From architectural innovations to cutting edge energy conservation and sustainability, Vista Lago leads the way in innovative home design.
With its world-class design it has become the most talked about new development in Marbella, winning the top prizes at the International Property Awards 2021-2022 for World’s Best Residential Development and Best Architecture in Europe.
As another testament to its success, over 65% of the villas have already been reserved in just over a year. So what makes Vista Lago different from other developments? We talk to one of the buyers at Vista Lago to find out why they chose to purchase here.
1 – Tell us about where you came from?
We were originally from the Philippine Islands. We migrated to the United States in the mid 1980’s and are presently residing in the suburbs of Chicago.
2 – What are the key attractions of the Marbella area for you?
Lots of sunshine, beautiful city, happy and friendly people, great location, the Mediterranean Sea, coastal mountains, multi-cultural, diversity, cultural wealth, many places to see within one or two hours car ride, and more beautiful cities to reach in a short airplane ride. And of course the food, and collection of beautiful restaurants.
3 – Which area of the Costa del Sol is your favourite? and why?
We like the hills and mountains at the back of Marbella. From La Zagaleta, El Madroñal, Ronda road, La Quinta, Real de La Quinta, Nagüeles and Sierra Blanca.
We fell in love with the wide panoramic views of the Mediterranean, La Concha mountain and the glittering lights of Marbella, Puerto Banús and Estepona in the evening. Its cooler because of the elevation. It looks distant but at the same time it’s just 10 minutes drive to the coast.
4 – How did you find out about Vista Lago?
I first saw it advertised in Essential Marbella Magazine.
5 – Vista Lago has many attractions from the views to the world-class design – what factor or factors, made you decide to purchase here?
The views. Sierra de las Nieves to the North, La Concha, La Concepción dam, and Marbella Golden mile to the east with its golden sunrise, the Mediterranean, Puerto Banús, and the New Golden Mile in front of you. The coast of Africa, Atlas mountains and the Rock of Gibraltar in the distant front and west of you. The mountains of La Zagaleta and Monte Mayor to the west with its glorious sunset. No development can compete with these kind of views.
Location. It is elevated with views and central to many Marbella attractions yet very close to nature. It is also located in the highest and prominent location within Real de La Quinta, a private secured community with a lot of traditional and modern day amenities.
Security. Double security. First with Real de La Quinta and then Vista Lago’s own gated security.
Amenities. You are living within the resort community of Real de La Quinta where you can play, relax, eat, meet new friends and enjoy the mountain lake with its very own beach. All in a very secured environment.
World-class Design. Confirmed when it won the “World’s Best Residential Development” award for 2021 by International Property Awards.
For me, it is also the greatest property investment compared to what is available in the area at this moment.
6 – What do you think sets Vista Lago apart from other developments in the area?
The location, within Real de La Quinta and close to Marbella.
The views, its hard to find a similar panoramic view in any other development.
The whole development design and planning. Each villa is positioned to maximize the panoramic views without obstruction from your neighbours. These parameters make the Inside-Outside design even more grandiose.
7 – Which of the future features of Real de La Quinta resort are you most looking forward to?
The lake, the beach and the Club House next to it.
8 – How important to you is living in a sustainable home?
This will be one of our retirement homes, maybe the main one. The less maintenance, the better. So, yes, it’s important.
9 – What do you think if any, are the common misconceptions of the Marbella area?
People come here just to play, enjoy, show off and go home. Yes, I see a lot of that. Can you blame them? No, because this is the ideal place to do that. But many people actually call Marbella their home and live here all year round, just like us who would like to make this our someday.
10 – If you could describe a perfect day living in Vista Lago- What would it be?
Start the day with either a walk with my wife or sit on the terrace with our coffee and computer watching the sunrise.
The rest of the day is an open slate with so many options: gardening, exploring the community, visiting so many places nearby, walk on the beach, do some sports. Light lunch. Do some trading on the US market. Siesta.
Plan the evening. Night out or night in? Whatever you do, you are doing it with a magnificent background of views.
Most likely we will have guests and there are so many things and places to show them.
End the night with a glass of wine on your bedroom terrace, watching in awe the glittering lights of Marbella, The Rock and the distant coast of Africa, or the big moon above the Mediterranean casting its light on La Concha.
Watch this time lapse video of day changing into sunset then into night from Vista Lago Residences