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We are a British family with long ties to Mallorca through family and dear friends. Both my husband and I have been going to Mallorca since we were small children and now have Spanish and British family living across the island. We have 2 children and 2 dogs. We bought this house so that our children could have a home from home and build Mallorca memories just like my husband and I were lucky enough to do when we were young and Palma airport was no more than a hut. We chose Cala D'or because of the beautiful calas, the pretty white building and because it is close to our relatives but not too close! We were also very keen to have somewhere that the children could be free to come and go without us having to worry about them. They can go to the beach and the town with their friends and cousins and, as they get older, they will be able to go to bars, restaurants and even a few clubs and walk home without us worrying about their taking taxis on the Mallorca roads which can be very dangerous at night. Maybe one of our children will even end up getting married in the little white chapel by Cala D'or.....
Dominique purchased this House in 2016
Why Dominique chose Santanyí
We love this house because it has enough bedrooms to stuff full of friends and family and enough local activities (beach, town, marina etc.) that people can come and go without being reliant on cars or lifts. We can all enjoy each other's company without getting on each other's nerves! The house is great for all ages: It has a beautiful pool which can be easily seen from many parts of the house so children can play and parents can see them. The main terrace area can be closed off to keep smaller children away from the pool and we can also put an extra fence round the pool for increased small people safety. We have lots of baby equipment so that you don't need to travel heavy. Teens can come and go freely with a beach and town to entertain them and the adults can relax in style. We also have a downstairs bedroom so that the more mature visitor doesn't need to bother with stairs or the baby can nap with Mum just a few meters away enjoying the terrace and pool. It doesn't matter how old you are or what you like to do, there is something for everyone at the Beach House, and that is why we bought it!
What makes this House unique
We are right on the beach and the sea but the house is set far enough back that we can get away from the ruckus. There is a lovely ice-cream shop and bar at the bottom of the steps on the beach, some great places for jumping off the rocks in the Cala and a scuba diving centre at the back of the beach. The town has all sorts of shops and a great variety of restaurants. For something more upmarket, the marina is a 5 minute walk away across the little paths connecting the calas. There are also some gems of local restaurants in the villages and rural areas around Cala D'or. We like to horse ride and enjoy trips to Rancho Jaume in the national park just a 15 minute drive away. They will also come and pick you up from the villa if you book in advance. We love to walk and Mallorca is beautiful for walking in the winter, such a treat to have the Mondrago National park just up the road.
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
No spray sun-cream to be used inside the house.
House cleaning is necessary every 7 days of occupancy, so stays over 7 days must have a mid stay clean, stays of 3 weeks must have 2 extra cleans.
If pool heating is on then pool cover must be pulled over during the night to conserve heat.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Dominique was a great host, very attentive.
We would like to keep the property a secret as the location and property were perfect and we will definitely be back.
Beachfront Villa Cala d'Or
This is a great place to stay for guests of all ages. The location is terrific (beach is100 m away) and the house and pool work really well. We had 6 adults and 4 kids in our group and everyone had an outstanding time.
Thank you so much Mike, Robert and all your gang, we are delighted that you had a great time!
Best wishes and have a happy summer, Dominique
We had a fabulous family holiday here, the villa was in a perfect location, a stones throw from the beach, shops and restaurants. The accommodation was very spacious and modern, with very comfy beds! Thanks for all your helpful communication Dominique :-)
Thank you for your kind comments, they are much appreciated:)
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Best wishes, Dominique
As a group of 10 girls this villa literally surpassed all expectations! Everything was literally perfect. Clean and tidy and everything you could possibly want. Views to die for. We are already planning a return visit for longer next time! Dominique was also so very helpful and accommodating. Truly outstanding. Thank you
Thank you Divinia and all your friends! We hope to see you again next year. Best wishes, Dominique
I expected so much of this villa and it still exceeded all expectations.
The views are outstanding and the outside sitting and dining area are absolutely fantastic. We all enjoyed the fantastic pool and the both gentleman who cleaned it were ever so polite. The sound of the sea lapping up the shore is the most soothing sound. I have convinced the rest of the family to do this every year. There is no better place then this villa. We have come to the island for over 20 years. We have now experienced the best, there is no going back. Everything is thought of. Washing machine, dryer, towels, tea towels, First Aid kit, great beds and pillows and the list goes on. Just breathtaking views. Close to the Spar and town. I will be back for sure.
Beach front family living, perfect with kids
We visited over Easter and stayed for a week in the warm spring weather.
Above the Cala and with access to the beach, the villa was perfect for our extended family to entertain a five year old, and there was room for all of us to relax. All the rooms have terrace access and the master suite has especially spectacular views.
We could see ourselves returning with another family as with 4 baths and 5 beds there's plenty of space.
Cala Gran is the the largest beach in Cala D'or and although the water was cool, it didn't stop us enjoying the shallow waters and spending days on the beach. The pool was never a worry for us at the house and the villa its set-up for kids with gates on the top terrace and stairs.
Highlights for us included dinner at Na Petra in Porto Petro and HPC in Porto Colom. There are also many restaurants in the town. There is a glass bottomed boat that goes from the Cala, our daughter enjoyed a morning finding fish!
Unlike the other reviewer we didn't have an issue with the driveway (we had 2 cars) and also used the two car garage.