There are millions Luxury Villa Rentals to choose between online, the volumes are simply mind-boggling, from private individuals who are keen to rent out their own private homes, to luxury specialists claiming that their Villa rental is the best. Unless you intend to spend every weekend between now and your 90s wading through the Google search results, you need a way to narrow down your choices.
The best starting point is personal recommendation. I can help you with this. Secondly you should rent from a specialist that is trustworthy and knows a great deal about where you are going, in this article I am focusing in on Mallorca. Below I outline just a few of my favourite Mallorcan Villa rentals and why they are so special.
One of my current favourite luxury villa rental companies for Mallorca is Travelopo who have worked with Luxury Travel Diary on various occasions. If fact, we have one of their luxury villas up for auction in our luxury travel auction. Travelopo.com is Europe’s leading holiday rentals agency, with over 100,000 hand-picked and professionally maintained properties – ranging from beachside apartments to country villas, to ski chalets to castles . They will finding you the very best holiday homes at the best available prices. They only work only with accomplished agencies and professional property managers ensuring a smooth holiday experience and reliable villa recommendations.
The Villa we are auctioning is the perfect example of a petite but perfectly formed hideaway in the rural hills of Mallorca (and makes up the first 8 photos in our slide show below). Villa Gallardo offers far-reaching views to Pollenca, one of the quintessential Mallorca towns on the island, and yet is only only 800m from Pollenca Golf and three minutes drive from Pollenca itself. The house itself is a wonderful architect designed house and no expense has been spared on the decor. Situated down a long peaceful lane so offering complete privacy and tranquility, the villa which sleeps two plus a child offers a stylish lounge and dining area (with pull out sofa bed), it also has TV (with limited English-speaking channels) DVD and CD player. The dining area and kitchen are chic and modern with all the usual appliances including dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Upstairs the bedroom has a magnificent king-size bed. Off here is the en-suite bathroom with shower. The pool and terrace areas also offer the amazing panoramic views down to the old town of Pollenca. The pool itself is surrounded by a patio to one side and lawns to the other. Facing the pool area and to the side of the house is the magnificent shaded terrace where the dining table, chairs and sofas are perfectly laid out for deep relaxation! There is also a brick built bbq is under here too for trying out the local cuisine. Villa Gallardo is your very own hideaway, perfect for couples of all ages & a couple with a small child.
Other wonderful Villas in the Travelopo portfolio include Villa Puerto Pollenca Deluxe which is a brand new über modern Villa built in grey natural stone with spectacular safe-glass terraces. Hidden up a long drive with an electric gate, enter pn the ground level where an interior patio with a tall, exotic, coconut palm sits in the centre and grows upwards into the lounge level. Reminiscent of a Santa Monica beachfront house, the light wood parquet flooring is complemented with sumptuous sofas and Phillip Starke terrace furniture. Other equally inspiring pieces are scattered throughout the house and a large table and chairs invite exterior dining to the backdrop of the scenic Boquer mountains and the pool and gardens just below. This luxury villa is located just a short 10-minute stroll from the cosmopolitan centre of Port Pollensa with its superb waterfront restaurants and sophisticated pavement cafe’s and a 3-minute walk to the best stretch of Puerto Pollensa’s famous Pine-walk with its safe waters and sandy beach. Living in Villa Puerto Pollenca feels you are living in a vogue photo shoot and life simply does not get more luxurious.
For a more traditional setting,just on the outskirts of Puerto Pollenca, Villa Al Azhar (photos 9,10 and 11 below) is an excellent choice, secluded amongst orchards with immaculately kept gardens complete with an ample size private swimming pool and extensive furnished terraces. Think traditional elegance. Muriel paintings, adorn the expansive entrance hall and many character features have been carefully preserved. The accommodation is spacious, most attractive and very well suited to families or larger groups, The house spreads stylishly and with many singular touches over three floors, the wealth of external patios providing families or sharing parties with an opportunity for individual peace and quiet if required. There is also a public footpath and bicycle path on the opposite side of the main road which leads you directly down to town.
Overall I have chosen Travelopo because I have had an excellent villa booking experience with them and the breadth of Luxury Villas they offer in Mallorca and beyond was enough for me to choose the perfect villa without losing my will to search!
It is also worth mentioning that by staying out of season, particularly by picking May, June and September, rentals with Travelopo along with other luxury villa rental agencies are often significantly cheaper and the weather will almost certainly remain hot in Mallorca. Prices are even lower in November or February and although you might need a jacket, Mallorca is beautiful at any time of year (and a darned site warmer than the UK) so don’t discount this time of year if you want your money to go so further.
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