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MODERN HOUSE WITH PRETTY GARDEN 2 MIN WALK TO BEACH, COUPLES DISCOUNT, FREE WIFI

Julian and Lesley Singleton

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Julian and Lesley Singleton

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Speaks: english, spanish
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MODERN HOUSE WITH PRETTY GARDEN 2 MIN WALK TO BEACH, COUPLES DISCOUNT, FREE WIFI

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Los Urrutias House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, 2 bed 2 bath, balcony & sea views, quiet location, large shared pool

This spacious modern property is situated at the edge of the village just a short stroll (2 mins) from the sea front. Estrella de Mar is a small seaside village with a number of bars and restaurants all within a short walk of the house. Beware of properties which claim to be near the beach but are actually located on a golf resort a 30 minute drive away!

The house is very well appointed internally and has an attractive private patio garden with seating, sun-loungers and a BBQ. The garden is enclosed and therefore safe for children. It also has balcony with table and chairs and a great view across the Mar Menor and the surrounding countryside.

The property has two bedrooms and there is an additional single bed in the living area downstairs. Normally one room is set up with a double bed and the others with singles but it is possible to set up all bedrooms with single beds if preferred. There are two bath/shower rooms one upstairs and one downstairs. The living area is spacious and open plan.

We live just 10 mins from the property therefore you can be assured that if you have any problems we are just around the corner.

Information on Estrella de Mar:

Estrella de Mar is a small seaside village with a number of bars and restaurants all within a short walk of the house. It is a pretty village with wide streets and a number of parks.

The village beach club has a large swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, mini golf, children’s play area and a multi-sport zone; these are free for your use with just a small charge for tennis.

The large communal pool is situated a 5 minute walk from the house. It is just behind the promenade and next to a café. We specifically chose not to purchase a property which had a pool next door as you would get noise all day from children playing in the pool, in fact this can continue well into the night!

The pool is for the village of Estrella de Mar and is not open to the general public, we provide you with an electronic key to get in. Many houses in the village have pools of their own so it doesn't tend to get overcrowded.

The small Spanish town of Los Urrutias is a 3 minute walk; it has a supermarket, hardware shop, newsagent, several cafes and restaurants, a marina and a market on Thursday mornings.

Suitability for Elderly or Disabled:

The property is WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE except for single step at front door; a single bed and shower room are on ground floor. Please note: you cannot fit a wheelchair in the shower room.

Estrella de Mar and the surrounding area is flat so the walk to the beach, the promenade and the restaurants are all on the level.

Activities:

The Mar Menor is a huge salt-water lagoon, the ideal location for all types of watersports and very safe for swimming. Its calm shallow waters are really warm and shelve very gently so it is ideal for small children.

Information on lots of activities is available at the villa including: hiking, thermal baths, golf, diving, bike hire and mountain bike routes, water-sports, horse riding, go-karting, bowling, paint-balling etc.

We run a watersports company called Aqua Adicta and offer dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP (stand up paddle) and power boating. Our activities are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. We also have a website which has lots of information on local activities simply type “aqua adicta things to do” into Google and you will find it.

There are 7 golf courses within a 30 minute drive to cater for all handicap levels and budgets. La Manga Club, famous for its sporting facilities, is just 10km away. 3 top class 18 hole golf courses, a football centre that attracts premiership teams for winter training, tennis centre, bike hire, hotel, spa and gym.

The area is very popular with cyclists. If you enjoy road biking there are flat routes all around the Mar Menor and those who enjoy hills should head for the area around La Manga Club, Portman and La Union. Mountain biking is also very popular; there are some great off road trails and the Calblanque Natural Park offers challenging cycling and amazing views.

Bars & Restaurants:

There are a number of good very reasonably priced restaurants and cafes most within a 10 minute walk. The English restaurants have free entertainment during the weekends and also run quiz nights, BBQ evenings and other activities on a regular basis.

Bars & Restaurants in Estrella de Mar (2-5 mins walk):

- Paddy Singhs - free WiFi – Indian & English Food & Bar (2 mins walk) – their food is highly recommended!

- Casa Familiar - English Restaurant with pretty garden and lawn bowls

- Playa Cafe/Bar – Spanish Restaurant located next to the swimming pool and beach

- Don Lorenzo Cafe/Bar – English Bar/Restaurant with plenty of outside seating and regular entertainment

- Cafe/Bar El Delfin – Spanish Café/Bar

Spanish Bars & Restaurants located in Los Urrutias (most 10 mins walk):

Restaurante Ruf-Mari - Cafetería Pedregal - Hotel Sol y Mar - Bar El Tallo - Casa Valentín (Spanish/Italian) - Bar La Perla - Bar Rincón Denis - Club de Regatas Mar Menor - Restaurante El Carmolí (Spanish/Italian/French)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julian and Lesley Singleton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Julian and Lesley Singleton

Having bought this house as a holiday home in 2004 Julian and I fell in love with the area and moved out to Spain in 2005. We lived in this house for the first 6 months but needed to find a larger property as we planned to open a watersports business and needed lots of storeage for boats and equipment. We have now been running our business for 7 years and are loving it! To find more about us and our business search for Aqua Adicta on Google,

Julian and Lesley Singleton purchased this house in 2004

Why Julian and Lesley Singleton chose Los Urrutias

We specifially chose this property as we wanted somewhere quiet, close to the beach but also close to local aminities like shops and restaurants. The house is 2 minute walk to the beach but not right down on the promenade where you would get a lot more hustle and bustle. It is located in a quiet street at the edge of the village overlooking countryside and the Mar Menor. It is also just 15 mins to Murcia airport so you don't have to waste lots of time travelling (we do not get flight noise)

What makes this house unique

The village of Estrella de Mar is very pretty and has several communical parks and gardens. There is a beach club with a lovely swimming pool, play area for the kids and multi-sport area for bigger kids. You can head down to the beach club if you want to socialise and head back to the house for a bit of peace and quiet! There are 5 restaurants / bars in the village and many more in the neigbhouring village of Los Urrutias. If you want shops you will find a few small stores in Los Alcazares but more serious shoppers need to head to Cartagena or Murcia. The area is ideal for those who like to explore, the Calblanque Natural Park is just 10 minutes away and has some of the best beaches in Spain, it is also great for walking and cycling in the cooler months. The pretty fishing port of Cabo de Palos is 15 minutes drive which has lovely beaches, great fish restaurants and also some great walks around the lighthouse and rocky headland. We love living here and have no plans to leave...we hope you will love it too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house. We could not have hoped for a more comfortable and pleasant place and we very much enjoyed our time there.'

'...we had a fantastic holiday. The property is lovely and we would like to thank you again for accommodating all our needs.'

'Had a lovely time and the weather was great. Thoroughly explored the area and now know it well. The house was everything we desired and very comfortable.'

'Lovely views, weather great, house lovely, air con a boon!'

'....we had a fantastic time, would definitely recommend to our friends. The area is outstandingly beautiful and so peaceful'

'The house is very attractive and comfortable, and is ideally situated for all visits'
Nov 2007
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews
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Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
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Los Urrutias Cartagena - Mar Menor
5

Great Location to Chill Out

  • 5 of 5
We had a really nice 'chill out' week and were sorry to leave. The villa is lovely, beautifully furnished, and the most comfortable bed we've ever had in Spain. The transport to and from the airport made it so easy. It was great having everything within easy walking distance- supermarket, beach and the restaurants. The menu del dias were excellent and the restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Come back and see us again soon!
business
Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15772
+34 -968545193
Los Urrutias Cartagena - Mar Menor
4

Good, clean house in convenient area

  • 4 of 5
This two-bedroomed house was clean and well-maintained. As is understandably the case with holiday rental properties, the photos showed the house at its best - the front garden area was not huge and most of the plants were not yet in bloom (it was Easter!). However, it is a very peaceful area and we spent a lot of the time sitting outside - very pleasant.

The property is in a well-located area - there are a couple of friendly bars, a patisserie and the beach across the road, and the village of Los Urrutias, with tapas bars and a reasonable supermarket, is a fairly short walk down the main road. Car hire or car with driver recommended for exploration further afield.

Excellent communication with owners and swift return of damages deposit. The rental cost gives very good value for money. Recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again soon. You should visit again in June when all the flowers are in full bloom!
business
Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15772
+34 -968545193
Los Urrutias Cartagena - Mar Menor
Scotland
5

Great Villa In a very Spanish area

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed staying in such a Spanish area. Prices in Restaurant and Shops very reasonable. Villa modern and spacious with all amenities.
Great time had by all.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15772
+34 -968545193
Los Urrutias Cartagena - Mar Menor
Wales, UK
5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5
Just wanted to say thank you so much for letting us stay in your house last week. We had a fabulous time and your home is gorgeous, everything we could have needed.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15772
+34 -968545193
Los Urrutias Cartagena - Mar Menor
Glasgow
5

The perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5
We did have a lovely time - the house was perfect in every way.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Modern house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15772
+34 -968545193
Los Urrutias Cartagena - Mar Menor
Wilmslow Cheshire
4

Tom, Jackie, Geoff and Libby, Cheshire

  • 4 of 5
A very pleasant stay, villa very comfortable and clean however a TV would of been a plus. Disappointed with the beach as very muddy and a digger was on it daily. A car is a must to appreciate the surrounding areas and beaches.
Overall a lovely holiday which we enjoyed very much and would recommend to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We have now installed satellite TV at the house which includes channels in English, Spanish, German and French (July 3 2009).

I have been investigating to find out why diggers were on the beach as this is not normal (tractor type beach groomers are normal as they clean the sand). Apparently due to the unusually high rainfall during the winter some of the sand on the beach was washed away - the diggers were there to dump some new sand on the beach. Also the shoreline was muddy for the same reason so the diggers were levelling the shoreline. I'm sorry this disturbed you, however very glad they are working to improve our beach!

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Murcia (San Javier)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Estrella de Mar
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Cartagena
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Los Alcazares
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Los Nietos (to Cartagena)
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Los Alcazares
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Estrella de Mar
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Estrella de Mar
Car: recommended

Transport:

Airports & Transport: Murcia airport (MJV) is only 15 minutes away and Alicante (ALC) airport is 1 hour. Both airports are served by many airlines making it easy for you to get here from your local airport.

Car rental is recommended to make the most of the area; we can arrange airport transfers if you prefer not to drive. We also have a driver who can take you on trips to visit the many beautiful beaches and places of interest in the area for example: Cartagena, Cabo de Palos, Los Alcazáres, Murcia and the Calblanque Natural Park.

The area is very flat and therefore ideal to explore by bike, these can be hired and delivered to the house (you will need to arrange this before your holiday).

There is a train which runs from Los Nietos to Cartagena; it runs 7 days a week all year round. In the summer buses run from Los Urrutias to Los Alcazáres, Cabo de Palos and Cartagena.

Places to visit:

A 5km drive takes you to LOS ALCAZARES, an old fishing town that has grown into a popular resort. Excellent shallow sandy beaches particularly safe for children as there are no tides or currents in the Mar Menor lagoon. Also come here for shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

There are many beautiful Mediterranean beaches to visit within 10mins drive including the CLABLANQUE NATURAL PARK (10km) which is our favourite place to visit in the area. The Calblanque has beautiful long sandy beaches (some naturist) and natural countryside for walking and cycling.

CABO DE PALOS (12 km) has a lighthouse and a lovely old harbour well known for its fish restaurants and world class scuba diving at the Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve.

The historic cities of Cartagena (20km) and Murcia (30km) are just a short drive away; both cities have much to offer with attractive architecture, historical sites, cafes, restaurants and shops.

LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR (14km) is the place to go for nightlife (during the summer months), shopping, water activities and great beaches.

For more information and lots of photos please see the “Places to Go” page on our “Aqua Adicta” website.

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Rates & Availability

From €30 Per night

Los Urrutias House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€30
€174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€52
€315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2015
May 31 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€61
€365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
€93
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€61
€365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct - Nov 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€48
€290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€48
€290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €55
Refundable damage deposit €120
Pet Fee €25
Notes 30 euro per week discount for couples.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Los Urrutias House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom has full bath and shower. There is a downstairs shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2x3ft singles joined - can be separated
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs there are two air conditioned bedrooms (one king and one twin) both have large fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets. The master bedroom has two 3ft single beds which are joined, these may be configured as single beds instead of a double if preferred. The living area features two sofas, and a single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Additional Services: Welcome Packs, Airport Transfers, Baby Equipment and Bikes should be booked in advance.

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