I love the ‘Modern Marrakesh’ vibe at Villa Karima, with its quiet patios and archways which let the spaces flow, one into another. The walled garden and incredible palm trees (30 of them!) make it feel like a private little oasis, even though you are quite close to the marina and beaches of Sotogrande.
- 16 Bedrooms
- 9 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 32
- Large Pool
- Hollywood Cinema
- Games Room
- Daily Housekeeping
Villa Karima is a large luxury villa sleeping 30+ in Sotogrande. A modern 16-bedroom home on the exclusive Sotogrande coast which is a contrast of Spanish minimalism and elaborate riad styles.
This is a private Marrakech hideaway with an exclusive Spanish address. Incorporating tilework, archways and stunning colours this huge villa is reminiscent of the lush history of Moroccan design.
At a glance
Spread out with 16 bedrooms distributed in 7 dual-bedroom ‘pods’, plus a spacious principal suite
Families love the basement games lounge a bar with separate Hollywood-style movie theatre
Relax in private walled gardens with day beds, reminiscent of contemporary Morocco
Dine indoors or out by the poolside in summer
Pet-friendly villa with safely walled garden
Located in lower Sotogrande just 2 minutes from the Marina, beach and restaurants
*Starting price based on 20 guests
Welcome to the good life. The relaxed life. The Spanish-with-a-Moroccan flavour life
Step inside, and the demand grows in volume: every neutral space, every light-filled space both soothes and invigorates. A spacious living area unfolds onto the shaded outdoor terrace. A convivial TV lounge invites cosy nights in. An oversized dining table welcomes family gatherings.
Acid-etched travertine marble floors lend a gentle but luxurious finish throughout. High ceilings arch throughout 2,700 square-metres (29,062 square-feet) of monochromatic interiors and plush furnishings, which traverse three levels, various courtyards, several patios, and multiple terraces.
While every space at Villa Karima invites enjoyment, it is the lower level that sets the pace for your holiday entertainment: Featuring a large games room and entertainment space, the lower level offers a billiards table, bar and lounge, and a lavish cinema room with a movie projector and plush Hollywood-style seating.
It begins outdoors, where the garden’s 30 palm trees wave their fronded welcome
Double fountains gurgle at the villa’s entrance. Four relaxation pods, complete with double beds, ring the large, outdoor swimming pool.
Drought-loving gardens – a must for this sun-drenched community – give rise to waving palms and desert blooms. And it is here, amidst the scents and sights of these gardens, that you’ll find a large 16 x 6 metre swimming pool and its complementary beach-style poolside cabanas, complete with mattresses and billowing curtains.
And, just beyond Villa Karima, beckons Sotogrande – a world-class estate and exclusive community, home to eight championship golf courses, 10 polo pitches and a marina, as well as lovely beaches and developed restaurant and bar offerings. All this, within 20 minutes’ walking, 10 minutes’ cycling, or 5 minutes’ driving distance from the villa.
How Villa Karima works for you
- Very spacious 2,300m2 villa on a 4,000m2 plot located in lower Sotogrande
- 16 bedrooms; Principal suite, guest suite and 7 dual-bedroom suites each with 2 bedrooms, small living room and bathroom.
- Contemporary minimalist open plan living-dining space with soft stone colour scheme and Travertine floors
- Air conditioning and heating throughout
- WiFi and TV
- Sonos sound system
- Modern kitchen fully equipped suitable for catering to large groups, additional refrigeration unit in staff area
- Swimming pool 16m x 6m in immaculate gardens
- Walled garden with majestic walled palms and 4 large chill-out pods to relax poolside
- Outdoor dining area by the pool
- Games room with pool table and bar
- Home cinema with Hollywood plush leather seating
- Underground parking for several cars
- Corporate groups and golf groups welcome with 16 separate bedrooms.
The vaulted, main living area is divided into three distinct spaces: a main living room, a TV snug, and a dining area. All three have access to the large, shaded terrace with outdoor lounge and dining area, which overlook the garden and pool.
In the main living area, the spacious double living room features a simple but chic design that leverages grey tones, travertine marble floors, and chunky sofas, elegant seating, and an expansive table. Wall-to-wall windows open onto the shady terrace, gardens, and pool.
A family-friendly TV snug (with 1.5m screen, Sonos sound system) sits at the other end of the living room.
The main living room shares space with a raised dining area, which offers seating for 12/14. Additionally, off the kitchen there is a small alcove with breakfast table (seats 6-8). A summer dining room overlooks the pool.
The sleek and extensively equipped kitchen is large enough to cater to large groups, with several ovens, an American-sized fridge/freezer, wine cooler, and large, 6-ring gas cooker. There is an additional refrigeration unit in the basement.
Take a break from the Spanish sun in the 16 x 6m swimming pool, which is surrounded by striking poolside cabanas – in summer, laid with mattresses and billowing curtains.
Make lasting memories in the basement-level games room, outfitted with a billiards table and, adjacent, a separate home-cinema room with projector and movie theatre-style seating.
Bedroom 1: Principal suite located on the ground floor, 4-poster super king-size (180cm) bed, sitting room with sofa and a TV, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, walk-in closet and en-suite shower room in black and Travertine marble.
Bedroom 2: Ground floor guest bedroom with king size (150cm) bed, en-suite marble and stone shower room
Dual-Suite 1: The first of the dual-bedroomed suites, located on the ground floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with turquoise sofas and large TV. French doors lead out to the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and sleek black twin basins and tiles.
Dual-suite 2: Located on the ground floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with coffee-cream sofas and TV. French doors lead out to the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and chocolate coloured stone twin basins.
Dual Suite 3: Located on the ground floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with rose-pink sofas and TV. French doors lead out to the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and sleek black twin basins and tiles
Dual Suite 4: Located on the far end of the top floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with black sofas, no TV. Windows overlook the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and soft jade green twin basins and walls
Dual-Suite 5: Located on the top floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with black sofas and TV. Windows overlook the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and natural stone twin basins and walls
Dual-Suite 6: Located in the middle of the top floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with coffee-coloured sofas, no TV. Windows overlook the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and cream coloured twin basins and walls
Dual-Suite 7: Located on the nearest side of the top floor. One twin bedroom and one king-size (150cm) bedroom, central living area with blue-black sofas and TV. Windows overlook the garden and pool. Shower room with teak vanity unity and cream marble twin basins and walls.
Villa Karima offers daily housekeeping (six days a week), as well as a full linen change and clean every seven days. They also attend the pool and garden.
Additional hours to include things like after-meal clear up, personal laundry and babysitting may be requested, payable direct.
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 tasting, or book a tapas tour with our expert foodie tour guides.
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.
We can also organise bespoke transport via helicopter or private yacht.
The LVC Guest Experience
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 your disposal to help enhance your stay with us.
At Villa Karima there is also a dedicated villa manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, masseurs, nannies, etc.
Villa Karima is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories. It’s a perfect location from which to enjoy Cadiz, Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol.
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. There are also many easy self-drive day trips if you’d like to get out and see more of Andalucia.
A perfect choice for a first-time stay in Sotogrande is the escorted Mr Henderson’s Railway Walking Tour or the White Villages Tour where you can get to know the secret inland beauty of Cadiz province towards Ronda, or head along the coast for magnificent Tarifa and Bolonia beach. Return cars to your villa are available.
Why we love it
We're back after a great weekend in Sotogrande. Everyone was super happy about the location, the villa, and the stay as a whole. I have to say that the cooperation with and help from the concierge was superb, and made things really easy for us. Check-in, check-out, restaurant/golf/beach club bookings were all very smooth. Thanks a lot for this… We have to give a huge thanks to the catering team too. All in all, thanks a lot for a great stay.
The Villa was great, we had a great time and will definitely rent it again if we decide to visit Sotogrande.
A special mention to Mar. She is very nice and was extremely helpful. She was available 24x7 and always answered all of our requests in less than 5 minutes. Impressive!!!
The Family Collection
Villa Karima has a unique layout with 16 bedrooms distributed in seven dual-bedroom ‘pods’, plus a spacious principal suite pod bedroom making it perfect for large extended families comprising several couples with children.
This villa also has a walled garden, huge pool, cool movie theatre with surround sound and a games room and bar for older kids to hang out together in their own space.
The Celebration Collection
Villa Karima is a modern cool space for a villa wedding or special celebration.
- Space around the pool for a Wedding Ceremony in front of the summer house; or use an outside venue and host the celebration at the villa. The villa outdoor space is all about palm trees and romantic day-beds rather than panoramic sea views.
- Honeymoon suite is separate from the other bedrooms in the house and has its own bathroom and living area with a small kitchenette.
- Villa Karima has space to host up to 120 guests for a cocktail reception or served meal (seated) in the garden, with an indoor lounge bar available for after hours
- External music allowed until 11.30pm
- Guest toilet facilities located in the main hallway and downstairs lounge
- Wedding fee includes: rights to invite outside guests, extra energy and systems usage, member of staff on hand during the day to coordinate access for suppliers and set-up, additional housekeeping during the event and afterwards, pool maintenance, and wear and tear due to high usage.
- Villa chefs available for wedding catering
- LVC can recommend a wedding planner if you require more bespoke assistance and wedding design.
- Underground parking for 16 cars and space for a coach to bring guests.
- Weddings are not available from mid-July to the end of August
The Golf Collection
Its no secret Sotogrande is a firm favourite with golfers and Villa Karima is within easy distance of top-drawer Valderrama Golf, as well as being a quick 2 minute drive to Real Club de Golf, La Reserva and also a short drive to San Roque Golf. Its a perfect addition to our Golf Villa Collection.
The villa has many bedrooms making it ideal for friends sharing together and our Concierge service can help you with any reservations you would like to make at the best courses.
Enjoy the local area
Enjoy chic and laid-back luxury in glamourous Sotogrande.
This is not a ‘town’ in the strictest sense of the word, but is actually a privately owned, and rather exclusive residential complex. The Sotogrande estate is the destination of choice for discerning guests looking for an exclusive and private setting with an exceptional standard of accommodation.
Villa Karima is located in this highly exclusive estate, still on the eastern Costa del Sol yet enjoying the climate and lifestyle of Cadiz province. Life here is low-key but high-quality, with luxury beach clubs and a yachting marina, refreshingly few commercial developments and unspoiled virgin beaches lined with sand dunes where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Here in Sotogrande as with the rest of the Costa del Sol, while it may be at its liveliest during the summer months Sotogrande’s very much a year-round destination. The weather is superb, with an average of +300 days of sunshine per year and winter temperatures that rarely drop much below the high teens or early twenties celsius. Perfect for hosting the world’s best Golf and Equestrian sports which take place each year.
Villa Karima is ideally situated in the lower part of Sotogrande, close to the marina, Trocadero beach club and with easy access to world class La Reserva Golf and Valderrama Golf. Santa Maria Polo Club is just around the corner, where the summer months let you rub shoulders with the British Royalty and the world’s horse-loving elite at the polo.
For golfers there are no less than five different courses to choose from. La Cañada and La Almenara are both excellent and suitable for high to mid-handicappers, while La Reserva, the Real Club de Golf and world-famous championship course, Valderrama, are really best left for only the most accomplished golfers.
For the non-golfers in your group there is plenty to do, the luxury Elysium spa is a short drive away from your villa, hire a yacht for a days sailing, visit local towns and villages, relax at La Reserva Resort or watch polo at the world-famous Santa Maria Polo Club which is just a few minutes’ walk away from Villa Karima.
Dining out can take place in the restaurants of the marina, or in the village centres of Pueblo Nuevo and Guadiaro. Or you might head to one of the chiringuitos along the beaches at either side of Sotogrande for a taste of fresh fish and a cool glass of Tinto del Verano.
Only half an hour away you can visit Gibraltar with British shopping, fascinating history and curious inhabitants of the rock.
For a more traditional Spanish vibe head inland a short distance to explore the delightful white village of the region of Jimena de la Frontera or the castle fortress town of Castellar de la Frontera which punctuate the awe-inspiring walking route along Mr Henderson’s Railway to Ronda.
For day trips a little further afield there is Marbella & Estepona, & beachlife at Tarifa & Costa de la Luz are less than an hour away. While Tangier in northern Morocco is a mere 45-minute ferry away – book one of our guides to show you the best of it with a door-to-door service.
Sotogrande is just 30 minutes from Gibraltar & around 1 hour from Malaga airport.