Apartment in Son Bou, Menorca, Balearic Islands - Ideal Location, 10 Minute Walk To Son Bou Beach, 2 Minute Walk To Complex Centre And Supermarket
Mr & and Mrs D J Bowden
About Mr & and Mrs D J Bowden
Hi there! We are David and Alison Bowden, and would like to welcome you to our 'Owners Direct' page. We hope you like what you see, and fancy giving Menorca a try for yourselves, we can assure you, you wont be disappointed! We love Menorca and take every opportunity to fly over for a week or two, but unfortunately we both still work, so would like other people to be able to enjoy our apartment when we are not there.
Mr & and Mrs D J Bowden purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Mr & and Mrs D J Bowden chose Son Bou
8 years ago we decided to 'take the plunge' and buy our own apartment, having spent many years holidaying at Son Bou while our children were young. They are now grown up with children of their own, and they all love Menorca as much as we do! Menorca has just about everything you could wish for and is great for a relaxing family friendly holiday. Son Bou beach is thought to be one of the best on the island with 4kms of soft white sand and clear turquoise sea. Great for kids. The whole island has so many beautiful beaches, some of which are shown in our photos. The whole island is easily accessible by car which we recommend, or the local buses are a very reliable way of getting around. If you prefer walking, the Cami de Cavalls is a coastal footpath round the island.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our first floor apartment is in the sought after 'zone 5 of the San Jaime apartments which are tastefully laid out and are surrounded by gardens.Zone 5 is in a quieter location on the complex. We have a front balcony with sea views,with a second balcony at the back. The Apartment has two twin bedrooms with room for a 'put up bed' in the lounge area ( an extra cost for hire of bed), a bathroom with bath/shower/Bidet/WC. Kitchen with gas cooker,grill, microwave, and toaster. Living area with ample comfortable seating, Wood burning stove, TV. Information folder. In 2017, we have improved our accommodation by installing Air conditioning if required at an additional cost of £40 per week. There is evening entertainment in the centre of the complex in season that is suitable for all ages.The complex has three lovely swimming pools and water slides that operate in the high season. There is also a Tennis court.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Air Conditioning is available at an extra cost of £40 per week. Cots and High Chairs can also be hired. Please let us know if required.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Our 5th time at this resort
It is a wonderful prompt, everything we could want, thank you to David and Alison Bowden, and yourselves.
Thank you for your reply. Pleased you had a lovely holiday. Enjoy the rest of the summer although cant promise Menorcan temperatures. David
Peaceful relaxing holiday
Lovely apartment. Everything we needed was available. Beautiful sunny balcony great views. Glad we hired a car to see this stunning island with all its picture postcard bays.
Pleased you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed touring the island.
My parents stayed in this apartment and had a great time. They were very pleased with both the location and the apartment facilities! Highly recommended!!
Thank you for your reply. Pleased your parents had a lovely time.
The Apartment was in a perfect location for us, as we were in walking distance ( on the flat) to the village with plenty of restaurants to choose from and shops. (Our Favourites were Alessanders and Andreas.( need to book Andreas)
Also they had a great Chinese )
We enjoyed the wonderful Bakery, which we could walk to every morning, plus the supermarket , also able to pick up our daily newspaper.
We did hire a car from the airport ( about £200 for two weeks ) which was helpful for the beach, so we didn’t have to carry all our stuff down. The beach was beautiful , found our lovely spot each day.
St Jaime Club was near , a worth a look as we enjoyed A tribute to the Four Tops and another night a Soul group , . top class singers.
Coming back to our lovely apartment every day to sit and enjoy the sea views was a bonus, as having our breakfast on the balcony was too.
The apartment was comfortable and everything needed for our stay, we had the added bonus of british tv,( BBC ITV about 10 channels )
David the owner was so helpful and on hand to contract.
All in all we had a great two weeks and most certainly hope to return .
Hello Ellie, thank you for your review. Regards David
Sea view apartment
Good location with lovely sea view from the front balcony. Easy access to long, sandy beach and close to footpath that goes around the entire island for those who enjoy walking. Clean, tidy apartment with plenty of seating in the living room. Information file of places to eat, visit etc very good as completed from personal experience - not just a pile of brochures. Well equipped kitchen and the shower has decent water pressure!
In need of full refurbishment to bring it up to present day standards
Uncomfortable beds made for broken sleep every night. Main bedroom requires much brighter lighting. Very noisy from other apartments, even though it was October and many were empty, wouldn't like to be there at the height of the season
Thank you for your feedback. Very sorry to read this. As you can see from other feedback both on this site and in the guestbook in the apartment we have never had such negative comments. This year, air conditioning has been installed , and the apartment completely redecorated throughout. We are looking at having the kitchen updated in the winter.
The current photos on the websilte were taken 3 months ago which shows accurately how the apartment looks, and when booking you would have seen these, so would have had a good idea of what to expect. With regards to the lighting in the bedroom, for future guests, it has a ceiling light and two bedside lights. We have never had any issues with the lighting in the bedroom since 2008, when we purchased the apartment, although I appreciate this can be a personal opinion.
The mattresses were replaced in 2009 , but again we will look at these when we go out ourselves in a couple of weeks time.
Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for the noise coming from other apartments. If any of our guests feel that other people in the resort are being unreasonably noisy late at night, one can call the emergency number given in the introductory correspondence. Hopefully you enjoyed the island and what it has to offer. Just to let future guests know that all beds and mattresses have since been replaced in October 2017.
Special interest holidays:
Son Bou is an excellent centre for Walking, Cycling, Painting, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, but most of all relaxing!
Son Bou beach is approximately 5 min by car or 10-15 min walk, Or you can catch the 'Son Bou Express' a 'Thomas the tank engine ' type train that runs every 25mins!
An Amazing beach, white, soft sand, 4kms long.
3 Beach bars which serve food/drink/Ice creams etc.
Sun Beds/ umbrellas available for hire.
Pedallo Boats for Hire
Motor Boats for hire
Fly into Mahon Airport and either pick up your hire car from there or get a taxi to Son Bou which is approximately 20 mins away.
We do recommend Car hire if you want to explore the many wonderful towns/ beaches on the island. Buses are very reliable.
There are so many wonderful places to visit such as the quaint 'sugar cube' town of Binibecca Vell (approx 35mins drive), Mahon Harbour (approx 25 mins drive), Cuitadella, (approx 45mins drive). Alaior, the nearest town to Son Bou (approx 10 mins drive). El Toro is approximately 15 mins drive away and is the highest point on the island, from here you get amazing panoramic views.
Everywhere is very easy to get to, no where on the island is very far away!
There is a Water park in Cala en Bosh.
A zoo on the way to Mahon.
A local 'mini train' that rides round Son Bou.
We recommend that you buy a Roquetta Magazine which is published monthly. It gives you details of all local events such as Fiestas, craft markets etc. going on locally.