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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Tourist Licence CE 0809 ME, Villa ET 1215 ME


The detached property is in a quiet setting within the village and has a lovely pool and spacious terrace with BBQ, and is set above the quiet street and surrounded by borders and plants, which makes it self contained and very private and ideal for families. The pool itself has benefited from a complete rejuvenation; acid clean, tile repairs, re-grout, edging stones re-seated (Nov 2017). The pool and terrace area closest to the building is south facing and therefore captures the sun all day, but the far end of the pool and terrace has some natural shade from the adjacent trees. There are ample newly re-covered sun loungers (spring 2017), patio furniture and new shade umbrellas (spring 2017). Two new sun loungers (Apr 2018) are lightweight and have carry handles so they are easily moved around the terrace, and have their own adjustable parasol and adjustable pillow. The pool is professionally maintained and cleaned twice a week, and our agents handle the laundry and cleaning and are available to guests during their stay.

Inside the property the entrance door opens onto a spacious open plan area of lounge, dining area and kitchen, with exposed wooden beams. The lounge gives sliding door access to the terrace and pool, and has a newly installed large air conditioning unit, and there are two new 3 seater leather sofas. For entertainment there is a TV (currently limited to the news and music channels) with PC in-line socket, DVD player with USB and a CD/radio player with USB which can play mp3 discs. The cabinets contain several family games and jigsaws/paints/drawing materials for children. Also there is newly installed Wi-Fi giving internet access. There is a good selection of books available in the entrance way, where the ironing board, drying rail and cleaning facilities are kept.

The dining area has a new pine table and chairs to seat six people and high chairs/cots are available for children from our agents. The kitchen has had a makeover and has been brightened with new worktops, new stainless steel appliances; electric oven, gas hob, extractor, sink and tap. There are fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. The kitchen now has a new dishwasher, and the washing machine has been brought inside alongside it. The brightened kitchen units give plenty of storage space, and there are ample crockery, utensils and cooking pans and dishes.

Of the three bedrooms, the larger master bedroom has en suite shower facilities and is to the rear of the property and so more shaded - it receives the sun later in the day. It has newly installed air con (Nov 2017). The second bedroom is a twin room which gives sliding door access to the terrace and pool, and has sliding pine wardrobe doors, and the wardrobe contains a safe. The third bedroom is a double room and it overlooks the terrace and pool, and has sliding pine wardrobe doors.

The main bathroom has a bath with shower over, and a lighted mirror above the sink unit with cupboard and drawers. There is also a magnifying mirror.

Whilst there are good countryside views from the pool terrace, these are even better from the roof terrace where one can watch the sun go down.

Externally there are garden areas all around the property and two driveways with parking for two or three cars. A folding drying rail is available stored in the entranceway. Hot water is supplied by an instantaneous gas boiler (newly upgraded summer 2017) and so is not subject to the restrictions/time delays of electric immersion heaters.

The village amenities are little more than a 5min walk away, and the beach only a 10 min walk. The beach itself is in a horseshoe cove gently sloping into the sea and is ideal and safe for children. Lifeguards are on duty and there are tapas bars at the beachside. The village has various bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes with a relaxed atmosphere, and English is understood and spoken by the majority of villagers. For those seeking more of a disco environment, this happens on the far side of the village in an actual cave where one can watch the sun go down with a glass of wine before the disco entertainment begins later. This is a popular attraction on the island.

There is a regular bus service during the summer months to take you to the capital Mao which is only ten to fifteen minutes away. From there buses travel to all parts of the island, including Cuitadella on the opposite side of the island which is only about an hour away. There is a bus stop just around the corner from the villa which is the first stop, so one is sure of getting a seat!

More Details
Registration Number : CE 0809 ME, ET 1215 ME

Ian Millward
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Ian Millward

My wife and I are both honest retired professional people, nurse and teacher respectively. We both originate from the Skipton area but have resided in Huddersfield now for almost 30 years. I left teaching in 2004 and began buying and renovating properties, so that we now own several properties in the UK which provide us with a moderate income. My wife retired two years ago so that we could therefore spend more time on this beautiful island of Menorca, and this is our fifth year of visiting. We love the place!

In late summer 2013 we holidayed here in Cala en Porter staying in the Bahia Park complex. The day before we were due to return to England, I left my wife on the beach for a short while, sneaked off to the estate agents and arranged for us to view a 3 bed apartment in the Siesta Mar 2 complex, which was being sold cheaply. With my wife being suitably impressed with the idea of a holiday home, within 24 hours an offer was made and accepted, and so began our association with the island. This meant that we could visit several times a year with our children and grandchildren – ‘fantastico’! During our visits the apartment was slowly renovated, and its sale in 2016 enabled us to purchase this lovely detached villa with its greater privacy and own swimming pool. We became the proud owners in March 2016. Although for several months we had to weather a financial struggle, we are now very glad of the route that we took. And following renovations of the villa throughout 2016, we are very pleased to be able to offer it for use by our guests during the summer months.

Please feel free to email any questions that you may have regarding the property, and you can be sure of an honest answer.

Ian Millward purchased this villa in 2016

Why Ian Millward chose Calan Porter

This is a delightful villa which is full of character, and although it was in a poor run down state at the time of purchase (but of course the price reflected this) we are extremely pleased with it and consider ourselves very fortunate to be the owners. This is especially so now that we have carried out many improvements/additions both before and after the 2016 summer season. In the spring of 2016 we added a new washing machine, TV, DVD player, CD/radio player and coffee maker, and installed wi-fi to give our guests internet access. Also many of the antiquated fittings in poor condition such as brass lights were replaced. The major improvements were made during the autumn/winter when the kitchen was modernised with new worktops and new stainless steel appliances; oven, extractor, hob, sink and taps. A new dishwasher was added to complete the kitchen. In the lounge the tired seating was replaced with two new comfy leather 3 seater sofas, and an air conditioning unit was installed for more comfort during the heat of mid-summer. Finally, the ancient wooden dining table and chairs were replaced with new pine furniture to compliment the ceiling beams.

The autumn/winter of 2017 saw us rejuvenate the tired swimming pool; it was acid cleaned, re-tiled where necessary, and re-grouted, and the loose edging stones were re-seated. Air con was added to the master bedroom.

We are extremely grateful to our summer guests because any rental funds that remain after taxes and agent fees etc enable us to make further improvements to the property. For example, in late 2018 we plan to re-build the front boundary wall and landscape the front garden area.

What makes this villa unique

I am sure that most rental villas in the village will have the same facilities as ours, but what they may not offer is the level of service and communication which we do. You can be certain of prompt replies from us to any queries that you may have before a visit (about the villa, village or island) and whilst staying at the villa we will contact you to make sure that you are having a great time. And our agents are available to you during your stay should any problems arise, and they will deal with them promptly. In short, we aim to make you feel happy that your holiday money is getting exactly what our advert describes. Our first two years of reviews confirm this.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calan Porter in Àrea Metropolitana de Maó

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Chorley, Lancashire, England

Lovely holiday, fantastic accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing holiday - Menorca is a beautiful place and the villa was lovely. Communication from the owner was fantastic and we do not have anything negative to say. Wish we had booked for longer!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Spacious villa with a fabulous pool in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (6 of us) have just returned from an amazing week in Casa Valiante. There was plenty of room for us all and it contained everything we needed for a homely stay. It was very clean and well maintained. The owner Ian, was very helpful and responded to messages very quickly.

Our favourite part was the pool and veranda where we spent quite a few days just relaxing.

As described, the villa is only 10 minutes drive from the airport, a 5 minute walk from the village (plenty of restaurants/ entertainment there - which we made full use of!) and 10 minutes to the beach. The beach is stunning, set in a cove with beautiful clear water. We spent a couple of days there sun bathing, swimming and we also hired a pedalo which was great fun.

We visited Cova d’en Xoroi ( 20 minutes walk) which is caves in the cliffside with bars/ restaurant built into it , the views were amazing!

We also caught the bus ( bus stop just a few minutes around the corner from the villa) to Mahon. It was lovely to do some shopping there but it was so hot we were glad to get back to the pool to cool down.

We will definitely return to Casa Valiante in the future - thank you Ian.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa - From home to Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a week with myself and husband and our 2 kids aged 9 and 2 and my mum. From start to finish Ian was absolutely amazing with his correspondence, nothing was ever too much trouble for him. The Villa itself is lovely and situated in a beautiful area, although the area is rather hilly we were still able to walk into the centre even with my elderly mum. The pool was amazing and very clean. The air con in the living room and main bedroom were very much welcomed as were the fans in the other bedrooms too.

We very much enjoyed our stay here and would recommend anyone to stay here. We will most Definately be back again in the future. Thank you Ian.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely. A great improvement to the villa with the new owners

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this villa was fabulous. Ian was amazing with his organisation and regular updates and contact. I have never experienced such an interested owner before. The villa was peaceful and provided everything needed. There was nothing I felt should be added. Cala en porter is a lovely village and so friendly. This was the most relaxing holiday in a long while.

Thanks you Ian for your help and input and thank to to Sue and Martin for looking after us while we were there

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children 7yrs and 18 months. for a week.Our villa was perfect for what we wanted only 10 mins from the main Cal a en porter.Very quiet and only downside not much for young children. There were a couple of pubs that had pools but this was not very child friendly for the 18 month old.Nice restaurants and bars.Overall a lovely family holiday The villa was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our party comprised 4 adults and 2 children and we all had an outstanding holiday. The villa is 15-20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from the village shops bars, etc. and is situated in a very quiet street.. Everything we could possibly want was provided in the villa which was very clean and roomy. The pool was just right and our grandson , aged 2 developed from paddling to jumping in to the middle of the pool and swimming to the side! The walk to the beach is fairly steep but if you time it right there is a noddy train that will take you back up to the village! Everything was so right for us that we did not travel out but remained in Cala En Porter for the duration of our stay.

Have to thank Ian for his excellent communication with regular e-mails providing information on the villa and the local area. He clearly has worked hard to provide such an outstanding service and we were very grateful his quick response to any queries.

We strongly recommend this villa to any future visitors, thanks again Ian and Val.

Rick and Pat

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Various in the village/varios en el pueblo
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Mahon/Mao (then Cuitadella)
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
One lane only!/¡Solo uno carril!
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Various in the village/varios en el pueblo
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
In the village/en el pueblo


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calan Porter, Minorca (Menorca)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Peak Season
3 Jul 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
29 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
20 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak Season
6 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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