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Reformed ancient charcoal's cottage next to the sea (built in late XIX century)

Bedrooms Studio
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The closer cottage to the beach in Cala Vedella, modern design, it has own WIFI

Ideally located, this is the apartment which is nearest to the beach in Cala Vadella. It is also the first construction made in the cove, an ancient charcoal's cottage. Nowadays its modern design fits the needs of the twenty-first century (Internet via WIFI, ecological walls, comfort, induction cooker, microwave ..)

Today this old cottage has been adapted so austere and simple. The new design has been conceived to delight short stays in holiday periods or even with the idea of providing all the facilities for retreats that require a high dose of concentration (summer, winter or weekends).

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English: www.casadescarbo1en.wordpress.com

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Nº Registro solicitud vivienda turística 2015006768

More Details

Property Manager
Pep Serra
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

About Pep Serra

I am passionate of nature, of its legacy and its diversity. I find irresistible knowing new culltures and its historical processes, transformations involving generalized welfare achievements, the worldviews of each person... Surely, I've been influenced by my childhood in this former Charcoal's Cottage, not only my relationship with people committed to universal ethical values, but also my personal experience travelling and working abroad during so many years (Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia).

I currently work at the University of Barcelona, as a professor and in a collaboration project between European and Asian universities.

Pep Serra purchased this studio in 1880

Why Pep Serra chose Sant Josep (San Jose)

The ancient Charcoal Cottage of Cala Vedella, also is known among locals as “Ca n’Engràcia” (Engracia’s house) as a consequence of the footprint that this lady left at the place. Around 1952 Engràcia and Lluís reached the Cala, they were nature lovers, and activists committed on universal ethical principles (justice, respect …).

Cala Vedella was considered one of the most important coves of the west coast of Ibiza, was known as a “port” for its wide entrance and because it is a protected corner where they could anchor coastal vessels. Also we know that in XIX century, there was a drinking water source (therefore it was already an attractive place!).

In the description given by the Archduke Luis Salvador (1867), he emphasized the importance of Cala Vedella in the west, as one of the starting point of the agricultural and forestry production.

It is possible that by the end of 1800 and beginning of 1900 demand, production, and trading of charcoal for domestic fuel, was attractive enough to motivate the construction of a small cottage (Sa Casa des Carbo) to facilitate charcoal trading that was produced around Cala Vedella.

Just as was done with other products, once the locals had produced charcoal they picked it up from the traditional earth kilns for charcoal made around the forest to the coast, and from there they transported it in small rowing boats to another one larger (a sailboat) than would be responsible for transportation towards the island’s capital.

What makes this studio unique

My roots with this house have been around even before myself would saw the life.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Sant Josep de sa Talaia in Balearic Islands

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
  • 0 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Lounge - bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Reformed ancient charcoal's cottage next to the sea (built in late XIX century)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Amazing Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Studio was clean and has everything you need. Beach is right in front. Parking is around the corner. Restaurants and bars are next door.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Luogo incantevole con t...

  • 5 of 5

"Luogo incantevole con tramonti memorabili e una bella spiaggia davvero "a due passi". La casa è arredata con molto buon gusto e lo spazio organizzato in modo eccellente.I proprietari sono gentilissimi e disponibili. Consigliamo vivamente!!!"

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Ibiza Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Beach bar- Can Jaume, Pizzeria Sol
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Sant Antoni de Portmany / Eivissa (24 km)
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Club de golf Ibiza
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant Can Jaume
Nearest Beach
Cala Vedella
Car: necessary

Just go to the beach, once there you have to go to the north corner of the beach promenade (that's Castelldefels street). The cottage is just at the corner, it is the nearest to the beach.

'The main beach has good access for the disabled, during the summer season the beach is patrolled by lifeguards. There are Loungers, parasols and Pedalo's which can be hired. Just of the beach many types of water sports can be enjoyed, such as snorkelling, water skiing and there is a diving school. There are showers available on beach. There is parking for 250 cars including a small amount of allocated parking bays for disabled drivers displaying a European blue badge' (Wikipedia).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter - Christmas - New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £254.6
Cleaning £33.95

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