8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta
Villa for sale in La Zagaleta
Set on a very private and secluded plot with a spectacular garden featuring cypress, pine and cork oak trees Villa Zafiro offers the very highest levels of security, privacy and facilities.
Contemporary living at its best is how you describe Villa Zafiro. This breathtaking state-of-the-art luxury home has been built to the highest specifications in the heart of La Zagaleta. Designed by the architect studio Maiz & Diaz, this south west facing stunning "magazine" home is flooded with incredible light, with huge windows and semi-transparent design. It sits in grounds of some 3.200 m² and has over 1.300 m² of built area plus terraces of 200 m². Distributed over 3 levels and finished with high quality materials and top-of-the-line engineering systems Villa Zafiro really does have it all.
Villa Zafiro comprises:-
Approach: a choice of three entrances, two for cars and one for pedestrians. At the higher level of the plot there is a parking area for 3 cars which overlooks the spectacular water feature enjoyed as soon as the pedestrian gate is opened and you get to see for the first time this splendid masterpiece. To the lower end of the plot is the access to the garage and additional off road parking area for guests.
Ground floor: once over the mesmerising water feature an impressive front door with a huge glass feature window above leads seamlessly into a main reception with the living room, terrace, garden and infinity swimming pool in full view leading the eye to the amazing view beyond. Beautiful manicured garden with adjacent wing for al fresco dining. On one side of the entrance there is a passageway to two huge guest bedrooms which open out directly into the garden, both complete with en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas. On the other side of the entrance area you pass through the double height ceiling lounge to the dining room and an enormous open plan kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and a separate utility area which leads down to the staff quarters below. Also on this level are a guest toilet and a lift connecting to all levels.
First floor: two beautiful guest suites with walk in dressing rooms and fabulous large bathrooms, one featuring a walk in shower and the other with bath, overlooking the gardens. Both bedrooms lead out on to a large west facing terrace. Middle of this level: open gallery looking down into the living area. On the other side of this level is the enormous master suite with large terrace, dressing area and a large double bathroom with a feature bath overlooking the gardens.
Lower level: lounge / bar area; 12-seat cinema room; climate controlled wine cellar; gym; SPA area with a large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi with huge windows overlooking the gardens; Turkish bath; sauna; shower and toilet; 3 ensuite bedrooms all with natural light overlooking English courtyards; Staff accommodation with separate entrance; laundry room; technical rooms and a 3-car garage.
Special features include: lift; under-floor heating throughout; piped music; intercom system; changing room and toilet next to the pool; gazebo with stainless steel kitchen, barbecue with dining area and seating area; full spa; gym; water features; infinity pool.
Features/Highlights (bullet point list):
• 8 Bedrooms (plus staff accommodation)
• 3 Car Garage
• Luxury Gazebo with barbecue area
• Landscaped Gardens
• Numerous Water Features
• State of the art home intelligence system
• 12 seat Cinema Room
• Bar & entertainment area
• Wine Cellar
• Large Indoor Heated Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi
• Spa Area with Sauna and Steam Room.
Our reference for this 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta: R3066736
Property R3066736 was last updated: 26-03-2019
Restaurants in Benahavis
Eating and modest drinking are important social happenings in Spain. Everyone will find a very enjoyable atmosphere in the restaurants in Benahavis. Benahavis is called the dining room of the Costa del Sol, and for a good reason. The village centre is literally full of them. Most serve typically Spanish cuisine, although you will also find Italian food and French cuisine. Many of the ingredients used in the restaurants are locally grown. As you drive around the town you will see signs that describe it as the gastronomic corner of Andalucia. The city centre is dominated by apartments for sale, most villas for sale in Benahavis are located outside the centre. All restaurants offers very good value for money, and really large portions. If you consider to buy this 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta, you should visit some of our favourite places to dine.
gastronomy has always had a leading role. The dishes we serve are mainly Andalusian / Mediterranean cuisine, with a lot of influence from the flavours and spices of Morocco and is based on the seasonal products, fresh fruits and vegetables from our orchards, fish and meat from the area and homemade sweet recipes, jams, pastries and breads. In our kitchen we are always willing to try new things and prepare dishes to the taste and request of our guests. We offer a classic menu with recognisable flavours, an honest proposal and a tasting menu with touches of Andalusian creativity.
The goal is for each person who comes to visit us to understand our culture a little better. These are the values of the restaurant and its chef Fernando Villasclaras Arce. He has worked in several of the best restaurants in the world such as Mugaritz (Basque Country); Dinner (London) and more recently in 1870 in Marbella, La Bulla in Estepona and Puente Romano Hotel.
is a rustic, yet elegant Restaurant, specialising in serving Creative Andalusian Cuisine. Daily, the Chef goes to the surrounding markets finding what is fresh and in season to create six daily changing menus. Hence guests can choose from six starters, eight main courses and four desserts. The atmosphere is similar to a very cozy living room, in your own home. Not too far from this 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta, don't miss out on a truly wonderful cuisine and evening. Do try a drink on the top terrace before you sit down and have dinner, as there are magnificent views overlooking Benahavis Village.
is a unique food experience, in a relaxed and pleasant environment. One of the most important improvements made by the new owners was to build an exact replica of an authentic burning oven. The exact shape, construction and materials used are crucial to creating this very special oven in order to obtain the possible level of cooking and flavours. No, not just another pizza oven, although you get a perfect pizza as they do the Naples, this oven requires the skill of a master chef to get the best out of anything cooked in it. The flavour is quite unique. There is a substantial menu and everything, except perhaps the salads and the pastas, is cooked in the oven. Steaks, Chicken, Lambs, Piglet and yes Fish. As a matter of fact the fish is exceptionally good.
A golfers paradise
The municipality of Benahavis is a mecca for golf lovers. A diverse landscape with valleys, mountains and forests provide outstanding surroundings and beautiful backdrops. Many of the courses in Benahavis are high on the international ranking, renown for complex design and luxurious facilities. If you are an avid golfer, this 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta , is a great option! To the East of Benahavis there is the very exclusive golf course of Marbella Club Golf, a 18 Hole Golf Course, designed by Dave Thomas. Guests of Marbella Club Hotel & Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella will have the privilege to enjoy the exclusive benefit of complimentary green fees.
Aside from the golf course, Marbella Club also offers riding facilities, stables and a number of exclusive villas for sale. To the North, the private urbanisation of La Zagaleta offers two private golf courses, only accessible to the residents of La Zagaleta. Being one of the most expensive private communities in Europe, the price of a villa for sale in Zagaleta begins around € 3.000.000.
Towards South, there are several golf clubs available, El Higueral Golf, Los Arqueros Golf and La Quinta Golf. El Higueral is a picturesque 9 hole, par 36 resort course nestled on the gentle slopes of the foothills in Benahavís. Greenfee prices begins at € 35.
La Quinta Golf & Country Club
is located in the Golf Valley of Marbella, in an area of exceptional beauty between the sea and the mountains. It has an exclusive club, a 27-hole course, a restaurant and a shop. Designed by the three-time World Champion and Ryder Cup champion Manuel Piñero, La Quinta Golf is suitable for all levels of play, and offers 27 holes divided into 3 courses of nine holes each.
The "San Pedro" golf course features 9 holes and 2,690 yards. This course features a large open areas with wide fairways which invites to use fairway woods and long irons. The “Ronda” golf course features 9 holes and 2,673 yards. It’s a fabulous course with narrow fairways and technical greens. Guadaiza golf course features 9 holes and 3,167 yards. This is the most technical course, ideal for the advanced players, who will have to use a wide range of shots. Greenfee prices begins at € 85.
and Country Club is a magnificent 18 hole, par 71 course designed in 1991 by the dynamic Majors Champion – Seve Ballesteros. The golf course, although only 5,700 metres, was designed to challenge the experienced golfer and to test the resolve of those golfers fairly new to the game. The course follows the contours of the terrain and blends harmoniously with the natural surroundings on Costa del Sol. This provides its own challenge with many water features and some tight narrow fairways to negotiate, but, if you forego distance for accuracy, you will be rewarded with plenty of birdie opportunities. Greenfee prices begins at € 54.
Activities in Benahavis
Benahavis is a preferred area by many property buyers due to the beautiful surroundings and central location. Its the ideal area to retreat and relax, as much of the activities, parties, restaurants etc are located in Marbella or Estepona, closer to the coast. However, don't feel you are missing out if you buy this 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta, the municipality has a lot to offer! We have described some of our favourites places, and as you settle in you will discover many more hidden gems.
was built in the tenth century and part of its walls they are kept in good condition. Fortified complex in the Torre de la Reina, the most remarkable part is preserved because there are vestiges of what was chambers and a well. This fort played an important role in sustained battles between the various baronies Al-Andalus for its strategic value, and that can be seen over 100 Kms. Of Spanish coast and the whole of Africa. Throughout the territory of Benahavís several watchtowers that form a defensive barrier. For example where Leonera, Alcuzcuz, Tramores or Daidín are located.
is a beautiful park in the Guadalmina valley, one of the first fortifications that served as access key to the basin of Guadalmina. An incredible charming place, quiet, lush vegetation and endless flowers. The perfect park for a stroll with the kids, a romantic getaway or simply break from the daily hustle.
Surprising gorges, spectacular pools and crystal clear waters are some of the claims to tour the Guadalmina River. Through its well-known Angosturas, a place that is perhaps easier to imagine in exotic latitudes but which, however, we have here, in Benahavís. Leaving from this town the first intention could be directed to the Charco de las Mozas, very popular among bathers. A wooden bridge with a blown structure crosses the river to the opposite side of the road. At the end of the bridge, on the hillside, we pass the great ditch of Guadalmina. More than a century of life, which is part of the rich Andalusian hydraulic heritage. This bridge joins a recently created path with the Mirador de las Tres Pérgolas. Ideal place to visit if you are considering buying a 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta.
Offers a spectacular show with horses and and traditional Spanish Flamenco. A great place for an in-depth experience of the Spanish culture, and well suited for all ages.
Property for sale in Benahavis
Benahavis is a large municipality that meets both Estepona, Marbella and Ojen. It is a place of beautiful landscape with mountains, valleys and exclusive properties for sale. When looking for properties in Benahavis, it is worth noting the different areas; La Zagaleta and El Madroñal is both exclusive mountain villages with fantastic panoramic views. Benahavis village is a very popular and charming old city with small streets. Further towards the coast we have La Quinta and Los Flamingos which also are set on spectacular settings. The village offers a school, fantastic restaurants, a luxury spa and a sports centre.
There are several schools located around Benahavis, both private and public schools. In general the public schools are teaching to a high standard, but each school can be very different. Some public schools are bilingual, meaning the education will be given in both Spanish and English. The bilingual schools are naturally preferred by many expats. In public schools kids are not obliged to wear a school uniform.
The are many private schools as a result of the large expat communities living in Benahavis. The base language in the private schools are either Spanish or English, with the exception of the German private school in La Mairena, Marbella. Schooldays normally begin at 9 or 9.30 and continues until 16 or 17 - a full day. Food is paid through direct contribution, or included in the monthly fee on some private schools. Growing up, and going to school in Benahavis will provide your children with a unique network. Purchasing this 8 bedroom Villa for sale in La Zagaleta will enable you to have many schools to choose from. Multiple nationalities, cultures, customs etc is something which will benefit your children for years to come.