GRAN VISTA

MALLORCA, SPAIN

THE LOCATION

Lovely Gran Vista is set just outside the village of Calonge. It’s ideally located, minutes from some of the most beautiful coves on the island’s southeast coast. It’s a five-minute drive from the vibrant seaside town of Cala d’Or and around an hour from the Mallorcan capital of Palma.

THE VILLA

This extensive and graceful Mallorcan villa sits in its own private estate on a quiet country road. It's built in the vernacular Mallorcan style, with thick stone walls, terracotta-tiled roof, balustraded balconies and heavy wooden shutters. Traditional decorative features are used both inside and out.

For all its architectural authenticity, the main emphasis here is on light and space. A wide terrace, fringed by bougainvillea, leads from the outdoor dining area into the main living room, where terracotta-tiled floors, Moorish-style archways and creamy décor keep things cool and tranquil. Upstairs, the four spacious bedrooms have traditional beamed ceilings and dark furniture, accented with bright colours.

Though supremely luxurious indoors, the villa lends itself perfectly to outdoor living. The large, landscaped gardens are filled with apricot, fig, almond, pomegranate and quince trees while the large pool, set away from the house and accessed by an elegant archway, is fringed with palm trees. The outdoor kitchen boasts a stone-covered barbecue area. Perfect for casual poolside lunches.

OUT & ABOUT

Privacy and out-and-out luxury make this a truly exclusive hideaway. It's also a perfect base for visiting the rest of the island. West is Palma, one of the most stylish little capital cities in Europe; northwest is the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range that forms the backbone of the island; and if you head northeast, you'll eventually come to the spectacular Cap de Formentor, the island's most easterly point and nicknamed 'the meeting point of the winds'.

4 BEDROOMS / SLEEPS 9

Totally private estate with traditionally built Majorcan stone Villa, in a rural location

First floor master suite with private sun terrace and en-suite bathroom with sauna

One double bedroom in casita with bathroom and lounge

Extensive and secluded grounds including an impressive landscaped tropical palm tree garden

Stunning swimming pool with pool shower

Extensive sun terraces

Gated entrance

Outdoor kitchen with a stone covered barbecue area

Modern fully equipped kitchen

Established bougainvillea covered patio area with dining table and seating for 10 people

Air-conditioned bedrooms

Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console

iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access

Molton Brown Toiletries

TRANSFER: FROM PALMA AIRPORT - 50 MINUTES
GREAT FOR: BEACH / GOLF