About this listing
This house combines the best of the countryside, with its stunning garden and pool, just a few minutes from the town of Ciutadella, one of the nicest of the Mediterranean. Charming and rustic, it has all the comfort and peace you need for a vacation.
The house and its garden are a gem, the pictures speak for themselves.
It is located a stone's throw away from the stunning town center of Ciutadella de Menorca, renowned for its medieval architecture and cobblestone streets.
The house has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds (matresses are brand new with 100% cotton bedding).
At the other side of the garden there is another room with its own porch, equipped with a double bed (but no bathroom, just a outdoor sink).
The garden is massive : 1400m2, with plenty of trees (olive trees, orange trees, cypresses, jacarandas, laurels) and shrubs, rose-bushes, aromatic plants...
... and a beautiful swimming pool with unique ceramic fixtures that sparkle blue-green reflections on the water (4x8 meters, pool maintenance is taken care of).
Outside the house and opening to both the kitchen and the living-room is a very large terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy the view and the tranquility, under the shade of a pergola covered by a grapevine.
Inside the house the kitchen is equipped with a fridge, a freezer, gas furnace, toaster, Nespresso machine, blender and complete kitchenware.
The living-room is a perfect retreat in the unlikely case of a rain with its sofa. The bathroom has splendid tiles, with shower, wc, sink. Bath & beach towels are provided so you can go and enjoy the swathe of idyllic beaches around the island.
Carefull with wide angle pictures,it´s a doll house !
Small huts in the garden include a washing-machine and a washing sink, as well as a second fridge with freezer unit.
Hot and cold water are available in the house, coming from the well. It is not drinkable but apt for kitchen use.
The garden is made of terraces, with plenty of small stairs, which makes the house not suitable for disabled individuals and young children. In addition, the swimming pool is not fenced.
The house has two bikes available (downtown Ciutadella is 5 minutes away by bike or car, 10 minutes walking), and many additional equipments: stereo CD player, hammocks, garden bed, garden furnishings -chairs, tables, poolside long chairs-, etc.
The parking fits two cars and is easily accessible from a pathway leading to Ciutadella and (website hidden) and internet are not the kind of things you would want in such a quiet retreat, where the sound of birds and crickets are better enjoyed undisturbed.
But nearby Ciutadella has all of the wired connectivity you would need, as well as plenty of restaurants, shops and a great night-life.
Minorca offers some of the best beaches in the entire mediterranean. From Ciutadella, you are close to the south coast beaches renowned for their clear turquoise water and fine white sands (Cala Turqueta, Cala Macarella, Son Saura) but also from some of the northern coast most preserved beaches like Algaiarens or Cala Pilar.
Guests can access the whole house and garden.
Interaction with Guests
Keys are made available, then the house is yours. I am reachable by phone and email for any questions related to your stay.
The house is in the countryside a few minutes from Ciutadella (which can be seen from the terrace). There are a few other houses around, all far enough to respect the privacy of the garden. The area is also very quiet.
Ciutadella is the gem city of the island, its historic centre is renown across Spain and the mediterranean. Bursting with restaurants, small shops and a great nigh-life down in the port, it still offers a relaxing quietness other places can no longer pretend to have.
Minorca offers some of the best beaches in the entire mediterranean. From Ciutadella, you are close to the south coast beaches famous for their clear turquoise water and fine white sands (Cala Turqueta, Cala Macarella, Son Saura) but also from some of the northern coast most preserved beaches like Algaiarens or Cala Pilar.
The house is a mere 5 minutes by car or bike from downtown Ciutadella. You can also walk, which takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
There are 2 bikes available in the house for use by guests. In Ciutadella you can find bus stations to take you around the island, and taxi stops.
Renting a car is the most convenient way to explore Minorca.
Other Things to Note
There is a file full of information in the house. It has all the touristic and not so touristic tips on the island, and personal recommendations on restaurants, activities, and sightings.
This is a dream mediterranean gateway with an amazing garden and swimming-pool.
Guests are expected to treat this beautiful home like their own :)
You don't need to take care of anything special, maintenance of the pool and the garden is taken care of.
However note that the water is a sourced from a well and is not suitable for drinking. Mineral water bottles are available.
Anne's villa, just north of Ciutadella, was everything hoped for and much more. As other reviewers have commented, its stunning.
Towards the end of our stay I wondered [money no object] how to make the stay better. Apart from spa facilities [:)] and a maid, I couldn't. This place really is stunning, laid back and a slice of paradise. It feels like a real, lived in rustic country home and not some anonymous white villa & pool you see everywhere else on the island. Which is exactly what you want from a place listed on Airbnb.
We stayed as family of five with young kids [2, 6 & 8 years old) and by week 2 everyone just wanted to hang out at the villa. The kids loved it.
Plus points include:
- amazing, big, mature walled gardens
- beautiful pool* which a chap came by and cleaned every week
- very well stocked kitchen - we like to cook & it was better stocked than our own kitchen
- loads of towels
- beach equipment [bags, umbrellas, snorkling stuff]
- x3 bikes [need a service but work well enough]
- *The pool isn't by the villa. Other side of the garden
- Big open drop on path by the pool. Plus a few more. Gotta watch the kids, but Anne advised this and the kids got on fine. In fact, thought it was probably good for the kids
- No air con
Really though, cons only included to balance my review which is a 5 star, glowing gratitude to Anne for a fantastic holiday had. Quite simply a stunning villa.
The house and garden are an absolute haven of peace and beauty. There are so many beautiful spots to sit and soak up the greenery and bird song surrounding you that our only problem was forcing ourselves to leave the house to discover the amazing beaches to the south (perfect pine backed coves with white sand and turquoise waters) and the north (more rugged with lunar red rocks and again crystal clear seas). Being so close to Ciutadella with its great restaurants, ice cream and old town, yet still in a rural haven was perfect for us. Thanks so much to Anne for her clear directions and laid back homely approach, we felt 100% at home straight away. She has wonderful taste and the house décor is so very beautiful in a rustic, homely way.
Really beautiful and unique villa. Hard to believe given the photos but we found the garden even more lovely in real life - like a walled secret garden you are only aware of the countryside around you. And yet it is a short walk/ cycle to the town. Extremely well equipped villa - had everything we could have thought of, and is restored in a charming and traditional way. Anne sent helpful directions well in advance. We were very sorry to leave!
La maison dans son jardin est conforme au decriptif: Magnifique semaine de vacances.
Merci à Anne pour ses réponses rapides à nos attentes.
We have just returned from 10 days and had an amazing time!
Anne, the host was excellent in responding to any questions we had about the place and the area.
The directions to get to the villa were extremely clear and the photos on airbnb, were just as we found the place. The villa itself was rustic, in a charming way and the large garden and pool were fantastic.
Definitely a recommendation for anyone wanting a beautiful spot for a quiet holiday, with only a 20 minute walk, or 10 minute bike ride into the centre of Ciutadella.
Maison conforme à la description, jardin magnifique et les figues sont délicieuses au mois d'aout :)
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