Searching for your dream home? There is an abundance of choice on the Costa del Sol whether it be an apartment, penthouse, bungalow, cortijo, villa or townhouse. Marbella Living have a rich portfolio of over two thousand properties covering locations all over the Costa del Sol including of course Marbella, The Golden Mile, Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia, Benahavis, Estepona, The New Golden Mile, Manilva and countless other locations. Read on to have a comprehensive understanding of what property you could own..
Originating from the Roman era as an upper class country home. The term villa is commonly used to describe a luxurious family home. This type of property can have anything from two bedrooms to twenty, a swimming pool, private gardens and additional features. You can find a secluded villa or a group of villas within an urbanisation which suits buyers requiring that extra security.
A bungalow is a one-storey detached property with similar features to a villa. They are often a popular option because they offer more privacy due to their lower build height. There are variations of bungalows including those that contain raised basements allowing additional sunlight and those that comprise of lofts and half levels.
The term townhouse was originally in reference to the city residence of someone whose main property was a country house. A townhouse is a terraced house connected to another townhouse on at least one side if not the two. This type of property is usually built on up to three floors and sometimes comprise of a roof terrace.
Apartment / Penthouse
An apartment is typically a single unit in a multi-storey building which often shares community grounds such as gardens and swimming pools. A penthouse once only described the entire top floor of an apartment building. However, the term is now commonly used to describe a top floor apartment. The advantages of a property like is are the spectacular views and noise reduction.
A residential country property which often has features deriving from an agricultural context such as vineyards, wells, fruit orchards and stables. This type of property comes with a great deal of land which requires a high level of maintenance.
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