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Luxurious Detached Villa With Large Private Pool, Gardens and Views to the Sea.



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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 centrally controlled outdoor music system, with MP3 hook-up and garden lighting are 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 illuminated pool along with 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.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


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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Beautiful villa exceeding our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of three and have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Amanda and Steve's beautiful villa which is a short (20 minute) taxi ride from Malaga Airport. We also stayed there in 2014 and have just re-booked for 2016. The villa has everything you could wish for including an amazing pool, Satellite TV in the lounge and bedrooms ( a real favourite for our 5 year old!), a gym and a very well equipped kitchen, dining areas and BBQ if you wished to home cook, albeit we just ate out. The location of the villa and its close proximity to the nearby Hilton Hotel meant that it was very easy to stroll down to the hotel each night to take a taxi into Benalmadena Pueblo or Costa for dinner at one of the many restaurants that are available. There is also a free 'all day bus' that can take you to the beach (and supermarket etc) if you wished, but the pool and gardens at the villa were so wonderful it meant that we only took the bus once. Amanda and Steve provided a great service prior to our arrival and responded very quickly to any queries that we had when we were there. The villa is immaculately maintained by a professional (English speaking) management team and there is a linen and towel change after 1 week. We cannot recommend this villa highly enough and are counting the days down to our third visit in 2016. Thanks again Mark, Anne-Frances and Garrett Reid

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne-Frances, Mark and Garrett, Thank you for your wonderful review. We try our best to ensure that the villa meets the highest standards for our guests and are extremely pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday once again. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests such as yourselves back, and we will endeavour to ensure that your next stay is even better! Best regards, Amanda and Steve.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Hotel at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Torrequebrada at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carvajal at 1400 Metres Nearest Motorway : A7 at 700 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Sollo in the Hilton Hotel at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada, Granada at 230 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Carvajal at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Season
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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

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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Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 350 m²


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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 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 minimum stay of 7 nights between 01/05/16 - 30/09/16 is required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, bed linen, pool towels provided. Weekly change of towels and bed linen (not pool towels) for 14+ night stays included in price, gardening and pool maintenance. English speaking management service. End of stay clean included in price. Guests are requested to leave the property clean, not cleaned. All rubbish should be removed prior to departure.

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