Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Hacienda Golf Resort is a gated resort with 24 hour security which makes it is a very safe place for your vacation. There are lots of children’s play areas around the complex, also, a sports area with paddleball courts, tennis courts, outdoor fitness equipment and a running track around the perimeter 4 miles. In neighboring Peralja Golf Resort there is an equestrian Centre who give discount to residents of Hacienda, there is also a beautiful little Spanish restaurant.
Golfers have a choice of 7/8 other championship courses within 30 minutes radius. For those who like to explore information about the main cities and towns in the Murcia / Costa Calida area is available in the apartment and can be emailed to future tenants. There is more information and leaflets in the apartment. Two more similar apartments in same building to accommodate groups
Our apartment is on the second floor and is situated all the way to the left when you drive in to the Hacienda, it is the second last block of apartments with no through road which means that is it in a very quiet area with only the traffic of the residents coming and going. It has underground parking with lift access. It is overlooking the communal pool which also has a children's splash pool, both pools are cleaned regularly.
Whether it's adventure or golf or relaxing in the sun, this is the perfect place to make it your home away from home
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Santiago del Ribera, San Javier 12 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia (MJV) 15 km, Nearest railway: Balsicas 6 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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Gleeson is situated on the second floor with south facing balcony overlooking the communal pool. For those with children who need a midday siesta, the balcony is perfect for the parents to relax in the sun. Our lounge has two good quality corn coloured couches, coffee table, TV (has most of the regular english channels), DVD, CD, wifi, air conditioning/ heating. Dining table seats four and balcony table seats 6. The two bedrooms have 2 single beds(90cms) each they can be connected to make a large double bed, bedside lockers with drawers, built in wardrobe with drawers, air-conditioning / heating, there are roll down shutters to keep out the sun and keep the rooms cool for the evening. Bathroom has full size bath with shower, toilet, large sink and bidet., stand alone shelf unit. Two hairdryers. Galley kitchen has all the utensils and equipment needed to cater for an extended family. Dinner ware for 12.
The apartment will be ready with the beds made up for arrivals, towels are provided for use inside the apartment only but you must bring your own towels for use at the pool and beach.
|Further details outdoors|
Haciende Riquelme Golf Resort is built around an 18 hole par 72 golf course with lakes and tough bunkers and brush, designed by the Jack Nicklaus, also a driving range beside the Hacienda.
The buildings are all low rise with 24 apartments in each block. It is set in farmland in the foothills of the Carascoy mountains and surrounded by citrus groves. This all makes it a very beautiful setting.
The 18th century Hacienda has been fully restored and now hosts, club house, golf shop, supermarket, restuarant, bar, garden restaurant and lounge areas in its beautiful garden. There is a stables and equestrian centre 2 kms away through Peralja Golf entrance. There are many blue flag beaches along the Mar Menor all within 15 - 30 minutes.
The Murcia region
Welcome to Murcia - rugged mountains, rolling green field,s golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Murcia enjoys a year-round average temperature of 20 degrees Celcius and is blessed with nearly 3000 hours of sunshine annually. The region is lapped by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor, a great saltwater lagoon with salt marshes, ecosystems, islands and unique flora and fauna.
The Mar Menor is Europe's largest lagoon and is easy to explore, with several villages and towns dotted around its coast. This inland sea is contained by a narrow strip of land (known as "La Manga") which separates it from the Mediterranean Sea. the lagoon is open to the Mediterranean at its tip, but due to it being only 7m deep at its deepest point, it is much warmer than the Mediterranean. In summer, a dip in the Mar Menor can be as warm as a warm bath! The lagoon is ideal for all kinds of water sports and its warm, shallow water makes it an ideal place for all the family.
The Mar Menor is surrounded by the resort villages and towns of Lo Pagan and Santiago de la Ribera. These two towns have beautiful beaches and there is a 4km promenade linking the two resorts. Next is Los Alcazares, the largest of the resort towns with extensive beaches of over 4km, again backed by a beautiful flat promenade. The smaller villages of Los Urrutias, Los Nietos, Mar de Cristal and Playa Honda are summertime resorts, all with good beaches and a small marina at each village.
The Costa Calida (Spanish for "warm coast") is the name given to the 155 miles of coastline in the Murcia region, stretching from the natural salt water lagoon of the Mar Menor in the east to the fishing town of Aguilas in the west, both offering sparkling clear waters, luxuriously long sandy beaches and enchanting bays. With so many blue flag beaches just 15 minutes drive from the apartment, there's no option but to relax and enjoy.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
As holiday guests in our apartment in Hacienda Riquelme, you can access and enjoy a wide range of facilities and activities. The bars and restaurants in the Hacienda are top class, there is a golf shop, driving range and great value golf on championship courses. The other Polaris resorts and facilities can be accessed by shuttle bus daily.
The resort offers a number of childrens play areas, outdoor fitness equipment, tennis courts, paddleball courts and an all weather soccer pitch.
Next door in Peralja Golf, there is also a beautiful restuarant and more golf. Drive through Peralja to the equestrian centre and another beautiful traditional spanish restuarant and tapas bar.
The village of Sucina, 3km away has a host of various restaurants and tapas bars and tobacco shop. They also have dental, doctor and chemist all can communicate in English if needed. If you are lucky enough to be in this area when they have Fiestas, you should just relax and enjoy the occasions.
Try the Indie car racing, www.circuitocartagena.com
OR Go Karting
There is a very wide choice of circuits to choose many are open all year round. One of the best ones is at San Javier, almost next door to the airport on the way to Los Alcazares. This is called Go Karts Mar Menor. The track is more than 1100meters long. Here you will find karts for two this is so dad, or mum can drive and the young children can experience the ride of a life time. The karts go up then from smaller engines, 100cc 200cc, 300cc and 400cc these can reach a maximum of 108 K/mp
Prices are 30€ for the fastest go karts which are the 400cc then are 17€, 12€ and only 8€
Usually you have around 6 - 8 laps depending on how busy the circuit is. There is a bar and café with good food choice, viewing area and grandstand on the roof, ample free parking. The karts are all very well looked after and safety is a priority. Beginners and professional are all welcome.
Shopping, Bowling, waterparks
Nueva Condominia is just past the city of Murcia (A7 Junction 760). Right next to the football stadium for Real Murcia this new shopping mall complex with some 200 shops includes many U.K high street chains that you will be familiar with. It also provides a huge range of restaurants, 10-pin bowling and 6-screen cinema.
Dos Mares can be found heading North out of San Javier on the N332 and is just 15 minutes drive away from Haciende Riquelme Golf Resort. Here, as well as its many shops, you can also find a cinema, 10 Pin Bowling and food hall.
Aqua Natura Murcia / Terra Natura Murcia
The Water Park (Terra Aqua) and Animal Park (Terra Natura) are situated near Murcia
(Exit 136 off the A30/A7)
A great family day out, the water park is more suited for youger children than the water park at Torrevieja (as a rough guide below 13 years of age) and also has a zoo and adventure park.
(Link for parks in Benidorm and Murcia. Click on the relevant tabs!)
The Water Park (Aquopolis) is situated above Torrevieja and is a great day out. Aimed at both young and older children there are water themed attractions to suit the whole family.
30 minute drive from Haciende Riquelme as you head North on the N332.
(As you pass through Torrevieja on the N332 look out for the sign "CV-905 Centro Ciudad." The exit lane splits in two. Take the left hand lane - straight ahead and then take the next exit lane and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit.)
Charter Trips on the Mar Menor
All year round day cruises, boat charter, angling and diving trips. Enjoy a relaxing day visiting and exploring local islands and beaches. Swim and snorkel in the warm Mar Menor waters or see the Mar Menor by night with a short cruise to the Isle of Pediguera, explore the island and enjoy an evening meal watching the sunset. Charter Muffy can also arrange sea and lake fishing trips. www.los-alcazares.com/muffy
From scuba diving to sailing the Mar Menor in particular is a fantastic place for all types of water sports. With its calm, clear and shallow waters it is perfect for the novice or accomplished water sport fan to practice their chosen aquatic preference. There are numerous Sailing clubs and Marinas dotted all along the coast where rental of equipment and the booking of lessons are available.
Having large reservoirs and miles of coastline the region is the perfect area for both fresh and salt water fishing alike. There are numerous chartered fishing trips available or alternatively just pick up your rod and tackle and enjoy a relaxing days fishing in the sunshine. www.garysmithfishing.com or www.Calidafishing.com
This is a very popular sport in the region either as a group or individually. Disused railway lines called Via Verdes allow you to explore beautiful areas that are not accessible to cars.
Walking & Hiking
With its stunning mountains, forests and coastlines Murcia offers excellent opportunities for the outdoor adventurer. There are numerous natural protected areas where you will find stunning views, amazing scenery and a vast array of native wildlife.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Just two and a half hours drive away is the Sierra Nevada mountain range which has the largest and highest Ski Resort in Spain. Located in the most southern part of the region allowing the skier to have longer daylight hours to enjoy their sport.
There are many festivals in Spain and each village or town festival will be equally spectacular
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4 Apr 2013
"What a holiday!"
Myself, my husband and 3 children aged 8, 10 and 12 years old stayed here for 10 days in June 2012. We flew from Kerry airport to Alicante. The apartment is fabulous, neat and clean and with plenty of room for the family. The wonderful heat on the balcony in the evening was beautiful for reading my book while watching the children at the pool below or having our dinner. The haciende it so well kept, the golf course is top class as my husband and sons will agree and the pool is very clean and inviting. The local village of Sucina is only a short drive away with lots of restaurants and a supermarket. The Mar Menor is about 20 mins drive. We went to a new beach every day, all beautiful and family friendly. The cities of Carthegena and Murcia offer lots of scenery, shopping and history. We were very well taken care of by Patsy and also Ricard. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked to return in June 2013
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