Villa in Pollensa - Within 10 Minutes Walk Of The Beach On A Quiet Country Lane
Cati Bennasar / Inés Daum
- English, German, Spanish
About Cati Bennasar / Inés Daum
Miguel and Ines are working people who live in Pollensa town during the summer, but we like to live at Can Miguel during the winter when we have no clients. We both have horses that live in the fields around Can Miguel. I, Miguel, am a gardener and manage the land of nearby fincas, and also help my parents with their land and animals. For some years I worked at Rancho Grande, near Can Picafort, and also in Teneriffe as a riding guide for day and night excursions. In the past I completed the famous Ruta Santiago in Spain but now my riding is local. I'm also a qualified chef. I grew up in Mallorca but Ines is from Germany and came to work in Mallorca initially as an au-pair. She now works in the local Hospital as an administrator and translator for English and German visitors to Mallorca.
Cati Bennasar / Inés Daum purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Cati Bennasar / Inés Daum chose Pollença
I bought the land on which Can Miguel is built 18 years ago. The first thing to do was to build stables for my horses and prepare an exercise yard for them. I chose the location because it is near Pollensa, and still close to the finca where I grew up. The house is within walking, and riding, distance to the sea but far enough away from any crowds to be always peaceful. Step by step I built the house, put in a pool and began summer rentals a few years ago. This year (2011) we have added a third bedroom and second bathroom on the first floor. We now have a comfortable home, with space for the horses, a pretty garden where our chickens can run freely and which provides a simple, peaceful holiday house from May to September.
What makes this Villa unique
Can Miguel is close to the lovely beaches in the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia, and the many restaurants and shops there. But its location just a little inland provides a completely peaceful environment. One special feature of a holiday in Can Miguel could be a ride in a horse driven trap, with me, and you would usually be able to see our horses in the nearby fields. The house features our life with horses, but it is not essential to be a rider or even a lover of horses to enjoy a holiday here!
Pool / Spa
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Stayed here on the 1st of August for 10 days 2 adults and 2 children aged 14 and 11.
We arrived at the villa on 1st of august 2019 greeted by the owner she was very nice and plesent she showed us around the villa, the villa was really nice, very homely and very well equipped with everything you needed. We had a fantastic holiday and we really enjoyed swimming in the pool which is big too. We stayed in a few nights and had a bbq and played ping pong which was another added bonus. We enjoyed the company from the cats to which was very tame and all they wanted was a bit of attention especially the white stripped one which was like you own little shadow where ever you went you can guarantee he was there. The villa was lovely and it was really nice that the chickens and cockrells was free to wonder yes they is cockrells but their never woke us up so nothing to worry about. We hired a car to go to pollenca and alcudia but at night we used the taxi which cost us about 15 euros into alcudia but there is a restaurant 10 to 15 mins walk from the villa that is really nice and the food was lovley ,we found ola's and another steak house in alcudia not sure what it's called but it's on corner next to the Irish bar that did really nice food too. We would deffentley stay here again and we would recommend this villa to family and friends too.
Just as described which can only be good !
The property was easy to find and reflected exactly as described online.
There were also some basic commodities left which was a welcome surprise as many companies empty all the cupboards. For example, salt, pepper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. even ice was in the freezer for that all important cool drink on arrival.
Lovely spacious villa
Cati was excellent to deal with throughout andthe villa is so spacious and nice and clean. Lovely grounds and pool (and wonderful to have the 4 cats around!) x
Thank you. Hope to see you next year again. Best wishes
Spacious, rustic and well equipped
We had a lovely time here. It was perfect for our small family and had everything we needed. The pool and garden are beautiful and there is plenty of outside shady seating. It is about 10 mins drive to Puerta Polenca which has lots of restaurants and a great beach for young children. Really loved this place. My 5 year old is desperate to return.
A superb villa in a perfect location
I stayed at the villa with my husband and 3 year old son at the end of June. The villa was clean, spacious and well equipped. It's in a lovely rural location, very private and enjoys stunning views whilst being only 5 mins drive from Alcudia and Pollenca. We loved the fact that there are 3 different outside dining areas from which to enjoy the views. The pool was amazing, a great size and depth and a lovely temperature thanks to the warm weather!
Ines was also very helpful and quickly dealt with any queries we had both before and during our stay.
We would definitely recommend this villa, it is simply lovely and a superb family retreat, but there were just a few small things that stopped us giving it 5 stars:
1. We would have liked a small bar of soap or some handwash to be included in the bathrooms. I appreciate the villa is self-catering, but most villas we have stayed in over the years usually include some hand soap in the bathrooms. We all like to freshen up and wash our hands after a long journey! Perhaps this is something Ines and Miguel could consider including in future.
2. The shower head was missing from the walk-in shower in one of the bathrooms. This effectively meant that the bathroom was out of use. We were surprised this wasn't mentioned to us on arrival, as it must have been identified as a known issue when the villa was being cleaned and prepared for our arrival. It wasn't a big problem and we actually managed to resolve this issue ourselves by transferring the head from the shower over the bath to the walk-in shower (we preferred to use the walk-in shower as it was easier and safer for our little boy than showering him in the bath).
3. Finally, we had a few instances where my husband and little boy slipped on the tile floors in the villa. Admittedly, this was entirely our fault as we had entered the villa shortly after coming out of the pool (because our little boy was desperate to use the toilet). We just wanted to highlight that you need to be extremely careful when walking in bare feet if there is any water on the tile floors.
The above are all very minor issues and overall we loved the villa and had a very enjoyable stay here. We would definitely recommend the villa and would stay here again if we ever visit Majorca in the future.
My retirement treat for my family
Having spent a week with my partner in Palma and on the west coast/mountains on my retirement, this lovely villa allowed my daughter's family to join us for a week. The bedrooms downstairs made an ideal private suite for them while my partner and I had the upstairs mezzanine to ourselves. My two young grandchildren enjoyed the pool and the animals, although the adults were not too keen on a cockerel who thinks dawn is at 02:00! The villa was spotlessly clean and well provisioned, and the location is ideal for exploring the northern half of this beautiful island. The views from the upper balcony were spectacular, and it was great to sit and have breakfast and evening refreshment up there to catch both the rising and setting sun across the sea and mountains. It would have been nice to have had single beds which zip together to make a double upstairs, as pushing the two singles together didn't really work. This would allow Ines and Miguel the flexibility of making it into either a twin or double room. That said, it didn't detract from a wonderfully relaxing time in this charming villa helped on its way by a week of beautiful sunshine. I wanted to score 4.5 stars but couldn't do the extra 0.5.
Can Miguel is within 1 mile of the nearest beach (the sandy coastal strip between Port de Pollenca and Alcudia) - this can be accessed on foot along a private road that links the house directly with the beachside road. There are several other excellent beaches in Puerto de Pollensa and Puerto d'Alcudia, Playa de Muro in Alcudia bay and, a little further afield, Cala San Vicenc with two sandy bays and excellent swimming in deep water.
Car hire is essential. Can Miguel is approx 40 miles from Palma airport; this is an easy drive with 30 miles of motorway, 9 miles of A-class roads and the narrow 1 mile link from the coast road to the house.
Alcudia 3 miles. Pollenca 4 miles. Puerto de Pollenca (centre) 3 miles. The house is 1 mile from the road that runs alongside the beach between Alcudia and Puerto de Polence.