"Villa Andreas welcomes you with more than a soupçon of regal class and sophistication and is every bit as flamboyant as its fabulous owner, but peel back the rich fabrics and exquisite furnishings, and you are left with the most serene sea-side spot from which to enjoy the gentle sound of the waves and let your cares float away…"
- 10 Bedrooms
- 14 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 18+4
- Breakfast Service
- Chef Available
- Butler Available
- Villa Manager on site
- Daily Housekeeping
- Indoor and Outdoor Pool
- Gym and Spa
- Tennis Court
Grand. Opulent. Palatial. Regal. These are just a few of the words which could be used to describe Villa Andreas. But words could never really do it justice – you have to experience it in person to get the full, glorious picture.
A 9-bedroom, fully-staffed luxury villa, it sits on a hidden cove near La Cala de Mijas with incredible 180-degree sea views, stunning, landscaped flowering gardens, private patios and a tennis court.
At a glance
10 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 20 adults (including staff bedroom), each with terrace, separate dressing areas and Jacuzzis
Ideal for family holidays, events and weddings
Direct access to the private beach
Panoramic views out to sea
Lagoon-style pool (approx. 20m) and indoor pool (approx. 8m)
Fully staffed with daily breakfast. Staff include a house manager, butler, household staff and an award winning private chef
Orangery with fully equipped cocktail bar which is perfect for special events
Hollywood-style sound-proofed cinema
Indoor health suite with heated pool, gym machines (vibrator plates, treadmill, bike, multigym, stepper), showers, massage chair, sauna and steam room
Hair and beauty room
At night the indoor heath suite can become a disco with a custom-made floor that fits over the pool and star-like lighting in the ceiling
Exclusive location near La Cala in Mijas Costa, 25 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport
A celebrity guest list includes British Royals and A-list Pop Stars
A house whose interiors are as regal as its guests
The tone at Villa Andreas is set right from the start. The main entrance has something of the feel of a small renaissance palace about it: a staircase leads up to an enormous church door, and from there into a grand hall with cathedral-esque ceilings and oversized floral displays.
A side entrance is slightly less showy, but just as intriguing. With a door leading to a stone staircase down into a central hallway adorned with medieval tapestries and antique chairs, it’s all rather like arriving in your own private castle.
From there the house spreads out, seemingly endlessly, over two floors. It pulls off a notoriously difficult trick, too: being at once huge and grand – it’s filled with French and Spanish antiques – and homely.
The bedrooms read like a checklist of luxury details: there are French velvet sofas, gilded antiques and plush toiles in the curtains and soft furnishings; swirling Persian carpets sit on top of gleaming marble floors in white, yellow and red.
While they may be traditional in style, they’re not dusty museum pieces – they’re modern, practical and comfortable, having been designed so that their occupants can have as much of their own space as possible, as well as being able to enjoy the location to the full with private terraces opening out onto views of the sea. And they’re teched up to the hilt, too, with retractable ceiling HD TVs fully loaded with English Sky TV, air conditioning and underfloor heating throughout.
A sprawling pleasure dome – a Spanish Xanadu by the sea
If Villa Andreas is impressive inside, then outside it’s something else altogether. With a front row beachside location without any immediate neighbours, it’s got one of the most prestigious settings of any luxury villa on the Costa del Sol.
Day-to-day life here revolves, more than a little lazily, around the countless special outdoor spaces: alongside an utterly magnificent lagoon-style pool there’s a shady seating area here, a row of loungers there, a tennis court or a private outdoor Jacuzzi elsewhere.
A palm-fronded tiki-style garden room with rattan seats looks out to sea, a delightful poolside pavilion takes pride of place with twin velvet sofas and a fireplace for cosy evenings by the sea, while there are two exquisite gardens with fountains that wouldn’t look out of place in Versailles. All of which is within touching distance of the glittering waters of the Mediterranean.
And all these special spaces lead to plenty of special moments: sauntering down to the sea via a private gate for a pre-breakfast swim; starting the evening with cocktails in the perfectly pretty orangery; padding barefoot across the dewy lawns in the cool of the evening; watching the last light of the day sparkling on the sea. These are the things of which lifelong holiday memories are made.
How Villa Andreas works for you
- 9 bedrooms sleeping 18 + 2 children
- Additional staff apartment sleeping 2
- 3 living rooms
- ‘Orangery’ dining or function room
- Cocktail lounge
- Complete home spa including indoor pool, sauna, steam room, treatment room with backwash, fitness machines and massage chair
- Private tennis court
- Direct access to the beach in a private cove
- Professional kitchen and service kitchen
- Chef and two butlers (available at extra cost)
- Permanent staff includes housekeeper and villa manager
- Bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms and sitting areas
- Poolside bar and breakfast area
- Outdoor heated lagoon-style 20m pool
- Indoor heated pool 8m
- TVs in all bedrooms
- Luxury amenities by Jo Malone and Hermes
- Security gate and alarm – private security detail can be arranged
- Air conditioning, under-floor heating in all bedrooms and bathrooms, and open fires for winter stays
- Located between Fuengirola and Marbella, close to road but traffic cannot be heard once inside the villa and by the pool.
Villa Andreas has two full-time housekeepers who are usually on site from 08.00 – 17.00 daily.
Your villa manager works from Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 plus a couple of hours on Saturday and Sunday if required.
The gardener, who also takes care of the pools, is on site from 08.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday. He also speaks English and can assist when your villa manager is not there.
Your rental includes your breakfast laid out daily, use of spa, heating of indoor and outdoor pools and bedroom amenities by Hermes and Jo Malone.
In addition, there are two butlers and a chef available at €600 per day paid locally. Chef can cook a wide repertoire and is especially good with Thai food, fresh seafood, lobster etc. A specialist patisserie chef is also available.
This impressive home comes with 3 living rooms to use as the mood takes you; the main formal living room on the ground floor offers family-sized seating with a large-screen TV.
Then upstairs there is a wonderfully inviting ‘snug’ with squashy sofas and a roaring open fire, adjacent to a more elegant lounge with its own cocktail bar opening out to the Orangery; perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif.
Outside, there are several seating areas to choose from as the mood (and shade) take you, and a poolside cocktail bar/breakfast serving station complete with smoothie maker or cocktails.
Meals can be taken in various locations around the property; in winter, you’re most likely to want to eat in the sun-soaked orangery, while in summer, by the pool is probably the best bet. Both areas can seat up to 20 people.
Inside there’s also a farmhouse-style breakfast table in the kitchen for staff or children, or breakfast can be taken out on the terrace by the pool.
Inside the house there are myriad options for entertainment; enjoy a game of pool and a workout in the leisure zone; there’s a gym/games room with a decent selection of exercise equipment, a sunken Jacuzzi, a pool table and massage chair. The entire space can be converted into a disco.
There’s also a sauna and steam room, plus a hair and beauty salon, while outside, the private tennis court is yours to enjoy.
If passive-entertainment is more your thing, enjoy a movie-night in the sound-proofed cinema, or relax outdoors where there are plenty of sun beds to accommodate all guests in the house as well as several day beds.
The shady pergola by the pool is an ideal spot for chatting, or for a peaceful afternoon, while the interior orangery opens out onto a terrace overlooking the sea. The house is surrounded by beautifully manicured, formal gardens with tinkling fountains and lots of quiet corners in which to hole up for a while and disconnect from it all.
The heated lagoon-shaped pool is on a lower level of the garden but is still close to the house.
It’s a great option for shoulder season or winter stays, too: the pools are heated and there’s underfloor heating throughout, while it’s easy to imagine snuggling up in front of a large roaring fire as a rainstorm rolls in from the sea.
Bedroom 1 (Master): A huge ground floor master suite contains an Emperor-size/2x2m bed, large closet, three-piece sitting area, marble fireplace and private terrace with sea views. It comes with an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.
Bedroom 2: A ground floor suite is home to a King-size/180cm bed, quirky book shelves hiding a secret closet and doors that open out onto a poolside terrace with sea views. The bathroom contains a dual vanity unit either side of an enormous two-person Jacuzzi bath.
Bedroom 3: A top floor suite with sea views, a King-size/180cm bed and a generally feminine feel. A traditional style bathroom is lined with red and jade green marble and has a wooden vanity.
Bedroom 4: A ground floor room with a slightly more modern feel and a King-size/180cm bed; it opens directly out on to the pool. The small en-suite bathroom contains a grey vanity and a bathtub with water jets.
Bedroom 5: First of the three garden suites up on the right of the top floor, it has a King-size/180cm bed, a sitting area and a private terrace with direct garden access. It comes with a small marble bathroom with a bath tub and shower attachment and a single marble vanity. A favourite of Prince Andrew.
Bedroom 6: Second of the three garden suites, it contains a King-size/180cm bed, a sitting area and a private terrace opening out on to the gardens. A small marble bathroom is home to a bathtub with a shower attachment and a single marble vanity.
Bedroom 7: Last on the right of the three garden suites, this dual-aspect room on the corner contains a regal King-size canopy bed and dressing area. It opens out to its own private terrace with direct access to the upper-level gardens. Comes with an en-suite marble shower room with a single vanity.
Bedroom 8: Off the hallway to the orangery, a large, light-filled suite with four seats opens out onto a private veranda with sea views through French windows. It’s completed by a marble and grey bathroom, with a Jacuzzi bathtub, separate shower and a single vanity.
Bedroom 9: A large room opening directly out onto the pool terrace, it’s home to a King-size/180cm bed, an antique desk/workspace, chairs and a dressing room. The bathroom contains a tub with water jets, a separate shower and a single vanity unit.
Bedroom 10: An apartment to the rear of the house leading out to a small patio and steps up to the main garden/pool. It currently has a King-size bed plus a sofa which could be switched to a sofa bed; or it could be decked out with four single beds and made perfect for staff. It comes with a small but modern shower room.
Why we love it
Extensive facilities plus an exclusive beachfront location invariably come with a premium price tag.
Throw in full staffing – a villa manager is on call to assist with your stay, while butlers and chefs are also available (at an additional cost) – and you’re squarely in the top echelons of Spain’s luxury villa rental costs. You’re getting something akin to a miniature stately home directly on the beach, though, so it’s hard to quibble on the price.
A sublime venue for a wedding, Villa Andreas is like a private Spanish palace on the sea with beautiful terraces overlooking the Med and an intimate pergola in the garden to enjoy a ceremony or cocktails.
Around to the side of the house to the east are magnificent terraces which make for the perfect place to host a cocktail reception for guests; to the right of the grounds are further landscaped gardens, a chill-out terrace, vine-covered pergola (ideal for taking your vows by the sea) and flowering gardens.
On the practicalities side, the villa has a professional kitchen suited to catering for large events. In the rare event of bad weather, there’s space in the orangery for guests – without missing out on those sea views – or perhaps for a string quartet late at night.
You could not be closer to the sea. The villa sits hidden away on a cove just beneath the A7 road so you can’t hear traffic once inside (only the rolling waves) and it has a gate taking you from the garden directly onto the sand.
This villa has plenty of bedrooms for large groups looking to host a corporate event, or a wellness retreat.
It has a fully-loaded home spa and professional kitchen to cook up a healthy beachside feast, and we can organise all kinds of activities including Yoga, Pilates, corporate Team-Building, etc. as well as an array of beauty therapies making use of the villa’s excellent facilities.
Enjoy the local area
Villa Andreas is located directly on a private beach in a hidden cove in Mijas Costa, close to the buzz, shops and restaurants of Fuengirola, and an easy drive to Marbella and several excellent foodie hot spots along this strip of the coast.
There’s a footbridge 200m away that takes you to a couple of easy family-friendly restaurants, but for a more upmarket vibe you can head to Olivia’s at La Cala just 4 minutes away, or the pretty harbour of Cabo Pino 10 minutes away, as well as Puerto Banus around 25 minutes away.
Just a short drive in the other direction you have the Miramar shopping mall with some great designer boutiques and cinemas showing a weekly English-language movie to while away a Sunday afternoon. Ask us also about beach club recommendations along the coast.
There are several more options just minutes away in the hubs of El Rosario, Elviria and Las Chapas, and along the beach there’s a mixture of family run ‘chiringuitos’ serving up the fresh catch of the day.
Mijas Costa is a perfect spot in the mid point of the Costa del Sol, so from here you can easily visit typical white villages like Mijas and Benahavis, smaller harbours like Cabo Pino and the original fishing village of La Cala for a really Spanish vibe and some seriously upmarket new restaurants worth checking out.
For those who choose to explore the area you’ll find plenty of Spanish charm, culture and character. The resort is renowned for its sunny climate that puts the ‘Sol’ in Costa del Sol, and here we have mile upon mile of beaches, white villages, bustling shops and breathtaking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for both families and groups of friends.
Leisure-wise, you’ll find something for all tastes, from world-class cuisine to characterful tapas bars, from local produce to designer labels, and from beach to breathtaking mountain walks.
To explore a little further afield you’re an easy 30-minute drive from Malaga old town, about 15 minutes from Mijas Pueblo, and 90 minutes from the breathtaking town of Ronda, or a day out with a difference in Gibraltar.
Our expert tour guides can also collect you for a door-to-door escorted tour of the cities of Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Malaga or a tailor-made gourmet tapas tour of old town Marbella – a perfect way to get to know the hidden side to this gorgeous town.