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Fabulous Family Home, Heated Pool, Port Views, Private Courtyard Gardens, WiFi.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lovely Villa in rural Addaia. 4 Bed/3 Bath. Short stroll to Shops, Bars & Rests.

New enquiries for 2018, please call Jane first on +44 (0)7860 926014 to double check availability as OD emails can go astray. 2019 bookings currently available at 2018 prices.

VILLA LUZ in the pretty rural village of Addaia, on the north coast of Menorca is a spacious, south facing, colonial-style family home. Very well equipped and tastefully furnished, it is decorated throughout to an exceptionally high standard and surrounded by delightful Mediterranean courtyard gardens and terracing.

The heated private pool is 9m x 4m with 6 pool loungers, a parasol and 4 reclining cushioned chairs alongside.

The large covered terrace, overlooking the pool and gardens, has a built-in BBQ, servery, teak dining table/chairs (seating for 10) and a beautiful suite of rattan furniture where you can chill out with a good book or enjoy sundowners together before dining in or out as the mood takes you.

The villa has hot & cold AC in all the bedrooms and living/dining room, ceiling fans, an open log fire, WiFi, Bose audio system, Sky TV & DVD.

The 3 light and airy upstairs bedrooms, all with vaulted ceilings, open onto a large sun terrace with views over the end of the port and surrounding countryside. The terrace has roll out blinds, 4 cushioned chairs and 2 cushioned sun loungers.

The Master Bedroom with a super-king sized bed is en-suite and has its own TV and small dressing area. Bedroom 2 also has a super-king sized bed. Bedroom 3 has continental twin beds which can be zip and linked. These 2 bedrooms share the family bathroom. Bedroom 4, on the ground floor, has a twin 'z' bed which can also be zip and linked. This room opens onto the beautiful courtyard gardens and has a private shower room across the hallway.

All bedrooms and the living/dining room have AC and each bedroom has its own hairdryer.

The sleeping accommodation is ideal for siblings who may require separate rooms and also for those who may have limited mobility, though wheel chair access is only partial.

All beds are provided with 2 quality pillows per person, together with a bath sheet, hand towel, face flannel and pool towel.

Nothing personal is locked away, including my larder, wines, emergency toiletries and cleaning materials, just replace what you use. On arrival you will find a comprehensive Villa Information Pack detailing how everything works, who to contact for help, where to shop and suggested excursions, together with all emergency numbers. There is a medical centre and pharmacy 5 minutes away in Arenal.

It is a short stroll to the village shops, where there are 2 bars/restaurants, and to the port where there is a bar/restaurant at the water's edge overlooking the boats. Sandy beaches at Arenal and Macaret are 5 minutes by car, plus many other beautiful sandy beaches a little further away for you to discover, especially Es Grau. Beach brollies and insulated picnic/drinks hampers are provided.

There is a tennis court in the village, an 18 hole golf course in Son Parc - 10 minutes by car. Sailing and diving schools in Fornells, 15 minutes by car. Kayaks and bicycles can he hired in the port from where a really picturesque coastal walk begins. The whole area in and around Addaia provides an ideal base for walking, bird watching, painting and photography. Mahon Opera House has plenty to enjoy and summer Music Festivals are held in Cuitadella and Mahon.

The villa is well supplied with family games, books, DVDs and CDs and receives full SKY channels. There is also an electric piano with music, as well as a recorder also with music.

Less than 30 minutes from the airport Villa Luz is a private and peaceful second home where you and your family and friends can enjoy an active or quiet and relaxing holiday at any time of the year. Great for 8, perfect for families from 2 to 6, the villa is also highly suitable for grandparents or those who may have limited mobility. A cot and high chair can be provided for little people.

A car is considered a necessity to really appreciate the beauty this part of Menorca has to offer, but there is a bus service from the village to many parts of the island including the capital, Mahon.

The price per week for the villa includes pool heating when required, WiFi, all taxes, villa preparation, cleaning and laundry.

It is essential to book early for the high season and half terms.

If you're looking for a 5* home from home in the sun, by the sea, with a heated pool, then Villa Luz is for you. Remember your beach towels, then just pack your lotions and potions, some clothes and go..! I am sure you'll have a lovely holiday.

More Details

Owner
Jane Fretwell-Downing
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Jane Fretwell-Downing

I retired from Sales & Marketing computerised FE College Administration Systems across the UK to spend more time choral singing, playing the piano, cooking, gardening, and fund raising. My 2 Burmese cats have recently died, but I have plans for new kittens in 2018. Although I no longer sing with a choir, I am busy with everything else including UK rental properties. One of these enabled me to extend my own garden to create a very productive vegetable plot with a larger greenhouse and cold frames to help me get things growing early so that I can zoom out to Menorca asap in April to cure winter withdrawal symptoms! I'm a big foodie and a good cook, apparently, so I entertain 'Addaia' on a regular basis and often have friends to stay.

Jane Fretwell-Downing purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jane Fretwell-Downing chose Es Mercadal

Some 40 years ago my father purchased a property in the private Puerto Luz complex. The whole family enjoyed many years of holidaying in Addaia as we grew up, married and had children of our own.

I love Addaia, being able to see the sea, as well as enjoy the surrounding rural, mainly farming, countryside and I have many friends on the island. I therefore purchased my father’s property and subsequently sold it after I bought, totally refurbished, and moved into Villa Luz where I now live for around 3 months of the year. The beauty, peace and relaxing atmosphere of this northern coast of Menorca is always a tonic and I look forward to my regular visits.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Luz is very much a 'home from home'. All soft furnishings and decorations are of the highest quality and comfort. The villa is decorated with pictures, paintings, interesting antiques and many objets d'arts.

The Mediterranean courtyard gardens surrounding the villa are a joy, where it is quiet, peaceful and private.

It is unusual to find a holiday home with such extremely comfortable super-king sized beds (6' x 6' 6") and soft pillows. The 2 sets of twin beds are comfortable too and can zipped and linked, providing total flexibility of sleeping accommodation especially for siblings who may require separate rooms.

The Master Bedroom has its own TV. Each bedroom is provided with a hairdryer.

Nothing personal is locked away, including the larder, wines, emergency toiletries and cleaning materials.

The villa's motto is 'do as you would be done by' - just replace what you use from my private stocks.

On arrival you will find a comprehensive Villa Information Pack detailing how everything works, who to contact for help and where to shop, together will all emergency numbers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third stay in Villa Luz and we just love it. It is home from home from the minute we walk through the front door as we knew it would be. The villa is spotlessly clean, spacious and well-presented throughout and the beds are really comfy. Jane has thought of everything for her guests,, so many little details. We love Menorca, but especially Addaia. There is so much to see and do both locally and around the island and we could happily spend days wandering around Mahon. A highlight this time was our walk from Addaia to Favaritx lighthouse. The scenery along the way is stunning. The heated pool is heavenly especially at night with the pool and garden lights on and the smell of Jasmine wafting through the air. We ate out, we ate in and just chilled. We can't wait to come back again next year.
Sep 2017
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • EN SUITE to Master Bedroom with bath/shower over, basin & WC. FAMILY BATHROOM for Bedrooms 2 & 3 with bath/shower over, basin & WC. SHOWER ROOM for Bedroom 4 on ground floor with shower, basin & WC. OUTSIDE POOL SHOWER
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • CAPACITY Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) BEDROOM NOTES Master Bedroom - super-king sized bed, AC, ceiling fan, en suite bathroom & TV. Hairdryer, heated rollers, curling brush. First Aid Kit (basic). Bedroom 2 - super-king sized bed, AC, ceiling fan. Hairdryer. Bedroom 3 - twin beds (can be zip & linked), AC. Hairdryer. Bedroom 4 - on the ground floor, twin 'z' beds (can be zip & linked), AC. Hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
OUTSIDE DRYING AREA with clothes lines and 2 drying racks. SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALL with storage cupboards containing SAFE, beach umbrellas and insulated picnic/drinks hampers. FULLY LICENSED with Menorcan Tourist Board, the villa has fire extinguisher, fire blanket, smoke detector, emergency lighting and lifebelts. VILLA INFORMATION PACK includes emergency numbers, guide books, maps, restaurant details, things to do, places to visit and a comprehensive 'working manual' for the villa.

Reviews

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Fabulous Family Home, Heated Pool, Port Views, Private Courtyard Gardens, WiFi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Stressless

  • 5 of 5

Villa Luz has it all.

Set in a beautiful location a very short walk from the quiet port with a very relaxing restaurant. A small cluster of shops and restaurants are along the road to fill your needs if you so wish.

I have stayed at a great number of villas over the years and this has to be the best yet.

The villa has great beds, Sky TV, WI-FI, excellent cooking facilities and a heated pool to die for.

The owner has put a lot of personal touches to the villa and outside areas which give the place a bit of character.

The information I received prior to travelling was second to none and this made the 25 minute journey to the villa stressless (this theme continued throughout the 7 day stay and are the most stress free I have had for a long time}.

I am already planning a trip back next year and it can't come quick enough.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. May aim has always been to make my home feel like your home during your stay, however long or short.
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5

Totally Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Menorca is a beautifully green island with many great restaurants, fabulous beaches and fascinating places to explore. The roads are good and nowhere is too far away.

Addaia is a quiet mainly residential area with a pretty marina at its heart.

Villa Luz is simply lovely. It is beautifully furnished throughout with an air of calm elegance and has everything you could possibly need. The gorgeous comfortable bedrooms and fabulous pool side terrace were a highlight for us. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful villa in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Luz was perfect for our party of 4 adults and 4 teenagers. It had absolutely everything that we needed for aw relaxing holiday. The villa itself was spotless and spacious with gorgeous views of the port from all of the first floor bedrooms. The outside space was fantastic for us. Jane's garden was lovely and there was plenty of seating to accommodate both adults and children. The pool was well maintained and enjoyed by all.

This was our second visit to Port Addaia and we love the area. The village is quiet with a well stocked supermarket and a couple of restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the Corner Bar for tapas and cocktails and the Indian restaurant was popular with our children. La Cantina at the port offers good food and drinks in a pretty setting.

We rented kayaks from the port to explore the area around Addaia which was a big hit with the kids.The beaches at Son Parc and Cavalleria were beautiful for the adults with great swimming for the children. The island is very east to explore and we had great trips to Fornells, Mahon and Cuitadella.

All in all a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted my home provided as good a holiday for your teenage children as it did for you, and that you all relaxed and enjoyed the villa and surrounding areas and activities together. It's always 'wine o'clock' somewhere! I look forward to welcoming you all back next year. Just get in touch. Thank you.
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5

Everything you need and could ever want!!

  • 5 of 5

Just the most lovely villa to have a relaxing family holiday. This was our first holiday abroad with our 9 month old daughter and so we were suitably nervous...! Jane was wonderful and helped settle all nerves by providing us with a wonderful information pack, arranging for a cot and highchair to be available and heating the pool so that it wouldn't be too chilly fir our little one. Jane even gave us instructions for where to find a blender to make our daughter dinner! It was this attention to detail that just made us feel so at home.

The villa itself has breath taking views of the port and whitewashed buildings surrounding it, all of which can be viewed from the veranda which gets the most glorious morning sun. Ada (our daughter) felt so at ease she took her first shuffles on all fours in the living room overlooking the beautiful garden. The rooms are very comfortable, with air con, comfy beds and again all with fantastic views.

We walked into the village to get fresh bread every morning and there are two lovely places to eat within walking distance. There are great sandy beaches (one had PINK sand - beautiful!!) less than 15 minute drive away. Great location.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough, a wonderful wonderful break. Thank you Jane.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure to advise and support you before and during your holiday. All part of the service!
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

What can we say about this amazing Villa. It is absolutely wonderful, with all round luxury, plus the sun is on the pool all day. Jane the owner, has made sure that every attention to detail has been thought about, and is close to all amenities - an ideal location. We decided on a totally relaxing holiday, so did not hire a car, there are some lovely places to visit on the Island. Can't praise this Villa enough, thanks Jane for all your help......Buckley & Moore families.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your relaxing holiday, made even better by choosing to have the pool heated, and I look forward to arranging another stay for you next year.
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Very helpful pre-holiday care

  • 5 of 5

Jane, the villa owner, has been very helpful to me since I first contacted her about her wonderful home. She has answered every question promptly and with thought. She has provided good information about the villa and surrounding area which I find very helpful when choosing from the hundreds of holiday homes advertised. It is reassuring to know she is available and knowledgeable. Thank you Jane, such a shame the dates we wanted are booked.....we certainly hope to stay in the future. Best wishes, Jane

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure supporting you in your search for a holiday home around Addaia, and I look forward to being able to welcome you to Villa Luz before too long. Thank you for your kind comments. I do know how difficult it can be to find what you are looking for. Have a happy holiday. Jane
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Location

Car: necessary

GETTING THERE

Direct daily flights from many UK airports to Mahon on a variety of airlines from May to October.

Flight time - 2hrs/2hrs 30mins. Addaia/Villa - Less than 30 min drive from Mahon airport.

DISTANCES

Just a short stroll to Addaia village centre and marina. Mahon, the capital - 20/25 min drive. Cuitadella - about 40 mins. Sandy Beaches - 5 mins. Son Parc (golf) - 15 mins. Fornells (sailing, windsurfing & diving), famous for good restaurants - 15 mins. Stunning Es Grau and Albufera Nature reserve - about 20 mins.

COAST/BEACH

Local beaches - 5 mins drive from the villa. Safe, sandy, family friendly beach at Arenal D'En Castell with plenty of amenties. Na Macaret is much smaller, more Spanish & lovely.

BARS & RESTAURANTS

There are several just a short stroll from the villa. CANTINA (Spanish & English) in the port by the water's edge, overlooking the boats. CORNER BAR (Tapas), TAJ/BAR CASTILLO in the village.

ACTIVITIES

My personal mini Menorca Guide Book includes things to do/where to go with brochures to peruse.

Loads of activities to suit all ages. Golf and tennis at Son Parc. Trotting Races in San Lluis. Site Seeing trips in glass bottomed boats. Visits to Historical Monuments. Do not miss the Summer Fiestas, held over the island in village after village featuring spectacular parades displaying the prowess of the famous black Menorcan horses. Hot, noisy and fun!

Fornells (15 min drive) has one of the finest sailing schools in the Med. Learn to windsurf or take a diving course. Hire facilities available for those who know how.

Kayaks and bicycles available for hire in Addaia Port. Tennis court in the village.

Picturesque coastal walk around Addaia, Starts in the port. Takes about 30 mins. Walks through the woods too. Follow the signposts.

Addaia is an ideal base for walking, bird watching, painting and photography.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Es Mercadal, Balearic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Late Spring 2018
18 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
 
High Season 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,495
for 7 nights
£2,495
 
 
Late Summer 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Autumn 2018
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
October Half Term 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Early Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Spring 2019
1 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Late Spring
17 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer
31 May 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Summer
21 Jun 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
 
High Season
12 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,495
for 7 nights
£2,495
 
 
Late Summer
30 Aug 2019 - 12 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
 
Early Autumn
13 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Autumn
27 Sep 2019 - 17 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Half Term
18 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

ENQUIRIES please text/call +44 (0)7860 926014 and include your email address as I have found OD email enquiries can go astray. I will respond within 2 hours. I am very happy to answer any queries you may have and indeed recommend or advise on alternative villas in the area if mine is just not for you.

CAPACITY Perfect for 8. Ideal for groups of 2, 4 or 6 who may prefer more space.

PRICES shown are for a maximum of 8 guests staying from April to October and INCLUDE all Spanish taxes due.
4 guests from November to March which also INCLUDE all Spanish taxes due.

POOL HEATING to 28 degrees is INCLUDED in the rental charge.

WiFi and SKY costs are INCLUDED in the rental charge.

SPECIAL OFFERS sometimes available for May and September.

BOOK EARLY for July, August and Half Terms.

CHANGE OVER DAY normally Friday or Saturday, but flexible by arrangement. Arrival from 3.00 pm. Departure by 10.00 am.

DEPOSIT/PAYMENT £200 non-refundable deposit is required within 5 days to confirm booking, which converts to refundable security/damage deposit on your arrival at the villa. The RENTAL charge is due in full 2 months prior to your arrival date.

CANCELLATIONS or early departures do not warrant any refund of rental payments already made. It is considered essential to take out holiday insurance to cover this unfortunate occurrence.

KEYS to the villa will be posted to you with directions form the airport and any additional information you need that may have come to light during the season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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