Villa in Cala'n Porter, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Stroll To The Village
About Alan Davies
We came to Menorca in 1999 and fell in love with the island, and purchased Villa Santi in 2001. She was the second villa built by Santi Grau (after villa Paula, our first villa) and is named after him We visited for 3 months of the year in the first few years, spending May, September and October here, then as the grandchildren got older we have been out during July and August. We have also stayed in February, March and April and experienced the island in all weathers.
Alan Davies purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Alan Davies chose Alaior
A lovely villa in quiet location only 10 minutes away from the village centre. It's only 10 minutes from the airport, and everyone in the village is kind and friendly. The local supermarkets deliver free of charge so there are very few down sides to where we are and many advantages. The main reason for buying here was that we are not overlooked. Although we are surrounded by other villas, the walls and planting make it a very secluded, without being too remote. In our opinion, a perfect compromise.
What makes this Villa unique
Having two villas next door to each other allows for family/friends groups, which is great fun. The location of the villa means that we have all the benefits of a lively resort on our doorstep without the hustle and bustle of the village. The stroll back to the villa after a meal in the evening goes some way to compensating for the excesses of the evening. As we are on the edge of the village, the view of the stars at night is amazing. Turn the lights off, lay on a sun bed and look up. You are in a different world - literally. We love walking and have done a lot of the coast following the cami de cavells from the village you can go to Calas Coves and on to Es Cantells one way and to Son Bou in the other direction.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A welcome break
So very hot! Phew that pool was ideal.
This villa was really home from home - lots of space outside with a pool and BBQ. Kitchen was well equipped and the living area and bedrooms some of the best we had stayed in. Alan and Linda were very helpful. The Villa was about 10 minutes walk from the village centre - supermarkets delivered and the restaurants were the best value for money - especially Samoa I would not hesitate to rebook. Thank you
what a find!
From first contact, everything was superb. Villa was spotlessly clean, plenty of towels for washing, beach etc. The pool was perfect for our 2 grandsons, aged 6&8, yet big enough for 3 adults as well! The local supermarket is excellent, walking distance. The owners are really helpful and friendly. We can't fault this lovely villa! Thank you once again for a wonderful holiday. x
Great time had by all
Just returned from ten nights at this villa and had a great time. The villa itself is really well equipped with pretty much everything you would need and the kitchen / dining / living area is a lot more spacious than it first appears in the photos. Bedrooms all a good size with plenty of wardrobe space etc. and air con in all three. The pool isn't massive but then my kids are 6 and 3 so it didn't need to be and the garden is really private and not overlooked at all. Plenty of dining out options in Cala en Porter itself which is 5 - 10 minutes walk away and which is well serviced with three supermarkets. There is a great playground right in the centre which our kids loved. Also, it is only 10 - 15 minutes from the airport but with no plane noise so really convenient.
We had a great time at this villa. The villa was clean and tidy. Barry and Lynn friendly and helpful. The beach and surrounding area very nice. Mahon is beautiful. We hired a car to look round the island. We found swimming pool at the villa slightly small, but we did go swimming in the sea.
Fantastic villa - loved it!
Villa was absolutely lovely, when we arrived it was immaculate thanks to Barry and Lynn, who were also brilliant for advice and keeping the pool beautiful. The change of bedding and towels (including beach towels) half way through was a lovely touch. Alan and Linda were fantastic to book with and very helpful through the whole process. Had a family of 4 kids aged 8 to 18 who loved it. The TV and wifi were a definite bonus when they wanted to come in and chill out for a while! Would highly recommend this villa and would love to go back!
The Cala en Porter beach is about 20 minute walk from the villa, or a 5 minute drive. The beach is one of the best on the island and has lifeguard cover, gently sloping sand and is sheltered from all but a southerly wind. There are bars and restaurants as well as ice cream vendors and beach shops. There is also free WiFi.
The villa is about a 10 minute drive from the airport. Taxi cost currently is approximately 20 Euros. Although we are near the airport we are nowhere near the flight path so we rarely hear the planes.
Mahon is 15 minute drive away and Ciutadella, the opposite end of the island, is about 45 minutes drive. Busses are available for a reasonable cost and go from the village.
The village has many shops, 3 supermarkets, banks, cash machines, car hire, restaurants, bars and children's play areas. Some of the local bars supply entertainment and some have karaoke evenings (sorry!). Everyone speaks good English but they will help if you want to practise your Spanish.