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Welcome to Marbella, the epitome of luxury living on the Costa del Sol. Known for its
glamorous lifestyle, pristine beaches, and world-class amenities, Marbella has become a
sought-after destination for property investors and discerning individuals looking for their
dream homes. In this curated top 10 list, we present the finest Marbella properties that
exemplify opulence, style, and exquisite craftsmanship.

From breath-taking villas nestled in exclusive gated communities to stunning frontline golf
mansions boasting panoramic views, each property on this list showcases the epitome of
Marbella’s real estate excellence. Immerse yourself in the allure of La Cerquilla, Sierra Blanca,
or Los Flamingos Golf, among other prestigious locations, and discover the exceptional design,
state-of-the-art amenities, and meticulous attention to detail that define these luxurious

Whether you seek a tranquil retreat, a vibrant coastal escape, or a grand estate for
entertaining, Marbella offers a diverse array of properties that cater to every taste and
lifestyle. Our top 10 list presents the most extraordinary homes, carefully selected to inspire,
and captivate those in search of the pinnacle of Marbella property.

Embark on a journey through elegance and sophistication as we unveil the crème de la crème
of Marbella’s real estate market. Explore these magnificent properties and let your
imagination soar as you envision the luxurious lifestyle that awaits.

1. La Gratitud (Solvilla) – 16 bedroom and 16-bathroom villa in the Marbella golden mile 35M€

Top 10 Properties

Experience the epitome of luxury living with La Gratitud, an extraordinary Marbella property
that seamlessly blends art, architecture, and engineering. Set on an expansive plot of 8,799m²,
this exquisite estate offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the
majestic Sierra Blanca Mountain range. With a remarkable build size of 2,001m², this Spanish
masterpiece is in the highly sought-after Golden Mile.

Designed by renowned Spanish interior designer Luisa Olazábal, every detail of this estate
showcases bespoke craftsmanship and timeless elegance. The grand salon is a stunning
centrepiece, featuring multiple lounge spaces nestled within a sunken area and an impressive
brass centre chandelier. A separate dining area boasts dual open steel fireplaces with wooden
cladding. Behind the luxurious velvet curtains lies a fully customized cocktail bar, complete
with Bose speakers, personalized lighting, chill-out areas, art-deco flooring, and even a smoke

The interior seamlessly transitions to the magnificent outdoor space through five large French
doors. The exquisite kitchen offers a separate butler’s pantry, a chef’s island, vintage Lacanche
gas stove, wine cooler, and walk-in fridge. The dining area overlooks the panoramic garden
and sea views and connects seamlessly to the covered outdoor patio.

This remarkable estate also features numerous outdoor areas, including spacious covered and
uncovered patios with wooden beam ceilings, a centre water feature, lush gardens, a large
swimming pool, and a paddle court. The main estate boasts a total of nine generously sized
bedrooms, each meticulously designed to maximize comfort and style.

The master suite is a true oasis, featuring natural wooden touches, personalized cabinetry, and a private terrace with stunning sea views. The integrated master bathroom showcases a beautiful green copper clawfoot tub with an open glass ceiling, allowing for breathtaking views of nature and direct
access to an outdoor Jacuzzi.

The lower level of La Gratitud has been transformed into the ultimate entertainment and
wellness centre. Discover a multi-elevation movie theatre room, a loft-style bar with mirrored
ceilings, a luxurious hammam spa, a heated indoor pool, a massage room, a gaming room with
Formula 1 seats, a state-of-the-art gym, and a bowling alley. Additionally, a separate guest
house offers seven beautifully appointed bedrooms with exquisite finishes throughout.

La Gratitud is a timeless masterpiece and represents one of the most extraordinary properties
to grace the Marbella market in recent years. Prepare to be captivated by its unparalleled
beauty and sophistication.

2. Villa Otto (Solvilla) – 12 bedroom and 12-bathroom 20M€ villa in Los Flamingos, Benahavis.

Top 10 Properties

Discover Villa Otto, the epitome of extraordinary luxury living in Los Flamingos Golf,
Marbella. This cutting-edge frontline golf mansion, designed by renowned architect Tobal,
is a masterpiece of flawless architectural features. Set on an elevated plot, Villa Otto offers
breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the greens of Los Flamingos Golf.

Step into the impressive entrance area, adorned with magnificent water features, and be
welcomed by a stunning entrance hall with high ceilings. Expansive floor-to-ceiling
windows frame the magnificent coastline views, while the remarkable staircase connects
all levels in the most luxurious way. The living room is spacious and bright, boasting high-
quality wooden floors and a modern gas fireplace.

The open-plan custom Bulthaup kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring sleek design, top-of-
the-line Gaggenau appliances, and meticulous attention to detail. Otto’s bedrooms are
truly breath-taking, surrounded by an idyllic setting and magnificent views. The master
bedroom and a generous guest bedroom are located on the upper level.

The lower level of Otto offers a luxurious state-of-the-art SPA, complete with an indoor
saltwater pool, sauna, and hammam. Outdoor living is elevated to perfection with a
cutting-edge infinity pool featuring water features, expansive terraces, an outdoor
fireplace, and a marvellous metallic pergola with a bar and BBQ area.

Embrace the extraordinary at Villa Otto, one of the most exceptional estates currently
available on the Marbella market. Experience the pinnacle of luxury living in this
unrivalled masterpiece.

3. Casa Orquidea (Solvilla) – 8 bedroom and 9 bathroom La Quinta Villa 14M€

Top 10 Properties

Welcome to Casa Orquidea, a true masterpiece perched atop Herrojo Alto in Marbella. This
exceptional property offers panoramic views and is located within the gated community of El
Herrojo Alto. As you drive up the scenic and green roads, you’ll be captivated by the beauty of
Casa Orquidea.

The modern architecture of the house blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. Upon
entering, you’ll be greeted by an abundance of natural light and breathtaking views through
the floor-to-ceiling windows. The living area features a cozy lounge with a fireplace, separating
it from the spacious dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is accompanied by an outdoor
kitchen, creating a spectacular cooking experience. This floor also houses two guest bedrooms,
each with its own ensuite.

Heading up the stairs to the first floor, you’ll find three ensuite bedrooms, including a
magnificent Master bedroom spanning over 70 m2. The Master bedroom boasts a walk-in
closet, bathroom, and a private terrace with a jacuzzi. The lower level of Casa Orquidea offers
nearly 800 m2 of luxurious space, complete with expansive windows to enjoy the views. Here,
you’ll discover multiple lounges for entertainment and relaxation, a playroom, cinema room,
gym, and indoor spa with a pool and jacuzzi.

Additionally, the property includes a home office, garage for 8 cars, and three ensuite
bedrooms, one of which has its own entrance and kitchenette, making it suitable for staff.
Experience the epitome of luxury living at Casa Orquidea, where breathtaking views and
unparalleled amenities await.

4. Cerquilla 10 (Solvilla) – 6 bedroom and 7 bathroom Villa, 13.5M€

Top 10 Properties

Welcome to Cerquilla 10, a cutting-edge estate nestled within the prestigious residential
community of La Cerquilla in Marbella. This exceptional property sits on a private plot and
offers picturesque views of the stunning greens at Los Naranjos Golf Course. Cerquilla 10 is a
luxurious home that embodies modern design and provides the ultimate in comfort.

Designed by renowned Tobal Architects and impeccably furnished by respected Pedro Peña,
this mansion sets a new standard of luxury in La Cerquilla. The open-plan layout creates a
seamless flow throughout the home, while incorporating the latest design trends. From a
state-of-the-art cinema and a yoga / gym room to a heated pool and Jacuzzi, Cerquilla 10
offers an array of luxurious features.

The residence also boasts cutting-edge Domotic technology, a separate staff apartment, a
main gourmet kitchen, and a chef’s kitchen. Every aspect of Cerquilla 10 has been meticulously
crafted to impress even the most discerning buyer. Prepare to be captivated as you step inside
this extraordinary property that embodies sophistication and elegance in every detail.

Experience the epitome of luxury living at Cerquilla 10, where opulence meets tranquillity in
the heart of Marbella.

5. Villa Eos (Solvilla) – 7 bedroom and 9 bathroom Villa in the Sierra Blanca Urbanisation in Marbella’s Golden Mile 10.9M€

Top 10 Properties

Villa Eos, located in the prestigious gated community of Sierra Blanca on the renowned
Marbella Golden Mile, is a true gem among Marbella properties. Situated within a small
community of only 7 villas, this magnificent mansion offers a unique blend of proximity and
seclusion, providing an atmosphere of paradise along with breath-taking panoramic views.
The exclusivity of this location is further enhanced by 24-hour security, ensuring privacy for
residents and guests.

As you enter through the impressive 18th-century gate, adorned with
stones from an ancient Roman road, you are greeted by a charming courtyard. Passing through
the grand wooden door, the entrance hall welcomes you with its view of the first-floor
balcony, bathed in natural light streaming through a roof window.

The craftsmanship of Villa Eos is evident throughout, with a stunning marble staircase that
gracefully connects the lower and upper floors. For convenience, a lift is also available. The
upper floor boasts three spacious bedrooms and a generously sized salon that could easily be
transformed into an additional bedroom. Each bedroom suite features its own bathroom, and
the master bedroom provides access to a large walk-in closet. Private balconies accompany
each room, offering a serene vantage point to appreciate the sweeping panoramic views.
Adding to the allure, an atrium in the centre of the house brings both light and fresh air into
the property.

The main floor presents a separate dining salon, a spacious living room, an
additional office, and a well-appointed kitchen. The atrium, with its captivating water display,
can be accessed on this level, and the living room seamlessly extends to the lush garden,
providing a tranquil oasis with complete privacy and, once again, magnificent panoramic

Adjacent to the elegant, elongated pool, a separate pool house awaits, offering a delightful
space for dining, complete with a bathroom and dressing room. The lower level of Villa Eos is
designed for entertainment and relaxation, featuring a cinema, a bodega for wine enthusiasts,
and a games/pool room. Additionally, a separate guest or staff apartment with its own
entrance is located on this level, ensuring comfort and convenience for all.

The construction of this exceptional residence showcases the finest materials and innovative
solutions. The combination of a pellet burner and solar power ensures efficient hot water
supply while keeping energy costs in check. Villa Eos epitomizes luxury living in Marbella,
offering a harmonious fusion of elegance, functionality, and environmental consciousness.

Experience the pinnacle of refined living at Villa Eos, where impeccable craftsmanship and
breathtaking surroundings create an extraordinary lifestyle.

6. La Pera (Drumelia) – 11 bedroom and 6 bathroom Villa in Nueva Andalucía 11M€

Top 10 Properties

Discover the epitome of luxury living in Marbella with this magnificent modern villa in Nueva
Andalucía. Designed for those with refined taste and a penchant for chic elegance, this
property stands out among the best in the market. Immerse yourself in the architectural

marvel that seamlessly blends contemporary design and artistic sensibilities. Offering serene
views of the picturesque surroundings, including the majestic mountains and the iconic La
Concha, this villa is a true masterpiece.

Spanning an impressive 1,043 m² on a generous plot of 2,089 m², this state-of-the-art mansion
boasts cutting-edge technology and premium materials. From transparent balustrades to glass
walls and panoramic doors, every detail exudes sophistication and style. The interior embraces
a fresh and inviting atmosphere, featuring a pleasing palette of noble whites and neutrals that
allow natural light to permeate the rooms.

This luxurious villa comprises 11 tranquil bedrooms and 6 superb bathrooms, complete with
oval freestanding baths, thermostatic showers, and elegant sinks. The open-plan living space
seamlessly connects a lounge, a cozy fireplace salon, formal and informal dining areas, a bar,
and a top-range fully fitted kitchen with sleek, customized finishes and premium appliances.
Step outside onto the expansive 500 m² covered and sunny terraces, beautifully landscaped
gardens, and inviting outdoor lounges, perfect for relaxation, al fresco dining, or enjoying
breath-taking Mediterranean sunsets.

Indulge in the infinity pool with cascading water features
or work out in the state-of-the-art gym, reminiscent of a ‘James Bond’ movie scene.

7. Villa Sorrento (Drumelia) – 6 bedroom and 7-bathroom Villa in Guadalmina Baja 11.5M€

Top 10 Properties

Discover the allure of Marbella with this beautiful luxury grand villa for sale in the prestigious
Guadalmina Baja. Located between the renowned Puerto Banus and Estepona, this stunning
property offers an idyllic seaside lifestyle in one of Marbella's most sought-after
neighbourhoods. Nestled within easy reach of marinas, golf courses, and the vibrant town of
San Pedro, this oasis of peace and beauty provides convenience at every turn.

Situated on a sprawling plot of 4,504 m², this south/west-facing mansion spans three levels
connected by a lift. Step into the grand entrance hall with its double high ceiling and admire
the exquisite details on the ceiling of the spacious office. The villa boasts a living room, a cozy
TV lounge with a fireplace, and a separate dining room with access to the covered terrace and
the inviting swimming pool area. Another covered terrace houses a fully equipped outdoor
kitchen and a sauna, while a charming pavilion sets the stage for al fresco family dinners and
memorable gatherings.

The first floor encompasses two generous guest bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a
bathroom, along with an impressive master bedroom featuring a terrace, two bathrooms, and
ample wardrobe space for both her and him. The second floor offers two guest bedroom
suites with bathrooms, a games room, and a private terrace. The basement accommodates a
staff apartment, storage rooms, a wine cellar, a gym, a laundry room, and technical and
machine rooms, with a separate entrance and a six-car garage, complemented by a carport for
four cars.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Guadalmina as you admire the serene garden views
from this high-end residence. The villa boasts exceptional features, including glass doors, fitted
wardrobes, double-glazing, a Domotic system, stunning wooden elements, magnificent marble
and wood floors with underfloor heating, music speakers in every room, air conditioning, solar
panels, electric shutters, an alarm system, and 14 surveillance cameras outside, all easily managed through your phone.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the classic Mediterranean beauty of this extraordinary property.

8. Orquidea 22 (Solvilla) – 4 bedroom and 4-bathroom duplex penthouse 11.9M€

Top 10 Properties

Discover the pinnacle of luxury living in Marbella with Orquidea 22, an extraordinary duplex
penthouse located in the prestigious Marina de Puente Romano on Marbella’s Golden Mile.
This exclusive property offers an idyllic beachfront location within the gated community of
Orquidea, boasting unrivalled views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Step into a world of elegance as you enter the main floor, featuring a spacious living room
bathed in natural light, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors. Impeccably designed
by Ambience, the interior exudes sophistication, blending neutral tones with vibrant accents to
create a serene and welcoming ambiance. A double-sided fireplace separates the living area
from the exquisite open-plan kitchen and dining spaces.

The enchantment continues as you step onto the terrace, where a covered dining and chill-out
area awaits, offering uninterrupted sea views. Each bedroom within this opulent penthouse is
a sanctuary of luxury, boasting lavish en-suite bathrooms and meticulous design to ensure the
utmost comfort and indulgence.

The master bedroom stands as a testament to elegance, with ample space, a stunning
bathroom, and a private terrace featuring a pool and a chill-out area overlooking the sea—an
exclusive retreat for relaxation and tranquillity.

With its desirable southern orientation, Orquidea 22 epitomizes the essence of a seaside
paradise, perfectly situated along Marbella’s renowned Golden Mile. Embrace the epitome of
Marbella property and experience the epitome of luxury living with this
remarkable penthouse.

9. Villa Aurora (Drumelia) – 6 bedroom and 6-bathroom villa in La Cerquilla 6.99M€

Top 10 Properties

Welcome to Villa Aurora, a stunning bespoke modern luxury house located in the esteemed
community of La Cerquilla in Nueva Andalucía. This exceptional Marbella property boasts a
unique design, situated in the heart of the Golf Valley, and surrounded by world-class
amenities, superb golf courses, and the renowned Puerto Banus.

Perched on an expansive elevated plot of 2,104 m², this luxurious retreat spans 966m² and
offers picturesque views of the idyllic surroundings, including a golf course, mountains, and the
majestic La Concha Mountain, an iconic symbol of Marbella. The villa captivates with its
elegant architecture, featuring modern Mediterranean style and contemporary open-plan
spaces adorned with stylish interior design and state-of-the-art technological advancements.
Meticulously constructed with top-quality materials, this brand-new bespoke home exudes
uncompromising luxury.

Spread across three levels, the villa boasts six bedrooms, six ultra-modern bathrooms, and two
toilets. Upon entry, you are greeted by an impressive double-height entrance hall that leads to
a spacious open-plan living area. The generously sized and chic living room is tastefully
furnished, overlooking the subtropical garden. It seamlessly connects to a grand dining area
and a sleek, state-of-the-art kitchen. The living and dining areas provide direct access to both

covered and uncovered terraces, featuring multiple chill-out spaces, al fresco dining areas, and
a breathtaking infinity pool that exudes sheer opulence.

Upstairs, the villa welcomes you into serene and spacious bedrooms offering tranquil views of
the lush greens of Los Naranjos Golf. The lower level boasts an expansive entertainment area
with a TV room and the opportunity for further customization.

The outdoor area has been meticulously designed to cater to the most discerning tastes,
boasting remarkable terraces spanning 156 m², a stylish sunken lounge, a solarium, water
features, and beautifully landscaped areas with vibrant flowerbeds. This exquisite property is
in impeccable condition, equipped with luxurious features that ensure the most sophisticated
lifestyle, including a fireplace, freestanding bathtub, air-conditioning, double glazing, fitted
wardrobes, glass doors, and an eight-car garage. Every detail has been carefully considered to
provide the epitome of high-quality living.

Surrounded by prestigious golf courses and similar luxury properties in Nueva Andalucía, Villa
Aurora stands as one of the most exceptional homes in the area. Its prime location offers
convenient proximity to international schools, shops, restaurants and bars, numerous golf
courses, a casino, sandy beaches, beach clubs, and all the amenities of lively Nueva Andalucía,
glamorous Puerto Banus, San Pedro, and Marbella Centre.

Experience the epitome of modern luxury living in Marbella with Villa Aurora, an extraordinary
residence that redefines opulence and sophistication.

10. Villa Auli (Drumelia) – 7 bedroom and 8-bathroom villa in El Madroñal 5.995M€

Top 10 Properties

Discover a true gem among Marbella properties with this stunning newly built modern house
in El Madroñal, Benahavis. Situated in one of the most coveted urbanizations on the Costa del
Sol, this gated country estate offers unparalleled peace, privacy, and security with 24-hour
surveillance. Enjoy the benefits of proximity to El Coto Restaurant, golf courses, Marbella’s
pristine beaches, and the legendary Puerto Banús, all within a short distance.

Designed for luxurious modern living, this contemporary-style masterpiece spans an
impressive 493 m² and is constructed with meticulous attention to detail and top-quality
materials. Surrounded by the beautiful nature of Benahavis and prestigious high-end
properties, this magnificent villa sits on a generous plot of 1,850 m², facing south/east to
embrace breathtaking views of the Andalusian mountains and the glistening Mediterranean
Sea, extending all the way to Africa.

Spread across three levels, including a basement, solarium, and covered and sunny terraces
perfect for outdoor entertaining, the villa offers a host of luxurious features. With seven
bedrooms, eight modern bathrooms, a living room with a cozy lounge area and bio-fireplace, a
dining area, and an open-plan fully fitted kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a
breakfast area, every inch of this home exudes sophistication and style. Sliding glass doors
seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces, leading to a summer kitchen, barbecue
area, al fresco dining spots, and inviting chill-out and sunbathing areas.

This high-end property also boasts impressive amenities to enhance your lifestyle. Stay fit in
your own gym, then unwind in the Turkish bath or sauna. Host movie nights in the cinema
room. Throw memorable pool parties or take a refreshing dip in the grand heated pool,

featuring a stunning cascade effect as the water flows into a smaller pool at a lower level.
Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the two wine fridges capable of holding up to 320 bottles
each, while food enthusiasts will delight in the gourmet kitchens fully equipped with high-end
Gaggenau appliances.

The landscaped subtropical garden is a haven of tranquillity, featuring picturesque bridges,
romantic corners, functional spaces, and an automatic irrigation system, all blending
harmoniously with the natural surroundings.

Built in 2022, this eco-friendly and energy-efficient property is in excellent condition, ready for
you to embrace the exclusive Mediterranean lifestyle. Enjoy the convenience of a lift, a home
automation system, air conditioning, underfloor heating throughout the house, laundry and
storage areas, sophisticated LED lighting, double-glazing, fitted wardrobes, Wi-Fi connectivity,
alarm systems, and a 24-hour security service.

Situated 400 meters above sea level and nestled in the embrace of the Serranía de Ronda, this
exceptional property offers a location that is truly special. Immerse yourself in the splendour
of this Marbella property and indulge in the finest Mediterranean lifestyle, recognized as an
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

These common real estate terms will become even more familiar as you begin to navigate the property market in Andalucía, but what do they mean?

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LPO (First Occupancy License)

LPO, or First Occupancy License, is a legal document issued in Andalusia. It confirms that a property has been constructed in accordance with approved plans and meets all necessary regulations and standards. If you intend to rent out your property, this document is essential.

  • Issued by the local town hall.
  • Approved plans
  • Meeting all regulations and standards


Nota Simple (Property Registration Document)

The Nota Simple is an official document that provides vital information about a property in Andalusia. It verifies ownership, legal status, physical details, and any registered charges or limitations on the property.

  • Verifies ownership.
  • Charges or limitations on the property.


Plusvalia (Capital Gains Tax)

Plusvalia refers to the municipal tax on the increase in the value of urban land during its transfer or sale. The tax calculation considers factors such as plot size, ownership period, and local tax rates. It’s important to note that the Plusvalia tax is generally the responsibility of the seller or transferor of the property.

  • Municipal tax / capital gains tax calculation.


Cadastral (Unique Property Registration Number)

Cadastral refers to the system of land registration and property identification. It assigns a unique reference number to each registered property, facilitating legal ownership verification and property-related transactions. In Andalusia, the Cadastral system plays a crucial role in property taxation, urban planning, and land management.

  • Property identification.
  • Unique reference number.
  • Urban planning and land management.


Transfer Tax (ITP) and IVA (VAT)

Transfer Tax, or ITP, applies to property transfers in Andalusia. Rates vary based on property type and value. New properties subject to VAT have a reduced ITP rate to avoid double taxation.

  • Property taxation


I.R.D. (Initial Reservation Deposit)

The Initial Reservation Deposit, or I.R.D., is a commitment deposit made by property buyers in Andalusia. It secures the property for a specified period, demonstrating the buyer’s intention to proceed with the purchase.

  • Removes property from the market.
  • 10 days typical due diligence.


P.P.C. (Pre-Purchase Contract)

A Pre-Purchase Contract, or P.P.C., is a legally binding agreement that establishes the terms and conditions of a property purchase before the final deed is signed. It covers key aspects such as property details, purchase price, and completion date.

  • Forms the property purchase schedule to include the completion date.


Escritura (Title Deed)

The Escritura is the legal document that transfers ownership of a property in Andalusia. It establishes ownership rights, contains property information, and is signed by the buyer, seller, and a notary public.

  • Property title deeds
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Armed with this knowledge, you’re now ready to navigate the world of real estate in Andalusia with confidence.

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