Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Wonderful ground and 1st floor apartment (split-level) on an exclusive development with communal gardens, pool and parking space. The complex is very private and quiet and the gardens and pathways are extremely well maintained. The apartment is located just a 5 minutes’ walk from two different sand beaches. The shared pool is only 20 metres away from the apartment private terrace. From the pool there is direct access to the sea by ladders from man-made platforms on the rocks which makes sea swimming excellent in quiet and crystal clear sea water.
The complex is in Cala Ferrera and within walking distance to Cala d’Or, both rather upmarket holiday resorts. Cala d’Or Marina is full of beautiful yachts and fish restaurants overlooking the harbour. Ferrera Park Apartments is a quiet complex but close to all services and amenities: bars, restaurants, banks, doctor, supermarket, shops, children playgrounds, etc. One can walk everywhere and a car is not really necessary.
There is a boat tour that leaves nearby which takes you along the coast visiting Cala Figuera, the National Park beach of Cala Mondrago and other beautiful places. The 18 hole golf course of Vall D'or (www.valldorgolf.com) is only a 15 minute car journey away where you will find a lovely club house complete with restaurant and outside swimming pool.
Everything you need for family holiday is right on your doorstep. A local bus can take you into Palma for the day and local car hire/money exchange places can organise trips to many of Mallorca's attractions. A day out to Aqualand one of the islands water parks is a great day for the children and adults alike.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cala Ferrera and Cala Esmeralda 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma Airport 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has recently been refurbished. It is a duplex and the two floors are jointed by a standard staircase.
Lower floor: entrance to the apartment, open plan kitchen, dining room, and lounge leading to a large private terrace/patio. One bedroom with a bunkbed. The terrace/patio includes garden furniture (dining table and chairs, and sun beds) and spectacular views of the bay and open sea.
Upper floor: 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each, 2 bathrooms: one with bath/shower and the other with shower cabin. A cot is also available for babies.
There is plenty of wardrobe/drawer space to store your clothes. All windows have shutters. The kitchen has got all you need. The TV and DVD player are in the lounge. There is an air conditioning unit for cooling or warming depending on the time of the year in the lower floor and air fans in the upper floor bedrooms. The apartment is non-smoking but you are welcome to smoke outside in the terrace. Sorry we do not accept pets. Linen and towels are provided however beach towels are not supplied.
|Further details outdoors|
The complex is very private and quiet and the gardens and pathways are extremely well maintained. The apartment is located just a 5 minutes’ walk from two different sand beaches Cala Ferrera and Cala Esmeralda. The shared pool is 20 metres away from the apartment private terrace/patio. From the pool there is direct access to the sea by ladders from man-made platforms on the rocks which makes sea swimming excellent in quiet and crystal clear sea water. There is a parking space allocated to the apartment.
Strictly no smoking except on the terrace/patio.
There is a Reception Office in the complex and British local contact available 24 hours.
Swimming pool only available from April to October.
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Mallorca lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain. Flying time from most UK airports is around 2 - 2.1/2 hours and on arrival local time is one hour ahead of Greenwich Time. Son Sant Joan, which is the main airport, is a large modern facility, and is located in the south of the island just outside the capital Palma. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and has something to offer everyone.
The capital Palma is a historical port town, with great shopping, museums and art galleries which are well worth visiting. Palma is the only real city of the Balearics yet its slow pace of life is quite distinct from the Spanish city's of the mainland. The centrepiece of its beautiful historic quarter with grand Renaissance mansions and Baroque churches is its Gothic cathedral which took over 500 years to build and as an attraction compares favourably with the better known cathedrals of Spain.
The island of Mallorca has outstanding beaches along all of its coastline. And with over 300 days of sunshine a year you can't go far wrong in choosing this island paradise for your beach holiday destination.
Sierra of Tramuntana: standing at 1445 metres above sea level, Puig Mayor is the highest point in Mallorca. A day spent driving down the northwest coast from Pollenca to Andratx is simply stunning with notable stops at Sa Calobra where you must follow a coastal path through tunnels in the cliffs to the amazing limestone gorge at Torrente de Pareis. You must also visit the village of Deia which has long been known as an artist's hang out where the likes of the poet Robert Graves and the artist Joan Miró resided.
A great day out from Palma is to take the train to Soller. This narrow gauge train has covered this route through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains since 1912. The one-hour trip leaves Palma from the rail station in Cala Eusebi Estada near the Plaça de Espanya. The journey is beautiful as the vintage train goes through some stunning countryside. On arrival in Soller you can get on Mallorca's first electric tram which will transport you at a snail's pace to the Port of Soller 5km away.
Mallorca has some spectacular caves at various locations around the island. Probably the most spectacular are the Caves of Drach (Coves del Drach) at Portocristo. Two other impressive cave are the Caves of Hams and the Caves of Arta.
In 1838 Frederic Chopin and George Sand arrived in Mallorca to continue their love affair in the idyllic town of Valldemossa in the Tramuntana mountains just 18km from Palma. Today in Valdemossa you can still buy the book "Winter in Mallorca" which George Sand wrote there.
Marineland is one of Mallorca's most popular tourist attractions and is the only amusement park in the Balearic islands to feature performing dolphins and sea lions.
There are so many wonderful attractions in Mallorca that there is sure to be something for everyone to see. So whether you are looking for thrills and excitement, history and local artefacts, or animals and the more exotic, you will not have to look far for attractions in Mallorca. The island is also a beautiful setting for walking, cycling and fishing holidays.
The smart resort of Cala d'Or is part of the municipal district of Santanyí, on the southern half of the east coast of Mallorca. It is only around 65km, or 40 miles east of Palma and the Son Sant Joan International airport.
Cala d'Or today is a modern purpose built resort that has grown from a small traditional Mallorcan fishing village. Over the years the resort has expanded, and now covers an area of over 4km of small sandy coves and creeks. This growth has for the most part been controlled, and the town still has the feeling of a small village with few, if any, high rise buildings.
The largest of these coves is called Cala Llonga, which has been developed into a large marina. The focal point of the town centre is a pedestrian zone around the area of Cala d’Or and Cala Gran, which has a varied selection of shops, bars, restaurants, mini golf etc.
The beach at Cala Gran is the largest in the town. Near here is Cala d'Or itself, from which the resort takes its name. This is a pine fringed cove with a small beach. Sun loungers, parasols and pedaloes can be hired at both of these beaches. In addition, there is also around 8 or 9 other smaller sandy coves in the area. The closest sandy beaches to the apartment are Cala Ferrera and Cala Esmeralda, which are only a stroll away. A bit further you can walk to Cala Serena, a lovely, small and quite beach with crystal blue water. It is ideal for small children.
If you wish to escape from Cala d'Or for the day, many visitors take the morning bus to Es Trenc. This beautiful beach of clear blue water and golden sand, backed by pine trees and dunes, stretches for almost 5km along the wild south eastern coast of the island. There's a small bar-restaurant here and you can hire sun umbrellas, but there are few other facilities and the beach rarely gets packed with bodies. Be warned though, Es Trenc is popular with nudists and the bodies that you do see are likely to be bare.
The Sunday morning market at Felanitx is recognised as being one of the best in Majorca, and is well worth a visit. This is a good place to pick up some locally made pottery. Also certainly worth a mention are the fruit and produce markets which are held at nearby Santanyi every Wednesday and Saturday mornings. There are many street markets during the week in different nearby towns.
For evening entertainment the resort does have an increasing number of lively bars that tend to be centred around the pedestrian zone. However, all things considered, and in keeping with much of the east coast, Cala d'Or is generally a quiet low key resort that is perhaps more suited to those looking for a relaxing or family holiday.
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9 Jul 2012
"Comfortable apartment, excellent location"
Spent an enjoyable week, access to the sea is excellent, off the rocks via ladders, makes swimming very convenient. The beach is just a minute away and so is the town, but the apartment is very quiet so best of both worlds.
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