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Secluded Villa with Private Pool

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


About the property

Villa in Binibeca, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Quiet Location, 8 minutes Walk to the Sandy Beach

Villa Helene is a spacious villa situated, together with its own private swimming pool, barbecue and patio, within its own walled grounds in a quiet residential road at Binibeca. Binibeca is a quiet and most attractive resort, some 8 miles from Mahon and the airport. It extends from a picturesque fishing village to the west and as far as Cala Torret, an attractive hamlet to the east, and includes a marina as well as its own beautiful sheltered and sandy beach.

Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2017

About Martin

I am a retired Banker having worked in the city for all my working life.

I am married to Helene and have three daughters, one of whom has given us three lovely grand daughters.

We fell in love with Menorca on our honeymoon, some 40 years ago, and promised ourselves that if we were ever able, we would like to have a holiday home there.

Some 5 years later we found that we were able to buy a plot in Binibeca and shortly afterwards, built Villa Helene. We have been visiting this lovely (and still largely unspoilt) Island ever since.

Helene and I are happy to share our holiday home with family, friends and guests. We only ask that all visitors treat the Villa like their own home, as we do.

Martin Hooff

Martin purchased this villa in 1970

Why Martin chose San Luis

My wife and I fell in love with Menorca on our honey moon. We chose Binibeca as the ideal location because it was small yet already well established, had a lot of character, the locals were friendly and anxious to show off their English, and most important - there were no hotels within 3 miles.

A safe and sandy beach was a 'prerequisite' as were the closeness of two supermarkets, several restaurants, bars and shops. Binibeca had all the requirements for a quiet and relaxing 'villa' holiday.

For the more energetic and/or adventurous - there is a small marina with water sports. Tennis and squash nearby, and even cricket a few miles away!

Binibeca is only 15 minutes drive from the airport and the same distance from Mahon the capital.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy the fact the villa is located in a quiet residential road rather than a claustrophobic complex.

We are fortunate enough to own our own swimming pool rather than having to share with other villas.

The garden is now fully established and offers complete seclusion.

Everything needed for a villa holiday is within easy walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write and thank you for the hire of your lovely villa. We all had an amazing time using the pool, exploring the garden with the children and playing with the endless number of buckets, spades and watering cans! The villa is incredibly well equipped which made cooking, washing and general day to day 'toddler and baby' jobs so much easier then anticipated. Clare June 2012.

I wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Helene. The villa was just perfect for us. We will definitely be renting it again in the future. Heather August 2011.

Thank you for a lovely week - this place is heavenly. Mike July 2012.
Oct 2003
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Binibequer in Binibeca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: One double bed. Bedroom 2: Two single beds. Bedroom 3: The third bedroom is large and contains two adult sized bunk beds as well as two single beds. There is an en-suite bathroom attached which includes a self-contained shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa, together with a 'Welcome Pack' is prepared for your arrival. All linen is supplied (except beach towels) and is changed weekly. Sorry, no pets allowed. Outside: The lounge opens out on to an extensive patio which surrounds the 9 x 4.5m completely secluded swimming pool and purpose-built barbecue. Pool house, patio furniture, terraces (part shaded), easily accessible roof terrace, outside shower. The walled garden consists mainly of shrubs and mature trees.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Secluded Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 7 reviews

The villa is nothing like the images on the web.

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The owners seemed very helpful on booking the villa,then it all changed..the villa can only be described as very tired and unkept, the images on the website are old pictures and don't tell the truth.

The dishwasher and toaster did not work,the cooker is archaic ,the loungers and out door furniture are a wreck,no sun umbrellas,we had to contact the owner to ask for sun umbrellas and he tried to fob us off,saying if we wanted one we would have to arrange it with the villa maintenance company,his excuse being they had been stolen.There are also a thousand labels stuck all over the villa saying what the owner suggest as to how to use things,all cost cutting measures on his part..we where aware there was no air conditing so a good shower would suffice,all the showers where diabolical..my wife spent part of the holiday cleaning the jets out in the dishwasher to make it clean..

Having left the villa before our booking was up we contacted the owner to complain..but never even got a reply to our second email,quite happy to take your money but not really bothered about your holiday...all in all incredibly dissapointed and feel robbed..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing break

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Martin's villa. It's a good size with a lovely large pool. We toured all over the island, and decided at the end of our stay that Binibeca is the nicest place to be. There are four places to eat within walking distance, and Binibeca Vell is a short drive away and has a few more restaurants as well. We had a few problems with the pool, which were sorted out fairly quickly. The villa itself is a touch outdated and a bit tatty but didn't bother us too much. We were there for 11 nights and felt that a towel change and sheet change would have been nice as they were getting pretty grubby by the end. All in all though this was a nice holiday, in a quiet area and there is plenty to go and see if you have a car. The beaches are nice, but a bit spoilt by black seaweed. We wouldn't go again to Minorca but if you are going, you can do a lot worse by going to this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic stay at Villa Helene!

  • 5 of 5

We had another fantastic stay at Villa Helene this summer with our two boys and are definitely going to book again next year. The villa was immaculate upon arrival and the owner includes a welcome pack of essentials including milk, tea, water, bread etc which is a really thoughtful touch - and really handy! The villa is ideally set up for a family and has 3 bedrooms, a spacious living area, a TV with lots of dvds to choose from and a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine which were an absolute godsend! The pool was really clean and a lovely temperature (our 2 boys were hardly out of it!) and there were lots of buckets, spades, beach balls, beach mats etc in the villa for our use, and plenty of clean towels and linen to use. The pool is really secluded too - perfect for a bit of topless sunbathing ;-) We ate out at the local restaurants - they are very family friendly and reasonably priced. We also visited the beach a few times (a 15 min walk away), which is really charming and clean - not a horrible high rise building in sight! There's also a beach bar - which was an added bonus :-) All in all a really relaxing enjoyable holiday, I'd highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to write about your holiday experiences at Villa Helene. You and your family will be most welcome to go there again next year. Martin Hooff.
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Fantastic Stay at Villa Helene, Binibecca

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Villa Helene several times now and will keep going back! Its very spacious with all mod cons (incl dishwasher and washing machine - essential if you have kids!) and the pool is great - really secluded. The restaurants down the road are very child friendly and the beach is lovely - including beach bar :-) The villa is always immaculate upon arrival - and includes a lovely welcome pack of essentials - a very thoughtful touch! All in all a great place to have a relaxing and easy holiday - I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A tranquil, peaceful haven

  • 4 of 5

Villa Helene is in a lovely peaceful location, yet handy for shops and other amenities. The villa is a little dated, but very well-equipped and has everything needed for a family holiday. It is spotlessly clean, and the pool is well maintained and regularly treated. The owner could not be more helpful and even organised car hire, which was really useful. I would recommend the villa wholeheartedly to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mundesley, a coastal village near Cromer in Norfolk

Sipping wine on the terrace.

  • 5 of 5

San Patricia is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a wonderful secluded terrace overlooking its own pool. We stayed there in spring, but each evening we had our meal outside on the terrace and then sipped Menorquin wine whilst gazing at the sea. The pool was big enough for a proper swim and the villa is very well equipped, including a brand new kitchen. The entire property is very well laid out and well fitted, and was thoroughly clean and very well maintained. Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cala Torret
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Mahon harbourt
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cala Torret
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Car: recommended


The beach is a 7/8 minutes walk.


Mahon airport is 8 miles.

Although not essential, we recommend the hiring of a car in order to explore this lovely island with its many sights and remote beaches. Please ask for a price list (which includes a 10% discount) with full details (there is nothing to pay until you take delivery, either at the airport or at the villa).


The hamlet and marina at Cala Torret are 5-7 minutes walk. The airport and the capital Mahon (Mao) are 15 minutes away by car.

Further Details:

The Island of Menorca is quiet, unspoiled and the least commercialized of the Balearic Islands, yet it has every modern facility for a real 'get away from it all' family holiday. Measuring only 35 x 9 miles, it has numerous beaches, coves, bays and pretty harbours awaiting discovery around its rocky indented coastline. There are several excellent bird-watching regions and the undulating landscape also offers many delightful walks and tours to its prehistoric sites and places of historical interest. The capital, Mahon, stands at the head of a magnificent harbour (a favourite mooring place for dozens of beautiful luxury yachts). The British, who ruled the island for 70 years, have left their mark with Georgian houses, tartan folk customs and gin! Binibeca is one of the original and most attractive resorts on the island and, apart from its magnificent beach, there is also a small marina where a variety of water sports are available, including an excellent scuba-diving and windsurfing school. There are 2 tennis courts for hire at the bottom of the garden. Within 8 minutes walk of the villa are several fine restaurants of all standards, bars, shops and 2 supermarkets. A further 5 - 10 minutes walk there are several more restaurants and bars, many with satellite TV. The area is well developed for self-catering holidays and many of the restaurants are ideal for children. Details of restaurants, places of interest and various maps and information are available at the villa. There is a smart TV and unlimited WiFi internet access available at the Villa..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Binibequer, Minorca (Menorca)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
8 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is payable 2 months prior to your departure, when maps and an information pack will be sent to you. Insurance and flights from most UK airports can also be arranged.

Changeover Day:
Normally a Friday. There is some flexibility however outside the peak season of July/August.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Prices depend upon the period and number of persons, excluding infants under two. The above prices are for up to 4 persons per day. Please contact the owner for prices for larger parties up to 9 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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