Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Great location, 2 minutes walk to local bars & restaurants, and small convenience store. By car it is 2 minutes to the beaches of the Mar Menor, a little further to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Lo Pagan and San Pedro both have marinas with bars and restaurants. The closest beach of the Mar Menor is a steady 10 minute walk away, here you will also find the famous mud baths. 2 minutes drive to the town centre of San Pedro Del Pinatar, with all it´s bars, cafes, plaza, restaurants, Mercadonna supermarket, etc. Again it is only a steady 10 minute walk into town. Further afield there are numerous golf courses, the cities of Cartagena and Murcia offering great sight-seeing, culture and history, large indoor shopping centres, Terra Natura and the water park are in Murcia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia San Javier 14 km, Nearest railway: Balsicas 18 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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Large family townhouse for holidays. Large front terrace with conservatory area, table and 4 chairs for outside dining and comfy sofa. Lounge diner Air Con, with large comfy sofa, relax chair and further dining table & 4 chairs. With TV, DVD, MP3 player, UK satellite TV, selection of DVD´s and books. Seperate kitchen with all mod cons, including coffee machine. Downstairs bedroom sleeps 3, wardrobe, tall chest drawers and ceiling fan to keep cool. Seperate utility area, downstairs shower room and w.c. Rear courtyard. Upstairs the master bedroom has a double bed, and twin wardrobes, dressing table, with mirror over and hairdryer. Further bedside cabinet and full length mirror. Ceiling fan to keep cool. Off the master bedroom is a balcony, with 2 sunloungers and a table and 2 chairs overlooking the finca opposite and the lemon groves. The other bedroom has twin beds, wardrobe and full length mirror, bedside cabinet and ceiling fan. Re-decorated and re-furnished May 2012. Bedding and towels provided.
The Costa Calida region
The Costa Cálida, ("Warm Coast") is the approximately 250 km stretch of Mediterranean coastline of the Spanish province of Murcia. This region has a micro-climate which features comparatively hot mean annual temperatures (and hence its name, "Warm Coast") and a relative degree of aridity (precipitation averaging less than 34 cm annually).
The Costa Cálida extends from El Mojón in the north near the province of Alicante, to near the municipality of Águilas in the south bordering on the region of Almería province.
The northern end of this coastline includes the Mar Menor ("Little Sea"), a coastal saltwater lagoon which at around 170 km2 is Europe's largest. The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean by a 22km-long spit of land called La Manga, on which most of the tourism development for the region has been constructed.
Cartagena and Mazarrón are two other important coastal towns in the region.
Golf is a popular pastime for visitors and residents. There are many PGA championship courses such as El Valle which hosted the PGA European Seniors Tour in June 2011, Hacienda del Alamo which is the longest golf course in Spain and the famous La Manga Club which hosts many football teams on warm weather training.
San Pedro Del Pinatar
San Pedro del Pinatar is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. The municipality is situated at the northern end of Murcia's Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Cálida, and borders with the province of Alicante. It has an area of almost 22 km², and a population (2008) of 23,738. San Pedro del Pinatar (Saint Peter of the Pinewoods) is about 49 km from the provincial capital, Murcia. The municipality is situated between the Mediterranean Sea coast and the Mar Menor ("Little Sea"), a coastal saltwater lagoon which is the largest in Europe. The Mar Menor coast belongs to other three municipalities: San Javier, Los Alcázares and Cartagena. The latter is not by the Mar Menor itself, but in the Mediterranean. San Pedro del Pinatar occupies a small peninsula with 14 km of coastline between the two seas. The terrain is a mostly low-lying littoral depression, with an average elevation of only 13 m above mean sea level. Fishing and related processing industries have been a mainstay of the local municipal economy, with tourism– and services–related industries playing an ever-increasing role. Salt ponds have been worked in the area since the time of the Roman Empire.
A small port in the Mediterranean Sea exists, with a centered activity in the fishing and the transport of the salt; as well as with a sport port with enough points of mooring. There is another sport port in the Mar Menor next to the market of the fish and the wharf of the fishermen.
San Pedro del Pinatar remains a very popular Spanish holiday destination and the population swells during the summer months as people from Madrid (and other Spaniards) with second homes descend on the area. Lots of free entertainment is provided by the council.
Ethnographic Archaeological museum (Calle Dr. Mirón de Castro: It contains paleontological fossils, objects, etc. It has an exclusive room for submarine archaeology and another one for the ethnographic type dedicated to the last centuries (from the 18th century).
Museum of the Sea (Calle Ingeniero Lorenzo Morales, 2.): marine and marine article collections.
Conservation and research center of the Humedales "Las Salinas" (Avda. de las salinas): it offers interesting exhibitions on the natural park and the work in the salt mines.
"Casa del reloj" or Villa of San Sebastian (Avda. Artero Guirao): an example of modernist architecture. Its Spanish president, Emilio Castelar y Ripoll died in 1899. Since the end of the 20th century it has been reconstructed and turned into a top class restaurant.
Church of San Pedro Apostle (Plaza de la Constitucion): it is a temple that became a franciscan hermitage in the 17th century.
Palace of counts Villar de Felices or Casa of the Russian (C/ Victor Pradera s/n): building in neo-mudéjar style constructed in the 19th century by order of Baron de Benifalló.
Fish Market in Lo Pagán (Explanada of Lo Pagán): a traditional fish auction can be seen.
The "Salinas y Arenales" natural park.