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Welcome to Mallorca: make yourself at home

Posted by Juliet Kinsman on June 16th, 2009

Mallorca, Belearic Islands

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.

www.mrandmrssmith.com/mallorca-villas

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Can Phuket, MallorcaCan 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.

Sleeps 10.
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.

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Can Duquesa, Mallorca

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.

Sleeps 18.
Ideal for
Spectacular for weddings, aristocratic family gatherings.
Rates Until 26 September €23,500 a week, then until Christmas, €21,000 a week.

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Can Estella, MallorcaCan 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.

Sleeps 6.
Ideal for
Two or three couples or a family with older children, sophisticated holidays with friends.
Rates
Until 26 September €10,625.

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Can Goya, MallorcaCan 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.

Sleeps 8.
Ideal for
Working holidays, families with older children, groups of friends.
Rates
Until 26 September €8,100 a week.

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Can Cristal, MallorcaCan 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.

Sleeps 12.
Ideal for
Once-in-a-life-time celebrations, upscale photoshoots, superstars after a discreet escape en famille.
Rates
€37,500 a week.

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Smith’s expert Travel 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.

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7 Responses to “Welcome to Mallorca: make yourself at home”

  1. I haven’t really thought of Mallorca as a top destination, because of exactly what you said–package tourism! But now that you’ve presented a slew of gorgeous villas in the island, I may have to rethink this!

    By jen laceda

  2. @Jen I went on some corking (read ‘shocking’) ‘destination on arrival’ hols to Mallorca in my teens and I can’t tell you how much further from those experiences visits in recent years have been! Palma is an incredibly special city with its cobblestoned old quarter and Gothic cathedral… hotels couldn’t be hipper and I’ve had some world-class escapes there with friends… our beloved James & Tam had the most fabulous wedding there a couple of years ago too at Ca’s Xorc. So in fact in many ways it’s the ultimate Smithy destination if you navigate your way wisely!

    By Juliet

  3. I completely agree with Juliet, Mallorca is a fabulous island with so much to offer. It has everything from city, mountains to beach with great restaurants, hip hotels and trendy beach clubs.

    By Lisa C

  4. The property prices are also quite low for the quality you are getting, it is a great place to get an investment, especially in times like these when prices are as low as they can go.

    By Megan

  5. Going to Mallorca in a couple of weeks. Really excited, not staying at any of these places unfortunately. I’ve heard Mallorca’s a great style spot, if you know where to go. 11 days to go!

    By Camille

  6. I love Mallorca. It’s a beautiful, restful destination that’s great for families as well as couples.

    If you’re planning to hire a car for a trip to Mallorca this year, bear in mind that a lot of suppliers are running low, so check availability in advance.

    By Gemma

  7. Mallorca is one of the most lovely places in the world. I love to spend my vacations in Mallorca! Thanks for the information.

    By Sarah

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