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Elegant, Very Spacious Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Views.



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Villa in Benalmadena Costa, Costa Del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location, 7 Minutes Walk to the Beach, 10-15 Minutes Walk to the Nearest Bar & Restaurant.

This beautiful, spacious, elegantly furnished villa with private pool & garden is ideally placed for a relaxing holiday. Being close to public transport it is within easy reach of all the main attractions and bustling life that the Costa del Sol has to offer. The villa is suitable for large family groups, golf outings and Stag and Hen parties. The entire property comprises the main villa over three levels with 6 bedrooms, two lounge/diners and kitchen plus an adjoining 2 bedroom house with its own lounge/diner and kitchen. There are several terraces offering both sun & shade. The ground floor lounge opens onto a terrace that comfortably seats several people, ideal for al fresco dining while the master bedroom opens directly onto the terrace by the pool. There is ample parking for several cars within the entrance gates and the villa has a 24 hour security alarm system.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I was born in Spain and lived there with my parents until 1994. Thereafter, I moved to Ireland with my mother but I returned to Spain each summer to spend holidays in the villa with my father until he passed away in 2002. I am married and living in Ireland but one day I would like to return to live in Spain, in my family home Chateau d'Illusion.

Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda, Wow!! What a superb villa you have. We had a great time and it was perfect for all of us. The facilities you offered were amazing and we all really enjoyed ourselves so, so much. Thanks again for all your help and for making it such a great holiday for us. Stephen July 2012

Linda, I just want to thank you for the use of the villa, we had a lovely time and the accommodation was perfect for our group with plenty of space, all the equipment we needed and of course the sweeping staircase for pics ( a must on any girly holiday). Everyone loved it and Jean was very helpul and patient. Caroline - April 2012

Had a fantastic time, one of the best holidays I have been on so relaxing. Your villa is fantastic, had so many places you could chill out on own or as a whole family, will cherish the memories. Will recommend your villa to anyone, Julie. August 2011.
Mar 2009
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


superb place to celebrate special anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Linda and Sue for making my mum and dads 50th wedding anniversary so special. Providing a fab cake and bubbly to celebrate - that was such a nice touch. The villa is perfect and all 14 of us would definitely recommend it to friends. It has everything you need to enjoy your stay from the pool to a huge hot tub. Plenty of beach towels and no fighting for sunbeds too! We all had our own bathrooms which a real bonus and air con too. The views from the balcony are just amazing. Make sure you hire a car to get food and drink supplies in from the huge CarreFour in Torremollinos - so much choice and cheap to. We ate most nights in the villa but did venture out to Benalmadena Pueblo - which is such a pretty village - very spanish - you must go , taxis only €6 and they come to the villa quickly. Great that you have free Wi Fi too kept our young members in touch on Facebook! Thanks again x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, I'm so pleased your parents enjoyed their anniversary.
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Excellent Villa!

  • 4 of 5

Group of 17 mixed young adults.

Thank you Linda for a wonderful holiday at your villa. Having read the positive reviews of previous visitors i was expecting a good stay and Chateau D’illusion did not disappoint! Located between Fuengirola and Benalmadena it was perfect for nights out in lively towns but also offered the perfect tranquillity for a few Bbqs and sundowners in the outdoor hot tub! The pictures do not do the villa justice as the size is not conveyed. We comfortably had room for all of us round the tables, pool and living room areas. I would thoroughly recommend anyone staying at this villa to visit the Blankko restaurant on the sea front. We had a superb evening here with great food, service and a really nice cocktail bar where we had a drink after. The restaurant is a 10 minute walk from the villa and offers something a little more peaceful and upmarket than the standard restaurants of the costa del sol. Linda is so easy to deal with and all the staff are helpful but not intrusive. Anything we asked for was done with little fuss and often without us noticing anyone had been. Great villa, great holiday, highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write you comments. I'm delighted you had a great holiday. Best Wishes.
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Fantastic Holiday Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect villa for large groups. Near enough to the town for great nights out but beautiful detached property so you don't need to worry about making too much noise.

Great villa for self catering, with everything you need for cooking large meals.

Gorgeous pool which we constantly used. Large BBQ next to the pool and really good sized bedrooms.

Pictures for this property don't do it justice.

We didn't have a car but you do need taxis to get to the shops as it is too hot to walk any where in the heat!

Amazing holiday, best ever! Thanks Linda

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mum and Dads Golden Wedding

  • 4 of 5

My parents and all their 4 daughters and families had a fantastic holiday in this wonderful villa.

It was a dream fulfilled that we could all celebrate our parents Golden Wedding Anniversary together in a beautiful home at the seaside.

We had such fun, many parties and BBQ,s, the kids loved the pool, we all loved the scenery from the patio and the furniture was stunning.

A car is essential for shopping.

Sorry its a late review, but I did email our thanks to Linda after we returned home.

Go on, have a holiday of a lifetime with loved ones!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 4 of 5

First time to stay at this Villa. It surpassed my expectations. Large group ranging in ages from 7 to 70 and every one just loved it. There was plenty of space which was well ulitized.. Views were fantastic. Jacussi, Barbecue and pool were great. Had everything one could need. It was all spotless and very comfortable. Plenty to do in the area if one wanted to go out. Would need transport to local village but taxi's are cheap and arrive very quickly. Also would need transport to do grocery shopping. All I can say is it is a home from home and very good value for money. Have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna, Thank you for taking the time to do a review. It's very helpful. Kind regards, Linda
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Lads Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year at the Villa and yet again a brilliant time was had by all. This villa has everything for us, 8 bedrooms nearly all en-suite, pool, Hot Tub, Bar, Pool table, Table tennis table and just loads of space. The local supermarket is nearby and if you want to go sightseeing the local taxi's, buses and trains are easy to use and pretty cheap.

If there is anything you need just ask Linda as she'll will try to get it for you, and when you are in Spain Jean is always at the end of the phone.

Look forward to being there again next year.


  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My mother and father wanted to build their home in this area because it had beautiful views of the sea and mountains and because they loved Benalmadena Pueblo, the local village. The villa was designed and built by my parents and is furnished to their taste. I love the area as it is close to many of the main attractions on the Costa, but it's also a place to relax away from the summer crowds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 21 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Torrequebrada Golf at 5.3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Torremuelle at 1.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are many activities and tourist attractions along the Costa del Sol, among them, water sports, water parks, horse riding, golfing, walking, sightseeing and good nightlife. Benalmadena Marina is located a 12 minute drive from the villa. There are also ample attractions to keep the young members of the group entertained, Fuengirola zoo, Tivoli World, Crocodile Park and Aqua park.


The nearest beach is a 7 minute walk from the villa while the beautiful Playa Bonita beach with its own chiringuito (beach restaurant) is an 8 min walk further on, 15 mins walk from the villa.

Other beaches nearby within 1-1.5 km are: Playa Carvajal, Playa Blanca, Kalifa, Torrequebrada and Arroyo de la Miel . The 5 mile long sandy beach at Los Boliches/Fuengirola is just a 2.2 km distance from the villa, 2 stops by train.


Malaga Airport is a 15-20 minute drive on the motorway. Car hire is recommended. (We can give you contact details for car hire or airport transfer companies)

Public Transport: Torremuelle train station is a 15-20 minute walk from the villa and trains run every 30 minutes. The bus stop for Fuengirola direction is at the bottom of the road and in the Torremolinos direction is outside the Playa Bonita Hotel, a 10 minute walk from the villa. A bus runs every 30 minutes in either direction.


Benalmadena Pueblo (the village) is a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk from the villa. Benalmadena Costa's beautiful marina is just a 12 minute drive away, Fuengirola 7 minutes, Torremolinos 15-20 minutes, Marbella 25-30 minutes on the motorway and Granada 1.5 hours.

Further Details:

The nearest shop, a mini-market, is 15 mins walk from the villa in the neighbouring urbanisation Torremuelle. Beside the mini-market is the 'La Chique' Lounge Bar with it's rooftop terrace. Nearby, on the sea side of the main road, the Lucena Restaurant opens for lunch and dinner while Casa Paco which only opens for lunch serves a good menu of the day for approximately €8.50. The lovely Malibu Beach Bar, situated on the beach with its relaxing atmosphere is just 20 mins walk from the villa and a further 5-10 mins walk will take you to the restaurants of El Embarcadero & La Viborilla. El Embarcadero is situated right on the edge of the coast overlooking the sea and the food is excellent.

Benalmadena Village also boasts several restaurants and there is an amazing view of the whole coastline from the park on the hill by the church. Benalmadena Marina has a wide variety of restaurants and shops, Sealife for the children, beautiful beaches, boat rides and a bustling night life.

Tivoli amusement park in the nearby town of Arroyo de la Miel is ideal for family groups of all ages and is just a 10 minute drive from the villa or one stop by train.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Season
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season Special Offer
7 Jan 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season Special Offer
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £313
Refundable Damage Deposit £269

Booking Notes:
Payment is by bank transfer or by cheque. For bookings a year in advance, a 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. Thereafter payments can be spread over some months in two payments the final being paid 8 weeks before arrival. Please be advised we take a security deposit of 300 Euro prior to arrival which will be returned to you in full within 7 days after departure once the property has been checked for any breakages or damages.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during the months of July and August and flexible at other times. Check in time is 16:00 and check out is 10:00 in high season, also flexible at other times.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week may be subject to change at the owner's discretion. This will not affect the original agreement between the owner and the renter. Booking from Saturday to Saturday is required during July and August otherwise flexible. There are two cots and high-chairs available free of charge. Stag and Hen parties welcome!

There is a 25% to secure the booking and balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

My father built the villa for the family and so he paid a lot of attention to detail in its construction. The property is one of a kind with many lovely features and all rooms are extremely spacious. There are several areas where one can relax and enjoy the sea and mountain views and terraces on three sides of the villa to be able to follow the sun throughout the whole day The villa is also close to public transport.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 600 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Entrance Hall: Separate wc Bedrooms 1 to 4: En-suite shower, wc Bedroom 5: En-suite Bath/Shower, double wash basins, separate wc, Bedroom 6: Double shower wetroom, separate wc Bedrooms 7 & 8: Shared bath/shower with double washbasins, separate wc


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upper floor: Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2 - twin beds Bedroom 3 - double bed Ground floor: Bedroom 4 - twin beds Bedroom 5 - king size Lower Floor: Bedroom 6 - king size Adjoining house: Bedroom 7 - double bed Bedroom 8 - 3 single beds


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Chateau D'Illusion is a very spacious and elegantly furnished villa. The bedrooms are large and airy and most of the ensuites are wetrooms. There are several terraces, with a particularly large terrace on the upper floor which is ideal for sunbathing. Smoking is only permitted outside. Pets are welcome if they are house trained and kept under control. Outside: The exterior of the property has terraces on all levels offering both sun and shade. There are comfortable seating areas on the terraces and a dining area which easily accommodates a large group of people. The garden is well maintained with a large private pool 5 x 11 metres, a jacuzzi/hot tub on the lower terrace, sun loungers and a gas barbecue. There is ample parking for several cars within the villa gates. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, 2 x irons and ironing boards, elna press, second fridge, vacuum, steam cleaner, beach towels. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, bathroom towels and beach towels are provided. The property is clean on arrival, if a further mid-stay clean is required it can be arranged at an extra cost. There are two cots and high chairs available free of charge. Other: On the lower floor is a large comfortable lounge/diner with a bar, fireplace with wood-burning stove, 42" LCD TV with sky freeview, DVD/CD players, DVDs, CDs, table-tennis, pool, library of books, phone for local calls and wi-fi.

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