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Mary Ann

Member since: 2003
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Speaks english, french, spanish

***October upto 6 guests £1800 pw. Smart villa, WiFi, BBQ, large pool, garden AC

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Sant Josep de sa Talaia holiday villa

Located in a lovely bucolic setting yet two minutes from Sant Josep village - Close To Superb Beaches And Restaurants.

What are you waiting for?! Direct flights from the U.K. until the end of October. Fabulous weather without the intensity and an island that is quietening gently after the Summer madness! Get your holiday booked today! Or maybe steal a long weekend between October to the end of April at just £300 per night for upto 6 guests. Just add £50 pppn for upto a maximum of 10 guests.

We respond to enquiries within 2 hours not 24!

FOR INFORMATION. Please may we reassure you that as villa owners we have advertised on this site for 16 years. OD have just introduced a new system, as they wish to take control of all payments! They have endeavoured to make renters feel insecure if you don't use them. In addition they wish to charge the owners for this!! We do not wish to increase our rates and we always recommend, to all our guests, to take out travel, holiday and medical Insurance. In the unlikely event that you need to cancel or heaven forbid you should you turn up and there is no villa, you will be covered! OD also offer an insurance service too. Please just call us for a chat should you have any concerns at all. We have even had an employee from OD rent the villa in the past! We have been proud to run our villa privately since 2001 and wish to continue to do so.

Halcyon is a large, luxury villa which has been offering superb accommodation to our guests, their families and friends since 2001. The main feature is, as told by its many guests, that Halcyon does not feel like just a 'holiday' home; it feels like 'your own' home, but better because you are on holiday! Our philosophy is to try and ensure that when you go on holiday you accept nothing less than the comfort and convenience that you have in your own home. For example, a shower that has a strong powerful water supply and kitchen knives and utensils for the most discerning chef. We think you want a bed with a comfortable mattress and 100% cool, cotton sheets. Then there are the little things like lighting with dimmer switches, quality china plates and glasses; soft pillows and a proper hairdryer. If you find anything that you feel we can do better we will do our best to introduce that for the next seasons' guests. Click on 'more details' in blue type face below.

We also understand the increased need for security when booking on line so please do call us for a friendly chat. You can find out a little more about us, our villa and its surroundings facilities and services. We want you to feel confident and totally comfortable when you make your reservation, leaving you with complete peace of mind. In addition we have been advertising with Owners Direct since 2003 and they offer insurance protection when reservations are made through their site.

As to the villa itself ( please do take a look at some of the previous guests reviews) it has a light, fresh interior reflecting a French Colonial feel with an Ibizan twist. This spacious property is ideal for larger groups of unto 10 people or 2 families, who also require their own space and privacy. It is quietly yet conveniently situated within its own grounds, yet close to Sant Josep village which has all main amenities (see below). It is designed and furnished with our discerning families & our celebrity guests in mind. Perfectly located for Cala Jondal, Salinas, KM5, and Blue Marlin etc. At night the pool, garden & BBQ lighting allow evening swims & atmospheric dining. Super quiet A/C in all bedrooms. Hairdryers provided. Sound Bar for music to be played via smartphone, MP3 player, tablet or computer.

Bath & Body products in bathrooms. Non salty tap water! Safe, Electric gates, private parking. Beautiful views, especially from the very large master bedroom, to the sea & terraces of beautiful almond trees leading to pine clad hills.


Featured from cover and centre pages in The mail on Sunday Property Section

Successfully offering luxury Rental since 2001

Privately owned ( no agency fees )

Villa Managers - solely for Halcyon

Flexible check in/out days and times from September to May

Gated with ample private parking

A/C in all bedrooms

Wifi ( with several routers for stronger signals throughout the villa )

BBQ with large covered dining area and sea views


Sound bar - smartphone, iPod, tablet and computer compatable.

5 double bedrooms

3 bathrooms ( two with baths and showers )

3 Hairdryers

UK plug adapters

Pool Towels

Bath and Body Products

Large pool and lawned garden

Cots and high chairs available

Blackout curtains

Welcome Pack with wine etc.

Close to great restaurants, beautiful beaches and bars

Stunning setting and location

Non salty drinkable water

100% cotton bed linen

Separate wine fridge

Sea views

Regular housekeeping

In house dining available

Nightime garden and pool lighting

Luxury Kitchen ( every conceivable gadget)

Coffee machine

The pretty local village of Sant Josep

2 Supermarkets

Fishmongers, Butchers, Speciality shops and boutiques

Restaurants, tapas bar, local cafés and bars, regular local live music


Doctors, Dentists, Chemist

Post Office, Banks

Town Hall with information on walks and cycle routes

News agents


Children's Playground

For luxury car hire we recommend and work with Rentbull.

Whether you want a cool and nippy Fiat 500 or an Aston Martin Vantage, they have it!! They are professional and will arrange for airport collection. For the best rates contact Victor Send him the dates and that you are staying at Halcyon. Once your reservation has been verified we will then provide a code to facilitate your preferential rate. See

We also have their brochure and full price list available in the information folder at the villa or we can email you the details as soon as you have confirmed your villa reservation with us.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary Ann (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

About Mary Ann

Hello! My name is MaryAnn. Steven and I bought Halcyon 16 years ago!! We can hardly believe where the time has gone! We fell in love with Ibiza many years before that and finally decided that we wanted to move from Hove, where we had been living since we were married in 1993, and start a new and exciting venture. I was working in the Cosmetic Industry and Steve was a Building Contractor. We looked at many properties on the island and finally found beautiful Halcyon - it was love at first sight! We live in the villa, as well as rent it, as we believe this gives us the best opportunity to ensure that we deliver what we hope our guests will want during their stay. Do we get it right? Well, not 100% of the time, but its close and we are only human after all (but honest!)!! We pride ourselves in that if something does go wrong we aim to be available to assist and put it right as quickly as possible. We are proud to have rented Halcyon successfully for the past 15 years. The most rewarding part has been to see many families and their friends book year after year. We believe that in this ever increasing competitive market place we must endeavour to improve the standard of the villa year on year and certainly our high occupancy levels demonstrate that we have achieved this. We enjoy all that Ibiza has to offer. Steve has a very keen interest in cooking and in line with that he enjoys growing his own salads and vegetables in the lovely fruit garden at Halcyon. I love the endless choice of some of the best beaches and have a special love for the nearby islands of Es Palmador and Fomentera. I highly recommend you visit them if you can whilst visiting Ibiza. Steve and I have always loved travelling in the UK and Europe, preferring the space and flexibility that a villa or cottage can offer over a hotel. We love luxury and comfort but most importantly that it comes with informality and relaxation. That is the real beauty and pleasure discovered when spending time at Halcyon.

Mary Ann purchased this villa in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

Clare and Louise: Thank you for all of your help we had an absolutely lovely week.

Paul and Nicola: London: The views from both the front and back are spectacular and the house is so well thought out with every modern convenience. The Master Suite is superb and the kitchen provided everything needed. A fabulous villa owned by two really nice people!

Ivica: USA: July 2010. The villa itself is gorgeous and very spacious with an amazing pool and BBQ area. The pool area is well equipped with sun loungers and hammocks to enjoy the Ibiza sun. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone looking for all the best in a villa in Ibiza!

Jo: Netherlands: We stayed at Halcyon for four weeks in September. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. Great location, private & quiet with plenty of beaches within a 10 minute drive. I would definitely recommend this villa to everyone looking for a relaxing stay.
Jun 2003
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based on 21 traveller reviews

***October upto 6 guests £1800 pw. Smart villa, WiFi, BBQ, large pool, garden AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Halcyon, the villa was just perfect for us with our two adult daughters and their partners. Perfect accommodation and perfect location, quiet relaxed holiday for us whilst 10 minutes taxi ride to the clubs at San Antonio for the 'kids'. We all felt so at home there and settled in so well it seemed we’d been there much longer than a week.

Thank you so much for letting us holiday in your beautiful home, it must be difficult to share it with strangers but we’re glad you do, it made our stay in Ibiza 😊.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to deliver the best that we can and we are very happy to share our home with lovely, appreciative guests! Thank you and please do come and see us again!
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fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

absolutely lovely villa, had the best holiday ever. Stayed for a week with my 2 sons and 4 young teens. Beautifully equipped and perfect location, visited great restaurants and beaches. Kids enjoyed water sports and skateboard park. Also enjoyed barbecues and pool at villa. We were very well looked after.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your Ibiza and Halcyon experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at our villa and we very much hope to see you in 2017.
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really lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

What a surprise you get when you arrive at Halcyon, wow factor when you wander around. Very well equipped kitchen good size,10 of us rushing in and out getting chilled drinks etc.. Lovely swimming pool.

We also enjoyed meeting' santa 'and her friend who would come to say hello everyday. Would be very happy to return again, made us all really enjoy our holiday in Ibiza.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and your stay at Halcyon. Yes please do come and see us again soon! 🌺
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  • 5 of 5

What more can we say about this incredible villa that has not already been said in previous reviews? Beautifully decorated and equipped down to the artwork and photography on the walls, we all experienced a wow factor when entering. We loved its architectural lines and brightness, particularly in the living room where we set up our own disco lights and had our own "night out on the town." The pool was a great cooling off past time, but it may not be the greatest for little ones, as its depth is from 1-3 meters. Life is easier if you have a car rental here, as taxis are not always available quickly and are not always aware as to the villas location. A car with a bit of a higher clearance (we had a peugeot 308) may be a good idea, as the dirt road leading to the villa had a few sections that were beginning to erode and our undercarriage bottomed out a few times. Bring your own beach towels or blankets, the linens and towels provided are of a fine selection, but they are specifically for the villa and poolside. San Josep has several grocery stores that carry most everything needed and are a 10 minute walk along a busy road. MaryAnn and Steve were delightful to deal with and readily dealt with any questions both before our arrival and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind review. Having guests all the way from Canada is the exception rather than the rule! We so enjoyed meeting you. We feel very blessed when we receive a 5 star rating and it means a great deal to us. We absolutely loved your photos of the living space with the amazing 'night out on the town' lighting! Just fabulous! Yes, the pool is very large and indeed we have had many, many families, with children of all ages enjoying it over the past 15 years. We of course stress that, whenever near water, children are always with an adult. The short track from the road can be a little 'Ibiza (!)' by the end of the Summer season, but nothing too drastic! At the beginning off each season we have it gently resurfaced. We wish to avoid losing the rustic charm by tarmacking though, as we love the rural feel of the approach to the villa. We think, as you do, that having your own car is really so important, although not obligatory. It gives not only greater independence, but so much more peace of mind and flexibility to do whatever you wish whenever; without relying on the charming, but rather erratic at times, public transport! We do have taxi companies and private drivers however, who know the villa well and we can assist our guests with this if required. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Halcyon and, we are of course biased, but like you we simply love the style with its tower and light spaces. Please come again and visit us soon as we loved having you to stay.
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Wonderful half term break

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Halcyon. The villa is very well appointed and spacious with very good entertaining areas inside and out.

Having not rented a holiday villa before, I was a little apprehensive that the villa might not have done justice to the photos on the website. However, I need not have been concerned as it far exceeded my expectations.

The location of the villa is ideal, a 2 minute drive to St Josep with good supermarket/banks and pharmacy etc. and 15 mins to the airport, and there are many beaches within a 15 minute drive. We particularly enjoyed Cala Jondal, Tarida, Vedella and Salinas.

We will be back! Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and we love it. The decor is fabulous and there's plenty of room for everyone. The outside (where we spend most of our time) is lovely with a great size pool, lots of sun beds, a hammock, a seating area and a huge amount of grass. The villa is in a great location, very quiet but only a few minutes from the lovely village of San Jose and some fabulous beaches. Just booked for next year, no higher recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Close by (mostly within 10 mins) are several beautiful beaches. Our favourites are Cala Conta (Silla des Bosc), Es Cavallet (El Chiringuito), Es Cubells (Ses Boques), Cala d'Hort (spectacular sunsets on the beach and on the cliffs above). Good family resorts are Cala Vadella, Cala Bassa and Cala Moli, shallow water, restaurants and amenities. To be 'seen' and be cool....! Try Salinas (Jockey Club), Cala Jondal (Blue Marlin and Tropicana).


Ibiza airport is conveniently located approx 5 miles (15 minutes away - no aircraft noise!!). Taxis are available and a people carrying service. Car hire companies can be recommended with collection from the airport. A car is recommended for your comfort and independance - great rates. No need to wait for a taxi!! Or we have a chauffeur concierge service we can recommend.


Just 15 minutes from the airport (no aircraft noise). 15 minutes to Ibiza Town and 10 minutes to Sant Antonio. 2 minutes to the very pretty village of Sant Josep. Sant Josep has a supermarket, banks, bakery, post office, pharmacy, dentist, beauty salon, boutiques and several pretty and very good restaurants and attractive coffee houses. Close to many beautiful beaches.

Further Details:

Cala Jondal - Blue Marlin Restaurant 10 minutes. Cala Conta - S'illa des Bosc Restaurant 10 minutes. Salinas - Jockey Club 15 minutes. Es Cavallet - La Escollera, El Chiringuito Restaurant 15 minutes. KM 5 restaurant - 5 minutes. Can Verge and La Mirador restaurants - 2 minutes. Es Torrent - 10 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off peak escapes!
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
30 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flaming June
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fabulous July
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fantastic August
5 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Favourite September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$2,145

Bookings between June and September of two weeks or more receive 5% discount

2 adults can rent Halcyon at any time between November to April for €1500 per week ( excl. Christmas and New Year)
Please enquiry for Christmas/New Year rates. They are very affordable and we have a great log fire too! We can also arrange delivery of a Christmas Tree and order you a turkey or goose too!

Booking Notes:
Damage/security deposit to be agreed and paid with balance (minimum £1500), returnable the week after departure via bank transfer. Arrival is from 3pm. Departure by 10am. 50% deposit to confirm reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Fair usage A/C is included between June and September (metered, fair usage 70€pw), on non discounted rates. For discounted rates A/C is pay as you use. You can book with confidence as we are in our 16th year of renting (we have advertised with Owners Direct since 2003).
Long Term Monthly rental available 1st November 2015 to May 15th 2016 @ 4500€ per month ( excl. bills). Halcyon has central heating. Smaller groups from October to April welcome with reduced rates. Please enquire for more details.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day. Saturday check-in from 3pm. Departure time 10am. October to May flexible check in/day.

50% deposit (unless otherwise agreed) is required to confirm the reservation, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. We strongly advise our guests to take out holiday protection cover as deposits are non refundable unless the dates can be rebooked. In this instance the deposit will be returned less 10% administration fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 3 luxury bathrooms. Non salty water. Master bathroom; en-suite. Double shower, bidet, bath. 2nd bathroom; Bath/shower, bidet. 3rd bathroom: 2015 refit. Double shower. Bath/shower Body products, towels and hairdryers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Superb large master bedroom in the tower with large bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Lovely bedroom with garden and pool views.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Sea view bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Four poster - ground floor with terrace and sea views
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Ground floor - pool and garden views. Shower room next door.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) 2 cots are available plus an attractive day bed in the Master Bedroom. Notes on bedrooms: All with A/C located on 2 floors. Master bedroom 4 poster super king size bed, sea views private terrace. 1 king size 4 poster, terrace, sea view 1 queen pool view 2 x twin bedrooms 1 sea view 1 pool view Bedrooms have high quality fully lined curtains, fitted wardrobes (with plenty of coat hangers!)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Great villa for discerning families who dont want to 'make do'!. Halcyon also has its own 'well'. This makes a very big difference as the water is not salty and we drink it straight from the tap! Cutlery, glasses etc are sparkling and 'cal' free. Showers will leave you feeling refreshed rather than sticky! The very well equipped kitchen comes stocked with cold drinks, wine, teas, milk, water, ground coffee, pasta, oils, crisps, olives, condiments, etc. Bathrooms offer shower, hand and body products for use during your stay. Regular housekeeping ( June - September). A/C (metered with fair usage 70€ pw) included in non discounted rates (June - September). Outside: Privately and quietly located the villa is situated down a small lane set back into the countryside yet with easy accessibility to the charming village of Sant Josep (10 minute walk/2 mins by car). The villa entrance is reached via imposing electric gates leading into the drive with private safe off road parking. The well maintained garden is large with a lush green lawn and palm trees. Very large attractively shaped pool, with night lighting is approx 15m by 5m & affords views up to the almond terraces & pine tree clad hills of Sa Talaia. There is a large, covered & brightly coloured BBQ area with fantastic views across the Sant Augustin countryside and the sea. It has a huge attractive table with ample seating for 10 people and has suspended candle lights & tiny ceiling lights creating the perfect atmosphere for evening dining. Also 6 luxury high quality sunbeds, hammock, sun umbrellas, Rattan style table & seating area by the pool shaded by an attractive sail. Utility Room: Spacious area with washing machine. Iron and ironing board. Our housekeeper will always help and put on a wash for you then hang it out so it is dry when you get back from the beach! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality 100% cotton bedlinen. Mattress protectors & toppers & pillow protectors are used for your comfort & well being. Hairdryers. Linen change weekly & towels bi-weekly. Other: Christmas and New Year - full central heating and beautiful log fire.