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Villa Rondel with Private Pool in S'Albufera Nature Reserve

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in S'Albufera Nature Reserve, near Es Grau, Menorca - Peaceful Location with Panoramic Views, Close to Village and Beach at Es Grau

A beautiful traditional villa situated in the S'Albufera Natural Park near Es Grau. The villa opens on to a terrace with a private pool and has stunning views over the lake and countryside to the sea. It is a quiet location and is not overlooked at all - ideal for a peaceful holiday yet it is only a 15 minute drive to Mahon. The area is designated of biological importance due to the abundant bird life and the wild flowers in the Spring are spectacular. We have a list of bird sightings for those interested!

Registration Number : 11889

Owner
Andrew Antcliff
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bar Es Grau
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Port Mahon
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Tamarindos, Es Gra
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Es Grau
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is at Es Grau. Last time we timed it in the car it took just under 5 minutes. People do walk it (3km) but you do have to walk along the road. The beach at Es Grau is grey sand in a wide bay. It is very level and perfect for youngsters. There are various pedallo, windsurfer and canoe-type water craft for hire. The beach is big so rarely feels crowded. There is a pretty local-owned bar/cafe and lots of parking. Restaurants and shops are in the village.

Travel:

Mahon Airport is 15-20 minutes drive. It is a good idea to hire a car. Not absolutely essential if you want the simple life but handy to go in to Mahon or visit other beaches or historical sights. Easiest is to hire from the multitude of companies at the airport.

Distances:

Es Grau 3km. Mahon 7km. Aiport 12km. Google map ref for our villa is 39.937135,4.249027

Further Details:

When to go?

Menorca enjoys a long warm summer from May to October. From November to March the Island cools down but temperatures never hit freezing and there can be sun-bathing opportunities on sunny days! The wild spring flowers are spectacular March-May and there is a greater variety of bird life on the lake.

April and May are great months to visit if you intend to undertake some longer walks before the midday sun gets too powerful. Most restaurants open at Easter and there are more direct flight options from the UK in May.

October and early November are also good - we always used to spend the autumn half term in Menorca. The temperatures are usually good and the sea (and villa pool) are still warm.

We usually close up the villa in November and open it up again in March but we are open to negotiation for winter rentals. We had an author guest who stayed in the villa to write a book on one occasion. They became friends with a Pine Marten family...

Amenities

Mahón Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 with bath and separate shower, 1 with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Google map ref: 39.937135,4.24907 The following can be hired at extra cost: High Chair, Push Chair, Wifi Internet, additional maid service. Food Packs can be arranged for your arrival. Please ask for prices for these items. Outside: The front door of the villa opens onto a terrace with a table and chairs. This seating area can be shaded by an awning which is easily unwound from the wall. Beyond this is the 'kidney-shaped' pool which is 15m long by 4m wide. It is 2m-0.5m deep and is not overlooked (except by the bird life!) It is not heated. Around the pool are areas for sunbaking with sunloungers. At the side of the villa is a well-stocked garden and a tiled terrace. This has views up 'sheep hill' behind which the sun sets. There is another terrace to the left of the villa with views over the Natural Park, the lake and to the sea beyond. At the end is a brick barbecue and table and chairs. You can see the vineyards of 'Sa Cudia Velha' - now available in the supermarkets. The upstairs terrace is surrounded by a low wall with a gate and has a spectacular 360 degree panorama. This is the place to catch the last rays of the sun and watch the stars at night. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board. Vacuum and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The villa is very easy to keep clean but a weekly clean and/or change of linen can be arranged at extra cost. An interim clean is included in holidays of 2 weeks. Other: The dining room is next to the kitchen. It is a circular room with an extendable table which will seat 8 comfortably. It has french windows to the back of the villa where there is a seating area with brick built barbecue looking out over the countryside.

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Villa Rondel with Private Pool in S'Albufera Nature Reserve
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Comfortable villa in a scenic location

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable well-appointed villa in the Albufera Nature Reserve. We liked being in the nature reserve (great for birdwatchers) yet close to Mao city, airport and the coast. Es Grau is a delightful old fishing village and the local bar is very friendly and serves good seafood.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very good villa

  • 5 of 5

Very good position and well equipped.sky TV would benefit from a larger TV.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Great villa and location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice villa! Lovely location. We would love to come back! Andrew was very helpful when needed

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Amazing tranquillity in Menorca

  • 5 of 5

Could not recommend this place enough! If you are keen to stay out of the main towns, in your own villa with a gorgeous pool and just the view of the natural park around you but within 15 mins drive of the airport, 10 mins drive to Mahon (the main city) and beautiful beaches and coves to explore on the island. Then this is your ideal place to stay! Andrew is an excellent host, with very clear and responsive communication, great food and beach recommendations and instructions for everything you may need. The group comprised my husband and I on our honeymoon, a couple and another friend from Australia travelling Europe who decided to meet up in the Balearics and the house accommodated all 5 very well. You will not regret choosing this very private, relaxed and self-contained house enjoying pool time, barbecues and rooftop sunset dinners.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, immaculate fantastic pool

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

A lovely villa with pool, located in a relaxing and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be perfectly suited to our needs, very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The location is peaceful being set in the S'Albufera des Grau natural park and yet is only a few minutes drive from Mahon and the supermarkets. Es Grau and the beach is also just a few minutes drive away.

The villa is spacious with a good sized pool and has great views, especially from the upper patio. The owner was also most helpful and answered any questions we had promptly.

We have had a really pleasant 7 night stay and have no hesitation in recommending this villa. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132.07

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable on booking plus a £100 refundable security deposit to cover any breakages. Balance of rental payable 8 weeks before booking date. Security deposit refunded within 4 weeks of your holiday 7 days if you booked online).

Arrival after 3pm
Departure by 10am

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible.
We encourage our guests to leave the villa by 9.30am and arrive after 2pm. These times can be flexible depending on our cleaners.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to discuss holidays of odd numbers of days at a daily price of one seventh of the weekly rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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