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Luxury, designer-furnished 3 bedroom villa with wireless broadband.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

luxury villa, Marbella,3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6, on golf course

Luxury 3 bed, 4 bath villa on the Santa Clara golf course, Marbella. The villa is finished to a very high standard with marble floors throughout, a/c, f/f kitchen and Wireless Broadband. All bedrooms are ensuite, there is a separate dining room which seats up to six, the living room, which opens out on to the patio, is equipped with sky TV, DVD and stereo. The villa has its own garden with BBQ and sun lounger’s, with sea, golf and mountain views. There are also two communal pools on the complex. All amenities are within a 5 min drive including shops, restaurants and bars. Marbella town is a 5 minute drive away, full of designer stores and fabulous restaurants. A further 10 min will bring you to the millionaire’s marina of Puerto Banus. The beach is 5 min away and considered the best in the Costa del Sol from where you can view the rock of Gibraltar and across the sea to Africa. Nearby is the town of Elviria with a full range of restaurants and shops.

Frances Torrington
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Frances Torrington

We love travel, golf, culture and relaxing in our beautiful home in Marbella. We live in Wimbledon.

Frances Torrington purchased this villa in 2004

Why Frances Torrington chose West Costa del Sol

Villa Francesca is a lovely place to come and relax. It's frontline golf overlooking the 7th green on Santa Clara with 2 lovely communal pools. Marbella and Puerto Banus are close as is La Canada shopping centre.

What makes this villa unique

Private and secure garden with lovely outdoor furniture. It's a very quiet and relaxing place but close enough to all the action of Marbella and Puerto Banus. The beaches near Los Monteros are some of the best on the Costa del Sol.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 3rd time and it never disappoints, it has evrything you could wish for and a very safe environment.

We are planning to return next year as we feel this is the best place on the Costa del Sol.

Many thanks to Frances.
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
on a golf course
Car: necessary

Villa Francesca is in a prominent position on the Santa Clara golf course. As well as presenting a true golfing challenge for players of all levels, this magnificent club offers a range of facilities. These include an excellent pro-shop and an open terrace to watch play. The fully air conditioned interior has a large relaxing environment where you can enjoy a drink, an informal snack or excellent dining. Santa Clara is just 30 minutes drive from Malaga airport, which is conveniently served by a range of airlines including BA, EasyJet, flybe, Monarch and Iberia. There are many car rental companies to choose from with keen price competition. The nearest beach is a few minutes drive away and is part of the 23km sandy cove, which surrounds Marbella. From here there are outstanding views of the Rock of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean to North Africa. The town of Elviria is close by with a full range of shops and restaurants. There is also a huge shopping mall, la Cañada, within 5 min


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marbella in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • all bathrooms have large walk-in showers except the one with the bath which has a shower over the bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , master suite with 1 large double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 3 twins or extra large doubles
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service is available at extra cost. Long winter rentals also available at very good price.


3.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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Luxury, designer-furnished 3 bedroom villa with wireless broadband.
average rating of 3.6 based on 11 reviews

Villa Francesca

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in Villa Francesca for the past five years, during that time the villa has been great.

It's always very clean well fitted out with a lovely garden.

It is situated a a gated complex with easy access to the main road to Marbella.

The villa has a very good wifi connection and Smart TV, but with such a lovely garden to sit in these items are secondary

We would certainly not have come to the villa twice a year for the past five years if there was any issues, and we are booked for later this year and again next year.

I would certainly have no reservations if recommending Villa Francesca and it's a pleasure to deal with the owner a Frances who is very careful who she lets the villa out to.

Soma full five stars

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our beautiful home in Marbella and it's nice to hear you love the place as much as we do. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Frances
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Holiday spoilt by non working air conditioning for 10 days . Disappointing experience.

  • 2 of 5

Property security also an issue as the main bedroom shutters would not close . If you have another Accomodation option , we suggest you take it, as no AC in 40 degrees heat is not workable. This property was obviously not checked over before our arrival as the problem existed from day 1 , the whole AC unit had to be replaced .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everything was working when the tenants arrived. The A/C broke down on the 4th day of their stay and I had the whole unit replaced as that was quicker than waiting for parts to repair the unit. This was all done within a week of hearing about the problem. The same with the bedroom shutters they were working when the tenants arrived. Strange it all broke down at the same time!?!? Tenants were quick to complain but not willing to stay in for workmen to turn up. They insisted for somebody to be there to protect their possessions while work was going on. Unreasonable request in my opinion. I know they were on holiday but a bit of give and take would have been appreciated. I did all in my power to fix the issues they had. Claire and Paul Murray were just very difficult to please. Would I recommend them to the HomeAway community? No. The tenants who were there before them in June didn't say there were problems with A/C and shutters. I don't want to point a finger of blame as I have no proof but...... This is the south of Spain in July. Regarding security - the villa is in a very secure gated community with 24hr security. I also refunded some of the rental money as a goodwill gesture. Some people are never satisfied!
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This is not a luxury villa

  • 3 of 5

The only other review of this property above is by the owner Mrs Frances Torrington

This is not a luxury villa

I have given this property a realistic 3 star rating - there are much better and higher quality properties available in the area at lower cost - We have rented many times in this area - and not had an experience like this.

We booked for 14 days and left after 6 days - with no refund - I asked the owner to consider a good will gesture refund - but to no avail

The owner declined to acknowledge the shortcomings of the property.

Our experience.....

TV didn't work - she sent the gardener to fix it - but there was no satellite signal - she inferred it was something that we had done.....

Internet was virtually unusable - very slow and non-existent for long periods - she told me she never had any problems with it.

Rat droppings on the upstairs balcony

Enclosed (very small) garden with no view of the golf course due to high vegetation - which also resulted in very high infestation of mosquitos

Previous renters had a dog and the garden had 'suffered' due to this

No views of sea, golf course or mountains from ground floor - the only sea view is from the bedroom balcony - just

Poor quality linen, towels and no spare - but the house was adequately clean.

Swimming pool is communal but well kept - but is a 'schlep' away from the house - up and down about 40 steps

We couldn't recommend this place to anybody

The owner - who has now listed this place through an agency - declined to acknowledge any of the problems.

My recommendation would be to look elsewhere.....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reviewer in question is well aware that, although everyone is entitled to their views, I do not agree with the criticisms. I have rented Villa Francesca for a number of years now with HomeAway and other agencies, and never had an adverse review. You only need to read the comments in the visitors book in the villa to see that people are very happy. I have many repeat bookings from satisfied clients who have become my friends. This is my personal home for a significant part of the year so I do find the comments hurtful. I use the TV and internet all the time and have had no problems. Please remember that this is the south of Spain, not central London, with connectivity to match. When I heard about the issues I immediately contacted the person who manages the property for me.The reviewer pretended not to be home when he first came to help and the second time help wasn't needed any more. He'd moved out before contacting the property manager. It is naive in the extreme to expect to stay on a golf course in September and not experience mosquitos. The photos make it very clear that this is a communal pool – and so big enough to actually swim in. The photos also realistically show the size of the private garden. Pets are not allowed, so it is unfortunate that the previous French tenants had chosen to ignore this and regrettably caused damage to the lawn. The fact that the reviewer had set up a place to move to within 6 days of arrival demonstrates that he had never really intended to stay 2 weeks and was just looking for reasons to leave at no cost. I had given him a substantial discount on the price on the website as well. I did indeed decline to refund any money, not just because I could not find another tenant at such short notice, but also because I refused to be intimidated by the threat of a bad review. I am confident that the description of my own lovely home is accurate – so much so that I invite you to come and stay and I will gladly refund 25% if you are not absolutely delighted.
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Wimbledon, London

Most relaxing holiday in years.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is situated on the golf course with views as far as Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Northern Africa.

The villa is tastefully decorated and has a fully fitted kitchen.

Management team were very helpful.

I would highly recommend this villa to anybody.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle villa,loin des plages et des commerces .les moustiques en plus

  • 3 of 5

Moyen +++

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The villa is 5 minutes from the sea by car, only 5 km from centre of Marbella - and I can't help the mosquitoes in the south of Spain. Very nice villa but only 3***. Strange rating!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marbella, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
24 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £442.64

Last minute discounts available:(NOT IN JULY AND AUGUST)
20% within 1 week of start of rental.
15% within 2 weeks of start of rental.
10% on stays of more than 2 weeks.
15% on stays of more than 3 weeks.
25% on stays of more than 4 weeks.

Winter long rentals are possible - please enquire for prices.
Maid service for general cleaning is ava

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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