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Apartment With Spectacular Views Over Menorca's Unspoiled North Coast:

Bedrooms 2
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Two bedrooms, bathroom and en-suite, lounge/diner, kitchen. TV. free Internet

This privately owned property was built 28 years ago. It is professionally managed to provide clients with all necessary support. It is set among individually designed apartments, in delightful landscaped gardens. It overlooks the bay of Cala Tirant with panoramic views towards the headlands of the unspoiled north coast, and the lighthouse at Cap Cavalleria. It has recently been refurbished to include an en-suite to the main bedroom, in addition to the refitted family bathroom. Every effort is made to ensure the property is maintained to be a true "home from home".

The property is accessed through a small court-yard garden, with its own front door. The balcony faces out over the rooftops across the sweep of the bay - a constantly changing seascape.

More Details

Victoria Huddleston
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Victoria Huddleston

Roger and Victoria Huddleston, now retired and living in Staffordshire.

We discovered Menorca on a celebration holiday for our silver wedding 27 years ago - and the rest is history!

We have two daughters and a son, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law: two grown up grand-daughters, one younger grand-daughter and a little grandson.

They all love Menorca!

Apart from the fact that the rental income helps defray the considerable costs of running a second home, we like to know that other people are enjoying Menorca, and our lovely views when we are not there. We hope our guests will find everything as good, and better, than described.

Victoria Huddleston purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Victoria Huddleston chose Es Mercadal

Getting there is so easy: just a 2 hour flight, no urban sprawl, and less than half an hour from the airport!

And we love the fact that there are so many beautiful places to visit within a short drive. There are both developed, and completely untouched beaches. Menorca, especially it's north coast, is still unspoiled by development, having declared a UN protected biosphere zone.There is great geological diversity.

We love to walk, and swim, and Vicky windsurfs.

Or ------ feeling less active? Just sit and absorb the views, and watch the world go by, with the sun sparkling on the azure sea, and enjoy our spectacular sunsets.

What makes this apartment unique

Above all - It is the views! Just sitting on the balcony looking out to sea...

When we first visited Menorca, we had no intention of buying a holiday home. We always thought that it would be boring to return again and again to the same place. Then we visited Playas de Fornells, and were thrilled by the interesting designs of the development, where the buildings were so cleverly set into the contours of the hills. When the agent showed us 34 Alcor, we thought the situation was particularly special.

And it is very close to Fornells, with its beautiful, totaslly different, almost land-locked bay, water-sports and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Tell your parents not to change anything. It is just perfect" (Friends of our daughter. August 2013)

"Thanks for providing such a lovely and well-equipped apartment, the view from the balcony will stay with us for a long time!" (Cathy and Mark Sept 2013)

"We would love to visit Menorca and 34 El Alcor again in the future. Thank you very much for the rental of your lovely apartment." (Anita 2012)
Jan 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Es Mercadal in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , washing machine and tumble dryer in bathroom recess
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Recently refitted bathroom with bath/shower over, bidet, toilet and wash basin. Ensuite to Bedroom 1, with shower, wash basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wardrobe, large chest of drawers, air con, sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , wardrobe with shelving, garden view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1, with double bed, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe and ensuite shower room, and air conditioning. Bedroom 2, with twin beds and fitted wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • bay
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning to lounge and main bedroom. There are electric radiators to each of the rooms, and fans as required. Winter prices assume the need for running the radiators. Free Internet access. Engish language TV and radio including 14 day catch up. Outside: The balcony, overlooking the bay has a table, and four chairs. There is an additional small balcony convenient for drying clothes. At the entrance to the property is a small garden area with shady patio: table, canopy, and 3 more chairs. There is a gate closing it off, which makes a safe play area for babies/ toddlers. Utility Room: Bathroom contains an alcove with washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen includes pillow and mattress protectors, sheets, pillowcases, with duvets, extra blankets available if needed. 1 bath towel and hand towel per person. Bath mats and tea towels. Beach towels (to be put in washer at end of stay.) Maid service for those staying for two weeks.


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Apartment With Spectacular Views Over Menorca's Unspoiled North Coast:
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Great apartment, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this wonderful apartment. It was clean, well equipped and was ideally situated for the lovely local restaurants that we visited. The sea view from the balcony was beautiful.

Being centrally situated, the apartment is an ideal base for exploring the island. The furthest places are only a 30 min drive away.

Victoria was a great host offering a wealth of information and any questions that I had were responded to promptly.

We look forward to returning one day.

Ruth, Matt, William and Rose.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ruth for this glowing report! We love to know that the apartment is being well used in our absence, and that other people are getting to know this very special island. Victoria
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Great apartment in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is fantastic - better than expected. I'm usually mildly disappointed that reality doesn't live up to the photos, but on this occasion it totally lived up to expectations

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely comment, Peter! We are so glad that you enjoyed your week. We love to know that the apartment is being enjoyed by someone else when we are not there. VIctoria
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, very well equipped apartment with beautiful sea views. Set in a quiet location, with direct access to the coast, we enjoyed walks from the doorstep, some longer than others along the Cami de Cavalls and local footpaths. We catered for ourselves so can't comment on local restaurants. We would recommend stocking up with food at the supermarket at Es Mercadel en route as this has a good selection of food at better prices than the small supermarket near the apartment. Sunsets be spectacular. The apartment has both UK Freeview channels and Spanish TV, is very comfortable and has all the equipment needed to make for a happy holiday. Judging by the guest book, visitors have returned many times over the years. Obviously a well-loved location remembered by those who stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian. We are so glad you had such a good time. We heard the weather was not the best last week, but you did not let it spoil your few days here. Victoria.
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Very comfortable and peaceful in great location with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in the apartment, it had everything we required and was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There was lots of information available and we found the location a perfect base for exploring the island. Good restaurants and supermarkets nearby. The views were wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for this review. I hope you will be able to come again some time. Victoria
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Excellent apartment,would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this excellent apartment, it is very well equipped and furnished,had everything we needed with fantastic views and great outdoor space. The air conditioning was a very welcome bonus, we would highly recommend this property and would not hesitate to book it again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous indeed!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely well kept property with every home comfort. Excellent kitchen facilitities with a lovely aspect in to the rear courtyard.

Breath taking view from the balcony, revealing stunning sunsets looking over to the horizon. Very comfortable beds and air conditioning if required. Very thorough cleaning mid-stay and access to wifi and tv channels were uninterrupted.

We loved Fornells and found the locals very friendly, as well as the local bars and restaurants. Quick access to the sea and plenty car parking if required.

Overall, we could not fault the property. It was extremely secure and we felt very safe throughout, having two children with us. Communications with the owner were prompt and informative and they are really privileged to own such a delightful property! Thank you so much for allowing us to use your second home.

Michael, Stefanie, Eve and Michael.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Cala Tirant beach, 8 minutes walk, is a wide sweep of sand, with a shallow cove suitable for small children. There are nearer rocky and stony coves suitable for deep water swimming and snorkeling. There is a delightful coastal walk to Fornells. Son Parc beach is about 15 minutes drive away, and the many other beautiful beaches in Menorca are not far by car.


Mahon airport is approximately half an hour's drive. There are sufficient restaurants and supermarkets at Playas de Fornells to manage without a car. However, a car is highly recommended to access the excellent restaurants in Fornells and to explore the island.


Fornells, (3km) is a delightful low rise fishing village, now expanding as a low rise holiday venue, with some high quality shops, plenty of restaurants and a stunningly beautiful bay. As the bay is almost landlocked it is ideal for sailing, wind-surfing, paddle-boarding and kayaking. The capital Mahon (30K) and the old medieval city of Cuitadella (30K), at either end of the island, are little more than half and hour's drive away.

Further Details:

Sailing, Windsurf, paddle-baord and water ski tuition at Fornells.

Diving and Kayaking at "Wind Fornells".

Boat trips from Fornells, Mahon and Cuitadella.

Fiestas - as advertised through the summer months.

Prehistoric monuments and settlements throughout the island.

The island is excellent walking and cycling country.

The island is great for bird watching, especially during the migration seasons

It is not an area for much night life and clubbing!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Es Mercadal, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 13 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
14 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season
16 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season 2
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2
1 Oct 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please do not book flights until we have verified that the apartment is vacant.
We will hold the vacancy for you for a few days while you are sorting out flights. We will send you a booking form to confirm all arrangements. We will send receipt, key, apartment information, map and directions. Plenty of island info in apartment.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. In recent years it has worked out as Monday. Flights from Birmingham with Monarch are at very "traveller-friendly" times! Monday flights tend to be cheaper than other days.

Notes on prices:
Prices include electricity, water, provision of linen, and weekly linen change with mid-stay clean if staying for 2 or more weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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