One of Villa Garza’s biggest plus points is its abundant outdoor space: The split-level gardens are especially stunning, and we love the fishpond with its overhanging rose garden. I can imagine spending a lot of time relaxing around that gorgeous saltwater infinity pool in the summer, whereas those lovely open fireplaces in the main house would be perfect to curl up in front of during the chillier months.
- 5 Bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
- Infinity pool
- Dedicated Concierge
- Home Office
Set in 57.000 m2 of private land in the gated community of La Reserva de Alcuzcuz in Benahavis and surrounded by pine forests, vast skies and views of the Mediterranean sea, Villa Garza is an idyllic rural refuge just a short drive from the glamourous suburbs of San Pedro.
Designed with comfort and practicality in mind, the villa features bright modern interiors, a large contemporary kitchen, home office and cosy TV snug and 5 bedrooms including 2 self-contained ground floor suites.
At a glance
5 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, including 2 private, ground-floor suites with separate entrances – perfect for families or members of staff.
Relax in stunning Andalusian interiors featuring stone floors, exposed ceiling beams and Arabic roof tiling.
Take in spellbinding views of pine forests, rolling golf fairways, olive groves and sparkling Mediterranean sea
Enjoy the sunshine in the wraparound, split-level gardens with ornamental fishponds, fountains, rose gardens and orange trees.
Make use of the lovely home office with views over the ornamental pond and garden
Catch a full day of sun around the spectacular, soft-water infinity pool, built in to an elevated platform looking out over the countryside below.
Villa Garza’s interiors are a homage to stylish simplicity and comfort.
The entire property has been recently remodelled and the new design displays a keen eye for quality. Bedrooms feature premium mattresses, comfortable armchairs and modern en-suite bathrooms with fabulous walk-in showers, while the living areas are accentuated by vaulted ceilings and wall-to-wall windows displaying panoramic views of the surrounding land.
A large ground floor lounge with an open fireplace and comfortable sofas provides the perfect space to relax, while a cosy TV snug set in an open-plan gallery overlooking the entrance hall is a great place to kick back in the evenings and watch a film.
Should guests need to catch up with e-mails while away, Villa Garza also offers a roomy home office complete with desk and sofa, its large French windows overlooking ponds and fountains.
Stunning views are also on offer from all 5 bedrooms: on the ground floor, gaze out across manicured gardens down to the sea, whilst the first-floor rooms reveal the distant glitter of the Med above a carpet of tree-tops.
Villa Garza’s outside spaces are designed to maximise its privileged positioning and stunning views.
Sunny courtyards and large open, terraces feed onto a split-level garden distributed over 3 tiers. The top lawn features a striking ornamental pond with goldfish flashing in the emerald depths, overhung with blooming white roses.
To the side of the villa, there are fragrant orange trees, beds of lavender and two further ponds enhanced by the addition of an arcing fountain.
Leading off the garden, a neatly combed gravel path meanders down the hillside through beds of rosemary to Villa Garza’s most show-stopping feature: an amazing, saltwater infinity pool, perched on the edge of a sleek platform jutting out over the pine forests below against a backdrop of shimmering blue sea.
How Villa Garza works for you
- 3 double en-suite bedrooms + 2 ground floor suites
- 5 bathrooms + 1 WC on ground floor
- Home office with lovely views, desk and sofa
- Cot and high-chair available on request
- Large modern kitchen + additional staff kitchen
- Laundry room with washer dryer
- Large family kitchen-diner with 12-seater table
- Expansive gardens with fishpond and fountains
- 2 outdoor terraces
- High-speed internet in house & next to pool
- Smart TV with international channels
- Open fireplaces and wall-mounted radiators
- AC and ceiling fans
- Private parking
- Pet-friendly villa (1 well-behaved dog welcomed on request)*
- Private saltwater infinity pool
- Private chefs and all sorts of services are available on request.
The spacious family lounge at Villa Garza provides the focal point of the ground floor. A large room flooded with light thanks to three walls of French windows, it contains two roomy sofas, stylish glass coffee tables and a pair of velvet upholstered, sky-blue chairs, all arranged across a beautifully patterned Persian-style rug.
The room’s most arresting feature is its large, marble finished fireplace and broad chimney, feeding up into the spectacular vaulted ceiling comprised of interconnecting wooden beams. The windows offer-up views of the garden against a backdrop of vivid green tree-tops and a bright blue ribbon of sea.
Upstairs on the first floor, more space for relaxation is provided through the inclusion of a TV snug. Located on a gallery overlooking the entrance hall, this warm and welcoming enclave comes complete with a wall-mounted TV, sofas and armchairs, a well-stocked wall of bookshelves and a small Juliet balcony overlooking the front of the property.
Villa Garza’s bright, open-plan kitchen-diner benefits from the addition of two dining tables. These have been pushed together to create a large communal dining space and are encircled by 12 chairs so all guests can enjoy eating together.
French windows open onto a sun terrace with an additional outdoor dining table flanked by eight chairs – which enjoys views of the surrounding wooded hillsides.
The kitchen itself is a contemporary space with attractive sandalwood worktops and a breakfast bar. It comes fitted with top-of-the-range modern appliances, including a four-ring gas hob, wall mounted oven and microwave, an American style fridge/freezer with ice maker and a wine cooler.
A separate, smaller staff kitchen with a sink and dishwasher leads off the main kitchen via a corridor, at the end of which can be found the self-contained studio annexe. This compact space also benefits from its own kitchen, complete with microwave, electric hob, sink and table with two chairs.
With 360-degree views and a permanent soundtrack of gurgling birdsong, the gardens of Villa Garza are an idyllic spot for an al-fresco yoga session or morning stroll. Alternatively, relax with a cup of coffee on one of the outdoor sofas occupying the large, kitchen-adjacent sun terrace, which benefits from ample shade in the balmy summer months.
Located a short walk from the main house down a meandering path fringed with olive trees and rosemary bushes, the spectacular solar-heated infinity pool benefits form catching the sun all-day, making it the perfect place to soak up the rays from morning to evening. The Wi-Fi from the main house also covers the pool area, meaning guests don’t have to wait to upload that perfect poolside selfie, check e-mails or put in a video call to friends and family back home.
Bedroom 1: Master suite, located on the ground floor leading off the entrance hall. A spacious room with a beamed ceiling, open fireplace and stone floors. This room also features a king-sized bed (200cm x 150cm) and windows overlooking the garden. A walk-in wardrobe leads into a large en-suite bathroom with modern design, containing a walk-in rain shower, bathtub, bidet and toilet. There is direct access from the bathroom into a home office with a desk, bookshelf, sofa and coffee table.
Bedroom 2: Leading off upstairs gallery on first floor. The sea can be seen from the windows above the bed, while views of mountains and tree-tops are on offer from the small Juliet balcony on the other side of the room. Contains a desk and king-sized bed (200cm x 150cm), plus beige sofa facing a colourful, patterned rug. Modern en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and heated towel rack.
Bedroom 3: Located off upstairs gallery, alongside bedroom two. Twin beds (which can be pushed together to form a double) and high, beamed ceilings. Also contains a brightly patterned floor rug and eggshell blue armchair and offers views of treetops and mountains from the window. Adjoining modern en-suite bathroom with heated towel rack and walk-in shower.
Bedroom 4: Suite on ground-floor, leading off the kitchen with a separate entrance providing direct access to the garden. Living-room area with sofa and coffee table beneath a glass ceiling. Views of garden and sea on offer through the windows. Walk-in wardrobe and king-sized bed (200cm x 150cm) ). Modern en-suite bathroom with stone floor and walk-in rain shower.
Bedroom 5: Self-contained suite/staff annexe leading off kitchen on ground floor. Kitchen area contains oven, sink, electric hotplate, two-seater table facing window and sofa. Bedroom has king-sized bed (200cm x 150cm) and en-suite modern bathroom with large walk-in rain shower.
Villa Garza includes a complete clean and linen change once a week plus additional light housekeeping in 2 additional 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.
CATERED TO YOUR CHOOSING
If you prefer not to cook, we can help organise 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.
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.
Villa Garza 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.
Villa Garza is located on over 57.000 m2 of private land in the exclusive gated community of La Reserva de Alcuzcuz in Benahavais, a short drive from San Pedro. The villa enjoys a serene rural location surrounded by views of pine forests, olive groves and golf fairways, with the handsome mansions of La Zagaleta adorning the surrounding hillsides.
- Nearest Airport: Malaga airport 66.3km (46-minute drive)
- Nearest Beach: Playa de Casasola 8.5km (15-minute drive), Playa de Andalucia 8.9km (14-minute drive)
- Supermarkets: Supersol 7.1km (11-minute drive), Día 5.3km (9 minute drive)
- Restaurants: Several within 1-2 km
- Golf: Los Arqueros Gold Glub 4km (8-minute drive), Los Naranjos golf 7.8km (14 minute drive)
Why we love it
the rural collection
Set in acres of private land in the hills above Benahavis and surrounded by views of mountains, sea and sky, Villa Garza is an idyllic rural retreat designed for peaceful getaways.
With its manicured, split-level gardens and stunning infinity pool, the villa has plenty of outdoor space on offer to ensure you make the most of that gorgeous setting.
Located just a 20-minute drive from Marbella, guests at Villa Garza can enjoy the best of both worlds: rural tranquillity with all the excitement of the Costa del Sol just a car-ride away.
The celebration collection
Celebrate your special day in the stunning surroundings offered by Villa Garza, with far-reaching views stretching down over pine forests and olive groves all the way to the iridescent gleam of the Med.
- Capacity for 50 guests for a cocktail reception (standing)
- Capacity for 50 guests for seated formal dinner in the garden
- Exterior music permitted until 12AM
- Parking for 10-12 cars
- Event fee applies, which includes: a cleaner on hand during the event, additional cleaning after the event and assistance with booking suppliers
- Please be advised that Villa Garza is unavailable for events in July and August
Enjoy the local area
A short distance from chic Puerto Banus is the exclusive gated community of La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, where verdant landscapes are dotted with multi-million dollar villas.
These villas are around 10 minutes drive north of Puerto Banus and San Pedro in a private gated estate which rubs shoulders with the world-renowned luxury development, La Zagaleta. It’s no wonder that famous actresses and VIPS have fallen completely in love with this location.
A perfect location for exploring the cultural delights of Malaga province, La Reserva de Alcuzcuz is just 45 minutes from the stunning town of Ronda, and only an hour to cultural capital Malaga, with its boutique shopping, art galleries and museums. It’s a perfect spot to combine rural relaxation with days on the beach or trips to the cultural hot spots of Andalucia.
This is a very private and secure community that offers an exceptional standard of villa accommodation and is just a short drive from the buzz of the main resorts of the Costa del Sol.
This villa enjoys far-reaching views to the mountains across the valleys and is just 2km from the nearest shops and restaurants, and 10km to the lovely beachfront promenade of San Pedro de Alcantara next to Puerto Banus.