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Janet Dale

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Modern rental apartment, close to beach with communal pools and sea views

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Murcia - Costa Calida Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bed, large solarium, peaceful location, mountains views, air-con, satellite tv

Please note that a departure clean has been included in my rental prices.

Located on an exclusive development, this three bedroom apartment is well equipped. The large private rooftop solarium affords stunning sea and mountain views. UK TV and Wi-Fi are available. A generous sized table and 6 chairs forms the main Al Fresco dining area on the solarium. There is also a second balcony off the lounge allows some shade, with a further table and chairs. The solarium is an ideal spot to watch the vivid sunsets with a glass of local wine. There is a cot and highchair for the use of guests. The area is ideal for families, romantic breaks, walking, nature, diving or cycling holidays. Fully air conditioned, its on the second floor of only two, in a very peaceful location, on the exclusive development of El Pinar De San Gines.

The apartment has been tastefully furnished in a contemporary design, with leather sofas in the large lounge, a table and 4 chairs, a DVD player, and satellite TV installed. The kitchen has a large fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher and is well equipped.

All bedrooms have large built in wardrobes with plenty of storage. The main bedroom is en-suite with a double bed, the other bedrooms have twin beds. There are 2 communal pools close by.

Costa Calida: The Costa Calida, Spain's 'warm coast' is a fairly undiscovered part of south-eastern Spain. La Azohia is a totally unspoilt idyllic Spanish fishing village. There are no large tour operators here, and even in the height of the season you will be able to find empty beaches along the coast.

The region of Murcia is locally known at the 'Market Garden of Spain' as it grows all kinds of salad vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, rice and grapes. The Costa Calida boasts 320 days of sunshine a year, average temperatures in the winter are 17 degrees, and 27 degrees in the summer.

The governing bodies, the Town Halls, in this region are anxious to protect the national heritage of their mountains, salt lakes, beaches and grasslands and have allocated huge areas to be reserved as National and Regional Parks. Having learned lessons from costas on each side of the region, they will not allow building at the expense of the local flora, fauna and quality of life.

Places to Visit: A five minute drive will take you to the little resort of Isla Plana where there are more restaurants, bars, shops and a bank.

Ten minutes drive will find you in the bustling port of Mazarron. Shops, pavements cafes, and bars are abundant here, an ideal place for young and old alike. The tree lined promenade is a favourite place for families to take an evening stroll, and watch the sun go down.

Further afield, approximately 30 minutes drive, is the famous port of Cartegena. Here you will see enormous cruise ships docking on a daily basis to enjoy the rich history of the port. The area has wonderful architecture and very classy shops, many vibrant squares, and well worth exploring.

Inland there are many places to visit, including the holy city of Caravaca de la Cruz. Travelling through orange, lemon, and olive groves, you will discover many jewels off the beaten track.

Activities in the Area: Come to La Azohia and you will relax … there is almost no pace of life here. This is an excellent area for families and couples. Walkers will also love this area as it caters for those who like long leisurely strolls on the flat, as well as those who prefer the more rugged environment. For the more energetic, there is golf, swimming, windsurfing, diving at all levels, sailing, boat cruises, biking, river rafting, tennis. For the less energetic, there is a spa at the local 4 star La Azohia hotel.

For families, La Azohia is the ideal safe environment, it's where the Spanish spend their holidays.

The area enjoys a wealth of interesting historical and geographical sites – salt flats, the largest lagoon in Europe at Mar Menor, mineral mines at Mazarron, the oldest submarine in the world, cannon sites, pirate lookouts, Roman and Carthaginian remains in Cartagena, Moorish architecture, Holy Cities, International Jazz festivals, rock concerts, fairs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet Dale (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A very attractive apartment, spacious and furnished to a high standard. Views from the solarium were magnificent, and all in all very peaceful. La Azohia itself is a real find - totally unspoiled surrounded by mountains, with crystal clear waters, and a lovely long promenade, making it suitable for couples, families, and mature people' (Review submitted 01/01/2006)

'I stayed in this apartment in June and was very impressed by the unspoiled location. The property is very well equipped, and the views from the solarium are quite stunning. I would recommend this for anyone who would like to enjoy unspoiled Spain' (Review submitted 12/06/2005)

'I first visited La Azohia three years ago and was impressed by the stunning scenery and how unspoiled the region is. I recently stayed in this new apartment, and have to say that the location is first class. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, there's so much to see and do, I would recommend it to young and old alike' (Review submitted 2/09/2005)
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Modern rental apartment, close to beach with communal pools and sea views
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
5

Lovely Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We found the apartment to be very well equipped, and it was a pleasure to stay there. Everything was in good condition and the apartment was spacious. We particularly enjoyed the fabulous views from the solarium.

We found some lovely restaurants nearby, where we had some great meals at a very good price. The area was very unspoiled, and we enjoyed walking along the beach to Isla Plana where there is a new large supermarket.

For everyday items, we found the mini-market in La Azohia was very handy.

A great all round location, particularly for those who want to get away from commercialised Spain. Beautiful coastline with a mountain backdrop.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Lovely Holiday Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very nice 3 bed apartment with large roof top space to relax.

Apartment is well maintained and clean. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. The Apartment is up some wide, but steep steps, so It may not be ideal if your mobility is restricted. We stayed in June/July and it was fairly easy to park the car in the parking spaces available near the apartment, certainly within 100 meters. If you are travelling by Car then this Lat/Long works quite well to get you to the Apartment. 37.567958 -1.175283. The road between Cartagena and La Azohia is a bit windy in places so do take care or take the longer route via the motorway

One of the pools was close and we used that a lot. It was well maintained on a daily basis and was kept very clean. Groundsmen for the complex seemed to be busy everyday looking after it, so it is well tended. There is a mix of rented, expat and locals that stay in the apartments.

The complex is about 400 meters from the beach so it is possible to walk, many people do, but it is on a hill so be careful walking back up in the heat. Being lazy we drove the hire car down, and back.

There are bars and restaurants on the beach some of which are quite reasonable . There is also a small supermarket across the road from the beach. There are bigger supermarkets Lidil etc in Puerto de Mazarrón which is about 15km along the bay, another smaller one in Isla Plana.

It was very hot when we stayed (46 deg C at one point) so we did use more than the 20 Euros of Air conditioning, in fact we used an additional 20 Euros over the two weeks. We purchased the cards for this from the Property manager - John the Barber in Puerto de Mazarrón.

Although there are 3 bedrooms I would suggest that anything up to 4 people is best, although for sleeping there is room for six, but that could be a little crowded for eating etc inside. The roof terrace is large enough to accommodative more , but there are only 3 sunbeds and table with 5 chairs.

We did eat up there a few times in the evening and had a BBQ up there. We usually had breakfast on the small terrace outside the sitting room.

I would recommend having a car when staying at the Apartment, it does mean you are able to enjoy the wider area.

Only small gripe was the WiFi was not working when we were there. There is WiFi on the bars on the beach etc

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

a retreat area

  • 5 of 5

lovley clean tidy ,, roomy property, lovely roof terrace views ,

easy 400 yards walk to beach.with lots of sea front spanish bars, lovely array of foods £6 -- 9euros a starter main pud coffee and wine.

not commercialised area with lovely mountain walks... and the moorish tower to walk to .. well recommend,,,xxx

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, UK
5

Great Apartment with a Stunning Roof Terrace

  • 5 of 5

We arrived quite late on a Friday evening, Dave - the apartment manager / caretaker picked us up from the airport, and gave us a tour of the town so we had our bearings for the following day which was very handy. The apartment is lovely, very clean and spacious - the sun terrace is HUGE ! (the picture really does not do it justice), with stunning views, we spent some wonderful evenings up there with our nibbles of olives, cheese, pate and of course - chilled wine. We were there in August 2013 and had gorgeous weather. The bedrooms are pleasant and the kitchen fully equipped with everything you could need. The lounge is well decorated with comfy sofas and patio doors leading out onto a little balcony and steps up to the roof terrace. It has air-conditioning in every room, which was very welcome during the nights which can get warm and sticky. The complex is very clean and the communal pools cool and inviting , despite being the height of the summer holidays, we were often the only ones swimming - an unexpected bonus. We had a wonderful stay here and would definitely go again and recommend to friends and family as a truly 'get away from it all' holiday in a typically Spanish town.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the stunning views from the roof terrace. As you say, it's difficult to capture on a photograph, so it's good for potential guests to read your comments. I do my best to ensure that the apartment is well equipped, so it's rewarding for me to know that it's appreciated. I hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Derby, England
4

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  • 4 of 5

THIS PROPERTY IS VERY NICE.

THE DECOR IS VERY NICE TOO, NEAT.

THE BEDROOMS ARE A GOOD SIZE, THE WARDROBES ARE VERY BIG.

IT HAS SOME EXTRA THINGS THAT CAME IN HANDY, LIKE DECK CHAIRS AND UNBRELLAS FOR THE BEACH.

IN OCTOBER WHEN WE WENT, IT WAS VERY PEACEFULL. AND STILL HOT,

LOVELEY VIEWS FROM THE ROOF TERRACE.

SEA IN FROUNT AND MOUNTAINS BEHIND,

THE STAIRS UP TO IT ARE FINE FOR ADULTS, BUT NOT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN OR ELDERY OR DISABLED. ESSPECIALLY WHEN CARRYING THINGS.

MOST ARE OK BUT THE TOP 3 BEND ROUND A CORNER SO ARE VERY NARROW AT ONE END. THE LIVING ROOM IS A BIT SMALLER THAN IT LOOKED IN PICTURE, BUT WAS FINE FOR 4 OF US.

THE MAIN TOILET DID KEEP BLOCKING UP UNTILL WE STOPPED PUTTING TOILET PAPER DOWN IT (USED A BAG IN THE BIN WITH A LID.IN BATHROOM. ) AND THE SHOWER IS VERY SMALL, OK IF YOU'R VERY THIN. THERE IS AN OTHER SHOWER IN THE ON SUITE BATHROOM, SO WE USED THAT.

THE POOLS ARE NOT HEATED. BUT THE SEA IS WARM.

THE CHAIRS IN LIVING ROOM ARE GREAT

THE TV HAS LOTS OF ENGLISH CHANNELS. AND THE DVD PLAYS ENGLISH DVDS, (TO MAKE IT WORK YOU HAVE TO UNPLUG THE SKY BOX POWER WIRE out of the back of the box FIRST.)

PARKING IS FINE IN OCTOBER, BUT WAS TOLD VERY DIFFICULT IN HIGH SEASON.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF BIG SUPPERMARKETS IN PORTA DE MAZARON. THERE IS A SMALL ONE LOCALLY ON THE SEA FROUNT.

DONT BOTHER TAKING FISHING RODS AS WE DID, AS YOU CANNOT GET A LISENCE WITHOUT A NUMBER (IE,LIKE A SPANISH NATIONAL NSURANCE NO, WHICH RESIDANCE HAVE.) YOU CANNOT FISH EVEN IN THE SEA WITHOUT IT.

AND STICK TO SPEED RESTRICTIONS IF DRIVING, AS POLICE ARE ON THE BALL.

THE ONLY WAY I COULD SEE TO STOP YOUNG CHILDREN GETTING TO THE ROOF STAIRS IS TO KEEP THE BALCONEY DOOR SHUT AND LOCKED. AS I WOULD NOT LIKE TO RISK YOUNG CHILDREN ALONE ON THEM. THERE IS A LIGHT ON THEM FOR NIGHT TIME.

BUT ALL IN ALL IT IS A NICE APARTMENT AND CLEAN.

IT WAS LOVELY ON THE LOUNGERS AT NIGHT LOOKING AT THE STARS. AND SOMETIMES YOU CAN HEAR THE SEA.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your excellent review. I would just say, however, that my apartment is a great favourite with families. Over the years, I've enjoyed many repeat booking from families with young children, the stairs to the solarium have never presented a problem to my guests. I do state that the property is not suitable for the disabled. With regard to the problem of flushing the second toilet, all guests staying at my apartment have both the phone number and e-mail address of my property manager who lives locally. Any maintenance issue can be reported to her, so that the problem can be remedied immediately.
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Sheffield England
5

Totally understated

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was well laid out with two bathrooms, and well sized bedrooms and the lounge area was just like being at home it was so nicely set out.

Could not believe how close to the beach which is so unspoilt, paths with beautiful picnic areas with palm trees run along the sea shore to the nearest village with superb views as you walk along which change accordingly to the lay of the land, all with beautiful mountains not far away. I felt that this is a part of Spain that is as it should be.

Cyclists walkers runners and people who love nature would find this perfect .

The local villages and the nearest town are well kept and give you all the choices of food sights and social life that would please most people.

I was amazed at the difference of the quiet to the bustle of the local town. There is a rich historical side to the area as well.

My overall feeling about my stay in La Azohia is that I discovered an unspoilt gem of a part of Spain where I will return with my 3 generations of family.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Murcia (San Javier)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Cartagena
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

La Azohia, on the Costa Calida where time stands still. Soak up the sunshine and relax. Enjoy a leisurely stroll down to the sea front through fragrant pine trees to watch the fish catch brought into the village jetty. The newly built tree lined promenade stretches for miles, allowing a flat coastal walk to neighbouring village Isla Plana. Situated at the eastern end of Mazarron bay, La Azohia is the jewel of the Costa Calida. Backed by mountains, this is an idyllic fishing village where the pace of life is far from hurried. Just 20 minutes from Cartagena and 10 minutes from Puerto de Mazarron, where you will find many restaurants, shops and bars this is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday.

El Pinar De San Gines is a small exclusive development, built to blend in with surrounding mountain scenery. Only 500 metres from the beach, the area has a charm of its own. La Azohia itself has 4 diving schools, a few Spanish bars and restaurants, a 4 star hotel, and a mini-market.

Golf: For Golfers there are many courses in the area including Camposol which is just 20 minutes drive from the apartment, and the famous La Manga Golf Club is just 40 minutes drive.

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Rates & Availability

La Azohia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$668
 
 
Mid
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$491
 
 
Low
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$393
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$556
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$393
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $196

All linen is included, but guests are requested to provide their own beach towels. All electricity is included in the price, however, there is a credit of 10 euros per week for aircon. This is to encourage sensible usage. Should more credit be required, this can be purchased through my local property manager. The price includes a departure clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Murcia - Costa Calida Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both the bathroom and shower room are bright and spacious with modern fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are tastefully furnished and enjoy air conditioning. Each room has a mountain view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are two communal pools on the complex for guests to use.

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