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Gated Orange Grove and Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)


This gated home is nestled in the 11th century village of Fornalutx, just minutes from Soller and the beach town of Puerto de Soller. The home has been lovingly converted from an historic olive mill. Antique ceramic tiles accent the bathroom and kitchen walls, and all metal work including, gates, door fixtures, lamps, etc. have been hand-crafted by the town blacksmith - once the mayor of the town, and now our caretaker. Once you enter the gate, you are welcomed by cascading bougainvilleas, climbing roses, lavender, orange trees, and rosemary, and the soothing flow of the creek nearby. There are 5 parking spots - 4 cars can fit within the gates, and one just off the street.


The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 newly remodeled/updated baths and a newly remodeled/updated kitchen. The eat-in kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, gas and electric stove and oven, and of course, a refrigerator. The living/dining room serve as the center of the home and has an open fireplace, elevated ceiling and opens onto the terrace, pool and garden. The view from the living room and terrace is vast with roof tops, bougainvilleas, majestic mountains and the magnificent valley below.


The pool is flanked by climbing roses, bougainvilleas, hibiscus plants and the orange grove. Sitting by the pool is one of the world’s greatest treats, with the gentle flow of the creek; the distant sound of the goats’ bells as they climb the hills; the lingering scent of jasmine and orange blossoms; and spectacular view. Just beyond the pool and orange grove is the petanc court (bocce ball). We’ve had some great tournaments there!


The two upstairs bedrooms share a beautifully remodeled bathroom with antique mallorcan tiles. The larger bedroom, with king size bed, has a terrace overlooking the garden and valley. The second bedroom has two twin beds and a view of the dramatic mountains. Both rooms have A/C. The third bedroom is off the foyer, and has a double bed. This bedroom is steps from the second full bathroom with shower and tub. The fourth bedroom is a studio off the kitchen and has a separate entrance - this room uses the third bathroom, that has a free standing shower.


The home is very private, despite being just a 2 minute walk to the village plaza. As you walk along the cobblestone streets, you pass the carefully tended stone homes, all of which contribute to the beauty of the village. The plaza is the center of this ancient Moorish town with a quaint, fully equipped convenient store, a bank, post office, natural and traditional pharmacy, bakery, and several wonderful restaurants and cafes, and a magnificent church. The cafes at the plaza are open from the early morning until 1 or 2 or 3 at night (depending on how much fun you are having - the owners tend to stay open as long as you are ordering). There is also great hiking trails just steps from the house.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017


Fornalutx House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Gated Orange Grove and Pool
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Chicago, IL, USA

Amazing Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

MY blog post on this great villa in Mallorca can be found here - travelinbadger/2014/06/s-aubareta (Add .com after travelingbadger and .html at the end as you cannot post a link). I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jordan, This is a very unusual and very endearing review!! I am so grateful to you. It shows S'Aubareta and the surroundings in a completely new and still very positive way! I would love for you to come back and visit again!! Hugs Dafne
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Amazing large family friendly home in walking distance to beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

To anyone thinking about renting S’Auberata,

We just returned from two wonderful weeks in Mallorca, I am pretty sure that our home had much to do with our amazing experience.

The house was rustic but very comfortable with a true Mallorqui style, it was large and comfortable for our family and all our guests. There are two completely independent suites from the rest of the house with 3-bedrooms.

The pool area and the gardens were absolutely stunning with the breath taking back drop of the Tramontana Sierra. I liked the privacy we had even though we were along a little road the passerby could not see into the property.

One of my favorite things was the proximity to the most beautiful village of Fornalutx, my 10-year old daughter could safely and easily go to the store to purchase something. There is also a variety of restaurants to choose from for lunch or dinner so we didn’t have to take the car all the time.

The close beach/port town of Soller is perfect for a swim, a nice lunch or a stroll. You are also close to Deia and Valledemossa which are must see towns.

I would say the only down fall was the distance to the beaches on the other side of the island (Es Trenc for example) but we braved the 1 hour and 15 minute drive because the island is so beautiful and with all the little stone walls along the roads, the olive trees, the sheep roaming around and all the farmland it was a pleasure to drive around. I was also surprised to find very little traffic the roads during the month of August! The tunnel is a true life saver!

The roads around Fornalutx are not for the faint of heart, you will have to manage very tight quarters but it’s all very well worth it!

I highly recommend this home, we feel very lucky to have found it. I thank Dafne for all her help before hand and even when we were there, you can tell how much this home is loved!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Lea!!! What a wonderful review!! I am so glad that you found the charm of this olive mill, centuries old (yet modern) home that my mother took from a mule driven mill to modern living quarters. My husband and I have kept pouring our love into this home since we took over in 1986 and kids and grandkids are as much in love with the place as we are! The village is secluded - it was built a bit away from the sea to stay safe from the many pirates that for milenniums have kept plundering the villages and cities close to the water. The Soller valley is filled with the fragrance of orange blossoms in the winter and the French Kings used to insist that during harvest time the very sweet oranges from Soller be brought to their courts. Pepe, our wonderful caretaker, who helped my mother find and buy S'Aubareta, is still taking care of the house and garden with a loving hand! Although the roads get curvy at times, there is flat land on both sides of the road to Fornalutx, so for sure no precipices on the side of the road!!! We hope that you come and stay in our home again!! Thank you Lea, and all the best!!! Dafne
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Perfect vacation among orange trees

  • 5 of 5

We spent great eleven days with fresh orange juice and dips in the pool among flowers. Perfect vacation, great villa with character in the beautiful village.

Spacious bedrooms, nice pool (note: quote deep), feeling of loved home in the villa. Very much recommended, but be sure of your driving skills if renting a car: the roads among orange and olive trees are beutiful, but challenging...

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Warn thanks for writing such a lovely review!! Yes we sprinkle our love for this building every year by adding a new bougainvillea, a new room or a solar panel. Welcome back! and best regards and thank you for being such a great, loving tenant!!! Dafne
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Gorgeous Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the villa. The mountain location was gorgeous and the villa was even nicer than the pictures. We loved picking oranges for breakfast - and throughout the day - and the pool was beautiful. The village was exquisite. A highlight of the morning was walking to the bakery to get our fresh croissants. We highly recommend this holiday vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words!! Our family has been coming to Fornalutx ever since 1954, 4 generations now of sisters and brothers and cousins - grandchildren. And. we all cherish and adore this place! Please come back and visit, we feel honored to have you come! Dafne
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Ssshhh...Our Secret!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the Real Mallorca then this is the house & the town.

Dafne has retained the old Mallorcan feel to the house but also provided everything the modern traveller desires.

It is easy to feel at home straight away in this house and the small town of Fornalutx. Dafne & her team of Christian & Pepe take care of this house to a high standard. Both clean & well maintained.

Well thats it, lets keep it a secret. There are lots of new, shiny villas in mallorca to rent!

Thankyou Dafne.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon! Thank you for describing our home with such love and emotion! Just like my mother started it all!! Happy you enjoyed your stay!! Now my daughters and grandchildren are soon going to be on their way - 4th generation! The house is growing up, just like our children!! Dafne
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Beautiful home, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived home from our wonderful vacation in Mallorca and we are wishing that we were back in the beautiful and peaceful village of Fornalutx!

S'Aubereta is a beautiful home - calm, comfortable, and definitely a place where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The gardens were lovely, the pool perfect, and we enjoyed our morning stroll to pick up bread and pastries from the local patisserie. We hiked several trails - a great trail up the mountain and down to the nearby village of Binaraix, a spectacular 4 1/2 hour trail to the port of Soller - winding up through olive groves and terraces (we recommend using a trail/map guide to find your way off the main tracks...)

We would highly recommend this home and also the location (requires some deft maneuvering when you drive on the little narrow streets). We rarely go back to places we have visited - preferring to find new locales - but this is the rare spot that deserves a return visit.

Thank you for sharing your home Dafne. It was a privilege to have family time there together.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34.5 Kilometres
PMI, Palma de Mallorca Intern. air port 40 min dr.
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Fornalutx 5 bars 4 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Palma de Mallorca 35 minutes
Nearest Golf
17.5 Kilometres
Bunola (9 different golf courses on the Island)
Nearest Train
3.4 Kilometres
Soller 8 minutes drive
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
C 710 6 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
7 restaurants in Fornalutx 5 minutes walking
Nearest Beach
8.4 Kilometres
Puerto de Soller 14 minute drive
Car: recommended

In Soller in Calle Luna, the famous shopping street that leads from the main square - Plaza - towards Fornalutx,

you will find Tramuntana Tours. ' They rent out bicycles and have a lot of fun, interesting things to offer!!


Rates & Availability

Fornalutx House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Feb 27 2017 - May 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 2 2017 - Jun 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
AUtumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellations made within 4 weeks of occupancy will not
be refunded.Cancellations made within 4-5 weeks of occupancy, 20% charge of rental

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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