• 4 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8 Sleeps 8
  • Private Pool Private Pool
  • Cinema & Games Room Cinema & Games Room
  • Gym Zone Gym Zone
  • Panoramic Sea Views Panoramic Sea Views

Villa Tula is a 4-bedroom designer villa with take-your-breath-away views over lake Istan, to the Marbella coastline and as far as Morocco, thanks to its prime vantage point in Sierra Blanca Country Club.

Built by renowned architect Carlos Lamas, the generously proportioned villa has been designed to perfection with a classical façade which opens to reveal a contemporary interior replete with bespoke furnishing, James Bartholomew artwork, a games/cinema room, private gym and a kitchen/breakfast room complete with piano!

The villa offers the best of both worlds. Set away from the bustling coast in a perfectly natural setting, and yet within 10 minutes you can be eating in a Michelin star restaurant on the Golden Mile or designer shopping in Puerto Banus.

At a glance

Exquisite views which take in the surrounding mountain scenery, Istan lake and Mediterranean coast to Morocco

Furnishings by Harrods and Roche Bobois, add luxury to this home from home

Sublime views from the principal suite, with luxurious modern bath

Start your day with a workout in the private gym and finish with a game of pool or movie night

Mix up a cocktail and enjoy the Mediterranean sunset from the pool terrace.

Enjoy Marbella’s beaches, boutique shopping and Michelin star dining just 15 minutes away, then retreat to this elevated mountain hideaway.

Welcome to Villa Tula


Welcome to Villa Tula, set high above Marbella’s coastline with intoxicating views that perfectly frame the Mediterranean coastline.

Designed by renowned architect, Carlos Lamas, the emphasis is on maximising the view from every inch of this four-bedroom villa.

Crisp, contemporary living spaces spill out to the terrace and garden where you’ll find plenty of room to dine, relax in a sun lounger or take a refreshing dip in the pool.


As you enter the Andalusian-style courtyard entrance with its thoroughly modern twist, you immediately sense this home has multiple layers of style and substance.

Statement pieces combined with the owners love of art and interior design delivers an irresistible feel to every room.

Villa Tula is beautifully laid out over two floors with a spacious and welcoming open-plan living and dining area on the ground floor, and a wall of sliding doors that open out to your sea view terrace and drink in the light.

A few steps up, you find the kitchen-diner complete with baby-grand piano; downstairs, you can work up a sweat in the gym, or chill out in the cinema/games room, with a cool evening cocktail bar for indulgent nights in.

The ultra-modern Porcelonosa kitchen is a masterclass in refinement with a wall of hidden cabinets, stunning central black quartz wall and matching island/breakfast bar.

Four generously proportioned bedrooms are spread out over two floors, all with sea views and private bathrooms.


Everything is perfectly arranged for al fresco living at Villa Tula; the main terrace is dedicated to relaxation with sun loungers neatly positioned around the sparkling 8m swimming pool, and comfortable recliners nestled under a palm tree where you can watch the sky change from deep Mediterranean blue to a vivid Aperol orange sunset.

As night falls, the coast below becomes an array of twinkling lights which beckon your gaze.

The terrace hugs both sides of the villa. To the right, you find a sweet shaded seating area under two palm trees, and to the left; a magnificent sweeping garden with a second elevated lawn terrace where you can enjoy ‘nearly’ the best views from Villa Tula (and equally as mesmerising!).

A shaded dining and lounge terrace can also be accessed from the kitchen with an L-shaped rattan sofa and coffee table, dining table to seat 8 guests and a Broil King barbecue.

How Villa Tula works for you


  • 3 en suite double bedrooms and 1 twin room with adjoining bathroom
  • Private 8m x 4m swimming pool
  • Various terraces and lawned gardens with views to lake Istan and the coastline beyond
  • Private gym with elliptical trainer, bench press, multi free weights, medicine ball, matts, BOSU ball, wall of mirrors and a wall-mounted TV with Netflix and internet
  • Cinema/games room with pool table, lounge area and bar seating
  • Separate office with desk, recliner chair and TV
  • Fast Wifi available
  • Sonos sound system
  • Netflix and international TV channels
  • Central outdoor dining courtyard with illuminated fountain and second outdoor dining table
  • Broil King gas BBQ
  • 4 enclosed parking spaces (2 covered)

The main entrance leads directly into the spacious and luminous open-plan living space sliding doors running the length of the villa and opening out to the pool terrace.  The space is neatly divided into a sitting room, dining area and kitchen/breakfast room. The sitting room is furnished with two large Harrod’s sofas and a Roche Bobois Ovni coffee table.

The separate TV snug features a 65″ Smart TV, Roche Bobois sofa and coffee table over an Indian handmade rug, a custom made chair and bookcase. The TV snug has direct access to the pool terrace via terrace doors dressed with UV blinds.

The main indoor dining area is located next to the sitting room furnished with a beautiful antique dining table to seat 8 guests on custom-made chairs. A few steps up there is a separate round breakfast table to seat six guests with gorgeous Cambridge blue velvet tub chairs.

There are two outdoor dining terraces:

The central courtyard dining area features a slate dining table with seating for 8 guests and an illuminated fountain for atmospheric evening meals. The table is positioned so that when you open the front door you glimpse the views down to the coast and side terrace doors give direct access to the kitchen.

On the opposite side of the kitchen there is a covered terrace furnished with a second slate dining table for 8 guests and a Broil King gas BBQ.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with Neff appliances, two ovens, hot plate draw, boiling water tap, side by side fridge freezer (hidden), hob placed on the island, Nespresso pod coffee machine with the creamer, juicer, and toaster. You’ll also have use of the owner’s Le Creuset cooking set and Villeroy & Boch tableware.

A separate hidden door leads to a utility room which has direct access from the driveway. Ideal for catering staff and provisions.

Indoors and outdoors, Villa Tula is perfectly organised for families to relax together or find a quiet spot for singular downtime.

Sumptuous sofas in the living room, a cosy TV snug and spacious cinema room, are all spaces which invite you to curl up and catch up with the people you care about most.

Outdoors, take a dip in the glittering 8x4m private pool, soak up the rays on a high quality sun lounger or savour your morning coffee in the shade of a covered terrace.

If an hour’s peaceful meditation is called for, make your way to the elevated lawn terrace, where you’ll find a shaded bench and one of the best spots to contemplate Villa Tula’s take-your-breath-away views. It’s also a great spot for sunset cocktails!

Principal Bedroom 1:
Located on the first floor and features a separate wardrobe dressing area with mirror.

Furnished with a 180cm super king size sleigh bed from ‘And so to bed’, two German design armchairs and two bedside cabinets.

Patio doors lead out to a private sea view terrace and on the opposite side of the bedroom, a floor to ceiling window opens to a Juliet Balcony with views to the entrance courtyard and mountain scenery behind.

The principal en suite bathroom is equipped with a free standing sea view bathtub, walk-in rain shower, washbasin with floating cupboard underneath and WC. Patio doors give access to the private terrace.

Guest Bedroom 2:
The first guest bedroom is situated on the first floor. Furnished with a 160cm king size bed, two high side shelves, a children-size desk. Bedroom 2 features floor-to-ceiling windows which open to a transparent balustrade. The petite en suite bathroom is equipped with a walk-in rain shower, washbasin and WC.

Guest Bedroom 3:
The second guest bedroom is situated on the ground floor to the right of the living room and enjoys direct access to the pool terrace.

Furnished with a 180cm super king size bed with cushioned head and footboards, 2 matching bedside cabinets, a wall of integrated wardrobes, and an antique style set of drawers.

Guest Bedroom 4:

The last bedroom is situated on the ground floor (two steps down from the living area).

Furnished with twin beds (90cm x 200cm), 1 bedside cabinet, a dressing table, and a wall of integrated wardrobes. The bedroom gives access to the main terrace.

This bedroom has a separate bathroom next to it. Equipped with a walk-in rain shower, washbasin and WC, the bathroom has frosted door access to the pool terrace, making it ideal for children with wet feet to use the loo or get changed before they head indoors.

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.

Catered to your choosing

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 Argentinian-style BBQ on the terrace or have the chef cook a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T, they will even bring waiting staff for your group 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 or complete villa provisioning service is available in this property, so you can get settled straight in and relax.

Our Guest Experience Team can assist with making your order in advance of your arrival. Goods + time are paid for 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 Tula, 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 Tula is within a 20-25 minute drive from 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 a pamper treat at one of Marbella’s top beauty spas. We work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.

Further afield, explore fabulous Malaga city or 45 minutes inland, you can visit Ronda, one of Spain’s most famous and historic cities.

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.

If you are visiting Marbella with children who want to experience a fun water day, check your holiday dates for the floating water park locations found along Marbella’s seashore or head to Aqualand Mijas for a day of hair raising water slides and wave pools.

Book a tree adventure at Adventura Amazonia or an adrenalin filled afternoon of go-karting. Read our article to find more things to do with kids in Marbella.

When you book your stay, ask us about excursions with a personal guide and door to door service. Enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries all in air-conditioned vehicles.


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.

Collections featuring this villa

The Designer Collection

Four bedroom designer villa in Sierra Blanca Country Club created by renowned Marbella architect Carlos Lamas. Villa Tula is all about modern contemporary architecture with cool open-plan interiors dressed in bespoke furnishings and with glorious artworks throughout.

  • Classical Andalusian façade and contemporary designer interior
  • State of the Art electronics
  • Take-your-breath-away views to the Mediterranean coastline
  • Cinema/games room and private gym

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2 Villa Tula designer villa living room

Enjoy the local area

Villa Tula is nestled in the Sierra de la Nieves natural park on the way to the Andalusian village of Istan. It’s the perfect location if you are looking for a holiday retreat with easy access to Marbella and beaches, but not be plumb in the centre of the action.

Located within the prestigious Sierra Blanca Country Club, the views here are some of the most exquisite you’ll experience along Marbella’s coastline. A 15 minute drive will bring you down to the Golden Mile where you can visit great beaches and dine at some of Marbella best restaurants, including Michelin star options.

  • Villa Tula is in Sierra Blanca Country Club, Istan
  • 12 minutes’ drive to the Golden Mile, Marbella and 15 minutes to Puerto Banus
  • Nearest airports: Malaga airport 60.3kms (45mins) & Gibraltar 80.3kms (1hr7mins)
  • Nearest beach: Playa Rio Verde with beach restaurant Camui (8.1kms 15 mins), and Victor’s Beach for sunset cocktails and live music and DJs (8.6kms 13 mins).
  • Supermarkets: Mercadona 6.4kms (11 mins), Carrefour 9.8kms (16 mins), Organic Market 9kms (15 mins), El Corte Ingles/Hipercor 9.4kms (18 mins)
  • Restaurants: Boho Club (7.6kms 14 mins), Lobito del Mar (9.2kms 14 mins), Dani Garcia restaurants Leña and Alelí in the Puente Romano Hotel (8.4kms 14 mins)
  • Golf: Aloha Golf Club (7kms 13 mins), Real Las Brisas & Los Naranjos (8.7kms 17 mins)

A 16 minute drive will take you into Puerto Banus with its designer boutique shopping and vibrant nightlife and in 18 minutes you can be in the centre of Marbella, strolling through the pretty cobbled streets of the old town, stopping off for a tapas lunch along the way.

If you want to experience a truly authentic side of Andalucia, why not pop up to the tiny, whitewashed village of Istan, a 16 minute drive up from Villa Tula further into the mountains. From here, you can experience some of the best hiking country in the Malaga province.

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