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Holiday Apartments and Luxury Villas in Marbella to Rent

Marbella is traditionally known as the stomping grounds for the rich and the famous but has since become a popular destination for those who are looking to enjoy the beautiful beaches, rich culture and amazing restaurants of this delightful town.

Amongst the cobbled back streets of the old town lies the famous “Orange Square”, a popular spot for those seeking out the best in local shops, bars, restaurants and art galleries. Explore the rich culture and interesting history of the old town whilst shopping for the perfect local souvenir. 

For those of you who are foodies, the range of eateries on offer range from traditional Spanish tapas to the more upmarket bistros, many of which located along the beautiful coastline boasting 26 kilometres of beaches enriched with the Mediterranean sunshine.

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Selection of Holiday Villas and Apartmetns in Marbella

Looking for the perfect holiday home to rent in the Costa del Sol? Panoramic Villa Rentals offers a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments to rent in Marbella, one of the Costa del Sol's busiest and most historic holiday destinations.

The historic resort is known as the San Tropez of Spain and lies on the Mediterranean coast on the foothills of the Sierra Blanco. It's situated midway between Malaga and the Straits of Gibraltar. Marbella has something for everyone, making it the ideal holiday destination. Whether you're looking for history, culture, the finest beaches or the best bars, restaurants and shops, Marbella has it all.

We have a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments in Marbella. Each one is situated in a great location, just a few minutes from the Mediterranean, and most are within easy reach of the Old Town and Orange Square.

Most of our Marbella holiday villas and apartments have access to either a private pool, or an on-site communal pool where you can relax and unwind. We offer a variety of holiday villas and apartments in Marbella for families or groups of friends, from modern and spacious 1 bedroom apartments, right up to luxury 5 bedroom villas for larger groups.

We offer a variety of holiday villa and apartment rentals on the Costa del Sol from smaller 2 bedroom villa rentals, right up to 6 bedroom luxury villas with plenty of space for larger groups in Marbella, Mijas, Estepona, Fuengirola, Calahonda, Malaga, Benalmadena, Alhaurin el Grande, Puerto Banus, Axarquia, Benahavis, Casares, La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol and Torremolinos. Our selection of villas and apartments can cater for couples, families or groups of friends.

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Information on Marbella

Introduction to Marbella, Costa del Sol

Marbella is an exclusive resort that is found in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, between Malaga and Gibraltar on the Costa del Sol. Marbella has been the prefered playground of the rich and famous since the '70s and is often home to many celebrities from across the globe, as well as being a place for royalty to relocate during the summer months.  

Many visit the town, specifically Puerto Banus, for its array of upmarket shopping emporiums that sell the latest in designer brands, or its fantastic Michelin star restaurants and bistros. Others wish to make use of some of the best golf courses in Europe, world-class nightlife and fantastic leisure facilities. 

Despite all of this glamour and fame, Marbella also has a charming, well-preserved old town, with the wonderful Plaza de Los Naranjos at its heart, with many historic and cultural buildings to explore, including a Moorish fort, and remains of Roman columns and a bridge.

The old town has much to offer and is packed with traditional shops selling a matter of products including clothing, accessories and handmade items. One of the most picturesque spots would have to be Plaza de Los Naranjos, surrounded by colourful orange trees, located just off the main strip and is home to the town hall and tourist office, where they are happy to offer all the tourist information you need.

Marbella is a charming and welcoming city, which is why it is such a popular holiday destination for such a wide variety of people. Marbella's motto is "a way of life", and if you are looking for a holiday that offers amazing beaches, a beautiful climate and a wide range of attractions and amenities then Marbella is the destination for you.

History of Marbella

Although Marbella is popularly known as the Spanish Riviera, reserved for the jet-set and famous, the town has a surprisingly rich culture and history that is lesser-known to most tourists.

Marbella was a significant Roman city and there has been a number of archaeological sites discovered in the area, including the Roman baths and a Roman Villa. 

During the period of Islamic rule, Marbella was continuously developed and a range of watchtowers and a citadel were constructed to defend the area. The city fell to Christian forces in 1485, without bloodshed, and was made the regional capital. 

Marbella was seized by nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War and suffered damage to a variety of buildings, including several churches. After the war, Marbella was popularised to the rich and famous and was developed into a high-end tourist destination. 

Once a small farming and fishing village, Marbella has transformed into one of Spain’s most tourist-rich destinations thanks to its uniquely mild climate, an array of golf courses, 26 kilometres of sandy beaches, astonishing mountain views, popular fishing port and three marinas.

Things to do in Marbella

Besides its amazing range of beaches, Marbella proudly boasts a rich history, deep culture and a variety of sights and attractions for you to explore. Take in the stunning views of the natural range of the Concha mountains, discover Marbella's many museums and historical buildings or just explore the wide range of traditional shops, boutiques and tapas bars that rise up from the cobbled streets.

If you are interested in experiencing the Costa del Sol's many golf courses, then Marbella is the perfect destination for you. There are 10 golf courses in the area, with many more only a short drive away. 

Discover endless charm in the iconic old town and within the bustling Puerto Banus area, you will simply never be short of things to see and do when visiting Marbella. To help you plan your holiday itinerary, we have included our top 5 points of interest in Marbella:

  1. The Orange Square - located in the heart of the old town, the historic centre of Marbella. Here you will be able to explore the history, culture and stylish boutiques of the old town, including ruins of an old Arab wall, whitewashes houses and three of Marbella’s most historic buildings, the Town Hall, the Old Governor's House and the Chapel of Santiago. 

  2. Marbella Mosque - this beautiful Neo Moorish Mosque was the first mosque to be constructed after the Reconquista and the subsequent expulsion of the Moors from the Iberian Peninsula. It overlooks the golden mile and is a beautiful example of Andalucian architecture and houses an extensive library and some interesting pieces of art. 

  3. La Alhameda park - the plaza in the centre of Marbella and close to the old town. This park is a popular place for locals to meet and watch the world go by. The gardens boast a range of tropical plants and beautiful fountains. Alhameda park is a great spot to find a horse and carriage ride around Marbella. This is a perfect place to take in the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle and enjoy the cafes, bars and restaurants that flank the park. 

  4. Paseo Maritimo - a favourite of both locals and tourists, this wonderful seafront promenade offers the ideal way to experience and join the Spanish in the traditional "paseo". It is by far one of the most attractive promenades on the Costa del Sol thanks to its many pavement cafes and restaurants.

  5. Marbella Tourist Train - a family-friendly train that travels around the main landmarks and sight of Marbella. Take in the natural wonders and many famous landmarks that makes Marbella what it is. The short train journey begins at Calle del Faro, and the route includes sights such as el Casco Antiguo, Parque de la Represa, el Puente deMálaga, and Parque Constitucion.

The Top 5 Beaches in Marbella

Marbella has a coastline that stretches for 16 miles and is made up of golden, sandy beaches that lead into the calm Mediterranean. Marbella boasts some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol and offers many beachfront villas. 

There is a variety of beaches available, all with a wide range of facilities such as beach bars, water sports centres and all the expected sunbathing luxuries, such as sunbeds and changing rooms. 

To help you pick the perfect beach for your villa holiday we have listed 5 of our favourite beaches in the area:

  1. Playa Nagueles - one of the most popular beaches found on Marbella’s famous Golden Mile, it is always extremely busy, especially during peak summer months. This beach is also popular with the rich and famous, so if celebrity spotting is your thing, this is the beach for you.

  2. Playa Puerto Banus - a pleasant beach that can be found between the Puerto Banus Marina complex and Playa Rio Verde. This beach offers calm and shallow waters with a lovely temperature, making it a popular choice for families with young children. Playa Puerto Banus has a 4 miles wooden footbridge that leads back to Marbella. 

  3. Playa El Faro - one of the smallest stretches of sand in Marbella, this beach continues to be popular due to its great location close to the old town. There is a range of facilities at hand that make it a desirable place for sunbathers. You will also notice a large children's play area which makes it the perfect choice for families.

  4. Playa Nueva Andalucia - this beach is very popular with younger tourists and you will find a variety of beach bars and beach clubs. Playa Nueva Andalucia was awarded the Blue Flag award for its high standard of cleanliness and range of facilities, which includes water sports. 

  5. Playa Los Monteros - a quieter beach that is perfect for those who wish to relax in the sun. There are a range of beach bars and restaurants available and Los Monteros has all of the facilities you would expect. Also, Antonio Banderas has a beachfront villa here.

Marbella Weather

Marbella's weather is similar to the rest of the Costa del Sol and enjoys glorious, hot summers with almost constant sun and little to no rain. Summer temperatures can reach heights of 35°C during the day and have pleasant evening temperatures of 15°C. 

The winter months are also enjoyable. The temperature is milder and doesn't have the same heat, but still has clear and sunny days with temperatures remaining around 20° C. 

Marbella and the Costa del Sol are the perfect villa holiday destination and is a town that you can expect to enjoy pleasant weather all year round.

Marbella Travel Information

Marbella is roughly a 40-minute drive from Malaga Airport, which welcomes over 10 million passengers from Europe to the Costa del Sol every year. The main roads from Malaga airport are well signposted and are easily navigated by hire car. 

Hire cars and taxis are easily found all across the Costa del Sol, making getting around fairly easy. However, we recommend an airport transfer as the most cost-effective and easiest way to arrive at your villa. Head here if you’re on the search for the perfect Marbella airport transfers.

When you arrive in Marbella, the most popular ways to get around are via bus, taxi or by traditional horse and carriage. This is both a unique and relaxing way to travel around the town, and you will find an abundance of horse and carriages on many street corners throughout Marbella.

Accommodation in Marbella

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to offer a range of exceptional Marbella villas and holiday homes to rent that can accommodate groups of all sizes. All of our holiday rentals are in great locations and are either a short drive or a few minutes walk of a wide range of local amenities and attractions, such as the beach or Marbella's historic old town. 

Our wide range of stunning Marbella villa rentals are all maintained to an incredibly high standard and include a host of luxuries to make your stay unforgettable, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub or jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Private Garden

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • En-suite bathrooms

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

Whether you're seeking a beachfront luxury villa where you can wake up every morning to glistening sea views, a holiday villa out of town with great views of the mountains and your own swimming pool or a penthouse apartment or townhouse in Marbella town in a great location within walking distance of a wide range of local amenities, our wide range of holiday rentals and Marbella villas have something for every holiday goer. 

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, including:

Please feel free to browse our range of luxury villas and if you have any questions or would like some additional information about any of our holiday rentals, please contact us for more information.

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