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Front-line Apartment with Stunning Views of the Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Jan Bateman
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Jan Bateman

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.

Jan Bateman purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Jan Bateman chose Es Mercadal

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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
Nov 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Platges de Fornells in Minorca (Menorca)

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom (2009) with walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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 ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Wonderful September holiday

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to chill

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The ideal break

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% non-refundable deposit, balance payable 8 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
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.

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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