A Slice of History on the Coast of Marbella
Marbella, a picture-perfect city set on Spain’s Costa del Sol, is a “who’s who” type of town. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Blanca Mountains, the glamour began in the 1950s, when the Marbella Club opened its doors to such guests as Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant, and over the years the allure has grown with an epic list of visitors. Among that list is Pablo Picasso, who found respite several times at this beachfront estate, originally owned by his personal friend and famed flamenco dancer Antonio Ruiz Soler, better known as Antonio el Bailarin (Spanish for Antonio the Dancer).
Appropriately, the seaside terrace is exactly the sort of place an artist could escape to for inspiration and contemplation and, as it turns out, Picasso left his mark here. While a typical houseguest may leave a note or sign a guestbook, the ever-creative artist’s signature proudly lines the bottom of the swimming pool, a special piece of history that stands out even in a star-studded town like Marbella.
Spacious and private, the outdoor living area is the perfect place to take advantage of the year-round climate, with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Exotic plantings and palm trees complete the feel of a private resort, where one can dine al fresco overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Glass doors open to the cooling marble interiors, designed to accommodate and entertain on a grand scale. An oversized salon provides ample space for formal receptions, such as a private flamenco performance, while the dining room holds seating for up to 20 guests. The party can continue on the lower lever, where one will find an indoor swimming pool, large bar area and a discotheque.
Connecting all four floors of the main villa, a lift leads above to five double bedrooms, each en suite with luxurious appointments. From the master suite, totaling 1,290 square feet (120 square meters), you can drift to sleep to the sounds of the sea and start your day with coffee on the private balcony with 180-degree views across the Mediterranean. His and her bathrooms and dressing rooms leave nothing to be desired.
Additionally, a roof top terrace equipped with a kitchen offers a private place to escape as the sun sets, and a separate guest house with self-contained quarters including bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen ensure a refined experience for all.
With a total of eight bedrooms located just a short walk from the internationally renowned Puerto Banús marina, the whole family can arrive via yacht to spend time relaxing together at this historic coastal estate.
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