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Large Villa With Private Pool Set In Beautiful Nature Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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11 Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Simply Fabulous....

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the island and what a wonderful villa and setting to introduce us! Just what we all were looking for. Prior to the visit we had great communication from Sean regarding directions, places of interest etc and Sean was really quick at replying to any questions we had. A car is a must, but you really do want to drive around this stunning island to appreciate all of its beauty. The location is perfect and we visited Es Grau & Mahon many times to eat as they are so local. It was always a pleasure to return to the nature reserve away from everything, and marvel at the Milky Way and stunning starry skies free from light pollution. The views from the villa are spectacular and you are able to watch all the wildlife whilst floating on your lilo in the pool. We made friends with the geckos and tree frogs that lived around the villa and were able to go on many walks around the nature reserve.

The villa was very spacious and decorated beautifully - we loved the high ceilings in the lounge area and the lovely photographs from old Menorca. There were 6 of us in total and we were all able to find our own resting spot and space if needed. The pool was a great size and thoroughly enjoyed! On arrival we received a lovely welcome food pack and a bottle of wine which was much appreciated. Sarah, who looks after the villa and guests and lives on site, is lovely and is on hand if you need anything at all.

We absolutely adored this villa - the location is superb. It's a fabulous base to explore the gorgeous turquoise waters of Cala Galdana etc and equally to visit Fornells & Cuitadella. We went on a boat trip from Cala Galdana which was stunning and showed you all the wonderful little coves and hidden beaches from the water and we were able to snorkel too. We also visited Cala'n Porter and followed the signs to Cova d'en Xoroi - it's an absolutely stunning bar/nightclub that's open all day( kids welcome). You pay 8 euros to enter but that includes a drink of your choice, it is the coolest bar that is constructed within the caves and overlooks the ocean The views are spectacular and you really should go and relax and take it all in whilst sipping on a glass of rose! Subsequent drinks are not that expensive either! A favourite restaurant of ours was Sa Granja tapes in Mahon which served stunning tapas dishes and beautiful lamb pittas. Thanks Sean for a wonderful holiday in your villa - we definitely will be back! Can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday home in a very beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband and our 2 children of 4 and 7 years old have stayed at this beautiful villa in Menorca for 10 days. It was the first time we went to Menorca but it was certainly worth the trip. We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful island.

The house itself is not new but very well-kept and clean, and full of charm. The private pool was much larger than we expected and the children really loved it (as did we). The villa is set in a very quiet and beautiful environment, near the lake of 's Albufera des Grau Natural Park. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The Wi-Fi connection is very decent.

We did not meet the owner, Sean, who lives nearby, which seems a bit awkward, but then again there was no real need to meet each other since he was always available by e-mail. We also got the telephone number of Sarah who could help us out in case we needed something, but we didn't. When we arrived the owner had provided some food, wine and water, which made us feel at home immediately. He was also very correct in paying back the deposite amount. In short, we would certainly recommend this property and its owner to other families interested in going to Menorca.

Some practical advice: you need a rental car when staying here, but prices are reasonable and you need a car to see something of Menorca anyway. Be careful not to leave food (cornflakes, chips, ...) open in the kitchen because small ants - who seem to come from nowhere but with thousands and in a very short time - will find it and feast on it.

Sean, thank you very much for the fantastic time we had in Menorca!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are not in Menorca when the property is being rented, so no need to feel awkward!
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely large villa set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Villa was spotlessly clean and well equipped. We had wine, bread, milk and other essentials on the fridge on arrival. We travelled with an infant and here was a cot made up with linen and high chair in the villa at our request. Pool was clean and warm, a pool man visited twice a week to clean it. We had a tortoise and woodpecker visit us most mornings. There are lovely walks in the surrounding area with fantastic views, a car is a must to see the island but driving is safe with hardly any traffic on the roads. Mahon is only a ten minute drive away with a lovely harbour area littered with restaurants and plenty of boats to admire. We seen most of the island and the beaches are clean, sandy and the water is warm. We would highly recommend this property, the owner was a pleasure to deal with, quick to respond to enquirers and provided us with plenty of information regarding car hire etc before we travelled. Out deposit was refunded the day after we returned. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

had a lovely holiday, villa in ideal location very quiet, pool used every day,roads on island very good lots of restaurants in mao and at every resort.If you are looking for a quiet location as a base this is the villa to book

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, in a very quiet location where you don't feel as if you are disturbing anyone else. The villa was very clean and well equipped and furnished. The internet was very hit and miss, but hey, we are on holiday; it was only the teenagers who were bothered! The the pool was spotlessly clean and bigger than it appears in the photos, so plenty of room for all 5 children who lived in the water! Es grau was a good beach for snorkelling if a little busy with visiting boats moored. We enjoyed CalaTirant beach near Fornells and the port of Fornells or Mahon on an evening. The island is very unspoilt and peaceful. Would definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a two weeks stay at this lovely villa. Situated in the nature reserve there are plenty of lovely walks; we spotted a tortoise and lots of birds of prey. The weather was very hot during our stay and it was wonderful to have such a lovely pool to cool off in and be large enough to swim lengths. Our youngest loved playing in the shallows whilst our eldest loved being able to jump in the deep end.

The small village of Es Grau is only a couple of minutes drive away and has a lovely beach with shallow waters perfect and safe for young children. We waded to the waterside restaurant there and had great family meals. Es Grau is a small traditional village which is unspoilt and laid back without a hotel or apartment block in sight!

You are also close to Mahon with it's excellent choice of restaurants and shops. It's lovely waking around the old part of Mahon and also great for taking a boat trip. I would certainly recommend a stay at this lovely villa for those looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday in an unspoilt location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
early season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
late season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
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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Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • villa

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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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