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Secluded villa with private pool, 360 views, gardens near safe sandy beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden and private pool, 3 terraces , parking

Situated in the unique surroundings of the Menorca Parc Natural declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve on 1993, Casa Margarita offers a unique blend of tranquility and privacy. Approached by a secluded drive, the property offers panoramic views over the S'Albufera lake with its teeming bird life, Menorca's highest point, Monte Toro and the nearby former fishing village of Es Grau nestling on the edge of the sea less than a mile away. The extensive gardens planted with oleander, palms and bougainvillea and graced by ancient olive trees offer a range of shady retreats.

Around the outside of the villa are terraces that offer comfortable seating in sun or shade as well as a Menorcan-style built-in barbecue overlooking a lower terrace graced with lemon trees. Loungers are provided around the large pool that has Roman steps for easy access. it is professionally cleaned regularly. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the turning circle at the bottom of the drive.

Inside, Casa Margarita provides 1 bedroom with a king size bed, double wardrobe and chest of drawers as well as bedside cabinets with reading lamps. 2 further bedrooms provide matching twin beds, one has an ensuite shower room with toilet and wash-basin and one has a large double wardrobe. All the bedrooms look out onto the gardens and enjoy recently installed air-conditioning and central heating. The family bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, washbasin and toilet.

The bedroom accommodation is reached down 3 shallow steps from a mezzanine hall with dresser and chest. A further 3 shallow steps lead up to the lounge and indoor dining area furnished with a wooden dining table and chairs for 6, comfortable sofas, coffee table and stereo. There is a wood-burner for chilly evenings. French doors open from the lounge to the pool area and to the barbecue terrace where there is a large, built-in barbecue in the local style. The modern, well-equipped kitchen provides a washing machine and drying line, dishwasher, microwave, fridge- freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob and toaster. It also has French doors leading to the pool terrace. A large roof terrace is reached by an outdoor staircase and is furnished with seating from which to enjoy views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. The swimming pool has both a deep and a shallow end as well as shallow Roman steps and has been completely refurbished in 2018.

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Member since: 2016
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Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Patricia

David is a retired Dental Surgeon who teaches at the University Dental Hospital. Patricia is a Professor in the Sociology of Education. We have three grown-up children and have recently been delighted with the arrival of three young grandchildren. The family has lived in the same large old house that we renovated since 1983 situated in a country village that nestles beneath the beautiful Cotswold hills between Bristol and Gloucester about 100 miles to the West of London. We are keen gardeners and have brought the love of gardening that we developed in Gloucestershire to our home in Menorca which is named after Patricia's Mother who enabled us to buy it and would have loved it.

Patricia purchased this villa in 1996

Why Patricia chose Mahón

Our family first came to Menorca when we rented a holiday villa in the S'Albufera Natural Park. Little did we know that we would fall in love with an island that had so much to offer and a location that is truly unique. The Natural Park, formerly farm land, has been allowed to revert to a wild state in which all kinds of trees and wild-flowers grow in profusion, providing homes for a range of wild-life including tortoises and nightingales as well as birds of prey. The large lake that forms the centre-piece of the Park is home to a host of sea birds and migratory species who stop off in Menorca on their way from Africa to Northern Europe. Only a few houses have been built within the Park so that within this very special setting we found a villa that offered total seclusion and peace - a real 'get away from it all' yet one from which you can see for miles in every direction. Each year that goes by we get to love more and more our scenic coastal walks on the Cami de Cavalls that circles the island, the huge variety of safe sandy beaches and the endless attractions of the historic city of Mahon which offers a range of thriving shops, markets and restaurants, it's narrow winding streets with their whitewashed houses and wrought-iron balconies provide a vivid reminder of the island's chequered colonial past. And as we discovered the 'real' Menorca, we look forward each year to the annual fiestas from July to Septmber when every village has its particular celebration and jaleo of 'dancing' horses.

What makes this villa unique

As you approach Casa Margarita along its secluded drive, you can tell you are coming to somewhere special. Ahead of you are views of the whitewashed cottages of the little fishing village of Es Grau, of the waves casting spray over the rocks and a yacht or two anchored in the tranquil waters of the bay; to right and left, olive and pistachio bushes, pine trees and wild fennel stretch in all directions until you reach the bougainvillea-clad frontage of the villa with the its swimming pool welcoming you invitingly. There will be a welcome pack waiting for you to enjoy some immediate refreshment after your journey.

As you collapse into the comfy chairs of the shady terrace, you begin to tune into the sounds of silence - the songs of birds in the neighbouring trees and the wind whispering through the bushes. Climb the stairs to the roof terrace to see across the island to its highest point, Monte Toro and a stunning view of the lake, only a short walk away. Around the villa the garden abounds with flowering oleander, lantana and geraniums which you can enjoy as you stroll around or lounge on one of the shady terraces.

Only a few minutes drive away, the safe sandy beach of Es Grau awaits you with its beach-side cafes and restaurant and pedalos, canoes and catamarans for hire as well as bicycles in the village. A short walk over the cliff brings you to a series of almost deserted sandy beaches for family picnics, snorkelling or a welcome siesta.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , it is possible to make a cot available at a small cost.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , this bedroom has an ensuite shower room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Secluded villa with private pool, 360 views, gardens near safe sandy beach.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful location with perfect views of the lake and the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable accommodation. Well equipped and clean. The garden is laid out beautifully with a good choice of seating areas. Sitting on the rooftop terrace is particularly lovely watching the sun setting. It is very quiet and peaceful and the Sardinian Warblers singing are a joy to listen to. We very much appreciated the lucky owners making it available for visitors such as us to enjoy. Thank you. We would highly recommend Casa

Margarita to anyone who loves a peaceful haven.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent villa, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

It was a brilliant week, thank you Patricia.

Only minor annoyance was not receiving the directions to the premises until the last minute, after various frenzied efforts to make contact!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your week at our villa. We are sorry that you did nor receice joining details in good time. These should have come through automatically from Owners Direct but clearly they did not arrive. We have taken up the matter with them so hopefully it will not be a problem for other guests.
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Exceptional location, wonderful villa with fantastic pool and amazing views of the surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

Wow, where to start with this gem of a villa! Firstly all communications with Patricia have been great, from initial booking and answering questions on the villa / area before we arrived. We are a family of 4 and wanted a very chilled out relaxing week and we certainly had that from the moment we arrived. If you're looking for similar, look no further than this property. The pool is a great size and the grounds / gardens are a credit to the owners. There's several different terraces / eating areas to chose from so we had tapas with a different view each night. The BBQ terrace has the best view of any BBQ I've ever seen and you won't find better! We spent every night watching the sunsets from there over the nature park towards Mount Toro. The bedrooms are all a good size and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We met the tortoise a few times in the garden and there were plenty of lizards to watch during our stay. Although we hired a car (which you'd need for the supermarket shop etc) we just didn't want to leave this wonderful home so stayed put all week and had plenty of fun in the pool. The most relaxed holiday we've ever had and in the most amazing location. If you're looking for the perfect villa in a great, secluded location, this is the one. We'll definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Cash Margarita. You clearly loved the house and the environment of the Natural Park where the villa is located as much as we do. Thank your being great guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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a top-experience on a top-location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an wonderfull vacation with our daughters and their boyfriends in your beautiful house and on this quiet and beautiful Island. The whole day and night we heared the singing of an Nightingale ( so we said to each other: a day-and Nightingale) We love birds and we saw a lot of them. We used your fire-place for a BBQ. During sunset with a magnificent view.

We can recommand your place to those you love quietness and beauty.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa

  • 4 of 5

We were let down at the last minute with accommodation and luckily for us this villa was available. The owners were very helpful and answered any questions we had. We were delighted with this villa. The housekeeper cleaned to a very high standard. The outside area was stunning and our children loved the pool. I would recommend this villa and would love to return in the future.

Mike & Jo

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing ! A wonderful week with my family !

  • 5 of 5

We all had an amazing time from the moment we first set eyes on casa margarita

The setting was idyllic the villa so lovely and the pool bought hours of fun.

A little bonus were the two tortoises that we made friends with in the garden !!

We would defiantly like to go back !

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at Casa Margarita. It is indeed a special place, convenient for all sorts of activities yet so very peaceful and secluded. The tortoises clearly agree!
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Es Grau
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Es Grau
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Es Grau
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in a teh S'Albufera Natural Park which has an interesting Visitor Centre. The Park covers a large area and is very rural with just a few houses. There is a large lake that attracts many different bird species especially during migrations.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £100

Our changeover day is Saturday and bookings are normally for a week from Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.