Marbella A Sanctuary for the Rich & Famous

Marbella A Sanctuary for the Rich & Famous

Marbella A Sanctuary for the Rich & Famous
13th December 2023

It’s no secret that Marbella is the leader in luxury Spanish holidays. With the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle, an ample amount of ultra-safe and secure communities, as well as an extensive range of private and exclusive venues for socialising, dining and shopping, Marbella is the destination for the rich and famous on the Costa del Sol.  

So well-renowned for its luxury and lavishness, whether you’re taking a stroll on the paseo, or you’re stopping for a spot of lunch in Puerto Banús, you may very well rub shoulders with some of the world’s most famous faces whilst you’re out and about.

Let’s take a look at some celebrities who have invested in luxury properties in Marbella over the years.

Antonio Banderas

The Málaga-born actor may have been in some of Hollywood’s most popular movies, but Antonio Banderas is still very much involved in his hometown. During Semana Santa (Easter Week in Spain), you may find him participating in some of the many processions in Málaga City, alongside members of his family who still reside in the area. He currently owns a gorgeous beachfront residence in the Los Monteros area of Marbella.

Eva Longoria

Having discovered her love for Marbella through her friend Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria has long been a part of the Marbella community. Until May 2023, the Desperate Housewives star had previously stayed in various luxury residences across Marbella, including Villas de Aloha, the Meliá Don Pepe Hotel and Puente Romano during her trips to the area. However, she has now committed to investing in Marbella, purchasing a property close to the prestigious Puerto Banús. 

Simon Cowell

Love him or hate him, British TV star Simon Cowell previously owned a stunning property in the leafy Sierra Blanca area of Marbella. Referred to as the ‘Beverly Hills of Spain’, Cowell would bring his X-Factor contestants to his luxury abode as part of the ‘Judges Houses’ stage of the show to perform for him.

Rod Stewart

International music icon Rod Stewart is said to own a property within the ultra-luxurious La Zagaleta community. Nestled in the hills of Benahavís, La Zagaleta is one of Spain’s most exclusive communities in Spain, famed for its stunning mansions, premier golf courses and unparalleled privacy. Having performed at Starlite Marbella over the summer of 2023, Rod Stewart can often be found enjoying quality time with his family at the beach.

Lord Alan Sugar

Apprentice TV star and businessman Lord Alan Sugar has owned property in Marbella since the 1970s. In 2015, Luxury Villa Sales had the pleasure of helping him sell his prestigious beachfront villa on the renowned Golden Mile. Speaking of his experience with our team, he commented, “I have found LVS to be very professional, conscientious and can highly recommend them for all your Marbella property requirements.”

Luxury Living in Marbella

If you’re in pursuit of a luxurious retreat in Marbella, we invite you to speak with our esteemed team here at LVS Marbella.

Our property consultants, distinguished by their unwavering dedication and profound expertise, have an extensive wealth of knowledge of Marbella's luxury real estate landscape. They’re ready to provide you with invaluable insights and assistance, ensuring that your aspirations for a luxury retreat are met with the utmost professionalism and expertise. Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Norwegian, we are well-equipped to guide you seamlessly through the intricate buying process in Marbella, Spain.

If you’re looking to find out more about this process, you can also explore our informative Buying Guide, featuring key information such as property taxes, fees and special tax rates that may benefit you.

Looking to join the rich and famous here in Marbella? Then give is a call. Together we can guide you every step of the way to finding the perfect sanctuary to call home.

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Lord Alan Sugar
“Having used them myself, I have found LVS to be very professional, conscientious and can highly recommend them for all your Marbella property requirements.”
Lord Alan Sugar, London
Simon Shinerock

As someone who has had generally bad experiences with Estate Agents in Marbella and who hasn’t been shy about saying so, I would like to recognise the superb job LVS did for me in selling our Villa recently.

I chose LVS because of the people who work there, I’d like to name in particular as the most knowledgeable and reassuring individual, his meticulous attention to detail combined with the excellent marketing and constant feedback were a pleasant surprise and exceeded my expectations in every way.

All I would like to say to LVS is thanks for doing the job, keep up the good work and I hope this review brings more fortunate buyers and sellers to your door.

Simon Shinerock, El Herrojo
Ana María Macedo and Jon Jonsson
“I am very happy with how my agent at LVS has taken care of me and my family during our Marbella home buying processes. She has carefully listened to what we want and need, and she has suggested properties that we really can see ourselves living in.

She is never pushy and never oversells. Still, she is firm in her advice. Her property knowledge is great as well. She also responds to any questions or concerns quickly.

I find that she genuinely believes that the most important thing is that we find the right property for us. She genuinely puts me as the buyer first. I value that so much in an Agent.

I can highly recommend LVS as your preferred and trusted agent in the Marbella market.”
Ana María Macedo and Jon Jonsson, Sierra Blanca
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