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Julian and Lesley Singleton

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish

3 bed house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Campo de Cartagena House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, 3 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 three bedrooms two upstairs and one 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 is a bathroom upstairs and a shower room downstairs. The living & dining area is 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 private bedroom 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.


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)

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Julian and Lesley Singleton (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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 storage 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 Murcia - Costa Calida

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 communal 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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based on 15 traveler reviews

3 bed house with pretty garden 2 min walk to beach, couples discount, Free WiFi
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

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
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Come back and see us again soon!
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Lovely compact townhouse

  • 4 of 5

We booked the house because friends own a place on one of the nearby golf resorts and we wanted a place so that we could see them. My parents also stayed with us for 10 days of our stay so It was nice to have the extra bedroom downstairs and the two bathrooms.

The outside terrace and upstairs balcony were fully utilised for al fresco breakfasts and a couple of barbecue nights. The house has some decent restaurants nearby and a small local supermarket which is ok for your daily needs. Be aware that if you arrive on a Sunday and need supplies you will have to travel to one of the larger supermarkets in Los Urruitas or San Javier as the smaller places will be closed.

We preferred the beaches on the Med Coast rather than the Mar Menor ones, either South towards La Manga or North of San Javier. All are easily accessible within 20 minutes or so.

Reasonable value for money,especially considering we were in school holiday times. The owners were quick to answer any questions by email and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at the property many times over the years and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone wanting to stop in the area. The house is always very clean and has everything you need for your holiday. The garden is lovely to sit out in the afternoon. The property is within easy walking distance of the few bars and restaurants in the village and the supermarket and beach are handy too.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come back again soon.
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Lovely well kept house with nice garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing time in this lovely property. Having stayed at many similar properties throughout France, Portugal and Spain, we were delighted with the high standard of presentation, cleanliness and comfort here. It had a well equipped kitchen, excellent WiFi and a lovely garden. The owners met us at the property and went through everything with us, which was spot on. The resort itself is very quiet with just a few restaurants and no shops. There is a good grocery store in the next village which is well stocked and is about an easy 5 minute walk away from the house. There is a large Mercadona Supermarket about 10 miles away in Los Alcazares which was an easy drive with good parking undercover up a ramp above the store. The beach was a little disappointing as it appeared uncared for but we accept that we were there out of season. We ate out twice, both times at Paddy Singh's which is just at the end of the road. We had the Indian menu one night and the English menu on the other and both meals were excellent! They even had gluten free beer available. We would highly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday. It is near the airport with excellent access to the motorway network and makes an excellent base for exploring this wonderful region of Spain.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your time in our house . We try very hard to ensure everything is just as it should be so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Regarding the beach; the area between the marina of los Urrutias and the beach at Estrella de Mar is silting up due to the causeway to the marina. The council have actioned work on the area to rejuvenate this zone which is due to start shortly. The majority of the beach will not be disturbed by this work as it is just affects the left hand side which is closest to the marina.
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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!
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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
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Murcia (San Javier)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Estrella de Mar
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
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


Murcia airport (MJV) is only 15 minutes away and Alicante (ALC) airport is 1 hour.

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. Buses also run from Los Urrutias (3 mins walk) to Cartagena, Murcia and Los Alcazáres. In the summer buses also run to other beach resorts around the Mar Menor and also to Cabo de Palos.

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.


Rates & Availability

Campo de Cartagena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Nov 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Early July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Sept 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $135
Cleaning & laundry $68

20 euro per week discount for couples.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Campo de Cartagena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , The shower room is located downstairs
  • The upstairs bathroom has full bath and shower. There is a downstairs shower room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2x3ft singles joined - can be separated
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is located downstairs.
  • 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. There is a third bedroom downstairs with single beds - this bedroom has a fan but no airconditioning.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
Additional Services: Welcome Packs, Airport Transfers, Baby Equipment and Bikes should be booked in advance.

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