|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Optionally, you can use our Mercedes ML 7-seater with airport service. The Navigation system has not only saved the address of the villa for a problem-free arrival, but also all our important recommendations: shopping, beaches, restaurants, emergencies.
The same applies to our boats:
1. Quicksilver 500 Commander in Es Gray: - 5.10m length - 50HP. Ideal to explore the bays and island of Colom, just off Es Grau. .
2. MY Nura. 11,50m for up to 10 people. Cabins for 4-5 persons.
The special charm and authenticity of the Villa Saudade (Bras .: 'Longing') is located in the simple elegance and location in the middle of the 1947ha UNESCO Natural Park, Parc Natural S'Albufera '.- only 5 km from the life of the capital Mahon. Here you can go on holiday, without being part of a row settlement. Of course the villa offers 360° privacy.
Inside, the villa enchants with typical Menorcan details. For example, In the roof-top five-colored windows - an architectural tradition from Menorca - which makes the whole house brighter. At sunset these windows spread a wonderful, colored light. A special highlight for the children is the tailor-made high bed made of menorcan pinewood. Here, two adults (90x200cm) or children can sleep with their own reading lamp. In two further beds children can find their night rest at about 75x180cm. The other four adults are accommodated in two bedrooms each with a French bed.
In the 2016 enhanced living room you will find a sofabett for emergencies or additional guests. The kitchen is modern and high-quality equipped and has all the appliances the ambitious hobby cook needs: a Liebherr stainless steel refrigerator with 1 ° C zone, Thermomix TM31, a 90s Smeg gas stove, a stainless steel dishwasher from Miele, the Nespresso machine, sharp knifes etc. on the pool terrace is a 4-burner gas grill next to the large dining table.
The two bathrooms are also of high quality and tastefully furnished with generous shower baths, double wash basin and hanging toilet. Should it become really cold, you can activate not only the underfloor heating (for an extra charge as ancillary costs), but also the wood stove. Three dehumidifiers also ensure a pleasant room climate in the pre- and post-season.
For such a living space, of course, the music is not missing: Therefore, in the living room a stereo system with iPhone / iPod connection is ready. Not only on the front terrace, but also on the back terrace you can paint your cozy evenings with your own sounds. Via a panel, you can always choose whether you want music in the background, or only in individual areas of the house.
The garden, which is occupied by old palm trees, is separated from the nature by a hedge. The gardener comes twice a week and takes care of the pool and outdoor area. A wind-sheltered terrace to the garden as well as a veranda to the pool with a view over the reserve form the exterior of the house. As far as the horizon you can see only isolated lights of houses at night - and only the starry sky. The pool was completed in 2010 by a 60qm large wooden terrace. This offers the possibility to lie by the pool until the early evening in the sun and gives the house a small maritime touch. Not only do you have the opportunity to sit under palm trees, but you can also enjoy a delicious barbecue. The outdoor shower with warm water is also a thankful detail, whether you are just sandy from the beach or the day by the pool spends. The carport rounds off the outdoor area.
The villa is therefore not only an absolute holiday destination, but is also an ideal holiday destination for families with children: a poolguard system was specially created for the young guests. This gives the pool and the house alarm if something falls into the pool. The use of the system is, of course, at your own risk.
The beach can be reacheed by car in a 5 minutes. From the house you can take walks in the nature reserve.
Perfect for birdwatching: The lagoon of S'Albufera at about 400m distance is the perfect resting place on the way of transport of more than 200 different bird species on the way from Africa to Europe and vice versa. The Biosphere Reserve of the Es Grau lagoon is attractive for birdwatchers all year round. From November to March, however, the diversity of species is greatest, as many bird species from Northern Europe find a winter quarters here.
Google Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/MaAcL
Officially licensed vacation villa. Since recently this is mandatory in Menorca. Let landlords show you their license.
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
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.
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!)
We have stayed in villas in S'Albufera Nature Reserve a few times and we love the area and the quiet beach and beautiful unspoilt village of Es Grau. The villa is excellently equiped and very comfortable with a lot of attention to detail, such as good quality towels, a lovely welcome food pack and basics which make you feel at home when you arrive. Also, a great large pool and very secluded and relaxing surroundings outside. The owner communicates well and is very reasonable and accomodating where possible. In all would highly recommend.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We enjoyed our stay at Villa Saudade. The host was extremely helpful and supportive. The villa is of superb quality in terms of fittings, bathrooms, kitchen etc. We liked the possibility to use the high quality mountain bikes to go to nearby beach in Es Grau and further to Mesquida taking the Cami de Cavals. Always again!
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. http://www.golfsonparc.com/
|Refundable damage deposit||$53|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.|
Alle Preise inkl. Bettwäsche, Handtücher (keine Strandtücher), Shampoo / Seife + Willkommens-Paket:(Kaffee, Milch, Wasser, Zucker, Wein aus Menorca, Käse, Kräcker u.v.m).
Im Winter (November - März) berechnen wir zusätzlich Strom nach Verbrauch mit 15c / KwH.
Die Gebühr für den Grill ist ein "Reinigungskaution". D.h., wenn der Grill von Ihnen wieder perfekt gereinigt wird, erstatten wir die €50 zurück. Muss die Reinigungsfirma nachputzen oder komplett reinigen kostet uns und damit auch den Mieter €50.
Abrechnung über Fewo-Direkt/Home-Away oder (gerne) uns direkt kontaktieren.
1.WLAN 3,90 pro Tag
2. Mercedes ML - 7-Sitzer - Jun-Aug: 399/Woche Rest 299/Woche
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.