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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom end of terrace House overlooking the pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house overlooking the pool

This 3 bedroom house is ideally located, some 10min drive from Murcia airport or 55 min from Alicante. A short stroll takes you either to the calm waters of the Mar Menor, with its safe bathing, especially good for those with children or to a wide variety of restaurants and shops. The property is set on a corner plot, overlooking the pool and comes with air conditioning in the main lounge and both upstairs bedrooms, both of which have their own balcony. All rooms also have ceiling fans. There is also a roof solarium with a large sun canopy, ideal for sheltered sunbathing and a private front terrace and garden with tables and chairs. The property sits in a secure, gated residential community, where there is a large pool with a separate shallow area for younger children.

This is our family home in Spain, so is furnished to a high standard, with all those little bits and pieces that make a 'home'.

El Divino Community: Our house is part of the El Divino residential development, which is a mixed community, where some owners have made it their full time home and therefore live there for 12 months of the year. Other properties, such as ours, are occupied by the owners at certain times during the year, but are also made available for rental, when we are not in residence. Our community does have a few guidelines on how we would like all residents and rental guests to behave and a copy of these will be sent to you, when you book and another set will be left on the fridge door. We would ask all of those who use our house to please follow these community guidelines - there is nothing ridiculous in them, but they have been agreed to by all of the owners (including ourselves) to ensure that everyone can enjoy use of the community and its pool facilities whilst maintaining a sensible and family friendly environment. Our is not a holiday development, but one where you are able to enjoy all of the benefits that our community provides. In particular, please note that the pool closes at 10pm and that no diving or jumping into the pool is allowed. Pool Lifeguards will be on duty during the months of July & August, for your safety.

We thank you all for taking time to familiarize yourselves with the community guidelines when you get to the house.

What to do, where to eat etc: Those of you who have been to the med before will know that jelly fish can be a problem - but not on the Mar Menor. Here the beaches are protected by nets, providing a warm, safe and jelly fish free environment in which to swim.The beaches shelve gently into the water creating a calm shallow sea, to cool off in.

There is so much to do and see in the area, with a wide variety of restaurants available in walking distance from the house, catering for all tastes and types of cuisine. There are also a number of beach side bars, where you can relax with a beer or coffee, have a light snack or some local tapas. And most have recliners and shady grass umbrellas that you can hire for a small daily charge.

For those who wish to travel further afield, there are buses that run to Cartegena and Murcia, both towns that are well worth exploring.

Other Information: We do have an information folder in the house, where we keep details on interesting restaurants that we have found, places to visit etc. Please do add anything to it that you think might be on interest to other holiday makers.

Murcia St. Javier airport is 10 minutes away and is served by all of the budget airlines - Ryanair, easyjet, Jet2 etc and you can get excellent deals on your flights if you are prepared to take the time and look for the offers, when they become available.

Our house offers excellent value accommodation in an area where the sun does shine most of the year !! (not quite like the UK).

If we can help you at any time with further information, please do get in touch.

More Details

Stephen & Kim Welch
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Stephen & Kim Welch

We purchased our house, off plan, in 1999 and moved into the property in 2000, when it was completed. We have 4 children and have had many enjoyable holidays over the years, but with our children now growing up, we decided to offer our house for rental during those periods when we would not be in residence. As it is still our holiday home in spain, we hope that you will find it to your liking and that we offer you all of those little extra things that you would find in your own home.

Stephen & Kim Welch purchased this house in 2000

Why Stephen & Kim Welch chose Los Alcázares

We decided to buy in Los Alcazares as we liked the area and the local town, which still maintains a very spanish feel to it and is a very popular holiday location with spanish families, who come to the coast from Murcia and Madrid. We also liked the location of our development, being a short distance from both shops, restaurants and the beach and that the Mar Menor is quite unique and offers very safe bathing for adults and children. It is also warmer than the Med ! We have now been coming back for over 14 years and enjoy it every time, though we have seen many changes. We hope that in years to come, we may be able to spend more time in our house and use it as a base, once we retire.

What makes this house unique

Our house is situated on a secure residential community, with beautiful communal gardens and an excellent pool for all to enjoy. We have one of the best locations on the development, being a corner property facing directly onto the pool. The house has 2 floors plus a roof solarium and has 3 balcony areas, where you can sit out and relax in the sunshine or enjoy a bit of shade !

We are also conveniently located, with the nearest shops and restaurants some 5 minutes walk away and the nearest beach, on the Mar Menor, less than 10 minutes away.


Los Alcázares House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , The bath is very large for complete relaxation and enjoyment
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , There is also a hand basin - this is close to Bedroom 3.
  • There is a very large bathroom of the first floor, with corner bath, overhead shower, basin, toilet and bidet. There is also a condenser tumble dryer for those days (rare) when clothes cannot be dried on the clothes line on the solarium roof. There is a further shower room on the ground floor, complete with toilet and wash hand basin. We provide you with the following: - spare sheets and pillow covers (the beds are all made up for you, on your arrival) - duvets and duvet covers for the cooler months - towels and beach towels - hair dryer - a baby cot, high chair and all bedding - various reading books - local maps
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , There is a balcony outside of this bedroom and air-con.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This bedroom has its own balcony and air-con.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , This bedroom has its own shower room and ceiling fan.
  • The upstairs bedroom have their own individual air conditioning systems together with ceiling fans (the air conditioners also act as heaters for the winter months). Both bedrooms have their own balconies and from the balcony outside of the main bedroom, a flight of stairs leads to the roof solarium. Here you will find sun beds and a large blind that can be drawn across to give protection from the sun. There are large wardrobes in both rooms, together with bedside and storage cabinets for your clothes. There is a further bedroom downstairs, which has 2 single beds, wardrobe etc and has its own toilet and shower, again on the ground floor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Steps from the kitchen lead to the casita, where you will find the washing machine, water heater, and various beach bits. The town has a delightful walking track by the beach, which can also be used by cyclists (there are a number of bike hire companies in the town - we would suggest the post office in the main square). This runs for some 5-6 miles and is, naturally, very flat so easy for those who like to take their cycling gently! All master keys are kept on hooks inside one of the kitchen doors. When leaving the property, please ensure that all doors and security gates are locked. We would also recommend (for your own peace of mind) that you lock the security grills on both downstairs doors, if you intend to spend time up on the roof solarium - again, it is just sensible security for your own personal goods. There has been very little theft in our community, but it is better to be safe.


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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom end of terrace House overlooking the pool
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Perfect short getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this property. The location is perfect - 5 mins walk from shops, restaurants and beach.

Booking with Stephen was easy and he was very accommodating with regards to our additional needs.The property itself is a little dated aesthetically and the linen and towels could possibly do with being updated; but it was clean and tidy and had everything that we required in a holiday home. I would recommend and thank you Stephen for letting the property to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leicester, United Kingdom

wonderful house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

had a wonderful 7 days stay in June 2014 very relaxing what a beautiful complex. Los Alcazares is a unique town set on the mar menor. beach and restaurants marvellous, highly recommend hope to return. thank you elizabeth

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth Thank you for your very kind review and we are delighted that you had a good holiday and enjoyed our house, the complex and the town. We have been going there for over 14 years and still love it whenever we are there. We hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you as our guests again at some future date. Best wishes, Stephen & Kim
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Perfect apartment for a family of six

  • 5 of 5

We have had a family holiday in the area for the past 7 years and this was the first time at this apartment and it was perfect for us. The Location is great and the apartment has everything for a family. The grounds are secure with lovely gardens and pool. Loads of room for the six of us and a large bathroom and the additional shower and toilet for the ground floor bedroom was a great. Short walk to beach and resturaunts. Will hope to return.

Peter, Denise and family

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Perfect apartment for a family of six

  • 5 of 5

We have had a family holiday in the area for the past 7 years and this was the first time at this apartment and it was perfect for us. The Location is great and the apartment has everything for a family. The grounds are secure with lovely gardens and pool. Loads of room for the six of us and a large bathroom and the additional shower and toilet for the ground floor bedroom was a great. Short walk to beach and resturaunts. Will hope to return.

Peter, Denise and family

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, Denise & family, Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased that you had a good holiday and enjoyed our house and the community. We hope to hear from you again in the future. Best wishes, Stephen & Kim
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excellent accommodation in fabulous surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I have a young familly with 2 boys age 2 and 10. The accomodation is ideal offering everything we need for a fabulous holiday. The location is a 5 minuite walk to the main stretch with numerous restruants and shops and with only another 5 minutes to the beach with numerous bars etc. Approximately 10 minutes in the other direction there is a large weekly open air market and an excellent all you can eat chinese restruant. The property and its surroundings are well maintained and booking the property was simple and staright forward. In fact we cannot rate the accomodation any higher than to state this is out third stay in the same property in less than a year. We arrived back today, only to be looking to book again in September.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a long weekend break - and I can't wait to book for next year!

This property is clean, in a friendly community, with a wonderful shared pool and gardens. The front patio area of the property is a lovely area for eating in the shade or sunbathing in full sunshine!

The local restaurants/bars are within easy walking distance, and so is the clean beach. At least 2 good sized supermarkets close by, and the airport really is only 10mins away, so once you leave the airport you don't have a long drive to really start your holiday!

Making the booking with the owners was easy - and I'm looking forward to many more holidays here in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you as our guest again, in the future.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Murcia (St Javier)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Roda Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A37 Jct 768 - Los Alcazares North
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
El Patio
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Mar Menor
Car: not necessary

Los Alcazares is located on the Mar Menor, a large salt water lagoon separated from the Med by the La Manga strip.Throughout the year and in particular during the summer months, the waters of the Mar Menor are several degrees warmer than the Med and its gently shelving and netted beaches and calm waters make it a safe environment for those with children.

Los Alcazares has an old town which is about 20-25 minutes walk along the wide beachside path, which runs for some 7km along the front. In the old town, you will find a number of spanish bars and restaurants and we would recommend the Encarnacion hotel & restaurant, in particular their breakfast, which costs just 3.50 euros for 2 people, whilst sitting out in the sunshine, looking out over the Mar Menor.

There are also a large number of bars and restaurants in the precinct behind the Mercadona supermarket. You will also find a number of banks in this area.

The closest restaurant to our house is El Patio and it is always our first night's stop, when we stay in the house. The menu is varied and in english and is very typical of this type of Spanish restaurant where MEAT is the main item of the menu. The steaks and lamb is cooked over an open fire, which gives it a delightful flavour. A speciality is what we call 'Meat to Stone' or Carne Roja a la Piedre, which is strips of steak, which you cook at your table on a very hot metal plate. See below for a link to their website.

There is a bus service which runs around the town - for further information, we would recommend that you go to the Tourist Information office, which is in the precinct behind the Mercadona.

For those of you who enjoy the hustle and bustle of markets, Los Alcazares has a market on a Tuesday morning, in the old town close to the Town Hall (around 15 mins walk) and then another on the main road, back to the airport, which operates on a Saturday morning.

There is also a news agents on this road, where you can purchase english papers (you can now get these in many other shops) and very cheap cigarettes and tobacco. There is another shop in the old town, which also sells these.

In the Mercadona precinct, you will also find an english run shop, called the Post Room. where you can purchase english papers, spanish stamps and also access the internet. You will also find a kiosk in this shop where you can change up your currency into euros at very attractive rates, far better than those you can get in the UK.

Many restaurants and bars now offer free wifi.

There are buses which operate from the town, which enable you to visit several towns within easy reach on the Mar Menor, all offering an interesting insight into the Spanish way of life with lively markets and excellent tapas bars and restaurants. Some 20 minutes drive is the ancient town of Cartegena, with its Roman and Moorish ruins. A delightful town to wile away a few hours, whether it be walking along its narrow streets or taking in a glass of wine on the newly refurbished harbor front, a popular stopping point for cruise liners.

40 minutes brings you to the regional capital Murcia - recommended for its architecture, whether it be the cathedral or the bull ring that takes your fancy.

When arriving at San Javier airport, you will find that taxi's are readily available and for your return journey, there is now a taxi rank at the junction of Calle Isla de Tabarca and the N332 (look on the map above), less than 5 minutes from our house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127.49

A £100 per week security deposit to cover damage/excess clean/loss of keys etc is required and is to be paid directly to our local agent, when he meets you at the house (this can be paid in either £ or the equivalent in Euro). It will be refunded to you once our local agent checks the property, prior to your departure and subject to there being no damage or breakages. There is an additional charge of 80 euros for final cleaning which is paid locally. There is also a charge for air conditioning, should you wish to use it, which is again payable locally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.