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Mark Roche

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Using Google Translation Tools

LUXURIOUS PENTHOUSE, Sea Views, WiFi, UK Sky TV, Pool, Air con

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Cartagena - Mar Menor Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self catering spacious 2 bedrooms, 1 b/room, sleeps 6, 5 mins from the beach

A luxurious fully equipped 2 bedroom penthouse situated just 5 minutes walking distance from the marina, shops, restaurants, bars, and the warm waters of the Mar de Cristal beach,

The La Manga Club is around 5 minutes by car and this offers championship golf courses, tennis courts, spa facilities, Professional Football training centers and also a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The La Manga Strip is also about a 5 min drive away where there are many shops, bars, restaurants, Disco's and entertainment for all.

The Penthouse is furnished to the highest of standards, with all mod cons including free Wi-Fi, a 42' flat-screen television with full sky tv (English, European & Spanish channels), i pod & i phone docking station. Your own private balcony which leads to a private roof top solarium (70 m2) for that perfect suntan or alfresco dining, while you overlook the amazing views sea of the Mar Menor, La Manga strip & surrounding areas. Mar de Cristal and the La Manga area is also famous for it's black mud known for it's therapeutic and healing qualities and also very beneficial for the skin.

There is 42 kilometers of beautiful beaches around the Mar Menor with lots of romantic small Spanish towns to visit

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark Roche (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Using Google Translation Tools

About Mark Roche

We are a family run business and have been involved with property development in and around London since 1988 (Roche Properties). Over the years we have built up a large property portfolio with a lot of hard work put in for hours upon end, so when it comes to that time of year when you fly away to take some much needed rest in the sunshine on the hot sands of an exotic beach we know exactly what sort of accommodation we would like ourselves. This is where we got thinking why not have a home in each of our favorite locations around the world that we can share with friends and family. We recently opened these home up to other fellow holiday makers like yourself and decided to extend our business into holiday rentals. All the apartments and homes we own and rent out as holiday accommodation are all new, luxurious, romantic, and fun for all ages. They are all designed to give you the best accommodation possible, whether it's relaxing in the sun on your own private solarium in Spain, on your way down from the ski slopes in Bulgaria, fishing in Ireland or having a once in a life time family experience in Orlando Florida.

We make sure all our homes are all in perfect condition and they are all decorated and furnished to a very high and extravagant standard to ensure you have the most pleasant and pleasurable holiday possible.

We Know how important your holiday is to you and your family this is why we try our upmost best to make sure you have the best 5 star accommodation possible.

No one can top our Homes.

Mark Roche purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Mark Roche chose Cartagena - Mar Menor

We bought this Penthouse when they first started to build them. We were looking for a new home which was close to the beach, with stunning views and in a secure environment, this home was perfect.

About a year before we bought this home we had purchased a home in Harrow, England for ourselves, then a few weeks after buying the Penthouse I was in a shop in Harrow and bumped into a friend who I had bought our home in Harrow from, whist talking to him we discovered that he too had bought a Penthouse 1500 miles away for his family in the same resort as us. This confirmed it for us that this was a very good decision.

Even though we have several larger holiday rental homes Mar de Cristal, La Manga is where we and our family always spend our holidays at the end of August each year.

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

LUXURIOUS PENTHOUSE, Sea Views, WiFi, UK Sky TV, Pool, Air con
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

Great Penthouse with super roof terrace.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment, so well equipped, clean, well maintained and very comfortable beds. The gem of a roof terrace where we spent many an hour in the sun and catching a breeze was FAB. Mark and his local manager Janice were a pleasure to deal with both before and during our stay. I would stay again and have no hesitation in recommending it to others. THANK YOU Mark

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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4

Pleasant Stay close to Mar Cristal

  • 4 of 5

We stayed end of January for 1 week in this apartment.

Warm welcome by the downstairs neighbors / keyaddress

It is a comfortable apartment with two bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Good internet connection and satellite TV with lots of movies and channels (nice in wintertime).

The sunny terrace has 4 sunbeds and offers enough privacy.

Mar Cristal is within walking distance and has several bars and restaurants.

We really enjoyed the break and would definitely book here again.

Nice and smooth communication with ower Marc

Tanja and Gerd (Netherlands)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely, we especially liked the private roof top for sunbathing. Everything we needed was provided in the apartment. On arrival Roger picked us up from the airport & showed us around the area on our way to Mar de cristal, even stopping on the way for us to pick up essentials (water & condiments). The area was fairly quiet with a spar & a couple of places to eat. We had travelled there for a wedding so this was ideal for us. Not sure if it gets a lot busier in the middle of summer or if it is just a quiet place. The beach was lovely & everywhere was very clean. Would definitely stay there again. Anyone thinking of staying in this apartment will not be disappointed!!! We had a lovely short stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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4

Lovely apartment, in a quiet and friendly complex

  • 4 of 5

I booked a last-minute break for my family of four, and the owner was very helpful & informative.

The apartment was clean and well equipped - beach chairs & towels were a welcome extra. Although there seemed to be a lot of people staying at the complex, it was never crowded at the pool or noisy at night. The only downside to the apartment was that the second bedroom did not have an air-conditioning unit, only a ceiling fan which was not very effective in the August heat at keeping the room cool enough for the children to get to sleep. Our bedroom was lovely and cool, so that was fine!

Mar de Cristal is small and english is not widely spoken, so some knowledge of spanish would be useful. The local beach is lovely - quiet even in mid August with warm, shallow water. It is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment, but because we were carrying chairs, towels etc, we drove as it was easy to park very close to the beach.

Arena Cafe on the beach is ideal for lunch, ice-cream and drinks. Piccolo Mar, next door is a good italian restaurant for an evening meal. For a better choice of places to eat, you do really have to go to Los Bolones. Although it is possible to walk there, we didn't fancy doing so in the summer heat with children - particularly not the return journey after dark. We were glad we hired a car, and would strongly recommend doing so.

In summary, a lovely relaxing break which suited us perfectly because we wanted to do nothing but read, swim and eat in the sun!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: It was noticed that after your departure that the main air con unit was not functioning properly which is why the second bedroom was not cool enough but this unit has now been replaced. We do ask all our guests to inform our agent if anything is not functioning during their stay so that this can be rectified straight away
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5

OUTSTANDING

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I returned to this property in June, the first time we have ever returned to a rented apartment/villa, such was our experience last year, and it didn't fail to impress again. the apartment was once again spotless and exceptionally well appointed. it has everything you need and more especially now it has Sky which means we didn't miss an episode of Corry! Having wi-fi is such a bonus which meant I could keep up to date with all my emails on a daily basis.

We spent most of out time upstairs on the private sun terrace which is fantastic. If you are looking for a busy resort, don't come here because it is very quiet but it suited us down to the ground. We ate twice at the Piccalo Mar restaurant and once again, it was faultless. baked hake and fillet steak to die for with wine, beer and coffee all for about 50 euro's. Great value. We also tried a restaurant in nearby Los Belones and found 36 euro's for a meal with wine exceptional value. This year we pre-ordered bikes from Murcia Bikes (find it on google) and their drop-off and collection service was second to none. The area is extremely suitable for cycling and is something I would recommend. even if we did get sore bums cycling to the end of La Manga strip, 50kms round trip but all on designated cycle lanes. The boat trip (8 euro's return) across to Ribera for market day was a great day out. I doubt anyone can find a more suitable apartment or resort anywhere. We had a marvelous holiday and it did just what it said on the tin. I can wholeheartedly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us again and look forward to your next reservation. My wife and I also love cycling around the Mar Menor inland sea and along the La Manga Strip with the 320 days a year of sunshine it makes it a great place for a holiday. Did you also know that the La Manga area is officially one the healthiest climates in which to live on this planet.
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5

Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week in the penthouse apartment, our only regret was we couldn't stay longer! From start to finish everything was spot on, booking was easy and friendly-directions and information were great and the communication with housekeeper in the resort was fast and efficient. The apartment is very well equipped, the free wifi and satellite TV were much appreciated. All of the equipment and appliances made the stay very enjoyable, but the one thing that puts this apartment above the rest is the wonderful roof terrace and the views from it. The complex feels very safe and secure and we were often the only ones at the pool. We appreciated the memory foam topped mattresses for a good night's sleep. The area is quite and peaceful but a good selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance or just a short drive away. We would definitely recommend it and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed our home and Mar de Cristal and look forward to welcoming you back again soon
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Murcia
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
La Manga Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Los Nietos
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
AP7
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mar De Cristal
Car: not necessary

Mar De Cristal is located on the Mar Menor and has 320 days of sunshine. It has approximately 42 kilometres of beaches and caters for almost all water sports. It is called the largest natural leisure pool in the world. Within a 5 minute drive is a nature reserve. Twenty minutes drive brings you to Murcia Airport which can be reached from 19 regional airports in the UK and Ireland also many European airports.

Other Activities: Go Carting,

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Rates & Availability

Mar de Cristal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
$93
$609
 
 
Peak Season
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$88
$547
 
 
Summer
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$79
$521
 
 
Peak Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$60
$373
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$42
$285
 
 
Autumn
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$49
$328
$1,152
 
 
Early season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$37
$296
$1,097
 
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$59
$362
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$60
$384
 
 
Mid Season
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$68
$422
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$91
$543
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $110

5% discount on all bookings of 2 weeks or more from 1 November to the 31 March if booked before the 28th February.
Payment accepted by UK cheque, bank transfer to Natwest or Bankia banks, Card through Home away, or PayPal.

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Amenities

Cartagena - Mar Menor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Hair dryer supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The bedrooms have built in wardrobes. A fold away cot is also provided in the apartment
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is only permitted on the balconies and the solarium. Golf clubs hire is available from our agents. Bike hire available locally

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