Most of the times when I travel it is me and a friend. When I search for places to stay, I love the boutique hotels, something new and hip, and with an authentic vibe. No resorts, chain hotels, and preferably something with single digit number of rooms. That is sometimes a challenge with a limited budget…. But airbnb opened a new world to me and now I probably have double the options.
When going to Formentera it was my friend – who holds pretty much the same criteria when searching for holiday stays – who looked for our accommodation. She found this amazing villa – Mi Cielo – that was rented out as a whole during peak season, but beyond from July and August they accepted smaller groups for their cottages. We had the cottage/room that was connected to the main villa, and during our stay the connecting door was kept locked.
Monica was the owner and she had a lovely housekeeper Ellis who was our guiding angel during our stay. Ellis informed us of the best beaches, arranged yoga for us with Olga, had restaurant suggestions and was always at hand when we needed it.
The villa had the most amazing swimming pool, which just lured you in. The furniture around the house gave you that total relaxation and holiday bliss. At the top of the house a dipping pool aka jacuzzi was built with a few more sun beds for if you needed to change scenery. As there were no occupants during our stay Ellis was happy to have us use the pool and wonder around the estate, which we did!
We paid just over 500 euros for our 4 night stay, and felt like a million dollars. Renting out the full villa could house people, and you would need to address Monica to negotiat. If you’re up for it, I would heartedly recommend to check this out, as it is one of the best locations I have stayed.