We found that the Villa was about an hour's drive from Menorca's airport, mainly because it is on the other side of the island but it was easily findable. We had to pick up our keys from a neighbouring hotel, who takes care of all the housekeeping in the villas too, but once this was done, we quickly made out way to the villa. It is located on a one way street, and we had to drive up to the end of the street and back down the other side to get to it, but there was ample parking for our two hire cars once we arrived, although parking is on the road. The outside is protected by a large white gate, a small brick wall and a row of bushes, but there is no locks on the gates so do be aware that anyone can walk in since it's accessible. Of course, the house isn't, but we did have cleaners and pool cleaners come in and out in the early hours of the morning (7am) without warning and frightened me a bit!
Aesthetically, the villa is nice to look at. The lovely swimming pool is located at the front of the house, behind the bushes and while I was worried about being seen, the road is residential and very quiet and we didn't get anybody walking past at all really. Alongside the pool are some sun loungers on wheels so you can move them about easily, a patio area which has patio doors leading into the villa. The building is a darkish yellow colour but looks very nice, and the two balconies from the two upstairs bedrooms are located at the front of the property also. The whole building and outdoor area was very clean, they have maintenance people come in regularly to clean, especially the borders around the pool to keep it clean, and it's nice to see that they take good care of it. The row of villas down that side of the road all look the same, about 5 or 6 of them, but we didn't really see any neighbours during our week's holiday.
As you enter the villa via the front door at the side of the property, you find the curved marble staircase on your left (no safety guard at the side near the bottom so be aware of that if you have younger children), a bathroom to the left, and a twin bedroom straight ahead of you. You go through the glass doors to the right, and enter the living area where you find a large dining table, a kitchen straight ahead and then the living area, which has 2 settee's, a television, coffee table and double patio doors which lead through to the patio area and swimming pool area.
Last summer, I went on a family holiday with Harry, my parents, my brother and his girlfriend and we decided that instead of a hotel, we would all prefer on a villa type accomodation as it would allow us to do as we pleased for the duration of the holiday, and worked out cheaper per person too. Obviously, we realised it was self-catering but decided we would eat out every night as many of the villas were well located in terms of location on Menorca and after a bit of internet trawling, my mum came up with Villas Tamarinda in Cala Blanca. We booked the villa separately from flights, through Asda travel (although the villa is available through James Villas too at a much higher price), and when we finally arrived at the Villa, we were all absolutely thrilled with it.