IT’S amazing what a month can do, 30-35 degrees and still rising!
Unusually there are similar temperatures in the UK, if not higher.
Looking through all my friends’ Facebook posts the skies are blue from Penzance all the way to John o’Groats.
Official figures report foreign tourism in May was actually down by 0.5% for the Balearics to 1.7 million foreign tourists – not that surprising given our terrible weather at the start of the season. It will be interesting comparing flight stats from the UK for June/July, I’m sure they will be considerably down on last year.
A friend of mine in the yacht charter business informs me his year has been appalling thus far – let’s hope the remainder of the season picks up.
It was interesting to see a report in the Mallorca press that the Balearic government are deciding to spend €10 million of their tourist taxation on 500 fast charging electric car stations as a bid to build its reputation for being a sustainable tourist destination. One could question how ‘sustainable’ electric cars actually are, since isn’t it shifting from one form of non-eco friendly energy production to another? Not until we can claim fully sustainable energy generation systems can we claim this form of vehicle is truly sustainable.
Returning to my main focus of real estate, I have to say that these last two week have not been busy with physical viewings, so instead I focused on building up my property portfolio. Last week I took on a really delightful second line house – which in fact, had I the money, I would consider buying myself – an Ibiza style 4-bed villa in Sol de Mallorca, with lovely sea views. The Ibiza-style white facade is surrounded by a nice flat green lawn and palm trees, a 12m salt water pool, with a fabulous outdoor living space and covered BBQ area.
The interior was light filled with open plan living dining and kitchen, looking out over the pool area. The upper floor opens up to a master suite with private terrace and stunning sea views.
It is nicely appointed and beautifully decorated throughout, with delightful touches by the artist owner Nicky, including a beautiful wooden Ibithincan door at entrance-way (belonging to an old bordello), a roof top Gazebo with stunning views over the sea, waterfall tiling in the master bathroom and much more. Personally I would want to buy it as it comes including Nicky’s lovely paintings, but sadly contents are not included! Oh how I can dream.
For more information please see www.mjcassociates.net
property ref: 18011.