Location: Marbella Club Golf Resort, Benahavis, Spain
Casa Morisca is a unique luxury villa which offers buyers a breathtaking mix of style and opulence. Recently built on a commanding elevated plot on the Marbella Club Golf Resort with amazing views, this spacious villa blends traditional Andalucian/Alhambra architecture with traditional and modern styles in a truly individual way.
Designed and built by the current owner to exact specifications, no expense has been spared in the attention to detail incorporated into this exquisite property. Traditional and modern features have been blended together, ensuring the villa is completely unique, offering potential buyers a character filled residence in a functional modern family home. Built on 4 floors, with a large open full height central atrium, residents and guests can choose to travel between the floors on the opulent marble staircase or using the lift.
Casa Morisca’s elevated position, on over 5000m2 of plot, offers breathtaking 360 degree views of the rolling Spanish countryside, Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the African coast, in addition to the well-manicured fairways and greens of the prestigious Marbella Club Golf Resort Course.
Being within the Marbella Club Golf Resort offers unrivalled privacy, 24/7 security, on-site fine dining and superb local leisure facilities, all within easy reach of many highly rated International Schools, Marbella and the coast.
A uniquely styled secure sliding gate gives access to the sweeping driveway up to the property, where there is internal garage parking for 2 cars which may be accessed from the lower ground floor, a two car carport and additional external parking for 6 further vehicles.
Casa Morisca is set in over 5000m2 of gardens with lawns, shrubs and its own fruit trees. The villa has direct Golf Buggy access onto the golf course.
The main entrance to the property is located at ground level and leads through the Andalucian style atrium to a large vaulted living room which has a double height ceiling complete with working fireplace with floor to ceiling sliding steel doors giving direct access to the terrace and magnificent golf and sea views. To the side of the living room is a study.
On this level there is a bespoke fitted kitchen connected to the formal dining area which has the feel of an ancient castle. Ceiling height sliding doors lead out onto the terrace. The kitchen also connects to an outside covered terrace with built in barbeque which has been intelligently installed under its own chimney to offer easy access to alfresco dining.
This large terrace has unrestricted south west facing views of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean sea and the Africa coast and mountains. A snug room to the side of the kitchen diner can be used as an informal TV room or children’s play area and two guest WC’s which may be accessed off the ground floor atrium.
On this floor there are:
5 large double bedrooms all with individual en suite bathrooms and a hugely attractive feature is that each bedroom has its own large terrace with enchanting views of golf, sea and mountains.
Stair and lift accessed, the large roof terrace offers: spectacular 360 degree views over the golf course, of the surrounding Spanish mountains and rolling countryside and the coats of Spain and Africa. There is a covered kitchenette dining area with covered and uncovered leisure areas and an electrically operated automated sliding glass atrium roof
Lower Ground Floor
Due to the gently sloping gardens and the large open full height central atrium, natural light is plentiful on this level which is home to many leisure facilities. On the Lower Ground Floor there is access to the unique large indoor/outdoor heated infinity pool, which is surrounded by Travertine non slip Marble making all year round swimming enjoyable. An electrically operated solar panel on the pool effortlessly retracts at the touch of a button. Low level underwater lighting further enhances the elegance of this area.
Separate changing room for the pool and gymnasium
Wet laundry room on the lower ground floor – connecting via the lift to the 1st floor dry laundry room
Two completely separate apartments with a fully fitted kitchen, private shared courtyard with fountain/water feature. (an ideal locations for guests or even as staff quarters as these parts have an independent entrance to ensure privacy)
Running the full height of the villa the central atrium offers all of the benefits of the traditional atriums which featured in most prestigious historic Andalucian buildings. The glass roofed atrium fills the property with light, and showcases the many intriguing Moorish style features built into the villa. A water feature is located at the base of the atrium on the lower ground floor further adding to the unique feeling of space and tranquillity offered to all floors. The electrically retractable glass roof ensures the atrium captures the heat in the cooler winter months and, once opened, ventilates excess heat on the hottest summer days.
Underfloor heating throughout with separate bathroom underfloor heating
Greywater/rain recovery system with 2 x 2000 litre underground tanks for garden watering
A 3000 litre freshwater storage tank
Demotics system for all lighting, heating and aircon systems
Fully zonal alarmed security with camera system.
4 person lift accessing all floors
Casa Morisco is located on a prime plot within the renowned Marbella Club Golf Resort, part of the famous Marbella Club Hotel. A beautiful and tranquil location, with 24 hour security and restricted access, just a few miles from the coast and a short drive from Marbella. The Marbella Club Golf resort is home to a superb Dave Thomas designed 18 hole golf course and superbly equipped riding stables. A great escape for horse riding fans, golfers and lovers of the great outdoors.
The resort offers spectacular views across the greens and fairways of the surrounding mountains, Gibraltar, the African Riff Mountains, the Alboran Sea and the Mediterranean coastlines of Andalucia and Morocco. Residents can also enjoy a gentle mountain walk with great views over to the nearby whitewashed Spanish mountain village of Benahavis, which is famous for its many restaurants and superb cuisine, as well as being home to some great canyoning for activity seekers.
For keen golfers the 5 star levels of service, which one would expect from the associated Marbella Club Hotel, extend to the Golf Course: staff collect players clubs and take them to the buggies and with the course limiting play to ensure an average of 12 minutes between tee times there is none of the stress often experienced at commercial golf courses.
For riding enthusiasts the Marbella Club Golf Resort Riding Stables, which have been host to the Spanish Show Jumping Championships, offer residents and their guests an array of exciting activities including treks through the beautiful surrounding countryside and training to all levels.
A complimentary shuttle transport service is offered to residents from the club house to the Marbella Club Hotel on Marbella’s Golden Mile. Just a few hundred metres down the valley from Casa Morisca is the Marbella Club Golf Resort Club House, a charming thatched cottage overlooking one of the resort's many lakes and the 18th green. An ideal place to relax and enjoy the same famous cuisine as offered at the luxurious Marbella Club Hotel in the centre of Marbella.