Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Big villa divided in two separeate villas by a dividing wall, as you can see in the pictures, each one a mirror image of the other one. Each villa has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room.
Perfect for two families holidaying together or a big family, or group of friends wanting to holiday together while keeping their privacy indoors but sharing the outside pool, bbq, sunbathing area etc... each villa fits 4 people, therefore a total of 8 people can be accomodated.
NOTE. When i say two families, is two families coming together, booking together, not two separate families that dont know each other! (just in case, i´ve been asked!)
Villa has been recently completely refurbished and equipped and now has a modern stylish feel, it is situated on a very quiet urban street, yet within 5 minutes walk to resort centre and access down to the beach.
Each villa has Air Con, Safe, Smoke Alarm, Fire Extinguisher, SKY tv, and free WIFI ..
No smoking inside the villas, but you can smoke outside or around the pool and garden.
Discounts on bookings taken during this month, check with us !
Calan Porter is classified as one of the best holiday resorts in the island, with something for everyone, from sport bars, to karaoke bars, to modern music bars, restaurants to cater for all the tastes including the fantastic Menorca cuisine, there are many supermarkets, a hair dressers, a pharmacy, souvenir shops, rent a cars, rent a bikes, to be fair you have all that you need a few minutes walk from the villa.
The beach is one of the most liked by all the holidaymakers and locals alike, the beach is very safe and children friendly, it is a sandy bay in the shape of a horse shoe, with chair and umbrella hire facilities. There are two beach bars/restaurants and a beach shop that sells a range of items for the beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Calan Porter Beach 400 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Mahon Airport 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Both villas comprise of one double room with plenty of wardrobe space, and one twin room with fitted wardrobe, a kitchen, a bathroom, spacious living room.
Each of the villas has its own flat screen tv, dvd, sky tv, stereo system, wifi, air con, safe, smoke alarm, etc...
The villa is divided by a dividing wall, and each one is a mirror image of the other.
The bathroom consists of a full lengh bath with shower, toilet, and washbasin, a hair dryer in each villa.
Both kitches are fully equipped, with all you need, kettle, microwave, big tall fridge freezers, gas hobs, electric ovens etc...
One of the villas has two comfy nice sofas, and the other has a really big comfortable L shaped sofa. (You can see them in the pictures)
It is not permitted to smoke inside the villa, but its ok to smoke outside.
TRAVEL COT and HIGH CHAIRS available at no extra cost. (one of each)
Obviously we only rent it to families or friends that come and book together, not to two separate families or groups of friends that dont know each other.
|Further details outdoors|
Both lounge doors open up onto the covered terraces areas of each villa, with large patio table and six chairs.
There is a swing bench under an olive tree, which overlooks the large private pool, (9,4 m. by 4 m. ), with pool lighting and poolside shower, with plenty of sunbathing space surrounding the pool.
Sunloungers are available for use. There is a stone barbecue and plenty of outdoor lights for those wishing to dine al fresco.
At the back of the house there is a "caseta" containing washing machine and tumble dryer.
There are many garden areas around the villa.
Cleaning and linen change are included in the price , if you book for two weeks, a mid term towel and linen change is included.
Beach towels are not provided , please bring your own.
Please do not use the villa towels for the beach.
Welcome pack containing wine, bread, orange juice, milk, water etc... will be given to all guests.
The Balearic Islands region
Menorca is just 25 miles long and 17 miles wide, with a few mostly laid back beach resorts and around 120 beaches, thats more than the rest of the Balearic islands together, coves, bays, and harbours around the rocky coastline. There are several excellent prehistoric sites and places of historic interest, including grand Menorcan country farmhouses.
Mahon has been the capital of Menorca, since the British changed it from Ciutadella in 1721. The reason was the harbour; at 5 km long, over 1 km at its widest point, and 15-30 m deep, it is the second largest natural harbours in the world, this coupled with its location in the Mediterranean has made it a strategic stronghold for many nations throughout history. The city of Mahon was named after General Magon (Hannibal´s brother) a Carthaginian invader.
The port itself is relaxed by day and buzzing by night. The bars and restaurants along the quayside come alive at night and it is easy to spend many hours down on the port, watching the ships, admiring the view, enjoying the hospitality of the restaurants, or just sat taking in the atmosphere, or having fun and dancing in the may bars and pubs.
There are many things that Menorca offers to its holidaymakers, catering for families, couples and young and teens alike, its the perfect island to combine a lovely relaxing holiday during daytime, chilling by the beach, or by the pool, eating in lovely restaurants, having a quiet drink with friends, practicing sports, walking, horse riding, playing golf, water sports, water parks, zoo, etc... and then when the sun sets, the main towns and the holiday resorts get buzzing with activity, around the many bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs, again catering for everyone, from karaoke bars, to hawaiian cocktail bars, to pubs, to theme bars, to Tribute Bands, and many late night bars and clubs where you can dance the night away listening to the best actual music.
Contrarie to what you might read around, most of the nightlife starts at about midnight, and goes on until early hours of the morning. Its just a fantastic atmosphere.
Golf, Trekking around the Coastline, Beach Life, Water Parks, Relaxation, and fun are just some of the wonderful things Menorca has to offer.
Cala n Porter
A large and traditional resort by Menorcan standards and the first resort in the island. Cala'n Porter is situated on the south coast, in a magnificent setting on the cliffs above a large deep beach. It is easily accessible by both car and bus, and offers everything a visitor could want from a holiday resort.
Calan Porter is the perfect place to relax and chill out during day time, and at night you have the choice to carry on chilling out in the more quiet bars and pubs, or just relax around the villa with a glass of wine or a beer, or the choice to go out and dance the night away in their many bars and pubs that are open nearly all night. Best one probably being Ayashe Lounge & Sound, fantastic cocktails, sports and music !
CALAN PORTER IS A "SELF CATERED" RESORT. You can find anything in the resort without the need to hire a car or even leave the resort. Remember that other resorts might not be so complete and you might need to either get a bus or a taxi or hire a car, by this we mean, supermarkets, bars, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, kids playgrounds, chemist, car hire, bike hire, one of the most complete bus lines with the capital Mahon, souvenir shops, beach, public swimming pools, etc....
September holds the resort "fiestas" with lots of different amenities, fun fair for kids, activities in all the bars and restaurants, activities down the beach, etc... an unforgettable 3 days.
This is a busy fun resort, with a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Situated on the south coast of the island, it has a horseshoe shaped bay and large gently shelving sandy beach with cliffs on each side.
The resort has something to offer for everyone, whether it is a relaxed beach holiday or a lively holiday spent dancing the nights away in the many local bars. Irish bar, Hawaian Bar, Tribute bands, Modern cocktail bars, Cosy Pubs ...
Cala'n Porter can be described as being lively, with plenty of modern bars and restaurants, and also has the largest and most beautiful and original night club on the island, built in to a natural cave, Cova den Xoroi. Set high in the rocks, it's a cave bar with fantastic sea views by day, that you can visit and enjoy a quiet drink and a beautiful and amazing sunset, and spectacular sea views. From 11 pm hours turns into a night club, with different theme nights that cater for everyone.
This club is set in the middle of a cliff, (this is why is so spectacular) to a reasonable distance to any villas, including this one, so there is absolutely no noise to be worried about, not even from the very own clubs car park can you hear the music.
Calan Porter is always popular as it caters for people of all ages. Everything is on hand, from well stocked supermarkets to bars/ restaurants, different shops, catering for all your needs.
There is also a brand new Pharmacy and a Hair dressers.
Bars and Restaurats serve everything from fast food to typical Menorcan cuisine. Some of the best chefs on the island work in Calan Porter.
Seven buses a day run into nearby Mahon during the Summer months.The distance between Calan Porter and the island´s capital, Mahón, is only 13 Km,
(15 minutes drive), and some 10 minutes drive to Mahón's airport.
There are many videos about the resort online, but here theres one short one of the resort:
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31 Aug 2014
We stayed in Villa Pilar and the adjoining Villa Cristine for a week at the beginning of August with our children and in-laws. We got a taxi from the airport which cost 23euros. This villa is perfect … More
15 Jun 2014
Firstly I would like to thank Jose for our request to make up all 8 beds in both apartments, my parents were in one side and we were in the other. Due to various snoring! and our 9yr old sleeping in e… More
30 May 2014
"Basic, but had everything we needed for a great week!"
We returned last night from a weeks stay at Villar Pilar and Villa Cristina. We arrived a couple of hours early to be greeted by a slightly surprised José who was still preparing the villas for us lo… More
Hi, thanks for the extensive review, yeah we have always had two cats in the villa (only one of the two), but as i said, we have always emailed first and if there was a problem as i suggested we could have moved them to my mothers house in mahon, and do a proper clean before anyone arrives (in case anyone was allergic) or lock the cat flap, etc, there were some options, but as you said in your email you went on holidays before and adopted a stray one and that it was ok, i thought that there was not a problem. The cats are loosing some hair now because we are coming into the summer but once they do it which lasts a week or two, then they not loose it anymore. As you might have seen in the resort and because we are in the countryside, there are cats everywhere, and they roam around freely most of them. Anyway there were many ways around this, but thanks anyway for doing it.
Also yeah you said that you would arrive at 10 and arrived at 8, we cleand it the day before, but i thought i go there after work and re mop it and take the paint stuff in my car from the shed, thought i had 2 hours but i didnt, anyway i was pretty much done moping and villas were ready.
The smell from drain in villa A, has been sorted, i only had to go and pour some special liquid and that was it, if you had told me while here as i was a text away i would have poped round the villa and done it there and then the first day. I dont see the point of this being on a review, i fixed it in a minute. The spanish drain and sewage system is perfect. The drain just needed that liquid to be poured in, which i did just after you left. But thanks anyway.
As per the matressess, two were bought in new, some people like them hard, some people like them soft, but you cant change them every week, again is not a spanish thing to have hard matresses, but a quiestion of personal choice, but they are actuall pretty new. Again, even this way i you had said this is too hard for me, i would have even gone and get you a softer one.
As per basic, well yeah there are things that can be improved, and will be improved, but all and all as you say it has everything that you need for a week or two holidays. Also as i always say, if you need anything else, let me know, and i will go and buy it the same day. Both villa have flat screens, dvds, air con, wifi, english tv (improved system now) (as you will all know its very hard in spain to get uk channels as the bbc moved their satellites so we are all still experimenting ways over the interned which i have done now and have most of the channels in the villas.)
Is not advertised as a luxurious villa at a luxurious price, we try to keep it nice and simple to a reasonable price offering as much as the necessities and comodities that we can, two independent villas that fit 8 people at the price we offer it, when you see how much per person per day it is, its pretty good.
Thanks very much for the review and hope you come back to Menorca !!
25 Aug 2013
"FANTASTIC 2 WEEKS HOLIDAY IN THE SUN"
Had a great 2 weeks holiday in villa pilar thanks to jose & his mum everthing there that we needed if not jose is a simple phone call away or a 5min walk to his bar in the town , the villa has a grea… More
24 Jul 2013
"Fabulous villa Pilar / Cristina"
We had a fabulous week using both villas during our stay, one was occupied by our friends and three children and the second by our family. There was plenty of room in each of the villas, with tv, sky, wifi. There is a small but adequate kitchen and bathroom with shower. The villa was clean and tidy upon arrival and also the outside area. The pool guy came twice in our weekly stay to clean and check chemical levels. Jose could not have been more helpful and was only a text/phone call away.
Taxis from the airport were only 15 mins away and cost approx €18. The resort was lovely and quiet and more suited to families. We sampled many different restaurants and can honestly say we never had a bad meal! Excellent service and gorgeous food! Beach looked beautiful but we didn't feel the need to venture there as the children were quite happy with the pool. All in all a fantastic holiday and one day we may return. I would definitely recommend this villa!
11 Sep 2012
"2 villas in one"
We stayed here Aug-Sep 2012 with extended family and found it great because there are two villas sharing one space. This means you have two kitchens and two bathrooms, two bedrooms in each villa and e… More
Sorry about the tea towells, the cleaners maybe did not check on that, but as i said you only had to call me or come see me and ask for more and i would have brought lots !
10 Sep 2012
"Great location, ideal for 2 families holidaying together"
We booked this villa and adjoining Villa Christine for ourselves and our friends, each of us with 2 children aged 8 and 6). The villas are perfect for 2 families holidaying together because you have … More
Hi Katie, hope your well, yeah i mean the two things that you talk about, one the spots of rust in the bathroom (is not that the whole bathrooms is rusted!) they came up like in may, we tried sanding them down and painting them with speciall paint, but did not really work...it happens when someone drops the shower head hard and hits the bath surface, makes a little pore and thats it, it all starts from there, so i brought in the plummer and the only solution was to completely change it, we did not have the time to do it end of may just before june neither the plummer so is something we will do in the winter before next summer.
Also, yes the wardrobe in the double bedroom, has to be changed for another smaller one, and a side talbe needs to be next to the bed exactly like the other villa, but this wardrobe has to go to my dad´s and the replacement that i wanted when i came back to menorca in may, was gonna take a month (yes its menorca in spain) and also had to leave it for this winter. However we continously improve the villa, this summer we had the firs villa kitchen done new, and a door for the drive also pvc wall extensions for more privacy.
Any other little things like forks, glasses etc... i always tell everyone if you need anything call me and i will bring it !
9 Aug 2012
5 of us stayed at Villa Pilar on the 20th July for 2 weeks. My elderly parent came with us and found it very easy to get around their villa. On arrival José met us and showed us around the villa and the grounds. Both villas are the same size which are very spacious. Both well equiped with most things you would want. They are both very clean and the air con was very welcome. The pool is a nice large size although very little shallow end for my 6 year old but dont let that put you off. My son was never out of it neither was his dad! The centre of the resort is 5 mins walk with everyting you need including the Spar supermarkets that deliver and many pubs/restaurants. The beach is a 10 min walk but down 181 steps (a killer back up in the heat) but well worth it when you are there with a very clean beach and clear blue sea. All in all we had a great time and would recommend this villa to anyone. Thanks José - Joe misses googley!
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