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Albatros 3 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

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Description

This fantastic end of terrace villa offers a whole host of home comforts and occupies a peaceful and private location only 5- 10 minutes walk from the beautiful beach at Mar de Cristal.The property comprises 3 double bedrooms ( master bedroom en-suite ) all with built-in wardrobes. A second family bathroom is located on the ground floor.The kitchen is fully fitted with all modern appliances/utensils and the large living/dining area includes a breakfast bar and leads on to the downstairs patio area which is ideal for outdoor dining. The spacious first floor patio is secure, private and ideal for both barbecuing in the evening and for private sunbathing.The complex includes its own private pool and kiddies pool (which are open all day long throughout the year), set in a well maintained picturesque garden area.An Information pack on getting around the area, local bars/restaurants, local activities and amenities is available in the villa.Welcome pack on arrival.

This fantastic end of terrace villa offers a whole host of home comforts and occupies a peaceful and private location only 5- 10 minutes walk from the beautiful beach at Mar de Cristal.The property comprises 3 double bedrooms ( master bedroom en-suite ) all with built-in wardrobes. A second family bathroom is located on the ground floor.The kitchen is fully fitted with all modern appliances/utensils and the large living/dining area includes a breakfast bar and leads on to the downstairs patio area which is ideal for outdoor dining. The spacious first floor patio is secure, private and ideal for both barbecuing in the evening and for private sunbathing.The complex includes its own private pool and kiddies pool (which are open all day long throughout the year), set in a well maintained picturesque garden area.An Information pack on getting around the area, local bars/restaurants, local activities and amenities is available in the villa.Welcome pack on arrival.

Location description from owner

The Region of Murcia region

The region of Murcia boasts over 300 days of sunshine every year, a safe bet to get the weather and suntan we so crave here in the UK.The local area around Mar de Cristal is very fertile and ideal for crop growing. You can freely watch the farmers in the fields tending their crops the produce of which can be bought at the many local markets in the area. It is also not unusual to see the local shepherd pass by tending his flock of sheep and goats in the fields close to the resort. The Spanish village of Los Belones is only 5 minutes away by car or 20 minutes by foot. Los Belones is an all-year-round village with many authentic bars and restaurants serving the best in typical local cuisine. The local market in the village takes place on Tuesdays from 8.00am to 2.00pm. Here you can purchase locally produced fruit and vegetables at rediculously low prices.On Sundays, everyone converges on the main market at Cabo de Palos just at the start of La Manga strip. Cabo is a fabulous, unspoilt Spanish fishing village with a beautiful marina and seafront hosting many amazing seafood restaurants overlooking the Medtiteranean. Ideal for people watching having Sunday lunch or for just whileing away the hours over a well earned refreshing drink. Whilst in the area, a visit to La Manga Strip is a must. La Manga strip is a unique sleeve of land which extends for a distance of some 24 kilometers and seperates the Mediteranean sea from the salt water lagoon of the Mar Menor. The strip boasts a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and has miles and miles of the most fabulous beaches on both sides. Take the bus from Los Belones getting off as and when you choose as you work your way up the strip to the famous port of Thomas Maestre at the northern end of the strip where you can stop and have lunch in the magnificent marina.For city lovers, the historic city of Cartegena is a 20 minute bus ride away ( regular departures from the village of Los Belones ), or you can take the mini train over the mountains from the nearby village of Los Nietos ( cost approx 1 euro ). Cartagena is a city worth visiting. It is a major stop for Mediteranean cruise ships, has a fabulous marina area where you can board local tourists boats for a tour of the historic harbour. Conquered by the Romans in the 1st century, Cartagena is the city where Hannibal set out to walk his elephants over the Alps and into battle in defence of the homeland. The city has a recently restored Roman amphitheatre and a museum in which you can view the original city walls as built by the Romans all those years ago.The Calle Major, adjacent to the port promenade, is the cities main shopping area with shops catering for all tastes and budgets. Restaurants and bars abound in this area serving various tapas, menus of the day, drinks and snacks.

Mar de Cristal

Mar de Cristal is a typical Spanish beach resort in S.E. Spain and sits on the shores of the famous Mar Menor salt water lagoon. Both the resort of Mar de Cristal and the complex at Albatross 3 are ideal for both families and for those seeking a quieter more relaxed break. The villa is a 5 minute walk from the beach front at Mar de Cristal. The beach itself is ideal for young children as the waters of the Mar Menor are always warm due to the shallow depth and the protection offered by La Manga, the unique strip of land which seperates the Mediteranean from the much calmer lagoon.The beach front promenade offers a variety of bars and restaurants providing both traditional Spanish and English menus.Why chose Mar de Cristal?Mar de Cristal is perfect for both couples seeking a quiet, relaxing break and for families with young children who want the security of a gated complex in a peaceful resort.Albatros 3 is a small development with villas and apartments located around a very private shared swimming pool in beautiful secure landscaped gardens. A kiddies pool is attached to the main pool and the pool is in view of the rear patio area of the villa.The golden sandy beach is one of the main attractions of the area. The beach is quiet and ideal for young children as the waters of the sheltered Mar Menor are calm and 2 to 3 degrees warmer than the nearby Med. The lagoon is is a mecca for water sports with sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, jet skiing, snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving all popular activities available a Mar de Cristal.Tennis is another popular activity with the Spanish, and Mar de Cristal boasts a fabulous tennis club which is freely open to visitors to the area. The club includes a kiddies play area, outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium plus a number of padel tennis and full sized tennis courts. The club is set in a virtual oasis with a restaurant and bar available throughout the day. A must see on any visit.Venturing inland from the beach, hill walking around Lion Mountain and cycling along the many off-road cycle tracks are popular activities. Bicycles and quad bikes are available for hire in the resort. The nature reserve of Calblanque is only 10 minutes away by car and offers secluded, unspoilt beaches and a rugged coastline ideal for walking and hiking.For the golfer, the area has several top golf courses all within 30 minutes drive from the resort. These include Las Sirenas, La Roda, Hacienda del Alamo and Polaris World's Mar Menor golf. The nearby world famous La Manga Club ( 5 Minutes by car ) boasts 3 championship courses set around the a luxury 5 Star Hyatt Hotel. The hotel offers a more lively international atmosphere with a casino, shops, restaurants and a number of bars to choose from.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Shared garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Kathryn W
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Calendar updated:
08 Jul 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Nov 2013. Located in Region of Murcia, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £302 to £690.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Jul 2016.

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“Excellent accomodation, super local amenities and handy location”

Reviewed 24 Nov 2015

Upon arrival in the evening, we found the accommodation in fantastic condition. The house was extremely clean with fresh towels and linen, very spacious, with a breakfast bar, dining table and two outdoor dining areas. There is a good size LCD TV and DVD player which is great for keeping the kids amused! The pool area is excellent too and great for young kids with a decent sized kids pool. The beach at Mar de Cristal is a 5-10 minute walk away with great selection of food available at Café Arena - the views across the Mar Menor to the La Manga strip are fantastic, especially around sunset! The local tennis club is only a 5 minute walk away and appeared to have classes for kids and adults. There are many golf courses within 30 minutes drive, with varying difficulty and price bands to cater for all levels of golfer - we have thoroughly enjoyed the courses we played in during our visit, helped by the glorious weather, even in November! The local area has many places to visit for food and entertainment. The village of Los Belones is a 5 minute drive and has a wide range of restaurants to choose from. Cabo de Palos is 10 minutes away by car, with several restaurants down by the harbour. The La Manga strip also have a wide array of restaurants and bars to cater for all, and the historic, bustling city of Cartagena is only 20 minutes away too. Check out the Maras Bravas restaurant in stunning beach cove location! All in all we had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to Spain and would highly recommend the Albatross 3 accommodation for all types of guest. While a car is recommended to get the most out of your stay, if you just want to relax near a pool or beach, then this place is ideal.

“Excellent stay in a perfect location”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2015

I travelled to The Murcia area with friends for a golfing holiday and I could not of asked for more. The location of this property is perfect for golfing, beach and walking holidays. There must of been 10-12 courses within a 30 minute drive. From the 3 courses at La Manga resort to the beautiful Las Colinas resort we had so many to chose from. The house was also just a short 10 minute walk from the beautiful beach at Mar de Cristal which was perfect for our day of from golf to just relax and chill. At night we had so many local Spanish restaurants and bars offering great food, live music and drink at very reasonable prices. The house itself was beautiful and offered everything you could wish for in your own home. I will definitely be back. Thank you.

“Fantastic option to visit La Manga with Family”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2015

Lovely and quite house to stay with your Kids. Easy to move around to visit the area by car with very nice beaches close to the house.

“relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2015

We stayed at Albatros 3 for two and a half weeks in July and had a thoroughly lovely time. The villa is spacious and clean and has everything you need. It has 2 patio areas - great for eating outdoors and we loved the pool and gardens - just outside your back door! The complex has a nice community feel, it is predominantly Spanish (with a few English and other nationalities) which we found for Mar de Cristal as a whole. The resort has a handful of bars and restaurants, we would recommend the Tennis Club for pizza and the Pariamo beach bar for friendly staff and good cocktails! We found a small market, on a friday morning, just a five minute walk away, to the back of the cinema.The villa is a good base for exploring the area ,we enjoyed snorkelling at Cabo de Palos, visiting the beaches at Calblanque and the city of Cartagena is just 20 minutes by car. We would definitely return! Many thanks Kathy.

“Recommended highly.”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2014

A spacious apartment with fantastic facilities. Quiet throughout. Great swimming pool and sun bathing area. A short walk to the beach and very accessible to nearby villages and towns.

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