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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment which is eight years old and has all mod cons is located on the edge of San Javier which is a medium sized Spanish town just 10 minutes from Murcia airport and 45 minutes from Alicante airport. The town has all the modern services you will require including a large shopping centre called Dos Mares which is only 5 minutes away by car. The area is predominately Spanish and very much family orientated with the large number of properties owned by business people from Madrid. Number 27 is a ground floor bungalow in a gated secure complex of 44 properties two high and built around a swimming pool. There is a large pool and shallow children's pool 15 steps from our front patio. Only residents or guests have access to the complex which can only be entered using allocated keys.
The patio area at the front of the apartment is an ideal place to relax and dine. There is a large table with six chairs and a lounge suite.
In the lounge you will find a double bed settee, armchair, dining table and four chairs. You will also find a flat screen television (English channels) with a built in DVD player (including a large range of DVD's) and a mini hi-fi for your entertainment.
There are two bedrooms in the apartment one of which is a double and the other two singles in addition to a double bed settee located in the lounge. Each bedroom has built in double wardrobes including hanging space and shelving. All bed linen is provided for your use.
In the kitchen you will find a fully automatic washing machine, oven, hob and fridge freezer. Plates, knife, forks and other kitchen utensils are also available for your convenience. In the rear yard you will find a cupboard where the iron board and iron are located. There is an outside plug for use with the iron. There is also a washing line located in the rear yard.
The bathroom is fitted with a shower cubical, low flush toilet and a vanity unit. In the bathroom you will find a range of bath, hand and beach towels for your use.
A beautiful apartment ideally suited for a family. Sorry no groups under 30 years permitted
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mar Menor Sea 3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia Airport is 10 minutes away and Alacante 45|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
About this location
The Murcia region
The Costa Calida has been designated as one of the healthiest places in the world benefits from a warm Mediterranean climate with at least 315 days sunshine per year. Daily temperatures vary according to the season from 20 – 22? in winter to a maximum of 30 - 35? in summer.
The Mar Menor which is in Santiago de la Ribera only five minutes away by car is Europe's largest salt water lake, with over 170 kilometres of shallow water surrounded by a number of small towns which are truly traditional. The 5 star resort of La Manga is a 25 minute drive away. The area is relatively undeveloped compared with the more popular Spanish coastal areas and is an excellent location for a peaceful family holiday.
Shops in the towns and villages generally open from 9.00am until 2.00pm and then from 5.00pm until 9.30/10.00pm depending on the season. However shopping complexes generally remain open from 9.00am until 10.00pm.
There is an Iceland an Aldi and a Maxi Dia% supermarket within a five minute walk from the apartment. All of your requirements can be satisfied at these establishments or alternatively there is a Lidl on the main road between San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera which is three minutes away by car using the back road.
Eroski supermarket where you will find everything from a needle to an anchor is located in Dos Mares which is the largest shopping complex in the local area located between San Javier and San Pedro Del Pinitar. Dos Mares has an extensive range of shops and restaurants and an arcade with pool tables and indoor bowling.
Cartagena is a beautiful city about 30 minutes drive from San Javier using the AP7 motorway. As you approach the city you will see a large shopping complex on the right which has a huge range of shops and restaurants. It is worth visiting the port area (Puerto) which can be found by following the signs on the motorway. The area is steeped in history including Roman ruins and you will get an opportunity to see the first ever submarine in the world.
Torrevieja is a main holiday resort about 30 minutes north of San Javier using the AP 7 or the 322 road network. The town is a typical seaside resort with shops and restaurants. There is a large Carrefour and modern shopping centre on the Alicante road.
There are a number of markets in the area where you will find a range of clothes, shoes, fruit, vegetables and ceramics. The quality of the goods is reasonable however there is a lot of rubbish so be careful. Bartering is uncommon however you could try and you might save a few Euros. Shop around in the markets as prices for the same item can vary. The nearest markets are;
Monday – San Pedro Del Pinitar (5 minutes by car)
Wednesday – Santiago de la Riberia (5 minutes by car 15 minutes walk)
Thursday – San Javier (5 minutes walk away)
Markets open around 9.00 am and finish around 2.00 pm
Things to do and see
At Santiago de la Ribera you will find a beautiful sandy beach located on the Mar Menor sea. The sea which is a lagoon and is generally 2 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean is quite shallow and safe for swimming. There is a Lifeguard on duty during the day in high season. For small children you will find a junior funfair and during high season a play park on the beach. The local Tourist Information Office is located on the right as you come into Ribera. There are a number of excellent restaurants including those serving a range of fish dishes along the sea front.
Lo Pagan which is a small seaside town 5 minutes away along the Mar Menor coast from Ribera also boasts a range of shops and restaurants include a famous local bakery. During the high season the town hosts a local fair which offers a range of rides for both children and adults at reasonable prices.
The famous Mud Baths discovered by the Romans are located beside the old windmill on the edge of Lo Pagan are free and well worth trying. Walk out into the water and feel the hot mud beneath your feet. The mud which has boundless therapeutic qualities is used to cure a range of ailments. Further around from Lo Pagan you will find a wildlife reserve where you can see a range of birds including Flamingos in the wild.
Go Karting is located on the main road between San Javier and Los Nitos (main road on which the airport is located)
The area around Murcia is a popular destination for golfing enthusiasts of all ability. There are approximately 20 high quality golf courses within 30 minutes travel of the apartment. Prices range from €45 to €100 per round.
Tennis and other sports
San Javier Leisure Centre is a two minute walk from the apartment. You will find a tennis court, indoor swimming pool and track and field facilities.
The road network around the Costa Calida is excellent consisting of motorways and 'A' class roads.
There are a number of car hire companies located at both Murcia and Alicante airports which offer a range of vehicle types.
Alternatively there is an excellent bus service in the area with a bus stop only two minutes walk from the apartment. Taxis which are reliable are reasonably priced and details are available in the apartment.
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