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Detached 3 Bedroom 'Mallorquin' Villa In Quiet Gated Community With Shared Pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Cala Serena, Cala D'Or, South East Mallorca, Balearic Islands - Ideal For Families And Within 300 Yards Of The Beach

Detached Mallorqui villa in quiet gated community with shared pool, and gardens. 350 meters from Cala Serena beach. 2 bedrooms on first floor, 1 lounge and bedroom 3/2nd lounge on ground floor. First floor bathroom with bath, and ground floor bathroom with walk in shower. Master bedroom with sun terrace, Front and back terraces for dinning. Outside shower. 20 minute walk into centre Cala d'Or. Perfect for families.


Owner
Cephas Vazquez-Howard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
4 June, 2017

About Cephas Vazquez-Howard

I am English with some Spanish influence having lived in Spain as a child. I am married with two young daughters. We all enjoy snorkeling and from last year three of us are qualified divers. I also enjoy Mountain biking and Tennis. Each year we are discovering more lovely beaches in this corner of the Island.

Cephas Vazquez-Howard purchased this villa in 2010

Why Cephas Vazquez-Howard chose Migjorn Region

We had already had several years of great self-catered family holidays in Cala Serena and Cala Ferrera. By our third holiday we were already looking in estate agents windows! When we saw a chance to buy a detached house, we couldn't resist. We were inspired by the location and the opportunity to create a quiet holiday home within a short walk of our favourite beach. It is great either as a retreat, or as a base from which to explore the island. Our house is situated on the very edge of Cala d'Or. This means it is quiet, and is safe for the children to run around. It is still only a 15 minute walk into the busy part of Cala Ferrera, and a further 5 minute walk into the centre of Cala d'Or.

What makes this villa unique

Cala Serena beach is one of our favourite beaches in Mallorca and is popular with families with small children as there is natural shade in the morning. It is very sheltered, so it is almost always calm and has a gentle slope into the water. As it is so close to the house, it is easy to come back for lunch, or a snack, etc. The resort is located on the cliffs and the pool from where you can get spectacular views of the sea, sunrise, and the yachts going back and forth along the coast.The house has been set up as our second home and is therefore much better equipped than most rentals. If you enjoy cooking, you will find all the kitchen utensils you may need. There is also a large collection of DVD's games and beach stuff. We have tried to make our house homely and welcoming so your stay will be relaxing right from the start.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a wonderful holiday in a home from home. Beautiful house- nice location-different nationalities-all very friendly.

Kids loved playing in the pool every day and making friends with the cats.

Lovely beaches, beautiful sea to swim in. Kids loved jumping off the rocks and looking for seashells. Nice day out on Starfish boat to Mondrago Natural Park.

Andrea very friendly and helpful.

Would defiantly recommend to others.

P.S. Thank you for the welcome pack- a lovely thought.
Aug 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Felanitx in Majorca (Mallorca)

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • First floor bathroom with shower/ bath. Ground floor shower room. Outside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2/3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and terrace with sun lounger, Second bedroom with twin beds, Ground floor second living room/third bedroom with Ikea double sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our villa is built in typical Mallorquin style. Having undergone significant renovation it is now a comfortable modern space. It has a good sized kitchen, and two well equipped bathrooms, one with bath. The two upstairs bedrooms are light and airy, with the master bedroom having it's own sun-terrace. Downstairs is a light and spacious living room and a second living room/bedroom three. The shower room is accessed though bedroom three on the ground floor. We have recently installed air-conditioning which also provides heat in winter. The upstairs bedrooms also have ceiling fans. There is a Samsung TV and blue ray DVD player, along with a selection of DVDs, English books and games. We also have some toys and drawing facilities for children. Outside: The outside space is a shared by all the houses. It is maintained by gardeners who come twice a week. It is a great area for children to run about in. You can park in front of the house. Once you cross the road to the front, young children should be supervised as the resort does sit on some quite high cliffs. Utility Room: Washing machine available at request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels changed weekly. Extra cleaning available at cost. Other: Bedroom 3/second living room Sofa-bed, door to shower room and outside

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

4

Great location, spacious 3 bedroom Villa

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for a lovely week, we have enjoyed the location very much, dispite loosing the use of the pool. Our grand children loved all the beaches we visited, especially cala serena which is only a short walk away. There were five of us visiting and we found that there was plenty of space for us all.

We especially enjoyed the peacefulness of the location and very much appreciated being able to stay longer on our last day due to a very late flight home.

We would certainly recomend the villa to our friends,many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is a shame that the pool was not available this year, but we hope that this is only temporary. Please do tell your friends and of course come and visit again. Until next time.....
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5

The villa and surrounding area were beautiful and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic, clean, had everything we needed and was big enough for all 6 of us not to feel like we were living on top of each other. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture and meant that we could have a cup of coffe as soon as we arrived. The surrounding area is all very lovely. A brilliant family holiday was had!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed our little home from home. We have had the house for several years now and don't tire of the surrounding area or Mallorca in general. There is always things to do and see. Until next time, Kind regards, Cephas
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5

A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect property for anyone looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating and simply wonderful holiday.

It is a true home from home which we found very difficult to leave! You can tell how much the owners Cephas and Emma love their home by the detail in the property. Everything is on hand, there wasn't anything we needed that we couldn't find in the villa.

Our two children aged 7 and 4 were instantly at home, they loved the swing chair and the hammock and they used the downstairs bedroom/2nd living room as their own space, like their own day room to come down and watch the tv in on a morning or later in the day to escape the heat. Our daughter loved the barbie toys too! The beds were comfy and the air conditioning in the bedrooms and elsewhere was sublime! I loved that there was a night light in the bathroom too for those nighttime footsteps!

My husband & I particularly enjoyed the tranquility of the terrace where we spent most mornings, lunchtimes and a few evenings as a family, eating the lovely meats and cheeses from the local shop and enjoying a glass of wine or 2 and reading a book.

The villa is very close to the communal pool which was very quiet, we often had it to ourselves which the kids loved and the views from the cliff top by the pool are stunning!

If all this wasn't enough we found ourselves a mere 5 minute stroll from the most idyllic beach I've ever set foot on, Cala Serena. It's a small, sandy cove with the clearest blue water and the most beautiful view out to sea. It's shady in the early morn so perfect for kids & shelves off so gently that it's more like being in a lovely warm swimming pool. We couldn't get enough of it! There's a beach hut bar selling hot & cold drinks and ice creams, crisps etc and accessible toilets at the nearby hotel. It really was like a little piece of paradise! My son and husband enjoyed snorkelling (my sons first time) and my husband did a scuba dive with the local dive school which he described as amazing!

There are a couple of local restaurants within minutes of the complex which were good but we preferred a 20 min stroll into Cala Dor to soak up the atmosphere in the centre where there are numerous bars and eateries, a trip to tutti fruity is an experience not to be missed! A little further on finds you at the beautiful Marina with yet more places to eat and enjoy lovely views of the boats on the water.

A trip to Palma aquarium is worth a visit too. All in all one amazing trip!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed staying in our home. You would be most welcome to return anytime.
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5

Super holiday home in Cala D'Or

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday home in a lovely location. The villa was clean and comfortable and well equipped. The complex was quiet and well maintained, with only a short walk to the delightful Cala Serena. With 2 very good restaurants on the doorstep and a well stocked general shop this is a recipe for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 4 of 5

The photos of this property on the website do not do it justice. We were surprised to find that inside it was bigger than we were expecting - lucky thing as we traveled as a group of 6 girls. The location was great too - quiet gated community but only a short walk to the busier centre of Cala D'or. Pool is adequate, however is missing perhaps a bar or music etc. No massive problem though. The beaches are very close if you prefer.

Wide range of dining options. In particular, the first restaurant you come to as you leave the complex is amazing (Gourmet Cala Serena), we ate here 3 times in the week we stayed. Food is brilliant and the staff are fantastic. Would return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The pool could be better, but is not owned by the community. When we bought the house there was a bar there, but this has since closed. We quite like the peace, as there are plenty of other pools with bars very close. As a quiet family getaway the house is perfect, if you want more evening entertainment then it's a walk or a more central house. You would be welcome to return.
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5

Amazing Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two week stay with our two young children. The community is nice a quiet and well looked after, with the communal pool just across from the house, and so quiet we often had it to ourselves. The pool has nice sea views, and was used every day after morning trips to the beach or further afield. We tried several beaches but in the end we preferred the closest, Cala Serena, which is perfect for families with young children. We snorkelled, built sandcastles and sunbathed nearly every day. We took a few day trips in the hire car, to Mondrago natural park, the wednesday market in Santanyi, to Palma to see the old city and aquarium, and also to the castle at Capdepera. All were good days out. The house is clean, well provisioned and with good facilities throughout. We spent many lazy afternoons in the hammock reading. All in all it was pretty near perfect, we will be booking again as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We look forward to having you back.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
high season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
medium season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
mid season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking a deposit of £300 needs to be paid. Balance needs to be paid in full, (including the £300 security payment), 6 weeks before booking date. Full refund if cancelled within seven days of booking if more than six weeks from booking date. Terms and conditions available on request.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Checkout by 10 am, check-in from 3pm. High season minimum stay 7 days. low and medium season minimum stay 3 days. Please contact me if these times are not convenient and we will try and be as flexible as we can.


Notes on prices:
Prices are based on one weeks stay, Saturday to Saturday.
If alternative dates are needed please contact us and we will try and accommodate you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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