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A beautifully-situated frontline apartment overlooking the bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom apartment to sleep 2/4, a short walk from the beach

With stunning views, this south-facing apartment overlooks the unspoilt, quiet and sheltered bay of Cala Tirant. It is on the resort of Playas de Fornells, known for its beautiful gardens. The apartment is reached down some steps through gardens and is on the ground floor of a small block of four apartments. It is simply furnished, spacious and comfortable. The large lounge leads onto the south-facing terrace with direct views over the bay. The two bedrooms are reached up a few steps from the lounge. Both bedrooms have a window overlooking the bay and the main bedroom has full-length windows. The bathroom is modern with a walk-in shower. The kitchen leads off the lounge and is fully-equipped. There is a supermarket a short walk away and there are a few cafes on the resort. Out of season the peace and tranquility is magical - even in August the resort is quiet and family-oriented. The pretty fishing village of Fornells is 3kms away and is noted for its restaurants and seafood.

Jan Bateman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Jan Bateman

We'd always loved Menorca and with the family decided to buy an apartment there. We fell in love with the view and all love eating out on the terrace watching the water, the birds, the hills ... It's been a real bolthole, especially when we were working full time. Now we work less, it still enchants us and the next generation continue to enjoy it and the beach.

Jan Bateman purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Jan Bateman chose Es Mercadal

The view! It's amazing.

The peace and quiet - you can hear the birds.

The closeness to the beach and safe swimming.

Menorca is just perfect for walking, bird watching and finding beautiful secluded beaches.

What makes this apartment unique

The playas itself is unusual in that it has a lot of character. The roof tiles are old style; there are hidden arches; bougainvillea weaves up pillars; the evening lighting creates a magical touch.

Our apartment has traditional features but we have modernised the bathroom and kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for letting us your lovely apartment for our holiday in Menorca, we had a wonderful time. It worked as a great base for us, a perfect size and location. It was great to wake up to and come back to such amazing views!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Platges de Fornells in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has recently been modernized and has a walk-in shower. The washing machine is in a recess in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both twin-bedded bedrooms have views to the sea over a small area of garden. Each bedroom has a built-in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our apartment is cleaned and serviced by our onsite managing agents. You also collect the key from them. They are a short walk from the apartment and will help you with any queries once you're out there. Internet access is available locally at our agent's office, though it's best to pre-book times with them. Towels and tea-towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Pets are not allowed. There are a number of steps leading to the apartment and a short flight of stairs within the apartment.


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A beautifully-situated frontline apartment overlooking the bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews
shoreham by sea, west sussex, uk

Excellent apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This was booked pretty much last minute as we were getting fed up with the British weather! The booking process was straightforward and efficient and the directions to the property from the airport were easy to follow. We were amazed by how spacious the apartment was, with two bedrooms meaning there was lots of space for suitcases etc. We had a sea view from the main bedroom. The apartment was really clean, well maintained and with a very nice walk-in shower. The kitchen had everything we needed and looked new. The views from the sun terrace were superb and we enjoyed eating al fresco. There were also good fish restaurants in the nearby port of Fornells.

The owners had provided lots of information in the apartment about walks and nature - this was much appreciated as we hadn't had much time for prior research. We really enjoyed our holiday, the peace and quiet, excellent standard of accommodation, and the beauty of the Island in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Beautiful view and situation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with amazing views. Very quiet and perfectly position on the island for birdwatching. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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LIGHT SEA BREEZE at 360 degree

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had an unforgettable time in this cosy and perfectly equipped apartment. We could see the sea and smell the fresh air from the comfortable bedroom when waking up, from the kitchen and living room when enjoying our meals.Jan helped us with lots of information before leaving and we found the keys and the place easily.

The apartment was clean; the bathroom brand new with a spacious shower; the electric heaters were useful in the evening.

There is a supermarket nearby at walking distance, but renting a car is advisable to explore the island. In 10 days we trekked a lot along the CAMI des CAVALLS.We would go back right away!! GRAZIE MILLE JAN,

Daniela and Emanuele from Roma

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Great apartment & owner

  • 4 of 5

El apartamento tiene una muy buena vista al mar y sólo se tarda diez minutos andando para llegar a la playa. Aunque Playa Fornells (Cala Tirant) es una zona de muchos apartamentos, el apartamento es bastante tranquilo y no tienes la sensación de mucha gente.

En el apartamento encontraras todas las cosas esenciales para una semana de vacaciones; limpieza general bien, lo puntuaría 4/5; y si tienes alguna duda, no dudes en preguntar a la propietaria que te lo aclarará de antemano. (muy simpática y atenta!)

Si uno quiere quedarse en la playa de la zona, vale la pena ir a la playa grande en lugar de la pequeña, porque la arena es más fina y el mar está mejor ya que hay poca profundidad durante varios metros (ideal para niños).


Really friendly owner who gave us lots of advice and useful information before our holiday.

The apartment has a great view of the sea. Even though Playa Fornells is a busy area full of apartments, El Portalon is nice and quiet and you easily forget how many other apartments there are nearby.

In the apartment there are all the basics you can need during a week away.

In the area there are a selection of beaches, from the small sandy once to the rocky "calas" which are good for snorkeling. And you are only a 10minutes drive away from Fornells village! (regular bus service in the Summer or a great 40 minutes walk following the coastal rocky path).

Thanks a lot Jan!

Carol y Dalia (Edinburgh)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well-kept apartment with everything you need, and stunning views over the bay of Cala Tirant from the main bedroom and the terrace, a lovely spot for breakfast. The owners and local agents were very helpful. Fornells is a charming village with a great choice of restaurant that's only a short drive (or even a walk) away, and if you don't feel like going that far the main bar in the development is a very friendly standby. An excellent base for exploring a beautiful island. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
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Kent, UK

A view to die for!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is as described, wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday. The apartment has all you need for a home from home holiday. There are a couple of supermarkets & restaurants within a short distance and many more restaurants & bars in Fornells itself, a short drive or 40 minutes walk. You will not be disappointed if you book this lovely retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is south facing and overlooks the bay. It is surrounded by pretty gardens. The Playas de Fornells is known for its beautiful gardens with cleverly-lit archways and walkways. Fornells itself is 3 kms away and is a very attractive harbour village famous for its restaurants. A car isn't essential but recommended as Menorca has many delights to discover. In spring and autumn, it's perfect for walking and bird-watching - you can hear nightingales from the terrace in spring. In all seasons, it provides a relaxing, get-away-from-it all holiday. There are watersports available, especially in summer, and other activities include horse-riding and golf a short drive away.

Other Activities: ideal for bird-watching


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Platges de Fornells, Minorca (Menorca)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bed linen and towels are included.
Cots can be hired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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