Ian or Jan
About Ian or Jan
We purchased Casa Benedict after deciding to escape the usual drudgery of sitting in Traffic jams on our usual commute to work and after a short break in Barcelona where we loved the Spanish way of life. We also live on the property in an adjoining 3 bed villa.
Ian or Jan purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Ian or Jan chose Turre
The property was only 2 years old when we purchased it and we wanted to move to Spain but still need a small income to pay our way. We have always had our faithful dogs and we needed plenty of space for them as well. At the time of purchase Jan's Daughter and grandchildren were also living in the area but have now moved back to the U.K.
What makes this Villa unique
We fell in love with Casa Benedict on the first viewing and made an immediate offer after sitting on what is now our front terrace enjoying the views of The Cabrera Mountains and the village of Mojacar set at the foot of the mountains.
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We wanted a few days relaxing and this is what we did. The villa was amazing had everything we needed and Ian and Jan are such a lovely couple very friendly just an overall great experience.
Nice villa .. Ian and Jan are nice people and very helpful. Beautiful area to stay
Beautiful villa, fantastic hosts, great location!
Casa Benedict is a beautiful, tranquil villa, in a quiet location off the beaten track, yet only 5-10 minutes from all amenities. Perfect for a holiday location!
The pool is fantastic and excellently maintained.
Jan and Ian are brilliant hosts - friendly, welcoming and helpful, and so are their 2 dogs! They were so well behaved when we were there, great with the children and a good distraction for our 2. Felt like a home from home! The villa had everything we needed for our children, with lots to do nearby when they needed a change from the lovely pool!
The only reason I've not given it 5 stars is because we found the property too hot, particularly at night ( AC recommended in the bedrooms as well as the main living area ), but Spain was experiencing a heatwave when we were there, so ordinarily this may not be so pronounced. We also found the water situation a little awkward ( no mains water for drinking etc; water for cooking and washing up has to be collected each day from storage tanks on site ), but this is just a feature/quirk of the property's location. Otherwise it can't be faulted and comes highly recommended.
Thank you Anne for the review.
We are so glad you and your children enjoyed your stay with us at Casa Benedict, we must thank you for entertaining our Grandaughter. Jan very much enjoyed the dog walks with your girls.
Addressing your concerns over the Air con, I think I did expain that we have the maximum electricity potential available for the property, so we are unable to provide aircon in the bedrooms. The unit in the lounge is a large unit that is usually sufficient to cool the whole villa with fans moving the cool air into the bedrooms but as you pointed out the weather was exceptionally hot. Regarding the water, as with many rural properties in Spain we are not on a mains supply but is supplied from a large Balsa, which during your stay was experiencing some problems. We do as you say have water delivered which we recommend for cooking and making tea and coffee, but the water out of the taps is suitable for washing up dishes.
Wonderful place to stay
What a lovely place to stay. Clean, bright and wonderfully quiet. Altho we were very late due to a flight delay - we were met and greeted by Ian into his wonderful property. We are definitely going to return. It was so delightful and comfortable .
We had a lovely holiday at the Casa Helena, the villa was clean and tidy and had all the amenities that we needed for a 10 night stay, the owners Ian and Jan were always very helpful and answered any questions we had on the location, the local villages are a must to visit and most have market days once a week.
I would recommend Casa Benedict to anyone, and we will deferentially be back for another visit soon
We really enjoyed staying here, it was quiet and relaxing. The apartments have all the mod cons necessary to make you feel as if you were in your own home. There's a really nice pool and the the town of Turre is withing walking distance. The beach is only 10 minutes away by car. We hope to return in the not too distant future.
We are situated in a semi rural position near Turre which is 5 Min from the beaches of Garrucha or Mojacar. 10 Min from the Aquapark at Vera and only 5 Min or so to E15 motorway exit 520 which runs from Alicante to the south.
Golf: There are several Golf Clubs a short drive away, including the only Desert Golf course in Europe, at Desert Springs, Valle Del Este, Marina Golf in Mojacar and the 9 Hole golf course at Cotijo Grande 5 mins away.