OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Bancalets D1 - Frontline Position Gives You Spectacular Views Of The Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Playas De Fornells, Menorca, Balearic Island - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Stroll From The Apartment Are Several Bars And Restaurants

Sleeps 6, 3 bedroom apartment. This spacious ground floor accommodation allows our guests to enjoy their home from home comforts and when the mood takes them the opportunity for "Al Fresco" dining is available on the outside patio whilst you watch the sunset across the bay of Tirant. A visit to D1 bancalets is a truly memorable experience which has resulted in many of our guest returning year after year to this beautiful location which they agree is difficult to find anywhere else.

Ruth Stock
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Ruth Stock

I have holidayed in the beautiful island of Menorca, with my family for the past 30 years. In 1998 i decided to purchase a holiday home on the island and after a search of almost 2 years, i found and fell in love with D1 Bancalets,Playas de Fornells.

Since 1998 i have decided to let other people enjoy this beautiful property, which has resulted in many of my guests, who are now friends, booking their return holiday's each year.

As a family we visit the apartment as many times as our busy lives will allow but when we are not there we are more than happy for the property to be opened up to our guests, as this property is not happy with it's windows and shutters closed to the summer sunshine.

We treat it as a home from home and we encourage our guests to do the same.

Ruth Stock purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Ruth Stock chose Es Mercadal

It was always my dream to purchase a holiday home on the island and after a search of almost 2 years, i found and fell in love with D1 Bancalets,Playas de Fornells.

This beautiful family island is a far cry from the bars and clubs of the Costa's but it has twice as many beaches as Majorca and Ibiza combined and the locals say you could go to a different beach every day of the year.

The pace of life is considerably slower than most of us are used to and within a day of arriving you will slip very comfortably into the relaxed Spanish lifestyle of Sun,Sand & Sangria.

The location of the apartment is ideal for exploring the island and both the capital Mahon and the old capital Ciuetadella are a 20/25 minute drive away.

To best explore the island a car is recommended but not essential.

What makes this apartment unique

This property has the outstanding front line location, right on the pool & kids paddling pool, with beautiful views of the bay of Tirant with 2 beaches a mere 2 minutes walk away. There are several bars, restaurants and supermarkets a 5 minute stroll away.

The apartment is fully equipped and has recently been refurbished to a high standard to include all of the kitchen appliances you would expect together with a new fully fitted en suite bathroom and a new walk in shower in the 2nd Bathroom/Laundry room. For your entertainment there is a colour TV with free view channels, video player, DVD player and stereo system with a great selection of videos, DVDs and CDs.

On a clear day the apartment has a fine view of the islands highest and most spectacular viewing point, Monte Torro, which is a 10 minute drive away, overlooking the most beautiful town on the island, Mercadal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Platges de Fornells in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bathrooms - One en suite, both have recently been refurbished January 2015.En suite with bath and shower over the bath,fitted sink with mirror - Main bathroom has a new walk in shower, fitted sink and laundry facilities of Washing M/C and Tumble Drier.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Fitted wardrobe and ceiling fan with Mosquito net on window
    Bedroom 3 with Built in Wall safe - 1 Single Bed , Bed converts to double bed,Ceiling fan & Window "mosi" Net
    En Suite Main Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Fitted wardrobes and ceiling fan and Mosquito net on window
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms-1 Is a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes.2 Has twin beds with fitted wardrobes.3 Has a single bed which converts into a double bed with a fitted wardrobe with a secure safety deposit box built into the wardrobe wall.All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The community of Bancalets is private with tropical gardens and a private communal pool for residents use only.There are parking spaces by the entrance to the community.There is a large patio area around the pool with garden areas to put your sunloungers.The apartment has its own patio area with outdoor patio furniture including a table,chairs,sunloungers and drinks table.The private pool also has a seperate pool for our younger guests although caution and supervision is required around the larger and deeper pool as the apartment opens directly onto the main pool. Utility Room: A laundry facility is contained in the 2nd bathroom and has a Washing machine and a Tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices include linen package


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Bancalets D1 - Frontline Position Gives You Spectacular Views Of The Bay
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Lovely apartment in a lovely position and great to have the use of a pool

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment which was in a beautiful spot with lovely views over the bay and of course the pool right next to it. The apartment was in very good condition and well supplied with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Playas de Fornells was very pretty with beautiful views whereever you go. There were several restaurants which we tried and which were generally very good. Overall a lovely place and great for kids.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this property. Myself and my family once again had a thoroughly enjoyable stay! We find it difficult to even consider going anywhere else now for our summer break! Superb property, great location on a wonderful island! I've already enquired about next year's availability! Thank you Dave and Ruth!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martyn Thanks again for another fabulous review they have been most appreciated and they are a reminder that my hard work can pay dividends. Of course I will be more than happy to book your week for next year and I look forward to confirming your dates. Thanks again. Ruth
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

It would be very difficult to try and improve on this property with its magnificent views.

  • 5 of 5

What weather some days too hot for us but we coped. We went to Ca N, Olga a couple of times.

This restaurant is of a very high standard the food was beautiful. On site Sa Dolca is very good, straight forward dishes but very pleasant and on our last night at Sa Dolca we had the most sensational sunset. As for Bancalets D1 we think you should go there forget anywhere else you have been in Menorca and we have been to many places on this beautiful island. Wonderful location magnificent views in every direction and everything you will need in the apartment. If you are disappointed please inform me where you have been before because I would love to see it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roy Thank you very much for your fantastic review it was very much appreciated I will continue to strive to improve the apartment because as your review commented upon the views cannot be improved upon Thanks again and I look forward to your future bookings Kind regards Ruth
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Holiday but set-up disappointing

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday here and thoroughly relaxed. We didn't want the set-up to spoil our holiday however there were some areas that the owners may wish to address:

There were no obvious welcome/instruction notes within the property.

The gas for the oven was empty on the first night with no instructions on how to change it.

The plug in the lounge area was broken, so only one lamp in living room for duration of holiday.

The light outside didn't work.

Drying rack in kitchen broken.

Ironing board cover was filthy.

And whilst this is not something the owners can directly address it should be noted that the Spanish children were very noisy late at night.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest We have never the need for guest instruction upon arrival at the property as our agent always meets our guests upon their arrival but i will arrange for written instruction to be available in the future Regarding the outside light it was probably a bulb that had failed and a supply of spare bulbs is available within the apartment although our agent would have been happy to have sorted it had she had known The plug and the broken drainer was broken by the previous guests and we understood the they had been replaced so apologies if they had not A newironing board cover was fitted at the beginning of the season by me and I was not aware that it was dirty so it will be replaced immediately Sadly we do not have any control over the Spanish children but this rare problem will be reported to the president of the community Thank you for informing me of these issues including the gas bottle but the cooker and hob is being converted to all electric before next season Regards Ruth
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent apartment for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at D1 Bancalets. It is a really simple, homely property perfect for a relaxed holiday with children. We really appreciated the extra touches like board games and a well equipped kitchen. The apartment opens onto the shared pool and when we arrived we worried that it might be noisy but it wasn't al all. The patio area was small but perfect for eating, sitting reading a book, or relaxing and looking at the amazingly beautiful views while the kids played within site in the pool and pretty gardens. Fornells beach was right on our doorstep and very nice, with just the right amount of restaurants, ice cream parlour and pedalo hire to suit the kids but not so much that it felt crowded or over commercial. The local restaurants are all an easy stroll away with very good food and excellent service, although clearly priced for tourists. I absolutely recommend this as a place to stay for families with small children and hope we get to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you very much for your positive review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am biased, but I felt that your review perfectly summed up the reasons why I love this apartment and Menorca and have done for the past 18 years. Kind regards Ruth
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location - superb

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stay with 3 adults and 3 children.

Plenty space for all. The property location is probably the best position in the complex, right by the pool, with wonderful views and a short walk to the beach.

Helen, who sorted the keys etc was really helpful and communications with the owner beforehand were prompt and clear.

It was our first visit to menorca and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

There are some great places to eat a short walk away along with a supermarket.



  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul Thank you very much for your positive review and your very kind words regarding our agent,Helen I am very pleased that the property and Menorca provided you and your family with a very enjoyable holiday Ruth
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Fornells Harbor
"Fornells harbour is one of the most beautiful on the island and is a 5 minute drive away or ..."
Bar Okapi
"A 5 minute stroll from the apartment this lively bar has great food and happy hour cocktails..."
Cafe del Nord
"One of the best restaurants on the island is again a 5 minute stroll from the apartment next..."
Sa Dolca
"A 5 minute stroll from the apartment this little bar is in a secluded spot with great views ..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Son Parc Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Okapi or Cafe del Nord or Es Cactus
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cala Tirant
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Menorca is well known for it's Windsurfing, Sailing and Walking holidays as well as sites of Archaeological interest ("Talots")


The Bay of Tirant has 2 beaches a mere 2 minutes walk away although the main beach is accessed via a boardwalk which would not be suitable for guests with mobility problems.This beach can be accessed by car but the walk down to the beach is difficult for a wheelchair or pushchair.

To experience the best beaches that Menorca has to offer then a car is essential although the buses go to some of the more popular beaches.

Our 2 favourite beaches are at Santa Tomas and Cala Galdana.


The main airport at Mahon is a 30 minutes car journey away.To fully experience the Island then a car is recommended altough no journey should take no more than 35/45 minutes.


The beautiful harbour at Fornells,a must on any island tour,is a 5 minute car journey and the most beautiful town on the island,Mercadal is a 15 minutes car journey from the apartment.Monte torro, the highest point on the island with it's clifftop monastery is a 15 minute drive.The capital Mahon and the old capital Ciuedadella are approx 35 minutes drive away.The world renowed Widsurfing cente at Ses Salinas and the diving centre at Fornells are a 5 minute drive away.

Further Details:

On the development of Playas de Fornells we have 5 bars/Restaurants including the renowned restaurant "Cafe Del Nord" a 5 minute walk away but the walk to these is a steep one although downhill on your return journey.The 2 main,well stocked supermarkets, are again a 5 minute walk away.Near the entrance to the community we have "Margas" which serves the best cooked meat on the island and on a balmy summers evening is a 20 minute stroll away,although you may wish to take a taxi back up the hill,or a 5 minute car journey away.

Fornells is 5 minutes drive away and contains a bank,shops,bars and restaurants and has the most beautiful harbour on the island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Platges de Fornells, Minorca (Menorca)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
- Minimum of 7 days Fri to Fri only in peak times
- Prices shown are subject to change
- Prices include linen package
- A 25% non refundable deposit secures the booking and the balance is payable 6 weeks prior to your travel date
Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Friday at noon.This can be varied in certain circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enquire Now