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Issue 03 | april/may 2012 | € 4.50

real estate & luxury living

FRONTLINE GOLF PRIVILEGED SETTING ANDRATX SCENIC DIVERSITY CARIBBEAN MARINA OPULENT TRANQUILLITY COSTA RICA NATURAL BEAUTY MEGAYACHT NEXT GENERATION BANKING BUSINESS FINANCIAL CAUTION


COSTA DEN BLANES

REF IP3-364 | € 3.490.000

This modern villa with sea views overlooking the harbor of Puerto Portals offers a living space of 500 m2, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, parquet flooring and an extraordinary open kitchen. There is an infinity swimming pool set in landscaped gardens, a lift and a double garage.

NOVA SANTA PONSA

REF IP2-2017 | € 1.990.000

REDUCED FROM 2,700,000€ Unique frontline property with magnificent open sea views from all rooms, this apartment has its own private entrance giving the impression and feel of a villa but has all the conveniences of a community with direct access to the sea. Downstairs there is a bedroom en-suite, TV lounge, cloakroom, kitchen with breakfast bar, utility room and a spacious main living dining area with access to the terrace and private pool. The first floor has 2 bedroom en-suites and the magnificent master suite encompassing a unique bathroom with fabulous sea views and a large walk-in dressing room. All but one bedroom has a private terrace or access to the main terrace.

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Carl Flay, Director

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Imperial Properties Local 4, Ctra Andratx 31, Puerto Portals Tel 971 675035 carl@imperial-properties.com


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Real Estate and Luxury Living puBlISHINg DIRECTOR Mark McCafferty mark@villayvida.com EDITORIal editorial@villayvida.com gROup EDITOR James Bellevue james@villayvida.com

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EDITOR Sarah Hughes sarah@villayvida.com aRT & pRODuCTION Stefan arens (cobra5 Design) stefan@villayvida.com

Ref: 0112016 www.kuhn-partner.com

aDvERTISINg ursula peer ursula@villayvida.com Tel. 622 179 017 David Edwards david@villayvida.com Tel. 665 689 907

inteRnational cRÈMe de la cRÈMe This issue we take a fascinating tour around the world to discover the new property hotspots – and our own resurgent destinations closer to home. Considered one of the most environmentally responsible countries in the world, Costa Rica is also currently ranked number one on the “Happy planet Index” (which rates human well-being) just two key reasons why this friendly nation has become an increasingly popular choice for people seeking a solid property investment in a paradisiacal setting. The Irish are also known for their bonhomie and they are starting to smile again after a tortuous year, as their economy gradually emerges from its parlous state. For those who like to live by the sea, the Dominican Republic has 1,600 kilometres of sun-drenched Caribbean coastline, and a growing number of first-class marinas, including Caso de Campo in the la Romana region. The perfect place to berth your new Sunseeker 28 Metre – our featured megayacht this issue. Back in Spain, we visit two prime areas for residential-tourism at the most exclusive level: andratx on Mallorca and Nueva andalucía in Marbella, showcasing some of their magnificent villas and talking to their leading real estate agents about latest market trends. One of the main attractions of both areas is golf, and this issue we also look at the many and varied advantages of a frontline golf property. Finally, our “In the know” section offers an expert insight into the banking business and its growing effect and influence on the property market; and provides valuable advice on renting a home or second residence.

Deborah walker deb@villayvida.com Tel. 699 569 934 Dion woollaston dion@villayvida.com Tel. 650 747 399 aCCOuNTS MaNagER & OFFICE aDMINISTRaTION anita Bailey anita@mallorcalifeandstyle.com CONTRIBuTORS & pHOTOgRapHERS alejandro Bellapart, Charlotte Hanson COvER pHOTO & DETaIlS kühn & partner Ref 0112016 Tel. (+34) 971 22 80 18 www.kuhn-partner.com

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VANTAGE POINT

AREA DIRECTORY

06 Market report… and property trends

30 The benefits of a frontline

50 Selection of island properties

Inside story on the banking business Renting a home or second residence

14 Agent Speaks: DEPÓSITO LEGAL Ma 2123-2010 CONTaCT aM Media Slu Calle Solo 43 pueblo Español palma 07014, Mallorca Tel. 971 450 432 The views and opinions expressed by contributors to Home Couture may not represent the views and opinions of the publishers. aM Media slu takes no responsibility for claims made in advertisements or advertorials in this magazine. No part of Home Couture may be reproduced or copied in any way without the prior written consent of aM Media slu.

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IN THE KNOW

“location, location, location.”

golf location

32 Property Focus:

golfing panorama

A LOOK OVERSEAS

AREA FOCUS

38 The best of Costa Rica and Ireland

20 Andratx: priviledged setting with

LIVING AT SEA

great scenic diversity Property showcase Face of Real Estate

Nueva Andalucía: cosmopolitan capital of Marbella

42 Sunseeker 28 Metre: the next generation

HARBOUR LIGHTS 46 Dominican Republic:

opulent Caribbean tranquillity

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in the know

Property market update

Special report by Charlotte Hanson

Banking Business Six years ago, you could walk into a bank in Spain, explain you wanted to buy a property, present some flaky documentation and more or less walk out again, clutching your mortgage agreement in principal. Since those heady days of extreme financing, we’ve experienced the complete reverse: a period with virtually no lending at all.

Banks have suffered terribly over the past few years and the crisis has taken its toll. Century old and globally recognised financial entities, once considered infallible, have been shaken to the core. Of course, the banks are not blameless. Their greed is acknowledged to be one of the primary causes of the global financial crisis. Spanish banks were, in general, spectacularly unscrupulous in their dealings, offering massive mortgages in a booming market without much concern as to their clients’ ability to repay. Ongoing problems created by reckless lending continue to overshadow the property market. Newspapers are overflowing with reports of foreigners as diverse as Ecuadorians and Brits handing back the keys to their homes. They attempt to escape the debt by fleeing the country, only to find the Spanish banks still in hot pursuit. But how does this affect people hoping to invest in the Spanish property market today? During a recent “Financial Surgery” on Talk Radio Europe, mortgage consultant Marc

makes it possible for banks to restructure existing mortgages as interest-only for four years, reduce interest rates or extend repayment periods. If a family that meets specific low income criteria is still unable to make the

Elliott indicated that there have been massive changes in how Spanish banks are now operating. He explained that, because they made such a bad job of lending in the past, the banks are being extremely cautious and trust no-one. It would appear they have very little idea of who to lend to, and how much to lend in the current market. Spanish banks were reluctant to work with those struggling to pay and help them keep their homes. But in March guidelines were issued by Spanish Decree 6/2012 encouraging banks to assist unemployed families defaulting on mortgage payments. The decree

repayments and cannot agree a reduction in the debt, the property can be returned to the bank after 12 months and the debt cancelled. The bank must also allow the family to rent the property for two years, paying rental equivalent to three per cent of the remaining debt. Even if this helps families in the future, it doesn’t change the fact that most banks now find themselves stuck with a large stock of properties which they desperately need to sell on. In March, Bankia joined the long list of Spanish financial institutions form-

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ing their own real estate divisions. Bankia Habitat aims to sell 9,000 of its so-called property assets in 2012 alone. This new raison d’être of the banking world is causing considerable conflict with the traditional real estate market. Individual vendors and estate agents can no longer compete when the banks are offering much more favourable conditions to those clients who purchase a property from them directly. Agents are loath to introduce clients to banks, for fear of pushing them into the welcoming arms of a new competitor on the market. For example, the average loan to value ratio for a non-resident buying a non-bank owned property in Spain is 60 per cent loan to value (valuation or sales price, whichever is lower). But if the same non-resident wants to purchase a bank-owned property the loan to value can be as high as 100 per cent including costs. One bank we spoke to even offered an incredible “buy now, pay nothing for three years” deal. Real estate agents urge caution. Although banks may be offering favourable mortgage terms and conditions to clients buying direct, the actual purchase price of the property may be much higher. Buyers have to compare not only the mortgage conditions, but also the difference in asking price. For example, properties A and B are physically identical. Property A is owned by Mr Seller whereas Property B has been repossessed by Banco Spanish. We Sell Houses SL has been instructed by Mr Seller to accept

Mr Buyer’s €100.000 offer on the property. When Mr Buyer goes into Banco Spanish to discuss his mortgage options, he is told that the maximum finance available on that property is €60,000. However, he is invited to view their portfolio of properties, for which the bank will authorise a 100 per cent LTV

though he has secured more finance on the property now, he may struggle with negative equity in the future if prices continue to fall. For those buyers taking the traditional approach and buying what are often cheaper properties from individual sellers, it is more important than ever to secure finance before making a firm offer on a property. A court in Valencia recently ruled that being denied a mortgage was not sufficient grounds to dissolve a contract to purchase a property, resulting in the potential buyer losing his deposit. And, while there may still be some uncertainty as to the best way forward for Spain’s banks and real estate market, what has never been in doubt is the huge current potential for solvent investors. Property prices across Spain are enormously attractive to purchasers from all over northern Europe and the rest of the world. Whether bought from banks or private individuals, the time is here to invest in Spanish bricks and mortar once again.

mortgage and finance the costs of purchase. They offer him Property B for €125,000. Even though it is more expensive than Mr Seller’s identical property, the lure of 100 per cent finance is enough to win over Mr Buyer. The long-term concern is that, al-

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By Alejandro Bellapart

The Rental Trilogy

Renting a Home or Second Residence According to the Spanish Constitution, all citizens are entitled to the fullest protection of the law to ensure their basic right to a home of their own. At the same time, owners of property for rent are equally entitled to a fair remuneration and a certain amount of control over their property. Previously the law erred on the side of over-protection of the tenant: rents of sitting tenants could not be increased, meaning that, despite the huge increase in cost of living over the past 50 years, in 1990 a landlord might well be receiving for his property the same rent as in 1940 or 1950. Such income clearly could not begin to cover taxes and rates so quite a few buildings in Palma Old Town, for example, were simply abandoned by their owners, or else let fall into a ruinous state. Thus the historic part of the city became extremely degraded. In the mid-1990s the 1964 law on rentals was brought up to date, continuing to assure security of tenure while contemplating more realistic rents. Obviously the law covers all eventualities but, very briefly, renting a home or second residence in this country works like this: The landlord and tenant draw up a contract for an agreed period, including an inventory. The minimum term is five years but the parties may agree to a lesser initial period. In this case, the landlord is obliged to renew these lesser periods until the statutory five years have elapsed, unless the tenant has renounced this right. Frequently for a term of one year, the most common kind of rental contract is renewed automatically in the absence of

either party notifying the other of their intention to terminate. The normal notice would be one month, by either side. On signing the contract, the tenant pays one month’s rent in advance and the equivalent of another month’s rent as a deposit held against possible damages to the property during the period of tenure. When an agreement terminates for whatever reason, the property will be inspected and the deposit returned wholly or in part, depending on whether or not there is occasion to repair or replace any item. The rent itself and the method of payment are freely decided and agreed upon by the parties. Having said this, naturally the situation of the property is vital to its eventual rental value, as well as amenities, communications, view, age of the building and many other considerations. Each case has to be contemplated separately. Rents increase annually according to the official Consumer Price Index, until the five-year term has been completed. From the sixth year on, the parties will come to a new agreement or else they may simply continue with the usual price index increases. Security of tenure is of course a major consideration of this rental law, as the legislators’ concern is to provide a certain stability to all tenants, and most particularly to families. Once a tenant has residence established for a given property he may not be evicted – unless of course he fails to pay the rent! Even in this case, the landlord has to apply to the courts for an eviction order that will grant the tenant a reasonable period to find other (less expensive?) accommodation.

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The only way to evict a paying tenant is when the landlord himself, or his offspring, need to occupy the property themselves as their home. In the case of a series of tenants in a building, provided that the whole building has to be renovated or rebuilt and the corresponding municipal building permit has been applied for and granted, all residents may be given suitable notice to quit. Then rebuilding may proceed and, when works have been terminated, the owner may set up new contracts with the same tenants or others as desired.

a specific case: many community statutes prohibit such activities, or the landlord himself may have valid objections, and in other cases the local town hall will have something to say about the matter of mixing commercial with residential areas! Not to speak of possible taxation and licences.

In the vast majority of rental contracts, it will be specifically prohibited to sub-let. This point may, however, be raised and will be the object of a new agreement between the original parties.

And, in the event of serious disagreement, the courts and tribunals of Palma will pass sentence – eventually – under the dictates of the Civil Code and the new Urban Rental Law.

No works of any description may be undertaken without the owner’s specific permission in writing. The owner is responsible for ensuring that the property, whether furnished or not, is handed over in suitably good condition and the tenant is obliged to take all reasonable care to keep it so. Thus the landlord is liable for all repairs and works to conserve the property in its original, proper state, but the tenant should answer for any damage or deterioration he may have caused, and for the day-to-day minor repairs that will arise from normal wear and tear. It goes without saying that, at all times, common sense should be the guide, with the parties coming to reasonable agreements about all the specifics. Do remember that litigation is expensive and very lengthy.

The matter of renting apartments, villas or houses to holidaymakers is an entirely different situation that we shall be dealing with in brief in a future issue. It is regulated by the very comprehensive Spanish legislation on hostelry and tourism, perhaps the most advanced in the world and certainly the most venerable – dating as it does from the mid-thirties when organised tours were operated to visit the sites of battle in the Civil War. But that is quite another story.

While the landlord pays the annual property tax to the local town hall, the tenant will normally pay for utilities and services and the community or owners’ association fees. Should the tenant wish to engage in any kind of professional or commercial activity at the property he is renting, this has to be carefully discussed and considered as

Both parties have their rights and obligations very clearly stipulated by present legislation, which is eventually aimed at revitalising the inner cities while at the same time ensuring fair rents for all sides, and a sense of security for those who rent.

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global view

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Jetmobil

Opening up a new world of air travel Aviation is a complex affair. Apart from enduring the same rigorous airport security measures as all passengers, even those with above-average means who seek alternative flight options have to wade through a sometimes overly-intricate choice.

tunity of owning their own jet and crew for 10 per cent of the cost – “the first flat rate for a private jet”. Jetmobil was founded by Robert Smit and his Mallorca-based business partner in Switzerland in January 2011. Owner and managing director Smit moved to Mallorca eight months ago and opened an office, close to Paseo del Born, at the end of the year.

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extremely expensive, often prohibitively so for many travellers who would otherwise be able to afford the luxury of using non-scheduled flights.

One of the alternatives, executive travel, is

Another option, internet portals for major aviation companies, offers “fractional ownership”, in effect, a set number of block hours

ost people, of course, have to rely on normal airline services from the main airport hubs. They have the advantage of being cheaper but such mass travel brings with it a plethora of convenience issues including lengthy check-ins and delays.

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of annual travel on a private jet. A fourth choice is to use one of the internet portal/ broker companies working with several executive flight companies, but this involves a specific seat at a designated time and place. Now there is a fifth option, “a totally new aviation project” offering clients the oppor-

The philosophy behind the venture is simple: many people who own a sumptuous villa or elegant yacht on Mallorca would like to visit their holiday destination or residence more often and, most important, not have to rely on flight schedules or airlines. They may also want to travel to a town outside one of the main European cities. Jetmobil gives them that option: a Swiss company catering to the European market by providing a privately

owned “Euroshuttle” service. According to Smit, the idea originated with the practice of pilots themselves sharing aircraft, leading him to ask the question: why not non-pilots? After investigating the aircraft market over several months he settled on a Phenon 100, one of just three light jet class models to make it through an exhaustive development process 10 years ago. The plane has a range of 2,500 kilometres and consumes half the fuel of a similar class aircraft: 350 litres/hour, which works out at under 10 litres/seat/per 100 kilometres. Once the initial project is set up with the first aircraft, the plan is to buy one or maybe two more planes, probably including a Phenon 300 which, with a range of 3,600 kilometres, can reach Moscow. So what is the project? Basically it involves Jetmobil buying a Phenon 100 (Smit can seal

a deal on a new model, previously hangared in Brazil, as soon as all the client contracts are signed), basing it in Palma (whose airport is open 24 hours a day), selling it to 10 owners (all “like-minded travellers”), then continuing to handle the management. He chose Mallorca for several key reasons: partly because travel to and from the island is limited to sea or air and also because there is a significant community of Europeans in the Balearics – and flight connections are not always that convenient to and from some Scandinavian or central European countries. Travelling to Austria, for example, can sometimes take up to eight hours. Smit already has five people keen to sign up and a long list of potential clients. He expects to have all 10 on board by the end of the year. The cost (per owner) includes an initial

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More Information: Tel. 971 574 196 info@jetmobil.eu jetmobil.eu / embraer.com / embraerexecutivejets.com

membership fee of € 20,000; a jet investment of €280,000 (covering the purchase price, crew “rating” and familiarisation for the Phenon 100, preliminary maintenance, administration and taxes, management costs, etc.) and a deposit of €60,000 – all deposited in a trust fund until the sale is finalised. There will be a monthly payment of €4,000-

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5,000 (covering hangar fees, insurance, crew wages, maintenance, etc.) and owners will meet their individual travel flight costs with the use of a “travel credit card”. Apart from individual ownership, Jetmobil also has various other options, including “corporate” and “management”. Owners will be able to fly as often as they like, depending on availability,

and take advantage of an online reservations systems covering the whole year. Only authorised passengers (family and friends) will be able to accompany them on flights. Details of owners’ flights will be emailed to the other owners in case someone wants to be picked up or dropped off along the way, thus optimising flights and sharing costs.

While the plane will be based in Palma, the headquarters will remain in Zug, where the company has reached agreements with the “best” partners: one of the biggest insurance companies in Switzerland, BGI AG, and lawyers Blum & Grob (Grob’s father founded Edelweiss Air). Top maintenance support will be located in five countries: Portugal, France, the UK, the Czech Republic and Germany. The Phenon 100 has a slower approach speed than similar aircraft so it can use shorter runways (900

metres) and smaller airports. Embraer, which developed and built the Phenon, is the third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world, and the Phenon 100 is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including infra-red vision support.

ics and the latest interior décor and can fly at the same height as other commercial aircraft. All flights will have two pilots, both highly experienced with over 15,000 hours each. At a speed of 720 km/h it can reach Zurich, for example, in one hour and 40 minutes.

It has a bigger cabin than the Cessna Citation (which is a class higher), has luggage room for four golf, four garment, four roll-on and four laptop bags, and has capacity for four passengers (the fifth seat has been converted into a toilet). The plane has the best avion-

As Jetmobil notes, all of this enables owners to “share smart and fly relaxed”, confident in the knowledge they have maximum safety and convenience. In short, ownership of their own jet backed by Jetmobil’s passion and professionalism.

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agent sPeaks

agent sPeaks

gREaT OppORTuNITIES wITH REal HOMES tRadtional Bungalow in the heaRt of PoRtals village

helen hoole ..... gives Villa & Vida her insight into latest real estate trends, and offers advice on why consulting an independent area specialist is the way to go…

do you believe 2012 is a more positive year for property sales? So far we have had an excellent start to the year. we have had more enquiries and have sold property to clients from all over the world – Singapore, australia, germany. There are deals to be made and we have negotiated excellent purchase prices for our clients.

when did you set up the company? why Mallorca? after my daughter was born I decided that I should open my own agency. Having had more than 25 years experience both in residential and commercial property sales, I could see there were many “agents” on the island but very few with actual experience in the industry. So in 2002 the office of Real Homes Mallorca was opened in the village of portals Nous. as a child, I holidayed here with my family and my parents retired here in the late 1980s and I have always thought of Mallorca as a second home, so why not make a future here.

politan city of palma. Don’t forget “location, location, location” – portals has it all!

advice for buyers? Try to be flexible with your requirements and do your homework; look at all the areas. Find an agent who is careful with your money and is not nervous about negotiating! always instruct a lawyer for the legals.

On a personal level…

from a property marketing point of view what is the most attractive feature of Puerto Portals/Portals nous? portals is well known for its luxury marina, trendy restaurants and stylish visitors. Buyers love the area as it is open 12 months of the year – you can visit any time and you will never be alone. portals has wonderful beaches and is only 10 minutes from the cosmo-

what makes you different from other agents? unlike other agents, Real Homes Mallorca really gets to know their clients. we have a reputation for becoming friends with our clients. we help the client in every aspect of the sale, guiding them through all the stages of the purchase. we are always there for them – years after the sale.

Perfect afternoon: Relaxing on a boat with friends

what main piece of advice would you give to a seller? price your property competitively. Make the best of your home – take care in the presentation before a viewing. It is a buyer’s market so each seller needs to make their property stand out from the rest.

favourite restaurant: Flannigan’s, puerto portals favourite drink: Cava favourite beach: Es Trenc

what you would do if you were not an estate agent: Open an orphanage who you would most like to meet: The queen Best advice: Be true to yourself

Tradtional bungalow set in a quiet cul de sac and only a minute’s walk away from the village of portals Nous with its bars, restaurants and cafes. The house has maintained some of its original features including wooden beams and open chimminey both of which are in the main lounge/dining area. The kitchen is open plan to the living area making this ideal when indoor entertaining. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms (the master bedroom includes an en suite bathroom). Tropical gardens include beautiful sprays of bouganvilla trees as well as lush palms these are filled with colour and dominate the outdoor area where there is plenty of space for outdoor furniture to relax in or catch the suns raze. There is a private outdoor car port which will accommodate two vehicles. The bungalow will be sold partially furnished and is in need of some reforms to bring it up to date. This would make an ideal family home. Ref: RH1196 price: € 520,000

chaRMing cottage oveRlooking the countRyside of calvia a delightful 3 bedroom cottage with lots of character and charm located close to Calvia village, overlooking the countryside and minutes walk to the local shops and restaurants of the village. The accommodation comprises: entrance hallway, complete shower room, fitted kitchen with archway leading to the lounge with patio doors opening onto the covered porch, ideal for outside entertaining. There is also a bedroom on the ground floor. a staircase leads to two double bedrooms, from one bedroom there is a private roof terrace with magnificent views over Calvia. There is also a bathroom upstairs. The property has been completely modernised and makes an ideal holiday home or rental investment. Ref: RH436 price: € 395,000

More information: Real Homes Mallorca Ctra. palma-andratx 35, portals Nous Tel. 971 67 64 84 info@realhomesmallorca.com realhomesmallorca.com

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property showcase

property showcase

portals village

Family-Style Panache It is not always possible to bring together all the desired ingredients for a dream property… location, elegant style, quality finishes, luxury touches, family-friendly comforts and convenience.

One property that does manage to tick all the boxes is this beautiful turn-key villa in the highly sought after area of Portals village – ideal for those looking for a permanent home or a holiday getaway.

lage and beach amenities and international schools), good quality construction, well thought out distribution, and incentives to purchase, making it a solid investment as well.

It truly does have something for everyone: exclusive location (just steps away from vil-

Custom-built in 2005 to an exceptional standard, with panoramic sea views from every

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room, the four-bedroom home provides approximately 500 square metres of luxury living on every level (on a 1,850 square metre plot). Finished with just the right blend of traditional and contemporary style, and great attention to detail… the extraordinary craftsman-

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property showcase

ship is evident in the cabinetry, tile and mill work throughout – including Santanyi stone, solid wood doors and hand-crafted fireplace.

fast bar and casual dining area and large utility and storage rooms for ease of use and practicality.

However, on entering this lovely property through it’s impressive double doors, you will soon realise that it’s greatest quality is that it is full of warmth and character, with great flow and functionality – designed to be “lived” in and most definitely a home.

To the left of the entrance is an expansive lounge with a natural stone fireplace, raised area ideal for a study or TV room, and doors leading out to a covered terrace overlooking the gardens and sea beyond.

The elegant reception area welcomes you and sets the tone for the rest of the home. To the right you will find a large dining room and expansive gourmet kitchen, both leading out to the terrace and pool area to provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining.

A sweeping marble and iron spiral staircase leads you to the sun-filled sitting area of the upper level with the master bedroom, private sea view terrace, en suite and dressing room. Three additional double bedrooms, all with private sea view terraces and two bathrooms (one en suite), complete this level.

The light and bright kitchen includes a break-

This home also features a saltwater infinity

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pool with pre-installed heater, surrounded by lush south-facing tropical gardens and a sun terrace to enjoy Mallorca’s famed climate all year round. And, last but not least, a large garage with electric entry gates and integral elevator leading to all floors has ample room for three or four cars, motorbikes and sporting equipment. In fact, for the right buyer, the Ferrari currently parked in there stays! More Information: For Sale Privately Tel 676 317 346 info@privatepropertycompany.com

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Information provided by

andratx

Stunningly diverse scenery… and vibrant lifestyle Andratx is the classic epitome of all aspects that make Mallorca such an exceptional destination to set up a new home. One of the island’s most attractive areas, with its seaside setting in the south-western part of the Tramuntana mountain range, the sprawling municipality has – not surprisingly – experienced exceptional growth in recent years. quest of the island in 902 BC: it is widely believed that Andratx formed part of the Juz de Al-Ahwaz.
 In 1229 troops led by Jaime I conquered the island and the territory was shared out among the great lords who had accompanied the king. The Bishop of Barcelona, Berenguer de Palou, became the first Christian lord in the territories of Andratx, Calvià, Puigpunyent, Estellencs, Marratxí, Pla de Sant Jordi and the parish of Santa Creu de Palma. The parish of Santa Maria de Andratx was founded in 1248 and a hamlet was set up in El Pantaleu on the coast. The 16th and 17th centuries were marked by famine, poverty, demographic decline and emigration to larger cities, but two significant districts were still created in Andratx: El Pantaleu and El Pou Amunt.

Andratx

The 18th century was a time of recovery, with the creation of such flourishing villages as Sa Coma and S’arracó, with fishing and agricultural trades being developed.

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Port Andratx 1. Port Andratx… a local fisherman’s harbour 3. nestled at the heart of a cosmopolitan neighbourhood.

2. The paradisiacal port of Puerto Andratx is

unquestionably one of the most captivating areas on Mallorca. Geographically located in the western-most part of the island, Andratx covers an idyllic area of the coastline, offering a vivacious village ambience and a contemporary Mediterranean lifestyle.

Easily accessible… with the island’s solid infrastructure and the capital city of Mallorca only 27 kilometres away, the Port is a short, comfortable car ride from the airport and the bustling city of Palma. Within only 25 minutes, you can move from the airport’s tarmac to the luxury of your own home in Port Andratx.

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A tranquil setting… situated at the end of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, Andratx is surrounded by beautiful greenery and extensive cliffs, many of which lead into the sea – creating tiny coves. The azure waters that circle the coastline are perfect for marine activities including scuba diving, water sports, yachting, etc. Four smaller islands can be found in the surrounding waters, the largest being the nature reserve Dragonera.

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Mediterranean beaches…the Port of Andratx is in close proximity to stunning beaches with delightful turquoise waters, pebbled and sandy beaches and a fabulous yacht club.

6. Fisherman’s port… Andratx has retained

its charm as an original fishing village. Daily

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you can watch the boats go out and return with an array of fresh catches of the day.

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Magnetic energy… the Port attracts a melting pot of residents and tourists: simple, relaxed living combined with a polished jet-set lifestyle… a wonderful blend of multicultural diversity.

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Every day of the year… one of the key conveniences of the Port of Andratx is its season-free approach to trade. Apart being an active marina in the summer months, the Port of Andratx also comes alive in the winter. Most of the shops and boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants stay open throughout the year and cater to the continual flow of residents and international visitors attracted to the Port.

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Social scene… there is something for everyone in this area, with a range of fantastic hotels, spas, stunning beaches, yacht clubs, numerous art galleries and golf courses.

10. Recipes for every taste… a delicious mix

of restaurants with a range of international and local cuisine. From chic fine dining to casual rustic bliss… all can be found in the Port.

Geographically, it extends through picturesque mountain landscapes and valleys to a spectacularly rugged coastline of small coves, sandy beaches and crystalline waters. But that is just part of the area’s appeal: it is dotted with nature spots of great beauty, accessible on foot or by bicycle, offers a wide and varied range of sports amenities, including golf and sailing, and is a focal point of top cultural events throughout the year… festivals, exhibitions, theatres and concerts. No less important is Andratx’s cultural heritage. The municipality is home to many outstanding sites and ruins – churches and oratories, farmsteads and mansions, defence and watchtowers, and lighthouses – and the Sa Dragonera Island Nature Park and the La Trapa Nature Reserve. Apart from an impressive portfolio of properties for purchase or rental, Andratx also has some of the island’s finest hotels – and restaurants. From prime settings around the port to rustic havens in the mountains, the municipality’s restaurants offer the best of Mallorcan and international cuisine, specialising in fish and seafood. Andratx extends over 82.55 square kilometres and has an average altitude of 101 me-

tres. It reaches as far as Estellencs to the north-west and Calvià to the east, and is 27 kilometres from Palma city. It has a population of more than 11,000, in six villages: in the interior Andratx, S’arracó and Sa Coma; and on the coast Port d’Andratx, Sant Elm and Camp de Mar.

The town underwent great expansion in the 19th century with the modernisation of the financial and industrial sectors, including the manufacture of soap and wood. However, at the end of the century, industrial decline set in and many inhabitants emigrated to Cuba or France.

It is estimated that the number of foreign residents, mostly German and British, is about 4,000, although the number increases considerably in summer.

The Beginnings Caves discovered in the area – including the Son Bosc and Son Fortuny – have given some insight into the first inhabitants of Andratx during the Bronze Age. The local society underwent a major change after the Roman conquest in 123 BC, with the foundation of military settlements and the organisation of land into centurionships. Artefacts of the period include villas in Son Mas. Later, the region was inhabited by the Vandals and Byzantines, and their presence is still in evidence in the ceramic remains of Son Mas and Camp de Mar. Another major upheaval occurred during the Muslim con-

The first part of the 20th century was marked by a sharp decline in trade, caused by emigration, the civil war, the Franco dictatorship and smuggling activities, and the second by economic progress as a result of the flourishing tourist, construction and service industries. The urban area around the Port grew rapidly, a large residential area was created in Camp de Mar and in Sant Elm, and Sa Coma was united with the village, converting it into a neighbourhood.

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property showcase

property showcase

Port d’Andratx

Futuristic Style This state-of-the-art designer villa offers breathtaking sea views in Port d’Andratx, with the 540 square metre living area distributed over two floors.

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he ground floor comprises an ample entrance hall, light-flooded living and dining room, and guest wing consisting of bedroom with en-suite bathroom, living room, kitchen and another bathroom. Also on this floor is an interior atrium, modern, fullyfitted Poggenpohl kitchen, laundry room and guest cloak room. 


The first floor includes an open gallery, ample master bedroom suite with bathroom, dressing room and private terrace, and another expansive bedroom with en-suite bathroom

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and private terrace. The property has been built to the highest standards, combining aesthetically ground-breaking architecture within its natural surroundings. Its outstanding features and fittings include under-floor heating, sophisticated air-conditioning technology, picture windows, designer floors, Bose-sound system, elaborated lighting system and comprehensive security system. 
 A magnificent pool area includes a sauna and jacuzzi, inviting open and covered terraces and summer barbecue; while the carport has

room for three cars. Perfectly suitable for admirers of ultra-modern and futuristic architecture, this exceptional property is the ideal place to enjoy amazing sunsets.

More Information: Mallorca Golf (Heidi Warth) Tel. (+34) 971 790 701
 info@mallorcagold.com mallorcagold.com

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property showcase

property showcase

las brisas

Affluent Elegance Las Brisas, an exclusive development located just beyond Puerto de Andratx, benefits from unique panoramic views of the bay of Cala Llamp, the Mediterranean Sea and the mighty Tramuntana Mountains.

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onsisting of 15 individual mansions, all the properties nestle within their own Mediterranean gardens, in which their infinity pools and designer landscapes create a private sphere of discreet affluence exuding quality and sheer elegance. The developers of this luxurious urbanisation understand and appreciate the importance of utmost privacy and the reassurance of having 24-hour-security surveillance. There is an around-the-clock concierge and maintenance

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service tending to the estates, transforming the joy of being a neighbour into an easeful lifestyle. Other areas catered for by the Las Brisas team include the monitoring of house keeping and maids, gardeners, the pool and other commissioned service providers. Each property is finished to the highest standards, both in construction and technology. The developers’ main aim is to offer luxury and purity of design, coupled with the

highest safety standards‌ homes that can be appreciated for their beauty, both interior and exterior, as well as recognised by their owners for their practicality and capacity to safeguard their most precious assets. More Information: Timo Willmann Director of Kuhn & Partner Office in Puerto Andratx Tel. 971 674 202 twillmann@kuhn-partner.com

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property showcase

property showcase since · seit · desde 1998

andratx

Nice Price!

Panoramic Luxury 180.000 € Ref 920-72

Cala Fornells

Sol de Mallorca

2.600.000 € Ref 2521

This extraordinary finca, with sea views over the Mediterranean, is built with high-quality materials and situated in the Cala Marmacen luxury area of Puerto Andratx. Beautiful apartment of 55m² with bedroom, bathroom and terrace in complex with com. pool and com. parking.

Sol de Mallorca

3.950.000 € Ref 3308

1st line Designer villa of 320m², plot 950m², pool, jacuzzi, 3 beds, 3 baths, gym, sauna, wine cellar, best fittings.

Modern villa with high quality fittings close to the beach. New building of 400m², 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Plot 1300m² with pool.

Illetas

275.000 € Ref 4152

Semi-detached house of 65m², bedroom, bath, terrace of 36m² with beautiful sea views, parking space, pool, close to the sandy beach.

Nova Santa Ponsa

870.000 € Ref 620-140

Exclusive Golf-Villa of 240m², plot of 800m², pool. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, guest toilet, h/c AC, C/H, parking, garage.

El Toro

920.000 € Ref 4108

Comfortable villa of 370m², plot 639m², pool, garden. 3 bedrooms, bath, guest toilet, A/C, C/H, parking, garage.

Cas Català

2.450.000 € Ref 3781

Recently built modern villa of 320m², plot 880m² with pool, garden, perfect sea views, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, best fittings.

With more than 1,300 properties in our range, we are your specialist fot the South West of Majorca. Calle Andratx 32, Local 3 · E 07181 Portals Nous · Tel +34-971 67 93 93 · Fax +34-971 67 58 08 · info@sunofmallorca.com

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he property was modernised in 2010 with latest equipment that enhanced the traditional finca style. Thanks to this carefully planned renovation you can enjoy the atmosphere of the original era combined with luxury standards of today – sitting

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on the patio beside an historic façade is like savouring the spirit of yesteryear. The 1,353 square metre plot is south-west orientated and has a beautiful garden area with automatic irrigation, barbecue area, 200 square metre terraces and a double garage.

From the pool area, with its sea and panoramic views, you can watch the yachts pulling into the port of Andratx. The 430 square metre living area is distributed over two levels. The ground floor comprises a living room with open fireplace, dining room, modern kitchen,

two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, guest toilet and storage. Located on the first floor is the master bedroom with dressing room, open fireplace and en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a separate guest area with bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The fittings of the house include doubleglazed wood-framed windows and wooden

shutters. There is oil central heating and warm-cold air-conditioning, and the floors in the rooms are tiled in terracotta or fitted with wooden floors in the bedrooms. The property is close to the port’s top-class restaurants and the Camp de Mar golf course, with the sandy beaches of Camp de Mar and Sant Elm nearby. The price includes the ultimate pleasure of observing one of the most spectacular

sunsets on Mallorca – from your pool terrace with a glass of wine! Ref: 4513 Price: € 3,850,000 More Information: Die Sonne von Mallorca Tel. (+34) 971 679 393 info@sunofmallorca.com www.sunofmallorca.com

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faces of real estate

Kühn & Partner Company profile: In 1987, at the age of 29, Matthias Kühn founded the Kühn & Partner company. After graduating from the University of Hamburg in Germany, he came to the island to make his business idea a reality. This was the start of a now well-established real estate company, currently made up of 11 offices located between Mallorca and Ibiza. Kühn & Partner offers more than 3,500 listed properties, and has its own line of luxury residences (the Premium Selection), an in-house property development division and an interior design studio. The Port Andratx office, situated in a prime location in the square opposite the harbour has a dedicated team of six professionals offering a friendly welcome, in-depth local knowledge and years of experience in the real estate industry. Avda. Meteo Bosch, 26 07157 Puerto Andratx

What is a typical property in port andratx?

Most of the properties are stunning Mediterranean-style villas with breathtaking sea views which extend as far as Ibiza; or lovely homes in the countryside. A strongly requested area is Coll den Baix, in close proximity to the harbour but still surrounded by the countryside; while high-class modern apartment communities are also in great demand. Characteristic to the area are the “Sea Gull Houses”, designed by the A-list architect Alberto Rubio. As the name suggests, they are recognisable by their apparent sea gulllike architecture, a gull-winged roof, rounded forms and white aesthetics.

Tips for Sellers:

Very often it becomes apparent that unfurnished properties are even more difficult to sell than quality furnished ones. Kühn & Partner has an in-house interior design team.

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sales - property search - rentals

Tel + 34 971 674 202 Fax + 34 971 674 206

Given the opportunity, they can take on the entire project from rebuild, plumbers, lighting, furnishing and decoration. If you are selling your property then perhaps even a little home staging would help to ensure the first impression catches the client!

Tips for Buyers:

Be sure to choose the right place for yourself and your family. If you are parents and are living permanently in Mallorca with your family, then Palma and its surroundings or the southwest would be the right place for you as all the private schools are there and restaurants do not close during the winter months. If you are looking for a bargain, why not try the east cost where you can find charming bays and more affordable properties. The southern part of the island should not be forgotten. Just next to the Es Trenc beach there are still reasonably priced properties, within only a 30-minute drive from Palma.

General Market Comment:

Due to the financial instability within Europe investors are returning to property as a steady investment. Location is key to money well spent. Prime locations on Mallorca include the south-west in general, as well as Palma and Son Vida. Currently investors are not seeking loans as readily as in the past. Once they have found the right property it is an impulse buy. German-speaking clients are still the main buyers but an increasing number of Scandinavians are discovering the island, and British citizens are back. Looking for a bargain becomes more difficult as there is more demand. Location and features are the most important reasons for making a decision to buy. Due to the government’s reduction in the tax on new properties until the end of 2012, modern, luxury apartments with three or more bedrooms are in high demand.

A0339 NOVA SANTA PONSA 1.050.000 € This stunning spacious ground floor apartment is in a small, exclusive complex with the best views to the sea and to Port Adriano! The large terraces surround the apartment and allows access to all rooms.

F0398 CALVIA 1.700.000 € Enchanting finca very well located in this delightful village. The house has been lovingly reformed, maintaining the character of the old house. Currently with 5 bedrooms and a sunny plot with garden and pool.

V0255 EL TERRENO 795.000 € This charming rustic townhouse enjoys a super location with lovely view to the sea and over the magnificent garden and terraces. 3 bedrooms, a bodega, pool and 2 garages.

V0330 BENDINAT 2.300.000 € This high quality family villa has a prime position in old Bendinat, close to the beach and all amenities. There are 5 bedrooms and a staff quarter. Fantastic garden with outhouses.

V0396 CALA VINYAS 1.790.000 € Beautiful contemporary villa with partial sea-views and lovely country views. This recently built villa comprises of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

V0404 SANTA PONSA 7.200.000 € Spectacular newly rebuilt villa. Exceptional interior design, 5 bedrooms plus guest-studio, unbeatable views, access to sea.


Vantage Point

Vantage Point

Frontline Golf

Stunning setting… and solid investment potential It was a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon, not yet even officially spring in Spain, and the Open de Andalucía European Tour event was coming to an enthralling conclusion at Aloha Golf in Marbella.

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s the spectators moved around the course, many would have noticed – just off the fairways – other “mini-galleries” taking in the action from the comfort of their own balconies, smoke rising from the nearby barbecue, a bottle of chilled wine sitting on the table, binoculars trained on the players. They were among the fortunate many who have bought or rented a frontline golf apartment or villa – on the Costa del Sol and Mallorca. The benefits of living next to a golf course are, of course, many and varied… In the first place, it would be hard to find more verdant surroundings even deep in the heart of the countryside. Similarly, the setting is almost bucolically peaceful: a relative silence broken only by the

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crack of a well-hit drive. Golf courses are also – contrary to the view of some – environmentally friendly. The native flora and fauna is not simply protected but pampered, fostered and enhanced by the vast majority of golf club managers and greenkeepers. As for the all-important bottom line, the value of properties – for those interested in a sound investment or rental income – is enhanced by a frontline golf location. And finally, as mentioned before, ownership or rental affords the rare opportunity of watching from a privileged position as the world’s top golfers show their skills. In 1973, for example, at the Nueva Andalucía course (now Las Brisas) near Aloha, in Marbella’s famed “Golf Valley”, residents would

have been able to see Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller win the World Cup for the US. Fourteen years later, they would have had a stage-box seat as Nick Faldo won the Spanish Open just two months before he secured his first major championship title (the British Open at Muirfield). On Mallorca in 1988, at Santa Ponça, property owners would have had the chance to see Severiano Ballesteros in his prime as he triumphed in the Open de Baleares. Intermittently over the following two decades, the view from frontline golf properties at Son Vida and Pula Golf, as well as the two Santa Ponça courses, would have taken in victory marches down the 18th by such Tour luminaries as 2012 Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Darren

Clarke. Over the past 40 years, Costa del Sol courses – with frontline golf properties – have hosted the Volvo Masters, 1999 and 2000 American Express World Golf Championships (the former won by Tiger Woods) and 1997 Ryder Cup (all the aforementioned at Valderrama), Spanish Open (Sotogrande, Torrequebrada and San Roque New and Old, as well as Las Brisas) and, more recently, Volvo World Match Play Championship (Finca Cortesín). With 62 golf courses in a 100-kilometre stretch of coastline (and hinterland), the Costa del Sol is one of the world’s premier golf destinations – for per capita quantity as well as quality. According to figures released by the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) at the Open de Andalucía at Aloha in March, the

golf industry’s annual economic impact on the Coast exceeds €940 million. Fifty per cent of all golf visitors to Málaga come from the UK, followed by the Nordic countries. Many stay in hotels (including 39 per cent at four and five-star hotels) but a significant 38 per cent of golf visitors own a house near a golf course. On a wider level, Andalucía is the leading Spanish region for golf facilities, with its 106 courses representing 22 per cent of the national total, followed by Cataluña (10.6 per cent) and Castilla y León (9.2 per cent), according to data from the Spanish Golf Federation. Most golf visitors come from abroad, mainly the UK and Germany.

ity in the tourism industry, and the study also shows that golfers stay longer: 11.7 days, three more than “regular” tourists. They usually play on more than two courses, “which spreads the benefits through the area and has a multiplying effect on other industries (catering, shopping, leisure)”. Not to mention property rentals! Their accommodation preferences are split 50/50 between hotels and houses – owned, rented or borrowed from friends or family.  In the Balearics, meanwhile, 159,120 people visited the islands last year to play golf, the highest figure in history, according to a report by the Instituto de Turismo de España.

As an added benefit, the golf sector makes a major contribution to reducing seasonal-

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Vantage point

Vantage point

son vida

Frontline Luxuriance This attractive one-storey villa was renovated in 2006 and is set on a spectacular, entirely flat plot adjacent to the Son Vida golf course.

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20-metre swimming pool separates the garden from the golf course, offering stunning panoramic views, while the backyard pool ensures complete privacy. The property comprises a living room with fireplace, dining room, TV room, fully-fitted live-in kitchen, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, one bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two additional bed-

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rooms sharing one bathroom, guest apartment with own entrance and large office on the first floor. Other main features include garage parking for two cars, central heating, double-glazing and the property’s own well. This well-lit, convenient and cosy property – 450 square metres of built area on a 2,300 square metre plot – is ideal for a family with

children… and for all those who love golf and seek tranquillity. More Information: Engel & Völkers (Palma Surroundings Son Vida) Tel. (+34) 971 609 141 palmasurroundings@engelvoelkers.com

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property showcase

property showcase

Es llombards

Alqueria Blanca

Spacious Village House

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his detached house in the small village of Es Llombards in Santanyi was re-built, renovated from scratch and lovingly restored in 2008. The 165 square metres of built area includes a spacious living area. The heart of the house is the cosy eat-in kitchen, which focuses on the kitchen island. This area leads to the patio (20 square metres) and access to the spacious 65 square metre roof terrace. On the patio, there is a small pool with whirlpool jets and solar heating. The living room has an open fireplace and the dining room has space for a large round table. Three other rooms in the house can be used as bedrooms. From the internal stairs you reach an additional bedroom on the first floor

with access to the large roof terrace, which has views to the south-facing landscape. A pergola is lushly overgrown with bougainvillea and bignonia and provides cool shade in the summer. An automatic water irrigation system is already in place for the beautiful Mediterranean plants. The house has thick stone walls which ensure pleasant temperatures in the summer and winter months. The property features warm/cold air-conditioning and in the two bathrooms there are electric heaters. The wonderfully authentic nearby village of Es Llombards has a marketplace, bakery, bars and restaurants; and the beaches of Cala Llombards, S`Almonia and Cala Santanyí are only a few kilometres away. Ref 1201

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ocated in the village of Alqueria Blanca this sprawling finca sits on a 25,000 square metre plot. It is built partially in traditional style at a high-class level, complemented with many modern elements. On the ground floor is a large living/dining room with fireplace and library, and two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is off the hallway and living room.

On the first floor are three generous bedrooms all with en-suite. The terrace has breathtaking views over the pool and the typical Mallorcan countryside to the sea. In the basement there is a large storage room (100 square metres) and laundry. From the living room, you can walk out into a large covered terrace and the pool area. Ref 1059 if you are interested in selling your

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More Information: Jerome Ledin Inmobiliaria Tel. 971 65 3557 jl-immobilien.de Frontline Villa Cala D´Or, Ref 1177 2.300.000 €

Frontline Villa Cala D´Or, Ref 1219 1.800.000 €

Country home with Pool Ses Salines, Ref 1214 2.800.000 €

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Charming Village Finca

Frontline Villa Cala D´Or, Ref 1177 2.300.000 €

Frontline Villa Cala D´Or, Ref 1219 1.800.000 €

Country home w Ses Salines, R 2.800.000

Jerome Ledin Inmobiliaria, S.L. - Calle Centro No. 8 - ES 07650 Santanyi, Mallorc Officina +34 971 653 557 - Fax +34 971 163 416 - Movil +34 65 1100 182 info@jl-immobilien.de - www.jl-immobilien.de

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SES SalINES

luxuRious villa

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his beautiful, luxurious villa offers views over Ses Salines and across the sea to Cabrera. The spacious property has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with a separate guest-house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a fireplace with bread oven and a large teak dining table teak, and many valuable antiques around the villa. an architecturally-designed pool (with overflow) is a great splash pool area for the children. Ref 1214

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Building • Construction management • Renovation • Valuation • maintenance Service • Holiday Rentals

Unique selection of real estate in all price ranges islandwide

Frontline Villa Cala D´Or, Ref 1177 2.300.000 €

Frontline Villa Cala D´Or, Ref 1219 1.800.000 €

Country home with Pool Ses Salines, Ref 1214 2.800.000 €

Jerome Ledin Inmobiliaria, S.L. - Calle Centro No. 8 - ES 07650 Santanyi, Mallorca Officina +34 971 653 557 - Fax +34 971 163 416 - Movil +34 65 1100 182 info@jl-immobilien.de - www.jl-immobilien.de

More information: Jerome ledin Inmobiliaria Tel. 971 65 3557 jl-immobilien.de

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a look overseas

a look overseas

Costa Rica

Happy Outlook for Investors With so many emerging countries claiming to be the next hottest destination it is sometimes difficult to rise above the pretenders. Costa Rica is one that manages to shine, and without having to resort to any marketing hype. The facts speak for themselves.

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s the American Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica notes, there are several important reasons why people should consider investing in the Central American country – bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean to the east. In the first place, and most important for potential property buyers, foreigners can legally own real estate in Costa Rica. “With a few exceptions, such as owning a corporation that holds a lease on a state-owned shoreline property or owning real estate within two kilometres of either one of the borders, foreigners are not restricted in any way in holding property rights to land, shares or any other form of private property,” says the Chamber (reported at Costaricabureau. com). “Foreigners enjoy the same degree of constitutional and legal protection as Costa

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Rican citizens.” On a democratic, political, social and economic level, Costa Rica is considered the most stable country in Latin America. It constitutionally and permanently abolished its army in 1949 (“Civilian and state security is controlled by an efficient police corps which is outnumbered by teachers”); it is the only Latin American country included in the world’s 22 oldest democracies; it is ranked fifth in the world in terms of the 2012 Environment Performance Index (in 2007 the government announced plans to make Costa Rica the first carbon-neutral country by 2021); and it rose to top place on the most recent Happy Plant Index (2009), which rates human well-being and environmental impact. On a practical business level, adds the Chamber, there is a large pool of highly qualified executive and supervisory professionals and a qualified workforce that can be hired and/ or retrained in a short period of time; there

are fiscal incentives in various fields to stimulate exports; and it is one of the countries with the highest levels of production and low cost hydroelectric power per capita. In addition, electronic facilities (including both satellite and microwave links) and air and sea domestic and international transportation systems are “excellent”; and the Pan American Highway links the country with North and Central America and Panama. Socially, “there is no discrimination against nationality, race, religious belief or political ideology” and health care at state and private hospitals “varies from very good to truly excellent… In fact, San Jose is a noted centre for international medical tourism”. Several areas around the country stand out for their property investment potential. According to Costaricapropertysite.com, “Manuel Antonio National Park is not only

a number one tourist attraction, but has become one of the most desirable locales in all of Costa Rica in which to invest. Properties here have increased in value exponentially in the past few years, making early bird investors a lot of money on their investments. The beauty of Manuel Antonio Park is that, although it has developed over the years, it has not lost its natural beauty and small community feel. It’s the perfect blend between local culture and expat creature comforts.” The website also rates Uvita highly. “Most investment potential in the hills above Uvita features stunning panoramic views out over the Whale’s Tail, making for a breathtaking backdrop to your new piece of paradise. Uvita is experiencing it’s first real ‘boom’ in real estate and development, making this an investor’s dream. Getting in on the ground floor

on any investment is always a wise decision. That is what is happening in Uvita in this moment.” A third area pinpointed by the website is Dominical Beach. “Often referred to as the ‘sleepy’ little surfside village, Dominical has plenty to offer an investor. Investment in the areas around Dominical have skyrocketed over the past few years and, with the recently completed road from Quepos-Manuel Antonio, this area is surely set to experience yet another real estate boom.” Meanwhile, Propertiesincostarica.com’s real estate listing in the Central Valley combines “desirable locations” in West and East San José such as Escazu, Santa Ana, Rohrmoser, Sabana, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca and Moravia, as well as attractive real estate properties in the Central Valley provinces of Heredia and Alajuela,

“where locations such as La Garita and La Guacima are very appealing because of their wonderful weather, nearby facilities, very nice neighbourhoods, farms and homes”. According to the website, “Costa Rica’s beauty goes beyond paradisiacal beaches, magnificent mountains and great weather year around... its major beauty lies in its people. Costa Ricans are recognised worldwide for being authentically friendly and helpful people. It seems like Costa Rican ancient democracy and peace is deeply interiorised in its culture and the idiosyncrasy of its people. Adding all these elements into an equation, the natural result is expected: Costa Rica is the hottest destination in the Americas... and, therefore, real estate in Costa Rica is booming!” Photos supplied courtesy of Visit Costa Rica

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a look overseas

a look overseas

ireland

Emerging from the Doldrums The Irish are known for their optimism and resilience, in the face of an ebbing and flowing history that has not always dealt them a favourable hand.

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t the height of the “Celtic Tiger” boom, Irish investors snapped up properties at home and abroad. Then came the devastating – and hugely embarrassing – banking crisis, essentially caused by excessive and aggressive lending to developers during the boom. Last year, when the extent of the banking crisis became apparent, property made up about 60 per cent of the toxic loans in Ireland’s debt-ridden banks. But they weren’t the only culprits: everyday Irish citizens decided they could make fast money by investing in property, in Ireland and overseas. Last year it was estimated that, thanks to years of economic expansion, about one in 10 Irish citizens owned at least one property abroad, with many of them remortgaging to obtain holiday homes around the world. Clearly, buying to invest was a key reason why the Irish economy collapsed.

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At the time it was estimated that the overall bill for saving banks from collapse would be around €70 billion. As Patrick Honohan, chairman of Ireland’s central bank, described it at the time: “one of the costliest banking crises in history”. So, with prices falling dramatically in the Irish property market, people were desperate to sell. The good news is that some positive signs are appearing on the horizon. According to delegates at this year’s MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes, the Irish property market is emerging from the doldrums – and proving “interesting”. They also declared similar optimism for the Spanish market… but that’s another story. Pierre Vacquier, chief executive of Axa Real Estate, said, “Both Spain and Ireland are interesting investors but Ireland is more attractive as the necessary price drops have taken place.”  

His view was backed by Joe Valente, head of research and strategy for the European real estate group at JP Morgan. “We’re looking at doing deals in Ireland and an awful lot of funds are doing the same.”   Meanwhile, the head of Deutsche Bank’s property investment arm, Pierre Cherki, said he believed that conditions in Ireland were much more favourable for investors than a year ago. “The Irish economy is at an interesting point in time to buy good assets after taking tough economic decisions early on.” Others advised caution. “The problems are still serious, even though people have got more used to them,” said Christian Ulbrich, chief executive for Europe and Middle East at Jones Lang LaSalle. “This is not a time to get over-excited,” Those who do have more reason to be excited, or at least more enthusiastic, are sterling buyers.

A eurozone report published by Savills in March argued that the weaker euro could be “the silver lining for Ireland for the first half of 2012”. Ronan O’Hara, director of Savills Ireland, told the Telegraph, “Although the circumstances that have driven Irish homes into ‘fire sales’ are terrible, they present almost unbelievable opportunities for overseas buyers. Where home owners’ hands have been forced by the banks, any buyer, even at a considerable price reduction, is better than none.” Irish property portal Myhome. ie also noted “a sea-change” during January. “UK applications on our site’s mortgage calculator are almost double what they were this time last year,” said Angela Keegan, the site’s managing director. “The holiday homes

thing has kept bubbling under, and people are now after anything that’s a bit unique… At the Allsopp receivers’ auctions this last year, one thing stood out: overseas buyers with Irish connections are now actively looking for a ‘homestead’.” The Telegraph report also noted that UK “professionals” had been “nudging back into the prime areas of Dublin – where asking prices have dropped 5055 per cent – for nearly a year and a half, many buying for long-term investment in the elegant Ballsbridge area (Dublin’s Knightsbridge).” Dublin is not, however, the only area with potential. “With the national average house price 43 per cent lower than the peak of

spring 2006, the inviting prospects throughout the country cannot be ignored. In rural Ireland you’re really talking rub-your-eyes value. There is particular demand for ‘premier’ country homes and estates, which have experienced a 68 per cent drop nationwide.” Recalling the nineties, David Ashmore of Savills Ireland’s country houses division, observed, “Our landed estates were a real focal point for UK buyers. But, as the country grew wealthier, sales campaigns were short and sharp as Irish buyers snapped everything up. Overseas buyers barely got a look in and also considered the prices too high. The recent correction means we’re back to 1999-type pricing and demand is roaring again.”

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Living at Sea

Living at Sea

Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht

The Next Generation The Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht might be from the same household as its bigger sister, the 40 Metre, but that’s where the family resemblance ends. Sunseeker apparently wanted owners and guests to be able to enjoy unprecedented panoramic views – for a megayacht in its size range – and to that end they boldly fitted it with a massive main deck glazing.

M

uch more than an expanded windshield, the unusually full height and pillar-less glazing flows continuously down the sides and around the rear of the saloon, merging with the aft patio doors, giving the main deck accommodation an uninterrupted floor to ceiling view and an extraordinarily bright interior – thus bringing addi-

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tional natural light into the yacht. Launched during the 2012 London Boat Show, the 28 Metre Yacht is the first of a distinctive new generation that combines the latest in innovation and technology.

ticularly with the option of side doors and a bulwark balcony, but other external social areas on the foredeck and flybridge have also been given innovative touches – with new sunpad and group seating formats.

The wrap-around glazing is its most daring and captivating feature, enhancing the usability of the saloon throughout the day, par-

The revamped layout of the expansive foredeck includes a centre companionway that provides expanded social areas. The large

carbon fibre hard-topped flybridge deck offers unrivalled room for enjoyment, with a comparable increase in available space resulting in an area that can be tailored to suit every client’s needs. From spa tubs to extended sunpads, this area offers varied entertaining layouts for al fresco dining. Each 28 Metre Yacht is tailored to specific

customer requirements, offering a breakthrough in interior layout and design with interior furnishings selected from the 2012 Sunseeker Collection of materials and linings. This ensures that the striking exterior design continues throughout the interior. Two individual stairways lead down to four equally well-appointed and spacious suites,

including up to two VIP double staterooms and a full-beam master stateroom. Each cabin incorporates the large window sets now synonymous with Sunseeker design. Throughout, headroom and hull-side storage has been maximised – highlighting Sunseeker’s maxim that modern design and practicality can go hand-in-hand. The completely new

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in the next issue:

hull provides increased space while still being capable of producing excellent performance speeds from a choice of engine packages. As to be expected from a Sunseeker, the 28 Metre Yacht has an impressive turn of speed: reportedly capable of a 29-knot top-end and

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23-knot cruising speed. With its cutting-edge design, ultra-modern materials and revolutionary use of space, the yacht is confidently expected to deliver the customary Sunseeker “wind in the hair” performance.

Prestigious Boating The Prestige 500 won the main award in the category for yachts over 45 feet (14 metres) at the official ceremony for the European Motor Boat of the Year Awards in Dusseldorf. Also previously honoured at the World Yachts Trophies Awards in Cannes and the Nautical Design Awards in Milan, the Prestige 500 will be featured in next issue’s “Living at Sea” section by Marivent Yachts, Puerto Portals.


Living at Sea Harbour Lights

Living at Sea Harbour Lights

Casa de Campo Marina:

Opulent tranquillity in the heart of the Caribbean With one of the most expansive coastlines in the Caribbean, it is not surprising than in recent years the Dominican Republic has more than doubled the number of its full-size marinas.

L

ocated on the eastern two-thirds of the island of La Hispaniola (Haiti takes up the other third), the Dominican Republic comprises 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) of diverse coastal environment, from desert land to verdant coconut palm forest, with looming mountain backdrops, pristine white-sand beaches, coral reefs, turquoise

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waters – and major marinas such as Casa de Campo in the south-east. The Casa de Campo resort is the flagship complex of the La Romana All-Inclusive Resorts Area, built in 1975 by Gulf+Western with the aim of becoming the Caribbean’s premier destination. We will leave judgment on that grand objective to others but the resort certainly has the

ingredients to stand out in an area that is becoming increasingly popular as a residential-tourism destination for the affluent and famous – including Mallorca’s own favourite son Rafael Nadal. It is home to three championship golf courses, including the “Teeth of the Dog” (ranked 25th in the world), polo fields, a private air-

strip and the Casa de Campo Marina. Considered one of the most complete and prestigious marinas in the Caribbean, the Casa de Campo is located where the Chavon River meets the Caribbean Sea, within the confines of the Casa de Campo Resort.

feet LOA, while nine stores and a piano bar have also been added to Marine Boulevard.

Recently expanded, the marina can now accommodate up to 350 yachts from 50 to 250

Its picturesque residential architecture consists of 105 units, including villas and

The marina was inspired by the old seaside villages of the Mediterranean, extends for more than 90,000 square metres and was designed by Italian architect Gianfranco Fini.

town-house style apartments. Outside the residential apartments, the beautiful Piazza Portofino – with its restaurants, bars, ice cream parlour and cafes – is a popular meeting place for residents, coming alive in the evening as the focal point of social and leisure activity. Designed to top international specifications,

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Living at Sea Harbour Lights

MARTINEZ MEAD S.L. Inmobiliaria • Real Estate Agency • Immobilien Makler

Bendinat - Semi detached townhouse

4

4

294 m2

€ 795.000

Santa Ponsa - Apartment in luxury complex

360 m2

3

V1077

Costa den Blanes – Apartment in luxury complex

3

3

150 m2

€ 495.000

Son Caliu Nou – Apartment

the Casa de Campo Marina is completely equipped to provide a full range of services. It accommodate both large and small vessels and offers a range of first-class facilities for boating enthusiasts – and non-yachties who simply dream of a peaceful and elite life by the sea.

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Nadal at home in the Caribbean In March, the Playa Nueva Romana real estate project formally handed over the new property acquired by Rafael Nadal. The Mallorcan tennis star enjoyed a pleasant visit to the project site and received the keys of his new holiday home.

Located on the beach in the same bay as the Hotel Gran Bahía Príncipe La Romana, his villa is “designed in an avant-garde style, its open spaces and light colours bringing to life the minimalist, warm and spacious space with unbeatable views of the sea and the 18hole golf course”.

Photos supplied courtesy of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

3

2

€ 215.000

146 m2

€ 570.000

2

A2003

Illetas – Sea view apartment

2

A1331

3

Son Caliu – Sea view apartment

2

3

A2137

2

€ 385.000

€ 180.000

2

A2076

Palmanova – Penthouse apartment

90 m2

70 m2

A1544

Santa Ponsa - Apartment in luxury complex

120 m2

€ 550.000

1

2

120 m2

€ 305.000

A2107

Genova – Rustic villa

235 m2

4

A2148

2

215 m2

700 m2

€ 995.000

Centro Comercial Mercadona • Local 21 • 07181 Palmanova • Calviá • Baleares • España Telephone 0034 971 680916 • Facsímile 0034 971 680917 • C.I.F. B57271033 website: www.martinez-mead.com • email: info@martinez-mead.com

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aRea diRectoRy Welcome to the Villa & Vida area directory, where we showcase the island’s most eligible properties in an easy to digest format. we are well aware that the majority of property hunting is done on the internet these days, quite simply because the online search method is much easier and more efficient in terms of finding a property that ticks all the boxes. Therefore, our area guide has been created based on this internet model.

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within our directory, you can search for your dream property by area in ascending price order. we are confident you will find what you are looking for right here, so grab a coffee and happy hunting!

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adveRtise with us! To advertise a property within our area Directory please get in touch at +34 971 450 432 or email us at info@villayvida.com. (please bear in mind we do not advertise the same property more than once, so any duplications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. get in touch now to avoid disappointment).

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PRofessional diRectoRy

Cala llombards

3

2

STOBAG awnings last longer.

1185

165 m2

8.000 m2

€750.000

Jerome ledin inmobiliaria www.jl-immobilien.de | Tel: +34 971 65 35 57

Cala Figuera

3

2

1121

250 m2

12.000 m2

€1.690.000

Technical architect & project Manager C/Miguel de los Santos Oliver, 2, 1a 07181 palmanova

Jerome ledin inmobiliaria www.jl-immobilien.de | Tel: +34 971 65 35 57

Cala Santanyi

valentin MaRtineZ gaMeRo

1084

valentinprojectmanager@gmail.com Tel.: 660 383060

Why do STOBAG sun awnings still look dazzling even after years of use? Because we use only the highest quality durable materials for each of our individually created sun and weather protection systems. We manufacture the framework with corrosion resistant aluminium and for our fabrics we use innovative high performance textiles which are UV resistant and highly colour fast. Our range allows you to choose from over 300 designs. Optional control systems retract the fabric in case of bad weather and ensure a high degree of comfort – even more protection from the ravages of time.

ce consulting eMPResaRial Mari Cunningham Solicitor legal ,tax and accountancy Services C/ Miguel de los Santos Oliver,2 , 1-a 07181 palmanova 3

3

230 m2

800 m2

Jerome ledin inmobiliaria www.jl-immobilien.de | Tel: +34 971 65 35 57

€1.865.000

Tel.: 971 59 11 18 Mob: 696 03 59 31 Fax 971 681127 palmanova@ceconsulting.es www.mariecunningham.com

You can find more information at your regional STOBAG dealer or online at:

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Porto Cristo since · seit · desde 1998

Porto Cristo

Cubo I – A0

Nice Price!

180.000 € Ref 920-72

Cala Fornells

Beautiful apartment of 55m² with bedroom, bathroom and terrace in complex with com. pool and com. parking.

2

2

100 m2

Sol de Mallorca

2.600.000 € Ref 2521

Modern villa with high quality fittings close to the beach. New building of 400m², 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Plot 1300m² with pool.

Nova Santa Ponsa

870.000 € Ref 620-140

Exclusive Golf-Villa of 240m², plot of 800m², pool. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, guest toilet, h/c AC, C/H, parking, garage.

€ 398.000

Son Alegre www.son-alegre.de | Tel: +34 971 81 51 98

Porto Cristo

Las Torres II - C1

Sol de Mallorca

3.950.000 € Ref 3308

1st line Designer villa of 320m², plot 950m², pool, jacuzzi, 3 beds, 3 baths, gym, sauna, wine cellar, best fittings.

2

2

130 m2

Illetas

275.000 € Ref 4152

Semi-detached house of 65m², bedroom, bath, terrace of 36m² with beautiful sea views, parking space, pool, close to the sandy beach.

El Toro

920.000 € Ref 4108

Comfortable villa of 370m², plot 639m², pool, garden. 3 bedrooms, bath, guest toilet, A/C, C/H, parking, garage.

€ 495.000

Son Alegre www.son-alegre.de | Tel: +34 971 81 51 98

Porto Cristo

Casa Blanca – A0

Casa Blanca – A0

Cas Català

2.450.000 € Ref 3781

Recently built modern villa of 320m², plot 880m² with pool, garden, perfect sea views, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, best fittings.

3

3

155 m2

Son Alegre www.son-alegre.de | Tel: +34 971 81 51 98

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€ 645.000

With more than 1,300 properties in our range, we are your specialist fot the South West of Majorca. Calle Andratx 32, Local 3 · E 07181 Portals Nous · Tel +34-971 67 93 93 · Fax +34-971 67 58 08 · info@sunofmallorca.com


area: Calvia

area: Calvia

Es Capdella

Santa Ponsa

4160

Las Terrazas

Advertise here! Call 971 450 432 Email info@villayvida.com

Various apartments from 88 m2

from € 195.000

2

Real Homes Mallorca www.realhomesmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 676 484

Santa Ponsa

2-3

2

€ 265.000

2

2

135 m2

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

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Nova Santa Ponsa

2

2

122 m2

9556

24 m2

(Terrace)

€ 345.000

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

Nova Santa Ponsa

100 m2

€ 425.000

9948

€ 375.000

436

2

101 m2

169 m2

2

1229

€ 495.000

2

€ 395.000

Real Homes Mallorca www.realhomesmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 676 484

Santa Ponsa

2

2

2750

112 m2

Sonne von Mallorca sonnevonmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 67 93 93

from €475.000

Portals Nous

2/3

2

1244

126 m2

1000 m2

€525.000

Real Homes Mallorca www.realhomesmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 676 484

Real Homes Mallorca www.realhomesmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 676 484

Calvia

3

Illetas

Various apartments from 95 m2

Real Homes Mallorca www.realhomesmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 676 484

Sonne von Mallorca www.sonnevonmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 67 93 93

9774

125 - 218 m2

2

€ 530.000

Bendinat

2

1097

2

138 m2

€595.000

Real Homes Mallorca www.realhomesmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 676 484

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...Striving for excellence

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa

IP2-2020

Santa Ponsa

IP2-2055

Portals Nous

IP2-901

IP3-154

...Striving for excellence

Stunning Front Line Villa, Santa Ponsa 6

3

2

€ 895.000

244 m2

Costa den Blanes

3

Santa IP2-2091 Beautiful distinctive rustic style Villa, Puerto Andratx 4

4

3

500 m2

1011 m2

€ 1.650.000

Ponsa

IP2-3006

1100m2

444m2

4

2.950.000 €

3

5

3

350 m2

4

4

4

3

240 m2

950 m2

€ 1.150.000

4

4

5

6

Cala Viñas

IP2-3022

4

Beautiful Renovated Country Finca, Calvia 5

4

2 60m

2

12,000m

2

We urgently require new properties for sale and rental. Beautiful Renovated Country Finca, Calvia 5

3

3

4

2 60m2

12,000m2

2 700 m 10.252 m2 € 1.750.000 info@imperial-properties.com

4 650 m2 € 3.500.000 |4 www.imperial-properties.com 2000 m2

We urgently require new properties for sale and rental. visit Our new Office in Portals nous

Local 4, Ctra Andratx 31, Puerto Portals | Tel 971 675035 | www.imperial-properties.com

Portals Nous

IP2-336

info@imperial-properties.com | www.imperial-properties.com

Ref. IP2-448

5

1100m2

444m2 1392m2

602m2

5

350 m2

450m

5

5

450m2

5

Charming Townhouse with garden, Beautiful Renovated CountryAndratx Finca, Calvia

Ref. IP2-771

3

5 4

2

2

3

577m2

2

5

1785m2

150m

632 m2

2

1810 m2

3

2

Font

Ref. IP2-919

150m2

Ref. IP2-858

470.000 €

250m

Ref. IP2-724

2

€3.500.000 470.000 €

250m2

Ref. IP2-724 IP4-732

Good Priced Family Villa, Costa de la Calma 3

2

111m

2

2.950.

Ref. IP

2.950.000 €

Elegant Ground Floor Apartment, Nova Santa Ponsa

400.000 €

4 150m 2 60m 250m12,000m 2

Ref. IP2-858

€2.950.000

Elegant Ground Floor Apartment, Nova Santa Ponsa

Ref. IP2-2017

Ref. IP2-2017 IP4-630 Son

1785m

IP3-365

4

1.990.000 €

1.990.000 €

2.950.000 € 2

den Blanes

5

1.690.000 €

2

1392 m2

Ref. IP2-448

2

650m2

577m

663 m2

Spacious Sea View Villa, Puerto Andratx

€ 1.790.000

922 m2

4

3

2

2,950.000 €

650m

2

Magnificent Duplex Penthouse, Nova Santa Ponsa

Son Font

Spacious Sea View Villa, Puerto Andratx

4

Magnificent Duplex Penthouse, Nova Santa Ponsa

Ref. IP2-733

€1.350.000

1200 m2

2,950.000 €

€ 755.000

Stunning Front Line Villa, Santa Ponsa

2.950.000 €

1100m2

444m2

1392m

2

IP3-362 Costa Beautiful distinctive rustic style Villa, Puerto Andratx

6

4

602m

194 m2

Bendinat

Ref. IP2-733

Beautiful distinctive rustic style Villa, Puerto Andratx

4

2

706m

2

399.000 € 1.690

Ref. IP2-2037 Ref. IP

Santa PonSa office Avenida Rey Jaume N° 111, Local 5 | 399.000 Tel: +34€ 971 692 434 We urgently require new properties for sale and 1, rental. 400.000 € Good Priced Family Villa, Costa de la Calma

1.690.000 €

Charming Townhouse with garden, Andratx

Ref. IP2-771

3

3

3

4

150m2

250m2

Puerto 3 Ref. IP2-919

2 andratx office Calle +34 971 674 861 2 111m 706m2Zorrilla, 5B Ref.| Tel: IP2-2037

2 8000 m2 15, Local 5 398 m2Mestre 200 m 200 m2 office Calle Nicolau 1 | Tel: +34 971 682 916 € 995.000 Palmanova €3.200.000 info@imperial-properties.com |5 www.imperial-properties.com

Santa PonSa office Avenida Rey Jaume 1, N° 111, Local 5 | Tel: +34 971 692 434 Puerto andratx office Calle Zorrilla, 5B | Tel: +34 971 674 861 Palmanova office Calle Mestre Nicolau 15, Local 1 | Tel: +34 971 682 916


area: Calvia

area: Calvia

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa

9953

V0285

Cala Viñas

V1071

Advertise here! Call 971 450 432 Email info@villayvida.com

2

2

120 m2

300 m2

€695.000

4

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

3

A0382

170 m2

350 m2

€ 790.000

Santa Ponsa

3

3851

300 m2

950 m2

€ 895.000

Sonne von Mallorca www.sonnevonmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 67 93 93

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Palma Nova

7

5

V0359

450 m2

945 m2

€ 795.000

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

4

230 m2

1250 m2

€ 1.250.000

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Sol de Mallorca

4

2

Bendinat

4

120 m2

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

3

4

350 m2

V1153

1600 m2

€ 895.000

Santa Ponsa

4

4

€ 1.490.000

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

355 m2

1400 m2

€1.400.000

Cost de la Calma

6

5

420 m2

V1192

1600 m2

€1.850.000

Martinez Mead S.L. www.martinez-mead.com | Tel: +34 971 680916

9782

1645 m2

3

Martinez Mead S.L. www.martinez-mead.com | Tel: +34 971 680916

Martinez Mead S.L. www.martinez-mead.com | Tel: +34 971 680916

60316

2

Sol de Mallorca

4

€ 1.999.000

Nova Santa Ponsa

3

2

200m2

9452

813 m2

€1.999.000

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

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area: Calvia Son Font

V1108

Nova Santa Ponsa

9463

DRESSLER & PARTNER 5

4

500 m2

4000 m2

€1.950.000

Martinez Mead S.L. www.martinez-mead.com | Tel: +34 971 680916

Nova Santa Ponsa

4

4

434 m2

1195 m2

same methods of construction as used back in Germany. By carrying out work in accordance with the German standard official contracting code VOB (Verdingungsordnung im Baugewerbe) Dressler can ensure the quality of the work while avoiding problems that are often encountered with construction on Mallorca.

€ 2.000.000

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

9338

Santa Ponsa

4028

Initially founded in Stuttgart in 1984, the name Dressler & Partner has become synonymous with dedication and success within the construction industry. One secret of its success may be the fact that for the past 20 years it has employed the

5

4

380 m2

1207 m2

€2.250.000

Sunshine Golf Investments www.sgi-mallorca.co.uk | Tel: +34 971 69 55 12

Bendinat

5

630 m2

1200 m2

Martinez Mead S.L. www.martinez-mead.com | Tel: +34 971 680916

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5

600 m2

1920 m2

€2.900.000

Portals Village

4

4

Now with four offices on the island, Binissalem, Port d’Andratx and two in Algaida, Dressler & Partner offers clients a one-stop shop, from finding the ideal plot of land right through to handing over the key to your dream home.

For more information visit: bauenmallorca.eu

€ 2.900.000

Sonne von Mallorca www.sonnevonmallorca.com | Tel: +34 971 67 93 93

V1066

3

5

One of the main advantages of constructing in this way is that the weight of the building is distributed evenly onto the ground through all the walls, instead of the load being borne only at given points. From a building physics point of view, the advantages lie in the walls, mostly made of aerated concrete blocks (YTONG), which regulate the indoor temperature. The cavities between the bricks and concrete blocks are insulated in such a way as to ensure an even transfer of heat through the wall, which prevents condensation and mould growth. The horizontal damp-proof barrier under all the masonry makes it impossible for moisture from the soil to penetrate.

All building design work is undertaken in close collaboration with the German firm of architects Rainer Hencke-Steiner and a range of highly reputable Spanish architects, all of whom have a proven track record of reliability, expertise and many years of experience. All construction work is carried out under the supervision of German master craftsmen, and for the structural calculations required in building the company works with Keller, a firm of engineering consultants in Tübingen.

Unique country house in idyllic location location situated atop of Randa mountain. Available direct from the original constructor. 32,000m2 plot with 500m2 living area. PP17

500 m2

1850 m2

€ 2.950.000

The Private Property Co. www.privatepropertycompany.com | Tel: +34 676 317 346

Spectacular views from every room, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 living rooms/chimney, kitchen and guesthouse. Constructed using only the best materials: insulated walls, horizontal damp-proofing, underfloor heating, ventilated roofing, exposed beam celing and much more.

3.6 Mio. Euros Dressler Construcciones Baleares S.L. • C/ Sa Tanqueta 16, Algaida www.bauenmallorca.eu - Tel.: 971 12 53 75 - Fax: 971 12 51 07


area: palma and surroundings Arenal - Apartment

area: palma and surroundings Bunyola

007

90342

Son Vida

00B6MS

Advertise here! Call 971 450 432 Email info@villayvida.com

3

2

€ 175.000

104 m2

7

Genova

V1200

3

290 m2

8300 m2

€ 1.390.000

Son Vida

4

20297

2

450 m2

2000 m2

€ 1.700.000

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

Martinez Mead S.L. www.martinez-mead.com | Tel: +34 971 680916

Son Vida

620 m2

16800 m2

€ 3.450.000

00AHPO

Palma

Son Vida

5

00KEKM

5

600 m2

2350 m2

€ 4.200.000

Engel & Völkers www.engelvoelkers.com/mallorca | Tel: +34 971 60 91 41

80244

5

5

650 m2

4200 m2

€4.100.000

Engel & Völkers www.engelvoelkers.com/mallorca | Tel: +34 971 60 91 41

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

Dressler & Partner www.bauenmallorca.eu | Tel: +34 971 125 375

4

5

Son Vida

Bunyola -Hillside estate with sea views

5

6

450m2

30.000 m2

510102

€4.350.000

Dost & Co. www.dost-co.com | Tel: +34 971 60 99 89 00AB1I

Advertise here! Call 971 450 432 Email info@villayvida.com

4

4

500m2

2000 m2

€ 1.990.000

Engel & Völkers www.engelvoelkers.com/mallorca | Tel: +34 971 60 91 41

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3

550 m2

8000 m2

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

€ 1.950.000

4

4

625 m2

2017 m2

€ 4.900.000

Engel & Völkers www.engelvoelkers.com/mallorca | Tel: +34 971 60 91 41

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