Apartment | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Treat yourself by staying in our unique 5 bedroom apartment with huge terrace (165 sqm internal with 85 sqm terrace) on the Condado de Alhama golf resort. This was originally 2 adjoining apartments (a 3 bed and a 2 bed) but in September 2013 they were converted into one apartment by connecting them up. A plan of the new layout is available to view in the photo gallery (click on the zoom magnifying glass to see in full). Both apartments have retained their kitchens so the 2 bed is similar to an annexe and thus would suit, for example, two families on holiday together.
Condado de La Isla was built in 2009 and located on an exclusive island (La Isla) with its own 24 hour security over the moat entrance. Enjoy long lazy meals on the extended expansive terrace (22 paces on one side and 15 paces the other side) with views over the lake and towards the Carrascoy mountain (and where the future Paramount Theme Park should be located).
Free access to large infinity swimming pools (with child sections), activity & child play areas on the island. Short 5 min walk to the resort supermarket, bars & restaurants. Pay and play golf and sports facilities on the resort. Short drive to fabulous child-friendly beaches and numerous sea-side restaurants at Puerto de Mazarron and Bolnuevo.
4mb wifi, satellite LCD TV, wii (plus wii games) and top of the range aircon (in all bedrooms and both living rooms).There is 1 superking sized bed and 6 single beds (and any two of the singles can be bound together). The golf course is a superb Jack Nicklaus Signature course (best in Murcia) with excellent practice facilities. There are 3 sets of golf clubs (right handed) available for free use by guests. Water filters in both kitchens at the apartment so no need to buy bottled water. We have lived as a family in Murcia for many months so know the area very well and provide a detailed 30 page information pack (including lots of restaurant and beach suggestions) to guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bolnuevo & Puerto de Mazarron 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia (at San Javier) 75 km, Nearest railway: Alhama de Murcia 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Two modern kitchens with two fridge freezers and a diswasher and filtered water (no need to buy bottled water). Aircon in all 5 bedrooms and both living rooms. Ceiling fans also in 2 of the bedrooms. Patio doors from 3 of the 5 bedrooms open on to the large terrace, Large wardrobes. Dining table. Two sofas. Patio table. Beach/pool chairs. Recliner patio chairs. 1 super-king sized bed and 6 single beds. Many books and DVDs with satellite LCD TV, nintendo wii (plus wii games) and wireless internet (wifi) in the apartment along with ipod speakers, radio, telescope, binoculars and local maps/info. Washing machine outside. There is a toddler bed guard and baby walker. Other baby equipment can be hired. See photos for more information.
|Further details outdoors||
A guest staying on the island has free access to a children's play area and outdoor badminton, table tennis, boules and outdoor gym equipment along with a clubhouse (which has free wifi) where the games equipment is stored. There are two large infinity pools (25m by 10m) on the island which both have an inbuilt shallow children's area and pergolas for shade. On the resort there are bars and restaurants with supermarket all a 5 min walk away. Tennis,basketball, paddle tennis, football and related equipment are hirable. Discounted golf rates available to guests at around 50 euros (and twilight golf often available at 35 euros) - the course on the resort is called 'Signature Alhama and was voted best course in Murcia in 2012. Use one of our 3 golf club sets for free. See the official resort website at www.condadodealhama.eu for more info or our own website.
It is a 35 min drive to the ancient city of Cartagena with its Roman Amphitheatre. La Manga Club and the Mar Menor is a 45 minute drive. Low cost airlines fly to Murcia (45 mins) and Alicante (1.25 hours) airports. Average temps in Murcia are normally approx. 10°C warmer than central England.
Start/End date of stay can be on any day of the week. A £100 damage deposit is required for each booking. Cleaning fee of £75 is extra. This will ensure all beds are made up for you prior to arrival and all linen/towels and floors cleaned after you leave. A welcome pack of food/drinks can be arranged. Travel cot and high chair can also be organised for an extra hire cost. We know other owners on La Isla and can arrange extra accomodation for larger groups next to our apartment or elsewhere on la Isla.
The Murcia region
Costa Calida translates as the 'Warm Coast' and with over 300 sunny days in Murcia each year you can understand why. Murcia is also known as the 'garden of Spain' & for La Manga Club which was established near the Mar Menor salt-water lagoon in the 1970s. Recent years have seen a number of golf resorts built & to support the new developments there are brand new motorways but traffic is still low so getting about is easy.
There are a number of not-to-be-missed Spanish Festivals during the year. The old city of Murcia is 30 mins away with a Water Park, Zoo, Shops, Museums & Cathedral. The ancient city of Cartagena www.cartagenaturismo.es is 35 mins away with its Roman amphitheatre, Marina, Parks & Shops. Lorca is 30 mins away with its famous Castles (e.g. Fortress of the Sun). Closer are fishing villages/towns where you can walk the promenade or take a boat trip. Alternatively you can go walking or mountain biking in the mountains (e.g. Sierra Espuna National Park) or enjoy the numerous lovely unspoilt beaches.
Normal Temperatures in Murcia are 10 degrees centigrade higher than central England.
Condado de Alhama
Condado de Alhama is a new golf resort set in a valley between the mountain nature reserves of Sierra Espuña and Carrascoy-El Valle, consisting of 3,500 properties on a 900 hectare (2,250 acre) site. See the official resort website at www.condadodealhama.eu and if you want to see the official video about the resort's annual August Medieval Festival there is this www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHwRwmf47t4 from 2012.The gated resort is situated midway between Alhama de Murcia and the coastal town of Mazarron, just off the new RM23/RM3 motorway and is about a 15 min drive from the resort entrance to beaches at Mazarron or 30 mins to the ancient city of Cartagena. La Isla was built in 2009 as the exclusive area of Condado and consists of 11 apartment blocks aligned in an oval shape on a made-man island totalling 396 apartments (36 apartments on each block) - ours is one of a small number of extra-large apartments on La Isla. La Isla also has its own 24 hour manned security entrance over a moat and a 5 min walk away is the resort supermarket and restaurants and bars. It's a 45 min drive to La Isla from the Murcia airport at San Javier or 1.25 hours from Alicante. Murcia airport is due to move from San Javier to Corvera in 2013/14 which will cut transfer time in half (down to just 20 mins) from the airport to Condado.