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Villa Rondel with Private Pool in S'Albufera Nature Reserve



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Villa in S'Albufera Nature Reserve, near Es Grau, Menorca - Peaceful Location with Panoramic Views, Close to Village and Beach at Es Grau

A beautiful traditional villa situated in the S'Albufera Natural Park near Es Grau. The villa opens on to a terrace with a private pool and has stunning views over the lake and countryside to the sea. It is a quiet location and is not overlooked at all - ideal for a peaceful holiday yet it is only a 15 minute drive to Mahon. The area is designated of biological importance due to the abundant bird life and the wild flowers in the Spring are spectacular. We have a list of bird sightings for those interested!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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A lovely villa with pool, located in a relaxing and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be perfectly suited to our needs, very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The location is peaceful being set in the S'Albufera des Grau natural park and yet is only a few minutes drive from Mahon and the supermarkets. Es Grau and the beach is also just a few minutes drive away.

The villa is spacious with a good sized pool and has great views, especially from the upper patio. The owner was also most helpful and answered any questions we had promptly.

We have had a really pleasant 7 night stay and have no hesitation in recommending this villa. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Linlithgow, Scotland

Lovely villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

What a find! Villa Rondel is a lovely villa with amazing views over the Menorca countryside. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday then this is the place to be. The pool is very secluded with no one around to interrupt the calmness. Having said that, Es Grau, a small traditional fishing village, is only 5 minutes drive away and Mahon is within 10 minutes, so plenty restaurants within reach if you need them. We drove in to Es Grau to walk along the beach and in to the nature reserve and we went to Mahon most evenings for dinner. It's such a lovely walk along to the port, admiring the expensive, very expensive, boats and there are many retaurants to choose from. Back to the villa then. Completely safe and secure, with everything you will need. The sitting room is unusual as its circular, very attractive, and it opens out on to a terrace with wonderful views over the nature reserve. As there are no street lights, we sat up most evenings watching the stars. They are so bright. Have you ever lay on a sun lounger at 11.00 pm watching shooting stars? Me neither, but it's great. I could go on longer, but suffice to say I was very impressed. Give villa rondel a try. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We get a huge buzz from reading reviews like this...Menorca is a very special place and it is great to hear guests discovering the things we love about it. When our girls were younger we'd get home from a restaurant and would lie on a sun lounger not allowed to go in until we had seen a certain number of shooting stars!
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Very private villa with a lovely sunny pool

  • 5 of 5

Villa Rondel has the best of both worlds, it is peaceful and private within the Nature Reserve and yet it is only a short drive from the airport and shops etc at Mahon.

The villa and pool are very clean and the pool and surrounding terraces are sunny all day. There are many books, maps and guides giving local information and the television has English channels which we appreciated as the Olympics were on when we were there.

There are many archaeological sites within easy reach and some lovely coastal walks too, but we particularly enjoyed the local walks around the Nature Reserve in the evenings.

Andrew was very quick to respond throughout the booking process and we all returned home feeling very relaxed!

Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa. We have stayed in villas in the Nature Reserve before as love the quietness of the area. Villa Rondel is very spacious and well laid out. The terraces are perfect and there are plenty of places to sit and relax. The living room at the top of the house was fantastic with 360 views and a few glimpses of the sea.

Would recommend this villa to couples or indeed familes as it has very flexible accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa in a peaceful place.

  • 5 of 5

We are three couples, all in our 70's, who meet up for a week every year somewhere in Europe. It is always risky booking a place online without seeing it, but the Villa Rondel was a wonderful choice. The online photos do not do it justice I think.

The location in the Nature Reserve is wonderful. It is very peaceful and the silence at night is remarkable. Also, there are no lights to be seen, therefore looking at the stars on those great clear nights was really impressive.

The villa is very well-maintained, very clean, very well equipped. We could eat either on the terrace by the pool or in the rather nice dining room. The sittingroom at the top of the house is great, with beautiful expansive views.

Our two most active friends cycled to Es Grau every morning early to get really nice bread for breakfast in the local supermarket. Es Grau is also good for small restaurants to have either lunch or dinner or a drink. The fish was generally very good. Mahon is an easy twenty minute drive away and we went there to stock up on local cheese, meats, fish,vegetables, fruit, yummy cakes and even Menorcan wine, and to have lunch at one of the good restaurants situated by the water.

The bedrooms are comfortable with good storage space.There is a good supply of holiday books and DVDs.

We had a lovely holiday there. We didn't want to leave and we would highly recommend this villa. It would be most suitable for families with children, as well as for oldies like ourselves. Thank you. Ann Staunton

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great for us when guests enjoy the villa as much as we do. Thank you!
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United Kingdom

Lovely traditional villa in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday. The villa was excellent and the location stunning. Our 2 grandsons loved the pool and spent most days in the water.

The harbour provided an enviable display of private yachts - how the other half live - and plenty of eating places. The island is truly beautiful and tranquil, like stepping back 20yrs. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Andrew.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Mahon at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Es Grau at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Port Mahon at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Son Parc at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tamarindos, Es Gra at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Es Grau at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended


The nearest beach is at Es Grau. Last time we timed it in the car it took just under 5 minutes. People do walk it (3km) but you do have to walk along the road. The beach at Es Grau is grey sand in a wide bay. It is very level and perfect for youngsters. There are various pedallo, windsurfer and canoe-type water craft for hire. The beach is big so rarely feels crowded. There is a pretty local-owned bar/cafe and lots of parking. Restaurants and shops are in the village.


Mahon Airport is 15-20 minutes drive. It is a good idea to hire a car. Not absolutely essential if you want the simple life but handy to go in to Mahon or visit other beaches or historical sights. Easiest is to hire from the multitude of companies at the airport.


Es Grau 3km. Mahon 7km. Aiport 12km. Google map ref for our villa is 39.937135,4.249027

Further Details:

When to go?

Menorca enjoys a long warm summer from May to October. From November to March the Island cools down but temperatures never hit freezing and there can be sun-bathing opportunities on sunny days! The wild spring flowers are spectacular March-May and there is a greater variety of bird life on the lake.

April and May are great months to visit if you intend to undertake some longer walks before the midday sun gets too powerful. Most restaurants open at Easter and there are more direct flight options from the UK in May.

October and early November are also good - we always used to spend the autumn half term in Menorca. The temperatures are usually good and the sea (and villa pool) are still warm.

We usually close up the villa in November and open it up again in March but we are open to negotiation for winter rentals. We had an author guest who stayed in the villa to write a book on one occasion. They became friends with a Pine Marten family...


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
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30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
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4 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
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3 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable on booking plus a £100 refundable security deposit to cover any breakages. Balance of rental payable 8 weeks before booking date. Security deposit refunded within 4 weeks of your holiday.

Arrival after 3pm
Departure by 10am

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible.
We encourage our guests to leave the villa by 9.30am and arrive after 2pm. These times can be flexible depending on our cleaners.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to discuss holidays of odd numbers of days at a daily price of one seventh of the weekly rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 with bath and separate shower, 1 with shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Google map ref: 39.937135,4.24907 The following can be hired at extra cost: High Chair, Push Chair, Wifi Internet, additional maid service. Food Packs can be arranged for your arrival. Please ask for prices for these items. Outside: The front door of the villa opens onto a terrace with a table and chairs. This seating area can be shaded by an awning which is easily unwound from the wall. Beyond this is the 'kidney-shaped' pool which is 15m long by 4m wide. It is 2m-0.5m deep and is not overlooked (except by the bird life!) It is not heated. Around the pool are areas for sunbaking with sunloungers. At the side of the villa is a well-stocked garden and a tiled terrace. This has views up 'sheep hill' behind which the sun sets. There is another terrace to the left of the villa with views over the Natural Park, the lake and to the sea beyond. At the end is a brick barbecue and table and chairs. You can see the vineyards of 'Sa Cudia Velha' - now available in the supermarkets. The upstairs terrace is surrounded by a low wall with a gate and has a spectacular 360 degree panorama. This is the place to catch the last rays of the sun and watch the stars at night. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board. Vacuum and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The villa is very easy to keep clean but a weekly clean and/or change of linen can be arranged at extra cost. An interim clean is included in holidays of 2 weeks. Other: The dining room is next to the kitchen. It is a circular room with an extendable table which will seat 8 comfortably. It has french windows to the back of the villa where there is a seating area with brick built barbecue looking out over the countryside.

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