About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 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!
BEDROOMS AND BATHS
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quirky character in beautiful village
Spacious villa with large pool. 2minute walk on flat ground to village store and another minute to at least 4 restaurants and several cafes
peaceful location , with stunning views to the mountains and the village.
aircon very effecitive and plenty of utensils and kitchen equipment, should you want to eat in. But the local restuarants are very good and so close
gardens and fruit trees really well looked after by neighbour (Pepe)
So happy to get this to the point review!! Thank you, lovely to have people like you come visit, you get the soul of this house and the neighboring, simply gorgeous village!
Thank you and please come again!!
Beautiful, quiet and comfortable
Thank you to the great hosts for sharing a wonderful authentic villa. Great living room opening up to pool area. Three beautifully appointed large double bedrooms (2 off the terrace) were great for adults, while the younger guests were in the other smaller rooms inside. The pool area offered lots of lounging space in both sun and shade and we just loved being surrounded by flowers. The lemons, oranges and figs from the garden were delicious. We would have enjoyed more cooking for dinners at home but struggled a bit with bbq and oven however have made a few suggestions for bbq tools, oven racks,, etc which would help. Things we enjoyed in the area - Mirador views/bar a few minutes drive up the hill on the way to Pollenca, walk to Soller, special restaurants in area were Salvia and C'a Bouquet in Soller (booking needed) but we missed Cafe Med in FOrnalutx because advance booking was needed. Lemon meringue dessert at c''a Atuna soooo good.
Amazing large family friendly home in walking distance to beautiful village
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!
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!!!
Perfect vacation among orange trees
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...
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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