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Mar de Cristal 3rd floor self-catering Apartment pool, 10 minutes walk to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 656 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed Apartment, Mar Menor Sea View, Swimming Pool, La Manga, Murcia Airport.

Ribera beach, Mar de Cristal 3rd floor self-catering apartment with tranquil views from balcony of the sensational Mar Menor surrounding areas and mountains, overlooking a peaceful garden area 10 minutes walk to beach short drive to the famous La Manga Club.The apartment has air conditioning and comprises of 2 bedrooms, 1 double 1 twin sleeps 4 people with a further sofa bed available bedding and towels provided, The bathroom has bath with over shower and bidet, hair dryer. A fully quipped kitchen includes washing machine, oven,hob, microwave, fridge/freezer (for those who want to cook). A comfortable spacious lounge with TV, Spanish channels only, DVD player, dining area seats 4, patio door leading to the balcony, which receives the morning sun a pleasant and tranquil way to start and plan your day over breakfast, along with table & chairs there is 1 sun bed. 4 beach chairs are provided. The private communal pool receives the sun from mid morning, and open till 10 during the summer.

Cabo de Palos & La Manga Strip: More leisure facilities can be found with a short drive to Cabo de Palos which holds a very popular Sunday market, bars, supermarkets and shops, a very pleasant harbour, a variety of seafood restaurants, and a sandy beach on the Mediterranean. The road then continues to La Manga strip which lies approximately 9km from Mar de Cristal and has grown to become one of the most important and interesting resorts on the Mediterranean coast. Built on a narrow strip of land approximately 22km long, which encloses the Mar Menor to the west and separates it from the Mediterranean to the east, it boasts over 44km of Blue Flag’ beaches and offers an abundance of restaurants, bars, shopping complexes and nightlife to meet the demands of residents and holidaymakers alike. The harbour of Thomas Maestre is well worth a visit for its tranquility and bars.

La Manga & Calblanque National Park: La Manga Club is approximately 10 minutes away by car and this offers championship golf courses, tennis courts, horse riding, spa facilities and also a good selection of bars and restaurants. During the main school holidays, the Club offers academies for children who play tennis, football and rugby.

Calblanque National Park has large tracts of natural land with long stretches of sandy beaches along the Mediterranean coast which are very popular during the summer months, the roads through the area can be very rough with limited facilities in places.

The villages along the 73km of the Mar Menor coastline are San Pedro del Pinatar, Los Alcazares, Los Narejos, Islas Menories, Playa Honda and Playa Paraiso, these traditional villages have wonderful beaches.

This region of Spain is situated on the Costa Calida, on the south east coast and is the driest region of Spain, enjoying an average 3,000 hours of sunshine each year. It is therefore ideal for a relaxing winter break as well as summer holidays.

Cartagena: Cartagena is a mere 20-minute drive away, or if you preferred the tranquility of a train journey, there is a frequent train service from Los Nietos which costs approximately 2 euros return to Cartagena, stopping at several villages en route, which you may like to explore. Cartagena is a fascinating seaport and the regions second largest city, with charm and character stretching back over 3,000 years. The architecture is fascinating with many tourist attractions including the remains of a Roman amphitheater and archaeological, military and modern museums, for those that prefer shopping, It offers modern fashion and jewelers shops, traditional tapas bars and restaurants. The best view of the port is from Parque Torre; in the distance are the lighthouses and traces of old fortifications that defended the entrance to the port for centuries. Further evidence of the ancient defenses can be seen near Portman where the ‘Portman Guns’ originally built in the UK but now disused, aim harmlessly out to sea.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jan Holiday was great, apartment was just perfect had the morning sun.

Thanks Deb
Feb 2010
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Mar de Cristal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Towels are provided, towel mat is provided and recommended to be used to prevent slipping when getting out of bath/shower. Hairdryer is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linen and white towels are provided for apartment, these are not for beach or pool use, there are two beach towels provided for beach and pool use, bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with hangers provided, duvet's are provided for all beds during the winter season.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment but allowed on the balcony. Glass bottles, glasses and smoking is not allowed by the pool, for obvious reasons, children should be supervised at all times, no ball games or skates allowed within the complex, there is a small park area below the balcony, please be mindful to keep noise levels to a minimum during evening and early morning as sound travels.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Mar de Cristal 3rd floor self-catering Apartment pool, 10 minutes walk to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing holiday in Mid September. The weather was hot most day from 22-27 degrees. The apartment is lovely, quiet and clean with everything we needed. Cabo de Palos is a good place to visit especially an outside fish restaurant in the harbour which is only open on Sundays.

La Manga Strip is commercial but it has some good beaches. A secluded beach 5 minutes drive from the apartment called Calblanque is beautiful but you will have to drive down a dirt track to reach it.

Catagena is a pleasant town. We also visited the University town of Murcia, inland and Lorca, a historical village 1-2 hours drive from the apartment and both were wonderful. We both enjoyed the holiday and food very much and recommend the apartment for all to visit such lovely places. Thank you to Jan the owner who was very kind and helpful.

C & H

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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A lovely apartment in a traditional Spanish resort

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed an all too short one week break in this peaceful location in a traditional Spanish resort.The excellent apartment had everything you could need, was very clean and well maintained and we immediately felt comfortable from the moment we arrived. I particularly enjoyed the long morning sunshine on the large balcony with open views which gave a spatial feel to the whole complex, and with the temperature for the week averaging mid to high 30s the excellent and efficient air conditioning was an absolute welcome.

A leisurely stroll to the beach front was only about ten to fifteen minutes and in that heat it was a relief to find that there were no hills and in fact it is virtually all flat and easy walking in Mar De Cristal and the adjoining Islas Menores.

This is a particularly quiet resort which is what we wanted, but for a little more lively atmosphere take a stroll down to the Avenida and you will find Pepes tapas bar, or opposite there is the more tranquil tennis club bar. If however you prefer more entertainment then there is the La Manga strip which is less than 20 min drive away, We drove there and enjoyed a a drink in the Tomas Maestre harbour with fabulous views. At Jans suggestion, rather than drive, we took the comfortable and cheap train into the historic town of Cartagena which was a great day out seeing the historic sites, taking the panoramic lift to the castle with great views, and strolling along the harbour area.

All in all this was the perfect getaway for a peaceful break in a home from home apartment in a traditional Spanish resort and we are certainly looking forward to a return visit. Thanks Jan !

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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excellent peaceful appartment

  • 5 of 5

Excelent appartment, peaceful really well maimtained, good facilities and an excellent location, fantastic value for money.everything you need in the appartment for a relaxing break, we really enjoyed our break here and cant wait till we return.

Some really good restaurants just a few minutes drive away

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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A huge thank you to Jan for a lovely holiday.

  • 5 of 5

First of all

We were lucky to choose to spend our holiday in your flat.

My husband and I stayed at the apartment mid- Feb. 2009 and we were impressed. It was the perfect get-away and we could not have asked for more. The apartment was clean and comfortable with modern décor and with good kitchen facilities. The apartment was as shown in the images if not better; it had everything you would want.

There is an information booklet in the apartment which we found really useful

The views from the balcony are stunning with the Mediterranean in the background one side and mountains in the other side.

Although we were only there for five days, we managed to get around! We shopped till we dropped, thanks to the flat location. The Sunday market at Cabo de Palos is a must ,it approximately a five minute drive from the apartment . The nearest large supermarket is Upper which is on the old Cabo de Palos Road.

We hired a car which I would definitely recommend as there is so much to see in the area. We took a day trip to Cartagena which is about a 15 minute drive from the apartment, a historic town with lots of shops and a marina.

The weather was wonderful – it was hot but not unbearably so. It was around 16 – 18 degrees. The beaches are beautiful, the water is clear and the locals are friendly. Prepare for total relaxation.

We would definitely go back.

A huge thank you to Jan for a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
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Todo perfecto

  • 5 of 5

Somos Montse y José Luis y hemos estado en Mar de Cristal del 5 al 12 de Junio. El apartamento de Jan és perfecto: super bien equipado, espacioso, bien situado, tranquilo...etc. La metereologia nos ha acompañado también, con lo cual, ha sido una semana perfecta.

Thanks Jan!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Mar De Cristal
Nearest Golf
6.6 Kilometres
La Manga Resort Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Los Nietos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Mar de Cristal Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Mar De Cristal
Car: recommended

The Mar Menor is a 10 minute walk from the apartment. It is a large salt water lagoon that has warm shallow water, which is ideal for water sports, and safe for bathing. The sandy beach is ideal for all the family. The calm, mineral rich water of the Mar Menor is the perfect place for therapeutic treatment for skin and arthritic complaints. The area around the Mar Menor is relatively flat, which is good for walking, cycling and has numerous villages and beaches along the coastline. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance from the apartment in Mar de Cristal. If you prefer a 5 minute drive, 15-20 minute walk brings you to the lovely picturesque village of Los Belones, which has national and international restaurants at very reasonable prices. For those that love markets, these can be found most days along the coast, Sunday is market day in Cabo de Palos, Monday in San Pedro, Tuesday a small market in Los Belones. For golfers there are numerous courses within the region.

Other Activities: Local rail way station from Cartagena to Los Nietos via local villages

Golf: Mar de Cristal is situated within easy diving distance to many Golf courses, the most famous is La Manga Country Club, with 3 courses, North, West and South within 10 minutes drive, but located within 30 minutes drive or less are Roda Golf and La Serena situated at Los Alcazares, Villa Martin, El Valle, Mar Menor Golf,

Mosa Trajectum and La Torre whilst further afield are Altorreal and Hacienda del Alamo. New golf courses are opening every year.


Rates & Availability

Mar de Cristal Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 12 2017 - Mar 17 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

end of stay clean/laundr $45.28

Special Booking Conditions:
A non refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to confirm the booking against cancellation. Full payment is required 4 weeks before departure. Meet & Greet service. A contribution of 45 euros is required towards the cost of cleaning the apartment after each guest stay.This is paid locally. Grocery welcome packs are available at a cost of 20 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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