Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
This charming villa right by Pollensa welcomes you in its lush garden, where you will immediately feel relaxed and far removed from the day-to-day slumber back at work. This typical Mallorcan home oozes instant holiday vibes and offers a pleasant environment for all your needs; be it relaxing by the pool, cooking a summer barbecue; picking a juicy tomato from our lovingly tended organic veggie plot and preparing a salad, hide in the cool indoors to read a book, or take a stroll or cycle ride into the old town of Pollensa (2km away).
The mountains and beach are never far away, supermarkets are a mere 3 minute drive, Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa both offer outstanding restaurants and lovely squares with typical cafés, and you can easily find the property when arriving from the airport by car.
The property exists of a main house and two annex studios (each for 2 persons with shower room, one has a mini kitchen). The main house offers a sitting room, a dining room; a study, a kitchen with pantry and laundry room, and on the ground floor you also have a double room with shower room en suite. On the first floor you will find a double suite (bath); two twin rooms and one room with bunkbeds share the other family bathroom on this floor.
Outside you have a large covered porch terrace with a barbecue, next to the pool is a sun terrace and several loungers are spread out on the grass area near the pool. Inside the perimeter of the house you can park several cars.
This is your perfect family holiday oasis!
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cala San Vicente 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sant Joan Palma de Mallorca 65 km, Nearest railway: Sa Pobla 15 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
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Balearic Islands region
There's much more to Mallorca than the beach. Palma de Mallorca (or simply Palma) is the main centre and a charming stop. The northwest coast, dominated by the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, is a beautiful region of olive groves, pine forests and ochre villages, with a spectacularly rugged coastline.
Check out websites like www.illesbalears.es, www.baleares.com, www.abcmallorca.com and www.newsmallorca.com.
The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is on the south side of the island, on a bay famous for its brilliant sunsets.
Locals refer to what lies beyond the capital as the part forana, the 'part outside'. A series of rocky coves and harbours punctuate the short south west coastline. Offshore from the island's westernmost point is the large, uninhabited Illa de Sa Dragonera.
The spectacular Serra de Tramuntana mountain range runs parallel with the northwest coast and Puig Major (1445m) is its highest point. The northeast coast is largely made up of two bays, the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d'Alcúdia.
The east coast is an almost continuous string of sandy bays and open beaches, which explains the densely packed tourist developments. Most of the south coast is lined with rocky cliffs interrupted by beaches and coves, and the interior is largely made up of the fertile plain known as Es Pla.
Summers are gorgeous, exactly what you are after for your holiday getaway! Winters are cool and some weeks are wet, so the great plus to this property is that there is central heating to keep the humidity at bay for those winterbreaks. Excellent fiestas to visit in the off season are Sant Antoni on the 17th of January, and the Easter processions.
Although Pollensa has become one of Mallorca's most popular tourist spots, it still appears unspoiled. The town, with its ochre-coloured stone houses and winding lanes is picturesquely sited on the edge of fertile farmland.
Its old town, dating back to the 18th century, is made up of a series of narrow streets and emblematic buildings such as the Calvari steps, the Parish Church, the Cloister of Sant Domingo and the Jesuit School, among others.
There is a lot of art and history involved with the town's history, the tourist information office can guide you in the right direction for museums and other interesting buildings to visit, or just ask us!
There are plenty of walks and cycle routes around the area, great restaurants and the cafes lining the square are definitely a meeting place on lazy summer evenings, as well as on Sundays (market day).
The Good Friday procession from the church at the top of the hill to the church in town. And on any other day of the year, you should climb the 365 steps from the church in town to the church on the hill. Beautiful view from there. The fourteen stations of the Cross can be followed (reverse) on the narrow road going from the hill down to the main city square.
The battle between the Moors and the Christians on the 2nd of August and the bonfires of Sant Antoni on the 17th of January are two further unforgettable fiestas in Pollensa town.
Get a nice cold beer in the main square on market day and sit back and enjoy the view.
Climb to the top of Puig de Maria and have a paella.
Or just walk or run one of the areas several trails, leading to Alcudia, Lluc, Cala Sant Vicenc or nowhere up a hilltop.
Mallorca is great for biking, hiking and adventure sports. The latter can be booked through mondaventura.com, which has offices on Placa Vella and a kayak rental station on the Cala Sant Vicenc main beach in summer months.
Traditional food is being rediscovered in the Balearics which varies from island to island. Pork is a main ingredient. A Pa'mb oli can be had in most local caffés (literally bread with oil, but it's so much more than that!). Arroz negro (black rice, rice with cuttlefish and its ink) is a nice change from a "typical Spanish" paella. Snails and mushrooms have their seasons, and rabbit or lamb or two further typical hearty dishes. Do try the Langosta a la parrilla which partners spiny lobster with local home made mayonnaise. A must have with your breakfast coffee is an ensaimada which is a spiral-shaped yeast bun.
Asking for just "café" gets you a small espresso type cup of coffee. If you want a large black coffee, one asks for a "café Americano". "Café con leche" gets you a white coffee and a "carajillo" makes that espresso somewhat stronger ;-) (shot of liqueur of choice in the coffee).
Mallorca enjoys a typical Mediterranean weather, with mild winters and hot summers. During the months of July and August, the weather is hot and beautifully sunny, boasting around 11 hours of sun daily. During the winter, the weather can get chilly, but in general you can enjoy fine, mild weather on most days and outside lunch is normal.
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