PERFECT FOR COUPLES! CHARMINGLY DECORATED APARTMENT WITH STUNNING SEA VIEWS.

Alison Ramage

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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.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Alison,



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
Jul 2012
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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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Perfect for Couples! Charmingly decorated apartment with stunning sea views.
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Perfect for Couples! Charmingly decorated apartment with stunning sea views.
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GORGEOUS!

  • 5 of 5
We would highly recommend Alison's beautiful home; the view, the location and the comfort. The apartment felt like home straight away. The whole of the rear wall opens up with tri folding doors so the lounge feels bigger, good sized balcony, nice pool with proper deep end. Natural air con with front and rear windows open and breeze blowing through. Loved the location on the back row.....loved the area and the island! Sa Dolce cafe nearby is wonderful, has a view and the couple who have owned and managed it for 28 years are lovely! You can get scrambled eggs for brekkie too! Es Cactus also very nice and open all day so anyone needing their meal earlier than the usual Spanish times (7:30 or later) in the evening have the option. The service and info provided by Alison goes above and beyond that usually experienced, she really is a very helpful person...she also has a lovely apartment!!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Jo!

Many thanks for your review! I'm so pleased you opened all the windows - it really changes the lounge area into an something rather special.

I'll certainly pass on your comments to the owners of Sa Dolce who consistently provide good food and service - they are my Uncle's favourite.

And of course, you're always welcome back!

Best
Alison
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Perfect for Couples! Charmingly decorated apartment with stunning sea views.
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Platges de Fornells Es Mercadal
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PERFECT APARTMENT FOR PEACEFUL, RELAXING BREAK

  • 5 of 5
We were sad to leave this apartment at the end of our holiday – it was perfect! The apartment itself was very well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We loved the way it was decorated, very eclectic with lots of personal touches – it made it feel really welcoming, homely and romantic. The selling point for us was the balcony which we spent many hours on, reading or having meals and drinks in the evening – we never tired of the beautiful sea view and it was very relaxing to just sit and listen to the sounds of the waves. Down a few steps from the apartment is the pool which we used a few times and had it all to ourselves! The location is excellent too – it’s under 15 minutes walk to a few excellent restaurants/bars such as Café del Nord, Es Cactus and El Bergantin, all of which we highly recommend. There is a lovely little beach (Tirant) close by which we spent a couple of days on – very clean and quiet, with a constant breeze to keep you cool. There are a couple of good supermarkets within walking distance too (about 15 mins). It is also possible to walk across the headland in about 30 mins to Fornells which we loved – a romantic little fishing village with some amazing restaurants. Alison, the owner was incredibly helpful before and during our stay and it's obvious that she genuinely cares that people enjoy staying in her apartment. We have already discussed making this apartment our go-to location when we need a peaceful, relaxing break.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Perfect for Couples! Charmingly decorated apartment with stunning sea views.
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Platges de Fornells Es Mercadal
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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
Place was more beautiful than pictures indicated. Clean and well furnished with a very well-equipped kitchen. Owner was very helpful throughout and gave good recommendations for restaurants and beaches. Highly recommend this property for a fantastic break. Very peaceful just relaxing on the balcony and enjoying the great view.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Platges de Fornells Es Mercadal
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VACANZA SPETTACOLARE

  • 5 of 5
Abbiamo trascorso una vacanza idillica nell'appartamento di Alison. La descrizione della casa é uguale se non meglio delle foto e spiegazioni date dalla propirietaria. Facile accesso e buonissima ubicazione giá che é a un passo dalle migliori spiagge dell'isola. La comunicazione e la disponibilitá per rendere il nostro alloggio comodo è stata stupenda. La casa é decorata con molto gusto e le viste sono meravigliose, le nostre cenette, aperivi e colazioni non si dimenticheranno, e la mattina quando apri la finestra sembra di essere su una nave!!! Una bellissima esperienza che sicuraente ripetiremo l' anno prossimo.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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VOLVEREMOS!

  • 5 of 5
Este verano decidimos conocer el norte de menorca y fue una eleccion totalmente acertada. Playas de fornells es una zona tranquila y dimos con este maravilloso apartamento. Diafrutamos de unas vistas increibles y muy relajantes. Destacamos los detalles y la limpieza del apartamento. Acogedor y con muy buen gusto. Sin duda alguna volveremos
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

UNOS DÍAS EN LA HAPPY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
...y entonces entendimos por qué Alison, la simpática propietaria de esta casita, nos habló de ella como la "Happy House"...

Llegamos a Tamarindos y nos pusimos a la búsqueda del 402. Tras vueltas subiendo y bajando aquellas escaleras de piedra bajo el cielo estrellado de una noche clara, nos topamos con él.
Al abrir la puerta, de pronto entramos en otro mundo. La luz tenue que iluminaba el salón y la cocina nos trasladaba a Marruecos, los azulejos y colores del baño nos llevaron a Andalucía, y los colores morados y violetas que inundaban la habitación avivaron nuestras fantasías...
Las sorpresas sólo acababan de empezar, porque cuando el amanecer se coló por la ventana, pudimos apreciar dónde nos encontrábamos, el contraste del azul del mar y las ariscas montañas de Fornells con el tranquilo despertar después del silencio de la noche.seguido
Y después un sin fin de posibilidades... desayunos en el patio bajo el sol menorquín de octubre y magníficos paseos entre paisajes lunares por el Camí de Cavalls.

Hemos pasado muy buenos ratos en esta casita que se convirtió en nuestro hogar los días que pasamos allí.
La energía que nos transmitió es un reflejo de su creadora: familiaridad, alegría, humildad, sencillez y a la vez con pequeños detalles que le dan un toque especial.

Gracias Alison por estos días inolvidables.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Tirant
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Playas de Fornells
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Playas de Fornells

The flat is located in the most peaceful of the communities of Playas de Fornells, facing out to sea. There is a sheltered pool for use of community residents only and beautiful landscaped gardens. Within Playas de Fornells are some great cafes and restaurants, both local and international cuisine, some with wonderful terraces with views of the sea or inland. There are also supermarkets if you prefer to cook at home and eat on the terrace. The nearest sandy beach, Cala Tirant, is about 15 minutes away on foot. The pretty village of Fornells is only a short and stunning walk around the headland or 5 minutes by car. 7km south of the flat is Es Mercadel, a small and unspoilt village with some of the best restaurants on the Island. Also the best bakers and coffee shops - beware the patisserie!!!!

For the first time ever I've added to this website some comments from the guest book in the flat. All these reviews, along with many others, are there for you to read.

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Platges de Fornells Apartment Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2014 - Jul 13 2014
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Rate 3
Jul 14 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€115
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Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
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Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
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Additional information about rental rates

Notes DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BOOKING AND RETURNING GUESTS

Price Includes bills, (electricity and water), towels and bedlinen.

Discounts for stays of three weeks or more can be arranged.

10% discount for early bookings before end March

20% deposit required to secure booking. Balance due 6 weeks before start of your holiday.

Payment accepted in Euros or Sterling
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Amenities

Platges de Fornells Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Recently refurbished using tiles in the Andalucian style this bathroom is a delight , the traditional arabic patterns mixing with stylish modern fittings. A large water tank ensures that there is enough hot water for those who love a long hot bath to relax after a hard day at the beach, and a shower for people who prefer something a little more invigorating! and a hairdryer to smarten up with afterwards
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Twin bedded (pushed together) room with uninterrupted views out to sea and the headland at Cavalleria. Fitted wardrobe which contains washing machine, ample hanging and storage space, and a collection of useful beach paraphernalia, such as mats, umbrellas, floats and balls. Beautiful fabrics, original paintings and decorations from India and Morocco make this a more exotic bedroom than your average holiday rental flat.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • equestrian events
  • tennis
Notes:
Bath towels are provided. The flat is charmingly decorated, with paintings of local views and sculptures from driftwood, and plenty of candles for a romantic dinner on the balcony, it feels like a home, not a rental property. I am always happy to answer any questions, provide more photographs, recommend places to visit and to eat, to enable you to get the most from your holiday. Alison
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