Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Eulalia 2:

Today there are almost 130 apartments on the complex, 2 swimming pools, childrens' paddling pools, a first class restaurant, two bars and a pub that offer high quality hot and cold food for all tastes, and evening entertainment. These are set amongst well tended gardens, and the mature pine trees that are synonymous with the beautiful Balearic island.

Cala Llonga village is a 10 minute walk away and it has a wide range of bars, shops and restaurants and a beach widely known as one of the best for children and families visiting Ibiza. Local activities include a golf club and horse riding. Buses can be caught to many areas of the island including Santa Eulalia, Ibiza town where a visit to the old town and UNESCO World Heritage site (Dalt Villa)is a must. Taxis are available from the bay as well as ferries which can take you to Es Cana for the Hippy Market, Ses Salinas for the nature reserve or even a day trip to Formentera.

There is also a tourist information point on the beach fron which is well worth a visit to check for local fiestas and exhibitions.

We purchased Eulalia 2 in the summer of 2011 after many years of holidaying on the island. It has been extensively refurbished and now offers versatile accommodation for up to six people whilst still retaining traditional features. The newly decorated apartment now has air conditioning. The master bedroom has plenty of storage space, a double bed with comfortable bedding, and a terrace where you can sit and enjoy the morning sunrise and sea view.

The second bedroom, offering comfortable twin beds, is also well equipped for your stay. The window here has shutters which give the room added coolness in days of hot summer.

The bathroom is tiled throughout and consists of a bath with a shower and a toilet. Hand and bath towels are provided for your stay.

The kitchen has been completely modernized and has cooker/microwave, with hob, a fridge/freezer, dish washer, washing machine, and is equipped with everything needed for self catering if you just want an evening in. Meals can be eaten at the breakfast bar, or on the large patio with views over the village and surrounding hills.

The lounge offers TV, a DVD player and a radio/iPOD docking station together with comfortable sofas. The apartment will be prepared for your arrival. At the mid stay point of your booking the apartment will also be cleaned and fresh linen and towels left for you.

There is a management company on the site in case of problems.

As the complex is built on a hillside there are steps to and from some of the amenities. However, Eulalia 2 is located centrally with easy access to the main car park and both swimming pools.

Advice on car hire can be given if required.

Pueblo Esparragos: the top pool

Construction of Pueblo Esparragos started in April, 1968 with a swimming pool and restaurant.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

March 11: Pueblo Esparragos

Clearing up after the collapse of the pine tree.

Lounge/Sitting room

Goodbye faithful old sofa: the jaded old relic was cast to the tip on Saturday March 11.

New sofa, soft lighting, air conditioning ....

Casa Lily transformed: the new decor.

Pirate's treasure chest

The outdoor equipment ~ inflatables (dinghy, lilos), buckets, spades, shovels, umbrellas, parasols ~ now consigned to a box on the upper terrace.

Casa Lily: stunning new kitchen

Kitchen: sleek grey

Casa Lily: new kitchen (the work top has since been given a darker hue.)

Casa Lily: kitchen.
The kitchen has been completely refurbished with new cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, superb hob, dinky round sink. Gone is the large pillar which blocked the view.

The thinker

John restored this little wooden sculpture: he now sits looking out to sea.

Bedroom 1: Balcony room

New double bed, lighting, air conditioning.

Double bed: bedspread and cushions by Ikea.

Bedroom from the balcony with views over Cala Llonga and to to the sea.

New wardrobe, mirror, lighting ...
The balcony bedroom with stunning views over Cala Llonga and to the Mediterranean beyond. It's been completely refurbished ~ the purple bedding contrasting with the white interior.

Bedroom 2: Casa Lily decor

Wardrobe ~ selection of straw hats above

Twin beds

Casa Lily: bedroom two ~ twin beds

Curtains give a splash of colour
The bedroom was tired and jaded but is now revived with colourful curtains, cushions, new lighting, mirrors, and fan.

Sunday at the Mariposa

Eivissa ~ watercolour

We searched the bar for the owner of this machine and never found him.

Georgie & Alison at the Mariposa.
Sunday March 10: A beautiful, warm Spring day in Ibiza spent with friends at the Bar Mariposa at Pueblo Esparragos.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Yellow theme

The Kenwood toaster (found on Spanish Amazon) complements the bright tiles found by Alison and Glynnie in Ibiza Town.

Bit of a Van Gogh moment.
The interior of Casa Lily is now bright and sunny with contrasting splashes of yellows and greys.

Gales brought down a pine tree on the rooftop

Pine tree felled by the gales ....

Article in Ibza Sun newspaper.
Gales in March brought down an old pine tree onto the rooftop of Casa Lily ~ fortunately no serious damage befell the house, and Alison made the pages of the Ibiza Sun newspaper.

New kettle ~ it took some finding

The Kenwood kettle had to be the right shade of yellow. It was found on Spanish Amazon.