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Enjoy the authentic Ibiza

Peter Brantschen immediately fell in love with this area when he discovered this sleepy valley that had been waiting patiently for them to bring it back to life.

In 1994, after acquiring the estate and its eleven hectares, he left Switzerland and began a whole new life here with his wife, Isabelle and their children, Tom and Paco. Originally a family home, the residence was soon changed into a guest house. The house had been abandoned for a number of years, but the Brantschens restored it, with meticulous attention to detail and layout. Thick walls had protected the main house from the ravages of the weather but even then interior comforts were rather rudimentary…

In just a few years, Peter and Isabelle revived the spirit of the place through interior decoration that blends the old with contemporary features. By focusing on ecology and traditional architecture, the Brantschens have created a gracious abode that is in harmony with the environment.

Since then, they have welcomed visitors with a generous and open spirit. It reflects their philosophy for sustainable living, which in turn influenced their decision to use solar energy, recycle wastewater and collect rainwater.

Their passion for travel and affinity with locales around the world can be seen in the subtle touches of the house's decor: a Moroccan style maisonette and Mexican or Indian style studios.

Bathed in simplicity and overflowing with charm each space is independent, contains a small fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with the authentic comfort that befits the place. Cats bask in the sunshine of the doorway, birds dart in and out of trees, and frogs croak around the ponds. One cannot imagine that not long ago the estate was covered with undergrowth.

After twenty-seven years, in which only sheep witnessed the turning of the seasons, terraces were cleared out, trees pruned and old stone walls repaired. The 'Mandala', a garden for the senses, was designed, followed by the organic kitchen plot, filled with an abundance of delights.

Fruit trees and other types of vegetation were then planted not only to embellish the natural surroundings, but to provide delicious fruit and vegetables for the Brantschens and their guests. The arrival of the donkey Titane and her calf Sidi brought a truly rural feel to Can Marti. Today hens, cockerels, ducks and geese all share in the happiness of this haven.

Can Marti stands as an ardent proponent of the protection of nature and recently as a refuge for wild animals, as hunting is forbidden there. The discreet metamorphosis of Can Marti, in the north of Ibiza, brilliantly combines this philosophy with hospitality. This is the place where dreams come true.



Contact Details

Address: Ctra San Juan Km. 21
07810 San Juan - Ibiza
Telephone +34 971 333 500
Website: www.canmarti.com
   

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This page was last updated: 13 September 2010

   
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