Alaior Gardens stands out among the luxury villas to rent in Menorca. This exclusive property is Grade I listed and has been restored to the highest standard. Now a family-friendly villa, it has four bedrooms, a private pool and is a short walk to the village of Alaior.
An authentic Menorcan village, Alaior remains untouched by tourism, and is all the more charming for it. Just a 10-minute walk from the villa, adults will delight in the history of the old town and its 14th-century church, while children will enjoy the playground in the central square and a handmade ice-cream from one of the nearby cafés. The villa is located in the centre of the island and is a great base for exploring. The nearest beach is Son Bou, a 12-minute drive away. It’s a 2km stretch sand that’s geared up for families, with sun loungers, water sports and child-friendly restaurants. Just behind the dunes there’s a nature reserve, where you can take a shady walk and keep an eye out for the varied species of birds in the wetlands. The villa’s also within easy driving distance of Menorca’s main towns, Ciutadella and Mahon, and just 15 minutes from the airport.
This beautifully-restored property sits within two acres of private Mediterranean gardens. Thanks to its listed status, the exterior façade details have been preserved and original materials such as wooden beams, stone walls and terracotta floor tiles have been re-used. These salvaged features have been sensitively combined with the clean, fresh interior design. On the first floor there’s a master bedroom with en suite, and two twin bedrooms with a large shared family bathroom. On the second floor there’s a further double bedroom with en suite and its own entrance. A naturally cool house, it doesn’t need air conditioning, but all bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. On the ground floor, the living room and dining room both have large French windows that open out onto the gorgeous walled garden. There’s space for sunbathing – by the pool or on the lawn – and space to relax out of the sun; under an umbrella in the outdoor lounge area or on the pergola-covered dining terrace. And if that all sounds too relaxing, there’s a games basket with kit for all kinds of activities including volley ball, badminton and boules. A welcome hamper of food and wine is provided on arrival and there’s a midweek housekeeping service.
Alaior Gardens is a Menorca villa rental packed with character and comfort. With facilities for all the family and a conveniently central location, it’s a superb choice for a memorable holiday.