Article by Victoria Wood
A look at the amazing environment that surrounds our new project Vista Lago Residences, the iconic landmark resort of Real de La Quinta.
Vista Lago Residences, situated in the 200 hectare mountainside estate of Real de La Quinta, occupies 6.5 hectares of one of its highest plots and therefore boasts the most exceptional views of the coastline. This sustainable resort, just 15 minutes from Puerto Banús, is all about preserving the beauty of nature, and combining this with high level design, contemporary architecture and above all, comfort, tranquility and plenty of space.
The La Quinta group have been creating exclusive residences in the Marbella area for over 30 years. Their dedication to quality, service and excellence, as well as a responsibility to respect the cultural landscape of Andalucía, ensures that their projects coexist responsibly with nature, which, looking at the new Real de La Quinta development, is evident in abundance.
A regional landmark
Real de La Quinta is going over and above when it comes to delivering exceptional onsite facilities for this new resort. This unique setting will see one of the largest man made lakes on the Costa del Sol, that will feature within the landscaping of an executive golf course, and sit alongside a plethora of amenities such as a lake club, wellness and spa, tennis & paddle tennis, a boutique hotel, equestrian centre, a small selection of shops and an exclusive restaurant. The surrounding countryside offers plenty of activities such as horse riding, mountain hikes and walks, cycling, and of course all water sports on the lake. This all contributes to its residential, country club resort dynamic which will turn this development into a regional landmark.
Having recently lived in one of the only previously existing residences close to the development area, I have personally witnessed the progression of construction from the very beginning, as well as met with designers and seen the overall plans. That it is impressive would be an understatement. The respect for nature and the environment is paramount, plus the construction of exceptional properties blending with the surrounding countryside whilst upholding a modern as well as traditional, upscale design, all contribute to the exceptional quality of this whole area.
Consultant for the project, Rick Volpe, described the concept as “a high-quality resort, that’s sustainable for the environment, completely integrated with nature and transmits the lively and positive side of Marbella, alongside the innovative and practical “smart living” philosophy of Northern European countries”.
I have encountered many couples and families driving up through the recently asphalted roads in search of Vista Lago plots, their reactions all being very similar: “this is an idyllic setting” and “what a view!”.
Vista Lago Residences will consist of 18 individually designed, sustainable luxury villas. Each villa has a very generous plot – the density of builds was reduced to far less than capacity in order to provide each home with plenty of space, spectacular views and maximum privacy.
The location is second to none as it borders the action of cosmopolitan Puerto Banús, the coastal town of Marbella and surrounding area, as well as being in close proximity to some of the region’s most notable white villages. You have both mountainous countryside as well as glorious coastline right on the doorstep.
The environment is really breathtaking. Vista Lago really does have it all when it comes to the setting. Not only is everything close by, but you will have a view of it all from the properties, including the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and the African coastline as well as the iconic La Concha mountain in the Sierra de Las Nieves.
Thanks to the year-round good weather, outdoor living is truly embraced and the properties themselves are structured around an alfresco lifestyle with seamless indoor/outdoor living areas and extensive terraces and gardens.
Vista Lago Residences will become a part of an incredible place to live; the impeccable design and proximity to nature only serving to add to the value. Each individual villa features a private pool, garden, large terraces and the option to have entertainment rooms and offices. The Vista Lago premise is to create a space that need never be left, a heavenly haven to call home.