Villa D'este | Self-catering house in Menorca | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Villa D'este - Self-catering house in Menorca

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Cala Rata, Mahon, Menorca
Balearic Islands, Spain

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Plenty of space to relax with a pool-side terrace cocktail or in stylish, comfortable rooms. Unspoilt beaches minutes away.

Amazing views – from private terraces - encompass the comings and goings of the ancient natural harbour of the Port of Mahon and the lovely bay of Cala Rata. There's plenty of well-designed, grown-up space for ten, both in and outdoors and over three floors  – think relaxation, exotic plants, an invitingly arty mix of traditional and modern – and don't fight over the hammock. You've a swimming pool with summerhouse, bar and BBQ; unspoilt beaches and well-signed footpaths minutes' away. If all this sounds appealing, The owners (both are artists) have also laid on extremely comfortable bedrooms with modern bathrooms, white linen and colourful throws. All have sea views; two their own terrace. There's an attractively light and airy dining and sitting room – wrought and cushioned chairs, pale sofas – and an excellently equipped kitchen and utility room. All this only 20 minutes' drive from the airport, with parking opposite the unassuming, multi-stepped, street-side of the villa. It's not far to shops and good fish restaurants. An easy and enchanting place.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from The Owner:

Local points of interest from
The Owner:

  • Menorca like nearly all Spanish towns and villages love Festivals/ Es Castell July 24th / 25th / 26th fires off its fireworks around the last day of July. sitting up and watching the display and you know just what fun it all can be.
  • Diving is very popular in Menorca, and there are several diving schools at which you can sample the sport for the first time. For the more experienced diver, there are some wonderful dive sites...Snorkelling is a great pastime in Menorca
  • The Island of Menorca is a perfect place to learn to sail, it offers the opportunity to explore some wonderful deserted coves and hideaway beaches. If you would like to hire a boat or learn to sail , let us know and we can help you.
  • Bird watching in Menorca during April and Sept is a must for all bird lovers. It offers some really rare sightings during migration.
  • Walkers delight. Try the wonderful Menorca walks during the early season when the weather is cooler. Not a fan of walking? Visit our Central Market - wonderful for local produce, veg, meats, fish, cheese. Or have a seat in one of the oldest coffee shops!
  • Try a stop off in Barcelona or Parma on your way to Menorca. Its a great way of seeing more of Spain
Points of interest

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  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) £3000 to£4800 per week

Singles £250-£290.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 6 nights. 7 nights in high season.


Restaurants 15-minute drive.




Cala Rata, Mahon, Menorca

Self-catering Villa D’este (self-catering)
House ~ 3 doubles, 1 twin/double.
Price: (i) £ 3000 to £ 4800 per week

The Owner

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