So very romantic, calm and comfortable – a real home away from home – I feel rather warm and nostalgic about this villa. Villa Estefania is understated, private and elegant throughout. It's the perfect base in Marbella and a short drive from all that southern Spain has to offer.
- 5+2 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 14
- Housekeeping 3x weekly
- Pool Heating*
- Dedicated Concierge
- Home Cinema
- Home Gym
- Games Room
Villa Estefania is an imposing villa in the exclusive La Zagaleta nature reserve that sleeps up to 14.
Throughout the house the design exudes easy elegance and comfort. There is a great appreciation of antiques and a harmonious symmetry in the interiors, with the ultimate common denominator being traditional luxury.
Outside the garden and house merge - complete together, sometimes intertwined with wisteria and jasmine falling over windows.
At a glance
Sleeps 14 in 4 suite style rooms including a self-contained staff apartment
Truly magical pool area looking over the nature reserve
Stylish interiors and beautifully established garden
Outdoor Jacuzzi sitting under a pretty terrace
Full gym for keeping in shape on holiday
Cosy home cinema and climatized bodega for wine lovers
Games room with pool table for kicking back and relaxing
Landscaped garden with two shady seating areas
The most exclusive gated location, La Zagaleta in Marbella
SUMPTIOUS FURNISHINGS ROOTED IN CLASSIC EUROPEAN DESIGN
Consistency is the key to Villa Estefania’s décor. And with this comes a sense of comfort, familiarity, and accessibility – certainly, a stylish but relaxed home away from home.
Expect traditional design with lots of curved, classic details, sumptuous furnishings, and an abundance of accessories.
The overall feel is rooted in European sensibilities. There’s lots of finished wooden furniture (think Queen Anne chairs, cabriole legs etc.), large open fireplaces are the focal point of the living room and study, and welcoming dark, warm tones are layered on top of a neutral palette.
The timeless style takes cues from the 18th and 19th centuries. Incorporating classic art, antiques, and furniture with history, you’ll stumble upon some pretty cool pieces throughout the house.
There’s a generous-sized, open plan kitchen and casual dining room, drawing room, living room and formal dining room on the first floor. This level leads out to a covered terrace where there’s more seating and a BBQ area.
You’ll find architectural details like crown moulding, columns, and wood-panelling used throughout Villa Estefania. It adds opulence to this large holiday villa in Marbella but without it feeling ostentatious or overly showy.
As expected from a villa of this calibre, the kitchen appliances, technology and bathroom fixtures are all of a top specification.
DREAMY & ROMANTIC WITH EVERY COMFORT
The traditional design is carried outside in this semi-rural setting in the most exclusive La Zagaleta nature reserve. Upon entering, the short driveway leads into a charming Andalucian courtyard with a fountain and an impressive entrance to the house itself.
To the rear of the house there’s covered seating spilling out from the dining rooms and a beautiful lawn with steps leading to the pool on the lower terrace. The countryside view unfolds with every step outside.
Villa Estefania has the most wonderful wrought iron balcony with flowering climbers framing the upstairs bedroom windows and Jacuzzi area. It’s just like a Philip Hale painting – an impressionist dream.
There’s another comfortable seating area here for guests to rest together in the shade outdoors. It really is heavenly.
How Villa Estefania works for you
- 4+1 en-suite bedrooms – plus extra staff quarters
- Staff quarters – 2-bedroom apartment
- Outdoor pool – 10x6m can be heated*
- Fully equipped gym with running machine, multi-function cable and pully training equipment, free weights, cross fit trainer, Smart TV
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Garden with lawn
- Wine cellar
- BBQ area with Weber BBQ
- Cinema room
- Games room with pool table
- High-end kitchen fixtures and appliances
- Private office
- Sonos sound system in kitchen/dining room, terrace and cinema room
- Internet TV – 85” TV in the drawing room
- Beautiful neo-classic architecture and interiors
- Gated community
- On-site parking for 3 vehicles
- Heating and air-con throughout
- 6000m2 plot with a 945m2 build
- Golf-friendly location a short drive from La Quinta and Los Arqueros
- Nearest beach is 13km and 15-20 minutes’ drive
- Puerto Banus is 13.5km
- Marbella is 21.6km and 20 minutes’ drive
Inside, the tasteful décor with rich coloured accents is restful, soothing and comfortable. Accessories are grand, with the likes of candle holders, vases, chandeliers, and china objets dotted around.
There are plenty of living space options to choose from, all symmetrical and homely, centred around a focal point like a fireplace or large oil paintings.
Outside. the pool will almost certainly be the main draw throughout the day. The poolside loungers are comfortable and there’s just the right amount of shade versus full sun options.
The lawn leads from the covered terrace and Jacuzzi area, gently sloping down to the pool area and the expansive mountain views.
In the basement, conveniently tucked away but a notable extension to the first floor living areas, is the cinema room, wine cellar, games room and fitness studio.
Sitting away from the other living areas, the office is a generous size with lots of natural light, a fireplace, sofa and chairs.
With a commercial hob and two pro grills, two ovens, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and coffee machine, the country-style kitchen is wonderfully practical.
There’s a breakfast bar with 6 stools on the kitchen island – ideal for sociable cooking. This kitchen is part of a dining room seating 12 people on a banquette, country-style table. The room is light and airy with lovely views out over the mountains.
There are two other places to dine or have a snack. The first is a small table seating 6 on the terrace next to the BBQ which is directly outside the kitchen/dining room. And secondly, there’s a more formal dining room off from the living room seating 6-8.
There’s plenty of room to kick back and relax, both as a group or on your own for quiet time. Down on the lower ground floor, there’s a full gym studio with running machine, multi-function cable and pulley training equipment, free weights, cross fit trainer and room for Pilates.
If that’s too energetic, then the plush cinema room with comfy sofas and pool table games room next door might be more your speed.
The location in La Zagaleta nature reserve means there’s little noise other than birdsong and busy bees. Flinging the doors open in the morning and wandering down to the pool area for a swim almost feels like getting back to nature. Embrace the private countryside setting in the 8 person Jacuzzi for loosening joints and a little bit of water therapy in a beautiful setting.
Bedroom 1: The Master suite has the 2nd floor to itself. Sitting to the rear of the house it has a private terrace with a table and chairs overlooking the garden, pool and mountains. There are vaulted ceilings, an emperor sized 200x200cm bed, two chaise longues and a dressing area which leads to the en-suite bathroom. All bathrooms have hand painted Spanish styles. The master en-suite has a round whirlpool bath with viewing window, separate WC, double sink, shower and bidet.
Bedroom 2: With its Miele coffee machine ready for morning coffees on the private terrace, this is more like a 2nd master suite. It’s on the 1st floor with a wooden emperor sized four-poster bed of 200x200cm. It’s a light room with windows to the side and rear of the house; there’s also a separate exit to the front of the house (this can’t be accessed from the outside). The dressing room leads to an en-suite bathroom with double sinks, bath, separate shower, WC and bidet.
Bedroom 3: Also on the 1st floor this bedroom is slightly smaller with a super king sized 180x200cm bed which can be made into two single (90x200cm) beds. There’s a terrace onto the side of the house. The en-suite bathroom has double sinks, a bath, separate shower, WC and bidet.
Bedroom 4: On the 3rd floor towards the side of the house, this bedroom has a super king sized 180x200cm bed with a juliet balcony. The en-suite bathroom is like the others with double sinks, bath, separate shower, WC and bidet.
Bedroom 5: There’s a two-bedroom apartment with living room, shared shower room and kitchen. Ideal for staff. It sits under the kitchen on the lower ground but windows are ground level. The living room has a 50” Samsung TV, three-seater sofa and dining table with four chairs. The kitchen is equipped with Siemens fridge/freezer, microwave, electric hob, dishwasher and oven.
Bedroom 6: This small bedroom is on the ground floor next to the kitchen and entrance to the apartment. It has a standard double 135x200cm bed and looks to the front of the house with double doors. There’s a WC and sink but no shower.
Your villa has housekeeping service 3 times a week and linen and towel change once a week. Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for directly to cover evening work such as after-dinner clearing up, or personal laundry.
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.
At Villa Estefania there is also a dedicated Concierge Manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, masseurs, nannies, etc.
Villa Estefania is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences in and around Marbella 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.
Further afield, explore Malaga and the cities of Andalucia with a personal guide and door to door service. Enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries all 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.
To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Concierge is happy to assist with transfers, car hire, chauffeurs or shuttles during your stay. Our Concierge can also book yacht charters, helicopters or jeep tours.
Why we love it
Villa Estefania has a 6000m2 plot within the gated 900 hectare estate of La Zagaleta in Marbella. This estate is a paradise of mountains, valleys and woodland teaming with flora and fauna.
The location is rural but not remote. La Zagaleta is a guarded, gated estate so privacy is kept for its residents. With this security there is little noise other than the nature that surrounds the villa.
Peace, quiet and calm just 20 minutes from the coast.
Neo classic in style but with the authenticity that is so often lacking in this period of architecture. From the antiques to opulent accessories and modern art to classic furnishings this villa’s interior design is a triumph.
There’s a nod to established Andalucian architecture, heavy doors, terracotta floors and fountains but this villa takes this on to meld British and French design sensibilities from the 18th and 19th centuries.
This is traditional luxury at its best.
Enjoy the local area
Share an idyllic location and the most expensive postcode in Spain with the world’s elite.
La Zagaleta is located a scenic 15 minute drive Puerto Banus, ideally placed for glitz and glamour or peace and relaxation, this is a top choice for private and luxurious villa stays.
Bordered by the Ronda mountains and the rolling hills of Malaga, on a lush bluff gazing out to sea, the private estate of Villa Vivaldi enjoys one of the most privileged locations in Andalusia: La Zagaleta, an ultra-private and gated estate 20 minutes north of Marbella.
As you make your way to the villa, you’ll wind through mountain roads and woodland, where deer and wild boar still make regular appearances. La Zagaleta is uniquely private and secluded, offering some of the area’s most magnificent views and landscapes, yet you are just half an hour from Puerto Banus and 45 minutes to the stunning town of Ronda. La Zagaleta is a privately owned and managed estate, where your personal privacy is assured; the destination of choice for dignitaries and VIPs.
From La Zagaleta you can enjoy the best of rural or coastal Spanish living; You can easily visit typical white villages like Benahavis and Ronda, while heading to the coast you can enjoy smaller harbours like Capo Pino or the original fishing village of La Cala for a really Spanish vibe.