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House With Magnificent View Of Calas Fonts Bay,Famous Fishing Village Es Castell

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Es Castell, Menorca, Balearic Islands - A Beautiful Location, Plenty To See And Do Within Walking Distances, The Whole Year Around

The view you see is the view you will get. This well equipped house has a wonderful bay window in the living room and a rooftop bedroom suite with very large terrace with stunning views. Close to Menorca's southern sandy beaches and approximately 3 km east of the capital Mahon. The house is an excellent base for people who want to explore the island and enjoy probably one of best locations for summer evenings out on Menorca. The delightful waterside promenade for daytime or evening strolls is just below the house. The numerous cafes entice you to sit down for a cup of coffee or drink a Mahon gin and tonic. There is a good selection of shops, supermarkets, banks (inc ATMs), restaurants and bars (no loud music) favoured by locals and tourists alike within a few minutes walk, that are open the whole year round. While there is no beach at Es Castell there are secluded places to take a swim nearby. There are sunbathing platforms at lovely Cala Padera, within a 10 minute walk from the house. There is a network of pretty camis (little country roads) with villages and hamlets to explore on foot or bicycle. A popular diving centre is just 15 min drive away. The distance to the airport is only 7 km.


Owner
Rene van der Weijden
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Rene van der Weijden

The first time we experienced Menorca was when we were looking for a property what was far away from our work in The Netherlands and where we could relax with our children and enjoy good weather conditions.

We were tipped by someone who knew the house named Cariño in Es Castell for 25 years and saw it was for sale. So we went to Menorca, and yes, it was love at first sight! The view is never boring, Es Castell is never sleeping, the coast is always nearby, the people always nice, the food formidable...

After 13 years there one thing we know, we will never sell our Cariño home and even our grown-up children still enjoy going there with friends.

A never ending story for our family and all the friends who join us there.

Rene van der Weijden purchased this house in 2002

Why Rene van der Weijden chose Minorca (Menorca)

The location is one of the best you can imagine to relax and enjoy the local atmosphere. The local people ensure a lively atmosphere all year round. The main square, with weekly markets and festival activities (like Fiesta de San Juan at the end of July), is only minutes walk from the house. Saunter over the promenade at Calas Fonts harbour just below the house and enjoy the atmosphere of the people, restaurants, bars and shops.

What makes this house unique

This house has the advantage of being in a small town, close to the main square and the harbour. The magnificent view over the harbour and all the ships that pass by on their way to Mahon. There is always something to see and to do. The village Es Castell doesn't sleep. Most of the shops stay open the whole year around.

The house is convenient the whole year long.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Coffee with a bocadillo down at the harbour, a lazy swim at Cala Torret with a picnic of pan, sobrasada and menorca queso, and finishing the day with wine on the lovely rooftop terrace. What more can you ask for. A place to remember. Birgitta (Amersfoort, the Netherlands)
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Es Castell in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor
  • Bathroom 1: shower, wash basin, wc and bidet, hair dryer Bathroom 2: shower, wash basin, wc, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom ensuite/airco/heating/wardrobe/freezer/terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , airco/ heating/ shared large bathroom, 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , airco/ heating/wash basin/wardrobes/shared large bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, kingsize bed, airco/ heating/ freezer/ wardrobes and access to the rooftop terrace. To enter the rooftop terrace (2nd floor) you don't have to go through the bedroom. Bedroom 2, kingsize bed, airco/ heating/ wardrobe in front of the room Bedroom 3, 2 single beds (can be 1 double bed), wash basin and airco/ heating/ wardrobes
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Smoking inside the house is not allowed Outside: The large rooftop terrace will be the centre point of your holiday. There's a barbecue, adjustable mobile sunshade, two-seater sofa with 2 armchairs, 2 sun loungers and a large table with 8 chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided (except beach towels). The house is thoroughly cleaned and prepared before your arrival, and will be cleaned again after your departure. Towels and linen are changed weekly. Other: Garage, for a middle-size car.

Reviews

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House With Magnificent View Of Calas Fonts Bay,Famous Fishing Village Es Castell
average rating of 4.736842 based on 20 reviews
5

Home from home with fantastic views and location

  • 5 of 5

The house was fully equipped to a high standard, air conditioning in all 3 bedrooms ( very important as the temperatures were high 30,s ) above one of the most picturesque bays in the whole of Spain, we timed the visit perfect as it was Es Castell fiesta, the horses passed the front door and had a fantastic view of the closing fireworks. All in all an absolute 10 out of 10 and would fully recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Menorca.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your holiday in our home.
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5

Perfect property for us!

  • 5 of 5

This property couldn't be in a better position, for views, access to bars and restaurants and local shops. It is very well equipped and catered for, also the beds are very comfortable. The agents are local and helpful, if needed. The best bit is the sun terrace, you won't want to leave it! We met the owners Frederike and Rene who were very charming. We hope to return next June.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this great review. Yes, everything is so nearby, you even don't need a car. It was also nice meeting you both. We hope you will return in Menorca.
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5

Best place to stay on Menorca!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house to stay in Menorca. The most amazing view from the roof terrace. The house is fully equipped and very spacious!

We enjoyed every minute in Es Castell. Everything is nearby a supermarket, the restaurants, the beach and Mahon. Discover Menorca from Es Castell by E-bike or mountain bike, snorkelling, boating etc. Rent a boat and rent a spot in the port of Es Castell. Close to the house and definitely a nice way to explore Menorca.

Thank you Rene and Frederike for the stay in your beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoiyed Menorca and the stay in our house. Yes, everything is nearby, that's why we love Es Castell. We hope to See you again. Cheers, Frederike and René
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5

fabulous family relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Home from home... but with the sunshine and an amazing view!!!

every thing you need and a little more. The owners have a high quality taste.. all things in kitchen are brilliant, everything you need.. the dining table and chairs are comfy, great for entertaining friends, which is why we used this place.. Ideally situated to visit the small harbour. We love this area.

the views from the terrace are beautiful. Lots of shelter from the breeze, so you can soak up the sun.

its just a WOW home

Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, what a kind words, thanks.
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Holmer Green
5

We simply loved it.......!

  • 5 of 5

It was the cover photo that we were smitten with - an amazing view from a fabulous terrace - and it really is like this when you are there, including the feeling you get when you first see the photo - amazing view and yet very private, a wonderful place to have your breakfast or a sun-downer! The best bit about the terrace is that there is a bedroom off the terrace, so you can step out onto it with the sunrise, which you can see from your bed if you leave the door open! The property itself is very spacious and comfortable, with everything you need. It is very conveniently situated - all you need is literally on your doorstep - a picturesque harbour with a choice of several very good restaurants (you can have breakfast there, too), a supermarket around the corner, lovely bakery two streets away, a pharmacy, and more bars lining the streets. If you don't have a car (which we didn't), a taxi stand with taxis on hand at all times is a few yards from the house - a trip to Mahon is around €8 and takes about 10 mins. Mahon itself if a pretty town with its own market, trendy shops and lovely cafes. You can also catch a bus to Mahon from Es Castell, and from Mahon to many places on the island. We made the bus journey from Mahon to the beautiful historical Ciutadella, on the other side of the island (the express bus takes 45mins, normal bus journey takes 1hr, with a few stops, €10.20 return ticket per person). We were very lucky to have met the very friendly owners of this property, Rene and Frederike, who couldn't have been more forthcoming and helpful - who form a lovely memory of our first - and definitely not the last, trip to Menorca. Thank you Rene and Frederike for a fabulous time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Romi Bertie and Andy. Thank you so much for your kind words about our property in Menorca. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and regret it that Andy could not stay the whole week. It was fantastic to meet you three in person and we loved the day we were spending with you. Thanks again for the great lunch you offered us and please accept ours when you come back to Menorca.We hope that we will see you again. We simply loved it Frederike and Rene
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5

We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be within walking distance of all amenities (waterfront, restaurants, bars, supermarket, bakery, taxi rank) with fabulous views and very comfortable accommodation to boot, this is the house for you. A garage on site is an added advantage, as street parking in Es Castell is tricky. All areas of the house are well designed and to a high standard in terms of both comfort and convenience. A very good kitchen is provided though, given the abundance of great restaurants in the Mahon/Sant Luis area, we didn't actually do much cooking! (We would recommend La Caraba, Pan y Vino - always great - and Alcaufar Vell - first visit this year, but definitely a favourite. Taxis around 12 - 15 euros to these destinations.) We all agreed it was one of the best houses/locations we've ever stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review. It's a pleasure to read our house has made positive contribution to your stay in Menorca. It was an honor having you as our guests. We hope to see you again in Menorca.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8.5 Kilometres
Mahon airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
many bars
Nearest Ferry
4.2 Kilometres
Mahon port
Nearest Golf
24.3 Kilometres
Son Bou
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
many Restaurants
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
beautiful beaches within
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Menorca is the least spoilt and most tranquil of the Balearic Islands, and has the most beaches. The uncrowded beaches, the beautiful countryside with stone walls, combined with good food, makes Menorca a place you will want to visit again and again.

Menorca is ideal for walking with the sign-posted Cami De Cavalls providing scenic walking paths close to the coast around the Island. The paths are also suitable for mountain bikes. Kayaking, horse riding, diving, birdwatching..., you can do whatever you want on this remarkable island. Since prehistoric times the island has been controlled by the Romans, Moors, Catalans, Spanish, French and English. All these cultures have left their mark on the island and numerous monuments to visit. So pack your bags and come enjoy this Balearic paradise!

Coast/Beach:

There is no beach at Es Castell, although the locals do swim in the harbour bay below the house. There are sunbathing platforms with easy access to the water at lovely Cala Padera, within a 10 minute walk from the house. You are only 15 minutes drive away from various beautiful sandy beaches.

Travel:

Mahon Airport 7 km/10 mins drive.

Distances:

Mahon, the capital, is just 3 km away.

Places to take a swim with access points into the sea within a 10 min walk.

Several sandy beaches are less then 10 km away.

Yacht rental and bike hire are less then 3 km away.

Horse riding and diving is a 15 minute drive away.

Golf course is a 30 minute drive away.

Further Details:

A good selection of shops, supermarkets, banks (inc ATMs), restaurants and bars are just a few minutes walk from the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Es Castell, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Post summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,372
for 7 nights
£1,372
 
 
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,372
for 7 nights
£1,372
 
 
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,549
for 7 nights
£1,549
 
 
Post Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,372
for 7 nights
£1,372
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£722
for 6 nights
From
£120
£841
£3,541
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices are in Euros A 25% deposit (non refundable) is required at the time of booking. The balance have to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. The balance is non refundable 8 weeks before arrival until arrival.
Spanish spoken on request.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time 3 pm. Departure time 10 am. Minimum stay 1 week.

Notes on prices:
Please note these prices are per week in Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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