A true Marbella luxury penthouse is much more than an apartment alone; it is a sky villa that blends the convenience of a compact property with the space, comfort and exclusivity of a large and luxurious one – with spectacular views added.
Typically occupying the top floor – or indeed top two floors – of an apartment complex, a penthouse is a residence with the look, feel and finishing of a villa. In this, it forms an ideal mix of low maintenance and lock-up-and-go convenience, not to mention security, alongside the refinement and amenities of a much larger property.
A penthouse in Marbella will generally feature an elegant entrance, often with cloakroom and guest bathroom, leading into a large, open-plan living area connected to a dining space and modern kitchen. The latter is linked to a laundry, but forms a stylish continuum with the lounge to create one large lifestyle area that extends out onto the kind of terrace that not even villas tend to have.
They can include features as outdoor seating areas with firepits, outdoor kitchens and/or barbecues, swimming pools, Jacuzzi’s, bar and entertainment zones, and many penthouses feature a wrap-around terraces that gives almost every room in the house access to their own section of outdoor space and glorious views of the sea and mountains.
1. The roof terrace and views from your Marbella luxury penthouse
A particular feature of Marbella luxury penthouses that sets them apart from most other apartments is the fact that many are configured as a duplex property, with a rooftop terrace and often with a pool, outdoor lounge, dining and even kitchen areas.
Such a space will enjoy the most spectacular views available – which in the case of Marbella usually includes golf, mountain and especially sea views. In fact, few properties can equal the spectacular setting and views of a penthouse, which along with their luxurious finishing and amenities has prompted people to call them ‘sky villas’.
2. Security and extra features
While apartments offer underground parking spaces and storage rooms, owners of penthouses have two side-by-side spaces and larger private storage areas. They share the enhanced security of a gated apartment complex – often with 24-hour manned entrance – which may exceed that of a villa, but combined with a private access.
3. Amenities and services
No-one can deny the opulence of the finer Marbella villas, but you will have to spend a lot more on such a property to endow it with the kind and range of amenities that are found in luxurious penthouse complexes, including: extensive gardens, outdoor swimming pools and sundecks, gymnasiums, indoor heated pools and private spas with sauna and a Turkish bath.
Even if a villa matches an impressive list of on-site leisure facilities such as this, there is also the problem and indeed cost of maintenance, as villa owners are usually responsible for this themselves, where those who have a luxury penthouse contribute to maintenance costs but have everything taken care of – and sometimes this includes a manned reception with concierge services too.
4. Open-plan comfort
From the moment you step into your Marbella luxury penthouse apartment, you enter a private domain that is secure, tranquil, and while it enjoys superb views of the surroundings is not overlooked by anyone else. This creates a sense of personal space hard to equal in any of the other property types, and best achieved within the freedom that a penthouse offers.
Enjoying a large living area where the rooms are predominantly on one level creates a convenience and ease of internal access that explains why penthouses are the preferred city abode of high net worth buyers, especially among those mature in years or people who travel frequently but want to come home to villa luxury.
5. Marbella luxury penthouse, the perfect property for you
Your villa in the sky is easier and more affordable to maintain than a villa of comparable standing, and is far more likely to enjoy a broad range of amenities such as on-site spa, gymnasium, gated security, gardening services and even reception and concierge – all combined with the ability to lock up and go at a moment’s notice.
Luxury penthouses are often associated with the finest addresses in big cities such as New York, London and Paris, but they are also a much sought-after alternative to villa ownership in luxurious lifestyle destinations such as Marbella, where the combination of convenience, opulent finishing and on-site amenities blends with spectacular sea, golf and mountain views to make this one of the ultimate ways in which to enjoy the region’s unique quality of life.
Ultimately, the only real competition for a penthouse within the real estate market is a villa, particularly in a destination such as Marbella, where stylish second home convenience is coupled with a complete range of amenities and services. What’s more, you don’t have to live in a suburb or hillside country club to enjoy optimal privacy, as penthouse complexes can provide that while being on the doorstep of all the attractions Marbella has to offer.
There is a prime selection of luxurious property developments in Marbella that are designed to optimise the style and lifestyle characteristics unique to penthouse living – a real estate offering just made for the Marbella way of life.