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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 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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 25% 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.

More Details
Registration Number : 1453

Craig Macintosh
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

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 Pollença District

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 Pollença District in Serra de Tramuntana

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Private Villa, Walking Distance to Puerto Pollensa Beach with Wifi, A/C, Sky TV
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful villa and a perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This is truly one of the best holiday properties that we have ever stayed in. From the initial enquiry through to our arrival and stay, Craig was always responsive to any questions we had and provided lots of information to help make our stay more enjoyable. We arrived in the evening and found the essentials provided for us (teabags, coffee pods, milk, crisps, water and cava) which was a really thoughtful touch. The villa itself is absolutely perfect - everything seems to be thought of and there are so many small touches that it makes you want to never leave! The TV channels are extensive and there were DVDs and games provided for entertainment too (including table tennis!). We were very lucky with the weather and spent lots of time relaxing around the pool and gardens, which are immaculately maintained. The barbecue was used on a couple of occasions and we used Craig's recommended butcher in Pollenca, who was great. We stayed for 10 nights and only had use of a car for a couple of days - the rest of the time we were happy either eating in at the villa (there is a fully equipped kitchen) or walking into the port to try one of the many restaurants. We will definitely return to this fantastic villa and would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys peace and quiet in high quality accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerry, Wow, thank you for that incredible review. That has certainly made my day. It's a great thing to know you had such a good stay - it means a lot. We hope to see you again very soon. All the best, Craig and Maria.
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Absolutely fantastic from start to finish couldn’t recommend highly enough

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday we had and this lovely villa.

The whole experience was 5 star whether it was the communication prior to our holiday from Craig the owner or the absolutely fantastic villa.

The villa was probably the best one I have stayed at, with the amount of facilities there unbelievable and top quality!

We will be booking again for next year, I can’t recommend this highly enough.

10 out of 10!!!

Well done Craig and Maria

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home....but with the sun!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. We have two little girls (5 and 7 years) and they were very sad leave having pretty much spent all week in the pool. The best equipped villa we have ever stayed in, we didn't have chance to use everything on offer. We had a small problem during our stay with the pool but Craig was very quick to resolve and it was lovely to meet him. The beach is walkable but with little ones it is quite a way; we had a car so it wasn't an issue and there are places to park for free near the beach. I never write reviews so this wonderful villa must have made an impression!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian, thanks so much for taking the time out to write the review. It's great to read you all had such a good time. All the best and I hope to hear from you again some time. Kind regards, Craig
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Fabulous La Papalaya

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week's stay at La Papalaya.

We have absolutely no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending this beautiful villa. Very well equipped with everything you might need for your stay. Set in a beautiful garden with a good sized pool, the villa lies equidistant from both Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa old town - both easily reachable via a short taxi ride - and within walking distance of a good supermarket and bar.

The owner, Craig, was a pleasure to deal with throughout and nothing was too much trouble.

We can't wait to return!

Marina and John.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marina and John, I'm so pleased that you all had such a good stay at the villa, and thanks for taking the time out to write this review - it's really appreciated. I look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Craig. FOA any prospective client : At the risk of sounding a bit too fastidious but to avoid any confusion with the property description, I just want to clarify in response to the comment about distance that the villa is 1 mile from the centre of Puerto Pollensa and 3 miles to the centre of Pollensa old town.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. Loved our stay so much have already booked for next year. Perfect location, perfect views, easy to get too, but tucked away so very private. Missing the pool already and can't wait to go back. What a find 💕🤗😍

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, I'm really pleased you both had such a good stay. Thanks for the review. See you next near. All the best, Craig
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Fantastic villa in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from our stay at this lovely villa. We can only reiterate what people have said before us : it is a great villa in a wonderful position. We were not disappointed in any way. The villa is well equipped and very comfortable. Craig was great to deal with and was there to greet us. He and Maria have obviously put a lot of thought into making their villa as comfortable as possible and they really do care that their occupants have everything they need. No sooner had I suggested some citronella candles for the garden than Craig dropped some down to us ! Fantastic service ! There is a comprehensive guide to the area in the villa, and we tried several of the restaurants that were recommended, which were all great and well worth a visit. We enjoyed having a car so that we could explore the island, but you could manage without as Puerto Pollenca is within walking distance and the local supermarkets and Pollenca old town are just a short taxi drive or cycle away.

We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nichola, Thank you for taking the time out to write this review. Great to hear that the restaurant recommendations were a success. I'm really pleased you had such a good stay. I hope to see you again soon. All the best, Craig
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Special interest holidays:

Pollensa is a town known for its contribution to art, both locally and internationally. For any keen painters, we can arrange a painting tour of the area, including visits to working artists studios, museums and houses as well as painting courses. Contact us for more details.


2km to Bay of Pollensa beach.

5km to Cala San Vicens beaches.

10km to Formentor beach.

10km to Alcudia beach.


60km from Palma Airport.


Less than 2km to Puerto Pollensa

4km to Pollensa.

Approximately 10km to Alcudia and Formentor.

55km to Palma.

Further Details:

Restaurants - There is an absolute wealth of restaurants all within easy reach of the house. In Puerto Pollensa, you have a number of beach-side restaurants where you can eat whilst literally dangling your feet into the sea. In the old market town of Pollensa, you can experience some fine cuisine, both traditional and international. It is one of the most highly regarded towns in Mallorca for its quality of restaurants.

Supermarket - About 7 minutes walk from the house, just as you enter Port de Pollensa, is a large supermarket. It is called "Eroski" and you cant miss it.

Markets - If you want to savour local products, fruit and vegetables - Port de Pollensa's market it on Wednesday morning and Pollensa's is on Sunday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pollença District, Majorca (Mallorca)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter and Early Spring 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Half Term and June 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter 2018/2019
3 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 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 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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