"Villa Bacchus leaves a lasting impression on anyone who visits, for this is truly a one-of-a-kind property. On the surface of it, its all about striking clean lines and wide open spaces to appeal to lovers of contemporary design, yet when you get under its skin, you'll find the edges are softened with the owner's choice of beautiful hand-printed fabrics and Persian carpets. And those gardens! Welcome to your own private oasis in Marbella"
- 8 Bedrooms
- 10 Bathrooms
- Breakfast Service
- Sleeps 15
- Daily Housekeeping
- Pool & Heated Jacuzzi
- Cocktail Lounge
If ever a villa were appropriately named, then Villa Bacchus is surely it. One of the most modern and decadent large villas in Marbella, it’s all about hedonism and excess – excess of stylish design features, of ultra-luxury facilities and of sheer, mind-blowing scale.
But just because Villa Bacchus is big, bold and beautiful, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t also deliver on the little things. From a dizzying array of facilities, to dedicated housekeepers, on top of an A-list Nueva Andalucia location, every tiny detail has been thought of here, every desire or indulgence catered to. It is, in a word, unique.
At a glance
8-bedroom main house sleeping 15
2 incredible swimming pools and a 6-person Jacuzzi
Golf courses surround the villa; Los Naranjos golf club is within walking distance
Cook up a feast in the chef’s dream of a kitchen
Home cinema room with popcorn machine and peek-through wall to the swimming pool
Feed your body and mind in the fully equipped gym, hammam and sauna
Fully staffed villa with daily breakfast service, housekeeping and help on hand throughout the day
Use the private tennis court any time you like
Entertainment area with stylish cocktail bar, bodega and underwater viewing
Welcome to Villa Bacchus
Two things immediately strike you about Villa Bacchus: that it’s beautiful – in a bold, clean-lined, modernist sort of way – and that it’s big. Very big.
To give you an indication of the sheer size of the place, the owners had originally planned to build eight separate villas on the plot before a change of heart prompted them to go all in with just one. The footprint of the villa alone is 2,400m2; there’s a rug in one of the living rooms that’s the size of a small city-centre studio apartment. It’s that big.
Size aside, though, this is far from your average holiday villa – on all counts. Blending cutting-edge architecture with striking interiors and utterly indulgent outdoor space, it’s a location – the sort of place beloved of fashion shoots, music videos, product launches or A-List celebrity weddings.
In keeping with the all-round celeb-friendly appeal of the place, privacy is key. It sits slightly above all of the neighbouring villas so people cannot see in, but it commands the best views in Nueva Andalucia.
It looks for all the world like a Bond Villain’s lair on some far-flung tropical island. There are the same razor-sharp geometric forms in blinding white, and lots of gleaming, full-height glass windows; it’s also surrounded by lush lawns and palms swaying in the breeze. There’s even a subterranean lounge area with a full-length glass wall opening out onto the swimming pool – you wouldn’t be entirely surprised to see a shark floating around in the bottle-green waters.
a sprawling pleasure palace dotted with too many design-led touches to count
Villa Bacchus runs through all the classic tricks of the large, luxury design villa playbook. Architecturally the bare bones of the place are stark and stripped back. There’s a self-supporting staircase and a cool modern fireplace here, a double-height ceiling and a floor-to-ceiling window there. All of which is overlaid on a colour palette of blinding white and cool greys.
On top of these minimalist foundations, however, the place plays with textures and space and is packed with unique style notes and chic décor touches. As a result, it doesn’t feel cold or impersonal for a moment.
So you see modern, gold-flecked marble tiles mixing with beautifully warm, hand-made Persian carpets and Indian velvets. Eye-catching design pieces dot the place, from a trio of huge birds’ nest lights above the main staircase, to high-backed design chairs, vibrant design sofas and splashes of colour in the soft furnishings.
The heart and soul of the house lies in its three fabulous living spaces. You enter through a wide-open entrance hall to the cavernous main formal living room where two seating areas made up of seriously lavish sofas sit on top of enormous swirling Persian carpets.
Downstairs, a basement leisure zone has the look and feel of a hip subterranean nightclub. Here, a cocktail bar/bodega lounge with bright pops of colour from designer furniture leads to a fully sound-proofed cinema, loaded with popcorn machine, surround sound and electric blinds for a completely black-out cinema experience.
Back up above ground, on the first floor you find the second living room; this is more of a relaxed family living room with its large TV, a beautiful nubuck leather sofa and an Egg-style armchair. It opens out on to a wrap-around terrace with views our over the pool and gardens to the sparkling sea beyond.
a vast modern xanadu with acres of pleasure-filled gardens
Inside and out, Villa Bacchus is one of those luxury villas that has you looking around, slightly wide-eyed, and scratching your head for superlatives.
The surrounding outdoor space stretches across a staggering 8000m2 of immaculate landscaping, carefully curated flowering gardens full of tropical plants, cottage-style borders and statement trees and shrubs, a Japanese-style pebbled pond with floating steps and a BBQ area. There’s also a tennis court with a large viewing deck and seating alongside, in case you need someone to critique your service game.
The pool areas – plural, for there are two – feel more in keeping with a decadent Balearic beach club than those of a villa in Marbella. One is surrounded by architectural, long grey concrete slabs and Grecian columns at one end. There’s an adjoining shady, chill-out area with high bar stools and tables, and white leather sofas. In short, they’re not just places to cool off in the water or brown yourself in the sun; they’re places to get the music on, the cocktails poured and the party started.
There’s no shortage of flora and fauna, either, with Koi carp and turtles splashing about in the water features. Perhaps a little surprisingly, fruit and vegetables are grown onsite, and there are even chickens.
But then again is it really all that surprising? From top to bottom, Villa Bacchus defies expectation at every turn. It’s a remarkable place.
How Villa Bacchus works for you
- 8 en-suite bedrooms sleeping 16
- 2400m2 build
- 2 swimming pools, one 220m2
- Professional grade tennis court
- Fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room
- Entertainment room – bar, bodega, cinema room
- Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and BBQ
- Soundproofed home office
- Additional beds for children available upon request
- Wheelchair access to all floors, elevator and ramps, walk-in showers
- Sonos system and poolside sound system, all integrated and part of the home automation system
- Fast 1GB fibre optic internet/WiFi, IPTV with international channels
- TVs in master/1 guest bedroom/kitchen/gym/lounge/play room/exterior big pool bar
- Underground garage with space for several cars. Further space on rear service driveway.
- Seasonal organic fruit and vegetables from the eco-garden
FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPERS
Villa Bacchus has two housekeepers each working eight hours a day who will provide a daily clean five days a week, as well as a full linen change twice a week.
There’s also a team of staff who attend the pool and garden daily. Housekeeping shifts can start at different times to cover early evening work or early morning attendance, and additional hours can be contracted and paid for separately.
Your breakfast can be laid out each morning, with assistance from your housekeeper to serve and clear away a cold buffet. Please ask for menu options and the shopping bill can be settled locally.
CATERED TO YOUR CHOOSING
If you prefer not to cook, we work with Michelin-grade professional villa chefs who can prepare a range of local or international dishes for you and your guests. For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet Spanish menus, paella demos, wine tastings, or book a tapas tour with our expert foodie tour guides.
When you book a Platinum Villa with The Luxury Villa Collection you will have a dedicated Concierge Manager on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.
We’ve included a small gift of some gourmet delicacies from Spain to welcome you to the villa.
A complete villa pre-stocking service is available through your Concierge, with goods paid for locally on arrival. We can also stock the bar or bodega for you.
Nueva Andalucia is a very upmarket area close to Puerto Banus to the west of Marbella. The standard of living here is excellent with regular security and highly maintained urbanisations. The nearest shops and swish cafes are a few minutes’ drive (just 3km) away, while Puerto Banus with its beaches and nightlife. Golf courses surround the villa, with the highly regarded Los Naranjos golf club within walking distance.
Villa Bacchus is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories. From exciting family adventures to world-class golf, gourmet delights to beauty spas, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.
For Spanish culture, explore the cities of Andalucia with a personal guide direct from your villa. Enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries all with a door to door service in air-conditioned vehicles.
A perfect choice for a first-time stay in Marbella is the escorted wine and tapas tour of Marbella Old Town, where you can get to know the secret corners of this Spanish centre.
In summer you can enjoy outdoor living with two huge main terraces to chill out on, while in cooler months there’s a spacious indoor living room with over-sized sofas, TV and sound system to retreat to – ask the staff to light the fire in winter for a warm welcome after a day out.
There’s a complete home gym at one end of the main floor of the house, containing all standard gym kit – multi-gym, free weights, an outdoor workout zone, treadmill, rowing machine, boxing, yoga mats, TV, steam room, Swedish sauna and its own shower room.
If one of your party has to work during a stay, they can do so in style in the home office, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, Chesterfield sofa and chaise longue. It has its own entrance, is sound-proofed and can be closed off from the rest of the house by a concealed wall.
The formal living room is located on the main ground floor, and this leads down a couple of steps to a peaceful reading lounge.
Kids have also been thought of: there’s a family games area with floor-to-ceiling windows also leading off the main living room, as well as the TV snug at the back of the kitchen.
The main dining room is separated from the living room by an impressive modern fireplace and seats 12 people around a vast 1500kg living edge dining table made from a single trunk of tropical wood.
The second, informal dining space is a family space in the kitchen, seating 6 plus a high chair, with a further table out on the terrace seating 8-10.
Next to the main pool there’s an outdoor kitchen which is fully equipped with BBQ, hob, pizza oven and a wine cooler and an adjacent covered dining area seating 8 (with room, potentially, for more with a bit of imaginative re-arranging of the seating).
There are two pools to choose from: the front swimming pool is an infinity-style affair in beautiful light bottle green; the rear pool is huge (220m2) with gardens all around and a gorgeously louche lounging area.
The main pool is on a lower level of the garden but is still just a short saunter from the house. While it’s enormous, everything is on hand from decking areas and lawns to a shady poolside pergola with an outdoor kitchen handy for drinks and cocktails. There’s also a range of reclining options to choose from with hammocks, a variety of stylish loungers and daybeds dotted around everywhere.
If you’re of a health-conscious mind-set, aside from the pools there’s plenty to help you keep yourself in shape on holiday here: in addition to a professional grade tennis court, there’s a fully equipped gym and sauna and steam room with space for several people.
Bedroom 1: The master suite holds prime position on the top corner of the house with panoramic wrap-around views from the mountains to the sea. A King-size bed sits in the centre of the room to take in the views, with a comfortable TV lounge area and a bespoke walk-in closet. In the integrated bathroom, a fabulous stand-alone bath tub with panoramic views stands alongside a separate shower cubicle, sleek black marble vanity and toilet enclosure.
Bedroom 2: Located on the ground floor off the main entrance hall with a window overlooking the side garden, it contains a spring green headboard, a 160cm bed and chair. The bathroom is home to a shower room with a rain shower and wide vanity with single basin.
Bedroom 3: A mirror of Bedroom 2 but in a bright pink/magenta colourway. Comes with a shower room with a rain shower and a wide vanity and a single basin.
Bedroom 4: Located on the ground floor to the left of the main hall, on the way to the health suite, has a bedhead upholstered with fine Indian velvet, a 160cm bed, high-quality Kler leather chairs and a TV. Its integrated hotel-style bathroom has a central glass shower cubical, overhead rain shower, flat vanity and large mirrors and a separate toilet.
Bedroom 5: A very special top floor, ‘princess’ bedroom with a fairy-tale canopy bed, hand-made Indian velvet with flowers, French-style side tables and a pony design shelf feature. The en-suite bathroom has a designer bath tub and a separate, free-standing shower.
Bedroom 6: One of three bedrooms on the top floor, it currently works as a nursery with double bed and cot. But it could also be set up to have a double bed and one more bed underneath, making it suited to three children sharing or the nanny with small children. Its white shower room contains a single vanity unit.
Bedroom 7: The last bedroom on the top floor is currently a children’s room with a four-poster bed, but it could easily be made into a guest suite by changing the bed linens and cushions, and adding a sofa or chairs. Excellent as a principal guest room as it enjoys a vast private terrace. Comes with an all-white en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 8: Located off the leisure zone on the lower-ground floor, it contains a large (160cm) king bed. Comes with a bathroom made up of a shower room and single basin.
(Note: 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 to create a private wing for one complete family.)
Why we love it
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A premium property like Villa Bacchus will inevitably come with a premium price tag. But this is a very special contemporary luxury villa with the highest specifications, security and daily service. It literally has everything you could possibly require: 8 bedrooms, a private office, 2 swimming pools, a complete outdoor bar and summer kitchen, fully equipped gym, sauna and tennis court.
It’s teched up to the nth degree, too. There’s a home-automation system controlling lighting and temperature, an elevator to all floors, bespoke lighting and blackout blinds to all windows. Air-conditioning and under-floor heating/cooling run throughout, while the ultra-high specification build includes self-vacuuming rooms.
Rather than simply being a luxury villa, Villa Bacchus is a completely private ‘hotel’. It comes with a staff of 2 full-time housekeepers who can do a breakfast service, while on the facilities front there’s a hotel-style health gym and tennis court.
Aesthetically, Villa Bacchus is nothing short of remarkable. It oozes style from top to bottom, using textures and patterns of light and water features in place of big, showy works of art. Alongside this stripped back, modern aesthetic sit beautiful hand-made Persian carpets and personal touches.
Its combination of layout and unique architecture also offer complete privacy and make the most of the views.
The Celebration Collection
Villa Bacchus is absolutely tailor-made for product launches, photo shoots and day-time corporate events or intimate weddings (provided music is off by 11pm).
On top of the jaw-dropping scale of the place, its stellar design and the acres of outdoor space, the main swimming pool and gardens are very private and serviced by an outdoor summer kitchen and bar with an integrated high-spec sound-system that does not disturb the neighbours. Guests can also arrive by the side entrance to avoid going through the house.
- Capacity: up to 75 guests for a cocktail (standing) reception in the grounds, up to 50 guests for a served sit-down meal around the pool or in the garden
- Outdoor noise/music restrictions from midnight
- Event/Wedding fees depending on numbers, includes:
– Rights to use the villa as a celebration venue
– Additional energy and systems usage for large groups
– Assistance from Villa Manager with coordinating suppliers
– Additional swimming pool maintenance
– Allowance for general wear and tear through high foot-fall
- We have other villas nearby in Nueva Andalucia to accommodate guests
- Hotels nearby
Enjoy the local area
Villa Bacchus sits next to Los Naranjos Golf, where multi-million dollar mansions sit side by side just minutes from the world-famous Puerto Banus.
A gentle 2km drive will take you to a small choice of cafes and restaurants in central Nueva Andalucia, while a wider choice of international restaurants, shops, beach clubs and the glamorous port of Puerto Banus are just 4km away.
For eating out, you have the full array of international and top-class cuisine that Puerto banus is famous for, not to mention the front-line dining looking out over those beautiful yachts. El Corte Ingles department store is within easy reach, and in the port you can shop designer labels to your heart’s desire.
For a different day out, you can easily visit typical white villages like Mijas and Benahavis, smaller harbours like Capo Pino and the original fishing village of La Cala for a really Spanish vibe. Families also love the new Boulevard at San Pedro; a kilometre-long park with play areas, cafes, skating zones and summer events well worth a visit.
Situated in on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella is a resort known widely for it’s glitz and glamour, but for those to choose to explore the area you will 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 breath taking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and groups of friends alike.
In Marbella you will 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.
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