The decision to buy a luxury apartment in Spain, the most significant purchases you will make
When the dream becomes a reality and you find yourself in the market for a luxury apartment in Spain, where do you begin the search for the place that is perfect for you? With so many varied factors to consider when purchasing a new property, the options can be overwhelming. We’d like to offer some advice to help narrow down the field and identify the perfect home that complements and elevates your lifestyle.
The decision to buy a luxury apartment may be one of the most significant purchases you will make, therefore identifying the residence that matches up to the way you live your life, as well as offering a stimulating and inspiring environment you feel at home in, requires time and thorough consideration of all your property needs and desires. A practical aspect must come into play, as even the most stunning of properties should fulfil your daily living requirements.
What to expect in a luxury apartment
Identifying just what is considered a luxury property is the first step. There are many luxury apartments in Spain that are advertised as ‘luxury’, however, on closer inspection, they don’t have the specifications or amenities that one expects from a property in this category. The luxury lifestyle promised by an exclusive apartment must include certain qualities at the very minimum, as detailed below.
- Space. A luxury property should be spacious both indoors and out. No matter the number of bedrooms the unit offers, it should have bright, airy open spaces, leading out to terraces that offer areas for lounging in light and shade, as well as enough space for outside dining and entertaining. Marbella is renowned for the indoors/ outdoors lifestyle its equable climate affords, so take pains to ensure your potential new home offers the possibility to bask in the coveted winter sun, and shady areas to retire to in the heat of the summer.
- Quality specifications. Exclusive properties feel luxurious from the moment you pass the threshold. This is because, although often imperceptible, quality materials used throughout the dwelling highlight the attention to detail that has gone into its conception. Architecture, engineering and interior design must be in harmony for the property to truly deliver the elevated lifestyle it promises. Fixtures and fittings should be exclusive brands, with air conditioning and underfloor heating throughout as well as an installed Dolby-surround sound system.
- Facilities and amenities. Another factor that differentiates luxury apartment complexes from basic offerings. The home does not exist in isolation, therefore it’s important to consider the communal areas within the complex and what you want from your life living there. A fully equipped gym should be a minimum requirement, negating the need to have to leave every time you, your family or guests want to exercise. Look closely at the equipment it’s stocked with – a sure sign of quality is a brand such as Technogym. A wellness area and indoor pool are a prerequisite as well as a beautiful outdoor pool. Sumptuously landscaped gardens and manicured communal areas should be a given.
- Security. A safe, secure environment in a gated community with 24-hour security is an essential element to confirm, offering a feeling of comfort and tranquillity throughout the neighbourhood.
Exclusive properties feel luxurious from the moment you pass the threshold
Identify your ideal location in Spain
As well as seeking aesthetic qualities in an architecturally striking design, a luxury apartment in Spain, whether a permanent residence or holiday home, must also fulfil practical requirements. Everyone has their own idea of the perfect property, however, if you have always dreamed of sitting on an expansive terrace, gazing out from a peaceful sanctuary towards beautiful sea views, it makes narrowing down your preferences much easier, as you can discount busy town or bustling beachside environments for more tranquil surroundings in natural settings.
Most Marbella residents and visitors looking to purchase luxury property here choose this location as it promises exclusive summer beach clubs, excellent restaurants and breathtaking scenery. For those seeking this exclusive lifestyle, the perfect location offers peace and serenity, yet also sophisticated shops, fine dining and nightlife just a stone’s throw away.
It is equally important to consider amenities and how easy it is to access important infrastructure such as the motorway that takes you to the airport for quick weekend getaways, as well as basic conveniences such as supermarkets, shops and schools if you have children.
Of course, golf is a perennial attraction. For many, being close to a top-class establishment such as La Quinta Golf and Country Club, and the so-called Golf Valley is a huge attraction.
Most buyers searching in this category wish are seeking a location that proposes peace and serenity, as well as privacy, yet is not too distant from all the important conveniences.
What does daily life in a luxury apartment look like?
It is easy to become caught up in enthusiasm for a property that looks striking, however, an exclusive residence also needs to be a place that is comfortable to visit and live in. At The View Marbella, we think we can safely say that life in our luxury apartment complex is one of comfort, convenience and exquisite luxury.
The gated community offers 24-hour security with a concierge service at our residents’ disposal to organise dinner reservations or indeed a private chef for evenings when you don’t want to leave your beautiful home but want to entertain your guests in style.
The views, it goes without saying, are so breathtaking they inspired the name of the development. Taking in the full beauty of the Golf Valley, gently sloping as it leads to the Mediterranean sea and the Costa del Sol’s famous beaches, the eye is drawn to Africa on the horizon and the majestic Rock of Gibraltar in the middle distance.
Nestled in the foothills of the Serranía de Ronda, The View Marbella’s natural surroundings in the pine-covered hills offer peace and privacy, and yet the glamorous marina of Puerto Banús and the chic, cosmopolitan ambience of Marbella town are just a short drive away, offering the best of all worlds to busy professionals, families with hectic social lives, or retirees who simply want to enjoy the best that the Costa del Sol can offer from the peace and comfort of their home.
We would love to show you around our stunning show flat, please don’t hesitate to call and make an appointment. We think The View Marbella offers everything and more anyone could wish for when buying their own luxury apartment in Spain.
The views, it goes without saying, are so breathtaking they inspired the name of the development.