The valley in the central region of Mallorca that stretches across to the east of the Serra de Tramuntana is fertile and protected. Orchards of the first almond blossoms in the spring burst against the dramatic mountain backdrop. The auspicious twin cliffs of Alaró break the mountain’s range, and keep watch over the plain that stretches all the way to the sea. Historically, the cliffs have offered a vantage for Moors looking for invaders in the 13th century. Today, the clifftop climb to the Castell d’Alaró is a destination for hikers and cyclists alike.
Rental villa location
Villa Alaro is located in in the foothills of the Tramuntana close to Alaró and Santa Maria del Camí. The estate looks out over the bucolic green fields of the valley, the only interruption to peace being the faint jingling of sheep bells ringing. Tiny country lanes with meandering stone walls surround the villa, and on an early morning or late afternoon walk in the summer you will see locals harvesting olives or tomatoes, depending on the time of year. Not far from the bustling jewel of Palma, and artisan centres of Santa Maria and Pòrtol, the location is convenient for exploring local crafts, or setting out for day trips by bike or on foot.
Overview of the villa
The country ‘finca’ or estate has been redesigned with feminine French-inspired decor. A traditional Mallorcan stone house, it has been converted into a four bedroom tranquil respite with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. Surrounded by a three acre private garden with Mediterranean plantings and green lawns are the terraces and an outdoor swimming pool. The property has a mirador or look out, and sweeping vistas of the plains and farms below. The villa is perfect for a family summer holiday, or for a group of friends interested in exploring the landscape and heritage of the island.
Villa Alaro has four bedrooms outfitted with designer beds and crisp linens. There are wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms with showers and baths. Three of the bedrooms at the front of the house look over the valley, and one looks over the gardens. Mallorca was settled by the French, and the decor’s palette of pale blues and greys with appointment of classic furnishings, is a subtle nod to this.
The villa has the ambiance of an aristocratic old ‘possession’. On the ground floor a central foyer with antique crystal chandelier and sisal rugs opens to the front terrace. There is a large country kitchen equipped with all the modern amenities, and a private chef available upon request. A dining table seats 6 under the terra cotta tile roof of the cloistered terrace. The elegant sitting room with cozy striped brocade sofas open to the terrace with large glass doors that can be flung open in the summer.
Four bedrooms with double sleeping capacity accommodate 8 persons with ease. The bedrooms are refined, with wonderful views of the local landscape and terraces for quiet reading or a breakfast al fresco. The bathrooms are newly renovated and ensuite with plush robes and towels.
Although surrounded by the sea, bodies of fresh water on the island are a luxury. Due to their location in the foothills, the grounds of Villa Alaro have koi fish ponds and fountains traditional of local Moorish gardens, such as Jardins de Alfábia. There are wonderful green lawns and quiet places to sit and read in the shade. The large pool has a classic cabana for taking a siesta, and chaises longues for catching up on summer reading and soaking up the sun.
Housekeeping is available.
Outside living areas
The three acres of the estate offer ample space for exploration and repose. The gardens are great places for children to explore, play games, and watch birds. The pool has views to sweeping valley, and plenty of shade and sun, as is your preference. The terraces are cloistered so there is plenty of situos for living outdoors in the summer.
Good to know…
The dining table seats 8. The beach is 40 km away and the airport is 36 km. There are all the amenities in Alaró such as pharmacies, grocery shopping, and a Saturday market.
Things to do in Alaró
The central region of Mallorca has much to offer in terms of exploration during the height of summer or the off-season, the area has some of the island’s most challenging hiking, easy cycling and authentic traditional towns.
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Alaró by day
Historically, Mallorca had a tradition of shoemaking and Alaró was once a cobblers’ village. You can still find cowboy boots made here at Tony Mora. In the central Plaza of Alaró are lovely restaurants and a notable ice cream shop. Santa Maria del Camí is famous for textiles and worth a shopping excursion for local crafts during their market day. Portól has a ceramics route and the village is where you will find local ceramicists making diablos and terra cotta pottery.
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Alaró by night
Go for dinner in the square in Alaró and you will find yourself surrounded by locals eating tapas and drinking a cold beer in the evening, come summer or winter. For world-class restaurants and a big night out, Palma nightlife starts in la Lonja and commences with dancing in the Paseo Marítimo.
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