About the property
- Cottage1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms and bathrooms, 8-10 persons, barbecue, spectacular sunsets.
El Vivero is one of the most exclusive and romantic spots on the shores of Mar Menor. (Murcia. Spain)
In a prime beachfront location with 180 degree sea views,the property, a former fishermen's refuge occupies a magnificent location on the southern shore of an inland sea of calm waters, near the Mediterranean Sea and the fishing village of Cabo Palos.
Seating for 8-10 people, the house sits at the bottom of a large garden with palms, cypresses, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Painted blue and white, it evokes the atmosphere of the greek islands. The sunsets are spectacular.
The garden has a private pool with sun terrace, a porch, gazebo and a barbecue terrace porch facing the sea. The furniture is arranged to enjoy different environments throughout the day. The summer kitchen with bar,i s ideal for breakfast, snacks and evening cocktails.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect place in a pefect location.
2 parents 2 grandparents and 5 children. We stayed for two weeks and we could of stayed for two more. The property is clean and very well maintained to a high standard the location is perfect, very quiet and chilled but also near to shops and restaurants for when we fancied eating out, great restaurant 1 min walk from the villa along the beach, aslo near the villa is a small fishing town of Cabo de Palos there we found great restaurants, and a great local market on sunday mornings full of gems at great prices!
Magdalena was then when we arrived and provided excellent service the whole stay, we also brought fresh fish (sea bass) great treat to grill, from the local fisherman who's boat is kept just outside the garden gate.
As well as spending many days just relaxing at the villa we also visited many beaches in the Playa de Calblanque area (great waves) a short drive away!
We will be coming back for sure.
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is always our aim to please our clients. We really hope that you will come back again.
Luxury on the beach
Finding this property proved difficult as there are no street names or house numbers in this neighborhood. Should have printed directions from the website. Magadelena was waiting for us with a delicious supper full of Spanish flavors. She was a godsend all ten days we spent there with instructions and suggestions and little culinary surprises.
Four bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms, dining room, living room, seaside patio, covered patio with bar-b-q, swimming pool for those hot afternoons, a cabana with kitchen, fridge, sink and washing machine, deck lounge.....open the gate off the seaside patio and step on the sandy shore of the Mar Menor. Fishing boats moored just offshore. A three minute walk on the beach brings you to El Parador, a luxury restaurant on the beach with stunning views of sunsets.
All in all, a wonderful experience in an area full of friendly people. Definitely the highlight of our Spain/France trip.
Thank you very much for your comments. The pleasure of our clients is our main purpose. Our wonderful housekeeper, Magdalena, helps esencially to create the best atmosphere!. Very sorry indeed for the difficulties to find the villa. El Vivero is placed in a secluded area. That's why in our website www.elviverodelmarmenor.com we have a special chapter with directions, address, printed map, instructions about how to get there, Google map and GPS Coordinates. We specially sent this reference to all our clients. But thank you anyway for your indication. We will insisted more in the futur over the convenience on this chapter to be printed.
Best holiday ever. Amazing
Just spent a fantastic week here. Party included 5 month old baby. 4 year old. Couple of young parents and then the grandparents. Everything you could ever imagine you would need is provided in the villa. And then some. We have never stayed in and chilled on a holiday before. We have done villas. But none have Resulted in feeling relaxed and chilled as much as this. It is fairly isolated. The beach bar 100yds along the beach was welcoming. They even brought in a Tv for the England match. Food here is ok. Staff were brilliant. The much reviewed el parador is a short stroll away which has a lovely view and I'll leave it at that. Magdalena was brilliant. She is so friendly. She even made us some home made chocolate donuts mid week. She can't speak English and we can't speak Spanish but with some assistance from her friend and translator they even ordered us a take away on the night of our arrival as we had all been up since 2am and had no energy left to contemplate cooking or going out. Children loved it too. Steady flow of people passing by that Appeared naked and covered in mud to our amusement. We struggled getting cable on the tv but a phone call to Magdalena resulted in the cable guy turning up before the next match. There is nothing I can say that is negative. This is by far one of the best holidays I have had and is definitely the only holiday that I have had that I have returned home rested and ready to return to work. I will definitely come back. Weather was hot hot hot so the baby struggled with the heat but the air conditioning cooled him down.
Thank you very much for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much at El Vivero!
It is always our aim to provide our clients with a wonderful holiday.
Magical memories of a brilliant time at one of the best villas and location we've stayed at. Space was a luxury as there were just 4 of us using the villa but there would have been plenty of room if we'd brought our collective families. Booking was professionaly handled by Teresa and on arrival we were greeted by the wonderful Magdalena who when asked about the location of the nearest supermarket jumped in the car with us to show us the way (Magdalena was unfortunately in hospital on our departire so hopefully now ok?) We can't fault anything about the villa and will certainly be back.
Thank you very much for your comments. It is been a great plesaure to have had such a nice people at the villa!! Magdalena is likely fine already, come back to work. I hope you will come back again. El Vivero will be waiting for you! With my best regards. Teresa Celdran
Beautiful Property, Relaxing Holiday
Such a fantastic property in an accessible location. I work a lot of hours and was in need of a break away and time to relax with family and friends. The property and team that look after it, did not disappoint. The house is directly on the beach and the views directly out are breathtaking. It sits in between two slightly more built up resorts (look left and right and you can see the large hotels and apartments) these are also within walking distance so if you feel like a walk with a well earned beer at the end you will get this. Travelling in October we found this whole area quite quiet, which suited us down to the ground as it meant our days by the pool were uninterrupted by any noise.
We went out for a couple of days trips - Cartagena is well worth a visit - the old city is largely propped up by scaffolding but full of character and the marina is a lovely place to stop for a drink.
On the two evenings we ventured out we went to Cabo de Palos - taxi cost us around 15 euro - very pretty fishing village with a good selection of bars and restaurants by the sea. Lots of fresh seafood and fish to be had.
I cannot recommend this property enough, if you are looking for a quiet break away make sure you aim for later in the season, weather is still great (mostly high 20s the whole of our stay) but without the crowds.
Many thanks to Teresa, Magdalena and the team - we will be back!
Thank you very much for your comments. We feel very happy to hear that you enjoyed so much!. Our main aim is always the satisfaction of our customers. We hope you will be back!
Wonderful house and garden with great views
It is idylic. The owners and nature have come together to create a mini paradise, which is a total joy to be in. Some of the less positive comments about the layout of the indoor kitchen, the size of the smallest double, the accuracy of the photos and the possibility of smells from the salt flats have some validity but the negatives are so outweighed by the positives we chose to ignore them.
We were spoilt as we were only 4 single adults each with our own space but we felt that 8 adults could be comfortably accommodated in the garden and dining areas inside and out even if preparing meals for 8 inside would be a challenge. We used the fire outside most of the time and found the outside kitchen more user friendly than the inside one. It would be helpful if there were a dish washer in the outside kitchen to relieve the need to carry all the crockery etc into the house, and as there are two washing machines in there it may be easy to arrange.
The house is stacked with equipment and lovely furnishings and is beautifully designed but it is how it comes together with the light and the breeze and the sunset and the twinkling lights round the Mar Menor which make it so attractive.
We bought some fly swatters / spray as they are enough to drive you mad in September, but this is a common issue, not associated with the house which was spotlessly clean and well maintained.
Madalena, the lady who met us at the house and does the cleaning was really helpful and sweet - she doesn't speak English (the owner had arranged a translator who we didn't need as we speak enough spanish) but called Teresa when she learned that we had late flights and arranged for us to be able to stay in the house until the evening on the day of our departure. She also brought us some lovely rolls!
We will go back, probably at the same time of year as the area in general and the actual location was almost deserted which certainly helped to make the whole experience relaxing and beautiful. There is always something to watch as the view changes throught out the day. We hardly left the place. It's probably easier to have a car even if you only intend to go to the supermarket for supplies as it would be a long walk.
Thanks for a great holiday.
Thank you very much for your comments. We feel very happy to hear that you enjoy so much your stay at El Vivero. We will try to arrange a dish washwer in the barbecue area for next year. Our aim is to please our guest as much as posible!
The Mar Menor is a large lagoon of warm water, calm, shallow conected to the Mediterranean Sea through various channels. Its waters are healthy, have a high level of salinity and are rich in iodine and mineral salts. These beaches are ideal for family holidays. Very close to El Vivero is Cabo de Palos, a small charming, fishing village . Through the village you arrive at ligthhouse, a magnificent stone building of S. XIX. From the cliff where It stands there is a wide panoramic view of LA MANGA with 36 km of ininterrumped beaches. BEACHES: The Mar Menor is a salt water lagoon next to the Mediterranean Sea in the Region of Murcia (Spain). Their special ecological and natural characteristics make the Mar Menor a unique natural and largest saltwater lake in Europe. On the coast of Mar Menor there are quiet sandy beaches in the coastal towns. Los Nietos is one of the traditional summer resorts of the inhabitants of the Region of Murcia. Near the village of Los Belones are the beaches of Sea Island and Crystal Children. And near La Manga are Playa Honda, Playa Paraiso and Playa de Los Germans. On the Mediterranean coast of Mar Menor, there are a great variety of different types of beaches. In the south, is one of the ecological jewels of the Region of Murcia Regional Park, Calblanque, alternating long and wild sandy beaches with small coves between cliffs of slate. Once beyond Cape Palos, and after passing a relaxing family beach like Cala Flores, are the beaches of Levante in Cabo de Palos, the Wrecks, Amoladeras and Marchamalo at the southern end of La Manga. to the north, the endless beaches of the municipality of San Javier. At the end of La Manga is the area known as Veneciola where the road ends. The solitude of the beaches make it a highly recommended place for those seeking a quiet time in full communion with nature. The transparency of the air and the diversity of colors add to the beauty of migratory birds that inhabit the ponds. Flamingos, avocets, cranes, herons and ducks are common inhabitants of these places. GOLF Just a few miles from our house is one of the most important golf courses in Europe, La Manga Club. It has three golf courses with 18 holes each: The South Course, is home to several major championships, The North Course, a little shorter but no less challenging and, between pine trees, the attractive West Course. Outside the Golf Club is a driving range equipped with 80 tees, with the possibility of night lighting, and a large practice bunker, chipping greens and practice. Located in the heart of La Manga Club Tennis Centre offers 28 courts of high quality. Among them, 14 clay, 4 artificial grass and 4 hard courts. Most courts, have sitting for spectators, including the Centre Court has a capacity of 1. 200 people. There are major tournaments and social activities for everyone year round. The recognized Tennis Academy offers an unbeatable combination of practice on the courts with computer assisted analysis. SPORTS AND NATURE Sailing, Surfing, skiing, kite, tennis, horseback riding, cycling and hiking trails are a few of the many possibilities offered by the area. CULTURE The city of Murcia, its baroque cathedral and the museum Salcillo is worth a visit, La Plaza de las Flores, in the historic center, is surrounded by bars of 'high quality tapas'. The historic city of Cartagena has a magnificent natural harbor, numerous archaeological sites and many buildings of S. XIX, recall its modernist past. Worthy of mention are the Easter processions noted for their elegance and beauty. MUSIC In August being held in the Festival de Cante UNION MINE, one of the most important competitions of flamenco in Spain. GASTRONOMY The gastronomy of the area is excellent. Fresh fish and garden produce Murcia make this region an exponent of the Mediterranean Diet. RICE CALDERO, is a typical dish of fishermen. From S. XIX Minor Sea fishermen, cooked this rice in old iron cauldrons. A two minute walk along the beach is a gourmet restaurant 'El Parador', then a trendy nightclub 'El Zeta'. SERVICES Restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centers, pharmacies and all kinds of services can be found in the vicinity of both the Manga and Cabo de Palos. TRAVEL. It is advisable to have your own vehicle.
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