About this listing
First floor flat in the suburb of Santa Catalina, recently refurbished preserving the traditional vintage-type style. With three double bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and balcony, it has several charming features, such as the well or the outdoor patio, in typical Majorcan style. Also on the walls you will find exhibitions of young artists from the Island! (Actually six shots of the photographer Alberto Cubillo)
The suburb of Santa Catalina forms part of the metropolis of Palma de Mallorca, standing on a hillock adjacent to the suburbs of Son Españolet and Son Armadams, being an emblematic district of the “Ciutat de Palma”, as the city is known to its inhabitants. It has a well-known market called “Mercat de Santa Catalina”, which as yet conserves the flavour of the old traditional markets, and where you can buy typical Mallorcan country produce.
Historically, it was a neighbourhood of fishermen, due to its proximity to the sea, and one can still see the typical one and two storey houses, with their characteristic balconies and their façades with Mallorcan shutters. Some have a small garden, which reminds us of how the suburb used to be in the not very far-off past; Santa Catalina conserves the local style of low-rise houses and quiet streets.
The district has its origins in the settlement of “El Jonquet”, so called because of an area of reed-beds, which grew in abundance, being near to the sea. This original settlement was populated by fishermen, followed by various tradesmen connected to the coastal world, such as basket-makers, and others such as millers. The windmills of “El Jonquet” and in the nearby Calle Indústria bear witness to these activities.
The suburb became rich at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, with modernist style houses, of which the “Mar y Tierra” theatre is still a living example.
The area has all the necessary services for present-day life, such as a medical centre, schools, post-office, banks and establishments which range from small, peaceful restaurants or characteristic local bars, to music-bars decorated in the latest creative tendencies.
* This is a rental apartment, that means no touristic services are provided as daily cleaning, reception or breakfast. A rental contract should be signed at your check-in time. Thank you.
- Se espera que el Huésped limpie y cuide la propiedad como si fuera suya.
- Por favor, fumar en la terraza o el balcón.
- Intentar no hacer ruido a partir de las 00:00.
- Respetar el mobiliario de la casa.
- Precaución en la cocina.
- Apagar el gas después de cocinar.
- Dejar la casa como se econtró.
- Respetar a los vecinos, son mayores.
- No tocar los cuadros.
- Guest is expected to care of the rental property as if it were their own.
- Please smoke on the terrace or balcony.
- Try not to make noise after 00:00.
- Respect the furniture in the house.
- Caution in the kitchen.
- Turn off the gas after cooking.
- Leave the house as you found .
- Pacient and respect your neighbors, ar higher.
- Do not touch the paintings.
We had a very nice time in the appartment, the location was perfect, close to the city centre and near nice bars and restaurants. Miguel was very helpful, when we had a question he responded quickly. He also told us about a festival in the city of which we didn't know it existed so that was very nice aswell. The appartment was clean and all the things we needed were there. We would definetely reccomend it to everybody who wants to have a good time in Palma!
Отдыхали компанией в конце июня-начале июля.
Приехали на квартиру и Мигель нас уже ждал- приветливый и улыбчивый. Квартира оказалась чуть меньше чем на фото, но это не существенно. Квартира очень светлая, уютная и стильная. Есть все что нужно, от большого количества полотенец, до фена, утюга (и доски!!!) и зонтика для пляжа. Есть кондиционер, но только в одной комнате, что является минусом. так как в спальнях почти невозможно спать, когда на улице +35 градусов. Вообщем квартира очень понравилась, и мы её советуем.
Район сам по себе очень удачный, недалеко есть целая пешеходная улица с ресторанчиками. От центра совсем не далеко. но вот до пляжа идти придется.
Если брать машину на прокат то есть трудности с парковкой.
В конце хотим порекомендовать эту квартиру!
Miguel est un hôte très accueillant et son appartement est une location parfaite. Malgré une mauvaise insonorisation par rapport aux voisins, l'appartement est confortable, spacieux avec sa petite cour, très bien équipé, propre et à 10min du centre historique. Il est très bien placé dans un quartier agréable, en plus, à deux rues, on peut trouver un magasin bio et un magasin vegan. Je recommande !
A nice apartment in a great location. It is next to Palmas's city centre so you can explore all the historical sites. There is also a market close by with fresh fruits, vegetables, sea food and more.
Too bad the host was not around as it would have been a great support but the neighbors were super friendly and helped us all the time.
This place is great- highly recommended. When we arrived it was perfectly clean and had everything we needed in it. The area is really nice as well, if I ever go to Palma again, I would much prefer it to staying in the center of town. All though they call it a suburb it is very central. The apartment was even bigger than we thought- for two people obviously really nice and spacious. The outside sitting area is small, but big enough. Such a great thing to have- a private outdoor space perfect for having a coffe or a beer at nigh.
UNFORTUNATELY there was a whole lot of noise coming from the neighbouring house which is under total renovation. It made siting outside during the day not an option, and being inside the apartment relaxing was not easy either. It made the really continuous loud female voice from the TV next door a walk in the park in comparison ;-) So the only bad thing about this place was the noise. If you plan to stay out all day seeing the city/island anyway this shouldn't be a problem, though. Or if you come after the renovation is finished.
Couple of tips; We would highly recommend the restaurant Momo on carrer Caro 24. Good food, well worth the price AND has a beautiful back yard.
The best pizza in the area (and we tried several) was definitely that of 'Temporaneo' on Carrer de Borguny by the square with old wind mills, right down the road and through a underpass. Have a take out pizza and enjoy it in the back of 'your own' house!
We hope to come back sometime.
We really enjoyed our stay in Miguel's apartment! The apartment is beautifully decorated, has lots of space and is very convenient. Everything you (might) need is there. The location is perfect. Santa Catalina is a nice area with lots of bars and restaurants. The best one is in fact in the same street as the apartment, an Italian restaurant called Palapa. Delicious pasta and a great service (Thanks for the tip, Miguel!) Another place we really liked is in the old town of Palma (5 mins walk) and is called
Es Baluard. A fancy bar/restaurant belonging to the Museum of Modern Art. It has a great view over The bay of Palma and the food and cocktails are great. We can highly recommend staying in Miguel's apartment!
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About the Host, Miguel Angel
Hello! I'm Miguel Angel and I am 29 years old! I started as a host on Airbnb sharing a room in my house and now I help my friends and others to share their homes with travelers worldwide. I love traveling with my backpack, meet people, discover, talk, dance, have fun. I like sports, ride my bike and play soccer. I like nature, sea, mountains and feel free. I like music, cinema, photography and design, I love the design, decorate, restore, paint and create my universe!
Happiness is only real when shared.