Elangeni, a spacious, contemporary villa with spectacular views of the sea and famous Ibiza sunsets
Further details of Elangeni . . .
The villa is built in a flat roof, Mediterranean style with the main living accommodation flowing effortlessly from the living room and open plan kitchen to the covered dining table on the main terrace which has a cushioned chill-out cabana, barbeque/paella summer kitchen and outside bar. There are two roof terraces, the top level has a shaded awning with spectacular 360 degree views of the sea and countryside – perfect for sunset cocktails.There are terraced beds with plants from around the world and two lawn areas. Paths lead through the pines and cacti to hammocks and a shaded dining area set amongst the trees, seating eight people.
Elangeni has a truly luxurious home from home appeal. The kitchen is part of the open-plan living and dining area and has a wide breakfast bar, two ovens, five ring gas hob and a large American style fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The kitchen is very well equipped as in the winter this villa is a family home. The bar on the terrace has a sink, dishwasher and a fridge/freezer for drinks and ice. The sitting room has a comfortable corner sofa and TV with doors leading to the terrace and a huge picture window to make the most of the views. The inside dining room seats eight and has a paperback book exchange library.
The stunning master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a walk through dressing room, flat screen TV, sound system, iPod docking station, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and extra king size bed. There is masses of space with a bath in the bedroom and an open shower/wet room with his and her basins; there is also a separate toilet with bidet. Sliding doors open onto the garden and koi pond. Upstairs there are two bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room and access to the roof terraces. Both of these bedrooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and CD/radios. The front bedroom has spectacular sea and sunset views whilst the other bedroom has fabulous double aspect views of the garden.
IBIZA 'better in winter'
Elangeni is also available through the winter season period !!
Ibiza offers fantastic opportunities for an array of activities , the cooler weather can be perfect for exploring 'the other side' of the island . There are a number of beach and country-side restaurants that are open all year and some top notch dining establishments that are not influenced by the season . The country lanes are quieter of traffic which makes for great cycling or quad biking !! (There are 2 adult and 2 kids mountain bikes and a BMX bike available at the villa as well as helmets and a car bike rack) As a destination for the sport or fitness enthusiast there is plenty to choose from...... Hiking and cross country running or even just a nice walk exploring the country or coast is great in the cooler weather . We have a couple of excellent walking guide books with well mapped routs . There are loads of 'Fiestas' throughout the island , from the 'Vino Payes' (country wine) first vintage village BBQ to the big 'Three Kings Parades' on the 6th January as well as , of course , February 'Carnival' celebrated all over the island , and not forgetting , the ever popular 'Flower Power' town street party culminating in the marquee with funky 70s and 80s DJs !! Bring the whole family and remember 70s fancy dress... to name just a few....... There are some fabulous culinary events spread throughout the winter season ranging from the 'Pintxos' trail to the 'el Menu' and local produce 'Menu of the Day' completion , most of which run over 4-6 weeks at different times . On the culture front there is the 'Medieval Festival' with food and market stalls , the 'Museum of the Necropolis' and the burial chambers are a great look back at ibiza's long history..... There are a number of exhibitions , events , parties , openings and shows all spread through the 'locals favourite season'........
But don't take our word for it , check out the Balearic Islands Tourist Authority website , Well worth a look.....
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The private lane leading to the property is tarred. Remote control gate entry, sloping paved parking/drive area with space for six cars (two shaded parking bays). Ground floor terrace, chill-out. BBQ, bar, living area, kitchen and master bedroom are all on one level, 5 steps down to pool and wooden deck and day bed. Second and third bedrooms on first floor, roof terrace and chill-out on second floor.
West coast sunset beaches of Cala Bassa, Cala Comte, Cala Salada and Cala Gracio/Gracionetta are within 10 to 20 minutes drive. The villa is very centrally located on the island, 1.7km from the main Ibiza town/San Antonio road affording access to all the island's beaches and coves. The beaches of Salinas (Jockey Club, Sa Trinxa and Malibu beach restaurants) and Cala Jondal (Blue Marlin) are 20 to 25 minutes drive. The "Sunset Strip" with the famous Cafe del Mar and adjacent Cafe Mambo, Savanah and Mint is 10 minutes drive.
The island's only golf course at Roca Lisa is 25 minutes drive.
Car hire recommended/essential. Ibiza airport is 17 minutes drive. Access to the villa is by tarmac road and tarred country lane.
The village of Sant Rafel is only 8 minutes drive away and offers a bank, post office, pharmacy, bakery, two supermarkets, tobacconist/newsagent, petrol station and a selection of bars and restaurants including two pizzerias, a traditional spanish village cafe, one of the best butchery barbeque restaurants on the island - Can Pilot as well as two upmarket restaurants, La Belle Ibiza and Elephant.
Read more about Ibiza
Possibly one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world. Somewhere few people haven’t heard of, but equally somewhere few people really know.
Ibiza truly is unique and diverse. Since the hedonistic days of the 60’s and 70’s when it was a favourite of the hippy crowd to today as an increasingly popular jet-set destination offering some of the best beach culture, restaurants and nightlife the world has to offer. Due to its relatively small size, with a resident population of some 140,000 and an area of approximately 570 sq km it has been saved from the over development of many European destinations.
The 2 main resort areas of St Antonio and Playa D’en Bossa offer everything for the ideal family package. But the real ‘secret’ of Ibiza lies in its many beautiful beaches and secluded coves scattered around the island, crystal clear warm seas and fine sandy beaches with safe bathing and snorkelling. From the tiniest coves tucked away off the beaten track with rustic family run fresh fish grill restaurants to the super trendy V.I.P. venues of Cala Jondal ( Blue Marlin , Yemanja and Es Xarcu ) and Salines beach ( Jockey Club and Sa Trinxa Beach Bar ) and the adjoining beach of Es Cavellet with child friendly beach clubs with crèches ( El Chiringito and La Escollera ). No where quite does ‘chill-out’ like Ibiza. Of course spread amongst the hills there are idyllic private villas with easy access to the many little villages and towns. Here one will find everything from traditional family run pavement cafe / bars to uber chic world class restaurants and retreats.
The 3 main towns on the island; Ibiza Town, St Eulalia and St Antonio are as diverse as the island itself. Ibiza Town being the original fortified settlement dating back to the 1500, has a maze of narrow streets and alleyways rising to the cathedral of Dalt Vila, which stands on the site of the original church consecrated in 1235 after the Catalonian conquest. Today Ibiza is a busy port with 3 marinas hosting cruise liners and dozens of super yachts through the summer. A stroll through the streets must not be missed especially of an evening when it’s the place to see and be seen. The main square of Vara De Rey and adjacent Plaza Del Parque host a variety of shady pavement cafes and restaurants ranging from inexpensive tapas bars to classy brasseries. Here too the shoppers are satisfied with an excellent selection of private boutiques and designer outlets.
St Eulalia is more laid back and peaceful with a beautiful hilltop church dating from the 16th century and has the only river in the Balearics that flows out to the crescent shaped beach around which the town is built. Here too is a marina with a broad promenade backing the beach.
St Antonio and the bay area including Cala de Bou and Port Des Torrent on the western side of the island are perhaps most famous for Cafe del Mar and the sunset strip. Catering to families and the 18 / 30 crowd in the height of summer with many inexpensive pavement restaurants and bars. There is an excellent promenade running the full length of the bay passing the marina and beach with lively bars and beach cafes.
With its history stretching back through millennia from the early Phoenician settlements, Moor and Arabic invasions to the Catalonian conquest there is more than enough to interest the history enthusiast. Not everything however relates to the past. The nightlife for instance is one of Ibiza’s biggest attractions drawing the international party set from across the globe, with some of the biggest club venues in the world that attract all the top D.J.s and promoters. Privelge, Amnesia, Lio and of course Pacha, Ibiza - the flagship venue of this international brand attracting the rich and famous. There are also a number of smaller more intimate venues catering to all tastes and music styles.
The countryside of Ibiza is made up of fertile valleys surrounded by rolling hills, the highest point being Sa Talaia at 476 m. Covered by Mediterranean trees, pine, almond, fig, orange and lemon the island is green all year round. A self drive tour of the island by car is a must, with fabulous views around every corner; historic fincas (country farm houses), rich red earth terraced farm land and well maintained country lanes lead to whitewashed houses clustered around outlying churches. As for rainfall this is mainly from November through to April and totals around 350mm. The summer temperatures range from the mid 20’s in April / May to mid 30s in July and August back to mid 20’s come September / October. One of the characteristics of the Ibiza climate is the limited variation between day and night time temperatures which make for wonderful balmy summer evenings. . The sea temperatures warm from 21 degrees in May to 28 degrees in August and warmer in the many shallow sheltered coves.
Ibiza is truly a unique destination that caters for all tastes and ages. A real secret of the Mediterranean that many think is no secret at all – save for those in the know.