Take a walk on the wild side with charming villa Casa Caterina, a beauty of a villa with forget-me-not-hued walls and luxurious Scandi-inspired style. Set on a mountaintop in the luxuriantly forested area of central Ibiza, right by the cultural and classy Santa Gertrudis village, this is the epitome of a relaxing retreat.
The chauffeur drops you off at the top of the stone steps leading to Casa Caterina. From here, you can appreciate how its complex of pristine white cubes creates a unique hideaway, with the backdrop of rolling green hills accentuating its beauty. You take a deep breath in and all everyday worries dissipate on the Mediterranean breeze. Time to kick this holiday off the right way, preferably starting with something bubbly... As if on cue, your villa concierge calls you inside with the promise of a toast to the sensational week ahead of you.
Once you enter the villa's welcoming doors, all members of the party are drawn to different features. As chief chef, you're delighted with the fully equipped modern kitchen, completed by colourful crockery and a large sliding door leading to the barbeque area on the terrace. You can already taste the tapas dishes you'll be creating for the group's first meal tonight, with endless bottles of wine – you are on holiday, after all. The artist amongst you remarks at the Eames-inspired seating and mod wicker furnishings, and how the theme of baby blue tones matches the sky beyond the windows.
Outdoors, you're looking forward to rambling past undisturbed flower beds along the villa's private mountain walkway. Your green-fingered friend is swept away by the wildflower borders throughout the grounds, infusing the garden-set pool and outdoor lounge area with lavender undertones. The big kids run to the trampoline to take a more elevated approach to admiring Ibiza's countryside, gaining tree-top views as they leap higher and higher. Entertainment certainly caters to all here, and the cinephile is especially pleased with indoor and outdoor cinemas, where BuÃ±uel viewings are already being arranged beneath the stars.
Choosing bedrooms has never been so easy - there's none of that awkwardness when someone has to draw the short straw here. All five rooms are spacious, minimalist havens, with private terrace access and ensuite bathrooms. Having said that, you're still staking claim to the master bedroom, as reward for discovering this gem of a home. Your favourite feature is the unique-in-room bathtub disguised as a seat – it's the small things that make all the difference. The little ones can enjoy memorable sleepovers in the family-style room with its very own children's area, complete with bunk beds. See, everyone's pleased.
First days are all about utter relaxation, so the plan for the rest of the day is to station yourselves by the pool, with music and cocktails. You've already bagsied one of the most comfortable seats in the house – the day bed, where you're about to have a sun-soaked siesta. After all, you've earned it by booking the best annual reunion there ever was.
Bedroom 1 - Master double with unique in-room bath tub disguised as a seat & en-suite bathroom with shower plus terrace with sun loungers & outdoor bath tub
Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite bathroom with a shower & private sun terrace with day-beds
Bedroom 3 - Double bed with en-suite bathroom with a shower & private terrace furnished with day-beds
Bedroom 4 - Double with en-suite bathroom with a shower & private terrace furnished with day-beds
Bedroom 5 - Family room with double + children's area with a bunk-bed and shared bathroom with a shower
Nearest Beach 1 min walk
Ibiza Airport (IBZ): 7.5km from Ibiza Town
There is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. When that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience in high-end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We handpick our villa partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered villas:
When you awake from your dreamy sleep you can rest assured that breakfast has been taken care of and awaits you. Freshly squeezed oranges and healthy fruit juices along with a selection of delicious teas and coffee are just the start. Yoghurts, crispy cereals, fresh fruits and a tempting display of fresh breads & delicate pastries complete the table. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? If creamy porridge with honey or simply toast hits the spot, just ask, it’s on the menu. With breakfast taken care of all you have to do is decide how to spend the day. A trip to a stunning beach or perhaps time relaxing by your own private pool – decisions, decisions! Life can be tough …….
Whether you’d prefer to have your chef prepare a wonderful spread at lunchtime or alternatively you’d like to dine al-fresco under the stars, the choice is yours. With an emphasis on using specially selected fresh local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt-in-the-mouth meal befitting of a Michelin starred restaurant. From sun soaked BBQ’s on the terrace to delicious locally inspired menus, your chef will be in touch with you personally before your arrival to discuss your preferences.
The villa provides house wines, beers, a drinks tray of two bottles of house spirits and mixers. Champagne is served with canapés on 6 nights of your stay.
The chef is happy to cater to specific dietary requirements. Just let us know about any special requests regarding dietary requirements such as gluten free options. Maybe you’re celebrating a birthday? A cake bedecked with candles can be arranged or maybe just favourite dishes, nothing is too much trouble, just ask. Maybe you’d like an earlier high tea for the youngest children? We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted.