The villa was very spacious and in a great location. It had a lovely pool in quiet surroundings but was convenient to the old town of Marbella, taxis, coach station etc. It was well equipped and suitable for a family of all ages. Cathy, the owner was incredibly helpful and ensured that we had everything we needed for our holiday, even providing toiletries in the bathrooms and bedrooms to condiments and spices etc in the kitchen. We all had a wonderful time and would certainly return!
A really lovely villa......fantastic accommodation and very well-equipped for our extended family get-together. The villa has a wonderful flow to all the rooms, and lots of different areas for everybody to relax and enjoy their holiday, including a great pool in a walled and private garden. It's located in a friendly local area, convenient for transport links and shopping, and walking distance to the beautiful old town of Marbella, the Marina and lovely stretches of sandy beaches.
A fantastic villa set in a quite residential area with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The heated pool allowed constant enjoyment even on the few overcast and breezier days. Our teenage son was perfectly at home camped in the games room with the xbox one and pool table at his disposal!
The Mercadona Supermarket, a two minute walk up the road that was more than sufficient to cater for all our needs and stocked well known english brands as well as a bakery, plenty of fruit and veg and fresh fish and meat that was a joy to cook on the BBQ.
A two minute walk down the hill you find yourself at the main Bus station and Taxi rank for trips into town, to the beach and beyond.
All rooms were fully air conditioned and superbly decorated throughout.
Catherine (the owner) was immensely helpful throughout booking our stay and advised on transfers and arranged for Cots and high-chairs for our twins, nothing was too much trouble and on arrival we were also presented with a lovely welcome pack to get the holiday started.
I would certainly recommend this villa and if returning to Marbella would certainly hope to stay again.
Taxi from villa to the beach was 6-8 Euros
Taxi from villa to Orange Square 6-7 Euros
Taxi from Villa to Puerto Banus was approx 15 Euros
It’s hard to know where to start, as there are so many wonderful things to comment on from our fantastic holiday at Villa Especial.
There were 8 of us during our stay - 2 families: 4 adults & our 4 grown up children in there 20’s and the villa accommodated us beautifully. The moment we all walked through the door it felt like we’d walked into a small piece of Spanish luxury.
Without question the Villa is superbly equipped and has everything you could wish for, the attention to detail is second to none and the facilities are perfect for all ages. From… Internet TV, excellent WIFI signal, fitness room, game’s room, BBQ and even down to inflatable toys for the pool – touches that made everyone happy!
It’s easy to get to the Villa from the airport - we decided not to hire a car but there are taxis directly outside the airport terminal together with a bus which takes you directly to Marbella bus station from where the villa is just a 5-minute walk.
The villa is superbly located, a short walk to Marbella Old Town and only a short taxi or bus journey to Puerto Buenos, there are also a number of golf courses close by. The local well stocked supermarket is only a 2- minute walk from the villa.
Villa Especial is itself a beautifully charismatic, truly Spanish style house. Inside, the decor is a stunning mixture of modern and traditional themes. The pool area, where we spent most of our time, is great with comfortable sun loungers, chairs and sofas, a perfect venue for enjoying a relaxing early evening cocktail. It was a real pleasure to stay at this special place and we all look forward to our next visit! Thank you.
We had a wonderful two week stay in this luxury villa. We were travelling with two toddlers & Catherine couldn't have been more helpful. There were two cots and two high chairs already set up for us and she was kind enough to organise the airport transfer with two infant carseats installed. The villa itself is amazing, with two sitting rooms, 5 bedrooms and a wonderful gamesroom complete with tv, pool table & games console. The kitchen is fully equipped and has every utensil that you could need. The gardens and pool area are wonderfully kept and the views all around are amazing. Many evenings we used the barbecue area to prepare meals and the inner courtyard as an outside dining area which was lovely. There is a supermarket just up the road with anything you could need and a nice pizzeria & bar approx 5 minutes walk from the villa.
There were six adults and four children residing during our stay and ample room for everybody. We had an amazing two week stay and Catherine couldn't have been more helpful. I would have no hesitation recommending this beautiful villa to anyone.
Thanks again Catherine.
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