Jade Moyano

Osa Major

  • Where:
  • Why:Hosting a writing retreat
  • When:August 2021
  • Who:Me and a group of 12 amazing women
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Osa Major Feeling fabulous in 110 degree heat

Feeling fabulous in 110 degree heat

Osa Major Thank the heavens for this pool, we lived in it

Thank the heavens for this pool, we lived in it

Osa Major Living room of dreams

Living room of dreams

Osa Major Veggies from the garden!

Veggies from the garden!

Osa Major Making use of our free time

Making use of our free time

Osa Major Gorgeous veranda

Gorgeous veranda

Osa Major Evenings are stunning too

Evenings are stunning too

Osa Major Essentials

Essentials

Osa Major Definitely go here (Sant Pere)

Definitely go here (Sant Pere)

Osa Major The view though

The view though

Osa Major Real

Real

Osa Major Knock knock

Knock knock

Osa Major Fresh picked daily

Fresh picked daily

Osa Major Our lovely communal kitchen

Our lovely communal kitchen

Osa Major Artifacts from worldly explorations

Artifacts from worldly explorations

Osa Major Love me a soak

Love me a soak

Osa Major Love all the details from around the world

Love all the details from around the world

Osa Major <3

<3

Highs & Lows

  • Homestay feel. You feel like you are in someone's home and you are treated that way. It's casual, cool, and very family oriented.

  • Fresh veggies from the garden and really light, healthy meals.

  • The view. Really, can't be beaten. Hot air balloons are out at 5 am, the birds are singing, and the hills roll for as long as the eye can see.

  • Brenda organized a paella night for us with a Spanish chef and classical guitar player, that level of detail and service is so nice to have.

  • Impeccable design and artifacts from around the world. Loved seeing all the countries the owners visited while sailing around the world reflected in the home decor.

  • Having to carry our own luggage up multiple flights of stairs.

  • The heat! It was well over 100 degrees during the day, be aware that it's normal in August for it to get that hot and the finca has no ac.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Rural Homestay

  • Vibe

    Barefoot, rested, inspired... Bali meets Tunisia

  • Location

    Montuiri is a central Mallorcan town, meaning it is not by the sea but it is surrounded by rolling hills and stunning farms and villages

  • Rooms

    7 rooms, 3 tepees

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    It's not like a hotel. You kind of have to find your way around, carry your own luggage and make yourself at home!

  • Future Forward

    Very regenerative. The food comes straight from the garden and they have a self-sufficient energy system

  • Music

    I made a special playlist for this trip and we played in on Repeat. Of course it's called Mallorca. Lots of Spanish guitar, Bossa nova, cumbia and jazz

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Owners Roland and Brenda Ooteman, who discovered the finca in 2011 while on a sailing trip. It was then a ruin with a million dollar view. They poured years of work into creating this perfect oasis, with interiors inspired by their worldly explorations

  • Health & Wellness

    Infinity pool facing the rolling hills, yoga deck and plenty of walking trails nearby

  • Food

    Farm to table, mostly veggies from the garden, paella, fresh fish and Spanish tortillas. Bliss!

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The home is pretty much a destination on its own, we did not venture out at night but had our own Negroni dance parties under the moonlight

  • Minibar & Retail

    As it's not a traditional hotel and more of a homestay, we had a honor bar system where you wrote down how many wines you had and paid at the end of the week. Brenda made sure we always had a full fridge!

  • Accessibility

    Not accessible

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes, and as a matter of fact, two gorgeous golden retrievers live on site

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    It's one of the more expensive retreat venues we've booked, which was totally worth it

  • Website

    Visit website

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