‘La Casa Blanca’ is situated in the residential urbanisation of Santa Ana, overlooking the entrance to the port of Mahon and within a five minute walk of the lovely fishing port of Calas Fonts.
On our doorstep, you will find the picturesque fishing port of Calas Fonts with its wide selection of harbourside restaurants and bars, small boutiques and artisan stalls. This delightful harbour has become a little haven favoured by locals and tourists alike and with its waterside promenade makes it ideal for both daytime and evening strolls.
The old british garrison ‘George Town’, re-named Es Castell, is also only a few minutes walk from the villa. Here you will also find an array of restaurants and bars offering great Spanish tapas at affordable prices together with shops, bars, supermarkets, banks (inc ATM’s), hairdressers, internet shop, ice cream parlour, bakery and chemist. In the town the large renovated town square is still surrounded by the old garrison buildings and a comprehensive military museum telling the island’s rich and varied history.
The Port of Mahon is only a ten minute drive away and there is a regular bus service from Es Castell every 30 minutes, or you can catch a water taxi from Calas Fonts. Mahon is full of historical buildings, churches, shops, bars and restaurants. The narrow streets make for an interesting days sightseeing and in the evening you can watch the super yachts moor up for the night in the biggest natural port in the Med and the second, only to Pearl Harbour, in the world. Here you can take a trip on a glass bottomed boat and learn about Menorca’s history or hire your own motorboat.
The villa has five bedrooms, two with double beds, two with twin single beds and one with bunk beds.
Please note: Although the villa has five bedrooms, we only take bookings up to a maximum of eight people.
The master bedroom is situated on the first floor just off the main landing and has its own en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has air conditioning, a free standing wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Situated on the ground floor and overlooking the garden, our second double bedroom is accessed from the hallway and has its own en-suite bathroom. The bedroom also has air conditioning and a free standing wardrobe.
Situated on the ground floor and overlooking the pool, our twin bedroom is accessed from the TV / lounge room. It has air conditioning, free standing wardrobe and chest of drawers. This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom four.
Situated on the ground floor and overlooking the pool, our twin bedroom is accessed from the TV / lounge room. It has air conditioning, free standing wardrobe and chest of drawers. This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom three.
The bunk bed room / office is situated on the first floor, directly opposite the master bedroom and next to the open plan kitchen, so ideal for families with young children or if you require a space to catch up on some office work. The room is air conditioned and looks out over the front gardens of the villa. This bedroom has a free standing chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. The office is fitted with a desk, UK extension cable for adaptors etc and various stationary.
Situated on the ground floor. Incorporating toilet, wash basin, shower cubicle and hair dryer.
We have installed a brand new kitchen for 2018, which includes all major integrated appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, 2 x ovens and a large halogen hob.
We have also taken down the wall in-between the landing and the original kitchen and installed a large bar / food preparation area with seating and integrated electrical sockets.
The kitchen door leads to steps which access the upper roof terrace.
Fast wireless internet connection is provided throughout the villa.
There are two, three seater sofas and an armchair in the lounge area. There is a flat screen HD television offering both Spanish and English channels and a DVD player. The dining table comfortably seats eight people. Double glazed doors open from the lounge area onto a large sun terrace.
This is our newly refurbished TV room, which has satellite reception and a HD television and DVD player. There are a large selection of DVD’s and books for your enjoyment.
The villa is enclosed and gated from the road and there is a private driveway with space for two cars. The rear gardens are private, gated and secure.
Our BBQ is situated by the side of the villa. It is secluded and overlooks the pool and incorporates a covered kitchen area with sink, fridge freezer and tiled work surfaces. There is a large hand made dining table situated on the dining terrace and seats up to ten adults. A parasol is provided to protect from the midday sun.
The pool area is to the rear of the villa and has a family sized swimming pool and outside shower. There is ample seating and sun lounging areas, both shaded and in direct sunlight. The pool area is bathed in sunshine from sunrise to sunset so ideal for sun lovers and ideal for those lazy summer evenings soaking up the last rays of the day.
Our terrace is situated on the first floor off the main living room and has panoramic views over the entrance to the port of Mahon. Directly opposite, you can see the renovated military hospital on the ‘Illa Del Ray’ and ‘La Mola Fort’ which has been the scene of many battles over the centuries.
The sun blinds give welcome relief from the midday sun and the sea breeze makes lunchtime dining even more pleasurable.
In the evening, watch the boats and yachts entering the port to moor for the night and enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif.
If you are an early bird, watch the beautiful sunrise over the opposing cliff top.
Cala Padera is an absolute delight for an early morning swim in the sea and is only a stones throw away from our villa. There is also a wooden decking area ideal for sunbathing.
If you head further afield, the Island has many, many beautiful beaches and being only 30 miles long means they can be reached within a 10 to 40 minute drive. The south-east coast has some of the most picturesque and child friendly beaches on the island, with safe shallow bathing ideal for children of all ages. For the more adventurous, there are many watersports including diving, kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing. Son Bou has the largest beach with a good choice of water sports and beach bars.
Unspoilt, idyllic, glistening sand, turquoise water… just about every tourist brochure cliché is actually true when you are talking about the beaches in Menorca. – The Telegraph, 13 Aug 2015
During the summer months there are numerous fiestas taking place all over the Island. The one in Es Castell is usually held around the 3rd week in July and is well worth a visit as it is one of the biggest on the island. One of the highlights is watching the horses parade through the square, prancing and rearing up on their hind legs to entertain the crowds.
There is a weekly market in the square in Es Castell and twice a week in Mahon during the summer months and lovely craft stalls each evening in Calas Fonts.
Menorca has established itself as a good walking destination with a variety of walks around the whole coast line of the Island known as the Cami de Cavalls or hop on a mountain bike and cycle through the lanes that crisscross the glorious countryside.
An impressive natural space located in a beautiful cliff in the resort of Cala en Porter, Cova d’en Xoroi used to be a prehistoric dwelling, but has now been made into a spectacular bar where you can watch the beautiful sun set or party the night away till dawn in the night club.
For much of the 18th century, Menorca was ruled by the British who introduced the custom of distilling gin – and drinking it too. This is the only traditional distillery using copper stills that are more than 100 years old.
Just along the coast from Es Castell lies the picturesque sea hamlet of San Esteban where the military museums of Fort Marlborough and San Felipe are located.
The highest point on the island.
The protected nature reserve around this inland lagoon – home to many species of wetland birds – provides the nucleus of Menorca’s Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
Menorca has an abundance of prehistoric remains, including the best preserved burial chamber on the island, built around 1000BC.
Car hire is not essential as everything you need to enjoy your holiday is on your doorstep, but if you love coastal walking or want to escape and explore an untouched hidden cove, we do recommend it and can be arranged either in Es Castell or Mahon.