Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with its own private pool has been furnished in a comfortable and modern style making it your ideal "home away from home." Located on one of the best Golf & Leisure Resorts in Spain there are a variety of leisure and sporting activities available on resort as well as an excellent choice of bars & restaurants and a well stocked supermarket all within easy walking distance.
The resort and villa are located just 10 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from historic Roman Port city of Cartagena, 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from two excellent out of town indoor shopping centres. In short it is the ideal villa and location whatever you enjoy doing on holiday.
The large open plan lounge/dining room has one 2 seater and one 3 seater sofas and a dining table and 6 chairs which extends to seat up to 6 people. There is a flat screen and a choice of UK Channels available including BBC1,2,3, ITV 1,2,3, and various UK Kids, Film, Entertainment, Music and News Channels. There is also a DVD Player and Free WIFI installed at the Villa.
The property has 3 bedrooms all with large built in double wardrobes, radiators and independent air-conditioning units which offer both hot and cold air options. All 3 bedrooms are located on the first floor of the villa. There is a large double bed in the master suite and 2 single beds in each of the other 2 bedrooms. All towels and linen, including quilts for the winter months are provided.
The villa has 3 bathrooms. The main family bathroom has a small bath with shower over, there is an en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom and a separate shower room located on the ground floor.
The separate kitchen is fitted out with modern appliances throughout. There is a microwave, electric cooker, hob and hood, large larder style fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The kitchen is also fully equipped with kettle, toaster, all pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, glasses and crockery.
From the lounge there are sliding patio doors which provide access to the large covered dining terrace where there is a table with seating for up to 6 people, ideal for al fresco dining or a family barbecue on the warm summer evenings.
The villa has its very own private fenced in rear garden with a fully tiled solarium and swimming pool! There are 4 sun loungers provided for your use.
There is also access to a further private solarium on the first floor ideal for enjoying a morning coffee in the sun or a moonlit glass of wine in the evening.
The property is located on a quiet, one-way avenue away from the main resort access roads and there is a small green park area with benches 50 yards from the front door. Across the main road at the other side of this park lies a children's play park with a climbing frame, tubular slide, see saws and plenty of sand! The park is overlooking the 8 floodlit padel tennis courts and brand new air-conditioned gym with state of the art fitness equipment and LCD TV screens. There is another children's play park a little further round which has slides, frames, see-saws and swings. In addition there are plenty of open green areas ideal for a family game of cricket or football.
The property is ideally located in a quite and peaceful residential area between the Town Centre and the El Boulevard areas of the resort. At the Resort Town Centre you will find the supermarket, communal pool with bar and changing areas, the hairdressers, resort management offices, El Olivo Pool Bar, Steakhouse Restaurant, kids club , Fontana Italian Restaurant, a floodlit tennis court, taxi rank and the bus stop for the free shuttle to the beach and shopping centres (and back!). This free service runs 5 or 6 times a day from late May to September and there is also a public bus stop just outside the resort entrance. In addition there is the Clover Irish Bar, Lobby Bar, The Nomad Restaurant and the Hotel Poolside Bar where they have kids discos and live family entertainment most nights during summer. The 5 Star Intercontinental Hotel with Spa, Spikes Bar and Clubhouse are also located in this area.
"El Boulevard" is a long promenade of shops, bars, offices and restaurants located just outside the resort gates. Here you will find: Triana Andalucian Restaurant, Alabama Restaurant, La Perla Negra Pub, Bombay Dreams Indian Restaurant, Flavour Restaurant & Bar, Route 66 American Diner and Sports Bar, Mombasa Cafe & Rock Cafe (Nightclub and late bar). There are also a few shops & offices and a bank with a 24 hour cash machine. All the bars and restaurants on resort are modern, stylish and family friendly.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mar Menor 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murica (MJV) 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|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, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Costa Calida region
The Costa Calida region
The Costa Calida region
Murcia is the perfect place to enjoy either an energetic holiday or to relax and unwind away from it all. Or both!
The city after which the region was named was founded in 831 and lies in the middle of the valley through which the River Segura flows. It is a large, bustling, cosmopolitan city with a stunning cathedral at its heart, and a maze of side streets and plazas around it, dotted with cafés, restaurants, tapas bars and independent shops - as well as the bigger designer names.
The region of Murcia has the added attraction of 'two seas', the Mar Menor or Small Sea, and the Mar Mayor (the Mediterranean). The Mediterranean has endless beaches of white sand, cristal clear water, magnificent cliffs, lively ports and picturesque coves. The Mar Menor was originally an open bay but is now a large coastal lake of warm seawater measuring around 170km. Both the Med and the Mar Menor are perfect locations for swimming; fishing sailing: water skiing and scuba diving.
The area has a magnificent climate with over 315 days of sunshine and winter temperatures with an average of 18C. It is famous for the three Championship Golf Courses of La Manga Club, but there are now 12 further courses in the area offering a fabulous opportunity for the keen golfer.
Inland offers conservation areas with a wide range of bird life, the opportunity to go horse riding, cycling, walking, climbing trekking and the chance to savour the rural sights and enjoy peaceful rural accommodation. This area is an historical adventure with cave dwellings and paintings, incredible architecture and plenty of local museums.
There are two airports, San Javier which is situated on the north shore of the Mar Menor and the El Altet airport at Alicante which is approximately 90km north of Murcia. There is a third airport due to open in 2013 which will further open up the region and make flights more frequent and cheaper.
Nestling between the Costa Blanca and Andalucía, the Costa Cálida is one of the least known and most unspoilt areas of Spain - guaranteed to give you a taste of 'real Spain'. With over 315 days of sunshine every year, it is little wonder that they named it the warm coast, and the unspoilt inland waters of the Mar Menor - the largest natural lagoon in Europe - offer safe and warm water for bathing all year round.
Take time to enjoy the lifestyle of the Mar Menor and Costa Calida. There are stretches of unspoilt beaches and bustling bars and restaurants where you can enjoy fantastic seafood, meats, fruits, cheeses, and rice from around the region at very reasonable prices. Not to mention the wines … visit the local bodegas (wine cellars) and get a real taste of Spain.
If you prefer to shop, the metropolitan cities of Murcia and Cartagena and the busy seaside towns of Los Alcazares, Santiago de la Ribera and San Pedro del Pinatar have excellent shopping centres. There are daily markets in the towns and villages throughout the region. One of the largest and best markets of all is the Sunday market at Cabo de Palos: here you will find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to leather goods and everything in between.
If you are looking for a more sporting holiday, golf, of course, is key in Murcia, as well as water sports, such as wind surfing, kite surfing and jet skiing. Visit one of the many equestrian centres for a riding lesson through the stunning countryside and along the beaches of the Mediterranean. Less than an hour from the coast, and you can enjoy year-round hill-walking in the Sierra Espuña - with well-marked network of paths for all levels of walker. The region also boasts a network of naturally-heated spas where you can relax and recuperate weary limbs and joints.
Situated beside the tranquil Mar Menor, only 6m above sea level and with a beach which extends 7km the length of the town. The town has a large, buzzing market on a Tuesday morning very close to the newly restored Town Hall or Ayuntamiento.
There are a wide range of facilities available in Los Alcazares, in addition to water sports, an ancient spa which has been recently fully restored. The land around is flat for ideal for horse riding or cycling and exploring the landscape.
Taken from the Arabic word Al Kazar meaning Castle, from the Moorish invasion of the area in the 8th century because of the number of castles and palaces they saw around the area.
The area was originally populated by the Romans who built spas in order to take advantage of the therapeutic properties of the waters of the Mar Menor. Over time it became a custom to take the “Novenarios” or nine baths here.
At the beginning of the 20th century the local people of Murcia began to use the Mar Menor as a holiday resort area. Los Alcazares is half way along the inland coast of the Mar Menor so easily accessible from surrounding villages and towns and it has been a busy bustling fishing port for centuries.
Places and monuments of note include Torre del Rami, an Arab fortress that was later used by the Spanish to keep a look out for any pirates that came into the Mar Menor. The bronze monument on the Espejo (mirror) beach is dedicated to the fishermen, who have provided the main stay of the economy over the past centuries.
Carnival celebrates the end of winter and jointly with San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar is known as the Carnival of the Mar Menor. A fiesta is held in honour of the Virgin del Carmen during the second half of July and on 15th August there is a procession that takes place on both land and sea for the towns patron saint, Virgin de Ascension.
Mar Menor Golf Resort
The Mar Menor Golf Resort area
Mar Menor Golf Resort
The Superb 5 Star Mar Menor Golf Resort with its distinctive pastel coloured Floridian style villas & contemporary apartments, designed by the famed architect Melvin Villareal, was the first, and is the flagship of the 6 luxurious Polaris World golf & holiday resorts based in Murcia. Its tree lined avenues, beautifully landscaped gardens and communal plazas with colourfully lit fountains, give this stunning resort a stylish, relaxed and welcoming feel. Located only 4km away, it is also the closest to the golden sandy beaches and the warm shallow waters of the Mar Menor, and the cosmopolitan seaside town of Los Alcazares, with its modern bars, stylish boutiques and superb choice of first class international restaurants.
Although the central location make it a perfect base for venturing out and exploring the local area, the quantity & variety of leisure facilities available on resort mean that there is also plenty to do if you'd prefer not to. The Mar Menor Golf Resort has a challenging Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course with practice range, a 5 Star Intercontinental Hotel with a luxurious Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, 4 bars and a restaurant. The resort town centre has another communal pool with its own restaurant and bar, a beauty centre, a supermarket, a tennis court, a gym, an Irish bar, and an Italian restaurant and pizzeria. The resort also boasts 8 padel tennis courts, a brand new gym, a kids club, free buses to the beaches and shopping centres, a public bus stop, a taxi rank, kiddies discos, evening entertainment, manned access gate & 24 hour security patrols, a number of children's play areas and another 14 communal pools. In addition there is also a wide choice of restaurants & bars, a bank with 24 hour cash machine, shops, and even a disco located on “El Boulevard”.
Leisure Facilities On Site
18 Hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course & Practice Range
Five Star Intercontinental Hotel with Luxurious Spa, Gym, Indoor & Outdoor Pool
8 Outdoor Padel Tennis Courts
Brand New Gym with state of the art equipment
Children's Play Parks
14 Communal Pool Areas
Social Centre with Large Communal Outdoor Pool & Bar
Beautifully landscaped park areas with fountains & benches
"Fontana" Italian Restaurant
“El Olivo” Poolside Bar and Restaurant
“Steakhouse” Poolside Barbecue
"Route 66" American Diner & Sports Bar
"Alabama" Restaurant & Pizzeria
"Triana" Tapas Bar & Andalucian Restaurant
"Flavour" International Restaurant & Bar
“Bombay Dreams” Indian Restaurant
Clover Irish Bar
Hotel Pool Bar
La Perla Negra
El Elivo Pool Bar
Rock Circus Disco
Bank with 24 hour cash machine
24 Hour Access Control & Manned Security
Free bus service to Beaches & Local Shopping Centre
10 Minutes to Airport
10 Minutes to beach
10 Minutes to Los Alcazares (Restaurants, Bars, Beaches, Shops)
5 Minutes from large market town of Torre Pacheco
5 Minutes from Motorway network
Within 30 minutes drive of 17 golf courses
15 Minutes to Cartagena City
30 Minutes to Murcia City
15 Minutes to “Espacio Mediterraneo” Retail Park, Shopping Mall & Leisure Centre
15 Minutes to “Dos Mares” Shopping & Leisure Centre
Mar Menor Golf Resort
The resort is surrounded by countryside and beautiful mountains. There are numerous beach bars and restaurants where you can enjoy tapas or excellent meals and 2 weekly markets for browsing and getting that bargain. The nearest beaches are approx. 5 minutes by car.
The Mar Menor Golf Resort has an 18-hole, par 72 golf course with preferential rates available for resort guests The fantastic Intercontinental hotel. just 5 minutes walk from the apartment , is at the centre of the resort offering a world-class spa and seven restaurants and bars. The resort is an absolute haven for golfers! There is a bank and a shop on the resort and located just outside the entrance are 3 further restaurants and 2 more bars within easy walking distance.