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Villa w/ heated pool in natural reserve - 5 min --> Beach / 8 Min to Mahon

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Licensed property - large pool - max.privacy - 2012 + 2016 refurbished!

Optionally, you can use our Mercedes ML 7-seater with airport service. The Navigation system has not only saved the address of the villa for a problem-free arrival, but also all our important recommendations: shopping, beaches, restaurants, emergencies.

The same applies to our boats:

1. Quicksilver 500 Commander in Es Gray: - 5.10m length - 50HP. Ideal to explore the bays and island of Colom, just off Es Grau. .

2. MY Nura. 11,50m for up to 10 people. Cabins for 4-5 persons.

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The special charm and authenticity of the Villa Saudade (Bras .: 'Longing') is located in the simple elegance and location in the middle of the 1947ha UNESCO Natural Park, Parc Natural S'Albufera '.- only 5 km from the life of the capital Mahon. Here you can go on holiday, without being part of a row settlement. Of course the villa offers 360° privacy.

Inside, the villa enchants with typical Menorcan details. For example, In the roof-top five-colored windows - an architectural tradition from Menorca - which makes the whole house brighter. At sunset these windows spread a wonderful, colored light. A special highlight for the children is the tailor-made high bed made of menorcan pinewood. Here, two adults (90x200cm) or children can sleep with their own reading lamp. In two further beds children can find their night rest at about 75x180cm. The other four adults are accommodated in two bedrooms each with a French bed.

In the 2016 enhanced living room you will find a sofabett for emergencies or additional guests. The kitchen is modern and high-quality equipped and has all the appliances the ambitious hobby cook needs: a Liebherr stainless steel refrigerator with 1 ° C zone, Thermomix TM31, a 90s Smeg gas stove, a stainless steel dishwasher from Miele, the Nespresso machine, sharp knifes etc. on the pool terrace is a 4-burner gas grill next to the large dining table.

The two bathrooms are also of high quality and tastefully furnished with generous shower baths, double wash basin and hanging toilet. Should it become really cold, you can activate not only the underfloor heating (for an extra charge as ancillary costs), but also the wood stove. Three dehumidifiers also ensure a pleasant room climate in the pre- and post-season.

For such a living space, of course, the music is not missing: Therefore, in the living room a stereo system with iPhone / iPod connection is ready. Not only on the front terrace, but also on the back terrace you can paint your cozy evenings with your own sounds. Via a panel, you can always choose whether you want music in the background, or only in individual areas of the house.

The garden, which is occupied by old palm trees, is separated from the nature by a hedge. The gardener comes twice a week and takes care of the pool and outdoor area. A wind-sheltered terrace to the garden as well as a veranda to the pool with a view over the reserve form the exterior of the house. As far as the horizon you can see only isolated lights of houses at night - and only the starry sky. The pool was completed in 2010 by a 60qm large wooden terrace. This offers the possibility to lie by the pool until the early evening in the sun and gives the house a small maritime touch. Not only do you have the opportunity to sit under palm trees, but you can also enjoy a delicious barbecue. The outdoor shower with warm water is also a thankful detail, whether you are just sandy from the beach or the day by the pool spends. The carport rounds off the outdoor area.

The villa is therefore not only an absolute holiday destination, but is also an ideal holiday destination for families with children: a poolguard system was specially created for the young guests. This gives the pool and the house alarm if something falls into the pool. The use of the system is, of course, at your own risk.

The beach can be reacheed by car in a 5 minutes. From the house you can take walks in the nature reserve.

For birdwatchers

Perfect for birdwatching: The lagoon of S'Albufera at about 400m distance is the perfect resting place on the way of transport of more than 200 different bird species on the way from Africa to Europe and vice versa. The Biosphere Reserve of the Es Grau lagoon is attractive for birdwatchers all year round. From November to March, however, the diversity of species is greatest, as many bird species from Northern Europe find a winter quarters here.

Google Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/MaAcL

Officially licensed vacation villa. Since recently this is mandatory in Menorca. Let landlords show you their license.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Jan

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 Minorca (Menorca)

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!)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mahón in Balearic Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Aussendusche - aussen am Haus gibt es eine neue Aussendusche
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in patio
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , between rooms
  • Bathroom 3 is no bathroom, but a warm outdoor shower just by the entrance. Very useful when you come back from beach or want to shower before using the pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed 160x200
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed 160 x 200
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , Custom-build loft beds - also suited for adults
  • 4 adults + 4 kids OR 6 adults fit easly and comfortably. In room 3 we fitted a custom build loft bed in L-shape. Two beds are with 200x90cm perfect for adults. The other two measure 70x170 and 80x170 and are good for children up to the age of 12-14 years.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a brick-barbeque on the lower terrace. Stereo system installed i 2012 with 4 speaker pairs inside and outside. The villa can be made toddler-safe with an additional plastic fence for the terrace (has to be fitted and taken off by guests). We also provide a www.poolguard.com/inground.asp at own risk. No central heating, but ROINTE heating system in sleeping rooms, wood oven in lounge/kitchenand electrical floor heating in the bathrooms at an extra charge (€85/week). Two dehumifier reduce potential humidity in off-season months. There is a Nesspresso machine with 10 complimentary capsules which can be bought in any supermarket in Spain. UMTS-based WLAN for internet surfing optional at €3,90 per day (250MB free/day).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Villa w/ heated pool in natural reserve - 5 min --> Beach / 8 Min to Mahon
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful week in a lovely villa in beatiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in villas in S'Albufera Nature Reserve a few times and we love the area and the quiet beach and beautiful unspoilt village of Es Grau. The villa is excellently equiped and very comfortable with a lot of attention to detail, such as good quality towels, a lovely welcome food pack and basics which make you feel at home when you arrive. Also, a great large pool and very secluded and relaxing surroundings outside. The owner communicates well and is very reasonable and accomodating where possible. In all would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your favorable review. We loved to have you as guests.
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Perfect for a peaceful, restful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We've been holidaying in this villa each summer for the last 12 years, both with and, now, without our daughter (who is beyond the age of wanting to holiday with her parents!).

Saudade is a beautiful home-from-home tucked away in a stunning natural park. We love the privacy and peace - the villa is not overlooked and the only sound is the wind in the palm trees around the pool. It's a ten minute drive from the harbour in Mahon, and about the same from the nearest beach at Es Grau.

The villa has recently been upgraded with new bathrooms (one en suite for the main bedroom), a new kitchen and lots of other goodies, but it still retains its cosy charm. Absolutely my favourite holiday spot.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a relaxing week at this lovely villa. We loved the seclusion and natural surroundings, and enjoyed the pool and terraces. We enjoyed exploring Mahon and also found quiet and unspoilt beaches nearby. The owner was very helpful and as this was our first visit to Menorca we were grateful for his hints and tips about where to shop and eat. There is so much to see but it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the pool - so we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 1

Azuurblauwe water en prachtige vogels

  • 4 of 5

Helga en Philippe Malarme verblijf juni 2009 Brussel Belgium

Deze villa is gelegen in een prachtig natuurreservaat en is heel comfortabel om rustig na een uitstap een boekje te lezen. Het zwembad is groot en heel goed onderhouden.

Op enkele kilometers zeer mooie vismarkt en delicatesse

winkels met vele soorten ham.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Familienurlaub mitten im Naturschutzgebiet

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben im September 2009 in der Villa Saudade unseren Familienurlaub mit 4 Erwachsenen und 2 Kinder verbracht. Die ruhige Lage der Unterkunft ist ein echter Pluspunkt und ausser den gelegentlich startenden und landenden Flugzeugen des nahen Flughafens hört man hauptsächlich Vogelgezwitscher und kann dort die Ruhe geniessen. Die Aussenanlage ist liebevoll mit mehreren Terrassen gestaltet und das neue Holzdeck um den Pool wurde von uns dauernd genutzt. Wenn es überhaupt was zu meckern gibt, dann könnte das Badezimmer und die Toilette eine kleine Auffrischung gebrauchen. Ansonsten ist die Villa auch innen sehr gemütlich eingerichtet. Wir würden dort jederzeit wieder unseren Urlaub verbringen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für diese positive Bewertung. Wichtig ist zu unterstreichen, dass es wirklich sehr ruhig ist bei uns. Der Flughafen ist laut Google Maps 11,2 KM entfernt. Die ganze Insel ist nur 45km lang und 17km breit. D.h. die ganze Insel ist in der Nähe des Flughafens. WIR HABEN KEINEN FLUGLÄRM!!! Die Dusche wurde in 2008 neu gemacht.
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Feels like at home

  • 5 of 5

We could sense, that the owner family treats this property not as an investment, but like their second home. In which vacation home would you find a €1100 Thermomix kitchen machine...? And also the rest: quality bed linen and towels, Apple TV, and the general maintenance of the place feels like 100% quality. Debbie, the local caretaker lives only 3 minutes away and was very helpful as well!

Will come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Es Grau
Car: necessary

Villa Saudade lies in 'Parc Natural S'Albufera', a UNESCO nature reserve and a former golf course project in the 1970s. After approx. 400 houses were projected in the reserve the local government declared it as a protected area. Our house was one of approx. 35 houses build at the time and since then. The park is not even 10 minutes from pulsing Mahon and 10 min. from nice beaches. At 3 km you find Es Grau, an authentic fisher-village with basic shopping facilities including fresh fish from local fishermen.

Other Activities: Bird Watching

Golf: There is the Son Parc golf course in approx. 20 min. distance equally on the north coast of Menorca. http://www.golfsonparc.com/


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mahón, Mahon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016/2017
30 Oct 2016 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
März 2017
12 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 14 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mai 2017
15 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Juni 2017
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oktober 2017
9 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Reinigung £140 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £43
Pet Fee £43
Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Alle Preise inkl. Bettwäsche, Handtücher (keine Strandtücher), Shampoo / Seife + Willkommens-Paket:(Kaffee, Milch, Wasser, Zucker, Wein aus Menorca, Käse, Kräcker u.v.m).

Im Winter (November - März) berechnen wir zusätzlich Strom nach Verbrauch mit 15c / KwH.
Die Gebühr für den Grill ist ein "Reinigungskaution". D.h., wenn der Grill von Ihnen wieder perfekt gereinigt wird, erstatten wir die €50 zurück. Muss die Reinigungsfirma nachputzen oder komplett reinigen kostet uns und damit auch den Mieter €50.

Abrechnung über Fewo-Direkt/Home-Away oder (gerne) uns direkt kontaktieren.

1.WLAN 3,90 pro Tag
2. Mercedes ML - 7-Sitzer - Jun-Aug: 399/Woche Rest 299/Woche

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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