Detached villa for sale in Manilva
- Built426 m2
- Plot852 m2
TThis is a beautifully presented, four bedroom villa with magnificent sea views across the Mediterranean extending from Calahonda to North Africa.
The villa sits on a plot of 852m2 and has a total build of 534m2. The villa is south-east facing and its large terraces provide access to all-day sun. It has a large private pool and lots of outdoor space.
The bedrooms are all double bedrooms and have fitted wardrobes all with en-suite bathrooms. The house has a large basement with a games/television room and an office/ storeroom, both of which have natural light and could easily be converted into two additional bedrooms. The property has three large terraces, and there are spectacular sea views from each. The villa has lots of light. There is a modern, fully fitted open-plan kitchen that leads to a large dining and living area with a fireplace. The villa has a large basement garage.
The villa is located in a sought-after residential urbanisation of villas. The location is second to none. Where else can you get uninterrupted sea views and privacy, yet also be minutes away from blue flag beaches? It is located in the municipality of Manilva, and lies between the exclusive Sotogrande Marina and Marina de la Duquesa, both with their numerous bars and restaurants. Whilst located in a private urbanisation, the beach is literally a two-minute drive away. This area is also a paradise for keen golfers, with some of Spain’s most prestigious golf courses such as Valderrama and Finca Cortesin being only a short drive away.
The location is fabulous and easily accessible. Not only is it 20 minutes from away from Gibraltar and its international airport but it is only an hour away from Malaga airport. It is also a mere 25 minutes from Marbella.
This villa is very realistically priced and viewing is highly recommended.
- Area Info: Manilva
Historic Connection with Julius Caesar
The exact area covered by Manilva is difficult to define: part undulating terrain-part twisting coastline, combining classic Andalucian village with modern-day tourist resort. Historically, the town grew thanks to agriculture, the hills that surround it proving fertile ground for some of the best grapes found in Spain.
Manilva municipality is situated towards the far (western) end of the Costa del Sol, bordering Cádiz province. The town proper is relatively small, three kilometres inland from the coast; while the coastal resort of Sabinillas is quite distinctive, and is adjacent to the gentrified marina at La Duquesa.
Day-Time Pursuits and Evening Pleasures
The Baños de la Hedionda (Roman baths) – reportedly a favoured haunt of Julius Caesar – are an excellent spot for an early morning dip. Head a few kilometres inland from Manilva (the baths are actually in Casares municipality although their “ownership” is contested), past dense vegetation, veer slightly off road, follow your instincts – and you are bound to find it.
The cool waters of the dark underground plunge pool may look uninviting, but there's no better way of cleansing your skin of the rich natural mud you smeared on yourself minutes early and allowed to bake hard in the searing sunshine. Free, simple and enjoyable for the entire family, these baths are Manilva's (or Casares’s) greatest hidden treasure.
Once you are suitably refreshed and smooth of skin, the inviting cafés that line the streets of Manilva serve a delicious array of traditional Spanish breakfasts, snacks and beverages, making them a must-visit before noon.
Later, the beach at Sabinillas is the ideal place for a lengthy spot of sunbathing, relaxing under a parasol and lunch in one of the eateries that line the promenade. Then, to conclude the day… a trip to La Duquesa for the boutiques, yachts, beautiful people – and gin tonics.
Manilva’s daytime attractions are charming and diverting but, come sundown, most visitors will have returned home. Those who do stay, or who are holidaying in the municipality, will most likely head to the diverse, sometimes quirky, bars along the Sabinillas promenade, or the more refined establishments in La Duquesa marina.
In the first week of September, Manilva's celebrated muscatel grapes are honoured with their own harvest festival, complete with grape trampling, song, dance and, of course, copious imbibing of wine.