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Close to safe beach in Mar de Cristal, in gated small complex with gardens.

Bedrooms 3
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Mar de Cristal, Costa Calida - Gated Secure Communal Pool, 5 Mins Walk to Beach

Situated in the Albatross 3 complex. The property sleeps 6 plus travel cot but also has a double airbed that can be used in the dining area. The property is fully equipped and has UK satelitte TV, Wifi available and lots of sports equipment that can be used including bikes, tennis rackets, beach equipment etc (conditions apply). ‘Albatross 3’ is the jewel in the crown of Mar de Cristal which is arguably one of the best and least spoilt beach resorts in Spain. Largely unspoilt by mass UK tourism this resort is lovely and peaceful outside the main season but bursts into life in July and August when the Spanish start to holiday. The crystal waters of the Mar Menor are a short walk away with its warm calm and shallow waters being ideal for young children. On the other side of the peninsula (5-10 minute drive) is the Calblanque national park with truly fantastic beaches fronting the Mediterranean sea.

The property has 3 bedrooms 2 doubles and one twin. The upstairs master bedroom is spacious with an ensuite complete with bath, shower, bidet and toilet. The spacious sun terrace can be accessed directly from the bedrooms patio doors.

The two ground floor bedrooms have a shared shower room complete with shower, toilet and bidet. One of the bedrooms has a double the other has twin beds.

The sun terrace can also be accessed independently of the master bedroom and is a lovely quiet area with a comfortable lounge area and two sun loungers.

On the ground floor we have a covered patio area accessed by the patio doors. This during the day is a well shaded area to dine in. extending from the patio is an attractive secluded garden area complete with an artificial grass area which is a lovely soft play area for youngsters.

The kitchen is very well equipped and is not lacking any equipment should you what to fully self cater. There is a fan assisted oven with ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, large fridge with freezer. We think there is everything the budding chef would require.

The lounge area has two very comfortable sofas should you want to sit inside. We have a TV with UK TV free sat and the ability to use your Sky card (only seems to work with non HD cards) we also have Spanish digital TV channels. We also have a DVD player, Apple phone speaker, play station 2 with a couple of games (please feel free to take your own)

More Details

Peter and Margaret
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Peter and Margaret

We are a happily married couple with 3 grown up children and one much younger daughter. We live in the village of Alne near York. We moved here from Bradford in 2010. we are both active in the local community between we are on the local cricket club committee, the Village Hall committee, the local leisure association committee and the local Lions.

Peter and Margaret purchased this house in 2006

Why Peter and Margaret chose Mar de Cristal

When looking for a property we wanted a secure location for our young daughter to play, good ground floor facilities for elderly parents to enjoy, a short stroll to a save beach, more Spanish than British yet be able to buy a British paper, excellent local activities, peaceful tranquil location and most of all a real home from home.

What makes this house unique

Outside of July and August the first thing you notice in the silence and tranquility. In July and August the village comes to live with families from mainly Spain but also the UK and Holland. The local beaches are fantastic the local beach on the Mar Menor is extremely quiet with lovely calm warm and safe water. The near by Cal Blanque beaches are in our opinion probably the best we have ever seen, this is not Spain as you would imagine.

Within the village is an extremely friendly tennis club which offers great value for all the family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The first floor master bedroom with en suite gave my wife and I excellent privacy while the ground floor bedrooms and bathroom was great for our elderly parents. Your photos and description really understate the quality of your house. I will certainly book your house again and would like to book it in September for my daughters honeymoon. Mark Iredale, Keighley.

I could not believe the equipment that you have provided in your house. My husband and I spent a week with my brother and wife and hardly ever left the property and pool area. It was truly a relaxing holiday. Susan Dennis, Wetherby.

What a fantastic property to visit out of season. We spent a week in February and found the property and area ideal. Although the resort was very quiet the restaurants in Los Belones and the Sky TV were great were great for the evenings and the local horse riding, go karting, countryside and historic local area filled our days. We will certainly be back. Sarah, Harrogate.
Sep 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mar de Cristal in Campo de Cartagena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, sink wc and bidet. Ground floor bathroom with separate shower, wc, sink and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms). Double airbed also available. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, upstairs king size bed. Bedroom 2, ground floor with double bed. Bedroom 3, ground floor with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has been fitted with the highest quality inverter air conditioning/heating units to the living room and all bedrooms. The property was chosen and has been equipped to suit the needs of a young family with aged grand parents. Outside: Ground floor covered patio surrounded by well kept colourful garden with direct access to large pool and beautiful poolside gardens. Direct access from first floor master bedroom through patio doors onto large sun terrace. Patio equipment includes 2 separate dining areas with dining table and 6 chairs in each area. Good range of outdoor seating with 2 high quality adjustable sun loungers. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board and various beach and play equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen including pool towels provided. Weekly maid cleaning service available at extra cost. The property is no smoking, should anyone smoke within the property there will be an extra charge.


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Close to safe beach in Mar de Cristal, in gated small complex with gardens.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

very relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5


Me, my daughter-in-law with 8 months old grand-son and neice have just returned from a week's holiday in Murcia staying in Mar de Cristal at this property. The property was clean, and very well presented, the general feel was homely and not that of a holiday let. We arrived on the 3 Kings holiday week-end so all the shops in the Los Belones the closest town as well as the local supermarket were closed. This did not affect us since Peter and Ann (the lovely couple who take care of the property) provided basic provision to last us the week-end. The cafe Arena was opened and we spent several evenings down there enjoying tapas ans sangeria.

Peter and Ann really helped to make our stay pleasurable by providing us with transportation and being our tour guide which we greatly appreciated and, dare I say at a fraction of the cost the local taxis would have charged. None of us are drivers, and without a car getting around will be very restricted. The walk out to Los Belones took us 30 minutes pushing a buggy, the fact that there are no pedestrianised foot paths and its along a busy dual carriage way does not make for an enjoyable relaxing walk.

However once we got there, we were rewarded with a good selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and stores to have a browse.

I would strongly recommend a day visit to Cabo de Palos and Cartengena, since we visited out off season there was nothing to happening in Mar de Cristal since the area was virtually uninhabited, so ability to travel out was essential. My niece was able to buy a day pass to use the swim pool and spa at the La Manga golf club and had a most pleasing day experience.

In terms of value for money and restful place to be this property tick all the boxes, however having transportation is essential.

Dawn and family

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, clean apartment. Well kept house & complex. Lots of little extras made it home from home. Quiet resort in October but lots of places to drive out to. Will definitely go back in the future

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment and complex

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was excellent for our holiday. The pool was great and never too busy which was nice. Lots of extras within the apartment such as bikes which were great. Would recommend and use again

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect base for a family stay

  • 4 of 5

This house was a perfect place for our 12 day stay in Spain. It was spotless, well-equipped, spacious and, very importantly for us, had excellent air-conditioning. Our family of 2 adults and 3 young teenagers had plenty of space. Great out-door patio and balcony too.

It is situated in a courtyard development with a decent sized pool which had a common sense policy as opposed to strict rules. After hours swimming was allowed and the kids loved their night-time swim before bed.

Town, or 'urbanization' itself wasn't particularly nice but there were nice beaches and excellent restaurants a 10 minute drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodation with all the home from home extras provided. The location allows you to experience countryside, beaches and a short train trip into Cartegena gives you that cosmopolitan day if desired. The villages all have their own identities, fiesta times and some great markets.

Will definitely return - Thank you Margaret and Peter Gobbi for all the directions, car hire advice and trip suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gemütliche, sehr ordentiche Unterkunft, engagierter Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben hier eine gemütliche sehr ordentiche Unterkunft kennengelernt, die der engagierte Vermieter sehr gut unterhält. Wir wurden freundlich empfangen, konnten auch Nachfragen für Unternehmungen stellen, das Haus ist super ausgestattet und wird richtig gut gereinigt übergeben. in dem Viertel ist in der Nebensaison nicht viel los, daher ist es schon empfehlenswert, ein Auto dabei zu haben. Im Sommer kommt man sicher auch zu Fuß gut zurecht, der schöne, kinderfreundliche Strand ist ziemlich genau 500 Meter entfernt.

Wenn wir wieder in die Gegend kommen, werden wir sicher wieder bei Peter und Margarete anfragen!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Los Nietos
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
mar de Cristal
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Tennis breaks organised at the excellent nearby Mar De Cristal tennis club (2-3 minute walk). Coaching can be arranged with a top quality coach at keen prices.


There are two main beach areas. The Mar de Cristal beach is only a 5 minute stroll away and fronts the Mar Menor which is an inland sea water lake. The waters are very warm, calm and very shallow. The beach is great for small children. The Calblanque national park has the most amazing sandy beaches you could imagine and is a 5-10 minute drive away.


Murcia airport is 20-30 minutes away by motorway. Car hire is easy from Murcia airport or taxis can be arranged at a cost of €45-55. Alicante airport is 60-90 minutes away. While car hire is advised it is not essential for the fit and able as all facilities can be accessed by walking or bikes, we have 4 bikes which can be used but we take no responsibility for their condition. if you want to use these we charge 100 euros as a maintenance charge to ensure they are in working order when you arrive. Bikes can also be hired locally.


While Mar de Cristal has a limited number of restaurants and bars the nearby (2km) small town of Los Belones has a very wide choice of bars, restaurants, shops and banks. The property is 10 minutes drive from the famous La Manga Club resort and a similar distance from the beautiful fishing port of Cabo de Palos and La Manga strip. A little further afield in the historic town of Cartagena with its Roman ruins.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mar de Cristal, Murcia - Costa Calida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September special
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover date is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Minimum charge per rental £155.
Anyone smoking within the property will forfeit their deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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