Villa Kenia is both a real home from home and a stylish getaway. With heavenly views and a tranquil setting, its hard to imagine you are just a minute or two from the sea. For families this is definitely one of my favourite villas, with a feature-packed games den, and an entire safari park right on your doorstep!
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 10 + 2
- Heated Pool*
- Games Room
- Daily Housekeeping
- Breakfast Service
Luxurious new Golden Mile, Estepona, family villa rental with boutique hotel service and panoramic views.
Stunning Villa Kenia is a stylishly eclectic blend of Andalucia and Africa, a luxurious home-away-from home with views of Estepona, the Mediterranean and the distant African coastline.
At a glance
5 bedrooms (4 en-suite) in 600m2 (6,460 square feet)
Self-contained annexe available sleeping 2
Comfortably sleeps 12 adults + 2 children
Panoramic views from Gibraltar to Africa
Stylish, modern yet relaxed interiors
8-metre swimming pool (heating available*) with stunning views to the Mediterranean below
Luxurious amenities and décor
Fabulous ‘kids den’ games room with Pool table
Executive workspace with Wifi and computer
Boutique hotel service; daily housecleaning (6 days/week), breakfast laid out daily (food payable locally)
Prized location; New Golden Mile near Estepona, minutes from sea, Laguna Village, Selwo Safari Park
Tourist Accommodation License VFT-MA-29327
Terraced balconies, pergola, gazebo and heated pool, overlooking spectacular Estepona and Mediterranean vistas
Every outdoor space at Villa Kenia seems to incline toward the panoramic vista, which sweeps down to Estepona and travels out over the Mediterranean to touch the distant coasts of north Africa.
There is nothing more Andalusian than Villa Kenia’s warm entrance, a quintessential Spanish patio, with elegant pillars, terracotta tiles, and an old well, surrounded by pots that drip with colourful blooms. And yet, this welcoming family home also lives up to its African namesake, celebrating the glorious weather and Spanish seaside location with an array of outdoor entertainment, lounge spaces and private nooks.
The moment you step outside, it’s immediately clear that Villa Kenia was built to celebrate the views. Panoramic vistas unroll at every turn, so whether you’re lounging by the pool, seated on soft sofas with a glass of wine in hand, or enjoying one of the many terraces, stunning Estepona and the Mediterranean are a forever glimmer at your feet.
Explore 2,000m2 of meticulously groomed gardens, where a waterfall burbles and palm trees sway. Take a refreshing dip in the cool pool. Barbecue up a feast (or let our chef do it for you) while the final golden rays of the Spanish sun set over the sea, just as you settle in for a Moroccan lantern-lit meal. After a long day’s relaxation, unwind in the gazebo at the end of the garden; the perfect vantage point to drink in spectacular views that stretch across the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Africa.
How Villa Kenia works for you
- 5 bedrooms + 5 bathrooms; 4 en-suite
- Additional annexe available sleeping 2
- Additional children’s sofa bed in games room
- Fast fibre-optic internet
- Kids games lounge with 55″ TV
- Full-size pool table, children’s pool table and table foosball
- Selection of traditional board games and reading library
- 8-metre private outdoor swimming pool with heating available and sun loungers
- Gazebo and pergola for shaded outdoor dining with seating for 12-14
- Gas BBQ
- Breakfast terrace with seating for 6+
- Waterfall feature and Andalucian patio
- TVs in the living room, entertainment lounge and master bedroom
- Housekeeping 6 days a week
- Health food, yoga and detox menus available, ideal for a wellbeing retreat
- Free Wifi (speed many vary) and work desk
- Bluetooth sound system
The final price of this villa includes housekeeping 5 days a week and a linen change mid-week.
Your rental includes a daily cold breakfast service (6 days a week). The villa manager will organise your pre-arrival shopping, groceries to be paid locally.
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 Kenia there is also a dedicated villa manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping etc.
This villa is a short walk from Selwo animal adventure park so is a fantastic location for children.
It is also within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories. From adrenaline-fuelled adventures to world-class golf, gourmet delights to beauty spa’s, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.
A TASTE OF SPAIN
A complete villa pre-stocking service is available through your housekeeper, with the cost of food payable locally on arrival.
The housekeeper can lay out a continental breakfast each morning, menu suggestions available before arrival.
For more formal occasions work with several professional chefs who can prepare a range of local or international dishes for you and your guests, or for a taster of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our Tapas and Wine Tours around the historical centres of Estepona or Malaga.
Please ask us for a competitive quote for your holiday car hire from Malaga airport. We can also arrange airport transfers to and from your villa, or private shuttles for days out during your stay.
Two-part living room: one section in the summer room, where you’ll appreciate magnificent views, and the other in the family area with a flatscreen TV. The living room is outfitted in colonial style, with very comfortable seating in beige linen, perfect both for hot summers and chilly winters.
There is ample room to gather together, or to carve out a quiet spot to snuggle in with a good book and a glass of wine. The living room has exceptional panoramic views that sweep over the green hills and mountains, extending toward the northern African coastline.
There is a secondary lounge on the ground floor perfect for children. Please see Relaxing (below).
Villa Kenia offers two dining areas, one inside and the other outdoors. In warm months, you’ll gravitate to the shaded pergola, where a long table and huge wicker chairs provide seating for up to 14. A Silverline professional BBQ is yours for the barbecuing, although we’re happy to book you a chef so you can avoid the scorching hot work!
The indoor formal dining room offers seating for 8, and is decorated in a light seaside theme. The dining room has views to the pool and sits adjacent to the kitchen, which is classically styled with a cottage-vibe and fully equipped with appliances (coffee maker, hand blender, ice maker, kettle, cafetiere, toasters, etc.).
Breakfast may also be taken on the smaller terrace (seats 6), where a clear day affords views of the surrounding hills, the sea, and the African coastline.
The pool takes centre-stage in the garden, surrounded by grass lawns, with poolside seating and panoramic views from the mountains to the sea, Gibraltar and Morocco. The shady gazebo by the pool is an ideal spot for evening cocktails.
The villa’s landscaped gardens are gorgeous, blending Andalusian tiles, stone walks, an old well and fountain, then looping around past a gently flowing waterfall that leads to the pool, gardens and multiple terraces with plush seating areas. Moroccan lanterns light the way for alfresco summer evenings.
Sun loungers surround the 8×5-metre pool (which can be heated for a supplement), with a choice of two shaded outdoor dining rooms.
Indoors, the games den is the entertainment hub at Villa Kenia. It is decorated in kid-friendly colours and accoutrements, with comfortable floor cushions, an enormous sofa, and a 55″ flatscreen TV. (Plus British outlets, so you can bring your favourite electronics from home.)
The den offers twin pool tables; one for the children and one for the grown-ups, table football (foosball), and a selection of family games.
Bedroom 1: Ground floor twin room with white, grey and china-blue décor, including elegant cream chairs for private lounging. French doors lead to a private patio that overlooks the grounds. The ensuite bath offers an overhead shower and luxury amenities.
Bedroom 2: The villa’s second ground-floor suite, this bedroom also offers a grey-and-cream colour palette with comfortable seating and classic style. A private patio promises magnificent views of the grounds and sea, and is outfitted with two chairs to enjoy an evening nightcap. The quirky ensuite bathroom has a freestanding claw-foot tub with shower attachment, and a mini Sistine Chapel-style domed ceiling.
Bedroom 3: Located on the first floor, this twin bedroom has olive green headboards accented by cream décor. The ensuite bathroom offers a marble sink and tiled walls. With no balcony, this is an ideal bedroom for children.
Bedroom 4: The master bedroom, located on the top floor; a large and light-filled space, with a spacious private terrace that has sweeping views to the Mediterranean and a distant Africa. Neutral décor with coral highlights and seaside style, there is a high-backed chair, large TV, and two lazy loungers on the terrace overlooking the pool. The pink ensuite bathroom offers a spa bath and separate shower. Children must be supervised on the master balcony.
Bedroom 5: This twin room, located in the basement, is adjacent to the games lounge, making it a great choice for older children. It opens onto a private patio beside the waterfall feature, and has a peaceful and private sun-trap. This bedroom has twin basins and a separate bath.
Some bedrooms may have space for an additional bed for a child or a cot, please ask us for details.
Coming for Summer 2019: A separate self-contained casita suitable for 2 more adults. Please ask for details.
Why we love it
What you should know
Please note that families with young children must take care on the master bedroom terrace and around the waterfall in the garden.
The Family Collection
We are proud to offer Villa Kenia as part of our Family Villas collection. The home’s layout makes it ideal for two families traveling together, as each group can spread out on a floor: there are two bedrooms on the ground floor, two bedrooms on the first floor and a fifth bedroom on the lower-ground floor that is ideal for older kids or the nanny.
Please note that families with young children must take care near the master terrace, pool and waterfall.
Additionally, the home is a good fit for four or five couples traveling together, seeking respite and a chance to sample Spain’s fine wine, excellent restaurants, and world-glass golfing.
Due to its location on the New Golden Mile, Villa Kenia is also the perfect choice for families and groups interested in day trips along the Spanish coast. With easy access to the A7, the home is just a short walk to Selwo Safari (you can arrive before the crowds!), Estepona, San Pedro, and long stretches of beach, where promenades are lined with cafés, restaurants, play areas and shopping.
The Celebration Collection
The property can accommodate small, intimate destination weddings or events up to 50 guests for canapés or 12 guests for a sit-down meal. You have all the privacy of an exclusive villa, with the service of a private hotel.
The Hotel Collection
Villa Kenia has a full-time housekeeper who will visit daily (6 days a week) and can lay out breakfast for a complete hotel-style service. For any additional extras such as restaurants, chefs or bespoke activities, our Guest Experience Team can assist before and during your stay.
Enjoy the local area
Villa Kenia is located in the luxurious Selwo hills, close to Estepona and within easy access to the resort of San Pedro de Alcantara and Puerto Banus.
A far cry from the glitz of Puerto Banus, yet just as appealing, Estepona has become the destination of choice for families looking for understated luxury.
Villa Kenia sits overlooking the clear blue Mediterranean coastline, with views that stretch from Gibraltar to Africa. It is located in a family friendly yet upmarket development of private villas that enjoy some of the best views for miles around.
Located midway between San Pedro and Estepona, Villa Kenia is a short walk from the family friendly Selwo Adventure, so you can beat the crowds any day of the week! When the novelty of elephants and giraffes has passed, you will find yourselves just a short drive from the buzz of the main resorts of the Costa del Sol.
This villa enjoys far-reaching views down the rolling golf course to the Mediterranean which is around 3km away or just a few minutes drive, and you can even see the Rock of Gibraltar and coast of Africa in the distance.
For an alternative family day out there is a great horse riding stables just 10 minutes walk away (5* rating on Trip Advisor) where you can book lessons or a longer hack, and its also possible to walk to the 9-hole golf course, La Resina (around 20 minutes walk) which is also suitable for all ages.
Guests choose to stay in Estepona for its peace and tranquility with a relaxed and authentic Spanish vibe, yet you will never feel too far from the action and excellent dining options of the Marbella coastline or a fun day out in Gibraltar.