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Romantic town house with roof terrace. WiFi. Internet.

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Traditional old Mallorcan stone house

Comfortable town house, fully furnished. Perfect family getaway, children welcome. Very romantic for two. A village house with a terrace, barbecue, 4 chairs/table, 2 sun beds and a shade. Close to the village centre. 15 min away from the beach in the Port of Soller. WiFi DVD player/movies and an XBox with games.

The Port Soller, and its beaches are a 10 minute drive from the village. There is a local bus service between Fornalutx, Soller and Port Soller. Also a delightful tram that runs from the centre of Soller to the port. There is a tennis courts in the village and a full sized Olympic swimming pool 3km towards the port.

There mountains surrounding the village are full of marked Hiking Trails and the mountain roads are used by many professional cycling teams for their early season training.

The owner's mother is from the village and is happy to help should the need arise during your stay. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Mallorcan.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The above picture was taken my first visit to see my grand parents who are from the village. My great grand mother is to the right of grand father.

Joseph has over 28 years of experience in the film and television industry working on projects that include 24, Terra Nova, The Shawshank Redemption, Dracula, Hook and The Big Tease.

Joseph worked as set designer on Steven Speilbergs fantasy adventure Hook (1991), Francis Ford Coppola’s horror film Dracula (1992), the action comedy Maverick (1994), the action thriller True Lies (1994), the drama The Shawshank Redemption (1994), the thriller Disclosure (1994), the science fiction film Tank Girl (1995, starring Lori Petty and Malcolm McDowell), the drama Apollo 13 (1995), the television science fiction series Space: Above and Beyond (1995-1996), and the video game Need for Speed: Undercover (2008) on which he also worked as director.

Between 2001 and 2009 he also worked as production designer and second unit director on the drama series 24 and joined the production crew between 2006 and 2009 as co-producer. He held the same positions on the television mini series 24: Day Six - Debrief (2007) and the following movie 24: Redemption (2008). In addition, he was interviewed for several special features and directed three episodes of 24. In 2004 and 2007 he received Excellence in Production Design Award nominations from the Art Directors Guild for his work on 24.

Born in 1963 to a Mallorcan mother and English father, divides his time between Los Angeles and Mallorca and where ever else his work takes him.

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice time in your beautiful house. We liked the arrangement of the house - all the old tools and others things. We found the house well-maintained and clean. Your service to us has been very good. We would surely recommend the house to family and friends (as you know we have already done).

The village is lovely with a nice square and a good supermercado. The location is good for a lot of activities as walking in the mountains and swimming in Port de Soller.

We will hopefully be back some time.

Anita, Astrid, Aske, Siri and Henrik
Jul 2012
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22 Reviews

4.8
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfectly located house in the prettiest of villages!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Fornalutx, our first visit to Majorca did not disappoint. The house is very well located for local shops, bars and restaurants. In fact there is everything you could need in the village including a bank and a pharmacy. There are a range of places to eat and drink. The house is very comfortable and well appointed, excellent wifi! We loved the way in which the house had been filled with paintings and drawings and local ephemera.

We used the local bus to go to Port de Soller and the tram from there back to Soller. Also walked to Soller through the back streets of both villages and the woods and olive and citrus groves that separate them. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Palma on the train from Soller and the white knuckle drive to Pollenca! Apart from that there was always a coffee to be drunk on the roof terrace from where we watched the most amazing sunsets and moon rises; or a beer or orange juice to be enjoyed in the square after a long, hot day; or a glass of wine before a delicious meal in a local restaurant!!

A word of warning, this is a village full of steep stepped streets and the stairs in the house too!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great little townhose perfekt for a weekend get away of hiking in the montans

  • 5 of 5

Great little house in the absolute center of town. Highly recommended for hikers how are seeking a quite getaway in the mountainside. Comfortable beds for 4 people would not recommend for sex as extra bed is not great. Only has one bathroom in need of renovation but it fullfilled our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From what I gather from my mother, although you booked the house for 3 you turned up with 4 and then expected us to accommodate another 2 people. The spare bed is a futon in the living living room. The house is meant for family occupation, not 6 adults so I´m sorry the small bathroom was not big enough for you. The bathroom was renovated last year so unless you are referring to the low water pressure in the shower which is custom in the village, I´m not sure what your suggestion of renovating implies. If you had informed us that you where not a family and where a number of adults away for a party weekend attending a wedding, we would have gladly referred you to another property. Regards, Joseph.
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5

Charming and historic

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay in the beautiful village of Fornalutx. We enjoyed the comfortable and interesting house.

On a personal note, we really enjoyed the pictures and asked your mother a few questions about the background of Edmund Hodges. I was fascinated that his home was Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway as my parents were from the same area. I hope you don't mind if I ask you whether he was a teacher at the Elliott School as my father was a teacher there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes he is my father and was Head of the Art dept at Elliot. Thanks for staying and I´m happy you enjoyed your stay. Regards Joseph.
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5

Lovely property in the heart of the village

  • 5 of 5

We loved returning to the house and it was just as perfect as we remembered. Situated in a beautiful village we were happy to stay and explore Fornalutx and the surrounding area as well as the rest of the island. In less than and hour you can walk to Soller and then get the wooden tram to the beach.

Property was as described and clean with sharp knives for cooking and plenty of pots and pans. Comfy beds, air con, and a roof terrace - all you need in this beautiful setting!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxed authentic village life

  • 5 of 5

Charming, authentic village house within steps from restaurants, small supermarket, bakery. Nice little rooftop terrace for bbq with amazing views! We enjoyed it very much, thanks Joseph.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful, with historic charm. Decor, view, architecture, etc. made it the perfect retreat. Loved the rooftop patio. The place was super clean and the bed comfortable. Joseph was very helpful during our stay. Fornalutx is perfectly located on the island, and we would stay at this property again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Very quite, the street is pedestrian only. Parking is less than 2 mins away. It´s an old 16th century stone town house that stays cool in the summer. Very close to the bars, shops and restaurants in the village but it´s location means its very quite. The beach is less than a 10 minute drive in Port of Soller. Soller is only a half hour walk where you can take the tram to the beach. There is also a bus that will take you to Soller, if you don´t want to hire a car.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palma at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Fornalutx at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Palma at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Soller at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fornalutx at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Puerto Soller at 5 Kilometres

The centre of Fornalutx is the Plaça d'Espanya, surrounded by cafés and a general store. Overlooking the square (on a higher level reached by steps) is the church, which has a large clock on its façade. Just down the street is the Panadería de Fornalutx (the local bakery), and on the road leading out of the town several restaurants.

Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Linen/cleaning charge £42 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Facilities

From the Owner

My mother still lives is the village she grew up in and will help in any way possible to make your stay the best it can be.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 0 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All towels are provided. Hair dryer provided.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Main bedroom has air conditioning. All rooms have radiators. A cot can be provided.

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Living room has air conditioning. 36' TV, Futton, 2 armchairs. DVD player. Collection of movies. xBox. Entrada has a lovely wood burning stove. Very romantic in the winters. Hiking books and maps can be found in the house.

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