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Make holiday rental accommodation or a villa in Benahavis, Spain your home away from home

Benahavis is a secluded mountain treasure. Although the word ‘gem’ is hugely overused, Benahavis genuinely is one. Situated idyllically in the hills of Malaga Province, it is a remarkably unspoilt Andalucian village, which has become synonymous with fine food to locals and travellers alike.

Things to do on holiday in Benahavis, Spain

From its position at the head of the Guadalmina Gorge, Benahavis is a wonderful place to sit and relax, sampling a range of the finest gastronomy in Andalucia. The only real option for taking accommodation in Benahavis is to rent a self catering Benahavis villa as you will want to try as many restaurants as you can whilst you are here. ‘Foodies’ may end up taking a long term rental in Benahavis as they will find it very hard to leave!

To make room for your next meal, the strenuous walk to the nearby Castle of Montemayor, an 11th century Arab ruin stands proudly, admiring all in its shadow from the highest mountain in the area. The views over the coast are breathtaking, but be warned, the walk is tough. The area surrounding Benahavis is rich in wildlife and ideal for walking and cycling holidays throughout the year, although the village does become quite busy in the summer.

Heading down the Guadalmina Gorge towards the coasts brings you to the Guadalmina golf course, just 7km from Benahavis town centre. It is a lovely mountain golf course, offering a very different sort of challenge from the golf courses in the UK, and if you are a keen golfer, I recommend making time for a round whilst you are renting accommodation in Benahavis.

Despite its mountainous location, beaches of the Costa del Sol are within a fifteen minute drive of a Benahavis villa. There are a host of watersports and five more golf courses available along this stretch of the Costa del Sol.

Places to holiday in Benahavis, Spain

Driving towards the coast from a Benahavis villa you will first find the town of San Pedro. This is a lively, clean town whose beach has repeatedly been awarded the European Blue Flag, so is a perfect place to soak up a few rays when staying in accommodation in Benahavis.

Turning left onto the coastal road, you will reach Puerto Banus, a luxurious beach resort for the rich and famous. The resort is best known for its magnificent combination of small, fashionable boutiques, multi-million pound yachts and lively nightlife.

Weather in Benahavis, Spain

Throughout the year temperatures are blissfully warm in Benahavis. With winter average temperatures hovering around 15°C, and summer temperatures soaring to averages of around 30°C, the refreshing mountain breezes are a great asset.

Travel to Benahavis, Spain

Benahavis is just over an hour from Malaga Airport (AGP), but the trip is well worth it. There are many cheap flights to Malaga from across the UK, and plenty of transfers, costing in the region of £20. Alternatively, hiring a car is a great way to explore the region, especially if you are thinking of taking long term rental accommodation in Benahavis.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (34 reviews)
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    • 6 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    Villa #8066843
    34
    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #834228
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        House #1793035
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 9 BR
          • 8 BA
          • Sleeps 18
          Villa #8044684
          11
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            Exceptional! 5/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #6516505
            9
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (14 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1190900
              14
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Villa #1949646
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (24 reviews)
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                  • 7 BR
                  • 6 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 21
                  Villa #430489
                  24
                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (18 reviews)
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                    • 7 BR
                    • 8 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 26
                    Villa #430487
                    18
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (13 reviews)
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                      • 7 BR
                      • 7 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 26
                      Villa #430488
                      13
                      Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (14 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #77191
                        14
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #8123130
                          5
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 5 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            Villa #6922340
                            1
                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #1782433
                              4
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (12 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Villa #6800381
                                12
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #1306411a
                                  4
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (15 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #8112441
                                    15
                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 6 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Villa #1601517
                                      3
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #1842708
                                        3
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #8143326
                                          11
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Apartment #8147869
                                            1
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #6714358
                                              6
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #464789
                                                5
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6480767
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #1415044a
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #6901198
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Apartment #8113086
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1621379
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (56 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #6058070
                                                            56
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #6824046
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                Villa #6849102
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #95189
                                                                  19
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #6783806
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #1646474
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #6439
                                                                        21
                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6058070
                                                                          4
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Villa #8095096
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #1889099
                                                                              2
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Villa #8068856
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #3488670
                                                                                  11
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (22 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    Villa #99962
                                                                                    22
                                                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #8171108
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6493591
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #1874614
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 8 BR
                                                                                            • 6 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 18
                                                                                            House #6926826
                                                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1449769
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #6957502
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1771572
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (27 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #413035
                                                                                                    27
                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Apartment #6861933
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Benahavís Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious apartment with beautiful,views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived late evening and were met at the end of the road by the agent which was helpful as it was getting dark. The apartment is large and both bedrooms have huge wardrobes. It was so quiet we had exclusive use of the pool all week to the point my kids thought the pool belonged to this apartment ! There is an underground car park which is great as we parked outdoors once to find the car like an oven on return. The apartment is just a 10 minute drive to Puerto Banus and Marbella which are a must see. The yachts are just jaw dropping and super cars line the street. San Pedro is the best place to eat and is 2 minutes away. The only thing missing from the place was wifi which was more for the kids but it would have been nice to send pictures of the view and pool back home with a wish you were here (not!) Overall the apartment is very good value and in a great location. I would recommend and I would have no hesitation in staying here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Good, large apartment. Nice views from outdoor terrace.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Comfortable apartment, well equipped. Great pool. Shanna was very helpful in ensuring access even though we arrived later than planned. Unfortunately the location/map link for the property on the website guided us some distance away, but the instructions in the briefing documents where good enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017