Amazing Spaces part one: Sublime Bathrooms

As holiday rentals become increasingly popular, so to do they become more sophisticated. Their popularity is universal, from budget travellers to seekers of pure luxury. Some of the most beautiful homes in Spain have been transformed into amazing holiday spaces. This series takes a tour of some of Spain’s finest holiday rentals, room by room: sublime bathrooms to unwind in, cool terraces to chill on and divine pools to cool off in. Take a tour with us and get inspired for your next holiday!

Our first featured space is the bathroom. The place to soak off a hard day on the beach or relax those aching feet after a day spent sightseeing. The owners of these stunning homes have put a great deal of effort in creating a soothing and relaxing environment for guests. 

The chosen bathrooms were voted for by our Spain-holiday Facebook fans and our wonderful team of journalists and support staff. The qualities range from amazing views, bold designs, vintage glamour and minimalistic styles. 

Which is your favourite? Choose one, sit back and imagine the ultimate bathing experience. 

Masia Casa Nova, Sitges

Casa Nova holiday villa Sitges
Overlooking a natural park in the Peñedes wine region of Catalonia, this bathroom is ultra stylish in its simplicity. Set within a Masia, a traditional Catalan rural villa, the bathroom has been modelled from polished cement, which has a distinct tone running through it. After construction, the cement was waxed to get the polished effect. Guests have a wonderful view of the natural park from the bath. Perfect to relax with a nice glass of local cava! 

For more information visit the Casa Nova property page.

Casa del Piloto, Santiago de Compostela

Casa del Piloto holiday villa Santiago de Compostela

Casa del Piloto's bathroom was originally the old kitchen. An enormous space, which featured a large oven space, now wonderfully transformed into a little bath alcove. The style was inspired by the old arched antique stores, encountered by the owners during several visits to Brussels. The space needed a degree of partitioning, whilst still trying to keep an ‘open’ feel. So archways were designed to create a very private bath space and entrance to the shower room, whilst still maintaining the feel of amplitude.

As a luxury bathroom, it’s all about indulgence. Candles in the old oven place by the deep soaking bath. Enormous ‘His & Her’  sinks and a W-C large enough to own the title "The throne!". 

Fixtures by Duravit and its Philip Stark range.
Home-made mirrors, cement polished floor and bathroom lights on dimmers.

For more information visit the Casa del Piloto property page.

Stylish beachfront villa, Marbella

Luxury Marbella beachside holiday villa
Dazzling minimalism! This bathroom is bathed in natural light with heavenly views to the gardens and Mediterranean Sea. The owner of this super luxury villa on Marbella’s Golden Mile had a very specific vision for the property: a cool, minimalistic design, created with natural materials. The floors are made from pure white sandstone, all fabrics are 100% linen and the colour scheme throughout consists of pale blues and creams. The windows in the bathroom have automatic blinds for privacy at the touch of the button; although I love the idea of sinking into this deep bath and enjoying the view to the Mediterranean. The property was designed and constructed by renowned local architect Carlos Lamas and the interior design is by Nheza Kanouni, a highly talented Morrocan designer.

Visit the property page for more information on this stylish beach-front villa in Marbella.

Ocean penthouse, Corralejo

Luxury penthouse Corralejo
Pure opulence is the term that springs to mind to describe this bathroom, set in a luxurious, beachside penthouse in the Corralejo resort on Fuerteventura. No expense has been spared to create an exclusive and very chic holiday home. The bathroom is off-the-scale. A round whirlpool bath made for two and huge separate hydro-massage shower make daily bathing far from routine. The decor has been carefully designed to create a sumptuous ambience fit for a king!

For more information on Fuerteventura’s most luxurious holiday penthouse visit the property page.

Masia La Costa, Figueras

Luxury apartment Figueras
This apartment is described as an oasis to relax in and I don’t doubt that you would feel completely relaxed and at home here. Two apartments have been converted within a traditional Catalan Masia on the Costa Brava. The interior design through both is eclectic, combining a touch of 1940s glamour with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The space gives off an air of warmth and happiness. All of the bathrooms in this property are special, but the winner was this divine spa/bathroom, which is open to guests staying in both the apartments. Purple wouldn’t generally be a colour associated with bathroom design and in fact the interior designers weren’t convinced when the owner suggested it for the colour scheme. But the mellow purple tone, inspired by a waiting lounge in Dubai airport, gives the space a warm and luscious feel! Slip into the depths of the beautiful sunken bath or relax in the sauna before you dress for dinner and a game of pool in the private bar. 

For more information visit the Masia La Costa property page.


Villa Foixarda, Tarragona City

Luxury holiday villa in Tarragona City
Every room in this contemporary villa affords the most spectacular views to the Tamarit Bay and Mediterranean, and the view from the main suite bathroom doesn’t let you down. The cliff-top property has been masterfully designed to make use of its location. Following the design of the rest of the house, the bathroom is simple and sleek. But it’s the view which got this bathroom one of the highest votes. The spectacular sunsets are highly recommended, perfect for a long soak at the end of the day. 

For more information visit the Villa Foixarda property page.


Watch out for part two of  our 'Amazing Spaces' series. Where we'll be focusing on glorious terraces and outdoor dining spaces!