One of the best things about heading off on holiday is breaking away from the daily grind and escaping the concrete towns and cities that we inhabit. In getting closer to nature we are able to relax and reconnect and what gives you more of a holiday vibe than being in a luxury villa by the sea. A dip in the ocean can really refresh your body and mind.
“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came.”
President John F. Kennedy
There are psychological benefits to water, especially the sea. Whenever I drive along the coastal road from Charles Marlow to Soller the view of the vast expanse of the Mediterranean instantly calms and nourishes my soul. Then actually swimming in it, well that’s something entirely different. One of my favourite things to do on a baking hot day is to head down to Llucalcari or Alconàsser with my snorkelling gear and dive into the clear blue water, it is utter bliss. The day’s stresses and worries instantly disintegrate as I submerge and float in the healing waves.
At Charles Marlow we offer a portfolio of luxury villas just waiting to be enjoyed by you, all of them unique and magical in their own way. Here’s a selection of our top 5 recommendations for luxury villas that are just moments from the beach. So close that you can stumble out of bed in the morning (just like Dolly Parton), throw on your swimsuit and flip-flops and be splashing in the waves in minutes.
Cala Deia is a 4 bedroom villa overlooking Cala de Deia. Enjoy the villa’s indoor and outdoor swimming pool and walk to the beach in under a minute where you can swim and enjoy a rustic seafood lunch at Ca’s Patro March as featured in the BBC’s Night Manager series.
Prices for this villa start from €3300 per week and it sleeps 8 people.
Torre del Mar is quite simply a work of art. Each room exquisitely decorated and totally enchanting. Nestled in the quiet hamlet of Llucalcari just a 5 minute drive from Deia village. Here you get breathtaking views, pink sunsets and total seclusion in the private terrace brimming with flowers and lush plants.
Prices for this villa start from €4050 per week and it sleeps 6 people.
Can Lamar is a large, spacious and beautifully stylish home located in Llucalcari. Its veranda, positioned above the cove looks out at the expansive sea. Open the veranda doors to let the warm breeze flow into the living spaces. With steps on the side of the house you are literally spitting distance to the water.
Prices for this villa start from €3000 per week and it sleeps 8 people.
Villa Alconasser is a dream and worth the steep rocky drive to get to. Located in stunning Alconàsser this villa has a stunning garden with Mallorquin BBQ and a large entertaining area. The views are sublime from the swimming pool and you can reach the cove in under 5 minutes by foot.
Prices for this villa start from €3500 per week and it sleeps 6 people.
El Niu is a luxury, modern villa unrivalled in its position in the Bens D’Avall area between Deia and Soller. Here you enjoy some of the best sunsets on the island.
Contact the team if you want to know more about any of these properties or indeed recommendations for any of our villas in our rental selection.