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Cheryl Davies

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Stunning marina and sea views, aircon, wifi, beaches nearby, pools, tennis court - 1st Floor Apartment

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cartagena - Mar Menor Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, south-facing balcony with fabulous views

These luxury 1st and 6th floor apartments are in a prime position on La Manga strip. The large south facing balconies have stunning 180 degree unrestricted views out over the Tomas Maestra marina, Med, Mar Menor and mountains beyond.

There is a wide selection of excellent restaurants and bars nearby. The pools and short tennis court are surrounded by a grassed area with benches and palm trees. Long stretches of unspoilt Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches can be found just a few hundred metres away.

The apartments each sleep four people and are equipped with a wide balcony with views directly over the marina, full air conditioning (cool & heat), two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), 2 bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen, each bedroom has its own balcony with stunning views. Free internet access is provided for your wifi devices and you can use them to watch international TV channels (including UK BBC, ITV) via the internet for free. The 1st floor apartment also has UK TV via satellite.

The apartments are ideal for a relaxing holiday just watching the boats sail by from the comfort of the balcony, or for an activity holiday from a great variety of water sports close by.

La Manga: Thanks to the geographic conditions and the climate, La Manga del Mar Menor is probably the best place in the world for practicing nautical sports. The two distinct seas, soft breezes, sunny days and significant sporting infrastructures makes La Manga a water sports paradise. No one need travel far to practice their water sport; sailing, canoeing, water skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet skiing, diving and most other nautical sports.

Apart from the water sports, the area offers a great variety of other activities to suit all tastes such as sight seeing, guided walking tours, horse riding, fishing, pleasure flights, coastal hikes and bird watching at the nearby nature reserves. The world famous La Manga Club is 20 minutes drive away with many quality golf courses nearby. There are tennis clubs with courts open to the public all year round, plus paddle tennis and squash. In addition there is a roller-skating rink and full size go-kart track.

The road which runs through La Manga has been built to offer cyclists the safety of a cycle-lane and there’s an absence of hills throughout the strip. Bike hire is available nearby. Blue flag beaches and boat trips also make this a favourite place for all the family. There are boat trips from the marina to local islands in both the Med and the Mar Menor.

In La Manga you can rest, practice sport and also get to know the local history, or participate in the traditional fiestas of the area.

Cuisine - A world of flavours is offered to the visitors of La Manga, and the typically Mediterranean style of cooking is available in the restaurants. This includes paellas, fresh fish, freshly grilled meats and succulent salads. There are a variety of excellent restaurants at the marina including Italian, French, Mexican, and Asian.

Local Area: The historic towns of Cartagena (40 mins away) and Murcia (60 mins drive) are well worth visiting for the shopping, Roman monuments and sightseeing. Cartagena is full of interesting architecture, has many museums, and has an historic marina with tourist trips around the harbour. The shopping in the historic centre is great. Murcia also has a zoo, water park and acquarium.

There are small towns nearby for sightseeing and shopping including Los Belones and Santiago de la Ribera. You can take the foot ferry from the marina to Santiago de la Ribera, the Spanish air display team practices here.

You can take a scenic tour through the local mountains or visit the flamingos at the San Pedro salt lakes.

You don't need a car to enjoy a holiday here since buses run up and down the strip all day and there are bus services to the local towns such as Los Belones and Cartagena.

Relax and enjoy.

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Details for 1st Floor Apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

The lounge area has two sofas, a tv and dvd/cd player. I have UK TV (including BBC, ITV etc) and digital Spanish TV. There is an extensive DVD library, also books and games. Wi-fi is available in the apartment, you can watch international TV channels using your wifi device for free and your subscribed Sky channels for a small fee. The dining area has seating for four people with an extending dining table. Both bedrooms have balconies and great views of the marina. The wide south facing balcony has a patio table and four chairs with views over the marina and the Mar Menor. It is a relaxing place to sit in tranquil surroundings and watch the boats sail by.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl Davies (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, Any language by email

Why Cheryl Davies chose Cartagena - Mar Menor

Spectacular views over the marina, Med and Mar Menor and mountains beyond. Quiet relaxed location with plenty of activity to watch from the balcony of the boats sailing past. Large pool and toddlers pool surrounded by grass area with palm trees. Between both the Med and Mar Menor salt water lake which is ideal for snorkelling with lovely beaches. Supermarket very close by and also bars, restaurants, ice-cream parlour, bakery, pharmacy. Marina has many excellent restaurants and various boat trips available. Bus stop nearby. Nearby town of Cartagena great for shopping and sightseeing. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

Privileged location with fantastic views from the lounge and bedrooms overlooking the marina, Med and Mar Menor. Private balcony. Only a few hundred meters from long unspoilt beaches. Quiet relaxing area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is a very nice and confortable place, full equipped to stay for vacations with your family. Well located, beach close and quite place. I really liked and enjoyed.

Overall mark given by the renter: 5/5
Sep 2011
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based on 15 traveler reviews

1st Floor Apartment
average rating of 4.8 based on 17 reviews

Stunning location, excellent owner.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely, well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The situation was perfect for us, a fit and active couple in our early 60's. The Med was still beautifully warm for swimming, which we did most days walking the few minutes from the apartment at our leisure, it was especially lovely to swim at 18:00'ish as the sun was starting to set in the sky. One minor issue is the light outside the bedrooms, which is on all night and permeates the shutters. However the views are fabulous and the activity in the marina always interesting, so sitting out on the balcony with a chilled drink watching the world go by was so relaxing. Lots to do around and about but in October many shops and facilities are closed, not a big problem but it does mean travelling a bit further for shopping, meals etc. Cheryl is an excellent owner, very helpful with all the information you could need and perfectly timed communications. We did have one small problem but it was sorted out very quickly, efficiently and graciously by the local agent. All in all a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Thank you Cheryl.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday, great to be able to swim in October. The room blinds should close fully to totally block out all light so I will ask my property manager to check them. The on site and marina supermarkets, buses and the ferry are available all year round and the majority of the many restaurants at the marina are open all year apart from a few which open just at weekends during winter so you shouldn't need to travel far for shopping or meals out.
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Well located. Well appointed. Terrific views.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious apartment. Would recommend this without fear. You will be impressed and happy.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning balcony view !!

  • 4 of 5

Travelled 2 adults and 2 kids aged 4 and 10. Cheryl arranged airport transfers which were on time and the driver John was pleasant and very knowledgable about the area, giving us a mini tour of the La Manga Strip.

The apartment was clean, comfortable, all kitchen appliances you could need, a selection of pool toys for the kids, ample towels and big rooms.

The complex itself was peaceful, clean and pleasant pool area and had a very safe feeling to it.

The Supermarket 'Upper' nearby was ideal for everyday purchases and great value for money.

We loved La Manga, beautiful beaches, nice restaurants and a handy bus service.

Cherly was very helpful throughout the entire booking service.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellant apartment,lovely views of the marina.

  • 4 of 5

The property was well maintained, clean and had a rather large pool which was cleaned everyday.It had a spectacular view of the Marina which was quite busy. I would recommend car hire as the property was some way off amenities, a good 20 minute walk into the Marina, which is where all the restaurants and bars are located. The property was close to two Beaches, one being the Mar Menor and the other the Med Sea, both very clean. I would recommend a visit to both, plus covering oneself in the Theraputic Mud from the Mar Menor is a must. The Spar ( Supermarket) is a couple of mins walk away, which stocks everything you may need for your stay. Eating out I would recommend, Bambus, lovely steaks at 19 euros ( in the Marina, left hand side), Casa Paco, two mins walk from the apartment , cheap, great menu for all. For a Beer and a snack go to Elayne ( Ellie's) again on the left side of the Marina, a few doors up from Bambus, great atmosphere, stays open till late, she is great with Kids, even celebrated our Daughters birthday with a surprise dessert and candles.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Casa Paco is a handy local restaurant/bar. I also like the two local ice cream parlours and snack bars Akismo and Mar&mar. The local bakery also serves snacks and drinks and there is a café within the local supermarket. The bus service to the marina from outside the apartment complex is useful if you don't want to walk to the marina or if you don't have a car. I haven't tried Bambus or Ellie's at the marina yet so I will look forwards to trying them next time I visit, thanks for the recommendations.
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The location at the quieter end of La Manga is excellent if you really want to get away from things, although it is convenient enough for shops and restaurants. We were pleasantly surprised at how cheap it was to eat in restaurants in Spain so we ate out many times as there was so much choice - something for everyone. We stayed in February so many things were closed but there was more than enough for us to do, particularly day trips to the vast number of interesting places and sites in the area. The apartment is well appointed and two bathrooms were an added bonus - one each! The balcony looks out over the Tomas Maestre marina so you can see the daily comings and goings of the small fishing crafts and the larger leisure cruisers and the site of the sun going down over the Mar Menor was amazing. The apartment was very clean and well maintained and a small problem we had on arrival was dealt with very quickly by the keyholder. Contact with both the owner and keyholder was excellent and the keyholder was waiting at the apartment for us when we arrived. Would definitely recommend to friends/relatives.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

El apartamento es precioso, muy luminoso y esta muy bien equipado incluso tiene cosas para la playa como ( sombrilla, bolsa, toallas y cosas para niños).

El apartamento estaba limpio y muy bien cuidado.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Murcia - San Javier, 40 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Casa Pacco and also Mar Menor beach bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
AP7 MU312
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Casa Pacco
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mar Menor
Car: not necessary

The La Manga Strip has a unique position in Europe, between two Seas, the Mediterranean Sea and the crystal clear waters of the Mar Menor. The apartment is located overlooking the largest marina in the area, near the tip of the strip.

This part of Spain is famous for its salt lakes (salt is a major export). This has a major knock on effect on humidity levels, and as a result the air is much dryer than in other parts of Spain & Europe. The low humidity levels coupled with a mild climate, means the WHO (World Health Organisation) have rated this part of Spain one of the healthiest climates on the planet.

There are frequent low cost flights to both Murcia's San Javier and Alicante airports from many UK airports. Murcia Airport is a 40 minute drive and Alicante is 90 minutes. Taxis and car hire are available at both airports and airport transfers can be arranged.

A car isn't necessary since there is a frequent bus service up and down the strip and to nearby towns such as Cartagena.

Other Activities: jet skiing, boat trips and hire, go karting, quad bikes, kite surfing, beach bars, golf including the world famous La Manga club.

The historic cities of Cartagena (40 mins away) and Murcia (60 mins drive) are well worth visiting for the shopping, Roman monuments and sightseeing. Cartagena is full of interesting architecture, has many museums, and an historic marina with tourist trips around the harbour. The shopping in the historic centre is great and the fiestas are renound. Murcia also has a zoo, water park and acquarium.

You can take a scenic tour through the local mountains or visit the flamingos at the San Pedro salt lakes.

Relax and enjoy - in La Manga you can rest, practice sport and also get to know the local history, or participate in the traditional fiestas of the area, the choice is yours.

Golf: La Manga Club is 20 minutes drive away with many quality golf courses close by including DeVere Roda Golf (20 minutes), La Serena (20 minutes) and Hacienda del Alamo (40 minutes).

La Manga Club is home to 3 magnificent 18 hole championship courses which all benefit from uniquely tranquil surroundings with superb views. La Manga Club is considered one of Europe's finest golfing destinations and has played host to many international tournaments.

Roda Golf Course is constructed within an excellent 18-hole, par 72 golf course exclusively designed by Dave Thomas, one of the most prestigious European golf designers.

La Serena Golf & Beach Resort is superbly situated just 5 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches & calming shores of the Mar Menor.

Hacienda del Alamo was awarded 'International Golf Resort of the Year 2007'. The spectacular clubhouse has stunning views all the way to the Mar Menor and to the mountains of Murcia.

Other golf courses nearby include La Finca, Campoamor, Altorreal, Mar Menor Golf, El Valle, La Torre, Mosa Trajectum, Villamartin and Las Ramblas.

I can provide further information about the local courses and booking your golf tee times.


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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $131
Clean $72

HomeAway rental rate includes £55 clean fee, electricity, supply of bed linen and towels.
Owners Direct rate excludes £55 clean fee.
Airport transfers, welcome packs, high chair and cots available as optional extras.
My English property manager and our English speaking caretaker are on hand during your stay.
Suitability: non smoking only, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible.

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Cartagena - Mar Menor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 84 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin, both with aircon. Cot hire available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a delightful apartment, with fantastic views and all facilities needed for a great holiday. To get there:- there are frequent low cost flights to both Murcia's San Javier and Alicante airports. Airport pickups can be arranged. Well stocked supermarket on the complex with cafe. Bakery, bar, ice-cream parlours, pharmacy and restaurants nearby with more excellent restaurants at the marina. Massages, spa facilities and gym available in the 5 star spa hotel next door. Cycle hire nearby and bus stop for travel along the strip or to nearby towns.

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