Altea, ES, Spain
Although shaped in traditional Andalusian style, around a large, cool central patio, this property's gardens and pool area outlook over the sea to give it the exotic, calming feel of a luxury Polynesian or Balinese resort hotel. An exclusive home in the true sense of the word, this villa occupies an impressive 1,300 square meters built on a large private plot of 7,600 square meters.The setting is stunning, with views to surrounding countryside and distant mountain peaks, and a frontline beach view over the sea. As in a traditional Andalusian home, the central courtyard is the focal point of the property, exuding a calm, cool effect. In its centre is an ancient olive tree, a more natural variation on the more common Andalusian fountain, yet the visual and ambient effect is equally powerful.Rooms lead off the courtyard by way of a colonnaded corridor, which leads to all the rooms in the house, including both living and sleeping quarters. There are two covered terraces, one leading the way from the parking area to the entrance hall and one leading off the spacious living room.Just off the entrance are a study and a cloakroom, which is also connected to the large kitchen, complete with its own independent office, laundry, machine room and storeroom, while there is also a bathroom and maid's quarters. The large living room itself is divided into three areas, one of which contains a billiard's table, as well as a separate dining room. The lounge, which looks out over the garden and pool area, and which enjoys sea views, leads directly to a large covered terrace, a BBQ area and the garden. This fine home contains a total of six bedrooms, five of which are en suite. The master bedroom suite has a private dressing room and a luxurious bathroom, while another two of the bedrooms also have dressing rooms of their own. The most impressive feature of this property, however, is the gorgeous pool area.Like a private little paradise fronted by the sea and surrounded by the lush tropical vegetation of its garden, this is a place where you can relax and entertain with style around a lovely swimming pool set within a wooden pool deck. The area also contains a Jacuzzi and massage beds, while the property enjoys security gates, tennis court a private driveway and parking area, and a garage for five cars. A luxury villa indeed.