Our top 5 luxury homes on the Costa del Sol for your Christmas list this year

Top luxury homes - Costa del sol, Spain

Forget the tech gadgets, the latest best-sellers and your favourite scent. Instead, this year’s Christmas list is all about seriously luxurious property. Think room space beyond generous, to-die-for views and lots of little extras that make the difference between an ordinary house and an extraordinary home. And to inspire you for your list for Santa, here are our top five luxury homes on the Costa del Sol.

1. Best for award-winning design – The Silvestre Villa

The Silvestre - award winning luxury villa

Our first pick aims for the stars with possibly one of the finest luxury homes on the Costa del Sol market right now. Part of the exclusive The Seven collection at La Reserva in Sotogrande, The Silvestre Villa combines seriously high living with simply stunning architecture.

The award-winning Spanish architect, Fran Silvestre, has put his signature to this remarkable modern home. The sleek, shiny exterior may well remind you of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and New York, except that this uber-spacious villa comes environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

Why should this luxury home be on your Christmas list?

A ton of space (1,501m² inside and 10,612m² outside). Provence-inspired landscaped gardens designed by Jean Mus. A terrace that stretches over 670m². Two pools (yes, indoor and out). A spa and gym. A wine cellar. Part of one of Sotogrande’s most exclusive developments…

Yours for: ask Santa (or us

2. Best for panoramic views – Morera 11

Morera 11 - High-end villa with panoramic views

This spectacular modern home also forms part of La Reserva in Sotogrande within The Golf Villas complex. The 751m² of open-plan living space stretch over two floors and all have rooms face south to make the absolute most of possibly the best views in southern Spain.

Designed with easy family living in mind, Morera 11 comes with five bedrooms, including a stunning master suite, and six bathrooms. In addition, the villa has staff areas and parking for three cars.

Why should this luxury home be on your Christmas list?

Panoramic views of the Mediterranean and Strait of Gibraltar from all rooms. Stunning outdoor pool and terrace area. Home cinema for family entertainment. Home gym. Integrated into one of the Sotogrande’s finest residential areas…

Yours for: ask Santa (or us

Read our comprehensive Sotogrande area guide.

3. Best for contemporary fine living – Villa El Cielo

Villa El Cielo - Large contemporary house in Sotogrande

The best things in life are always limited edition and this exceptional property is only one of 15. Known as ‘heavenly’ villa, the spacious home more than lives up to its name. The contemporary design carries the signature of Ark Architects, renowned for their creative flair and makes the most of the villa’s elevated position in The Fifteen at La Reserva in property for sale in Sotogrande.

Stretching across the 10,102m² plot, Villa El Cielo offers simply divine views of the Mediterranean while maximizing the possibilities for fine living, both inside and alfresco. The lucky owners get six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, all generously sized in a home with a footprint of 562m². Your very own seventh heaven

Why should this luxury home be on your Christmas list?

It’s one of a kind. The see-it-to-believe-it infinity pool. The more than spacious terrace. The home cinema. The gym and spa. Part of one of the most exclusive areas in Sotogrande…

Yours for: ask Santa (or us)

4. Best for beach location – Villa Alegria

Villa Alegria - Luxurious beach villa for sale Estepona

If being within a stone’s throw of the beach is on your Christmas wish list, then you’ll love Villa Alegria. With a second-line beach position in the well-established El Paraiso Barronal development in Estepona, this magnificent modern home is in a class of its own.

Its striking design with floor-to-ceiling windows and south-facing situation takes natural light to a whole new level. And all five bedrooms and living areas throughout the 1,053m² built space are light and airy. As the villa’s name suggests, happiness in this home is a given.

Why should this luxury home be on your Christmas list?

One of Estepona’s quietest beaches beach is literally on your doorstep. Proximity to amenities in nearby Marbella and Estepona. Stunning modern design…

Yours for: €4.5 million

Read our full Estepona area guide with extended location information.

5. Best for frontline golf living – Villa Flamingos 130

Flamingos 130 - Frontline golf designer villa in Benahavis

A must for golfers or anyone who will love a home in one of the Costa del Sol’s most exclusive locations. This stunning contemporary villa sits right on Los Flamingos Golf Resort next to Hotel Villa Padierna in Benahavís.

Like the hotel and golf course, the villa offers five-star living over all of its 1,192m². The accommodation includes five bedrooms and eight bathrooms as well as beautifully landscaped grounds on a plot of 2,400m² complete with gorgeous pool.

Why should this luxury home be on your Christmas list?

Frontline golf at its best. Beautiful design. Proximity to the coast and Estepona. The gym and solarium. Part of the prestigious Los Flamingos Golf Resort…

Yours for: €4.5 million

Read our guide to Benahavis.

Need more inspiration for your Christmas list? Check out our long list of fine properties on the Costa del Sol or get in touch with your requirements and we’ll find the home that moves you.

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