• 4 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8 Sleeps 8
  • Pool Heating Available* Pool Heating Available*
  • Sea Views Sea Views
  • Child Friendly Child Friendly

Villa Marilu is a traditional 4-bedroom villa oozing Spanish charm set in beautiful gardens. Located in the prestigious area of Sierra Blanca, affectionately known as the 'Beverly Hills' of Marbella, you can gaze down at the sea without ever being too far from the action!

The Colonial-style façade opens to reveal a four level modern villa with spacious rooms, welcoming decor, and a delightful summer room leading out to flowering gardens around a 10m private pool. Mesmerising views to the coast will transport you into a Marbella state of mind...

At a glance

Stay in a family-friendly cul-de-sac location in the hills above Marbella, just 10 minutes’ drive to Marbella town and beaches.

Villa Marilu is set over four levels with short staircases to each level with bedrooms on the upper, entrance and lower levels.

Enjoy a home-away-from-home, a perfect relaxing family retreat with plenty of space

Guests love the day-to-night garden with child-friendly lawns and a 10m pool perfect for laps or lilos!

Drink in some of the best views down to Marbella and the coast from Villa Marilu’s garden.

The glass conservatory is a fabulous spot for a sunny morning coffee. During autumn-winter stays, turn up the wood burner and enjoy this perfectly cosy corner.

Welcome to Villa Marilu


Situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac with one of the most exquisite views to the coast we have ever seen. Villa Marilu has a laid-back vibe that feels just like coming home. Except of course, you’re staying in one of the best neighbourhoods of Marbella with a private heated* pool in the back garden!

Traditional on the outside, contemporary on the inside, Villa Marilu has been designed by its owners as a relaxing retreat for the whole family: children, parents and grandparents alike will appreciate the spacious accommodation and flat enclosed lawned garden.


Villa Marilu is set over four levels with bedrooms on the entrance, first and lower levels. The magnificent principal bedroom features a private terrace affording incredible views of Sierra Blanca and the coastline.

Carpeted stairs lead down from the entrance to the spacious and light-filled living and dining level with its elegant sitting room and dining alcove, contemporary double kitchen, and a sunny glass conservatory which offers further space for relaxation and dining.


If spending quality time outdoors is what your Marbella holidays are all about, you’ll love Villa Marilu! The flat, lawned garden is bordered by tropical shrubbery and palms which lend complete privacy to your stay.

The elevated position affords wide-open vistas to Marbella and the coastline, and laterally to Sierra Blanca and La Concha Mountain.

The glistening 10 x 5m swimming pool sits proudly in the centre, with a decked sun terrace positioned to fully appreciate the views and a BBQ ready for a family feast.

Just imagine the mesmerising sunsets… think dinner under the stars with the twinkling lights of Marbella and the coastline spread out below you.

How Villa Marilu works for you


  • 4 bedrooms (one en-suite) situated over three levels – entrance level, top (first) floor and the lower ground floor
  • Two entrance level bedrooms share a bathroom, and the lower ground bedroom has an adjacent bathroom
  • Landscaped garden with 10x5m swimming pool (can be heated*) with incredible views to the coast
  • On-site parking for two cars
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Smart TVs in the sitting room and 3 bedrooms
  • Bose sound system in the sitting room
  • Hot & cold split air conditioning and radiators in each room
  • Underfloor heating in the bathrooms
  • Indoor and outdoor dining options, and an extra smaller dining space in the glass conservatory
  • This villa does not contain single-use plastics
  • *Fees apply, please ask for more details

Sea views while relaxing by the pool side

Carpeted stairs from the entrance lead you down to garden level and the living and dining area with an elegant sitting room decorated in neutral tones and furnished with a three-seater sofa with chaise longue and and a two-seater sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table, smart TV and a log fireplace for autumn-winter stays.

One side of the sitting room gives access to the sunny conservatory, and the other features a large picture window with a garden view.

We love the conservatory space with further sofa seating, where you can curl up with a book in front of the wood burning stove or enjoy a morning coffee in this lovely sun trap corner.

The indoor dining alcove is open to the sitting room. Furnished with a Scandinavian style dining table and seating for up to eight guests on comfortable wicker chairs.

Terrace doors from here lead out to the main dining terrace with an eight seater round dining table and the Argentinian-style charcoal BBQ.

There is a further six seater dining table in the conservatory, perfect for laid-back morning breakfast with garden views.

The double aspect kitchen at Villa Marilu is exceptional. Contemporary in design with plenty of counter prep space and fully equipped with high qualities accessories: two sinks, a state-of-the-art wine cooler, a large fridge freezer with a built-in ice machine, oven and electric hob, a coffee machine, food mixer, and all standard amenities to make preparing meals during your stay a breeze.

Villa Marilu is designed for laid-back relaxation. It’s ideal for family getaways with no airs and graces, just elegant living with comfortable furnishing throughout.

The sitting room is the place where you can kick back and relax with your favourite album streaming through the Sonos speaker or catching an after dinner movie.

Sandwiched between the sitting room and garden is the sunny conservatory, where come rain or shine, you can relax with a good book. Enjoy a morning coffee with the sun streaming in, or the pitter patter of rain and the wood burning stove for company.

The swimming pool at Villa Marilu is perfect for dipping or swimming; it’s large at 10x5m, perfect for floating around on your inflatable chaise lounger!

If you want to recline poolside and enjoy an afternoon siesta, there are five high-quality sun loungers on the decked terrace where you can enjoy those exquisite sea views.

Principal Bedroom 1:
The principal bedroom occupies the entire first (top) floor offering a good level of privacy. It’s spacious and bright, with a lovely wraparound terrace which enjoys uninterrupted views to the coast and Marbella town.

Furnished with a king size (180cm) bed, a smart TV, two bedside cabinets, large drawer cabinet which divides the bedroom between the sleeping space, and a dressing/sitting area which features an armchair and integrated wardrobes.

The terrace is furnished with a wicker sofa, two recliners and a coffee table.

The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower, double wash basin with cupboard space underneath and WC.

Guest Bedroom 2:
Bedroom 2 is located on the entrance level and shares a bathroom with bedroom 3. Furnished with a king-size (180cm) bed, integrated wardrobe and drawers with a Smart TV in the centre, two bedside cabinets, a work bureau/dressing table.

The shared bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower, double wash basin and WC.

Guest Bedroom 3:

Bedroom 3 is located at entrance level, along the hallway next to Bedroom 2 – ideal for parents and children to sleep on the same level. The bedroom is bright with dual aspect windows. Furnished with a king-size (180cm) bed, bench-style workspace, and a wall of integrated wardrobes.

The shared bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower, double wash basin and WC.

Guest Bedroom 4: Bedroom 4 is located on the lower ground floor. Furnished with twin beds (90cm x 200cm), two bedside tables, an armchair and smart TV.

The bathroom next to the bedroom is equipped with a semi-circular walk-in shower, single wash basin, heated towel rail and a WC.

Light Housekeeping

Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change every 7 days, plus additional light housekeeping in 2 visits during the week (housekeeping does not include kitchen clear-up). Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry.

A Taste of Spain

If you prefer not to cook, please ask our Concierge team for details of our private chefs. Our professional villa chefs can showcase the best local ingredients or cook favourite international dishes for you and your guests.

For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet tapas menus, wine tasting, or book a private food tour with our expert guides.

Enjoy a full Argentian-style BBQ in the summer dining room, or have the chef cook a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T, they will even bring waiting staff for large groups and clean up afterwards.

Villa Provisioning

All of our villas have a convenient stock-cupboard, with a starter supply of the the essential household items you might need for a comfortable stay.

Villa Essentials Service

A pre-arrival shopping service is available from your Housekeeper, to cover essentials for the first 2 days. Goods + time are paid locally on arrival or pre-ordering is available with payment made before you travel.

Local Expertise on Hand

All stays with The Luxury Villa Collection include a personal meet and greet with an English-speaking Villa Manager for peace of mind, and they are then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.

In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will help with all your travel arrangements to ensure a smooth stay. Our Spain-based local experts have a well-honed ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences at their disposal, ready to help you create lasting memories.

Complimentary Itinerary Planning

Every booking includes around 3 hours of itinerary planning before you travel (more complex itineraries can be organised for a fee to cover extended hours).  As a guide, 3 hours is usually enough to help with your airport transfers and car hire, a chef service for a special meal, and to help you plan and book one day out.

Concierge-Style Support in Spain

Once you arrive at Villa Marilu, your local Experience Manager will be on hand with further ideas and recommendations. They may be able to visit you at the villa if required, or if you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.

Villa Marilu 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 spa’s, 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 historic centre, where you can get to know the secret corners of this Spanish town.


To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Guest Experience Team can help you with hire cars and transfers when booked in advance. There is also an excellent local taxi service on-call and you can get UBER or BOLT direct to the villa using the app.

Villa Marilu is a perfect layout for families and welcomes children of all ages, however there is an unprotected drop at the side of the garden so small children should be supervised at all times.

Collections featuring this villa

The Family Collection

Lovely flat lawned garden with a large swimming pool, child and grandparent-friendly bedrooms on every level, and various living and dining spots inside and out.

  • Four bedrooms on three of the four floors. Two bedrooms are located together on the entrance level, ideal for parents and small children to stay together.
  • Lower ground twin bedroom with separate bathroom is suitable for older children or nanny/staff.
  • Flat level plot with 10×5 swimming – can be heated.
  • Private and peaceful location. Easy access to the highway and drive to Marbella town in 10 minutes.

View the Family collection

2 Villa Marilu Main Living Space and Conservatory

Enjoy the local area

Enjoy the exclusivity of Marbella’s oldest-established luxury estate, Sierra Blanca, located just a few minutes from the glamorous Golden Mile and Marbella centre. This private gated estate in Marbella is a top choice for some of the finest mansions and villas in southern Spain.

Villa Marilu is located against the beautiful backdrop of La Concha, rubbing shoulders with high-end gated estate of multi-million pound mansions and chic apartments.

A five minute hop in a car will take you to the chic and sophisticated centre of Marbella’s Golden Mile, dotted with designer shops and bordered by sandy beaches served by upmarket restaurants and beach clubs. A couple of minutes further each way, will take you into the vibrant town of Marbella with its charming old town and to glamorous Puerto Banús.

  • Nearest airports: Malaga 36 minute drive, Gibraltar 1 hour drive
  • Nearest beach: Playa de la Fontanilla, Marbella: 6 minute drive, and Playa de Nagueles, Marbella Golden Mile: 10 minute drive
  • Supermarkets: Mercadona 6 minute drive, Hipercor/El Corte Ingles 9 minute drive
  • Clothes and boutiques: La Cañada Shopping Centre 6.5km (10 min)
  • Golf: Aloha Golf 7.2 km / 15 mins, Rio Real Golf 11.4 km/ 14 mins, Las Brisas & Los Naranjos 8.8 km / 18 mins

For eating out you are spoiled for choice within a 2km round trip. Enjoy Michelin-grade dining at the likes of the Hotel Puente Romano or Marbella Club; traditional tapas in Marbella’s white washed old town, or head to stylish out-of-town hot spots for a night of amazing food and entertainment.

Along the beaches to the East and West there are a mixture of family run “chiringuitos” serving up the fresh catch of the day, while infamous beach bars like the Ocean Club offer gourmet cuisine with a taste of the Mediterranean and party nights to remember.

For down time, take a stroll around the boutiques of Marbella’s old town, have our private guides take you on an old-town discovery tapas tour to see a side to Marbella you may not know. Or if you fancy just jumping in the car you can easily visit typical white villages further along the coast, like Mijas and Benahavis, or smaller harbours like Cabopino and the original fishing village of La Cala which has developed into a hub for great food and a popular place for an afternoon stroll along the wooden promenade.

Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella is a resort known widely for its glitz and glamour, but for those who 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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