House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Attractive welcoming modern 4-bedroom house, situated in a residential area, with sea views from it's 2 terraces. It is in close proximity to the beach and adjacent Puerto de Mazarron, whilst going in the opposite direction along the coast takes you to Isla Plana and La Azohia. There is a 5 to 10-minute walk to the local beach, adjoining the sandy beach of Puerto de Mazarron, harbour and marina. The Puerto is within a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive. It has it's own private pool approx 7x3m, Jacuzzi, and built-in Barbecue. There are 2 terraces, including one to the master bedroom. Both sea and inland views are available from the house. It benefits from Central Heating for the cooler off-season months. The 3 upper bedrooms all have ceiling fans and built-in wardrobes.
Meet and Greet Service.
All guests will be greeted personally on arrival at the house and shown round the property, and will be given a Guide to Mazarron. You will have an English speaking contact during your holiday, just in case of any problems. On the day of departure, my representative will be on hand to collect the keys, and to make sure that everything was to your satisfaction.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||El Alamillo 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia (San Javier) 70 km, Nearest railway: Totana|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Our home comprises a spacious lounge & dining room, fully fitted kitchen, downstairs bathroom with shower, and 4th bedroom (with two single bunk beds and a baby's cot).
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, (one en-suite), with a third bathroom. All upper bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, and ceiling fans.
There are two freestanding fans.
The lounge is equipped with 4 sofa's (3 & 2 seater x2) and 2 coffee tables, satellite TV (inc free-to-air digital UK & European channels), mini HI-FI, & DVD player. Patio doors to ground-floor terrace, pool, Jacuzzi & barbecue. The dining table may be extended, and in it's normal size easily accommodates 6 persons.
The 3 upper bedrooms all have ceiling fans and built-in wardrobes.
The master bedroom (with en-suite bathroom), has twin aspects views of the sea and the coast, and it's own terrace. The terrace has a new small wrought iron table and 4 chairs, still leaving room for loungers.
It benefits from Central Heating for the cooler off-season months.
Fully fitted kitchen, built-in cooker, & hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, cafetierre & microwave.
We have provided a couple of UK plug adapters and trailing extension sockets - to make it easier to charge up cameras, mobiles, camcorders etc.
|Further details outdoors|
Two wooden dining tables each comfortably seating 6 persons, 8 sun-loungers with cushions.
Private 7m x3m swimming pool, Jacuzzi (up to 6 persons), built-in barbecue., terraced areas for seating in the sun or shade, 2 outdoor dining tables and 8 chairs.
It is a 5 to 10-minute walk to the local beach, adjoining the sandy beach of Puerto de Mazarron, harbour and marina. The Puerto is within a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive. A car is strongly recommended. . It has it's own private pool approx 7x3m, Jacuzzi, and built-in Barbecue. There are 2 terraces, including one to the master bedroom. Both sea and inland views are available from the house.
The 7m x3m private swimming pool is unheated, so in off-peak months it's unlikely to be warm.
Please use the shower before using the pool or Jacuzzi to remove sun lotions, as lotions affect the filtration systems.
The Murcia region
The Costa Calida (Warm Coast), is on the south-east Iberian coast, between the larger more developed Costa's Blanca and Del Sol. it has 250Km of beaches, beautiful countryside, several mountain area including National Parks, which, combine to provide a wonderful year-round holiday destination. There are over 300 days of sunshine a year, with temperatures averaging 32C degrees in summer and 18C degrees in winter. The warm sea temperature rarely falls below 16C degrees.
In some parts, the mountains go right down to the sea, providing breathtaking panoramas but also forming small, often sandy and secluded coves.
There are numerous beaches, some shingle, some rocky but many are sandy including the immense beaches near the port, Bahía and Bolnuevo.
The sea is usually around 5º warmer due to the 'micro climate' that Mazarrón enjoys. There are two reasons for this. One is, the mountain ranges, which surround us and secondly, the cooler water currents, which enter the Mediterranean from the Atlantic are deflected away from our coastline, leaving the water temperature unaffected and actually permitting diving all year round. The water is usually clear and the depth of visibility in many places is often around 25 - 30 metres.
Rocky outcrops provide incredible underwater scenery and apart from diving, snorkelling is extremely popular as well.
The area is less developed than some areas of Spain and therefore retains more elements of the traditional Spanish way of life.
It is an area steeped in history. The capital city of the region, Murcia, was founded in AD841.
Puerto de Mazarron
This area is mainly agricultural and produces olives, almonds, lettuces and more tomatoes than anywhere else in Spain, most tomatoes sold in UK supermarkets are grown in this locality.
Mazarron, with it's nearby Puerto de Mazarron, is a traditional Spanish town which retains a Spanish flavour and heritage. Whilst there are plentiful and varied restaurants, bars and cafes, particularly in the Puerto, it is not somewhere for someone looking for a hectic nightlife. It attracts large numbers of Spaniards during the high summer for their holidays, who prefer the area to the more widely known areas of Spain.
Puerto de Mazarron, is a year-round fishing port, and has a modern marina, completed in 2008. It’s completion was delayed by the discovery of Roman artefacts. Local dining places offer fresh locally caught fish. It is also well served by shops, and like other local towns is well endowed with shoe shops, as my wife will testify. Whilst there are small supermarkets in the Puerto, such as Arbol, larger ones are to be found on the edge of the Puerto on the main road leading to Mazarron.
Markets are plentiful and frequent. There are market-days in Mazarron, together with those in neighbouring Totana and Lorca.
The ancient city of Murcia, straddling the river, has many places of historic interest, coupled with a huge variety of boutiques, shops, restaurants and up-market department stores. It is about a 45 minute drive away, and you'll probably bypass it, if coming from Alicante airport.
Cartagena, about a 30-minute drive away, is another historic(dating back to the Romans) town and old naval base. It combines, history and architecture with lovely waterfront promenades, and excellent shopping facilities catering for all tastes and budgets. It has a great number of restaurants, many of which are traditional Spanish, but also caters for all tastes and cuisines. . Large supermarkets, such as Eroski and Carrefour, are to be found in Cartagena.
Spain is rightly renowned for it's agriculture, fruit, leather and shoes.
There are numerous small villages, which one can find and explore, but Totana and Lorca are especially interesting, benefiting from history (dating back to the Romans), local cuisines, shops and markets. . A lesser known fact is that Spain still has a thriving traditional children’s industry, and many of these dedicated shops offer a beautiful alternative to the modern trend to dress children as miniature teenagers.
Spain has a large number of festivals, and details of local ones for Mazarron can be found with this link:
Within the Puerto, the El Arbol supermarket can cater for most basic needs, along with the fresh produce covered market, Plaza de Abastos, or the local Sunday market.
You’ll now find 3 new larger supermarkets at the entry to the Puerto from the main road leading from Mazarron. These are just over 5 minute's drive from our home:
"Upper" open 7 days pw, 9am to 9pm, and 9am to 2pm Sundays.
"Mercadonna" & "Lidl" open 6 days pw, normally 9am to 9pm. “Lidl” often opens on Sundays as well during the summer.
"El Arbol" in the Puerto also opens 7 days pw, typically 9am to 9pm except on Sundays 9am to 2pm.
Smaller "Dia" supermarkets are typically open 7 days pw, but normally shut for siesta and normally close at 2pm on Sundays.
Cartagena, has 2 large hypermarkets, "Eroski" and "Carrefour". Typically open 6 days pw, and frequently (irregularly) open on Sundays.
Please take note that Bank Holidays are far more frequent than in the UK, and supermarkets will often be closed as well, particularly if the holiday is religious.
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5 Oct 2012
"Fantastic value for a 4 bedroomed villa with private pool"
We were a group of 8 and were impressed by how spacious and well equipped the villa was. The outside space was far bigger than the photos show and as we were fortunate with the weather made full use o… More
10 Aug 2012
"Casa Craven, our haven"
An excellent, peaceful & spacious villa. We had a fab family holiday(family of 3). We picked this villa for the size of the pool & the location, with easy access to local amenities. For us the most important thing is to have a great place to stay, space for each of us to chill out and facilities to have fun together. Casa Craven met all this and more. If you are looking for a minimalist place with no identity, then Casa Craven is not for you, it is homely & lived in, which makes for total relaxation. We were close to a Spanish bar at the end of the street 'El Palmito' & there is a small shop with a couple of bars down the street towards the sea & boat roundabout. A taxi to a Lidl or Mercadonna is quick & cheap - 6 euros. You can join the beach & walk into the puerto. You will not be disappointed with the villa or location, we all thought it was lovely& would definitely make a return trip if we get the chance in the future.
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