This exquisite Mallorcan villa sits in its own private estate on a quiet country road. It's built in the vernacular Mallorcan style, with thick stone walls, terracotta-tiled roof, balustraded balconies and heavy wooden shutters. Traditional decorative features are used both inside and out.
A wide terrace, fringed by bougainvillea, leads from the outdoor dining area into the main living room, where terracotta-tiled floors, Moorish-style archways and creamy décor keep things cool and tranquil. Upstairs, the four spacious bedrooms have traditional beamed ceilings and dark furniture, accented with bright colours.
It's the perfect base for visiting the rest of the island. West is Palma, one of the most stylish little capital cities in Europe; northwest is the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range that forms the backbone of the island; and if you head northeast, you'll eventually come to the spectacular Cap de Formentor, the island's most easterly point and nicknamed 'the meeting point of the winds'.
Gran Vista is a stunning property to bring guests. But I wouldn't let them use the master bedroom/bathroom as it is outstanding! The casita/annex bedroom is a great facility for those guests that like a bit of extra privacy. Members should go eat at Port Petit in Cala d'Or.
Gran Vista and La Pleta are located on quiet country lanes just outside of Calonge and neighbouring town Santanyi, but nearby is Cala d'Or, one of the liveliest towns on Mallorca's southeast coast.