Mallorca’s seaside coast has been inspiring lyricism and artistry for centuries. Poets such as Robert Graves, and painters like Miró and Picasso gravitated due West to the rustic villages and cliffside accommodations on the edge of the sea for the light and the Spanish authenticity. Today, Deià and Valldemossa are hideaways for the famous, and infamous… A stay at a villa in Son Bunyola promises a soulful rejuvenation. You may be inspired to say, ‘goodbye to all that’ and relocate.
Rental villa location
The three luxurious properties that comprise the estate of Richard Branson‘s Son Bunyola in Banyalbufar have some of the most magnificent views of the Mediterranean in the Southwest of Mallorca. Located with uninterrupted vistas of the sea and a private beach, Son Balagueret is a historic stone casa dating back to the 13th century. The terraced vineyards and olive groves surrounding the villas are part of the Tramuntana mountains, which are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If luxury for you is a peaceful immersion in nature with world class deluxe amenities, Son Balagueret is a dreamy family retreat.
Overview of the villa
Son Balagueret is a classic Moorish stone residence with a beautiful cobblestone courtyard, a historic atalaya or fortress tower, and restored architectural details. It is equipped with all the luxurious amenities to transition you quickly to the modern comforts and conveniences you’d expect from such five-star accommodation. The property is fully serviced with staff, including housekeeping and a chef who prepares three meals daily according to your tastes. The Mediterranean Sea sparkles below and seamlessly meets the expansive blue sky that have long been attracting artistic souls to the region. The property includes a large swimming pool, direct access to hiking trails and beautiful succulent gardens.
Recently refurbished in classic continental style, the four air-conditioned bedrooms are private and located between four floors, each with breathtaking views and marble ensuite bathrooms. A separate bedroom suite is located off the leafy traditional courtyard, while two bedrooms are in the historic fortress tower, and a fourth is located on the lower level. Every room is outfitted with luxury amenities including portable Bose mini speakers, bathrobes, Bamford toiletries, and USB connections in the headboards. Each room is decorated with original works of art from Richard Branson‘s personal collection and a carefully curated selection of local artists.
On the property’s lower level is a beautiful private bedroom with ensuite bathroom that is private and leads to the ground floor.
Entering into the ground floor from the courtyard, the shared common areas of the kitchen, dining room and living room are built around the courtyard, creating a seamless transition between the interior and the leafy shaded garden. Families can dine al fresco in the terrace overlooking the sea, or in the lovely dining room which seats six. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and three meals a day are created based on your culinary preferences by a personal chef. A bedroom located on this floor is perfect for those who cannot take the stairs, and has an ensuite bathroom. A guest bathroom and two intimate living lounges are decorated with colourful artwork and comfortable sofas.
On the upper level is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. In the tower, there is an intimate television snug, and then up a winding flight of stairs you will find another bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
The grand terrace surrounds the villa, and has outdoor lounges and portico dining areas with breathtaking views of the sea. A dramatic path leads to the large pool with chaise longues and an outdoor kitchen where your personal chef can serve lunch, poolside.
Maid service is included.
Outside living areas
On the terrace overlooking the expansive sea, the plush couches in the covered outdoor lounge offer the perfect place to sip chilled cava after a day spent by the pool or on your private beach by the sea. The pool area has an outdoor kitchen.
Good to know…
Son Balaguret is 31 kms from the airport. The private beach is a steep climb down to the sea. Spa services and itineraries are available upon request.
Things to do in/near Banyalbufar
Do you love to discover local culinary customs? Hike in the mountains? Swim in sea coves? If you decide to leave the house for an adventure, there is plenty to explore in Banyalbufar on Mallorca.
Banyalbufar is known for its hundreds of steep terraces dropping to the sea, home of the Malvasia grape and laidback nature. […] Banyalbufar
Robert Graves wrote ‘Good-Bye to All That’ and settled in nearby Deià. Go exploring the town, and you will see why. If you love Gothic architecture, close by is the ‘most beautiful town in Mallorca’, Fornalutx.
Want to know where artists and media moguls gather in Mallorca? Read more with abcMallorca to find out what makes the mountain village of Deià so special. […] Deià
Known as the ‘Prettiest village in Spain’, with narrow, cobbled streets it is certainly worth a visit. Four hotels and a few cafes, it is a quiet spot in the Tramuntana and close to Sóller. […] Fornalutx
Within a few minutes of the estate you will find excellent local gastronomy, from Michelin star restaurants to small family run tapas bars, so book a table in one of the wonderful restaurants in the region.
This is an outstanding family restaurant in the heart of the beautiful village of Banyalbufar. When you eat here you will remember it for years! […] 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar
This region offers hotel restaurants open to the public, lovely eateries at the beach and others in the beautiful mountains. Have a look at our guide! […] Best Restaurants in the Northwest of Mallorca
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