2-bedroom Penthouse Apartment
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Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our apartment offers you a quiet, relaxing holiday, or a centre for an action-packed break. It has free Wi-Fi Internet access and there is an allocated underground car parking space opposite the lift which takes you direct to the apartment. It is air-conditioned throughout, with radiator central heating for the cooler months - so ideal all year round. La Torre Golf resort offers tennis courts, swimming pools, bicycle hire and an amazing golf course. Spa facilities and a gym are currently only available in high season. La Torre is only 20 minutes' drive from the Mar Menor with its beaches, promenades, and opportunities for sailing, diving, water-skiing and other water sports. There are restaurants on site, and also an amazing variety of options for eating out in the surrounding villages, some of which will deliver food to your door, and others which offer transport to and from the resort. La Torre is also centrally placed just 20 minutes from Murcia city and 30 minutes from the ancient port of Cartagena. The region of Murcia had an abundance of archealogical treasures, historic sites, museums, art and music exhibitions, and picturesque villages. Within short drives you can find local festivals and fiestas, water-parks and zoos. It's also a lovely drive up into the mountains, offering walking, quad-biking, cycling and horse-trekking opportunities. This area really does offer something for everyone - no matter what time of year!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||San Santiago de la Ribera 17 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia San Javier 20 km, Nearest railway: Balsicas 3 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, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), 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|
The lounge is light and airy with comfortable seating for 5 persons. There is an extendable dining table and four chairs. The kitchen is well equipped with a full-size cooker and oven, microwave and dishwasher. A separate laundry area contains a washing machine with 1000 spin speed. We have also supplied a coolbox and cooler packs for those away-day picnics!
The main bedroom has a king-size bed. The second bedroom has two 3 ft singles. The bathroom has a full size bath with shower over, a bidet, WC and washhandbasin. A travel cot and highchair can be hired locally if required (paid for locally).
The whole apartment is kept in tip-top condition and thoroughly cleaned by a local English-speaking couple who manage the apartment for us, and are on hand should you have any problems or enquiries.
A full range of baby and toddler equipment for sleeping, eating, playing and travelling is available through www.kideasenurseryhire.com and can be ordered in advance for delivery on arrival. Please ask us about the size of the bedrooms before ordering children's beds as space is limited.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool complex is landscaped with gardens and flower beds, and contains two large pools with excellent shallow ends for children and a good length for swimming. There is also a small pool which has a low-level jacuzzi action, but is ideal as a separate baby & toddler pool.
The balcony to the front of the lounge is accessed by sliding doors, and double doors off the lounge access a separate sun terrace which runs from front to back of the apartment giving views both south and north. We provide chairs and table on the terrace for al fresco dining, plus two loungers for use on either the balcony or terrace, and two further folding loungers which are lightweight enough to take down to the swimming pool. We also provide 2 folding picnic chairs easy to pack into a car, and a cool box and cooler packs for those away-day picnics! Beach towels are available at €2 each per stay (payable on arrival).
The apartment is situated opposite the club house and driving range. Special owner rates are available to anyone renting the apartment, representing savings on golf fees and other associated costs. The club house has a lounge and tapas bar, with eating areas overlooking the golf course. There is also a bar during the evening, a pool table and entertainment depending on the time of year.
Just minutes from the apartment is the La Torre "town centre" built along the side of the lake. This area provides a choice of bars and restaurants, with a variety of food choices and range of prices. Some restaurants/bars enable you to sit and enjoy a drink or meal overlooking the beautifully landscaped golf course or the lake. There is also a bank and cash machine located in the town centre, plus hair & beauty salon and taxi rank. During the summer months, fiestas and events are organised and although some of the facilities are withdrawn during the winter months the quietness of the resort has its own appeal!
Just a few minutes walk from the apartment is the La Torre 5* Hotel with heated indoor pool, gym, sauna and spa facilities - extra charges apply, and the hotel is not currently open all year round.
Bicycles are available for hire from the supermarket on a daily or weekly basis for both children and adults.
There is a tennis court a short walk from the apartment, which is free to use for occupants of the apartment, and game times can be booked. Tennis lessons are available at certain times of the year.
Please note a one-off charge of 60 Euros is payable on arrival to our keyholders. This charge covers your Meet & Greet at the resort, final cleaning, laundry charge, and the services of the lovely English-speaking couple who look after the apartment for us. They will be able to give you additional information about La Torre and its surroundings, and will be on hand should you have any problems or questions during your stay. There is also a returnable deposit of €50 payable locally for the garage key fob if guests wish to use the allocated parking. There is plenty of road parking available outside the apartment building, but we also have an allocated underground parking space opposite the lift that takes you direct to the apartment.
Payments can be made through Holiday Lettings Payment Protection Plan, or direct to the owner by cheque or bank transfer.
The Murcia region
Being in the southern region of Spain, Murcia offers one of the most pleasant climates in Europe, with mild winters, hot (but not oppressive) summers and an average of 320 sunny days a year. The average hours of sunshine per day range from around 6 hours in winter to a full 12 hours at the height of summer. Inland from the Mar Menor, the area is a prime growing region, with much of its fruit, vegetables and salads heading for the UK!
Rain on the Costa Calida is rare, especially in the summer months - the total annual rainfall averages 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2 1/2 inches) on the coastal plain, although the inland mountainous areas are slightly wetter.
Very much less developed than other regions in Spain, villages hold local fiestas, and the cities of Murcia and Cartegena offer something for everyone with modern facilities and historic areas living cheek by jowl.
The Mar Menor, just 20 minutes from La Torre, has a wide range of water activities, plus easily accessible beaches, which never seem to get too crowded, even in high season.
La Torre Golf Resort
La Torre is built around a 18 hole golf course and is beautifully landscaped with wide boulevards and gardens, and plenty of car-parking spaces by the apartment.
La Torre is a very large resort, so many of its apartments are quite some way from the resort centre & clubhouse, but our spacious apartment is just a few minutes from the centre, the clubhouse, the driving range, the supermarket and the hotel, and overlooks 2 swimming pools, a toddler pool and children's play area - you never need to get in your car!
The large, airy apartment and balcony overlook the pool complex, and the adjacent terrace is dual aspect with views of the pools and also the driving range and golf course.
Just a few minutes walk from the apartment is a large supermarket, offering a home delivery service, which stocks local produce as well as many brands familiar to those from the UK. In the same precinct as the supermarket there is also a newsagent and gift shop, which offers both adult and child bikes for hire.
Adjacent to the lake, and just a stone's throw from the apartment, a resort centre has been built with restaurants, cafes and bars. July and August offers holidaymakers extra entertainment, a children's club, and a bus from the Resort to the beach bar. There is also an impressive 5* hotel on the site, with spa, a conference centre and a large golf clubhouse. The resort centre also has a bank, medical care, hairdressing & beauty salon, and taxi rank.
La Torre is located 20 minutes from the Mar Menor and its amazing beaches and water-sports, and centrally between the cities of Murcia and Cartegena (20 minutes). It is also only 30 minutes from the Sierra Espuna National Park. Murcia is a region rich in history, and it is well worth checking out the Murcia Tourist Board website to discover just how many festivals and events are on offer throughout the year.
As well as if the challenge of the Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole course, staying at La Torre also gives you the opportunity to play at other Polaris World golf courses in the region, with a free bus operating throughout the day. Tee times can be booked from the free telephone in the apartment. You can even hire manual trolleys, electric trolleys or electric buggies.
The golf course offers a natural grass driving range with 20 bays, putting and chipping green and a practice bunker, and golf lessons are available. Staying at our apartment also enables you to take advantage of special owner rates, which represent a considerable saving on normal prices - details and forms to present to the Clubhouse are available in the apartment.
The Mar Menor is the largest lagoon in Europe and has a surface area of 130 sq km and a maximum depth of 8 metres. The crystal clear waters are warm, calm and rich in salts and minerals, in fact the temperature never falls below 18degrees. In certain areas of the Mar Menor the therapeutic clays can be found, these are a favourite with the Spanish tourists, who cover themselves with the clay and then bake in the hot sun. It is said to be good for skin complaints, rheumatism and arthritis etc.
The range of activities on the Mar Menor is enough keep the whole family engaged for weeks:
Beach ... Cycle Hire ... Restaurants ... Quad Bikes ... Go Karts ... Shops ... Sailing ... Supermarkets ... Jet Skis ... Beach Bars ... Casino ... Scuba Diving ... Golf ... Boat trips ... Therapeutic Sands ... Kite Surfing ... Windsurfing ...Walking ... Marina ... Fishing ... Boat Hire ... Car Hire.
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28 Jun 2014
we had a great week at this lovely apartment,I have stayed on La Torre many times before... but the penthouse topped them all!! great views, 2 large terraces, ,located beside club + ,supermarket, top marks from me.
26 Aug 2013
"Fabulous location and beautiful apartment"
Beautiful clean, well equiped and maintained apartment situated in an ideal location minutes walk from the town centre and supermarket. The apartment overlooked the pool and garden area which meant we… More
28 Jun 2013
"1st class all the way!"
We were looking to book last minute and could not have landed any luckier! Professional and friendly service from both owners and local agents. The pictures do not do it justice and the location could not be better. I have rented many private apartments in Spain and this one truly has the WOW factor.
16 Jun 2013
Best apartment ever stayed in in Spain, could not fault it and the owner and housekeepers were both amazing, apartment was immaculate and in a prime position, La Torre is a golf resort and is well mai… More
14 Apr 2013
"A very comfortable and relaxing week"
We had a very relaxing week and it was nice to be able to sit outside on the terrace for a bit of warm winter sunshine.
We did not leave the resort all week and found plenty of places to eat and a well stocked and inexpensive supermarket all within a five minutes walk from the apartment.
The apartment was spotlessly clean, fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard.
For someone wishing to explore the region a hire car would be essential but as we were there just to read and "chill out" we arranged to be met and returned to the local airport.
I would unhesitatingly recommend this apartment to friends and family.
We enjoyed it so much that we have booked the owners other apartment at La Manga during October.
20 Jan 2013
This apartment had everything that we required.It was very clean and well equipped.The apartment was located close to the club house and restaurants. It had a large lounge/dinning area and two large… More
10 Sep 2012
"If Carlsberg done Penthouses in La Torre......!"
Booked Ann's penthouse for 4 weeks in July and was not disappointed. Argueably the best location in La Torre - close to all amenities such as supermarket, clubhouse, town centre (restaurants and bars) and 2 well kept pools. Ann's pre holiday correspondence was both informative and well timetabled. The apartment itself was in very good order. It contained everything that you would expect and indeed needed to enjoy a home from home holiday. Beds were very comfortable and all linen was in good order. The extra patio space was useful for drying any laundry. The importance of air conditioning units in the living room and each of the 2 bedrooms should not be undervalued. The free wifi a must in this day and age!
All in all an extremely good choice of apartment and would recommend.
17 Jul 2012
"Excellent location for golf; only a short drive to the sea."
Very easy to book and organise. The airport was only 25min drive from the apartment and the reception was excellent - with the caretaker meeting us and taking us through all the arrangements, local amenities, etc.
The apartment was very comfortable and I particularly like the verandas which wrapped around 2 sides giving access to sun, or shade, all day. The 2 bedrooms had space for 4 people, the lounge spacious and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, etc.
We went outside school holidays and the resort was peaceful - ideal for us.
There is a local hotel with a gym which you can pay for, but not worth it - it has no outside windows and felt confined.
Local supermarket has most of what you need and more extensive shopping is only 20min away.
Overall, a great stay - we'll be going back.
2 Jul 2012
"Nice apartment with good facilities"
The apartment has everything you need, although a little on the small side it's has plenty of space for a couple or a small family. Apartment terraces are spacious and provide sun all day, there … More
1 Aug 2011
The penthouse is situated in an ideal location, close to the main square and supermarket. It over looks two very well kept pools, that our kids were still using at 10pm in the evening. It has the lux of Full Air Con and is well equipped. The owners were really helpful and made my booking really easy.
We would certainly recommend the apartment and consider going back, unfortunately the Tapas bar in the square was closed and there was no kids entertainment like our last visit.
The weather was 33c daily with almost constant sunshine, La torre has a constant breeze that takes the edge off that heat and makes it nice.
If there was anything that I would add to the apartment! it would be a BBQ, but otherwise a great break with very helpful caretakers on site.
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