Spanish Property Podcast
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This unique beachfront Villa was built in 1960 next to the famous and 10,7 meters high antique tower, frontline beach and 10 - 12 meters above the sea. The villa has been reformed completely in 2000/1 with the most luxury elements. The sea views are amazing!
The size of the plot is 2.474,75 m2, but fenced are only 2.150 m2. The built area is 370 m2. The whole property is protected by high walls and a 103 meters long front-line balustrade. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hot shower in an external patio, guest toilet, play- and TV- room, living room (90 m2)with fireplace, laundry, big and fully furnished kitchen, salt-water- swimming pool and a pavillion which could be converted into a guest house(50 m2). The main house could be extended another 78 m2.
The features include: Italian travertine marble floors, hand crafted kitchen, under floor heating, alarm systems inside and outside, open fire place, barbeque area in the garden, store rooms, irrigation system, own well, automatic gate, illumination system Lutron, musical system Linn, satellite TV, parking for 3 cars, huge area for extensions. It is the real perfect mixture of quality and top location!
In the meantime, the municipality has started construction of the beach hiking trail (pasarela) directly in front of our "Villa la Torre". From the garden, 2 doors lead directly to the new walkway, a new glass balustrade will be established and the paddle tennis court will be demolished and transformed into a flower garden. All this will be done in 3 months and will greatly increase the value of the property.
Historic background: A famous watch tower called "Torre de Calahonda" is located in the center of the property. Built 1575, it served as part of a defense chain of watch towers protecting against potential pirate attacks. The line of watch towers stretches from the Andalusian coast all the way to Cadiz. Surrounded by crew houses at that time, the towers were well-supplied with necessities and were well looked after by the crews residing close to the towers. Therefore some of the towers still stand to this very day.
This tower, being a listed building, gives a certain flair to the property initially built as a holiday home by the Spanish nobleman Enrique de la Mata, minister and president of the International Red Cross (1981 -87). The Spanish king Juan Carlos attended to a party, thrown in his honor by his minister, at this very property. The king made a remarkable entry by yacht through the sea, anchoring close to the property to then be rowed ashore in a smaller boat.
Area: The area is Calahonda next to Puerto Cabopino, the community is Doña Lola Club, a 3* timeshare/hotel with reception, beach club, heated indoor pool, beauty salon, tennis courts, tropical garden, 9 restaurants, supermarket and a 24 h security service. Driving distance to Marbella 12 minutes (16 km).