Benahavis, Spain: A Hidden Gem for Your Next Holiday

Located just a short drive from the bustling city of Marbella, Benahavis is a small and picturesque town in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. Despite its size, this charming town has a lot to offer visitors and is the perfect destination for those looking for a peaceful, yet luxurious, holiday. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider booking a villa in Benahavis for your next holiday.

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Scenic Beauty

Benahavis is located in the midst of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and is surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and lush green forests. With its breath-taking scenery and lush vegetation, Benahavis is the perfect place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you prefer to go for a hike, take a scenic drive, or simply relax in the park, you’ll be amazed by the natural beauty of this region.

The Best Golf Courses

For those of you who enjoy a round of golf whilst on your holiday, you will be spoilt for choice in Benahavis. The Costa Del Sol has more than 70 golf courses with many of the top rated courses within 30 minutes of Benahavis including Los Naranjos Golf Club, Villa Padierna, Marbella Club Golf Resort, La Zageleta and Los Aequeros Golf & Country Club to name but a few. With 320 days per year of sunshine and some of the best golf courses in the world, Benahavis really is a golfers paradise.

Delicious Cuisine

Benahavis is well known for its outstanding cuisine and is often referred to as the ‘gastronomic capital’ of the Costa del Sol. Here, you’ll find a variety of local restaurants serving up delicious traditional dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. From paella to tapas, the local cuisine is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed.

Luxury Accommodation

Benahavis offers a variety of luxury accommodation options, ranging from traditional Andalusian villas to modern apartments. El Rey Villas can help you find the perfect place to call home during your stay in Benahavis, and with our concierge service available to all our guests you are guaranteed an unforgettable vacation.

Rich History and Culture

Benahavis has a rich history and cultural heritage that can be explored through its charming narrow streets and picturesque plazas. Here, you’ll find a variety of historical sites, such as the 11th-century castle and the remains of an ancient Roman bridge, which offer a glimpse into the town’s rich cultural heritage.

Ideal Location

Finally, Benahavis’s location makes it an ideal destination for those looking to explore the surrounding area. With Marbella and the Costa del Sol just a short drive away, you’ll have easy access to all the attractions and activities of the region, such as sunbathing on the beach, shopping, and nightlife.

Benahavis is a hidden gem not be overlooked. With its scenic beauty, delicious cuisine, luxury accommodation, rich history and culture, and ideal location, this charming town is the perfect place to spend your next holiday. So, book your luxury stay in Benahavis with El Rey Villas today and experience all that this magnificent region has to offer.

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Our Villa Rental Services

El Rey Villas offers an unparalleled service to help villa owners get the very best from renting out their luxury Spanish property. We help maximise our clients return on investment, ensure hassle-free bookings and many happy, repeat guests. In addition to our rental service we can help with property management and keyholding.

Review our services to see what package is best for you.

About us

El Rey Villas is an external company that offers its services to the clients of Cloud Nine Spain following the same standards of quality and service.

Whether you’re in search of comfortable accommodation while exploring a property purchase or simply craving a luxurious vacation, El Rey Villas collaborates with Cloud Nice Spain to present you the finest short-term rental options.

Enjoy exclusive discounts and unparalleled service by mentioning “Cloud Nine Spain” when booking your stay with us. Your dream holiday awaits!

Welcome to El Rey Villas 

As a family-owned business helmed by Kevin and Anna, we take pride in curating exceptional short-term rental experiences that exceed expectations.  From stunning architecture to lavish amenities, every detail is crafted to indulge your senses and elevate your stay. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the aesthetics; it’s in the personalised care and attention to detail that sets us apart.

At El Rey Villas, your satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to create moments that linger in your memory long after your departure.

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Through our partner network we are able to present a wider choice of superb short term rental properties available on the Costa Del Sol.

Please contact us to check the availability of any of our partner listings that look right for you.

Please note that our estate agent partner will handle your check-in and property preparation, but the El Rey Villas concierge service will still be available to help ensure you have the best holiday possible!

If you have a question about holiday rentals with El Rey Villas, you're in the right place.

We only charge a percentage of your daily booking rate, so you’ll have nothing to pay until we have secured your bookings!
With El Rey Villas, you can:

✔ Tell us the minimum and maximum holiday duration you will accept
✔ Review and approve your personal pricing strategy
✔ Request added extra’s like guest hampers & property management services
✔ And much more!

You will need to apply for a free tourist license to accept short term vacation rentals in Spain, which we can help you obtain. It is also worth mentioning that people renting a property to tourists in Spain should have an energy performance certificate (EPC). It is also the responsibility of the owner of the property to ensure they have the relevant insurance cover.
That depends on you! During your initial free consultation we will ask how much involvement you would like. Some clients like to pre-approve all marketing &/or pricing schedules, others prefer to take a back seat.
That’s a tough one to answer. It depends on a number of things like the size and location of your property, the season and how flexible your booking policy is. Attractive tourist areas in the holiday season can expect high occupancy rates. Taking into account the relatively high rents in typical tourist resorts, the rental income may turn out to be very attractive.

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It is recommended that an insurance policy is taken out for peace of mind, although a number of the booking websites we partner with often provide some cover, for example, the Airbnb Host Guarantee provides property damage protection of up to $1,000,000.

For an additional EUR 500 / year you also have the option to require a 10% security deposit for your listing. El Rey Villas will collect damage deposit payments from guests on your behalf, and capture photographs after every changeover, to ensure you have evidence of what condition the property was in when the guest arrived and its condition when they left.

If this is a service you require we would be happy to discuss it further during your initial consultation.

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