It's 60 years since the Marbella Club first opened its doors and put a small fishing village on the Costa del Sol on the glitterati map. We take a look at 6 spectacular properties currently on the market.
Nagüeles, €4.4 million
Rocio de Nagüeles is a contemporary six-bedroom villa in the heart of the golden mile close to the beach and town centre with panoramic sea views.
Knight Frank (020–7629 8171; www.knightfrank.com)
Showing what good value for money you can get these days, this four-bedroom house in Benahavís comes with a separate guest or staff house, wonderful views and a heated saltwater swimming pool.
Cluttons (020– 7647 7243)
Nueva Andalucía, €5.35 million
South-facing with sea views, this villa was designed by architect Angel Taborda in the golf valley of Nueva Andalucía, close to Puerto Banús. Five bedrooms, a spa, a hammam and a heated infinity pool.
Savills Panorama Properties (020– 7016 3740; www.panorama.es)
El Madroñal, €10 million
This magnificent newly built villa on a 10,000sq m plot in El Madroñal comes with seven bedrooms, a cinema room, a self-contained apartment and views over Marbella, Gibraltar and the mountains.
Aylesford International (00 34 608 264 148; www.aylesfordspain.com)
La Zagaleta, €5.9 million
One of the most innovative villas to be built on the La Zagaleta estate, with four bedrooms and geo-thermal energy. Its views can be admired from terraces around the gardens.
Knight Frank (020–7861 1097; www.knightfrank.com)
Marbella Club Golf Resort, €3.95 million
The Marbella Club Golf Resort lies a few miles from the city, with golf, tennis and riding (the Spanish National Showjumping Championships are held here). This five-bedroom house with geo-thermal heated pool, landscaped garden and spa.
Savills (020–7016 3740; www.savills.com)
These country houses are all a stone's throw from Britain's beautiful coastline.