“Gorgeous handpicked house rentals, including 3 funky fincas (for 4-11) and a stylish supervilla (for up to 15), each with its own pool”
Some houses are delightfully rustic, others contemporary-chic, but all have been decorated with impeccable flair. Off-white colour schemes are offset by bright flashes of fabric, ceramics and art. Expect walk-in rain showers and freestanding stone baths; skylights and sleek four-posters; natural stone worktops and limestone washed walls; gorgeous gardens and private pools; and a charming setting around Cala Carbo on the island's western tip.
- Fabulous sea views from all 4 villas, many of them over pine woods to the iconic rock of Es Vedra
- We loved the Oriental furnishings and designer touches: teak four-posters, egg-shaped tubs and bright artworks
- Natural materials soften the sleek lines: pebbled floors, wood ceilings, bamboo clothes ladders, salvaged stone urns
- Each has a private pool and lots of outdoor lounging areas; Dar Moro also has a path to the beach
- You get all mod cons, from plasma TVs to rain-head showers
- The flagship Villa Vedra is eye-wateringly expensive - you'll want to fill all the beds to make it worth it
- Bookings are Saturday-Saturday only, and the villas are only open from April or May until October
- Bear in mind that the 2 fincas are quite rustic (in a nice way), with simpler, darker interiors than the snazzy Vedra and boutique Moro
- We haven't visited Villa Vedra yet - but hope to just as soon as we can persuade a dozen friends (and our bank manager) to join us
Best time to go
Our top tips
Back at Cala Carbo, pop into Alberto and Yvonne's shop Ksar, where you can buy some of the handmade furniture and artefacts that beautify the villas.”
- Boutique Villas
- 4 villas for 6-15
- Self-catering (chef on request)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
- Laundry Service
- Cleaning 3-6 times/week
Dar Moro (3br)
This ochre-walled, Moorish-styled house (sleeps 6) is perfect for 2 or 3 couples travelling together, or for a (large) family. It has 2 double rooms and 1 twin, plus a sitting room, kitchen, dining room (with table for 6) and lots of outdoor spaces where most of your day will be spent. Choose between the covered dining area, wooden and microcement pool decks, roof terrace, even a heated jacuzzi in case the 14m pool is too cold for your liking. There are double-sized daybeds by the pool, and a beautifully carved Balinese bench.
The huge patio is set within dry stone walls, above which pokes the rocky crest of Es Vedra islet. From the garden, a stepped path leads to the beach of Cala Carbo. Here you'll find 2 beach restaurants with great fish, as well as a tapas bar (La Sardina) and a supermarket.
Cubell & Pasadis (4br)
As the name suggests, Finca Cubell (sleeps 8-11) overlooks the lovely beach of Es Cubells, a few km east from the Cala Carbo trio towards Eivissa town. Completely redecorated in 2017, and with a new pool in 2018, it sits in an elevated position, looking over pine woods to the sea and Formentera. The trump card is the wonderful arched sitting/dining area out front, with a separate pergola below - perfect for al fresco living. The kitchen here is well equipped, with a wide (5-ring) gas hob and oven (plus extractor), a dishwasher, excellent pots and pans, pretty blue and white glassware and crockery, stacks of ceramic bowls and a good array of implements. The square dining table seats 8, while outside in the portico is a second table for 8 as well as lower seating for drinks and games.
Thick walls (no A/C), small windows and pristine white walls give the bedrooms an almost monastically chic ambiance, with pebbled wetrooms or solid stone tubs for ablutions (3 bathrooms between the 4 bedrooms). Two bedrooms can sleep 3-4, one using a mezzanine level, the other a cosier bunk arrangement. This, along with its excellent value and its boules pitch, make it perhaps the best option for kids, though - as with all their houses - it has not been safety-checked into bland conformity; so expect a few unprotected drops, sharp edges and prickly plants.
It's 3 mins' drive to Es Cubells (or you can walk down in 15, back in 20), where you'll find a few fish and BBQ restaurants (including the fantastic Es Torrent), a tapas bar and a supermarket. It's 15-20 mins' drive into Eivissa; on the way you pass the magical cocktail and sushi garden, KM5.
Alternatively, Finca es Pasadis (sleeps 10) is a gorgeously secluded old casa de campo, hunkering low at the edge of dense juniper woods between Cala Carbo and the rocky spit opposite Es Vedra. Lying 5-10 mins' walk to Cala Carbo, it's a great option for an extended family or two, or a group of friends wanting a quiet escape. The main house has 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 twin), all with their own bathroom; the 5th bedroom is in a separate annex 50m away - great for grandparents. There's a spacious living room, indoor and outdoor dining/sitting areas, and a simpler kitchen which has all you need for family dinners inside or out: gas hob, oven, a decent range of crockery and pans and gadgets - but no microwave or juicer, for example.
The look is engagingly rustic, with super thick stone walls and small windows to keep it cool (though there are ceiling fans or A/C too), as well as traditional juniper ceiling beams, tiled or pebbled floors, and vintage wrought iron or wooden beds. Fitting touches include arty twig lamps, Moroccan brass-tray tables, salvaged chairs and teddies smiling in a wall niche. Very sweet.
Villa Vedra (8br)
This is the flagship supervilla, a venue for film stars and fashion shoots. Perched on a hill 300m above Cala Carbo, it boasts spectacular 180-degree views of sea, pine woods and the mythical rock isle of Es Vedra, as well as the nature reserve of Cala d'Hort. The house was designed by Rolph Blakstad who built some of Ibiza's most prestigious villas, and incorporates a 100sqm loft-style living area, 8 bedrooms (5 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single), plus freestanding baths or washbasins made of solid river stone in some of the 8 bathrooms.
The owners divide their time between Ibiza, Marrakech and Bali, and you'll see furnishings from all 3, as well as Italian designer touches. Enormous glass windows let light flood in; sliding doors let you out onto several roofed and open terraces, most of which feature lounge sofas, sun loungers and those amazing views. The vast indoor living space boasts a 5-metre-long dining table hewn from a single timber block, as well as a huge sitting room and a well equipped kitchen.
Most guests who are splashing out on a stay here will go the whole hog and prebook a chef for some or all of the time. The concierge can arrange this in advance (at any of the villas); choose from various Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish or macrobiotic menus.
Children are very welcome and beaches are close by. All houses have their own (unheated) pool; most have some games or books for kids; Finca Cubell also has a boules pitch.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Family friendly accommodation:
We think Finca Cubell is the most child friendly, by virtue of its 2 family rooms (one for 3, one for 4) - which allow parents to sleep in the same space as their child(ren).
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Families Should Know:
None of the houses is toddler-proof (ungated pools, unfenced drops, some sharp edges).
3 of the villas are near Cala Carbo on the western tip of the island, the 4th is above Es Cubells, nearby.
See our Google map showing all villas (new window)
Ibiza (15km) is close; click on the links below for a list of airlines serving this airport.
From the Airport
The owners can provide a transfer service – please enquire when booking. If not, there are loads of taxis at the airport.
We’d highly recommend hiring a car when you’re in Ibiza as it’s by far the easiest way to get about. The roads are relatively quiet, and you soon get to know the main routes around the island. It also means you can reach the secluded beaches and more rural areas, all of which are beautiful. See our car rental recommendations.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to Ibiza and getting around
- Ibiza 15.0 km IBZ
- Beach 3.0 km
- Shops 2.0 km
- Restaurant 3.0 km