Ses Crestes

South / South East Mallorca

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with balcony. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with doors to rear terrace. Utility room (washing machine) with door to rear terrace. Shower room. Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with balcony and en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom (A/C). Single bedroom (A/C) (with pull-out single bed suitable for a child). Shower room. The twin and single bedrooms share a balcony overlooking the pool.
  • Outside: Table Tennis. Open and shaded terraces. Shower. Barbecue. Private parking plus lockable garage for storing bicycles
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 3.5m) which can be fenced on request.


 

While slowly but surely creeping into the 21st Century, Portocolom still retains the authentic charm, laid back atmosphere and gentle pace of life synonymous with its origins as a sleepy fishing village. Tucked away in a select, uncrowded neighbourhood on a virtually hidden headland (Sa Punta) towards the far side of the sweeping bay we found Ses Crestes. And what a find it is!

Bright, modern and welcoming this substantial, semi-detached house not only provides visitors with a wonderfully comfortable holiday base but also the great convenience of being just a 125m walk from two little sandy coves and a simple beach bar/restaurant.

Being in the same family as the ever popular La Tierra Buena is surely one of the highest recommendations this lovely home can have. Looked after with equal care and pride to its sister properties, all rooms are spacious, airy and well furnished with parquet flooring upstairs, a contemporary fitted kitchen and fashionable bathrooms. From the balconies off the living room and principal bedroom there are lovely sea views over the bay towards Portocolom centre, out to the village of S’Horta and all the way across to the imposing hilltop landmarks of Santueri and Sant Salvador.

Parents will be interested to note that the private swimming pool can be fenced off from inquisitive youngsters if desired (please ask us about this at time of booking) and inside, the thoughtful owners of Ses Crestes have also fitted retractable gates at both top and bottom of the house staircase to prevent little ones gaining direct access.

Immediately across the street an unmade path, opposite the house, leads down through scrubland to the little coves of S’Arenal Petit and S’Arenal Gran where the sandy shoreline shelves gently into the sea. To one side, rock pools provide an interesting diversion for young explorers while on the other a beach bar conveniently opens every day until late over the main summer months. Serving simple lunches, dinners, ice creams and cold drinks the bar also hosts occasional evening entertainment including live appearances by local musicians.

There is a pizzeria and a minimarket within 1.2km while the main harbour (2km) is home to a good selection of amenities including shops, banks, a chemist, supermarkets and some of the most highly regarded seafood restaurants found anywhere on the island. Vall d’Or golf course is 6.5km, there are tennis courts in Portocolom and Cala’d’Or (14km) and some very popular boat trips leave from the local harbour cruising along the coastline to remote coves for lunch and a swim.

While there are beds for 6 guests (see details above) the sleeping accommodation is suitable only for a maximum of 5 adults. In any group of 6 guests at least one guest must be a child under 10yrs of age.
Air conditioning (if required) is on a timer with usage paid directly to the house owner at €70 per week.

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Great Things to Do Near Ses Crestes

A day trip to Valldemossa and Deià

The Carthusian Monastery at Valldemossa, where Chopin spent a winter, is worth a visit and a stroll round the quiet back streets of Valldemossa, too. Then carry on to the beautiful village of Deià, home to many famous people, writers, painters and musicians.

Palma, capital city

There are many interesting historical buildings to visit in Palma, including the Cathedral, Almudaina Palace, Bellver Castle, as well as museums and art galleries. Palma is also an excellent shopping centre.

Local beaches and coves

The east coast of Mallorca has several coves and beaches, safe for children and fun for snorkelling. Very close to Ses Crestes are 3 small beaches. Other popular beaches are Cala Sa Nau, S'Amarador, Cala Mondragó, Cala Llombards and a little further away, Es Trenc.

Visit one of the local wineries

There are several wineries open to the public in Mallorca. Jaume Mesquida de Mallorca, in the street C/ de la Vileta 7 in Porreres, is a family-run business founded in 1945 which produces wines of the Pla and Llevant areas.

An evening stroll before dinner

The fishing ports of Portocolom and Portopetro are congenial for a stroll around the quayside and a meal sitting on the terrace of one of the restaurants overlooking the picturesque harbours.There are also boat trips available during the day from these two harbours where you can appreciate the beauty of the eastern coastline.

A day trip to Sóller by train

For adults and children alike, it's fun to take the old-fashioned train from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller. From there you can get a tram to the Port de Sóller through the orange groves and back to then enjoy sitting in the main square in Sóller and enjoy the atmosphere.

The famous Caves of Drach

The most spectacular caves on the island are the Caves of Drach in Portocristo, where one of the largest underground lakes is to be found. Also in the same area are the Caves of Hams. Further north, at Canyamel, are the Caves of Artà which are not quite so commercial. Visits are usually on the hour.

Sunday market in Felanitx

The market in Felanitx on Sunday morning is a colourful, bustling event where you can buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as souvenirs and presents.

An historic manor house

Els Calderers is between Sant Joan and Vilafranca - journey back in time and imagine how Mallorca was 200 years ago. This fine manor house and farm is one of the most representative mansions on Mallorca's flatland - you can also see home-made products.

Sant Salvador Monastery

It is worth the drive to the top of the hill of Sant Salvador, near to Felanitx, which you can see in the distance from Ses Crestes. As well as the monastery which has a museum, bar and restaurant, the views of the surrounding countryside are magnificent. On a clear day you can see the Island of Cabrera Nature Reserve.

Nearby golf course

For the keen golfers, the Vall d'Or Golf Course is only about 6kms away.

Waterparks and Marineland

For those who enjoy waterparks, try Aqualand at S'Arenal - it can get crowded especially at weekends! Marineland, in Costa den Blanes, has wonderful dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows.

Glassworks and museum

There are 3 glassworks in Mallorca open to the public: Gordiola, established in 1719, is near Algaida on the Ma-15 near Exit 20 on the Manacor-Palma road; Lafiore is on the Palma-Valldemossa road; and Menestralia at Exit 35 on the Ma-13 near Campanet. You can watch craftsmen working, see the kilns, museum and shop.

Palma Aquarium at Playa de Palma

Experience one of the greatest aquariums in the world, discover the secrets of the underwater world from the shallow coral reefs to the mysterious deep blue, be surprised by the richness of the Mediterranean, the dazzling coral reefs and colourful fish that make this subacuatic oasis so spectacular. Discover a world stalked by sharks and rays and follow the misty river paths while reaching out to the water falls as you explore the exotic jungle.

Explore the north-east of Mallorca

Spend a day visiting the towns of Artà, famous for its basket making, and Capdepera where there is an interesting old castle worth seeing. Also in the area is a small hermitage at Betlem, from which you can appreciate fantastic views towards Colònia de Sant Pere and the Bay of Alcúdia.

Flora and fauna at Es Salobrar

Es Salobrar, an area inland from Es Trenc beach, is one of the natural zones of great ecological value. Many varied birds and other animal life, as well as a wide variety of flora (including rush, tamarisk and sea fennel) are to be found here.

Santanyi market days

Should you miss the Sunday market in Felanitx, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings the local market is held in Santanyi. The streets are lined with a variety of stalls and it is great to be able to stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses and local produce.

Walk to Castell de Santueri

If you are keen walkers, it is possible to walk from the Puig de Sant Salvador to the ruined Castell de Santueri, an Arab fortress. Or you can drive up a narrow winding road just off the Felanitx-Cas Concos road. Magnificent views over the coastline from the top.

Boat trips - east coast or Cabrera

There are several boat trips which leave from Portocolom and take you down the east coast of Mallorca, visiting some of the lovely coves and sometimes allowing you to swim off the boat. If you fancy the trip from Colònia de Sant Jordi to the Island of Cabrera nature reserve, you will need to book in advance by telephone.

A stroll along the cliff tops

Behind Ses Crestes, there is a path which leads along the cliff tops to the rocky beach known as Racó de S'Algar.

Nearby

Towns

Portocolom Harbour 5 mins
s'Horta 15 mins
Cala d'Or 20 mins

Beaches

s'Arenal Gran 5 mins
s'Arenal Petit 10 mins
Cala Mondragó 40 mins

Airports

Palma 50 mins
Times are approximate

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