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Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Villa near Es Grau, in S'Albufera Parc Natural, Menorca - Superb Panormic Views Across Parc Natural, Just 1 Mile Es Grau Bay, With Its Sandy Beach

Casa Aguila is a spacious, split-level villa on a large plot within Menorca's "Parc Natural". It has superb views across open countryside to a bird sanctuary lake and to the sea. There are unspoilt beaches about a mile from the villa. The villa has an 8m private swimming pool and is officially registered with the Menorca Tourism Authority.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live with my wife and three spaniels in a beautiful part

of East Sussex, England, where we have our own nature

reserve. I'm a lifelong countryman, amateur naturalist,

photographer, spaniel trainer and keen golfer.

Our three children, who enjoyed many family holidays at

Casa Aguila, now take their children there to enjoy the

pleasures of this unique place.

Call Owner
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

From L H ,

" A quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Aguila. The villa is certainly in a wonderful location and we loved sitting on the balcony off the dining room. On 3 evenings we were thrilled to watch a barn owl hunting down below on the old golf course and sitting on a post by the road.

Thank you for providing such a lovely holiday home. I'm sure we'd like to return next year "
Jul 2010
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

A secluded, peaceful heaven

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes if you are very lucky you can find a special place that has everything you need to make a truly fantastic holiday. For my family, Casa Aguila is it.

Situated in the hills of Menorca's "Parc Natural", the views from Casa Aguila are truly stunning. You can spend hours just relaxing and taking in the magnificent Menorcan countryside, the nature reserve, lake and sea spread out before you.

The Villa is spacious, well kept and has everything you need for a great family holiday on this peaceful island.

The local Es Grau beach, just a couple of minutes away, has to be the best kept secret on the island. It is always quiet and is very child friendly due to the shallow waters and gentle gradients. For the more adventurous, I would recommend hiring kayaks to explore the surrounding coast and secret beaches or trying some of the wonderful walks through the nature park behind the beach or along the coast.

Casa Aguila is ideally situated to be the perfect Menorcan base, it offers the perfect balance between the seclusion of Es Grau, whilst still having easy access to the shopping, boats and restaurants of Mahon and Calas Fonts just 10 minutes away.

This year will be our 4th summer in at Casa Aguila, which is the best recommendation I can give, we can't wait to get back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa Aguila, near Es Grau, Menorca

  • 5 of 5

Casa Aguila is a wonderful villa high in the hills overlooking a nature reserve, a couple of kilometres from the beautiful unspoilt seaside village of Es Grau. It is spacious, comfortable, has a large well-equipped kitchen, a swimming pool and 3 or 4 terraces giving different panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. At any time of day, one can choose sun or shade from the terraces on different sides of the building and the villa is in a superb and quiet location. My wife and I have stayed at Casa Aguila a number of times and have always found it welcoming and clean and have had excellent and helpful communication with its owners. It is also a very good base for exploring the island and only about ten minutes drive from the capital, Mahon. Thoroughly recommended. Peter, Edinburgh

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter and Uli have made several visits to Casa Aguila. After their second visit, Peter told me that they now look upon the Villa as their "special place". We felt honoured when they chose to spend their honeymoon there and last year they returned again to celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary. Perfect guests, who really do appreciate that Casa Aguila is a special place.
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Casa Aguila

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful with the family at Casa Aguila. The spacious villa was as described and in a lovely peaceful, very private setting. The views from all around the villa were amazing. The villa is in a great location - near to beaches, great walks and towns. Something for everyone! Peter, who owns the villa, couldn't have been more helpful. The agency, who manage the property out there, were also very helpful. We would love to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the initial enquiry to the booking confirmation, it was apparent that Siobhan and her family were people who would really enjoy staying at Casa Aguila. I was delighted but not surprised to get an email from Siobhan on her return, saying they had a fabulous week. The five star review speaks for itself and needs no comment from me. I hope it will encourage others to stay at what really is a unique place.
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Location

From the Owner

During a career in oil exploration I visited lots of countries, and, with a young family, the desire to own a holiday home abroad grew. We wanted more than just sun, sea and sand. Ideally the place would be in beautiful countryside, on an island with lots of birdlife, not too far from home, close to a golf course, away from crowds and affordable. A tall order but a new development in Menorca, almost unknown in 1971, seemed to tick all the boxes. In September I joined an inspection flight / weekend and was able to chose a stunning plot on a hillside covered in wild olives, with panoramic views including 7 of the first 9 holes of the golf course, and to the Albufeira and sea beyond. The Villa was built a few years later. Today the whole area is the S'Albufera Parc Natural.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

1 mile from the beautiful, tranquil Es Grau Bay which has lovely sandy beaches.

Less than a mile from the Cami de Cavalls, the recently restored coastal walk around Menorca - a walkers' paradise.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Mahon (Mao) which is about 7 miles (20 minutes) south of the villa. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Mahon (Mao) is 5 miles away, the village of Es Grau 1 mile.

Further Details:

Casa Aguila is the perfect location for nature lovers and walkers. The area is known for excellent birdwatching - 96 species have been recorded from the villa including 16 birds of prey. In 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Barn Owls nested successfully in one of the Villa chimneys, delighting visitors from April-July. Hides overlooking the Albufera are within walking distance. Rocks along the shore of Es Grau bay provide opportunities for snorkeling. Windsurfing is popular, as are the boat trips which can take you to yet more sandy beaches on the nearby Isle of Colom.

Guest comments : from Henderson Grosvenor, September 2010 :

"We had a really lovely stay at your villa. It was a fantastic location and villa

very spacious and comfortable. Definitely a home from home. The children

really enjoyed their stay and especially loved the pool. My wife and I just really

appreciated the chance to relax for a while.

Thanks again for allowing us to stay at your villa "

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
24 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 2
21 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
Rate 3
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Rate 4
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
Rate 5
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Rate 8
15 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once availability is confirmed with owner, bookings are confirmed on receipt of 25% deposit. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday, but we can be flexible with this.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are inclusive and based on an occupancy of 4 persons and for a let of 2 or more weeks. Please add 5% per each additional person above 4. Add 15% for bookings of less than 2 weeks, except when filling a 1-week gap.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Within 20 minutes of leaving the airport, one is in the Villa or by the pool, in an area described by many guests as their favourite corner of the Island.Drive a mile to the charming fishing village of Es Grau, which has a few bars, a restaurant and a shop, unspoilt safe beach and nearby a viewpoint with superb views over the Albufera. Walk a few hundred yards from the Villa to the Parc Information Centre and on to the bird hides at the Albufera. Walkers are spoilt for choice and the newly opened Cami de Cavalls, the coastal path around the entire Island, crosses the road to Es Grau. The peacefulness of the area is special, discounting of course the singing nightingales and other birds. We like to lie in bed and watch the sun rise out of the sea-rather special !

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite shower room, wc, attached to bedroom 1. Additional bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, between bedrooms 2 and 3.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed, Bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room, opening onto a small sun terrace. Additional single sofa bed. Cot available on request. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunks and wash basin. All of the bedrooms face south-east and offer fine views.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Fan heaters are provided but hopefully won't be needed. Internet access outside villa manager's office Portable fans in all bedrooms Outside: East facing sun terrace off bedroom 1. South-facing patio with awning leading to the 8m private swimming pool with surrounding terraces. North/west facing barbecue terrace. Natural 'garden' with wild olives. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Provision of a food pack on arrival. Weekly changes of bed linen and towels for lets of 2 or more weeks. Other: Dining area, opening onto the barbecue terrace, with sunset views. Exposed beams in all rooms.

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