Villa Cristi is like a breath of fresh air, with enough bedrooms for a large family, on-trend interior design and a tropical oasis-style garden that the kids won’t want to leave! It’s also within walking distance of restaurants and bars, making it pretty perfect for a style-conscious family escape.
- 7 Bedrooms
- 7 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 10 adults + 4 children
- Owner's Chef Available
- Light Housekeeping
- Games/TV Lounge
- Whirlpool and waterfall
There’s much more to Villa Cristi than initially meets the eye. While on the outside it’s every inch the grand, traditionally styled Marbella home, inside it comes with a chic interiors twist to its tail.
Equal parts stylish and sybaritic, with more than just a dash of old-fashioned indulgence in its facilities thrown in for good measure, it’s swathed in lush tropical gardens with a to-die-for pool at their heart. To cap it all off, it's got an A-list, golf-friendly Nueva Andalucia location, too.
At a glance
7 stylishly decorated bedrooms sleep a family of 10 adults + 4 children
Fabulous pebble beach lagoon-style pool with waterfall and jets
Convenient location within walking distance of restaurants, bars and supermarket
Children adore the family leisure den with cinema screen
Hit the fairway at one of several nearby golf clubs
Have the owner's chef come in and cook up a feast*
Enjoy open-plan family spaces with live-in/live-out bifold doors for summertime open-air living
Soothe the soul in your private Jacuzzi for 10 people
Welcome to Villa Cristi
There aren’t too many luxury villas near Puerto Banus that are quite as inviting and homely as Villa Cristi. Sleeping a family of 14 in 7 bedrooms, it just ticks all the major boxes for a high-class holiday home on the Costa del Sol. Full deck of facilities? Check. Perfect pool area? Check. Style in spades – inside and out? Check. And check.
The bedrooms stretch away, one after the other, in a variety of chic looks. Life here, though, really revolves around spending time outdoors: with an open plan kitchen/living room opening out onto a terrace of shady seating and dining areas and a beautiful garden, the ground floor feels more like an enormous summer house.
Days can pass by in a blissful blur of inactivity: breakfasts on the terrace; lazy, sun-soaked days stretched out in a horizontal position; long, cool evenings dining by the light of the moon while listening to the cicadas chirrup.
Then there’s that pool. It’s a gorgeous, curvy affair that slips in seductively amongst the tropical plants – and it can be mighty tricky to escape from its clutches over the course of a week or two’s holiday.
It’s a flexible sort of place, too. The basic layout and facilities make it ideal for large families. Setting-wise, though, it falls firmly in the ‘triple L’ (location, location, location) category. The shops, bars, restaurants and greens of Aloha and Nueva Andalucia are literally right on the doorstep, with Puerto Banus itself only a little further away, so it’s also perfect for groups of friends looking for an indulgent break or style-seeking golfing groups.
where stylish interiors meet ultra comfort
The first thing that’s immediately apparent when you set foot in Villa Cristi is that a coherent and compelling vision has been applied to the interiors.
To tie in the surrounding gardens, there’s a clear channelling of the botanicals trend. Verdant palm trees and leafy fern fronds pop up regularly in the toile de Jouy that runs throughout the soft furnishings. Bamboo ladders double up as towel rails, and there are plenty of rattan and wooden furniture pieces; even the four-piece mirror in the dining room has fronds of greenery creeping up it.
It’s in the seven bedrooms, though, where a steady interiors hand is perhaps most apparent. These are dotted with chic touches, from beachy wood panelled or bold coloured feature walls and asymmetrical headboards, to copper pendant lamps and vintage-style LED filament bulbs.
The colour palettes used draw heavily from Messrs Farrow & Ball, running through from gentle olive greens, pastel peaches, calming greys, creams, ivories and beiges to bolder reds and greys. Plush soft furnishings in peacock-blue velvet and rich pinks complete a tactile, textured effect.
But while it’s all very stylish, it also doesn’t take itself too seriously. There are plenty of light, playful touches such as a pair of lamps made up of a monkey holding a light bulb and another climbing up a rope.
your own private tropical paradise
It’s probably fair to say that Villa Cristi is not a place where you’re expected to spend too much time cooped up indoors.
The indoor/outdoor layout downstairs positively implores you to install yourself somewhere between the kitchen, the sizeable shaded chill-out area of low seating, dining spaces and whirring ceiling fans and the rows of sun-soaked loungers. To one side, a further seating area with wrought-iron chairs and a table sits in the ample shade cast by a huge white parasol.
Beyond that, a lush, tropical garden stretches away. Here, tall palms sway in the breeze and exotic Bird of Paradise flowers peek out from amongst the ferns, catching the eye with their vibrant splashes of colour.
At the heart of the garden, and indeed the villa, is a pebble-floored, walk-in, lagoon-style swimming pool. You can swim up to the large Jacuzzi or waterfall feature, put your front crawl through its paces, or simply wallow in the shallows to cool off. However you use it, it’s the centrepiece of a spectacular garden – and will almost certainly be amongst the highlights of any stay.
How Villa Cristi works for you
- 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms
- Capacity for maximum 10 adults and 4 children
- Pebble beach lagoon-style pool with waterfall and jets
- Modern kitchen with breakfast island, 6-ring chef’s cooker, double oven, Nespresso, Ice Maker, Dolce Gusto, Wine Cooler
- TVs with international channels
- Separate indoor dining room seating 8-10
- Outdoor dining tables for 14
- All bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- 3 bedrooms on ground floor with flat access and walk-in showers
- Bars, restaurants and supermarket just a walk away
- Games and cinema room
- Open-plan family space with bi-fold doors for summer
- Jacuzzi for 10 people
- Child-friendly beach-style swimming pool entrance
- Waterfall and cave
- Shady terrace living and BBQ
- Wrap-around tropical gardens
Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change once a week plus additional light housekeeping in 1 or 2 visits during the week. 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
The owner of Villa Cristi is a trained chef so along with our Guest Experience Team, he has the best contacts for 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 tasting, or book a tapas tour with our expert foodie tour guides
When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, 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 destination experts, who live locally and are all pre-approved, is at our disposal to help enhance your stay with us.
Villa Cristi is surrounded by some of Spain’s best golf courses, and is also within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories.
We can help you book exciting family adventures, yacht days, gourmet delights, tours and activities. 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.
The main living space on the ground floor is a spacious, open-plan kitchen/sitting room area. In summer months floor to ceiling doors allow you to spill out onto the large elevated covered terrace overlooking the garden and pool.
At cooler times of year, the sitting room is supremely comfortable with its modular sofas, TV and sound system, and even a fire to take the chill off in the evenings for a warm welcome after a day out.
There is further living space in the downstairs leisure lounge.
The kitchen is a large, handsome set-up consisting of striking black units and Spanish granite worktops. Facilities include twin basins, a six-ring gas chef’s burner, double oven and two American fridge freezers that are more than ample for the capacity of the house. For youngsters’ breakfasts or daytime snacks the kitchen offers a breakfast island with four stools.
The main dining room is separate from the living room with a sliding door and French doors out to a poolside patio. It comes with a stylish modern dining suite with seating for a maximum of 8. There’s an additional dining table on the covered terrace with seating for 8, and a 3rd dining table next to the garden in the sunshine seating another 8 (where a large overhead parasol is also available).
The pool is conveniently close to the house to supervise children, surrounded by grass lawns, with a large whirlpool in one corner overlooked and a water fountain with ‘cave’ that the kids will love (supervision recommended). There are plenty of sun-beds to accommodate all the guests in the house.
Back indoors, the leisure den offers somewhere to cool off, with a pool table, bar and large drop-down cinema screen for an afternoon movie while the grown-ups take a siesta.
Bedroom 1: On the top floor, with an enormous private terrace overlooking the pool, it contains a Super-King size bed and seat. An en-suite master bathroom is home to a large black corner bath and separate rain shower.
Bedroom 2: On the ground floor with a King-size bed, a fitted wardrobe and a door leading out to a poolside terrace and nice shady seating area under an olive tree. Comes with an en-suite shower room in a limed oak effect with a modern single basin and a rain shower.
Bedroom 3: A ground floor room with a King-size bed and a light wood effect shower room. Dual aspect, it opens out on one side with a Juliet balcony and the other with French doors leading out to the garden.
Bedroom 4: A ground floor room next to bedroom 3, it contains a 150cm bed, fitted wardrobe, wall-fitted TV and French doors leading out to the back garden. Comes with a light, bleached oak effect en-suite bathroom with a bath/shower and a single basin.
Bedroom 5: A large, lower ground floor room with a bold, masculine feel. A small patio leads to an exterior staircase up to the side of the house. Comes with an en-suite shower room with a modern shower head and single basin.
Bedroom 6: On the right-hand side of the top floor overlooking the pool, it contains a 160cm bed and wall-mounted TV. There’s a classical, Italian-style tiled bathroom with a modern vanity unit, bath and separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom 7: Up on the top floor to the right of the house, there’s a 160cm bed, wall-mounted TV and a small Juliet balcony with French doors overlooking the pool. It comes with a modern bathroom with a contemporary black and white vanity unit, bath and overhead shower.
Why we love it
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The gardens contain a tropical pool with fountains, waterfall and a Jacuzzi which is close to the house; they’re also safe, self-contained and well kept, making it easy to keep an eye on the kids.
For family sleeping arrangements, the 7 bedrooms are spread out over 3 floors. A large basement lounge is ideal for extended families with older kids looking for a large games/leisure zone. It’s family heaven, basically.
This villa also backs onto another villa in our Collection, so if you’re a group of several families travelling together you could enquire about taking both properties on adjacent streets.
Villa Cristi is situated just outside the ‘village’ of Aloha in Nueva Andalucia. Right in the heart of Marbella’s Golf Valley, it’s within a few minutes’ drive of five great golf courses including Los Naranjos, Las Brisas, Aloha, Magna Golf and La Quinta.
Enjoy the local area
You couldn’t mention Villa Cristi without at least touching on its stellar location. Because, in the upmarket residential estate of Nueva Andalucia to the west of Marbella, it covers all bases.
On the convenience side, the airport is just a 45-minute drive away, while shops and supermarkets are within walking distance – or a very short car journey.
From a leisure standpoint, the bars and varied, top-class restaurant offering of Nueva Andalucia and Aloha Pueblo are a short stroll away; front-line Puerto Banus with its beaches – and bouncing beach clubs – is less than 5km from the villa.
Some of the Costa del Sol’s finest golf clubs are also right on the doorstep: Aloha Golf, Los Naranjos and Las Brisas, Magna Golf and La Quinta are just a few minutes’ drive 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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