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Make a holiday villa in Sant Joan your home away from home

If you visit Majorca and only choose one or two beach resorts, you’re missing out. After all, the island has more than 1,400 mi2 of mountains, agricultural areas, centuries-old villages, beaches and caves to explore. It makes sense to base yourself in a central location and a holiday villa in Sant Joan is just the place. Rental properties in this small rural town range also include chateaux and villas to suit different budgets. Most properties feature a swimming pool and BBQ facilities as well as other amenities you’ll need to ensure a memorable stay. Sant Joan holiday villas make for a great place to retreat to after a day’s exploring.

Things to do in Sant Joan

Sant Joan is located almost in the centre of Majorca. From here you can take day trips to almost anywhere on the island. However, the area around Sant Joan itself is well worth exploring too. Settled since prehistoric times, the site where the town of today stands became the Alhamar estate during Moorish occupation of Majorca. In 1229, King Jaume I conquered Majorca and the estate changed hands several times. In 1300, King Jaume II issued a decree which meant that Sant Joan could hold a market and officially become a town. Today most tourists skip this small town and head for the larger beach resorts instead. The result is that Sant Joan still retains its rural charm.

-The Parish Church of Sant Joan Baptista has been a work in progress since the 15th century. Dedicated to St John the Baptist, the church features several architectural influences as bits and pieces were added or adapted through the centuries. The interior features several beautiful works of religious art, most notably the paintings depicting the life and martyrdom of the saint.

- Historical buildings to explore are within a short distance from Sant Joan holiday villas. One of these is the birthplace of Friar Lluís Jaume. This Franciscan priest was born in 1740 and arrived in the Americas in 1770. While stationed at the Mission San Diego de Alcalá in present-day California, he was killed by members of the local indigenous population during an uprising and became the first Catholic martyr in Upper California. The house in Sant Joan where he was born is an excellent example of the architecture of the period.

-The Santuari de la Consolación is a beautiful old monastery on a hilltop just outside of town.

-Els Calderes is a fascinating museum located between Sant Joan and Vilafranca and is the estate of Antoni Oliver. The Sant Joan area has been home to farmers for hundreds of years, but the dependence on agriculture also threatened the town’s existence several times, especially during periods of drought. Things changed in the 19th century when Oliver brought new ideas from mainland and taught the local farmers some revolutionary agricultural techniques.

-Vilafranca de Bonany lies just over 3 miles south-east of Sant Joan. Walk or cycle here from a holiday villa in Sant Joan to stock up on fresh vegetables. Tomatoes, garlic, peppers and aubergines are some of the fare you’ll see hanging from strings outside the shops, making for gorgeous photo opportunities. The town also hosts a melon festival in September.

-Lloret de Vistalegre is another town only a short walk or bicycle ride away, about 3.5 miles to the north-west. The views from here are spectacular, which explains the town’s name. The windmills are something to behold and if you like figs, be sure to visit at the beginning of August, when the town hosts a fig festival called Es Sequer.

The weather in Sant Joan

Sant Joan has dry, hot summers and cool winters with some rainy days. If you visit in July or August, be sure to opt for Sant Joan holiday accommodation with air-conditioning, since temperatures typically reach 29 °C and even the minimum temperatures are a warm 20 °C. Winter temperatures seldom fall below 6 °C.

Getting to Sant Joan

You can get to the island’s capital Palma de Majorca by flying in from most major European airports or by taking the ferry from Barcelona. Sant Joan is only about 25 miles from Palma. Nearby Vilafranca de Bonany is on a major bus route from Palma. However, if you decide to stay in a Sant Joan holiday home you’ll probably want to do some exploring further afield and renting a car will be a very good idea.

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    Villa #1162752
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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            Chateau / Country House #2022733
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              House #2395295
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                House #2431471
                  • 6 BR
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 16
                  Villa #2458433
                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Villa #2509283
                      • 5 BR
                      • 5 BA
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                      House #2533058
                        • 6 BR
                        • 6 BA
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                        House #2533061
                          • 5 BR
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                          House #2533059
                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
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                            House #2533060
                              • 6 BR
                              • 4 BA
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                              • Sleeps 16
                              House #2555917
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
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                                Villa #6872898
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                                  Villa #6912915
                                    • 5 BR
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                                    Villa #6947646
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                                      • 4 BA
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                                      Villa #8085755
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Farmhouse #2615962
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Farmhouse #2616335
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (12 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
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                                            Chateau / Country House #2003376
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              House #2129239
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 4 BR
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                                                Chateau / Country House #2052601
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                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  House #2201413
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                                                    • 7 BR
                                                    • 5 BA
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                                                    Villa #1793993
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                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #2303287
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                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        House #2129728
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                                                          House #2574446
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                            House #1882221
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Cottage #1131520
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                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 5 BA
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                                                                Chateau / Country House #2403044
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                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                  Villa #6915346
                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (38 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Chateau / Country House #33608
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                                                                      Villa #8122272
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                                                                        House #6471614
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          House #679080vb
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                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                            Apartment #2415663
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Villa #1622818
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Chateau / Country House #2256802
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                                  House #1877118
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #6888237
                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #1697546
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                                        Villa #534073
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                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                                          Villa #6822829
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                                                                                            Villa #8073789
                                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #2012650
                                                                                              13
                                                                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #2128120
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                                  Villa #1949105
                                                                                                  3
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                                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                    Cottage #6064341
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8176166
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                                                                                                      Sant Joan Holiday Homes & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious, comfortable house with lovely pool and gardens away from the hoardes of tourists.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We (3 adults and 6 children between 6 and 13) had a lovely week here. The house was comfortable and spacious although we spent most of the week outside - great pool and private gardens. Loads of space to run around and play. The town is a gem - small and quiet during the day (except the bustling market on Wednesday morning which is definitely worth a visit) but good to wander around with pretty squares in which to sit and eat icecream and lively enough in the evenings with fantastic restaurants serving tapas, local cuisine, pizzas etc. Few English tourists, friendly locals - the perfect destination for us. Would definitely recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      A lovely, well equipped house, set in a beautiful location.Fantastic place for a family holiday.!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic house and a real pleasure to stay here for the week. Owners very friendly & helpful! Clean and comfortable rooms, fantastically well-equipped kitchen. Everyone had a great time and we all enjoyed the swimming pool and the surrounding area. We hope to return soon! Would highly recommend it to anyone!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016