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Make a holiday home, finca, house or villa in Istan, Spain your home away from home

The village of Istan is situated in the mountains of the Malaga Province in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. This wonderful location is perfect for relaxing holidays, though being only a ten minute drive from the coast and Marbella, accommodation in Istan is also great for holidaymakers who want the best of both worlds!

Things to do on holiday in Istan, Spain

What a destination! A peaceful and rural location, yet only ten minutes to Marbella means that self catering accommodation in Istan will suit many different tastes. The region is great for outdoor lovers as the surrounding mountains present many great places to walk or hike, admiring the scenery and wildlife. Meanwhile the picturesque Lake Istan (a reservoir created to provide the Costa del Sol with drinking water) beckons you to enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking. On days when you prefer the beaches and the coast, these can be found within a short drive. Within easy reach of your Istan self catering accommodation you will also find several golf courses, as well as opportunities for horse riding, jeep safaris, and more!

The village itself is a pretty white village dating back to the 16th century and though small it does have a number of shops and places to eat plus a great local market on Saturdays, ideal for stocking up your kitchen! When you want more choice of shops and restaurants, make the short journey to Marbella or enjoy one of the beachside restaurants along the coast.

Places to visit on holiday in Istan, Spain

Self catering accommodation in Istan is situated within or near to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and natural park, called Sierra de las Nieves. This is an interesting and scenic place to visit especially if you enjoy exploring caves as there are numerous large caves within the park.

For a change of pace visit the coastal city of Marbella, one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular resorts. This cosmopolitan city has plenty of shops, designer and otherwise, plus many high class restaurants.

The weather in Istan, Spain

The Mediterranean climate means you can enjoy self catering accommodation in Istan throughout the year. Summers are hot and quite dry, and spring and autumn are mild too. Winters are generally mild though in some of the higher ground around Istan accommodation it can get a little chilly.

Flights to Istan, Spain

Istan self catering accommodation is situated about half way between two airports – Malaga and Gibraltar, so you can choose either of these for your flight. Malaga will have the better choice of airlines and is situated about 40 miles away, taking about an hour to drive. Flybe, bmiBaby, British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways are amongst the airlines offering flights to Malaga.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (44 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #400695
    44
    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (8 reviews)
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      • 5 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 11
      Villa #6462842
      8
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #6861576
        1
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          House #5349
          6
          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #1842330
            2
            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (13 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              House #8087919
              13
              Viewed 96 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #8161562
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6920107
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #6949186
                      • 5 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 11
                      Villa #6867350
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #1874793
                        4
                        Viewed 158 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (18 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #1802582
                          18
                          Viewed 135 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • Studio
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1260839
                            7
                            Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                              (13 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1645055
                              13
                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (10 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1990600
                                10
                                Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (8 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #6476659
                                  8
                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (23 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #8170595
                                    23
                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (61 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #13420
                                      61
                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (11 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #64099
                                        11
                                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6019638
                                          4
                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (19 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Cottage #1917781
                                            19
                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (8 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #8026179
                                              8
                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (21 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #1758786
                                                21
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (28 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #6049888
                                                  28
                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Villa #1974824
                                                    26
                                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (26 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #15405
                                                      26
                                                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                        (23 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #1004276
                                                        23
                                                        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1913873
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Villa #6870867
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (29 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              Cottage #1776449
                                                              29
                                                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (27 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #1992701
                                                                27
                                                                Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Apartment #6463551
                                                                  19
                                                                  Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Apartment #1502949a
                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #427443
                                                                      16
                                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Very Good! 4/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #1694393
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (38 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #282436vb
                                                                          38
                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #811682
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #6497723
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #6821761
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  House #1787048
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #4056342
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (20 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Apartment #1600535
                                                                                      20
                                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6856714
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8108760
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (21 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #1896541
                                                                                            21
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (25 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Villa #8024489
                                                                                              25
                                                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #6444207
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (32 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1057771
                                                                                                  32
                                                                                                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6015032
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Villa #1852973
                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Istán Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect, Perfect, Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent lovely 3 days in the apartment in mid June 2017. It is a lovely, spacious and spotlessly clean apartment with stunning views over the beach and the town. It easily fits 5 guests and I was one of the 5 ladies on a short break staying at the penthouse. It is wonderfully decorated and has two balconies. The main balcony on the ground floor is simply amazing offering a lot of space to relax and enjoy the stunning views. The apartment is within 2 minute walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. It is a 5 minute walk from the old town of Marbella where we had a lovely dining experience in the Orange Tree. It is a great location being right in the centre of everything in Marbella. We had access to the nice and clean swimming pool located in the apartment block and there is an outdoor gym right next to the apartments. It took us 10 minutes to get to Puerto Banus in a taxi. Alternatively the pier with boats going to Puerto Banus is only a 7 minute walk from the apartment. I highly recommend the apartment for both families and couples as it offers everything you may wish to have on a holiday. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We had an amazing time at the apartment and would like to go back again soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A stunningly placed quiet safe apartment.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very well furnished with everything needed for an enjoyable holiday by the sea. Easy access to at least five restaurants of good quality. No need for a car with a well stocked supermarket nearby. My girl friend and I would love to return. The pool and surrounding areas kept in a good condition with plenty of sun loungers. No traffic noise.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017