More reasons to visit Barcelona

One of Spain’s biggest tourist locations, Barcelona, was graced with magnificent views on Monday morning. The ‘back bone of Mallorca’ the UNESCO World Heritage sight Serra Tramuntana. This image was taken by the Observatory Fabra Alfons Puertas and such a view can only be seen in certain weather conditions. With good visibility, no clouds and low light in Barcelona were exactly what made this view possible. The stretch of Mediterranean sea that separates Barcelona and Mallorca is 206 kilometres.

Hello Spring, we’ve been waiting for you…

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow

~ proverb

And it’s true! Spring is hot on the heels of winter and what we’re ready to welcome it with open arms. Winter 2014/2015 has been harsh this year in Mallorca with battering winds, snow, hail, rain, you name it, we had it. Despite loving the warm smell of a log fire and eating bunyols, there comes a time when the sun has to come out and us too. With it, spring bring flowers, fresh new smells and green all around, the warm temperatures start to take over and the longer days start to draw round.

In anticipation of Spring and to encourage the Mallorca-goers to visit our beautiful island out of peak beach season we have launched our new offers section starting with arrivals on the 21st March. Come and join us in spring and see what it’s all about.

Check out our website for offers: Welcome Spring

It ain’t just sun and beach in Mallorca

Over the past week Mallorca has been suffering a particularly cold snap with snow even reaching some of the lower mountains and completely covering the highest. Check out some of the winter wonderland we’ve been experiencing.

Photo credits: 1. @mas_alexandre (twitter), 2. Esports Kenia, 1. repeated, 3. Jose Luis Forteza, 4. Carlos Solano, 5. Guillem, 6. Jane Leitch, 7. Albert Amb Oli, 8. Miquel Salamanca

The latest addition to the Prestige Villas collection

With the booking spree well under way at Prestige Villas our properties are booking up fast for summer 2015. What better time to launch a brand new property to our books offering a fantastic family home for those looking to get away for a week or two.

Gotmar 35

Located in the Gotmar neighbourhood of Puerto Pollensa this property is a spacious and bright family home that sleeps up to 8 people. With plenty of living space and a lovely garden to boot this villa is a catch at just 10 minute walk to the beach. The garden is completely fenced which is ideal for wondering toddlers and the pool and lawn area are ideal for spending the warm summer days. There is a large glass door onto the deck outside where there is a dining area and outdoor seating area.

The villa is an ideal property to bring all the family, from grandparents to grandchildren the villa caters to all tastes.

The property is available to book online through our website: www.prestigevillas.com

Palma rooftops

Watching the city rooftops from the top
Watching the city rooftops from the top

Mallorca isn’t all about the beach, sun and sangria. Here one can sample a variety of arts and cultures from town firas to modern art exhibits. This weekend we took a photo from the top of the modern and contemporary art museum Es Baluard. http://www.esbaluard.org/

Real Estate and Mallorca, the never-ending love story

Well, it’s fair to say things are recovering here in Mallorca. From when the recession initially began and the great real estate bubble burst, house prices in Mallorca like everywhere in Spain, plummeted and the market became stagnant. Buyers and investors were affected and influence by:

  1. Banks not giving mortgages
  2. Problems with the Euro and Euro zone countries linked to the Sovereign debt

Now, seven years on from the onset of the recession the real estate market in Mallorca is showing positive signs of recovery and we perceive a new-found confidence in the property market developing again. With an increase in the number of sales and a number of good summer holiday seasons, this gives buyers sense of ‘security’ when owning a property in Mallorca.

We found this quote which sums up our thoughts on the current real estate market in Mallorca:

“A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back up like gangbusters.” – Barbara Corcoran

Maybe Barbara was right, only time will tell…

Talk about transformations!

Some of our favourite villas, Casa del Mar and Can Nurt, have undergone a fantastic transformation for the summer 2014 and our clients have loved it. With such great feedback from last year we are sure those of you joining us in summer 2015 are going to be thrilled too. There are still weeks available for 2015 but we have a feeling these villas are going to be getting snapped up pretty fast so don’t wait too long!

Casa del Mar is one of our first rental properties and we’ve seen many happy families holiday here throughout the years, with a dramatic redecoration before this summer or clients were pleasantly surprised by the changes. Many of our clients booking this seafront property in Puerto Pollensa booked before the redecoration and didn’t see the results until they stepped through the door, from looking at the photos I think you’ll agree it was a great transformation. This seafront villa is bright, fresh and spacious not to mention in one of the best areas in town. Puerto Pollensa remains a popular destination for families holidaying in Mallorca and with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people you can bring the whole family.

Casa del Mar

Like we said, Casa del Mar isn’t the only property that’s seen the end of a paintbrush this year, also having a spruce up was Can Nurt which has undergone significant changes to the outdoor terrace and pool area as well as redecoration in the kitchen, living room and dining area. Can Nurt is in an ideal location out in the countryside of Pollença without being too far from the restaurants and shops if you want to pop in to feel the atmosphere in town.

Can Nurt

We’re looking forward to updating you on what properties we’re adding to our collection and the old faithfuls that get a modern freshen up. Watch this space for more news, if you can’t wait and want to see what’s going on in Mallorca right now then head over to take a look at our webcam of the seafront in Puerto Pollensa.