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Modern luxury next to golf & nr polo, sleeps 14. Free speedboat/sailing charter!

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

FREE 2hr SPEEDBOAT OR HALF DAY SAILING CHARTER FOR ALL BOOKINGS MADE IN JANUARY!

VILLA BLANCA is a 6 bed modern villa sleeping up to 14 in exclusive Sotogrande overlooking Almenara golf course & opposite the golf academy & driving range.

- 600 sq.m. of living space in beautiful gardens with a number of terraces & off-street parking

- 2 large suites (one which can sleep 4 in 2 separate rooms), 4 further double bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning & all beds have Beaumont & Brown linen (suppliers to some of the world's most exclusive hotels)

- The beds in all the bedrooms can either be configured as super king-size doubles, or as single beds

- There is original art & specially commissioned paintings, murals & sculptures throughout the property & outdoor spaces

- There is a large (11m x 4m) pool - which can be heated upon request for a small additional payment - with a fully solar-powered automated safety cover

- There is an outdoor gym & an outdoor ping-pong table; & a dartboard at "The Sunburnt Arms", the bar in the garden

- There are numerous further outside covered areas for socialising & entertaining, including a 230 sq.m roof terrace

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Samantha & Darren bought VILLA BLANCA in 2014 after the stunning house had been left empty & unloved for 8 long years.

They spent 3 years renovating the house & it is now a unique home from home for discerning guests in beautiful Andalucia.

There are quirky & luxurious touches, such as original paintings & objets d'art, lighting from industrial designers & a large log fire. There are DJ decks, & a library of books & vinyl records.

The famous golf at Valderrama & La Reserva are just 5 minutes away & the courses at Real Sotogrande, San Roque & Alcaidesa are within 15 minutes.

The luxury Elysium spa is 2 minutes away & the world famous Santa Maria Polo Club & Sotogrande's picturesque Marina are also within 15 minutes.

Sotogrande is just 30 minutes from Gibraltar & around 1 hour from Malaga & Jerez airports. The nightlife of Marbella & Estepona, & beachlife at Tarifa & Costa de la Luz are within an hour. Morocco is a 45 minute ferry away.

Please note: Preferred changeover date for weekly rentals is Saturday but we can potentially be flexible on this for low season or shorter rentals.

More Details
Registration Number : CTC-2016097399

Owner
samantha & darren
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

About samantha & darren

We (Darren & Samantha) are originally from Hertfordshire, north of London in the UK. We've been together for 28 years now & we have a 25 year old son Danny & Monty our dog -

the spoilt staffy who is the love of Samantha's life.

We both come from families of builders & we've been involved as a family team renovating properties for a few years now. Before we moved to Spain we had 3 happy years working on a fantastic project in Bristol, UK, restoring a Georgian townhouse (which subsequently had a 4 page feature in Clifton Life, a rather posh Bristol 'lifestyle' magazine).

We first saw Villa Blanca in January 2014 & decided straight away to take the plunge & buy the property. In May 2014 we completed the purchase.

We now split our time between the villa, the other Sotogrande property we've renovated, & the UK (Sotogrande is only about 20 mins from Gib airport!)

We like nothing more than entertaining friends & family at VILLA BLANCA & we want to provide an environment where our guests feel equally comfortable when staying, where they feel they can let their hair down & completely chill out & relax; or go for it & party hard (there is great nightlife in Soto); or have an all-action sporting break taking advantage of the famous local polo, golf & sailing.

samantha & darren purchased this villa in 2014

Why samantha & darren chose San Roque

When we saw the property it needed an enormous amount of work doing & it was a bigger project than we had ever undertaken. It had been left empty & unloved for 8 long years & the strain was definitely showing on the building.

It was also in Spain where we didn't speak the language, had no work contacts, & no idea of local rules & bureaucracy (of which there is plenty).

However it was clear that the property had massive potential. It is on a corner plot with stunning views in a great 'frontline' golf location - although we are on the corner of 2 roads these are private roads, so not usually busy at all.

The Almenara golf course is on the other side of Avenida Almenara, while the Sotogrande golf school & driving range is on the other side of Calle Fuente.

It is also in an upmarket, gated urbanisation with round the clock security.

What sealed it for us was when we went for a coffee at the beautiful Almenara Hotel & Spa less than 1 minute away from the villa. The views were even more spectacular from there - from the national park, across the golf courses & over to Sotogrande Marina, the Med & Morocco - & it was 21 degrees in January!

With the help of Danny, Sam's brother Matt, & a number of other trades from the UK & Spain, we started work in June 2014, & finished in July 2016.

We are very proud of the results which you can see at www.villa-blanca.com

We have further plans, such as building an indoor gym (we have an outdoor weight training area) & a roof terrace, but for now these can wait.

We hope you get a chance to come & enjoy Villa Blanca soon.

What makes this villa unique

- 600 sq.m. of living space in beautiful gardens with a number of terraces

- Off-street parking for up to 4 cars

- 2 suites, 4 further double bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning & all beds have Beaumont & Brown linen ('The World's Best Bed Linen' & suppliers to luxury hotels)

- The beds in all bedrooms can either be configured as super king-size doubles, or as single beds

- There is a large heated pool and numerous outside covered areas for socialising and entertaining

- There are quirky & luxurious touches, such as original paintings & objets d'art, lighting from industrial designers & a large log fire

- There are DJ decks, & a library of books & vinyl records.

The famous golf at Valderrama & La Reserva are just 5 minutes away & the courses at Real Sotogrande, San Roque & Alcaidesa are within 15 minutes.

The luxury Elysium spa is 2 minutes away & the world famous Santa Maria Polo Club & Sotogrande's picturesque Marina are also within 15 minutes.

Sotogrande is just 30 minutes from Gibraltar & around 1 hour from Malaga & Jerez airports. The nightlife of Marbella & Estepona, & beachlife at Tarifa & Costa de la Luz are within an hour. Morocco is a 45 minute ferry away.

Please note: Preferred changeover date for weekly rentals is Saturday but we can potentially be flexible on this for low season or shorter rentals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our Family of 7 stayed in Villa Blanca, Sotogrande in August 2016 and each person (kids and adults) independently gave a big thumbs up to our stay at the Villa. Firstly, there were no surprises, well, just pleasant surprises....the Villa is exactly as it is advertised, even better in my opinion, very spacious bedrooms, living areas and entertaining spaces. Each space is well decorated to very high standards without being overdone so it still had a homely appeal. It did really feel like home away from home for us all. Sam and Darren were the most helpful and warmest hosts, on hand to attend to anything that we needed or that they anticipated we will need. Overall, we had an amazing stay at Villa Blanca and I would highly recommend it for a family vacation or a group stay! My advice is to let Sam and Darren know in time if you would like the pool heated.....different temps for different folks!
Jun 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on San Roque on Campo de Gibraltar

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shared
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shared
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , half of suite is living area, we can make up 2 beds instead
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Modern luxury next to golf & nr polo, sleeps 14. Free speedboat/sailing charter!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Beautiful villa, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 had a fantastic time in Villa Blanca! The Villa is absolutely stunning. It's spacious, modern and has everything you could ask for. The garden and pool area is very private.

Great location, only a short drive to Sotogrande where you can have lovely food and drinks on the beach. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area with only a short drive.

Darren and Sam were great hosts, extremely helpful and provided us with everything we needed. We cannot recommend Villa Blanca highly enough and would love to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Kieran & the Celtic massive! You guys were brilliant guests
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5

Incredible villa, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks and the villa was amazing. The villa is fully equipped with everything to suit all ages. Our family (23yrs+) absolutely loved it. There is so much space both indoors and out, that it was so easy to have time alone or time together without feeling on top of each other. We will definitely revisit in the future. Sotogrande port is beautiful, and not too far, we also visited Puerto banus which was half an hour in a taxi. We had hired a car during our stay, mainly so we were able to go the the supermarket, but I would say unless you want to spend a lot of money on cabs, hiring a car is essential. We cannot thank Sam and Darren enough, they were so welcoming and helpful throughout! I would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Tania. Thank you so much for this lovely review, we hope to see you again at Villa-Blanca
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5

WONDERFULL VILLA IN SOTOGRANDE.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular house in a wonderful place, perfect holidays. The villa has all the amenities to enjoy some days of rest.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Beatriz. We are doing more work at Villa Blanca this Winter: - installing shaded dining areas on the terraces; - knocking rooms through to create a 2nd supersized suite & ensuite bathroom; - finishing off 'The Sunburnt Arms' our English style pub in the garden complete with old leather chairs & a dartboard; - installing better lighting around the pool so the area can be used at night; - getting cable TV to all bedrooms & multi language channels; - upgrading the air conditioning; & providing more weights, more fitness & boxing equipment, a rowing machine & an outdoor ping-pong table. Hopefully your stay will be even better next time! Thanks, Sam & Darren
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5

Stunning, unique villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

what makes this place so special is the care and attention to the design detail of every zone of this spacious house which encourages you to unwind and relax. A beautiful place with stunning views where you can enjoy the many vistas of the surrounding countryside. The nearby Marina of sotogrande is fantastic for lunching, live music and there's great markets at the week ends. If you are a golfer there's many courses minutes away and you can also be exploring the surrounding areas of Gibraltar, tarifa and Marbella within easy reach - a perfect place to stay put or to explore. If you stay with friends and family there's something for everyone - highly recommend !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, look forward to seeing you again soon
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5

The best of both (all) worlds

  • 5 of 5

Villa Blanca is spectacular!

From the architecture to the artwork, the villa oozes style and luxury. The design of the space has been brilliantly thought out to allow large social living/entertaining areas, but also to offer quiet bedrooms and tranquil areas around the property to find your own space.

It's masterpiece is its ability to change from a relaxing and peaceful haven into a dazzling party venue to wow your guests. The living room areas open directly onto the pool deck and the views stretch, unbroken, over beautiful countryside and to the ocean.

Importantly, the stunning visual design of the property is supported by a robust infrastructure (bathrooms, plumbing system, kitchen, staff bedrooms, etc.) that offer complete confidence.

It is a wonderful holiday destination that we are sure to return to.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for the great review. We are doing more work at Villa Blanca this Autumn: - installing shaded dining areas on the terraces; - knocking rooms through to create a 2nd supersized suite & ensuite bathroom; - finishing off 'The Sunburnt Arms' our English style pub in the garden complete with old leather chairs & a dartboard; - installing better lighting around the pool so the area can be used at night; - getting cable TV to all bedrooms & multi language channels; - upgrading the air conditioning; & providing more weights, more fitness & boxing equipment, a rowing machine & an outdoor ping-pong table. Hopefully your stay will be even better next time! Thanks, Sam & Darren
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A beautiful, luxurious villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is simply perfect, from the light, comfortable modern bedrooms, to the beautiful artwork and relaxing pool area. This villa has it all. We visited with a large group of friends and villa blanca surpassed our expectations in every way. There is a great variety of seating areas so provided us all with a chance to sit together or hide away in our own little quiet sanctuary. The owners Darren and Sam cannot do enough for you and are only round the corner should you have any questions. Highly recommend. Do not hesitate to book, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review hope to see you again soon
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Location

Cancha II
Chiringuito Floria
Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Almenara Hotel
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Almenara Golf
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
San Roque
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
AP7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Almenara Hotel
Nearest Ski
237 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Sotogrande
Car: recommended

Sotogrande offers an extraordinary holiday destination in a unique location. Its world-class sports facilities include:

Golf: There are five 18 hole golf courses in Sotogrande including Valderrama - host to the European Tour’s Volvo Masters and the 1997 Ryder Cup - ranked Europe’s no 1 course since 1980s. Others designed by leading golf course architects Cabell Robinson, Robert Trent Jones and Dave Thomas include the La Reserva Club de Golf, host of the PGA NH Collection Open tournament and the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. The San Roque Club, with 36 holes is adjacent.

Polo: the resort’s eleven polo fields belong to the Santa Maria Polo Club, one of the best polo clubs in the world. The resort hosts the exclusive Polo Summer Season and more than 25 tournaments which see 800 players and 2,500 horses each year.

Other sports: two tennis/padel clubs and Soto Tennis Academy; rugby club; two beach clubs; sailing club; equestrian centres.

Marina: this plays a major part in the Sotogrande lifestyle. It covers 550,000 square metres and has 1,400 berths capable of taking boats of up to 70m long. Surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, it is one of Sotogrande’s key social hubs. Residents in the Marina can have boats moored outside their home.

Beaches: the 2km-long Playa Sotogrande and El Cucurucho beach club, the 1km-long Playa Paseo del Mar with El Octógono Beach Club, plus a beach bar and watersports centre and quiet, isolated 5km-long Playa Guadalquiton just west of the resort.

Nature: Sotogrande is surrounded by nature. The 1,308-hectare Alcaidesa natural reserve and the 35-hectare natural park offer ample opportunity to embrace nature.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on San Roque, Campo de Gibraltar

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
mid 2018
1 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
£17,642
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£5,293
for 4 nights
From
£1,323
£6,175
£24,698
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
september 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
£17,642
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
christmas & NY 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£7,057
for 4 nights
From
£1,764
£7,939
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
easter 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
mid 2019
1 May 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
£17,642
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£5,293
for 4 nights
From
£1,323
£6,175
£24,698
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
september 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
£17,642
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
christmas & NY 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£7,057
for 4 nights
From
£1,764
£7,939
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
easter 2020
4 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
mid 2020
1 May 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
£17,642
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2020
18 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£5,293
for 4 nights
From
£1,323
£6,175
£24,698
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
september 2020
1 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
3 night minimum stay
£3,176
for 3 nights
From
£1,059
£4,410
£17,642
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
christmas & NY 2020
18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021
4 night minimum stay
£7,057
for 4 nights
From
£1,764
£7,939
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,117
for 3 nights
From
£706
£3,087
£12,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,058.5

We want guests to relax & enjoy VILLA BLANCA

We have no problem with guests playing music at the villa or around the pool (our neighbours are usually OK with this too!)

Villa Blanca is suitable for children, but parents need to be vigilant:
- the pool is 1.0m-1.9m deep
- tiled areas near the house are slippery when wet
- there are steps to terraces & elevated garden areas
- the fences round the pool & some of the garden can be climbed

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed in the villa but is fine outside

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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