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Large Villa With Private Pool Set In Beautiful Nature Park

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Es Grau, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive To The Child Friendly Beach

Beautiful, recently modernized villa set in the lush green surroundings of the Nature Reserve which is a designated area of outstanding beauty and registered on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This 2 storey villa has 2 floors with the bedrooms on the ground floor leaving the living space upstairs to take in the gorgeous views. Relax on one of the 2 terraces, partly shaded. With no through traffic this is the ideal place for a peaceful retreat, also for those with children an ideal to roam and explore in safety. There are walks and trails through the Park, with an abundance of wild flowers. there are only 2 other properties visible though 1 is at a distance and we are mostly shielded by trees from the other.


Owner
sean sainsbury
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2017

About sean sainsbury

My name is Sean and I fell in love with Menorca many years ago. This passion for the island inspired me to buy my dream home in the nature parc and I plan to live there in the future. At present I live and work in Asia and so I am opening my home for others to enjoy and hope they hear the same amazing experiences I have when I am in Menorca.

sean sainsbury purchased this villa in 2013

Why sean sainsbury chose Minorca (Menorca)

When I first came to the Island in 2007 it was love at first sight. I fell in love with the tranquility, the spotless beaches, both hidden and public. The chance to walk on trails and see very few people whilst enjoying the sea views and country alike. Knowing I could be very happy here I didn't hesitate to buy this villa when I saw what it had to offer. Close to the charming village of Es Grau with its friendly bars and restaurants or a little further to Mahon with its plethora of shops and restaurants, Harbour and old cobbled streets.

What makes this villa unique

The peacefulness of the Parc is unbelievable sometimes. You can just sit and gaze for hours at the birds flying overhead with the sound of crickets the accompanying sound. There is no thru traffic with only a few neighbours passing infrequently, You don't have to worry about being overlooked as you sit in your swimwear!

Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

S'Albufera Nature Park is 2.5 km form Es Grau the local quintessentially Spanish village. There are a few bars and restaurants overlooking the horseshoe shaped beach.

Travel:

Mahon airport is approx 15 mins drive from the villa.

The nearest ferry port is 10 mins drive.

Car hire is essential due to the villa being on a Natural Park.

Distances:

Es Grau 2.5km. Mahon 5km. Airport 10km.

Further Details:

There is a small store in Es Grau. The mains banks are in Mahon and on the Mahon retail estate there are several supermarkets.

Leisure activities on the island include walking, cycling, wind surfing, kayaking, sailing, diving, snorkeling, horse-riding, fishing and golf.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom with WC, bath/shower. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Exceptionally large room with french doors leading out to the pool and lower terrace. Bedroom 2 is at the far end with double bed. Bedroom 3 in between has 1 set of bunk beds and a day bed. All rooms have air-con apart from 3rd bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Internet access. Peaceful location. Outside: The light and airy living room has three sets of patio doors that lead on to both a covered terrace and a sun terrace. The covered terrace has a dining table while the sun terrace has a slightly smaller table with parasol. There are two reclining chairs on which you can relax with a chilled drink. There is also a barbecue. A spiral staircase leads down to the lower terrace and pool and more recliners to relax in after your swim. The garden is small, neat and contains colorful shrubs and trees. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels are provided. Linen and towels are changed once a week. Please bring your own pool/beach towels. Other: Both the kitchen and terrace have a dining table seating up to 8 people each.

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Large Villa With Private Pool Set In Beautiful Nature Park
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4

Lovely Villa

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay... peaceful and great location! We will return again...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa in quiet nature park with fab pool

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 7 yo daughter and I have just arrived back from a week in this beautiful peaceful Villa. The communication with Sean pre-holiday was great, he was very prompt, helpful and informative. We arrived very late due to a delayed flight - villa was easy to find, and found the fridge was stocked with milk, water, eggs, butter, bread, beers and wine which was a lovely touch. Comfy beds in air-conditioned rooms (no ac, but large fan in bunk bed room) Towels could be bigger!?

Sarah, who manages the property was very helpful as the Wifi wasn't working (had my husband not needed to do some work while we were away this wouldn't have bothered us at all)

We used the pool every day, it was clean and warm and big enough to have a proper swim. Cleaned once in the week. Couldn't get the TV to work - but thats no big deal! Had a BBQ every other night.

Mahon is a 10 minute drive away - we used the supermarkets there and ate at a place in town Punt7 - which was delicious. Roads were so empty so driving was easy.

We got bread and yummy pastries from the Es Grau supermarket which is 5 mins drive.

We were so excited about the prospect of seeing a wild tortoise and we saw two, along with eagles, lizards, gecko's, so many lovely yellow butterflies, a peacock and her baby! loads of birds, rabbits and a hedgehog! We didn't explore the nature reserve really as it was so hot, but would love to come back at a different time of year to do so.

We went to Cala Galdana for the day but it was too busy and it wasn't even the school holidays yet - I had previously been there 23 years ago and it had changed a lot. However, we LOVED Arenal de Son Saura beach at Son Parc - my daughter loved jumping in the waves on the sandbank, we went on a very windy day and the yellow flag was up and still had loads of fun jumping in the waves, although too windy for her to properly swim.

Es Castell is lovely, you must go, we found this on our 6th day (wish we'd found it earlier)

As our flight home was a late one (11.30pm) and we had to check out at 10am, Sarah was really helpful and found us a different villa to spend our last day which was amazing, and meant we could enjoy ourselves right up until the last minute.

There is a mexican/burger/cocktail bar on the port front in Mahon called Paput where we had dinner before going to the airport - well worth a visit.

Would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Prefect holiday in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fortnight holiday in this wonderful villa and would very happily return tomorrow if we could!

Firstly, the owner's communication has been fantastic from start to finish. Very easy to communicate with, happy to answer any questions you may have and responds very quickly - given the fact that he is based in the far east, this is no mean feat! Equally, the literature that was sent out prior to our arrival and the materials at the villa were very detailed and informative.

What can I say about the villa?! It is in a fantastic spot - literally 15 mins from Mahon, 5 minutes from Es Grau and in a beautiful nature reserve. We didn't hear the sound of other human beings until we left the park for at least the fist week! As you sit by the pool or on the veranda you are just staring out at trees and listening to the crickets singing to each other! It was bliss. The nature reserve itself is fantastic for short walks and bird watchers - our 4 year old loved it!

The villa is very well equipped - we found that there was nothing that we had to manage without. It was well presented, comfortable and clean. The air conditioning was very effective and easy to use and we only needed it on just before bed even in a heat wave of 36 degree heat! The beds were comfy, always hot water and lots of DVDs, board games and books to borrow if you need to (not that we bothered but we noticed that they were there!)

The pool is just fabulous - huge really for a villa rental. Surrounded by vegetation and with a large patio surrounding it. It was cleaned twice weekly and didn't need more than that because the pumps and filters were set up so that any leaves were quickly sucked up! It always looked pristine. It was lovely and warm and we all loved it. Plenty of sun loungers and chairs, plus 2 large umbrellas. Just perfect!

The wildlife is fantastic - lizards galore, a tortoise down behind the pool steps, crickets the size of your hand that will happily jump onto your hand if you sit still enough. Just magical!

There is wifi but we were very rarely able to connect - not that we cared about this one bit! and you get a good welcome package on arrival - eggs, bread, milk and wine.

We used the big supermarkets on the outskirts of Mahon, but there is a little one in Es Grau for immediate needs. We loved heading into Mahon and Es Castell for lunch and then back to the Villa for tea on the veranda. We can recommend Trebol in Es Castlell in particular.

We adored it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious Villa in Superb Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here, serenaded by nightingales as we ate on the terrace! The villa was spacious, very well equipped and in an idyllic position. Very peaceful area, with pleasant walks on the doorstep. We all enjoyed the pool - which was cleaned twice weekly. Beaches are within easy reach and the supermarkets in Mao about 10 minutes drive. Communication with Sean beforehand always received a quick response and the information and directions received were excellent. We were delighted to be offered the opportunity to check out in mid afternoon as we had an early evening flight. We had a problem with the wi-fi - but this was quickly sorted. We highly recommend this villa - and would certainly stay there again! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Utter tranquility

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for one week and returned home totally relaxed refreshed. The villa is in a quiet rural setting on a secluded lane near the lake. One neighbour in the distance and the closer one hidden behind trees and we certainly appreciated the privacy and isolation.

The villa itself is impressively well equipped with all appliances you need and plenty of kitchen wear and tools. Couldn't figure out the TV reception but plenty of DVDS and we couldn't get any wifi but be honest it was a joy to not rely on technology, instead we enjoyed the surroundings, the pool, stars, chess and each other's company!

Pool was cleaned twice and we used it all the time, good size, perfect temperature and much appreciated by my 8 year old son!

We live in Cornwall so we are spoilt at home with beaches, but we loved Fornells, Es Castell and binibequer down on the south coast. Very easy to drive on the island most roads are a pleasure to navigate.

Didn't need to contact anyone for assistance but it was clear from the superb communication from Sean the owner that help was only a call away.

Sean also arranged to accommodate a later check out for us which gave us longer to enjoy the pool on our departure day, thank you for that!

Excellent information sent before we left home and our deposit was returned promptly.

Would highly recommend this villa, been home a week and wish we were still there drinking G&Ts by the pool!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

magnifique endroit

  • 5 of 5

Trés fidèle aux photos, la maison est située dans un endroit splendide, calme et reposant, dans le parc naturel Albuferta.

La maison possède tout le nécessaire fonctionnel (machine vaisselle, linge, cuisinière)

Une voiture est nécessaire pour visiter l'île.

Superbe séjour, sans aucunes mauvaises surprises.

Formidable, nous reviendrons ;))

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mahón, 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
 
Spring Season
3 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
May
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Early Season
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Late Season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
October
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% on booking with the balance, plus a £200 returnable deposit for damages due 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible but do prefer Mondays.
Check in 3pm. Check out 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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