Villa Santanyi is a modern architectural holiday rental in Mallorca with 5 bedrooms and a 40-meter infinity pool. It radiates complete calmness and serenity.
How would you describe Finca Sonrisa in a nutshell?
Situated in a rural part of Mallorca, Finca Sonrisa appears from the outside like a traditional finca but features lots of modern elements inside. It offers panoramic views of the Tramuntana mountains and is very tranquil.
What was the inspiration and story behind Finca Sonrisa?
I first saw it a couple of years ago when I was doing a cycling tour and was really impressed by its style. Around the same time, I had asked a friend living in Mallorca to keep an eye out for a property that would make sense for me and, a couple of months later, he called to tell me that there was a finca for sale. When he sent me the photos, I immediately recognised it as the finca I’d seen and felt that it wasn’t just a coincidence, but destiny.
So I made an appointment to view it and immediately fell in love — it’s such a magical place. The tranquility and the amazing views — it’s somewhere you immediately feel at home. There was something very unique about the property and I could see the potential. It just needed a little improvement.
How would you describe the architecture and atmosphere of Finca Sonrisa?
Finca Sonrisa is wide and open, with a big terrace and a salon featuring high walls. The modern design allows the exceptional art pieces we have selected to find their own space and room to breathe. The micro-cement floor means that nothing is distracting you from the works of art, which have been put together in a way that gives them a sense of belonging. In terms of atmosphere, it’s a relaxed place where you can open your mind.
Not only are there great works of art decorating the house but all of the equipment is high-end — we have a Burmester hi-fi system and refrigerators from Sub-Zero. Rather than being exaggerated, it’s luxurious but also very pleasant and comfortable. When you step inside, you immediately feel that we want our guests to have a great time.
To you personally, what is so special about Finca Sonrisa?
It’s the setting, the view and the architecture. Finca Sonrisa is a unique place where you can find calm and forget about daily life. On the other hand, it’s also a place where you can easily work without disruptions. I feel like it serves all of the senses. Your eyes are drawn to the building and the landscape. There’s the feel of the materials used in its design. You hear hardly any noise... and you’ll always eat and drink well in Mallorca!
Is Finca Sonrisa best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on pets?
We welcome children and dogs that behave! We just ask that pets aren’t on the couches or in the beds. One of the benefits of the property is that dogs can run freely without disturbing the neighbours.