6 exceptional villas in and around Malaga

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Looking for a sunny break from the gloom? Treat yourself to a farniente interlude in Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. This port city, founded in the 8th century BC, exudes a timeless charm. With its immaculate beaches, cobbled streets lined with tapas bars and tablaos vibrating to the rhythm of flamenco… it’s impossible not to succumb to the surrounding fervor!

Malaga is also an ideal playground for old stone enthusiasts. TheAlcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle, the two majestic fortresses overlooking the city, bear witness to the past. The city is also a hotbed of culture, with its film festival and numerous museums – one of which is dedicated to the country’s most famous child: Pablo Picasso.

A stay in Málaga wouldn’t be perfect without a pied-à-terre where you can recharge your batteries. To help you make your choice, we’ve put together a list of 6 exceptional villas in and around Malaga that combine modernity and authenticity. They invite you to enjoy the gentle Malagueña way of life.

A peaceful haven a stone’s throw from downtown

Villa Regionalista
La Villa Regionalista offre une ambiance au style Art Deco à l'éclairage discret.

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  • 📍Distance: 3.9 km from the center of Malaga
  • 💙Welike: wide open spaces, sea view

Thanks to its cul-de-sac location, Villa Regionalista is an island of tranquility in an urban environment. You’ll instantly fall for its Art Deco style, with its harmonious blend of wooden and wrought-iron furniture, large gilded mirrors and discreetly lit pendant lamps. There’s never a dull moment here! The residence offers a range of activities including hiking, cycling, fishing and windsurfing.

What’s more, Pedregalejo beach is just 100 m away. This stretch of fine sand is not just for swimmers, but also for gourmets. Step into one of the nearby chiringuitos for a taste of the famous « espetos« , tasty skewers of sardines cooked over an open fire.

A top-of-the-range stay in lush surroundings

La Cubo’s Mountain Bayview Luxury Villa
La Cubo’s Mountain Bayview Luxury Villa propose un décor chic et raffiné.

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  • 📍Location: in the Este district
  • 🚶Distance: 5 km from the center of Malaga
  • 💙Welike: chic, refined decor, panoramic view of Malaga Bay

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the décor of this elegant home. It’s hard not to linger over the delicately carved woodwork, the antique library with its bound books and the various wrought-iron objects. You’ll also love strolling down the driveway crowned with flowering arches and lined with statues, or lounging in the emerald-colored swimming pool.

The residence is the ideal starting point for a cultural excursion to the Malaga Wine Museum, housed in an 18th-century palace. A great opportunity to discover the different wines made in the province of Malaga through exhibitions and tastings! After this gourmet break, make your way to the Alcazaba. This former Moorish castle, built in the 11th century, is a jewel ofIslamic architecture with its horseshoe arches and gardens adorned with fountains and pools.

A residence with character just a stone’s throw from the beach

Villa private Pool near the beach
Villa privée tout près de la plage qui met un clin d'œil à la décoration orientale.

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: 16 and over
  • 💙 We love: the covered terrace, the Arabic lounge

This superb vacation home has 7 spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and hydromassage column. There’s also a suite with Jacuzzi. We particularly appreciate the nod to the Orient in the decor. The floors are in Egyptian marble, while the Arabic lounge is decorated with authentic chichas.

The villa is very close to the beaches and the historic center. It’s great to get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets in the old town. They are lined with small boutiques, cafés, restaurants and churro bars. Stop off at Place de la Constitution, the beating heart of the city, and the Cathedral of the Incarnation, a jewel of the Spanish Renaissance.

A corner of paradise on the heights of the city

Solaga – Villa Obregon
La Villa Obregon se situe en hauteur de la ville.

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: 6
  • 💙Welove: the exotic garden, the turquoise pool and the panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea

Perched on a lush hillside, this charming residence combines Spanish and Art Deco styles. The omnipresence of geometric shapes, like the color palettes in the bedrooms, is a tribute to Pablo Picasso. It has three floors linked by a marble staircase, including an attic that can be converted into additional sleeping space.

The villa is nestled just a few steps from La Caleta beach, a strip of black sand surrounded by grass and palm trees, and Baños del Carmen beach. In this pebble-studded setting, you’ll have a front-row seat for a magnificent sunset over the ocean.

A Mediterranean cocoon of luxury and tradition

Luxury pool villa at Malaga
Une villa espagnole avec piscine dont les pièces spacieuses sont nimbées de lumières.

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  • 📍Distance: 4.2 km from the center of Malaga
  • 💙 We love: ultra-modern facilities, terrace overlooking the garden and Corpus Christi church

This Spanish villa welcomes you in a setting worthy of the best hotels in Malaga: spacious rooms bathed in light, precious wood flooring, designer furniture and a few retro touches here and there. Its vast garden, adorned with Japanese cycas, invites you to gather around a barbecue or read in a shady corner.

For your seaside outings, the residence provides beach towels, deckchairs and even paddle boards. After the pleasures of swimming, immerse yourself in a cultural bath. You can visit the Museo de Malaga, rich in archaeological treasures and 19th-century paintings, and the Museo Picasso, which houses 233 of the master’s unpublished works.

A peaceful setting dedicated to letting go

Cubo’s Gibralfaro House Center
La villa Cubo’s Gibralfaro House Center est composée, entres autres, d'une terrasse avec solarium et d'un jardin rehaussé d'une pergola.

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  • 📍 Location: in the Malaga Centro district
  • 💙 We like: the sea view, the terrace and the garden with shed

Here’s a house with character! It has three levels. First, a lower floor with a garden and a Hawaiian-style pergola. Then a first floor with a balcony overlooking the sea. And finally, an upper floor featuring a terrace with solarium, a bar and a wooden swimming pool.

The residence also has the advantage of being close to attractions such as Malagueta beach, recognizable by its row of palm trees and stunning sculpture, and Gibralfaro castle. Nestled on a steep hill, this 14th-century fortress served to protect the Alcazaba. From its ramparts, you can enjoy an incredible view of the old town and coastline.

A getaway in and around Malaga is an adventure of a lifetime. There’s nothing better than renting a vacation home that combines comfort, relaxation and privacy. Which one do you prefer from our selection?

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