El Cortijo is a vacation villa rental surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with pool and within easy access to the beautiful beaches of the coast in Andalucia.
How would you describe Villa Sant Francesc in a nutshell?
The villa is a haven to which I escape in Formentera, Spain, to find peace and tranquility: a very harmonious place where you can relax and be in contact with nature in the middle of a Mediterranean paradise.
What was your inspiration to build a luxury holiday home in Formentera?
When I first visited the plot I fell immediately in love with it. It had everything: amazing views over the countryside and the sea, beautiful Mediterranean vegetation and a very convenient location close to San Francesc and the harbour. It was a sunny August morning and when I arrived at the plot it started raining and a rainbow appeared! I considered it a sign...
Please tell us a bit about the holiday villa’s architecture and design.
The villa is made of very generous cubic volumes, creating a sense of space and light with a contemporary feeling. Concrete flooring, wood, white walls and the use of linen in the fabrics contribute to an aura of coolness and calm.
All the rooms are large with big windows, so even when you’re inside during the winter, you still feel you’re in contact with the outside.
The furniture is a mix of unpretentious items coming from all over the world and designer pieces.
What has been most rewarding to you renting out the villa to holiday guests?
Every time I arrive at my house, no matter the season, I feel really happy. This same feeling is shared by all my friends and guests who stay here, it’s like a magic that captures everybody... This house makes you feel well.
The greatest reward for me is having been able to build the house exactly the way I wanted and having been able to create the atmosphere I was dreaming of. Construction on the island can be a nightmare, but it was really worth it.
What makes this holiday villa so special?
The incredible nature surrounding the villa rental makes it very special. We have a 16.000 sq metre plot and everything looks like it has always been that way. The sunsets and sunrises are incredible, and the sky at night is amazing. Guests and friends end up spending most of their days relaxing at the house with no need to go out.