About the home
Included in the price at a glance - professional meet and greet, arrival/departure clean, welcome pack, all linen including beach towels, 24/7 WIFI, services, cot/highchair, guest bed, travel guide.
See special reductions for long stays between October and March.
The stunning cove of La Azohia is considered by many to be the most beautiful location on the Costa Calida, tucked beneath mountains and enjoying a unique micro climate with crystal clear, warm shallow waters. Come and visit this idyllic traditional fishing village, a rare find in this day and age, for a taste of real Spain at its best.
Occupying a front line open position in a quiet location on the most southerly corner on what is already one of the most sought after developments on the Costa Calida, El Mirador offers glorious, uninterrupted views towards the sea to the south and west. Being on an end, it is surrounded on three sides by fully tiled, spacious terraces covering a huge 120 sq metres including a south facing front terrace with open sea views and a fantastic, huge raised south/west facing sun deck again with stunning views and a superb tiled stone traditional chimney BBQ with matching table and benches seating up to 10. Additionally there is a private parking space immediately outside. Being arranged on one floor in a convenient apartment-style layout, with easy access up just six split steps, the property is particularly suitable for those with grandparents or toddlers in buggies.
El Mirador is quite unique amongst lower properties with the feel of a 'bungalow' rather than an apartment.. Not only does it offer the convenience of being able to 'spread' outside on one level but it has great privacy being elevated on an open corner which affords it better views than those of many upper properties. Since we own both El Mirador and La Casita above, both managed by the same agent, guests in both can be assured of no noise disturbance.
Furnished to the highest of standards with leather seating and top quality beds, your comfort is assured - many a holiday has been spoiled by an uncomfortable bed! All curtains and bedspreads are hand made by the owner from quality cottons and linens to give a luxurious, warm feel - a real holiday 'home' in the sun. You are provided with everything you could want and babies are fully catered for with free use of a cot, highchair and lots more.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Azohia, 300m|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The property has full ducted air conditioning/heating with the addition of ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Other extras include digital/freeview TV and an upgraded water heater (double the standard size supplied) which is essential for full occupancy.
Lounge/diner - 6 seater blue leather corner seating with soft throws/cushions, 3 metre solid wood mural unit housing TV, DVD, music centre, PS2 with games, books, board games, clock etc, dining for 6.
Kitchen - modern with everything you could need including full cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, high spin (1200 rpm) washer, crockery/cutlery for 6. Upgraded water heater - 100 litre.
Master bedroom - top quality English king size bed, bedside tables/lamps, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, beautiful co-ordinating upholstered bedroom fittings/furnishings, hairdryer, large wall mirror, alarm clock, free safe. Open sea view.
En-suite bathroom - bath with safety grab bar and shower over, basin with lighted mirror /shelf over, loo, shaver point, quality chrome accessories, toiletries trolley, towel rack/rail, bathroom scales.
Bedroom 2 - top quality beds with option of two singles or one king, wardrobe, bedside tables/lamps, chest of drawers, beautiful co-ordinating upholstered fittings/furnishings.
Bedroom 3 - top quality double bed, bedside table with drawer and lamp, built-in wardrobe with hanging garment store, vanity mirror with shelf, chair, again lovely co-ordinating furnishings etc.
Bathroom - shower cubicle (700mm), basin with mirror over, loo, shaver point, quality accessories.
Children - free use of travel cot, highchair, bottle steriliser, potty, safety bath mat, changing mat, box of toys.
Miscellaneous - wash basket, pegs, iron, ironing board, first aid kit, sewing box, fire extinguisher & blanket., full range of BBQ equipment.
We feel that in order to enjoy a property at its best it should not be unreasonably over-filled with people and that bedrooms are for sleeping in and lounges for living in! For this reason there are no sofa beds - that referred to above is a foam guest bed for use in the master bedroom which will accommodate a child or young adult and which is available at our discretion depending on your party make up.
Further details outdoors:
The large front terrace off the lounge is elevated making it very private. It is south west facing and has wonderful uninterrupted views towards the sea. This is a lovely outdoor space at any time of day with a sturdy commercial grade picnic bench set that easily accommodates 6. The back terrace, accessed from the kitchen as well as from outside is ideal for drying washing out of public view. From here there is a path leading to the pool, just 30 yards or so away - an ideal distance away for convenience without being bothered by pool noise.
Without doubt the best feature of all must be the fantastic raised BBQ and sun terrace. It is huge at around 30 feet long by 11 feet wide and has a stunning stone/tiled traditional chimney BBQ, a matching stone table with four benches which will accommodate up to 10, & four quality sun loungers. This is again a private space with westerly views towards the sea.
Our aim is to provide you with everything you could need to make your stay with us a memorable one.
Included in the price:
* Welcome pack of water, milk, sugar and tea.
* Arrival/departure clean
* Bed linen and towels (including large velour beach towels and English tea cloths/kitchen towels)
* Extensive range of sundries - washing up liquid, dishcloth/scourer, kitchen towel, foil, cling film etc
* Electricity costs**
* Digital/Freeview TV
* 24/7 WIFI
* Free safe
* Professional English support throughout your stay
* Free meet and greet service/advice on local facilities etc
* Free use of cot with bedding and highchair, microwave bottle steriliser, changing mat, bath safety mat
* Free use of guest bed with bedding
* Comprehensive info pack including colour brochure and your own Murcia Travel guide
* Free use of pool
* Private parking space
** A pre-paid system is installed for use of air conditioning/heating to include a credit for normal use in order to avoid excessive and unnecessary use.
Additional Services (paid locally):
Extra cleaning and linen requirements
The minimum rental period is usually one week with additional part weeks being considered (eg 8 - 13 nights). Shorter stays may be considered out of season or where there are gaps in the calendar. In high season we try to be as flexible as possible on arrival/departure dates depending on existing bookings. £100 per week deposit on booking, balance 8 weeks prior to departure. A damages deposit of £150 will be paid with the balance but repaid after the holiday when the property has been checked less any deductions. The deposit/balance will be refunded in the event of cancellation if we obtain another booking up to the amount received for the same days of your booking less any expenses incurred. Full insurance must be taken out - read small print if engaging in sports. Access is officially from 4pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure but some flexibility may be possible. Only the guests specified on the booking form will be permitted to stay and beds made up accordingly. If you wish to change the party details after booking we must be notified prior to departure. Oldest guest must be over 30 years. Maximum number of children allowed under age of 16 is four unless otherwise agreed. Strictly no pets allowed.
The Costa Calida region
When heading South from the great stretches of beach around the Mar Menor lagoon, the coastline becomes increasingly mountainous with just occasional isolated coves and once south of Cartagena the scenery becomes ever more stunning. Half way between Cartagena and the now bustling resort of Puerto Mazarron there is a turning off the main road to the beautiful fishing village of La Azohia, at the most easterly point of the Gulf of Mazarron. The mountains finally recede behind a promontory at Cabo Tinoso, giving way again to vast stretches of beach which go all the way to Puerto Mazarron and beyond. The village is in a truly beautiful location, still closely bound by a backdrop of dramatic scenery before the gulf deepens further inland, which not only protects it from easterly winds but, perhaps more importantly, from further development.
The La Azohia area
The nearest beach at La Azohia is sandy and the sea gently shelving providing safe, shallow, warm waters with the sand continuing into the sea. There is a beautiful new palm-lined promenade stretching two miles ensuring a memorable evening stroll along the sea front as the sun sets across the bay. Much prized by the Spanish the sea here is considered amongst the clearest in Spain and has been granted blue flag status for many years with the deeper waters at Cabo Tinoso known by divers far and wide for their colourful sea beds and by the local fishermen who still bring in their daily tuna catches to the quaint marina.
El Pinar de San Gines nestles behind lovely mature villas in the exclusive San Gines district of La Azohia on the lower slopes of the mountain, on what was pine forest. It is in an incredibly quiet and peaceful spot yet just a five minute walk through lovely residential avenues to the best part of the seafront and a couple of good restaurants, with several more along the promenade as well as a small but well-stocked supermarket. It was the first (and is likely to be the only) development of its kind to be allowed here and is built in traditional Andalucian ‘pueblo’ style in order to be totally in keeping with the surroundings – with winding paths, lovely private gardens and communal swimming pools. The development itself is already taking on the air of a village within a village and proving very popular with families as children can play safely.
Seasonal seafront facilities spread along the whole of La Azohia cove include water sports, showers, snack bars and a children's play area. There are several professional scuba diving schools by the marina with contact details available for guests wishing to pre-book courses. The area is well known for excellent fishing and come early evening you will see the locals unwinding awaiting a catch on the beaches of Isla Plana, the next village which adjoins La Azohia. There are ten good restaurants/bars in La Azohia itself, more in Isla Plana and extensive facilities in the bustling port of Mazarron just ten minutes drive away. Opportunity for wonderful walking is provided in the local hills or the Sierra Espuna natural park inland. Spa facilities are available at the seasonal 4* Azohia Hotel and the internationally renowned spa town of Archena with its fantastic thermal hydrotherapy pools is only around an hour's drive away at the gateway to the beautiful Ricote valley. For cultural excursions the town of Cartagena with its ancient port & Murcia with its magnificent Baroque cathedral should not be missed. Both have El Corte Ingles department stores for those with shopping in mind. A little furthert afield in the north of the region can be found many ancient towns such as Caravaca de la Cruz, one of the five Holy Cities. There are also many colourful markets and fiestas. There are several golf courses nearby including the famous La Manga Club. Our guests are provided with a comprehensive and detailed travel guide to ensure they make the most of this diverse corner of Spain.
How to get there
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Murcia (approximately 40 minutes drive).
Alicante (approx 1 hour 30 minutes drive, mostly motorway.
We have not given details of flights as these seem to constantly change, but Ryanair, Easyjet, Bmibaby and Jet2 operate to one or both airports from many destinations. Details can easily be obtained from online searches.
A new international airport is due to open at Corvera in 2012 which will be less than 30 minutes drive, but details are not yet confirmed.
An excellent all-inclusive car hire firm is www.drivespain.com.
Airport transfers available.
Activities near La Azohia
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
22 Feb 2013
We have just returned from a great month's stay at El Mirador for the third year running. We so much enjoy the comfort and position of this very well equiped apartment all on one level, two... more
16 Nov 2012
The house had everything we needed and was located near to the sea and shops. A nice area to go walking or cycling. In season a nice pool is available although we didn't use it ourselves.
We have booked to go again in 2013.
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am pleased that El Mirador lived up to expectations and that you will be visiting this lovely corner of Spain again.
31 Jan 2012
A beautiful part of spain. Always sunny with safe clean beaches ideal for children of all ages.
The apartment if well equiped and has a huge outside area suitable for barbeques and just relaxing!
Lovely clean swimming pool.
The perfect place for a family holiday.
Thank you for your kind words - I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|3 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||13 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Night|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
£100 per week deposit, balance 8 weeks prior to departure. Discounts & free days may be available depending on season & will be discussed individually. For stays over 2 weeks a price will be calculated with options available as to what linen changes and/or & additional cleaning you require.
Long stay discounts throughout October to March:
1 month - £750
2 months - £675 per month
3 months - £600 per month
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