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Two bed apartment with spectacular sea views, 2 pools, minutes to beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Self-catering, with 2 balconies (sea views), gardens, 2 pools, pvte beach access

A lovely (2 twin bedroom) self-catering apartment with stunning sea views (with two balconies both with sea views) set in tranquil gardens in the exclusive Menorcan resort of Playas de Fornells. The safe, shallow unspoilt bay and beach of Cala Tirant are a 2 minute level stroll away via a private beach access.

Residents are welcome to use two shared swimming pools (one for toddlers) both of which enjoy stunning views out to sea and across to the beach and bay. These pools are only one minute down the garden from the apartment.

Local supermarkets, open every day, provide a wide range of fresh and frozen produce, including freshly baked bread and milk, making self catering a breeze. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.

Please note - Playas de Fornells is a quiet, relaxing family orientated resort. Whilst not essential, car hire is recommended for the more adventurous. Although there is a wealth of activities to do on your door step.

Fornells: A 5 minute drive away is the picturesque fishing village of Fornells. Famous for food (seafood in particular), Fornells provides an excellent selection of restaurants and bars, non-tourist shops, a market, banks and even a children playground which has swings, a slide etc. The King of Spain is said to eat here when holiday on Menorca. The nearest golf course at Son Parc is just 10 minutes drive.

Mahon: A 20 minute drive away is Mahon, the capital of Menorca since 1721. It has strategic importance being one of the largest natural harbours in the world.

The port itself is relaxing by day and buzzing by night, with many bars and restaurants.

With narrow streets, pleasant shady squares with welcoming pavement cafes and shopping that ranges from the twice weekly market to the expensive designer boutiques, Mahon is a must on every visit to Menorca. As too is Ciutadella the former capital which is an historical magical port.

The apartment is unique in the resort as it benefits from two balconies (both with sea views) and also you access the apartment at ground level, but it is elevated inside, as our neighbor is built into the rock below. As a result the entry provides easy access with children and the elderly alike, but as you are at first floor level once inside, it provides privacy, stunning views, and it is safer, as the children cannot just run down the garden to the pool from the back of the apartment.

More Details

Tracy & Paul Rayner
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, all languages ok if via email
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely holiday and really enjoyed our first visit to Menorca, the beaches especially were lovely! I hope that the summer rental market is good for you too. Best regards Mark
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Es Mercadal in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - Twin
    Bedroom 2 - Twin
  • 2 twins, plus fold out bed (for hire) available for fifth person if required (see further comments below) Also a cot is available for hire.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Extra fold up beds can be provided on request at additional cost plus charge for extra occupancy. Please note - the property is designed to comfortably accommodate 4 adults, although a party of 5 can be accommodated if it includes small children. No smoking allowed inside apartment. Ceiling fans are installed in the bedrooms and open plan living area. Additionally there are stand alone fans available, these have been more than adequate for the comfort of our guests. Daily maid service available for extra cost. If you bring your own computer wireless broadband available at our managing agents offices or our friends Bar Okapi. Otherwise there are internet cafes in Fornells and Es Mercedal. The tv available for use with the dvd and video player only. Skye can be viewed at Bar Okapi. Beside the dvd, videos and books we have available for your use in the apartment further ones are available from our managing agents if requested.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Two bed apartment with spectacular sea views, 2 pools, minutes to beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic stay in this great apartment. We had never been to Playa De Fornells before however it is a really beautiful spot perfect for all water sports and activities. The apartment itself was very clean and well equipped. It had everything that we required for a family of four plus more! Despite temperatures of more than 30 degrees most days the apartment stayed cool despite not having any air conditioning. The apartment is also in a very quiet area with direct access to the beach and pool which was just perfect for us. The owners Tracy and Paul provided excellent communication prior to our holiday and also provided lots of useful information that helped us find our way about when we were there. The apartment is looked after by a local property management company who were also incredibly friendly and helpful during our stay. Menorca is a beautiful, friendly island and this apartment makes a great base to explore everything that the island has to offer. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

Menorca is a beautiful place and the apartment was cosy, comfortable and perfectly situated to the pool, beach and local amenities.

We had a lovely time and are definitely hoping to return next year. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for completing the review, it is much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday so much you want to return, akin to many of our guests who have repeat visits.; Look forward to you enjoying your holiday in our apartment again next year. Kind regards Tracy
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Very Good and very clean it had all you needed.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was ideal for us it was very centrol for the beach,supermarkets and the restaurants.The area is very quiet and layed back.Gill at MC management was very helpfull with local info.We had a great holiday and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heimschuh, Steiermark, Austria

Just like paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved to stay in your wonderful house at Bancalets and for sure we will come back and recommend it to our friends - we felt like being at home!

The equipment in the house is perfect – after all we did not use the microwave and the oven – the restaurants around do have nice dishes so we did not need to cook: Okapi Bar was our favourite for drinks and together with the kids we preferred eating at Ca Dolce, owned by Maria and her husband, a very nice Menorquin couple who run a little restaurant and supermarket.

Our children enjoyed very much the swimming pool and also to fight against the waves at Playa Tirant. Due to the wonderful weather it was also possible to snorkle just a few steps down to the sea.

All in all we felt very comfortable, also due to the information which was given to us beforehand, and we had wonderful holidays – we have to thank a lot Tracy and Paul for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cologne, Germany

Schöen Ferien auf Menorca

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben uns in der Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt und schöne Urlaube dort verbracht. Die Lage der Wohnung in der Anlage ist zentral und Fornells Plage selbst liegt zentral, so dass wir die Insel prima erkunden konnten. Und durch die wunderbare Nähe der Wohnung zum Strand gings abends immer noch ans Meer. Die Wohnung selbst ist nett und zweckmäßig eingerichtet. In der Küche findest sich (fast) alles, um auch jeden Abend zu kochen.

Den Garten haben wir mit unsern Kindern zum Spielen gut genutzt und die Kinder haben sich im Pool vergnügt. Wir alle haben den schönen Blick auf die Bucht beim Abendessen oder Frühstück sehr genossen. Die Ruhe der Umgebung selbst in der Hochsaison war für uns sehr angenehm.

Wir denken mit viel Freude an unsere Aufenthalte in der Wohnung.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: (As my German is poor, I have first responded in English, but have translated to German at the end of the my response, as I wanted to make sure my comments were not lost in translation. I do hope you understand and apologise for my lack of knowledge of your language.) My response in English: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, its much appreciated. As although we do get lots of great comments from our former guests, unfortunately most are sent via email directly to us, so are not included in the official reviews. Your review will definitely reassure potential guests that the place is as beautiful as the website shows. Your wonderful comments are so lovely to receive and it gives us great satisfaction in knowing that families holidaying in our apartment have had a great time. We also were really pleased that you chose our apartment for the second year running this year to enjoy your summer holiday again, its the best complement we could wish for. We find many of our guests make return visits. Your family were again, like last year, a pleasure to deal with. We hope your family keep safe and well and look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Kind regards Tracy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Meine Antwort in deutscher Sprache Danke so sehr für die Zeit nehmen, unser Eigentum zu überprüfen, seine sehr geschätzt. Als obwohl wir viele tolle Kommentare von unseren ehemaligen Gäste bekommen wollen, leider die meisten per E-Mail direkt an uns geschickt, so dass nicht in den offiziellen Bewertungen enthalten. Ihr Beitrag wird auf jeden Fall versichern, potentielle Gäste, dass es so schön wie die Website zeigt. Ihre wunderbare Kommentare sind so schön zu erhalten und es gibt uns große Genugtuung zu wissen, dass Familien Urlaub in unserer Wohnung haben eine tolle Zeit hatten. Wir waren auch sehr froh, dass Sie unsere Wohnung wählte für das zweite Jahr in Folge in diesem Jahr Ihren Sommerurlaub wieder genießen, der beste ergänzen wir nur wünschen können. Wir finden einige unserer Gäste machen Gegenbesuche. Ihre Familie war wieder wie letztes Jahr, eine Freude zu behandeln. Wir hoffen, Ihre Familie zu sichern und gut und freuen uns, mit Ihnen zu tun in der Zukunft wieder. Herzliche Grüße Tracy
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holiday in minorca apartment

  • 5 of 5

i went to the apartment with my daughter and mum. we had a lovely time and although we didnt hire a car we where still able to visit many places on the island via public transport. there are buses into various places and we used to get a bus into the main depot and then take a bus to the other side of the island. the bus service was excellent. we found the apartment cosy and homely and we had local shops near by and local restaurants to eat out if we wanted to. we where near the beach and also visited local hotel swimming pools which they didnt mind you doing as long as you used there services for drinks etc.

the apartment was well serviced with a local company meeting and greeting you and providing valuable information about the area.

i would definetly use this apartment again and intend to return with my husband for another stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: not necessary

A short flight from the UK and a 30 minute drive bring you to this exclusive resort in the North of Menorca.

The self-catering apartment, benefiting from 2 shared pools, sits in beautiful landscaped gardens and is a short stroll from a golden sandy beach and sheltered bay at Cala Tiran via a private beach access.

Cafes, restaurants and even a cocktail bar are all within short walking distance, though this is a quiet resort. Fornells, a traditional fishing village famous for seafood, is a 5 minute drive.

The historic cities of Mahon and Ciutadella are a short drive away. Not to mention the fabulous array of other beautiful beaches and famous golf course.

Other Activities: snorkeling, hiking, (potholing and cricket also available on the island)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Es Mercadal, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Includes towels and linen (changed weekly), but please bring your own beach/pool towels. Daily maid service available at extra cost on request.
Cot available on request (£30pw) but please bring your own linen. High chair available on request (£30pw). Tariff is negotiable if staying for two weeks or hiring both just ask. Fold up bed available on request at extra cost.
Bathroom has over-bath shower. Fully equipped kitchen including kettle, toaster, microwave and coffee maker. Washing machine and dryer.
Our local managing agents will meet you on arrival in resort (if out of hours there is a key safe available). But they are available each day (Sunday in an emergency) and are more than happy to provide help and advise if required. If you have any problems whilst away, please advise them immediately, they will be happy to assist.

Rates confirmed on booking. Deposit of 20% due on booking, remainder 8 weeks prior to departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.