A peaceful, convenient location. Lots of things to keep everyone entertained....
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About Craig Macintosh
The house is owned by myself and my partner, Maria Bennassar, who is the granddaughter of the late, local painter, Dionis Bennassar. We also run the museum which is dedicated him and worth a visit. We live in Pollensa, just by the main square and are always available should you need us.
Craig Macintosh purchased this Villa in 1960
Why Craig Macintosh chose Pollença
La Papalaya is a family house that has been passed on 3 generations.
What makes this Villa unique
La Papalaya's over-riding quality is it's location. It is perfectly situated between the seaside town of Puerto Pollensa and the old market town of Pollensa, giving you many options for how to enjoy your holiday with ease and convenience. Whether it is culture, mallorquin cuisine, the architecture, or sun, sand and relaxation - it is all within a few minutes away from the house.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 5
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
As soon as we arrived at Craig's villa we knew we had made the right choice, the villa is in a fabulous location with a great outlook. The villa interior is spotless with loads of extras included to make your stay more enjoyable, and the garden and pool area are fantastic. Craig kept us well informed during the booking process and during our stay when we had a couple of minor issues which Craig dealt with quickly. We hired a car and explored Northern Mallorca driving to Alcudia, Soller, Port De Soller and Cap de formentor during our week, the area is fantastic. We have rented many properties over the years but have never returned to any of them as we like to explore new places, but would definitely consider returning here in the future, Thanks for a wonderful holiday.
James Barr and family
Hi James, thanks for taking the time out to write the review. It's great to know you had such a good stay at the villa, and thanks for all the kind words. I hope you can make it back again soon. All the best, Craig
We had a lovely time staying at La Papylaya villa. The villa was in a great location with views of the mountains and we could walk into Puerto Pollensa. The villa had a lovely garden and swimming pool and was very well equipped. Craig was on hand if there had been any problems - which there weren’t. We would definitely stay at the villa again if we went to Puerto Pollensa
Hi Jan, that's great to read you had such a good stay and would rent the villa again if you came back to Puerto Pollensa. Thanks for coming to La Papalaya, and for taking the time out to write the review. All the best and I hope to hear from you again... Craig
Beautiful setting relaxing holiday!
The villa is like home from home. It has everything you need and Craig has provided lots of lovely extras which were very much appreciated. The swimming pool was very clean and a great size - we spent a lot of time in and beside it! The bbq area was excellent and also very well used by us. Air con in the bedrooms was very welcome and when there seemed to be an issue with it Craig was straight here and sorted out someone to come and change the gas. The walk to Port De Pollença is very flat and there is a lovely cafe (cafe Aries) to stop for a drink on the way - we had dinner and breakfast there one evening too which was really nice and great value. The small supermarket beside it is great for anything you need including fresh bread and pastries. Eroski supermarket is on the 2nd roundabout just before you get into the resort itself. We tended to walk in to Port De Pollença and get a taxi back - it is very dark on the way back but you can do it with a torch. All in all a great holiday - thank you Craig for your hospitality, advice and availability :-)
Thanks for taking the time out to write your review. It was great to meet you all and I'm very happy you had such a good time at the house. Hopefully I see you all again some time. All the best, Craig
My wife and daughters had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful villa. Craig the owner is a lovely guy and goes above and beyond to make sure you're happy - he even brought over some toy drones he had bought for the kids to play with! La Papalaya is in a beautiful, tranquil spot with a view of mountains all around, and close to the old town and Puerto Pollensa beaches (probably best if you have a car, but not essential.) The place is clean and comfortable, with some beautiful artwork on the walls, and there are plenty of games etc to keep everyone happy. Even an ipad with Spotify account connected which was a nice touch. The pool was a great size, although it's deep - so young children won't be able to touch feet on the bottom even in the shallow end.)
Overall we had a wonderful stay at La Papalaya and I would recommend it without hesitation.
Hi James, thanks for taking the time out to write your review. It's great to know you had such a good stay at the villa. It was nice to meet you all. Hopefully I hear from you again. All the best, Craig.
Just to add for any one reading the review, regarding the pool depth - in the shallow end it's 1.20 m and in the deep end it's 2.20 m.
This villa was everything we expected and more, like a real home from home with everything you could possibly need at hand. We had a few power issues due to weather conditions which Craig went above and beyond to remedy, considering these were completely outwith his control. We cannot stress enough how thoughtful he was. We would highly recommend this villa and, if returning to this area, would definately book again without hesitation.
Hi Julie, thanks for taking the time out to write your review, and of course for your lovely words. It was a difficult moment with the power issue (for anyone reading - this issue was area-wide and affected other houses too, and I hasten to add - was a one-off event), but I'm glad it got resolved and you all managed to have a great week. I'm very happy to hear that you'd definitely return to the villa if you came back to Pollensa. It was lovely to meet you all. I hope I hear from you another time, all the best, Craig.
Another excellent stay
This is our third visit to Craig and Maria's lovely property and it is one of our favourite places. The villa is beautiful and has everything you need for a perfect holiday stay. Highly recommended!
Hi Kerry, it was great to see you again. We're very happy you had another good stay at the villa. Thanks for taking the time out to write this review. All the best, hopefully we see you again soon... Craig and Maria
Special interest holidays:
Pollensa is a town known for its contribution to art, both locally and internationally. For any keen painters, we can arrange a painting tour of the area, including visits to working artists studios, museums and houses as well as painting courses. Contact us for more details.
2km to Bay of Pollensa beach.
5km to Cala San Vicens beaches.
10km to Formentor beach.
10km to Alcudia beach.
60km from Palma Airport.
Less than 2km to Puerto Pollensa
4km to Pollensa.
Approximately 10km to Alcudia and Formentor.
55km to Palma.
Restaurants - There is an absolute wealth of restaurants all within easy reach of the house. In Puerto Pollensa, you have a number of beach-side restaurants where you can eat whilst literally dangling your feet into the sea. In the old market town of Pollensa, you can experience some fine cuisine, both traditional and international. It is one of the most highly regarded towns in Mallorca for its quality of restaurants.
Supermarket - About 7 minutes walk from the house, just as you enter Port de Pollensa, is a large supermarket. It is called "Eroski" and you cant miss it.
Markets - If you want to savour local products, fruit and vegetables - Port de Pollensa's market it on Wednesday morning and Pollensa's is on Sunday.