Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon

Apartment in Arenal d'en Castell with Fabulous views over sea and bay.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Arenal d'en Castell, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Peaceful Location (Poblado Marinero). 90 seconds walk to the fantastic beach.

Sleeps 4. This is a large 2 bedroom apartment in the prime location of Poblado Marinero in Arenal d'en Castell Menorca. The apartment is set into the slopes of the shoreline, directly overlooking the horseshoe shaped bay, and has fabulous views out to sea. Access to the large sandy beach is via a pathway through private gardens. All resort amenitiesare a very short walk away. Ideal location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Paul Hodges
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

About Paul Hodges

I live in the West Midlands, with my wife of 40 years, and I am 65 years of age. I am a Chartered Accountant and until recently ran my own printing business. I have been going to Menorca for peaceful relaxing holidays for 25 years (needed after the stress of business!). I have travelled to many other holiday destinations but only Madeira came close to Menorca.

Paul Hodges purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Paul Hodges chose Es Mercadal

I fell in love with Arenal the first time I visited. I travelled to other holiday destinations but always returned to the peace and tranquility of Menorca.

What makes this apartment unique

Peace and quiet. The beach is fabulous and the sea is great to swim in as usually it's calm and mostly warm. The food on the island is fantastic, but not cheap, and there are some entertainments if required. Generally there are no "English Pubs" and no bad behaviour by visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jef 23/09/13

The apartment was great, we really enjoyed staying there.

Keith 15/06/13

What a beautiful island it is. We loved the apartment and the incredible view.

Lesley 25/05/13

Had a lovely week - the villa was perfect - great location and size.

David 06/08/12

We had a fantastic week in Menorca. Weather was great and the bay was just superb.Your apartment ticked all the boxes and its location could not be better.

Taryn 31/07/12.

We had a fabulous time - your apartment was perfect. It never ceases to amaze me how peaceful that part of the world can be. My whole family enjoyed it.

Graeme 15/07/12.

We had a lovely time and the apartment was everything we expected.

Sally 14/07/12.

We had a fabulous time.

Jo - 13/04/12.

Just returned from a very restful, quiet holiday. Absolute bliss.
Nov 2009
  • 1 of 1


Arenal d'en Castell Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, washbasin, bidet and wc. Automatic washing machine and tumble dryer located in seperate vented closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms). Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 a large bedroom with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and door to balcony with sea view. Bedroom 2 a medium bedroom with twin beds and fitted wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is cleaned on arrival and exit. Cot, including linen and high chair can be booked prior to arrival.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Apartment in Arenal d'en Castell with Fabulous views over sea and bay.
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
United Kingdom

A little piece of Paradise.. We love it!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from our 2 weeks in your perfect apartment where the sun shone every day. We love that view and shall pine for it until next year.

We had some long lazy days on the beach playing in the beautifully clear waters of Arenal. The kids snorkelling improves each year and this year our son jumped off the rocks in the bay like we see the local boys doing. A highlight for him...though not for us as we watched on with our hearts in our mouths as he shouted 'cannon ball' as he launched into the water below.

This year we visited a few new places, Favaritx Lighthouse and Es Grau Nature Reserve along with some old favourites, Mahon, Citudella, Fornells and Monto Toro.

We loved the new addition of the beach sun loungers this year.

The apartment as always was very clean and tidy with fresh sheets and towels mid week. The maids are always very pleasant and smiling.

Thank you for letting us use your apartment again and roll on next year.

The Cooks

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, what can I say? Thank you. Muchas gracias. Paul Hodges.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Stunning location and a lovely villa!

  • 5 of 5

All round a superb holiday. Owner was brilliant and the villa and view were also great. One downside was that five light bulbs had gone and there were no replacements. But apart from that it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Really pleased that you had a superb holiday and enjoyed the views from the balcony. Light bulbs - Aremaser the property managers would have replaced these for you. I will also in future leave some spares, as you have suggested. Paul Hodges.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We have just returned from a two week stay. The apartment is spacious and well equipped .

  • 5 of 5

The view is mesmerising , and the sound of the sea hypnotic.

We would highly recommend a stay in this apartment and resort

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracey, thank you for your review. Hypnotic sea is a wonderful description. Paul Hodges.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable apt with wonderful sea views

  • 3 of 5

Lovely apt, a little dated but the location and the view from the spacious balcony more than makes up for it. Will definitely go back. Hoping to book for next year. We feel at home there

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Very disappointed that you only awarded 3 stars, which is only average, and means that the property is no longer ranked number 1 in Arenal. Not sure why, when you wrote in 2015 "We've had a wonderful 2 weeks. The apartment is great and suited us down to the ground" and in 2016 "Another fantastic holiday. 3 weeks was great" I like to keep the apartment as close to the traditional Spanish style as possible. I decorate the apartment on a regular basis and I do try and replace items on a regular basis. Last year I replaced the 2 sun loungers with modern better quality loungers and also purchased two lightweight sun beds for use on the beach or balcony. The bath towels were replaced with bath sheets and the hand towels were also replaced. One set of linen is replaced every year. Anyway, the most important thing is you have had two wonderful/fantastic holidays in a period of just over one year. That is fabulous, thank you for booking and I hope you will visit again soon.. I have been renting out the apartment for 29 years and all of my guests have had great holidays without exception. Paul Hodges.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
United Kingdom

A fantastic place you want to keep to yourself!!

  • 5 of 5

Another amazingly relaxed holiday spent in your appartment. It is definitely the best place in Menocra to stay. The beach never disappoints regardless of the weather. This year the kids enjoyed watching the fork lightning out at sea from the balcony. Another memory that they will never forget. Thank you so much for letting us stay.

This was our 4th year and looking forward to returning again next year.

Many thanks

The Cooks

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes the lightening can be very spectacular especially when it is out to sea and you can watch it approaching from the horizon. Really pleased you had another "amazingly relaxed holiday" and thank you for booking again next year.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

What a View

  • 5 of 5

What a view.....

Lovely apartment with fabulous balcony.

Great resort with amazing beach & good choice of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stuart for your review. Yes the beach is fabulous and the view is commented on by everybody. Is it the best beach on the island of Menorca? It certainly gets my vote! I have said before that the restaurants in Arenal D'en Castell do not get credit for the quality of the food or the value for money. Most importantly you had a lovely holiday. Regards, Paul Hodges.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Rates & Availability

Arenal d'en Castell Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 19
Mar 24 2017 - May 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 20
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 21
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 22
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 23
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 24
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 25
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 26
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 27
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $88

Booking Notes:
Prices shown are for the property per week for a maximum of four persons and are stated in UK pounds. A deposit of 30% (Minimum £100) is required to confirm the booking with the balance due 2 Months before departure.

Changeover Day:
Friday is preferred but flexibility in non high season weeks. Please see availability chart.

Notes on prices:
The minimum rate shown above is for 1 weeks occupation including a one off charge of £70 for cleaning . For 2 weeks (14 nights) or 3 weeks (21 nights) occupation deduct £70 from the above weekly price for the second and third week. Alternatively use the cost calculator and calender for easier accurate costings.

Winter weeks available on long let by negotiation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Enter dates for accurate pricing


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Son Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Arenal D'en Castell
Car: recommended


Path/steps lead to the beach (approx 90 seconds!) through communal gardens.The large beach is clean and sandy. The beach slopes gently into the sea which is ideal for younger children. Umbrellas, sun loungers and pedaloes can be hired on the beach. At the end of the beach there are two restaurants and first aid.


The nearest airport is Mahon (MAH) which is 25-30 minutes by car.

Further Details:

There are several small supermarkets in the resort. The closest is approx 600yards from the apartment.

There are several other smaller shops scattered around the resort and the Coves Noves shopping mall is approx 1 mile away.

There is a reliable bus service to Mahon for a larger selection of shops.There is also a typical Spanish market twice a week. The fish market is certainly worth a visit even if you do not wish to buy anything.

There are several cash points in Arenal and also a couple of small banks/exchange shops.


Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties