Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This La Zagaleta property has a south west orientation and has views to the golf courses, mountains and sea. The villa has two parts joined by a gallery with a fountain in the style of the Alhambra palace . The first wing was designed by Miguel Tobal and has a living room and dining room, a library and both covered and open terraces. There is a well equipped kitchen, guest cloakroom and four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a wine cellar, gymnasium, cinema, laundry room and three storage rooms. The house has 8 bedrooms spread over 1109 m² on a plot of 5755 m².
The flooring is terracotta that has inlays of marble and the bathrooms have travertine marble. The newer wing has a patio and a large open plan living and a dining room. This La Zagaleta property for salevilla is has a beautiful garden with a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi, that take advantage of the views.
Monday, November 9, 2009
This villa has recently come up for sale in La Zagaleta and has great views and is located on a stunning plot. There five bedrooms and four bathrooms distributed on an internal area of 830m2. This La Zagaleta villa for sale lays on a plot of 6750m2 and the views from the terraces and pool area are stunning.
There is an entertainment area and games room covering a large 200m2, making this an ideal house for parties and spending time with family. The kitchen area is spread over 50m2 and the lounge in over 60m2. The house id located in the southern sector of the development and is south west facing, enabling you to enjoy clear views of the sea toward Africa.
This house is offered at €4,900,000 and given its size works out at an extremely attractive price per metre. Further details of this La Zagaleta property click on this link to see the press release.
Friday, October 23, 2009
La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club is an estate in Benahavis, behind Puerto Banus Spain. This development has long been the place of choice for successful people who want a little extra when it comes to a residence. 900 Hectares of Andalucian countryside, with 2 golf courses the latest, Los Barrancos has been completed costing €20,000,000.
The course is amazing given the contours of the land. The La Zagaleta estate was the home of Adnan Khashoggi and his residence remains as the 5000m2 clubhouse. For each resident there is a concierge service that can get you most things. There is a helipad affording owners easy access from Malaga Airport.
One of the the things that makes La Zagaleta so special is the low build density, only 420 homes can be built.
Although La Zagaleta is probably the ultimate place of residence within the Costa Del Sol there are other locations worth a mention that would fall fall within the higher bracket of luxury areas.
Sierra Blanca has always been held in high esteem as it is based directly on the Golden Mile, housing some truly palatial houses. The security level and exlcusivity level isn´t like the La Zagaleta estate, but you are compromising this for the proximity you have to the shops and restaurants of Marbella.
Los Monteros further east down the coast has some really great villas, particularly on the beachfront, this is where Antonio Banderas chose to have his holiday home when he visits Malaga. There is the eyesore of all the grafitti plastered all over the once salubrious 5 star Los Monteros Hotel, that seems to have now fallen foul of its employees, due to staff cutting by the new owner.
Close to La Zagaleta you have the El Madroñal development, this is set in the banahavis mountain ranges between Los Arqueros and Club Campo La Zagaleta. There are some fantastic villas within this area and the countryside is relatively ubspoiled.
This La Zagaleta property has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms distributed across 15,000 square feet. The house in based on a plot of 110800 squ.ft. that has sea and mountain views. Staff acommodation is also included within this property.
The house has a Cinema, a Sauna, Turkish Baths, Pool Bar and a big garage.
There is a BBQ area that makes the house good for both outdoor indoor and indoor living. Should you want space and design this would be a perfect place of residence.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here are some of the reasons why -
You will have absolute privacy
You will have far less build density
You will enjoy a far greater level of security
You have access to the best private golf courses in the area
Of course in the end it comes down to personal preference, however from years of experience and a full understanding of what is on offer, few places in southern Europe can confidently boast the above tributes.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A great La Zagaleta plot that has great views of the estate and sea. The plot size is 3972m2and definitely one of the best value plots available on the estate, because of its size and views.
This land has south west orientation, affording you afternoon sun and clear views of Gibraltar. This could also be regarded as a lucrative investment over the mid-long term, given the price of like for like completed villas on the La Zagaleta development.
The cost of build for a relatively high specification property currently stands at approximately €2500 per metre, also for your consideration would be the construction of a retaining wall, which is always applicable because of the topography of the plot. This would be a further €350,000 to be added to your budget.
This La Zagaleta villa is one of the best on the market. The pool partially travels below the property and glass floors let you watch the ripples of the water from your lounge.
Constructed with entertainment in mind this house has absolute privacy and has views across the Golf Course. The terrace area is big and affords you excellent outside living space. This villa has six bedrooms six bathrooms across a large 1100m2, with a plot size 5000m2 this property should be viewed in person.
The interior is finished to the highest standard and with great taste - this is 5 star living.
Monday, October 12, 2009
This property in La Zagaleta enjoys large dimensions with five bedrooms. The ground floor has a total area of 443.87m2 and the lower floor has 363.32 m2. There is an additional basement of 187.90m2. The plot is 5891m2 and has views of the valley.This villa enjoys great privacy.
The villa is "Andalucian" in style and has terracotta floors and traditional windows. There is a games room and five bathrooms. The construction materials used for this villa are of a high standard and this clear when you view this home in person.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
This is a rustic style La Zagaleta villa with five bedrooms and five bathrooms with an approximate internal space of 8920 square feet on a plot area of 6.4340 square feet. This great piece of real estate has both sea and mountain views, a great deal of privacy in the garden area and a heated swimming pool.
Constructed to a high standard with terracotta flooring and high ceilings, this Andalucian villa has many outstanding features.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
La Zagaleta property that has good views towards the sea and is facing south west, this house has views of Gibraltar and North Africa. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms with an internal area of 541m2 with 38m2 of terrace space.
This villa has a big lounge with high ceilings taking you out to the pool, creating an excellent flow between inside and outside space. The plot is 6,346m2 and is extremely useable.
Some of the benefits of this house are underfloor heating, marble and a superior finish.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A good family oriented villa in La Zagaleta with five beds, 4 baths across 380 m2 and situated on a plot of 3.852 m2.
The house has under floor heating, air-con and a heated swimming pool. The living room flows through to acovered terrace and has a south west aspect with picturesque countryside views.
This La Zagaleta property has ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms spread over 1850m2 and laying on a plot of 18000 m2. The aspect of villa house in the estate gives this hose the best views available. This property looks as though it is on its own mountain and we can´t over emphasize how excellent the views are.
features include - lift, gym, jacuzzi, office, underfloor heating.
The house was constructed in the year 2000, so with some reformation you would have one of the best homes within Europe.
La Zagaleta property with a contemporary style - 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms distributed across 1,344 m2 and on a plot of 6,886 m2.
This villas has a good flow and offers seamless indoor/outdoor living due to its simple, clean lines and commonsense design.
Good quality construction, indoor swimming pool and an intelligent home system are amongst some of this villas features.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Developers of raise the bar with high-end golf project
Golf in Southern Spain is nothing new. After Robert Trent Jones blazed a trail with Valderrama and Sotogrande, the newfound European middle classes were happy to hitch up the wagons and follow the sun. Since then, the sun, sand and sangria has had a non-alliterative addendum - fairways.
Oftentime these fairways have been lined with condos and villas with agreeable price tags - these too have appealed to the aspirational Brits and Germans. At Club de Campo La Zagaleta above Marbella, another success is close to completion. But this is a Spanish resort with a difference: the price.
A 3,000-meter square plot starts at a minimum of 850,000 euros, rising to 2 million euros for a larger plot with sea views. Completed houses start at 3 million euros. Shoestring budget it is not. Popular it is.
So far the villas sold figure stands at around 210 and the developer, La Zagaleta S.L.U., is happy with progress to date. They clearly are in it for the long term and remain the founder, owner and builder of the estate as they have been since its incorporation in 1991.
What makes Zagaleta so successful in a market that is not short of cheaper options? Architect of the recently completed, second golf course, (Los Barrancos), Steve Marnoch is clear on that.
"The new course is set in a landscape that is something to behold - magnificent mountains and steep barrancos go together to form some of the most striking and beautiful landscape in that part of Spain", he said. "La Zagaleta overlooks the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and even Africa can be seen from the elevated golf courses."
Open for play this year, the result is a dramatic and truly magnificent golf course.
Blowing his own trumpet? Well, he has a horn to blow, that's for sure. The original golf course at the resort - designed by Bradford Benz and completed in 1994 - has a reputation for dramatic play and quality playing surfaces.
Los Barrancos has, if anything, gone even further. It simply had to because the land left for the second course required civil engineering unknown on a European golf course.
Jacobo Cestino, club manager at La Zagaleta, offered comparisons.
"Maybe some of the hill courses in Japan would be comparable", he said. Even then it might be pushing it when the figures are studied.
"This was not normal golf course construction", Marnoch said. The developers move two million cubes of material and formed a road tunnel underneath the practice area to reach the new clubhouse. There also were several areas of cut and fill reaching depths in excess of 30 metres plus with over a half-mile of shaped rock wall six meters in height with four meter deep foundations.
The massive engineering project is not the only unique point of interest at Zagaleta.
"It is difficult to compare Los Barrancos to any other golf course that I am aware of", Marnoch said. "It is not only the course, the landscape and the environment that makes this course unusual. Its true uniqueness comes from the La Zagaleta complex and the clientele. Similarly, it is not that normal to have two clients for a golf course on this scale - one being the landowners and the other being the existing course members - both of whom would split the bill. Combine all these factors and I believe that you have a course that is incomparable."
While mountain golf courses have been built before - most notably in the United States and Korea - it is still something of a novelty in Europe. Marnoch is excited by the realities of such a design despite two decades as a course designer.
"Being built on a mountain the course is obviously penal, but I worked hard to give the players more bailout options than on the first course, such as wider fairways where possible," he said. "I have also endeavoured to provide a fairway plus some semi-rough and rough before the ball is lost. Around and behind the greens the playing areas are generous although from the fairway the targets still look daunting."
While most resort courses are required to be flattering and not too difficult (thus speeding up the process and increasing the flow of currency), Los Barrancos de Zagaleta bucks the trend somewhat - fair but by no means a pushover. The need for a wholesale throughput of golfers is moot, given the exclusivity.
No stone has been left unturned at Zagaleta (almost literally). Mountains have been moved, not for Mohammed, but for golf and the members of La Zagaleta. This might be viewed as a sin against economics but, in fact, La Zagaleta has formed its central ethos on such efforts.
For those able to afford membership/residency at La Zagaleta the golf is a central and exciting element.
Marnoch realises that the exclusivity has both good and bad features.
"The complex is only accessible to a very few, which is a shame as far as I am concerned," he said. "Obviously one would want any golf design to be seen and enjoyed by many, but only a select few will play or even see Los Barrancos."
Which is part of the draw for such a resort. Not only are the golf courses set in stunning surroundings and maintained to the highest standards, they are hardly overcrowded. Only 10,000 rounds over both courses combined are forecast annually - less than 100 per week.
Such exclusivity has helped La Zagaleta to a raft of international awards over the past decade.
La Zagaleta has been exclusive and successful for nearly a decade, with the second course only now coming to fruition. Los Barrancos joins a range of other leisure offerings that are for the exclusive use of members and their guests.
In addition to the two 18-hole golf courses with two driving ranges, facilities include a riding club, a clubhouse with restaurant, bar, several lounges, library, billiard room, bowling alley, function room with discotheque for private events, tennis and paddle courts, changing rooms, sauna and swimming pool. Angling and hiking trails are set within the grounds and fit perfectly with the mountain setting.
Residents are catered to by the private, on-site service company - La Zagaleta Services Management S.L, a red carpet service that provides private transport to the airport, home delivery laundry service, maintenance of the gardens and pools, babysitting, catering, chauffeur and secretarial services, insurance company and banking facilities.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This villa has privacy and has clear sea views making the garden and pool area truly spectacular. The property is built in a rustic style and has terracotta flooring throughout, affording it a homely feel . The villa has a Turkish bath, underfloor heating, sauna, two fireplaces and a Bang and Olufsen music system. This house also has a huge garage.
This house has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms distributed across 1000m2. The kitchen/dining room offers space and would be ideal for entertaining. This La Zagaleta property has a Plot of 4,400M2, due to its useability feels far bigger. A high grade of marblehas been used throughout this property coupled with underfloor heating and air-conditioning. The property has a lift, gym and room for a home cinema.
Monday, August 31, 2009
With five bedrooms and five bathrooms and what can only be described as a unique and totally useable garden, this flexibilty in asking price will result in an increased interest from buyers. Please view the video to views this property and appreciate just how stunning it really is.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Elegant large La Zagaleta villa with plenty of development scope located in a front line golf position in the prestigious gated country club of La Zagaleta offering 2 private 18 hole golf courses, tennis centre, equestrian centre, fishing lake, clubhouse etc.. Situated in an elevated position and oriented mainly to the southwest with beautiful views over the garden directly to the golf course, mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
This is a magnificent south facing villa built on one of the very few flat plots of 11,000m2 in the exclusive area of La Zagaleta with superb sea views. Elegantly designed with high quality features. This villa offers a wonderful feeling of space and light. All bedrooms on both levels are en-suite. Study and snooker room on the ground floor. The dining room and the lounge lead onto a covered terrace which has the amazing views of the garden, pool and the coast. Must be viewed to be appreciated.
A very impressive drive way as you enter this magnificent La Zagaleta property . Enough parking for several cars within the property itself.
As you enter on the ground floor you have an very light and high entrance hall with an ornate staircase. There is a lovely library with fireplace and wooden flooring which leads to the Snooker Room with a guest toilet close by. There are 3 spacious bedrooms with en-suites. The lounge and dining room lead out on the covered terrace with spectacular garden, pool and coastal views. The kitchen is large with a breakfast eating area. From there you have a utility room, an office, an enclosed patio, kitchen w.c., a service entrance and the 3/4 car garage.
This villa has a built size of 1290m2 on a plot 4592m2, this volume of living space makes this one of the most spacious La Zagaleta villas on the market.
The villa enjoys marvellous views over the two golf courses, onto the Mediterranean and as far as Gibraltar and the African coast. Within the 900 hectares of nature and tranquility in this very sought after urbanisation with limited amount of building plots the location of this plot is without doubt one of the best.
This 9 bedroom contemporary villa in La Zagaleta has clean lines, allowing it to contrast perfectly with the natural beauty of the location.
With a huge specification including underfloor heating, th latest technology domotic system this massive residence provides a feeling of space.
This La Zagaleta villa with its mix of modern and traditional touches make this Luxury Spanish villa unique.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This really is a palatial residence offering the most beautiful gardens and views across towards the sea. The plot this property in La Zagaleta sits on is 11,000m2.
A huge driveway complements a already grand entrance to this truly magnificent house.
This La Zagaleta property has stunning views allowing you to see through the lush mountain range, down towards San Pedro. With four bedrooms this property is spread over 916m2, a substantial size for even the most demanding of clients.
We will be giving further information about this La Zagaleta Villa on this blog.
With a private members only golf course and a club house with business facilities everything you require is within striking distance.