La Zagaleta – Luxury Living

La Zagaleta
A view of La Zagaleta Estate

Sitting in a quiet, rural location just outside Benahavis on the road to Ronda you will find one of the most exclusive, luxury developments on the Costa del Sol – Club de Campo La Zagaleta.

Only a short drive from the famous Puerto Banus, La Zagaleta is one of the most sought after locations in Spain boasting a small number of large, private properties housing some of the coasts rich and famous visitors.

When you purchase a property in La Zagaleta you don’t only get privacy and luxury, you also get beautifully manicured, landscaped gardens, club houses, 24-hour security and access to two professional golf courses: La Zagaleta and Los Barrancos.

Club House and Sports

The 5,000 m2 club house provides a community space for residents and their guests to relax and enjoy some of the activities that few other developments are able to provide.

Residents can make use of meeting rooms, restaurants, bars, and a cafe. There is a swimming pool and sauna area for the parents to relax in while the children can enjoy a discotheque, billiard room and even a bowling alley. The swimming pool area also provides a barbeque and snack bar.

For the horse lovers there is a fully equipped riding club breeding Arab and Spanish horses. The club offers 23 stables and four training arenas. There is more to La Zagaleta than just luxury properties!

For tennis fans there is a choice of clay or hard-surface tennis courts to hone your skills.

Golf

If you are a golfer, then La Zagaleta has everything you could want from two professional golf courses to an on-site pro shop.

La Zagaleta

A unique 18-hole course, La Zagaleta Golf was designed by the Californian architect Bradford Benz in 1991 and opened at the end of 1993. One of the major objectives for the designer was to preserve the beauty of the natural surroundings and this has been achieved.

From the start of your round until the end you are unlikely to see anything other than nature as there are no parallel holes and the only other thing you will see is the spectacular clubhouse after the 9th and 18th holes. A round at this course is like playing on a nature reserve.

Each hole has four tee positions to allow players of all skill levels to enjoy the course. Choose the closest tee for a tranquil, relaxing round, or the furthest tee to challenge yourself and play like the professionals.

Aided by the natural slope of the valleys the path to each hole is clear to see with clear access to the greens. There are few courses that offer such peace and privacy as this, although you may have to share the fairway with a pheasant or a deer.

Los Barrancos

Opened in 2005, Los Barrancos is a par 70 course once again shaped by the landscape that surrounds it.

As you progress through your round you will pass cork trees in between which many animals have made their homes and from where they can be seen watching the golfers passing through. The course is situated on the north part of the estate and sits between mountains and valleys creating a unique course with stunning views.

On the par 3 second hole the green is separated from the trees by the Embarcadero Lake, pure mountain water, which adds another level of natural beauty to the course, as well as increasing the difficulty level.

The natural form of the landscape makes for improved bunkering rather than the stereotypical resort style with more traditional, strategically placed bunkers.

The intention to integrate this course with nature has been well realised with several holes having fresh water streams running alongside, while the entire course is surrounded by beautiful local flora. The sound of flowing water with the sounds of local animals and birds makes this one of the most relaxing courses on the coast and is well known for providing an exciting and pleasurable round of golf.

The Villas

La Zagaleta Villa
The propeties are the height of luxury and quality

No two properties are the same in La Zagaleta, although they all stick to the Andalusian style so as to blend well into the natural environment.

You have a choice when looking to make a move to this exclusive community as you can either purchase one of the few remaining plots or one of the villas that is currently under construction. Alternatively, you can choose one of their signature villas which provide “a wave of 21st century architecture that blends with the countryside.”

You could also choose from one of the many properties that already stand in the estate, all constructed to the highest standards with the highest quality materials.

The signature villas have been designed with a minimum of 8 metres between each plot to ensure privacy. This also provides space for the local wildlife to make their way around the properties thus causing them minimal disruption.

The modern design of the villas reflects the latest in contemporary architecture and fulfils the five main elements of property design – water, light, landscape, comfort and practicality.

Each of the villas is located on a large plot with sizes ranging from 3,000m² to 25,000m². Many of the villas provide up to 8 bedrooms, with similar numbers of bathrooms. Private pools are an essential in this estate as well as multi-car garages. There is nothing small in La Zagaleta!

This, unfortunately, is also true when it comes to prices. However, most of the properties are owned by the very rich and famous and if you are not in that club you are unlikely to be looking for property here. Rumour has it that Russian President Vladimir Putin owns a property in La Zagaleta, as well as Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich. It is also said that British Actor Hugh Grant and singer Row Stewart also own properties on the estate, so you are in good company.

If you plan to buy a villa in La Zagaleta you should expect a price of over a million euros to buy a plot and anywhere from 5 million to 25 million euros for an existing property. Remember though, for that money you get to live on one of the most exclusive estates not only in Spain but in Europe, with facilities to rival any world class hotel or country club.

La Zagaleta truly is the epitome of luxury living. For more information on the properties of La Zagaleta visit www.villaslazagaleta.com, or call us today on +34 952 907 386.

 

Luxurious Apartment For Sale – In The Prestigious Capanes del Golf

Luxurious  Apartment Located In The Prestigious Capanes del Golf – Ref: MFSA807

Luxurious  Apartment Located In The Prestigious Capanes del Golf

Price: 395,000€

Opportunity to acquire a luxurious middle floor west facing apartment located in the prestigious gated development of Capanes del Golf, surrounded by the beautiful El Higueral golf course and offering its residents top class facilities including an indoor heated pool, gymnasium and Spa area. The apartment enjoys stunning west facing views overlooking the pool and the landscaped Garden area. The apartment comprises of a spacious living room with dining area, a generously sized kitchen fitted with high end appliances, two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, two en suite bathrooms, a guest cloakroom and a large corner positioned terrace. An underground parking space and smaller storeroom is included. There is also an adjoining storeroom .

There are five outdoor swimming pools, with the main pool being situated next to the Spa. Within the spa complex you will find a heated indoor pool with water cascades, hydro massage area, vertical projecting water jets, 3 level pressure water jets and Jacuzzi. There is also a Turkish bath, a sauna an equipped gymnasium.
Capanes del Golf is situated within the Benahavis Municipality. The village of Benahavis is around a 5 minute drive from the resort as well as Puerto Banus.

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The Blairs are back in town!

Tony Blair
I can’t caption this photo without swearing

Ex-Prime Minister and warmonger Tony Blair has been spotted with his with Cherie, apparently soaking up some sun at a friend’s house in the little white village of Benahavis.

Tourists were surprised to see the couple at a restaurant in Puerto Banus having attended Sunday mass at church in San Pedro earlier in the day.

Rumors suggest Mr Blair may also be in Spain to meet with Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy while he is here, possibly to talk about the crisis currently crippling the country.

According to newspaper, The Olive Press, there has yet to be any photographs of the couple made available.

This is the third muppet… I mean, politician to visit the country in the last few weeks. Both Prime Minister David Cameron and his cowardly little wimp of a deputy, Nick Clegg, were here last week.

Cameron went to Mallorca and Clegg visited Valladolid, a few hundred miles north west of Madrid.

I hope Blair isn’t here too long. If I was lucky enough to bump into him I don’t think I could be trusted to be nice.

Russian Meeting Point gets under way

Russian Meeting PointThe “Russian Meeting Point” opened yesterday in a bid to boost the sale of Spanish coastal property to Russian investors.

This years event is being held at the Hotel Villa Padierna and so far has attracted large numbers of investors and property agents, all here to find investment opportunities on the Costa del Sol. The main focus of the group is the so-called “Golden Triangle” which includes Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis. However, other areas are also being marketed at the event including the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Alicante and Andalucía. The three-day event will close tomorrow (Friday).

Ángeles Muñoz, Mayor of Marbella, visited the event on Thursday morning accompanied by Enrique Lacalle, the president of the organizing committee, and the President of the Andalusian Federation of Developers and Residential Tourism, Ricardo Arranz.

Muñoz attended the event to see first-hand the level of interest from various investors and property agents for the Spanish property market and, more specifically, that of the Costa del Sol.

Many of the exhibitors have already expressed their satisfaction with the volume of contacts made at the exclusive real-estate forum.

Sr. Lacalle thanked the exhibitors for their attendance and is convinced that the event will prove to be profitable for all involved.

David Scheffler, Director of Expansion of Engel & Völkers, said “This initiative is a great opportunity for the Spanish real estate sector in general and particularly for us, so we could not pass up this opportunity. At The Russian Meeting Point we are presenting over 6,000 real estate properties to potential buyers from Russia. ”

The event also included talks presented by some of Spain’s business leaders. One such talk, entitled “What the Russians want to know before buying a property: How to get a mortgage in Spain.” was given by Alberto Pulido, Director of Business Mortgages in Spain’s Banco Santander.

There will be further talks on Friday including “Managing visas and residence permits” which will be presented by the National Association of Developers.

This is the second edition of the Meeting Point and will be followed by a third which will take place in Barcelona in October at the Fira de Barcelona.

Putin is ‘not buying on the Costa’

The Euro Weekly News has reported that Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, is not looking at property on the Costa del Sol.

The paper reported that the prime ministers press office had “laughed off” the reports that Mr Putin was looking into purchasing a property in the exclusive development of La Zagaleta, in Benahavis.

Spanish gossip website Vanitalis reported earlier this week that the former mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, who lives in the urbanisation, had convinced the prime minister to purchase a property in the development he called “my place in the world”. The site further reported that Mr Putin was “keen to snap up” a property in the development, described as “Europe’s most exclusive residential development”.

The press office “rubbished” the reports that appeared across the internet and in at least one English language newspaper saying the prime minister was not looking at buying a property in Marbella, Benahavis or anywhere else on the Costa del Sol.

Russian investors invited to ‘Golden Triangle’

Russian Meeting Point

The towns of Benahavis, Estepona and Marbella, together known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, are inviting Russian investors to help reduce the stock of property for sale on the coast.

‘The Russian Meeting Point – Marbella’ will be held at Hotel Villa Padierna between March 14th and 16th and will see representatives of the Spanish real-estate sector meet with Russian investors.

The initiative seeks to present all of the properties for sale in those areas with significant discounts on the original price. The meeting will have an area of ​​approximately 1,000 sq/ft to promote contacts and trade between marketers, Spanish development and construction companies and other professional investors.

The organisers of the meeting said “We have the support of major Russian real estate associations that will present a significant presence of investors interested in buying Spanish property, or promoting it in the Russian market, one of the most powerful in Europe, and generate more interest in Spanish real estate, especially in the ‘Golden Triangle’. ”

The warm reception received by Russian investors in the last edition of “Barcelona Meeting Point” led to the sale of luxury homes on the Costa del Sol, thanks in part to an influx of buyers from the East, and also led to the organising of this event.

Ricardo Arranz, current president of the Andalusian Federation of Developers and Residential Tourism recently said that luxury homes valued between four and 10 million euros are being purchased mainly by buyers from Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Russia.

‘The Russian Meeting Point – Marbella’ comes with great expectations for the sale of both luxury properties and other stock due to the heavy discounting currently available.

More information is available on the official website: Marbella Meeting Point 2012

3 Bed Apartment For Sale – Benahavís

3 Bed Apartment For Sale in Benahavís – Ref: MFSA432

3 Bed Apartment For Sale in Benahavis

Price: 340.000€

Fantastic 3 bed in a complex surrounded by golf courses and very close to the sea. A very secure urbanisation offering over 20,000m² of Mediterranean gardens, several outdoor swimming pools and a Spa area fully equipped with a heated indoor pool with a Spa jet circuit, a Jacuzzi, steam room and a fully equipped gymnasium.

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5 Bed Villa For Sale – Benahavís

5 Bed Villa For Sale in Benahavís – Ref: MFSV410

5 Bed Villa For Sale - Benahavis, Marbella

Price: 1,750,000€

Spectacular contemporary villa recently constructed to the highest specifications, situated in a quiet and natural environment along the 11th hole of this gated community offering 24 hour security and a clubhouse with restaurant, equestrian centre, within a 10 minutes drive of the coast, Benahavis, Estepona, San Pedro de Alcantara. Set on a large plot of over 4000m2 this modern west facing property enjoys uniterrupted views over the golf course and towards the surrounding mountains. The villa is designed on 3 levels and offers an entrance hall with guest cloakroom.

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El Madroñal – The Coasts Best Kept Secret

El Madroñal Villas - BenahavisJust south of the entrance to La Zagaleta, on the road to Ronda, lies La Reserva del Madroñal, one of Europe’s most exclusive residential developments overlooking the hills of Benahavis with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. On the clearest days you can clearly see Gibraltar and sometimes even the mountains of Africa are visible.

Only 15 minutes from Puerto Banus, 20 minutes from Marbella and 45 mins from Malaga Airport, El Madroñal is ideally situated within easy reach of amenities.

Created in 1965 this well established development boasts some of the most luxuirious properties available on the coast.

El Madroñal has six gated entrances to six separate areas of the estate and all are monitored by 24 hour security. Each entrance has it’s own character, becoming more rustic the further you climb up the hill to Ronda. Entrance 6 is considered the closest to being “in the country” where a long country lane leads you off in to the woodland.

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Benatalaya Apartments For Sale – Benahavis

PRICE SLASHED by 45%!!! 

Apartments For Sale, Benatalaya, Marbella.

Benatalaya sits in the exclusive setting of Marbella in Spain, bordering the most prestigious golf courses in the area, offering a prized panorama of the coast and yet just minutes from the beach, a location where quality and exclusivity are felt in every details.

These 3 bedroom apartments are available now from just 495,000€
Build Size: 161.73m2
Terrace Size: 120.85m2

Call Marbella For Sale now to arrange a viewing – +34 952 907 386 or visit www.marbellaforsale.com