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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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                                                                                                      Wonderful, tranquil holiday in a beautiful property.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Planning for a holiday is always a little bit of a rollercoaster ride - the anticipation and excitement of going somewhere new where you can relax from daily routine and pressure of work is often tempered by the anxiety of whether you have made the right decisions in where you are going to stay and whether it will meet expectation and be value for money. Villa Ana does not disappoint. She sits high on the slopes of Maria de la Salut overlooking the central plains of Mallorca towards the distant hills offering a comfortable and entirely private, secure hideaway with a fabulous, pristine pool. The villa is spacious, well maintained and well equipped with all the essentials plus dish washer, washing machine, television and hairdryer. There has been an enormous amount of thought given to what makes a difference to your stay - towels of all sizes and for all purposes, fans to keep you cool, heaters, blankets and throws to keep you warm, books, games, guidebooks. The sitting room is a comfortable and welcoming space and the kitchen / diner table is huge with ample space to seat 6 -8 people. What really stands out are the little touches and accessories which add to the charm and ambiance of the property such as the candles and attractive tea light containers scattered around the house and terrace which make the evenings quite romantic and magical. The upper, covered terrace is glorious with huge BBQ, generous dining table and more comfy seating overlooking the pool, gardens and the view across the valley. The pool area is well thought out with recliners and sails for shade and and lawn beyond the terracing. The water is inviting day and night and the perfect temperature to cool you down but not freeze you which makes midnight swims equally enjoyable! The gardens extend all around the villa with shady lawned areas, mature shrubs and trees laden with fruit and vibrant flowers. It is fun to pick almonds, olives, pomegranates, kumquat, lemons, oranges and herbs for cooking. The centre of the small town of Maria is only 5-10 minutes walk where you can find groceries, banks, bars and restaurants. The main square is the community focal point with weekly market and occasional evening dancing. It is easy access to beaches, mountains and Palma from Maria. Our thanks go to Ana and Xisca for whom nothing was too much trouble and helped to ensure our holiday was memorable for all the right reasons. I thoroughly recommend Villa Ana - it is a restorative sanctuary.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Nicely presented villa - good to get away from it all

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay - villa was nicely presented throughout - lovely and clean. It was well stocked with both necessities such as toilet rolls etc but also a few extras like charcoal, firelighters and matches for the barbecue, tablets for the dishwasher, a bottle of beer, some wine etc ! - all made for a nice welcoming feel (and reduced hassle). We were met at the villa by the owner who was lovely and gave us a thorough tour - she didn't speak much English and I speak no Spanish, but we managed to communicate. The kids enjoyed the pool and I liked the views from the balcony! There are chickens in a compound (away from the house), so you do hear some crowing - we liked that, but I though it was worth mentioning. On the practical side: - there's a dishwasher and a washing machine - we were provided with tablets and washing liquid - the kitchen's well equipped with coffee percolator and espresso (again with some coffee / capsules provided to start you off), toaster, microwave, oven / hob, lots of pans, knives, etc The property has lots of electric fans but does not have air-conditioning. For most of our week, that was fine, but the last couple of nights were a lot warmer and we all found it a bit difficult to sleep. - we used three bedrooms - two with double beds, one with bunk beds. There is also a small room which I think had a cot - two bathrooms - both nice and clean (and stocked with soap). The bathroom for the master bedroom (upstairs) is reached via a balcony. - The location is not close to any of the main tourist sites - for us that was a positive, but you would need a car - we ended up driving a fair bit - again not a problem for us, but worth bearing in mind. We had brought a Sat-Nav with us and that helped a lot with navigation down some pretty small streets. One small point - the owners are obviously more used to German visitors than English - so the handbook etc was in German - not a major issue, but perhaps worth running a copy through Google translate or similar. All in all, we'd recommend Son Rebassa, but do make sure you've looked on a map so you know where it is. Hope that's useful
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful peacefull well appointed Rustic Villa in the heart of Mallorca

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Sa Sort Nova. From the moment we arrived Manuel was on hand offering assistance and information where required. The Villa itself is set on beautiful grounds with mature trees and flowers throughout the gardens and courtyard which is maintained regularly by the friendly gardener Benito! The Villa has kept its old style charm whilst still providing all the creature comforts required for a family holiday with comfortable beds, well appointed kitchen, lounge areas and bathrooms. Everthing was spotlessly clean up to 4star hotel standard. The "secret bedroom" in the ancient mill tower was a big hit with my 11 year old daughter! We had breakfast each morning in the lovely shaded courtyard area and used the charcoal barbeque on several evenings near the pool area. The pool area is so private with comfortable loungers , seating and out door dining area and the views over the surrounding countryside are beautiful. Added to this is the extra convenience of having an extra dishwasher and fridge freezer in this area to allow for cold drinks etc without having to return to the house. The new shower /toilet area at the pool is an excellent addition. Montuiri itself the local village has some traditional bars and restaurants which we visited and were made feel welcome and we experienced fantastic hospitality and great food! including Pamboli ! in S'Hostal . We had a hire car which enabled us to explore the beautiful island with Palma only about 25 mins away and most other resorts within 30/40 mins. We were particularly taken by Porto Cristo . In summing up ...we can't wait to return to Sa Sort Nova. We are a family of 5 with 3 children aged 7 to 13. Ronan O'Riordan..Cork , Ireland.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016