Cottage in Es Grau, Menorca, Balearic Islands
Original fisherman's cottage situated in the older part of Es Grau village. This cottage has retained its original features while offering some of todays comforts, including air conditioning.The cottage sleeps four, there are two bedrooms of which one double and one twin, both of which join the bathroom, cosy lounge with dining table and kitchen. A small separate annex with two single bed provides further accomodation. ( Please contact the owner for more information) To the rear of the cottage there is a patioed area with outdoor dining table, BBQ and cascading bougainvillea. 5 minutes walk to the beach, local restaurants and little port of Es Grau. The cottage is very comfortable and the comments we have received have been very positive We do not offer services with this cottage. Please do contact us for further information..
Top Traveller Review
Tranquil Fishermans Cottage
About the Owner
About Miss De Grazia Angela
A lot of care has been given to this very special family home, the whole family contributed to update it on a regular basis by painting and making it homely and comfortable. Our family continue to use the villa throughout the summer period. We do however have several weeks available so please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss the weeks that are available
Miss De Grazia Angela purchased this cottage in 1997
Why Miss De Grazia Angela chose Mahon
Es Grau is a quiet fisherman's village, very friendly with an exceptionally crystal clear sea, very safe for families and children. There is plenty to do, walking, cycling, water sports, scuba diving, canoeing. The scenery is beautiful in every corner. It is simply idyllic! The cottage is one of the few original cottages left in the village that has retained the unique charm of Es Grau.
What makes this cottage unique
The cottage is all on one floor. It is very comfortable with many internal mod cons small and cosy . It has a private patio to the rear that is festooned with an ageing bougainvillea and it stands within its own plot, young children are safe to play and run around it simply feels homely. It is only 5 minutes from the beach or the waterfront for fishing!
(4 traveller reviews)
Comfortable cottage in fabulous location
We've had a lovely stay in Es Grau - our first trip to Menorca and we wanted to stay away from the big resort areas. The house was perfect for our needs, pretty cool in the day, kitchen area was well-equipped, beds were comfy. The outside area was great, we are all of our meals outside and the plant canopy provided perfect shade. We loved the big trunk in the garden with all the beach stuff we could possibly need.
It was tricky parking near the house - it's a shame that the driveway can't be used, but we generally found space a couple of minutes away.
We loved Es Grau itself - very laid back and everything so close by. Menorca en Kayak was fab and we can recommend the guided tour to the beaches and island. Also had a go at paddle boarding.
Amazing stargazing just up the hill, we were treated to a great view of the meteor shower.
Fantastic location, comfortable property - would recommend.
Tranquil Fishermans Cottage
We have been going to this cottage for 15 years now in Es Grau. This time we were amazed at all the lovely work and alterations that have gone on inside. We found the ceiling fan made a big difference with the whole fortnight being so exceptionally hot for Menorca. At night time we always opened the windows and closed the outside shutters to, which kept us cool enough. The new beds we found very comfortable and the cottage as always was very clean. In the kitchen we were happy to discover a brand new fridge freezer and we ate most of our meals out back, on the patio which has also had new furnishings. The Bougainville's have grown over to provide adequate shade for us. All for all we had such a relaxing, peaceful holiday in Es Grau, and we would recommend this cottage to anyone for value for money and to experience a traditional Menorcan village.
Basic but comfortable
An attractive old cottage - not easy to find older properties to rent in Menorca. Only a few minutes' walk to the beach. The owner gave helpful advice before our arrival.
Because the property is only one storey high, heat permeates through to all rooms. We were there in May / June and it was pretty hot inside then - we would imagine it gets pretty uncomfortable in the height of the season as there's only a ceiling fan in the living room to combat the heat. Of course, you can open windows but you are then susceptible to attack by biting insects as there is no mosquito netting across the windows.
The other main disadvantage is that the outside areas are not especially inviting - no views other than of the walls surrounding the property and neighbouring houses. The area at the back of the house could be made more attractive, e.g. by adding more plants in pots, a couple of sun loungers, and replacing the sun umbrellas, which are now rather tatty. As it is at the moment, it's rather dreary.
Good value for money
This cottage stands on its own in a quiet street just a short walk up from the waterfront. So like having your own house - not large in size - but cozy, clean and has a good sized out door area at the back of the house. This outdoor area is private and although has no view is shaded and we ate all our meals at home out there. Great village, great kayaking and swimming. Think get-way from it all. Village store has everything you need. Really good value for money for couple like us or small family. No TV or AC; however, lots of windows to open, fans to switch on, stars at night. The cottage and town are a bit of an adventure, mostly Menorcans and not just tourists into luxury convenience. All of these will help you to chill out and relax with the natives if you can remember how to do this. Rented by nice English-speaking who lives on the island. Absolutely going back.
From the Owner
“Es Grau is a quiet fisherman's village, very friendly with an exceptionally crystal clear sea, very safe for families and children. There is plenty to do, walking, cycling, water sports, scuba diving, canoeing. The scenery is beautiful in every corner. It is simply idyllic! The cottage is one of the few original cottages left in the village that has retained the unique charm of Es Grau.”
Activity and Interests
Sandy beach very safe for children at 5 minutes walking distance crystal clear waters. Includes water sports, canoe, kayak, sails and pedalos hiring. Excursions and walks available in the nature reserve.
10/15 minutes drive from Mahon Airport, 10 minutes drive from the port of Mahon.
10 minutes drive from Mahon town centre, 40 minutes from Ciutadella, 25 from Fornells and 20 from all southern coast popular destination including most beautiful beaches and villages holding the most important Fiestas.
Es Grau is situated in a well known and protected Nature Reserve (Biosphere Unesco)with the opportunity of observing unique Fora and Fauna. It is situated between a lake The S'Albufera d'Es Grau and a beautiful double bay with secluded beaches and shallow crystal clear waters. It is a very quiet and jolly fisherman's village with beautiful quaint houses. There is a very friendly atmosphere and it is particularly safe for children. There is one small supermarket and three bars also serving tapas. Bar Es Grau, Bar Es Moll and Bar Ca N'Bernatdettethe last has also got a very good reputation for serving fresh fish and the famous Caldereta de Langosta (Lobster Soup). There is also a small supermarket and 3 bars, one more upmarket restaurant near the waterfront. There are no banks in Es Grau. For the nearest bank you must go to Mahon. A small boutique near the waterfront will sell you very elegant joulleries, paintings, souvenirs and individually designed clothes and regalos.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Jan 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We accept booking from April to the last week in October. There is heating available in the cottage and we would consider further bookings outside these date, we would prefer to talk this through via phone. We would ask for a 20% deposit and outstanding amount to be paid 8 weeks before departure.
Changeover days are flexible. Customers must leave the cottage before eleven am to allow the next customers to enter the premises after 2pm. However we can be flexible if agreed with the parties beforehand.
Notes on prices:
This is a family cottage and several weeks throughout the year are blocked for family use. Therefore same dates may be flexible, do not hesitate to ask for your particular dates.
Prices can be agreed according to days spent at the cottage if less than two weeks and more than one week.
The villa sleeps four please contact us if you are a party of 5/6, there will be an additional charge of £75.00 per person for the hire of the annex
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The cottage is all on one floor. It is very comfortable with many internal mod cons small and cosy . It has a private patio to the rear that is festooned with an ageing bougainvillea and it stands within its own plot, young children are safe to play and run around it simply feels homely. It is only 5 minutes from the beach or the waterfront for fishing!”
- Air Conditioning ...
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, This bathroom is en suit to both bedrooms in the cottage
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Outside shower room situated next to the annex
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 and 2, with bath/ shower over hot and cold, wash basin, separate wc and bidet. Bathroom 2 situated outdoor with hot and cold shower, wash basin and wc.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Annex - 2 Single Bed, Seperate small annex available with air conditioning
- Description of sleeping capacity: Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, two side cabinets and dressing table. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, small cabinet and dressing table. Separate Annex Sleeps 2 Small Annex available to rent with twin beds small cabinat and wardrobe, separate air conditioning
- Outside: Attractive private patioed area with outdoor dining table and chairs. Bougainvillea cascading over it and BBQ, outdoor bathroom and shower.