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The Pad Townhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

The Pad is located just 10 minutes' walk from the award-winning sandy beach lagoon, on the outskirts of the town often referred to as one of Spain's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 5 minutes from the all amenities, including a weekly local market for bargain hunting, supermarket with an excellent fish counter, banks, bars and many excellent restaurants for eating out.

The Pad benefits from it's own private roof sun terrace which hosts a really nice BBQ, table and chairs and a viewing deck. At night, watch the stairs with a glass of wine, beautifully lit by the fairy lights surrounding the roof terrace.

The front door to The Pad leads into the spacious living room, furnished with a large sofa which becomes a very comfortable double sofabed if required. Here is where the entertainment console is located, hosting a flatscreen HD TV with full UK satellite channels, DVD player with a huge library of DVDs suitable for all ages. In amongst the storage units,

The Pad is located just 10 minutes' walk from the award-winning sandy beach lagoon, on the outskirts of the town often referred to as one of Spain's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 5 minutes from the all amenities, including a weekly local market for bargain hunting, supermarket with an excellent fish counter, banks, bars and many excellent restaurants for eating out.

The Pad benefits from it's own private roof sun terrace which hosts a really nice BBQ, table and chairs and a viewing deck. At night, watch the stairs with a glass of wine, beautifully lit by the fairy lights surrounding the roof terrace.

The front door to The Pad leads into the spacious living room, furnished with a large sofa which becomes a very comfortable double sofabed if required. Here is where the entertainment console is located, hosting a flatscreen HD TV with full UK satellite channels, DVD player with a huge library of DVDs suitable for all ages. In amongst the storage units, you will find children's books and novels, maps and travel books for the adults. We also provide colouring for the kids. We have pay as you us WIFI (around €1 a day) with a really superfast download speed.

Also on the ground floor towards the rear of the property, we have the dining area. A foldout table and enough chairs for everyone. Need a highchair? We got one!

With one double, one twin bedroom, a bunkbed room and a double sofabed, The Pad is ideal for families or large groups, or golfing parties, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.

The Pad is located within the Albatros complex containing 2 swimming communal pools, 1 for the kids. All within an elegant garden setting which is set in secure gated community. Everything is on your doorstep so definitely no need for a car!

Location description from owner

The Region of Murcia region

Los Alcazares is in the Murcia region of South Eastern Spain. The town is located on the western shore of the Mar Menor, a salt-water lagoon separated from the open sea by a 22 kilometre long strip of land called La Manga,The Mar Menor being the largest salt-water lagoon in Europe with a temperature of 5 degrees above the Mediterraean and you can swim out quite far and still only be leg deep. It is one of Spain's best-kept secrets!!The area enjoys an average of 320 days sunshine per annum. The warm and shallow water of the Mar Menor provides a paradise for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts (mainly windsurfing). The mineral rich waters of the Mar Menor are renowned for their health-giving properties and the town still has thermal baths, which have existed since Roman times.

Los Alcazares

The Spanish don't need much of a reason to have a party and/or set off some fireworks and there's hardly a month goes by during the year when there isn't a celebration of some kind or another going on.Here are some of the main public holidays and celebrations, although there are others.January 5 th – Festividad de Los Reyes Magos (The Festival of the 3 Kings arrival in Bethlehem ) Celebrated in most towns and cities across the whole of Spain .February – Los Alcazares, along with most of the towns on the Mar Menor has it's Annual Carnival. The most historically spectacular Carnival in the Murcia Region take place an hour down the coast in the town of Aguilas , where the whole town comes out to celebrate and to choose their Carnival Queen.March 24 th – 27 th . The Tamborada Festival in the Murcian towns of Moratalla and Mula celebrates the Passion of the Christ with the pounding of a thousand drums over three crazy days in March.Easter – Semana Santa (Saints week or Holy Week)Celebrated across the whole of Spain , but easily the biggest Semana Santa celebrations in the region are in the Capital Murcia. Smaller, but no less colourful festivities take place in nearby Cartagena and San Pedro del Pinatar.April - The Burial of the Sardine , the climax of the Spring festivities, is Murcia 's wackiest night of the year. On the first Saturday in April, and looking like a cross between Rio's famous carnival and ‘It's a Knockout' a crazy cavalcade of giants and big-heads, torch-bearers and entertainers, demons and Brazilian samba groups escort a fleet of some twenty floats, which will throw hundreds of thousands of euros worth of toys and gifts into the crowd in the space of just a few hours.Over the previous days, there are marches through the streets with brass bands and on the night of the eve of the Burial, the Testament of Doña Sardina (Ms Sardine) is read from the balcony of the Town Hall. The fiesta ends in the early hours of the morning, when, a papier-mâché effigy of the Lenten sardine is burnt in the Plano de San Francisco amid public rejoicing.May – La Manga Fiesta incorporating the La Manga Ladies Windsurfing Championships.1 st – 5 th May. The Festival of the Holy Cross in Caravaca de la Cruz includes the famous ‘ Race of the Wine Horses' where the horses used in the Vineyards are raced through the streets to the Castle at the top of the town.July – The San Javier Music Festival runs throughout the whole of July featuring leading Jazz & Blues artists, but there are some rock, pop & folk acts appearing as well from time to time.The Festividad de la Virgin del Carmen (The Festival of the Virgin Madonna of the Sea) includes street processions, fireworks and the symbolic burning of an artificial castle as well as a procession of boats which scatter flowers on the sea. Celebrations of this festival take place on the 16 th in Los Alcazares, Santiago de la Ribera, Lo Pagan, Cabo de Palos and Cartagena and again on the 25 th in Santiago de la Ribera and Cartagena .August – A month-long International Festival of Theatre, Music & Dance takes place in San Javier.A Flamenco Festival takes place in the former mining town of La Union .There is a folklore festival in Cartagena and there is week long Festival of La Huerta (The Market Garden) in Los Alcazares.September – In Cartagena you can watch colourful mock battles in the street re-enacting the struggle between the Carthaginians and the Romans .October – From 8 th to 13 th October, Los Alcazares has a week long celebration of the town's municipal autonomy, during which there are fireworks displays, processions, the Mar Menor Surfari Windsurfing competition and the ‘Caldero' Festival where the local fisherman light fires on the beach and cook their catch in hanging cauldrons for the consumption of the public.November – Cartagena Jazz Festival takes place.December – on the 3 rd December there is the Fiesta de San Francisco de San Javier (Saint Francis of San Javier) during which there are sports, games, exhibitions and concerts.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 5 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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About the owner

James G
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
23 Aug 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Sep 2012. Located in Los Alcazares, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £275 to £685.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Aug 2016.

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“What's not to love about it!?!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2016

Excellent accommodation and location is superb......our second visit to the Albatross complex and you can make it as busy or quiet as you like. Accommodation had everything you need to make your holiday great! Taxi pick up to and from airport made everything hassle free. Just perfect

Thank you both and hope you return again soon.

“wonderful loaction”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2016

Had a wonderful stay at the Pad. It is well located for all local amenities, is lovely and clean, and includes everything you may need to enjoy your stay. James and Julia were brill throughout (thanks again to Julia for rescuing us when we locked ourselves out!!) I will definately be back.

Thanks Shireen for the nice review and your welcome back anytime. We will even get a spare set of keys cut especially for you. LOL.

“Happy Hen do at amazing apartment”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

We visited the pad in July 2013 for a "tame" hen holiday. We wanted to go somewhere where would could relax, eat nice food and enjoy the Spanish weather in nice surroundings. The Pad is situated on a very secure complex, it has a great pool for relaxing in the sunshine and is very close to the local town and beach and also the old town of Los Alcazares. The Pad is a beautiful apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it has everything you could ask for to make the stay feel like home away from home - wifi, tv (not that we even turned it on), books, fantastic bikes (one of which seats 4 people and is great fun) great kitchen facilities and most importantly 2 outside patio areas, 1 downstaris which catches the sun early in the day and a balcony upstairs which cathes the late sun. Upon arrival the Pad offers a guest book which tells you everything you need to know about the local area and the pad is managed by a great lady (Ang) who is available 24 hours to assist with anything else you may need. Overall we had a great break and will definitely be back to see more of the attractions that we didnt manage to visit whilst we were there the first time.

“Fantastic venue for a family holiday”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2013

'Le Pad' was the most comfortable and well equipped accomodation we have stayed in abroad. We normally go with James Villas and although their villas are a good standard, 'Le Pad' really felt like 'home from home'! We took 2 suitcases between 2 adults and 2 children but we could easily have coped with 1 becase Le Pad is so well kitted out with everything you need. There are loads of towels, bedding, blankets, a double buggy and inflatables for the pool - even a cocktail recipe book - yum :) etc! The washing machine made it really easy to have taken a lot less clothes with us too. Thank you 'Le Pad' and hope to see you very soon!!!

“Our first holiday for over a decade”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2012

I was in the pool everyday. Loved it. My daughter and her family has already booked two weeks next year on our recommendation. You even get to see an air show (Spanish equivalent of the Red Arrows) most days as they practise their flying over the beach! We walked along the beach to Old Town (which was beautiful) everyday and especially liked catching the road train (hola train) on the way back which takes you to ALL the areas. Next time, I won't leave it 10 years to go on holiday again!!!

“Fantastic Accommodation - lovely area - My Family loved the holiday"”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2012

My family and I, had a brilliant time. We were all really happy with the town house. Marble floors and a modern feel. It was split over three levels so had plenty of space, even for a large family. You can see the pool from the house, so lots of swimming all the time. Lots of grassy areas to sunbath as well if the water isn't your thing. Very clean and well maintained grounds around the pool areas. Brilliant location to travel around as the beach was only 10 minutes walk from the house and there are plenty of restuarants and bars on route. Make sure you find the spanish owned tapas places. The food was great in these. "El Torro" was one that stood out for us. They did a fine Mohito too. The old town is definately worth a visit. I walked it in 30 minutes or so, but be careful of the heat as you don't get much of a breeze on the main roads. It was 40 degrees on this day though! There is land train you can get from the main road all the way to the old town. This was great fun (for kids and adults) we wish we had caught this sooner as we only spent 1 day there. We found a spanish market (on sunday morning) half way between the house and the old town. Fantastic bargains here. we managed to get an authentic coffee maker for around £10. this would have been about £25 in the uk. The food was great here. Try to find the chicken stall. It was one of the nicest things i've ever eaten! All in all, a really fantastic break. There is something for everyone here. Explore just 30 minutes walk away and you will find some hidden gems for food and cocktails. Finally. Ten minutes drive from the airport, so even if you haven't got a transfer, the taxi fare is minimal.

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