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Large apartment with sea view in one of the most beautiful locations in Menorca

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cala Torret - Quiet, peaceful location, short walk from beach, harbour, restaurants and shop.

There are two floors. The daytime accommodation is on the upper floor, where there is a spacious dining and lounge area, kitchen and balcony with sea view. The lower floor has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and a balcony which is a delightful sun-trap. The second bedroom has twin beds and the third bedroom has bunk beds. There is also a separate bathroom with shower. Supermarket and restaurants are about 2 minutes walk away. Beach is 10 minutes walk away and can be seen from the balcony.

THE AREA

Our property is situated in the village of Cala Torret, near Binibeca (sometimes spelt Binibequer). The village itself is a well designed "pueblo" set along pedestrian ways and has been designed to accommodate local people and holidaymakers of all nationalities. It has become popular with British people both as permanent residents and holiday makers. The effect is unique and the village is considered to be one of the holiday gems of Menorca.

It lies on an interesting piece of coastline. There is rock bathing along the front of the village itself and only a quarter of a mile away lies the delightful bay and beautifully sandy Binibeca Beach, providing sheltered and safe bathing.

There are many attractive villas on the slopes around the village, but there are no hotels or other high rise blocks to spoil the character of the area.

BEACHES

Binibeca Beach is within 10 minutes walk from the apartment. It is a delightfully small, soft sanded beach in a sheltered cove with a normally, beautifully clear and gentle sea. There is a bar at the beach and accompanying toilet facilties. In the summer season small boats can be hired on the beach. For those who like snorkling, the water is superb, you may prefer to dive in off the nearby rocks or from the little harbour which is even nearer the apartment. There is a diving centre here and a bar where you can get food and drink.

If you have hired a car, there are many other beaches around the island which you may like to try. Some beach mats are available in the apartment.

Please feel free to use these, but please replace them if they are damaged in any way. There are also various beach items in the apartment (second bedroom cupboard) which you may use. Again please leave them for other guests.

GETTING AROUND

Although Cala Torret has everything you are likely to need, you may feel the desire to see something of the rest of the island.

1. HIRE A CAR. Roads are generally free of congestion.

If you wish to hire a car, the best way is to arrange it before you go.

We recommend Autos Amigos, telephone: 00 34 971 377 290 or email: info@menorcacarhire.com You can hire the car for a few days or your total stay. The car can be available for you from the airport if you request it.

2. TAXIS:

If you are not hiring a car, there are plenty of taxis at the airport to deliver you to the apartment. Simply ask the driver to take you to Cala Torret.

You can book a return taxi at the Redorka Information Office (see below).

PLEASE NOTE that taxis only carry 4 passengers.

3. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

A bus service operates from Cala Torret to Mahon via Sant Lluis five times daily during the season, i.e. May to October.

This is useful, and cheap if you want to go into Mahon for sightseeing, shopping or the market which is there on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

However, be aware that the last bus back from Mahon leaves at 7.45pm. You are advised to check the times at the Information Office before you travel as they may vary from year to year.

The bus stop is adjacent to the office.

4. HIRE A BIKE

There are many cycle routes around the island and bikes can be hired through the Information Office.

5. There is a LAND TRAIN which runs in the busiest part of the season between Binibeca Vell, Cala Torret and Punta Prima.

SHOPPING

A small supermarket can be found in Cala Torret itself. This is open during the season, May to October, and provides most of what you are likely to need in the way of food, drink and other day to day items. Larger supermarkets with a more varied range of foodstuffs at prices aimed at the local population rather than holidaymakers can be found at:

Suestra, which is on the road to Mahon, before you get to Sant Lluis and on the main road from Sant Lluis to Mahon. There are also Spa shops in Binibeca, Sant Lluis and Punta Prima. There is also a branch of Lydl which is on the Airport road out of Mahon.

There are many other and varied shops in Mahon itself.

Also try the market in Mahon, open Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

For buying things in bulk, such as wine etc. to take home, try the warehouse style hypermarkets which can be found just off the road from Mahon to the airport

EATING OUT

You don't need to eat in the apartment at all, if you don't wish to cook. There are some excellent restaurants in Cala torret itself. These include D & P's, a family

style restaurant, ideal if you have children with you.

Just along from D&P's is El Faro which is especially recommended The owners are Spanish, very friendly and speak good Engilish. Nearby in the Square is Na Rosa run by the friendly and very welcoming Clara, a wine and cheese bar for lighter meals.

There is also a small café and bakery in the Square, by Na Rosa, which opens from 8am until 2 pm daily in season - with seats and tables outside it provides a lovely atmosphere in which to while away the morning hours.

N.B. Internet access can be obtained reliably at the restaurant EL Faro, and also at the café.

If you care to venture into Mahon in the evening, you can find a whole range of restaurants, including French, Greek and Italian as well as Spanish along the harbour front. Also there are a variety of restaurants in Sant Lluis and Punta Prima.

DOMESTIC MATTERS

INFORMATION OFFICE

This can be found on the way from the apartment to the beach, about 2-3 minutes walk from the apartment. The staff will tell you anything you need to know. English is always spoken. Most important of all, they will change your TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES or currency, which can save you a journey into Mahon. However, remember to take your passport with you if you are going for this purpose.

Note that the Information Office is only open during the season, i.e. May to October.

COMMUNICATIONS

Telephone boxes can be found in the main square, near the wine bar, and also outside the Information Office.

Postage stamps for cards can be bought at the Information Office and in the supermarket.

The KITCHEN has been re-fitted with new appliances and worktops.

A gas hob is installed, supplied by bottled gas. If the gas runs out, simply connect the spare cylinder and then tell the Information Office and they will send a replacement. The oven is electric.

A fridge/freezer and microwave are also available and all kitchen utensils, crockery, glassware and cutlery are supplied.

Please turn the fridge temperature down to zero the day /morning before you leave. Then dry out the freezer compartment and leave the door open with a tea towel in it. This allows the freezer to be ready for the next occupants. Thank you.

WATER

The tap water is clean and drinkable. An electric kettle is available for boiling water

for tea, coffee etc. Water heating for showers etc and for use in the sink is by electricity. There are separate heaters for each floor. The switch for the downstairs

heater is in the en-suite bathroom.

Please ensure that you turn this heater off before you leave the apartment.

Thank you.

CLEANING AND LINEN ARRANGEMENTS

Linen and towels are changed for your arrival. If you require the linen and towels to be changed during your stay please notify the owners before you leave for your holiday. After your departure home the linen and towels will be changed ready for our next guests.

The apartment will be cleaned for your arrival and after you leave.

SECURITY

There is a small safe in the kitchen. This can be used with 2 AA batteries.

You will need to provide your own batteries.

You can then set your own 4 digit code. Instructions for this are inside the safe.

Please remember to take the batteries out and LEAVE THE SAFE DOOR OPEN at the end of your holiday.

IF THINGS GO WRONG!

Very occasionally something will go wrong. If it does, don't worry. Simply go down to the Information Office and tell them the problem and they will arrange to have it put right.

If there is a power failure, candles can be found in the kitchen drawer to the right of the hob. Please replace these for future guests if you use them.

LEAVING THE APARTMENT

When leaving the apartment during the day please ensure that you lock the balcony doors and the front door and take your key with you. If you close the balcony shutters as well, it will help to keep the apartment cool during the midday heat.

When leaving at the end of your holiday, please leave the apartment as you found it, clean, tidy and ready for our next guests.

More Details

Owner
David Walton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About David Walton

I am retired, married and living in Birmingham.

My wife and I have owned the apartment in Cala Torret since 1993.

Renting of the property is not a business. it is merely a way of helping to cover the costs of running and maintaining it. The apartment has been much improved in 2010 and 2011 with new, modern windows and doors, a larger upper balcony, and a completely refitted kitchen with new appliances and worktops. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom beds were replaced in early 2011, with the double bed in the master bedroom having been replaced a few years earlier.

David Walton purchased this apartment in 1993

Why David Walton chose San Luis

We already knew and loved this area as a holiday destination, having regularly rented a friend's apartment in the same location. When the property we now own appeared on the market, it was an opportunity too good to miss.

Menorca as a whole is a beautiful island, both on the coast and inland where there are some very interesting places and lovely walks. We both love it and would never tire of returning.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment has the advantage (rare in this location) of two floors with a sea view from the upper, larger of the two balconies. This is perfect for relaxation without the need to leave the apartment if a rest from the beach and sight-seeing is needed.

Also nearby restaurants are just a few minutes walk away as is the local small supermarket.

Also nearby at the harbour is Cala Torret diving school for those interested in this activity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review submitted by Judy from Essex (Submitted: 6 Aug 2012)

An excellent apartment very well equipped and comfortable. Lovely views from the balcony and walking distance to beach and restaurants, would recommend for a relaxing holiday. '



Review submitted by SAMANTHA from HERTFORDSHIRE (Submitted: 27 Aug 2010)

A LOVELY PLACE TO STAY THE OWNERS ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE



Review submitted by Kate from Manchester (Submitted: 2 Oct 2006)

A "home from home" property - cosy, comfortable with well equipped kitchen and lots of books and games. Superb sea views from upper balcony. Close to restaurants, supermarket and beach. Suspect it could be a bit noisy in the evenings in high season but great in September!
Jun 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Binibequer in Minorca (Menorca)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom has shower, wash hand basin, bidet and toilet. Second bathroom has shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Built in wardrobe and chest of drawers available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds are bunk-style.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One double bed, two twin beds and one bunk bed. Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a double bed, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and en-suite bathroom with shower, hand basin, toilet and bidet. The second bedroom has two single beds with built-in wardrobes. The third bedroom has bunk beds and a wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Enjoy a home-cooked meal at the family sized dining table which is within arm's length of the kitchen area for easy serving, followed by relaxation in the spacious lounge area with a good book, music and a superb view especially at sunset. The superb view of the sea from the upstairs balcony extends to the beach and beyond. Magnificent sunsets can be witnessed most evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and microwave. All utensils, crockery, glassware and cutlery are supplied. There are two floors. The daytime accommodation is on the upper floor, where there is a spacious dining and lounge area, kitchen and balcony with sea view. The lower floor has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and a balcony which is a delightful sun-trap. The other two bedrooms have twin beds and bunk beds. There is also a separate bathroom with shower. Outside: The apartment is located in a safe pedestrianised area but with car parking and taxi drop-off only a few metres away. The beach, harbour, shop and restaurants are within a short walk. Information centre also close by. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board located in kitchen cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (for inside use only) and linen are provided. Property is cleaned and fresh linen provided before arrival and after departure. Linen can be changed mid-stay if required.

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Excellent, everything you could want for a self catering holiday. Beautiful area, fantastic weather

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very comprehensively maintained and fitted out with all comforts and needs for self catering. The owners are friendly and easy to communicate with and always helpful. Shops, restaurants, beach, diving school, information office, public transport, cafe, wi-fi, children's play area, bar and beautiful scenery for walking or simple enjoyment are all nearby. Plenty of car parking nearby and superb car hire company, Autos Amigos, recommended by owners.

Local restaurants run by friendly people, especially Clara who owns Na Rosa and Andreas who owns El Faro.

Facilities for staying in the apartment are everything you need - two bathrooms, all utilities in the well kept, modern kitchen. The upper balcony has superb views. We ate all our meals out on the balcony where there is a large table and sufficient chairs for six people plus others for guests if required.

I cannot fault this property in any way and thoroughly recommend it for future holidays in Menorca.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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5

Perfect seaside location

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 just returned from a wonderful week here. The apartment is spacious, well equipped and 50 metres from a cove great for snorkelling, with Cala Torret beach 5 mins walk and perfect for families.

There are plenty restaurants/bars around, a bakery and a well stocked supermarket.

Great value, close to the airport and David, the owner, is very helpful and friendly.

We'll be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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4

Fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here a couple of times and absolutely love it. The apartment has everything you need for a holiday, and is close to a bakery, restaurants and the beach. The smell of freshly baked croissants fills the air each morning! The sea view is great. The apartment is spacious.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
£1,950
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
£2,500
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
£2,000
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
£1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a £50 per week deposit. Balance is due one month before start of holiday. On receipt of the final balance plus a £50 refundable security deposit, the owner will send directions, instructions and guidance. Note: earliest arrival time is 3pm; latest departure time is 11am.
Changeover Day:
Guests may arrive and depart any day of the week. Latest departure time is 11am. Earliest arrival time is 3pm.

Notes on prices:
From £420 to £565 per week. See pricing table for more detail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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