Mountains or sea? Choosing a view for your
property in Mallorca
If you’re looking for a property in Mallorca with a spectacular view, it’s hard not to feel spoilt for choice. Would you prefer to gaze out of the window at striking greenery, crystal clear waters, or a soaring mountain range? In Mallorca, you can have all three! Choosing a beautiful view is important, but it also has other implications for your new property.
Finding a mountain view property in Mallorca
Mountain views are not hard to come by in Mallorca. The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range runs the length of the island’s north-west coastline. In 2011, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, with 90km of looming peaks and wild countryside for lively explorers and relaxed onlookers alike.
You can find enchanting Mallorcan villages and towns dotted throughout the Serra de Tramuntana, some skirting mountain edges or nestled in valleys. Take Deia, for example, an idyllic coastal village at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana. Its sandy stone houses sit on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean with the beautiful mountains as a backdrop.
For a slightly livelier area, try Puerto Pollensa with its local restaurants and beautiful Pine Walk Promenade stretching along a white sandy beach. Or, perhaps you’d be more at home in Pollensa town with its cobbled streets and nearby Roman history?
Alternatively, you don’t have to be surrounded by mountains to see them. Would you prefer to be nestled in the mountains or take in their silhouetted outlines from your balcony? There are properties across Mallorca with views over the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.
Sea-view properties in Mallorca
As you would expect from a Mediterranean island, buyers in Mallorca can find stunning sea-view properties. But, what makes Mallorca extra special are its little coves and bays, called calas. Mallorca’s calas can be discovered down winding paths, at the foot of idyllic villages, or even next to tourist resorts.
For those who like a little hum of activity, a property overlooking one of Mallorca’s many ports might tick the box. When choosing a sea view, it’s important to decide whether you want a property that leads straight to the water. Many exquisite frontline properties in Mallorca even have their own direct beach access.
But, if being close to the beach isn’t a priority, you could opt for an elevated house in the tranquil countryside with panoramic Mediterranean views. Mallorca’s incredible geography means that buyers really can have it all. To find out more, have a look at our area guide.
What your view means for your property
Before Mallorca’s spellbinding scenery sweeps you off your feet, it’s important to look at other factors. A view affects more than what’s outside your window.
Which way does the property face?
No matter where you are, the orientation of a property affects the amount of light and heat it gets. This is why the most energy-efficient properties, such as Passive Houses, are positioned to let in the perfect amount of sunlight.
Sunlight is more likely to stream through the windows of southern-facing properties. This might not be preferable in summer but could benefit winter residents. If you’re not sure which type of property is best for you, get in touch and we would be happy to advise.
If your heart is set on finding that perfect view, you might also want to consider the outside space around your property. Having a gorgeous view is great, but can you effortlessly enjoy it? Here are a few questions to consider:
- Is there a shaded patio or terrace you can gaze out from?
- Are lively surroundings best? Or do you also need an extensive private garden gives the feel of peaceful sunlit countryside?
- Can you easily reach an area of the mountain or coast suitable for walks?
Letting your property
Are you planning to let your property to tourists as a holiday home? If so, a fantastic view is a wonderful selling point that’s sure to catch a renter’s eye. But, there are other important factors affecting holidaymakers’ decisions.
For example, you might have an impressive countryside property that sits overlooking a serene coastline, surrounded by mountains. But, how far away are the closest amenities? Is it easily accessible from the airport? Would a tourist without a car be able to make the most of the area?
Properties hosting short stay renters need a specific permit called an ETV licence. Local authorities are more likely to grant ETV licenses to properties that are self-contained, without communal areas shared with neighbours. Because of this, not all properties are eligible for tourist lets.
If a rental investment is what you’re looking for, it might be worth considering a property that comes ready with a permit. There are many of these properties to choose from across the island, including villas, fincas, townhouses, and even apartments with stunning views.
Can’t find the perfect property? Build one!
You can find plots of land for sale dotted across Mallorca. Many are in sought-after locations. Building your house can be a lucrative plan, often saving on costs associated with buying a new property from a developer.
Outstanding sea view plot for sale in Valldemossa, Mallorca
Price: 795,000 €
For example, the plot above in Valldemossa is well sized for a two-storey property of approximately 251m2 along with a private pool. Valldemossa sits in the west of Mallorca, nestled in the mountains. The village’s charm flows through its cobbled lanes and stone houses. Little cafes in treelined squares offer respite from the Mallorcan sun. Although the main village lies slightly inland, this plot sits next to the shore, offering amazing potential for frontline property with spectacular views.
Chosen your ideal view? Here’s what to do next
Once you’ve decided what to look for, it’s time to start your search! Here at Balearic Properties, we have an incredible portfolio of properties across Mallorca. As the exclusive associates of Savills on the island, we have over 25 years of local market knowledge.