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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Whether you are looking for a relaxed holiday by the pool and beach, serious golfing on the resort's championship course or action packed fun in the nearby Sierra Espuna national park (mountain biking, quad biking, walking, climbing) then our apartment is the perfect place!
The luxury first floor, two bedroom, non-smoking apartment is located on the private, gated resort of Condado de Alhama between Alhama de Murcia and Mazarron on Spain's fabulous Costa Calida
It caters equally well for golfers looking to experience Polaris World's Jack Nicklaus Designed championship level course or for families looking for a stress free pool-side break!
The property benefits from a huge roof terrace that has been carefully furnished to maximise the outdoor living potential. Indoors it is equally comfortable with a spacious living and dining area and fully equipped kitchen. All rooms are air conditioned (heating and cooling) ensuring a comfortable stay. Wifi internet access provided free of charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bolnuevo 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante or Murcia, San Javier 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Master Bedroom: This has a double bed with plenty of drawer and wardrobe space. The room is fully air conditioned (heat and cool) by it's own dedicated, remotely controlled unit with "super quiet" setting which is fantastic when sleeping!
2nd Bedroom: This is a twin room with two single beds with plenty of drawer and wardrobe space. The room is fully air conditioned (heat and cool) with a dedicated unit as per the Master Bedroom.
Seating for 5/6 is provided by a large, very comfortable, L-shaped leather sofa. There is a TV/storage unit with a flat screen TV providing all the main English channels via satellite plus other Spanish/European channels and a DVD player. There is also a stereo radio/CD player which plays mp3/wma files on CD with a front USB socket. There is no telephone but local mobile signals seem good on all networks. The room is fully air conditioned (heat and cool) by a remotely controlled unit which is shared by the adjacent Dining Area. Wifi internet access in the apartment is included FREE OF CHARGE in our rates. It is also available on site at the Supermarket and Bars either on their own terminals or wifi via your own laptop/smartphone but there is a small charge.
A dining table and chairs for four people is provided. The area is fully air conditioned (heat and cool) as described under Living Room. There is a storage space under the stairs suitable for golf clubs etc.
The kitchen is fully equipped including, as well as the appliances listed above, a full size fridge/freezer, electric oven with grill, ceramic electric hob, extract hood, iron and ironing board plus all the usual bits and pieces you usually have at home! It has plenty of storage space and, as it is open plan with the Living Room, it is also air conditioned!
The bath is full size with a shower fitted over and hinged glass shower screen. There is a toilet, bidet, wash basin with mirror above and dedicated lighting plus a shaver point. Again, there is plenty of storage and towel rails/hooks.
|Further details outdoors|
Front Terrace: This is a gated area outside the front door which is great for breakfast as it is shaded in the morning. It overlooks the garden and pool area and is provided with a small table and chairs for four. External lighting is fitted.
Roof Terrace/Solarium: This is accessed via stairs from the Front terrace and provides a huge outdoor space, almost as large as the inside of the apartment! It is provided with two adjustable sun loungers, a large outdoor dining table and chairs for four, an outdoor sofa, outdoor armchairs and coffee table. To provide some protection from the sun there are two parasols & bases plus a large, removable sun shade sail fitted to a wooden pergola frame. Should you need it there is an external electric socket and external lighting is fitted to the terrace and access stairs.
Parking: There is a dedicated, numbered parking space directly to the rear of the apartment in a well lit parking area.
Welcome packs available for a small extra charge
Beach/Pool towels not provided - please bring your own
Young children will need supervision due to the stairs
The Murcia region
Condado de Alhama is located on the Costa Calida in the Province of Murcia in South East Spain.
The resort is approximately 30 minutes drive from the city of Murcia, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Alicante Airport and 45 minutes from Murcia Airport (San Javier). It will be around 20 minutes drive from the new airport being constructed at Corvera when it's operational.
All of the main cities, beaches, golf courses and mountains are within easy reach via the new motorway networks.
Condado de Alhama
Condado de Alhama is a private gated resort built around a Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course however there are plenty of other activities available on the resort. Just a five minute walk away from the apartment is the sports area. Here there are 5-a-side football pitches, tennis, squash and paddel (a bit like a cross between squash and tennis) courts and a gym all for hire. There is also a cafe and bar serving various food and drink with occasional social events.
In each garden (jardin) there is a children's play area and swimming pool.
Bicycle hire is available but it is advisable to book in advance - please contact owners for details.
A ten to fifteen minute walk from the apartment is the new "Al Kasar" town centre that has the "Clover" bar (now known as The Condado Club), the Acacia Trattoria restaurant, La Cata restaurant, takeaway and tapas bar, Bakao another tapas bar, a new french restaurant, an ice cream parlour plus a well stocked supermarket that is open all day. This is also the location of the Golf Pro Shop. There is also a new golf club house opened in September 2012.
The resort has 24 hour security at the entrance gates preventing public access to the residential areas, pools and resort facilities.
Places to Visit:
There are excellent shopping areas in Murcia - Thader and Nueva Condomina, approx 30 mins drive, are large shopping malls with other attractions such as a cinema and ten-pin bowling. In Cartagena to the south, approx 45 mins drive, there is a large retail park with a shopping mall and cinema as well.
There is also a small loacl development, Camposol, just a ten minute drive away with banks, a large supermarket and several English bars and restaurants. Opening hours for the supermarket are Mon- Sat 9.15am - 8pm Sunday closed. there is another small supermarket - Quicksave which is open all week and on Sundays until 4pm.
Cartagena - This ancient city includes many Roman remains and museums to visit. It is situated alongside a large harbour, which is a great place for a long, leisurely lunch, and where boat trips are readily available. It is also good for shopping.
Murcia - This beautiful city, capital of the Murcia Province, is a 30 minute drive to the north. It boasts a fantastic cathedral, magnificent architecture, numerous bars and cafes and a huge variety of shops and malls. It is an ideal place to wander and soak up the atmosphere of a truly Spanish city.
Bolnuevo is a quiet seaside town approx 15 minutes drive away with a great selection of bars and restaurants and a beautiful, long sandy beach.
Puerto de Mazarron, approx 20 minutes drive, has a livelier, sandy beach with an exclusive marina and lots of bars and restaurants to choose from running along the palm tree lined promenade.
La Manga and the Mar Menor - beautiful beaches surrounding an inland sea, which means the waters are very safe for children.
Parks - Aqua Natura - a seasonal water park with lots of rides suitable for all ages and Terra Natura - a huge wildlife park set in beautiful gardens.
Aquopolis is another water park set slightly further away in Torrevieja near Alicante - aquopolis.com.
Terra Mitica, the fantastic theme park (like Alton Towers or Thorpe Park) is about an hour and a half drive North - well worth a day out! See terramiticapark.com
Sierra Espuna National Park - a wealth of activities are available here from quad biking, walks and mountain biking, approx 30 minutes away.
Sierra Nevada - a 2 hour drive away. Fantastic for skiing in the winter months.
Fishing - There are lots of fishing opportunities in the area, both freshwater and sea angling. Please note that in Spain, you do need a fishihg licence. For further information see these websites: calidafishing.com, kayakfishing.com, aqua-adicta.co.uk.
Boat Hire - Explore the beautiful waters of the Costa Calida. You may like to visit this website - chartermuffy.com or go-n-sail.com who operate yacht trips from Puerto de Mazarron marina in July and August (well recommended by us!!)
These are subject to change, please check in local press for more information. The markets in Spain tend to start early in the morning and finish about lunchtime.
Mar Menor/La Manga, Puerto de Mazarron, Bullas, Puria
San Pedro del Pinatar, Santa Pola, Elche
Los Alcazares, Alhama de Murcia, La Union
Cartagena, Totana, Santiago de la Ribera
Lorca, Murcia, Los Urrulia
Mazarron Town, Agilas, Santa Pola
Other websites that may be useful when planning your holiday - mazarron-turistica.com, spaininfo.com, murciaturistica.es and alicante-spain.com/murcia
To check the weather forecast for your stay, you may like to try angloinfo.com and click on Spain then Costa Calida, Murcia.
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29 Aug 2012
"Fabulous, just what we needed!"
Booked this apartment really last minute, called the owners (Sue) to see if it was free for the following week and luckily for us it was. We flew into Murcia and booked a car through Gold Cars (read all the small print before you sign for the car), within 45 minutes we had arrived.
The apartment exceeded our expectation, it was spotlessly clean, the furnishings are lovely and the roof terrace is an absolute plus point. Fantastic. Very friendly complex, each garden has it's own pool and it was very quiet, hard to believe we were in the middle of August. The weather was HOT, mid 90's every day.
There is a bar/eating house 2 blocks away, really cheap to eat and drink. You can connect to Wi-Fi in here for 2 euros a day.
On the 'resort' itself is a supermarket and a few bars, the supermarket is expensive but fine for stocking up on bread, milk etc. We drove out to Camposol which was about 7 minutes away and went to the big supermarket there.
We went into Mazarron, the marina is nice, and drove down to Cartagena (45 mins away), again it was very quiet with hardly anything open so hard to say what we thought of it really.
We returned back into Mazarron on our last night and there is a Chinese restaurant Wok Emperador which does an all you can eat buffet for 9 euros each, lots of choice to eat, you can choose your meat or fish and then they cook it for you, and the highlight for the kids was the Chocolate Fountain on offer.
This was a very impromptu week away for us, and it was so lovely. The apartment is home from home, and we would highly recommend and look forward to returning back.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, we hope all our guests feel at home. Spanish towns tend to be quiet in the afternoon in August because of the heat but things are much livelier in the evenings! We hope you will book with us again.
Tim & Sue
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