Located in "La Zagaleta" one of Spain’s most exclusive private residences, this beautiful villa is the epitome of luxury and high-end living. Situated 18 kilometres from the coast, and just a short drive from the bright lights of Marbella, guests can experience the tranquillity of the countryside while being within easy reach of the buzzing Costa del Sol. Cool and contemporary, the villa sits imposingly on a hill near Marbella and the beach overlooking the sea. Four bedrooms and bright minimalist interiors let you enjoy the Costa del Sol in style.
One of the property’s pools stretches out between two wings of the house; the other is located indoors and has an inset hot tub. You can either work up a sweat in the villa’s gym or in the sauna and Turkish bath, and at the end of a day of sightseeing or sunbathing, retreat to the media room.
Split over three floors and situated in peaceful private grounds, the property offers guests an unrivalled level of comfort, space and light. White walls, two-story windows edged in dark metal and a flat gray fireplace surround give the great room at Villa Palo Alto a modern, open-air feel.
The main living area is the perfect spot for guests to relax, socialize, entertain or organizing a formal meeting. A large and fully- equipped modern kitchen opens directly out onto the outdoor dining space and through to the gardens.
Each of the 4 bedrooms and adjoining en-suite marble brand new bathrooms are exceptionally spacious, and offers lovely views out over the surrounding area. These include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a professional GYM with private cinema in the lower floor. The apartment is located on the basement, offering additional accommodation with living room, and small kitchen.
Villa on 3 levels. Entry is through a security gate down a long driveway to a carport. There is also access to a covered garage with parking for various vehicles. Entry through the main door of the house takes you to the reception area. There is access to the exterior pool from this area. To the right there are two guest suites, both with queen beds and en suites with bath tubs and separate showers. These two bedrooms have doors that access the garden and swimming pool. To the left of the entrance is the open plan living and dining room with large flat screen TV and three sofas. There is a dining table with seating for 10 guests. There is a second smaller living room with flat screen smart TV next to the main living room. The fully equipped kitchen is also located on the ground level.
From the kitchen there is access to a covered outdoor terrace with outdoor dining table for 10 guests. Both the kitchen and living rooms have large sliding glass doors that access directly onto the main outdoor terrace with four outdoor sofas and two coffee tables. From this terrace there is direct access to the swimming pool. There is a stairwell that leads up to the first floor and also down to the basement floor. On the first floor there are two bedrooms: the master suite with king bed and en suite with bathroom and separate shower and the guest bedroom with queen bed and en suite with bath and separate shower. The corridor on the first floor looks over the main living area of the house and there is also an extra room on this floor that could be used as a bedroom for 2 children.
There is a lift that connects the three floors. On the basement floor there is a wine cellar and a fully equipped gym with glass windows looking over the indoor pool and Jacuzzi. In the pool area there is a bathroom with showers, a Sauna with seating for 8 and a separate steam room with seating for 8. The large covered garage is also located on this floor which leads to the staff quarters. In the staff quarters there is a kitchen, small living room, double bed and en suite bathroom.
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Pool, Heated Private Swimming Pool, Telephone, TV, TV Projector, DVD Player, Home Cinema System, Music Sound-System, Wifi High-Speed Internet, Refrigerator, Fridge, Dishwasher, Dryer, Washer / Dryer, Professional Coffee Maker, Oven, Microwave, Barbecue, Outdoor Furniture, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Close to golf club.
Main House - Ground Level
Bedroom 1: King sized bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Bidet, Television, Access to gardens
Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Bidet, Television, Access to gardens
Main House - Upper Level
Bedroom 3 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dressing Area, Terrace
Bedroom 4: King size bed,Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dressing Area
Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom, Living area, Kitchenette
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Fully equipped kitchen
Formal dining area
Smart Home Technology
Indoor swimming pool - Heated
Indoor hottub (heating included)
Fully equipped gym & spa
Sauna & turkish bath
Terrace with lounge area
Garage for 4 cars
View of sea and mountains
STAFF & SERVICES
Daily cleaning services - Please see Villa Policies section below for all reservation of more than 6 guests
Extra-cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Additional maid for reservations over 6 guests - mandatory
Ask our concierge manager for additional services
Points of Interest
10 km to San Pedro Alcántara
13 km to Puerto Banús
18 km to Marbella
77 km to Malaga
72 km to Gibraltar
12 km to Puerto Banús Beach
73 km to Malaga Airport (AGP)
Maximum 10 guests
Extra cleaning fee per day required (including the exit day) for all reservations of more than 6 guests - to be paid at the property upon check out
Additional bedding (upon request)
Pets are not allowed
Phenomenal experience – the house, pool and view are better than pictures even indicate. The hospitality was fabulous. Very well built A+ accommodations. The People were delightful along with their 2 friendly dogs added to the welcome ambience. We had some meals prepared that were 4 star!
Rio Verde in Puerto Banus is great! We really enjoyed our stay here, and especially the outdoor space. Great location, with easy access to everything. Good communication, and quick replies to any of our questions. Thank you!
The team of Marbella Mountain Resorts has understood all of our needs. We were a group of executives who wanted to play golf and enjoy a week of holidays with all kinds of 5 star services.
It has been one of the best decisions we have ever taken. It was the first time we rented a Villa to spend our family and we really did not know the Marbella Mountain Resorts company. I have to say that we are impressed with the professional and friendly service we have received from all the team. It has been like being in a 5 star hotel but exclusively!
Villa Mirador is an exclusive property with panoramic views of the sea and Marbella. The employees of the house are super attentive and grateful although they do not speak much English, we understand each other. Alfonso and Carmen have been able to anticipate all our needs by organizing every detail of our vacations months before arrival.
We have spent a wonderful family vacation in Villa Zagala. The Villa is like a country lodge retreat surrounded by nature and good energy. The sunset is just spectacular. Huge pool where to swim and spend the whole day relaxing at the chill out.
I never thought this place was going to surprise me the way it did, a beautiful setting and facilities to match any 5-star hotel.
This is a very special place. A very peaceful and luxurious property. We had the opportunity to stay one night in Serrano Cottage and one night in the main house. The grounds and facilities are second to none. Luis knows what the word hospitality is all about. Anna is wonderful, she will assist with anything you need. The property is close to Ronda so one can enjoy the history of the town but have a place to retreat to to unwind and relax. The pool and jacuzzi are a wonderful amenity to enjoy while relaxing and decompressing. This is a MUST stay should you be planning a trip to Spain. We will definitely return.
We fell immediately in love with this place, difficult to find but with the foto description they sent us, it was a lot easier. Completely away from the crowded tourist spots it is a place to relax and enjoy the sunset above Ronda during dinner. Luis, the owner, makes you feel comfortable as soon as you arrive. With only six rooms you can use the villa as if it is your own. They are just new, so it’s still a good time to go, I guess booking will be more difficult when popularity grows. Great pool too! Organic food, home made from local farmers.
If you’re travelling to this part of Spain don’t miss the magical town of Ronda.
It’s worth the journey.
Spectacular views of the old town, nestled on top of the cliffs, are only part of its attraction.
Make sure to leave the busy main streets and explore the back alleys – cafés aplenty and the local musicians play on weekends.
It’s an incredible place and well worth the effort to get there on winding mountainous roads.
Make sure to stop at the ‘Look Outs’ on the way & bring your camera.
My husband and I ended up at the Resort after making an unexpectedly extended trip to Ronda on our honeymoon. It was a highlight of our trip! Luis was charming, personable and so attentive. Anna’s cuisine was spectacular. We loved our stay and could not believe our luck to find this romantic, charming accommodation. Thank you for making our once in a lifetime trip a t amazing memory.
We returned to Ronda Mountain Resort this May after we’d decided to host our festival-style wedding there. We had our closest friends stay with us on site – and everyone was blown away by every aspect of the villa. It has one of the most astounding views you’ll ever get at a villa – the sun sets every evening in-between the mountains and over the old town of Ronda, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of the hot tub.
We looked at many villas in the area when we were trying to find a venue and this one stood out as it wasn’t your usual dusty and dated Spanish villa. The interiors are all recently refurbed and tastefully done out with some beautiful bits of furniture. The housekeepers Juan and Anna, who live in a small cottage on site, are always there to help, tidy, light the fire, inflate giant swans for the pool and cook (if required) – but they do so very subtley and insconspicuously.
We have just returned from a week at the resort – a party of 11 family and friends.
It has been one of the best properties we have ever rented (this is number 7). The location is spectacular, 15 mins from Ronda, in the middle of stunning countryside. It is very remote, and the roads into Ronda are small and winding, but to me the seclusion was part of the attraction of this particular property.
The villa itself is beautiful – well decorated and maintained, very comfortable living areas, very well equipped kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds, a good audio system to stream music around the house, and plenty of spaces such as the library to relax out of the heat in peace and quiet. The view from the terrace from sunrise to sunset towards Ronda over the olive groves and vineyards is just breathtaking.
Many rental properties never manage somehow to feel anything like home – this one most definitely did. It is not only somewhere I would recommend to groups who wish to relax in comfort in a beautiful property, but somewhere that I very much hope to return to again in the future.
I have been visiting this resort last week, the weather was warm, so we could enjoy swiming pool. The place is stunning surrounded by mountains. City is close enough to visit for shopping, but far enough to enjoy privacy or have a little party. 🙂
How can I describe how amazing this place is ! Our daughter held her wedding here and we stayed for a week. Everything is incredible from the hospitality of Louis and the team to the standard of accommodation to the sunsets and vistas that are to die for. The house is stunning the location down a winding track that’s not too bad is isolated but not lonely – you can easily visit Ronda which is a lovely city. Rooms glamorous and luxurious space to get away from everyone if you need to but ultimately the perfect location for a wedding with a week of sumptuous blue skies and peace and quiet before and after. I’d stay again in a heartbeat!
You must visit this Spanish town in the mountains. It is a historical walled city purched at the top of a beautiful mountain range with wonderful views an vistas. It has an amazing view from the bridge entering the city – I will not try to explain but leave you to view as a surprise – not to be missed. It is also a bustling city with streets and streets of shopping and eating areas and is famous for its shoe shops…. Husbands Beware!!!
We hired this resort for a family wedding in September 2017 and cannot say enough praiseworthy things about the whole experience. This is a luxurious villa that gave all our guests (about 120 on the day of the wedding) a taste of the dream life and an introduction to beautiful Andulucia. The magical setting of the mountain resort helped the families of the bride and groom get to know each other more intimately over the days leading up to the wedding.
The owner and staff treated everyone with the utmost respect and dignity. We are all left with beautiful memories of the wedding and the place itself. The other reviewers have provided more specific details, all of which I agree with, but all in all this was a perfect place for a wedding and whetted an appetite for seeing more of Spain.
The Ronda home “Rasero Retreat” is an outstanding home and overall experience. We have stayed in many luxury homes around the world, and this estate home is architecturally stunning, tastefully furnished and very comfortable for a large family holiday. The owners did a wonderful job conceiving and building a home that leverages the beauty of the countryside. Ana and Juan – the staff – are gracious and accommodating, making us feel welcome and well looked after throughout our week. The morning breakfast setup is perfect. The daily housekeeping and grounds maintenance made it completely carefree. We would highly recommend the home to others.
The villa was excellent and all the arrangements went like clockwork. Everyone involved was friendly, helpful and professional. A truly memorable holiday.
Our Holiday in Villa Palo Alto was just amazing. The advanced planning and organization was very well done. We had no reservations and could look forward to the holiday. Luxury Retreats and the villa manager welcomed us very nicely. The villa is absolutely stunning, also the people around. The activities like Caminito our personal trainer, yoga teacher or massage were highlights.
Indoor swimming pool
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19 Dec 2020- 7 Jan 2021
7 Jan- 28 March
28 March – 11 April
11 – 30 April
1 May- 31 May
1 June- 30 June
1 July – 31 August
1 Sept – 25 Sept
26 Sept – 30 Oct
1 Nov – 18 Dec
19 Dec 2021 – 6 Jan 2022
We’re fully integrated hospitality & guest-orientated company. We help our clients to plan their trips from A to Z, not only organizing all the in-house services at Villa Resorts but also providing 24/7 concierge & transportation. Every guest is appointed with a Guest Service Manager prior to arrival and will also great the guest personally upon arrival.