Who hasn’t dreamt of owning a villa in the sun? Of enjoying Mediterranean views as you sip a little something by your pool and enjoy life as it’s meant to be lived. The good news is that your dream villa doesn’t necessarily come with a prohibitive price tag. In fact, you can own a simply stunning property on the Costa del Sol for less than €500,000. And even in some of the most exclusive areas. Don’t believe me? Read on to discover nine beautiful villas you can buy for under €500,000. Right now.
Villas in Manilva
At the far western end of the Costa del Sol, Manilva is one of the least developed and prettiest parts of the coast. The white village itself sits in verdant foothills surrounded by vineyards that roll down to the coast dotted with sandy and pebbled coves.
This area is home to several well-established developments including La Duquesa with its buzzing marina, 18th-century fortress and La Duquesa Golf & Country Club, and La Paloma, a tranquil spot on a pretty beach.
Manilva offers a sedate pace of life within easy reach of the bright lights of nearby Marbella and is a popular spot to buy a second home. Known for its value-for-money property, the following villas in Manilva are on the market for less than €500,000.
Views to die for
Views come standard at many villas on the Costa del Sol, but those at this minimalist-style villa take vistas to a whole new level. Up in the foothills just a short drive from La Duquesa Port, the property enjoys sweeping sea views with stunning vantage points from its floor-to-ceiling windows.
The open-plan design makes the absolute most of the Mediterranean light across the two floors, and all living areas offer spacious comfort. Outside, a more than generous terrace brings alfresco dining into its own plus there’s a magnificent pool.
Yours for just €390,000. Find out more: Villas Invespania in Manilva
Beach and Golf nearby
More than anything, the ideal villa is about location, and this one certainly ticks that box. Within a new development in Residencial Duquesa Valley, this stunning contemporary villa is within easy walking distance to both a pretty beach and a world-class golf course. And La Duquesa Port and Sotogrande Marina are both just a very short drive away.
Inside the villa, modern design comes into its own with plenty of space and natural light throughout the two storeys. The home has three spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, all making the most of the Mediterranean sunshine. Outside, your good-sized private garden includes a terrace and stunning pool.
Yours for just €499,000. Find out more: Residencial Duquesa Valley
Terrace with a capital T
Slightly up the coast towards Estepona, you’ll find this stunning villa in Casares Costa. Modern design, space and value-for-money come together in a contemporary design whose masterpiece lies in the enormous roof terrace. Almost 100 square metres are yours to enjoy al fresco while you take in simply amazing views of the Mediterranean and mountains.
The 4-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom property form part of a complex with just 13 other villas set around beautiful communal gardens and pool. And you’ll also love the location – this villa lies 80m from the beach and even nearer the Doña Julia Golf Course.
Yours for just €390,000. Find out more: Coral Golf Villas in Casares Costa
The Costa del Sol is famous for its outdoor lifestyle, and this fantastic modern villa takes alfresco living to new heights. Floor-to-ceiling windows make up most of the walls giving you the impression that you’re always outside. Sweeping views of the Mediterranean below and mountains beyond are yours from everywhere in this villa, including the three bedrooms and four bathrooms.
A vast terrace offers more of those views and makes the perfect spot for year-round alfresco dining. And then there’s the large private garden and infinity pool with more of those fantastic vistas. Definitely a dream villa.
Yours for just €495,000. Find out more: Don Amaro villas in Duquesa
Villas in Estepona
With a stunning mountain backdrop and miles of sandy beaches, the peaceful ambience in Estepona seems a world apart from neighbouring Marbella. It also stands out for prices, and in this part of the Costa del Sol, you can generally get much more for your money too.
Estepona consists of well-established residential areas and newer developments based around the New Golden Mile where you’ll find some of the finest property on the Costa del Sol. At the heart lies the lovely town of Estepona, known as the Garden of the Costa del Sol where thousands of plants and shrubs bloom year-round. Flower-filled pedestrian streets, pretty squares and an elegant seafront promenade attract tourists and residents alike.
When it comes to property, Estepona is a firm favourite with foreigners who value its tranquility and choice of homes. Beautiful villas on the market for less than €500,000 right now include:
Golf on your doorstep
Aka the Costa del Golf, the Costa del Sol boasts some of the finest golf courses in Europe. And this stunning villa gives you the chance to live on one of them. With Valle Romano Golf right outside your front door (you can walk to tee off or socialize at the clubhouse), the contemporary home also enjoys stunning views of the Mediterranean.
Contemplate the sea below you from the sunny terraces and your private pool or from inside the generously-sized open-plan living. Space is also a given in the three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Yours to enjoy for just €454,000. Find out more: Valle Romano Golf Villa Estepona
A sneak peek to bookmark
Not all beautiful villas on the Costa del Sol for €500,000 are available right now, and they include those at Las Gemas. Location comes first for this development soon to be launched in Estepona, and it enjoys a privileged spot on the New Golden Mile near the H10 Estepona Palace hotel. And the centre of Estepona is within easy walking distance.
Panoramic views of the golf course, Estepona mountains and the Mediterranean will be yours at the modern semi-detached villas that also showcase the latest smart home technology. Each property will have access to the large communal pool and enjoy the security of an enclosed development with 24-hour security.
Yours for just €500,000. Find out more: Las Gemas villa development in Estepona
A personal touch
If you’re looking to make your villa in Estepona truly your own, then take a look at these modern semi-detached homes at Oasis 22. You have the opportunity to personalize certain aspects of the design to suit your living requirements. The location, however, already comes as good as it gets with a privileged situation on La Resina Golf Course near the New Golden Mile. The beach, restaurants and other amenities are all close by too.
Inside, the villas are spacious and light and airy with generous private plots allowing for both a garden and large terrace. Configurations include three or four bedrooms and three bathrooms. All residents enjoy the use of the attractive communal gardens complete with large pool.
Yours for just €456,000. Find out more: Oasis 22 in La Resina Estepona
Luxury with a view
Like the sound of a frontline golf position and sea views? Both come standard at this modern semi-detached villa where as well as Luxury in your vistas, you get high-end fixtures and fittings throughout. Space too is a given in the open-plan living area that flows seamlessly into a generous private terrace.
The three bedrooms are also spacious and upstairs includes a solarium where you can fully appreciate the extent of the vistas of the Atalaya Golf Course and Mediterranean. On-site are stunning communal gardens that include a pool with striking waterfall. And all the attractions of the western Costa del Sol are on your doorstep.
Yours for just €370,000. Find out more: Serene Atalaya Estepona
Villas in Sotogrande
Sotogrande ranks among the most luxurious residential developments in Europe and is hard to beat when it comes to privacy and an exclusive lifestyle. Set in stunning natural surroundings, the area brings together the best of Golf (for example, Valderrama Golf Club, Ryder Cup host), polo and a beautiful marina.
Leafy and verdant, Sotogrande has several residential areas including the marina, the coastal villa district and the neighbourhoods north of the highway. One of the newest is La Reserva de Sotogrande, set inland in green foothills with its own golf course and inland beach club complete with a freshwater lagoon.
Property choices at Sotogrande range from waterfront apartments and townhouses to some of the most exquisite villas anywhere in Europe. Such grandeur inevitably costs money, but even in Sotogrande, you can buy a beautiful villa for less than €500,000.
Situated in La Reserva de Sotogrande, these 3-bedroom villas offer the best of high-end living. In striking contemporary design, they combine spacious and airy interiors with modern comforts such as home automatization. At each villa, you’ll find an ample terrace, a private solarium and your own garden, all perfect for making the most of the famous Costa del Sol outdoor lifestyle.
The elevated location allows for sweeping views of the natural beauty around you with the added bonus of the greens at La Cañada Golf Course on your doorstep. Communal facilities couldn’t be more comprehensive, and residents have full use of tropical gardens, pools, gym and onsite sports facilities.
Yours for just €495,000. Find out more: Residencial La Finca Sotogrande