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Romantic mini villa/cottage for two with private pool near Pollensa



Updated: 19-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, open-plan living room/kitchen, terraces

This elegant jewel of a cottage on the grounds of a large organic finca, nestled in the Val d’en March only 5km from Pollenca, with its restaurants and Sunday market and 10km from Formentor and the Blue Flag beach at Pollensa, makes it the ideal miniature villa for one or two people. Located at the gateway to walking, hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails leading to the majestic monastery at Lluc and beyond, l’Hort de Son Grua is part of a historic Mallorquin manor. Tranquil, comfortable and recently updated to even higher modern luxury standards, the cottage has an open-plan living room and fully equipped kitchen, a sleeping loft and is furnished with antiques, art, and eclectic mix of books. The 15m lap pool is perfect for early or late swims, or all day sunbathing. Have breakfast on one terrace and an evening BBQ on the other while taking in the stunning surround of mountains. Our own fresh fruit, juice and home-made breakfast rolls delivered daily. Welcome drink and tapas upon arrival. Not suitable for persons with mobility issues. We began welcoming guests in 2008, and looking forward to seeing you this season!

Peace and Quiet: This perfectly equipped yet compact cottage gives a couple the chance to enjoy all the space and amenities of the larger country villas within a manageable space. Guest enjoy total privacy and a peacefulness interrupted only by the tinkle of sheep's bells to lull them to sleep. Shop for fresh local products and prepare them over the barbecue while watching the sun turn the surrounding mountains a fiery red as it slips away at the end of the day. Or enjoy a meal in one of medieval Pollensa's fine restaurants, or overlooking the sea in Port Pollensa. The proprietors have vast local knowledge and contacts that give guests a true concierge service, booking tables, cycles or even suggesting specialised shopping. The cottage is fully stocked with local bath amenities, olive oil, wine, coffee, tea, milk, butter and late arrivals will find a late snack awaiting them.

Pollensa and North Mallorca: Far from the madding crowds, this is quiet but stunning part of the island. From L'Hort de Son Grua visitors, visit the 13th century Lluc monastery just 20 km through the mountains, go to a wine tasting just over the road, or in November, watch an olive oil pressing in one of the few surviving antique 'tafonas.' Jump in the car and explore the stunning sea cliffs, or climb the highest mountain in Mallorca. Birdwatchers can glimpse hundreds of rare marsh birds just

10 km away in the Albufera Marsh, the best-known and most popular birding site in Mallorca, an important wetland and a designated nature reserve. Formentor is famous for its nesting sea birds, and the Tramuntana mountain range, which surrounds the property, also boasts rare species. There are also opportunities for sailing in the Bay of Pollensa. The North of Mallorca is famous for its world-class cycling routes. Olympic hopefuls train here, and top-quality bicycles can be hired and are delivered to the door.

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About the Owner

Nicole Ginn
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

27 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)


Fabulous holiday, beautiful spot, generous and lovely hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous clean, well stocked cottage in the most beautiful and peaceful spot, with mountain views! Only sounds are the sheep and birds! Nicole and Richard are generous hosts...with food and local knowledge! Delicious homemade juice and pastries delivered every morning, and there was a very full local food stock awaiting our arrival. Pollensa is a beautiful town and we enjoyed many visits for a mooch round, or to sit in the plaza with a coffee, watching the world go by. Perfect! We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Sandra and Mark for being fabulous guests and reminding us once more why we love doing this!
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Beautiful little cottage in superb surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Majorca lots of times in the past 30 years and it never fails to please. This cottage is just perfect for two people. Everything you could wish for is here...warm croissants and muffins delivered by Nicole every morning..nothing too much trouble. The pool was welcome after a day out exploring this wonderful island. Our knowledge of Majorca is pretty good after all these years but Nicole still offered very good advice. We wish you well Nicole and Rick for the future..would love to return but with a son in Oz I think we will be travelling further afield for our holidays. Majorca will always evoke very special memories for us in your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect mini villa, perfectly situated.

  • 5 of 5

It may seem lazy just to echo all that previous holiday makers have said but all I can do is repeat what others have said and add our own comments, lovely spot, thoughtful and caring hosts what else could you want? Would love to stay again and would highly recommend.

Tim and Ali Hunter

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Everything everyone else has already written is correct. This is a lovely property in a beautiful area. Consider yourself very lucky if you have booked it, you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Third time very lucky!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this fantastic villa and we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have discovered it! Rick and Nicole were as hospitable and helpful as ever. Nothing is too much trouble. Nicole even researched and tailored the welcome tapas to my dietary requirements.

We love the peaceful location, the villa itself and the gorgeous private pool and sun loungers. This year Rick and Nicole have made some modifications to the villa including comfy armchairs in the villa and an outside day bed, a perfect place to relax under the shade of the canopy.

The villa's location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and loafers alike! There are good restaurants and bars aplenty, all within easy striking distance by car or taxi. Pollenca itself has a couple of good supermarkets and appetising food shops, plus a lively weekly market.

If you decide to book this villa, then you are in for a treat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lucky us

  • 5 of 5

When we decided on a spring break in the sun with specific dates in mind the only property that matched our criteria was l'Hort de Son Grua.

Looked at the photos, read the reviews and booked immediately.

Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. The photos really didn't do justice to the stunning location and the obvious hard work that Nicole and Rick have put in renovating the Finca and landscaping the gardens.

The cottage is big enough for 2 and had everything we needed. Its well maintained with a weekly cleaning service and Nicole who liked to call daily to empty the rubbish bins. Having breakfast delivered was also a treat, fresh orange juice from their orchard, warm croissants and muffins, too much for our waste lines, not to forget the delicious tapas one evening. The pool, at 15 metres is longer than most holiday cottage pools and allows for a proper swim. The pool area is private and secluded and is perfect for soaking up the sun, whilst drinking a chilled beer, looking at fantastic scenery and spotting a huge variety of birds. The property is in a valley surrounded by mountains and crags on 3 sides. At this time of year the vegetation is lush and verdant.

Rick and Nicole are so hospitable and friendly, nothing seemed to be too much trouble, from borrowing a pair of binoculars to driving us in to Pollenca for an anniversary meal, to organising flowers to surprise my wife on our wedding anniversary. They were full of ideas of places to go to and things to do, beaches and restaurants to visit. There is lots of information in the cottage as well about where to go and what to do. We had a hire car { take Nicoles advice about who to rent your car from, it was easy, hassle free and no delay at the airport}, so we did explore the area, the Tramuntana mountains provide spectacular scenery as does the the Cap de Formentor. We loved Pollenca with its narrow medieval streets, boutique shops and restaurants.

So if you like stunning scenery, sunbathing by your own pool, walking, cycling, bird spotting, nature reserves, the seaside, shopping, restaurants and welcoming friendly hosts--- say no more, you will want to go back.

Lucky us

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : PMI (Palma de Mallorca) at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pollensa town at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Palma at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pollensa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 39 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pollensa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Puerto Pollensa, Formentor at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Totally tranquil elegant mini villa with private pool on large organic farm. Nestled in the rural Val d'en March valley yet near beaches. World-class cycling, walking, hiking and horse riding trails, bird-watching, magnificent nature sights on the doorstep. Medieval Pollensa town with its winding streets, historic houses and churches and famous Sunday market is only 5 km away, delightful beaches only 10 km. Take breathtaking mountain drives along Mediterranean cliffs. Guests enjoy daily home-baked breakfast breads, fresh juice and seasonal fruits every morning. Welcome drink and tapas upon arrival. Not suitable for persons with mobility issues.

Golf: Golf Pollensa 5 km from property has 9 holes.

Golf Aucanada 15 km from property has 18 holes, visit this Robert Trent course.

Many other world class courses dotted around Mallorca.

Ski: NA

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring season
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

50% deposit required to secure booking, paid into UK, US, or Spanish bank account.
Balance due upon arrival in cash (euros) or prior bank transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Outdoor Shower, Additionally, there is a shower by the pool.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Cosy sleeping loft up a flight of stairs.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Two free Thai massages per stay.