Apartment in Playas de Fornells, Menorca - Peaceful Location, 5/10 Mins Walk to the Beach
A south-facing, apartment with beautiful direct views onto the bay of Cala Tirant. Playas de Fornells is a resort on the quiet north coast. It's a picturesque development and is famous for its beautiful gardens - an evening stroll reveals cleverly-lit arches and walkways. The apartment is on the ground floor in a small block of 4 apartments. It is a simple, comfortable holiday home - we do not have a DVD or TV as, out of season, the peace and quiet is utterly magical. Even in August the resort is fairly low key. If you are interested in walking, bird-watching, cycling and relaxing on beaches, May, June, September and October are ideal. July and August are hotter and perfect for water sports and beach days.
Top Traveller Review
A great place to chill
About the Owner
We love Menorca for its beauty, peace and quiet; and most of our guests agree. It really is a bolthole from our busy working lives in the UK.
Guestbook comments from the owner
A really nice 10 days' holiday in this lovely little flat. Wonderful views, excellent beach, hired kayak several times. Colin & Cherryl Sept 2014
...thank you very much for the use of your beautiful apartment - what stunning views from the terrace! I had a fantastic week and will definitely be returning more regularly. Chiara, Aug 2014
I have never before had such a stunning view from 30 years tripping abroad, it really is fantastic. Caroline & Dave July 2014
Just a quick line to say how much we enjoyed the 2 weeks in your appt in Playa Fornells. Everything was perfect and the area has really captured us. Packed in so much and the info in the appt was very useful when deciding where to visit and eat etc. The car hire company was very professional and your agent was extremely helpful and attentive. Hope to visit again soon. Steve & Alison June 2014
All very comfortable with stunning views. Beautifully tranquil with only the sound of the sea to send one into a good night's sleep.M&H, Swindon Aug 2013
The apartment was perfect for us. The electric went off one night so we phoned the emergency number who were marvellous. The problem solved in 5 minutes. Kay & Warren July 2013
Breathtaking from the minute we arrived. Blown away by the views. We loved the apartment, everything we needed. Simon & Jackie
Third time in this wonderful apartment. One of the best things is sitting on the terrace early morning with my cup of tea basking in the tranquility Ann & Barry May 2012
This is the most peaceful spot on the island. You wake up to the only two sounds of the lapping of the waves on the beach and the birdsong. Then there's the view.... what a place. Alan & Marion June 2011
A perfect setting with views you never tire of. Beaches on the island are too numerous - take your pick. We loved it all. Ted & Sue Sept 2010
4.7 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Wonderful September holiday
From the moment I made my first booking enquiry with the owners nothing was too much trouble and when we arrived in a not very sunny Menorca (thunder storm and heavy rain)the Management company who look after the keys etc were amazing. We arrived by Taxi and then spent the next two weeks cycling around the Island on and off road. We had chosen Playas Fornells as it was by the coast but also just off centre of the Island which meant covering the whole Island on a bike is easy.Also after a long hot cycle ride we could take the 2-5 minute walk from the aprtment to the beach and take a recovery dip in a very safe sea from a very quiet beach. The apartment is well suited for Cycling as we could store the bikes easily on the patio out of view of the road and push them just inside overnight as the floors are tiled. The apartment has a good kitchen so after a hard days cycle I was able to cook great meals which we would eat on the patio overlooking the sea and beach as the sun set.. The apartment is comfortable and it's location with uninterupted sea view is wonderful . I would without hesitation book it again.
A great place to chill
This was my second stay here and it was just as good. The apartment has everything you need. It was great to have the second bedroom to leave bags in and the lounge is very spacious. The terrace views are magnificent - just sitting there in the evening was so relaxing. Menorca is great for walking and there are many you can do from the apartment without using the car. The booking process with the owner, the local management and the car rental firm were all smooth - very human and professional. I have recommended it to friends who also loved it. Thanks Jan!
The ideal break
From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, Menorca got under our skin. The apartment is quite basic and clean, the setting is amazing, will recommend it to anyone. The island is easy to navigate with the hire car, and we packed so much in, the beaches of Cala Tirant, Macerella, Maccereleta, Turqeta, Mitjana, Son Bou and our fave Atalis were all breathtaking, as well as visits to Mahon harbour, Es Grau, the national park near by, Ciutedella oops my spelling is wrong I know! Not a bad place on the island so far as we could see. Will definitely return more than once.
From the Owner
“We fell for the view in front of our apartment as soon as we saw it. The terrace overlooks the bay and out of season, the only sounds you can hear are seabirds flapping on the water and scops owls calling in the evening. The resort, too, is so pretty and quiet. Fornells is on the north coast but nowhere is far on Menorca. Each time we go we discover something new. We love walking and there are coastal walks, gorge walks and inland historical walks. The Cami de Cavalls is a walk around the whole island and it is becoming more well-marked and accessible. In July and August it's often too hot for walking but there are many beautiful beaches and hidden coves. The bird watching is also fantastic in spring and autumn and we can give you information on sites and what to look for.”
Activity and Interests
5-10 minutes walk to beach. The gently sloping waters are ideal for safe swimming. There are 2 beaches: the first is near shops and restaurants: the second is more secluded and larger and is a short walk across a series of wooden steps. There is no development behind the beach and it is designated as a nature and wildlife area. This is also a very popular spot for windsurfing.
A 30 minute drive from the airport. You can take a taxi but we suggest hiring a car. There are so many places to discover on the island. We can give you an idea of car-hire prices and recommend a very reliable local company.
Nowhere is very far. The island has 2 main towns: Mahon (Mao) and Ciutadella, both worth visiting. Both of these and the smaller towns have market days. Details of days and places are in the apartment. The beaches are natural and unspoilt. If you enjoy walking, it's possible to find small coves to yourself. Archaeologically, there are several sites of interest all over the island.
The resort is a short drive or a 40 minute walk away from Fornells, a delightful harbour village. You can walk along the cliff or along the road, or go one way and back the other as we often do. In Fornells, there are more waterside restaurants, small shops, boat trips and boat hire. There are pedestrianised walkways along the water's edge, perfect for evening strolls. Water sports, including diving, are popular on the island, as is horse riding and golf. Bird watching is excellent and we can provide information on sites. Some of our visitors hire bikes as the cycling is excellent with a network of off road lanes.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest|
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
20% non-refundable deposit, balance payable 8 weeks before departure.
Flexible out of season. During July and August, Friday preferred. Can accommodate late arrival times, but on changeover days the apartment may not be available until after 2pm and may need to be vacated by 10am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds for 2 people. Please add £85 per person per week for 3rd or 4th adult/child.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“All the feedback we receive refers to the stunning views from the terrace. Whether you go out to explore or relax on a beach, it's always good to come back to.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Modern bathroom (2009) with walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and washing machine.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Twin beds, built-in wardrobe, floor to ceiling bay window with views over bay.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The apartment is ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday. The north coast is perfect for swimming, walking and bird watching, as is the rest of the island. There are several bars, restaurants and shops on the resort and in nearby Fornells. Access to the apartment is down a few steps. No pets allowed. Outside: South-facing private terrace overlooking bay. Table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, bath/hand towels and T-towels are provided. Our local management company changes them and cleans the apartment once a week. Please bring your own beach towels. You can also hire cots.