Villas for sale in Estepona
Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy properties as villas. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona retains the charm of a traditional Andalusian fishing village.
Estepona property districts
If you are considering buying a villa in Estepona, here is an outline of the different districts to consider
Coastal Strip - East and west
There are a large number of housing complex along the coastal strip both east and west of Estepona town. Those on the sea side of the A-7 coast road offer easy access to the beach. Housing Complex on the mountain side of this coast road tend to be larger. These complex will comprise of villas as well apartments and townhouses.
The coastal strip extends from the outskirts of Estepona town to the municipal boundaries which extend as far a s 15km. This is important as you may or may not want to be this far from Estepona town, on the other hand you may want to be 15km nearer to Marbella and the airport. The municipal boundary is River Guadalmina at the turning for Benahavís village. Property east of Estepona (towards Marbella) generally commands a higher price than that west of Estepona town.
East of Estepona on the coast there are a number of small communities with commercial facilities that naturally differ in character from the newer housing complexes. The largest one is called Cancelada and other smaller ones are called El Pilar, El Velerin, El Pirate, El Saladillo and Isdabe. There are also well established holiday communities constructed in the 1980s with shopping and restaurant facilities at Benavista and Benamara.
Inland from the coast there are numerous small access roads with tracks leading individual rural properties. These can range from small basic country houses to modern spacious villas with swimming pools. It is especially important have a lawyer check the property deeds and paperwork when considering purchase of a rural property.