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2 bed. 2 bath. First Floor Apartment with lovely views of Mar Menor and waterway

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom First Floor with views of the Marina, close to safe beaches

Air-conditioned throughout with underfloor heating for the colder months. A spacious 2-bedroomed apartment, spotlessly clean and with amazing views from the balcony. Large pool and smaller children's pool on site. Close to safe beaches. The apartment is very well equipped for up to six persons with a bed settee for 5th/6th persons. It has a well-stocked kitchen with microwave, oven and hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, plus a laundry area with washing machine and large sink. Excellent for families, a great getaway for couples, and with all the facilities and comfort needed for a longer stay.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ann Page
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Ann Page

Chris and I live in Shropshire and have 2 sons, one married, and two lovely granddaughters born in 2010 and 2013. We are both still working but get across to Spain whenever we can.

Ann Page purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Ann Page chose Cartagena & Mar Menor

As soon as we saw where the apartment was being built, we decided that we had to have it for the views of the water and boats, and for the quiet and peaceful complex with a lovely pool. We bought off-plan in 2003 and couldn't wait to move in in 2006, furnishing it for our own comfort throughout the year. Once you cross over the bridge to our part of the La Manga strip it is a different world, much quieter. The apartment is at the km 14 marker (as measured from the start of the La Manga Strip), with two or three restaurants/cafes within a short walk, depending on the time of year. A wide range of food, fresh fish and meat, plus fresh bread and pastries, is available at the supermarket just a couple of minutes' walk away. A bakery is open across the road from the week before Easter to September, where there is also a year-round pharmacy. A 20 minute walk (or short drive) takes you to a wide selection of restaurants and bars at the Marina, where there is also a Saturday market and a larger supermarket and other shops, with ferry services and bike hire. A local bus runs regularly. The local beaches are quiet with a beach cafe, and toilets and beach guard on the Mediterranean beach in high season. We recommend a car for travelling to other beaches in the area which offer a wide range of water activities for all ages, plus commerical outlets, shops, and some night-life.

What makes this apartment unique

We love waking up in the morning and seeing the boats pass by under our balcony on their way to and from the Mediterranean, and walking along the promenade to the lighthouse - a regular morning walk for us. And then stopping off at the Panaderia (local baker) or the local cafe for a coffee. It is so peaceful and relaxing that we have to drag ourselves away to return to the UK! The choice of restaurants in the Marina is amazing. And the local supermarkets stock everything you could need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments: From enquiry to booking of the apartment everything went extremely smoothly. Ann provided details of what to expect and the apartment's personalised website showed in great detail the facilities available. The apartment was very homely and fitted comfortably five adults. Beach chairs and mats are provided for you to take with you on your travels. The location of the apartment was fantastic, five minutes from the bus stop and a beach. The mud beach is about 10 minutes walk away and 20 minutes walk to the marina.



I loved the meet and greet service that Ann has, you're met by a lady called Jo who provides you with an overall of everything available in the local area and places to eat. The apartment has wifi, tv, stereo, books and DVDs so plenty to keep anyone entertained. Also there was no issue getting our security deposit back after we had returned



I had a truly enjoyable experience at this property and only hope I can return again as it was such good value for money. October 2013



Comments: Lovely apartment and stunning location between Mediterraean and Mar Menor seas. Ideal for walking and swimming.Great for relaxing holiday. Apartment very well appointed and comfortable with lovely view of marina and great for boat watching as boats go up and down waterway. Supermarket very close to apartment with a bigger one 15 minute walk away close to Thomas Maestre Marina.We hired a car for convenience although buses do seem to go up and down the Strip about hourly.We travelled by car to Los Nietos and travelled by train to Cartagena, which saved any hasse in parking car in Cartagena or negotiating city by car. Also enjoyed ferry to Santago de la Ribera.
Oct 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments: From enquiry to booking of the apartment everything went extremely smoothly. Ann provided details of what to expect and the apartment's personalised website showed in great detail the facilities available. The apartment was very homely and fitted comfortably five adults. Beach chairs and mats are provided for you to take with you on your travels. The location of the apartment was fantastic, five minutes from the bus stop and a beach. The mud beach is about 10 minutes walk away and 20 minutes walk to the marina.



I loved the meet and greet service that Ann has, you're met by a lady called Jo who provides you with an overall of everything available in the local area and places to eat. The apartment has wifi, tv, stereo, books and DVDs so plenty to keep anyone entertained. Also there was no issue getting our security deposit back after we had returned



I had a truly enjoyable experience at this property and only hope I can return again as it was such good value for money. October 2013



Comments: Lovely apartment and stunning location between Mediterraean and Mar Menor seas. Ideal for walking and swimming.Great for relaxing holiday. Apartment very well appointed and comfortable with lovely view of marina and great for boat watching as boats go up and down waterway. Supermarket very close to apartment with a bigger one 15 minute walk away close to Thomas Maestre Marina.We hired a car for convenience although buses do seem to go up and down the Strip about hourly.We travelled by car to Los Nietos and travelled by train to Cartagena, which saved any hasse in parking car in Cartagena or negotiating city by car. Also enjoyed ferry to Santago de la Ribera.
Oct 2013
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10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Cleaner than many hotels we have stayed in. Welcome was delightful everything as seen on website.

  • 5 of 5

at the far end of La Manga regular bus service you must get the ferry from the marine 5 euros and a lovely day out. Local restaurants great value.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional apartment

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a week in the apartment. We've had a great time. The apartment is a great size, very well equipped, exceptionally clean and fantastic views from the balcony. The pool is a great size and the tennis court and grounds are very well maintained and clean. The owner and the couple that look after the apartment and keys were all very helpful. The location is great, a few bars and restaurants within walking distance. Beaches on both side of the peninsula are within 5 mins walk. We hired a car, not essential but useful for a day out to cartegena and trips to the harbour restaurants in the evening. Overall the apartment is great and represents exceptional value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

very relaxing, enjoyable and peaceful holiday

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely, it was immaculate, it had everything we needed and more it was spacious and very light and airy also loved the fact that all the rooms had a balcony, definitely want to rent it again felt so at home.

The views from the balcony were amazing and so much to watch on the busy waterway, loved it. Lovely location, for us it was perfect can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. And we look forward to your next visit.
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4

Lovely views from balcony & bedrooms

  • 4 of 5

Great for rest and relaxation. Requires a car as location is relatively remote. Nice, friendly and helpful owner and property manager. Apartment was clean, comfortable and excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect break

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. The views from the balcony were absolutely stunning, probably the best on La Manga strip. The meet and greet person was great and had lots of local knowledge. I would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting this area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Smashing apartment with great views over the harbour and Mar Menor.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed 5 days in the apartment over New Year 2015/16.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and tidy and well appointed throughout.

The views from the balcony look out of the harbour/marina and is a perfect sun trap in the morning and great for watching the sun set over Mar Menor in the evening.

A convenient Spar supermarket is only a minutes walk away and there are a selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Ann (The Owner) and Jo (Local Managing Agent) couldn't be any more helpful and it was a pleasure to deal with them.

We will certainly be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Location

From the Owner

As soon as we saw where the apartment was being built, we decided that we had to have it for the views of the water and boats, and for the quiet and peaceful complex with a lovely pool. We bought off-plan in 2003 and couldn't wait to move in in 2006, furnishing it for our own comfort throughout the year. Once you cross over the bridge to our part of the La Manga strip it is a different world, much quieter. The apartment is at the km 14 marker (as measured from the start of the La Manga Strip), with two or three restaurants/cafes within a short walk, depending on the time of year. A wide range of food, fresh fish and meat, plus fresh bread and pastries, is available at the supermarket just a couple of minutes' walk away. A bakery is open across the road from the week before Easter to September, where there is also a year-round pharmacy. A 20 minute walk (or short drive) takes you to a wide selection of restaurants and bars at the Marina, where there is also a Saturday market and a larger supermarket and other shops, with ferry services and bike hire. A local bus runs regularly. The local beaches are quiet with a beach cafe, and toilets and beach guard on the Mediterranean beach in high season. We recommend a car for travelling to other beaches in the area which offer a wide range of water activities for all ages, plus commerical outlets, shops, and some night-life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Murcia San Javier at 53.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Choice of beaches on Mediterranean and Mar Menor at 300 Metres Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£170
for 3 nights
From
£35
£305
 
 
Mid-Season 2017
11 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£249
for 4 nights
From
£46
£385
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£285
for 4 nights
From
£55
£445
 
 
Late Summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£185
for 3 nights
From
£40
£345
 
 
Autumn
2 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£185
for 4 nights
From
£30
£275
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£145
for 4 nights
From
£20
£205
£485
 
 
Spring 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£177
for 4 nights
From
£28
£255
£675
 
 
May/June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£217
for 4 nights
From
£38
£325
£895
 
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£249
for 4 nights
From
£46
£385
£1,090
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£285
for 4 nights
From
£55
£445
£1,285
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£245
for 4 nights
From
£45
£375
£1,060
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£205
for 4 nights
From
£35
£305
£835
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£165
for 4 nights
From
£25
£235
£615
 

Additional pricing information

Meet & Greet/Cleaning £65
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
The charge for Meet and Greet and final clean will be included in the quotation. This is a one-off fee irrespective of the length of the booking. There is an additional charge of £10 per person, irrespective of length of booking, if the bed-settee is used for 5th/6th persons. All guests are met at the apartment, and this is included in the cost for all daytime arrivals. If your arrival is after 10pm but before midnight €25 is payable locally and if your arrival is after midnight €50 is payable locally.

Changeover Day:
You may book from any day to any day. Arrival time at apartment 3pm. Departure time from apartment 10am. If you have late flight, consider booking the additional day to have the use of the apartment until you leave for the airport. Or if you have an early flight, book from the previous day to arrive straight from the airport.

Notes on prices:
Bookings are taken to and from any day of the week, and for how many days you require - minimum 4 days. Discounts are available for bookings of over 14 days and there are sometimes late booking offers available. Longer bookings are accepted, and bookings of 3 weeks or over are negotiable on price. Please note that the initial booking deposit of £100 is not refundable if a booking is cancelled. We advise all guests to take out adequate travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

We love waking up in the morning and seeing the boats pass by under our balcony on their way to and from the Mediterranean, and walking along the promenade to the lighthouse - a regular morning walk for us. And then stopping off at the Panaderia (local baker) or the local cafe for a coffee. It is so peaceful and relaxing that we have to drag ourselves away to return to the UK! The choice of restaurants in the Marina is amazing. And the local supermarkets stock everything you could need.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 with bath and shower over, wc, bidet and washbasin unit. Bathroom 2 with step-in shower enclosure, wc and washbasin unit.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Single beds are 3' wide
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, sleeps 2 children or 2 small adults
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, a cot can be provided if required, please ask for details
  • Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms plus bedsettee in lounge) The beds have deep comfortable medium mattresses, renewed in March 2016, Both bedrooms have ample wardrobe and drawer storage. Bedroom 1 has a safe.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Outside: The apartment is in a small complex which has a large shared unheated pool plus a small toddlers' pool in grassed surroundings. There is also a paddle-tennis court. Utility Room: Washing machine (1200rpm spin speed installed July 2014), large deep sink, ironing board and steam iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are included in the cost. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned between guests and the beds made ready by our local English-speaking manager/housekeeper.