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Family Villa, Private Pool. Great Views Across Golf Courses, mountains and sea.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, stunning views. Large garden, shaded eating & relaxing area & sunny pool terrace with sun beds.

In a lovely position within the exclusive Sotogrande Estate, and in the heart of the Costa del Sol's best golfing area (in easy range of Valderrama, Almenara, Alcadaisa, La Canada, La Reserva, Sotogrande and San Roque), the villa offers panoramic views, across La Reserva and La Canada, to the sea. The accommodation offers 4 double bedrooms, all with air-conditioning, child's bedroom / dressing room with cot, three bathrooms, cloakroom, spacious living area, well equipped kitchen, utility room with all amenities. (The south-facing kitchen has air-conditioning.) A large, shaded terrace provides a pleasant eating and relaxing area overlooking the large, attractive garden and pool. Comfortable sun beds provide for perfect relaxation. If you can drag yourself away from the pool, there is plenty to see in the area. Tarifa, Cadiz, Jimenez de la Frontera and the White Towns, Ronda and Gibraltar all provide interesting day trips. (To do them justice, Cordoba, Seville and Granada need an overnight stay.) There are good restaurants within a short drive, and tennis, horse riding and a spa nearby as well as plenty of beaches, a new beach club, and a water park less than an hour away.

Morwen and Tony Millson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2017

About Morwen and Tony Millson

I live in West Sussex with my husband, a solicitor in London.

We bought our house in Sotogrande in 2000 and love spending time there whenever we can.

Morwen and Tony Millson purchased this villa in 2000

Why Morwen and Tony Millson chose Costa del Sol (Cadiz Province)

We love the privacy, and the stunning views from our house. It is a brilliant area for keen golfers, but there are beaches, beach clubs and lots of historic sites in easy travelling distance.

What makes this villa unique

The covered terrace, overlooking the garden and pool, is perfect for breakfast, and provides shade at the hottest part of the day for reading or eating. The views over the garden to La Reserva Golf Course and the mountains and the sea are stunning.

Whilst perfectly placed for golfers, the area is steeped in history and not far from the ancient border between Christian and Moorish Spain, marked by the many 'White towns' with de la Frontera in their names.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely villa in ideal location; wonderful gardens and pool for idyllic, relaxing holiday. Ideal for travelling around the area as well as the port. Good restaurants locally and lovely kitchen for cooking meals as well.

We are two families with teenage children and stayed here in July/August 2013. The house was spacious, with everything we needed, and easily accommodated all of us - best thing for us was the fantastic pool in beautiful gardens. The house is in a good location both for all sports nearby - golf, polo, tennis, etc. but also well placed for visiting other areas of Spain such as Ronda and Jerez. Easy flights either to Malaga or Gibraltar - we flew to Gibraltar which was trouble free and only 20 minutes from the property.

Stayed at the villa in August 2014, on arrival we found the villa as described, key in the safe and the house clean, even though other guests had just left. The villa, rooms and open spaces were spacious and easily fitted our group with all our activities. The pool was delightful and when we suggested a portable shower would be an added bonus the owner delivered, as he has done all along. The kitchen was delightful to operate in; we had an issue with one of the two fridge freezers and within 48 hours a new one arrived, the owner and agent were and are first class. As a family which has, for the last 8 years, holidayed in this fashion, we found this the best villa of all to accommodate our needs. Thoroughly recommend this villa and the owner to all. Thanks for a great holiday.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on San Roque on Campo de Gibraltar

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • 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 , Upstairs - ensuite bathroom, with twin basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom for bedroom 1, with bath/shower over, large separate shower, wc, two basins; downstairs, separate wc; bathroom 2 with bath/shower over and separate shower, basin; bathroom 3 with bath/shower over, wc, bidet, basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Suite - upstairs. Terrace, air con, great views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Air-conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Air-conditioning
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Air-conditioning
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upstairs, next to Master suite. Cot may be moved elsewhere.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom 1 - large double bed, air conditioning, patio doors to roof terrace with table and chairs, Bedroom 2 - large double bed, Bedroom 3 - twin beds, Bedroom 4 - twin beds, Room 5 - double bed settee and cot. Main bedrooms all have ample storage facilities, including coat hangers, and all have hair driers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is air conditioning in the kitchen and all bedrooms. All bedrooms have hair driers. Outside: Well established gardens, extensive shaded patio next to the house, with barbecue, table and chairs, outdoor sofa, coffee table and two armchairs. The private swimming pool (about 10 x 5 metres) is provided with 8 sun loungers. Utility Room: Fridge Freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board, outside washing line, door to parking area (three cars can be accommodated off road, whilst further parking is possible outside). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (including pool towels) and linens are provided, though we ask guests to bring their own bedding for the cot. The property is cleaned, with indoor towels and linens changed, weekly. Additional cleaning can be arranged on request at 20 Euros/hour.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Great Holiday Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family holiday at Villa Esmeralda. The villa was very clean and spacious, and was well equipped, especially the kitchen which had everything you may need. There were great views of the mountains and sea. The gardens and pool were private and well maintained. We spent a week at Easter in this lovely villa and were lucky to have a warm and sunny week with the boys enjoying the pool. Good communications with the owner. Thank you Morwen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Already booked this villa for next year!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week & the villa more than lived up to our expectations. A well maintained villa with lovely gardens & pool, in a large gated community. A choice of good supermarkets just 5 mins drive away. We booked within 24hrs of our return for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Villa Esmeralda. All rooms were very clean, the gardens were beautiful and the pool a real treat. The children were very content just messing about in the pool. The property is very well equipped with everything you can think of including hair dryers, ironing board, etc. We had a lovely day at the beach nearby. It had an inflatable assault course in the sea- perfect for the kids! We also had a great day at Bahia water park near Algerciras. The owners are so helpful and provided restaurant recommendations and local places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and always want to provide the right information to help ensure that. We have a great agent and staff in Sotogrande, but we try to provide reasonable information in advance so that guests can book restaurants etc before arrival if they wish, especially for busy Saturdays in August!
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Wonderful family holiday in Sotogrande

  • 5 of 5

Villa Esmeralda is a fabulous villa - ideal for a family holiday or golf break. Internally the villa is very well equipped (everything you could need for entertaining and relaxing), and the gardens and pool are well maintained and very private.

Located in an elevated position in Sotogrande Alto, the villa commands fabulous views over the hills and sea (a rarity in Sotogrande) and is in close proximity to Sotogrande's numerous wonderful golf courses and only a short drive to the port of Sotogrande.

We love Sotogrande for its family friendly environment (and golf) and Villa Esmeralda is an absolute gem of a villa. We very much hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the things we like best about the villa is the great views. The mountains are ever changing and really stunning in the evening sun. Sometimes you can see buzzards high in the sky, riding the thermals, and at night you can often hear owls patrolling nearby Valderrama golf course and the woods around.
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Outstanding villa on beautiful secluded estate.

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully presented property with every labour-saving device and convenience. Lovely well kept gardens overflowing with flowers, trees and shrubs. Rolling lawns descending to clean, well maintained family swimming pool. Shaded, covered rear veranda with views across surrounding attractive countryside. Plenty of room inside. Large master bedroom with adjoining child's room on first floor. Three additional bedrooms on ground floor, with seperate bathrooms, shower and extra toilet. Lovely kitchen equipped to the highest standards with all modern and well-maintained appliances. Huge lounge area with TV and superb comfy sofas and easy chairs. Dining area attached, but this was in addition to massive family wooden dining table on veranda. BBQ provided. Overall, a well-kept family home available to the discerning at a very reasonable price. Beautiful area but you do need a car due to distance to shops.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review, we are so glad you liked the property and felt it was good value for money.
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Stunning villa, fabulous family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have such a chilled out week at Villa Esmerelda. The best thing we loved about the villa was the view and the garden which is a lovely design and looked after so well. We were very happy having BBQs and hanging out by the pool, enjoying the view, so relaxing and excellent value, we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The view over the garden to the mountains and down to the sea are the things we like best about the villa too, though the pool and the weather are pretty good too!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 17
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 17
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 17
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 17
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 17
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 17
24 Dec 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 17
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring / Summer 18
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer 18
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 18
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 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 £200

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, though we are more flexible in the low season. Arrival time is 4.00 pm, and departures by 10.00 am. (Early arrivals may use the garden, but may not unload luggage until the cleaning is complete.)

Notes on prices:
Discounts may be available for stays of three weeks or longer, or for parties of fewer than 4.

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