Marbella Real Estate
The Island is an innovative residential project located in a tranquil front line beach setting on the Costa del Sol. Located in the most exclusive part of Estepona’s western outskirts
The Island is an innovative residential project located in a tranquil frontline beach setting on the Costa del Sol, offering absolute privacy, verdant surroundings and state-of-the-art amenities. As one of the most coveted and well-established residential destinations in Europe, the Costa del Sol covers just about every attractive option for home buyers seeking a luxurious lifestyle on the Mediterranean, or even an excellent for-rent investment opportunity. It has, therefore, become increasingly difficult to discover a new property that extends the boundaries of high-end living. The Island is a true rarity: one of the only luxury front line beach complexes with a contemporary architectural design.
Located in the most exclusive part of Estepona’s western outskirts, the project comprises 50 state-of-the-art townhouses of two, three, four and five bedrooms, with sea views and south, south-east or south-west orientation.This privileged project was named The Island to capture the essence of the setting: a fully gated
haven of serenity and security in the heart of one of the Coast’s most popular residential areas. It is well isolated from other nearby urbanisations and is surrounded by a protected pine forest and public green areas.
In recent years, the western part of Estepona town has blossomed with a stunning array of modern luxury developments. Now, in a prime area of this tree-lined boulevard, The Island raises the bar even higher – a magnificent residential project for discerning buyers with a taste for the good life. Providing private access to the beach, and with the Guadalobón river meandering around its perimeter and enhancing its sense of seclusion, The Island is just a five-minute walk from the Estepona marina, close to the town centre, and conveniently located for transport connections: under 35 kilometres to Marbella and just a one-hour drive to Málaga international airport (to the east) and 45 kilometres from Gibraltar, with the picturesque Atlantic coastline a further 45-minute drive to the west. The whole Estepona municipality has been in the throes of a major transformation over the past decade. Popularly known as “the garden of the Costa del Sol” following a major remodelling and embellishment of the old town and the inauguration of a vanguard botanical park, Estepona has been able to preserve its traditional Andalucian charm while offering all the key amenities and services of a thriving 21st century resort area. On the one hand it has a rich cultural heritage and the classic air of a former fishing and farming village; and on the other, the glamour and sophistication of chic restaurants and designer-brand boutiques, and the outdoor pleasures of over 60 golf courses on the Coast (including a dozen in close vicinity) and other top-class leisure amenities. And then there are the beaches: over 20 kilometres of sandy stretches and pristine waters, dotted with beach bars and restaurants and a multitude of water-based activities.
One of the main hallmarks of The Island – in honour of its name – is water. The communal centrepieces are highlighted by expansive swimming areas (tropical-design infinity, outdoor, children’s and indoor heated pools), and a spa with a fully-equipped gym, changing rooms, bathrooms, sauna and Turkish bath. In addition, there is a children’s play area, two chill-out areas, Balinese-style beach beds, cascading waterfalls and other water features dotted throughout the internal pathways, plazas and verdant gardens – all in a security-controlled enclosure.
The al fresco aesthetic has been created to be as natural as possible, with white, grey and black hues, and stylish separating walls made of slate.
The Island comprises, three, four and five-bedroom exclusively-designed luxury townhouses, from 319 to 449 square metres including underground area, terrace and solarium. Accentuating the natural light has been of paramount importance, with substantial windows and minimum profiles (just two centimetre aluminium frames) and shafts of light accessing through the staircase coffering.
Also complementing this open, innovative design are large-format ceramic floor tiles. The open kitchens are superbly equipped with Siemens or similar home appliances, while the double-height lounge areas are connected to the upper floor by a glass gallery that enhances the sense of transparency.
Each townhouse has a private roof terrace with jacuzzi, pergola, ceramic and artificial grass decking, and barbecue area, and its own underground garage with personal access to the house through an ample laundry and service area, as well as communal parking spaces for guests. The homes also have a fireplace, under-floor heating (water-based in living areas and electric in bathrooms), hot and cold air conditioning, and finished and upholstered wardrobes, plus the latest domotic home automation systems.
Other key features include thick, high doors, minimum-profile carpentry in the lounge rooms and main bedrooms, suspended toilets, automatic door entry to each garage, security doors, privacy and security blinds on some of the back windows, and double-glazing.