Stylish Furnishing Tips for Short-Term Rentals in Marbella, Estepona, and Benahavis!

How To Furnish Your Luxury Rental

Welcome to the sunny paradise of the South of Spain! If you’re the proud owner of a luxury home in Marbella, Estepona, or Benahavis and looking to capitalize on the lucrative short-term rental market, you’ve come to the right place. El Rey Villas is here to guide you on how to furnish your property with flair, ensuring your guests have an unforgettable experience while maximizing your rental potential.

The first rule of thumb when furnishing your luxury rental property in this exquisite region is to embrace the Mediterranean vibes. Infuse your space with the coastal charm of Marbella, the laid-back elegance of Estepona, and the rustic sophistication of Benahavis. Opt for a color palette that includes sea blues, earthy tones, and pops of vibrant hues to mirror the vibrant landscapes.

To attract discerning guests to your luxury rental, invest in high-quality furnishings. Guests coming for short-term stays seek comfort and luxury, so don’t skimp on the beds, sofas, and other essential pieces. Choose pieces that not only look stunning but also promise longevity, standing up to the wear and tear of multiple visitors.

Amp up the charm of your luxury villa by adding Mediterranean-themed decor. Utilize local artwork, pottery, and handcrafted items to infuse a touch of the region’s culture into your space. This creates an authentic experience that guests will cherish during their stay.

One of the unique aspects of properties in Marbella, Estepona, and Benahavis is the delightful climate. Make the most of it by ensuring an easy indoor-outdoor flow. Consider installing large glass doors that open to a stunning terrace or patio area. Furnish these outdoor spaces with comfortable seating, alfresco dining options, and even a private pool if possible.

While the rustic charm and Mediterranean ambiance are essential, don’t forget to cater to modern-day guests. Offer state-of-the-art amenities, such as high-speed internet, smart TVs, air conditioning, and well-equipped kitchens. These little touches will enhance your guests’ experience and encourage them to leave rave reviews.

Go the extra mile in making your luxury rental feel like a home away from home. Personalize the space with thoughtful touches, such as a welcome basket with local delicacies, a guidebook with insider tips on nearby attractions, or an assortment of books and board games for leisurely evenings. El Rey Villas are experts at putting a smile on your guests face!

Nothing speaks luxury more than plush bedrooms and elegant bathrooms. Invest in premium bedding, fluffy towels, and aromatic toiletries to create a haven of relaxation and indulgence. Ensure that the sleeping areas are peaceful and cozy to guarantee a restful stay for your guests.


Owning a luxury home in the beautiful South of Spain opens up incredible opportunities in the short-term rental market. By furnishing your property with style, comfort, and Mediterranean flair, you can attract discerning guests who seek an unforgettable experience. Embrace the local culture and invest in high-quality furnishings to create a home away from home that guests will love. So, whether your guests are exploring the bustling streets of Marbella, the tranquil beaches of Estepona, or the charming villages of Benahavis, your luxury rental will be the perfect oasis to return to!

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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.

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.

You can learn all about our 60 Day Stay service offering by visiting

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.

Yes! We have a generous commission based scheme for partners helping us connect with property owners. You can read more about this on

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