|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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!
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.
We arrived at the beginning of July and found the villa with the aid of Malcolm's instructions - the development has an interesting numbering system! We were very happy with the accommodation and the new bathroom. The three patios at the front were extremely useful as they provided sun and shade as required. It felt quite secluded even though a pathway ran alongside but we only ever saw a few people go past. It was a short walk up the path and behind the villa to the small pool - which was adequate for a morning dip. We only saw a couple of other people using the pool. It was a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach which is linked by a walkway to another beach which is longer and less busy. The supermarket and restaurants/cafes were all nearby and we especially enjoyed the Bar Okapi. We decided not to hire a car and found the bus service worked extremely well. It went to many places direct from Cala Tirant (the nearest bus stop) or by changing bus at Fornells or Es Mercadel you can go on to anywhere else e.g. Ciutadella. Although the buses run late in the evening from the big towns they don't go on to Cala Tirant, so we'd get a taxi from Es Mercadal or Fornells. Cafe Bistro Sol 32 in Es Mercadal is well worth a visit - fantastic food. Gill at MC Property Services was very helpful regarding the villa, arranging transport and for tourist information - where to eat, shopping, buses etc. Malcolm was very prompt, efficient and accommodating dealing with our booking. We just wish we could have stayed longer!
We visited Menorca in October and had a fantastic two weeks. This property is very well located for exploring the island. It is a lovely place to get back to at the end of the day, to sit on the terrace with a glass of wine enjoying the beautiful views before having a very tasty meal at the excellent Es Cactus bar at the top of the road.
The property was equipped with most things you need and the BBQ was a very welcome feature. There are a few supermarkets nearby, although only one was open by the time we left. There are loads of really good beaches to visit, many are very good for snorkeling. There are also some very good walks especially in the national park.
Malcolm was most helpful and the car hire firm he recommended was excellent.
I would definitely recommend this property and we are considering going back.
Most people go to Menorca for the summer sun and the beaches but this is a fantastic island whatever the season. We enjoyed our December stay in the Garden Villa and our walks on the very scenic Cami de Cavalls, the long distance footpath that circles the island. The Cami passes within 100 yards of the villa. Temperatures at night can fall into single figures but we found the Garden Villa to be very cosy. During the day the weather was sunny and pleasantly warm, just right for walking. We found a few restaurants open in the bigger towns, including Fornells, with great Menu of the Day deals. A hire car from the airport is a must out of season, dont expect any public transport.
The villa was as descrbed, fully equipped with everything you require.... the patio BBQ was perfect for lazy evenings watching the sunset. Lovely quiet beach 5 mins away and a nice clean pool which never seemed to get too busy. The view from the patio was a joy each morning/evening. Several very nice restaurants within walking distance (3-5 mins) in particular Cafe Nord and Es Cactus, also a couple of supermarkets a few mnutes away fromt the villa selling eveything from food, gifts to beachwear. We found having a car a great opportunity to explore further afirled and would recommend this if possible as our 2 teenage daughters really enjoyed seeing the more commercial (busier) parts of the island but a car is in no way a necissity. Would recommend food shopping at the bigger supermarkets in Es Mercadel or Mahon as prices were considerably cheaper than local. We enjoyed a wonder around Mahon town/port, Fornells is also a must.... too many beaches to list but Cala Pregonda is worth a mention (beautiful location, great snorkelling but a bit of a walk!). Malcolm was very easy to deal with and most helpful throughout the booking etc... and also recommended a car hire company who provided an excellent service, We would return to this villa/location again without a doubt.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rates are inclusive of cleaning and all linen.
£100 per week deposit with balance payable 6 weeks before departure.