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Private Villa, Walking Distance to Puerto Pollensa Beach with Wifi, A/C, Sky TV

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca, Balearic Islands - Countryside Location, Walking distance to Puerto Pollensa & Cycle ride to Pollensa

La Papalaya is a beautiful and conveniently situated villa that mixes both modern and traditional. One of few rental villas located in the countryside yet walking distance (1 mile) along a flat, comfortable path into the centre of the beach town of Puerto Pollensa (from where it's another 300 metres walk to the beach) and a brief cycle ride to Pollensa old town - the villa has two large sheltered terraces, a private swimming pool with roman steps and barbecue area enclosed within a walled and mature, evergreen garden. Both bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms. The property features Air Conditioning, WIFI, UK television with full Sky package (including On demand Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Kids channels), Bicycles with helmets, a PS3 with lots of games, Children's swim jackets, a house iPad with plenty of local recommendations, a stocked Nespresso machine, Lego and lots of board games, books and DVDs.

The way we arrange booking is with a 30% deposit to be paid either via UK bank transfer or with credit card, and then the remainder to be paid upon arrival, either in cash when you get here or via another transfer which can be made up to the day of your arrival.

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Craig Macintosh
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Craig Macintosh

The house is owned by myself and my partner, Maria Bennassar, who is the granddaughter of the late, local painter, Dionis Bennassar. We also run the museum which is dedicated him and worth a visit.

We live in Pollensa, just by the main square and are always available should you need us.

Craig Macintosh purchased this villa in 1960

Why Craig Macintosh chose Pollenca

La Papalaya is a family house that has been passed on 3 generations.

What makes this villa unique

La Papalaya's over-riding quality is it's location. It is perfectly situated between the seaside town of Puerto Pollensa and the old market town of Pollensa, giving you many options for how to enjoy your holiday with ease and convenience. Whether it is culture, mallorquin cuisine, the architecture, or sun, sand and relaxation - it is all within a few minutes away from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa was perfect. We hope to go away again next year and are seriously considering another trip to Mallorca. We'll be in touch.

Maria was the perfect point of contact and we took up some of her suggestions on day trips. Our thanks to her for that. - Clint Fenwick. (April 2012, (coming out again in September 2013))

We had a fantastic stay at the villa, a wonderful place to relax and soak up the sun. The house itself was very clean and well stocked with everything that we needed and the outdoor BBQ was a great addition. The short walk into town meant that shopping was really easy and public transport to and from the airport and surrounding area was great and made life easy, the villa owner even helped us to plan our transport to and from the house which was really helpful. The highlight of the villa is its fabulous pool and outdoor patio which was private, quiet and a perfect place for a hassle free break.

Joel and Lucy (Aug 2011)
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in El Vilà in Pollensa - Alcudia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom one with bath, shower, wc, wash basin and bidet. En-suite bathroom to bedroom two with shower, wc and wash basin. Hairdryer supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms, both with en-suites) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and a pull out bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is located 20 metres off the road which links the old town of Pollensa to Puerto Pollensa. The grounds are enclosed behind a wall 2 metres high and the garden and pool area are at the back of the house, facing the mountains. The footpath which leads into Puerto Pollensa directly from the villa is 2 metres wide and runs off the road and parallel to it by a distance of 4 metres, separated by grassland. The distance into town from the villa is less than a mile away and as such the majority of our guests tell us they use the footpath as their main means of getting into town. The private parking space at the villa measures 5 x 6.5 metres and the drive leading to the house measures just over 3 metres wide at its narrowest part.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Great villa for four people and great location for walking and exploring Majorca

  • 4 of 5

Villa was just as described, clean perfect for four, with good bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room. The villa is close to main road but we could hardly hear traffic in the secluded garden- great view of mountain behind house. Walking into town was very doable but we also enjoy the BBQ facilities and the shops were closeby and large. The internet was however only available intermittently but this was a minor annoyance.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tone, Thank you for taking to time out to write this review. I'm really pleased to read that you thought the villa and its location are great. I'm sorry to learn through the review that you had issues with the internet. It's worth noting that as with all rural villas in the municipality of Pollensa, the only way to get internet is via satellite; fortunately we have the fastest available connection for the area and the supplier is also based in Pollensa, which means that if the internet gets scrambled - which can happen for all villas during strong weather conditions - and we are informed about it, then we can talk immediately with the technicians to get it addressed. A simple reset of the router has previously resolved the connection. All of this information is detailed on the House Info document on the house iPad but I will include it in the confirmation email from now on also.
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Very small grievances

  • 4 of 5

A lovely bungalow in a convenient area, slightly difficult to access with other than a small car!.

Enjoyed an 11 night stay, and suggest that a change of towels and bedlinen would have been appropriate , say, after 5/6 days.

The TV proved temperamental, dropping 'out' frequently. Something amiss with either set or signal. Makes for frustrating watching!. Needs sorting.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and choosing to stay at the villa. I'm pleased to hear you found the house lovely. Regarding your other comments I feel it's important for me to clarify a few things : The issue with the television set was due to an HDMI cable that had become faulty. This was solved by replacing the cable, which I did immediately upon you notifying me of the problem. The On demand television service relies on an internet connection which may at times take a bit longer to load a programme than what people in the UK could be used to, however, we have installed the fastest available connection at the villa, (14Mbs) which exceeds the recommended minimum speed for using the BBC iPlayer. As faster speeds become available the villa will have them. Regarding your comment on the change of linen, I can only apologise for what must have been a misunderstanding. We offer every client that stays for longer that 7 days a change of towels and bedlinen and also a full house clean. This is included in the rental price. With most rentals being in weekly blocks, this is made on the 7th day (as noted in the info document on the house iPad) however due to your stay being 11 days I thought that you may wish it to be on an earlier day. When I called round to fix the TV issue I asked you which day you would like the clean and linen change, to which, I was under the impression, your response was that you did not need it. I am very sorry for what must have been a misunderstanding on my part. Regarding your comment that you felt the property "slightly difficult to access with other than a small car". I think it best to mention that the private parking space at the villa measures 5 x 6.5 metres and the drive leading to the house measures just over 3 metres wide at its narrowest part. This access and parking space has been used for years by clients with vehicles ranging from vans and SUVs to minis, and also twice weekly by the gardener, who accesses the villa in a long wheelbase Ford transit. I'm sorry that you had difficultly getting in and appreciate you mentioning it. I have added these measurements to the property info page on Owners Direct. Hopefully they will be a help to prospective clients. Thank you once again for choosing to stay at the villa and for your comments. If you do choose to stay again I will aim to make amends for the misunderstanding with the towels and linen change. Kind regards, Craig PS, The villa now has egg cups and whisky glasses.
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Superb villa in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

What a place! Tucked away just off the main road into Puerto Pollensa. My wife, 9 year old daughter, 10 year old niece and I stayed here for a week. The villa had everything we needed and more.

Beautifully and tastefully furnished. Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable.

We felt at home the moment we arrived.

The pool and gardens were well maintained, secluded, quiet and very private.

The kids had space to play while we relaxed after great days out in the resort.

We were so chilled out we never got round to using the brilliant barbecue built in the garden.

We'll put that right next year because we booked to come back before we left. That decision was made after a family meeting which lasted about 5 seconds.

Our host Craig is a great chap who made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived.

If you ever need a taxi from the villa, use the one he recommends on the ipad. They are a family firm, very friendly and reliable.

We have many happy memories of La Papalaya and can't wait to return.

Peter, Joy, Sally and Amelia from Newcastle.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, Joy, Sally and Amelia, We're delighted you had such a good stay. Thank you very much for the review. See you next year. All the best, Craig and Maria
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Perfect family villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is fantastic. We had a lovely time here with our one year old son on his first holiday. He enjoyed the pool and playing on the grass. Easy walking distance to the port and a supermarket just down the road.

There were bikes provided as well which was a fun afternoon out.

Villa has a barbecue which was great.

The owner was very helpful with any questions we had and we will be back next year. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi L and C, We're so pleased you had such a good stay, especially with it being the first holiday with your son. Great to hear he enjoyed the new grass. It was lovely to meet you all and hopefully we see you again next year. All the best, Craig and Maria
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Lovely villa

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks, very comfortable with everything you could possibly need and anything missing was provided willingly by Craig and Maria. The villa is abt a 30 minute walk to the seafront but all very flat, you need a torch for the last 3rd of the journey if you decide to walk home but if you decide to get a taxi it is 6 euro. The area around the pool is now grass not paved. Pool area not 100% private as just a few trees separate you from the land behind where people were working a couple of days but to be fair not many people around.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for the review. We're pleased you had a good stay and appreciate the feedback. Just to be clear, the pool area is indeed 100% private, and the land beyond the shrubbery which encloses the pool also belongs to the villa. The relating issue mentioned in this review refers to a day our gardener decided to finish off a job in two consecutive days without notifying us. This has now been addressed with the gardener, Diego, and he now knows to only come to the villa on Wednesday mornings. The details of this time are on the booking confirmation email to clients and also on the house iPad. To the reviewer, I'm sorry that in your case it took longer than you were hoping to walk to the seafront. Details of the exact distance to the beach are written in the property description. Although the path is safe, with it being way off the road, and wide and flat as you mentioned, taking the house torch with you is definitely recommended. We appreciate you highlighting that. Once again, thanks for the review and for choosing to stay at La Papalaya. All the best, Craig and Maria
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Fantastic villa.....owners welcoming and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived at the villa, the owner Craig had already been very helpful in answering any questions we had via email about the villa and the surrounding area.

Before booking, we'd carefully researched different holiday accommodation in Puerto Pollensa, and chose this villa based on the photos, description and customer reviews. Therefore, because of this, and our email correspondence with Craig, it meant that we felt confident about the booking and were really looking forward to our holiday before we arrived.

As soon as we got to the villa and stepped through the door it was even better than we had hoped for. Craig was there to greet us and show us around the property. He was as friendly and helpful in person as he had been in the emails. He had also put together a welcome pack including wine, juice, crisps etc which was an unexpected surprise.

The villa was in a fantastic location, very clean and beautifully finished with a lovely garden. It was great to have extra facilities such as a pool, barbecue area, laundry room, breakfast/sun room, as well as a couple of bikes. We couldn't have asked for anything more!

It was reassuring to know that Craig and Maria were on hand to answer any queries, and when we met Maria later on in the week she was as friendly and helpful as Craig.

We loved Puerto Pollensa and staying at the villa made our holiday extra special. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynne, thank you for the review and your comments. It was very nice to have met you and your sister and mother. Maria and I are delighted you had such a good time and we hope to see you again. All the best, Craig.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016 to May 2017
24 Jan 2017 - 5 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Half Term and June
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
November 2017 to May 2018
4 Nov 2017 - 4 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit upon confirmation of booking and the remainder on arrival. The deposit is non-refundable if the cancellation is made within 60 days of the arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Arrival - Anytime after 4pm
Departure - 10am

Weekend arrivals only from June to September.
Flexible arrival days out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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