Platges de Fornells Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 - Pets welcome!
Tamarindos 402 is a 'back row' property in the quietest and most northerly community of Playas de Fornells. It benefits from a swimming pool for the exclusive use of Tamarindos residents and sundecks with spectacular sea views. The flat has a new 'rustic' style hand built and fully-equipped kitchen and an Andalucian style bathroom. The flat is also home to items from around the world, such as lights from Turkey and fabrics from Uzbekistan. There is an extensive library of books for holiday reading, including local guidebooks and maps. The balcony is the perfect place to eat, or have a glass of wine, while enjoying the sea views, watching the boats from Fornells. The flat has everything necessary for the perfect holiday. Playas de Fornells is considered to be the most attractive development in Menorca. It has supermarkets, bars, excellent restaurants and is an ideal place to relax and unwind.
The apartment and Playas de Fornells: The apartment is on the 'back row' of the small community of Tamarindos within the Playas de Fornells development. This means that it is very quiet, and has views across the roofs of the lower flats to the sea. As the flat faces north the balcony remains out of the sun for most of the day, so it is ideal for eating. Outside the front door is a total suntrap, so if you don't feel like going to the beach, you can just park yourself outside and bake quietly in the sun, with a view of the hills behind the apartment. Tamarindos is the most northerly community in Playas de Fornells, so it doesn't get any 'through' traffic, but it is still within walking distance of the supermarkets, bars, and restaurants and even the beach at Tirant, if you want to have a totally laid back holiday and not even hire a car.
The area around Playas de Fornells: Close to Playas de Fornells are some of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca, including the delightful Cala Pregonda. Five minutes by car or a stunning 20 minute walk around the headland is the beautiful fishing village of Fornells, famous for its seafood restaurants and the watersports available in the magnificent bay. 7km away is Es Mercadel, a pretty market town, which has three of the very best restaurants on the island, together with a number of interesting non-tourist shops and art galleries. Es Mercadel is situated at the base of Monte Toro, the highest point on the island, and is famous for its biscuits and pastries. If you want to explore the island further it is worth hiring a car and we are able to organise that for you at very competitive rates.
Menorca is a little jewel of an island, smaller and quieter than Mallorca it is an ideal place for a holiday with its numerous beaches, sunshine and fantastic restaurants. But it is more than just a tourist island, with a thriving shoe industry and cheeses that are famous throughout Spain. If you are driving along the back lanes, you may come across some of the farms that sell their own cheese, always worth a visit. There is plenty of ancient history to explore and enough small shops in boutiques in the main towns to keep shoppers happy. Menorca, the whole island, has been declared a nature reserve by the EU, and it is well deserved with an interesting variety of flora and fauna, as well as geology and birdlife. For those who like walking and/or cycling it is almost perfect. In the apartment there are a number of guidebooks together with specific walking maps and guides.
- not suitable for children
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks so much for letting us stay in your home. It's relaxed and comfortable and the view is spectacular! I won't repeat what others have said, but agree totally about Es Grau, the town, beach and park, Es Mercadal and most especially Sol32 which has really wonderful food, the beach at Cala Pregonda which is really gorgeous, and the entire area by the lighthouse.
I'll add a couple of places we enjoyed - the waterfront in Mahon, (we were there on a Saturday and there were lots of booths selling a variety of food, clothes and jewelry), the south coast beaches - Cala Macarella and Cala Turqueta (both gorgeous but a bit crowded), and the North Coast beach, Cala Algaierens. The gelato at Es Cactus is delicious by the way.
I'm afraid that one week here is really just a tease. You get a feel for the place and an idea about how to get around and where you want to go (or go to again) and then the week is over.....oh well. Thanks again.
Ellen and Julie
I came to Menorca on an impulse in May 1999, I arrived on a Sunday and fell in love with the Island on the Monday during an excursion to Fornells, it was chilly and misty and reminded me of the Peak District!! On Thursday I bought the flat!! I'd looked at several in Playas de Fornells, but nothing 'sang' to me. This one was the last I was going to look at. As soon as I walked in, I knew it was the place for me. Not just the amazing views, but also the kitchen bar, built by the previous owner and the paintings he had done of the area which still hang on the walls.
It was a reckless purchase, but it was one of the best things I ever did. For years during difficult times in London it was my dream and my escape. Then when I became an English teacher, I was drawn to other parts of Spain and spent a wonderful 5 years living in Barcelona.
Menorca has always felt like home. It casts a simple but strong spell on many people who visit it. Something I hope you will feel too.
For me the flat immediately had a real positive energy about it. With the hills directly behind and the sea in front. I read many years later that the Chinese believe that this is perfect Feng Shui for a property.
Naturally, all the flats in Playas de Fornells are similar in layout and design, but the previous owner of my flat, the electrician for the builders, had built in a kitchen bar and some lovely arches into the ktichen and the lounge. While some people may think that this makes the space look smaller, to me it felt more cosy and more in tune with the architecture of Menorca.
Additionally, he had painted a number of pictures, simple acrylic on board, but to me they made such a difference to the atmosphere of the flat. There are pictures of sail boats on the blue waters of the Med that you can see from the balcony and also a landscape of the interior of the island painted, I guess, from the olive tree roundabout at the entry to Fornells. I have kept all these pictures.
Each year I try to make some small, or large, improvement to the flat. Recently I've put in a new bathroom and kitchen, installed totally crazy lights that I adore, made in Turkey, purchased in Riyadh. Whenever I travel I look for things that I can put into the flat to make it a more special, unique and friendly home in Menorca.