La Zagaleta began as a dream in 1990 – a vision to create an upscale real estate complex at the foothills of Andalucia’s Ronda Mountains that would live in harmony with nature and offer world-class facilities.
Fast forward to 2022, and La Zagaleta is home to 230 deluxe residences, ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 square meters. When complete, the development will house 420 properties.
Set within a former hunting estate comprising 900 hectares of valleys and wooded hills, the elevated area is ideally situated between mountains and the sea and is just a short drive from Marbella, Puerto Banús, and the Golden Mile.
Alongside La Zagaleta’s prime location, amenities such as private equestrian and tennis clubs are a draw, as are Club De Golf La Zagaleta and Los Barrancos – members-only courses (each with a clubhouse and restaurant) set within the gated community.
Also on offer is a helipad, should you choose to travel in style, and a range of additional best-in-class services such as events catering with Michelin-starred chefs, intelligent home automation systems, personal shoppers, and travel planners.
La Zagaleta’s thriving housing market
The average price in La Zagaleta is higher than Marbella, at around $2,200,000 per listing ($5,300 per square meter). Meanwhile, the median living area is 476 square meters (5,100 square feet), according to JamesEdition data.
Today, 32% of homes for sale have four bedrooms, 30% have five, 24% are home to three, and 10% have six. The remainder is made up of seven-bedroom villas and one-bed boltholes.
According to our partner Panorama, La Zagaleta has experienced a flurry of activity in the last two years, leading to record sales. However, there’s still a range of spectacular properties listed, and a selection of new builds featuring top-quality finishes and technologies will soon hit the market. A host of plots are also available to buy – ideal for developers or adventurous individuals seeking to build their own house from scratch.
6 High-end villas for sale in La Zagaleta
Today, a handful of properties are waiting to get snapped up in the prestigious gated community with 24-hour security, ranging from uber-modern spaces to more traditional villas.
1. Five-bedroom estate with unparalleled panoramas
Standing proudly on a plot of 4,002 square meters and with 1,242 square meters of interior space, this chic south-west facing hilltop property is surrounded by mountainous landscapes and offers fabulous Mediterranean Sea and golf course views. Designed and built to a high standard with meticulous attention to detail, the residence is all about comfort and sophistication. Spread over three floors, you’ll find staff accommodation in the main house and a studio apartment for guests. Head in through the commanding pivot front door and there’s an impressive living room, a Poggenpohl kitchen, and a superb master with an en-suite, a walk-in wardrobe, and vistas out to the well-loved gardens. Downstairs is a sanctuary for relaxation, with a spa area, a marble-decorated heated swimming pool, and a movie theater. Additional high-end features include an elevator, underfloor heating throughout, and a smart home system.
2. Family home with glorious sea and mountain views
This six-bedroom villa on a plot of 6,054 square meters has 1,070 square meters of inside space and easy access to both the north and south gates. Wander through the grand galleried hall and be greeted by the main living room; from there, you’re just a few steps from the covered terraces – perfect for relaxing and al fresco dining. The mature landscaped gardens come complete with a heated pool, and back indoors, the upper level is home to a master suite with private balconies. What else? The residence features a billiard room, spa, and a substantial basement that could be converted into a cinema or a gym, should you prefer. And there’s an enormous underground garage with parking for six vehicles with direct access to the property.
3. Sprawling five-bedroom frontline golf mansion
Set on an extensive plot of 12,524 square meters, this impressive 746 square meter property boasts both sea and fairway views. Head up the private stone driveway surrounded by olive trees and take in the double garage and u-shaped house. Inside, noteworthy features include air-conditioning in the bedrooms, underfloor heating, fireplaces, a wooden vault ceiling, a lower level wine cellar, and a master wing complete with an en-suite and a TV room. And let’s not forget the Bang and Olufsen sound system, terracotta floors, and hand-painted tiles in the bathrooms. Out in the sizable and well-kept grounds, you’ll find a heated pool and two independent guesthouses (one is currently used by the housekeeper), plus an organic vegetable garden and direct access to the golf course.
4. Modern seven-bedroom and bathroom masterpiece
Price: On request
On a plot of 3,726 square meters is where you’ll find this uber-contemporary house with an infinity pool. Head inside via the bridge and enjoy 1,264 square meters of space spanning an enormous living room with a fireplace, an open-plan kitchen with top-quality appliances, and an impressive master suite with a lounge, massive bathroom, dressing room, and balcony. Downstairs, there’s a spa with a heated pool, plus a gym, Turkish bath, and sauna. You’ll also spot a cinema room and staff quarters on that level. Designed by Maurice Sainz, special features include underfloor heating, an intelligent home system, a lift connecting each level, and solar panels. Out in the gardens, there’s a covered porch with a BBQ area and elevated countryside and sea views from the terraces.
5. State-of-the-art south-facing luxury home
Here, it’s all about contemporary living, with high spec finishes and clean lines. Conceived by Juan Salvador Schvartsberg, this contemporary eight-bedroom “magazine” home is filled with natural light, courtesy of the huge windows and semi-transparent design. Enter through the huge front door and be wowed by capacious rooms, high ceilings, open-plan living, and an elevator connecting all levels. Sitting on a plot of 7,350 square meters and with 1,554 square meters of interior space, the master suite boasts a large terrace, a dressing area, and a considerable double bathroom. Meanwhile, down in the basement there’s a spa to relax in, complete with a pool and a gym. Outside in the terraced garden you’ll find a second pool, and vistas out to the sea. There’s also a pool bar that you may decide to turn into a two-bed guesthouse.
6. Golf course-facing seven-bedroom residence
This eye-catching 1,722 square meter mansion is housed on a prime La Zagaleta plot of 6,000 square meters and boasts wonderful vistas toward the sea and the fairways. Enter the family home through the well-designed courtyard before being impressed by a spacious reception room that leads to a library with a fireplace. There’s also a wine cellar, a spa with a sauna, Jacuzzi, and gym area, plus a staff apartment. Upstairs, the entire floor is taken up by the master, complete with a living room, terrace, and capacious “his and hers” en-suite bathrooms. Notable features include marble, wood, and ceramic floors, and underfloor heating.
Meanwhile, out in the manicured grounds are fruit trees, tropical plants, an inviting pool, and a two-story guesthouse. Oh, and there’s an additional plot of 6,307 square meters that’s currently part of the garden and available to purchase.
Contact Panorama to find out more about the available properties.