Everyone had a great time and loved Villa Eterna. The pool was excellent and we had some great family moments and memories spent here that I’ll never forget, every day was 30degrees so we made the most of it, even having late swims when coming back in the evening. The grounds are something else with a wide variety of unusual plants and well landscaped gardens. The pool cleaner came twice during the week and I even had my own personal pool cleaner anyway 😂.
Nothing was too much trouble and Kevin and Gio were both so helpful with any enquiries we had. The AV system is incredible and the local shops and restaurants are great. Sotogrande is awesome with a great market on sundays. We will definitely be back, just a matter of when. .
Craig - August 2018
Couldn’t fault the villa it’s even better than the photos , the accommodation was exactly as described and a great size. The pool is clean and tidy and was cleaned twice while we were there; but a net is provided so you can give it a quick clean in a morning if debris has blown in ?
Kevin and Gio even though we never met them were very professional via email and text giving lots of useful info on how to get from airport etc even to the point of providing their mobile numbers should there be any issues , would highly recommend them for a stress free holiday.
The villa is a great mix of traditional and contemporary and there is some nice tech, with lights and speakers around the villa and pool area, with the ability to stream music throughout. Listening to music around the pool in the afternoons became a daily routine and you can also extend the awning over the pergola for some shade. The owners have put a lot of investment into both villa and grounds and everything feels well appointed and generally to a high standard. Inside there is a real feeling of space and the villa has the sense that you are staying somewhere special.
The location is perfect; being close enough to easily walk to the strip (and we walked to the marina a few times). It is just back from the front, so only the loudest music on a Saturday actually carried up from the nightlife, but the walk back up to the villa only takes minutes. It is quite steep so something to bear in mind for anyone with mobility challenges. Out and about we tried segways at the Marina and there is a fun beach only five minutes away called Playa Los Toros where you can jump into the sea off the rocks. The bars on Torreguardiaro beach are nice and you can hire sunbeds there. A car is pretty essential but once you have that there is a lot around, with Gibraltar being worth a day out and we went to Seville, which is a longer drive but well worth it.
On the seafront there is a very good mix of bars and restaurants and the owners recommendations are all good (I think we tried most in two weeks!). All along the front and in the marina we never had a bad meal so you really can’t go wrong; although the marina tends to be quite pricey. The organic wine bar close to the villa is well worth a look for a nice glass of wine and some quite imaginative food. We probably visited In Boca the most for dinner, where the food was great and the staff very friendly.
This part of Spain can attract winds and the villa is quite elevated, so guests should expect some gusts, but only 1 day out of 14 was this any problem and mostly the breeze gave pleasant relief. We stayed in July and actually in the late afternoons it was almost oppressively hot, so any breeze was welcome.
We had a wonderful family holiday at Villa Eterna and I would strongly recommend the villa. There are some quite steep steps down to the pool so again, anyone with mobility issues might want to think about it, but as a wonderful and impressive family retreat, you really can’t go wrong.
John - July 2018
We have stayed at Villa Eterna several times and we will be back again. Why? The position is just perfect with glorious views over the med, with views of Sotogrande all the time, Gibraltar and the North African coast most days unless it is cloudy. It is on a hillside, so even in mid-summer we have felt a cooling breeze, with just a short walk to the beach.
The villa is spacious so plenty of space on a colder day and a wonderful music system. Usually it is warm enough to be outside: Villa Eterna is beautifully set out with external verandas on most sides, so it is easy to find shade or sun at different times of the day, or by the pool side. There are Wi-Fi hubs throughout… including one by the pool!
The bedrooms and bathrooms, including a double bath, well laid out on the different levels, which gave space even when we stayed with a larger group including children. Every switch and outlet is labelled, so we quickly learned how to get the best from the house. The kitchen it well equipped and has space for eating, or just sitting together whilst others are preparing food. The lounge/dining room is enormous! We used this on a colder January day. The French windows open out from that room, so even in January, we moved outside to eat on the terrace on most days.
Kev and Gio were very helpful both before out stay and in answering any questions during our stay. They left a welcome pack with things we might need on arrival. The house “information manual” is the most comprehensive we have seen: very helpful! The house is secure, with parking near the front door on a forecourt within the sliding electric gate.
The villa is close to the main street in Torreguadiaro which has a wide range of restaurants, bars, a good place for breakfast when we felt lazy and a little supermarket. A 15 minute walk along the beach (or a 5 minute drive) is the harbour at Sotogrande with plenty of parking, an array of shops and restaurants and more. And of course, the choice of nearby towns and villages along the med, or a trip to Gibraltar, or just further on to the Atlantic coast and the wind surfing at Tarifa and beyond.
So…. We will be back to Villa Eterna….
Dave & Joy - January 2018
We very much enjoyed our stay in this luxurious villa. It is beautiful and comfortable. The views from the villa are stunning and the grounds quiet and relaxing. We used the pool area most days having music playing in the background. It was sunny every day even though it was the end of October - a definite bonus!
Giovanna & Kevin gave us very helpful information about the local area and tourist attractions. We went to Gibraltar and Medina-Sidonia but mainly stayed in the local town. There are plenty of eateries to choose from most being good value. We were amazed by the variety of tapas available! The locals were very friendly. This a great place to stay for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. I would highly recommend it :)
Had a lovely time here. The facilities and space are excellent and we loved being able to have our music by the pool. Added bonus was the visits of the parakeets the vast numbers of birds of prey that passed by. Superb views of Gibraltar and a good base with many places to visit.
I booked the Villa Eterna for myself, my eldest daughter and two young granddaughters. Everything Kevin and Gio say on their website about their Villa is exactly as described and they couldn’t have more helpful – even allowing us to stay a little longer as we had an evening return flight.
It was spotlessly clean and a real home-from-home. The welcome basket of basic essentials was a really thoughtful touch and gratefully received (especially the bottle of wine!). I can’t reiterate enough just how wonderful our stay was at Villa Eterna. Suffice to say, we plan to return next year.
Daniel - August 2017
Had a lovely time in this beautiful setting, Kevin and Gio certainly had thought of everything to make our stay very special. The photos don't really do the internal space justice, its a lot bigger than you think! Lots of space to be together or chill, all sorts to explore it took us ages to get round it all!!
Definitely the place to go and i would highly recommend it to anyone, it easily sleeps six/seven people. Lovely and private, stunning views they have done an excellent job all round. Would definitely visit again!!
The location was fantastic and the views of Gibraltar and Africa stunning (especially at sunset). The villa and gardens provide a real sense of space. The local towns of Torreguadiaro & Sotogrande provided us with a real variety of nice bars and restaurants. Also the well equipped kitchen & dining areas in the house and the Sun Terrace made it easy to prepare and enjoy our home cooked meals. The Instructions are clear and the house has high tech and quality Audio Visual equipment. The Internet worked well all over the villa which for us with 2 bandwidth hungry kids was important. We especially liked chilling out to our favourite tunes next to the pool. The digital message board in the kitchen was also innovative; providing us with information, recommendations and local events.
If you're looking for amazing accommodation with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and The Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco then Villa Eterna is the place for you. Located on a hill just half an hour's drive from Gibraltar airport, it's a Spanish villa with a quirky twist; very spacious inside and out with tropical gardens (even green parrots come to visit!) and a huge pool. It has everything you need for a short break or a longer stay including a dishwasher, washing machine and air conditioning in the bedrooms for those hot summer nights.
For cooler evenings there's a woodburner in the lounge. There's secure parking on the property for cars and wifi access in all rooms and by the pool. Villa Eterna is situated just a short stroll from the town of Torreguadiaro where you'll find plenty of bars selling tapas, a selection of small supermarkets and other independent shops. Just 5 minutes down the road is the larger town of Pueblo Nuevo where there is also a Lidl. The bustling marina of Sotogrande is close by and it's worth visiting on a Sunday to look around the craft market and people watch. I'm already planning my next visit to Villa Eterna.