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Stone-Built Casita in Magnificent Mediterranean Garden Setting with Pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Space 957 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Cottage - Peaceful rural location with great access to airport, beaches and all amenities

The Casita El Refugio is an authentic stone-built cottage, in the grounds of a much larger finca dating back to the 16th century. It is nestled in the countryside 5km from the typically Mallorcan town of Llucmajor where you can enjoy the market three times a week with an abundance of fresh, local products. In addition, Llucmajor offers a good choice of supermarkets, restaurants and bars such as Cafe Colon on the market place which is one of the oldest tapas bars on the island.

It is the ideal holiday cottage for two people (double bed) and is perfect for a young family with the possibility of a cot for a child up to the age of two. Romantic and traditional, it is remarkably secluded and peaceful, yet only five minutes drive from excellent transport links to the airport (15 mins) and Palma (20 mins). The famous, unspoilt beach of Es Trenc with its 2km of fine-grained sand and crystal clear water is just 10 minutes down the road, and the beaches of Sa Rapita and the Playa de Palma are also close-by.

Beautiful, well-stocked, Mediterranean gardens surround the casita, which has total privacy and is on its own plot, at a distance from the main house. You can enjoy breakfast on one terrace, lunch on another and dinner or a BBQ on a third, as you follow sun or shade the whole day through depending on your preference. There are lovely views of surrounding countryside and distant mountains, and you might even enjoy the almond blossom in the orchard and the sheep in the surrounding fields depending on the time of year you visit. As well as almond, there are olive, lemon, apricot, fig and carob trees in the garden surrounding a lovely 11.5m pool in which you can swim laps or just cool down depending on your mood; again there is ample seating in both shade and sun.

The casita has an open plan living and dining area, a separate kitchen with quality appliances and a large bathroom. The house is decorated with a luxurious and characterful blend of antique and modern furniture and oozes country house comfort and charm. The accommodation is spacious (89m2) but cosy, with a wood burning stove and a separate fireplace. There is a private parking area next to the casita.

More Details
Registration Number : 116/2015/ET

Owner
Nicola Hall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Nicola Hall

We live in England. We love travelling and exploring new things; we like good food and wine and enjoy being outdoors, be it on a beach or on a bike. These are a few of the many reasons why we dream of relocating to Mallorca at some point in the future. At the moment, to make our lives easier when we get there, we are desperately trying to learn Spanish!

Nicola Hall purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Nicola Hall chose Migjorn Region

We live a busy life in the UK and had been searching high and low for somewhere that offers the quality of life and sunshine that we truly crave. The property was love at first sight. To us, it says 'rural Mallorca' - pretty and peaceful with charm and character in bucketfuls! We can get from the airport to the door in 15 minutes and can feel ourselves unwind the moment we arrive.

What makes this cottage unique

Casita El Refugio is on its own plot surrounded by trees and a beautiful Mediterranean garden and enjoys great privacy overlooking the almond orchard. The 150 year old casita benefits from exposed stone walls and has been renovated with great attention to detail, preserving the traditional Mallorquin charm. Casita El Refugio is a great base to relax and from which to explore everything that Mallorca has to offer - beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains, great wines, world-class cycling, well-maintained golf courses, good quality horse-riding and of course the sights and sounds of Palma. The nearby towns and villages of Llucmajor, Campos, Santanyi and Porreres offer great local markets and all the amenities needed for a relaxed self-catering holiday. By the same token, if you crave some culture and sophistication, the magnificent cathedral city of Palma is an easy 20 minute drive with its beautiful old town, great shopping and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Amenities

Llucmajor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 957 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - A cot for child up to age 2 is also available if requested at time of booking. Notes on bedrooms: King-size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We ask guests not to smoke in the casita. Please note that the swimming pool is used at the guests' own risk. The pool is shared with the owners when they are there, but there is ample private space for everyone! Outside: 2 garden tables 6 garden chairs 2 steamer chairs with cushions 2 sun beds with cushions 1 Weber BBQ 1 drying rack 1 large parasol

Reviews

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Stone-Built Casita in Magnificent Mediterranean Garden Setting with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful casita in lovely gardens

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in a quiet setting. Nicola and Rob have thought of everything to make for a relaxing and comfortable holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in tranquil, private gardens

  • 5 of 5

After a busy year we wanted a holiday in the sun where we could simply relax in quiet, beautiful surroundings. The casita itself is a delight, the gardens are lovely and full of surprises, the pool is perfect - and it is all so private. There is every opportunity to explore all that Mallorca has to offer - Palma for culture and shopping, old market towns, beaches, mountains - or you can just relax and unwind. Nearby Llucmajor is a lovely Spanish town with excellent restaurants. We had a truly wonderful holiday. Nicola's cottage is a gem and her pre-holiday attention to detail ensured everything went as smoothly as possible. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, peaceful and romantic destination

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay in the Casita for a week as part of our honeymoon. From reading the reviews online and looking at the photographs we were already excited about our trip, but the photos do not do justice to this wonderful place! We have been to Majorca before, but not to this part and it was lovely to explore a new part of the island. The Casita is in a great location - easy to get to from the airport and then within reach of some lovely towns and beaches.

It is hard to drag yourself away from the casita itself though. We loved the beautiful gardens and the wonderful pool. Everything you could possibly need has been considered and this, along with the beautiful location results in a very relaxing stay. We were very sad to leave and we hope to return one day - we will always have memories of a very special and peaceful week in this wonderful location.

Our stay was made incredibly easy with the help of Nicola and her helpful communication, as well as our visit from Clemens. We cannot recommend El Refugio highly enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect peaceful hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at El Refugio was the best week's holiday we have had. It was perfect. The photos really don't do it justice. If you would like to totally relax beside a lovely pool set in beautifully tended grounds, several little pretty areas to sit and a clean, lovingly furnished, quaint and homely casita then this is the place for you. Set in the Mallorcan countryside it is a peaceful and tranquil haven and yet nearby are many lovely places to visit (if you can bear to drag yourself away!) Everything you need is there. Nicola couldn't be more friendly or helpful and it is obvious that she genuinely wants every customer to have a wonderful holiday. We would definitely recommend this propert and we can't wait to return.

Debbie and Geoff August 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

The Perfect Holiday for 2

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday away - beautiful villa for a really peaceful trip to Majorca. Very quiet, peaceful area of the Island with stunning landscape. Pool is great to relax around and the villa is fully equipped should you want to make your own food. Food stores are very local and easy to get to in Llucmajor - there are also small towns, full of culture, delicious restaurants and stunning beaches just a short drive away! Nicole is a very helpful accommodating host and went above and beyond to answer all my usual questions and requests! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Does exactly what it says on the tin.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay at Casita el Refugio. The whole place to the two of us in a beautiful setting and such a great location, within easy reach of most places and a short hop to Palma. The Casita was well stocked for our needs, and with supermarkets 10 minutes away in Llucmajor we were never stuck for anything. This place ticks many boxes for two people looking for a holiday let when most places cater only two more people hiring and or very expensive. It was like a home from home for us and we would use the Casita again if we were to return to Mallorca - no question! Thank you to Nicola and her team who were on hand should we need them. This place is well deserving of its 100% review record. The photos do not do it justice of that I can be sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Palma de Mallorca
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Marriott Son Antem
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
MA19
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Sa Rapita/Es Trenc
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

El Refugio is the perfect place from which to explore the whole of the island by either car or bike depending on your interest. The island’s best golf courses are on the doorstep – Marriott Son Antem (10 mins), Es Maiores and Son Gual (15 mins). Horse riding, sailing and windsurfing are also possible close by.

Coast/Beach:

Es Trenc and Sa Rapita beaches are a 10 minute drive from the house.

Travel:

Car hire is essential.

Further Details:

Llucmajor has four supermarkets and several greengrocers stocking products fresh from the local area. This is a five minute drive from the house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $211.95

Booking Notes:
The Booking Deposit in sterling or euro equivalent is to be received within 7 days of booking to secure the dates.

Changeover Days:
Friday, Saturday or Sunday to allow some flexibility when booking flights during the main holiday season. We can consider different changeover day requests during November, December, January and February only.



Notes on prices:
If you are interested in forward booking dates beyond those published, please ask us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.