No car req'd. Village located. GATED pool. FOC cots. Read reviews!
Jaki or visit www.number21ibiza.com
About Jaki or visit www.number21ibiza.com
We have been proud to run 'Number 21 Ibiza' privately to holidaymakers for the past 13yrs (being one of the first in Ibiza to advertise on Owners Direct!). It was always a dream to buy a property in the San Jose area as we felt it was the perfect location with it's beautiful beaches, views & countryside but it proved hard going to find one we could afford! Thankfully we got very lucky after 2 yrs searching (we already lived here having moved from Manchester) & stumbled on a villa at the edge of the village itself. We felt it would be perfect for guests as they had no need to be tied to a car, yet they could holiday in the 'real Ibiza' & experience village life. That became one of our unique selling points & guests have found it a boon to be close to shops & restaurants. The villa had the benefit of a gated pool area – one of the first in Ibiza & still pretty unique to find. We decided to capitalise on this by making it very child friendly & set out to make family stays as stress-free as we could! The final thing we did was to create zones that couples/teenagers could escape to, as we saw that many villas just had the usual 'round the pool' area to relax. We made use of the roof terrace with it's fabulous views, the huge balcony, home to our popular 'pod', we created a chill out area with beanbags, somewhere you can catch the breeze whilst enjoying the views, & finally...a hammock, under a shady tree. Hopefully one will be YOUR heavenly spot! We also created a website; so that you can get the best out of planning your holiday. Do take a look (even if you book elsewhere!) With a background in Customer Service (Jaki) & accountancy (Stephen) we hope we've brought our skills together to give our guests a wonderful holiday experience at a value for money price. We reinvest in the villa each year & there's always something new for our returning guests to spot. It's been a wonderful 13 years of greeting lovely people, many who return. Will you be one?
Jaki or visit www.number21ibiza.com purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Jaki or visit www.number21ibiza.com chose Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Perfect for groups of friends, couples, families and mixed age groups. Having the village a 5 minute stroll away makes holidaying together easy; no relying on a dedicated driver, and teenagers can stroll off safely on their own to explore. We deliberately created outside zones where you can get away from the group and have privacy or just listen to your own music. The roof terrace is popular with sunbathers and teenagers, whilst the balcony with it lounging furniture is perfect for the adults. And if you're holidaying with toddlers then our gated lounge terrace is perfect. Toddlers can play safely outside without the worry of the pool being accessible. So parents can relax. After what holidays are all about!
What makes this Villa unique
We have created a website for the villa; so that you can get the best out of planning your do take a look at it (even if you book elsewhere!). There are plenty of tips and info plus links to car hire, bus timetables and private hire. With a background in Customer Service (Jaki) and accountancy (Stephen) we hope we've brought our skills together to give our guests a wonderful holiday experience at a value for money price. We reinvest in the villa each year and there's always something new for our returning guests to spot. It's been a wonderful 13 years of greeting lovely people, many who return as they also fall in love with Ibiza, and San Jose village. Hopefully you'll be one of them!
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Just the perfect place
I'd like to put in writing just how much we enjoyed staying in you beautiful villa - and do feel free to use any/all of this if you're updating your wonderful website (number21ibiza) for next year.
It's easy to create websites that look attractive - but sometimes the reality disappoints. This time our experience was the polar opposite - and if anything your gorgeous villa exceeded our expectations. It struck the perfect balance of form and function - absolutely everything we needed was there, in full working order and yet so beautifully presented. My folks immediately made themselves at home in the master bedroom and with en-suite and balcony they were able to find their own space whenever they needed it. The rest of us found our favourite spots too - afternoons on the hammock were my special reservation - but collecting together on the verandah offered many hours for general chewing the cud and laughter - so many memories of sitting around your yellow table.
Discovering your recommendations in Sant Josep was a slow joy -each day something new. Amazing flamenco, then brilliant Brazilian bossa nova/jazz at Raco Verde. Breakfasts in the old folks bar opposite the church with the happiest old men I've seen for a while (they laughed non-stop for an hour!) and most nights finishing off with cocktails and home-made ice-cream at Salteones.
My driving inhibitions meant we always had to travel east out of Sant Josep - but that didn't in any way spoil our enjoyment of your beautiful island - we had some unbeatable swims at Cala Boix and a plate of sardines my husband is still raving about!
I could go on - but I'll finish here by thanking you truly from us all: the Fairleys, the Robinsons, the McGarry's and a Thomas..... we'll be recommending you heartily to our friends when they ask and directing them to your lovely website where they can easily plan their perfect holiday
Thank you so much Susanne. The village is great isn't it? To have such a choice of places and live music in a small village is unique! We are delighted that Number 21 was perfect for your holiday - and that you found our website useful. We feel it's the perfect way to help our guests get to know Ibiza and San Jose quickly, whilst offering suggestions of places and beaches to visit. Thank you also for the recommendations! That's very kind of you. It was lovely to get to know you all...and we hope to see you all again sometime.
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It was the photo of the pod that grabbed our attention and it didn't disappointing in real life. It was my favourite snoozing spot post lunch! Being a group of couples the location was spot on for us. We wanted to be away from the resorts (too old for the noise now!) but not remote so we read the reviews and decided this villa was perfect, and it was. The village has plenty to offer and we found some lovely beaches within easy reach. It was a very relaxing week of bbq's, sunbathing and occasionally eating out. Though the villa is so lovely we didn't go out as much as planned! The owners were lovely, very efficient during the booking process and they met us when we arrived to make sure we were happy with everything, which we were. The villa was beautifully furnished, clean and well equipped. The chilled cava was a lovely surprise! It really felt like we were staying in a boutique hotel. All in all we had a fabulous experience here!
Thank you for taking the time to send me a review of your holiday David and appreciate your effort in sending it by email after failing to get it on to OD. We're so pleased that you all had a fabulous holiday...as I know you all needed one when you arrived! Working life can be so stressful these days. Say hello from us to the rest of your friends and I hope your new job is working out well. Thanks again.
*This was copied from an email received from David who had difficulty posting a review direct to OD*.
We spent ages searching as although we down-priced from our rental villa the previous year, we still wanted a stylish place with individuality. There wasn’t a huge selection as most places need a car (we only wanted to hire one for 3 days this time), however this one stood out for us when we saw the level of facilities and quality furnishings. The booking process was excellent with all my many questions answered quickly by the owner. Their website was really informative about the village and Ibiza, so that was a huge help when planning where to visit. San Jose village was an unexpected delight. A real find with it's restaurants and shops. The villa was very well cared for and had individuality with thoughtful touches like tea lights for all the lovely lanterns. We arrived after an early morning flight, were delighted and settled in for a wonderfully relaxing holiday with perfect weather. We all felt pretty good about finding this place as we got so much more than we'd imagined for the price (we're a group of 6 and had been looking at 3 beds). The only downside is we have just checked for our holiday this September and it is booked so we have missed out. I just hope we manage to secure it for 2016.
You are so kind to leave such a lovely review Arabella, even though we couldn't fit you in this summer. Such a pity our available dates were in the wrong month. We would be more than happy to welcome you all back next year so do get in touch around the end of summer which is when we usually start to take bookings. Hope you all enjoy your Ibiza 2015 holiday though!
After much website searching we chose Can Alegre for a special family holiday to celebrate my 70th birthday. The villa was perfect for all ages from the youngest aged 7 to me as the oldest. We loved the spacious well equipped rooms, the lovely garden pool and the outside eating and relaxing areas. The villa is in a great location being a couple of minutes walk from the village which has an amazing range of food shops, deli's, restaurants, bars etc - better than we have around us in London! We went to all the nearby beaches and all were fantastic - none of them more than 10 or so minutes away by car. Best of all was the attention we received from the villa's owners Stephen and Jaki - from our first enquiry through to our leaving the villa at the end of our holiday they couldn't have been more helpful. All their recommendations for places to visit, beaches, restaurants etc were spot on and they were always on hand to help us, in particular when our granddaughter picked up an ear infection and needed medical attention on a Sunday. They were perfect hosts. It will be hard to have to wait for the next big birthday celebration before we return. In summary we had a fabulous holiday in a villa that exceeded all of our very high expectations.
Thank you so much Paul for taking the time to leave such a lovely review...it brought a lump to our throats reading it. It was a joy to host you and your family on this special celebration holiday at number21ibiza and we are thrilled that everything exceeded your expectations. You were the perfect guests, and the girls were adorable. Thank you again for your generosity in leaving the dingy for the next guests...their little boy loved it, and for watering the plants!
It would be lovely to see you all again sometime in the future when the next big celebration comes around. Take care J&S
Great Villa, Great Location, Great Choice
We’ve had a fab holiday in the village of San Jose, definitely recommend it. The decision was between a villa near Cala Vadella beach and this one in the village, we can honestly say we made the best choice for our family. The owner had explained that the village had everything we needed so a car wasn't really necessary, she was right.
It has character too and we loved to watch the old Spanish people on their evening stroll around the village or coming out of the church service straight to the bar! We particularly enjoyed the live music one bar had in the evenings.
Cala Vadella beach was reachable by bus so we didn't feel we missed out. The 'other' villa was on quite a steep road so it would have been a hike to and from the beach which wouldn't have pleased us. Our favourite beach though was Cala Tarida. We ventured to Ibiza Town twice; once early morning as we wanted to walk up the old walled town (fab views!) and then again one evening when we were blown away by the people, bars, shops - everything really. You have to go.
Other nights we settled in for a BBQ and just relaxed. The mint from the herb garden was very welcome for the home made mojitos and it was nice to be able to pick a lemon off the tree for the G&Ts. The teenagers enjoyed relaxing on the roof terrace away from the adults
All in all we had a great mix of relaxing days and nights and getting out and about. The villa was everything we wanted the owners were helpful suggesting where to go and with directions. Their customer service was first class all the way through and the whole experience stress-free
We like to try different places for our holidays but Ibiza and this villa may just drag us back!
We are so pleased you decided to choose our villa...and that it proved to be the right decision. San Jose is a lovely village, so perfect for those, like yourselves, who want to be away from the 'tourist' hustle and bustle but within walking distance of shops and restaurants. It is lovely of you to take the time to leave a review, thank you so much! And hopefully we will see you back here soon!
The best yet!
Being Ibiza veterans (10 years now) we look forward to our hard earned holiday every year. We're quite picky and for the past 5 years we have been staying at Can Alegre. It more than meets our requirements and frankly we feel relieved to have found it as many villas just don't live up to the hype. Jaki is attentive throughout the booking process, always on had to help and quick to answer questions, sadly not always the case in our experience.
We originally chose the villa after a bad experience of staying in a place on a dirt track and taxis refused to go up it. So it seemed a good location; close to the village yet with countryside views. The welcome we had on our first stay made us instantly feel at ease with the property and owner, and within the hour we cracked open the bottle of cava left chilled for us and was lounging on the 'pod' looking at the mountain view.
Over the years we've come to think of it as a home from home. There's everything you could need for your holiday...and the kitchen is better equipped than our own! The owners attend to the small things too like stocking up with spices, condiments and such like. It was the first villa we didn't actually have to buy loo roll! After I mentioned that Jaki put it on their advert!! When we had our children we really appriciated the gated pool as we can throw open the doors on the lounge and not have to worry about the little ones running off. As parents...we can relax.
The location is super being within a few minutes of a village with plenty of eateries and shops. We're regulars at Destino's tapas bar and would recommend it to anyone. The village butcher is also superb. Toni does the most amazing burgers...and his sausages aren't bad!
This villa has taken us from the days when we used to frequent places like KM5 and Blue Marlin to now where our priority is the kids (there's even a toy box!).
If you're looking for owners who care, a villa that has a lovely décor, is clean and well equipped and is in a location that gives you a break from driving try this one! In 5 years we've never once been disappointed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review Ibiza Veteran. The past 5 years seem to have flown! It's been a pleasure having you and your friends stay, and watching your families grow, over the past years. It's nice to know the villa has suited you as families too and that you feel it's a home from home. That's so important. We always feel that we must be doing something right if our guests want to come back! So thank you for your custom and your recommendation...and see you all next year!
Special interest holidays:
Around the village of San Jose and the rest of Ibiza there are numerous bike paths and walks that can be enjoyed.
The town hall has provided information on the routes available so just call in for a leaflet.
We can advise on the historic sites dotted around the island, should that take your interest.
The villa is perfectly placed for easy access to the beaches of Ibiza including the white sands of Las Salinas where all the famous people head for (12 minutes by car/taxi), trendy Cala Jondal with stylish restaurants like Blue Marlin or the snorkelers' favourite Cala Moli (5 minutes by car).
Buses run through the village to Cala Vadella beach & San Antonio where you can catch water ferries to Cala Conta, Cala Tarida or Cala Bassa.
Tip: Order a paella from the deli to enjoy on the beach!
The airport is 10 mins away by car/taxi. Car hire isn't essential when staying at the villa as buses run hourly to both San Antonio and Ibiza Town ànd the village has 2 supermarkets, bars, shops and restaurants. Should you wish to hire a car it can be organised from Companies at the Airport or San Antonio. Taxis are easy to flag down in the village or try the bookable services. An airport bus runs through the village during summer from San Antonio (in July/August 'til 2.30am).
Cosmopolitan Ibiza town is 15 minutes by car/bus and apprx €18 in a taxi, whilst San Antonio and the airport are 10 minutes away by car/bus.
Beaches 10 minutes drive.
As Ibiza is a small island most places are only a short drive away. Being travel writers we can offer tips on where to go, what to see and how to get there; a quiet beach in August? Fabulous restaurants that won't cost the earth? Buy club tickets online? No need to pour over guide books, just ask! We're more than happy to help.
do take a look at our own website we have created for you. It has a wealth of information about the villa, village and Ibiza, plus lots more photos.
Click on the link provided or google 'number21ibiza' or go direct to; number21ibiza.promotemyplace.com/