"At Villa Matisse I was utterly spell-bound by the incredible views extending away from immaculate gardens! This is a fine - yet not too big - Spanish home, in a location worthy of the world's most discerning travellers. I love it!"
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 8+2
- Light Housekeeping
- Dedicated Local Concierge
- Child Friendly Features
Not for nothing is this villa known as 'Matisse'. A classically designed 4-bed luxury villa in a stunning La Zagaleta setting, it's definitely something of a work of art.
A retreat to noble Spanish style in Marbella's most exclusive residential enclave, at Villa Matisse you can enjoy plenty of charm and character, striking vistas and some of the best golf the area has to offer right on the doorstep.
At a glance
Large private pool and lawn area with stunning views
Variety of outdoor seating spots
Quiet and secure gated community with strict access checks
Plenty of secure parking - driveway and garage
Tech-enabled: BOSE music system, smart TVs with Netflix and IPTV
Air conditioning and underfloor heating throughout
Exclusive location just 4km from top dining options
Sensible price tag for such a coveted address in La Zagaleta
character in spades
Compared to one or two of the other villas you’ll come across in this rarefied corner of southern Spain, Villa Matisse is not primarily about the facilities.
All of the necessary comforts you’d expect from a luxury villa are in place, of course, from the large en suite bathrooms and fully loaded TV/sound system set-up, to the underfloor heating and high thread count bed linens. But there’s no gym, spa or tennis courts here.
However, it’s got something that to some people will be much more important: it’s packed with traditional charm and character.
Striking traditional features like terracotta floors and ceiling beams – which have been painted light colours to soften and brighten the interior space – run throughout the villa.
From room to room the decor is a homely combination of custom-made luxury furnishings and well-loved family favourites and statement antiques.
The dining room centres around a beautiful mahogany table with cream button-back chairs, a glinting chandelier for a touch of elegance, and French doors that open out onto the summer terrace.
The main living room is a very grown-up space with twin Wedgewood blue sofas, cream carpet and over-sized fireplace. French windows open out on to the porch, the lovely gardens, pool and views of the countryside beyond, dotted with the luxury billionaire-owned villas of La Zagaleta.
It’s a special villa in a truly privileged location.
A Setting Worthy of a Grand Master
Villa Matisse has a setting that would have any self-respecting painter hastily reaching for their brushes.
And that location is used to full, dramatic effect, too. The views from the landscaped gardens are framed by palms swaying in the breeze; beyond, the green, tree-lined hills shimmer in the heat haze.
At the heart of the gardens are a lovely, lush lawn and a large private pool lined with loungers and sculptures. So you can sit in the cooling water and watch the last rays of the sun burning red against the mountains.
The back of the house is lined with outdoor dining and seating areas, perfect for settling in with friends and family to enjoy the long summer evenings together.
The facade provides a striking introduction on arrival. You pull up on a cobbled driveway in front of a handsome, traditional-style villa. The front door has a pillared portico flanked by huge ground floor windows lined with typically Andalucian ironwork.
Around the back, the villa is crowned by a high-ceilinged palatial terrace with wooden beams and marble pillars, grandly looking out over it all surveys. It’s the perfect spot for taking in the views.
How Villa Matisse works for you
- 4 bedrooms including a guest apartment
- 11x5m private pool
- 60-inch smart TV with BOSE surround sound
- Well-equipped kitchen
- Top of the range Bassol linen on the beds
- BOSE music system with integrated speakers
- Driveway and interior garage parking
- Heating throughout: air con and underfloor
- Fireplace for colder shoulder season nights
- Cleaning 3 days a week
- Weekly linen change
- Dedicated villa concierge
- Chef and buffet breakfast available (at an extra fee)
Villa Matisse offers housekeeping 3 times a week, as well as a full linen change twice a week and maintenance of the pool and garden. Additional hours, personal laundry and babysitting may be requested, payable direct.
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 Matisse, there is also a dedicated villa manager and local team based near La Zagaleta who can assist with extra services such as pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, nannies, etc.
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 Matisse is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences around Benahavis, Ronda and 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.
Explore the cities of Andalucia with a personal guide from our expert partners, enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries all with a door to door service in air-conditioned vehicles. A perfect choice for a first-time stay in La Zagaleta is the escorted wine and tapas tour of Marbella or Malaga Old Town, or a boutique bodega tour in Ronda, where you can get to know some secret corners of these gorgeous Spanish towns.
A TASTE OF SPAIN
Our complimentary hamper is our way of welcoming you to Spain. Then if you prefer not to cook, your concierge can 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.
To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, your Concierge is happy to assist with transfers, car hire, chauffeurs or shuttles during your stay. Please note that all vehicles must be booked by our team as they have to be registered in an out of the estate by security.
The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped with a central cooking island, shaker-style units with granite worktops, appliances by KEFF, including a 5 ring induction hob and large oven, and a Nespresso coffee machine. It has a table seating 4 that’s perfect for breakfast or for serving the children’s supper.
Next door, the formal indoor dining has seating for 8. Further dining for 8 is available outside on the main summer terrace.
There’s also a covered pagoda with charcoal BBQ, food prep area/sink and refrigeration unit.
The main living space is small and but open-plan, with the dining and living spaces connected for togetherness and lots of light. A smaller ‘snug’ for watching TV (60-inch smart TV with BOSE surround sound) or reading is located at the opposite end to the dining room, including a desk to catch up with work.
The second living room is a TV room/snug located in the guest apartment in the lower ground floor, with welcoming sofas to enjoy a family movie, a dining table and a small kitchenette to keep the drinks cold.
Bedroom 1: Master Suite on the top floor has a King-size bed with over-size headboard, crystal chandelier, a dressing room and a private terrace with incredible views overlooking the mountains and golf course. The large en suite bathroom has Italian marble floors, large spa bathtub, separate shower and a twin vanity unit.
Bedroom 2: Ground floor bedroom to the rear of the villa has a King-size bed in terracotta colours, and a private terrace with access to the garden and swimming pool. Comes with a marble and terracotta bathroom with marble vanity, bathtub and separate shower.
Bedroom 3: Ground floor suite with King-size bed, oversize headboard in antique olive green colours and French doors opening out to a poolside terrace and gardens, overlooking the entrance of the house. The marble and emerald coloured en suite bathroom are very traditional with marble vanity, bathtub and separate shower.
Bedroom 4: Self-contained studio suite in the lower ground floor, which can be laid with twin beds or a Super-King bed, having a separate living room area with sofa, chairs, TV, dining table and small kitchenette. The en suite bathroom has a marble shower room and a single vanity.
Why we love it
Villa Matisse is set against beautiful Andalucian countryside with gardens as vibrant as a modern work of art.
The interiors have managed to sympathetically maintain character features such as beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, a luxurious cottage kitchen and antique furnishings, peppered with new custom-made pieces.
It’s like staying in the very best country cortijo with a luxury edge worthy of a the world’s top jet-setters.
Enjoy the local area
La Zagaleta is located a scenic 15-minute drive from 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 Matisse enjoys one of the most privileged locations in Andalucia – 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 Cabo Pino or the original fishing village of La Cala for a really Spanish vibe.
Situated around 30 minutes away on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella is a resort known widely for its glitz and glamour, but for those to choose to explore the area you’ll find plenty of Spanish charm, culture and character in San Pedro which is located closer to La Zagaleta.
The resort is renowned for a sunny climate that puts the ‘Sol’ in Costa del Sol, and here you have wonderful a family-friendly beach, a brand new fashionable ‘Boulevard’ park, a quaint old town with bustling shops, and pretty squares making it an ideal holiday destination for both families and groups of friends.
Meanwhile in Marbella you’ll 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.
Finally, for a complete contrast to San Pedro you can enjoy the high life in Puerto Banus with our VIP Concierge service to help your stay go smoothly.