The True Jewel of the Costa del Sol – Guadalmina Baja
Once upon a time a Basque businessman was attracted by lush greenery and beautiful beach from his yacht. Norberto Goizueta recognised the potential for luxury living here and together with Marques Soriano started the Golf Revolution: got rid of sugar cane plantations and much to the amazement of local farmers planted grass for the 2nd on Costa del Sol (after Málaga Parador) golf course that saw Dukes of Windsor, Henry Ford, Krupps, Agnellis, Sean Connery, Aristotle Onassis, Stravos Niarchos. Goizueta sold plots to wealthy Madrileños seeking privacy in beachside residences and built Guadalmina Hotel.
Undoubtedly, Guadalmina Baja is still one of the most genuinely exclusive, prestigious, respectable and sought-after areas in Southern Europe with low-density setting and elegant cosmopolitan ambience of Spanish, Scandinavian and British communities sharing passion for luxurious living. Ideally located on the beachside west of Marbella, bordered by coastal highway (with Guadalmina Alta on the other side), Guadalmina river, Arroyo del Chopo and the Mediterranean, it’s tranquil and discreet, yet just few km away from Marbella Centre, minutes to glamorous Puerto Banús and charming San Pedro.
Originally associated with aristocracy and Hollywood Golden Age stars (from ex-empress of Persia Princess Soraya to screen goddess Audrey Hepburn bought a hillside villa with film director Mel Ferrer, her husband), it’s still favoured by celebrities, businesspeople, politicians (Cuban ex-president Batista lived and died here, recent residents: national heavyweights of Partido Popular, former Prime Minister Aznar, Madrid ex-mayor Ana Botella). It has never been a “vanity fair”, rather a discreet part of Marbella where famous people live or stay, like Naomi Campbell holing up in Guadalmina after spending time in Banus. Though it’s a home to long-established millionaires (incl. the only descendant of Onassis, Athina) lately numerous British young professionals have relocated here.
Everything is simply the best: Blue Flag beaches with stylish chiringuitos, mentioned in Michelin Guide-2017 classical-style establishment set in Guadalmina’s Commercial Centre, best Spanish private school and excellent English colleges, oldest in Spain tombstone of Basilica Vega del Mar, unique golf course finishing right on the beach.
– Eden-type Garden feel given by amazing scenery, overhanging pines, eucalyptus forest, bougainvillea and oleander,
– breath-taking views over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar, Africa and iconic Marbella’s symbol La Concha standing proudly at 1,270 m,
– designed by famous Javier Arana and Falco Nardo first-class golf courses of Guadalmina Golf Club, in 2008 granted by King Juan Carlos the title “Royal”,
-24-h mobile security,
– deluxe Guadalmina Spa&Golf Resort facilities,
– protected historic areas,
-Chapel de la Inmaculada Concepción attended by King Filipe VI.
And of course, fascinating residences serviced with latest technology: astonishing Mediterranean beachfront estates, idyllic Andalusian retreats with bodegas, patios, outdoor areas for grand entertaining of oldest Spanish families, spectacular European high-end mansions, extravagant Gothic castles, stunning Miami-style modern villas with lagoon-pools, impressive contemporary Southeast Asian design bungalows, chic mini-palaces with exotic Arabic and Moorish touch. Grand villas on sizeable grounds are interspersed with low-rise blocks of apartments and townhouses, a wonderful mix of modern and traditional, hi-tech luxury and rustic charm.
Drumelia offers properties and plots for sale in Guadalmina.
Don’t miss this exceptional exquisite property offering unprecedented lifestyle by mixing classic, authentic traditional and modern features. It has it all: “emotional architecture”, tasteful interiors, views, park-like gardens.
Welcome to paradise!
Welcome to our Open House in beautiful Guadalmina Baja on the 29th of November, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Our team will be delighted to introduce this property to you.