Pollença Town House is a beautifully designed holiday house in the charming town of Pollença, only a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Mallorca.
How would you describe Mallorca Beach House in a nutshell?
Mallorca Beach House is a luxury villa rental close to Sóller and Port de Sóller in a valley in the mountains. It is one of the most traditional places on the island, still offering a calmer way of life. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the beach house, it has a rooftop swimming pool and incredible views of the sea. Its architectural style is Spanish contemporary, very straightforward and using mostly traditional materials. The rooms are full of light and together with the warm materials that were used it presents itself as a place of good energy.
What was your inspiration to build a beach house and then rent it out in Mallorca?
We were looking for an old house for ourselves to buy and renovate for several years but we couldn’t find any we liked. Eventually we were offered a plot and we immediately fell in love with it even though we didn’t want to live there permanently.
The idea of renting the beach house to holiday guests came later when the house was finished and we couldn't sell it anymore because we had fallen in love with it. You just can’t find any properties with that view anymore. So, we said we’ll run the house as a holiday rental, and if it pays the bills, we are investing into the house.
You are an architect, when you set out to build the house, what was your approach?
The Spanish contemporary architecture, which I really adore, is a really straightforward form of architecture, very contemporary but with traditional materials and very warm. The main idea was having a simple cube and using the materials on the inside you traditionally find on the island but in the form of a modern interpretation.
We also designed part of the wooden furniture, especially the outdoor furniture. When we were looking around, we didn’t really find what we wanted, so we had our own made. I met a nice carpenter who was able to realise the ideas we had.
Please tell us a bit more about the style of holiday home.
I would describe it as Mediterranean contemporary. All of the interior doors are two wing doors, which are very narrow but have high openings. The windows have a typical way of going down to the floor with wooden shutters on the outside, which are also very characteristic of this Mediterranean style. We also used Iroko wood in the inside where you have to have wood, like in the kitchen. It‘s the main wood used on the island for hundreds of years. The cement tiles traditionally have also been used in every building of the last century.
What has been the biggest reward about renting out this holiday home?
It’s mainly the fact that guests are absolutely fascinated and really feel at home. We have such positive feedback from the clients that when the holidays are over, they’re really sad about it. Some of them come back already the third or fourth time. Even though it’s just a holiday home, it becomes a part-time home for them for just a week or two.
You are originally from Germany, what do you particularly like about life on Mallorca?
It’s a combination of a lot of things. It’s the place itself, which is beautiful and very inspiring. Whenever I wake up in the morning and open the windows and see the sun shining, it gives me good energy. But it’s also relaxed and slow, a quiet way of living. People are more relaxed.
It’s a calmer way of life. The climate isn’t the only thing that makes life easier, allowing people to get out more, but it’s also the social structure that’s different than what we have in Germany.