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Country Villa With Private Pool And Large Garden

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Country Villa in Sant Tomeu, Alaior, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Peaceful Rural Location, With Complete Privacy

This delightful, individually designed detached country house has its own very large pentagon shaped swimming pool and an extensive cultivated garden of about one acre with a profusion of beautiful trees, climbing shrubs and flowers, surrounding the villa and pool. The remainder of the 4 acres has natural vegetation and gives total privacy. There are several large terraces on different levels, with an extensive water feature which includes waterfalls and fish ponds. The house is looked after by a local property management company who completely clean the house before you arrive, make up beds and if there should be any problems – sort these out for you.


Owner
Nattira Dunbar
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Nattira Dunbar

We are a retired couple living in Surrey who enjoy having a home in the warm sunshine. We owned property in Gozo before we discovered Menorca.

The short journey time from the UK is a real bonus. Our family, with two sons, have loved our holidays on the island and now our grandchildren are following in the family footsteps to this island.

Nattira Dunbar purchased this villa in 1997

Why Nattira Dunbar chose Alaior

San Juan is located between Alaior and the south coast of the island. It is part of a gated estate of properties which gives privacy and security. The house is on slightly high ground which gives us views of the sea and a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. We are close to one of the spectacular gorges on the island and where there are eagles nesting. It is extremely quite and peaceful and although the airport is only about 20 minutes drive away, we never hear the airplanes as the flight paths are in a totally different direction. The island has more beaches than all the other Balearic islands added together. There are wonderful restaurants and historic towns to explore and the island is a great place for walking through unspoilt countryside.

What makes this villa unique

San Juan is a very individually designed property with an unusual very large pentagon shaped swimming pool. With such a large area of ground it is wonderfully private and peaceful. The garden has a variety of trees offering shade – very restful in the heat of the day. The original owner went to tremendous lengths to create an interesting garden with its many terraces and water features and this is one it its many appealing features. As Menorca is on the migratory route for many birds, we see a wonderful variety of different species in the garden, also there are many “wild” tortoises who take regular walks around the garden, and will want to share your breakfast.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Four bathrooms - two of the bathrooms are en-suite, and the other two are adjacent to the other two bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are four bedrooms – three with twin beds, one with a double bed. In addition there is a small single mezzanine gallery bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is a large shaded outdoor dining area with dining table and chairs, a central large terrace with flights of steps down to a lower terrace with barbecue area, with a large built-in BBQ and permanent bench seating. In addition there is a small portable BBQ. Outside: The pentagon shaped swimming pool is very large and surrounded by a paved terrace furnished with sun loungers and sun shades. The pool has shallow steps in two corners, then various levels including a wide shelf going all round the pool which is 88 cms deep which slopes gently and then dips sharply towards the centre which is just over 1.85m deep. Utility Room: A large fridge/freezer and washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: If you are staying more than one week – an interim clean and change of bed linen will be carried out. Bathroom towels supplied. Own towels needed for pool and beach, or can be rented.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Country Villa With Private Pool And Large Garden
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful time!!

It was pretty hot with perhaps a heatwave even by Menorcan standards? It reached 36.5 degrees C on the thermometer one day! The swimming pool was used a great deal by us all, from the early morning to the evening, when it was lovely to swim to cool off before sleeping. It was great to have the variation in depth especially for our 2 year-old grand-daughter.

The garden looked amazing and the tortoises turned up on cue every morning at breakfast time. The house was very spacious and easily accommodated 8 adults and one child with plenty of room to spread out. We really enjoyed the covered eating area, and also the area around the barbeque, which we used on several occasions.

The wildlife was really interesting. Apart from the tortoises, we loved seeing the geckos and hearing the nightingales, nightjars, hoopoe, and once the Scops owl.

The information provided with the various files and books about the island were really helpful.

We used Auto Victoria for the car hire- it was ready to pick up at the airport, and the whole process was smooth.

All in all it was a lovely relaxing week- none of us had been to Menorca before and all feel we would like to return sometime in the future. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for sharing your experience with everyone, I am glad you had a great time. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards, Nattira
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5

Superbe villa

  • 5 of 5

Cette villa est magnifique et parfaitement adaptée pour des vacances en famille ou entre amis.

Elle permet à 2 familles de se loger, se baigner, cuisiner et se relaxer sans se marcher sur les pieds et le tout dans le calme de la campagne tout en profitant d'une vue sur la mer. Et que dire de ce splendide jardin.....

Chacune des 4 chambres dispose de sa propre salle de bain et le tout est idéalement équipé tant en terme d'électro ménager que de petit appareillage ou de linge de maison. Elle est très bien entretenue, de même que le jardin et la piscine.

Bien qu'isolée, la maison est relativement proche de toutes les commodités.

Nous recommanderions définitivement cette location à nos proches et y retournerions sans hésiter.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandrine and family, Thank you very much for your comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to San Juan again. Merci beaucoup. Regards, Nattira
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5

Beautiful rural villa, with a sea view

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that our family spent a week at San Juan. Lovely relaxing break, sat by the pool and went in it most days. The garden is beautiful, and the villa clean, very well equipped and spacious. One of our families most favourite places.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rosie, Thank you for your great comments, we look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards, The Dunbars
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5

Beautiful home,pool and garden

  • 5 of 5

The house was spotless and really well suited to a family summer holiday. There was plenty of space for 2 families to sleep, bathe, cook and relax. Each bedroom has lots of storage and the fridge/freezer was big enough for everything we needed. There were loads of towels for inside and out and everything you could need in the kitchen. The pool and gardens are absolutely beautiful and we loved the daily tortoise visits and all the insect life which the children could experience. There is a real sense of being out in the wild whilst at the same time having every creature comfort provided!

The nearest shops and supermarket were only a 10 minute drive away and you could get everything you needed there in Sant Climent.

We would definitely recommend San Juan for a relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for allowing us to share such a special place.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you lovely family, hope we could have you back there again soon. The Dunbars
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5

Beautiful, spacious & secluded

  • 5 of 5

😁😄🍉🍤🥂🍾🍻🥃🍸🍹🍷🐢🌵

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely comments, thank you all. The Dunbars
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5

Perfect villa in the countryside.

  • 5 of 5

The villa suited our family holiday, we all had our own bedroom and bathroom. Very spacious and well equipped. The gardens are beautiful, we made good use of the BBQ with its own seating area. The pool is large and clean, whilst not heated we all had a swim, even in October. The tortoises are great to see and appeared everyday in the sunshine. A car is a must, but very quick and easy to pop to the nearest village. We would certainly consider a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, I am glad you had a great time. We hope to welcome you back again. Regards, Nattira
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
San Bernat
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nr. Fornells
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
San Bernat
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Cala en Porter
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The resort town of Cala en Porter, with its lovely sandy beach and sheltered bay, is about 10 minutes by car. Many other beaches are within easy, quick reach – in fact Menorca has more beaches than all the other Balearic Islands added together.

Travel:

The nearby towns of Alaior and SantCliment offer a variety of good shops, bars and restaurants. Despite its total seclusion, airport journey time by car (which is essential) is just 15-20 minutes.

Distances:

SanJuan is part of the estate of SantTomeu comprising 22 residences – each with its own 5 acre plot - and is located inland, off a road which connects the historic local town of Alaior with the road from SantCliment to Cala en Porter. Despite its total seclusion, airport journey time by car (which is essential) is just 15-20 minutes, and the resort town of Cala en Porter, with its lovely sandy beach and sheltered bay, is about 10 minutes.

Further Details:

Mahon - the current capital of the island is about 25 minutes by car, a fascinating town with a very interesting history and a huge deep water harbour – favoured by Nelson. The old capital town - Ciutadella is the farthest town from the villa and is 50 minutes drive. This is a must to explore with its medieval quarter and wonderful shops. Menorca is a small island with an area of 271 sq miles (702 km2), rounded by a coastline of 134 miles(216 km), a distance from north to south of 29 mile. The island has a golf course and can provide sailing and other water sports and horse riding. Bicycles can be hired from Mahon. You can discover the authentic countryside and stunning coastline of Menorca by walking on the ancient Cami de Cavalls, the Path of the Horses, which takes you around the coast of Menorca.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alaior, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 2
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 3
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Rate 5
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 7
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the balance is payable 30 days before arrival. A security deposit of £300 is added to the balance to be paid, and will be returned seven days after departure unless there are any breakages, excessive cleaning required or damage, the cost of which will be deducted before repayment is made.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - but we can be flexible outside July and August.
Villa to be vacated by 10am on morning of departure to allow for cleaning. Guests arrive from 3pm (early arrivals can leave their luggage after 10am whilst the villa was being cleaned).

Notes on prices:
Above prices based on up to 6 adults (plus accompanying children), larger groups please contact the owner.
**** Out of high season we offer discounts for parties of 4 or less ****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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