|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
What an idyllic location for a truly unforgettable holiday. Lying near the mouth of Mahon harbour, you will find the unique Villa Gloria sitting peacefully on the edge of the waterfront, blessed with a jetty. No need to drive a car on this holiday. At a small extra charge you can use the motor boat (seats 7/8) that lives in the boathouse below to explore all that Mahon Harbour has to offer by day or night. What heaven to arrive at a waterside restaurant by boat and know that you can return without having to drive home! (boat for harbour use only) The spacious roof terrace has spectacular views over the harbour and has its own covered newly refurbished kitchen. The jetty is suitable for ribs or boats up to 15ft to be moored alongside. The sparkling swimming pool, which has under water lights, overlooks the harbour. The sea water in front of the house is wonderful to swim in or if you would like a large sandy beach you only need travel 3kms to Cala Mesquida. The house is situated at the end of a dead end road so is peaceful.
What is there to do?
With a little notice it is easy to charter a large powerful speedboat for wake boarding, etc., or sun seeker/sailing boats. You can fish in the harbour. There are quality tennis courts 10 minutes from the house at the Malburger Sports Centre. Other local activities including riding, go-carting and Son Parc Championship golf course, only 20 minutes from the house. There is a wonderful Museum and beautiful old fish market, the local produce is mouth-watering.
Menorca has recently completed its historic bridal path - “Cami de Cavalls” - which quite literally runs around the entire island. This offers a superb opportunity for horse riding, walking and cycling around some breathtaking and varied coastal and countryside routes.
For those who don't know Menorca, compared to Majorca it is a smaller island is less built up and has managed to retain its own charm. You can explore any of the 120 sandy beaches - it is an enchanting shoreline with innumerable coves and inlets in which to snorkel and fish. Wonderful undulating green countryside, quaint and quiet villages, unspoilt market towns, sweeping sandy bays, with an unhurried tempo that pervades the unspoilt island.
It is also a very interesting island with a big history and many archaeological sites of interest to explore. And what better way to start exploring the Balearic Island than its idyllic capital Mahon. An historical town perched on a hill overlooking the ancient harbour has the distinction of being the largest natural harbour in the Mediterranean. The town itself is lively, yet at ease with itself, with a tangible colonial feel alluding to a time of British occupation in centuries gone by. Mahon will inevitably beguile you with its small town charm, but not without its many heavenly boutiques.
Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Cook, optional, extra charge.
My family all love Menorca and we have spent all our family holidays enjoying Mahon harbour and the surrounding area. We continue to go out to Villa Gloria with friends and family every year because it is so very special there. I am an interior decorator as well as being a sculptor so I get great pleasure in making the house look gorgeous!
Lindy Branson purchased this house in 1985
Why this property? Who would wish for any other! Villa Gloria is one of the original houses build on the waters edge of the harbour. Although there have been many updates to the house parts of it remain in its original state, because of this, naturally the house can be a little damper than a town house would be!
Water, water everywhere!
Just a quick email to thank you for letting us stay in your unique and very special house. We all had a fantastic holiday, my parents really enjoyed themselves too.
We were all so sad to be leaving and have some very special memories to treasure.
Thank you so much.
With best wishes to you.
We all had such a wonderful holiday and absolutely loved the Villa Gloria. A special thank you for letting us rent the motor boat too – my Dad was out on it every day! It was the perfect house to celebrate his 70th. I know that it is a very tricky thing to find a boat for hire in the harbour, so much appreciated.
The swimming pool is so wonderful, with the views over the harbour, it was very difficult to leave it.
We all hope to stay again in the very near future.
This was our first experience of a villa holiday and was such a success in every way. The positioning of the kitchen meant that I never felt left out or shut away. The house itself and the grounds surrounding it have such breath taking views even from the kitchen sink.
Although this is an charming, old house the cleanliness of the entire property could not be faulted, the beds were so comfortable with lovely sheets and pillows.
The position of the villa in relation to the small town of Mahon was ideal, just 7 minutes by car or 3 minutes by boat when we could leave the car behind. The town has some lovely shops, restaurants and cafes. The town square is a lively, bustling place to sit and watch the world go by with a drink or a meal, and has lots of beautiful buildings of architectural interest.
Despite holidaying in April, the temperatures were surprisingly good and we managed to make use of the swimming pool. The garden is beautiful, with lots of greenery and colourful plants. There are areas of shade and sun to suit all people. We would highly recommend this house to you.
We had an excellent time at Villa Gloria. Its a lovely villa. Its close enough to both the town of Mahon with the waterfront restaurants and shops and to the sandy beaches nearby, although we never felt inclined to leave the villa. If you are able to take the boat we would highly recommend this as getting about by boat was really special and was so much fun for us all. We really enjoyed the al fresco cooking area so we could have the lovely local food which we bought in the market on the barbecue overlooking the sea! The pool was used continuously by our young and it was lovely to be able to keep an eye from the roof terrace. The managers were there to greet us and were at the end of the phone to deal with any questions when we needed them. The house was beautifully furnished and equipped. Would love to come back sometime for another holiday. Longer than a week next time!
The Villa was very clean and tastefully decorated to a high standard. Our room was beautiful with lovely toiletries in our bathroom. The rooms are large as are the bathrooms. The place is very comfortable to the point we did not want to leave! What more is there to say? Just perfect!
The villa is perfection. Beautiful, tidy and a spacious house, thoughtfully equipped with all that is needed for a relaxing couple of weeks away. Its stunning location overlooking Mahon harbour provided us with an ideal basis for our family gathering. We could not have imagined a better place to arrive at and hope to be back one day.
We absolutely loved this Villa it had everything we wanted for a friends break away from it all. Wall to wall sunshine 27 degrees most days and a lovely pool to relax in when it got too hot.
The location is stunning we couldn't stop looking at the view and noticed how the sea changed colour over the course of the day and evening.
The style of the villa is in a light traditional Menorquian style and offers beautifully decorated airy rooms and we felt very relaxed both inside and out. Loved the big comfy beds and slept very well.
The couple who managed the house were very helpful and seem to have thought of everything and were even there to greet us although our flight did not arrive until the early evening.
We will certainly be returning again to the island the area and in particular this fab villa which we have fallen in love with !
If you enjoy all things watery you need look no further. Within 15 mts from the house the boat is tied up ready for your arrival. Within 5 mts is the sea in which you can have your swim if you would prefer to the swimming pool. Fishing is ideal here with the jetty just of the front of the house. Mahon Harbour has so much history and so many things to explore whether you venture out by boat or car. In the middle of the harbour is a wonderful Island called Isla del Rey which has recently been restored and is wonderful to visit. http://www.menorcaminorca.co.uk/hospitalisland.html
Another exciting place to visit for all is La Mola.
Golf Son Parc is a championship quality course, ideal for beginners and experienced golfers alike. The course is both challenging and picturesque. ...www.golfsonparc.com/ is only 20 minutes drive away. With a little notice it is easy to charter a large powerful speedboat for wake boarding, etc., or sun seeker/sailing boats. You can fish in the harbour. There are quality tennis courts 10 min from the house at the Malburger Sports Centre. Other local activities including riding, go-carting. There is a wonderful Museum and beautiful old fish and fruit market, the local produce is mouth-watering. For those who don't know Menorca, compared to Majorca it is a smaller island is less built up and has managed to retain its own charm. You can explore any of the 120 sandy beaches - it is an enchanting shoreline with innumerable coves and inlets in which to snorkel and fish.For the energetic the island offers a superb selection of water sports. Menorca has the best preserved natural landscapes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£800|
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. I am happy for the rates to be paid in Euro too!
Please note that the rates for the house are mostly the same as that of last year and they might go up or down at different times in the year, in consideration to the financial up or down turn! I am also open to negotiation... depending on what time of the year it is and how booked up the house is!
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.