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Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights


Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights


Es Grau Villa Rental Photos and Description

Licensed property - large pool - maximum privacy - high standards - 2012 refurb

Since 2012 the license is mandatory. Have owners show you their license!!

Online payment is optional - please contact us for an individual package with car and boat using the form on the right.

Villa Saudade has its special charm lying in a simple elegance and the authenticity of the object. Villa Saudade is not one of the typical commercial vacation homes in one of the many tourists' agglomerations. It lies with its own private pool of approx. 13 x 6 yards in Parc Natural S'Albufera. The garden which is maintained by a gardener seamlessly integrates into the nature. Old, 6-9 m high palm trees define the character of the garden. There are two terraces. One protected porch and one veranda facing the pool with a nice view. At night only a few lights of houses can be seen although the neighbours are only 100 yards away on the other side of the property. In 2010 a new wooden platform of 600 sqft have been added around the pool. From Jan-March 2012 the villa has been totally refurbished and mostly fitted with new furniture. This was done on a high standard with kitchen appliances of Miele, Liebherr and Smegg. Bathrooms in natural marble stones with generous showers.

In Jan-March 2012 the villa has undergone a complete refurbishment. We build two nice bathrooms with natural marble stone as well as a more generous kitchen with high end standard (Miele, Liebherr, SMEGG, Nesspresso) for the demanding cook.

Information prio to arrival: Each tenant receive an information package including: 1. Online-Guide to Menorca, 2. Map 'how to get to the house'

We have an agency in Mahon that takes care of you when in Menorca in case you have any special problems. They speak spanish and english. You will have the mobile number of Mr. Sintes in case you need assistance.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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About Jan

The villa in Minorca was build in 1974 by our aunt and uncle in the context of the golf course development 'Shangri-La'. The golf course was banned by the environmentally focused minorcan island government shortly afterwards. In 1992 the 'Parc Natural S'Albufera des Grau' was declared a UNESCO world natural reserve.

In 1993 our parents took over the property which was managed my us since 2003.

We are a family from Düsseldorf: Jan, Nicole, Nick (6), Laura (4), and Charlotte (0). In 2013 we took over the property from the grandparents and spend 2-3x per year time in Menorca. We love the villa, the park and the island of Minorca.

Jan purchased this villa in 1993

Why Jan chose Es Grau

Es Grau in Minorca is an enclave in which time seems to stand still. A real fishing village where small fishing boats moor at the pier and where the the water is so crystal clear that we often swim there. Only a few yard away the 400m long sandy beach of the bay of Es Grau starts. Perfect with young children because of the shallow, calm waters. The UNESCO Biosphere Albufera borders the bay of Es Grau and offers beautiful trails to the freshwater lagoon or in the adjacent secluded coves.

What makes this villa unique

100% privacy in a tasteful environment with high quality facilities representing a standard like at home. Hardly a house in Menorca will have brands like Miele and Liebherr in their kitchen. The style of the furnishing is sylish but authentic menorquin. You can tell that we set it up for us and not save on the facilities as most holiday homes do. We try to serve our guests perfectly with many tips for Minorca.

The vacation villa is completely quiet in the nature reserve, yet just minutes from the authentic fishing village and beach of Es Grau. Also, Minorca's capital Mahon is less than 10 Minunten away. Thus, the location of the house is almost perfect, if you do not want to live right on the beach (which hardly exists in Menorca!)

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights
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based on 18 traveler reviews

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HEATED pool from March 15th - 5 min to Es Grau beach + Mahon - WiFi- Heating
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Perfect for a peaceful, restful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We've been holidaying in this villa each summer for the last 12 years, both with and, now, without our daughter (who is beyond the age of wanting to holiday with her parents!).

Saudade is a beautiful home-from-home tucked away in a stunning natural park. We love the privacy and peace - the villa is not overlooked and the only sound is the wind in the palm trees around the pool. It's a ten minute drive from the harbour in Mahon, and about the same from the nearest beach at Es Grau.

The villa has recently been upgraded with new bathrooms (one en suite for the main bedroom), a new kitchen and lots of other goodies, but it still retains its cosy charm. Absolutely my favourite holiday spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely villa in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a relaxing week at this lovely villa. We loved the seclusion and natural surroundings, and enjoyed the pool and terraces. We enjoyed exploring Mahon and also found quiet and unspoilt beaches nearby. The owner was very helpful and as this was our first visit to Menorca we were grateful for his hints and tips about where to shop and eat. There is so much to see but it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the pool - so we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Azuurblauwe water en prachtige vogels

  • 4 of 5

Helga en Philippe Malarme verblijf juni 2009 Brussel Belgium

Deze villa is gelegen in een prachtig natuurreservaat en is heel comfortabel om rustig na een uitstap een boekje te lezen. Het zwembad is groot en heel goed onderhouden.

Op enkele kilometers zeer mooie vismarkt en delicatesse

winkels met vele soorten ham.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Familienurlaub mitten im Naturschutzgebiet

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben im September 2009 in der Villa Saudade unseren Familienurlaub mit 4 Erwachsenen und 2 Kinder verbracht. Die ruhige Lage der Unterkunft ist ein echter Pluspunkt und ausser den gelegentlich startenden und landenden Flugzeugen des nahen Flughafens hört man hauptsächlich Vogelgezwitscher und kann dort die Ruhe geniessen. Die Aussenanlage ist liebevoll mit mehreren Terrassen gestaltet und das neue Holzdeck um den Pool wurde von uns dauernd genutzt. Wenn es überhaupt was zu meckern gibt, dann könnte das Badezimmer und die Toilette eine kleine Auffrischung gebrauchen. Ansonsten ist die Villa auch innen sehr gemütlich eingerichtet. Wir würden dort jederzeit wieder unseren Urlaub verbringen.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für diese positive Bewertung. Wichtig ist zu unterstreichen, dass es wirklich sehr ruhig ist bei uns. Der Flughafen ist laut Google Maps 11,2 KM entfernt. Die ganze Insel ist nur 45km lang und 17km breit. D.h. die ganze Insel ist in der Nähe des Flughafens. WIR HABEN KEINEN FLUGLÄRM!!! Die Dusche wurde in 2008 neu gemacht.

Tolle Ferienvilla im Naturschutzgebiet

  • 5 of 5

Wir (5 Erwachsene und ein 1.5-jähriges Kind) haben im Mai 2 Wochen in der Villa Saudade verbracht. Es war ein sehr schönes Erlebnis und wir können die Villa Saudade nur weiterempfehlen. Das Haus ist in gutem Zustand und die Lage im Nationalpark ist spektakulär. Ein weiteres Highlight ist der grosse Pool (der regelmässig gereinigt wird). Es sind ausreichend Liegestühle auf dem Pooldeck vorhanden. Die Kakteen und Palmen schaffen einen perfekten Ort zum Liegen und Relaxen. Auf der Terrasse kann man gut frühstücken und den Ausblick geniessen. Die Terrasse liegt etwas erhöht und hat ein Geländer aus Holzbalken: Das sieht zwar sehr schön aus, kleine Kinder müssen jedoch im Auge behalten werden, da sie gut zwischen den Balken durchpassen. Mit dem Haus kann zu guten Konditionen auch ein Auto (Mercedes ML 320) gemietet werden. Mit der An- und Abreise, inklusive Autoübernahme und Kindersitz, hat alles bestens geklappt. Der Vermieter ist per E-Mail gut erreichbar und beantwortet umgehend alle Fragen.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Tolles Haus

  • 5 of 5

Ein sehr gepflegtes, funktionell und sehr geschmackvoll ausgestattetes Haus! Sympathischer und schneller Service im Vorfeld sowie vor Ort. In jeder Hinsicht absolut zuverlässige und unkomplizierte Abwicklung. Toll insbesondere der Service mit dem Wagen.Vorbildlich engagierter Vermieter.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die tolle Bewertung! Und vielen Dank für die super Anreegung mit dem Navi fürs Auto. Habe letzte Woche ein cooles Becker Navi gekauft und alle guten Restaurants, Strände, Parkmöglichkeiten, Notfall-POIs, Sehenswürdigkeiten, etc. programmiert. Klappt prima. 1000 Dank! Jan Hardorp


Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Es Grau
Car: necessary

Villa Saudade lies in 'Parc Natural S'Albufera', a UNESCO nature reserve and a former golf course project in the 1970s. After approx. 400 houses were projected in the reserve the local government declared it as a protected area. Our house was one of approx. 35 houses build at the time and since then. The park is not even 10 minutes from pulsing Mahon and 10 min. from nice beaches. At 3 km you find Es Grau, an authentic fisher-village with basic shopping facilities including fresh fish from local fishermen.

Other Activities: Bird Watching

Golf: There is the Son Parc golf course in approx. 20 min. distance equally on the north coast of Menorca.


Rates & Availability

From €455 Per week

Es Grau Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Season I
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Season II
Apr 19 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
June (the best!)
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
HIgh Season
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
September (very best)
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Golden Autumn
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off-season 2015/16
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 27 2016
21 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €50
Service (Endeiniung,etc) €109.09 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Alle Preise inkl. Bettwäsche, Handtücher (keine Strandtücher), Shampoo / Seife + Welcome Pack:(Kaffee, Milch, Wasser, Zucker, Wein aus Menorca, Käse, Kräcker u.v.m).

Im Winter (Oktober - März) berechnen wir den verbrauchten Strom nach Verbrauch. KW/H =15c. Über ein Smart-Meter können Sie den Verbrauch selber beobachten.

Abrechnung über Fewo-Direkt/Home-Away oder (gerne) uns direkt kontaktieren.

1.WLAN 3,90 pro Tag
2. Mercedes ML - 7-Sitzer - Jul/Aug: 380/Woche Rest 280/Woche

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Es Grau Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , between rooms
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , in patio
    Aussendusche - aussen am Haus gibt es eine neue Aussendusche
  • Bathroom 3 is no bathroom, but a warm outdoor shower just by the entrance. Very useful when you come back from beach or want to shower before using the pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed 160x200
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed 160 x 200
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Custom-build loft beds - also suited for adults
  • 4 adults + 4 kids OR 6 adults fit easly and comfortably. In room 3 we fitted a custom build loft bed in L-shape. Two beds are with 200x90cm perfect for adults. The other two measure 70x170 and 80x170 and are good for children up to the age of 12-14 years.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a brick-barbeque on the lower terrace. Stereo system installed i 2012 with 4 speaker pairs inside and outside. The villa can be made toddler-safe with an additional plastic fence for the terrace (has to be fitted and taken off by guests). We also provide a at own risk. No central heating, but ROINTE heating system in sleeping rooms, wood oven in lounge/kitchenand electrical floor heating in the bathrooms at an extra charge (€85/week). Two dehumifier reduce potential humidity in off-season months. There is a Nesspresso machine with 10 complimentary capsules which can be bought in any supermarket in Spain. UMTS-based WLAN for internet surfing optional at €3,90 per day (250MB free/day).

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