Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one has walk in shower,
We are a couple that love to holiday both in our apartment and in our motorhome. We both play golf and bowls. We enjoy the theatre. I enjoy art and line-dancing. I am a keen gardener. We have five lovely grandchildren.
Valerie purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Valerie chose Diputación de Rincón de San Ginés
We purchased this property because it is close to the sea, yet had wonderful views over open farmland. It is still a very Spanish. area and not england with sunshine.It is an excellent area for all sports and my husband is a keen golfer and La Manga Club with his golf courses, varied sports, night club, restaurants is only a 10 minute drive away. There is wonderful scenery on the nature reserve and Cartagena is a lovely city 20 minutes away. We felt it had a lot to offer for our family for great holidays and would make a great rental property for our clients.
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An Apartment to relax and unwind
A wonderful holiday spent relaxing, whether it was on the superb beach or just on the roof terrace, the apartment had everything. A big thank you to Valerie for letting us stay there. I would definitely recommend this to our friends.
A car is a must though, pick it up from the airport on arrival, drop off before coming home otherwise taxi fee will be close to £100 there and back for a family of 3.
Thank you for kindly taking the time to write a review.
I am pleased you enjoyed stay and I hope to welcome you back on day or your friends
Loved the Apartment!
Myself and the wife with our two teenage children stayed May half term.
The weather was great and with the breeze on the amazing roof terrace you could lay out, relax, read books, drink wine and basically un-wind.
Apartment has everything; Microwave and dishwasher are great additions to our resent apartment’s visits.
Los Bolenes has some great restaurants. The Italian Pizza place in the square was 40 euro for 4 of us with wine and beer inc!
The New English Gin bar The Juniper is lovely, Peter the owner was so nice-he even booked us into restaurants nearby. The Indian in the Square Bollywood Nights is a must. Weirdly in the UK we never go to an Indian but Peter recommended and it was lovely. All in all a lovely Holiday, great apartment and very spacious with the two bathrooms, 2 showers etc.
Mar De Cristal Beach is so child friendly it is just like a lake! No waves. Highly recommended!
James June 18
Thank you for your lovely comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Great house guests, please come back anytime.
Sorry haven't responded before was away when you posted your comments and struggled with internet connections and slipped my memory on return.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review
We had a lovely week in this apartment, very homely, spacious and well looked after.
An added extra was the roof terrace, really open, light and again spacious, great for bbq's.
We would defiantly recommend this apartment.
Beautiful property, lovely owner
We really enjoyed our stay - the apartment was great, in a quiet area and the private roof terrace is fabulous. Valerie, the owner, was really helpful and quick to answer any questions before our holiday, and Pete and Jan were very welcoming and gave us the keys and showed us how everything worked once we arrived at the apartment. It was really easy, we loved our stay here and we would thoroughly recommend this holiday home. Thanks for having us!
Really comfortable property in the typically Spanish town of Mar de Cristal .
Just back from a week in Mar de Cristal staying at Val's three bed penthouse apartment. The apartment is very comfortable, equipped to a high spec, fully functional kitchen and three spacious bedrooms with a fully linked lounge area leading out onto a terraced balcony overlooking the farmland and the village of Los Belones and La Manga Club in the distance. The rooftop terrace is fantastic with a great Barbeque space, plenty of room to catch the rays and a comfortable seating area providing shade where necessary. We were a group of six and never felt cramped for space. Wifi in the apartment is great as is the satellite TV providing a wide array of English channels. Access to the apartment is easy via the lift or for the more energetic the stair case. The communal pool was great and kept at a pleasant temperature. Information in the apartment folder was good with plenty of maos and info. Mar de Cristal is a pleasant village with a lovely beachfront and a brilliant padel
Tennis club with cafe / bar where anyone is made to feel more than welcome. If you are looking for tennis coaching Miguel and his team speak great English and are happy to accommodate all standards (mdztennisacademy.com) The club also operates a great gym and classes on a pay as you go basis.
Mar de Cristal is a great centre for exploring this area of Spain, Cartagena is within 20 minute drive, Cabo de Polos has a picturesque harbour and restaurants but the coastline from Cabo to Calblanque is spectacular and should not be missed. Cycling in the area is excellent smooth road services and some really interesting off road in the former mining areas of Portman and Le Union excellent bike hire service run by Geoff at the La Manga Club (Biking La Manga).
Thanks Val for renting us the apartment we will be back 🤓�
Thank you for your excellent detailed review of the apartment and the area. I feel it was very kind of you to take the time to write such a long review and lovely for future clients to be able to read a description of the apartment and area than the owners .
I look forward to welcoming you back
Very Relaxing Holiday
Chose this apartment based on location and good reviews and I must say we were not disappointed.
Apartment spacious and adequate room for the 4 of us with a large rooftop terrace ideal for crashing out and reading or listening to music as well as the smaller terrace which was great for breakfast or lunch.
Apartment very clean and all amenities provide although the TV could do with being a bit bigger as it was hard to watch the football which was on for 2 nights whilst we were there that was a minor point.
As it was getting to the end of the season Mar De Cristal was very quite and there was only one restaurant open which was the Italian one which was very good but in the town of Los Belones which is literally 5 minutes drive away there are restaurants to suite everyone from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, English and of course Spanish and every one offered excellent food and service at reasonable prices.
Beach at Mar De Crisal lovely with a great beach bar at the end which did great snacks at lunch time and we had a couple of late evenings there just sitting and looking out at the sea with a beer in our hand.
Due to one of our party getting injured a few days before travelling we were unable to get any golf in but on driving around found it is an ideal location for golf with many top courses within 30 minutes drive away.
Overall an excellent holiday with both location and accommodation great and we will certainly consider returning again in the future.
Thank you for your review much appreciated. Point on TV noted and when the current one stops working will certainly consider a larger one. We hope to welcome you back shortly.
32" flat screen now installed, January 2013
Mar de Cristal is on the Mar Menor, largest natural pool in the world, a paradise for all types of water sports. The Mar Menor is about 5 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean. The area itself boasts 315 days of sunshine. The beach is sandy and safe for children. The wonderful beaches of the regional park of Calblanque 10mins drive away. Los Belones 5 min with many varied excellent restaurants, including Italian, Indian. Cabo de Palos 15 min a charming, fishing harbour with superb fish restaurants and a good Sunday market. Cartagena 30 min port, boat trips, good shopping, departmental store. On the outskirts Cartagena 20 min, large hypermarket in shopping area. The Capital of the area Murcia is about one hour. La Manga Strip with restaurants, bars and nightlife 15 min. Torrevieja water park 1 hour. Golfers can play a different course everyday including the famous La Manga Club Courses. All water sports available including, sailing, windsurfing, diving all with good instruction.
Other Activities: Go Karting
Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the area including La Manga Club (3 courses) driving range (These are more expensive but promotions are run from time to time). Campoamor, Villamartin, La Finca, Los Rambles, Altorreal, La Marquesa, Fuente Alamo, Mosa Trajectum, Roda, La Torre, La Serene with driving range.
9 Hole Torre Pacheco, Greenlands.
Expert tuition by PGA teaching professionals available at La Manga.