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Magister Gardens

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Farmhouse
The property is a restored Grade 1 listed house on the outskirts of the town of Alaior. It is a 10 minute walk into the village, ideal for the early bird that wishes to surprise the family with fresh bread and a newspaper at breakfast! Its central location within the island puts both the northern and southern beaches within close proximity. The nearest sandy beaches of Son Bou and Binigaus are between 10-13 km away by car. Alaior itself is a small interior town, very much undeveloped touristically and perhaps the most authentic town on the island. The property is set within 2.5 acres of rural terraced mediterranean landscape. It is comprised of 4 double bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate downstairs wc, large kitchen / dining room and living room. It has private secure parking wi...The property is a restored Grade 1 listed house on the outskirts of the town of Alaior. It is a 10 minute walk into the village, ideal for the early bird that wishes to surprise the family with fresh bread and a newspaper at breakfast! Its central location within the island puts both the northern and southern beaches within close proximity. The nearest sandy beaches of Son Bou and Binigaus are between 10-13 km away by car. Alaior itself is a small interior town, very much undeveloped touristically and perhaps the most authentic town on the island. The property is set within 2.5 acres of rural terraced mediterranean landscape. It is comprised of 4 double bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate downstairs wc, large kitchen / dining room and living room. It has private secure parking within the grounds adjacent to the house, shaded pergolas, a swimming pool converted from ancient stone water tanks, and all set within its own secluded walled gardens. Please click below for a photographic tour of the different spaces. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ET/1061/ME
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
A document with useful notes (and the odd rule) about the house, garden and pool will be sent once a booking is confirmed. This has details such as Wifi codes etc.
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Double4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Nicholas H
Hosting since June 2015
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (8)
Santiago B.
Santiago B.
Alicante, Spain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning house with beautiful gardens in Menorca
We stayed in Magister Gardens for a week and couldn't be happier! The outdoor area with pool and gardens is absolutely beautiful and very private. The rooms are perfectly laid out and some of them have direct access to the garden, which is very nice. The kitchen and living room are very comfortable and spacious. Perfect for a stay with kids! Communication with the property owner went flawlessly and he made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The location of the house is actually perfect because you everything is within less than 20-25min drive. The town of Alaior is very charming and nice to have an evening walk. We would love to come back one day and needless to say, we absolutely recommend it!
Visited July 2021
Written August 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicholas H
Nicholas H
Thank you Santiago. It was pleasure hosting you and we look forward to having you back soon. Best wishes, Nick.
Written September 1, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elena D
Elena D
Barcelona, Spain9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maravillosa casa y jardines
La casa y la finca nos parecieron maravillosas, muy tranquila, bien cuidada, actualizada y con todo detalle para facilitar nuestra estancia allí. El jardín es precioso y está todo impecable. La piscina es encantadora y todos estuvimos muy a gusto. Está situada a las afueras del pueblo de Alaior, perfecto para tener más intimidad; también cerca en coche de cualquier ciudad en la isla, ya que está muy céntrico, para irse a cenar a Ciudadela, Mahón, Fornells... Perfecto el parking para guardar el coche dentro de la finca.
Visited August 2021
Written August 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicholas H
Nicholas H
Muchas gracias Elena. Ha sido un placer teneros en casa y nos alegramos de que hayais pasado unas buenas vacaciones. Un cordial saludo, Nick.
Written September 1, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EAB317
EAB317
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
beautiful property; ideally located; loved it!
Beautiful property, ideally located in the centre of the Island for easy access to all beaches and other points of interest. A short stroll to the centre of Alaior, charming authentic little town for breakfast/coffee/ice cream/drinks. Very hands on and responsive owners. Loved it!
Visited August 2018
Written September 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah D
Sarah D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic hideaway with stunning gardens
We had a wonderful stay at Magister Gardens, it's the perfect place for a family holiday, oodles of space, brilliantly well-equipped and lovely rooms - and the gardens and terraces are just heavenly. Our twin daughters had a ball splashing around in the pool and hunting down wild tortoises in the gardens and we loved whiling away balmy evenings with BBQ's and alfresco feasts under the stars. Thanks to Nick and his team for being super helpful and thoughtful in helping to ensure our stay was one of unadulterated relaxation
Visited May 2018
Written June 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

chrisruggles
chrisruggles
Leeds, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful and quite space to relax
We had a fantastic trip to Magister Gardens. Lots of different spaces to relax and enjoy the garden space and pool. Our children loved the lawns and fruit trees and swimming pool. The adults loved the discrete location, beautiful garden, and ability to open up the kitchen and lounge out to the outside. The location was fantastic and the hosts were helpful with recommendations.
Visited May 2017
Written August 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adriaticqueen
Adriaticqueen
Oakland, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magister Gardens, a slice of heaven inside and out!
Magister Gardens is a slice of heaven inside, and out. We are a family of six from across three generations who stayed at Magister for 12 days in July 2017. The house itself is tastefully and thoughtfully renovated. It is extremely livable and discretely elegant. The stone walls and floors keep the house cool and the pool keeps the guests amused and refreshed. The gardens themselves are jaw droppingly beautiful, alive, peaceful, day and night. As our twelve year-old daughter remarked, you can explore the island if you want, but you do not feel compelled to go out, because it is so enchanting and comfortable “at home”. We shopped in the nearby town, cooked lovely meals, read novels, watched the birds and butterflies circle the gardens, laughed under the shooting stars, admired the plants, observed the roving tortoises and splashed in the pool. The beds were comfortable and we slept very deeply. In sum, we wanted for nothing and marveled at everything. If you do choose to adventure outside of the Magister haven, there are stunning beaches with turquoise waters, bike excursions, country rambling, shoe and cheese shopping, mouth watering local restaurants and gorgeous island drives all at a ten minute drive from the house. Finally by staying in Alaior, an authentic town, you experience the true Menorca. Menorca itself is a secret: a blissful and relatively undeveloped island. Most importantly, Nick the visionary and owner of Magister Gardens is a conscientious, kind, prompt host who truly cares about his guests and his property. We were very fortunate to stay at Magister Gardens. Thank you Nick!
Visited July 2017
Written August 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adrià C
Adrià C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
woooow!!!
No creía que pudiera existir algo igual.En una semana no sabia que hacer por que puedes hacer tantas cosas, "Flipé" me encanto enserio me lo pase muy bien y no lo quiero recomendar por que lo quiero para mí.Y voy a volver por las fiestas por que son muy divertidas.
Visited June 2017
Written June 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ben D
Ben D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heavenly
We travel a lot and we had one of our best holidays ever at the magical Magister Gardens. If you want to totally spoil yourself and TOTALLY relax we cannot recommend it highly enough. First there is the house with it’s tasteful, neutral decoration, amazingly comfortable beds, great well stocked kitchen and plentiful bathrooms - the showers have good water pressure! Then the incredible landscaped garden.Just beautiful. The planting is just perfect. It is unbelievably peaceful. It feels completely secluded. We hardly heard another soul. The only thing you do hear is the chirping of the many birds. It is a wildlife haven. Sitting having breakfast outside and listening to the birds and bees, watching butterflies dancing on the grass and even being visited by the occasional native tortoise is utter heaven. There are many spots for sunbathing - or sunshading - reading and even browsing on the decent speed wifi. And the pool built into an old water cistern is just inspired and makes for a refreshing dip. The property is perfectly situated to explore the island (although I have to say we hardly ever left the house it is so beautiful). The pretty Alaior town is minutes away by foot . Perfect to wander into the square and have a cold beer. The supermarkets are very close in the car. Nick always responded immediately to any requests. He was really helpful about where to eat, shop etc. We are planning when we can return.
Visited July 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written August 17, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

emarquesvidal
emarquesvidal
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magister Gardens es un lugar con encanto
Magister Gardens es un lugar con encanto. Parece un tópico pero no lo es. Tras el muro de piedra que rodea la propiedad se puede sentir el paso de la historia. La recuperación del lugar llevada a cabo con sensibilidad y acierto permite conjugar el pasado y el presentre ofreciendo todas las comodidades. Perfecto en cuanto a equipamiento y limpieza. Pese a que estuvimos en período invernal pudimos disfrutar del cuidado jardín y explorar el resto de la propiedad que no deja de sorprender. El trato del propietario y de la persona local a cargo fueron excelentes, nos ayudaron con los preparativos y nos resolvieron cualquier duda. Es un lugar muy recomendable para las personas que quieran estar en el centro de Menorca en un lugar tranquilo, en un entorno maravilloso. Poco recomendable para las personas con movilidad reducida porque el acceso a la vivienda es desde el jardín, descendiendo por unas rústicas escaleras exteriores. Conocíamos ya la isla, pero una vez más no nos dejó de sorprender. El benévolo invierno mediterráneo nos permitió disfrutar de unos días de playa con el aliciente de la tranquilidad del mes de diciembre. Recomendamos alojarse en Magister Gardens para poder disfrutar de unos días mágicos en Menorca.
Visited December 2015 Travelled with friends
Written July 26, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jakob W
Jakob W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully renovated Minorcan Estate
Despite the high season, the property is private and peaceful, with everything one could wish for in one place. Located perfectly in the center of the island, all attractions and nature are a short drive away. Would recommend it to everyone, really loved staying there, a beautiful estate.
Visited July 2016 Travelled with friends
Written July 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighbourhood
Alaior is located in the centre of the island. Approximately 25 mins., from the Airport. A great based to explore authentic Menorca from where every where is easily reachable and you can return home to a charming authentic town to enjoy the cafes , restaurants and clothes boutiques. This is a great town for wandering early or late evenings when the heat of sun is not around and the light brings out the colours. The 'third' capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with a good mix of little shops, Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. And some great hand made ice cream parlours! Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). The town founded in 1304 is built around the old hill of Ihalor hence the origin of its name (Alayor,Alaior) and provides great views over the surrounding countryside. Alaior has a charming medieval historical centre on an ancient hill dominated by its beautiful Church of Santa Eulalia. The old town is a maze of narrow streets. If you get lost just go up hill and you'll reach Santa Eulalia. There are pretty relaxing squares ( Placa Nova, Placa Ramal ). Placa Ramal is in the centre with inviting Cafes and home made ice cream shops. The main shopping area extends from here 'down and up the hill' (Carrer des Ramal). As you wander around don't be surprised to see a rider on a magnificent horse winding through the streets. Alaior is a traditional Menorcan town grown around dairy farming and shoe making. There are an assortment of working farms still producing the local Mahon cheese which you can visit and taste their products.
Access
Car advised

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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UPDATED 2024 - Magister Gardens - Holiday Rental in Alaior - Tripadvisor