Casita del Mar
About the home
Casita del Mar is located just fifteen minutes' walk from the blue flag beach, on the outskirts of the town in the tranquil suburb of San Blas. Quiet and peaceful, yet only twenty minutes from the larger resorts such as La Manga and Cartagena, the villa has easy access to all amenities, including the local market for bargain hunting, and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
The villa benefits from a shared private pool, with a shallow end perfect for the children. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with a balcony to the master beadroom and roof solarium which is equipped with a dining table and electrical sockets for that fresh breakfast toast in the sun. With one double and one twin bedroom, and a convertable bed settee, the villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Santiago de la Ribera, 500m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The house is finished to a high standard with 2 fully tiled bathrooms, one 4 piece. It has 2 marble staircases, one leading to the roof solarium and tiled floors throughout.
There are ceiling fans in the living room and master bedroom and air conditioning in the twin bedded room. The main living room is furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to eat indoors. A cot is available on request.
The television receives satellite channels which now include all BBC and ITV channels and Channel 4, so no need to miss your favourite programmes whilst you are away!
We aim to rent weekend to weekend in high season, however we can be flexible if guests are staying for more than one week. Please ring and ask: we will try to accommodate, we want you to have a great time by offering superior service.
Sorry we do not rent for under 25 single sex group bookings.
The Costa Calida region
Few regions have the good fortune to have a salt water lake next to the Mediterranean sea. This beloved, historically well documented area is much visited and is called MAR MENOR. It has a 73km coastline with beaches and transparent, shallow waters (the maximum depth is not more than 7 metres) and its surface area of 170 km2 makes the lagoon of MAR MENOR the biggest salt water lake in Europe.
In addition, for all of you ornithologists there is a protected bird reserve at San Pedro [5 km from house] with flamingos, hoopos and other Mediterranean species. Also at San Pedro is a free mud lagoon, something you would pay £100's for in specialist beauty parlour! See the local 80 plus year olds with smooth unwrinkled skin!
The average annual l temperature of the area is 17ºC, and the average for the months of June, July, August and September is above 21ºC. Winter is very mild, with the average temperature of the cold months not falling below 10ºC. Another point to emphasise is the scarce quantity of rain, with less than 300 sq. l. per year. The dryness of the area is obvious, above all because of its 320 days and 3000 hours of sunshine a year.
The San Javier Mar Menor / Santiago de la Ribera area
The lovely town of Santiago de la Ribera comes under the municipality of San Javier and lies within the Murcia region of Spain on the Costa Calida. Santiago de la Ribera is one of the beautiful and popular resorts lying on the Mar Menor ('Lesser Sea') which is the largest salt lake in Europe and boasts some fine beaches and shallow , safe bathing waters - ideal for family vacations..
Santiago de la Ribera grew from a small hermitage built in 1888 and is named after Saint James the Apostle. The hermitage was founded under the orders of Friar José Maria Barnuevo Rodrigo de Villamayor, who was a Knight of the Military Order of Santiago which is how the town came by its name.
This fishing village grew as a prime holiday destination for wealthy Murcians who built their houses along the coast. Santiago has a very lovely promenade flanked by attractive palm trees. Today Santiago is still popular with the Spanish for their vacations but also attracts tourists from all over Europe and although it has a modern air, it has still maintained its ‘fishing village’ atmosphere.
The promenade (El Paseo Colón) passes the Club Nautico and leads to an area known as La Ciudad del Aire ('City of Air')
Santiago de la Ribera has its fair share of fiestas and celebrations including the Three Kings (January), the festival of the Virgen del Carmen (July) and the huge Festival of Santiago (July). Santiago de la Ribera also holds the National Folk Festival.In addition the international jazz festival at San Javier in August
Santiago de la Ribera has about 4 kilometres of fine sandy beaches which can be enjoyed by holidaymakers. Santiago de la Ribera looks across the Mar Menor to the narrow strip of land known as La Manga - a famous and exclusive sports resort.
Santiago de la Ribera boasts a popular water-sports centre and sailing club and has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants
There is a large park / play area 200metres from the property, which is ideal for toddlers / juniors to play safely. The area is also ideal for cyclists ,as a result of a flat landscape near the coast with cycle tracks and a local canal in close proximity. Sailing , wind surfing, fishing, horse riding, walking and very safe bathing is all available within the locality.
How to get there
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Many budget airlines fly from most European airports to either Murcia [San Javier] airport which is 10 mins by car / taxi away or Alicante airport which is an hour away.Alternatively Valencia or Almeria are two hours away if you fancy starting your holiday through the olive groves and orange plantations on the way to the house.
Although car hire is readily available at the airports, with some of the best rates compared to anywhere in the world, a car is not necessary. The house is 12 minutes easy walk to the beach and cycle hire, taxis are widely available.
We are happy to assist with air line bookings and car hire if required.
Activities near San Javier Mar Menor
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
23 Aug 2012
The house was clean and well equiped> Mr Chapman has thought of everything from reading material to DVD's, from Barbecues to Bikes. The house is situated a short walk from the clean... more
Dear valued guest ,we are pleased you enjoyed our holiday home and town as much as we do .We also thank you for your 3 bookings next year ,we hope you enjoy these holidays as much as this one... more
01 Oct 2011
The house was nice, clean and quite homely. To say it is a 12 minute walk from the beach is a little ambitious. It took us about 25 minutes and got a bit tedious towards the end of the holiday. Once we got to the beach it was lovely, the water was calm and very shallow, ideal for children. Not having a car, we spent most evenings in the house as everything was a little too far to walk especially with a 4 year old! Would go back again but hire a car next time.......
Thanks for the positive review ,we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.Apologies for the walk to the beach being longer than expected ,my husband is 6ft 2" and has long legs ,he actually took 10 mins when he tried it and added 2 mins for people with "normal legs".We have now ammended the site to say 15mins .He says best practice is to stop at a bar on the way down and it makes even shorter!!!Thanks again.
09 Jul 2011
We stayed for 10 days during July and had a wonderful time! We are a family of four - with 2 active boys aged 7 and 4 years. We all loved Santiago de la Ribera! We had trips out to Lo Pagan and... more
Dear Lorraine ,Dave,Travis & Harrison .Thank you for your positive review ,we are pleased you had a great time.Thanks for being model guests ,we look forward to your stay in the future.Best regards... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn season||1 Oct 12||13 Jan 13||£ 195||£ 40||£ 50||5 Nights|
|Low season||13 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 195||£ 40||£ 50||5 Nights|
|Spring season||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 225||£ 45||£ 50||5 Nights|
|Summer season||1 May 13||2 Jul 13||£ 260||£ 45||£ 50||5 Nights|
|Peak season||2 Jul 13||1 Oct 13||£ 295||£ 60||£ 70||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The prices above are quoted for the property including all electricity ,water and gas [unlike some properties where these utilities are extra]
A cleaning / servicing fee of 55 Euro is applied to each booking.
We are pleased to accept a £100 deposit to secure any booking and the balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the holiday date.Enquire now
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