El Madroñal is an upmarket enclave developed as a hillside extension to Puerto Banús within the municipality of Benahavís. Originally developed by Jaime Parladé y Sanjuanena, third Marquess of Apezteguia, later owned by Christina Onassis husband, Thierry Roussel, its pedigree as a ‘millionaire’s playground’ is impeccable, so it is no surprise that the rich and famous, including the ’39 steps’ actress Madeleine Carroll, have made it their home. More recent celebrity visitors, include Mariah Carey and One Direction, are still drawn to the area and are keen to source the best El Madroñal villas as an investment property, as holiday home or as a luxury base to chill out.

Adjacent to the private estate of neighbouring La Zagaleta (Marbella), residents are enticed to El Madroñal by the sheltered position within the Serranía de Ronda surrounded by countryside. As a private estate, all of El Madroñal villas are protected by 24-hour security, ensuring complete peace and privacy away from the prying lenses of paparazzi, yet within they are still within close proximity to the beach.

Only 10 minutes inland, yet a world away from the busy coastal resorts, the area offers some truly spectacular luxury properties for sale and plots, all enjoying unrivalled panoramic country and sea views spanning as far as Gibraltar and Morocco. Surrounded by olive groves, cork and pine trees, there are only around 150 exclusive dream homes, most standing on large plots.

As part of Benahavís, residents are ideally placed to enjoy the many benefits of this beautiful traditional village, including the incredible array of restaurants, the picturesque Amanhavís hotel, plus the natural wonders, such as lakes, forests, cycle and walking trails.

Golfers can also take advantage of the huge choice of Golf Clubs in the local vicinity, including as the Marbella Club Golf Resort. Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Monte Mayor, La Quinta and many more.

The small unspoilt town of San Pedro de Alcantara is just 5-minutes’ drive for water sports, sailing swimming or simply enjoying the choice of restaurants including fine dining provided by Prado Halcones. Alternatively, within 15 minutes, you will reach the glitz and glamour of Puerto Banús with super yachts moored in the marina, nighlife, designer boutiques and cosmopolitan restaurants. Marbella is a little further to east or there is Estepona and Sotogrande further to the west.

El Madroñal is less 1 hour from Malaga’s International Airport and a similar distance from Gibraltar.

If you are have fallen in love if El Madroñal and looking for your dream villa for sale in El Madroñal. Andara Villas can assist in your search for your perfect luxury property.

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Andara Villas is a premium real estate development company founded in 1996 by Eric Muller & Paula Tempelaar from the Netherlands. They fell into developing property by chance, having arrived in Spain with four children but couldn’t find a suitable family home. So, they decided to buy a plot and develop their own dream home.

At the time they had no idea that they would sell this property or that it would become the first of many development projects to win an International Property Award for ‘Best Villa in Spain’.

Some 25 years later, Eric and Paula have developed over 20 luxury villas in Marbella, Andara Villas works with a network of first-class architects and lawyers and is regarded as one of the leading luxury real estate firms in southern Spain. Today, they remain committed and passionate property developers and real estate advisors, with a talent for delivering luxury dream homes.


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