Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Es Grau - Great villa in UNESCO Park
Licensed property - big pool - maximum privacy - high standards
2014 booked out, sorry! We are now a licensed property (see photos). Since 2012 the license is mandatory. Have owners show you their license!!
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Villa Saudade has its special charm lying in a simple elegance and the authenticity of the object. Villa Saudade is not one of the typical commercial vacation homes in one of the many tourists' agglomerations. It lies with its own private pool of approx. 13 x 6 yards in Parc Natural S'Albufera. The garden which is maintained by a gardener seamlessly integrates into the nature. Old, 6-9 m high palm trees define the character of the garden. There are two terraces. One protected porch and one veranda facing the pool with a nice view. At night only a few lights of houses can be seen although the neighbours are only 100 yards away on the other side of the property. In 2010 a new wooden platform of 600 sqft have been added around the pool. From Jan-March 2012 the villa has been totally refurbished and mostly fitted with new furniture. This was done on a high standard with kitchen appliances of Miele, Liebherr and Smegg. Bathrooms in natural marble stones with generous showers.
In Jan-March 2012 the villa has undergone a complete refurbishment. We build two nice bathrooms with natural marble stone as well as a more generous kitchen with high end standard (Miele, Liebherr, SMEGG, Nesspresso) for the demanding cook.
Information prio to arrival: Each tenant receive an information package including: 1. Online-Guide to Menorca, 2. Map 'how to get to the house'
We have an agency in Mahon that takes care of you when in Menorca in case you have any special problems. They speak spanish and english. You will have the mobile number of Mr. Sintes in case you need assistance.
Google Street-View: http://goo.gl/maps/MaAcL
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
The villa in Minorca was build in 1974 by our aunt and uncle in the context of the golf course development 'Shangri-La'. The golf course was banned by the environmentally focused minorcan island government shortly afterwards. In 1992 the 'Parc Natural S'Albufera des Grau' was declared a UNESCO world natural reserve.
In 1993 our parents took over the property which was managed my us since 2003.
We are a family from Düsseldorf: Jan, Nicole, Nick (6), Laura (4), and Charlotte (0). In 2013 we took over the property from the grandparents and spend 2-3x per year time in Menorca. We love the villa, the park and the island of Minorca.
Jan purchased this villa in 1993
Why Jan chose Es Grau
Es Grau in Minorca is an enclave in which time seems to stand still. A real fishing village where small fishing boats moor at the pier and where the the water is so crystal clear that we often swim there. Only a few yard away the 400m long sandy beach of the bay of Es Grau starts. Perfect with young children because of the shallow, calm waters. The UNESCO Biosphere Albufera borders the bay of Es Grau and offers beautiful trails to the freshwater lagoon or in the adjacent secluded coves.
What makes this villa unique
100% privacy in a tasteful environment with high quality facilities representing a standard like at home. Hardly a house in Menorca will have brands like Miele and Liebherr in their kitchen. The style of the furnishing is sylish but authentic menorquin. You can tell that we set it up for us and not save on the facilities as most holiday homes do. We try to serve our guests perfectly with many tips for Minorca.
The vacation villa is completely quiet in the nature reserve, yet just minutes from the authentic fishing village and beach of Es Grau. Also, Minorca's capital Mahon is less than 10 Minunten away. Thus, the location of the house is almost perfect, if you do not want to live right on the beach (which hardly exists in Menorca!)