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Villa:Very Private Pool, 3 beds, Superb Country/Sea views, BBQ, free Wifi/airco

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa Overlooking Cala Coves, Nr. Cala'n Porter, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Peaceful and Private, but not far to beaches & water sports, night life and shops etc.

This beautiful charming villa with private pool, which, unlike many, is not overlooked and has optional heating in Spring & Autumn. Villa has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus three terraces all with southerly countryside and sea views so there is plenty of space to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the panoramic views to the mountains of Majorca in the distance. Situated in Son Vitamina, a residential hamlet, and in a quiet cul-de-sac you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area whilst swimming in the private pool, dining outside on the pool terrace or just chilling on the sun beds.

The villa has a shaded dining area and BBQ next to the pool so you can indulge in that sought after ‘outside lifestyle’. The second sun terrace, accessed by a gated outside staircase at the front of the villa, overlooks the pool and has further unspoiled views across the countryside. The pool terrace is walled and gated so can be secured for children. Also we have just (2016) had the tiling around the pool changed to light beige, better for little ones feet in Summer. On arrival at the villa it’s a pleasure to take in the views and relax by the pool with a fruity glass of cool Sangria.

The pool terrace is accessed through an outside gated side entrance or from the open plan lounge inside where you will find comfortable seating and a dining table and chairs. The room is decorated in neutral tones and is bright and airy taking full advantage of the light and beautiful views through the large arched windows. Recently upgraded there is a 40" HD Smart TV, and FREE WiFi internet access plus a hard drive library of films available, Live UK TV programs, films and sports and a DVD player. With the benefit of air conditioning, it is a comfortable space to relax if the sun gets too hot!

From the lounge there is a good sized recently fitted kitchen with modern appliances. A hallway leads to the two comfortable ground floor twin bedrooms with wardrobes and draw units. The first twin bedroom is adjacent to a separate bathroom with a good sized bath, bidet and WC. The second ground floor twin bedroom with wardrobe and draw units has a private en-suite shower room also with WC.

Taking the stairs from the hallway you will find a bright and airy master bedroom with large double bed plus a separate walk in dressing area with wardrobes and mirror which then leads to the spacious en-suite wet room. There is a recently installed (Nov 2015) Water rowing machine for those of you who like to stay fit, you are welcome to use it responsibly. You will also find an outside private terrace where you can sit and soak up the atmosphere. From the master bedroom and terrace with their raised elevation, you have superb views across the countryside to the sea and mountains of Majorca. Quite spectacular!

As the villa has both reverse air conditioning, and a wood burner set into the fireplace in the lounge, it is comfortable throughout the year. There is good off road parking for 2 cars and level access from parking through to the ground floor accommodation.

A short walk away is the excellent ‘Nelsons’ where you can find chilled beers and cider, enjoy a game of pool outside and share in good company with the English speaking owners and loyal clientele and delight in the delicious Spanish, English and vegetarian cuisine. You have to try the cheesecake!

Local to the villa, a good walk away or two minute drive, there is a small inlet at Cala Coves which is ideal for swimming in the sea. Cala ‘n Porter is the nearest village with shops, popular tavernas, a famous cave nightclub, mini-market and a delightful family friendly white sandy beach; all very accessible and within a few minutes by car. The main supermarket is less than a 10 minute drive toward Mahon with the port and marina and plenty of night life only 15 minutes by car.

You will find all you need in Menorca for a wonderful holiday as nothing is more than a 50 minute drive away, there are many local attractions and amenities catering for all amongst the delightful turquoise bays.

Changeover Day:

Changeover day is normally Friday but we can sometimes be flexible depending on other bookings. Arrivals are generally after 14.30 pm and departures before 10.30 am so there is sufficient time for housekeeping to be completed for new guests. We try to be flexible and, depending on bookings, can occasionally offer earlier arrivals or bag drop offs. Please ask.

Please Note: Any unscheduled late departures/room use after cleaning, will entail an 'At Cost' cleaning charge.

More Details

Owner
Gary Small & Jacqui Colman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Gary Small & Jacqui Colman

Gary

Yachtmaster over 30 years running large 5* yachts and Dive boats cruising Med Middle East and UK waters giving high quality accommodation and service to clients. Born on banks of Thames, worked on river then joined Royal Navy before going to France and the yachting industry, learning fluent French along the way.

Jacqui

Beginning my career in banking I am now a customer service specialist & people manager in UK; always happy to help others & deliver high quality service. Working a few seasons with Gary as a stewardess was a complete change and I learnt much about hospitality and pleasing the guests, and loved it. I have three children, now all grown up & independent, plus 4 grandchildren who all arrived in the last 3.5 years, so looking forward to enjoying villa together with family and friends.

Gary Small & Jacqui Colman purchased this villa in 2014

Why Gary Small & Jacqui Colman chose Alaior

Gary, being a yacht master, and having cruised all of the Mediterranean, fell in love with the island of Menorca with its climate, charm, abundance of beaches, sea views and the people!! We met back in 2007 and through our travels and like so many others I too fell in love with this beautiful island. So together we started looking for the right villa; private and not overlooked by neighbours with good family accommodation close to all the wonderful local amenities but also offering a quiet and relaxing time away from the crowds, and of course, with a beautiful private pool!

After looking carefully and with the help of a good friend who was born and lives on the island, we found Villa Redonda, close to Cala en Porter, but set in a private development with both English and Spanish residents.

What makes this villa unique

It's a pleasure to arrive at the virtually crime free and family friendly island of Menorca and after the short drive from the airport find Villa Redonda, go out to the terrace and take in the views high over the countryside to the sea and mountains of Mallorca in the distance....and relax to the sound of cicadas!! Preferably by the pool or on one of the other two terraces, let your cares disappear while sipping on a long cool drink. The only thing to worry about is whether to fire up the barbie or nip up to Nelson's for dinner, or maybe take the short drive into Mahon and stroll the harbour, perhaps stopping in at one of the many bars or even the Casino before deciding on whether it's Suckling pig, Seafood or Sushi that takes your fancy? We love this place and we're sure you will too. G & J

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gary and Jacqui.

Your villa is beautiful, roomy, cosy and quiet, basically it's AWESOME.

Tony and Christine came yesterday and updated us with the bbq. They are very friendly and helpful, constantly telling us to contact them if there are any probs.

We are already thinking about possibly coming back later in the year.

once again thanks for the privilege of staying here.



Steve
May 2016
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , spacious walk in shower, sink, wall cabinet, mirror
    Shower room 1 - ground floor twin room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    separate bathroom - ground floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - shower and wc en suite with Master bedroom Family Bathroom 2 - bath, bidet and wc used by Bedroom 2 Bathroom 3 - shower and wc, en suite with Bedroom 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms with 3 bathrooms Plus 1 infant cot. Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom on upper floor. King size bed. Dressing area. Ensuite wet room, shower and wc. and a SAFE. Bedroom 2 with twin beds next to family bathroom includes bath, bidet and wc Bedroom 3 with twin beds and includes shower and wc ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This charming villa with secluded private pool has 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, plus 3 terraces all with southerly countryside and sea views so there is plenty of space to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the panoramic views to the mountains of Majorca in the distance. In a residential hamlet you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area relaxing by or in the pool, cooking on the BBQ and eating in the shaded dining area. Walled and gated it is a safe area for children. There is recently upgraded internet, which unlike some, is FREE OF CHARGE, 40” Smart TV & air-con. You can chill in privacy at the villa having all the amenities you need nearby at the Popular Cala ‘n Porter which is just 5 mins drive away with its shops, cafes & bars plus the famous cave nightclub and beautiful family friendly white sandy beach with all the usual water sports and horse riding. Outside: On the private pool terrace you will find large swimming pool, loungers and seats with cushions. There is a shaded dining area for meals by the pool which can be cooked on the BBQ. There are two other private terraces with great views for chilling and chatting. Please note that the pool area can be locked to stop small children from escaping onto cul-de-sac outside but, as we all know, children should be supervised around the pool at all times. Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen provided. But not beach towels Optional mid stay maid service available at cost

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa:Very Private Pool, 3 beds, Superb Country/Sea views, BBQ, free Wifi/airco
average rating of 4.882353 based on 19 reviews
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5

Absolutely superb villa and so private!

  • 5 of 5

my fiance and I had a really fabulous stay at the villa in June/July. This really is an absolutely superb villa, and is the perfect choice if you are looking for a private, secluded place to relax and enjoy the weather. The accommodation is really spacious and has the wow factor on arrival, the pool is perfection on a hot day, it is bigger than the pictures made it look on the description and really deep so the water is cool to jump into and take respite from the sun. Mahon airport was approx 10 minutes away by car which made arrival and departure stress-free, and we drove to Cuitadella for a day (highly recommended for a great days shopping and lunching, or for a night out) which took approx 45 minutes to get there, Mahon is literally 15 minutes away (if that) by taxi or car, and a taxi fayre is only about 15 euros which really comes in handy when having a night out. The villa was immaculate on arrival and we will be re-booking very soon to return with our 1.5 year old son who will love running around the grounds here - apparently there is a family of tortoises living in the grounds which he will love to see! you must book this villa if you are looking for a private, relaxing home from home with all mod-cons.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary & Sian, We are so happy you enjoyed the Villa as much as we do. We do our best to make sure your stay is as good as we would like it ourselves We would be happy to have you back any time. I have passed on your comments on to our housekeeper who does a great job looking after guests. Thanks again Regards Gary & Jacqui
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5

Lovely villa, well placed for beaches & Mahon

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, quiet villa. Fabulous view towards Majorca. Poop ideal for family hols, villa well placed for exploring. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Jacqui and Gary

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quite, secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful clean villa, light and airy and very private. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday. Although close to mahon and cala en Porter you would definitely need to hire a car but being so rural is part of this villas charm.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for nice feedback and review. Hope to see you again one day? Regards Gary&Jacqui
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5

Stunning well equipped and relaxing villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a great villa and it's Gary and Jacqui are very helpful.

The villa is wonderfully airy and spacious.

The pool area is a delight with plenty of loungers and bbq area.

the kitchen if fully equipped that even Gordon Ramsey would be proud of.

The nearest restaurant, Nelsons, is only a 10 minute walk and is worth visiting. It has a great menu.

This is an awesome villa with an excellent wifi.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect setting for a superb villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family's first stay in this villa, although we have visited Menorca many times. Can definitely recommend for complete relaxation as the setting is private and peaceful. This lovely villa is spacious, comfortable, well equipped and maintained to a high standard. Definitely a favourite place of ours now.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review, we are very pleased you enjoyed the villa and would be very happy to see you again any time. Also pleased that you found the villa up to scratch , our house keepers and poolman do look after the place well.
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5

Fabulous Villa, Home from Home.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just perfect. On arrival we went straight out to the pool, the view is lovely, very quiet and private. The villa has everything you need, for lazy days by the pool and with a spar not far away to get shopping. There are some beautiful coves to explore with some great snorkelling. Car hire is a must to explore the island. Mahon port is lovely, we ate at il Porto and the food was fantastic with a set 3 course menu of 16.50 euros. We will for sure be returning.

Thank you Gary and Jacqui.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the villa. We work hard to ensure the villa is as described and have continued to make improvements. we also hope to see you both again in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nelson
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nelson
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Cala n Porter
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The coast is within walking distance. Our local swimming beach, Cala Coves, is a walk through the fields. Less than 5 minutes drive away is Cala en Porter known for it's family friendly safe beach; a lovely inlet with clear turquoise water over a white sandy beach with swings etc. There are restaurants, shops and bars and the well known Cova d'en Xoroi, a must for the avid night clubbers!!

Also not far is the Menorca trail, the 'Cami de Cavalis' track which runs around the entire coast of the island. For walkers, runners, vtt bikers, and horse riders.

Travel:

Mahon (MAH) Airport is 10 minutes drive away to the East

Ferries to and from Alcudia, Palma and Barcelona from Mahon and Cuitadella are 15 and 50 minute drive.

Car hire is recommended (Scroll to bottom of page).

Distances:

Local towns of Cala en Porter and Sant Climent are 5 to 6 minutes drive away respectively.

Mahon & Port (Mao) are 15 minutes.

The Ferry terminal and old town of Ciutadella is a 50 minute drive NW.

Further Details:

There is an extremely good gastro pub within a few minutes walk up the road from the villa. 'Nelsons' Great English and Spanish food at reasonable prices with good company.

Shops, bars, restaurants etc are found in Cala en Porter and Sant Climent.

Large supermarkets etc are a 12 minute drive toward Mahon.

Nearest water sports are 5 mins drive away in Cala en Porter where water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing and canoeing etc can be found. There are also horse riding stables nearby.

Festivals

April-May. 6 weeks of jazz and blues concerts staged in both Ciutadella and Mahon.

June 24th. Sant Joan, held in Ciutadella where horses are a major part of this event, which is King Juan Carlos's name day.

July-August. Mahon Music Festival, with internationally acclaimed musicians and orchestras performing at the historic Teatro Principal in Mahon.

Second week in August. Festa de Sant Lorenc, held in Alaior with riding displays in the streets.

August 15th. Assumption of the Virgin, this is a major festival, held throughout Spain.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Son Vitamina, Minorca (Menorca)

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
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
2018 early season
30 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
2018 Mid season
27 May 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
2018 High season
12 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
2018 Late season
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
2018 October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
All prices are in sterling. Please do not forget to purchase Holiday insurance.
We will try and reschedule but not refund.
Optional pool heating in Spring & Autumn @ £77 per week.

A deposit of 25% will secure the villa and is required at the time of booking.
The balance plus a refundable £150.00 breakage/damage deposit is payable 2 months before departure. Breakage/damage deposit is returned 10 days after vacating the villa.

We can provide an optional arrival pack if required? Please ask for details.

Mid stay cleaning can be organised directly with our housekeeper who lives nearby and will prepare the villa for your stay. You pay this directly to our housekeeper.

N.B:
We request our guests to refrain from smoking inside the villa, please find 'Eric' the frog outside for collecting cigarette ends!!

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday but we can be flexible depending on other bookings?
Arrivals generally after 14.30pm and departures before 10.30am to allow for housekeeping before arrival of new guests. Sometimes we can be flexible, depending on bookings, and offer earlier arrivals or bag drop offs. Please ask about any early arrivals or late departures when you pay your balance. There will be an extra cleaning charge if rooms are used after they have been cleaned on checkout day.

Please arrange any early arrivals or late departures, mid stay cleaning and/or welcome pack/shopping required, with the house keeper when you get her details from us on confirmation of balance payment receipt at 2 months before arrival time.


For prices outside season or for special events e.g. Christmas, Easter, please contact owners for prices.
We can sometimes consider offering discounted prices for early bookings and/or reduced deposit payments. Bookings are secured on receipt of deposit.

We can sometimes consider shorter stays than 7 days - please ask.

Deposit of 25% to secure booking. Balance due 2 months before departure date.
Spring & Autumn pool heating option at cost price of £77 per week. Please let us know if you'd like it on?

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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