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Stephen & Janet Loughery

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Ground floor, south facing , apartment in Roda Golf & Beach resort

16 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Los Alcázares Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bed apartment , south facing , includes bikes & golf clubs.

Golf and beach resort in Murcia, Spain. Ground floor, self-catering apartment suitable for children . Easy access to pool and play area for young children. A place of solace for those who enjoy the tranquillity of the beach. Club house with terrace and restaurant. Close to resort of Los Alcazares with shops, bars and restaurants .

The 18 hole par 72 golf course designed by Sam Torrance and Dave Thomas, can be enjoyed by beginners and yet is challenging for experienced players.

Roda resort is only 5 minutes drive from Murcia airport which has scheduled flights from all main UK & Irish airports , including low cost flights from Jet2, Easy jet and Ryan air.

It also easily accessible from Alicante airport which is less than 1 hours drive away.

( View video of Roda Golf & the local area on You Tube - Roda Golf and Beach Resort )

Roda Golf and Beach Resort: The two bedroom apartment 'Solace 'was completed in July 2008 and is situated south facing so that the garden & patio area have sunshine for most of the day. Roda Golf and Beach resort is a property complex geared towards high quality tourism and residence. All the properties are built around the excellent 18 hole par 72 golf course and there are communal pools, children's play areas and gardens around the complex. For your safety and peace of mind there is 24 hour security on the complex with surveillance cameras and regular patrols.

A new beach club owned by Roda has recently been opened on La Manga del Mar Menor. Facilities include a private pool area , restaurant, jacuzzi and water sports.

Los Alcazares: The former fishing village situated on the Mar Menor (small sea) is close to the Roda complex. The Mar Menor is a salt water lagoon formed by the Mediterranean sea being cut off by the La Manga land strip. The shallow waters are very safe for bathing and water sports and there is over 7km of blue flag beaches.

There are numerous shops, restaurants and bars in the plaza area of Los Alcazares. Restaurants include traditional Spanish, Indian, Japanese and English cuisine - not forgetting the ' Celt ' Irish bar.

Places of Interest in the Murcia region: There are a number of festivals in San Javier close to the Roda complex. These include the International Jazz Festival every August, The Theatrical Festival and The San Blas Pilgrimage.

The capital city of Murcia is a modern city with a rich, historical legacy that makes it stand out as a cultural and artistic center. There are numerous squares and terrace bars in which to relax and enjoy the local cuisine.

Cartegena has over 3000 years of history and is surrounded by hills and forts .

Caravaca de la Cruz is one of the world's five holy cities. 'The cult of the true cross' goes back to the 13th century.

The mud baths at San Pedro del Pinatar are popular with locals and tourists

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephen & Janet Loughery (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Stephen & Janet Loughery

Stephen works as a manager in the clothing industry & Janet is a teacher. Both love to escape the Irish rain and go to their home in the sun whenever possible.

Stephen & Janet Loughery purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Stephen & Janet Loughery chose Cartagena - Mar Menor

Close to the beach, ground floor, south facing, all day sun, pool, next to a golf course. Bars and restaurants nearby.

Relaxed Spanish way of life.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Ground floor, south facing , apartment in Roda Golf & Beach resort
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Manchester
5

Quality Apartment, Ideally placed & Top Location

  • 5 of 5

We'd stayed at Roda Golf before and couldn't wait to go back again. This time as a Family (x2 Adults & x2 Very young Children) we were after a Ground floor apartment close to a Pool. We couldn't have asked for more. From the minute I'd sorted out very easily the booking with (Stephen) who I cannot thank enough. Friendly, informative & there to answer all my questions prior to making the booking and afterwards also. The Apartment is perfect. Big, spacious, very clean and has all of your needs for any length of timed stay. Probably the best shower I've ever used and used it twice as so so good. Ideally placed with few yards from the pool and ideally placed on Phase 3. I'd stayed on Phase 1 before and even though it's near the main entrance n Club house found it too noisy late at night at time. Phase 3 had a back entrance & exit and everyone hires a Car whilst in the Mar Menor so it makes no difference and you have the tranquility each night. I've fell head over heels with the Murcia region as this is Spain at its best and where the Locals come for there breaks & hold so u know it's got to be good. Everyday there is something different to do. I totally love the sun and like to lounge but I like to get out n about just as much. The Mar Menor makes u get around and La Manga on the Med side is must, Cabo de Palos for a Seafood much at its best at Miramar rest in the harbour, Calabanque natural park off road is a thrill and takes u into the wilderness, Cartagena will have you drolling at the Roman history & art. Then there's Lo Pagan Mud flats that were a must and as smelly as it is left my skin feeling x20 yrs younger ! There's tons n tons more but that's for you to discover and Los Alcazares is ur closest location and had everything g u need for Bars & Restaurants but get out n about !! I would definitely recommend this Apartment & resort without a doubt to anyone and will be booking again in the coming years as you get so much for a Hol. Thanks (Stephen) for out time at SOLACE !! Cheers Colin :)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Colin, for the very positive review. Glad you enjoyed Roda and the Mar Menor.
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5

Really spacious, Clean and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is an apartment I would love to pick up and move just a little closer to the town/ beach. Having said that if you hire a car as I did you will be fine.

The apartment was absolutely fantastic and had every thing you could ask for plus more besides. It was really comfortable with great air conditioning. The kitchen was spacious and again had every thing. The showers were really powerful and certainly woke me up in the morning.

Roda Golf resort is quite huge with 1200 Apartments with 2 more phases to be built at some point, however the whole resort was spotlessly clean. The security is also very good with 2 entry gates being manned with security guards who always very courteous and polite.

Now for the Golfers, just brilliant, the course is quite challenging (for me anyway)but quite amazing and actually run so I am led to believe by De Vere hotels. It cost 45 euros per round with buggy. There is also a very good restaurant at the Club House which the food, the service and the price was probably the best in the area and this includes the restaurants in town. If you are looking for fine dining In the area, then forget it. This was the only gripe I have with the whole experience. The food is really over priced and fairly basic. No fresh veg here. To be honest if the restaurants served the food at the prices they were actually getting here in the UK then they would not last 2 minutes. Actually there was one restaurant that was quite good and that was Angela's Italian at the bottom of the Plaza, Maybe it is just me and my expectations are just too high for a good restaurant because they were all very busy.

There are some very good supermarkets around with some fantastic fish available, good choices of Veg and meats and anything else you could think of, that is of course if you don't mind cooking.

The Beaches of which there are plenty are very good and the water is shallow so if you have children it will be as safe as you can get.

Would I go again - yes

Would I go to Roda Golf Resort - Yes but only if I hired a car

Would I stay in the same apartment - 100% Yes.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd year we have stayed in this apartment and it was even better than last year. We have already booked again for next year we love it so much! The apartment itself is lovely, very clean and spacious and has everything you would need for a few weeks stay. The owners are very helpful and provide an excellent service, as do Roda FM. The nearest pool is very close by and that is where we spent most of our days.

The clubhouse on the resort provides very good food and is a nice place to spend the evening, only a 20min walk or short bike ride away. Also highly recommended for food etc is Campbell's which is 5 mins from the main gate.

There is a good choice of eateries on the main strip. We enjoyed every meal we had. There is also plenty of choice at the closest supermarkets and everything was priced very reasonably.

We spent a few days at the beach where the water is lovely and there is a great atmoshere. All in all, we love this apartment & resort for a relaxing holiday. There are also lots of places to visit nearby if you want variety. Looking forward to going back! Thanks Stephen and Janet

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

ANOTHER GREAT HOLIDAY AT RODA.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment dennis picked us up at the airport the holiday never disappointed....this is the season year in a row we have stayed at this apartment and we are looking in to booking it for 2014 already.....apartment has everything u need and its very clean and tidy.....pool is great for a small family with young kids.....we ate out a few nights in the local town and everywhere is great value and its lovely food as well....would recommend the water park and visiting markets to try and pick up a bargain or 2.....beach is wonderful but if your going in summer months arrive early to avoid the madness lol....all in all at great place to stay for the money and im sure you wont be let down..cant wait till next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Alsager, Cheshire
5

A very relaxing stay in a very nice apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a very nice two bed, two bathroom apartment in a quiet part of the Roda Golf complex. The apartment is very well presented and had everything we needed. Stephen was very helpful in arranging our stay and answering any questions we had beforehand. We had a great time in the surrounding area of Los Alcazares and Mar Menor. A hire car is a must (would not advise using Goldcar - long story) as Roda Golf is 5 mins drive from nearest beaches and supermarkets. We hope to go back some time.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very relaxing week in the sun at Roda. The apartment is well equipped - the living room has got a sofa(bed) and a comfortable chair, plus a dining table and four chairs. There is also a TV and DVD player and several DVDs, books and a Monopoly game. The kitchen has got everything you could possibly need to cook a light meal. The oven and washing machine are both very easy to use. The bathrooms (one with a bath and one with a shower) have got top to bottom sand coloured marble tiles and look to be straight out of a magazine. The beds are extremely comfortable and we managed to catch up on some sleep. The swimming pool is just around the block and sometimes a bit overcrowded. It takes a day or two to figure out how to avoid the 'rush hours'. Two further points: there was no internet connection and we had to sit in the communal grassed area if we wanted to catch the morning sun. The clean sandy beach which can be reached by car in less than 10 minutes, has got lifeguards, several cafes, an aquatic sports school and a long promenade. It is definitely more upmarket than the La Manga strip. You will not go hungry, you will find plenty of supermarkets and restaurants but don't expect to find any Michelin stars in this area. The bicycles were great fun and especially handy for getting around the resort.

We managed to book very convenient Ryanair flights (no getting up at the crack of dawn), a Goldcar hire car and a top quality apartment on an immaculately kept resort. Excellent value for money ! Book this apartment if you need to recharge your batteries, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Murcia
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Santiago de Ribera
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Cartegena
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
San Javier
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Los Alcazares
Car: recommended

Roda Golf & Beach Resort is situated just a few minutes from the beaches of the Mar Menor. With over 300 days and an annual average temperature of 21degrees, it is a perfect resort for both golfers and families. The 18 hole, par 72 golf course at Roda was designed by Sam Torrance and Dave Thomas and is the winter home for the European Golf Academy. In addition to Roda, there are over 10 golf course within a close radius.

Los Alcazares, formally a small fishing village situated on the Mar Menor on the Costa Calidas coastline, is a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk from the apartment. There are over 7 kilometres of blue flag beaches with shallow waters that are ideal for children and relaxed bathing. The area is recognized as the healthiest place in Spain and the salt composition of the water is renowned for its healing properties.

The Mar Menor is an ideal location for all water sports including wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing, surfing and fishing.

Golf: Roda golf course is a 18 hole par 72 course designed by Dave Thomas and Sam Torrance.

Lakes have been located in strategic places and the layout was created by combining different environments and adapting to the Mediterranean landscape and vegetation.

It is the first golf course in the region of Murcia to obtain the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.

The driving range has 16 spacious practice bays and there are also practice bunkers and putting greens.

Roda Golf is the winter home for the European PGA golf academy.

A 20% discount on green fees is available to all guests staying at the apartment.n

There is also a full set of golf clubs for free use by guests staying at the apartment.

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Rates & Availability

Los Alcázares Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
$454
$1,296
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$84
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$84
$590
$1,620
 

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Amenities

Los Alcázares Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 77 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Marble tiling throughout. Hairdryer available.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeps four with comfort and can accommodate 5 with sofa bed. Double wardrobes and cupboard space in all bedrooms. Bedroom 1 opens on to garden patio. marble tiled throughout. fully air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Nursery equipment is available for hire including - children high chairs, travel cot, buggy / push chair, safety gate, booster seat. A welcome food pack is available on request. Airport collection available on request.

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