Hot property: Villa Olivo

Located within the gated community of Roca Llisa on Ibiza’s east coast, the total plot is 4,663 metres squared, comprising of the main house containing four bedrooms plus a two-bedroom guest house. The entrance to this impressive home features a circular drive giving arrivals a Hollywood glow appropriate for a home that looks like it came right off the set of a Katherine Hepburn film.

Flowing over two floors, the main house possesses an unusual design that allows it to easily be converted into two dwellings or expanded into a six-bedroom home. The lower floor centres on a double staircase to rival Gone With the Wind. Each side of the staircase consists of an office, generous living room, full kitchen, laundry room and guest toilet.

Both living rooms open out to the vast terrace, pool and gardens beyond. The upper floor can be accessed via the staircase or an internal elevator and boasts a gym. Here you’ll find four large bedroom suites complete with walk-in wardrobes and independent bathrooms. Two fully kitted kitchens could be converted into further bedrooms. Each room has French doors opening to a covered balcony that stretches across the façade of the house.

Under the lower floor porch, there’s plenty of space for several lounges and chill out areas. A full outdoor kitchen with barbecue, bar and a covered dining area makes summertime entertaining a joy. Lush lawns are interspersed with stone pathways leading to the 5 x 10-metre rectangular swimming pool which is flanked by mature palm trees. A fully equipped pool house with showers, bathroom and changing area complete the outdoor fun zone. Across the garden, fruit trees blossom and Mediterranean plants stretch out over countryside views.

Set 25 metres from the main house the guest house possesses a private entrance and contains two bedrooms, one bathroom and open plan kitchen and living area. This little cottage is perfect for visitors, teens or grandparents. Throughout the property, the fittings and fixture are top-quality with underfloor heating, and marble flooring. Despite bathrooms and kitchens requiring a style up-date, the house is key ready.

Roca Llisa is an island idyll set minutes away from all the amenities in Santa Eulalia town centre where a plethora of boutiques, food stores, supermarkets, banks and eateries thrive all year-round. Children are well catered for, both within the community and the town with plenty of day-care centres, schools, parks and activities from swimming and Judo to ballet and acrobatics. Nearby beaches range from secluded sanctuaries to family-friendly, with the summer months seeing an explosion of water-based fun.

Villa Olivo is ideal as a year-round family home or investment into the villa rental market. While it’s yet to have a tourist licence, the current laws do permit for an application to be made. With the incredible potential to become one of the ‘it’ homes of the island, its new owners will find themselves with a classic design waiting for their personal mark.