Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is furnished to a very high standard but also has a 'home from home' feel about it. It is fully equipped for easy living and has air-conditioning in the lounge and both bedrooms (included in the prices quoted) and central heating to cater for the winter months. It is ideal for 4 people.
There is also a table and chairs and sun loungers on the terrace area. We have also provided sun loungers and beach towels for around the pool (which helps keep the baggage weight down).
The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, and microwave. The bathroom is equipped with a bath and a shower. All linen, towels and beach towels are provided.
Whether for family holidays, golfing breaks, or somewhere just to relax this is the place to be. Ideal for both short breaks as well as long stays.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mar Menor 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia (San Javier) 15 km, Nearest railway: Balsicas (one stop from Murcia) 10 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, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Having the internet access in the apartment is a great feature. Keep up to date with online banking, emails or just browsing for information you need while on holiday without leaving the apartment.
|Further details outdoors|
There are many other communal pools on site of different designs available for use but the one next to the apartment is the largest and the best.
There are several children's play park areas around the site, the nearest one is within 30 metres of the apartment.
Current amenities onsite in the refurbished Hacienda include a supermarket, pro shop, changing facilities, bar, cafe and Restaurant as well as a Dove Cote bar next to the 9th and 18th Green.
Course facilities include a driving range, golf professional and free use of a putting, pitching and bunker practice area.
As a visitor to the apartment you will qualify for preferential golf rates on the Jack Nicklaus trail. Typically a reduction from 80 to 51 euros. There are also special offers at various times of the year such as twilight golf for 34e, two for one in the afternoon or free buggy use, 9 holes in the evening for 23e plus 15e for buggy (these are examples of previous offers).
Golf clubs are avialable for hire from the owner please ask for details.
Golf club hire is also available on site and at a local golf shop @ 20 euros a day - ask for details
£100 deposit or 40% (whichever is the greater) payable with booking.
Balance in full payable 4 weeks before departure date.
£100 security/breakages deposit required before departure (refundable promptly depending on satisfactory key holder inspection). Smoking in the property will result in a forfeit of this deposit.
Check in is normally from 15.00 and checkout is normally 11.00. This can be extended depending on other bookings, a charge may be applied.
The Murcia region
MAR MENOR (20 minutes away)
The Mar Menor (the warm sea) a large sea water lagoon one of the cleanest, safest and warmest waters in the Med which is separated by the 24kms long La Manga strip. The Mar Menor's salinity provides buoyancy, so it is supposedly one of the safest places to swim in the world. It is also renowned for it’s high water temperatures which are retained well in to the autumn months. The mineral-rich waters are said to have therapeutic effects and because of this the area has a significant spa tourism industry.
Take in the beautiful views of the Mar Menor from the extensive level promenades that run along side the beaches from San Pedro del Pintar to Santiago del la Ribera and are perfect for cycling or a relaxing walk (with pushchairs or wheel chairs) and stop off at one of the many beach side cafés or bars.
The region benefits an average temp of 21C & 320 days of sunshine (average). Murcia is the capital of the region and Its main sights are its cathedral and historic architecture along with lots of modern shops.
Cartagena, with its Roman history, is very much a working seaport, home to the Museo Nacional de Arqueología Marítima and National Marine Archaeology Museum. Walk through the old city with it's narrow cobbled streets that link through to the more open spaces with new modern boutique style shops.
A lovely inland city with a fabulous castle.
Los Alcazares on the Mar Menor has some of the finest beaches on the Costa Calida. The local promenade has numerous bars, cafés and restaurants selling local delicacies. A short walk inland and you are in Los Alcazares town centre.
SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR
This watery setting, combined with the facilities of its marina, means you can experience a diverse range of water sports, such as sailing, scuba diving, kite surfing and windsurfing.
SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA
Santiago De La Ribera has a newly refurbished promenade leading onto sandy beaches with more cafés and restaurants to relax in. You can also enjoy a ferry trip across the Mar Menor to La Manga.
The surrounding area contains the Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar Regional Park, a space where a great many species of migratory birds come to nest. You can also benefit from the therapeutic properties of its mud, especially suitable for treating bone and skin ailments.
At San Javier, just a 20 minute drive away, you will find the Dos Mares shopping mall, which includes a 10 pin bowling alley, cinema and an extensive food hall.
SHOPPING NEAR MURCIA
Towards Murcia, 20 minutes in the other direction is Nueva Condomina and Thader shopping malls which have over 200 shops, including many U.K high street chains. This complex also provides a huge range of restaurants, 10 pin bowling alley, cinema complex and large supermarkets. There is even an IKEA store.
SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
The New Water park (Terra Aqua Murcia) and Animal park (Terra Natura Murcia) provide a wonderful family day out, with something for all ages near to Nueva Condiminia.
Check out their website:
Some more websites for your interest:
www.terramiticapark.com and www.aqualandia.net
The new Real Murcia football stadium is also in this area making it perfect for combining a shopping day with a football game. The team are pushing for promotion this season.
OUT AND ABOUT
The diversity of the landscape, the privileged climate and the cultural and historical richness make Murcia the perfect region to visit and enjoy the outdoors, practise water sports in the Mar Menor, explore its mountains and local wildlife, go hiking, rural tourism... and of course, the many challenging golf courses in the region.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
Hacienda Riquelme is a 5* star golf resort, designed by Jack Nicklaus, set in beautiful surroundings on historical land. The complex boasts a 24 hour gated entrance manned by smart and friendly security guards backed up by CCTV coverage.
You can fine tune your golf game by utilising the excellent practice facilities - driving range, putting, bunker and chipping area situated close to the first tee.
Ample fairways are combined with hard to approach greens, you will find plenty of water hazards along the way, be careful with your approach shots to the green because the bunkers are abundant and ready to complicate your game. The course is long with varied up and down holes that will challenge players of all handicaps. A beautifully designed course surrounded by wild flowers, olive trees and large lakes. You will not be disappointed.
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The ‘town centre’ at Hacienda Riquelme was built around the 19th century Old Manor House (Restoration complete) and hosts a superb club house, supermarket, restaurant, café, bars and access to medical facilities. As the complex has an abundance of safe pools it is a great place for the children and for you. Sit back and relax in the beautiful surroundings of the Hacienda while enjoying the glorious Spanish sun.
The existing services are:
Golf Pro Shop with locker room and shower facilities
Bar-Café with Terrace
Meanwhile the village of Sucina is only a 3 minute drive and has everything you need including several good supermarkets, restaurants and bars, banks and a lovely bakery.
Also as our guest on a Polaris World site you are welcome to use the excellent facilities at the neighbouring Polaris World Resorts at La Torre and El Valle, they are both about a 15 minute drive away and a free shuttle bus is operating from Hacienda Riquelme to all these resorts.
These facilities include - 5 star Intercontinental hotel, several 18 hole golf courses, a great selection of quality restaurants and bars, supermarkets, tennis courts, hair and beauty salon, spa, sauna, steam room, travel agency, healthcare centre.
There is also a local bus service which stops outside the resort and travels to Murcia one way and Sucina and San Pedro Pinator in the other direction.
The railway station in Balsicas allows you to park and ride. You can travel North to Murcia or South to Cartegena. If you want to have an away day then you can travel from Murcia to Valencia, Madrid or even as far as Barcelona on super fast rail links.
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29 Aug 2014
"lovely relaxing holiday"
we have just come back from 2 weeks and 5 days at the apartment and have all had a lovely time. The apartment is fully equipped and had everything we needed including beach towels and great sun loungers for use by the pool and Wi-fi. The nearby pool is great ( one of the best on the site) and the underground car park was a god send to keep the car cool in the heat. Dave who greeted us was really helpful and the whole site is really well presented an maintained. The information provided before we went on holiday was really useful.
All in all, we had a lovely time and will definitely be back
25 Aug 2014
"Our second stay at Ballantines Apartment"
This was our second stay at Ballantines Apartment at Hacienda Riquelme. The apartment is very comfortable - 'home from home', and with easy access to the swimming pool. David Ballantine (the Owner) is very efficient with the booking process, and answers any queries promptly. Hacienda Riquelme is a lovely resort, very relaxing, clean and secure, and within easy reach of all the local amenities. I would highly recommend renting this apartment!
12 Aug 2014
"Golf and amenities were very good."
The apartment was situated on a quiet resort and close to the swimming pool and golf courses which the men in the party took advantage of. We used the restaurant on site mainly and there was a variety of well cooked food.
We liked the location best as it was only 20 minutes from the airport.
12 Aug 2014
We had a very good dialog by e-mail with the owner of the appartment, and allthough it was his first time renting out to Danish people, everything went smoothly :-)And we got really much information f… More
3 Sep 2013
"Great relaxing family break"
The apartment, complex and whole site was clean, comfortable and very friendly. The staff at the two on-site restaurants were very friendly and catered for all of our needs. There was great views across the golf course from our apartment and with two young children (aged 5 & 10) the close proximity of the swimming pool is a real plus.
15 Aug 2013
"A lovely, clean and well equipped apartment in a great location."
This apartment is very well maintained, clean and equipped to a high standard. It is within very close proximity to the swimming pool which is great for children. The resort itself is also maintained to a high standard and is very secure. The resort restaurant is very good, and entertainment is provided in the resort Town Centre in high season. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday, with great weather and lovely surroundings, I would highly recommend staying at this apartment.
22 Jul 2013
"Fantastic, relaxing second trip to hacienda riquelme in a great apartment"
This was our third trip to the very secure hacienda riquelme golf resort and our second time staying at the Ballantine,s apartment . Once again we returned to a very clean well maintained and well equipped apartment ,meters away from a large pool surrounded byvery good amenities including 2 restaurants,1 well equiped supermarket outside gym, tennis courts and of course golf course and associated facilities . Mr ballantine was again very helpful with updated resort and surrounding area information and key holders are nearby if any problems arise . The hacienda would suit families aswell as golfers and again my family enjoyed a very relaxing holiday . The trips to the supermarket were made much easier this time with a rented car . Will certainily book again !!!
13 Aug 2012
"peaceful ,relaxing all you need holiday"
Stayed in the apartment august 2012 with my husband and 2 children . Apartment is well equiped, clean everything you have at home but the weather is better . Apartment is well situated near a big pool and has its own loungers . The resort is well suited for families and golfers . It has a well equiped supermarket , restaurant /bar on site if you dont have a car , although a car would be handy for the many trips to the supermarket and surrounding towns and beaches . This was my second trip to hacienda although in a different part of the complex and meet all my expectations again .mr ballantine was extremely helpful with travel arrangements and we made use of the meet and great service . overall we had agreat break at the hacienda again.
11 Aug 2012
Stayed in June, the most lovely apartment with everything you could possibly need. Being a ground floor meant you have a lovely terrace and garden area and is only seconds from a fab pool area, which we had almost to ourselves. The owners even provide loungers to take to the pool. Hubby really enjoyed the golf, I drove buggy as not a golfer! I would recommend a car as its a drive to most places although it is possible to walk to village where there are some lovely restaurants. The hacienda has a great atmosphere you can eat drink and join in quiz etc. The owners have lots of information about the area and things to do in the apartment so whether you play golf or not I would highly recommend staying here, we will definitely be returning.
8 Dec 2011
"Relaxing away from it all"
Had another great stay on our 2nd visit to this appartment. The appt has everything you need, well equipped and comfortable. Nice decor and a home from home feel. There is a pool about 30m away which is a nice size although a little cold at the end of october but most of us managed a swim. The complex has a nice restaurant and bar where the food is very good although a little pricy but the portions are large (a little tip share starters as they are enormous). A car is neccesary to get round and visit places and the beach but youy could just as easily stock up at the supermarket take a few books and chill!_
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