Villa Los Pajaros (Bird Villa) is well named as it's position on a gentle hilltop overlooking the tranquil surroundings of the Parc Natural, declared a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 1993, affords splendid opportunities for birdwatching. It's elevated setting also ensures complete privacy whilst from either the top of the garden or from the villa's roof terrace there are panoramic views over the lake, the sea and countryside. Nearby Es Grau offers a small supermarket, a couple of bars/restaurants as well as kayak,catamaran and pedalo hire on the sandy beach. There are many other stunning beaches within a short drive and for the more energetic, coastal walks with secluded beaches along the Cami de Cavalls. However you may never want to leave the relaxing poolside area or the terrace with it's cooling breeze during the hottest months! Our villa is looked after by an english manager who lives within the Parc Natural.
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- Min Stay7 nights
Villa in S'Albufera, Es Grau, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Villa With Private Pool And Far-reaching Views Over The Nature Reserve And Out To Sea At Es Grau
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 19, 2018
About SUSAN JOHNSTON
We are Norman and Susan. We are originally from the UK, currently live in Texas but hope in a few years to make Menorca our full time home. We have always loved the island and look forward to happy holidays in our new home with all our family.
SUSAN JOHNSTON purchased this Villa in 2013
Why SUSAN JOHNSTON chose Mahón
Since our first visit to Menorca in 1988 we have been hooked on this beautiful island. Finally we have been able to buy our dream home and we would love you to enjoy it as well. The area is perfect, offering tranquility, privacy, beautiful countryside and a lovely sheltered beach close by in the village of Es Grau. In contrast just ten minutes down the road are the restaurants, bars and shopping of Mahon.
What makes this Villa unique
The slightly elevated position of the house offers panoramic views to the sea which you can enjoy from the covered terrace off the living room, the roof terrace or from the poolside area. The position ensures lovely breezes even in the heat of the summer.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great villa in really nice location
The villa was spotlessy clean when we arrived, it is airy and bright and the views from the large terrace area are stunning. The pool is a good size and was a hit with my two young children! The villa comfortably accommodated our group of 4 adults and 2 children, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you.
Regret not our best Menorca stay
The villa is nice and quirky on multi levels which over a couple of weeks can be tiring despite a great caring owner the villa has some further issues due to its age. Door locks were a issue with my partner as she could not open some locks due to ill fitting door furniture. The villa is totally reliant on internet TV while the internet is very poor and transmitted over air, not cable, resulting in broken programs and internet or no TV at all. The pool should be serviced twice a week and was was only once a week and I also have concerns over the lack of depth markings and other H&S equipment. The dishwasher was not fully working on arrival and after complaint there was a lack of feedback from the local agents as to when it was to be repaired. Subsequently we were given a refund waiting on our return to the UK. Which was gratefully received. (thank You Susan).
You have to be prepared to live in a National park which we found surprising.Biblical mosquitoes at night forced us off the terrace 9.30/10.00 into the lounge with a intermittent blank TV and each morning before breakfast I had to clear the terrace of the problem that the delightful Geckos had not eaten. Be prepared for lovely tortoises or snakes, its a real eye opener to city folk. I still like the villa as it has much to offer but sadly lacks the attention to detail (laundry and smells) that I need when so many other villas match my expectations.
Our villa and pool are on multiple levels and there are many steps in and around the house and garden. This is apparent in both the written description and many of the pictures of the villa. The house lies in the natural park of S'Albufera and again it's rural location is in the description and pictures. There are multiple birds, animals and insects which make the park their home and this and the villa's privacy is part of the charm for most visitors. I am sure a single level more urban option is more suitable for some guests however and we do stress that the villa is not suitable for wheelchairs or persons that have a problem with stairs. The villa is around forty years old but is regularly maintained and was fully refurbished less than 12 years ago when all bathrooms, kitchen, floors, windows and doors were replaced. Some of the UPVC doors do lock differently than others and can be a little stiff but full instructions are contained in the villa information pack. With regard to the TV/internet unfortunately there is not a perfect option within the park or indeed over large parts of the island. We have tried various options and believe we currently have the best solution available but we do keep this under review. The dishwasher fault was reported immediately by our agent to the repair company, but we joined a queue and as they are the only licensed repair agent for that make of machine we had no control over how long that took. I did send a refund to the guest to recognize the inconvenience caused. I take on board the comment regarding depth markers for the pool but they are very uncommon on private villa pools. Finally, mosquitoes are an island wide problem this year. Citronella candles and plug in insect repellents are provided to combat this.
As always our guest satisfaction is our primary concern and any issues are treated seriously and addressed to the best of our ability.
Fantastic location in S'Albufera Natural park with beautiful views and lovely walks from the doorstep of the villa. The accommodation is really well equipped and Sarah who provides the maintenance was really helpful. Kids had a great time in the pool. We had a wonderful holiday and will certainly be back.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back anytime.
Lovely peaceful location
Property in need of attention.
Stunning setting and immaculate home - 5 stars!!!
This villa is a true gem; set up on a hillside with breathtaking views and within a short drive to quaint Es Grau, the town of Mahon and a wealth of beaches to choose from. It provides the perfect base for a wonderful Menorcan holiday. Whether relaxing by the pool or enjoying cocktails on the verandah it can be a struggle to leave the villa to explore. There are lanes to explore the preserve right outside the gate and my 3 children loved the openness and freedom of the area as well as the expansive garden which made a great place to play hide and seek. We will definitely be back!
Villa los Parajos-The Perfect Get Away!
I loved my visit to Villa los Parajos near the village of Es Grau! The villa itself is a lovely home which provided everything we needed. With plenty of space inside and out, we could gather together or sneak off for some quiet time. Loved spending time on the patio enjoying the view of Es Grau an the Mediterranean. The gentle breezes slip through the many windows keeping the home comfortable for all. The pool area is surrounded by lovely gardens. Loungers and umbrellas allow you to spend hours here. A fully outfitted kitchen encourages you to prepare delicious meals after your visit to the local market. Ice packs in the freezer made taking cool drinks to the beach so nice. The washing machine means you can pack less. The villas location gives one easy access to the entire island whether you're popping into Mahon for dinner or doing a tour of the beaches. Villa los Pajaros is your private, quiet sanctuary among the beauty of Menorca. We will return soon and will recommend to all our friends!
Es Grau 2k. Sheltered sandy beach ideal for children, with water sports center and beach bar.
Menorca has more beaches than all the other Balearic Isles put together - about 150!
Car hire is essential - we can advise.
Mahon Airport 10k - approx 15mins
Mahon Port 5k
Ciutadella 40k - approx 35mins
There is a small supermarket in Es Grau and several larger ones just outside Mahon town - 10 mins away by car.
Bars and restaurant in Es Grau. Numerous bars, restaurants and cafes round Mahon harbour front within a short drive.
This property is ideal for out of season bird-watching and walking as well as traditional summer holidays.
Booking Notes: 25% deposit required on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible Notes on prices: Prices available on request for out of season rentals.