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Front Sea View Duplex, swim accross the street and walk to Cales Fonts

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom duplex with sea view and access to swim area.

The property is located in Sol del Este an urbanization in the town of Es Castell, at the very entrance on the Harbor in Menorca. It is called Sun of the East because it is the very first location where the sun rises in Spain. Hard to find rustic two bedroom, two bathroom duplex with sea view and access to swim, walking distance to the picturesque Cales Fonts, full of restaurants, shopping and bars, all with amazing water views; Es Castell is just about 2.5 km from Mahon, the capital of the island. If you prefer not to rent a car, by bus you can access Mahon and the southern beaches as well as Ciudadella. If you hire a car, there is plenty a parking right at the entrance of the Duplex. Property located on the second floor on the building, no elevator, after accessing a private outdoor patio. On the 1st floor is a dining room, full bathroom, kitchen, laundry room a bedroom living room and balcony, these last three with sea view . On the second floor is a suite, and a terrace.

Magdalena Portella Del Carmen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Magdalena Portella Del Carmen

Hello! I am from Menorca, I am fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, and some Italian. I know the island very well, I would love to take the time to explain everything you would like to know!

Beaches, restaurants, bars, ect... Where the locals go to eat, the best hidden places of the island!

I am easy going and flexible to meet you needs!!! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!!!

If you would like to call be the best way is to do it via WhastApp on either number listed, or if you don't have access, you may call me at +1 858 335 6328 always between 9am to 9 pm Pacific Time.

See you in Menorca!!!!!

Magdalena Portella Del Carmen purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Magdalena Portella Del Carmen chose Es Castell

I purchased this property because it met all my requirements, I could take the children swimming across the street in Cala Padera, the apartment complex shadows the Fisherman Village structure from the famous complex in Binibeca, a beach area in the south of the island, which I love, but it is very close to Mahon the capital. We can walk in the evening to have dinner to Cales Fonts an amazing fisherman harbor full of restaurants bars and shops.

What makes this apartment unique

I love the feeling the area provides of being in a rural area right in front of the sea, at the very entrance of the Harbor, seeing all the boats coming and going, it never gets boring! The duplex has an amazing rustic décor. I felt in love when I first saw it and I can't never give it up. My children are a bit grown up so we are spending our summers closer to their friends.


3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Beautiful view & great location

  • 4 of 5

My fiancé and I have just spent a relaxing week at this apartment. The balcony has a beautiful view overlooking the harbour which we enjoyed our breakfast & coffee on every morning; it appeared safe enough to us! It's in a great location with just a short walk to lots of restaraunts and shops, and a 5 minute taxi ride to the centre of Mahon.

I would recommend the Barcelo hotel roof top terrace if you want to watch the sunset whilst drinking cocktails. It's a shame that the small restaraunt over the road isn't open as that would have been ideal! If you visit the cente of Mahon on Tuesday evenings you can enjoy live music at most of the restaraunts and bars. I would also recommend hiring a bike from bikeMenorca to cycle around the island and see some beautiful sites. It was only 15 euros to hire for a full day!

The apartment has a very Spanish feel with lots of cute & quirky touches. It can get hot in the night but we opened all of the Windows & sprayed mosquito spray in the bedroom which really helped.

We sunbathed around the harbour which was so peaceful and just 10 steps to the apartment if we needed our drinks topping up!

Magdalena was very friendly and welcoming and I will definately be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful and full of character

  • 4 of 5

My husband, daughter and I have just returned from a week stay here. We found the property charming, beautiful view, very clean and comfortable apartment with lovely character. We didn't use the washing machine, so can't comment, but the fridge was fine, no leaking, and no trouble with the boiler either. It is true that the bathroom upstairs has no door, but the wardrobe door beside opens enough to screen the bathroom and provide privacy. The apartment complex was lovely with attractive gardens and very peaceful neighbours. We arrived during fiesta week, so it was very lively at night for the first few nights, with a great deal of music coming from the bar near the boardwalk beach, however this stopped when the fiesta ended, and we had no other noise at night. We did enjoy some fantastic firework displays from the balcony. The rail did not appear to us to be rotten - I leaned out over it on several occaisons and it felt very robust. Windows on opposite sides of the apartment open to allow lovely through breeze. My husband and I had no trouble from mosquitoes, but my daughter was savaged on the first night. We used the repellent spray that was provided in the apartment and she had no furhter bites after that.

Cales Fonts is a bustling little sea front with a range of bars and restaurants, and easy walking distance. I would recommend Bar Lemon - run by a Spanish couple who were very friendly and gave excellent recommendations about good places to eat. We wished we had spoken to them sooner! Avoid Dinkums - caters very much for a 'British market' and proprietor and staff were very rude. We left before ordering! Apparently Nikki's and La Pulperia are very good. We ate in Sa Cala on a couple of nights - good range of tapas, and friendly staff. La Miramar was pleasant, but expensive for what we had.

The apartment has excellent access to a wide range of activities. Great sailing and paddle boarding at Fornells, and prehistoric sites really worth a visit, as are beaches in the north and villages around Binibeca.

We were very pleased with our stay, returned rested and happy. Magdalena could not have been more helpful, and was very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well past it's best

  • 1 of 5

First of all the balcony wooden rail was rotted out, I wouldn't place any weight on it unless you want to join the neighbor below. Secondly the kitchen boiler leaks fumes back into the building, I had to push the flue into the gap in the wall, just as well we had windows open or there could be fatalities! Who know when it was last checked. Thirdly the top floor bathroom has no door as seen in the photographs, that's helpful if you don't need privacy and like to converse with the the flats opposite. Talking of the derelict flats, the ones at the rear of the property have a stagnant partially filled pool that needs to be disinfected before the mosquitos spread more havoc! With no air conditioning it's nice to be able to open a window without being on the menu! Oh don't forget the washing machine with 2kg wash load, that leaks water everywhere, better to have a shower with your clothes on, quicker and more effective! It's a shame it could turn out to be a good place if some time and money was spent up grading it from student flat to something that you want to remember as a nice holiday place, get rid of the charity shop miss matched mugs etc and take it seriously, if you can when living in America!! The property was passably clean but not the cooker hood. Would I recommend it "no". The best part is the view, if don't fall over the balcony!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and Marion, thanks so much for both of your reviews. Marion's in the 3 Star review below, Paul must have felt compelled to leave a second one which I am happy to address. The balcony wooden rail issue most defently has been fix, since the community is in charged of that, it took longer than expected. The kitchen boiler gets revised on a yearly basis, myself has been living in the apartment this summer and haven't had any issues. The safety of my tenants is my priority. The opposite building is hotel, which has been closed since 2004 and the pool gets empty every summer. In regards to the washing machine, there is instructions in English which are given to all the tenants, Marion unfortunately did not read them, and actually broke the washing machine, which cost €110 to repair. Most defenetly new beautiful cups have been place in the kitchen. If bathroom privacy is required for couples using the Master Bedroom/Bathroom, there is a second bathroom downstairs which will provide that. Thanks again for your reviews and the opportunity to address them with the improvements we have made.
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good location

  • 3 of 5

This was a nice property with a fantastic view and our family enjoyed our stay. The lacks proper maintenance which is a shame as it would be excellent if the property was better maintained. Simple things like having a working washing machine and a fridge freezer that did not leak all over the floor.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. The washing machine works great, my guest unfortunatetly didn't read the instructions. Yes, we could use a new fridge and but leak stopped right away. Thanks again for staying in Sol del Este. Views a everything.
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Prices & Availability

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April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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July-August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

For rentals of more than a week an optional cleaning, linens and towels replacement is available for 40 euros.

At the time of the booking a 100 pound deposit is required, eight weeks before arrival the reminder will be due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sol del Este in Minorca (Menorca)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sea view
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sea view
  • 1st bathroom downstairs has been remodeled with a building in shower, no bath tub. 2nd bathroom upstairs has a shower no bath tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • 1st large bedroom downstairs with two single beds which can be made to a double bed with a large building in closet with draws. and amazing sea view. 2nd bedroom upstairs with a double bed in suite bathroom, building in closet and two chest draws and a large mirror.
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is no A/C in the property but it is rarely is need it as the duplex faces one side to the North and the other side to the South allowing for a constant breeze cooling the duplex, not so much in high heat days with no breeze with normally take place a few days every summer.

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