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Last year to book luxurious Detached Villa With Large Private Pool.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Reserva del Higueron, Benalmadena Pueblo, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location With Sea And Mountain Views, Close To Local Amenities


Villa Fresno is a luxurious, detached, extremely spacious, four bedroomed, air-conditioned family villa situated between Malaga and Marbella, 15 minutes west of Malaga airport, within easy reach of other areas of the Costa del Sol via the nearby road and rail routes. 5 minutes to local amenities (supermarket, bars, tea shop, restaurants, newsagents, pharmacy, dry cleaners).

The property enjoys views to the mountains of the Sierra Mijas, over farmland to the port of Fuengirola, and across the Mediterranean Sea to Morocco and the Atlas Mountains.

The privately owned villa is located in a tranquil setting, on a private road within the prestigious Reserva del Higueron Country Club. The south facing aspect of the villa ensures day long sunshine across the large pool and sunbathing terraces. The garden lighting is perfect for relaxing by the pool or for alfresco dining throughout the daytime and after sunset.

The garden has been carefully designed and encompasses various areas which allow all guests to be able to socialise together, or alternatively, for those who long for their personal space to spend time alone to relax in solitude.

They are split into several areas: an African themed BBQ area with a six burner gas BBQ, providing ample cooking space for the most sumptuous grilled feast, a shaded pergola and a large teak dining table seating eight persons. Adjoining the African garden is the Mediterranean garden which encompasses the swimming pool surrounded by fragrant patio areas with parasols and 8 sun loungers. Steps from the Mediterranean garden lead down to the tranquil Asian garden. There are also patio areas from each bedroom as well as a covered upstairs dinning terrace accessible from the dining room or summer lounge with views to the port of Fuengirola and the distant Atlas mountains of the Northern coast of Africa. The addition of a herb garden provides fresh herbs for cooking, mint for mojitos and Pimms, plus lemons and oranges (when in season).

The 10m x 6m swimming pool, with Roman steps at the shallow end, providing easy access for all age groups, and enough space for all guests to enjoy a refreshing dip or, for the more energetic, to complete a few laps. There is ample space around the pool to accommodate the eight sun loungers for those keen to absorb some of the Mediterranean sunshine. In the evening the ambience within the garden is enhanced by the soft garden lighting.

Numerous dining options are offered to guests, depending whether you prefer to dine on the upper dining terrace, at the pergola covered barbecue area, or even inside in the formal dining room.

The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with all modern conveniences; fan assisted oven, built in microwave oven, vitro ceramic hob, American style fridge freezer with fully plumbed ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, toaster and Tassimo coffee maker. Additionally food processor, blender, popcorn maker, bread maker, as well as ample cutlery, crockery and glassware are also provided.

The four large air-conditioned bedrooms are apportioned as follows:

Super king bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room, 42" flat screen TV and doors to the garden and pool.

King bedroom with flat screen TV, and doors to garden and pool (sharing family bathroom).

Twin bedded room with flat screen TV and doors to garden and pool (sharing family bathroom).

Twin bedded room with en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, Playstation 4, Wii games console, DVD player, CD player and door to garden.

The lounge comfortably seats eight adults on three leather sofas, has a 50" flat screen TV with international channels, a sound bar and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

The fitness area is equipped with a stack weight system, chrome and rubber hex dumbbells, a heavy punch bag and an exercise bike.

Laundry facilities include a washing machine, sink unit, external rotary washing line, Iron and ironing board.

The villa also benefits from private gated parking, CCTV, 24hr security patrols and free transportation to the nearby supermarket, Hilton hotel and Nagomi Spa, 1* Michellin Sollo Restuarant located next to the hotel, local restaurants, train station and local beach. From the local train station there is easy access to Malaga city, Malaga Airport, Fuengirola and other local towns.

For your convenience we also supply a complimentary food welcome pack, travel size toiletries, tissues, cotton wool balls and cotton buds.

We endeavour to make our guests feel as comfortable in our villa as possible. We believe that it isn’t sufficient to create a holiday home, but to craft a home from home, offering guests the facilities required in order to maximize the enjoyment when holidaying in Villa Fresno. In doing so we have enjoyed the return of many of our guests year after year.


No hidden extras and fully compliant with Tourist Law.

Tourist Licence No.


More Details
Registration Number : VFT/MA/01345

Amanda Gosnold
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Amanda Gosnold

We (Amanda & Steve) moved to the Costa del Sol in 1999 and had the villa constructed to our specifications in 2000, when the majority of the area which is now Reserva del Higueron was little more than bare hillside. We lived in the villa full time until 2009, at which time work and family commitments meant that it was not possible to continue to use the villa as our permanent residence. We still make regular visits to the villa and it is always a difficult decision for us to shut the door and walk away.

Amanda Gosnold purchased this villa in 2000

Why Amanda Gosnold chose West Costa del Sol

This property is located on Reserva del Higueron Country Club, which is a renowned and sought after location close to the quaint, white washed village of Benalmadena, on the Costa del Sol.

What makes this villa unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

We are all well and feel rested and refreshed after 2 lovely weeks at your villa.

As we wrote in the visitor's book there, the villa was the best we have stayed in over the course of the last 27 years that we have holidayed with our friends; it must have been a very difficult decision for you to open it up for others to use.

We tried a couple of the restaurants that you recommended which were great. Katy

Thanks so much for the rental of your villa. We have rented a lot over the years and this was easily one of our favourites. We had a great time. With thanks again and we will pass on our recommendations to anyone looking for next year.


I wanted to treat my family to a special holiday this year and WOW.... did we have a special time. A big thank you from all the 'Masons'. The villa was AMAZING. It was truly FANTASTIC!!!! Everything a person could possibly need, was catered for. The area breathtaking! We really had the time of our lives. Hard to go back to normal life.
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Benalmádena in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1: double wash basin, whirlpool bath, separate shower, WC, bidet. En-suite to bedroom 4: bath/ shower, wash basin, WC, bidet. Bedroom 2 and 3 share bathroom with bath/ shower, wash basin, WC, bidet. Separate guest toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus baby Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king sized bed, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. Bedroom 2 with king size bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Bedroom 4 with twin beds. All with fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers. A camp-bed and cot are available for children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sleeps 8 adults in 4 bedrooms. Bedroom 2 and 3 are large enough to accommodate an additional cot or a camp-bed. High chair, cot and camp bed can be provided. Free welcome pack and travel sized toiletries upon arrival. Energy consumption is subject to a fair usage policy. In the case of electricity consumption exceeding 30 Euros per week then an excess usage charge equivilent to the market price per KwH of electricity will be charged. Meter readings will be taken on check in and check out. A minimum stay of 7 nights between 01/05/17 -30/09/17 is required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, bed linen, pool towels provided. Included in the price is gardening, pool maintenance and end of stay clean. Mid stay change of bed linen and towels can be arranged if required - payable by guest. English speaking management service. Guests are requested to leave the property clean, not cleaned. All rubbish should be removed prior to departure.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Super holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely large pool in fantastic garden.

Spacious house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Amanda and Steve,

Thank you for sharing your home with us, your Villa is a fantastic home and we had the perfect time there, the amenities at the Villa coupled with the fantastic weather we had led to us all having the perfect holiday, travelling with 3 children and a grandparent it was so reassuring that we felt so safe, the area was private and beautiful and exactly what we wanted with the views from your garden spectacular, no-one wanted to go home and we wouldn't hesitate in coming back if it was available for future holidays, we would recommend your Villa to all our friends and family.

I don't mean to go on but we just all had such a magical time it really felt like home.

Finally I would like to thank you for making the arranging of the holiday a breeze, from the initial contact about the holiday to the holiday itself with regards to the file for guests you were totally professional and a pleasure to deal. We can't wait to come back.

Thanks again Amanda.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Antony for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at our villa and that you found the whole experience from booking to arriving and during your stay a pleasurable and easy experience. We look forward to welcoming you back. Amanda & Steve
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spend wonderfull holiday at the Villa (8 people together) and our kids share this opinion :-). It is very spacious, very well equipped and allowing comfortable stay with feeling as if we were at home. The swiming pool is big enough and assures safety for even non swimmers / kids. The location is perfect in terms of views, easy access to the beach (by car or shuttle bus), shops, pharmacy and restaurants. It is also close to the highway and within 2 hours you can reach the attractions in Sevilla, Granada, Gibraltar and Atlantic ocean cost. The airport in Malaga is just 20 min drive. We'd come back in future with pleasure and without hesitation. Beata& Sebastian with kids and friend family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you found the villa to feel home from home as well as being spacious and close to local amenities. We are pleased that the location was ideal for exploring the coast and we look forward to welcoming you again. Many thanks. Amanda & Steve
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

This villa was everything we hoped for and more! Its stunning view as well as it's location on a quiet and safe neighborhood, at a walking distance from a lovely beach, made it a perfect fit for the whole family. The property is very well-maintained and very fonctionnal; the bedrooms, all located on the ground level, are properly fusnished, totally comfortable, and have large glass doors for a nice view of the pool. The various outdoor dining spaces and the outdoor livingroom were great features. As for the surrondings; all the villages were interesting to explore (Malaga, Marbella, Benalmadena, Puerto Banus) and with a car, historical cities like Seville, Grenada, Cordoba and Gibraltar are within a reasonable distance of the villa. Lastly, the manager and the owner remained absolutely available for any questions during our stay. Gilles, Veronique and family, from Quebec, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Veronique, Gilles and family for your kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and that you explored all that the area has to offer. We do our best to ensure that we maintain the high standards for all of our guests and its comments such as yours that make it worthwhile. Many thanks, Amanda & Steve
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Fabulous Villa - A Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay at Villa Fresno. Jose met us on arrival at the villa and explained everything to us. The villa is so well equipped with everything you could ask for. Fabulous rooms and lovely dining areas inside and out. The swimming pool and garden areas are beautiful as well. The reserve is quite hilly but there is a train that runs through the reserve to take you to the supermarket, bars and the beach. There is a bus service at the top of the reserve which takes you to different places. Mijas is a must to visit, lovely little village at the top with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Taxis are readily available as well to take to you to Fuengirola where there are lots of restaurants. Will definitely use this villa again when visiting the area. Thanks again Amanda for a fabulous holiday in your villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Colette, I am so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your holiday in our villa and that you felt it was a home from home experience. We are so pleased that you would choose our villa to stay in again on your next visit. It was a pleasure having you. Once again many thanks and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Amanda & Steve.
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Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

Following on from other reviews and comments on this site the Villa was fantastic and we had a wonderful two weeks there. We can give it no greater praise than to say it is the ONLY villa we have stayed at that we would want to return to! But its not just about the villa when you are taking a family holiday - it is the customer service of the villa owner which is just as important. In this regard Amanda was absolutely fantastic from the start of the process right the way through to the time at the villa. Quick to respond and always going out of her way to be as helpful as possible. Simply brilliant customer service - highly recommend. We are sad that we only found her villa after 5 holidays to Benalmadena and so we are having a year off from the area but will be back in 2018 and Amanda will be my first stop to check availability. Thank you for letting us use your villa. Location was great and the little train up and down the resort was very useful and always on time. In addition the villa and the area (Reserva del Higueron) is very secure and maintained to a high standard.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for you lovely review Richard. It's comments such as yours which make it all worth while, and encourage us to welcome guests such as you back year after year. It was a pleasure to have met you and your family and to deal with. Many thanks, Amanda & Steve.
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Sollo in the Hilton Hotel
Nearest Ski
230 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Car: recommended


The nearest beach to the villa is Carvajal which is aprox. 1500 metres/ five minute drive away to which there is complimentary transport provided. The beach is clean and tidy. Sun chairs and parasols available for daily hire. There are plenty of 'chiringuitos' which serve fresh fish, paella, sangria and 'vino tinto verano' which is a must have!


The villa is situated between Malaga and Marbella, 15 minutes west of Malaga airport. Car hire is recommended but not necessary. There is an excellent train service between Fuengirola and Malaga, with air conditioned trains running every half hour. The nearest station to the villa is Carvajal which is aproxiamately 15 - 20 minute walk (complimentary local transport to station). Gibraltar is around 1-1.5 hour drive on the highway/ toll road.


Less than 5 minutes walk/ 300 metres to the Reserva del Higuerons own bar and restaurant and Hilton hotel, 5 minutes/ 700 metres to local bars, restaurants and supermarket Carrefour with complimentary transport available. The Indian restaurant 'Nirvana' is highly recommended as well as the Pizzeria 'El Parador' in the village of Benlmadena. 10-15 minutes drive to Benalmadena Marina. 10-15 drive to the pretty typical Andalusian village of Mijas Pueblo with its breathtaking views along the coast.

Further Details:

At the heart of Benalmádena is the old white Andalusian village of Benalmadena Pueblo with its narrow streets. The Plaza de España is at the heart of the Pueblo and has cafés, restaurants, craft and souvenir shops and the fountain of the young girl, the symbol of Benalmadena. Traditional Spain! Some of the older villagers sit on a bench in the shade of the orange trees or at their front doors and just chat away to each other.

For the children there is Tivoli World in Arroyo de la Miel as well as Aqualand in Torremolinos which is the biggest water park on the Costa del Sol. and a For the adults there is the World famous Benalmadena Marina which has won worldwide acclaim for its architecture. If you feel like going further along the coast you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous at Puerto Banus!

For those who like to shop there is the excellent Corte Ingles at Malaga, Mijas Costa and Puerto Banus which sells designer as well as local names at surprising prices especially during the sales. Within this beautiful department store is the Hipercor supermarket.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Benalmádena, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Holidays
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Please Note: minimum stay required is one week.

Arrival time is 16:00 and departure time is 10:00 (flexible if possible) to allow suffient time to prepare the villa for the next guests.

Energy consumption is subject to a fair useage policy. In the case of electricity consumption exceeding 50 Euros per week then an excess useage charge equivilent to the market price per KwH of electricity will be charged. Meter readings will be taken on check in and check out.

A returnable security deposit of £500 is required to be paid with the balance which is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit is refundable within 28 days of the departure date, after a thorough check of the property has been conducted by the management team.

Guests are requested to leave the property clean, not cleaned. All rubbish should be removed prior to departure.

Prices are all inclusive for the property per week.

No cheques accepted.

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.
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