|Minimum Stay||4 - 14 nights|
This is a large detached villa, recently reformed and tastefully decorated in a rustic style. Very homely; this was, until recently, the owner´s dream home. Set in a quiet residential area yet in walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and the beach. Just perfect for a relaxing holiday!
The pool, garden and terrace receive sunshine practically the whole day through and are surrounded by high walls for your privacy. The terrace has dining furniture and a BBQ and is perfect for al fresco dining! There are many flowers, a lawn and a fish pond. The roof terrace enjoys an ample sea view and is perfect for admiring the sunset.
The villa has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a very attractive lounge, an elegant dining area that overlooks the garden and pool through all round glass patio doors and an enormous, fully fitted kitchen. Much of the house is air-conditioned (4 units) and there is wifi and TV( British TV via internet, Spanish TV, German, French, Italian sateliteTV and many additional English language programs (films, documentaries, series, children's programmes) via internet.
I came to Menorca to look after my elderly parents who had retired out here and then fell in love not only with this beautiful island but also with the Spanish nurse who helped me look after them!! We're now married with a teenage son and I work as a tour guide. I founded the Jeep Safari Menorca company, which though successful I decided to sell to have more time with my family. I also work with the new owner as a driver-guide.
Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare purchased this villa in 2000
This used to be our home, but when we decided to move to the lovely village of Alaior to be closer to our son's school and to work, we decided to keep it on as a holiday let. I used to spend many fantastic holidays here and my wife and I love it when our guests also have a great time here.
Menorca is a beautiful island, and besides that it's tranquil and very very safe.
This house has that unique home from home feel about it, which so many holiday lets lack. My wife enjoys decorating and gardening and she made the house so nice for all of the family.
Apart from that it enjoys it has a great private swimming pool, a lovely garden, spectacular views and is in a quiet area of the resort yet within an easy stroll of the centre.
The property was immaculate. Everything was clean, tidy, organised and just as you would expect thoutful and caring hosts to have it. The pool was lovely and clean and the surrounding area clearly safe so for a family with young children - perfect! The only problem we all had was that the holiday came and went all too quickly but we all relaxed and felt very refreshed when we returned to England. Francis was most helpful whilst we were there, providing maps, clear directions and also advice as to good places to visit. He and his wife clearly take pride and care in what the do and at no point did we feel unwelcome! Thank you both for allowing us to come and stay and we definitely put this top of our list of places we have stayed compared to other properties like this. We hope to come back again one day!
This is a lovely big villa and all 8 of us enjoyed it for one week (4 adults & 4 children). It's big enough to have your own space should you need it for 5 minutes.
A lovely big kitchen with all the pots, pans and utensils that you need to make a family meal.
Lots of chairs so you always had somewhere to sit.
Comfy beds (that's a MUST for me with back problems). Big fridge and full size freezer if you wish to do a big shop. Best places to eat in October were Samoa, and Sa Paisa. In July we preferred EL Pulpo but it was closed in October.
The beach was still nice and warm but a little bit windy, that did help dry our wet washing though!
All in all we enjoyed our stay in this villa and Francis and Maria are great hosts and very trustworthy if you are thinking of booking after reading this. This was our 4th visit to Cala En Porter.
We all really loved the island and took the time to visit a good few landmarks and sights as well as enjoying the beach. October is quiet, which suited us. Francis was an excellent host who gave us great tips on where to visit, what too see and where to shop. He has fantastic knowledge of the island. The weather was a little mixed but we saw plenty of sunshine and spent a good deal of time swimming in the sea. The pool was a bit cold for the adults but the kids loved it. Car hire was cheap at this time of year and we found the roads very easy to drive on and getting to places never took more than 45mins.
We had a fantastic holiday at Francis and Maica's lovely quiet and private villa with eight members of our family. I've never seen my grandchildren in a swimming pool so much . Some nights they were in it till 10 at night. The villa was so clean and tidy and Francis and Maica regularly came round to check if every thing was ok. We did not seem to want for anything. Lovely restaurants easy walking distance and even the supermarket delivered everything promptly and for free! The photos on the website were entirely accurate and Calan Porter itself with its lovely sandy beach and its very good restaurants exceeded our expectations. Checkout the Tapas by the beach and El Pulpo (fantastic food and good service) Samoa (good food and poor service) just to name three restaurants.
Thankyou Francis and Maica for the use of your villa.
All the very best Roger and Elaine Pinless and family.
We have just returned from a week in Francis & Maica's beautiful property. I can't praise it enough. It is modern, bright and airy and so well thought out. The garden and pool area are quite stunning and both private and well kept. The roof terrace is perfect for enjoying a drink and to watch the sun setting. The photos on the website certainly do the villa justice.
The villa is in a very quiet residetial area and yet is only a short walk from the centre of Cala en Porter, where there is a selection of shops and restaurants.
Francis and his family were very generous with their time and pointed us in the direction of both good beaches and places to eat. Nothing was too much trouble.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property and we would love to return one day
Beautiful tranquil villa. Very private with all needs catered for. Set in the perfect part of the town but within walking distance of all the restaurants and supermarkets.
If you want a perfect holiday this villa is the place to go.
The beautiful beach of Calan Porter is very safe with crystal clear water, within a cliff lined cove at the end of a deep valley. It is 3 minutes drive or about 15 minutes walk (including steps) from the villa.
The centre, about 10 minutes walk, has a wide range of restaurants and bars, with different types of entertainment and also childrens' games areas. There are various supermarkets which can provide free delivery service if required.
5 minutes walk away is what is perhaps the world's most beautiful disco: the Xoroi caves, situated in caves half way down the cliffs, which is also open during the day for visits and in the evening they have a chill out session with views of the sun setting over Majorca.
However the villa itself is very quiet. The music from the disco cannot be heard at all. There is a nice countryside walk to the nearby idyllic Calas Coves, the 'cove of the caves'.
By bus you can reach Mahon which has a open air market twice a week. It also boasts the second biggest natural harbour in the world. You can take a boat trip around the beautiful harbour, stroll along the quay-side packed with yachts and have a drink or a meal at one of the numerous water-side bars and restaurants.
In high season there is also a bus service to the pretty local village of Alaior which has an evening handicraft market accompanied by live music in the streets.
Menorca is a biosphere reserve, very unspoilt and there are many beautiful beaches and countryside walks to enjoy. The local jeep safari can pick you up at the house and take you off the beaten track to discover some of the hidden jewels of the island.
Menorca is a small island so if you choose to hire a car nowhere is more than an hour away. Moreover driving is easy as the roads are in good condition and there is little traffic.
By car you can visit the water parks, go on boat trips, play golf, go wind-surfing, diving, see the spectacular horse show and in summer there are often colourful and traditional local festivals which are great fun.
There are many places of interest to visit such as Monte Toro mountain from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island, the former capital Ciutadella (a national monument), the delightful fishing village of Fornells, prehistoric monuments, fortresses and charming villages.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
For groups of more than 6 people we charge 25-49 pounds/extra person (according to time of year). We charge a small fee (£25/cot/stay) for cots unless this is covered by the fee charged for larger groups.
Clarification on cancellation policy:If cancelled dates are re-booked deposits will be re-funded in full
Changeover day normally Saturday, but flexible early and late season.
Usually check-out time is 10am and check-in time 2 pm. Clients can leave luggage at villa whilst it is being cleaned.