacienda Madronal 2 pool

Enjoy the local area

An exclusive gated residence in the hills above Puerto Banus.

A short distance from chic Puerto Banus is the exclusive estate of El Madronal, where verdant landscapes are dotted with multi-million dollar villas.

These villas are around 10 minutes drive north of Puerto Banus and San Pedro in a private gated estate which rubs shoulders with the world renowned luxury development, La Zagaleta. Its no wonder that famous actresses and VIPS have fallen completely in love with this location!

A perfect location for exploring the cultural delights of Malaga province, Hacienda Madronal is just 45 minutes from the stunning town of Ronda, and only an hour to cultural capital Malaga, with its restaurants, shopping, art galleries and museums. Its a perfect spot to combine rural relaxation with days on the beach or trips to the cultural hot spots of Andalucia.

This is a very private and secure community that offers an exceptional standard of villa accommodation and is just a short drive from the buzz of the main resorts of the Costa del Sol.

This villa enjoys far-reaching views to the mountains across the valleys, and is just 5km from the nearest shops and restaurants, and 10km to the lovely beach front promenade of San Pedro de Alcantara next to Puerto Banus.

Read more about the luxury estate of El Madronal in our Spain in Style guides.

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