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Forget less-than-cool Eighties-style package holidays to Magaluf, our new luxury stays in Mallorca are HOT. As well as having a melange of Mallorcan boutique hotels joining our online collection soon, we’ve just added a selection of stylish self-catering holiday houses to Smith & Friends. Brace yourself for privacy, individuality and style galore, and then feast your eyes on our new marvellous Mallorca villa collection located on one of our favourite holiday destinations. The biggest of the Balearics, this sun-soaked Spanish island is a varied surprise. A patchwork of wheat fields, olive groves and ancient villages adorned with beautiful beaches for party people and peace-seekers alike, it’s as cosmopolitan and urbane as it is bucolic and Spanish with well-edited boutiques and world-class galleries within reach of tapas and tanning.
Can Phuket in Santa Maria is a modern Mallorcan farmhouse, offering traditional stone walls and polished oak floors as well as luxurious, eclectic furnishings. Engulfed by glorious bougainvillea-studded gardens, this Bali-meets-Baleares bolthole includes a barbecue-boasting alfresco bar and kitchen, perfect for those balmy summer nights.
Ideal for Stylish family holidays, invite-your-friends honeymoons, intimate birthday celebrations.
Rates Until 5 September, €8,750; then until 19 September, €6,600; then until 11 October €4,375.
Can Duquesa in Porreres is a fully staffed private villa set in 150 acres of beautifully maintained grounds. There’s a helicopter pad hidden amid the sprawling gardens, and making it perfect for a wedding, it’s even blessed with its own chapel. Whether you want to have an intimate, relaxing holiday or get married in full pull-out-the-stops glory, this magnificent home is anything but ordinary.
Ideal for Spectacular for weddings, aristocratic family gatherings.
Rates Until 26 September €23,500 a week, then until Christmas, €21,000 a week.
Can Estella is an architect’s dream home steeped in style and state-of-the-art technology. Showcasing modern open-plan living, floor-to-ceiling windows invite in light from every direction. The living area opens onto a wooden-decked sun terrace where a heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi and alfresco shower await, and a huge glass sea-facing front reveals a melt-into-the-horizon Med view.
Ideal for Two or three couples or a family with older children, sophisticated holidays with friends.
Rates Until 26 September €10,625.
Can Goya in Puerta Portals is almost like a landlocked superyacht, with multiple wooden decks and a small swimming pool. Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek minimalist décor ensure you’re never distracted from the stunning sea views. But with a summer kitchen, barbecue and dining table on the terrace, you’ll spend most of your time outside, soaking up that Spanish sun.
Ideal for Working holidays, families with older children, groups of friends.
Rates Until 26 September €8,100 a week.
Can Cristal in the Bay of Formentor is more like a museum than your average holiday rental, combining the rare qualities of state-of-the-art design and prime water’s edge location. Perched on a cliff with direct access to the sea below, it is spoiled with unbeatable views across the Bay of Formentor, ten minutes’ drive from Pollença.
Ideal for Once-in-a-life-time celebrations, upscale photoshoots, superstars after a discreet escape en famille.
Rates €37,500 a week.
Smith’s expert team can match the perfect boutique hotel-style hideaway to specific dates, budgets and occasions.
There is no booking fee, and Smith members receive a free gift and loyalty points: ring 0845 034 0700.
Compiled by Emily O’Brien.