Villa in S'Albufera Nature Reserve, near Es Grau, Menorca - Peaceful Location with Panoramic Views, Close to Village and Beach at Es Grau
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This villa is gorgeous and located within stunning scenery and enjoys abundant wildlife. There are red kites and booted eagles soaring everywhere! A superb getaway for nature lovers who enjoy a tranquil peaceful setting. Thank you Andrew for sharing your beautiful place with us!
Beautiful location - quiet and peaceful.
Just what we needed to chill out. The location is perfect with wonderful views and yet very convenient to get to Es Grau and Mahon.
The villa had everything we needed for our stay and we enjoyed sitting upstairs in the evenings watching the sunset.
Beautiful Light airy villa in tranquil setting in Menorca's National Park.
From the start we loved being in this villa with its many windows and doors all letting in light and air. Because of the small wrap around garden it meant there were shady places one could find to relax. The turret which houses the living room was accessible from a staircase outside where one also reaches the railed terrace, but is also accessible from the dining room. These rooms were comfortable and relaxing. The terrace is a wonderful place to have meals, especially in the evening. The pool itself was a Terrific asset and much used. Superb location set in the National Park on a high ridge means fantastic views in all diirections with no close neighbours. Only 20 minutes from airport and close to Mao which is a beautiful city. Many secluded beaches to discover and coastal walking route which stretches round the island and which enables you to access many isolated places. A superb holiday where we celebrated as a family a 70th and 35th birthday. Happy memories.
The pictures don’t do justice to how secluded and peaceful this location is, we travelled all over the island this being our first time in Menorca but couldn’t find anywhere else we would rather stay. A car is essential though! Masses of space for the five of us and we spent a fair amount of time in the villa and pool as the weather was so so hot.
Highlights in the evening was sitting on the roof terrace as the sun went down and watching all the bats come out, we counted over 50.
With three teenagers we thought lack of WiFi would be an issue, but mobile reception was reasonable and in fact we found ourselves reading paper books and playing board games which we never do at home!
Some great supermarkets within 10mins drive and the island is so easy to find your way around, we did over 1200km in two weeks. Contact from Andrew is great and provides lots of information before your visit. one tip, go onto Google Maps and satellite view, drag the orange ‘man’ onto a road and you should be able to get a street view of all the area, right up to the villa itself, so you can have a good look around.
Relaxing week at Villa Rondel
We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week at Villa Rondel.
The location is perfect - beautiful views all around of the national park but only 10 minutes drive from the supermarkets and restaurants of Mahon.
The villa was clean and well equipped and the pool was perfect for 3 teenagers and 3 adults. The villa exceeded our expectations. It was more spacious than it appears in the photographs with room for all 6 of us to relax and the views all around were incredible, particularly at sunrise.
There's a variety of beaches within a 30 minute drive but we enjoyed Es Grau, the nearest beach, where we could sit in the cafe under the trees before paddling among the boats in the warm shallow water.
Most evenings we took the 10 minute drive to Es Castell for dinner overlooking the harbour then returned to the villa for a late night swim under the stars.
Very relaxing place to stay!
We had a lovely week staying at Villa Rondel. It is very private and peaceful yet only a 10 minute drive into Mahon with all the amazing yachts and great restaurants. We particularly loved Es Castell further round the coast from Mahon which is a lovely place to spend an evening.
The villa was very clean, homely and spacious and the children loved the pool, which was very welcome in the afternoon heat. I enjoyed a walk every morning down to the lake where there are lots of unusual birds and red kites and coffee mid morning in Es Grau under the shade of the trees at the beach side cafe.
I would definitely recommend the villa to anyone who would rather stay somewhere away from the crowds in a peaceful setting, but still be able to access all the island has to offer by car very easily from the villa.
The nearest beach is at Es Grau. Last time we timed it in the car it took just under 5 minutes. People do walk it (3km) but you do have to walk along the road. The beach at Es Grau is grey sand in a wide bay. It is very level and perfect for youngsters. There are various pedallo, windsurfer and canoe-type water craft for hire. The beach is big so rarely feels crowded. There is a pretty local-owned bar/cafe and lots of parking. Restaurants and shops are in the village.
Mahon Airport is 15-20 minutes drive. It is a good idea to hire a car. Not absolutely essential if you want the simple life but handy to go in to Mahon or visit other beaches or historical sights. Easiest is to hire from the multitude of companies at the airport.
Es Grau 3km. Mahon 7km. Aiport 12km. Google map ref for our villa is 39.937135,4.249027
When to go?
Menorca enjoys a long warm summer from May to October. From November to March the Island cools down but temperatures never hit freezing and there can be sun-bathing opportunities on sunny days! The wild spring flowers are spectacular March-May and there is a greater variety of bird life on the lake.
April and May are great months to visit if you intend to undertake some longer walks before the midday sun gets too powerful. Most restaurants open at Easter and there are more direct flight options from the UK in May.
October and early November are also good - we always used to spend the autumn half term in Menorca. The temperatures are usually good and the sea (and villa pool) are still warm.
We usually close up the villa in November and open it up again in March but we are open to negotiation for winter rentals. We had an author guest who stayed in the villa to write a book on one occasion. They became friends with a Pine Marten family...