Detached villa for sale in Istán
- Built303 m2
- Plot1050 m2
This contemporary luxury villa is being very well looked after by its current owners and when visited you will notice it proves the excellent condition the villa is in. The home lies in a peaceful area only 10 minutes away from Marbella and Puerto Banus, in fact it is located in a small and quiet luxury villa urbanisation with 24h security on the road to Istan. Each villa has beautiful gardens and this villa in particular lies slightly higher than other villas in the street which ensures the breath-taking unique view towards the lake, mountains, sea and Puerto Banus. The area itself has been rewarded for its beauty with the Unesco biosphere.
As mentioned before, the house is in top condition and is ready to move in, ideally for a family or for a couple who would like to run it as a small bed-and-breakfast. The large garden is South West facing and has a beautiful private swimming pool that enjoys the gorgeous views. All 4 bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite tv and wifi. The entire house has got marble floors and during winter the house can be heated through air-conditioning, central heating or underfloor heating.
The house is entirely secured by camera's, inside and out (being recorded) and on top of that the complete outside security, including parking with perimeter zones. In case of danger, there is a direct contact with an alarm central who will check all cameras and detectors. The system is foreseen of an internal speaker inside the house in case the alarm is raised. The whole system can be controlled by an app on the smart phone. Furthermore there's automatic house and garden illumination.
The private parking area is spacious and can hold several cars. This villa is located in the perfect spot for people who love Marbella and its ambiance but prefer to come home to a quiet place. The port in Banus is about 8kms away and there is no need to get on the busy A7 to get to it. In the neighbourhood there's a bus stop, a gym and tennis club. The nearest school will be Aloha College which is only a few minutes away by car.
A must see!
It is unwise to try to drive through Istán, as its roads were built for horse and cart centuries ago and are incredibly steep and tight, but you can still view the whitewashed houses lining silent streets all around you and the mountain ridges beyond. Timeless hardly begins to describe Istán: you are stepping directly into living history, dating to the Moorish settlements.
Life in Istán adopts a pace usually associated with a slightly overweight and indolently contented house cat. There's really no rush here, and the siesta lives on as it should - fully embraced, fully expected and fully appreciated. That's not to say there's nothing to do.
Chilling Out in the Heart of Nature
Let's start with breakfast, which can be enjoyed on your terrace (with all ingredients sourced from the neighbourhood grocer and baker), at a local café or out and about.
The background echoes of running water emanate from pure water springs that course through the village, so fill your bottle before heading off (on foot, naturally) past deserted citrus groves as you descend towards the edge of the reservoir.
This hike will invariably have you working up an appetite, which means it’s time to head back into the village to enjoy delicious, inexpensive tapas from one of the numerous shaded dining establishments dotting the streets.
After your siesta and day at work/leisure, the setting sun will signal part two of “Life in Istán”. The cool that follows dusk is a signal for locals to up the pace. You can take your pick from a fair smattering of restaurants, and afterwards relax at a table in one of the several courtyard squares that lie all around the village, and enjoy a soothing sherry, crisp beer or silky glass of wine under the starlit sky.
All around you are other locals – some from families who have never lived anywhere but Istán, others recently-arrived expats – enjoying the same simple pleasures: fine food, excellent company, natural warmth, surrounding beauty and a chilled-out atmosphere.