Villa Zensei is one of the most outstanding examples of modern design and architecture you can find in Spain, with an awe-inspiring view around every corner. The owner’s dedication to modern art and her natural eye for light and shade have helped create a true masterpiece that leaves a lasting impression. My favourite spot would have to be luxuriating in the custom-made hot tub in the main bedroom suite, gazing through the glass curtain into the distance...
- 8 Bedrooms
- 8 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 16
- Health & Beauty Suite
- TV Snug
- Wheelchair accessible
- Tennis Court
- Daily Housekeeping
- 2 Home Offices
Like a jewel in the Marbella crown, Villa Zensei offers jaw-dropping architecture, one-of-a-kind works of art and floor-to-ceiling glass that melts away to reveal nature’s creations. This 8-bedroom villa comes complete with a home spa, gym, tennis court and incredible views of the Marbella coastline.
At a glance
8 en-suite bedrooms and 5 living spaces spread across an incredible 3,200m2
An architectural masterpiece, the whole building is a bespoke work of art
Packed with designer details by Arne Quinze, Tom Dixon, Poggenpohl, Aarnio Eero, Eames and Murano
Yet, welcoming for Families, who love the cosy TV room and interconnecting bedrooms
Beds laid with Treca luxury mattresses for a perfect night’s sleep
Relax in one of 5 separate living spaces or extensive terraces by the pool
Re-energise in your private fitness suite, or enjoy a dip in the 23m black-tiled infinity pool
Enjoy top of the range Technogym, Yoga room, beauty salon, sauna and Hammam
Play on the private tennis court with professional flexi-pave surface
Surrounded by wooded gardens for complete seclusion and sea views
Housekeeper and Dedicated Concierge on hand providing a daily service to our clients
Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome with a cooling marble dog-duplex y A-Cero available
Located on a private gated development in Sierra Blanca, just 3km from Marbella’s Golden Mile restaurants and beach clubs
In a world of premium properties, there is simply no compare to villa Zensei
At the centre of it all, a bespoke piece for Villa Zensei: Pulse, an incredible red-ribbon sculpture that twists through the home’s three levels – the literal and figurative heart of the home. Commissioned especially for Villa Zensei, Pulse breathes life and energy into every space.
Villa Zensei’s pièce de résistance is the incredible master suite, which sits on a vast, cantilevered platform that glides out over the inky-black infinity pool – a smooth sheet of glass that mirrors the trees above and reflects enticing silhouettes that change with the light of day.
Here, every space is carefully considered to maximise the use of light and shade. Fixed elements – staircases, pathways and landings – are no longer fixed, but rather appear to float, allowing the home’s natural energies to flow freely and with a sense of calm.
The home’s glass walls – all custom height and taller than standard windows – offer incredible views of the surrounding scenery and slowly melt away into the floor, leaving a completely open flow between the exterior and interior of the property.
The spa and fitness suite is a complete sanctuary that easily rivals Marbella’s first-rate hotels, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art TechnoGym, anti-shock flooring, TV and sound system, and other features to please even the most demanding trainers.
For guests of The Luxury Villa Collection, our concierge acts as your right-hand to organise personal experiences, exclusive restaurant and club reservations, and any other need. Your personal trainer, chef, and other staff are also welcome at Villa Zensei.
How Villa Zensei works for you
- 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 adults
- Includes 2 interconnecting rooms and a self-contained 2-bedroom apartment
- 5 living rooms including poolside cocktail lounge, TV snug, ‘quiet’ corner and separate apartment
- 23m x 7m Infinity pool with day beds and poolside dining for 20
- Private health spa; Technogym, bar, yoga room, treatment room, hair salon, relax corner with sauna, steam room, ice fountain
- Custom made Bioffi hot tub in principal suite
- Bespoke 3-storey high priceless sculpture running through the building
- Indoor dining featuring a 2 m2 dining table seating 14-16 guests and a Baby-Grand Piano.
- Outdoor dining for 20 with Viking grill and discreet service area
- Private bodega with wine list available to pre-order
- Home cinema TV and sound system
- State of the Art sound system by Meridien with some 54 speakers
- Home automation system on iPad designed for the house
- Concealed glass walls drop away into the ground seamlessly when not in use, with laser-beam security alarm system in place
- Wheelchair accessible throughout with elevator to all floors (except apartment)
- ‘Behind the scenes’ discrete staff service areas
- Private garaging for 10 cars
- Private gated estate
- Fully staffed with head housekeeper and maids
- Professional tennis court and extensive wooded gardens
This villa is managed by a small team of staff employed directly by the owner. Your rental includes a maid service twice a day in the morning and evening with a break in the middle. Towels are refreshed daily if needed with a bed linen change twice a week with a nightly turn-down service. Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for directly to cover evening work such as after-dinner clearing up, or personal laundry items.
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 Zensei you will also have a dedicated Concierge Manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, masseurs, nannies, etc.
Villa Zensei 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 Old Town, where you can get to know the secret corners of this Spanish centre.
A TASTE OF SPAIN
A continental breakfast can be laid out each morning, with assistance from your housekeeper to serve and clear away. The food bill should be settled locally.
If you prefer not to cook other meals, 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 demo’s, 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 book yacht charters, helicopters or jeep tours.
The first living space is designed for gazing at the incredible light and motion display projected onto ‘The Pulse’ through the shaft of glass passing through all 3 floors of the villa. The scale of the sculpture is matched by waterfall-like peacock blue drapes to one side, and the seamless floating staircase to the other.
The stylish, monochrome main living room looks out onto the pool and gardens, and features chain-link modern artwork and a white cube that opens up to reveal a complete cocktail bar. Bright textiles and colour-changing LED lights add a pop of colour. Glass walls disappear into the floor for indoor-outdoor living, doubling the size of the space.
The TV lounge is a cosy family cocoon that contrasts perfectly with wide-open spaces elsewhere in the villa. A curved wooden TV screen extends over the oversized sofa. Drop the blinds for a home-cinema experience with incredible surround sound. On the other side of the screen, a second “snug” space offers a spot for quiet contemplation while gazing out at the pool.
The self-contained apartment also has a complete living room with open-plan kitchen, TV system and private patio with dining table and chairs.
Cooking is a chef’s dream in the Poggenpohl custom-built kitchen, which features sleek white surfaces, a Tom Dixon orb lighting, large windows, and state-of-the-art appliances. Everything is hidden from sight. A secondary service area is tucked around back, for staff access.
You’ll dine in style at a 2-metre square dining table, set under a striking 2-metre, hand-blown Murano glass chandelier. A violet-coloured baby-grand piano also graces the dining room. The owner’s private wine collection is available to view and purchase from the climate-controlled bodega.
An exterior dining table, cut from a single tree, seats 20 guests in comfort. The outdoor kitchen consists a Viking professional grill and service area with wine chiller and dishwasher.
For informal meals, families enjoy sitting around the breakfast bar, where a TV emerges/lowers from sight.
A health and fitness spa, decorated in soothing black and muted grey, occupies most of the ground floor and offers everything from a state-of-the-art TechnoGym, to a two-person hair salon, to massage and treatment rooms. There is also a soothing yoga space, Swedish sauna and Hamamm, as well as an ice bath.
The black-tiled outdoor infinity pool measures 23m x 7m and is ringed by outdoor living space, including vast day-beds with bio-ethanol living flames to relax into the evening, 5 oversize sun beds, 2 double-width canopied day beds, and an outdoor living room with TV and cantilever roof shade.
Finally, there is a professional-grade tennis court fitted with Flexi-pave, the preferred surfacing of the US Tennis Open.
Bedroom 1: The Principal bedroom. Occupies the vast cantilevered floor that overhangs the swimming pool and has a custom-made 260cm x 220 cm bed, TV, drinks service, and in-room, Japanese-style, custom-made Bioffi bathtub. Large his-and-her dressing rooms, black marble en-suite bathroom with his-and-hers showers and vanities.
Bedroom 2: Ground-floor ‘Blue’ guest suite with king-size bed, en-suite marble bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and access to a private terrace overlooking gardens and pool. Connects with Bedroom 3 via a kitchenette.
Bedroom 3: Ground-floor ‘Orange’ guest suite with king-size bed, en-suite marble shower room, walk-in wardrobe and access to a private terrace overlooking gardens and pool. Connects with Bedroom 2 via a kitchenette.
Bedroom 4: The first of three bedrooms off the top-floor corridor: The ‘Chocolate’ Bedroom has a king-size modern sleigh bed, TV, Eames seating, integrated concealed shower room and access to a private terrace overlooking the pool.
Bedroom 5: The second of three bedrooms off the top-floor corridor, the ‘White’ Bedroom has a double-size round bed, TV, black leather chair, integrated concealed shower room and access to a private balcony overlooking the pool.
Bedroom 6: The last of three bedrooms off the top-floor corridor, the ‘Fuschia’ Bedroom is a smaller room with a king-size bed, full en-suite white marble bathroom and access to a private balcony overlooking the pool.
Bedroom 7 (apartment): Located at the other side of the house, this is one of two bedrooms in the self-contained 100m2 apartment. Twin bedroom with French doors to the private patio, shares with bedroom 8 a sleek white family bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower, and twin basins.
Bedroom 8 (apartment): The second of the two apartment bedrooms, with a queen-size bed and French doors to the private patio. Shares the family bath with bedroom 7.
Beds are fitted with luxury linens Treca mattresses from Paris. Some bedrooms have space for an additional bed for a child or a cot, please ask us for details.
Why we love it
The Platinum Collection
An impeccable and breathtaking property, perfect in every detail with an unrivalled service like staying in a private hotel. Valued at €25m, the villa offers 8 bedrooms, 5 living rooms, 5 kitchens, a complete Spa, gym, hairdressing salon and tennis court.
The Designer Collection
Villa Zensei is uniquely designed around an incredible sculpture; a 5.5 tonne masterpiece that twists like a bright red ribbon through the centre of the house.
Along with other custom works of art commissioned by the owners especially for the villa, there is a masterpiece around every corner as the architecture plays on light and shadow. It’s by far one of the most outstanding properties in Spain.
The Retreat Collection
Perfect for a high-class health retreat or post-surgery recuperation, there are 8 spacious bedrooms including a complete apartment, a fully equipped spa with gym, treatment rooms and yoga space and vast outdoor pool with summer kitchen.
Being very close to the Buchinger Clinic and top class medical clinics, Villa Zensei is ideally placed to recuperate after medical treatment while enjoying exquisite comfort, wonderful views and natural surroundings.
Enjoy the local area
Enjoy the exclusivity of Sierra Blanca
Camojan in Marbella’s Sierra Blanca district is located just a few minutes from the glamorous Golden Mile and Puerto Banus. This private gated estate is a top choice for some of Marbella’s finest mansions and villas.
Villa Zensei is located in the beautiful area of Sierra Blanca; a high-end gated estate of multi-million pound mansions and chic apartments.
A gentle two minute hop in a car will take you to the chic and sophisticated centre of Marbella’s Golden Mile, dotted with designer shops, bordered by sandy beaches served by upmarket restaurants and beach clubs. It’s just a couple of minutes drive to the glamorous port of Puerto Banus to take the upmarket vibe a notch higher still.
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 Melia Don Pepe, or head to stylish out-of-town hot spots like Finca Besaya 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 and stop for tapas near Orange Tree square, 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 Capo Pino and the original fishing village of La Cala for a really Spanish vibe and some amazing sea food.
Situated in on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella is a resort known widely for it’s glitz and glamour, but for those to 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.