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Garden villa overlooking the sea in traditional village setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, sleeps 4

This garden villa is situated on the scenic north coast of Menorca overlooking the unspoilt bay and beach of Cala Tirant. Playas de Fornells has been tastefully designed to recapture the atmosphere of a traditional Spanish village and the garden setting and lovely views ensure the right frame of mind for a relaxing holiday.

The swimming pool to the rear is shared with the other garden villas in a delightful garden. The beach is only two minutes away and provides safe swimming in the sheltered bay. The long golden sands of Cala Tirant are never crowded even in the height of summer.

A small supermarket is close by so that self catering is very convenient. Dining out however, is a real pleasure in nearby Fornells, a picturesque and unspoilt fishing village noted for its seafood. Some restaurants have their own fishing boats so that freshness is guaranteed, with the famous Lobster Caldereta being the signature dish.

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Malcolm Goude
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We returned from Menorca earlier this week. We had a very good holiday, liked the villa and were happy there.

It is very well situated, well equipped and I think we were lucky to find it.

Morning coffee on the terrace tasted like in heaven!

Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to stay there.

I have already recommended it to my friends.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Platges de Fornells in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New bathroom with walk in shower installed for 2015 season.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 twins
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linen is changed weekly. Daily maid service can be arranged at extra cost. A cot is available on request.


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Garden villa overlooking the sea in traditional village setting
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 33 reviews

Lovely place to stay with a very welcoming host

  • 5 of 5

Malcolm is a very welcoming, thoughtful and efficient host. The property is in a quiet and beautiful location with a suntrap lovely large deck area outside. It has stunning views over Cala Tirant and has a very well maintained garden. The communal pools serving the garden villas are lovely and very much enjoyed. This property does not have any high windows so is perfect also from a safety perspective, though the external shutters are extremely secure in any case. The villa is well equipped and has a very modern bathroom.Thank you for a lovely stay, Malcolm and Margaret. Best wishes, the Kelly family

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth for your kind words. Margaret and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation at Garden Villas.
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Wonderful Garden Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Platages de Fornells. The villa exceeded all our expectations, especially the outdoor space. It has a stunning view of the beach at Tirant & is very sheltered for alfresco dining. The villa is very well equipped & very comfortable. It has a lovely homely feel. Thank you very much Malcolm & Margaret for making it so welcoming. We would love to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A well positioned villa with best views.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday in the villa for two adults although the villa was sufficiently roomy to take a family of four. The outdoor space was really excellent with sunny and shady areas available no matter what time of day. The outdoor eating space was specifically good with amazing views across to the playa de Fornelles beach.

The location is excellent, with 2 supermarkets and 3 excellent restaurants just a few minutes walk up the road with more options nearby. Playa de Fornells beach with safe bathing for children is only ten minutes walk away and the villa has access to a good pool which is only minutes away.

I would recommend this villas position, outside space and view to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your excellent review and I am so glad that you had a great holiday. I very much appreciate your recommendation to others who are considering a vacation in this lovely spot. I was very sorry not to be able to extend your stay due to lack of availability.
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Perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay in this lovely villa! The weather was warm enough to have breakfast on the terrace, as we really enjoy sitting amongst the flowers appreciating the view over the sea, beach and countryside.

We had delightful walks taking much pleasure in the migrating birds and wild flowers, which were at their peak at this time of year. We always look forward to the cold beer on the terrace afterwards!

The prehistoric monuments are also a great attraction for us and there is plenty of information on all these aspects in the villa.

The only rainy day gave us the opportunity to visit the museum in Mahon and learn more about Menorca's fascinating history.

We were really impressed with the new bathroom and the brilliant shower which was just the ticket after the exertions of the day.

Many thanks Malcolm and Margaret, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne for your kind comments which underline the attractiveness of Menorca in springtime. It is our favourite time of year too! So glad that you had a relaxing holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Our 3rd holiday in this lovely villa!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to the island, our third stay in this lovely little villa, and we shall return!

We appreciated the layout of the villa. The 2 bedrooms are a good size, light, with plenty of storage space. The kitchen area is compact but well-equipped. The dining/lounge room area seats 4 for dining and similarly on easy chairs. The bathroom is new and has an excellent shower. The patio comprises 3 small areas with outside table & chairs and recliners, plus a BBQ. There are excellent views of the surrounding area, particularly of the distant hills, and glimpses of the sea and beach. The villas in the complex are tastefully sited such that the patios are not overlooked by neighbours. The gardens are beautifully maintained with flowers in abundance.

The beach is a curved sandy bay which is a short walk away whilst the Garden Villa complex has its own swimming pool.

The Garden Villas are part of a larger resort which is very attractive and easy on the eye. There are supermarkets within short walking distance. There is a friendly cafe-bar (Okapi) and other good restaurants nearby. The fishing village of Fornells is a short drive (or a coastal walk) away with its interesting history and seaside restaurants. Es Mercadal is just inland with a good supermarket, shops, a weekly market, and local restaurants well-worth visiting

Menorca is a lovely island, easy to navigate by car, mainly flat and has a lot to offer. We are especially interested in the mysterious pre-historic sites which abound in the island - and the architectual reminders that the British were in control for almost a century! The villa is located in an ideal position to explore the island, midway between the 2 historic cities with a choice of routes to reach them.

The British owners of this property are extremely helpful and obliging and the booking process is simple and stress-free. Thanks Malcolm!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your detailed and informative review. We are always pleased to learn how much our guests have enjoyed their stay at Garden Villas and we are sure that potential guests will find your comments very useful, especially if they are first time visitors to Menorca. We are so pleased that you intend to return and look forward to welcoming you back on some future occasion.
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  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from another wonderful holiday in Garden Villa's, Playa Fornells. We first rented Malcolm's villa over 20 years ago and have returned every year since. The character, view, space and facilities immediately impressed us.

The accommodation has 2 good sized bedrooms with ample storage, a gorgeous new bathroom with a fabulous shower, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable living area with amazing views towards the bay and Mount Toro. There is generous outside space to relax and enjoy the view complete with built-in BBQ.

Garden Villa's is an attractive complex with 2 pools and beautiful gardens. The beach and a couple of supermarkets are a short walk away. I can recommend Bar Okapi for a friendly welcome, good food and delicious cocktails whilst watching the sunset.

Fornells is a short drive away and has a picturesque harbour, several excellent restaurants and facilities for water sports. It is ideally situated near the centre of the island and a short drive from the airport at Mahon.

Menorca is a really friendly island with lovely walks, interesting places to visit and plenty of safe beaches to enjoy - everything for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elaine, for such a positive and informative review. Your comments certainly reflect the special atmosphere of "Garden Villas", and as a long term and regular guest, your experiences exemplify all that is desirable for the perfect holiday. I am sure that your input will be useful to other potential guests who are seeking such an environment.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Son Parc
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Es Cactus
Nearest Beach
250 Metres

In addition to the safe bathing in Cala Tirant which is adjacent to the property the Bay of Fornells (5mins by car) offers superb sailing, as well as diving and kayak. A little further afield at Son Parc (15mins by car) there is an 18 hole golf course open to there public. The unspoilt market town of Mercadal (10mins by car)has retained its old world charm and offers great shopping facilities in its traditional high street. With the recent opening of the Cami de Cavalls(old coast path) there are many beautiful walks nearby which afford great opportunities for bird watching along with swathes of wild flowers in spring and remote beaches accessible only on foot or by boat.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
27 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are inclusive of cleaning and all linen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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