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“Happy Holidays” 5 of 5 stars
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184 Rocio de Nagueles, 29600 Marbella, Spain   |  
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“Happy Holidays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

During my successful stay at Xaviera’s B&B in Amsterdam, she’d informed me about
the plan to rent out her villa in Marbella Spain. Ideally to groups up to 10, so the
entire villa could come to its full use. At the beginning of the year I gathered most
of my friends and together we decided it would be nice to go as a group and check
it out for a fortnight. And so we went with three couples, two singles and Oscar the
chocolate brown Labrador. And it was bliss! The villa is situated in an amazing spot,
on the hillside of Marbella, only a 6 minute drives from Marbella’s picturesque old city centre. Villa Caprice has everything available, a truly wonderful large swimming pool with surrounding sun terrace, large sitting room, most comfortable big beds, and a great bar where we would gather for hours after dinner, a BBQ near the pool, wifi and cable TV.
A mere 50 minutes drive from Malaga airport and walking distance from Marbella's harbour and the picturesque city centre of this quaint old town.
We loved the Monday morning street market and the many inexpensive but excellent tapas bars. We had such fun and loved coming ‘home’ to the villa, as if it was ours, for that’s how comfortable it made us feels. We will be back with an even larger
group this summer when we can also make use of the lovely pool which in winter time unfortunately was too cold to dive into. . Can’t wait!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Autumn of 2012 my husband and I were invited to stay at Villa Caprice with our family as I was scheduled to sing at Xaviera Hollander's home theater in sunny Marbella. You see, I am a singer of French cabaret and Xaviera organises concerts or theatre shows twice a year for friends and music lovers. What a treat! There must have been 5 bedrooms in this great Villa Caprice where about 10 people can sleep. In addition we came across three bathrooms as well. The house manager Yuri welcomed us with enthusiasm and Theo (the pool boy) showed us around. The villa has all a visitor may wish for: WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD . …Our kids loved it and how great it was also for us to relax in the evening after a nice walk on the beach and shopping in town. We dined at the house many a time as the kitchen and service areas (newly renovated) come fully equipped with all things you may need to cook a nice meal. And the fresh Spanish food tastes so good…. must be the sun! The highlight of villa Caprice for us was the stunning private pool, surrounded by outdoor lounge furniture, cushions and parasols to escape the sun if need be.

Xaviera and her husband Philip were the best of hosts. We discussed art and music and laughed at so many jokes and stories (Xaviera has many!).

We would love to visit Villa Caprice again! And will ask our other family members with kids the same age as ours to join us.

Micheline Van Hautem (and family)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

Decided last minute to go and stay at Villa Caprice with Xaviera Hollander and her hubby Philip. Yes Xaviera talks about sex freely and openly, her openness and honesty is so refreshing, but that I expected being a huge fan of her books for many years. What I didn't expect was the high quality meals, the very large comfy bed and the general feeling of being very welcome friends. We arrived as guests and left as friends. The Villa is large roomy and comfortable, set in amongst many different villa's and very private. I have recommended it to many of my friends as a VERY fun relaxing place to visit, and I am definitely considering going and renting the whole place with my children in the summer. Xaviera and Philip have very good local knowledge and were keen to advise and help at any opportunity. My husband and I travel often and I would recommend this trip to everyone. Yes it's not a 5 star hotel, but the feeling of welcome, the clean, homely feel is wonderful. We went for 5 days, but I honestly wish we had had longer. We hired a car at Malaga airport for about £10 a day,there are tons of car hire places at the airport, and traveled around the countryside a bit.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Caprice Bed and Breakfast

Address: 184 Rocio de Nagueles, 29600 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Legendary author XAVIERA HOLLANDER personally invites you to her Spanish Villa! Charmingly Spanish in style with a distinct Andalusian design, this luxurious private property is located in the hills of Marbella in this highly desirable area of the Costa del Sol. Villa Caprice is delightfully appointed with every amenity one would need and ready to welcome you for a carefree and restful holiday by the sea. This accommodation is gay friendly. Villa Caprice has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. In addition there are three bathrooms as well as an outside shower. All linens and towels are supplied.The villa has all modern conveniences including WiFi, Satellite TV (Canal+) (4 televisions), Video, DVD, and sound system. The kitchen and service areas are also newly renovated and come fully supplied with dishwasher, microwave, combi oven, refrigerator, etc. In addition the kitchen is fully stocked with service for 12 as well as pots, pans and utensils. You also have a smaller kitchen area in the south wing for a private late night snack! The highlight of villa Caprice must certainly be the stunning private pool, surrounded by an elegant terrace area and mature gardens. Fully supplied with outdoor lounge furniture, cushions and parasols the large swimming pool will surely be the center of you summer vacation....In addition, to the pool, there are 2 separate outdoor terrace areas, fully furnished with tables and chairs for those moments when you want to escape the sun! A special feature of the spacious outdoor lounge area is a large private bar located within an easy distance for refreshments whilst lounging by the pool! An outdoor built-in barbecue and ping pong table are also located by the pool. Villa Caprice has a wonderful design for a big family or friends on holiday together. With 2 wings that meet in the large center lounge area, there is an abundance of space that allows for privacy, if needed. Both wings have their own private terrace area with 4 bedrooms being situated on one side on the spacious lounge area and the other 2 bedrooms (one of which is a family bedroom) in their own wing. ... more   less 

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