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Five-minute stroll to large sandy beach & shallow sea - ideal for toddlers



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
FREE Broadband Wi-Fi Internet. Two on-site pools. Private patio area at rear.

Just a five-minute stroll to Son Parc's large soft sandy beach with shallow water several metres into the sea. 2017 will be the 15th year guests will have enjoyed holidaying at Els Vents 8. FREE Wi-Fi Broadband internet is accessed via a dedicated router so you access your email and view UK TV programmes via your laptop connected to the flat-screen HD colour TV (HDMI cable is supplied). DVD player (plays Region 2 DVDs). Galley kitchen, living area, bathroom with bath, w/basin, shower & WC. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, air-conditioning and fly-screens. Plumbed-in washing machine, iron, ironing board, airer / washing line, fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs, two comfy sofas and three portable fans. Two communal kidney-shaped swimming pools are right outside the entrance door. The large soft sandy beach is just a five-minute walk from the apartment. The bay at Son Parc is ideal for families as the sea is shallow for several metres into the sea, which makes it ideal for toddlers who wish to paddle. Shops and restaurants are all within a five-minute stroll of the apartment and so car hire is not essential. There is a reliable bus service to Mahon and neighbouring Fornells. All amenities are within walking distance of the apartment. However, a car is recommended if you wish to explore this beautiful island.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello. My name is Nigel and I live in Bedfordshire in the UK with my wife Linda who I've been married to since 1980. Our two daughters, Claire (born in 1984) and Naomi (born in 1987) are both married...Claire to Rob and Naomi to Martin. Both daughters have flown the nest and we're fortunate enough to now have two grandchildren, twins Joel and Rose, who were born to Claire & Rob in June 2015. Claire is now a full-time mum in Devon. Naomi is a primary school teacher in West Sussex.

Speaks English, The owner only speaks English

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A great apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was great, clean and tidy and had everything that was needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The location was ideal to explore this lovely island by car. It was really peaceful and so lovely to be able to open the door and have a choice of two swimming pools within just a few feet. The owner was great and went out of his way to make the booking and our stay as easy and hassle free as possible. Thanks Nigel

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to submit feedback for others to read. We're glad you enjoyed staying at the apartment and you enjoyed the two on-site swimming pools. We hope you will want to return in the future and recommend the apartment to those you know and who trust your judgement. Kind regards Linda & Nigel McPheat
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Un paraíso en Menorca

  • 5 of 5

Ha sido maravillosa nuestra estancia de 8 días en Els Vents 8. El apartamento es precioso, no le falta el mínimo detalle. La piscina espectacular, sobre todo de noche toda iluminada. Al salir del apartamento ya se ve la cala, Arenal de Son Saura, una playita tranquila y familiar. Todo ha resultado perfecto. Volveremos, sin duda, y ya lo estamos recomendando a nuestros familiares y amigos.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias por sus comentarios muy amables contigo. Nos complace que haya disfrutado su estancia en Els Vents 8 y que desea volver . Gracias por recomendar a sus amigos y familiares ti. Saludos cordiales Linda y Nigel McPheat
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Fabulous resort and apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at El Vents before and were extremely happy to return. We love the resort and the choice of two pools at the apartment. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves and enjoyed relaxing and playing around the pool. The apartment is ideally situated to the beach, only a couple of minutes walk and you are on the soft sand. The sea was warm and very shallow, ideal for little children who want to play in the sea and stay safe. The apartment was very clean and tidy on arrival and is well equipped. The booking process was easy to follow and the owner very helpful. We hopefully will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you all enjoyed your second holiday at Els Vents 8. We're glad that you hope to return for a third time. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for others to read. Kind regards Linda & Nigel McPheat
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lovely clean had every thing we needed and morel

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and tidy and outside the grounds and the pool was well maintaned and very clean. son parc had some lovely places to eat with good food the beach was one of nicest i have been to shallow for the kids and no stones. Beach was very clean a great place for familys .Went out on the local buses very easy and cheap to get around. nigel was helpful and kept us up todate it was our first time of booking this way always done package holidays .will use nigels property again and recommended it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review for others to read and for recommending Els Vents 8 to those you know. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and you wish to return. Kind regards Linda & Nigel McPheat
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From the Owner

We purchased Els Vents, 8 in 2002 after having holidayed in Menorca several times previously. We like the resort of Son Parc because of its natural beauty, soft sandy beach and sheltered bay. The Els Vents apartment complex is rarely busy which means the two kidney-shaped pools are often empty. Son Parc, located midway along the north coast of Menorca, is an ideal base for exploring the whole island. The south-coast being only 9 miles away and the towns of Mahon (to the east) and Ciutadella (to the west) both less than 15 miles away. The 18-hole golf course at Son Parc is just a five-minute drive from the apartment or a twenty-minute stroll. There are a handful of bars/restaurants locally and many more dotted around the island which are well worth a visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Mahon at 25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Mahon at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Club Son Parc at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : So Parc Beach Bar at 250 Metres Nearest Beach : Son Parc at 250 Metres Car: recommended


A two-minute stroll will take you to steps that lead down to the large soft sandy beach at Son Parc, where toddlers can safely paddle. Pedalos can be hired and there are ice-cream kiosks situated at either end of the beach. At the closest end of the beach there is a bar/restaurant which serves snacks, lunches and evening meals. The crystal-clear sea at Son Parc is excellent for snorkelling. Coastal paths, in both directions, lead to neighbouring coves / bays.


The apartment is located only 22km from Mahon Airport.


With a hire car, it is possible to reach any part of the island within 45 minutes of the apartment. There are dozens of secluded beaches dotted around the coast of Menorca. The apartment contains several guide books and maps to enhance your holiday experience.

Further Details:

Within easy walking distance of the apartment there are supermarkets, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Also, free wi-fi internet access is only a five minute walk away. The local bars show sports broadcasts on large screen TVs. Secluded beach coves can be reached on foot from the apartment.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 7 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
21 Jun 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2017
21 Sep 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
27 Apr 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
21 Jun 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2018
21 Sep 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:-
If you wish to make a booking, please first check our up-to-date availability calendar and then contact us so we may confirm those dates are still available. We will then hold your dates four working-days to allow you time to book flights and send the completed booking form with your deposit payment. If your holiday period covers two different weekly rates, please divide each weekly rate by seven to obtain the nightly rate and then multiply by the number of nights for each rental rate period.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover day so you may arrive and depart on any day of the week. Arriving guests cannot normally access the apartment before 14:00. Departing guests are asked to vacate the apartment by 10:00.

Notes on prices:
Prices based upon up to 4 guests. For stays of up to 15 nights a £100.00 deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance becomes payable eight weeks before departure. For stays of 15 nights or more, a deposit of 25% is required upon making the booking. The balance becomes payable 8 weeks before departure. For bookings made within 8 weeks of the departure date, the full amount is payable at the time of booking. Payment may be made by cheque, bank transfer or by credit card via Paypal. If paying by Paypal please add 3% to cover Paypal charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Just a two-minute stroll from the apartment takes you to steps that lead down to the beach at Son Parc. Guests have described the beach as "perfect", "ideal", "superb" and "fantastic". Within just a few paces of the entrance door, are two kidney shaped communal pools. The apartment is only a 45 minute drive away from any place on the island. The patio is east/south facing and so gets the sun from dawn until mid-afternoon. 2017 will be the 15th consecutive year that holidaymakers have stayed at Els Vents 8 in Son Parc, Menorca.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • bay
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bath, shower, pedestal washbasin, large wall mirror, WC and UPVC window.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double-bed. Bedroom 2 with twin-beds. Cot hire available at £15.00 per week.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Very well-equipped apartment located just a five-minute stroll from the superb Son Saura beach at Son Parc on the north coast of Menorca. The apartment sleeps four persons in one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. If you have a baby, a cot and highchair can be hired for £15 per week per item. Guests have been staying in the apartment since 2003 and many have been kind enough to send us their feedback. Please visit the "Guestbook" on www.apartmentmenorca.com Outside: There are two kidney-shaped communal pools located on the Els Vents , located within just a few paces of the apartment's entrance door. The apartment has a private east/south-facing patio area with portable BBQ. There is a patio set, with table, four chairs, four sun-beds and a parasol. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, hand towels and bed linen are supplied. If your stay is for 10 nights or more, all towels and bed-linen will be changed after 7 nights. Guests need only bring beach towels.

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