The Marbella Club: First choice for Golden Mile Properties

Louise Swan, December 2016 | Areas - Our view

Since the Costa del Sol first became a favoured destination for international travellers looking for an idyllic location to either settle or buy a dream second home the top location has been the Marbella Club.

It was in the 1950s and 60s that the town first became known as a world-class resort when a private wooded estate was converted into a luxurious hotel known as The Marbella Club by Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe. The idyllic location with the Mediterranean lapping at the shore and the sheltering Sierra Blanca mountains providing a year-round temperate micro climate soon persuaded an affluent clientele of successful businesspeople, Hollywood celebrities and European royalty to buy their own homes within the environs of the estate and in neighbouring areas.

60 years on and this exclusive location at the heart of Marbella’s fabled Golden Mile remains as desirable as ever. A walk along the quiet streets that lead from the main road down to the sandy beaches soon reveals why. A glimpse can be caught of stylish villas many surrounded by expansive landscaped gardens and shaded by trees swaying gently in the sea breeze—the most exclusive of which are right on the seafront.

The perfect place to enjoy Marbella’s social scene

The Paseo Marítimo (promenade) provides an elegant setting for a stroll while taking in the magnificent views across the Mediterranean to Africa, with some of the best beach clubs in Spain offering not just sun loungers and cooling drinks but fine dining opportunities too. Indeed, the Marbella Club has its own beach bar just a step from the shore that is perfect for a luxurious day by the sea and is famous for its exquisite lunchtime buffet.

The Marbella Club itself is, along with its sister resort the Puente Romano Hotel, the centre of the vibrant social scene that Marbella is famous for—and remains a perfect spot for people-watching with the chance to spot a celebrity or two; maybe at the MC Grill or within the verdant botanical gardens of the resort.

Villas only rarely come onto the market at the Marbella Club and when they do they command a premium so desirable are they. In fact, properties here often change hands before being formally advertised for sale, so it is important to source a broker ‘in the know’ when seeking a villa or apartment. With our office being located at the heart of the Marbella Club and a long reputation as a trusted luxury real estate specialist, Callum Swan has the contacts to secure your desired property. Please call us and we can arrange a private consultation.