Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Es Cubells - Villa-Ibiza-Resort
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, spacious salon and large terrace
The house has nothing to do with the snow-white, post-modern mainstream houses, which can be seen on high-class catalogues. The villa is a synthesis of Ibizan shoebox houses and bauhaus. Its warm terracotta tone blends soothingly with the blue of the sky and the green of the pines. It is a villa for individualists who want to live all by themselves on holiday and do not want to succumb to the regime of a trendy and short-lived flavour of life. This villa is discreet, humane and refrains from forcing a sense of time upon you. It casually gives precedence to the guests. The house is like a stage on which nature and the residents play the main role.
Only refined materials were used, which always become more beautiful with age. Like natural stone, concrete, teak wood and leather. The design is clear and without excessive decoration. There is a discreet elegance and natural ease with full comfort.
The idea is that you do not need to see the light source, but only the space that is being lit. According to lighting designer the most beautiful light emerges when it falls through thin rice paper and immerses the room in a warm, bright light without any glare.
The best thing is the association with nature, from every room you can step outside through a large glass door in to the open area. The wide double beds are made of teak, along with the teak wood shelves and desks they spread their characteristic scent. Since each room has its own, exclusive bathroom, one is in the privacy of his own realm at any time.
Deliberately kept minimalist and functional, only natural materials such as matte sandstone, limestone and glass were used. The design is simple and functional, designer fixtures from Fantini, bath tub from Philip Starck, pure design from Duravit.
In the ultra-modern, open kitchen the chef can look outside across the sea, while he prepares his Mediterranean dishes on the large gas hob. The spacious countertops are designed by the concrete designer Max Kant and we have found that guests tend to be attracted by this place and like to cook while engaging in a conversation with a glass of wine.
With a length of 12 metres, it offers not only space for bathing, but also for real swimming.
From the terrace you can view the bay 'Es Xarcu', a popular anchorage for the celebrities of our planet. The bay has retained its original charm, meanwhile the discreetly extended fisherman's huts became one of the private top restaurants on the island (website link) Tina Onassis lives a few metres away, film stars and celebrities from the music scene put their bare feet in the sand fully incognito at sunset while enjoying the excellent fish 'Al Horno'.
The bay 'Cala Jondal' nearby is famous, because of the 'Blue Marlin', which became world famous as the hotspot of Hollywood celebrities and all those who feel they belong. There, you can participate in nightlife, which begins in the afternoon, to see and to be seen is the motto here. At the other end of the bay, there are also restaurants and beach bars where you can enjoy this beautiful place in a quiescent manner. A small sandy beach is also very safe for children to swim.
Very close by is the bay 'Es Torrent', you will be there in 2 minutes. There is an excellent restaurant with first class service (website link). Many yacht owners moor in the bay to dine there during the day or evening. On the beach there is a personal atmosphere, with IBAN you can get a massage done and also buy jewellery and summer dresses. Snorkelers can swim to the offshore rocks and dive there. Let's see if you can discover the entrance to the underwater cave. If you jump into the crystal clear sea off the cliff, you have several options there. If you're lucky, you'll also find a Rolex or currency notes on the seabed.
Ibiza Town is 15 minutes' drive away and you can visit the charming old town, shop, dine, and meet people there. All the famous nightclubs such as Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege, Space, Eden, Es Paradis, DC10, or smaller clubs like KM5 are within a quarter of an hour by taxi.
For climbers, the free-climbing area with a view of the island 'Es Vedra' can be reached in 10 minutes, an amazing climbing area directly above the sea.
The rider can take riding lessons around the corner on horseback or take an evening ride through the pine forests.
For mountain bikers there are marked trails that begin right in front of the door step.
For bottle divers I recommend the bay 'Cala Vadella' in which you can also do night diving and play with the curious seahorses and octopuses. Or visit the numerous lobsters in a depth of 40 m.
Morning and evening hours are ideal for joggers, starting directly on the property.
Those who love to walk can start right from the property; there are many attractive trails through shady pine forests to secluded bays.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
Interests: People, nature, handicrafts, dance
Presently I live in Berlin and Ibiza. Previously, in Paris, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf. My profession took me to South Africa, America, France, Sweden, Italy, Finland, Switzerland and Austria.
My interest lies in the human psyche and my curiosity about the mystery of life is always growing more and more...
Michael purchased this villa in 1992
Why Michael chose Es Cubells
In 1992 I entered a 10,000 m2 wild forest, which I wanted to buy.
Amidst pine trees and fragrant rosemary bushes there was no way through, I could guess only small trails, which were jealously guarded by spiders. Amidst all the green something dark blue kept flashing by now and then, the sea.
I was overwhelmed by the silence, the scent of pine and rosemary, the hum of bees and the concert of crickets, the play of light and shadow. I was awe inspired by this place and its wild beauty.
Suddenly a small clearing opened, and immediately I knew that there the house would stand. My eyes flew over the canyon in which water still flowed from many decades ago from the mountains into the sea, and further over the dark blue sea up to the island of Formentera, the lighthouse sends its distant flashes of light.
I rammed bamboo sticks in the forest floor to match the contour of the house with the trees. The nature here should play the leading role; my house should be subordinate to her. That was the concept. My guest house amidst pines and rosemary.
It took years for me to build the house. At first I began to climb the pine trees to free them from old branches and fungal growth. The trees were grateful for so much unexpected attention and portrayed their individual beauty. I especially loved the pines which had fought their way amongst the others and whose trunks now, bent and crooked, narrate of the drama of their growth. There were also trunks which had gone through very little and grew straight into the sky. They inspired me less; I had to always think of timber. At first I tried to gently intervene in nature by letting young pine trees grow crooked by constricting, which is a kind of active garden design. But one could see them being compelled after a few years, because their oblique growth appeared braver than that of their wild brothers, so I regretted this approach and dropped it.
What makes this villa unique
When I finally began to make the foundation and pull up the walls, I aligned myself with the sun’s position at different seasons to find the correct orientation of the house and the proportion of windows and doors. I stood inside the structure and looked out of the holes in to the terrain and the sea, and often I tore a wall again and changed the whole thing. The house grew slowly and organically, like the natives have also built since time immemorial. Thus, I kept getting more clarity time and again and found the path to what is important.