Benahavis Villas

Your Guide To Villas For Sale In Benahavis

As Costa del Sol property goes, villas in Benahavis rank among the most sought-after and exclusive. Situated at the western end of the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Estepona, the municipality boasts some of the most stunning landscapes in the area and therefore offers highly desirable enclaves to own a villa. In this guide, we look at villas for sale in Benahavis, their location, types, prices and investment potential.

Realista Quality Real Estate is a specialist agency for the best property in Benahavis. With our local expertise we not only offer the best Benahavis villas for sale, we also provide home services and information about the lifestyle, amenities, sports facilities and outdoor activities in the surrounding nature. Benahavis is a beautiful green country area, just 10 minutes from bustling Marbella and the world–renowned luxury yacht destination Puerto Banus.

Read on discover all you need to know about buying Benahavis villas for sale – the best locations, prices and investment potential. We also look at what’s on the market for new-build villas.

Why buy Benahavis villas?

Luxury is the main characteristic of villas for sale in Benahavis and the area has some of the most exclusive homes on the Costa del Sol. Superior construction, high-end fittings and finishes plus the latest in sustainable technology and energy-efficiency come as standard features in villas in Benahavis.

The area also boasts some of the best locations on the Costa del Sol for a villa. Most homes are situated in the lush foothills of Sierra de las Nieves or in the woods and valleys that Benahavis is famous for. Given the elevation, glorious views are a given with sweeping vistas of the coastline, Mediterranean and Morocco standard in many villas. Those located further up in the hills also enjoy views of the inland mountain ranges on the way to Ronda.

Choose Benahavis as your preferred location for a villa on the Costa del Sol and tranquility comes as a given. The area has a long list of secluded developments where residents and holidaymakers live in peace and quiet yet within just a short drive of the resorts of Marbella and Estepona with all their amenities and attractions.

As well as offering you the best of the both worlds, villas in Benahavis also provide privacy. Situated on some of the largest plots on the Costa del Sol, homes in the area enjoy large private grounds with gated access and often 24-hour security.

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What kind of villas in Benahavis are available?

As we mentioned earlier, luxury is a defining feature of this type of home. Expect the very best in technology, build-quality and finishes when you look at luxury villas Benahavis. The most recent builds or those under construction incorporate the latest in energy-efficiency and domotics.

Architectural style varies from traditional houses to modern villas. The former often imitate typical Andalusian cortijo country homes with stone features, pan-tiled roofs and wrought-iron grills on the windows. Modern villas in Benahavis take contemporary design to new heights and tend to favour smooth lines, large windows and flat roofs. Some villas in the area bear the signature of the world’s top architects.

Space also characterises villas in Benahavis where you’ll find some of the largest properties on the Costa del Sol. Most villas are more like mansions in size with at least 6 bedrooms plus guest accommodation and servants’ quarters. Private swimming pools and jacuzzis come standard as do entertainment facilities such as home cinemas and games rooms. The same spaciousness extends outdoors too with vast grounds that include orchards, private woodlands and even helipads. Some Benahavis villas sit on their own country estates.

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Where are villas located in Benahavis?

The municipality of Benahavis stretches inland between Marbella and Estepona up into the foothills of Sierra de las Nieves, the newest National Park in the country. As a result, villas in Benahavis Spain tend to have elevated positions in the foothills.

Many are located on the road to Ronda, perhaps the most scenic drive on the Costa del Sol, in exclusive developments such as El Madroñal, La Reseva de Alcuzcuz, La Heredia, Los Arqueros, Monte Halcones, La Quinta and Puerto del Almendro. Some of the villas here are set in woodland and the views are simply spectacular. Slightly further up the road lies one of the most exclusive country estates in the whole of Europe, La Zagaleta, where villas provide the ultimate in privacy, space and luxury. Other villa developments in Benahavis are situated in the Villa Padierna area of the municipality. Here too, you’ll find stunning views and surroundings in well-known and exclusive urbanisations such Los Flamingos and La Alquería.

Benahavis is home to several top golf courses and some villas form part of golf developments. As well as enjoying country views, these homes also boast frontline green positions.

Discover all you need to know about Benahavis in our dedicated Benahavis Area Guide.

Can I buy new villas for sale in Benahavis?

Yes and there’s a good choice of off plan villas Benahavis as well. The area has several new developments under construction including some of the most exclusive in southern Spain. Expect maximum construction quality as well as state-of-the-art fittings and finishes.

If you’d like a home built to your specifications, buying land in Benahavis would suit you. The municipality has a variety of options in different locations.

Is it better to buy a new or refurbished villa in Benahavis?

Both options are available in Benahavis, although the majority of villas for sale tend to be new or recently built. If you choose a refurbished villa, this gives you the chance to restyle the property to your requirements and tastes. You may even wish to start completely from scratch by demolishing the current construction and building a new one. This option is not uncommon in this part of the Costa del Sol. Buying villas in Benahavis to refurbish means, however, that you can’t move in immediately or use it for holiday rentals.

New villas offer the advantage of superior construction qualities and the latest technology already incorporated. They’re also move-in ready so you and your family can use your new home straight away. On the other hand, new-build villas tend to be more expensive and in the case of off-plan villas in Benahavis, you need to wait for completion before you can use the property.

Do villas in Benahavis Marbella come with communal facilities?

The majority of properties lie on separate grounds with private facilities and amenities. That said, villa developments often share security for the site and an access gate. This is the case, for example, at La Zagaleta and El Madroñal.

How much do villas in Benahavis cost?

As one of the most exclusive areas on the Costa del Sol, villas attract the highest price tags of all. In fact, some of the properties in Benahavis rank among the most expensive in Spain. Expect to pay at least €2 million for a villa and if you’re looking for the best locations, this can easily rise to €10 million or more.

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Which villas in Benahavis are best for investment?

Given the area’s exclusivity and high-end status, all Benahavis villas offer excellent investment potential. Their prime location in stunning natural surroundings are unparalleled on the Costa del Sol and as such, highly desirable. As a result, capital appreciation is steady. You can also expect excellent returns from holiday lets since there’s a booming niche market for luxury vacation rentals on the Costa del Sol.

Can I buy a villa in Benahavis as a holiday let?

Yes, you can and this is a popular option especially if you want to make a return from your villa when you’re not using it. Under regional regulations, you need a licence to let your villa, which must fulfill certain conditions and include safety measures. The application procedure is generally straightforward and the process relatively quick.

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