The location of the Villa is great. Within walking distance to supermarket (5 mins), Bars, and restaurants. The beach which is about 20 mins walk and then down 170 steps is lovely. However it is manageable, we did it with 4 adults and a 2 & 4 year old. Beware of the rip off sunbeds and Parasols - £17 for 2 and the Para. Take towels and a Parasol (Which the villa has :) ).
So to the Villa.
The Villa is very well equipped with all the basic stuff you would need. We managed to find everything we needed across the two villas. The beds are little on the hard side and could do with toppers, but manageable for 7 days.
The grounds are clean and the pool is of a good size. The temp was always between 28 -31oc. Of course it didn't feel that hot as the sun was 32oC, but once in it was lovely. Wifi worked ok, so that was good.
On arrival, there was some goodies like juice, cake and sweets, which was nice. Carlos came and showed us everything and said if we needed him he was a call away.
The only downside (which we knew about, and is not mark against the villa), was that there was no aircon. This is not the fault of the villa, as we knew this prior to booking. So was a little difficult to get a goodnight's sleep. Carlos did bring a couple of fans to help the children (Thank you). However a couple of extension leads would help as the fan cable isn't quite long enough to reach the plug socket in places.
Maybe in the future the owner might consider putting in ceiling fans, which would greatly help, as it is difficult to get a through draft without leaving the front door open.
Overall a nice family location and two villas together in the same ground, which is rare.
If I can give one piece of wisdom. Hire a car if you want go further afield, as taxis are expensive and so is car hire in resort. Hire before you go. Airport is 15 mins away.
This was our first holiday in a villa and hopefully not our last. Carlos was there to greet us after a late flight with a welcome bottle of wine and fruit-nice touch. The facilities were more than adequate at the villas(2 adjoining villas). The only reason I wouldn't mark it 10/10 is because there were no ceiling fans to cool the bedrooms but we took a desktop fan and this did the trick. Feel guilty about the above 'criticism' as this has to rate as one of the best holidays we have enjoyed. The location was excellent within easy walking distance to bars and restaurants. Would like to comment on previous review re:resident rat. One of our group mistakenly left a half-eaten kebab outside overnight which was still 'intact' in the morning,therefore if the rat does exist,it's vegetarian!! Obviously a vindictive comment that shouldn't put anyone off booking this great accommodation. Carlos deserves a lot of credit for keeping the rates very reasonable considering the close proximity to the centre,heated swimmimg pool etc.
Had another fabulous stay in your lovely villa ,will hopefully be retutning next year
Regards Adrian and family
On arrival at the villas we were greeted by Carlos which was excellent as we arrived well before advertised check in time, he showed us around the well equipped facilities.
This consists of two adjoining villas both of which are equipped with a vast array of catering equipment.
There is a well kept swimming pool.
All local restaurants and bars are within minutes walk.
We took our two adult sons, daughter in law and granddaughter, there was plenty of room for us all, we had barbecues at the property and spent a lot of time there, A great time had by all
Carlos the owner was there to welcome us with some goodies when we arrived which was nice.
The villa is actually 2 houses joined together and even though there was only 2 of us staying there, it meant we had a bathroom each. Our Wi-Fi wouldn't work so we phoned Carlos and someone came the following day to fix it. The pool is constantly at 28 degrees "just perfect" and the patio areas and gardens are wonderful to just chill, eat and drink.
The only thing we got stuck on was, the instruction folder was in German and Dutch no English so we didn't realise that all the rubbish is taken to be recycled at the end of the street.
The Villa is in a fab location, everything is within a few metres, restaurants, bars, bus stop (only 1.50 euro's each way to Mahon) and the supermarket at the end of the street delivers everything for free. The taxi to and from the Airport was only 20 euro's each way - very reasonable.
Cala'n Porter is a lovely place with about a dozen restaurants, we found Samoa where you can have a big 3 course meal including tapas and a bottle of wine for 35 euros and also Sa Paissa and Lorengo's to be well worth a visit.
Well what more can I say except thank you Carlos we had a fabulous holiday and would love to come back.
Very disappointed in this property. Firstly cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Invaded by ants, not just a few but hundreds which we had to get rid of ourselves, they were coming through all the cracks in the kitchen, bathroom and living room. We also had a resident rat which showed itself at least twice a day.
Advertised heated pool was not heated at all. No change of bedlinen in 10 days. Second half of the property was missing several basic amenities i.e. toaster. Also unable to contact owner for 6 days so unable to ask any questions. Wi-Fi only worked on certain days (very few). Overall we made the best of the holiday by staying out of the property as much as possible.
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where do I start? On our arrival (which was late due to flight delays) Carlos the owner was waiting to welcome us and show us around the villas,yes villas as its 2 joined together. This was perfect for us as it meant my parents stayed in one and us in another, so both groups could come and go as we wanted. Both places are very well equipped plus the washing machine in one of them was a real bonus. Every morning we would have breakfast by the pool before a hard day on the sunbeds with the beautiful palm trees offering lovely shade and the aforementioned pool giving a great cooling down.As a visitor to Cala n Porter for many years I wish I had know about this villa before as its on a lovely quiet road while being close enough for all the bars and restaurants. We were brought a change of bedding and towels after the first week and the pool man came twice to check everything was ok with that. Thank you so much Carlos for a fantastic place and not to mention the lovely welcome pack of wine and food, we will definitely be back next year.