PRIVATE VILLA VACATIONS
RECIPE FOR A TRULY RELAXING TRIP
Picture waking up in a paradise surrounded by beautiful beaches or picturesque view of mountains or lush gardens and the sparkle of the sun reflecting off the crystal-clear water of your private pool. You’ve got nowhere to be, and all the time in the world to relax, laugh and play. Spend the morning feasting on fruits and watching the kids play in the pool, while a chef whips up a gourmet breakfast for you and a friendly housekeeper cleans your villa. Head out together for the day and take on some of the awesome family activities – whether you feel like an exciting day at a water park, snorkeling or surfing beautiful beaches, trekking or something of a more local cultural experience. Experience luxury villa vacations in the United States of America, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Greece, France, Portugal, Croatia, Morocco, Cyprus, Thailand, United Kingdom and more
Renting a villa or holiday home gives you ultimate freedom to play by your own rules. Villas in
Marbella are special and offer all the imaginable facilities, including private swimming pools,
views of the ocean, private parking and much more.
Hammam (steam room)
Pool heating available as an optional extra – see reservations page
Security safe in three bedrooms – large enough for a laptop computer
Wifi available throughout the house and terraces (Fiber Optic Cable)
Netflix – IPTV – Spotify – U-Tube (Smart TVs)
Climate control throughout the house with temperature control in all rooms and a bio-ethanol fireplace in the sitting room
Automatic humidity control
Extra wide doors throughout the villa and a three-person elevator make it fully accessible for wheelchair users
EN approved child-proof safety fence with child proof gate around the swimming pool – can be installed prior to your arrival if needed
Flat screen televisions in the master bedroom, family room, guest lounge and games area with multi-language, multi-channel packages
Enclosed games room with a smart TV and PS4, plus table tennis and foosball tables
Gym complete with treadmill, yoga mats, weights and a massage table
The Kitchen and Pantry
Drinking water on tap – filtered through Reverse Osmosis
Two Neff ovens, one standard and one steam, both self-cleaning with two warming drawers
Neff refrigerator, small chest freezer and American refrigerator/freezer
Ice making machine with filtered ice
Two dishwashers and a Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer
Water softener for all water supply in the house
At an additional cost we can arrange for private chefs to cook for you in La Sorpresa. Pre-arrival food delivery. Baby-sitting and child-minding on request. Chauffeur by arrangement, airport pick-up, taxi service, satnav. Booking tours, tee times, shows as required. Anything we can do to make your stay very special, please ask.
Chef to prepare lunch, dinner, BBQ etc. Menus available on request
Taxi / Chauffeur Service
Massage and spa services
Places to See
There is lots to keep you occupied in and around Marbella but no doubt you’ll want to explore a bit further. Puerto Banús marina is one of Costa del Sol places to be seen and celebrity-watch and Marbella is also a must – in particular Marbella Old Town ‘casco histórico’, a rabbit-warren of narrow, flower-filled streets, the famous Orange Tree Square ‘plaza de los naranjos’ with its 16thC town hall, the remains of the Arab castle and city walls. Marbella has two municipal markets for fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, flowers and much more.
The easiest places to see to get to from Villa La Sorpresa are:
· The Cathedral, the third largest in the world, which houses the tomb of Columbus.
· The Alcázar, the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.
· The Archive of the Indies, the repository housing the documents that record the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. The building is one of Seville’s fine renaissance structures.
Three sites have World Heritage status:
· The Alhambra
· The Generalife
· The Albayzin quarter
Things to do Marbella
The nearest beach is less that ten minutes away, straight down the Ronda road from Villa La Sorpresa. Parking is free on the promenade although you may see an attendant at busy times, and they are licensed by the town hall.
If wind or kite surfing is your thing head for Tarifa on Andalucía’s Atlantic coast, rated as one of the world’s top 10 surfing destinations, with windy conditions year-round. The beaches on this coast have fine, white sand but the sea can be too rough for very young children. Bolonia beach is a real favourite, with 50m high dunes to climb. The Costa de la Luz is a protected nature reserve in most places and there is very little construction.
Hiking and Biking
Off Road Buggy Tours:
Need to know
Smoking: Smoking, including electronic devices, is not allowed anywhere within the house. Smoking is allowed on the swimming pool terrace only where smoking material may be safely extinguished in the receptacles provided. Please be aware that carelessly discarded cigarettes butts cause bush fires every year in Spain and this is a real hazard in El Madroñal, given the wooded environment.
First Aid Kit: A first aid kit is available in the laundry room. Please keep it out of the reach of small children and please advise our manager of items used so they may be replaced.
Nearest pharmacy: Urb. Monte Halcones. Head towards San Pedro, go past La Heredia and Monte Halcones is the next turning on the left, journey time 2 minutes. There is a pharmacy just by Burger King as you enter San Pedro.
Nearest 24hr pharmacy: In the main street of San Pedro, just below the pedestrianised section.
Nearest Hospital, Out-Patients, Accident & Emergency: Hospital Costa del Sol; a 400-bed modern hospital located 7kms to the east of Marbella on the N340 coast road. Look for the Los Monteros exit, use the flyover to get to the hospital which is on the north side of the road. There is a team of volunteer translators. E.U. citizens: make sure you have your EHIC cards up-to-date before you leave home.
Public transport: Bus stop and ticket kiosk on the San Pedro boulevard for buses to Ronda, Estepona, La Linea (for Gibraltar), Marbella, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Málaga and the airport.
Nearest cash dispenser: at the BP petrol station at San Pedro industrial area roundabout.
SuperCor: very useful for basics if you arrive late on a late flight or the weekend as they are open from 07.00 – 01.00hrs everyday but remember we can arrange for basics, bread, juice, fruit etc., to be delivered prior to your arrival by arrangement. Bread baked fresh throughout the day.
Mercadona: Spain-wide chain focusing on in-season produce, own label Haciendo. Good prices, always excellent fresh fish and meat. Go down Ronda road and take the turning for the BP garage. Go right round the roundabout and take the last exit, Mercadona is 500m down on the right. 09.00 – 21.30hrs. Closed Sundays even in summer.
Nearest Department store: El Corte Inglés, Puerto Banús. Huge food hall. 10.00 – 22.00hrs Monday – Saturday. Closed Sundays except in July and August, 10.30 – 22.30hrs and first 2 Sundays of September, 10.00 – 22.00hrs. Also opens Sundays in the run up to Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Public holiday shopping hours in Spain are still relatively restricted. Once you have booked will advise you if your dates include any local or national holidays so you can shop accordingly.
45 km to Malaga Airport (AGP)
69 km to Gibraltar International Airport.
Disclaimer: The owners accept no responsibility for accidents or injuries, however caused, in connection with any activity carried out as a result of information on this website site, either in La Sorpresa or any other location.
Please note that all visitors entering the swimming pool do so at their own risk and no claim will be made in the event of accidents and/or injury.
Under force major we will not compensate for any delays in travel, whether or not travel has been arranged by us, due to adverse weather, road/port/airport/station closure, industrial disputes, technical transport problems, natural disasters, civil disorder and similar events beyond our control
Guests must abide by the rules specified in the statutes of the Community of Owners in El Madroñal, a copy of which is provided, and generally conduct themselves in an acceptable manner. We reserve the right to terminate a client’s contract if this condition is not met and accept no liability for any subsequent circumstance that may arise.
7 nights’ stay in 4 bedroom villa accommodating up to 8 guest at Villa La Sorpresa or similar,
Housekeeping (12 hours per week),
Weekly linen and towel change,
Luxury welcome pack
Pool cleaning (Once a week during winter months, twice a week during summer months).
Arrive at Villa La Sorpresa, a stylish and luxurious villa in the hills of Marbella, just above San Pedro de Alcántara and close to Puerto Banús and Benahavis, that combines contemporary Mediterranean architecture with tasteful interiors and the latest comforts. Perfectly made for active and relaxing holidays, it is set on spacious grounds with natural pine and cork trees. Relax and admire the scenery.
Great for recharging the batteries in blissful peace, accompanied by nature and views of mountains and sea, Villa La Sorpresa is also an ideal place to entertain in style. The property features a 13-metre infinity pool and large modern terrace deck that is as pleasant at night as it is by day.
Sliding doors connect this outdoor area to a large, open-plan living and dining room with a state-of-the-art kitchen. Rich in natural light and sophistication, this prime rental villa also has 4 bedrooms all with their own bathrooms and three of these being en-suite fitted to the highest standards.
Relax and spend your best moments with your loved one.
The accommodation is on two floors: on the entrance level two double bedroom suites each have a private terrace with a shared sitting area and coffee station. Both bedrooms feature double beds that can be converted to twin beds if preferred. Also on this level are the office with a double sofa bed, a 4th loft bedroom (above the office) with super king or twin beds and a child’s bed and shower room.
On the lower level you will find the master suite, with super king extra length double bed, the open-plan living room, kitchen and family area, as well as a wine cellar, sitting room, guest cloakroom and access to the extensive south-facing terraces with a 13.5m x 3.5m south-facing infinity pool.
Steps lead from the pool deck down to the well-appointed games room – a winning feature in any luxury Marbella rental villa. Villa La Sorpresa offers closed garaging for 2/3 cars and off-street parking for four more.
Book transfers to airport and board your return flight and cherish the fond memories.
Optional tours, excursions and activities.
All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
*Prices mentioned is starting from, per person based on 8 guests travelling together and sharing 4 bedroom villa, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.
ITL World reserve the right to amend the prices in case of currency fluctuations, changes in rates of exchange, and/or fuel costs, special or high season charges and hike in the airline/hotel/rail/land transportation charges before the date of departure.
For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.
International hotel check in time is between 2pm and 3pm and check out time is between 11am and 12pm. (Exceptions apply). Early check in and or late check-out is subject to availability of rooms and may be chargeable.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
City/tourist tax as applicable, must be paid directly at the hotel.
To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals