This charming village house with small, very private courtyard and little balcony with views across rooftops of the village, originally lovingly restored by heritage builder and newly upgraded to little v. special townhouse nicely furnished for comfortable holiday living. Thick stone walls and heavy original shutters keep house cosy and private in winter and cooler in summer.Small, charming courtyard provides private sunbathing and outdoor eating in warm months and balcony has winter sun all year. Location 5 mins walk from friendly, beautiful town square with many cafes, bars etc. makes house equally suitable for summer or winter holidays and all season activities.One way street with parking outside door. Charming house is very well equipped with heating/aircon upstairs, heating and fans downstairs, all mod cons, comfortable seating outside and in, dinner table for 6 , SKY satellite tv and dvd box, has well equipped kitchen opening to both sitting room and courtyard. WiFi available.
Further Details: Travel: Car hire is recommended but not absolutely essential as there is regular bus service to airport and Palma in summer, infrequent in winter. Palma airport is 40 minutes away, the lovely old town of Palma just 15 minutes further. The island has motorway coverage from just before the airport. Parking in street outside the house.
Beaches: within 15 mins bike ride, 7 mins car - Many consider Mallorca’s best beach to be Cala Llombards. Cala Santanyi has more tourist attractions in summer – both are within 10 minutes drive. Cala D’or with a marina, tourist shops, night spots and beaches 20 minutes away. Likewise Colonia de San Jordi – lovely seafood restaurants in the harbour in summer.
Golf: Vall D’or and Pula – respectively 20 and 50 minutes away (La Rotana and Son Servera – 9 holes closer).
NB: Easy village access and house comfort makes it equally suitable for out of season activities.
Quotes from 2008 Guests: “We had a wonderful time - your house was beautiful as always, and the weather superb.”
“We had a great time in your lovely house in Santanyi. We were pleased we hired a car to get about, though we enjoyed non touristy aspects of your house location. Your property has been restored beautifully and we were impressed by your taste and design within it. We spent days out at Llombards, Cala Santanyi, one day at Cala D'Or, all very pleasant. We enjoyed market on Saturday. We would recommend your house to friends because of its facilities and cleanliness, and easy access to lovely uncrowded beaches.”
“Your house was beautiful - so peaceful and comfortable! We loved Santanyi - it really was a truly Spanish experience. We loved the market and sitting up in the square at night. It is a great base to explore the Island but it was so nice to get back to Santanyi - we hope to go back one day! We enjoyed looking after your house and treating it as our own home (oh how we wished it was!).'
I have known and loved Mallorca all my adult life, my family spent many unbelievable happy holidays in fantastic circumstances right above the beach at Cala Llombards, my daughters learned to swim there very young and this very beautiful area of Mallorca is comfortingly in our hearts always. It is a privilege to feel we belong.
We knew this was it when the door was opened for us the first time, because it is so charming in its simplicity. Because it is absolutely perfect for our holiday needs, and all grown up we have to admit it was very nice to progress from primitive living above the beach in Cala Llombards to a bathroom.
Just minutes walk from the sometimes bustling Placa Major of Santanyi, it is private and hidden the minute one closes the big door shutters, while the open doors and windows to the courtyard provide a larger living space. In the summer we eat all our meals outside. In the winter when leaving the house one walks onto a street, and not out into a muddy field, and at any time, if one wants company, there are people at the friendly bars and cafes of Placa Major. Although Santanyi strongly retains its Mallorquin origins, the town has become sophisticated and cosmopolitan simutaneously with being very local. It is in a very beautiful rural region , but still only an hour from the heart of Palma. When returning from an expedition to other parts of the island, Palma or the airport, it feels so good to be back.