Hidden behind old stone walls in the rural inland town of Portol, this vacation home for rent in Mallorca is a charming, glimpse of traditional, turn of the century island life.
Composed of locally quarried stone and wood, the structure has undergone a light modern update that maintains its sweet rural charms.
The main living room and dining areas feature large bi-fold glass doors that open entirely out on one side and connect with the lovely gardens.
There’s a Norwegian fireplace for the cooler months and a fully equipped open kitchen for dining al fresco in the warmer months. There’s one double bedroom on the ground floor and two large sunny bedroom upstairs with views to the bay of Palma, the sea and the surrounding forests.
The leafy gardens are dappled in sunlight with a great shaded outdoor lounge, a sunny terrace and a childrens’ play area with hammocks for lazy afternoons.
Grab ones of the bikes to tool around the town and countryside.
Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, children’s portable pool, bed and highchair, bikes with child seat, private parking.
Located in a very quiet area on the outskirts the inland town of Portol, you are within a short walk or bike ride to explore the countryside and the village where you’ll find great local restaurants (including a few Michelin starred), markets, bars and typical pottery shops, and wineries.
Positioned to take advantage of the great natural beauty of the nearby World Heritage Tramuntana mountain range, the island is also surrounded by beautiful emerald bays and beaches and offshore islands and dotted with ancient and prehistoric archeological sites, and 13th to 18th century castles and Gothic architecture.
Halfway between the cap1tal and the southern coast, the main road intersects the island for access to either side.
Palma is also under thirty minutes drive and these days has become more like a mini Barcelona, with stylish bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping and the stunning Cathedral of Palma La Seu at its heart.
Don’t miss nearby Santa Catalina food market on Saturday afternoons with its “Tardeo” time that turns the streets into a big meeting point of people, food and fun. The old fisherman’s village of Portixol just outside of Palma has become the new hot spot to live, and is an ideal spot for a stroll at the beach and some tapas.
Portol, Mallorca, Spain. Nearest Airport: Palma de Mallorca (15km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer high season can be crowded but the more gently-paced spring, autumn and winter seasons on the island are still sunny and warm, and the overall atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly.
Click for more vacation home rentals at BoutiqueHomes.