Villa in Son Remei near Punta Prima, Sant Lluis, Menorca - Stunning Gardens, Stunning Location, Local Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Parking For Several Cars
About Maggie Wombwell
My family lived in Menorca for several happy years until business ties meant we had to spend more time back in chilly old England. We love the peace and nature of Menorca and we have many wonderful friends who we see as much as we can. We also simply adore the relaxed atmosphere of Menorca and Mediterranean life and try and spend as much time as our business will allow to enjoy our lovely home as much as possible.
Maggie Wombwell purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Maggie Wombwell chose Sant Lluís
Our lovely villa is situated between 2 of the best beaches on the south coast, only 15 minutes drive to the main Port of Mahon and the airport. The villa is a 5 minute walk to the sea. The views from the villa are country and sea. Set in beautiful gardens with 5 similar homes it is very peaceful and tranquil and ideal for a wonderfully relaxing vacation, yet only a short distance to the Capital Mahon with its fascinating harbour, yachts and expensive powerboats where you can people watch all day. Its location is a 10 minute walk to the beaches and small resort of Punta Prima where you will find bars and restaurants and you can take a picturesque coastal walk to the gorgeous cala at Alcaufar. All along the fabulous south coast are white sandy beaches, fantastic swimming and snorkelling and an array of relaxed restaurants serving wonderful meditteranean cuisine.
What makes this Villa unique
One of the main benefits of our super modern villa is the peaceful location, and the sheer ease of living in a light airy environment. The large open plan lounge has huge ceiling to floor windows which open onto the large terrace and pool. there are sun loungers set around the pool for up to 12 people with outside dining , wonderfully comfortable rattan sofas, a gas bar-b-cue, in fact everything you need for entertaining or being alone. The bedrooms are cool even on a hot day and the huge shower/bathrooms are luxurious.The kitchen is large & modern and equipped with 2 large fridge/freezers with ice-maker( essential for the gin & tonic) and a super breakfast bar. The villa interiors are designed to be comfortably easy & stylish. WiFi ,Ipod,Sky and music system installed for your use.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Home from Home - you shouldn't be disappointed.
On arrival it's nice to see that most home 'essentials' that one needs to buy when landing on holiday, were provided. Things like plenty of loo roll, dishwasher tabs, a very well equipped kitchen with condiments & other things left recently from the previous occupants. We mainly only had to buy milk all week as a result. Plenty of books, CD's & games also provided. The wifi is superb (a good wifi is often overlooked with holiday properties these days) with a D/L speed of around 190mb and U/L of over 30mb - just perfect as one of our party needed to work remotely whilst there. Streaming UK TV (given that we didn't appear to be able to find any on the actual TV) was also a breeze with no buffering.
The pictures pretty much provide an accurate reflection of the property so anybody looking to rent, can do so with confidence. 4 adults + 2 kids were swallowed up nicely with plenty of lounging areas ensuring no toes were trodden on.
Pool toys and inflatables are there for free use but couldn't find any BBQ charcoal and didn't fancy lugging any back from the shops so sadly didn't use it.
Negatives? a few - to be pedantic....
• pool is not heated and as such we - or the kids - barely used it (such a shame).
• storage space for actual food in the kitchen is sparse. Even though the kitchen is very well equipped, all our food ended up out, on the worktops. No ant issues, but flies were a pest as a result.
• a storage box on the roof terrace with some parasols or other means of shade in it could easily be accommodated. We would have liked to spend more time up there but lack of shade prevented it.
• it's a good 20 minute walk to the clean and sandy beach and Punta Prima - not 5/10 as suggested. Fine if you are prepared for it, car needed if you are here for longer than a week I would say.
The hot tub wasn't functioning properly upon arrival but the management crew had it sorted very promptly so kudos to them and it's surprising how much we (and the kids) used it in the Menorcan heat (it doesn't need to be set too hot).
The area is residential and quiet - perfect for us and what we are used to at home.
To sum up:
1. You could get away with not much more than a toothbrush
2. Very comfortable surroundings and a large family is well catered for
3. Good locale
4. Clean and tidy villa
5. Accommodating owner and management crew
5. Take binoculars for star gazing at night
If we didn't like visiting new places so much, we'd come back without hesitation
Absolutely gorgeous villa
Villa Bella is fantastic. The best villa we've stayed in. There were 7 of us including a 1 and 4 year old. When we arrived you couldn't help but say wow when you walk through the door. The photos are good but do not do it justice, it's stunning. Also a nice surprise when we arrived was that the owners have now created a decking area on one side of the pool which leads onto a brick built BBQ area. It's such a great improvement. A compromise for us was having a gas BBQ as it says in the description but we thought the villa looked amazing so we'd be ok with the BBQ. Then Maggie told us they'd been making some improvements before we came and we couldn't wait to see what they were. When we saw the BBQ we were so happy as it makes the villa perfect. The villa is equipped with everything you could need and more, it really felt like a home. It's quite a walk to punta prima but we managed it ok, think if it wasn't so hot, the walk would be a lot easier! But it then makes the villa so so peaceful which I absolutely love. I'd recommend hiring a car, we got to see so many beautiful places on the island. I'd also recommend walking the coastal path into the centre one day, stunning. Most days we just stayed around the villa, we didn't need to go anywhere else it's beautiful. We are very said to leave. Definitely recommend this villa and we definitely want to come back one day.
Wow! Just wow. An amazing 5* home from home.
We have just very reluctantly returned home from a fantastic time in this fabulous place. There was 7 of us in our party including my parents and our 4 year old daughter. There was something for everyone, plenty of space and loads of extras. This really is a home from home. It is in a fantastic location, quiet but not too far away from everything. 5 min walk to the bus stop 15 minute walk to the shops/ supermarket. If you want a relaxing holiday or a luxury Base to explore from this place has everything. Thank you Maggie and John for letting us enjoy your home. We would definitely rent this villa again and recommend it to others.
Fabulous Villa!! Fabulous Holiday!!
We booked a special holiday this year to celebrate joint 50th birthdays & were looking for the perfect villa to celebrate with family. The villa has everything you could need for a relaxing & chilled holiday with plenty of spacious & comfy areas to either sunbathe or read a book in the shade.Fully kitted out with not one but TWO fridge freezers for all your holiday supplies plus all other mod cons. A great base from which to explore the island & with plenty of beaches, restaurants & supermarkets within easy distances. We had a fantastic family holiday it was certainly one of our best!! Great choice for anyone looking for something special.
many thanks for your wonderful comments regarding our villa. We are so pleased you enjoyed the acommodation and the wonderful island of Menorca. We do our best to insure that our guests have everything needed for a truly relaxing hassle free stay and as the villa is located ideally for easy access to stunning beaches, the capital and airport we hope we have supplied a very nice nice place to stay.
Heaven in the sunshine
I can not recommend this villa enough!!!!I stayed for two weeks with 5 other adults and my 21 month old son. It is a very spacious and luxurious and had everything you could possible need, include very useful bits and pieces for children (tastefully hidden from those without mini people with them) the BBQ was amazing and memories of sitting beside the gorgeous pool at dusk, sipping wine after eating are still making me feel relaxed. The pool is deep but still child friendly due to the generous steps at one end. The villa had so many little extras I've never found in other villas and these made the stay feel like a home from home. It was secluded and quiet and every morning all I could hear was the sea. It is a pleasant short walk to both the beach and the local restaurants and the area around the villa feels very safe and secure. I loved this villa and would recommend it very strongly to anybody who wants a special relaxing holiday surrounded by comfortable luxury
Home from home with pool :-)
My family and I stayed at this beautiful villa for a week and it was not long enough.
We were worried about ants as this was mentioned is a problem in the area but we had no problem whatsoever (although we did keep all food services clean at all times). The gas BBQ was used most nights...fantastic.
The pool was amazing, the pictures you see here on the site do not give the villa justice. ... It felt like home and we respected it as such.
Getting up on a morning and sitting outside on the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens is a memory to cherish.
There were 8 of us in our "party" ranging from 2 years to 52. It had everything we needed.
It has been the 1st holiday I was actually sad to come back from.
Probably because it felt like leaving "home".
I would definately holiday at this villa again but for 2 weeks next time.
Highly Recommended. Thank you Maggie and John xx
Special interest holidays:
There are numerous diving schools within a 10 minute drive. Water skiing, fishing, power boat lessons- and day/week hire for powerboating, sailing schools, canoeing are all available. Please ask the owner for information. There are numerous walking routes and cycling is very popular as the island is fairly flat, bikes can be hired in Punta Prima. The fiestas are not to be missed as they centre on the wonderful Menorcan horses trained to rear and walk on the back legs, known as the jaleo- they are truly dramatic and begin in June with the Festival of St Joan in Cuitadella and ending in September in Mahon- each major town has its own fiesta, the local one is in Sant Lluis at the end August and is just amazing well worth seeing. Spanish madness, wonderful music,pomada the traditional drink of Menorcan gin and bitter lemon.See the magazine in the villa for dates.
This stunning modern villa is conveniently located between 2 of the best known beaches in Menorca, Punta Prima and Binibeca both minutes away. There is a rocky coastline for snorkelling /swimming only 5 minutes walk away and many beautiful coastal walks. The capital Mahon is 20 minutes drive and the airport 20 mins drive approx.The south coast is renowned for the best weather on the island a stunning coastline with superb beaches. There are maps and information about the island provided.
The airport is Mahon and about 15/20 mins drive. There are 2 ferry terminals, one in Mahon for the normal ferry to Barcelona, and the fast ferry to Majorca or Barcelona in Ciutadella (approx 1 hour). We can organise car hire at usual rates and acquire quotes for you. Also boat hire is available upon request.
The nearest town is Sant Lluis 4 km (5/10 mins drive)Shops, Bars Restaurants. The nearest resort Punta Prima 1/2 Km (10 mins walk)Shops bars playgrounds, hotels, beaches,walks.Bini Becca beach 5 mins drive Beach bar-lovely beach.The Capital Mahon and Port 8 Km (15/20 mins drive).Airport 15min drive. Cuitedella-interesting city- very small-good shops, restaurants etc occupied by French in 17th century.- 1hr drive
Menorca is a fantastic location for a truly relaxing holiday. It has an amazing assortment of good restaurants, shopping and historical sites to visit. It also has more beaches than both Majorca and Ibiza put together, a few of which you can only get to by boat. The waters are truly turquoise and crystal clear with an abundance of fish with wonderful snorkeling and diving. It is the most unspoilt of the islands retaining much of its original charm and is classed a natural biosphere. We recommend a visit to the charming harbour of Calas Fonts, the Port of Mahon, Alcaufar and many other beautiful places and can recommend many off the beaten track restaurants and hidden treasures having lived in Menorca for several years.