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Villa Rondel with Private Pool in S'Albufera Nature Reserve

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


About the property

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!

Registration Number : 11889

Andrew Antcliff
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mahón in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Villa Rondel with Private Pool in S'Albufera Nature Reserve
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Lovely peacuful property in superb surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples staying at the property. Everyone thought the place was lovely and very peaceful. The views of the surrounding area from the roof terrace were fabulous, especially as we had lovely sunshine for the week. Some even braved the pool, as long as you kept to the top layer it was fine, especially in the April sunshine. We were predominantly birdwatching on the island. A good deal of it could be carried out from the rooftop terrace, wher Booted Eagles and Red Kites flew over regularly. A pair of turtle doves regularly flew around looking for nesting material. A Hoopee was heard regularly but never seen. Tirant Marhes produced Marsh Harriers, Black Winged Stilt and Whiskered Tern. Cala Galdana and Algendar Gorge produced Egyptian Vultures, Red Kites, a Lesser Kestrel, Spotted Flycatcher, and our first sighting of a Hoopee. The North Son Saura wetland near Son Parc beach produced the Purple Swamp Hen, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Squacco Herons, Red Crested Pochard, another Hoopee and two early Bee-Eaters near Son Parc beach. Torre Fornells produced the Blue Rock Thrush and a great sighting of a Tawny Pipit, which was a first for us.

As far as eating out Tapas Can Avelino in Mahon is an excellent place. The staff are extremely friendly and the prices are very good. We had six rounds of Tapas for six plus pudding plus drinks for 110 Euros. You will need to book in advance as it is very popular. The beach cafe at Es Grau is also a lovely place for a lunchtime meal or coffee, great food at low prices. All in all a very peacuful holiday in a lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded but convenient

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this house highly. It is situated in a secluded position within Parque Natural de’s Alberfura des Grau with a lovely sitting room overlooking the surrounding area. At the same time, it is about ten minutes from supermarkets and other facilities in Mahon and close to the airport. It has a large swimming pool in front of the south facing house. Also it is within easy reach of the fine beaches at Arenal d’en Castell, Cala en Porter and our favourite, if you like something wild and completely unspoilt, at Sa Mesquida. We visited at the end of October and the weather was perfect - mid 20 with a fresh breeze.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable villa in a scenic location

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable well-appointed villa in the Albufera Nature Reserve. We liked being in the nature reserve (great for birdwatchers) yet close to Mao city, airport and the coast. Es Grau is a delightful old fishing village and the local bar is very friendly and serves good seafood.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Very good villa

  • 5 of 5

Very good position and well equipped.sky TV would benefit from a larger TV.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Great villa and location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice villa! Lovely location. We would love to come back! Andrew was very helpful when needed

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Amazing tranquillity in Menorca

  • 5 of 5

Could not recommend this place enough! If you are keen to stay out of the main towns, in your own villa with a gorgeous pool and just the view of the natural park around you but within 15 mins drive of the airport, 10 mins drive to Mahon (the main city) and beautiful beaches and coves to explore on the island. Then this is your ideal place to stay! Andrew is an excellent host, with very clear and responsive communication, great food and beach recommendations and instructions for everything you may need. The group comprised my husband and I on our honeymoon, a couple and another friend from Australia travelling Europe who decided to meet up in the Balearics and the house accommodated all 5 very well. You will not regret choosing this very private, relaxed and self-contained house enjoying pool time, barbecues and rooftop sunset dinners.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bar Es Grau
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Port Mahon
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Tamarindos, Es Gra
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Es Grau
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...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mahón, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
25 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
24 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
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 7 days if you booked online).

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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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