Whole house with amazing bay- view. Big rooftop terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Rene van der Weijden
- english, german, spanish, dutch
About Rene van der Weijden
The first time we experienced Menorca was when we were looking for a property what was far away from our work in The Netherlands and where we could relax with our children and enjoy good weather conditions. We were tipped by someone who knew the house named Cariño in Es Castell for 25 years and saw it was for sale. So we went to Menorca, and yes, it was love at first sight! The view is never boring, Es Castell is never sleeping, the coast is always nearby, the people always nice, the food formidable... After 13 years there one thing we know, we will never sell our Cariño home and even our grown-up children still enjoy going there with friends. A never ending story for our family and all the friends who join us there.
Rene van der Weijden purchased this House in 2002
Why Rene van der Weijden chose Es Castell
The location is one of the best you can imagine to relax and enjoy the local atmosphere. The local people ensure a lively atmosphere all year round. The main square, with weekly markets and festival activities (like Fiesta de San Juan at the end of July), is only minutes walk from the house. Saunter over the promenade at Calas Fonts harbour just below the house and enjoy the atmosphere of the people, restaurants, bars and shops.
What makes this House unique
This house has the advantage of being in a small town, close to the main square and the harbour. The magnificent view over the harbour and all the ships that pass by on their way to Mahon. There is always something to see and to do. The village Es Castell doesn't sleep. Most of the shops stay open the whole year around. The house is convenient the whole year long.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
My little bit of heaven
My second visit to this wonderful property, as per my first review last year everything was just as good an excellent property with everything you could need. Love the terrace and view !
We will certainly return !
Amanda & James
Dear Amanda and James,
Thank you for staying in our house again and also for writing this review.
Very nice the return was not a disappointment, because you might remembered the place more beautiful in your mind than it was.
We are always pleasantly surprised by the beauty of Menorca, we may experience from our rooftop terrace, especially the light between 5PM and 6PM! It is never boring, to see the boats passing by and the strolling people below us.
We certainly hope you will return as our guests, welcome!
Fiesta week stay July 2019
Just returned from a fabulous week staying in this townhouse in Es Castell. We have Have been visiting Menorca for many years and know Es Castell very well often eating in Cales Fonts restaurants. The location of this property was superb literally 60 seconds walk to the restaurants. We stayed during the fiesta week (local fiesta of Sant Joan) and was great being in amongst the fun and so close to the horse parades and 'jaleo' in the main square. This is potentially the busiest week of the year in Es Castell yet the property was still very relaxing and peaceful. Air Con in every bedroom allowed windows to be closed if needed too. The views from the top terrace are amazing for sunrise and sunset but one point to note is it is two levels up so remember to take everything up from the kitchen you need otherwise it's two stories back down! 😃� That said though there is a fridge on the top bedroom to keep essentials cool. The rest of the property was very well furnished and equipped with lovely local art work. The garage was very handy for parking during the fiesta but does only take a small car e.g. we had a VW polo which just fitted. A car whilst nice to have to explore the island is not necessary for this property as local bus services into Mahon are good and taxi rank is 30 seconds away at top of Cales Fonts. We loved our stay in the property and thank you for sharing what Es Castell living is really like. Jonathan & Aileen and family
Dear Jonathan, Aileen and family,
Thank you for the extensive review that exactly view our sense of Es Castell. The village is so pure and lively (the whole year around),
especially during the festivals of Sant Joan.
The folklore, the festival where every resident looks forward to and take part of, the weeks of preparations and the discharge during the events of Sant Joan...a privilege to be part of. You were at the right place in the right time:)
This house is for 17 years already our home in Menorca, not just a holiday home. A real home in a very pleasant neighborhood!
It is fine that you have experienced what binds us to Es Castell.
Thank you for being our guests.
René and Frederike
The welcome pack emailed to us a month before our stay gave us all the instructions about arriving and entering the property, tips on public transport and advice on places to visit. It was extremely helpful.
On arrival - wow! The property is full of character inside with beautiful works of art together with the practicalities needed of a weeks stay. The living room was fantastic although we rarely used it as the principal benefit in July is the amazing roof terrace where you could watch the world (and cruise liners) go by whilst absorbing the warm atmosphere of Cales Fonts. The location is ideal for simply walking to the unique Bar Lemon (a must) or any of the restaurants within a stone’s throw of the house. Cales Fonts is wonderful in that has character and atmosphere without rowdiness. Our favourite time was the roof terrace at night, after a wonderful meal and series of drinks(!) and ice cream from the local place, then having a final gin and tonics whilst listening to the sea lapping up against the marina.
In practical terms we parked at the top of the street in the car park. There was always somewhere to park. The resort is extremely safe and relaxed. A car is not essential, the buses and taxis very cheap and reliable.
Ultimately the view and feel of the marina and night sky will live with us for a long time and tempt us to surely return.
Thanks to the owners for the communications prior, during and after the stay. A minor glitch on booking was easlily rectified and a malfunction in the bathroom quickly remedied. If I could give this place 6 stars I would.
Wow, what an enormously comprehensive and beautiful review. Thank you for spending so much work on this review, we hope it will help others. Wonderful you have booked again. We're going to do our best to make your stay next year as good as it was now!
Perfect place for a perfect holliday
Location is just perfect with an amazing vieuw. Great house very clean, good WiFi, enough cutlery plates etc and realy comfy beds. The guestbook you recive at arivel is realy the best guide for the island, restaurants, beaches, etc.... we realy enjoyed our Holliday and recomend this house to everybody.
Thank you very much.
Total Chill out
A beautiful old house with great views of the harbour and a roof terrace to die for
Thank you very much for being our guests. We can't get enough of the views too.
To see the people strolling and watch the boats sail by, while we're sitting at the terrace with a drink. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the house and the views.
small details count
not impressed.Yes the house was in a ideal location,and the roof top was a delight.Wrong code to get in,no code for the safe,kitchen had to be recleaned,2 door handles falling off,2 dirty cracked mugs,cistern handle nearly falling off.Was way beneath the required standard for the amount of money we paid.When i reported the cistern handle i was told it has always been like that.
Special interest holidays:
Menorca is the least spoilt and most tranquil of the Balearic Islands, and has the most beaches. The uncrowded beaches, the beautiful countryside with stone walls, combined with good food, makes Menorca a place you will want to visit again and again.
Menorca is ideal for walking with the sign-posted Cami De Cavalls providing scenic walking paths close to the coast around the Island. The paths are also suitable for mountain bikes. Kayaking, horse riding, diving, birdwatching..., you can do whatever you want on this remarkable island. Since prehistoric times the island has been controlled by the Romans, Moors, Catalans, Spanish, French and English. All these cultures have left their mark on the island and numerous monuments to visit. So pack your bags and come enjoy this Balearic paradise!
There is no beach at Es Castell, although the locals do swim in the harbour bay below the house. There are sunbathing platforms with easy access to the water at lovely Cala Padera, within a 10 minute walk from the house. You are only 15 minutes drive away from various beautiful sandy beaches.
Mahon Airport 7 km/10 mins drive.
Mahon, the capital, is just 3 km away.
Places to take a swim with access points into the sea within a 10 min walk.
Several sandy beaches are less then 10 km away.
Yacht rental and bike hire are less then 3 km away.
Horse riding and diving is a 15 minute drive away.
Golf course is a 30 minute drive away.
A good selection of shops, supermarkets, banks (inc ATMs), restaurants and bars are just a few minutes walk from the house.