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Outstanding 3 bedroom,3 bath villa with heated pool on Mar Menor golf resort.



Updated: 26-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Mar Menor Golf Resort, Costa Calida, Spain - 10 Minutes From Los Alcazares, Great Beaches And Restaurants 30 Minutes From The Old Town Cartagena

This villa was a private home for 8 years and is in immaculate condition. The patio area has been enclosed with fully retractable sliding glass doors doubling the ground floor area. The floor here has also been porcelain tiled. On a corner plot so enjoys all day sunshine in the summer with a roof area only accessed from the top floor of the villa.The patio looks out over the garden which is a special feature of the property,large irrigated and full of colour.We have now built in the garden an 7.5m by 4m fully heated pool with underwater lighting.At the same time we have built a new patio outside the sliding glass doors and renewing the other 2 patio areas with matching tiles.The remainder of the garden has been fitted fitted with good quality artificial grass.The new photos of this area are on the web-site.It simply looks stunning,we have had an awful lot of people coming to look at it and the pool company that did the work have got more work after these inspections.In the winter months the villa was totally re-decorated with good quality paint. We have 2 flat screen T.V.s with the full Sky Sports package in 1 room and in the other the full BBC1,BBC 2,ITV channels,channels 4 and 5 etc.Also recently upgraded fast wi-fi internet. 2 outdoor pools are 5 minutes walk away + an all year round indoor pool. Mar Menor resort established, friendly with lots to do, golf, tennis, paddle tennis, gym and Spa. Frequent evening functions and live music. The golf in the region is legendary, so many great courses only 30 minutes drive away. Los Alacazares has lovely beaches,excellent restaurants and a great nightlife and the historic old town of Cartagena with it's lovely old port area, Roman Walls and more great restaurants only 30 minutes away.

La Manga golf resort is only 40 minutes away and for golfers there is always a deal to be had here.As for the Mar Menor resort,many people live here,it is always busy,has a great atmosphere,so unlike many of the other resorts close to here,completely different.We feel we cannot really do any more to this villa,it is everything we always wanted and other guests have also commented on how much they have enjoyed staying here.

Once you have contacted me,please deal with me directly and do not send any money to Owners Direct.I run the business as a limited company from my farm here in Norfolk.We have now had a great many guests and we have NEVER had any problems with this.

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About the Owner

Robert Howgego
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Robert Howgego

I am a retired farmer from Norfolk. We farmed here for 40 years mainly potatoes and onions. I retired last year,we are both keen golfers,also love sailing and scuba diving. We visited some friends in Spain in April and someone showed us this villa,it has been a home for 8 years and we felt the loving atmosphere within it,we fell in love with it,and with it's lovely garden and bought it,we visited a few other villas but were totally unmoved by them. We had no intention of buying a home,it was very much done on instinct. We love the golf,the proximity to the beach,the excellence,the variety and the reasonableness of the food and wine, and the friendliness of the folks on Mar Menor resort.Now we have had the garden,pool and patio areas built,we feel we can now offer the complete package.

Robert Howgego purchased this villa in 2012

Why Robert Howgego chose Cartagena & Mar Menor

A great area for golf,beaches,restaurants,bars,nightlife,a quiet,friendly,very secure resort everything we want in fact.

8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is a real home from hom. There is plenty of space inside and out and the furnishings are good quality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was great having the golf clubhouse and Spar shop on site. The Clover pub we thought was pricey for what it was and preferred the club house with table service. The resort is quiet and relaxed with open spaces between blocks of villas. It is very well maintained, clean and secure.

Robert and Tania communicated very well. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

3rd visit to the resort but first time in this villa. Absolutely amazing place with more than enough space for everyone. The outside area and pool are just perfect. We WILL be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review.We have tried to design a really nice pool and patio area.It's great to know people like it.
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Fantastic villa and stay

  • 5 of 5

A great looking property, with all that you could need for a stay, from plenty of towels to 2 tv's, one with sports. The swimming pool was amazing, and as we were slightly earlier in the year we had it heated, which was great as it meant we could be in the pool every day. We have young children so they loved this.

The garden for the property is certainly one of the best on the resort, which helps make it very relaxing to be in.

We didn't play golf as I don't get the chance with a young family, but it looked very good, and I'd like to come back to make use of it.

The hotel club house, and restaurants/bars were all very nice, and we had some very enjoyable meals, and daily morning coffees!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the resort and this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really fabulous..Fantastic Villa..Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa and location. There is everything here you could wish for, a fantastic pool, lovely well equipped villa in a great location, which caters for all ages. We were spoiled with two television systems and also satellite radio. We almost lived by the pool all day and BBQ'd beside it.The bonus as well is you don't need a hire car. There is everything you need on Mar Menor resort from shopping to a good night out of food and entertainment only 5 minutes walk away. It is right beside the golf course which we used regularly. We were met by Angela who made everything so smooth, she couldn't have been more helpful.

Los Alzazares is also close by with lots of shops, restaurants and a beautiful beach. I can't say enough about the Villa and will definitely be returning in 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well, first of all I'm going to shoot myself in the foot by saying this is a marvellous property. I saw it on this website in January and at that time was puzzled by the headlines saying that it had a pool yet the images didn't portray that. But the garden and house looked very well presented and I thought it worth enquiring about. It turned out that the pool was about to be installed, and having made the booking, Robert and Angela kept us up to date with its progress and further pictures of the villa. This was a really good personal touch and having booked independently on many occasions, I could tell from his messages that Robert was very proud of this villa. I have to say, quite rightly so! On arrival, the villa was immaculate and had everything you need. The garden is no doubt the focal point and its landscaping and design is simple but clever and very attractive, surrounded by lovely flower beds. You can find sun or shade, whatever your preference throughout the day. We have been to the golf resort previously and were pleased to find the villa is conveniently located for all the facilities on site. We love Los Alcazares as it is very Spanish - the calm, clear waters of the Mar Menor are most inviting and safe. Our favourite place is Cartagena which is about 17 miles away. The Roman city is full of history and great for having a coffee, glass of wine or ice cream in some of the cafés which line the streets of the old town. This is a great villa and if you stay here, please look after it, as it isn't your average holiday villa where the owner has scrimped. So having said all that, have I shot myself in the foot? Well if Robert gets the well deserved additional bookings as a result, then I think I have as I think it might be some time before it is next available.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a delightful/relaxing holiday at this villa. The villa along with the garden/pool area's are beautiful, exceptionally clean and spacious. The garden caught the sun all day long with ample sunbeds and rattan furniture to lounge on and had a Weber Gas Grill for barbeques.

The inside of the villa was light and airy and gave a real sense of home from home. The booking process was very smooth with Angela who also organised a welcome pack and quickly replaced an empty gas bottle when required.

The owner, Robert, was very helpful and gave us recommendations regarding local restaurants/places of interest and promptly answered any queries.

The villa is located on a very peaceful/secure resort and is a 5 minute walk from the central supermarket and restaurants. A further 15 minute walk takes you to a number of restaurants/bars on the edge of the resort.

On a number of occasions we went to the local town, Los Alcazares, which was a 13 euro taxi ride away (10 minutes) and had a large choice of restaurants/bars, plus a lovely beach area. There is also a big supermarket for a "large" shop which offered more competitively priced choices than the resort supermarket.

We did not hire a car and found one was not really required at the villa unless excursions around the Murcia area were planned.

In summary, I highly recommend the villa and will be booking again for 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review,we really appreciate it,thank you again, Best wishes, Robert.
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From the Owner

A great area for golf,beaches,restaurants,bars,nightlife,a quiet,friendly,very secure resort everything we want in fact.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Murcia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mar Menor Nearest Motorway : A P 7 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Los Alcazares at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended


Los Alcazares is a 10 minute drive away. The beaches and boardwalk stretch for about 2 miles and walking and cycling are extremely popular. Sunbeds are available with umbrellas for about 3 Euros a day. The little beach bars are friendly and delightful, around 6. 00 in the evening many local people come out and there is a great atmosphere here. The old Roman Town of Cartagena with all it's history is only 30 minutes away and just beyond that the famous La Manga Resort.Other seaside resorts close.


San Javier/ Murcia Airport is only 15 minutes away and Alicante under 1 hour away. Just lately many restaurants have opened very close to the resort, you could spend a week here without a car but I would advise one as there are so many places to visit only a short drive away.You could take a ferry to Santander or Bilbao,driving time 4 to 5 hours. Another big airport is set to open shortly.


Los Alcazares 10 minutes. Cartagena 30 minutes. La Manga 45 minutes. Alicante under 1 hour with many coastal resorts on the way there to stop off at. Murcia with it's great cathedral 45 minutes, even Granada with the great Al Hambra only 3 hours on the motorway.Murcia airport less than 15 minutes away.

Further Details:

There are a huge number of supermarkets in Los Alcazares for the "big" shop but the supermarket on the resort has most things you need and is reasonably priced. All the banks have branch in Los Alcazares. There are lots of nice restaurants in the local villages nearby. On the road to Cartagena there is a huge retail park where you can buy sports goods and electronics very reasonably. The town of Murcia is only an hour away with it's vast collection of shops, a huge Ikea,the famous cathedral and also the Casino which does a superb and very cheap lunch.There are many other seaside resorts close by with great restaurants,San Pedro de Pinatar,Cabo de Palos, Mazarron, Santiago de la Ribera to name but a few.There is also now an excellent shopping mall 15 minutes down the motorway called La Zenia,it has all the main brands including Zara.There are some amazing bargains here as it is a Spanish company so clothes there are already much cheaper than in U K,combine that with the exchange rate,unbelievable deals on quality clothes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
13 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning £100

Booking Notes:
Due to some unfortunate incidents we have now decided to take £150 deposit on top of the rental charge.This would probably be in the form of a separate cheque or a bank transfer made out to us.Once our agent has checked the villa this will be returned immediately,hopefully within 1 or 2 days,certainly within a week.As we are keeping our prices reasonable we also ask you pay 110 Euros in cash upon arrival for cleaning and laundry,this is a very fair price we feel.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Pool heating from October 2015 will be charged at 75 pounds sterling per week.This is an optional charge.It is highly unlikely that you will require any pool heating from the middle/end of May until the middle of September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 26-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with bath,shower,W.C. Upstairs bathroom with bath,shower and W.C. Downstairs bathroom with shower and W.C.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size bed. Air con. Ensuite bathroom, huge wardrobe, ceiling fan, security window has fly screen. Bedroom 2: Double bed. Ceiling fan, huge wardrobe, security window with fly screen. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, fan, big wardrobe, window.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation There is an 110 Euros fee to cover the cleaning and the laundry payable locally upon arrival. Outside: We have a really beautiful garden, one of the main reasons we fell in love with the property. There is a paved patio area outside the kitchen door with table and chairs and parasol, but anywhere in the garden is lovely. The swimming pool is 7.5m by 4m and is fully heated with 2 underwater lights.There is a tiled patio now leading out from the patio room sliding doors so you can eat outside, and the rest of the garden, apart from the borders has been landscaped with artificial grass.Photos are available but in real life it simply looks amazing. Utility Room: A big storage space just outside the kitchen is available for larger items. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is thoroughly cleaned after each visit, we provide beach towels. Other: The roof terrace is only accessed from the upstairs of the villa, it has 4 sun loungers and a table and catches the morning sun. The swimming pool is 7.5m by 4m and it fully heated, comes with 2 underwater lights.There is now a tiled patio area outside.