This apartment has a genuine 'WOW' factor as soon as you step onto its spacious and private balcony. It is the perfect location for a romantic getaway for two, or, with its security and privacy, it is ideal for the solo traveller. Just imagine waking up to these views every morning. The fun of people-watching during the day, gazing down at the fish in the clear waters below, the occasional sighting of dolphins off the headland, enjoying the late evening sun (over a glass of sangria, of course!), then dinner al fresco or in the village – followed by the peace of the balcony with an unfettered view of the night sky that allows you to watch for shooting stars. And because of the lack of light pollution, night time offers a simply breathtaking vista of the cosmos so clear that even the Milky Way is quite clearly visible above. And when the day is done you can head off to the generous kingsize bed where you will be lulled to sleep by the gentle lapping sound of the waves beneath you...
Having spent most of my life in and around St Albans and endured the London rat race for too many years I decided to make a break for freedom some 5 years ago and moved with my partner (Sam) to a quiet village near Cardiff. While it took some time to adapt to the culture shock (complete strangers passing you by on the pavement say "Good morning/afternoon"!) it is a really beautiful part of the country and a great place to bring up children. As a family we have been coming to Menorca for the about 40 years and have owned the apartment for about 30. Although now in their late 70s/80s, my parents still enjoy staying there and my Dad puts me to shame as he zips up the stairs then heads down to the beach for a swim out to the headland. But then, somebody has to stay back to chill the sangria!
Fiona purchased this apartment in 1970
We first fell in love with Menorca. Then Cala'n Porter. I still remember the first time we visited this apartment with the estate agent - it was complete love at first sight. Thirty years on and still with every visit the purest, most undiluted 'WOW' factor hits me when I arrive.
I've travelled extensively worldwide but this is the place I always do - and always will - return to. In the bay below the vast ever-changing tapestry of life weaves a hundred different stories every day, while the pure majesty of the night sky simply has to be seen to be appreciated. (However, after a great many experiences, I can categorically say that wishing on a shooting star simply doesn't work!)
And the Menorquins are as warm as their island - the only thing that surpasses both is their ice cream!
As a resort, I love Cala'n Porter as it has everything you could need and is also very safe.
The apartment and the island genuinely reflect a home-away-from-home for us. You can enjoy as much of the holiday experience as you wish either in the village or down on the beach and then be back enjoying the peace and privacy of the apartment and away from the hubbub in a matter of minutes.
Everything you could want is within a short walk, so after a hard day's relaxation, you can enjoy an evening walk around the shops, go for dinner or cocktails, or head to one of the nightclubs (which are open until 4am) … but then you can come back to the quiet of the apartment and fall asleep with the gentle lapping of the water beneath you - and prepare yourself to do it all over again the following day!
"Wow. We've just arrived and I had to text you to say that you seriously undersold the WOW factor of this absolutely amazing, unique location. Am watching fish swimming below as I text!" S & T Stone
"I wanted to email and say what a lovely time we had last week. It surpassed all my expectations, the property setting is unbelievably tranquil and the view from your balcony is quite spectacular. By day and by night..." E Halliday
"Was a real wrench to leave and we'll definately be booking again next year. Lovely apartment, spotlessly clean. Stunning views and all your help and personal touches were the icing on the cake" J & S McCartney
On arrival one is immediately impressed by the balcony and the stunning view of the beach and surrounding area. However, that was the only impressive thing about the apartment. The apartment sadly was not clean and in fact was rather scruffy and dirty on our arrival. The first stop was the supermarket to purchase some bleach to clean the bathroom, kitchen and floors. The owner sent us lots of information and instructions prior to our holiday but it would seem that whoever was in the apartment previously obviously did not read or adhere to the very clear instructions. Outdoor furniture had to be cleaned before sitting on it and the cover on the sofa inside was very dirty and on removing unearthed cobwebs and dead insects down the back of it.
Fortunately the bed had clean linen and the bedroom was cleaner although the paintwork required cleaning.
The view was wonderful and the balcony huge. Lots of restaurants and supermarkets nearby and a lovely beach. Would go back to Menorca but would not go back to this apartment. There are much nicer apartments available for the same price. All in all very disappointing.
Will be going back to this apartment for the 4th time in a few weeks. The most stunning location, fabulous balcony, and lovely clean apartment, and as a solo traveller perfect for all my needs. Fiona is a pleasure to deal with as, always accommodating and really helpful both before and during visits. I can't wait to get back to my wee home from home! I would say this apartment is ideal for either singles or couples.
I have stayed in this beautiful apartment for either one or two weeks for the last three years, and booked for this summer. As a solo traveller, Fiona was more than accommodating in answering all my questions beforehand, and went out of her way to help during my holiday as well. A gorgeous little home from home for me now, with amazing views from the huge balcony, and a fab central location to travel the whole island from, as well as having an incredibly safe and secure feeling. I can imagine I will be coming here for years to come, and would definitely recommend it to either solo travellers, or couples.
Loved it Fiona...
Second time at this property, felt quite surreal...immaculate as ever and exactly what we needed.
If you like to holiday close to the sea this is your place, the views from the balcony both by day and by night are stunning. Although the apartment is quite compact the balcony more than makes up for this, and as on holiday we spend more time outiside than in, this was not a problem. The walk up and down the 84 steps is well worth it. It is very close to the airport and you dont necessarily need a car as there is a good bus service, although we did hire one and it was very nice seeing a bit more of the island, it is a very steep climb back from the beach so the car was handy. We will definately return some time in the future.
We loved this apartment ,it is not overlooked and has wonderful views from the very large terrace ,directly over the beautiful cove .The steps are a good workout if you are going out to eat out in one of the many good nearby restaurants within ten minutes walk.We hope to return next year .The owner is very helpfull ,she left us some basic supplies water tea milk etc plus a bottle of Rioja which was enjoyed on the terrace.