Fincadelica Xarraca: Barefoot Luxury in Ibiza
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Fincadelica Xarraca: Barefoot Luxury in Ibiza

Ibiza's villa scene has an exciting newcomer

Fincadelica has welcomed a new villa to the family in the form of Fincadelica Xarraca, and as expected, it’s stylish, it’s ultra-luxurious, and it has plenty of White Isle allure. With its enviable location that overlooks the shores of Cala Xarraca Bay, set amongst fragrant pines on the northwest side of Ibiza, this property oozes Ibizan panache and retro charm. After all, it was the only Spanish property to be shot by the infamous American high society photographer Slim Aarons, so it channels mid-century design and high society vibes.

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Review: Fincadelica Xarraca, Ibiza

Fincadelica Xarraca

STAY

New for 2024, meet Fincadelica Xarraca – and it’s not any old finca, it’s a fabulously gorgeous finca, not to mention a design lover’s dream. Brought to you by Mati Rachminov and Serena Cook, they want to reinterpret high-end hospitality with Fincadelica Xarraca, and their historic 300-year-old Ibicencan farmstead, Fincadelica San Lorenzo.

For Serena, luxury to discerning travellers is all about exclusivity, soul, and seamlessness. ‘We have taken iconic heritage properties and created discreet and decadent worlds within worlds, using sumptuous, unique furniture and design,’ she says. ‘Yet from a service point of view, we have created a villa where our guests will have a hassle-free experience similar to a five-star hotel. The extraordinary scope, privacy, and attentive service that our two properties provide will ensure a stress-free villa holiday. The ultimate summer party place, where you can dance till dawn, an immersive well-being or work away retreat, or simply have the opportunity to surrender to glorious solitude. And crucially to our location and the spirit of bohemian Ibiza, both of our properties offer an authentic standard of soulful hospitality.’

Fincadelica Xarraca

Fincadelica Xarraca is set on the shores of Cala Xarraca in northern Ibiza, the home to barefoot bohemian luxury that really elevates the villa game and spanning 3,000 sqm, it’s one of the largest beach-side properties on the island. Here, expect a pink checkered tiled kitchen with a fully stocked pantry and wine cellar to deliver all your F&B needs, along with a spacious open-plan living and dining room, a soundproofed bar/club room, and eight individually designed light-filled bedrooms that don ocean views. 

The showstopper bedroom comes in the form of the 110 sqm penthouse with wrap-around sea views from its terraces, a bathtub and sinks in black clay by Studio Loho, topped off with a freestanding custom bed, complete with 1000 thread count bedlinen, and two Valentine Schlegel inspired fireplaces. There’s also a statement tower to this finca that houses two bedrooms, half-moon in shape with romantic arched windows, Juliet balconies, separate living rooms and huge bathrooms. 

Fincadelica Xarraca

Then there’s an array of terraces that offer classic Mediterranean indoor/outdoor living, ideally positioned for catching the rays on a sun lounger or entertaining with friends. One of the best bits? Well, not only does the villa overlook the hidden bay and its clear waters from every window, but it also has direct beach access via a private gate, so the beach is only a few steps away.

Another highlight is the design of the Finca, which has undergone a highly considered and respectful refurbishment to preserve this Ibizan jewel of a property. Leading on the design was Carmen Straatsma of Studio C Ibiza who describes the villa as ‘Slim Aarons vibes but here and now, with some extra Ibiza spice’. For this, she has combined neutral tones with natural textural touches and soft lighting; think rustic wooden doors, traditional Sabina beams, metre-thick stone walls painted in light taupe, combined with floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Then she’s punctuated the property with incredible one-off vintage pieces and contemporary art. Look to the living spaces for velvet Arflex Marenco sofas and the connecting library with a Angela Damman limited edition KAU chair (an edition of 10) and GUBI croissant chairs, while vintage Murano glass pendants hang in the dining room above a custom-made table by Can Castello and Casa Miday chairs.

Head next door for the party area AKA club room with a sumptuous, retro-vibing round sofa bed, and a green chenille croissant sofa by Hans Hopfer for Wiener Werkstatte that perfectly coordinates with the slick green marble countertop. And joyously, all these elements come together to create a homely feeling in an oh-so-stylish setting. 

Outside Fincadelica Xarraca there are varying levels of terraces and walkways with planting of succulents and cacti, as well as olive and palm trees for visual appeal. Further highlights include the outdoor terrace with a bar that is a picture-perfect spot for al fresco dinners and drinks. The pieza de resistencia? Well, it has to be the beautiful, thoroughly retro saltwater pool that’s dotted with cabanas and Tuuci striped parasols around its perimeter, and of course, an additional pool bar because it’s Ibiza.

Pool at Fincadelica Xarraca

DO

Co-founder Serena Cook is the founder and owner of Ibiza’s legendary, luxury concierge company, Deliciously Sorted, which marks its 20th anniversary this year and with that comes all the knowledge and the ins – whether it’s for the latest openings, fun happenings, or access to the best wellness experts on the island, a guests’ every need can be met. A place famous for its spirituality and modern healing, wellness and beauty treatments can be organised in the villa (or externally), including massages, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, yoga, breathwork, cacao ceremonies, human design readings, craniosacral therapy and facials, along with hair, makeup and manicures. Trainers and gym equipment by Pent are available on request, and even try your hand at some water sports such as paddleboarding or kayaking on the neighbouring waters.

Fincadelica also runs Re-Treats, and for 2024 nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson will be hosting a series of retreats, cue the nourishing and replenishing five-day plan with its curated activities for the mind, spirit and body, plus downtime to relax, the first will be hosted this month at Fincadelica San Lorenzo.

For further wellness and culture, explore the island by foot and the man to lead the way is Toby Clarke of Ibiza Outdoors. Born on the island, he has explored every nook and cranny and is a fount of knowledge when it comes to Ibiza. He can offer tailor-made private and group walking tours, as well as hikes, or for some speed, try the eBIKE excursions. He can also take you via the famous almond trees, which are being well-preserved by the IbizaPreservation Foundation, a not-for-profit that was established by Serena to promote the conservation and regeneration of the island. 

For a bit of local shopping head to Santa Gertrudis, a quaint village that’s anchored by a whitewashed fortress church. It’s also abuzz with cafes, bars, eateries (modern and Ibicenco establishments), as well as independent boutiques for fashion, jewellery, homewares and art.

Fincadelica Xarraca

EAT

The resident chef Avi Razon and his team whip up outstandingly delicious dishes, so delicious in fact, you won’t want to leave the villa. Simply provide dietary needs and preferences before the stay, and a tailored menu will be created – from wild mushroom spaghetti to tuna tartare, fish curry, homemade breads, feasting lamb, abundant BBQs, and the best chocolate mousse you’ll ever taste, Avi offers a culinary delight. 

If you want to explore and eat, Toby Clarke also offers two tasting tours. Book onto The Group Original Tour which costs €115 per person. Alternatively, go for The Premium Food Tour which is private and costs €215 per person for groups of two people, and €179 per person for groups of three people or more. Both types are available from April to October, Tuesday to Saturday and last 3.5 hours.

FINAL WORD

An extraordinary exclusive-hire villa, Fincadelica Xarraca undoubtedly offers one of the very best waterfront settings on the island, in the cool, creative area of Xarraca, and with its direct beach access and unrivalled ocean views, this beautifully refurbished heritage finca allows its guests to experience authentic bohemian luxury where effortless glamour, lavish suites, and an elevated hospitality offering is all under one roof.

BOOK IT:

Rates start from £60,000 per week in the low season and £100,000 per week in the high season, fully staffed. fincadelicaibiza.com

A trip from London to Ibiza by plane has a carbon footprint of 213kg of CO2e (each way)