Villas in gated communities for sale in Marbella

One of the more common “Must have” characteristics that we are frequently requested specifically is for properties in a gated community and generally the properties within this type of community come with a premium price tag. It has become a very popular way of life in Marbella and here we take a look at some of the reasons why it makes sense to consider purchasing in a Gated Community.

Villas in gated communities in Marbella

In the strictest sense, a gated community is a residential community or urbanisation containing strictly controlled entrances. Often with a closed perimeter of walls or fences. Gated communities usually consist of small residential streets and may include various shared amenities a park or other common area.

Marbella Villa Gated Communities

They are a type of enclave and homeowners see added value to live within these boundaries mainly for security and above all privacy reasons. Some gated communities are staffed by private security guards and are often home to high-value properties. In some countries such as South Africa and South America, gated communities are a must for wealthy homeowners and their families. The level of violence and insecurity is high risk for these individuals.

In others mainly in the United States, it is more of a status symbol of exclusivity, and wealth as most mere mortals cannot afford to live there. Americans, in particular, like to show their prosperity and see gated communities as a means to do this.

What does a property in a Marbella Gated Community offer you

Security

Without a doubt, one of the most important reasons to opt for a gated community as urbanisations with gates manned by security guards gives their residents a sense of calm and wellbeing and they can be sure they are protected in their homes. The fact that no one can enter without being checked and all visitors are monitored is a big plus for the gated communities. All of the gated communities will have perimeter fencing and will usually have camera surveillance.

If the community is gated there will be facilities for the security staff and this means that visitors can always be attended to, keys dropped off and owners can opt to leave their keys with security for sales visits or workers to carry out jobs while they are not there. Keys can also be picked up should the properties be rented etc. In other words, a concierge system.

Privacy

In Marbella, most of the Gated communities have only one entry gate, and the actual roads inside the community are private. This means that there is no automatic right of way for anyone and entry is absolutely only by invitation or authorization of the community. Examples of this kind of community are La Zagaleta in Benahavís or Altos Reales in Marbella and El Madroñal in Benahavís.

Facilities

Some of the larger gated communities such as La Zagaleta offer country club style facilities popular in the states. La Zagaleta has two 18-hole golf courses, with a clubhouse for members and residents, a full-time restaurant, tennis courts, swimming pool and areas for entertaining. As well as an equestrian centre.

Private or Public roads

There are a few so-called gated communities such as Sierra Blanca that due to the roads in the urbanisation being public roads they cannot legally be blocked by gates, however, due to the level of the properties the community itself has set up a 24 hour security system and at night there are barriers at all entry points and they have to be opened either with remote control by the security or remotes issued to the owners.
Other communities have obtained permission to erect barriers, but these are just to act as deterrents as they open automatically when a car approaches as it would not be legal to close public roads to suit the residents.

In Marbella, gated communities are generally accepted as being places where the villa properties tend to be high end and most being multi-million-dollar properties. For the facilities offered and the security involved the owners will mainly be HNWI who are a privileged few. Owners are willing to pay the extra to live in these enclaves.

Marbella properties in gated communities

Family villa close to golf in Marbella Country Club

Beautiful family home close to golf clubs, shops and International school in the gated development Marbella Country Club. The house consists of entrance hall leading to a large open plan salon with a beautiful large …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 465 m² build
  • 997 m² plot

1.595.000 Ref. MPV4058

Villa in Altos Reales Marbella Golden Mile Sierra Blanca

A beautiful Villa in the private gated community of Altos Reales Marbella One of the most sought areas in Marbella. Close to Sierra Blanca and overlooking Marbella Town. A perfect Villa for either all year living or as a …

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 350 m² build
  • 857 m² plot

1.850.000 Ref. MPV4050

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New modern beachside villa in Puerto Banus

Banus Islands is a new development with 10 contemporary individual villas, in a 24h security gated community, with an exclusive location just in 10 minutes walking distance from all amenities of Puerto Banus and San Pedro …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 484 m² build
  • 649 m² plot

2.350.000 Ref. MPV3959

Impeccable family villa in Sierra Blanca

This is a luxury, south facing, villa in one of Marbella´s most prestigious areas, Sierra Blanca, with a community with 24-hour security. The villa consists of an entrance hall leading to large open plan lounge and dining …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 591 m² build
  • 1.405 m² plot

3.300.000 Ref. MPV3958

Modern Elegant Family Villa for sale in Altos Reales, Sierra Blanca

Modern design Luxury Villa recently totally renovated. Stylishly decorated in Modern, bright French Provence style. The house is located in the exclusive urbanisation of Altos Reales B, in the renowned Golden Mile area of …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 591 m² build
  • 970 m² plot

3.500.000 Ref. MPV3987

Family villa with sea views in Sierra Blanca

Stunning family villa built on a good size plot of around 3.000sqm, the location is situated in the Golden Mile of Marbella, next to the famous and urbanization of Sierra Blanca with surveillance service and guards …

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 580 m² build
  • 3.104 m² plot

3.950.000 Ref. MPV4061

Stunning luxury villa in El Madroñal

Beautiful house situated in the picturesque hillside of El Madroñal. The house has elevated position and offers breathtaking sea views. On the ground floor, you will find a big hall, two living rooms, a spectacular dining …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 650 m² build
  • 3.800 m² plot

4.500.000 Ref. MPV4014

Newly Built Modern Villa in El Madroñal

Newly built Modern Villa in El Madroñal in Benahavis Marbella. The villa has been built using only top quality materials, and the latest technology. Set on an elevated plot. The estate is fully gated, offering the most …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 919 m² build
  • 6.401 m² plot

4.850.000 Ref. MPV4080

Magnificent modern home in La Zagaleta

With clean-cut lines combined with the use of natural materials and exquisite décor, this magnificent property pulls together functionality, modern technology and engineering with refined taste and class.This property …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 950 m² build
  • 4.237 m² plot

6.400.000 Ref. MPV4096

La Zagaleta, Benahavís, Luxury Mansion

This luxury mansion is situated in the sought after residential area of La Zagaleta Golf & Country Club. The area has the most exclusive private residences and is set within a secure and private environment surrounded by …

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 1.257 m² build
  • 5.294 m² plot

Price on Application Ref. MPV4090