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Gorgeous finca with two private pools in ancient Xarraca valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Finca in San Juan, Ibiza, Peaceful valley with beautiful mountain walks to beach and village

The 400 year old Spanish finca is situated on an incredible 20,000m2 estate. All set in a timeless valley in North West Ibiza. Surrounded by natural stone walls and 2 gates, providing full privacy and safety. There are incredible views over Ibiza countryside and a sea view from the fincas roof terrace. Within the grounds there are old terraced farmlands with many hidden serene chill out areas. The 2 pools are set in wild and colourful gardens next to the finca. The property has been newly decorated in an ethnic fusion of trendy and antique furniture giving it a truly unique feel. The finca has high wooden sabina ceilings and traditional features like several fire places, an old bread oven and an olive press in the kitchen. Ancient hiking trail over mountain to San Juan (25 mins) starting from the property. Beautiful beaches via a 15 mins walking trail or a 2 mins drive. Only 25 mins to the cosmopolitan capital Ibiza Town.

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2017

About Silke

After traveling the world for many years, we decided to make Ibiza our base in Europe. In winter we enjoy our little island, in summer, we pack our bags and our toddler and we head for new adventures.

Silke purchased this villa in 2013

Why Silke chose Sant Joan de Labritja

When we first saw the finca, we immediately fell in love. We restored the finca in its old glory, but have added modern features to make Can Xarraca as comfortable as possible. Living near San Juan is like traveling back in time. This is what Ibiza looked like in the 70s!

What makes this villa unique

Can Xarraca is set in a beautiful valley with our favorite beaches and village on walking distance via a scenic route through the hills. This 400 year old finca gives you the feel of remoteness from Ibiza's summer madness, yet you can get everywhere within 30 mins drive.


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Cala Xarraca
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Yoga and massage are available upon request. If you have any other special interests, just let us know!


The North coast of Ibiza is inundated with stunning cove beaches, almost tropical in appearance and never blighted by crowds. Even in mid summer, they are wonderfully peaceful, with turquoise waters gently lapping the white sands. Cala Xarraca is within 2 mins drive or 15 mins walk. Most other beaches along this coast line are within a 10 mins drive.


25 mins drive from Ibiza airport. Car hire is highly recommended on Ibiza, although the town of San Juan and the beach can be reached by foot. There is a bus service in summer.


5 mins drive to the town of San Juan with shops, banks, a pharmacy and several cafes and restaurants. There's also a beautiful 25 mins walk over an ancient road through the mountains to San Juan.


Sant Joan de Labritja Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Both bathrooms are recently completely renovated. We have an en-suite bathroom upstairs with a bath, shower and toilet. Downstairs you find another bathroom with a duo shower and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , baby cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , baby cot available on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms in Can Xarraca. 2 are located on the ground floor. Via a traditional stone tower, you enter the second floor with a double bedroom, an en-suite bathroom and a private roof top terrace.
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The finca is very well suited for lovers of the old school Ibiza nature vibe still existing in this part of the island. Even though burglary is rare in the Northen part of Ibiza, the finca comes with an advanced Versure alarm system. Outside:Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service at the beginning and end of your stay included. We provide towels and linen. Extra maid service on request.


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Gorgeous finca with two private pools in ancient Xarraca valley
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

An idyllic family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly the correspondence with the owner was great, she was totally accommodating for our dates and arrival and departure times....

We arrived in the dark and after getting a little lost as directions weren't the clearest there was wine in the fridge and a beautiful lit up pool to cool down in the crazy heat!

We had a totally wonderful week and although we did venture out to explore the island we always quickly returned to our beautiful haven of the finca.

With 2 small children having our own pool was just amazing! We spent all week in the pool (even in the torrential rain!)

You defiantly need a car just to get to and from the local village, we ate locally (finding a gem of a restaurant! In San Juan) and bought everything we needed in the village too! Superb!

The weather while we were there was wet! So much rain which I hear was totally unusual (but much needed,) although only being in Ibiza for a week we didn't need! The electrics couldn't cope with the amount of rain which meant we were left with no electrics for a while, but the owners and agent were helpful, keeping us updated and came with torches!

Ants were a problem, they were everywhere and with 2 small children, trying to keep crumbs at bay is a hard job but bug spray was supplied.

The finca is defiantly a place to recommend and to return too. It was totally relaxing and so lovely being so alone and peaceful to restore batteries! The kitchen is beautiful but wasn't as well equipped as we had hoped, it lacked some basic utensils which made self catering a little hard...which was sad as the place itself was a dream holiday!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Hannah and family, So good to hear you had a wonderful time in our beautiful finca! You are very welcome to come back next year. And thank you for your helpful comment about the kitchen. As you have seen, we renovated our kitchen this year. After your stay, we moved back in our house and we now have a full range of utensils again because I love cooking! Silke
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Beautiful location and villa

  • 4 of 5

Overall the location of the villa is fabulous. The facility in the villa are great. We very much enjoyed our time although two of my children had a very serious hear infection and the swimming pool maintenance person confirm that the pool water had turned as the filters got clog up. A shame has it brought a sad end to a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear guest, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Can Xarraca. And what a shame about the pool! We spoke to the pool guy and he promised to keep a better eye on the pool. This year, July was extremely hot and therefore pools can sometime have problems dealing with the heat. I can assure you, next year the pool will be perfect! Hope to see you again. Silke
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great house and location

  • 4 of 5

Great location to relax and enjoy the more sophisticated side of Ibiza. Brilliant pools.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Jeremy for your review!
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Magical Finca

  • 5 of 5

This luxurious finca is finished to a very high specification. It provided excellent accommodation for 5 adults and an 8 month old baby. The outdoor furniture was the most comfortable we have ever encountered in European Villas, with day beds and sun beds. Plenty of shade. We really appreciated the shallow baby pool in addition to the deep swimming pool. It is a lovely peaceful valley with good views all around. Silke and Jasper were helpful in obtrusive hosts. We were in a good spot to explore all Ibiza has to offer. Would definitely recommend this finca.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Spot with a lovely vibe

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this delightful Finca for a week in June when the climate was perfect. Our party comprised 5 adults and an 8 month baby. The accommodation was just right for us and made managing a baby in the heat easy. We particularly appreciated the shallow pool for him, in addition to the fabulous deep pool for us. I have never rented a property where outdoor living was made so comfortable with wonderful day beds and comfy Sun loungers and shade. The outdoor eating area was great too. The thick walls lent a welcome coolness to indoors. I loved the roof space that led from my room. It was a special space for mindfulness, meditation, yoga and sipping wine at sun down. The finca was decorated with precious Asian art, including a large Buddha. The bathrooms were top class. In fact everything was finished to a high standard and furnishings better than most holiday rentals ( comfy beds etc.). I appreciated Silke being friendly and accessible for questions in the run up to our stay. I also loved the peace and quiet and wonderful scenery. It is in the ideal spot in Ibiza to chill out and nightlife is to be found, not far away for younger guests. The drumming at sunset is not to be missed. The place worked its magic for my exhausted, first time mum,daughter. So much so that she now wants to live there.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane, tnanks for your elaborate responses! You guys were amazing and hope to see you again next year
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A beautiful experience in every sense.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Can Xarraca.

Silke and Jasper were incredibly welcoming and made us feel very relaxed and right at home. I can't recommend it highly enough!

Perfect for families with children, we felt very confident leaving our toddler to venture around safely. There's a gate to the pools which gives great peace of mind with kids around. And there's enough space in and around the house when sharing with other couples to also have a sense of privacy. Great dining spaces for socialising and a cosy lounge to snuggle up in for those cooler evenings.

It's a stones throw from gorgeous beaches, great restaurants and San Joan market on a Sunday is a wicked day out!

The Finca has so much history, and the owners have really complemented it's magic with stunning artefacts and instruments gathered from their travels around Asia. Truly a beautiful experience in every sense. You will struggle to say goodbye.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Amy, so good to hear you enjoyed staying in our beautiful finca. Hope to see you next year! Silke
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,177.44
Tax Rate 30.0%

Booking Notes:
50% of the rental fee has to be transferred in order to make the reservation complete. The rest is to be paid upon arrival. Damage/security deposit of 500 Euro to be paid with balance, returnable when villa is cleaned and checked.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday or Wednesday. We are however always flexible.
Check out time from the villa is 10:00am and check in from 2:00pm onwards (unless otherwise arranged beforehand).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Please check the current exchange rates.
Maid service and weekly pool cleaning is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.