Cottage at the Mediterranean countryside is the best combination of the best that Mallorca could offer, countryside lifestyle, close to the Tramuntana mountains (UNESCO Humanity patrimony), close to the best (in our opinion) beaches and calas of the island, this place mantains the spirit of the old times, the time seems change the pace, the contact with nature makes you remember that life is full of beauty, when you visit the bars of the villages around you will mainly see local people, giving you the experience that you are traveling, that you can learn from other culture, that kind of true experience is what you can find in the suburbs of the cottage.
The house is an old cottage with walls made with stones, that we refurbished with all the facilities, you will have a double bed, a full bathroom, a well equipped American kitchen (with vitroceramic, fridge , microwave, etc), a dinning – living room (with a sofa bed), a huge porch with a dining area, a chill out zone (ideal to contemplate the breath taken sunsets in the mountains), at night you could enjoy the bonfire area (in Spanish called “Fogon”, is a kind of hole in the floor where you can set a fire, in order to keep you warm and also to cook an incredible barbecue) in this place you will be hypnotized with the incredible and starry nights of the Mediterranean Sea.
You will have total privacy because the cottage is more or less 200 mt far from our house, but fell free if you want to share our swimming pool the day that you do not want to go the beach.
All of the details about guests access are compiled in the House Rules, we recomend to our guests or people who is interested in renting the cottage to read this document before to book the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
Our policy with guests is to respect their privacy, but in the other hand we are always open of their needs, queries, etc, We are completely sure that our guests don´t want to be bothered the time that they are staying here, for that reason we have covered most of the situations in our House Rules document, in order to let them know in advance to the guests or people who is interested in renting the cottage what they will find in the cottage and how are the things organized here. Considering more than 50 positives reviews, we truly believe that is the best way to guarantee a good staying to our guest.
You will find the best views to the Tramuntana Hills, in this unique place you will only heard and sense the sheep´s bells, the sound of the birds and the tender love of our domestic animals (dogs, cat, and chickens), but if you are not animal lover, do not worry because you only see them walking around the place but they never will get inside your cottage. The cottage is perfect for two adults and one baby.
The location is ideal:
-In a few minutes (from 2 to 10) you can find the most beautiful towns of the Mallorcan countryside in the foot of the mountains, like Mancor de la Vall, Selva, Biniamar, Moscari, Campanet, Caimari, etc. To the same distance you can access to the incredible mountains tracks.
-15 minutes from the Sea, when you come, we will give you the key to find the hidden treasures of the Mallorcan coast.
-30 minutes from Palma and the Airport, if you miss the dynamic of one cosmopolitan city like Palma de Mallorca.
Public transport does not work efficiently in rural areas of Mallorca, for that reason my recomendation is to rent a car, in that case you in a few minutes you could reach the most interesting points of the island.
Other Things to Note
When you book the cottage, in the booking confirmation information you will have all the information how to find the cottage.
MANUAL OF THE HOUSE
For a few days our house is your house, please take care of it like yours, we have worked hard on it, putting a lot of love and effort, something that you will feel when you live in it, it is not a an impersonal place like hotel or bungalow, for a few days, you will take care of the cottage and the cottage will take care of you.
In this list we try to cover all topics, that we have detected during this time that we have been receiving guests, many of the explanations given here are obvious or common sense, but it never hurts clarify and others are related to the functioning of the house, no two alike. In any case the intention of this manual is to try to guide our guests to make your stay as good as possible and when they leave the cottage kept the intention of wanting to come back another time.
Following the above, then detailed the most important points to consider:
From May to October: the cleaning fee per week is €50, that includes the cleanning when you are doing the check out, and a couple visits per week of the maid of 2 hours each maximum (* in order to do the a cleaning maintainance). If you are planning to stay two weeks or more, you will have to pay cash €50 more per the second week and so on. Those €50 for the second week includes again a couple of visits per week of the maid of 2 hour each maximum, and the change of the bed linnen and towels (once per week)
Additional information regarding cleaning:
- The maid will do cleaning maintainance during the morning (from 10 to 14 hours aproximately), the time could be arranged when the guests arrive.
- To have a maid doing the cleaning maintanance is to help you with the cleaning in your holidays, but this does not mean that at the time that you are doing the check out you can leave the house in bad conditions.
- The cleaning fee is not optional
From November to April: the cleaning fee per booking is €35, that include only the cleaning when the guests are doing the check out, but this does not mean that at the time that you are doing the check out you can leave the house in bad conditions.
In the piece of land there are two dogs puppies small and medium breed (in June 2014 turns one year old), your contact with them will be in the shared areas, like entrance road or the shared swimming pool area, the area of the cottage is protected by a fence in order to don´t allow the dogs bothers you in your place. When you arrive and at the moment of the check in, I will explain what to do in order to avoid the dogs run away from the piece of land at the moment to open the front gate.
House animals have a strict diet, please do not feed them even if they look at you like that they have not eaten in weeks, the alimentary disorders involves lot of problems.
EXTRA PERSON: After 2 person, we charge € 10 per night if the extra person is under 3 years old, and € 15 per night if the extra person is older than that. Remember that in the cottage only fit maximum 3 adults and 1 baby. The reason because we charge as an extra person also the babies is because the water is very expensive in Mallorca more even when you have to bring this by truck like is our case.
CHECK OUT MEETING:
Please with a day of anticipation let us know the time that you are planning to do the check out (considering that the latest is 12:00 AM), in order to have a look together to the cottage, it is always better to solve any problem in that way instead of charging you something in your security deposit when you have left the cottage (like something that was broken in your staying, or the case that the cottage is not in the same cleaning condition as you received), if your flight is early in the morning we can arrange to check together the cottage the previous evening.
The place to leave your car is next to the house, when we give you the welcome to the cottage, we will show exactly where it is.
SCHEDULE OF SHARED POOL
The time to use the pool is as follows:
10 to 13 hours in the morning
15 to 19 hours in the afternoon
Please before getting into the pool, please take a shower in the garden, this rule assure you that you always will find the water in perfect conditions.
WI FI INTERNET CONECTION
There is wifi signal inside and outside the cottage.
The water heater runs on butane gas, if for some reason have problems (the heater is new so we do not think there will be any problem) or run out of butane gas, please let us know immediately, so we will change the container or we will check if there is other problem. Please this advice it´s useful for all the problems that you could find in the house, before to do something or try to fix it yourself, let us know.
IF YOU HAVE GUESTS
The guests of our guests are allowed for bookings longer than one week, if you have booked for a period superior of one week and you as an exception (not as a rule) wants to organize a lunch or dinner with friends, this is the perfect place to share friendship and friends, but please do not invite to the cottage more than three persons in total (including children) because the facilities are limited. For security reasons please let us know that you are waiting visitors with one day in advance, other advice that is useful to avoid problems, even considering that we are in the middle of the countryside, there are also neighbors and they will not be very happy if there is somebody shouting or listening loud music late at night or on the time of the famous Mallorcan siesta.
In the cottage there is not washing machine, for that reason every two or three days (the criteria is when you have enough cloth to fulfill the drum of the washing machine), in morning, you could leave a basket on the front door of our house with the cloth that you want to wash (let us know if it is a type of clothing that requires a special wash, in order to do not ruin the garment) , then after we wash the cloth we leave them hanging on the line and you will have to pick it up. Please, we offer this service but try to use it with moderation we are not a laundry, for that reason we don´t accept cloth to be washed the day after check in and the day before check out.
IRONING BOARD AND IRON:
If you need an ironing board and an iron, you just have to ask us for them. They are not at the cottage for space reasons.
SUGGESTED PLACES TO VISIT - RESTAURANTS - BEACHES:
Please check our guide in the map of our ad in Airbnb, there you will find several tips about where are the best beaches, or restaurants, supermarkets, etc,
BONFIRE AND BARBECUE AREA - WOOD AND COAL:
As you could see in front of the cottage there is an area to set a bonfire and make a barbecue. The last months of spring, the whole summer, and early fall, is prohibited by the government of Mallorca to set a bonfire in a rural area and there is an air control in order to punish the people who do not respect this rule, so for that reason we ask to our guests to set the bonfire after sunset.
In any gas station can get wood or charcoal; please do not cut branches or trunks of trees on the farm. Before going to bed or leave the house please check that the fire is extinguished or you will have to extinguish it with a couple of glasses of water.
Under no circumstances set a bonfire with gasoline or other fuel.
In the winter, our guests will receive the cottage with the fireplace on, but once they start living at the cottage, the guests will be in charge of the fireplace. In a kitchen cabinet there are briquettes to help light the fire. The guests can get wood at any gas station.
As soon as our guests arrive, we show them how to use the kitchen hob. In the kitchen cabinet there are the liquid and utensil in order to cleaning after use. Please turn off the stove once you have finished cooking and check if they are off when leaving home.
BED LINEN AND TOWELS:
When the guests arrive, we give them a set of towels per person, which will be changed once a week. Every week we give to our guest, a set of clean bed linen.
Please do not use the white towels to take to the beach, they are only to be used in the cottage. There are a couple of colour towels (one with the face of Homer Simpson on it) that you could take to the beach or pool.
In the cottage you will find baby bed and baby chair, also there is a plastic tub.
Tap water could be drinkable at the cottage, but we prefer to drink bottled water , we recommend to our guests to use only tap water for cooking and personal hygiene.
The water that you are using in the cottage is not arriving from the current water net, this water comes in trucks which pour it in deposits which are next to the main house, that means that the cost of the water is considerable. For this reason you have assigned a quote of 100 liters per person per day, that is the average consume of the responsible guest that have visited the cottage in the past. For example if you are two persons and you stay ten days, your consume cannot be higher than 2000 liters at your check out.
Just next to the cottage you can see a water counter, which the reading before that you do the check in is the number that you could check in the opposite side of this sheet, at the time that you do the check out we will check the reading of the counter and if you pass your consume allowed, you will have to pay cash the amount of €50, in other case we will discount that in your guaranty deposit.
WATER - ELECTRICITY- GARBAGE - ENVIRONMENT:
We ask the cooperation of our guests in saving electricity and water consumption, water is a scarce commodity in Mallorca so its price is high. In the case of garbage, there are four containers, two under the sink, one for mixed organic garbage and the other for plastic, outside the kitchen there are another two containers one for cardboard, and one for glass, waste. When the containers are full, you have to throw the garbage bags in the green point, that is in the closest street next to the main square of Moscari village.
Please do not throw into the WC things that could clog the pipe (like tampax, diapers, etc, etc). Toilet paper is ok if you do not throw the whole roll at once.
We are plants lovers, please be careful with them. We may have to do yard work outside the cottage (watering, pruning, transplanting, etc.). We will try that this task does not match with your rest and privacy. Please avoid to play ball games with balls made of leather, or balls that are heavy, or other toys or things that could damage the plants.
NON SMOKING COTTAGE
Please, we beg you that you do not smoke inside the cottage, outside, in the chill out area, you will find an ashtray; please keep it clean during your staying.
We enjoyed staying at Javier's place ! The house is beautiful and cosy! Even in the winter with the fire everything feels nice ... Javier is super friendly and helps with all requests you might have ... We advise this place to everyone who loves nature and privacy ! The garden is amazing!
The cottage is exactly as described. The situation is genuinely rural with dark, starlit nights and quiet mornings. The rooster will give you a gentle alarm call as the small flock of chickens (including one deluded duck) forage around the garden. Furnishings and equipment are minimal - or maybe minimalist! The woodstove is great once it gets going. We stayed in and cooked most evenings. Javier is delightful and helpful on destinations and local places to eat. The nearby villages are pretty and serve good coffee. Ours was a winter break and we were lucky with weather. View of mountains is stunning - even at night with a distant illuminated church.
Lovely spot in the foothills and also relatively close to the beach.
Javier (host), Luca (duck) and Salvador (chicken) were very welcoming and made us feel at home (as opposed being visitors).
Javier is more than happy to provide top tips too!
Es war ein fantastischer Urlaub bei Javier! Genau das, was wir erwartet haben. Wir konnten uns sehr gut entspannen, das einzige was wir hörten waren die Hühner ;-) Javier war ein sehr angenehmer Gastgeber, er gab uns sehr gute Tipps für Restaurants, einsame Strände und Wanderrouten. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder zurück und können Javier nur weiterempfehlen. Thanx for all!
We had a wonderful time at Javiers cottage! Beautiful view towards the mountains and a lot of privacy. The cottage is really cute. There is everything you need including a perfect place for a BBQ in front of the cottage. ;)
Javier was a great host! He came over at the first night and gave us some tips for good places on the island. He was very nice and always there when we needed him. Communication via WhatsApp worked out very well. :)
Thanks to Javier again - especially for the special (email hidden) Toneta. ;)
Janine & Sebastian
Javier's place is delightful - he picked us up in the town nearby with his scooter and we followed him into the quiet countryside. It's a simple and cosy little house that has everything you need. Chickens and other animals are close, so our little daughter loved it from the first second. Javier is a great host with excellent tips, we enjoyed the beaches and restaurants he recommended, it allowed us to make the most out of our short stay. Overall a great place, quiet and remote but close enough to beaches and the coast, and fancy restaurants in the nearby villages.
Der perfekte Ort um sich vom Alltag zu erholen. Javier ist ein erstklassiger Gastgeber der mit Rat und Tat zur Seite steht wenn es erforderlich sein sollte. Das Haus war genau so wie beschrieben und auf den Fotos zu sehen. Der Garten wird in ein paar Jahren ein wahres Prachtstück sein.
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