AS if further proof was necessary that Marbella is the bling capital of the Costa del Sol, and arguably the entire country, a survey has revealed that the ritzy resort is home to three of the four Spanish streets with the most expensive property rentals.
Only Avenida Tibidabo in Barcelona, which placed second on the list, managed to break the Marbs monopoly, although perhaps surprisingly, none of the big-budget boulevards are located on the city’s famous Golden Mile.
Streaking ahead of all other contenders on the list is Calle Alcala in the Las Brisas urbanisation, found in the ‘Valley of golf’ neighbourhood of Nueva Andalucia, where the average monthly rental for an ostentatious villa is an eye-watering €38,950.
Those who really fancy forking out can rent a 10-bedroom mansion replete with two presidential suites, each of which has a bathroom with its own en suite living room, terraces, a huge cinema, and a separate bungalow for the hired help to bed down, all set in a 4,000 square metre plot, for ‘just’ €118,000 per month.
In the face of such wanton opulence, Barcelona’s Tibidabo area can only muster a pitiful average monthly rent of €18,363, while Calle Sierra Blanca and the Guadalmina Baja urbanisation, both with a monthly average around €16,300, complete the near podium-sweep for Marbella.