Why are Marbella penthouses so sought after?

Fath-Zhar Benkiran, October 2020 | Distinguished Properties

Penthouse living is the pinnacle of style, comfort and sophistication – essentially a villa in the sky that blends its opulence and amenities with the convenience of an apartment. In Marbella, the penthouse has a very special place, especially when located in a frontline beach position overlooking the sand, sea and sweeping curvature of the coastline.

Penthouses in Marbella take in more than just amazing expanses of sea and sand; they trace the Andalusian coastline all the way to the unmistakable silhouette of the Rock of Gibraltar, the point at which two continents and two bodies of water meet. X marks the spot where Atlantic and Mediterranean merge, Europe and North Africa greet, and the setting sun colours the evening sky in bright tones of fiery orange.

To have such a vista is a rare privilege indeed, and one best enjoyed from beachfront penthouses that are also just a few steps away from the sandy shore, trendy fish restaurants and beach clubs, as well as a whole range of shopping, fine dining and leisure amenities. In our region, they can be found in Marbella town, on the Golden Mile, in Puerto Banús, Guadalmina, Nueva Alcántara and also Los Monteros, not to mention penthouses for sale on the New Golden Mile.

Penthouse sunset view Laguna de Banus

Comfort and convenience

Some homebuyers may prefer a golf-fronting penthouse overlooking an expanse of greenery, a penthouse enjoying all the privacy and refinement of a country club setting, or spacious top-floor home in residential or even rustic settings; Marbella has them all!

One thing that all Marbella penthouses have in common is the ability to offer villa luxuries and amenities within a more convenient, compact and easy to maintain setting.

That said, typical penthouses for sale in Marbella measure upwards from 125m2 all the way to 300m2 and beyond, often in duplex form over two floors, and generally boasting expansive terraces, many of which include sunbathing areas, outdoor lounges and dining spaces, Jacuzzis and/or heated swimming pools, bars, barbecues and even open-air kitchens. The modern rooftop terrace of a Marbella penthouse is an exquisite lifestyle space – the stuff glamorous dreams are made of.

Swimming pool penthouse view in Reserva de Sierra Blanca

Contact Callum Swan if you would like to know more about the penthouses available in Marbella, the different residential zones and their lifestyle attributes. We’re here to help you.

You can email me directly on callum@callumswan.com or leave your details here, I would be delighted to assist.


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