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Tranquility in Mallorca: Simple Living at a Rustic Finca

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Tranquility in Mallorca: Simple Living at a Rustic Finca

September 1, 2017

Surrounded by a gently rolling landscape of Mallorcan vineyards and orchards (and off the beaten tourist track), the Finca Son Orellet guesthouse in Porreres “feels like I’ve stepped back in time,” says photographer Mimi Giboin, who stayed there with friends a few weeks ago. “It’s simple and perfect.”

Photography by Mimi Giboin.

 One of several Bou Ros properties that owners Miquel Fuster Riera and David Roldan Sastre rent to lodgers, the finca&#8\2\17;s overnight rates range from €\180 to €480 per night (with a five-night minimum).
Above: One of several Bou Ros properties that owners Miquel Fuster Riera and David Roldan Sastre rent to lodgers, the finca’s overnight rates range from €180 to €480 per night (with a five-night minimum).
Low stone walls overlook farmland and frame views of a distant mountain. Nearby are stables where guests can ride horses (their names are Pelusa And Turó).
Above: Low stone walls overlook farmland and frame views of a distant mountain. Nearby are stables where guests can ride horses (their names are Pelusa And Turó).
Cats welcome.
Above: Cats welcome.
A wood-burning outdoor fireplace is adjacent to a shaded dining patio.
Above: A wood-burning outdoor fireplace is adjacent to a shaded dining patio.
A stone courtyard has discrete areas for dining and lounging.
Above: A stone courtyard has discrete areas for dining and lounging.
Modern conveniences, like electricity, do not distract from the peaceful rusticity.
Above: Modern conveniences, like electricity, do not distract from the peaceful rusticity.
Indoors, tile floors and stone stair steps are cool underfoot even on hot days.
Above: Indoors, tile floors and stone stair steps are cool underfoot even on hot days.
The recently renovated three-bedroom house has two floors.
Above: The recently renovated three-bedroom house has two floors.
In a bedroom, an exposed stone wall.
Above: In a bedroom, an exposed stone wall.
&#8\2\20;You have to love the light switches,&#8\2\2\1; says Mimi.
Above: “You have to love the light switches,” says Mimi.
In the kitchen, a double sink and open shelving share a welcoming workspace.
Above: In the kitchen, a double sink and open shelving share a welcoming workspace.
Thick stone walls act as effective insulation to keep the house cool in summer.
Above: Thick stone walls act as effective insulation to keep the house cool in summer.
A five-minute walk away is the town of Porreres, which boasts bars, restaurants, a pharmacy, and a post office.
Above: A five-minute walk away is the town of Porreres, which boasts bars, restaurants, a pharmacy, and a post office.

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