Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This modern toddler / child friendly apartment offers a great self catering base for families who want a sun filled, laid back holiday in this unique part of Spain, brimming with history and unspoilt nature. On resort there are great faciliities and lots of green open space within a secure / safe environment. Close by there are plenty of amazing beaches, historic towns, mountains, national parks, a water park/zoo and numerous top quality golf courses to visit.
Located centrally within The Jardins community on Condado (Jardin 5) the air conditioned apartment is set in a tranquil, pedestrianised garden location with access to several large communal swimming pools with shallow areas for younger children (closest 1 min walk), large lawned garden areas, children's play equipment (such as swings, slides, climbing frames), and it backs onto a good range of sports facilities. Great for restful sunbathing or for exercising up a sweat! The apartment is well equiped for travelling with under 5's with amongst other things, a travel cot, booster chair, toys, UV tent and buckets / spades / small dinghy for the beach.
If golf is your sport of choice the resort boasts an impressive par 72 course designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Plus there are many other high quality courses within an hour's drive of Condado to ensure you have a varied and fun golfing break.
Condado has a central town centre called Al Kasar (10 mins walk or 2 mins drive). It has numerous shops / bars set out around an enclosed, large spacious landscaped courtyard (making it easy to keep an eye on the kids whilst you relax with a beer!).
You will find there the following;
- large well stocked supermarket
- Irish bar, serving pub food
- Tapas bar
- Ice cream parlour
- 2 restaurants serving Italian and Bulgarian food (plus in addition arriving in 2013 a French Bistro and American diner)
- Gift shop and boutique
- Furniture shop
Al Kasar is also home to regular Spanish style street markets, fiestas and events - always very popular.
In addition there is a second hub of activity at the Condado Club sports and social centre run by a friendly British family. This is one minutes walk from our apartment. Here you will find a family friendly cafe-bar and entertainment venue, a well equipped gym, access to the good quality outdoor sports facilities (tennis courts, multi sports astro pitch, spanish paddle tennis), bike hire and kids activities in school holidays. The extensive english influenced menu caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is great for eating out with kids who prefer familiar food!
All the above is within a secure, gated community accessed only by residents / renters. The resort is maintained to a high standard. It never feels too crowded as all apartments are privately owned so will not all be occupied every week of the year. Many have spanish families living in them which creates a nice homely atmosphere to the resort.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: San Javier, Nearest railway: Alhama de Murcia|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, 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 (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
THE LOUNGE - DINER
Furnished with a comfortable 3-seater leather sofa bed and an arm chair. The attached dining area has a table with 4 chairs.
For entertainment there is an LCD TV (no channels - for use with DVD/CD's only) and DVD player. There is a selection of DVDs for guests to use.
TWO TWIN BEDROOMS
Each bedroom has 2 single beds, which can be pushed together if required. Both rooms have plenty of storage space provided by large fitted wardrobes with internal drawers and a bedside cabinet.
AN OPEN PLAN MODERN KITCHEN
The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, extractor, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and all cooking utensils etc.
Featuring a full modern suite including a shower over the bath.
To make travelling with a young child easier, the apartment is equipped with;
- A large travel cot (sheets not provided)
- A toddler booster seat for the dining chairs
- 2 sets of child friendly cutlery, bowls, plates and beakers
- A slip proof mat for the bath
- A few toys /DVD's
- Beach equipment including a small UV tent, buckets and spades, an inflatable dinghy
- A lockable gate at the top of the entrance steps
- black out blinds in bedrooms
FULL AIR CONDITIONING THROUGHOUT
Units in both the bedrooms and living area / lounge provide fast cooling when it is hot and heating in cooler weather.
All requirements for holiday laundry! including a drier rack, ironing board and iron.
A hair drier with diffuser
Use of 2 beach chairs and a portable sun umbella that can be taken to the beach.
THE ROOF TERRACE AND BALCONY
The apartment boasts a sunny, private, 50sq. m. roof terrace which is accessed via external steps next to the front door. The roof terrace overlooks the large garden, play area and swimming pool to the front and the sporting facilities to the back. In the distance there are 270 degree views of the nearby mountain ranges.
The roof terrace enjoys the sun all day long and is furnished with a large 6 seater dining table, 4 reclinable sun-loungers, a large parasol and a charcoal BBQ. In addition the apartment benefits from a spacious, private balcony outside the front door.
English speaking key holder lives within 5 mins walk in case of problems.
The Murcia region
The resort of Condado de Alhama sits 15 minutes north of Mazarron in the heart of the Alhama region of Spain's sun drenched Costa Calida (the warm coast). The area boasts 300 days of sunshine each year and an average temperature of 22 degrees. So is ideal for still getting good sunshine / temperatures on Autumn and Spring breaks.
There are a wide variety of historic towns within 15- 45 mins drive of the resort, including Alhama de Murcia, Murcia, Lorca and Aledo. Murcia also provides large shopping centres / cinemas and other entertainment such as a water park and small zoo.
Condado de Alhama
The area offers golfing enthusiasts some of Europe's best golf courses. There is a great choice within an hour's drive. For non golfers the resort is only 15 mins from the mountains of Sierra de Espuna, one of Spain’s renowned natural parks, a wilderness area of dramatic peaks and pine forests offering scenic drives, serious climbing and superb walking. Or check out the beautiful Murcia coastline just 10km away which offers a choice of picturesque unspoilt beaches (15 mins), the bustling port / shops of Cartegna (30 mins drive) and the laid back beaches and marina of Historic Mazarron (15-20 mins drive).