Chic, Contemporary Apartment
About the home
A great holiday starts with great accommodation (and fantastic weather!).
This boutique apartment stands out because it has been furnished and decorated to such a high standard and offers luxury accommodation for up to 6 people (two on sofa-bed).
The bedrooms can be configured to either provide twin singles (good sized 3 foot) in each room, or superking doubles.
There is a balcony outside each bedroom.
Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is plenty of storage (for golf clubs/suit cases etc), hair drier and long mirror!
Fully air-conditioned throughout including both bedrooms (a must).
The apartment is equipped with all the latest electronics including an ipod docking station with top quality speakers, satellite TV, DVD player and FREE wireless internet access.
The terrace is luxuriously furnished with coffee table sofa, 2 arm chairs, (with squashy cushions), large dining table and chairs.
To save rental costs a set of men's right handed golf clubs is in the apartment for you to use (this not only saves on rental, but on the cost of transporting clubs.
There are also sunbeds available in the apartment for you to use at the pool or to take to the beach.
Please visit www.spanishgolfandsun.com for lots more photos and information!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Mar Menor/Los Alcazares, 15km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, 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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Shared tennis court on site, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
There's air-conditioning in the sitting room and, more importantly in both bedrooms (not provided in most other apartments) to help you get a good night's sleep. For the winter months there is full central heating.
Luxury 400 threadcount Egyptian cotton linen. Luxury towels and products (Aveda, Molton Brown etc.) in the bathroom. Hair driers in both bedrooms and a long mirror!
Ipod docking station. FREE wirless Internet access 32 inch plasma TV and a satellite connection, with most English channels.
Both bedrooms have a balcony to enjoy the morning sun.
For the afternoon sun and spectacular daily sunsets, watch from the wonderful balcony terrace, with comfortable sofa and chairs or while you are eating from the large dining table.
Golf clubs and sunbeds are stored in the bedrooms too, for your use.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and washing machine, complete with all those added essentials for example an electric citrus juice extractor and martini cocktail glasses!
Further details outdoors:
Balcony terrace gets sun from mid-afternoon until sunset. Balconies outside both bedrooms gets sun all morning. There's a great large communal pool outside the building and we enjoy tempting views of it from our balcony terrace.
There are constantly offers for residents on the wonderful Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Examples include two-for-one deals at certain times of the day, or free buggies with two green fees. Drop in at the friendly clubhouse to find out what's on offer during your stay.
The course itself is a wonderful test of your golf, with plenty of sand to remind you you're close to the beach.
There's also enough water to add to the challenge. It's long, in fantastic condition and relaxed.
For non golfers, there are many beautiful unspoilt beaches, shopping in the ancient city of Murcia.
Guests at our apartment can use any of the many beautiful pools dotted around the resort - some have separate children's pools and some have jacuzzis. - There are also children's play areas dotted throughout the resort.
There is an outdoor gym, tennis and paddle courts a stones throw from the apartment.
While we encourage families to come and stay at our apartment, we haven't specifically made the accommodation toddler-proof.
The Murcia region
There's lots of choices of what to do in the Costa Calida - and even a choice of which Sea to go to! You can choose between the Mediterranean Sea, & the lesser known Mar Menor (little sea). The Med beaches include some fabulous white sand walks that the locals favour, while the Mar Menor is an inland sea/salt water lake separated from the Mediterranean by La Manga (the sleeve) del Mar Menor; otherwise known as the La Manga strip. It is favoured amongst families with small children due to its warm, shallow & salty waters (salt makes you float more easily). The area is all extremely family friendly and there are many little bars and cafes to help the holiday experience!
Some of our favourite local places: Cartagena (there are some idyllic hidden beaches with restaurants for a memorable lunch or two); Playa Honda, where the beaches are quiet, safe and have wonderful sand; San Pedro; San Javier (jump on the boat across the Mar Menor to La Manga for lunch and a swim) and even the beaches at Los Alcazares can be wonderful. Don't be put off by the entrance to the town - keep going to the beach and enjoy the a long lazy promenade on the boardwalk. Try Restaurant La Encarnacion and be sure to have a look at its amazing courtyard.
For golfers: there are plenty of courses nearby to enjoy, if you want to look further afield than Hacienda Riquelme and the other Polaris World courses.
The Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme area
The feature of the development is the Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course. Hacienda Riquelme is the fourth Polaris golf resort to be completed in the Costa Calida area. It's part of the Nicklaus golf trail and guests can get occasionally get discounted green fees (check at clubhouse for offers and promotions). Recent deals at the Hacienda course have included a two for one offer between mid-day and 5pm or €30 per round for a twilight round after 5pm. There are other discounts available for buggies, club-hire etc and you can also try your hand at other Polaris golf resorts nearby. The courses at El Valle and La Torre (both 15 minutes away) are both excellent and pose different challenges to the Hacienda course. Hacienda Riquelme 2008 is already a happy holiday destination and great for the golfer, but the complex is not yet fully complete. So you have a centre with many of the facilities already in place (such as the fabulous swimming pools, the children's' play areas, the hugely impressive golf course, clubhouse bar and mini-supermarket) but with pleasantly few people there to use them. You also have access to the full facilities on nearby Polaris resorts like La Torre, which is about 15 minutes away. There are regular (free) shuttle buses between Hacienda and the other Polaris resorts. Although you can have a lovely holiday on-site at Hacienda, we'd recommend getting a little adventurous and making the short drive to the wonderful beaches and resorts. Sports facilities at Hacienda are a little way off being finished - we'll update the site when the tennis, fitness centre, volleyball, basketball courts etc are finished.
When it comes to enjoying days off the resort, some of our favourite local places: Cartagena (there are some idyllic hidden beaches with restaurants for a memorable lunch or two); Playa Honda, where the beaches are quiet, safe and have wonderful sand; San Pedro; San Javier (jump on the boat across the Mar Menor to La Manga for lunch and a swim) and even the beaches at Los Alcazares can be wonderful. Don't be put off by the entrance to the town - keep going to the beach and enjoy the a long lazy promenade on the boardwalk. Try Restaurant La Encarnacion and be sure to have a look at its amazing courtyard.
Also make sure you visit Murcia at least once. Parking in the centre is remarkably easy (just head for the city centre and look for the P signs, they are mostly underground and all over the place). You must have a wander around the walls of the spectacular cathedral and while you are there, if you're after a spot of shopping, remember the Spanish shops generally close from 1.30pm to 5pm, giving you a chance to dive in to some wonderful tapas restaurants (you may notice a theme developing here!). Try Bar Los Zagales if you can find it (C/Polo de Medina, 4 (junto Catedral) or Lizarran, Polo de Medina 5, just around the corner from the cathedral. Wonderful.
Back to the beach and you'll find diving on the Hormigas Islands, near Cabo de Palos - probably one of the best dive sites in Spain. Although the golf is active enough for most of our guest, we're still finding out about other activities as we're told you can find climbing, horse-riding and canoeing locally.
How to get there
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Fly to Murcia/San Javier International Airport from Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London - Gatwick, London - Luton, London - Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham/East MidlandsNottingham / East Midlands and Southampton. Airlines flying there include Ryanair, Jet2, Easyjet and Monarch.
Car hire can be done at the airport, but it's better to pre-book and try to do that with companies that have the cars at the airport. With some firms you have to take a short bus journey to collect your car. Dickmanns is usually good value and they have an office in Los Alcazares which makes life easier if you have a problem. http://www.dickmannsrentacar.com/ We also now like SolMar car hire, which is easy to find at the airport, has a good fleet of cars and is very reasonable. http://www.solmar.es/carhire/murcia_airport_car_hire.shtml
Activities near Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
29 Oct 2012
Great apartment with lovely furnishings and great views from the balcony from which you could view the wonderful sunsets over a glass of wine. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was a real treat as you could sleep despite the warm nights. Really enjoyed our stay it was the perfect chill out holiday, the area was peaceful and the huge swimming pool was often empty.
Would strongly suggest the hiring of a car as the nearest beach was several minutes drive away so unless you don't mind staying on site a car is a must.
29 Oct 2012
The brief was a weekend with two mates to escape the UK and play golf in the sun. Heard of Dave and Jenny's apartment through friends and it worked out beautifully - flight to Murcia, cheap car... more
12 Oct 2012
The apartment was first class. Having balconies front and back meant that you could take advantage of sun, or shade whenever it suited you. It was spacious and well equipped inside and out. Most importantly the beds were comfortable. We spent lots of time sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine, or three, watching the sun go down! The whole view from the balcony was tremendous and completely unobscured. We visited many places during our two week holiday, including Murcia and Cartegena. Cartegena was particularly interesting with a lot of Roman era history. Los Alcazares and Cabo Roig were enjoyable visits. You can go into the 'amazing courtyard' at L'Encarnacion in Los Alcazares where they had a 'happy hour' when we were there. It really is well worth a visit as Jenny says, "its like stepping back in time to the Noel Coward era". We enjoyed eating at Em's and also the Taj Indian Restaurant in Sucina - the patisserie in the square is also worth a visit. We enjoyed all the other restaurants mentioned in your recommendations, in particular Rebate. If you go to Lilly's you most definitely need an empty stomach, but it was most enjoyable. We also walked to the Hacienda and ate in the restaurant there which we enjoyed very much. We also cooked in the apartment a couple of times which we found to be quite easy. Ahh - wish we were back!!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Xmas / New Year||16 Dec 12||9 Jan 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Jan / Feb||9 Jan 13||7 Feb 13||£ 250||£ 30||£ 30||3 Nights|
|Half Term||7 Feb 13||18 Feb 13||£ 275||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Feb / Mar||18 Feb 13||28 Mar 13||£ 250||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Easter||28 Mar 13||15 Apr 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Apr / May||15 Apr 13||23 May 13||£ 275||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Half Term - Jul||23 May 13||4 Jul 13||£ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|Jul / Aug||4 Jul 13||3 Sep 13||£ 349||-||-||1 Week|
|Sep / Oct||3 Sep 13||24 Oct 13||£ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|Half Term||24 Oct 13||4 Nov 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|Nov / Dec||4 Nov 13||19 Dec 13||£ 250||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|Xmas / New Year||19 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Extra days ie 8 nights calculate pro rata
There is a cleaning charge to be given direct to the key holder on departure of 55 Euros.For a fifth or sixth guest there will be requirement to add 7.50 euros per additional person for laundry costs
A £100.00 deposit is to be paid to secure the booking and the remaining balance is to be paid 6 weeks before date of arrival. (This is flexible for last minute bookings)
Linen and towels and sun beds are included in the price – we also provide luxury hotel style toiletries
A £150 security/breakages deposit is required, which is returned within 1 weeks after your holiday subject to a satisfactory apartment inspection.
The balance is required 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.
We accept payment by cheque, Bacs transfer or PayPal
Arrival time is 3pm local time and the apartment must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. You must let us know if you wish to vary this.
Airport pick-up is also available upon request and is subject to an additional cost.
Our key holder will provide you with a welcome pack of your choice if requested at least seven days in advance. This will be charged at cost price and paid in cash on your arrival.
We can also book neighbouring apartments on your behalf for larger family's/parties. Please ask.
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