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Beautiful villa, with private pool, barbecue, sea views and lovely garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 14 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 9, 2 bathrooms, air-conditioned, beach resort, peaceful.

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.

More Details

Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare

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

Why Maica Fernandez and Francis Hoare chose Alaior

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Beautiful villa, with private pool, barbecue, sea views and lovely garden
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful time in this beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and Maica and I are happy you found everything so nice. We want all our guests to have a great holiday. It was wonderful to meet you and we hope to see you all again.
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A lovely villa with a lovely homely feel

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was great to meet you all and we're happy you enjoyed the villa and your holiday so much. Hope to see you again soon!!
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Great accommodation for our requirements (2 families of four). Very clean and good homely feel.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to write the review. You were fantastic guests and we loved having you stay and look forward to seeing you again. Francis
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A fantastic villa experience.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa for a relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to write it. We would love to see you all again as well!
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Perfect for everything.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Cala en Porter
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cala en Porter in Minorca (Menorca)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , third bed is in a mezzanine space above twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , these are bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , these are bunk beds
  • There is air-conditioning in bedrooms two and three, and fans in the other rooms which don't get so hot as they only receive some sun in the early morning.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is wi-fi. There are 2 indoor dining tables, one in the kitchen and one in the dining room, each with 6 chairs. There is also a new terrace table seating 8. The terrace has a BBQ. There is another wooden table, seating 6 on the roof terrace. There are 6 sun loungers, an outdoor swing-sofa and a bench. The villa has 2 water heaters allowing sufficient hot water for larger groups.

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