Villa Chantay is an absolute delight for every member of the family in equal measure; grown-ups will soak up the views from the outdoor pool and chill-out spaces, or rejuvenate in the private spa, while the children will love the additional indoor leisure zone with cinema screen and relaxed seating, perfect for a movie night or a game or two!
- 5 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 10+2
- Housekeeping Twice a Week
- Free Indoor Pool Heating*
- Cinema Room
- Home Spa and Technogym
Villa Chantay is a luxury five-bedroom villa in Benahavis. It wows you with captivating panoramas and a spectacular pool.
This impeccable rural villa sits proudly above Marbella in the scenic Monte Mayor area. It comfortably accommodates a family of 10 across the main house and separate one-bedroom guest house/suite.
It has a truly remarkable setting where panoramic views stretch over mountain and sea and, on a clear day, straight across to the sparkling coasts of north Africa. This countryside setting isn’t too cut off from the world as it’s only 20 minutes from the charming bustling village of Benahavis.
At a glance
4-bedroom main home with a 1-bedroom guest house, sleeping a total of 10
Spectacular mountain and sea views, on a clear day stretching to Africa
Two striking swimming pools: an infinity-edge outdoor pool and a heated* indoor pool which is complimentary for LVC Guests from September to Mid-May.
Leisure level with a sauna, heated whirlpool, indoor pool, Techno-gym, yoga space, and home cinema
Elevator to all floors for clients with mobility difficulties, along with ground-floor bedrooms
Numerous seating and gathering areas, including a formal living room, home cinema room, and expansive outdoor terraces, all with comfortable seating or dining
Impressive large-scale principal suite with panoramic sea and mountain views
Luxury-grade yet comfortable furnishings, original art, and travertine marble decorate the villa
Delightfully scenic location in a security-gated estate
Located in exclusive gated Monte Mayor estate, just 15 minutes from the coast, 20 minutes to the beach and Benahavis, and 25 minutes to Puerto Banus
UNFUSSY MODERN INTERIORS MEET TIMELESS LUXURY
Embracing the memories of the past and the modern lines of the contemporary Villa Chantay resides at the intersection of old and new. Here, sleek travertine flooring meets soaring ceilings, palettes of beachy blue-and-driftwood contrast with sleek black-and-white, curved arches welcome you to sleek lines, and wooden beams frame mountain and Mediterranean views.
Stylishly decorated, the expansive Villa Chantay has the main villa and a separate guest house/suite, which offers its own garden and sitting room.
Five bedrooms, each en-suite, offer privacy and tranquillity while the villa’s open living spaces invite time together. Gather around the open fire, schedule a film night in the home cinema, or pamper yourselves on the leisure level: a space dedicated to wellness, with an indoor pool (heated free of charge in winter for LVC guests) and cocktail bar, bubbling whirlpool and cleansing sauna, yoga space and Techno-gym, complete with free weights and other equipment.
AN OUTDOOR OASIS: BIRDSONG, SPARKLING POOL AND DAPPLED SUN
Your approach to the villa wends through tranquil hills, scenic sights, and delightfully rural countryside, just 20 minutes and yet a world away from the Costa del Sol below.
When you arrive, step through the entrance archway, close your eyes and let your ears explore Villa Chantay. The only sound you’ll hear is of birdsong – the partial namesake for this French-styled villa, which takes its name from the French for sing, song, or singer.
And then, open your eyes. Because this – this is why you’re here. All paths lead through gardens and out to the infinity pool. To this breath-taking, heart-stopping view of mountains and sea.
Among the well-groomed gardens of Villa Chantay, a 360º spin uncovers shaded terraces and outdoor dining, poolside sun loungers and breezy pergolas.
How Villa Chantay works for you
- 1,000m2 villa with sweeping sea-and-mountain views and 5 bedrooms (5 en-suite), including a separate 1-bedroom guest house
- Indoor pool (around 9×4.5metres) and outdoor infinity-style pool (around 12×4 metres)
- For clients of The Luxury Villa Collection we will heat the pool free of charge from mid-September to Mid-May.
- Elevator to all three floors with bedrooms on the ground floor having flat-access
- Modern kitchen suitable for pro-catering for larger groups
- Indoor formal dining table for 8+, outdoor breakfast dining for 8 and additional poolside dining with BBQ for 6-10
- Leisure level with indoor pool, heated whirlpool, Swedish sauna, yoga space
- Home cinema with multi-level seating, surround sound and video games console
- Private Techno-gym on leisure level, with free weights, rowing machine, treadmill, cross trainer and bench
- 2-car private underground garage and parking space on the drive for at least 4 cars
- *Fees Apply
The living space at Villa Chantay is located on the main floor gazing out to the Mediterranean.
It’s a welcoming, open-plan space connecting to the piano room and dining room. 8-10 guests can gather on the sofas and French-style arm chairs around the open fire and TV. French windows look to the garden, pool, and expansive views of mountain and sea.
In the guest house, a small additional living space is decorated in an airy, beachy style. It is fitted with a TV and cozy oversized chairs. This living space opens onto a small, private garden and seating area (not suitable for children).
The elegant Parisian-style formal dining room is located on the main floor of the house, open-plan adjacent to the kitchen and main living area. The large oak table seating eight is crowned by a showpiece chandelier, while French doors open onto the outdoor terraces with further dining space and wrap-around views from mountains to sea.
The black-and-white kitchen is fully equipped for professional cooking, with central island, Silestone worktops, and Miele appliances, including double ovens, dual induction hobs, Teppanyaki grill, and large refrigerator. There is also a small breakfast area seats three.
There’s additional dining for eight on the terrace that adjoins the kitchen, as well as poolside seating for 6-10.
Outdoors, Villa Chantay welcomes you to spectacular sea views, a uniquely shaped infinity-style swimming pool (around 12x6m), and wooden deck with eight sun loungers. The grounds also include two separate seating terraces, two separate dining areas, and an open grill.
Inside, the lower ground floor of the villa offers a complete leisure zone; host a gathering in the smartly styled indoor bar-lounge with Moroccan-style seating and décor that echoes a modern Marrakesh style lounge. The indoor cocktail bar (includes sink and refrigerator) is well suited to any celebration or special occasion, even in off-season weather and for events up to 50 guests.
Through the cocktail lounge there is a multi-media entertainment room with cinema screen. The home cinema is connected to Apple TV and a Pioneer system, as well as a Keff surround-sound system with iPad control.
The lower-ground floor of Villa Chantay also houses a luxurious private spa, complete with sauna, indoor heated pool (approx. 9×4.5m), and integrated hot tub with poolside seating.
Jacuzzi heating is included in the price as standard all year round, and we will heat the pool for you from September to May, free of charge. Please ask about the fees heating the indoor pool during high season if required.
There’s also space to practice Yoga and a Techno-gym, which includes a full set of free weights, rowing machine, treadmill, cross trainer, and multi-gym bench.
Bedroom 1: Top-floor, large principal suite with panoramic views from mountains to sea, viewable from the bed and private terrace. Striking black-and-white décor, black chandelier, TV and 180cm super-king bed. Doors to private terrace with seating and table. Walk-in dressing room and spacious en-suite bathroom with panoramic views, dual vanity units, a large sunken bath in travertine marble, large shower enclosure, and separate toilet.
Bedroom 2: Top-floor guest bedroom with 180cm super-king bed. Decorated in a champagne-and-black palette, with textured hessian curtains and a custom-made window seat overlooking impressive views. En-suite bathroom with travertine marble, single basin sink, and shower room.
Bedroom 3: Ground-floor guest bedroom with black-and-white palette, white-beamed vaulted ceiling, driftwood-coloured floors, and 180cm super-king bed. Dressing room, dressing table, TV, and French doors out to side garden next to the pool. En-suite bathroom in travertine, with a single vanity unit, bath tub and separate shower.
Bedroom 4: Ground-floor guest bedroom with a fresh green-and-white colour palette, wooden floors, 160cm king-sized bed, and French doors that open onto views, the pool, and terrace. En-suite bathroom in travertine, with a single vanity unit, Spa bath tub and separate shower.
Bedroom 5: Located in the guest house, separate but just a few steps from the main house. Ground-floor living area and marble bathroom, with small bath tub and separate shower. Steps lead to a mezzanine bedroom with king-sized bed and modern, beachy colours in gentle blue and driftwood. Living room fitted with two oversized armchairs, a TV, and whitewashed floors. Not suitable for children.
Notes: Most bedrooms have space for an additional bed for a child or cot. Staff can be accommodated in the guest house.
Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change once a week plus additional light housekeeping midweek. Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry, and we can also source live-in maids if required.
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 with our expert guides.
Enjoy a full Argentian-style BBQ in the summer, 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.
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.
VILLA ESSENTIALS SERVICE
A pre-arrival shopping service is available from your Villa Manager, to cover essentials for the first 2 days. Goods + time are paid locally on arrival.
The LVC GUEST EXPERIENCE
When you choose a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, you will always be met on arrival by your English-speaking Housekeeper or 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).
Once you arrive at Villa Chantay, your Resort Concierge will also be in contact to help 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 dedicated Concierge* for the duration of your stay.
This villa is a great base from which to enjoy a whole range of experiences to add to your travel memories. The landscapes around Benahavis offer great outdoor pursuits such as canyoning, climbing, cycling and hiking to Buggy Safaris. While a short drive gets you to Marbella or Malaga where you can enjoy gourmet tours, beauty spas, shopping or visiting ancient monuments and art galleries.
Golfers love the area with 12 courses to choose from closeby.
If you can pull yourself away from the villa there are plenty of interesting day trips as well as the charming towns and villages of Ronda, Casares and Setenil de Las Bodegas. For those who want to discover more of southern Spain, Andalucia offers so much to see and do. We work closely with the best local guides and adventure leaders to help make your stay extra special, get in touch and we can create a whole itinerary for you.
- Villa Chantay is suitable for guest with walking difficulties, with flat access and an elevator to all floors.
- The guest house part of the villa is not suitable for children, due to open stairs and an unprotected drop in the garden area.
- Baby equipment, such as a cot and high chair, is available on request with advance notice.
Why we love it
We are a group of 8 people (from 18 to 81 years) and had chosen the Villa Chantay due to the very nice surrounding, the view onto the sea, the nice architecture of the building, the number of bed- and bathrooms and the extraordinary equipment. Our expectations have fully been achieved.
The main goal of our holidays was to relax in a calm environment with the possibility to do sports and to use the outdoor and indoor spa furnishing. All of us confirmed the achievement of these expectations.
Also the support by the local members of the service agency was perfect. We took over the villa in a very good condition and every wish could be fulfilled rapidly.
All of us are very satisfied and can recommend to rent the Villa Chantay and to use the service of the service agency of The Luxury Villa Collection.
- Villa Chantay offers two large ground-floor suites which are perfect for grandparents or a couple with small children.
- All floors can be accessed via elevator, ideal for older members of the family
- Bedroom 5 is located in a separate guest house with its own entrance
- Children will love the cinema room with day-beds for movies or gaming
- Breakfast area in kitchen ideal for early suppers, high chair can be supplied
- Outdoor and indoor poolside seating for parents to supervise children
- Indoor spa has heated whirlpool included in the price and the indoor pool can be heated from Sept to Mid-May as no extra cost
- Peaceful and relaxing setting to completely disconnect
- Indoor spa with space for beauty treatments – ask about a range of options available through our Concierge
- Swedish Sauna, heated whirlpool, indoor pool heating available and complete Technogym for boot-camp style stays
- Plenty of space in the garden facing the sea for Yoga, Tai Chi, etc.
- For organised retreats, the guest house offers useful separate accommodation away from clients
- LVC Concierge can assist with professional chefs to create healthy menus
- Owners will permit a small event with 50 or so additional guests.
- This villa offers beautiful views and a peaceful setting for a small wedding or special anniversary
- Villa has its own access road and is not overlooked
- Great space indoors which is suitable for an after-hours celebration with a bar-lounge
- Large kitchen for catering and outdoor grill
- External music must be switched off at 11pm
- Event fee (additional to rental fee) covers additional utilities required for large groups and housekeeping support following the event
- LVC Concierge can assist with event planning and professional catering
Enjoy the local area
Villa Chantay sits in the sublime hills of Monte Mayor in Benahavis, surrounded by rolling hills dotted with equally-spectacular villas, yet just 15-20 minute drive to the beach.
Where Marbella offers glamour and refinement, her next-door neighbour Benahavis has become the destination of choice for famous visitors looking for understated luxury surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Located inland of San Pedro de Alcantara and Cancelada, this exclusive gated community offers an exceptional standard of villa accommodation and is an easy drive from the buzz of the main resorts of the Costa del Sol such as Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Marbella.
Villa Chantay is located 1 hour from Malaga airport, 15-20 minutes to supermarket and restaurants, 20 minutes drive to the nearest beach where there is a private beach club, and many more options close by, or 20-30 minutes to the pretty white village of Benahavis which offers a good selection of restaurants and cafes.
The nearest golf course is just 10 minutes away at Marbella Club Golf and our Concierge can assist with golf or a range of other experiences for a memorable stay. Marbella Club Golf has a fantastic restaurant open for lunch, one of the owner’s favourites!