Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
Villa Mazarron is a 3-bed DETACHED south-facing villa with spectacular views, benefiting from its own private pool with solar cover, large terrace and huge (36') roof solarium that enjoy the sun all day, whilst shade can obtained if required via a full size awning. The amazing sea and mountain views coupled with our outdoor furniture, make dining 'al fresco' superb.
Located in a quiet position on the outskirts of the town, yet within walking distance of the sandy Blue Flag beaches, harbour, the new marina, restaurants, shops and cafes of Puerto de Mazarron, one of Spain's best kept secrets. With an average 320 days of sunshine, the villa is ideal for a superb, relaxing holiday for couples and families in all seasons + for Long Lets for Senior Citizens seeking warmth and low cost of living.
Villa Mazarron is perfect for golfers too, the nearest course being only approx. 15 minutes' away, while the ladies can save money and enjoy using the very large new 'Parc Mediterraneo' Mall with its shops, restaurants and designer stores only 25 minutes away!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||El Alamillo 300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia 58 km, Nearest railway: Totana 32 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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Our home comprises a spacious lounge/dining room, 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin), fully fitted kitchen and bathroom with shower. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, (one with locked linen store contained within) and there are ceiling fans in all of them, as well as in the lounge. There is also a mobile air conditioning/heater unit, plus a freestanding remote contolled fan and a gas heater.
The lounge/dining area is light and spacious with large mirrored, wall unit with glass shelving and lighting housing a flat screen T.V. a Smart TV Box, plus Wi-Fi, a DVD/CD player, small choice of books and a few games. We have 2 comfortable sofas, a glass and wood coffee table, and circular glass dining table with chairs by the window overlooking the pool and with the sea and mountains in view.
Bedroom 1 with double bed, large fitted wardrobe, tallboy chest of drawers and bedside cabinets, wall mirror
Bedroom 2 with double bed, large fitted wardrobe, shelving unit and bedside cabinets
Bedroom 3 with twin beds, large fitted wardrobe (with locked linen store contained within), chest of drawers and a tallboy chest of drawers, wall mirror
All the bedrooms are modern, yet homely with table lamps or wall lights, pictures, decorative flowers, have ceiling fans and pine furniture
Good size kitchen and fully fitted with a black glass gas hob, an electric oven and an extractor fan, a large fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave, kettle and stainless steel toaster. There are lovely sea views from the window that also overlooks the terraces and pool at the front.
The bathroom is fully tiled with a bath, a toilet and basin in a marble vanity unit with drawers plus cupboads. There is also a large mirror with built in lighting, plus an adjustable 5 'mode' shower with screen, shelving, towel rail and a tall cabinet with shelves and drawers for further storage.
At the rear of the property there is a large cupboard where the washing machine is situated below the path level. Iron and ironing board are available and there are also 2 portable airers/washing lines which dry clothing in minutes (!) and can be used either on the roof solarium or downstairs on one of the terraces.
|Further details outdoors|
Built around 12 years ago, Villa Mazarron faces south and has a large sun terrace at the front of the property (ground level), in addition to a huge 36 'x 19' (max.) roof solarium with balustrading,(accessed via lockable gated steps at the rear, and situated above the pool), perfect for both sunbathing and al fresco dining and enjoying outstanding sea views of the Bay of Mazarron in front and the hills overlooking La Azohia to one side, making the villa ideally suitable for Spring through to Winter lets. There is a private pool (approx 5m x 3m) with steps down and new solar cover to heat the water, plus an outdoor shower for washing off oils, suntan lotion etc. before swimming. There is a wrought iron decorative table and chairs, in addition to 2 large outside dining tables plus plenty of chairs and loungers, with the outside area being enhanced by colourful decorative plates, pots and planters all in a pretty Spanish style. Gentle solar lighting in addition to 2 electric lamps makes for perfect relaxing evenings whilst watching the boats go by in the distance. We also have a barbecue available for guests' use.
*Ideal for couples, families and golfers + Long Lets for Senior Citizens seeking warmth and low cost of living
*Average 320 days of sunshine and water temperature up to 5c warmer due to Costa Calida's micro-climate
*Transfer details can be given from/to the Airports
*Baby equipment can be hired locally and delivered to the villa
*Towels (not for beach use) + linen provided & laundered with domestic clean after each let (servicing charge).
*Mid-stay linen change and/or clean can be arranged - rates on request
*Car can be hired locally, delivered to and collected from Villa Mazarron, if wishing to explore the area
The Costa Calida region
Due to the Costa Calida's ('Warm Coast') microclimate and average 320 days of sunshine, the villa is ideal for a superb, relaxing holiday for couples and families in all seasons. Our villa is a golfer's haven too as there are many excellent golf courses within easy reach, including Alto Real (45 minutes drive), La Manga (approx. 1 hour), Fuente Alamo (which is 18 holes and at 6.5 kms long, is recognized as one of the best and more luxurious in the South East of Spain and just 25 minutes away approx.). However the nearest one is only about 15 minutes away by car.
The average year round temperature is 20º and November and Christmas can be celebrated on the beach! In the hardest winter it's difficult to find frost, and snow only occasionally tops the higher mountains like Sierrra Espuña where there is a great variety of flora and fauna, including eagles, wild boar many other smaller animals with many trees, bushes, herbs and wild flowers.
In this national park it is possible to enjoy, hiking, fishing, bird watching, cycling, hang gliding, rock climbing or just sit outside one of the bars that are dotted about and enjoy the clean air and wonderful views.
Protected areas provide a wealth of animal life. For the hiker, there are fifteen categorized walks of varying lengths but there are numerous other routes you can take to discover wildlife, herbs and plants and admire spectacular views.
The region of Murcia is a major producer of fruits, vegetables, and flowers for Spain and the rest of Europe. It is mainly a warm region which has made it very suitable for agriculture.
The old mining areas also provide interesting excursions with many of the original works and buildings still standing.
A useful website can be found at www.viva-murcia.com
Puerto De Mazarron
Within a 2 minute walk of the villa down an incline, are a very good Spanish restaurant, plus a lovely English pub/restaurant which enjoys super seaviews and offers themed nights, good value English food including roasts and breakfasts, weekend entertainment including live music, Sky TV, darts, pool table and free Wi-Fi Internet access, along with a Pharmacy, public telephone, a cafe with quiz and karaoke nights plus a small quiet, friendly cafe/bar and a larger bar (all information is current)
Diving, snorkelling, horse riding, bowling, tennis, boules, karting and windsurfing are among the many activities one can participate in locally when not "chilling out"!
There is even an enclosed 'Winter Pool' nearby that can be used out of season for a nominal charge
Mazarron itself is bathed in history and with numerous beautiful beaches and hidden coves, varied countryside, the friendly people and healthy diet make Mazarrón and the Costa Cálida paradise for holidays.
The weather in summer in Mazarron is typically very hot with little to no rainfall and temperatures up to 38c, but fortunately on most days there is a cooling sea breeze. Average winter temperatures are around 20c and the climate has been described by the World Health Organisation as one of being the best in the world, especially good for sufferers of arthritis.
The sea is usually around 5º warmer due to the unique 'micro climate' that Mazarrón enjoys. Windsurfing, sailing, diving, swimming, whatever your pleasure, Mazarron's coast provides it all.
The Port of Mazarron (a year round fishing port) with its new marina, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars is around a 15 minute walk, depending on pace!. Many of the local restaurants offer freshly caught fish and in one in particular, you can choose your own, watch it being cooked and then it's served up for you to enjoy! Less than 5 minutes' drive, is the inland town of Mazarron with its ornate Town Hall, markets, shops and Medical centre. The historic city of Cartagena, about 25 minute's drive away, with its naval port, military museum, huge new out-of-town shopping and eating mall Parque Mediterraneo (with masses of free parking and designer shops), and hypermarkets Eroski (complete with McDonald's!) and Carrefour, is full of history and architecture with lovely waterfront promenades, and excellent shopping facilities to suit all tastes and budgets. It has a large number of restaurants, many of which are traditional Spanish ones, but it also caters for a variety of diners . Further afield at Vera (approx. an hour and a quarter away) is the 'Parc Aquatico' (water park) for a great, fun-filled day out.
Going slightly further afield and inland, you can find places that have remained unchanged for years and are unspoilt by tourism. There are thermal baths at Mula and Roman remains in Lorca. There are also weekly markets in Puerto de Mazarron (Sundays), Mazarron Town (Saturdays) and Totana (Wednesdays). Buses, coaches and trains are also available to link up with towns and cities. There are numerous small villages, which one can find and explore, but Totana and Lorca are especially interesting, steeped in history (dating back to the Romans), local cuisines, shops and markets.
We have also developed our own comprehensive information/reference book, with all the details our guests will need in order to have a good holiday and covering, 'Useful Telephone Numbers' to 'Places to Visit', (which we would politely ask, stays in the villa for other guests' use.)
Here is a quick-look list of activities/places to visit/things to do whilst in Puerto De Mazarron:
*CHILLING - Swimming, sunbathing, beach activities, Land Train (seasonal), reading
*EATING/DRINKING OUT - Spanish, Chinese, Italian and English inc. teashop - homemade cakes, quiches,etc
*SPORTS - Golf, tennis, bowling, boules, karting, horse riding, diving, snorkelling, cycling, walking
*SHOPPING - Markets (Puerto de Mazarron, Mazarron, Totana) stalls selling, clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery
*PLACES WORTH VISITING -
Cartagena - take a boat trip round this old naval port, visit naval, military and archaeology museums (free!) plus plenty of shopping in the huge Parc Mediterraneo mall
La Azohia - fishing village
El Saladillo - Thermal - Hot Springs, marvellous for aches and pains and good for skin
Bolnuevo - giant rock formations
Sierra Espuna - National Park - hiking, fishing, bird watching, cycling, hang gliding, rock climbing or just sit outside one of the bars that are dotted about and enjoy the clean air and wonderful views
Cabo Tinoso - gun batteries
Murcia - Cathedral, Museum and shops - including Ikea (!) in this modern city
Totana, Lorca (Roman remains) and Mula (thermal baths)
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13 Jul 2014
"Very enjoyable holiday and comfortable stay"
Villa very nice pool great to cool down in after time in the sun. New sun loungers would be good as some were cracked, better quality bedding would have been nice. Facilities perfectly adequate for ou… More
1 Mar 2014
"DO NOT STAY HERE"
i informed the owners that i suffer from arthritis and was told car not necessary, was told a small incline, it was a mountain, a local shop that does not exist and has not been there for at least 6 … More
We are slightly bemused to have received notification of a review from a guest that booked with us some 18 months ago and stayed 11 MONTHS ago, especially given that everything was resolved satisfactorily at the time. Furthermore, the guest that stayed directly after this lady gave a glowing Review, in keeping with the other 13.
Our response then is as follows:
• In response to the guest's initial enquiry mentioning being an Arthritis sufferer, this is part of the 884 word email that was sent “No worries and we'd be delighted to take your booking. One very important thing I would ask is if you are planning on renting a car whilst over there? You mention you and your husband have arthritis (this part of Spain is the warmest so, being a fellow sufferer myself, the climate is ideal)
The reason I ask about the car is because in order to benefit from those amazing views, we are halfway up an incline (it is a very gradual one however and just to further add that we had an 84 year old gentleman stay with us for 4 'winter' months and he went daily to get his newspaper with no problems whatsoever. Until a few months ago I was carrying almost 18 stone and although I found it better not to chat too much on the way back to the villa(!), I certainly never suffered unduly. But we are totally upfront with people who are spending their valuable money on a holiday that we want to ensure they fully enjoy. (Please do read our 5 x 5* Reviews as they give a 'flavour' from the holidaymaker's perspective and none have found our location to be a problem, just the opposite in fact!)” And further on in my email this: “Quite a few of our guests if not hiring a car, walk in, get their shopping (there's even a Lidl!), then get a taxi back for a few Euros. A CAR is NOT ESSENTIAL but WE DO ADVISE ONE ...
If you didn't want to drive from the airport but maybe have one even for a couple of days, once you book I can give you details of an English family run company that offer discounted airport transfers if booking car hire with them (and they drop off/collect the hire vehicle) Just another option...”
So in fact we gave 3 different options, but as always with our guests, the responsibility for making the decision has to lie with them to make. If mobility problems were experienced at the time, it would have been very simple to make alternative arrangements and in addition, there was at the time, a mobility hire shop open in the Port.
Furthermore, my email (copy above) did not say the incline was a “small one”, but a “gradual one”, which it is and reference is made transparently to it in our website.
• Local shop – again on the website we state that all information is current at the time, we ourselves can only give the information we know to be true and at our last trip over there a few months before the guest's visit, it was still in business. Unfortunately businesses in Spain come and go very quickly (also mentioned by us)
• As our prices are the same currently as in 2005, we still believe we offer very good value for money for the facilities and location - its popularity has proven that.
• We are even more surprised (and very disappointed) to learn of “disgust” at the way they feel they were treated, as in fact the whole business of the metal lever that came off in the guest's hand close to her arrival, was handled completely professionally and efficiently, by both us and our highly regarded company who is on hand to sort things out. Our shower and fittings had been replaced a couple of years earlier, a fact the plumber had not been aware of when we arranged for him to come out. But however, it was reported to me that the shower WAS fully usable until he was able to go there (2 days after the initial notification to us that the lever had broken off in the lady's hand,) and full instructions were given on how to use it. I rang and also emailed the guest to check she was happy to do this and with that arrangement, but had no response back. After the departure of the guests, we naturally made enquiries of our previous guest and also the head cleaner (who had cleaned immediately prior to their arrival), and both confirmed there had been no problems at all with the unit and fitting. The factual findings were reported back to the guest (as we always do) and the Security Deposit returned as per our Terms and Conditions, with no problems or delay whatsoever. This was the last time we had contact with this guest until now, 11 months later.
• Cracks - we have always followed expert opinion and recommendations where these have been concerned. There has been past movement (common in Spain), but we have carried out regular interior repairs - consequently the property is always newly decorated. We had extensive correction work done, including taking out the tree probably responsible, killing its roots permanently and having brick paving laid. The exterior we were advised to silicone as necessary and monitor, then when the movement had ceased, to have it all repaired, which it has now been booked in for next month. However, these cosmetic imperfections have, in NO way, affected any of our guests' enjoyment of any of the facilities or the location at all.
In conclusion, this is an incorrect, unfounded and negative Review we're sad to read of and one which we don't understand at all the reason for waiting 11 months to post.
We always advise people in our T&Cs that if there are problems they must advise us at the time – the snapped lever, which, by her own admission, the guest did herself when trying to get the hot water running, was the only thing we were contacted about at the time and as far as we were concerned was resolved satisfactorily. At the time she booked, we had 5 x 5* reviews, we now have 14 and a record 3 'returning guests' this year – as ever, people can make up their own minds whether to take one very outdated and unfair Review into account when looking to book.
11 Nov 2013
"A great holiday, enjoyed by us all."
We had a great stay in Villa Mazarron. We really appreciated the comfortable home to stay in with excellent facilities - all as advertised. The weather was great and the pool was made good use of. Tha… More
8 Nov 2013
"One of the best holidays we've ever had."
We are a family of 6 with children aged between 17 and 11. This was a perfect break for us offering both the chance, to relax, explore, and have fun.The villa is lovely, with awesome views over the wh… More
26 Oct 2013
"Great weather to swim in the lovely pool and utilise the terraces but house condition tired."
The villa 's facilities were as described but their condition was tired and not what was expected. The most concerning were the large cracks in the walls (inside and out) and there was a single bed that kept collapsing (apparently happened just the week before so no time to replace) plus other worn out items and smaller issues. We had a great time in the villa with lovely late summer weather to utilise the pool and terraces. The size and facilities were perfect for our family of five. The immediate area was not to our taste but with a great beach not too far away and a lovely seaside promenade, so a short drive resolved this. Booking the holiday was simple although after this there were some communication issues that tarnished the run up to the holiday which was a shame - I travel every week with my job and this was the third week of our multiple location holiday so I have something to compare to.
In response to this surprising Review, we would like to say that, ultimately we will be leaving it to prospective guests to decide for themselves whether they will be taking 12 delighted guests' 5* Reviews into account when considering booking, as opposed to this one. However, there are specific things that have been stated that do need addressing. We are bemused to have our property described as “tired” as not only did it undergo a mini makeover (around 6 months ago) by our professional servicing company whose advice we followed in full, but also up to this year we have had some movement over the years (not that unusual in Spanish built properties), which means that our place has been decorated at least yearly, so it is always bright and fresh as our photographs show and other guests have commented. The mainly superficial cracks to which reference is being made, are EXTERNAL ones only and are silicone filled, (aside from longstanding ones in a wardrobe which again, affect nobody and the advice has been to leave them alone!) They are regularly inspected (we were out there just a week after this guest),purely cosmetic and have rightly never given any cause for concern to our many guests staying. (On the advice of our builder, they will be more permanently dealt with, once we are 100% sure the 'settlement' has ceased fully - which it's now looking it has) The single bed did not collapse but rather, in the guest's own words in an email sent whilst there, “son has been using this bed and it has been ok to use but the slats have needed repositioning”. (No other bed-related complaints after this one either) It is a shame there were perceived communication problems, because we went out of our way to inform and explain things as we do with all our guests (other Reviews bear this out), but we cannot insist guests read the paperwork they are sent where the information they require is already in it! In fact, WE had a problem receiving things at times from this guest, which meant spending a lot more time than usual helping them (I have just counted 33 emails between us, unprecedented!) This guest was offered a 'prompt booking' discount of over 10% when first booking, yet there was a delay of 2 days before paying a deposit. We and our guests (many of whom are 'returning' ones), still maintain that for what we offer and our location, the price is excellent value and one has to bear in mind that ours is not a brand new villa and this is reflected in the price. To sum up, these are the actual words of this guest from his email sent to us 4 days into their stay... “Hello. Overall the accommodation has been great”!
30 Sep 2013
"More than we expected"
Caroline makes you feel like a friend staying at her house more than a client booking a holiday. Brigid makes sure that the villa is spotless (and I am fussy).The view is so memorable. You really need… More
15 Sep 2013
"Lovely villa, brilliant location."
I stayed in this villa Aug 2013 with my husband and 3 boys. (ages 5, 8, and 15).The villa was lovely and in an excellent location. It is situated at the top of a hill, so views are spectacular, (altho… More
10 Jun 2013
We stayed in puerto de mazarron which is truly a beautiful place, it is quite traditional and not commercialised excessively. The town has great character and charm. My husband fell in love with the … More
10 May 2013
"All we needed for a relaxed, refreshing break!"
Villa Mazarron is a dream! We have had lots of email contact with Caroline, who owns the villa with her husband Tony, and found all our dealings with them to be very friendly, professional and effici… More
23 Apr 2013
Pictures and reviews are one thing but the reality can be very different. Not here, the booking proccess and the feedback from the owners was always very good. The actual holiday was very good, the drive from the airport and the lovely scenery over the mountains made it worthwhile. The weather was perfect averaging about 22C, this being so the moment we arrived the boys were in the pool and in it every day after that. The villa was perfect for us and it was very comfortable everything being on hand, the views from the rooftop were great and sitting out in the evening was perfect. The New Royal Pub down the hill was a very friendly place to go to. The main town 15 minutes walk away was really good a lot of restuarants and tappas bars which we enjoyed very much and sitting in town in the evening was great just watching the Spanish familys' stroll by. We as a family thoroughly enjoyed the villa and the surroundings and always felt very safe especially having young children. I would recomend it and would go back again.
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