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SANT ELM CASTLE

Castle hosted by Rafa
12 guests6 bedrooms11 beds7.5 baths
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Sant Elm Castle is a fortification from the 13th century that has been equipped so that today people can use it and enjoy all the comforts. The rehabilitation has preserved the heritage elements at all times, giving rise to a space in which history a

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Sant Elm Castle started as a hospital and was used later as a watchtower for several centuries. Today, it welcomes many visitors and tourists.

The Port of Sant Elm (or Sa Palomera) was one of the most important ones on Majorca due to its strategic location. It gave shelter to the ships that covered the route between Algiers, Palma and Barcelona via the straits of Sa Dragonera. That is the reason why James II King of Majorca ordered to build there the hospital of Sant Elm, perhaps the first one in the region around Palma. It was used for the quarantine (40 days of preventive isolation) imposed on sick sailors before they could travel around the island. A tower was erected there to watch pirate ships and to stop suspect vessels from bringing in infected people. The building work was completed in 1342 during the reign of James III.
In 1597 the hospital was shut down due to the frequent attacks. In 1868 the estate was purchased by Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, who had fallen in love with the beauty of this place. In 1922, the property passed to his heirs.
Sant Elm Castle was purchased in 1995 by Fundació Illes Balears, which renovated the building respecting the heritage elements and putting an end to decades of neglect. The building has been classified as a BIC (“Bé d’Interès Cultural”, meaning “Site of Cultural Interest”) by the Consell de Mallorca and has also been registered as a fortified building in the Inventory of the European Cultural Heritage.

The house is a very private place that can be accessed through an independent automated door. The entrance leads to a spacious living room-dining room furnished with sofas, a 52” TV, Wi-Fi and a DVD/CD/IPOD player. It has a table for 12 guests and a guest bathroom. The house has 5 fully equipped double bedrooms (with two single beds), each with a bathroom en suite. The kitchen is also fully equipped to meet all the possible requirements that guests may have on a long stay: oven, glass ceramic, microwave, American refrigerator, crockery, glassware and kitchen utensils for a large group. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine and a dryer, as well as ventilated spacious areas for the clothes to dry.

The terrace has a table for 12 guests and 3 rocking chairs. From this place you can watch astonishing sunsets and admire the small island of Sa Dragonera (today a natural park), the small island Illot del Panteleu and the southern topography of the mountain range Serra de Tramuntana (UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape).

The surroundings are covered with scrubland with pines and dwarf fan palms, which is the only native palm in Europe. Sant Elm is also the starting point of the Dry-Stone Route (GR-221), the most admired hiking route in Tramuntana.

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ET/4061
Sant Elm Castle is a fortification from the 13th century that has been equipped so that today people can use it and enjoy all the comforts. The rehabilitation has preserved the heritage elements at all times, giving rise to a space in which history a

The space
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Sant Elm Castle started as a hospital and was used later as a watchtower for several centuries. Today, it welcomes many v…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony

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Andratx, Balearic Islands, Spain

Hosted by Rafa

Joined in September 2013
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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