Mallorca, Spain

Casa Juniper

Low season per night from$703High season per night from$886

Style

Modern Mallorcan

Setting

Panoramic puebla

Sleeps

6

When it comes to Balearic villa holidays, it’s the beauty on the outside that counts. Roof terraces, patios, pools: we want them all. Luckily, Casa Juniper has just that, with a courtyard plunge pool encircled by whitewashed walls, a top-deck terrace with alfresco dining and a lavender-fringed porch with two rattan egg chairs. The villa’s location in Gènova, a hilltop village outside Palma, also means you get panoramic views of the Mallorcan capital and the chance to dip into its stylish nightlife, without having to compromise on space. The Mediterranean reaches out in front and the pine-forested folds of the Castell de Bellver parklands and the Serra de Na Burguesa mountain rise on either side. Sure, it’s also got ravishing good looks within, but it’s the outside that wins our hearts at Casa Juniper.

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First Glance

  • Whitewashed walls form a Mediterranean backdrop to Casa Juniper, accented with tropical Acapulco chairs, bright textiles and honeycomb floor tiles. The result is a bijou townhouse that’s big on style.
  • An open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining space features polished concrete floors and industrial touches. In the living room, there’s a series of sofas and armchairs pointing towards a large circular mirror, which hides the TV.
  • Beyond an apothecary-style drinks cabinet, you’ll find an eight-person dining table, surrounded by black Wishbone chairs and an industrial pipe chandelier, topped with vintage Edison bulbs. To one side, warehouse-style doors open up to reveal a patio and plunge pool.
  • A retro, midnight-blue kitchen is framed by geometric black-and-white wall tiles and lit overhead by swing-arm ceiling lights. There’s a sage-green Smeg fridge in one corner, a Nespresso coffee machine, Franke induction hob and oven, and a built-in wine cooler.

Villa highlights

  • Abundant outdoor space
  • Retro-inspired interiors
  • Capital and coast combined

Sleeping arrangements

  • There are three double bedrooms at Casa Juniper – one on the ground floor and two upstairs – all of which are a similar size. Individual design quirks abound, so throw down your bags and pick your favourite.
  • On the ground floor, Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed framed by blue, palm-print wallpaper. Light floods in through adjoining patio doors, which lead onto the front terrace. The private ensuite comes with a large walk-in shower, brass taps and sea-blue ceramic tiles, twinned with aquatic-print wallpaper.
  • On the second floor, Bedroom 2 is the most simple, with earthy green shades covering a feature wall and curtains, contemporary art and a pair of woven stools at the end of a double bed. The private ensuite bathroom has double sinks crowned by vintage brass taps and a walk-in shower.
  • The final room, Bedroom 3, has polished concrete floors, a revival rattan armchair and a bed dressed with pink cushions. The ensuite bathroom comes with honeycomb tiles, brass taps and a large walk-in shower.

Key kit

  • Sonos sound system
  • Underfloor heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Twice-weekly housekeeping
  • Laundry area
  • WiFi available

Poolside

  • Set in a whitewashed, Mediterranean courtyard, the cerulean plunge pool (8sq m) is fringed by palm trees, cacti plants, tropical Acapulco chairs and a sofa, topped with toucan-print cushions. Azure floor tiles underpin in the space. The pool is saltwater and unheated – ideal for cooling off in the Balearic summer.
  • A white spiral staircase whisks you up to a mezzanine terrace with views of the pool and four sun loungers with drinks-ready side tables.

Grounds

  • A small porch by the main street entrance to Casa Juniper comes with two suspended rattan egg chairs, surrounded by lavender, wisteria and a lemon tree, making for an inviting place to sit.
  • A rooftop terrace has more daybeds and cushioned seating, with rustic tree-stump coffee tables and colourful woven rugs, facing out towards views of the sea and Gènova’s pine-forested hillsides.
  • There’s also a large, reclaimed dining table on this terrace, shaded by a pergola and surrounded by stylish Vitra chairs, plus an industrial-style gas barbecue for alfresco meals.

Location

  • A short drive from Palma, Gènova retains a village feel, with atmospheric winding streets and bougainvillea-draped Mediterranean houses, surrounded by fragrant pine forests. On either side of Casa Juniper, mountain views rise. Hilltop Castell de Bellver stands with its 14th-century fortress and parklands to the east, and the Serra de Na Burguesa mountain crests to the west. Twinned with views of the sea, you’ll feel further away from the Mallorcan capital than you actually are (though its stylish nightlife, restaurants and bars are only 10 minutes away).
  • Palma’s main international airport is 20 minutes away, just east of Mallorcan capital. Our Smith24 team of travel experts are on hand to assist with all flights, transfers and car hire.
  • You’ll understand why Gènova is fast gaining a reputation for good restaurants at Kaskai (http://kaskai.es), where simple, contemporary interiors give way to panoramic views of Palma’s bay and the extensive menu spans from ceviche to cod confit and grilled octopus. Another local favourite is Casa Jacinto (http://casajacinto.es) for grilled steak, garlic prawns and calamari. Atmospheric Sa Ximbomba is the spot for Neapolitan-style pizza in a charming bougainvillea-draped courtyard and Ses Coves de Gènova serves fine Mallorcan food on the site of the town’s top tourist attraction – a series of stalactite-crowned caves (http://cuevasdegenova.com), discovered in 1906.
  • Various sandy beaches are within reach, including Illetas with its smart beach club (http://balnearioilletas.com/es), Bendinat and Puerto Portals.

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