About this listing
My lovely & cute apartment is in the heart of the trendy area in Santa Catalina. It is uniquely decorated and has a warm, cosy character.
There is a great fresh food market just around the corner and many restaurants & cafeterias.
Beautiful and charming 2 bed room apartment in cozy townhouse and , lots of character, to rent.
The apartments are located in the trendy area of Santa Catalina (originally a fishing district ), in the heart of Palma and near the seafront, about a 15-minute drive from the airport and walking distance to all major shops in the center. The airport bus stop is 5min away by foot and also all major bus stops are very close by!
The district of Santa Catalina is one of the typical zones of Ciudad de Palma, home to the famous Mercat de Santa Catalina, which still retains the flavor of traditional markets where you can buy typical products of the Majorcan countryside and Mediterranean Sea.
Among the inhabitants of Santa Catalina you can find people from all around the world in bars out in the sun, shopping in the market or buying in the street, as well as people who have chosen to live in the town, bringing their culture and giving the neighborhood a touch of class and elegance.
With regard to the gastronomic and leisure offer, the town is one the most generous of the island, and in the happy streets you will find the greatest variety of bars and restaurants from the simple and typical of the neighborhood to cutting edge and sophisticated.
If you enjoy sipping your coffee in one of the many little cafeterias and shopping for your meals at the local fresh food market you are going to love this place !!!!
If you like to stay fit you can enjoy a yoga class at the nearby Earth Yoga Studio or just take a run along the Paseo Maritimo.
The nearest beach is about 15min away, by car or bike at Portixol.
Santa Catalina, is a lively area !
The balcony is facing to the pedestrian road , looking into trees and great for people watching with a glass of wine in the evening.
- Washing mashine
- Shower with small bath tub
- Spacious kitchen with dining area
-2 bedrooms - one double and one single (extra bed can be provided for child)
The room is for 1-2 person and available for a min. stay of 3 nights.
The whole apartment is for rent for a min of 3 nights and up to 1 month !
There is close access to the Paseo Maritimo, ideal for running, and the major sailing port Real Club Nautico.
The fresh food market offers a wide selection of local delicious products, sushi bar and fresh fish corner.
Santa Catalina is very cosmopolitan with many good restaurants and a lovely community feeling.
Two yoga studios are within 5min of walking distance.
Interaction with Guests
I like to greet my guests in person, but when I'm away traveling I will have either my family taking care of the check ins or helpful friends that live in nearby : )
My neighborhood is very charming and if you like to sit in a cafeteria , enjoying your morning coffe or lunch in the sun then you understand the feeling for Santa Catalina. Over the years it has developed into a culinary area, where ones goes to enjoy dining at Sushi restaurants, Tapas bars or traditional Italien kitchen.
Santa Catalina hosts many international people and you will find that everyone is helpful. If your Spanish is a little weak… you won't get lost - everyone knows a few words of English! But feel free to practice your Spanish at the Local Food Market, only 2 min away!
Enjoy your vino and cheese on my little balcony while watching the people stroll by, in the pedestrian road.
There are all 3 Bus stops 2 min away, with most buses going towards the the beaches in the South West, like Illetas, Puerto Portals, San Augustin. On the nearby Paseo Maritimo you can stroll along the sea and watch the busy harbor of Palma and the fisherman. Along the Paseo are many Bars, Night clubs like Pacha and Titos and also car and bike rental companies.
Taxis are also available at the snap of your fingers !
Other Things to Note
If you like to experience the lively area of Santa Catalina with its old fisherman houses and walking distance to the center of Palma, then you are at the right address !
only smoking outside
small dog is OK
baby is ok and special bed can be provided
no party people
Always take your outdoor shoes off - please : ) !
Be tidy and respectful
The Apartment is in a great central location! It's a large comfortable well-designed space although the furniture and decor was somewhat different than the photos suggest. Note, the street outside is filled with shops, restaurants and cafes which open at night.. very convenient but it can be quite loud in the evening.. especially if you go to bed early. Natalia was a great host, although she initially got the dates wrong and thought I was arriving 4 days earlier but I called her and went over the dates with her again, and we worked it out. On the actual arrival date, she was waiting at the apartment to meet me and went over all the basics. She had great suggestions for restaurants and beaches. One small note: she told me that I needed to rent a car because buses are unreliable but that was not my experience. We took the bus everywhere, and had an easy time without worrying about car rentals, parking etc... maybe the more remote beaches you need a car but we did great with public transport and saw many lovely beaches! Overall this was a great experience and we got a sense of what it feels like to live like a local while avoiding the trappings of designer hotels.
Brian , thank you so much for your nice review!
Yes, I love interior decoration and making changes , so therefor there will always be something a bit different. Best example : I finally got rid of the Ikea table in the kitchen and replaced it with an original mallorquin farmhouse table. The treasures you find on flea markets : ) !
Happy to hear that you had only positive experiences with the buses, although if you wanted to go to the more secluded beaches you would need to rent a car.
Santa Catalina is a lively area and so is most of Palmas old town. Es la vida Espanol : ) !
This apartment is great! So cute and has everything you need! We loved the location, on the pedestrian street and right above a take-away Mojitos place. Lots of fabulous restaurants in the area and the Santa Catalina market.
The balcony was perfect for breakfast and evening drinks.
I would definitely stay there again!
Natalia was a great hostess, she welcomed me when I arrived and had lots of ideas for things to do. She was also very easy to reach before and during our stay.
The apartment is not furnished exactly as in the photos (bit less furniture), but it's very nice.
Thank you Vanessa for the kind review : ) !
You right, the interior of the apartment has slightly changed from when the airbnb picture where taken - 2 years ago . I love interior decoration and so there will always be little changes. I created more room , with taking out two bigger furniture pieces. I hope to welcome you back one day !
Natalias underbara lägenhet på Carrer de la Fabrica ligger verkligen mitt i smeten i Santa Catalina. Det finns gott om spännande restauranger, barer och en trevlig saluhall. Lägenheten är mysigt inredd och där finns allt du behöver, för både den korta och den långa vistelsen. Lägenheten är ren och fin och närheten till alla restauranger upplevs inte störande. Natalia är fantastisk värd som gör att man känner sej välkommen direkt. Hon hjälpte till med tips om allt du undrar om Palma. Tack för en härlig månad, Natalia!
The flat was really nice, it is spacious and functional. Given the hot weather in July we really apreciated the tiny balcony. Also nice detail to have the washing machine and the opportunity to hang out our cloths outdoor for dry. The flat is situated in the old St. Catalina area, full of nice shops and restaurants. Walking distance to centre of the city. The street is actually a pedestrian street and comes to life during evenings as one of the busiest restaurant areas in the city. The host Natalia was always accessible, responsible and greeted us personally and handed over the flat and keys. Valuable information well received.
Natalies apartment in an old house is nice and very cosy with several beautiful details. The location is great, just a short walk to the city centre. And a lot of good restaurants and bars around the area!
Eine ganz süsse Wohnung mitten in Santa Catalina. Wer das Nachtleben einer Stadt und dessen "In-Viertel" geniessen will ist hier genau richtig.
Sie ist jedoch nichts für jemand der die Ruhe in der Nacht sucht ...
Alles war tiptop sauber und so gemütlich wie auf den Bildern. Die Gastgeberin ist zuverlässig und besorgt, dass alles gut ist. Sie ist zudem äusserst hilfsbereit. Eine sehr schöne Erfahrung !
Diese Wohnung empfehle ich sehr gerne weiter !
the flat was charming and well located for sightseeing and bus connections. The hostess was helpful and responded quickly to any enquiery. The one big drawback was the noice. There are many restaurants in the street and one bar with outside tables right below the flat. There was very loud noise from people talking and drinking from 9pm till well after 1am making it difficult to sleep. I think this flat will suit young people better, who stay out till the early hours.
Cockroaches are rare visitors , and had nothing to do with lack of cleaning. Being in the old town and changes of weather can sometimes bring them to appearance.
The noise is part of character in Santa Catalina and many of my guest enjoyed their stay sitting on the balcony , listening to the sound of life... but I agree this can be a personal thing and if you dont like to hear noises, Palmas lovely old town might not be your ideal , tranquil location.
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About the Host, Natalia
I'm a jewelry designer calling Palma de Mallorca my home base since over 16 years.
I spend a few years studying in one of my favorite cities, - London.
As I can never remain in one location for to long and for working reasons, I find myself traveling the world most of the time :)
I enjoy hosting and providing a beautiful ambience to my guests.
Love is in the small details !
There is plenty to do in Mallorca and I can always arrange for you contacts and locations tips.
Yoga is a big part in my life and ofcourse traveling, meeting new people and learning about their culture, life, worries and laughers.
I'm a non smoker, healthy person with a consciousness for the world we live in, trying to make every day better then the previous.
My style of traveling can be anywhere from clean simplicity to being pampered in a luxury hotel. Allthough I prefer to travel light, I always end up with a suitcase full of beautiful things. Fleamarekts are my weakness and it is where I find inspiration for my jewelry!