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Frontline apartment with magnificent sea and beach views & Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Spacious West-facing front-line apartment occupying a premier secluded position in the popular and well-maintained Playas de Fornells resort.

Access is down a few steps through attractive communal gardens. Spacious living/dining area, with kitchen off, leads to large balcony with table & chairs. LCD TV with Sky+ (you can record programmes) and DVD. One double bedroom with ceiling fan & en suite bathroom (refitted 2017) and one twin bedroom with ceiling fan overlook the sea and the third smaller twin bedroom with bunk beds looks onto a quiet private courtyard with table and seating. Large George Foreman electric grill. Further separate full bathroom with washer and drier. New sofas, electric oven and gas hob installed in 2010. New fridge 2017.

No traffic or resort noise. Small shingle-beach cove a few minutes' walk away, with the unspoilt Cala Tirant beach about 500 yds away. On-site management.

Unlimited download Wi-Fi Internet available in the apartment for no additional charge.

Fornells and Fornells Bay: Fornells is a village at the mouth of the protected Fornells bay, 5 km away, with a most attractive palm tree-lined harbour, mainly used by the local fishermen. It has various souvenir and other shops and excellent restaurants, most of which face onto the harbour or the bay. The king of Spain has been known to visit. You can visit the C19th British-built watchtower by the cliffs to the North.

The bay is some 5 km by 2 km and is an excellent, safe location for motor-boating, sailing and windsurfing, all of which are available for casual hire. Courses can be booked in advance. The bay is a popular destination for sailing and motor yachts.

Other towns to visit: Mercadal is an interesting local town nestling below Monte Toro, which, at 300m, is the highest point on the Island and which has superb viewpoints and a café, and which you can see from our balcony.

Mahon is the capital of the island and is 25km away. It has excellent shops, a cathedral, gin factory and one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Harbour boat trips available.

Ciudadela is 30 km away and is a beautiful port of Moorish design looking towards Majorca. It has spacious squares, elegant buildings, a fine cathedral, markets, excellent shops and numerous harbour-side restaurants.

Other activities: There are lots of very good walks in the island. Bird watching is apparently very good. We often see pairs of cormorants fishing below our balcony first thing in the morning, as well as various varieties of gull, red kites and sea eagles.

With a car you can access the following activities within a 20 minutes’ drive: go-carting, trampolining, horse riding lessons and waterslides. There are over 100 beaches on this small island, many of which are accessible by car.

A comment from an Italian family who spent two weeks in August 2008: “… the holiday in Menorca has been beautiful and also your house has been very comfortable and with a wonderful quiet and view.”

A Swiss couple wrote of their visit in September 2012: “We had two very beautiful weeks in Menorca. Your apartment is a jewel – the French would say „un vrai bijou!“. We sat very often on the balcony watching the sea … The different blues of the water were amazing. The apartment is very comfortably furnished and well equipped.”

Other recent guest comments: “The apartment was a delight…” “We loved the waterfront position...You did very well finding an apartment in such a lovely position.”

More Details

Chris Hamer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

The property has a great view of the beach and the sea, while being away from traffic and noise. Apart from the excellent Cala Tirant beach nearby, there are many other splendid beaches on the island and very good restaurants in the complex and in nearby towns such as Fornells and Mercadal. Fornells is undoubtedly one of the most attractive fishing villages in the Mediterranean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir haben uns in der Wohnung wohl gefühlt und es war alles da was wir gebraucht haben. Die Räume waren alle sauber. Vom Balkon super Aussicht. Sehr ruhig in dieser September Periode.

Alles in allem sehr erholsam und wir melden uns bei unserem nächsten Menorca Urlaub bei dir für eine Reservation deiner schönen Wohnung.

We were happy in the apartment and it was exactly what we needed. The rooms were all clean. Super balcony views. Very quiet in this September period.

All in all very relaxing and we will contact you to reserve your beautiful apartment for our next Menorca holiday.
Sep 2015
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Es Mercadal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also washing machine & drier
    En Suite bathroom - toilet , shower , refitted in 2017
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sea view, ceiling fan, fitted wardrobe, 2 chests of drawers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Sea view, ceiling fan, fitted wardrobe, 2 chests of drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Courtyard view, fan, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 twin bunk beds. Recent guest comments: March 07: 'The apartment was a delight and my parents were able to relax and feel at home away from home. Many thanks!' September 07: 'Just to let you know we had a very nice holiday in your apartment... We loved the waterfront position and spent many happy hours relaxing after our days out. You did very well finding an apartment in such a lovely position.' September 06: 'You have a very nice place in a beautiful location. [Your agent] was great and very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and got to see a lot of the island and many beautiful mermaids. Everything went great !!!”
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Frontline apartment with magnificent sea and beach views & Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.571429 based on 15 reviews

Fabulous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this terrific apartment in mid September 2017. It is very well equipped and maintained with great views over the bay. There are 6 restaurants within a ten minute walk. Tirant beach, where we enjoyed swimming and snorkeling, is also less than 10 minutes walk. The owner was responsive and helpful at all times. I would recommend the apartment to anyone, we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing. Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

This was so fantastic. The view over the balcony was just heaven. Spent much time just " sitting and being".

The apartment was so well equipped and meant we could easily eat in. The apartment was extremely clean and felt like a home from home

The owner was so accommodating and always promptly answered any queries from pre booking to departure.

I would definitely recommend this apartment in this well served area with plenty of lovely restaurants and easily accessible to areas and places of interest.

Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable villa in a fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

With 2 really good sized double bedrooms and 1 bunk room this villa was a perfect size for our family of 6 (we have 4 young children). The villa is nicely kitted out and although the kitchen is quite small it has everything we needed. There is lots of storage space and the beds are really comfortable. It's hot at night but the ceiling fans really helped us stay comfortable. The wifi was good! The outstanding feature is the view: the balcony looks over a beautiful bay, down to the excellent local beach. The master bedroom (with very good en suite) also overlooks the bay. We spent lots of time relaxing on the balcony and just taking in the scene.

The local beach is in fairly easy walking range - there is a pleasant path which takes you through the local "communities" or groups of villas. The beach was fabulous; lovely clean sand, not too busy and with a very safe sea. There is also a stony cove very near to the villa with fabulous snorkelling - the kids saw octopus, starfish, eels and loads of beautiful fish.

Local shops and restaurants are quite limited. The shops in particular are expensive and fresh produce is thin on the ground. For these reasons a car is recommended in order to reach the local supermarkets.

We spent a couple of days in the water park which is part of the "Carema" complex. The kids loved the water park - it's just right for kids up to about age 8-9yrs. We kept clear of the rest of the complex though - definitely not for us.

There is a local swimming pool just down the hill which is excellent and is free to use. This pool is also quite close to the beach where you can hire canoes and pedalos at very reasonable rates.

The owner of the villa was very helpful and communication before our visit was very good. Overall we had an excellent holiday and we were very happy with the villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Menorca ist eine wunderschöne Insel, die man am besten mit dem Auto oder zu Fuß (cami de cavalls) erkundet. Fornells ist dabei ein sehr guter Ausgangspunkt. Wir waren 5 Erwachsene und 1 Kind und das war schon etwas eng zudem die Kleiderschränke ziemlich voll waren mit den persönlichen Sachen des Eigentümers. Aber Herr Hamer war die ganze Zeit über sehr hilfsbereit und jederzeit erreichbar, hat geduldig alle Fragen beantwortet und hat sich bereit erklärt etwas "auszumisten". Das Beste an dem Appartement ist sicherlich der Balkon, mit dem unglaublich schönen Ausblick auf das Meer. In dem Appartement ist alles vorhanden was man braucht, es sind sogar kleine Tische und Stühle für die Kinder vorhanden. Die zwei Schlafzimmer sind zweckmäßig eingerichtet und der Blick morgens aus dem Fenster ist unbezahlbar. Die Sonnenschirme durften wir ebenfalls benutzen. Die Anlage ist ruhig und schön gepflegt. Im Ort befinden sich Restaurants und Supermärkte und ein kleiner Aquapark falls man so was mag. Der Strand Cala Tirant ist zu Fuß gut zu erreichen sogar mit einem Kleinkind (3 Jahre). Noch mal vielen Dank für alles.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich bin sehr froh, dass diese Gäste genossen die Wohnung und ihren Aufenthalt. In den Schlafzimmern gibt es sechs leere Kommoden, vier leere Nachttische und viel Platz zum Aufhängen mit vielen Kleiderbügeln in den Einbauschränken. Es gab einige Dinge, die unter einigen der Betten gespeichert, aber diese wurden nun ausgezogen.
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always delighted when guests enjoy the apartment so much. A Swiss family, who also rented in August 2014, commented to me: “Many, many thanks for your great apartment ….. everything was to our best satisfaction…you have a very nice apartment and it was great that we were allowed to use the beach umbrellas …it is all very lovingly prepared and we felt immediately at ease…we would very much like to come again!” In German: "vielen herzlichen dank für ihr tolles appartement…es war alles zu unserer besten zufriedenheit …sie haben eine sehr schöne wohnung und es war auch toll das wir die sonnenschirme benutzen durften…es ist alls sehr liebevoll gemacht und wir fühlten uns sofort wohl…wir kommen sehr gerne wieder ein mal !"
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fantastic Views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has excellent facilities and was very clean and well kept. There are many restaurants, bars and supermarkets within walking distance, which was useful as we didn't have a car. In particular we enjoyed the food, atmosphere and prices at the Okapi.The beach at Cala Tirant is also ridiculously close (about a 5 minute walk) to the apartment and is great for bathing.

My favourite feature was the view from the balcony and I enjoyed many day and evening sitting gazing at the bay and the beautiful sunsets over the hills opposite. Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sa Dolça, Isabella, Okapi cocktail bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Son Parc 18 holes
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Sa Dolça, Okapi, Cafe del Nord, Es Cactus, Marlet
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Pebble beach 150m, Tirant beach 300m
Car: not necessary

Playas de Fornells is a most attractive resort built in traditional Menorcan style. There are several supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars within easy walk. Scuba diving available in the resort. There are several hotel complexes with excellent outdoor pools which you can use. The nearest is about 4 minutes' walk. The sea is nearer, cleaner and often warmer! Car hire (available on-site) is recommended, though not essential. There are hourly municipal buses to Mahon and elsewhere.

Comments from recent guests:

August 2011 (3 week stay): 'We had a great time and enjoyed our stay a lot. The island is wonderful... Obviously El Portalon was very well looked after and we were surprised how quiet it was…'

Other Activities: snorkelling

Golf: There is an 18 hole course at Son Parc, about 8 km away. Clubs are available for hire on a daily basis.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

This property is available for rent throughout the year. Please contact the owner on +44 7748805741 for details of availability and rental terms. Direct email contact can then be established. The letting will be without “tourist services” as defined in Spanish law.

Esta propiedad está disponible para alquilar durante todo el año. Por favor, póngase en contacto con el propietario en +44 7748805741 para más detalles sobre la disponibilidad y los términos de alquiler. El contacto directo por correo electrónico a continuación, puede ser establecido. El contrato de arrendamiento será sin "servicios turísticos" según se define en la legislación española.

Diese Wohnung ist zu vermieten das ganze Jahr über zur Verfügung. Bitte kontaktieren Sie den Vermieter an +44 7748805741 für Informationen über Verfügbarkeit und Mietkonditionen. Direkter E-Mail-Kontakt kann dann festgestellt werden.

Cette propriété est disponible à la location toute l'année. Pour plus de détails de la disponibilité et conditions de location contactez, s'il vous plaît, le propriétaire au +44 7748805741. Contact email direct peut être établi.

Questa proprietà è disponibile in affitto per tutto l'anno. Si prega di contattare il proprietario sul +44 7748805741 per i dettagli dei termini di disponibilità e di noleggio. Contatti e-mail diretta può quindi essere stabilita.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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