We fell in love with Benahavis and El Casar some years ago. And after many trips we got the opportunity to purchase a townhouse in the village.
There are many reasons to love this area. El Casar is a tranquil and beautiful community with several pools and a wonderful view of the mountains. But only a short stroll away you find a small but vibrant old village with many great restaurants and bars. And still the nature is close for a hike or riding mountain bikes.
We really love this place. We are sure you will do too.
Welcome to our townhouse!
Stunning view from the terrace
Our home in El Casar is a four bedroom, three level residence that occupies a prime position in El Casar. The house feels spacious as most rooms are built with at least 3 meter high ceilings.
There is a more than 50 sqm large private terrace that basks in the sun from morning until late afternoon, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Here you can start your day with a coffee in the lounge. On the west-side there is another terrace with early evening sun.
The living areas in casa 62 feel very light and airy. To the left of the front door, the open kitchen is both generously proportioned and blessed with wonderful amounts of natural light, thanks to west-faced windows. The kitchen is directly connected to the lounge area.
The east-facing sliding patio doors in the lounge area lead out to the main terrace with views of Benahavis village and the valley. The dining room is adjacent to the lounge area also with sliding doors to the main terrace.
All of the four twin-bedded rooms are beautifully decorated. They are all of generous size ample for including a child's cot. All enjoy their own, individually designed en-suite with bath and shower. The master bathroom even boasts a hydro-massage installation for optimum pampering after a really long, hot day in the sun.
The forth bedroom is in the basement but daylight is making the room light and airy.
There is plenty of wardrobe space and three bedrooms feature private balconies with views over the spectacular surrounding countryside.
terracotta flooring, iroko woodwork and handcrafted ceramic surfaces are
indicative of the exceptional quality where large windows allow a spectacular
flood of light and incredible views.
The air conditioning
cools or warms every room as required throughout the year.
To make life easy facilities includes a fully fitted kitchen with Bosch appliances such as a dishwasher and microwave but also a classic espresso machine to make a great cortado or café con leche.
In the basement a washing machine and ironing facilities are available for your service.
We found El Casar when browsing the internet after great places to visit. We then made several trips to Benahavis to find out if the real life version is close to what we saw and read on the internet. It is. And even better.
El Casar is sitting high on the mountainside as you enter the beautiful village of Benahavis. It is hidden amongst pine trees and around 200 meters above sea level.
The urbanization of El Casar represents the evolution of traditional Andalusian architecture. It is subtle in the artistry of the finer details such as the whitewashed facades, the antique tiled roofs and the wrought iron details. All created with a contemporary twist.
In El Casar you get the benefit of large communal garden areas and three outdoor swimming pools. And a clubhouse with a sumptuous lounge area and an open fireplace. But it doesn't end with that; on the lower level there is a fully equipped fitness room, a sauna and a large indoor pool that is heated throughout the autumn and winter months. No extra costs involved.
The area is somewhat sophisticated, yet only a few minutes’ walk from the charmingly traditional village of Benahavis; tranquil, yet just a short drive away from the many attractions of the Costa del Sol's most desirable resorts, beautiful beaches and bustling Puerto Banus.
Here you can enjoy a balmy climate with around 320 days of sunshine every year.
Map of El Casar
The village of Benahavis is nestled in a picturesque valley of pine forests and streams, much of it a protected nature park.
It is also located just 10 minutes from San Pedro and only 15 minutes from Marbella and the jet-set marina of Puerto Banus, with its stunning array of shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Benahavis is for many synonymous with great food. It has the highest concentration of high class restaurants in the region and draws visitors by the thousands who come simply to savour the cuisine. There are around 30 bars, cafes and restaurants, offering everything from local tapas to internationally acclaimed cuisine, as well as a number of interesting shops and galleries.
The small local park boasts an amphitheater for concerts as well as a play area for young children.
Benahavis offers a relaxed atmosphere yet with spectacular walks, tennis, paddle, communal swimming pool and its own golf driving range. In addition to the golf courses, there are riding schools and beaches within easy reach.
Golfers have access to a great number of international courses within 10 km.
For those who prefer their exercise without benefit of clubs and balls, there are many miles of unspoilt walks or mounting biking with opportunities to cool off in the river plunge pools.
Further, there's also a whole coastline to explore, with San Pedro, the nearest beach, just a few minutes drive away.
The area of Benahavis is ideally situated, surrounded by countryside and mountains, but close to the beach and town life. This means there is a wide range of different types of activities in Benahavis itself, as well as within easy traveling distance.
Cycling and mountain biking
The beautiful surroundings and year round warm weather make cycling one of the more popular activities in the Benahavis area. Whether you're a beginner, or more experienced, you will have all your needs covered.
Costa Cycling Experience is based in Benahavis and they arrange accommodation, cycle hire, guided tours, training camps and more.
Flowing around the base of the village of Benahavis is the Guadalmina River. Over the centuries it has cut a deep river gorge, which eventually finds its way out on to a flood plain, before reaching the coast. With the winter rains the river surges through the cutting, bringing rocks and boulders down with it. However, come spring, the river level drops which enables people to explore in safety.
There are a number of professional companies that will take you down stream, and they provide safety helmets and wetsuits. You don't need to be super fit to do the canyoning in Benahavis, you just need to be a little brave, and a good swimmer.
It really is quite stunning. After about a 2.5 hour journey, you'll be glad to put your feet up, but with a real sense of achievement and wonder at nature.
Walks is for many the best way to discover hidden Andalucia. On foot, explore the beautiful hills and mountains that are just a few minutes drive inland away from the hubbub of the coast.
Sur Walks offers lots of different hiking tours and holidays, to suit all levels. One of their tours leads you up the valley of the Guadalmina River to the remains of the Moorish castle of Montemayor. From Montemayor there are magnificent views over the coast, the water reservoir, and Benahavis village. The tour ends with some traditional tapas in Benahavis village.
If you are interested to visit the true beauty of Benahavis on an amazing off road Safari Tour over the mountains Safari del Sol is the right companion for you.
Within less than 10km distance from the village there are several internationally acclaimed golf courses. If you drive another 10-15km the number is doubled.
Situated midway between Gibraltar and Malaga, Benahavis makes an ideal base from which to explore the area. 15km east lies the bustling, up-market port of Puerto Banus, from which you can enjoy miles and miles of beach-front walks with plenty of bars and restaurants for sustenance along the way. Closer than that you find the beaches at San Pedro with beach-front walks with a number of laid back Chiringuitos.
A few minutes more driving takes you into Marbella, with its serious shopping and nightlife, or expend some energy rock climbing, kayaking and rappelling down canyons at the Nakera Adventure Park nearby. There are water parks near both Mijas and Torremolinos and a large fun park near Benalmadena, all of which are within an easy 30 minute drive.
To the west some 20km away, lies Estepona, a more traditional Spanish port complete with early morning fish market and long, sandy beach from which you can jetski, parasail or dive; nearby is the unique Selwo Safari Park. Drive on to Sotogrande, playground of the rich and famous to watch the polo, or to Gibraltar (60km) to visit the apes; from here you can take a high-speed ferry to Tangiers for the day or cruise the Straits to see dolphins and whales. If the surfer style and big waves is what you want Tarifa is the place to go situated another 20km from Gibraltar
Go inland and an easy 40km drive takes you to Casares, probably the most picturesque of Spain's 'white villages'; this is the real Spain - a working village of olives and goats which offers a wealth of subjects for camera and canvas, as well as walks, horse riding, bird watching and fishing.
Historic Ronda, one of Spain's oldest cities with its impressive gorge and architecture which includes a sixteenth century bullring is just 55km away.
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If you want to
book a week or more at our place please use William Properties that is located in Benahavis.
We wish you a pleasant stay!
Tourist registered: CTC-2018020588