House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Leones, Son Bou, Menorca
This beautiful mediterrean-style villa with incredible sea views is situated in Torre Soli Nou, at the quieter western end of Son Bou. Set in beautiful Menorcan gardens and with magnificent sea view this villa is sure to be top of the list for a family holiday.
Entry is directly into the lovely bright sitting room attractively furnished with squashy sofas and chairs and floor to ceiling sliding patio doors through which is the lovely sea view pool terrace. The living area opens into the delightful circular dining area with many windows taking full advantage of the delightful sea views.
Just across the hallway is a pleasant galley style and well equipped kitchen with its adjoining laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Four steps up from the living room an inner hallway is central to the sleeping area. The very attractive double bedded master bedroom, sea and pool views, has a lovely dressing room and ensuite bathroom with hydro- massage shower. One lovely bright twin -bedded room has an ensuite full bathroom and a further independant shower room is for the use of the occupants of the second twin bedroom. All bedrooms have air-conditioning.
At the front of the Villa the pool terrace, partly shaded by towering palms is furnished with sunloungers and a table and chairs with an electric extendable canopy giving a touch more shade for dining. The sparkling pool has roman steps in one corner. From here the sea views are wonderful but for even better views, there is a rooftop sun terrace accessed from the spacious barbecue area at the rear of the Villa.
We have particularly selected this Villa and the wonderful gardens in which it is set, with four magnificent date palms towering over bougainvillea, hibiscus, catii, olive and lemon trees and for its privacy within the resort. It is approximately 15 - 20 mins walk to the main shopping and restaurant area but just a 5 min stroll will bring you to a well stocked supermarket where they also bake bread daily and is sold warm in the mornings.
The principal beach access is close to the retail plazas but if you prefer the more secluded end of the beach, then our tip is to walk along the Cami de Cavalls (the circular island path) which can be joined close to the supermarket and a very pleasant 25 min stroll will fetch you up at a perfect sandy cove at the far western end of Son Bou.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Son Bou 900 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Menorca Airport 22 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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Menorca region
Menorca (Minorca) Villa Collection
Menorca, lying to the north east of Mallorca and approximately one third of its size is no lesser island but one with an identity entirely of its own.
The way of life is slower and even in high season Menorca is considerably calmer and quieter than its bigger neighbour. Taking no more than 45 mins to drive the length of the island between Mahon the major harbour town and Cuitadella, the ancient one, the only highway passes by the three inland towns of any note. From this highway roads lead off like the bones of a fish to idyllically beautiful beaches or resorts strung around sandy bays.
In 1993 UNESCO declared Menorca a Biosphere Reserve and nearly three quarters of its coastline is now protected. The result of this is soft silver sand beaches in utterly natural settings, where shallow aquamarine waters have a backdrop of soft green pines or sand dunes rather than hotels.
A further truly valuable asset of this protection has been the renovation of the ancient Cami de Cavalls completed in 2011 and it's now possible to walk, cycle or ride the 186 kms around the whole island in manageable sections.
The wonderful coastline facilitates all seaside pursuits so whether you just like to swim (or paddle), snorkel, underwater dive, sail, kayak, hire a small boat and discover hidden coves, or join an excursion by boat you will find it here on the island.
A trip to the picturesque fishing harbour of Fornells in the north has to include a lobster stew (Calderetta de Llagosta) as it is here that the dish, now seen on menus across the island, was originated. There are many other wonderful restaurants; eat in a cave restaurant overlooking the tiny harbour at Cala Morell, in a windmill at Es Mercadal or on harbour sides in Mahon and Cuitadella. There is a livelier side to the island too with water slide parks and a unique nightclub in the cliffs at Cala en Porter and an 18 hole golf course.
For historians, there are Talayotic settlements, necropolis Caves, sites of ancient Basilica, Cathedrals, forts and the list goes on. The British colonised the island for much of the 19th century and there remains an architectural heritage still evident today.
Overall this is a gentle island, well suited to families with its gently shelving beaches and quieter way of life and of tremendous appeal to all those who appreciate the beauty of nature.
Son Bou, Menorca
The beach at the resort of Son Bou is Menorcas longest with an excess of 3 kms of soft sand shelving gently into the shallow sea making this resort very popular with families.
Arriving through a formidable tunnel hewn through the hillside, the resort facilities greet you with restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, open air bars and shops in appealing precincted plazas. Down on the beach at this extreme eastern end of the bay, there are a couple of open air cafes serving drinks and meals throughout the day and into the evening. There are sunbeds and watersports and also two hotels, the resorts only buildings above two storeys
Down on the beach and looking west, golden sands disappear into the horizon, backed by a substantial area of protected dunes and lakes. Between these dunes and the beach proper, a sandy footpath delivers beachgoers via arched wooden walkways to various points along the beach. The further west you walk the number of holiday makers reduce in approximately equal proportions to the amount of clothes they are wearing. If you continue to walk beyond the western reaches just a kilometre further along the rocky coast takes you into the resort of Saint Thomas.
Rising up the pine clad hillside inland of the natural reserve lies a sophisticated villa and apartment resort of predominantly privately owned villas. We have carefully chosen Villas that offer more in the way of privacy.
Inland the little town of Alaior has a few tapas bars and shops and it's an easy drive of less than 15 mins to Es Mercadal where there is a choice between some very good restaurants.
Nothing is far away in Menorca and since Son Bou is fairly central to the south coast it is within 30 minutes' drive of Mahon or Cuitadella or the north coast.
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