Our 2-bedroomed apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and has amazing views. With a well-stocked kitchen, laundry area with washing machine and large sink, plus 2 bathrooms, it's excellent for families, a great getaway for couples, and has all the facilities and comfort needed for a longer stay. The apartment is very well equipped for up to six persons with a bedsettee for 5th/6th persons. The apartment is located in the north of La Manga del Mar Menor, known as La Manga Strip, in a quiet area with beaches on the Mediterrean and the Mar Menor just a few minutes' walk away. The beaches are a level walk and easy to navigate for wheelchairs and pushchairs with easy access to the sand. We are also within easy reach of a wide range of activities, shopping, evening entertainment, golf & culture, either by car or by local bus which stops at the end of the road. The Mar Menor offers an amazing selection of watersports for all ages and there are nature reserves, historic towns and villages, a waterpark and zoo at Murcia, and a number of well-known golf courses within easy access, together and fishing and scuba-diving opportunities. In the apartment we have chosen fixtures and fittings to provide a comfortable holiday home. The lounge area has a double-bed settee which can take two children or 2 small adults, and seats three, plus an additional two-seater settee. We have provided a 32" TV with UK channels, DVD, and a radio that plays audio CDs and MP3 CDs. There is an extending table and six chairs in the dining area, with additional chairs and a table on the balcony (al-fresco meals with amazing views!). We have also provided beach chairs, a parasol, cool box and two freezer packs for days out or taking to the beaches.The main bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has two full-size single beds. We have provided firm mattresses with non-allergenic mattress toppers for extra comfort. A cot, highchair and single or double pushchairs can be provided if required (arranged and paid for locally). The laundry room off the kitchen has large sink, drying rack, iron and ironing board, plus a washing machine with a 1200 rpm spin speed (new in July 2014). One bathroom has a bath, w.c., wash hand basin and bidet. The other bathroom has a shower cubicle (installed November 2014), w.c., and wash hand basin.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Mediterranean and Mar Menor 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia - San Javier 42 km, Nearest railway: Cartegena 43 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The main bedroom has patio doors onto the balcony and contains a king-size bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables and a built-in wardrobe with additional drawers, plus a safe.
The second bedroom has south-facing patio doors to a mini-balcony also with views over the marina, two 3ft single beds, a chest of drawers, bedside table and a built-in wardrobe with additional drawers.
The family bathroom has washbasin, toilet, bidet and full bath with overhead shower. The shower room has a washbasin, toilet, and shower cubicle.
Blankets, pillows, sheets and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for the beach and pool.
Arrangements can be made for pushchairs, high chairs and cots (payable locally) and a selection of welcome packs, together with additional cleaning or laundry if required. We have a local manager/housekeeper who cares for the apartment and is available for any problems during your stay.
The apartment is non-smoking, and pets are not allowed.
The apartment is spacious and accessible by lift or stairs. There are ramps to the entrance and to the swimming pool and paddle tennis court, making the accommodation wheelchair friendly. Please note however that the shower is not "flat to the floor" for wheelchair access.
There is plenty of parking available immediately outside the apartment complex.
|Further details outdoors|
The complex of five widely-spaced apartment blocks has a swimming pool, todders' pool, children's play area and a paddle tennis court onsite. There is an excellent supermarket just next door, and three local restaurants and a bakery just minutes away. A larger supermarket, together with an extensive range of restaurants and bars, is situated at the Marina, approximately 20 minutes' walk. There is also a 4* hotel across the road offering spa facilities (closed during the winter months at present).
The Mar Menor is renowned for its water activities, including windsurfing, sailing, scuba-diving and fishing. Golf Veneziola (a 9-hole course) is just 3Km away. The Marina is a 20-minute walk (or 3 min. drive) with a 'café lifestyle' and French, Greek, Mexican, English & Spanish bars and restaurants. Children's dishes readily available. Also from the Marina (depending on the time of year) you can hire a car or pedal bike, organise days out, boat trips and also scuba-dive. A ferry runs from the Marina right onto the beach at San Javier, and the well-known La Manga Golf Club is a 30minute drive away. There are two water-parks, one at Torrevieja, and on the outskirts of Murcia.
A five-minute walk will bring you to beaches on both the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, but using a car will give you access to dozens of small beaches all along the Mar Menor Strip, each of which have their own activities, or just "peace and quiet". The local bus runs right along the strip and down to Cartegena, giving you easy and regular access to beaches, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing opportunities.
There is a charge of £55 to cover cleaning, laundry and local Meet & Greet, plus an additional £10 per person for use of the sofabed. Cots, highchairs and single & twin pushchairs can be booked in advance for an extra charge, payable locally. We have a local English housekeeper/manager who meets all our guests, shows them into the apartment and is available for queries during your stay. This is included in the price for all daytime arrivals, with an additional fee payable locally if arrival is after 10pm of 25Euros and after midnight of 50Euros. Welcome packs are also available, and airport transfers can be arranged and booked in advance - payable locally on arrival. We will forward a booking details form for completion following confirmation of a booking, so the apartment can be made ready for your arrival with your additional requests.
According to the World Heath Organisation, the Costa Calida (Warm Coast) area is reputed to have one of the most pleasant climates in the world, with mild winters, hot (but not oppressive) summers and an average of 320 sunny days a year. There are so many reasons for coming to this area and many people who come as holiday makers recognize this and eventually return to live here.
The average hours of sunshine per day ranges from around 6 hours in winter to a full 12 hours at the height of summer. This compares to the London average of 1 hour in January and February to a maximum of 7 hours in June. Rain on the Costa Calida is rare, especially in the summer months - the total annual rainfall averages 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2 1/2 inches) on the coastal plain, although the inland mountainous areas are slightly wetter.
The Costa Calida stretches from the Mar Menor south to Almeria - where the Costa del Sol commences.
La Manga del Mar Menor is more commonly known as the La Manga Strip, and is a strip of land 21 Km long and 300 metres wide which separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (Small Sea). Along it's coast on both sides, there are beautiful 'Blue Flag' beaches with white sands, ideal for family holidays with different beaches offering different activiites, or just nothing at all!
The area is popular with coastal walkers, cyclists, and those looking for a wide variety of water-sports and diving.
The Mar Menor is the largest lagoon in Europe and has a surface area of 130 sq km and a maximum depth of 8 metres. The crystal clear waters are warm, calm and rich in salts and minerals. In fact the temperature never falls below 18degrees. In certain areas of the Mar Menor therapeutic clays can be found. These are a favourite with the Spanish tourists who cover themselves with the clay and then bake in the hot sun. It is said to be good for skin complaints, rheumatism and arthritis etc.
There is a enormous range of activities to keep the whole family amused for hours:
Beach ... Cycle Hire ... Restaurants ... Quad Bikes ... Go Karts ... Shops ... Sailing ... Supermarkets ... Jet Skis ... Beach Bars ... Casino ... Scuba Diving ... Golf ... Boat trips ... Therapeutic Sands ... Kite Surfing ... Windsurfing ...Walking ... Marina ... Fishing ... Boat Hire ... Car Hire