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The Marbella Golden Mile is home to some of the most luxurious and sought-after properties in Southern Spain.
The Ultimate Area Guide to Marbella Golden Mile Property
The Golden Mile is the most exclusive area in Marbella. It runs east to west along the coastline and is a series of residential developments. Its beachfront location in the resort town of Marbella makes it one of the most desirable locations in Europe.
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Considered The Beverly Hills of Europe. With the fabulous local climate, visitors and residents can enjoy the relaxing and leisurely environment for which the Marbella is renowned.
It is the home of the world-famous Marbella Club Hotel, the Puente Romano and Nobu. They all have stylish beach & pool clubs which are open all year round. The Golden Mile is the place to be if you’re looking for a luxury lifestyle.
Marbella Golden Mile has some of the most sought-after real estate in Europe. Fabulous beaches, lush greenery, and many other amenities make life on the Golden Mile unique.
Here is our guide to the Marbella Golden Mile.
Where is the Golden Mile in Marbella?
The original Golden Mile is considered the beachfront area from the edge of Marbella city to Puerto Banús. The Marbella Club Hotel is the centre point. It is an elegant, palm-lined eight km-long boulevard between Marbella and Puerto Banús.
As Marbella expanded, so did the Golden Mile to encompass more like a Golden Triangle. It is generally accepted that the areas behind and overlooking the Marbella Club are part of the Golden Mile. Locations such as Sierra Blanca, Camoján, Nagüeles, Lomas del Marbella Club, & the Marbella Hill Club are all considered Golden Mile properties.
Why is it called the Golden Mile?
This exclusive area of Marbella has a glamorous history, beginning in the 1950s with an aristocrat named Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe. He decided to convert his family estate into an upmarket hotel. This hotel became the Marbella Club, attracting friends and family of jet-setters, film stars, and royalty from all over Europe.
Thanks to this golden era, the Golden Mile earned its name, parties held here were legendary. These were the original international ‘jet-set’, film stars and royalty. People like Sean Connery, James Hunt, Liz Taylor, Bridget Bardot, and anyone who was anyone were to be found in the Marbella Club.
The parties were legendary, and photographs of these mythical times are displayed to good effect on the Marbella Club Hotel grounds.
What kind of properties are in the Golden Mile?
The Golden Mile Marbella is home to some of the most luxurious and sought-after properties in Southern Spain. Grand mansions on large estates, owned by celebrities, aristocrats, business magnates and entrepreneurs to more modest homes set back from the beachfront.
Most properties are large and luxurious private villas, with many boasting sea views, lush gardens, swimming pools and gated security. The Puente Romano and Marbella Club hotels are the locations of some of the most desirable residences. Owners benefit from the five-star facilities of these luxury resorts while enjoying the privacy of their homes.
In particular, the Marbella Club properties are usually substantial villas in secluded private grounds with gated security. The Puente Romano area is made up of several urbanisations. These include the Marina Puente Romano and the Puente Romano II, with large apartments overlooking award-winning themed gardens.
We also have luxury urbanisation in the same area, like La Trinidad and Monte Paraíso. There are also several townhouse developments in the Lomas de Puente Romano area. Properties in Sierra Blanca and Camoján are mainly large family villas with amazing views and apartment complexes such as La Reserva de Sierra Blanca.
The developers of Sierra Blanca, headed by Pedro Rodríguez, are developing the Fendi homes and the much-lauded Karl Lagerfeld Villas.
How much does a property cost in the Golden Mile?
A villa in the Marbella Club will have a starting price tag of 20 million Euros. The frontline homes are on offer at as much as 80m euros, if you can find one for sale, that is!
The opening of the Nobu hotel as part of the Puente Romano hotel complex marked a watershed moment for Marbella. The demand for prime properties, predominantly in the Puente Romano, has been unstoppable. With penthouse apartments that have undergone a complete refurbishing, making as much as 11.5m euros!
A standard apartment in the Puente Romano will be priced from at least 3m upwards and require complete refurbishing. The finished product will be around 4-5m Euros, depending on size and views.
The average price for an older home is over 5m euros in the Sierra Blanca estate. New homes will be at least 8m +, and some are reaching close to 20m.
Camoján is similar price level to Sierra Blanca with Villa Olympus, recently sold at a staggering 27m asking price.
There are more modest price tags, and it is still possible to find apartments for about 600.000 euros. Townhouses at similar prices, the area of Nagüeles has several apartment complexes with prices from about 450.000 euros.
Expect to see million-dollar price tags in the Marbella Golden Mile area.
What amenities are in the Golden Mile?
The Golden Mile isn’t just a place of fun and leisure. It is also an important business area in Marbella, with legal firms, banks and financial advisors all based here.
The Golden Mile has some of the best shops and international brands, including Chanel, Escada, Luis Vuitton, and other luxury retail stores.
There is a wide selection of designer furniture stores and interior designers. Acting as a one-stop shop for international buyers who want to furnish their Golden Mile properties in style.
There are also several top international schools, including Swans International, and walk-in healthcare clinics, such as Helicópteros Sanitarios. The area also has some of Marbella’s best restaurants and beach clubs. Beachfront restaurants like Trocadero playa, MC beach, La Milla, and El Chiringuito offer exclusive luxury dining experiences on the beach.
Some of the most exclusive restaurants in Marbella are concentrated in the Golden Mile. Málaga Michelin star chef Dani García has started his ever-growing global restaurant empire from here. His restaurants use quality, locally sourced ingredients, with fish and Andalusian traditional food as the base for his cuisine. You will find Lobito del Mar, Leña, Alelí and Kemuri.
You also can choose the most fabulous nightlife with sophisticated bars and nightclubs. The most famous is Olivia Valere nightclub and Momento for the younger crowd. In addition, the hotel Puente Romano has a plethora of restaurants and a cabaret-style show with bars.
The Golden Mile offers visitors the best of both worlds, an exclusive lifestyle experience. Combined with easy access to nearby areas such as Puerto Banús, Nueva Andalucía, Sierra Blanca etc.
Cascada de Camoján is one of Marbella’s most prestigious and luxurious gated communities. Villas here are among the most upmarket close to Marbella town. So if you’re looking for a villa with security, luxury and privacy, Camoján is the perfect place for you!
Sierra Blanca is an exclusive luxury urbanisation in Marbella, just above the Golden Mile.
It is one of Marbella’s most desirable residential real estate urbanisations, offering iconic properties in a prime location.