Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Exceptional newly refurbished luxury villa with X Large private pool.
Villa Lily offers exceptional accommodation in a tranquil setting. The interior has recently (2011) been stylishly decorated to create a relaxed atmosphere. Air conditioning and central heating make it the perfect retreat all year round. The bedrooms also have ceiling fans.
The 8m x 3.5m (26ft x 11.5ft) pool is one of the largest on the Estate and receives full sun for most of the day. The child friendly rear garden is completely enclosed and the pool can be securely screened-off with a bespoke security fence. There are four sun loungers, a barbeque and selection of pool toys.
There is a stunning lounge and separate dining room with massive sliding doors to the lower terrace, garden and pool. There is a large-screen LCD TV (with cable/satellite-TV access to UK and European channels), DVD player, XBOX (and games), books and broadband internet/wi-fi at no extra charge.
There are 3 spacious double bedrooms (sleeping 6). The Master bedroom has a luxurious super-king bed (which can be separated into 2 twin beds). The Burgundy bedroom contains 2 twin beds which can be made up as a super-king bed. The Honey bedroom has a delightful double bed. Large fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms offer ample storage. There are full-length mirrors and hairdryers in every bedroom. There are 2 full marble bathrooms (1 en-suite) both with bathtubs and a downstairs WC. Linen, towels and beach towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod cons, including microwave, electric juicer, Braun hand-blender, etc. The dining table seats 6 (with room for 8) while there is sufficient crockery for 12.
The upper terrace offers fantastic views of the Mar Menor Intercontinental hotel on one side and the beautiful resort fountains on the other side. A delightful outdoor sofa suite makes the upper terrace the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset (after the kids have gone to bed).
Both an Infant Travel Cot and a High Chair are available at no extra charge.
If you fancy a day at the beach (just 5 km away) there are beach chairs and a cool box to make the day more enjoyable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Los Alcazares 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia (San Javier) 9.5 km, Nearest railway: Torre-Pacheco 3 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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||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 (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Villa Lily has the following added facilities which are included in the price:
Air conditioning in living area and all 3 bedrooms and gas central heating throughout, if required
Satellite/cable TV, which gives access to UK, European and sports channels
DVD player with USB input for playing Div-X, WMA, S-VCD,JPEG and SACD Video files
XBOX Console and games.
FREE Broadband internet and WiFi access.
Internal phone service for contacting villa keyholder, or for making reservations at various resort restaurants and receiving calls.
Bath Towels, Hand Towels, 6 Beach Towels and all bed linen is provided
Full-length mirrors and hairdryers in all bedrooms.
Modern kitchen, fully equipped with hob (3 electric rings), extractor fan, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, dishwasher, toaster, electric juicer, Braun hand-blender with chopper and whisk, crockery, glassware and cutlery for 8/12 people. Melamine dinnerware, acrylic tumblers and wineglasses are provided for use in the pool area for 8 people. Plastic cups, plates and cutlery for 6 children.
Washing machine, mops/bucket, broom and vacuum cleaner. An ironing Board and iron are also provided.
Smoke alarms, a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, fire blanket and carbon monoxide detectors are installed for guest safety.
We have a strict no smoking policy in the house but there are two terraces outside should guests wish to smoke.
|Further details outdoors||
Villa Lily’s X-Large Swimming Pool receives full sun for most of the day. This means that even though there is no pool heater the pool stays warm. For example, in May with an air temperature of 30 degrees C (86F), the water temperature is approximately 24 – 25 degrees.
A variety of pool and beach toys are also provided.
There are four beach chairs and two children’s beach chairs available as well as a cool box.
4 Sun loungers and a BBQ are also provided.
Notes on prices
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. We will happily accept payment in Euros, US Dollars or Canadian Dollars at the equivalent rate.
If a cleaner is required during your stay this can be arranged on request.
An English-speaking agent is on hand if you have any emergencies or issues during your stay.
The Costa Calida region
Mar Menor Golf Resort is just 5km from the beautiful sandy beach at Los Alcazares which sits on the western shore of the beautiful Mar Menor, a saltwater lagoon separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a 22 kilometre long strip of land called La Manga (the Sleeve).
La Manga (20 minute drive) has more than 40km of beaches and the unique possibility of choosing between two seas with very different water temperatures, one with waves and one practically calm all year long. The non-tidal Mar Menor is not more than 8m deep and the average water temperature is 23 degrees C (5 degrees warmer than the Med), which makes it one of the largest swimming pools in the world and ideal for children and water sports enthusiasts alike. There is also a lovely promenade along the beach which extends for a few kilometres. You may also want to keep an eye on the skies as the Spanish Air Force display team are based in the Mar Menor region so you may get a free air display while they practice over the area. Los Alcázares has a good range of restaurants, cafés, tapas bars etc.
San Pedro del Pinatar (Saint Peter of the Pinewoods) is a fishing village located at the north end of Mar Menor. The nearby Salinas y Arenales Regional Park contains some of the most important wetland areas in Europe with a rich and varied wildlife, and are particularly important for bird species of which there are many. The park has an area of about 2250 hectares. Flocks of pink flamingos stop over here each year on their journey to north Africa at the end of the summer. The area of the park open to the public, encompassing pine trees, dunes and sandy beaches with transparent waters, such as La Llana beach, can be visited on foot or by bicycle. There are also healing mud baths located at Lo Pagán near the beach close to San Pedro. The high mineral content of the mud is supposed to have healing properties. Lo Pagán also has a fish market where you can see traditional fish auctions.
The beautiful city of Cartegena is only 15 minutes drive away with its historical buildings and designer shops. Cartegena is the second largest city in the Murcia region and has been the capital of the Spanish Navy’s Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. The Roman Amphitheatre in Cartagena is a must-see. The city is also home to numerous early 20th century buildings including the City Hall, the Grand Hotel and the Casino all of which are worth a visit.
The provincial capital of Murcia, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, is a fine example of history blended perfectly with new commercial interests and is only a 30 minute drive away. It offers fantastic nightlife, shopping and restaurants. The Cathedral of Murcia was built between 1394 and 1465 in the Castilian Gothic style and is a must-see. The Glorieta, which lies on the banks of the Segura River, has traditionally been the centre of the town. It is a beautiful city square that was constructed during the 18th century. Pedestrian areas cover most of the old town, which is centered around Platería and Trapería Streets. Trapería goes from the Cathedral to the Plaza de Santo Domingo, formerly a bustling market square. Located in Trapería is the Casino, a social club erected in 1847, with a sumptuous interior that includes a Moorish-style patio inspired by the royal chambers of the Alhambra near Granada. The name Plateria refers to plata (silver), as this street was the historical focus for the commerce of rare metals by Murcia's Jewish community. The other street, Traperia, refers to trapos, or cloths, as this was once the focus for the Jewish community's garment trade.
Villa Lily is also approximately:
• 2.5 hour drive to Granada and the Alhambra Palace
• 2.5 hour drive to Valencia
• 3 hour drive to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resorts
• 4 hour drive to Madrid.
This region of Spain enjoys on average 320 days of glorious sunshine each year and given how much there is to do, it is an ideal year round holiday destination.
Mar Menor Golf Resort
Villa Lily, on the Mar Menor Golf Resort with its Jack Nicklaus/Dave Thomas designed golf course, is ideally located for water-sports enthusiasts and golfers alike. The resort is a gated community with 24-hour security and friendly English-speaking staff.
The 5* Intercontinental Hotel and spa are outstanding. There is also a well-maintained owners club with communal swimming pool and children’s pool (open from June to October). There is also a large selection of excellent restaurants and bars all within a short walk from Villa Lily. 100 metres away from Villa Lily is a very well-stocked supermarket (selling international groceries) which sells bread baked fresh in-store throughout the day. There are also paddle-ball and tennis courts on the resort as well as a number of children’s areas with swings and slides.
For golfing enthusiasts, La Finca, Las Ramblas and La Manga Golf Clubs are all within easy reach as are many others while the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course is superb.
Local sports include fishing, sailing, windsurfing and swimming. Other activities include cycling and horse riding.