About the property
- House861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps maximum 6 persons
This spacious Town House is located in a quiet residential area yet just a few minutes walk from a safe sandy beach and variety of restaurants. Just a 10 minute stroll along the paseo to the superb marina and shops.
The house is beautifully presented and well furnished with comfortable sofas, table lamps, and tasteful wall art. A 'home from home'. There is a well equipped kitchen with a pretty view over a planted courtyard. A useful utility area is also provided.
As the house provides two bathrooms getting ready to go out is relaxed and comfortable, even for a family. The elegant master bedroom leads onto a balcony with sea and mountain views. Perfect for a glass of wine at sunset. Two further pretty bedrooms are spacious and well equipped. Enjoy your meals alfesco in the peaceful garden surrounded by lush plants. The terrace faces due south and enjoys sunshine from sunrise to sunset.
An idyllic home for rest and relaxation while soaking up the traditional spanish culture
Puerto de Mazarron is a welcoming and typical Spanish resort with many holiday homes being owned by Spanish. During August tourists from Madrid and other cities holiday in the Port . They bring their own atmosphere of gaiety and joy with them. It is certainly a delight to witness the extended familes enjoying the beaches, the paseo and particularly the restaurants as they love to linger over good food.
The area is largely agricultural with crops ranging from tomatoes to artichokes to oranges. Be brave and take a walk on 'The wild side'. You will be captivated by the flora and fauna on display and maybe catch a glimpse of a goat herder among the hills. The mountain ranges are numerous and beguiling, especially at sunset, and they provide a beautiful backdrop to the working port. One simple pleasure not to be missed is watching the tuna boats return to harbour each day.
Guests can discover much in the local area. There are intriguing Roman ruins including baths, villas, bridges and fish salting remains. Visit the contemporary museum to learn more of the history of the Port.
This is an Ideal location for a relaxed beach holiday for all the family as there are many beautiful, and particularly safe, beaches along the coast. Most boast water sports, beach bars, and toilet facilities.
A recent addition for tourists is a choice of scenic boat trips taking in the local coastline. There is an informative commentary, and with a bar and toilets on board it is an ideal excursion for all the family.
Several golf courses are within easy driving distance for the enthusiast. Camposol, (15 mins) La Manga (40 mins)and Fuento Alamo (30mins) providing a variety of difficulty and landscapes.
City life is only a 40 minute spectactular drive away, through the mountains to Cartagena, which is a bustling metropolis of port, marina, ancient ruins, shops and much more. Don't miss the historic Roman amphitheatre.This day out is a must for your holiday, particularly if you are lucky enough to catch a local fiesta.
The university city of Murcia is an hours drive by car or local coach. There is much to discover in this charming city. A wondrous cathedral, elegant palaces and a decadent casino. You'll be spoilt for choice with bustling pavement cafes and restaurants.
Why not visit Totana. There is a truly local country market each Wednesday, where you can marvel at the variety, colour and presentation of locally grown fruit and vegetables. The city is remarkable for its ancient buildings and large, open plazas. From Totana take the road up the mountain to the Monastery, surrounded by pine trees, where you will believe you have stepped back in time. Explore the gardens, which were carved from the earth by monks. Possibly the best Menu del dia in the area can be bought for just 12 euros per person in the elegant dining room.
Although a favourite beach resort during the summer months the coastline is always spectactular throughout the whole year. It's a delight to simply follow your nose, stopping off where and whenever you fancy to enjoy the scenery or a leisurely meal. You will be sure to find your 'own little gem'. As Puerto de Mazarron is in a central location it is ideal to use as a base for sightseeing throughout the year. The added bonus of local train and coach travel opens up more destinations. Imagine the luxury of sitting back enjoying the scenery while the train / coach takes the strain through ever-changing scenery.
If you wish to be captivated by the mountains a trip to the Sierra Nevada will fulfill any expectations. Drive to the top, if you are brave! The journey down will definately ignite the adenalin. Glimpse wild boar, eat exceptional food, cooked over a wood oven and breathe in the clear mountain air.
As Puerto de Mazarron is a working port the town is always lively with many bars and restaurants open all year round. Indeed as the climate cools it is more comfortable to wander the many streets, marvelling at the contrasts of shops, bars and restaurants. There is a colourful Sunday market, ideal for negotiating a bargain, and a daily fish / local produce market located in a quite spectacular building in the centre of town.
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- English, French, Spanish, We use google translate to talk to our guests.
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Joyce Maclennan
We live in Cornwall, which is a very special place. However we have found our 'Cornwall in Spain' as the Costa Calida is known because of its agricultural landscape. Now we are both retired we like to spend extended holidays in our home in Spain. It is surprisingly easy and quick to settle into a 'spanish' way of life. We play golf and enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach. My husband just loves to drive and we set off neither knowing where we will end up or what we may see but it is always interesting, sometimes frustrating but always memorable. At home in Cornwall we enjoy family time and entertaining friends. We like gardening and taking walks along the coastline.
Joyce Maclennan purchased this House in 1994
Why Joyce Maclennan chose Puerto de Mazarrón
We loved the position of our house although it was just a rectangle of tarmac. It seemed like such a gamble at the time but our builders were brilliant and the house was finished to a very high standard. Being from Cornwall we had to be within walking distance to the beach which made the position perfect. Because it is built opposite a planted mound it means that we are not overlooked by any houses opposite which is a real bonus. Strangely enough in Cornwall we live only 15 minutes drive from Marazion or Mount's Bay. It seemed that Marazion and Mazarron were so closely related in letters as for it to be a sign that it was meant to be.
What makes this House unique
We have views of the sea on one side and views of the mountains on the other. As the house faces South we have sunshine from sunrise to sunset which certainly adds to the charm and relaxing benefits. It is in a perfect location to return to after spending days on the beach or sightseeing as it is such a peaceful and pretty location.
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Nice house,lovely garden and a superb location
We picked Joyce's house because we wanted to visit former neighbours in Puerto de Mazarron and her house is well situated for that and is a short walking distance to the lovely sea front in Puerto. The house is great and has everything you could wish for in a holiday home and the staircase is one of the nicest we have ever seen.
Puerto de Mazarron is a gorgeous little resort, much improved since we lived there by its brand new marina and surrounding restaurants and bars.The costs of eating out there are much cheaper than other parts of Spain, probably because the resort is a magnet for the Spanish rather than the British and their presence creates a wonderful atmosphere in the beaches and bars throughout the summer months. The weather is reliably good all summer long and this year seemed particularly hot. There are many lovely beaches, cleaned every morning, and loads of beautiful places to explore in the vicinity. Puerto has a very good Sunday market and less than 40 minutes drive brings you to Cartagena one of Spain's most important naval cities which we know from living there is absolutely beautifully decorated throughout the Xmas season. A car is essential if staying in Puerto as public transport is somewhat limited.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Joyce's house and would recommend it without reservation. Customer service was brilliant, any problem was sorted immediately and anyone who has never been to the area will be really happy if they take the plunge and go.
Thank you Michael for your in-depth review. You have given our prospective guests a great insight of our lovely home and resort.
Relaxing and friendly area
The house was in a quiet area which suited us perfectly. It was clean and comfortable.
We thought the area was very pretty and relaxing. The local bars had amazing food and the staff were very friendly. The marina area was ideal for an evening out because the atmosphere was good and the surrounding area was stylish.
We decided not to hire a car as a transfer was arranged from the airport and we could walk to everything we needed. We will definately return.
La maison est spacieuse et idéalement située pour aller à pied au centre de Puerto Mazarron ainsi que les plages.
L'équipement est complet et propre.
C'est la deuxième fois que je viens dans cette maison et je compte sincèrement y revenir.
Our house has been both our holiday home and rented to holiday guests successfully for 8 years.
The Port has a tranquil atmosphere perfect for strolling, eating and people watching.
But look beyond the front and visit the fishing port with its auction house, or the shops often offering great bargains.
A drive along the coast or in the mountains will reveal many hidden gems.
Very pleasant property !
This would be our 2nd visit to this property, the first was at the start of November. The property itself is spotlessly clean and tidy. It also has English channels on TV for them afternoon siestas. The kitchen is well apt for home cooking, the supermarket is a 10 min walk along the seafront and marina, it is well stocked for most peoples needs and I found it to be reasonably priced. The seafront cafes are nice and fair priced, look around for prices as one meal at one place could be double at another. The neighbours around this property are very nice and polite ... as with everyone we met on both stays.
We just love having happy and contented guests.
Totally agree that its best to shop around in the town and at the same time experience the authentic spanish atmosphere.
Meals out are great value. A menu del dia still costs from 8 euro per person.
Will pass on positive comments to our neighbours.
It's the little things ........
We found the house clean, tidy and in a very pleasant, quiet location. It is very well equipped for a family holiday.
The housekeepers never seemed to answer the phone or respond to messages – the only contact is via text – how strange is that? (and not very useful to a visitor)!
Problems with the Sky TV took four days to resolve – the system needed rebooted, but the frequency in the house “manual” was incorrect! With two kids – a nightmare! Why did the housekeeper not know how to do this?
Further issues involved the washing machine, barbeque and bedlinen … all small things, but when on holiday, things that we could have done without.
We are sorry that these guests experienced minor inconveniences during their stay in our home.
We have informed our housekeepers who have assured us that they look after all our guests with care and attention to detail. In this instance, the TV issue was unfortunate but beyond anyone's control due to the change in frequency. The house manual has been amended.
However, we are glad that the house and its location matched their expectations and that they were able to enjoy a happy family holiday during the Samana Santa Celebrations.
Puerto de Mazarron Holiday
We chose this property primarily on its location, the holiday home is located just a few minutes walk from both the beach and the town. The area is clean and well maintained and felt a safe place to be, even at night with teenage children. The property itself is a three bedroomed house, offering home from home comforts with plenty of equipment, garden furniture, washing machine, infact everything that was mentioned within the accommodation description.
Puerto de Mazarron has plenty of nearby safe and sandy beaches and the town itself has many restaurants and eateries to choose from. Mazarron is ideally located for day trips to neighbouring towns including Cartegena and Mojaca, again,both offering good restaurants.
The property was cleaned throughout prior to our arrival and the agents were on hand if needed. The agents were also able to adivse us as to the location of nearby supermarkets, market days and other local events taking place during our stay.
This is the ideal location for couples or families, whether you are looking for a quiet holiday or somewhere offering a bit of night-life. Should we find ourselves touring in Southern Spain again, we would definitely stay here again .
This delightful town house is situated in a prime position for beach holidays. Nearest sandy beach only a few minutes walk away with more beautiful sandy beaches within a short drive. A favourite is Bahia beach, where you can choose between flat waters, perfect for a relaxing swim on one side, or enjoy surfing in wavy conditions on the contrasting side. Some make for Canada Beach, remote and quiet but remember to take your own picnic!. Most offer watersports, restaurants and bars. The bustling town of Puerto de Mazarron boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, banks, and large bustling Sunday market, perfect for a bargain. Within the town there are numerous Roman ruins, a joy for any culture vulture, and captivating streets with many pavement cafes for alfresco meals, coffee or a beer. Bolnuevo, a ten minute drive from the house is a must see, either to bask on the perfect sands, enjoy tapas at the excellent beachside taverna, or just to stare at the unusual rock formations, like giant misshapen mushrooms. Puerto de Mazarron is surrounded by mountains and countryside. Taking a walk in the vicinity of the mountains will surprise and entertain as life has not changed much for the local farmer. Just a ten minute drive will take you to 'The Guns'. It is rumoured that the site was used for the film, 'The Guns of Navarone'. Certainly you will be spellbound with the view, the remains of the barracks, ammunition stores and much more. Take a torch for a more intimate exploration and a picnic as you will find it hard to leave! If you prefer to stay within the confines of Puerto de Mazarron itself, walk up to the 'Mary statue', overlooking the harbour. Marvellous views and you can treat yourself to some well earned refreshment at the inviting bar on your way down from where you can relax and enjoy the elevated terraced gardens and harbour view in comfort. The town of Mazarron, a five minute drive, is a busy totally authentic Spanish town. There is an indoor market, look for the colourful mosaic facade, and numerous little streets and parks.The Saturday outdoor market is well worth a visit if you want to stock up on locally grown fruit and vegetables. Puerto de Mazarron is well sited for travelling to numerous historic places and you will be entralled with just the journeys themselves which take you through beautiful, often remote countryside. Enjoy a visit to Totana's authentic street market and lunch at the famous monastery. Drive south to Mojaca's majestic white-washed village in Almeria or north to Mar Menor, a spectacle of high-rise buildings seemingly afloat in a turquoise sea. Enjoy a relaxing bus ride to Cartegena (40mins) and marvel at the spectactular marina, take a relaxing and informative cruise around the ancient harbour followed by a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre. Murcia is also a splendid day out ,especially for those who like to shop. Wonderful squares here with towering fountains and inviting cafes. A firm favourite with our guests is the local mountain range of Sierra Espuna where you can walk, enjoy lunch and spot local wildlife. Today's Golfer Magazine, Feb 2014, recommend 'Murcia for golf courses and golfing holidays for considerably less money than Costa del Sol.' La Manga is 'Continental Europe's best value destination. In addition they say that 'off course there are great beaches, Mar Menor Lagoon and the historic cities of Murcia and Cartegena.' All these attractions are within an hour's drive of our holiday home.
Rates & Availability
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Payment accepted in sterling / euros. An initial deposit of £100.00 or 100 Euros per week booked will reserve required dates. Balance payable two months before holiday commences.. Full refunds of balance, after deposit, will be paid if owner notified 2 months in advance of holiday dates. A security deposit of £100.00 or 100 Euros is requested to cover damage or breakages to the property. This will be refunded to guests at the end of the rental period. Transfers from Alicante / San Javier Airport can