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Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Luxurious 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Penthouse apartment on sought-after PHASE 2 of the exclusive Roda Golf and Beach Resort. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Extensive private roof solarium with sun loungers and tropical plants. Large table and chairs for al-fresco dining. The bedrooms can be changed to suit your needs, 1 x double and 2 x singles (flexibility to change to 4 x singles).
Roda Golf & Beach Resort: Offers a spectacular 18-hole, par 72 golf course and is the first PGA Academy outside the UK - run by the De Vere Group. With beautiful landscaped areas, multiple communal pools and a wide range of services offering its residents all the comforts and facilities to provide the perfect holiday. The many communal pools and gardens make it a lovely place to relax and enjoy your holiday.
Convenience store located within 5 minute walk for groceries, papers and essentials, Stroll slightly further to get to Golf Club House for bar, restaurants and night club.
A gentle stroll to the local town and the Mar Menor where you will find a white sandy beach that stretches for almost 5 miles. Numerous bars and restaurants available along the adjacent promenade to sit back, relax and soak in the atmosphere.
The resort has excellent security providing a 24 hour service. The exclusive Roda Beach Club is located on La Manga de Mar Menor. This can be reached by private water taxi and additional charges apply.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||LOS NAREJOS 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: MURCIA - SAN JAVIER 3 km, Nearest railway: CARTAGENA 25 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details outdoors|
Step through the lounge patio doors to the covered terrace area overlooking the gardens and pool area with a staircase leading up onto the roof solarium/terrace.
Extensive private sun roof terrace with sun loungers and table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Views stretching out over the Mar Menor and local mountains.
PGA Golf academy
Bikes for rental available locally
Water sports available locally
Arrival is after 3pm and checkout is by 12 noon.
Early arrival and Late checkout may be available on request subject to booking schedule.
Minimum booking: 4 days and 3 nights.
Additional days possible (subject to availability at time of booking).
WELCOME PACK: Available on request at additional charge.
Pre-book tee-off times before arriving.
The Costa Calida region
Murcia region often known as The Costa Calida extends along 250 kilometres (155 miles) of coastline and is blessed with 320 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 17 degrees centigrade (63ºF). In comparison to the rest of Spain this is a relatively under developed region and therefore popular with the Spanish. Now it is becoming more popular with British visitors.
The Mar Menor - a vast lagoon is a feature of the region offering all the the usual sports and leisure facilities with an extensive beach and promenade. Numerous golf courses are available including the PGA academy at Roda. The area is famous for its public mud baths renowned for its healing powers for aches and pains of arthritis and rheumatism.
The exquisite Mediterranean cuisine that combines fish and seafood with fresh garden produce, from the locality provides a variety of surprise for any palate. The area brings a fantastic mix of Spanish history in the mountains and local cities of Cartegena and Murcia which offer enthralling days out for all.
ON RODA GOLF
For refreshments and food visit the Golf Clubhouse - a brand new state of the art home for the PGA with comforting facilities.
The local village is 5 minutes behind the Roda Golf resort with a handful of small shops and a few coffee bars within easy reach for the basic groceries. Before you reach Roda village there is a small local coffee shop for a quick refreshment.
A small cluster of restaurants and bars along from the Tourist Information Centre. The pick amongst the crop is the elegant and sophisticated Romblemar restaurant. - renowned for its excellence and a favourite for the local business community. For a treat select a fresh lobster from the table before it escapes!
This lovely local pedestrian square merges the visiting Spanish and english tourists together to create a vibrant atmosphere. The many restaurants, bars, tapas and coffee shops offer a diverse variety of cuisines, flavours and smells. With many open to the early hours, there is plenty for all ages. Local banks & cash points are available here along with a local supermarket. Just beyond the square lays the beach front and promenade - ideal to walk off the calories at a gentle stroll. Bikes are also available for hire from here.
A water sport centre for school children offering courses in many water sports is situated 5 minutes along the beach from here.
Los Alcazares is a famous get away for the wealthy Spanish who head down from Madrid for the summer months. Beautiful 'Blue Flag' beaches, a palm lined promenade, beach bars, restaurants, tapas bars, shops, water sports, markets, and amenities, make it the Ideal location for the perfect holiday.
The civic centre and the church square in the centre of the town creates a natural community meeting area. The annual carnival takes place in February and there is a Festival of theatre, music and dance in August. In amongst that try to visit the civic centre that often hosts a mix of different art exhibitions.
For the more active the marina is situated just behind the square, where it is possible charter yachts and other boats for fishing, snorkelling, sailing or just cruising in the lagoon or out to sea.
Local sports facilities include a public swimming pool, sports centre and footbal ground - ideal for the off peak season.
SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA
A traditional Spanish seaside town lined by tall palm trees. Yet another wonderful Blue Flag beach with an extensive promenade lined with numerous restaurants. Here you will find the Sea Taxi that takes you to the exclusive Roda Beach Club. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars on the beach to pass the afternoons away.
For those who can't resist a shop visit the local out of town shopping centre (Dos Mares) for retail therapy - before you reach the town. For those less interested, join the many others relaxing in the bars or restaurants floating on the lagoon. Sit back in the sun, with a gentle cooling breeze and enjoy the lazy surroundings whilst sampling the local wine, tapas and fish at a leisurely pace.
LO PAGAN AND THE THERAPEUTIC MUD BATHS
Lo Pagan situated a little further north on the Mar Menor attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to its famous open-air mud baths - known as Las charcas de las Salinas. They are recommended for all types of skin and rheumatic ailments. It is advisable to combine these mud baths with the waters from the Mar Menor, which have therapeutic properties due to the high content of mineral salts and iodine. Everybody who visits the region should at least visit, enter the public mud baths and just try it once. In addition Lo Pagan has various tranquil beaches, ideal for boating and swimming.
THE REGIONAL PARK OF SALINAS AND SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR:
The most important wetlands in the region of Murcia. Here large salt lakes act as a stop over for the flocks of Pink Flamingo's here each year on their journey to North Africa at the end of the summer.
Head South for about 25kms and you will find Cartegena - Spain's oldest port. It is still a major maritime port with both commerce and the military - hosting the Spanish navy yards. This historical city was founded in 227BC and the multitude of civilisations have left their mark on the city as numerous archaeological sites and museums testify. It contains many Roman ruins and an archaeological treasure including the Roman Theatre, discovered in 1987, and is still undergoing excavation today.
In amongst this are the Art Nouveau buildings, including the majestic Ayuntamiento (town hall) and interesting museums are a reflection of the importance and prosperity of this harbour city steeped in 3,000 years of history.
There is plenty to do here for all. If you take the open top bus tour to get to see the city and then you can select what you wish to see. Visit the open markets, see the museums, wander around the university, view the roman ruins, see how the modern buildings are blended into the traditional fort walls, browse through the Spanish fashion stores, take a tour of the naval yards, see the oldest submarine or just sit back in one of the many tapas bars that spill down from the city centre down to the harbour.
For the adventurous walk up the hills to the side of the city and look back over the panoramic views of this natural harbour with the historic city built enclaved in its beauty.
If you have a chance go to the bullring and watch the famous Spanish bullfight.
The regions capital city is around 40 minutes inland by car. This vibrant city, founded by the moors in 825AD is on the river Segura and boasts a beautiful Cathedral, University, Botanic Gardens, Museums and other historic buildings around its narrow maze of lanes. Careful not to get lost!
Visit the casino that is open to the general public. The commissionaire will let you look around. Visit the designer shops in Calles Trapaeria and Plateria and visit El Corte Ingles (Spains Selfridges).
There is great nightlife and numerous restaurants. It's an extremely enjoyable place to be especially during the festivals and carnivals.
LA MANGA STRIP
On the far side of the Mar Menor lagoon is a narrow strip (some places less than 100 metres wide) that is 14 miles long (22 kilometres) known as La Manga. Here you can walk from one side to the other strip and move from the Mar Menor beaches onto the Mediterranean Sea.
Its sandy beaches and clear waters have made it one of the highest regarded tourist resorts on the Mediterranean, offering excellent water sport facilities, including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and scuba diving.
As you approach the top end of La Manga you will pass the Marina and see a number of exclusive large mansions and villas. This is where you will find the Roda Beach Club, with a pool, jacuzzi, bar, restaurant and water sports. You can reach it by car or take the water taxi from the apartment at Roda Golf Club.
CABO DE PALOS
Where La Manga links to the mainland you will see the famous lighthouse overlooking its quaint harbour.There are plenty of bars and restaurants with magnificent panoramic views to saviour as you sample the freshly landed fish. Under the sea there are realms of colourful fish in this Marine Reserve. Divers love it for the variety of marine life entangled with the many wrecks. On Sundays there is a local market to pick up some bargains.
THE REGIONAL PARK OF CALBLANQUE
Calblanque is situated along from Cabo De Palos. This part of the Murcian coast still preserves all of its natural beauty, with arid mountains and rugged cliffs, dunes, long sandy beaches and an intensely Blue sea. This nature haven can be visited on foot, by bicycle or horseback, and is home to interesting vegetation and birds. There are many secluded beaches hidden in this area.
La Manga's nearest town, where the rich and famous are frequently spotted dining out at one of the many local restaurants or tapas bars. Try out restaurant Romblemar - where all the local Spanish eat and select fresh fish from the table.
La Union was a mining town for the Carthaginians and Romans shipped throughout the entire empire. In the 19th century the silver rush attracted new found wealth to La Union. The prosperity during this period is reflected in a number of Art Nouveau buildings in the centre of the town, such as the Casa Del Pinon. Well worth a visit.
Huddled around the ruins of its castle, Lorca offers a busy and lively place all year around. Its Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations are the most lavish in Murcia. Lorca retains many beautiful buildings such as the Colegiate Church of San Patricio. This town plays host to numerous events including the Lorca Rock Festival featuring bands such as Iron Maiden.
ON SITE AT RODA GOLF
Numerous swimming pools spread around the many gardens give ample space to relax. The club house is within a few minutes walk offering a relaxing bar and restaurant – La Higuera - for those who wishing to stay on site.
LOCAL VILLAGES OF RODA AND DOLORES
Roda the local village is a couple of hundred metres up the road and offers a few small shops where you can join the locals, have a coffee and pick up some bread and snacks. A further mile down the road hading inland – you’ll find the local town of Dolores with a range of shops and small restaurants. A pharmacy is available here.
OASIS AND EL BALNEIRO
These are two entertainment leading to Los Alcazares. The areas of Oasis and El Balneario Square are both within walking distance and before you reach the beaches of the Mar Menor. They feature a range of bars, cafes and restaurants catering for the Spanish and English. They offer something for everybody from traditional English, Tapas, Chinese, Indian, your local Irish pub through to the up market brasserie. Try Angelas pizza for a good value meal run by a local Spanish family or Romblemar where you can pick your lobster as you saviour some of the best Spanish wines. It is a few minute walk from here onto the promenade that runs around the miles of Mar Menor beaches.
The local commercial centre features lots of lanes with a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes. These lanes all lead towards the central square and church where the locals meet late into the night. Most restaurants are relatively quiet until nine or ten at night, when the families are out to eat.
For those new to the area it appears very relaxed as it is spread out around the Mar Menor which is a natural Lagoon with 5 miles of sandy beach. However hidden behind this mirage there is an extensive range of activities and sports for all to do.
The best and most relaxing way to explore, take in the views of the area and savour the many café bars along the promenade is to rent a bike. Phone up and have it delivered to the apartment! Alternatively rent it from El Balneiro Square. Book before you go by calling Peter on
The exclusive Roda Beach Club is available to those looking to have privacy away from the crowds in the peak summer months. It is a water taxi ride away to the remote part of the Mar Menor Strip. With its own pool and restaurant it offers views out to the Med. A number of water sports are available here.
As you would expect there are many sports available on the beach front. The Mar Menor is one of the best places to sail in Spain. The eliminators for the Admirals cup took place in 2007, finishing at the Mar Menor. The local Nautical School offers courses in Kayaking, Diving and Sailing. For the more experienced seafarers yachts are or hire at the marina in Los Alcazares or for the less active you can hire a cruiser for the day. Charter “Muffy” for the day. Play with the family in the lagoon before you fish and catch your own dinner!
Windsurfing and Kite-boarding is available on the local beach at Los Narejos for those who really want a challenge! Even if you do not want to have a go, you can sit on the seafront in a café and watch them fly by.
For diving enthusiasts, the Hormigas Islands near Cabo de Palos have been declared a Marine Reserve due to their exceptional beauty and the conservation of the sea floor.Divers see it as Spain's premier dive sites due to the large number of shipwrecks from the rocky waters around the area.
For those less ambitious it is possible to snorkel within the gentle confines of the Mar Menor near to the shallow beaches.
Underwater caves are located between Cartegena and La Azohia, with large underwater vaults and galleries. Maps of the caves should be used since some are several kilometres long with maze like galleries.
MOUNTAINS AND HILLSIDE
The old roads used by miners and fishermen along the coast between Cabo de Palos and Cartegena provide impressive landscapes and splendid countryside for hiking, mountain biking or horse riding.
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9 Apr 2014
"Fabulous, laid back and relaxing week!"
We travelled as a family to Hibisco and needed a chilled week in the sunshine and that is what we got!Easy flight and quick transfer to the apartment. We did hire a car as we wanted to visit the local… More
4 Apr 2014
"Fabulous Time for all the family."
If you want to wind down in luxury, enjoy the sun in comfort and have something for all the family this is the place to go.What a wonderful holiday we have had at Roda. We were met by Greame the agent… More
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