Wake up to glowing sunrises and wind down to fiery sunsets. Whether you’ve set your sights on rippling waves or rolling hills, look no further than these scenic rental villas.
You can’t argue with the science: picturesque views make us happier. And when it comes to serotonin-enhancing scenery, Ibiza’s is off the scale. Surrounded by ocean and studded with ancient pine forests, the terrain spans a colour chart of easy-on-the-eye azure blues and halcyon greens.
For a front-row seat to some of the most serene views the island has to offer, these villas for rent have it covered. From contemporary beachside homes to fincas marooned in the middle of nowhere, expect a feast for the eyes and then some.
Villa Mastella, San Carlos
Perched right on the waterfront, Villa Mastella is your springboard – quite literally – to the north-eastern coast. Take the meandering path through the gardens to plunge straight into the inviting waters. The turquoise blue of the infinity pool is colour matched to the ocean into which it appears to melt. Sliding doors and vast windows bring the landscape to the fore even when you’re inside. Spy the sea loitering in the distance as soon as you cross the threshold into the striking double-height entrance hall. Want a change of scenery? Hop in the villa’s speedboat.
Villa Mastella is available for longer-term rentals from €100,000 per week
Villa Alto, Xarraca Bay
The exceptional guest services at Villa Alto mean distractions abound – think cliff jumping, kayaking, boat charters and bespoke wellness programmes. But the setting alone makes a persuasive argument for staying put. With nothing but the ocean on the horizon, architect Jonathan Leitersdorf has created a space that embraces its unmatched surroundings. Full-height glazing in the kitchen and dining room invites the wraparound views in. An infinity pool, pergola and scenic roof terrace complete the stellar viewing line-up.
Villa Alto is available to rent from €60,500 per week
Miraflores, Vista Alegre
Forget a room with a view. At Miraflores you get a bathroom with a view – an outdoor one at that. Soak up the undulating greenery that stretches for as far as the eye can see from the al fresco stone tub, a sliver of ocean just visible through the gap in the forest canopy. For another vantage point over the southern hillside as it meanders down to the sea, dip between the swinging bed and the pool. Surrounded by ancient olive trees, a feeling of absolute privacy prevails whichever corner of this 17th-century finca you choose to while away the day in.
Miraflores is available for longer-term rentals from €13,500 per week
La Verna, Es Cubells
The sea swims into view, hazy on the horizon, at La Verna. Arranged over six impressive levels, this is a villa that makes the most of its impressive gradient. Crowning the space, a rooftop pool and outdoor fitness and yoga platform where you can gaze out towards Formentera with every lap or circuit. Feel-good views deserve some feel-good tunes. Crank up the volume on the Sonos system and mix yourself a sundowner at the chiringuito bar as you drink in the surroundings. A treat for the eyes and the ears.
La Verna is available to rent from €12,750 per week
Sa Jondal, Cala Jondal
Barely-there boundaries place the ocean at eye level from the open-plan living room at Sa Jondal. Beyond a vast wall of retractable glass, the terrace and its elongated pool double as an observation deck for the scene-stealing setting. But it’s the principal bedroom suite that offers the best window to the waves. Clamber out of the raised platform bed, past the gold mirrored bathtub out to a spectacular terrace that offers the best seats in the house to watch the sunset. There’s plenty to distract inside too, including the world’s largest private collection of Eugenio Recuenco photography.
Sa Jondal is available to rent from €35,850 per week
Villa Vista, Cala Xuclar
The clue’s in the name at Villa Vista where Jurassic greenery carpets the hillside. The finca’s original arches frame the point where the pine forest meets the Mediterranean Sea, their curved outlines mirroring the free-flowing forms of the landscape. Set within 30 acres of unspoilt countryside, the Blakstad-designed space is the ultimate hideaway for those looking for uninterrupted peace. There’s direct access to the beach – or you could stay put and survey the sea from the infinity pool.
Villa Vista is available to rent from €15,000 per week
Villa Vedra, Cala D’Hort
Tick off a checklist of natural beauty hotspots at Villa Vedra, from the pine-covered cove of Es Cubells to the rocky cliffside of the Conejeras islands and blue waters of Cala D’Hort. Beyond the freeform infinity pool that seemingly bleeds into the ocean, the mythical outcrop of Es Vedrà looms into view. Keep one eye on the coastline and the other on what’s cooking in the al fresco kitchen and poolside dining room. Back indoors, covered terraces wrap around the villa, bringing the outside in from all angles.
Villa Vedra is available to rent from €30,000 per week
Villa Azul, Na Xamena
The sea meets the skyline at Villa Azul, the highest residence on Na Xamena. From its lofty clifftop position, the backdrop is imbued with a cinematic quality. Glass walls that slide away allow you to pan in on the horizon. Boundaries appear to melt as floor-to-ceiling glazing creates the impression that the entire villa is floating over the ocean. Outside, a freeform pool, landscaped gardens and sheltered dining terrace offer unique perspectives on the surroundings in turn. Come sunset, elevate your mood – and your perspective – up on the roof terraces. You’ll feel on top of the world.
Villa Azul is available to rent from €27,500 per week
Villa Estrella, San Jose
From the sheltered terrace to the shaded dining deck, the views follow you around at Villa Estrella. Surrounded by three hectares of lush gardens, a wide panorama stretches out across the horizon like canvas across a frame. The best viewing platform is the infinity pool, which juts out to meet the clean sweep of trees between you and the ocean. This is a backdrop that invites you to press pause on the everyday. Tune into the surroundings with a stretching or meditation session in the yoga tent or kick back among whitewashed Gaudi-inspired interiors that dazzle against the vivid greenery.
Villa Estrella is available to rent from €20,500 per week
Villa Elevado, Roca Llisa
Sea views and glowing sunsets are on the cards at Villa Elevado, where outdoor living is given undivided attention. Realised by architect Jaime Serra, every detail has been designed around the landscape: A dining deck is positioned to bask in the golden hour rays and pergolas dial down the brightness, adding a soft focus to the panoramas. Meanwhile, the pool echoes the blue hues of the sea, which appears within touching distance. If you want to dive in, it’s just a short walk down to the beach. Glass fronted balconies also mean each of the six bedrooms make the most of the south-facing 180-degree ocean vistas.
Villa Elevado is available to rent from €30,000 per week