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Huge Sun Terrace, Stunning Views Over Marina, Everything You Want From A Holiday - MIradores - Ground Floor Apartment & Marina Views - Huge Sun Terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



MIradores - Ground Floor Apartment & Marina Views - Huge Sun Terrace

A very popular modern apartment which has been recently decorated and refurbished internally, with additional external planting added in May 2016 to add to the outside ambiance when relaxing on the huge sun terrace/patio. The apartment features, 2 large bedrooms plus added bonus of 2 bathrooms and full Air Conditioning through out. Suits, couples, families, groups up to 6 sleepers. With stunning views of the marina and passing boats from the huge sun terrace, the bedrooms open straight onto terrace - A 'Sun Worshippers' dream come true.

Large lounge with leather corner suite which can convert into a King size bed settee. Satellite TV featuring all the UK's popular channels, including a full range of Sport Channels, with Sky Sport, BT Sports, Eurosport plus, DVD & CD Player, iPod Docking Station and a really popular feature, The Film Club, featuring a choice of 690 films to watch anytime and updated monthly - Plus a fantastic offer of FREE Wifi throughout the apartment & terrace.

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About the property

Apartment Ovelooking Marina

This light and airy modern apartment has 2 bedroom plus the beauty of 2 bathrooms - the flexibility of catering for families & couples. Stunning views over the marina from all rooms - a 'sun worshippers' dream - Take advantage of the sunbathing furniture & the miles of sandy beaches on the doorstep plus shared pool. Golfer's, within 35 mins of apartment you could be playing the fabulous La Manga Club & several new courses, including Roda, Corrvera & Mar Menor. Dine al fresco, on the terrace, showing off the stunning views, overlooking the Marina. Wander down to the quayside & its multi-choice of restaurants & bars. Large Leather Corner Suite with separate Dining area for 6 plus all popular UK Channels, including all Sky Sport channels & BT Sports plus Euro Sport & Movie Channels on TV including "The Film Club" featuring 690 free films available at any time and updated monthly - plus FREE WiFi, DVD Player & iPhone Docking Station. Air Conditioning throughout in all rooms - Separate fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, new hob and oven plus utility room, with washer.

You will see from the availability calendar this apartment is exceptionally popular for guests wishing to take advantage of its sunny position and facilities for 1 month and longer. There are very few apartments on The La Manga Strip and Owners who will offer such an exceptional facility for such a reasonable affordable rate, when discussing longer term rentals.



* Standard Check Out Time is 10.00 am, the day of departure - However, should a "Late Check Out" be required due to Flight Times the apartment can be yours for the Full Day of Departure for just an additional payment of £30 (If available) - please let us know when making the provisional booking and completing the Booking Confirmation Form.

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Mike Hare
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

About Mike Hare

Ola..and Welcome to our Little Oasis on the Costa Calida coastline overlooking the Mar Menor.

My wife Jean, and I had always wanted a "Place in the Sun" and 10 years ago an opportunity arose for us to see that wish through.

We immediately were attracted to the area by the convenience of a 2.5 hour flight, the cosiness of landing at a small but very efficient airport at San Javier - and more importantly the apartment, its positioning and the surroundings, it just felt right.

We have tried to make each of our place's a "home from home" thinking about what would be the perfect place to stay in if we were having a break abroad - and hopefully over the years of us owning them, we would like to think we have done so.

Enjoy the descriptions and pictures - we hope to hear from you.

Mike Hare purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mike Hare chose Cartagena & Mar Menor

We bought this 2 years prior to Marinesco 2 on the otherside of the Marina - but all for the same reasons.

There really is not a better feeling than getting up in the morning, sliding open the doors, walking out onto a huge ground floor sun terrace, looking over and just seeing all shapes and sizes of boats and yachts literally passing your lounge window.

It might be a little further to walk over to the marina, than Marinesco 2 which is virtually on the marina, but again what a lovely walk over the "swing bridge" stopping every now and again to watch the boats pass you by - coming and going from the Med and The Mar Menor.

What makes this apartment unique

The peace & privacy is noticeable and a plus -

escape the sun at times with full Air Con through out the apartment -

A great modern supermarket on your door step -

Huge Sun Terrace, with various outdoor furniture, which is great for al fresco dining & sun bathing -

Wind out canopies - to give cover & some shade, if you want it, when dining on the terrace -

Free Wifi + Satellite TV with UK Channels, Sky and BT Sport if you need to follow your team or favourite Soap -

Free Welcome Pack, No charge for the Pre Clean or extra linen when using the sofabed.

Free Cot, Highchair & Buggy for the little ones & a couple of bike's to make use of the flat area and region surrounding the "La Manga Strip"

Everything is included in the price - "no hidden add on's"

Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Stay: Feb & March 2013

The apartment was spotless The view from the sun terrace is just stunning. A great long term stay & looking again for 2014 - P.P.

Date of Stay: May 2013

Just wanted to send a quick email to let you know we all had a brilliant time at La Manga, the apartment was perfect and had everything we needed. Also wanted to say how helpful John was, it was like having a tour guide from the airport.

Date of Stay: May 2013

Could not fault anything. The apartment had everything we could possibly need for a family of four incl. baby. Large terrace was great for sunbathing, and letting our daughter crawl about in complete safety. - S.R

Date of Stay: June 2013

The apartment is amazing and we were delighted at how well equipped, clean, cosy and spacious it was. We could not have asked for more. It was like a home from home and is a credit to Mike & Jean. The views were really wonderful and the huge terrace was perfect for us all. MD.
Aug 2011
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Booking Notes:

For those who have pets and stay longer than three weeks, the clean will be fortnightly, at a cost payable to the housekeeping team of 30e per visit.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days - however, check in time will be 3. 00 pm onwards and check out time is 10.00 am unless with prior arrangement with owner when late departure can be arranged should this be available on last day.

Confirmation accepted with £100 booking non-refundable deposit.
Full payment must be received no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival date
Bookings falling within 6 weeks of depart date, full payment to be made.

* Standard Check Out Time is 10.00 am, the day of departure - However, should a "Late Check Out" be required due to Flight Times the apartment can be yours for the Full Day of Departure for just an additional payment of £30 (If available) - please let us know when making the provisional booking and completing the Booking Confirmation Form.

Price includes:
Pre arrival clean. Welcome pack. Linen, hand & bath towels (Max 6)
High chair/travel cot/child buggy
Sat TV & IPod Docking Station
Free Wifi
Full air con throughout
2 x push bikes

*Long Term Bookers & Pet Owners - Please see additional condition above reference "In House Cleaning Team"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Manga in Campo de Cartagena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Features controlable underfloor heating - ideal for Winter
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Features controlable underfloor heating - ideal for Winter.
  • The main bathroom is virtually opposite the bedrooms- its like having an en-suite within a couple of steps. An added bonus for winter lets is the underfloor heating available in all rooms including bathrooms, vanity unit with sufficient storage space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can also fit Free Cot in this room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Bedroom - Also fit Free Cot in here if required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms have air conditioning & overlook the sun terrace with full length sliding patio windows onto the the terrace in main bedroom from Master bedroom - plus built-in wardrobes and drawers in each bedroom, the main bedroom has the unique feature of a 'Zip n' Link' bed, for double or single.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Don't forget - accommodation for up to 6 persons - No extra to pay for additional linen when catering for 6 persons including bed settee. Outside: One of the best and biggest outside Sun Terraces in the area, safe for children and totally enclosed - Two Large Dining Tables and reclining chairs for 6 including Sun Blinds which "wind out" - ideal foe shaded areas when dining or resting from the sun. There are 2 Sun loungers to take advantage of the South facing terrace. There is also available with the owners compliments sand/beach chairs available, plus Beach Umbrella & Cold Box for your Drinks and Snacks to take with when sun-bathing away from the terrace on the beach or around the pool, which is only 100 meters away and has a large grassed sunbathing area surrounding it. Utility Room: An added bonus, with a washer so get the washing done as you go along plus ironing board and iron available in this area also. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The team will provide a full pre-clean prior to arrival. Included in the prices will be sufficient linen, hand and bath towels for the length of stay, includes bed settee linen - and don't forget - no charge for High Chair, Cot, Buggy & Bikes.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

MIradores - Ground Floor Apartment & Marina Views - Huge Sun Terrace
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Great property with stunning views of the Marina

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this property in April. Again the weather wasn't great for this time of year and it was also very windy but I was told this was unusual. The apartment itself was perfect. Lovely and clean and spacious with two bathrooms - one each! Nice kitchen and ample sized lounge/diner. A nice touch is the welcome pack consisting of water, tea, sugar, milk, bread, jam and margarine. We found the location peaceful and this is what we wanted. Although the terrace is on a walkway you hardly get anybody passing. It was great to watch the sailing boats going by when the bridge opened. There are a few restaurants close by but most were closed as it was out of season. If you walk to the Marina there were plenty open - takes about 35 minutes and it's very flat. Bus travel up and down the Strip was very easy. Buses every 45 minutes or every 30 minutes in the summer. The bus stop is literally 2 minutes from the apartment. Cheap too at only €1.15 for as many stops as you wanted to go. We found this ideal as we got to see the whole strip when it was too windy to walk!! There is a supermarket very close to the apartment (Spar). The best supermarket is right at the bottom of the strip by the Tourist information centre - Mercadona. Much better choice and price and you can get off the bus almost right outside. From the same bus stop you can walk to the harbour of Cabo de Palos which has lots of lovely fish restaurants. There is also a bus that runs from the strip to Cartagena. I would highly recommend this apartment for couples and families. Contact with the owner and his team was very easy.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review which I know will prove invaluable to other guests and those possibly planning to spend some time in and around the Tomas Maestre marina area. This excellent and accurate review was so much more powerful when added to the comprehensive Information Pack which is sent out to all of our guests a number of weeks prior to their arrival. Whether it be for this ground floor apartment on Los Miradores del Puerto (Ref No: S17284) or our other 1st floor apartment on the other side of the marina at Marinesco 2 (Ref No: S17220). The beauty of our properties are their positions in and around the marina - and ideal for a quick holiday or a leisurely longer term break be it Spring, Autumn or Winter. If expecting, full on loud music, cheap, all night drinking haunts and continual "All Day English Breakfast" - Forget this apartment and the area - this definitely is not for you - however, for quiet, calm, great beaches, nice places to walk round, a multi choice of various food offerings, some great wine coupled with scenery. Some great nights in on the huge terrace or large veranda, watching the world go by and the stunning sun set - then start looking at those available dates now. We know our team in Spain will be very pleased to read such positive feedback and on behalf of myself & Jean as the owners - we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back and possibly your friends, family and others would like to visit "The La Manga Strip" - Thank You - Mike May 2017
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Lovely Apartment but disappointing location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very well appointed, very spacious, and very well equipped. The location was somewhat disappointing; on the one hand, it's adjacent to the gola del estancio and the marina, between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, but on the other hand its a ghost town. Its also very windy. Having said that, I was there from mid-January to late March, so its perhaps what is expected at this time of the year. The area is rather dull and its a 14 km journey to get to the south end of the La Manga spit at 50 km/hr.

On the more positive side, the apartment had everything I needed, the Agents were very helpful and reacted immediately to any small problems which I encountered, and the entire stay was excellent value for money. Its just rather let down by where it is situated.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank our guest with their valued feed back, as without this we would not be in a position to maintain the positive and improve where we can, However, the weather is a slightly different challenge, with this years early conditions being what many say was "A One Off" as we have been there on Christmas Day and had stunning weather, on the beach in March. Normally the beauty of La Manga del Mar Menor, is the Winter and Spring serenity, peacefulness and calm of the area. Each year guests choose to stay either with us or in the area because of the quietness at this time of year, Summer is a different picture all together, with this area being a favourite holiday destination with the Nationals and numerous other holiday-makers. Again at the time of year our guest visited and made use of the apartment, nobody expects to be rushing around on the roads but because of the lack of traffic and maintaining the speed limit, it will only take 20 mnutes to reach the bottom of the "The La Manga Strip" - but on the way down there are there are several small shopping centres which one can stop at and have a break, snack, tapas or coffee. The ferry also runs throughout the winter from the Marina and again is only a 20 minute, 4 euro journey over to the main Mar Menor area and the Wednesday Market. Thank you for your kind words reference the apartment and our local team who work hard to maintain the standards and décor of our properties. They are a great crew and always very helpful to everyone be it short term or long term guests. Thank you once again for making use of the apartment. Mike & Jean
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Fantastic Apartment with large outside space

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very well equipped, the outside space is amazing, all very clean and tidy. Beach one side of the road and the Mar Menor the other side, Spar supermarket at the end of the block. Very close the The Strip for shops. Lovely Marina, 20 minutes walk away with scrummy places to eat. We hired a car so lots of places to visit and the roads very well marked out and easy to get about. Highly recommend this apartment, a bit quite at the beginning of May but that is how we liked it. We would love to come again. FANTASTIC

From the Cooke family - Rochester Kent

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - Thank you so much for such a positive review. We are so pleased that you managed to get out and about, enjoy the area, both locally and regionally. The La Manga Strip and surrounding areas really has so much to see when out, great freshly cooked food and relaxing bars not only on the doorstep of the apartment but scattered up and down the "Strip" all brilliant for some stunning sunsets over a choice of one sea and one Ocean either side. Really pleased the apartment had everything you needed, including free wifi, full sports channels and national British TV channels - and you are right about the outdoor space it is big enough for sun bathing loungers, 2 large tables, great al fresco dining and still enough room to just sit around and watch the world, overlooking the marina entrance, all in comparative privacy. We really hope to see our outgoing family who were kind enough to write the latest review again in the not too distant future. Take care Mike & Jean May 2016
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Spacious, well equipped apartment with fab views.

  • 5 of 5

Mike has been very helpful and always responds quickly to any emails. The apartment is in a lovely position, the terrace benefitting from all day sun with a great view over the marina, and is well equipped with patio furniture on a quiet and clean development. All the rooms are a good size, and the U.K. Tv and wifi are great for the dark winter evenings, all included in the very reasonable price. We would happily stay here again, and an extra bonus for us is that our dogs are allowed. A very pleasant stay, and we would recommend spending at least one evening in a bar over the far side of the marina, watching the sun set over the Mar Menor, it is very special. Our favourite is the Meson Sol Y Sombra, nice owners and great food.

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

We had to book accommodation at the last minute as we normally stay in a family apartment on the strip, however, I'm now glad this happened. From our original enquiry Mike has been so helpful and gone above and beyond of what I would expect from an owner. the apartment was perfect, so clean and had the most beautiful views, spent every morning enjoying breakfast watching the boats from the marina. Considering there were family's with young children it was so peaceful. I had 2 15 year old children and felt secure in letting them walk around, go to the shops and even catch the bus themselves as the area seemed so safe. Having a car would have helped go further afield, however we didn't mind the walk over the bridge as it helped us work off some of the lovely meals we had. Found some gorgeous restaurants and would have happily stayed all Summer. John was fantastic too and nothing seemed too much trouble. Mikes apartment is perfect with a great ground floor terrace that whilst overlooking the marina still seemed private. Thank you for helping us out of a tight spot and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending your place and our sincere thanks to both yourself and John for the best customer service ever.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really is great to read such a generous and gratifying review from our guests. We are always so pleased when we receive such positive feedback - not only about the apartment and the way our team look after everyone who visits and spends time there. But also, how pleased everyone is with the area, the surroundings and the great "all inclusive" - "no hidden price" experience. Whether it is for a short holiday break or long term stays, and the incredible views looking over the enchanting entrance to Tomas Maestre Marina - it really does guarantee is a relaxing time for all.
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed for 8 weeks and we could not fault anything. Spotless, modem, excellent position and close to everything, views to die for from your terrace watching the world go by listening to the chimes of the boats and all very peaceful. Would suit all, Owner Mike is very helpful and John is great. You would not be disappointed we give this 5* fantastic will be back thank you Mike for allowing us to stay in your beautiful apartment

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Murcia/San Javier
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Casa Paco
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Tomas Maestre Marina
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
La Manga Club
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Casa Paco
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Mar Menor & Med
Car: recommended


The area the apartment and Tomas Maestre Marina is situated in is commonly known as the "La Manga Strip". A strip of land 22km long, jutting out into the Med and creating a natural border for the Mar Menor.

There is 18 km of natural beaches and inlets along both sides of the Strip, with the Mar Menor's warm and shallow waters plus on the other side the Meds bleached beaches an incredible choice to have.


An excellent choice of Low Cost Flights from the majority of UK Airports to the Two key Airports servicing the area. Murcia (San Javier) Airport is only 40 Km from Tomas Maestro Marina via two excellent dual carriageways or Alicante Airport which again is practically a straight run approximately, 75 Km.

Should you not wish to hire a car, arrangements can be made to pick up from airports.

Murcia Airport to La Manga -55 Euro one way/return 110 Euro.

Alicante - 150 euro one way/Return 300 Euro.


A full information pack will be provided for guests booking the apartment containing information reference local and regional places of interest. This will also include a breakdown of the local market days within the region.

Places of interest include the Regional capital of Murcia, which is one hour's run from the apartment. The historic port town of Cartagena is 35 minutes away and is a great place to find out and see the old Roman and Carthenian history of the area.

Further Details:

Although the apartment overlooks the entrance to the marina, to walk onto the marina and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the wonderful choice of dining takes approximately 20 minutes, and is a welcome relaxing stroll be it both in the summer or at any other time of the year. The apartment is on a regular bus route which for the full length of the la manga strip only costs 1 euro 50 cents. - and for the energetic new and well received to date - free use of 2 x bikes. There is a modern large supermarket positioned only 200 metres from the apartment with an array of shops, another large supermarket, assortment of dining facilities on the way through to the marina and on the marina.