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Jan

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

5 min to beach village Es Grau

26 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Mahon - 5 min to beach village Es Grau

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

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

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 Mahon

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!)

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

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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5

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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4

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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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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4

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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top!!!

  • 5 of 5

Es war ein sehr schöner und erholsamer Urlaub. Das Haus und die Lage des Hauses waren sehr schön. Man war bestens ausgestattet und der Wohlfühlfaktor war sehr hoch.

Eine kleine Beanstandung hätte ich: der beheizte Pool war leider nicht beheizt. Das fanden wir sehr schade, da das Wasser somit einfach viel zu kalt war, um den Pool nutzen zu können.

Dennoch würden wir diese Unterkunft sofort wieder wählen :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die exzellente Bewertung und die positiven Worte. Wir hatten Sie gerne als Gäste. Die Poolheizung ist eine solarthermische Pool-Rip-Anlage mit 28qm auf dem Dach und die läuft automatisch, wenn die Sonne scheint. Allerdings wird der Pool nicht automatisch 30 Grad warm bei Außentemperaturen von 15 Grad... Leider war das Wetter nicht soooo gut die letzten Wochen.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Mahon
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Mahon
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/

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mahon, Mahon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
September 2016 - the very best
4 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,368
for 7 nights
£1,368
 
 
Golden Automn 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 7 nights
£1,506
 
 
Winter 2016/2017
30 Oct 2016 - 11 Mar 2017
10 night minimum stay
£935
for 10 nights
From
£78
£1,802
 
 
März 2017
12 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,454
for 7 nights
£1,454
 
 
April 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 14 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,541
for 7 nights
£1,541
 
 
Mai 2017
15 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 7 nights
£1,714
 
 
Juni 2017
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,061
for 7 nights
£2,061
 
 
High Season 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,927
for 7 nights
£2,927
 
 
Sept
11 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 7 nights
£1,714
 
 
Oktober 2017
9 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,454
for 7 nights
£1,454
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,627
for 7 nights
£1,627
 

Additional pricing information

Service (Endeiniung,etc) £142 + 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 manager 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.

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mahon in Minorca (Menorca)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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).

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