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Luxury 5 Bed, 4 Bath villa, with a large private pool close to many Golf courses

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 bed villa in Murcia, Balsicas, Costa Calida, Spain, suits 2 families or larger group.

This well-appointed, spacious and comfortable villa has a large private pool (10 M x 6 M). The pool has a generous terraced area with an outdoor shower, a large rattan day bed and sun loungers for relaxing.

Close to the beautiful towns and beaches surrounding the Mar Menor. Nearby lots of Golf resorts and the historic cities of Murcia and Cartagena.

Conveniently located just 20 minutes’ drive from Murcia Airport (MJV) or 50 minutes’ drive from Alicante airport (ALC). The Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salt lagoon is only a 20 minute drive away. You can enjoy the many fantastic beaches of the Mar Menor with calm warm waters and some of the best weather in Spain. Thanks to an average 320 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature around 25 C you can enjoy being by the sea all year round. The calm and shallow waters of Mar Menor, a natural lagoon, is ideal for children and young families.

This luxury property is set in over an acre of grounds with enough parking for multiple vehicles. There and large gravelled areas, Pine trees, Palm trees, bougainvillea, Lavender and many other plants in the borders surrounding the pool. There are 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 of which have en-suite showrooms and air-conditioning. There is ample space in the large family lounge and dining area, with seating for 10 people and an generous well equipped kitchen.

The kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and oven and hob with lots of work top space.

The villa is very private with access via electric gates. The sizable gardens are laid to gravel with planted boarders full of indigenous plants.

Outside dining is available at a large round rattan dining table that comfortably seats 10. You can enjoy alfresco eating and a great cook up on the gas BBQ. There is separate seating where you can enjoy the outdoors with a 10 seat chill-out area, under a gazebo with rattan sofas and armchairs, where you can escape from the midday sun or enjoy evening drinks. Due to the rural location, in the evening, you can enjoy fantastic views of the Milky Way and other constellations at night because of the low light pollution. You may never want to look down again!

Golf lovers are spoiled for choice. The villa is just 5 minutes’ drive from the Jack Nicklaus Designed La Torre, 18 hole, Golf resort. There are lots of fantastic golf resorts nearby, all within a 15 minute drive from the villa. You can play at a different course every day of the week! You can choose from Saurines de la Torre Golf Resort, Roda Golf & Beach resort, La Peraleja golf resort, El Valle Golf Resort and Sierra Golf all within 15 minutes’ drive form the villa. There are many more options available slightly further out including the world famous La Manga Golf Resort.

The local cities of Murcia and Cartagena are beautiful places to visit, both steeped Spanish culture and history. The plaza Cardinal Belluga in Murcia which features a stunning cathedral of Saint Mary which is the city’s architectural showpiece. The ornate cathedral, with its combination of historic styles from Gothic to baroque is a must see. The deep natural harbour and Roman Amphitheatre in Cartagena draws visitors from all over the world. The Calle Mayor promenade is an essential destination for shopping for the latest fashions or watching the world go by eating some great tapas.

More Details

Owner
Mr Raymond Duffy
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2017

Why Mr Raymond Duffy chose Murcia - Costa Calida

When I first saw the villa I fell in love with the peace and quiet of the rural location. Being able to see the stars at night set above the mountains that surround the valley is a wonderful experience. We have worked hard over the years to make it in to a home from home. Somewhere to completely relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having just returned from your villa in Murcia a few days ago,

I would just like to send you a message on behalf of the Williams party to thank you very much for an excellent property. The villa and pool were both outstanding, and we were amazed at the amount of space available to us all around the grounds - enough to play football and rounders when it wasn't too hot! The beaches nearby were excellent and easy to find, the weather glorious, and the holiday was made more memorable due to the outstanding quality of the accomodation. Please thank Allan and Jean on our behalf for all their help after we arrived. The villa was very well equiped and the property is really fantastic. We will be telling all of our friends. - The Williams party.
Mar 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Murcia in Region of Murcia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom One
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom Two.
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom Three
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bedroom Four
  • En-suites to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 with shower and WC. En-suite to bedroom 4 with bath with shower over and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Air con. No en suit. Connecting door to bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite shower room with toilet. Air conditioning unit.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower room with toilet. Air conditioning unit.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower room with toilet. Air conditioning unit.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom with toilet. Connecting door to bedroom 5.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, 4 with en-suites Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 have king sized beds and en-suite and air-con. Bedroom 4 has a king sized bed and en-suite. Bedroom 5 has twin single beds and air-con. This room interconnects with bedroom 4 and is ideal for family with young children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The pool cleaned weekly and the gardens are maintained monthly. The villa is a very happy and homely place to chill out and relax. Air-conditioning/heating in all rooms. Outside: The villa sits in nearly two acres with the top acre landscaped and laid with gravel. There are a variet of palm trees as well as and other native trees including olive, orange, lemon and fig trees, bourganvillea and cacti. There are two patio areas a shaded Pergola terrace with rattan furniture to seat 10 people and a full sun terrace at the front of the villa with a large round rattan dinning table for 10. The Private pool (size 10 x 6m) is fully secure with lockable gates. The driveway holds 6 or more cars, outhouse for garden tools and furniture storage a washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Please feel free to bring your own. Other: There is an large dining table + 10 chairs, 2 air conditioning units and ceilning fans. We have fitted smoke alarms and a security alarm. 2 baby cots, 1 travel and 1 fixed, 2 highchairs and a potty

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Luxury 5 Bed, 4 Bath villa, with a large private pool close to many Golf courses
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
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Lovely weather and a spacious house

  • 4 of 5

The villa was well equipped and we felt very comfortable. Excellent instructions with the villa and places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful well equipped villa with large pool

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a week stay in Villa Mar Menor I can safely say that as a group we would highly recommend it and would definitely stay again if visiting the Murcia area.

The villa was very clean, spacious and well equipped, there is everything there you could possibly want to enjoy your stay. Communication with both Ray (Owner) and Sally and Angela who take care of things when in Murcia was brilliant and nothing was ever too much trouble.

We did not hire a car as we just wanted to relax and used taxis to get about when required which was fine for us.

The pool was a brilliant size and easily fitted us all in. Maxine did a great job of maintaining it and was very nice and helpful.

All in all a brilliant stay that we all thoroughly enjoyed, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the villa. Using taxis to get around can be a very convenient way of getting around. Hopefully you found the information pack full of useful information. The size of the accommodation and especially the pool are some of the best features at our villa. Not being in a built up area means that you really can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet without being to far away from beaches, restaurants and the airport. I will pass your comments on to Sally, Angela and Maxine. They all work very hard to keep the villa in top condition for every guest. Should you choose to stay with us again we would be very happy to welcome you back anytime. Kind regards Ray
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5

A gorgeous holiday villa in a tranquil setting that made for an amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property is large and spacious and did not feel crowded despite 8 adults and 2 children being there. The pool is amazing and cleaned twice a week. We cannot thank the owner enough as he was able to provide everything that we asked for.

The location is perfect as it is close enough to all the major sites such as murcia, the beach and supermarkets whilst being in an.extremely quiet location.

Would not hesitate in booking the same villa for next year

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Weston, thank you for you kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed the tranquil setting and space the villa offers. The pool is cleaned twice a week by Maxine. She ensures that it is always in top condition for you to enjoy. I am really please that you found the villa large enough for 8 adults and 2 children to relax in. We would love to welcome you back from n the future. Ray
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Great villa, awesome pool!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families travelling to Murcia and we spent 5 days at the Villa, we had one of our best time there. The villa is well equipped, specially the swimming pool which was gorgeous! We had enough space inside the house to accommodate all of us and we had everything we needed to prepare our food. You can find stores and nice restaurant around, but you'll need a car. The place was quiet, exactly was we were looking for. We enjoyed spending some time on the terrace during the evenings. The communication with the owner Ray was very easy, he was helpful and answering promptly. We definitely recommend the villa to everyone as we would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Caroline. We're glad that you had a great time at the villa and enjoyed the space and the peace it offers. The pool is fantastic, it is large enough for lots of people to have fun in. Our children would spend all day in it if they could. We have tried to include everything you would need in the villa, especially the kitchen, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We have tried to make it a home away from home. The rural setting offer a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Having a car means that everything you need, shops restaurants, beaches, airports and even hospitals are in close proximity to the villa. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our villa. We look forward to having you as guests again should you choose to return again. Kind regards Ray
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5

Lovely rural villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just had an excellent holiday here at a great villa with a fantastic pool, in a quiet area that is private and relaxing. The villa is spacious and very well equipped. The owner Ray was really helpful both before, and during our holiday with any minor queries that cropped up, and nothing was too much trouble. We would all like to come back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our villa. We love the peace and quiet too.That's one the reason we bought it in the first place. We have heard back from our key holder and pool lady that you were wonderful guests. We would be delighted to welcome you back any time in the future. Kind regards Ray
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Lovely spacious villa with fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this villa which was spacious, clean, well maintained and beautifully furnished with comfortable beds. The pool was fantastic and serviced weekly. The managers were helpful and when the battery went in one of the smoke alarms they came out the same day so it wouldn't beep overnight. You do need to drive to restaurants, beaches and shops but there is plenty of choice for all of these within very easy reach and the surrounding roads are easy to navigate and not too busy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Murcia San Javier (MJV) is a 20 minute drive.
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
El Rey Restbar Balsicas
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Santiago De La Ribera
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Torre Golf Resort
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Balsicas
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
C3319
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Restaurante Valle Del Sol
Nearest Ski
342 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Santiago De La Ribera
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is 20 mins away at Santiago de la Riberia and Los Alcazares on the Mar Menor, which has 73km of beaches. The Meditteranean beaches are 25 mins drive away.

Travel:

Murcia and San Javier 20km. Alicante airport 100km. Car hire essential.

Murcia Airport is 15 minutes drive away. Alicante Airport is 50 - 60 minutes drive

Distances:

Balsicas 9km. La Manga 57km. Mar Menor 25km. Murcia 27km. Cartagena 45km. Torrevieja 43km. Lo Pagan salt flats renowned for therapeutic mud (Mar Menor) 27km.

Further Details:

The nearest supermarket is in La Torre resort (Polaris World) however the hypermarket Dos Mares is on the N322 20 mins drive which provides greater choice. The nearest bar/restaurant Valle Del Sol is at the junction of the F13 and C3319 1.6km away. The nearest Medical centre & post office are in La Torre and the nearest bank are in La Torre and Balsicas.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Murcia, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£714
for 5 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 4
30 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 5
18 Dec 2017 - 3 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£571
for 4 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 1
4 Feb 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£514
for 4 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£571
for 4 nights
From
£143
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Call or email to check availability. Deposit £300 payable on booking to secure your chosen dates. Returnable damages deposit £200 payable at time of paying balance (returned 14 days after return, if no damages). Balance due 8 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
During peak times changover must be on a Saturday as the villa rents out Saturday to Saturday. The villa must be vacated by 10am on the morning of your last day. Check in is available from 4pm. Contact the owner if your requirements are different.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week and in UK pounds. Maximum stay 21 nights, minimum stay 7 nights May to October and 4 nights November - April, short stay prices are a minimum of 75% of the 7 night price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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