3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unobstructed country and some sea view, beach on foot
- english, german, spanish, some Italian could be understood with Spanish
About Axel Fordnered
I, Axel, have been coming to Menorca since 1979, playing on the beaches as a child and my parents had a small apartment in Son Bou. Every year I have been coming back and the island unlike others retains its charme and unconstructed, stunning beaches/bays, beautiful old towns, little harbours, countryside, traditions, etc. There are plenty of activities and sports to do if you like but mostly, just relax, enjoy. As a photographer I also took some nice pictures on Menorca which sell at international art fairs and galleries (Axel James Rockfish).
Axel Fordnered purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Axel Fordnered chose Alaior
It's charme of a country house/casa de campo with unobstructed views over the countryside and occasionally with a few sheep next door (not smelling) or donkey but with a bigger size swimming pool and all amenities of being integrated in an urbanization. A true home away from home and we hope you will enjoy it just the same. - The previous owners had many happy renters. Please send us a message or call us so we want to make 100% sure it is free for the dates you like or offer you an alternative.
What makes this Villa unique
You will see. And I added some in the description.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
smoking outside with ashtray but never inside.
no pets allowed
It is a home away from home. Please treat it well as you would like to find your own nicely. Normal cleaning is included in the price.
We will send you a normal rental agreement to fill in.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely villa with a great pool
We had a great 6 days despite some awful weather. The villa is beautiful and well equipped for all your needs. When the sun was shining relaxing by the superb pool with a cold drink was pretty much paradise. There are some nice places to eat in the town, the beach is lovely and the main supermarket is very good. Great place.
Home from home
Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the villa was fabulous, with a “home from home” feel about it. Despite being only a 15 minute drive from the airport, we never heard any planes overhead during our stay. We were very surprised at how comfortable the beds were & had it not been for the unexpected heat wave (about 34°in the day) that meant the rooms were 26° at night, we would have probably slept very well. Consequently, the massive pool was a “must” to cool down & was used at every opportunity. Despite having neighbours, the villa was very peaceful & felt totally private, with nobody overlooking the garden. The owner, Axel, was unbelievably helpful in the lead up to & during our holiday & was happy to answer all the questions we had.
The local supermarket had a large selection of everyday items but we chose to do our bigger shops at Lidl, 15 minutes away in Mahon, as it was well stocked & fairly cheap in comparison.
Places worth a visit were Son Bou, Mahon, Binibequer Vell & Ciutadella but Cala en Porter itself has a beautiful beach & a variety of great places to eat (El Pulpo does a very good paella).
We had a lovely fortnight in this villa & would definitely recommend it.
Thanks a lot Lucy and happy to welcome you and family again and to recommend you as guests! :) On climate change, for other renters, yes it can be a bit hot in peak summer and it's a subjective feeling. So far, for hygene purposes and to avoid colds we prefer the ceiling fans which are quiet and have 3 speeds. Plus windows in every bedroom and around the house to get a breeze and cooler night air. Happy you had a great time!
Wonderful, Charming, Private Villia
We had the most wonderful time as a family staying in the Villa, it had everything we were after for our week away. Our days were spent by and in the lovely pool. Great and helpful host - Thank you.
Thanks a lot Claire and you are welcome any time again! I can recommend you to any host. :)
Well appointed, lovely villa with a very large pool - great for our little family
The villa was great and well-appointed with all of the things you’d expect and more - decent kitchen equipment, dish a washer, washing machine. It was very much ‘a home from home’. The villa pool is really big and we (including our two small children (1 and 4 years old)) used it every day - there were floats and some beach toys there, which we used. Plenty of sun beds and places to relax within the villa grounds. The beds were very comfortable and the cot was also great. Everything in the villa is of good quality and clearly cared for by the owners. The ceiling fans provided light relief but there is also a standing fan which we had on in the children’s bedroom in the evening. We really needed one too and it was provided with a day or two of asking for it - nothing was too much trouble. The owner was very friendly, responsive and really helpful, we liked him very much and he made our trip very easy.
We hired a car so shopped at the Lidl in Mahon although there is a minimart in the resort which is good for essentials but is generally more expensive, as you would expect. Having a car also enabled us to do day trips to Mahon (15 minutes away), Fornells (30 minutes away) and Cala Galdana beach (35-40 minutes away). Cala Galdana beach is great for young children as it is shallow and very gentle. We also drove down to Cala en Porter beach (you can walk but the hill coming back up is incredibly steep - there is a little bus/train that can take you from the resort to the beach if you’re without transport), which was beautifully clean and quite shallow but the waves were stronger.
We loved it here and would definitely stay again.
Thanks a lot and it was a great pleasure to have you and your family as guests. Above all we are very happy that you had a relaxing, fun vacation and happy to rent to you anytime again. I can also highly recommend you to any renter.
Great location, great villa!
My family and I stayed here for 14 days and immediately settled in. It's about a 10-15 minute drive from the airport and simple enough to find.
It's a well appointed, comfortable villa situated 5-10 minutes walk outside the main point of Cala en Porter.
There's plenty of space and furniture to sit around the property. There's always a number of places either in the sun or in the shade so you'll be able to tan or shelter while reading a book, sipping a drink or just lazing about. It's far enough from town that it's quiet, it's in a cul-de-sac so no through traffic and the walk in to town to find some food or entertainment is quick and simple.
The pool is a lovely size with steps in the shallow end and a ladder in the deep end. We spent a lot of time in it, the pump came on about 9.30am for a few hours (pool guy pops in every now and then in the early mornings so leave the gate unlocked). Gardener(s) came round a couple of times but were quick and friendly.
Each bedroom in the villa has a ceiling fan and there's often sufficient breeze at night to make the peak temperatures bearable. We were here during a very hot period and we managed well enough. The beds are comfortable and there's wardrobes etc as expected.
Two bathrooms each with a shower (bath shower in one), a toilet and hand basin. The kitchen is small but excellent and has all you need (except the food obviously) including a dishwasher. Some complementary tea/coffee and milk on arrival so you can have a drink while you unpack. There's a small utility room accessible from behind the house with a washing machine, freezer (if you need it) and assorted beach/pool toys/equipment.
There's a friendly donkey who pops his head over the wall a couple of times a day and asks for an apple or a carrot (I assume that's what he meant). The children wanted to bring him home...
The owner kept us up to date from the moment we booked and was always happy to answer any questions we had. I did have a few about the area as I'd never been and received good advice on things to do and places to go. There's a decent sized information pack with all the info in the villa as well, which was handy.
There's no wifi but the EU roaming charges have gone now so that wasn't a problem for us at all.
There're a couple of "supermarkets" in Cala en Porter which have good selections but they do cost more than the Lidl or Mercadona on the way to Mahón (15 mins by car).
Dear James and family,
Thank you very much for staying with us and your nice review. You are very welcome anytime at the villa again and I can highly recommend you to any owner/renting party.
Idyllische, ruhige Lage in Cala en Porter
Wir hatten einen sehr erholsamen Aufenthalt in Cala en Porter.
Das Haus ist schön und ruhig gelegen mit Blick auf die Felder.
Supermärkte, Restaurants und der Strand sind in 5 Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Zu Fuß sind es 15-20 Minuten. In der Sommerhitze war es uns aber doch zu beschwerlich zu laufen ...
Die Kinder haben den großen Pool geliebt und viel Zeit dort verbracht, was uns zu einem ruhigen Urlaub verholfen hat.
Leider waren die Nächte sehr heiß und der Schlaf nicht ganz so erholsam . Nicht desto trotz würden wir jederzeit wieder kommen (nächstes Mal vielleicht im Herbst oder Frühling) und empfehlen das Haus gerne weiter.
Vielen Dank nochmal für alles!
Vielen Dank für Ihre Buchung und Bewertung Frau Wuttke, auch ich kann Sie als Mieter immer weiterempfehlen. Danke für die sehr angenehme, nette Kommunikation! - Die heißen Tage werden unterschiedlich empfunden, daher für weitere Reisende: die Deckenventilatoren sind leise und haben 3 Stufen. Nachts mit ggf auch Fenster auf und Fensterläden zu geht es gut. Auf air condition haben wir bisher aus Hygiene und auch Energieverbrauch Gründen verzichtet. Herzliche Grüße
check-in: 3 p.m.
check-out is 10 a.m.