Mar de Cristal Apartment Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Luxury Penthouse Apartment, splendid views over farmland, regular visits from the shepherd with his sheep, goats and dogs. Faces south to make the most of the Spanish sunshine. This area boasts 315 sunny days a year. 3 twin beds so suitable for families, friends and golfers. English TV. DVD Player.Fully equipped kitchen, lounge with direct access to balcony for easy outdoor dining. Beautiful sunsets. Further private large roof solarium for more outdoor dining or soaking up the sun, relaxing and enjoying the view. Full air conditioning. There is a communal pool area with a smaller pool for children. The sandy beach great for children only 10 minutes walk away, swallow and warmer than the Med, with beach bars, one with internet access, Italian restaurant, marina and tennis club. Sailing, kayaking, pedalos in peak season. Two supermarkets, nearest ten minute walk. The La Manga Strip is ten minutes drive with bars and restaurants and excellent for water sports. The La Manga club is a ten minute drive with 3 championship golf courses, bowls and tennis, also a spa. It also has restaurants and nightclub.The whole area is a haven for sport, especially water sports, golf and tennis. Good historic interest, especially Cartagena, 20 minutes drive away. The airport of Murcia is 20 kilometres away. Alicante is about an hour and a quarter and has many more flights from most European countries
Local Activities: Tennis, tennis club one road back from beach at Mar de Cristal. Many Golf Courses in area. Wide range of water sports, including, sailing, water skiing, wind-surfing and deep sea diving (Cartagena is particularly good) paragliding, fishing, horse riding, go karting, bowls, walking. Good cycle tracks. Most of the mentioned sports, excellent instruction available.
Places to visit
Calblanque nature reserve, beautiful beaches. Great for walkers and cyclists.
Los Belones for excellent restaurants
Cabo de Palos charming fishing harbour with superb fish restaurants and a good Sunday market.
Cartagena with port, good shopping, departmental store any hypermarket. This is were Hannibal arrived with his Elephants so very interesting buildings and history, Reenactment every September. Excellent guided walking tours.
Various villages many at the coast for local markets.
Agents: The Apartment is managed by our agents Jan and Peter who are on hand in an a emergency or for local information.
On booking you will receive confirmation from owners and email or letter from agents direct with meeting and greeting information and of course their contact details.
Further afield places of interest: About 1 to 1.5 Hours drive.
Elche especially the gardens.
Lucca, excellent Easter Parade, Castle and excellent costume museums.
Orihuela, historic town
Calasparra, chapel built in rock
Sierra Espuna, Regional Park,, 30 different walking and cycling tracks.
Caravaca De La Cruz old town
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
We are a couple that love to holiday both in our apartment and in our motorhome. We both play golf and bowls. We enjoy the theatre. I enjoy art and line-dancing. I am a keen gardener. We have two lovely grandchildren.
Valerie purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Valerie chose Mar de Cristal
We purchased this property because it is close to the sea, yet had wonderful views over open farmland. It is still a very Spanish. area and not england with sunshine.It is an excellent area for all sports and my husband is a keen golfer and La Manga Club with his golf courses, varied sports, night club, restaurants is only a 10 minute drive away. There is wonderful scenery on the nature reserve and Cartagena is a lovely city 20 minutes away. We felt it had a lot to offer for our family for great holidays and would make a great rental property for our clients.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My husband and I have stayed at this apartment on 3 different seasons, spring, summer and most recently late autumn 2009. It is very well equipped and comfortably furnished, including English TV, and the view from the balcony and roof terrace is fantastic. The surroundings are very peaceful and ideal for watching sunsets, but there are shops and some bars and tennis facilities in walking distance when you want them. The pool is well kept and large enough for a decent swim, and there is plenty of room around it for sitting in the sun. Alternatively, the beach at the Mar Menor is in easy walking distance, with beautiful views across towards La Manga.
There are many places in the area to explore with excellent shops, golf courses, restaurants and beaches. A car would be needed to make the most of these facilities.
The owners are well informed, and their agents keep the apartment in spotless condition, and are also very helpful