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Apartment Sleeping 5 With Pool, Parking and Unspoilt Views of the Sea - Manzana 1 Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Description

Manzana 1 Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

Recently refurbished apartment offering accommodation for up to 5 in 3 rooms with a new bathroom with walk in shower, new kitchen, newly refurbished bedrooms. This apartment offers great accommodation in Cala en Porter with a shared pool, private location and wonderful views of the bay across a private garden. The apartment is within a short walk of the main square of Cala en Porter with it's restaurants, shops and beach.


About the property

B12348

Recently refurbished apartments in Cala en Porter offering accommodation in two separate apartments for up to 9 people. Apartment #1 - Sleeping 5, 1x Double, 1 x Twin, 1 x Single. Walk in shower room within new bathroom. Lovely new kitchen area and lounge offering great views of the bay leading to a great terrace for eating and drinking. Apartment #2 Sleeping 4, 1x Double, 1 x Twin. Brand new bathroom with shower, galley style kitchen area and lounge offering stunning views of the bay leading to a great terrace for eating and drinking.

More Details

Owner
Leona Crawford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Leona Crawford

I live in England with my husband and have been visiting Menorca for family holidays since I was 9 years old.

Leona Crawford purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Leona Crawford chose Alaior

These apartments have been in our family for over 20 years and having grown up holidaying here we wanted to take them on to ensure our children, family and friends can continue to enjoy fabulous holidays by the see in Cala en Porter.

It's a safe, family friendly resort with an amazing beach and a great night life in the town, plus it's just a 20 minute bus ride away from the vibrant, historic and cosmopolitan city of Mahon. What more could you want?

What makes this apartment unique

The property enjoys stunning sea views from the balcony, perfect for soaking up the sun with a gentle sea breeze while you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. The apartments have a shared swimming pool just 15 meters from the front door where there is a spacious sun terrace and BBQ area all overlooking the sea.

The beach is a 10-15minute walk away and is perfect for familys with young children - its a sheltered horse shoe cove with shallow turquoise waters that could be mistaken for the Caribbean.

The town centre is a gentle 10 minute stroll from the apartments where there is a huge selection of family friendly restaurants serving food to suit everyone. The town also has a number of supermarkets all offering home delivery.

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Notes

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking with full payment no later than 4 weeks before travel.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are Saturdays for weeks with check out at 10am and check in at 3pm.

Notes on prices:
During high season a week is the minimum hire period. If you have specific requests outside of the period please drop us a line.


Amenities

Cala en Porter Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Manzana complex is family friendly, as are both of our apartments. We tend to recommend young children to stay downstairs due to tiled stairs and balcony of the upstairs apartment. If you need to hire a travel cot or high chair for your holiday, these can be arranged for an extra charge. You willl need to bring you own sheets for the cot. Please bring your own beach towels. Outside: Both apartments offer terraces in the order of 9m2 which allows for table and chairs for outside dining. The heated pool area, accessed via some steps is a private and secluded area with sun terraces, shower, seating and BBQ area

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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5

Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

It's was our visit to Menorca and we definitely chose the best area to stay in. Within a short walk from the apartment there was plenty of restaurants to choose from, we had some wonderful food! However, there will definitely be no weight gain as some of hills are not for the faint hearted, you must have a reasonable level of stamina, especially for the steps to and from the magnificent beach...but it's so worth it! The supermarkets are well stocked and will deliver for free (bonus!).

The apartment itself is in a perfect spot with stunning views, which I will miss with my morning cuppa. TIP: if you can, take binoculars, there are some fabulous boats in the bay each day and I swear we even spotted a whale one morning.

The apartment is well equipped and comfortable. As a family of four it more than met our needs. No real complaints... would benefit from a microwave in the kitchen and the third small room is small, we used it as luggage/shopping storage as my kids were happy to share the twin room.

Communication with owner was easy throughout and all the information you need is provided.

We had a thoroughly wonderful time and will definitely be visiting again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location, super apartment - worked perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a lovely 2 weeks in the well equipped Manzana1. 5 of us - 2 + 3 girls 16, 15 and 13. Leona was great right the way through including a barrage of questions the day before we went! She answered them all! It was very hot so we left the shutters closed and locked with the windows inside all wide open which kept the apartment nice and cool with plenty of fans to go round. The apt. was much bigger than we were expecting! The small room (Leona had warned it was small) really was! Fine for sleeping in although the recessed window was a bit of an insect trap! Needless to say we kept that window very slightly ajar, fan on and door open. The bathroom was nice - with five of us we staggered showers if we all wanted hot water! This was not much of a problem as cool showers were the order of the day most of the time and the water seemed to heat up quite quickly anyway. As other holiday makers have mentioned there were only 4 chairs on the terrace but no problem to borrow one from the pool area! The Parasol was quite broken when we got there. We mentioned this to the very helpful Mark and had a new one by lunchtime the same day. He also sorted out a lamp which would not work after we changed the bulb - all it needed was another turn to make the connection but he did it with a smile!

Leona had warned us about ants and there were indeed ants (very tiny ones!) but with a bit of common sense, not leaving food out (particularly sugar - we brought a box of individual sachets), emptying the bin regularly and sweeping up crumbs (broom and dustpan brush provided), not leaving sticky drinks cans around, etc - they soon gave up and I thing we were pretty much ant free for the majority of our stay. I did find a sticky sweet under the sofa which may have been the original cause for the people before us!

Everything is quite local - maybe 5 minutes to the supermarket for lovely fresh bread and a 10 minute walk down nearly 200 steps to the fab beach with crystal clear water. We had hired a car which we parked easily beside the apartment and used for going up and down to the beach where there was lots of free parking (avoiding teen grumbles!). Lots of time spent by the lovely pool too which had lots of loungers and was plenty big enough for all. The apt. views are spectacular as are the sunsets and there is so much to do and see - caving in kayaks a must! We had a fabulous time and have only just scratched the surface of Menorca! We'll be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Antastic

  • 3 of 5

Nice quiet location, nice pool, fantastic beach. Lots of ants in the fabric of the building which was a shame as spoilt things a little. We were told that nothing could be done about this and it was just the way it was. So, if you don't mind ants then it's a nice apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Great location. Apartment with room for improvement

  • 3 of 5

Reviewed by a family from Denmark. 5 persons with 3 kids (10, 14, and 17 years)

The location:

Fantastic beach.

Clean and tidy everywhere.

Quiet, family-friendly. Not crowded at all.

The restaurants is typical "tourist"

We often went to Mahon, to eat in the evenings.

Mahon is a truly amazing little town, with lots of authentic local charm and good restaurants.

However, it requires a car or taxi (about 20 EUR) to get back home, as the last bus runs approx. 20.00.

The place:

Beautiful area, with stunning looks over the sea.

Very quiet surroundings.

Steep roads in the area.

Relative short distance to the beach, however, you have to climb a hard staircase with 200 steps on the way home.

The apartment:

The cleaning of the apartment, when we arrived, was VERY lacking.

The kitchen and the kitchenware was dirty.

As we did not want to spend our first day with complaining, we diswashed everything and cleaned the kitchen but that was a bad start..

There was also a very stuffy smell when we arrived. We ventilated as much as possible, but the smell never disappeared completely..

There is no air conditioning and we felt that it was a big problem. In the humid heat it was hard for us to sleep properly. There are fans in all bedrooms, but it didn’t really help..

The terrace:

Fantastic Seaview.

The terrace is not quite big.

A funny detail is that it is very oblique (about 4 degrees). No big problem, just a little weird to make it that way...

We missed an awning or sun sail, instead of having to bug around with the heavy parasol foot.

There was only four chairs (we stole one from the pool).

The pool:

Nice pool, located 10 steps from the apartment

Fantastic Seaview. Nice size, and good depth.

Kitchen:

Ok kitchen. Nothing missing, except a dishwasher for the lazy guests.

Bathroom:

Ok bathroom. We missed some hooks for the towels. There was none ...

The owner has been kind and helpful throughout the booking process.

It’s a very nice place to stay. We loved our holiday, but some improvements would make this apartment even better:

Air Conditioning

A dishwasher

Awning / sun sail.

Wifi

Cleaning

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a tough one to respond to as there's a lot in here that isn't specific to our apartment but I will address the points that are. As you will see from pervious reviews, we maintain a very high standard so I was dissappointed to learn of Lars's experience - particulary as the first we knew of it was 3 weeks after check out in the reivew. We always ask guests to make us aware if there any issues immediately so we can address them first hand and during their stay so you can get on and enjoy your holiday. We're very clear that we don't offer air con or wifi and the price of the apartments reflects that. The patio is built on an angle to prevent it flooding when it rains. Parasols are always provided and are the most practical solution for the location which given the sea views, can be windy. There are only 4 chairs on the terrace, the majority of our rentals are for 4 people or less (or include a baby) but there are additional chairs inside, on the rear patio or up by the pool which can be used if necessary. The apartment is built into the hill at the back, keeping it aired is important which is why the windows open in and the shutters lock from the inside. This means you can keep the air circulating but the apartment secure. If guests keep the shutters open and the windows closed, or only open on the tilt, in 30plus degrees the apartment will very quickly feel musty. I have added a housekeeping note about this to the information we provide. As cleanliness was such a priority for these guests, we were surprised to find one of the beds broken on their departure and for the team to have to spend double the usual amount of time cleaning the apartment ready for our next guests.
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5

Amazing location, fantastic view.. beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights.. had an amazing stay the apartment was beautiful, quiet had everything we needed... the view was gorgeous from balcony. The walk to beach Down was ok back up hard work lol but well with it.. a fantastic beach for all the family with reasonable beds. Town has a nice selection of restaurants and bars but found taxi cheap to Mahon to for good shopping and restaurants by the harbour.

Would definitely return and recommend ...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

We really enjoyed our stay. A great location within walking distance of the beach

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was well equipped and clean - great view over the sea and near to the pool, shops and within walking distance of the amazing 'cave' Leona was very helpful with all the info we needed and the whole process was very easy. we would definitely stay again

The 3rd bedroom is a little small and would be better for a child

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Coast/Beach:

Cala en Porter bay is a secluded and sheltered area with gently slopping sandy beach which is great for children. The bay attracts yachts and is great for swimming, snorkelling or just floating around.

Travel:

The main airport at Mahon is within 15 mins drive of the resort. Car hire is available with all the benefits it offers although a taxi to the main centre of Mahon very easy and affordable as is the bus which departs from the area at regular intervals and costs around 2 Euro and takes just 20 minutes. The main port and capital of the Island, Mahon offers great shopping, eating and sight seeing around one of the largest natural harbours in the Northern Hemisphere.

Distances:

The apartment is within easy walking distance of the main centre of Cala en Porter which is in turn;

11km / 15mins from the Airport

13Km / 20 mins from the centre of Mahon

Further Details:

Cala en Porter offers all you will need for a great family holiday on Menorca. The area has a great selection of bars and entertainment for all the family as well as shops and supermarkets offering all you will need.

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