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Beautiful villa, with large private pool, barbecue, sea views and lovely garden

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 9, 2 bathrooms, air-conditioned, beach resort, peaceful.

This is a large detached villa, recently reformed and tastefully decorated in a rustic style. Very homely; this was, until recently, the owner´s dream home. Set in a quiet residential area yet in walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and the beach. Just perfect for a relaxing holiday!

The big pool, garden and terrace receive sunshine practically the whole day through and are surrounded by high walls for your privacy. The terrace has dining furniture and a BBQ and is perfect for al fresco dining! There are many flowers, a lawn and a fish pond. The roof terrace enjoys an ample sea view and is perfect for admiring the sunset.

The villa has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a very attractive lounge, an elegant dining area that overlooks the garden and pool through all round glass patio doors and an enormous, fully fitted kitchen. Much of the house is air-conditioned (4 units) and there is wifi and TV( British TV via internet, Spanish TV, German, French, Italian sateliteTV and many additional English language programs (films, documentaries, series, children's programmes) via internet.

More Details

Owner
Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare

I came to Menorca to look after my elderly parents who had retired out here and then fell in love not only with this beautiful island but also with the Spanish nurse who helped me look after them!! We're now married with a teenage son and I work as a tour guide. I founded the Jeep Safari Menorca company, which though successful I decided to sell to have more time with my family. I also work with the new owner as a driver-guide.

Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare purchased this villa in 2000

Why Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare chose Minorca (Menorca)

This used to be our home, but when we decided to move to the lovely village of Alaior to be closer to our son's school and to work, we decided to keep it on as a holiday let. I used to spend many fantastic holidays here and my wife and I love it when our guests also have a great time here.

Menorca is a beautiful island, and besides that it's tranquil and very very safe.

What makes this villa unique

This house has that unique home from home feel about it, which so many holiday lets lack. My wife enjoys decorating and gardening and she made the house so nice for all of the family.

Apart from that it enjoys it has a great private swimming pool, a lovely garden, spectacular views and is in a quiet area of the resort yet within an easy stroll of the centre.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alaior in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , third bed is in a mezzanine space above twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , these are bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , these are bunk beds
  • There is air-conditioning in bedrooms two and three, and fans in the other rooms which don't get so hot as they only receive some sun in the early morning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is wi-fi. There are 2 indoor dining tables, one in the kitchen and one in the dining room, each with 6 chairs. There is also a new terrace table seating 8. The terrace has a BBQ. There is another wooden table, seating 6 on the roof terrace. There are 6 sun loungers, an outdoor swing-sofa and a bench. The villa has 2 water heaters allowing sufficient hot water for larger groups.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Beautiful villa, with large private pool, barbecue, sea views and lovely garden
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

Splendid villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is deceptively spacious and roomy and was an excellent choice for our family of seven including two active young grandchildren. There is plenty of seating inside and out and the property is pleasantly screened from the neighbours with plants, trees and bamboo fencing. The roof terrace is great for evening relaxation and has great views out to sea.

Francis and Maica's occasional visits to maintain the pool and garden were very discreet and did not intrude on our privacy. They were both very helpful during our two week stay and take great pride in keeping their family home in pristine condition.

This is our second visit to Cala en Porter and with it's proximately to the airport, lovely beach, it is not as commercialised as other resorts on the island. We will definitely visit again.

Graham T 11/07/2017

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham and Eileen and all the family, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was wonderful to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again! Francis and Maica
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5

Lovely, clean, peaceful, well equipped Villa

  • 5 of 5

My family of four have just returned after spending a week at this lovely villa. The first thing that strikes you is how spacious the place is particularly the kitchen and living area. Francis and Marcia obviously take a lot of pride in the appearance and cleanliness of the villa as it is spotless inside. The exterior and garden are adorned with a wide variety of beautiful flowers and plants.

The pool is bigger than the photos suggested and that was a bonus as we spent a lot of time in it during the week. We spent most evenings sitting at the table and swing bench in the BBQ area which was really pleasant.

There are four air conditioning units, 1 in the kitchen, 1 in the living area and 2 of the bedrooms but to be honest we didn't use them during the day. With the windows and doors open, it was plenty cool enough. The only time we used them was the 2 bedroom ones overnight as we had the windows closed whilst sleeping.

The shops/restaurants and bars are no more than a 10 minute walk away.

I can't praise the villa enough and would definitely recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you wonderful review. You were great guests too! We are glad you enjoyed the house and your holidays and we would love to see you again!
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5

A relaxing and enjoyable holiday home

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here during the first two weeks of April. The owners were very helpful during the booking process to answer any questions and this continued during our stay. The owner met us on our arrival and showed us all the details, which was welcome.

The house was very clean and tidy and everything worked as it should have done. The beds were very comfortable. Bed sheets and towels were changed at the weekend and the pool was regularly cleaned. A new washing machine was useful too.

As we cooked the majority of our meals in the house, the well-equipped kitchen

was really appreciated. The view from the roof terrace to the sea was good and enabled some lovely sunset photographs.

We loved sitting on the swing chair on the patio as well as relaxing by the pool. As we visited in April, the water in the swimming pool was cold (we had been pre-warned about this) but during the second week, with temperatures in the low 20’s we were able to use it to an extent. If we got cold, there was a constant supply of hot water for a warming shower afterwards.

Cala En Porter was quiet during our visit, which was what we wanted. The streets were quiet and the atmosphere was very relaxing. With our hire car, (we used Poppy Car Hire, good value and excellent service), we found it easiest to go to the nearest supermarket in Mahon which was only a 15 minute drive. The local supermarkets are fine for emergencies but are pricier and less well stocked. They are a ten-minute walk from the house.

The house made an excellent base to visit the rest of the island and it was a really relaxing place to stay if we didn’t feel like going out. The house was very comfortable and with just the two of us, we never felt cramped and had plenty of spare space. The furniture is good quality and suited to the property. The awning over the interior dining room window was welcome as the sun was strong in the afternoon and leading up to the sunset.

Overall, we feel we made an excellent decision to stay here and really enjoyed what it had to offer. The owners have worked hard to make this the place it is. We would happily recommend this to anyone thinking of visiting Menorca.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A real home from home

  • 5 of 5

The villa is exactly as described. It is deceptively big and was clean, well maintained and well equipped. It is situated in a quiet residential area but only a 10-15 minute walk to the centre and the amenities. The pool area is delightful. There are numerous plants in pots and beds, a lawned area and plenty of sunbeds. It is really well cared for.There is also a swing seat which was really comfortable and sitting there was a pleasure. It was quiet and very relaxing. Our flight was arriving late on a Saturday night but Francis offered to get some provisions in and was there to greet us at the villa and show us round. He was thoughtful and helpful and always willing to help with tips and advice. It was a lovely holiday and we would not hesitate to return here some day. We would also not hesitate to recommend the villa - it's a real home from home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful time in this beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate. Everything was clean, tidy, organised and just as you would expect thoutful and caring hosts to have it. The pool was lovely and clean and the surrounding area clearly safe so for a family with young children - perfect! The only problem we all had was that the holiday came and went all too quickly but we all relaxed and felt very refreshed when we returned to England. Francis was most helpful whilst we were there, providing maps, clear directions and also advice as to good places to visit. He and his wife clearly take pride and care in what the do and at no point did we feel unwelcome! Thank you both for allowing us to come and stay and we definitely put this top of our list of places we have stayed compared to other properties like this. We hope to come back again one day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and Maica and I are happy you found everything so nice. We want all our guests to have a great holiday. It was wonderful to meet you and we hope to see you all again.
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5

A lovely villa with a lovely homely feel

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely big villa and all 8 of us enjoyed it for one week (4 adults & 4 children). It's big enough to have your own space should you need it for 5 minutes.

A lovely big kitchen with all the pots, pans and utensils that you need to make a family meal.

Lots of chairs so you always had somewhere to sit.

Comfy beds (that's a MUST for me with back problems). Big fridge and full size freezer if you wish to do a big shop. Best places to eat in October were Samoa, and Sa Paisa. In July we preferred EL Pulpo but it was closed in October.

The beach was still nice and warm but a little bit windy, that did help dry our wet washing though!

All in all we enjoyed our stay in this villa and Francis and Maria are great hosts and very trustworthy if you are thinking of booking after reading this. This was our 4th visit to Cala En Porter.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was great to meet you all and we're happy you enjoyed the villa and your holiday so much. Hope to see you again soon!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Mahon
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Various
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Mahon
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Various
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Cala en Porter
Car: not necessary

The beautiful beach of Calan Porter is very safe with crystal clear water, within a cliff lined cove at the end of a deep valley. It is 3 minutes drive or about 15 minutes walk (including steps) from the villa.

The centre, about 10 minutes walk, has a wide range of restaurants and bars, with different types of entertainment and also childrens' games areas. There are various supermarkets which can provide free delivery service if required.

5 minutes walk away is what is perhaps the world's most beautiful disco: the Xoroi caves, situated in caves half way down the cliffs, which is also open during the day for visits and in the evening they have a chill out session with views of the sun setting over Majorca.

However the villa itself is very quiet. The music from the disco cannot be heard at all. There is a nice countryside walk to the nearby idyllic Calas Coves, the 'cove of the caves'.

By bus you can reach Mahon which has a open air market twice a week. It also boasts the second biggest natural harbour in the world. You can take a boat trip around the beautiful harbour, stroll along the quay-side packed with yachts and have a drink or a meal at one of the numerous water-side bars and restaurants.

In high season there is also a bus service to the pretty local village of Alaior which has an evening handicraft market accompanied by live music in the streets.

Menorca is a biosphere reserve, very unspoilt and there are many beautiful beaches and countryside walks to enjoy. The local jeep safari can pick you up at the house and take you off the beaten track to discover some of the hidden jewels of the island.

Menorca is a small island so if you choose to hire a car nowhere is more than an hour away. Moreover driving is easy as the roads are in good condition and there is little traffic.

By car you can visit the water parks, go on boat trips, play golf, go wind-surfing, diving, see the spectacular horse show and in summer there are often colourful and traditional local festivals which are great fun.

There are many places of interest to visit such as Monte Toro mountain from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island, the former capital Ciutadella (a national monument), the delightful fishing village of Fornells, prehistoric monuments, fortresses and charming villages.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alaior, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
for 7 nights
£1,695
 
 
Late High
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Festivals Mahon
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£662
for 7 nights
£662
 
 
Mid-Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£789
for 7 nights
£789
 
 
September - October
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
October-November
7 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Christmas 2017
14 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£898
for 14 nights
£449
 
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£636
for 7 nights
£636
 
 
May
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
Early June
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,049
for 7 nights
£1,049
 
 
Festivals San Joan
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,348
for 7 nights
£1,348
 
 
Early High
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
High
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,845
for 7 nights
£1,845
 
 
Late High, Mahon Festivals
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
mid September
10 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
Late September
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 7 nights
£1,065
 
 
September-October
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£899
for 7 nights
£899
 
 
October-November
6 Oct 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£636
for 7 nights
£636
 
 
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
£998
for 14 nights
£499
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
£750
for 14 nights
£375
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

For groups of more than 6 people we charge 25-49 pounds/extra person (according to time of year). We charge a small fee (£25/cot/stay) for cots unless this is covered by the fee charged for larger groups.

Clarification on cancellation policy:If cancelled dates are re-booked deposits will be re-funded in full

Changeover day normally Saturday, but flexible early and late season.

Usually check-out time is 10am and check-in time 2 pm. Clients can leave luggage at villa whilst it is being cleaned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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