Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia/San Javier 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)|
|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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|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.
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.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
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.