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Villa In The Nature Reserve With Private Pool And Spectacular Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Es Grau, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Peaceful And Private Only 5 Minutes Walk From The S'Albufera Lake

Casa Vista is a spacious 3 bedroom villa with large open plan living rooms. Only five minutes walk from the S'Albufera Lake it is surrounded by glorious countryside and has far-reaching views right across the Nature Reserve and beyond. Situated 3 minutes drive from the lovely horse-shoe shaped beach at Es Grau it is ideally placed for families with children as well as couples wanting a bit of solitude. It is also perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers as this area is renowned as a stop-over for migrating birds. The walks around this area are wonderful, and Mahon, the beautiful capital is only ten minutes by car.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Natalie Frixou
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Natalie Frixou

For peace of mind, Natalie Frixou, a former partner and director of the business shared with my husband Steve Frixou also on LinkedIn, and Facebook; a director of a contract packaging business Evolvepack in Ashby de la zouche in Leicestershire, www.contractpacking.co.uk . We live in a small village in Derby called little Eaton.

Natalie Frixou purchased this villa in 2015

Why Natalie Frixou chose Mahon

We fell in love with Es Grau using owners direct to rent from 2005. after a couple of years we starting to rent in the nature park 3km away, to enjoy the very unspoilt Spanish atmosphere of Es Grau & 3-5 minutes later retreat back to the tranquility of the nature park, amazing walks, and no noise from the neighbours being built above other properties in the nature park.

In June 2015, after completing on the purchase, with other members of our family, a major project took place to renovate the building from the 1980's to 2015.

Please see the video of How Casa vista was renovated & the before & after video on YouTube (stevefrixou in the search box)

With a short space of time to complete a large renovation, to a high standard, was decided to bring virtually everything from the UK, to avoid the disappointment of not getting what we needed from a small island.

June 15th - my husband set off from Derby, with an 8metre long motorhome and 2.5 metre long box trailer attached to the back, filled with everything to modernise, refurbish and raise to the high standard as you can see in the pictures / video enclosed

The work was project managed by Steve and mainly done by tradesmen from derby managed by 'Ian Armes', helped by the great support from our soon to be property manager Sarah Davis' & partner Jeff & their team of builders, plumbers electricians and Martin Harrison the pool man (All Godsend)

If your looking for somewhere special to stay, Casa Vista will be our shared home.

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

If you want a holiday that's peaceful then this is the perfect break

We are fairly fussy and rarely find a holiday that is perfect but this holiday in Es Grau ticked all of our boxes. We rarely say we will return but will definitely consider returning to the island and this amazing property,

Well equipped property, Externally lovely poolside furniture, good sized pool and totally private.

Internally everything was perfect equipped to a good standard comfortable and spacious.

Perfect area to relax

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review ! We are so pleased you found our Villa so perfect as we work really hard to ensure our guests can relax and enjoy their holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future ! Best wishes Natalie
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5

Fabulous location with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely, peaceful location, in middle of National Park with views to the sea, but only 15 mins from Mao. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Villa for October half term

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully situated in the s'albufera park, a well appointed villa with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, swimming pool and modern kitchen. A delightful family stay for October half term.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

This is our sixth trip to Es Grau and it was like walking back in time. Nothing has changed, much to our delight. This is our second stay within Casa Vista which has been pleasantly refurbished since our previous visit. The pool area and seating were the base of our holiday, however, the internal accommodation is very well equipped, with 3 bathrooms, crisp clean bedding and comfortable beds. The sunsets over Es Grau and the nature reserve are stunning and a walk along Mahon harbour looking at the super yachts is a must. Best place to eat locally remains Il Porto in Mahon with fabulous steaks and service the way it should be. We will be back...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Fantastic Place to stay with our young family

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, the place is very tastefully decorated and the views are outstanding. It is also very conveniently located, we loved exploring and went to a new beach everyday. The list of restaurants that were recommended were excellent, especially Cap Roig. The outdoor area was great for my children to explore in a safe environment. We used the BBQ a lot and ate outside most nights. The only downside are the mozzies so bring lots of spray! There is no aircon but the rooms all have fans. We have fallen in love with Menorca and will definitely be come back. Natalie was excellent to deal with, the whole experience was 10/10.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely villa in a beautiful setting, we couldn't fault it at all.

  • 5 of 5

We had a truely relaxing week in Es Grau. We all enjoyed the villa and the pool and had plenty of fun excursions. There's nothing not to love about Menorca and all it has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with Es Grau using owners direct to rent from 2005. after a couple of years we starting to rent in the nature park 3km away, to enjoy the very unspoilt Spanish atmosphere of Es Grau & 3-5 minutes later retreat back to the tranquility of the nature park, amazing walks, and no noise from the neighbours being built above other properties in the nature park. In June 2015, after completing on the purchase, with other members of our family, a major project took place to renovate the building from the 1980's to 2015. Please see the video of How Casa vista was renovated & the before & after video on YouTube (stevefrixou in the search box) With a short space of time to complete a large renovation, to a high standard, was decided to bring virtually everything from the UK, to avoid the disappointment of not getting what we needed from a small island. June 15th - my husband set off from Derby, with an 8metre long motorhome and 2.5 metre long box trailer attached to the back, filled with everything to modernise, refurbish and raise to the high standard as you can see in the pictures / video enclosed The work was project managed by Steve and mainly done by tradesmen from derby managed by 'Ian Armes', helped by the great support from our soon to be property manager Sarah Davis' & partner Jeff & their team of builders, plumbers electricians and Martin Harrison the pool man (All Godsend) If your looking for somewhere special to stay, Casa Vista will be our shared home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 2 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

Casa Vista is only 2 kilometres away from Es Grau with its gorgeous horseshoe shaped bay of shallow beach water, exceptionally safe for younger children, wonderful cafés on the beach. On YouTube is a VideoGuide we produced, on the nature park, Es Grau fishing village bars restaurants, beaches and supermarket, and visiting Mahon the Capital close by. Just put stevefrixou into YouTube and select from the videos including, (1) How to get to the beach from the Villa, (2) How to drive from the airport to the villa, (3) A video of Casa Vista the villa from sunrise to sunset. (4) How to use the entertainment facilities( Full SKY TV package, Apple TV with access to a library of purchased top films, Bluetooth sound system for playing your music) and (5) Instructions on connecting to the Internet with the Wifi code.

Travel:

Airport 10 minutes.

Ferry Port (Mahon) 6 minutes.

Ferry Port (Ciutadella) 40 minutes.

Car hire is essential - we can organise car hire for you at very reasonable rates.

Distances:

Es Grau (restaurants, cafes, beach bar, well stocked shop) 3 minutes drive.

Mahon (beautiful capital city with very good shopping, restaurants, internet cafe and supermarkets 6 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Casa Vista is only 3 kilometres away from Es Grau with its gorgeous horseshoe shaped bay of shallow water, exceptionally safe for younger children. There are excellent restaurants and the café/bar on the beach. Here you will also find the small but well stocked shop which caters for most needs. For further or more sophisticated shopping Mahon, the beautiful capital, is only ten minutes drive away.

Menorca has many entertainments, including diving schools, equestrian centres, water parks, a zoo, glorious beaches, and a golf course. Because the Island is not very large nothing is very far away. It only takes about an hour to drive right across the Island to the west coast where you will find the lovely city of Ciutadella. For those with an interest in history the Island is fascinating, with many museums and numerous monuments. Actually Menorca has been compared to an 'open air museum' with entrance to these structures usually being free and uncontrolled. In 1993 the Island was declared a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,325
for 7 nights
£1,325
 
 
Rate 4
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 7 nights
£1,425
 
 
Rate 5
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% will be payable on booking. The balance will be due by eight weeks before your holiday. We also ask for £100 deposit for any damages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is always Friday during the season, however we can sometimes be a bit more flexible in September and October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 En-suite bathrooms 1 to master and bedroom three and also a Family bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has its own private terrace, kingsize bed and an en-suite. Bedroom two has twin beds. Bedroom three can be made up as a double or twin and has an en-suite.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: From the front terrace a graceful archway leads into the living area which is large and open plan with high ceilings, offering two separate seating areas and a spacious dining area. The well equipped kitchen , completely refurbished ,leads off from here , also offering dining facilities.The master bedroom has its own private terrace and an en-suite. Bedroom two has twin beds. Bedroom three can be made up as a double or twin and has an ensuite. The family bathroom is spacious and situated adjacent to bedroom two. To catch the best sun you should sit on the front terrace in the morning, with views to the lake and the pretty village of Es Grau and in the afternoon and evening on either of the back terraces by the pool from where you can see, across the Nature reserve and beyond, all the way to Monte Toro. Cots and high chairs are available at a reasonable weekly rate. Outside: Outside there are patios to the front, rear and side of the villa in order to catch the best of the sun throughout the day! The pool (8m by 5m) is very private and not overlooked. Second drive takes you onto the same level as the villa. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned and all beds made up prior to your arrival. All linen and bathroom towels are supplied and, for stays of two weeks, will be changed mid-stay.We also provide beach/ pool towels for your use.