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Elegant sea front apartment with great sea views and terrace in Playa Macenas.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2+1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 6. Wi-fi. A/C. Beautiful beach and sea views!

This is a new apartment in what is considered to be one of the most unique residential resorts in this part of the traditional and hidden Andalucia. This sea-front apartment is in Playa Macenas, the exclusive development ideally situated on the unharmed beach of Macenas and surrounded by the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar. Just 1km south of Mojacar, this is definitely one of the most stunning locations on the Spanish coast. With a fantastic South-East orientation, this beautifully furnished, fully fitted and spacious 2+1 bedroom apartment + 2 bathrooms which sleeps 6 people, enjoys panoramic views of the coastline. Air conditioned throughout for those hot summer nights, central heating in winter, free wi-fi, all you can see through the windows and terrace is the blue Mediterranean sea. Enjoy the benefits of a 5star resort with all amenities; 3 swimming pools + children’s, beautiful beach club, pool bar, private underground access to beach, housekeeping if required and security.

PLAYA MACENAS

For more information about Playa Macenas and what you are going to find and enjoy, please contact us for website link where you will find photographs and ample information on this marvellous resort.

MOJACAR,

the unspoilt paradise in Spain!

A must! For more information about the area, please contact for details.

NATURAL PARK OF CABO DE GATA-NIJAR

Please contact us for website details for all information regarding the breathtaking Cabo de Gata, one of the most best kept secrets in Spain.

Dining Out: Eating out in Mojacar and its surrounding villages and towns is an eating experience not to be missed. The area's gastronomy is varied and exquisite both for seafood enthusiasts and meat eaters alike. A wide selection of beach bars and restaurants in the area cater for almost every taste, most staying open until you decide to leave. The old village of Mojacar, a short distance away is full of character and charm. Its labyrinth of cobbled walkways offer a variety of restaurants and quaint shops as well as spectacular views of the surrounding areas.

Leasure Details: There are a great variety of leisure activities on offer in Mojacar: various water sports to be enjoyed on Mojacar's blue flag sandy beach, canoeing, horse-riding, microlite and ultralite flights, quad bike hire, windsurfing, banana and sausage rides, water-skiing, sea canoes, kite flying, scuba-diving and snorkelling to name but a few. In the Tabernas desert the Mini-Hollywood Cowboy Town has been the scene of countless westerns. Wild West shoot-outs, bank robberies, can-can dancing and public 'hangings' are some of the attractions. A zoo and a 'parrot spectacular' have also made their home on the Range. A fun day for the family can be enjoyed in the beautiful surroundings of the Aqua-Park situated in the district of Vera.

More Details

Owner
Christian Bungard
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

About Christian Bungard

Born in the UK, my family moved to Southern Spain when I was a small child, where I grew up and have spent all my life. Married to a beautiful Spanish lady and a father of two lovely bilingual children, you could almost say I am 100% Spanish myself. My job in international sales in the wine business has given me the wonderful opportunity to travel all over the world and, honestly speaking, I would say that there are only a fistful of places where life can be enjoyed so much as here. I have also travelled all over Spain, a fascinating country full of contrasts and diversity, where places like Mojácar are totally unique. I regularly live between Mijas (Málaga) and Valladolid, north of Madrid, but we try to escape to Mojácar everytime we have the chance.

Christian Bungard purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Christian Bungard chose Mojacar area

Back in 2005 we came across this project and fell in love with it. Since I visited Mojácar the first time, twenty five years ago, I felt it was like going back in time. It was the real Andalusia; bleached white houses full of blossoming buganvillas by the glittering blue sea, great food and ambience at a much lower cost than most other destinations. To this date, Mojácar hasn't changed much, remaining as authentic as it was back then and offering visitors a unique experience of what the old traditional coastal villages used to be like in the past, but with all the frills you would expect from a fun filled modern destination.

Situated very near the amazing Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, the possibility to discover some of Spain's most beautiful beaches is part of the fun. This side of Andalusia is also one of the warmest and sunniest regions of all the country, pretty much assuring good weather any time of the year.

What makes this apartment unique

Under the funding of George Soros and other big investors, Playa Macenas was conceived as a very ambitious development where several residential areas, villas, an 18 hole golf course and a 5* hotel would give life to one of Spain´s most prestigious seaside resorts. Unfortunately, the recession also had its impact here, where several projects were suspended -the hotel being one of them. Funnily enough, it may have worked to our advantage, as most of the facilities were completed yet not having to share the busy and noisy company of a large hotel.

Playa Macenas is the only development next to a 1km long beach. The views are amazing. The architecture, a modern version of the traditional Eastern-Andalusian style, is extremely attractive. Autochthonous vegetation, palm trees, hanging gardens, fountains and secluded pools, are all part of what you will enjoy. Underground parking assures the streets are clear of cars. And, of course, the Beach Club with its exclusive infinity pool.

For me, there are two moments of the day that are memorable; one, waking up early and watching the sun come out over the blue Mediterranean sea from either the sitting room, the terrace or even the main bedroom. And, second, breakfast and dinner on the quiet terrace, where nothing will interrupt your view from the sea or the surrounding architecture -all bellow our apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Muy, muy tranquilos! El objetivo era descansar y en las fechas en las que hemos estado se ha cumplido.
Sep 2016
  • 1 of 5

Location

Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Almeria
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Open from June 1st to Sept 30th
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Open from June 1st to Sept 30th
Car: recommended

Although a car is mostly needed to move around, there is a regular bus service between Playa Macenas and Mojacar, with stops along the Mojacar Costa area.

The area in which Playa Macenas Beach Resort is located offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions. The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, which is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, the beautiful unspoilt beaches, truly unique and amazing, or such exceptional places as the Tabernas Desert, which is like being in another world. The desert is unique in Europe both because of its ecological diversity and because of its semi-arid climate. Sunrise and sunset in the desert, with their vivid spectrum of colours, are particularly spectacular.

In the area around Playa Macenas you can go horse riding, walking or cycling in the Sierra de Cabrera hills or the Cañada de Aguilar. Almería’s traditional gastronomy, which features an endless variety of typical dishes that combine fresh, natural products of land and sea, is a local delicacy.

Other Activities: Visiting the stunning Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar

Valle del Este, Desert Springs, and Cortijo Grande are some golf courses in the area that you can enjoy.

Ski: Check out Sierra Nevada's website to see what you can enjoy only two hours away:

I was a ski teacher in Sierra Nevada in the past, so please feel free to ask me any questions about the resort, the slopes, the ski-schools and the access. If you plan to go, be very careful with the weather forecast; in Sierra Nevada when it snows it can be well over a metre before it stops!! ;-) Remember that Pradollano, the town, is located at 2.150 mts above sea level, and Borreguiles, the central lift distribution point, is at 2.750 mts. The season starts beginning of December and ends as late as mid May, but the quality of the snow varies enormously as the winters can be quite mild at times.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mojácar in Levante Almeriense

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom has two wash hand basins, bath and shower. Toilet and bide are separate. 2 sets of towels are offered. The second bathroom has one wash hand basin and a complete shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Studio Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The main bedroom and the studio bedroom have both stunning views to the Med and direct access to the terrace. All bedrooms have shutters -very useful as they are exposed to the dawn sunlight! Mosquito devices in each room. 2 sets of sheets are available for each bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
IMPORTANT: THE GOLF COURSE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED! CLUB MEMBERSHIP: you will benefit from our exclusive owners membership, with access to the Beach Club facilities, all for up to 6 people. The apartment is fully equipped with a modern kitchen (kettle, coffee machine, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board, oven and fridge/freezer complete the kit), dining area and lounge. Sat TDT/TV, DVD and Radio. Alarm with presence detection and flooding detection. For children -and for your tranquillity, there is a direct underground accesses to the beach. Underground parking with direct access to the lift near the apartment is a plus. At arrival, you will be welcomed with a food&beverages pack for your first night (under request).

Reviews

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Elegant sea front apartment with great sea views and terrace in Playa Macenas.
average rating of 4.625 based on 21 reviews
5

Wonderful winter retreat under the sun :)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful property for just over two months, between February and April. It is spacious and the views of the ocean from the living room and bedroom are spectacular. Sun facing during most of the day, we only used the central heating a couple of times. We even enjoyed breakfast on the terrace many mornings! A quiet retreat in winter, the 24h guarded entrance was comforting and walks on the beach were a must. The apartment is very well equipped and communication with the owner was easy and effective, solving any question we had promptly. Access to the underground parking space by lift was very convenient. Most recommendable. We have a wonderful time and will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Listing was very accurate with amazing view of the ocean. Price was very good and communication with Christian and Mojacar Estates was easy. Definitely would recommend staying at least a week in this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect family escape

  • 5 of 5

This property is situated in a wonderful complex that has a real feeling of exclusivity; well maintained, not too busy and with security at the entrance. The main pool area is spacious and clean and the bar/restaurant is friendly and welcoming and offers a good selection of snacks and meals with a great range of soft drinks, beers, wines and cocktails. A short drive or the bus takes you to the beachfront bustle of Mojacar Beach and historic Mojacar town is well worth a visit and easily reached. Not too farther afield are numerous towns and villages, all interesting in their own right.

The apartment is well appointed, clean and comfortable and provides all you need for a relaxing stay. The views from the terrace are out of this world.

Christian the owner is very accommodating and the property managers are really nice and helpful too.

We have booked for our 3rd trip this July, which should say it all!

The McBeaths

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 20
Norwich
3

More a Complex Rather than a Resort.

  • 3 of 5

The reviews, description and (clever) photo's of this property drew me to it, and after corresponding with the friendly owner I was hooked!

I have stayed in private apartments/villas in Mojacar on two previous occasions so can subjectively measure my stay at Playa Macenas against those two visits. However, I would like to be objective first:

We arrived very late and although the complex was easy to find, when we actually got there the map/instructions provided by the rental agent gave little help! It's a bit like a concrete jungle where the apartment is located and without the very helpful security man we would have taken a lot longer to find it. The promise of a welcome pack to get us through breakfast was very 'welcome' and meant that we did not have to stop to buy any food that night. However, it was slightly disappointing to have jam and margarine but no bread to put it on!

The apartment itself was very hot as the air con was not on and when we turned it on we found it offered little comfort in the Mojacar heat; it was quite ineffective even at the lowest temperature/highest fan setting. One of the main reasons I booked the apartment was for 3 bedrooms. Maybe I read the description incorrectly but it does not really have 3 bedrooms; it has 2 and a studio room. The studio room contains just a sofa bed which was adequate although it has no bedroom furniture in. The washing machine is also housed in a cupboard in the studio room. Yes, the apartment has cable tv (7 channels - 5 German, 1 French and 1 obscure English speaking news channel) but the power cables running across the floor to the plug sockets are unsightly. Aesthetically, a very modern apartment though. One major annoyance was the constant tripping of the power, even when we were not 'overloading' it.

Subjectively, the complex (not resort!) for me is never 5*! The golf course is looking tired (water to the fairways apparently cut off) and many properties at the top end remain unbuilt. The pools were all lovely though, especially the main one, and the 2 smaller ones nearer to the apartment are handy - watch out for the many steps down/up though. The complex was very quiet (although we must have had the only noisy neighbours - music at 3am) and gives the feel that it may already be on its last legs. Car is essential as there are no shops within walking distance to get groceries etc. In hindsight, I would have liked to be closer to Mojacar.

Still, a pleasant break and friendly owner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since we started renting our property, 49 families have enjoyed their holidays in our apartment –reviews clearly show their level of satisfaction. However, we do apologize for disappointing this very demanding customer. All readers, please consider the following: PHOTOGRAPHS. Every enquiry is followed by a full description of the property including a slide presentation with over 80 current images precisely to avoid “clever” pictures causing confusion. WELCOME PACKS include sliced bread, not fresh bread unless specifically requested. A surprise bottle of Cava to greet you after a long journey is also included. In the unlikely eventuality that you don’t locate the apartment (situated immediately above the car park), as well as the instructions provided and our telephone numbers, a 24 hour security service will guide you to the front door. This is the first time that we receive a complaint about such an efficient service. AIR CON. In 2012 summer’s worst heat wave, with temperatures reaching 45ºC, we apologize that the temperature controlled AC may have had difficulties keeping the apartment cool. It was, very sadly, our driest summer in over 100 years! So we do apologize that water restrictions were affecting the fairways. BEDROOMS. The description clearly indicates it is a 2+1 bedrooms, specifying “Studio Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon”, along with “Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed” and “Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Beds”. We consider this information is neither misleading or imprecise. TV. Over 30 channels are available via the cable system. A complimentary high capacity Wi-fi device was installed, also offering the opportunity to access TV via Internet. LOCATION. The property’s description indicates “car recommended”. “situated 1km south of Mojácar”. It is in a quiet and relaxing location and no misleading information is ever intended. Considering it was fully booked with a high occupancy, it is nice to know the resort was quiet. Fortunately many reviews (of ours and other apartments) reflect the overall high opinion visitors have of Playa Macenas. However, we do understand everybody has their own likings for which we firmly recommend you search for a property that really matches your preferences. In any case, we will continue to do our upmost best to assure our guests enjoy a wonderful vacation when they stay at our apartment. This is our goal. Thank you very much for reading. Please contact us for further information.
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Vienna
5

We recommend this apartment. It was lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in “Playa Maecenas” was really wonderful! We very much enjoyed the apartment- the direct view to the sea is breathtaking, we saw a great sunrise every morning and very much liked sitting on the terrace looking directly to the sea. The apartment is very well equipped- you have everything from the dishwasher to an iron to a mixer and lots of other stuff in the kitchen, so can easily stay at home cooking your own meals and relax. I just loved sitting on the couch in the living room looking to the sea and into the sky! The common facilities are also a big advantage of this apartment-complex- we regularly went to the fitness center which is of a very high standard. Also for trekking there are great places in the natural park of “Gabo de Gata”, we walked along amazing beaches nearby. Really overwhelming was the care of the apartment owner who very patiently answered all our questions, gave us very good recommendations and really made a big effort to make our stay unforgettable. So everyone who rents this apartment gets a high holiday-comfort for a really reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ilhavo, Portugal
5

I wish it never ended!

  • 5 of 5

Already back at work after some restful holidays in Playa Macenas, I would write you to thank you for all information you have provided during the process of accomodation.

Your apartment is really excellent and is a particularly beautiful site. Dinners on the terrace with no other site than the sea were magical. Two weeks were fantastic and we are already looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mojácar, Costa de Almeria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low (October - December)
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£434
for 7 nights
£434
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£354
for 4 nights
From
£89
£533
 
 
Low Season
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£434
for 7 nights
£434
 
 
Easter Week
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£584
for 7 nights
£584
 
 
Spring Season
8 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£496
for 7 nights
£496
 
 
Mid Season
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£522
for 7 nights
£522
 
 
Mid Summer Season
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£699
for 7 nights
£699
 
 
Summer Season
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
High Summer Season
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£863
for 7 nights
£863
 
 
September (1st half)
1 Sep - 14 Sep
7 night minimum stay
£558
for 7 nights
£558
 
 
September (2nd half)
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£521
for 7 nights
£521
 
 
Standard price
7 night minimum stay
£509
for 7 nights
£509
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rates are all inclusive. No additional charges will be applied. Cleaning, laundry, access to the Beach Club, is all included in the rate.

Please feel free to contact us if you should have a special request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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