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Sympathetically renovated country finca with large salt-water pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 is ensuite), sleeps 8

Beautiful, tranquil, sympathetically modernized finca set in large grounds amongst almond and olive trees.

Enjoy beautiful mountain sunsets whilst sitting out on the arched terrace overlooking the pool. The terrace provides daytime shade and along with the old thick walls helps to keep the house cool. Side steps in the L-shaped 10 X 5m pool provide easy access for children to the shallow 1m end. Note, not salty like the sea.

Well-located the villa is a 30 minute drive from San Javier (Murcia) airport and 1 hour from Alicante. The lively beaches at Mazarron and the Mar Menor are close. Murcia (new waterpark) 30 minutes away and the historic port of Cartagena with its Roman ruins 20 minutes. Fantastic San Javier Jazz Festival in July.

Fuente Alamo's shops, traditional restaurants and Saturday market are 5 kms away. The new Dave Thomas designed golf course at Hacienda del Alamo is nearby. Aljorra is 2 kms away with bank, small shops and restaurants. Wonderful spa at Archena.

Arrival/departure.: Arrival time at the villa 4 - 5pm

Departure time - by 11am

If there are no follow-on bookings these times are very flexible.

Saltwater Pool : Please note that the saltwater pool does not taste salty like the sea. There is about the same amount of salt as in a tear drop and your eyes do not get stung by the chlorine. Saltwater pools are generally considered better for health than chlorine pools as the water is chlorinated in the filters rather than having chlorine distributed throughout the pool.

Things to do. Terra Natura/Jazz Festival-Murcia: New 2008. Terra Natura nature and water park close to Murcia (half hour drive). Great day out for all.

July San Javier Jazz Festival, 27 June - 26 July. 2010 - Double bass players Christian McBride and Ron Carter lead their respective quintets and trumpet marvel Wynton Marsalis leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The broad programme also features singer songwriters Steve Winwood, John Fogerty and Susan Tedeschi.

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Maria Roche
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, can speak some Spanish & a little French
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Sympathetically renovated country finca with large salt-water pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

country finca

  • 5 of 5

stayed here in august, had a wonderfull time, villa has everything you need, dont really need to go out execpt for going to supermarket.

owners very easy to deal with, would definatlty use again. ideally you need car, plenty of space in side secure grounds without worrying about kids running off.

thanks maria

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your warm comments. We have tried to think of everything you might need and are delighted when our guests enjoy the villa as much as we do. We hope to welcome you back again. Best regards Maria
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Beautifully restored finca

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5 adults and 4 children ranging from 3 to 14 years looking for a totally relaxing holiday in "real " Spain.Finca Magdalena fitted the bill perfectly.It has been beautifully restored and accommodated all our needs.It is fitted with everyhing you need.

The terrace is ideal for al fresco dining.In fact we ate out here every day.It is also a lovely shaded area to sit and read or just admire the wonderful views.

The outside area is spacious giving the option of sitting in the shade of a tree or lying on a sunbed soaking up the rays.The children spent endless hours in the superb pool or playing table tennis.

The finca is in a rural location but with easy access to all amenities. The fish counter at the Mercadona is superb.

The finca is everything it says in the description. We loved it and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very glad you enjoyed yourselves and we have tried to make the villa as accommodating as possible. We look forward to welcoming you again next year and hope you will enjoy the ever growing number of trees in the garden. Maria
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Finca Magdelena, Hacienda del Alamo

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have booked holiday villas in a variety of settings. Finca Magdelena was by far the most picturesque and relaxing we have stayed in. The whole experience was typically Spanish with EVERY home comfort you could want or imagine both inside and outside the Finca.

Prior to booking our only concern was the lack of air conditioning in the property - but we needn't have worried. The thick stone walls, blinds and shutters meant the finca remained cool both day and night!

As a large family party of 6 adults and 3 children, the finca offered plenty of space and the fantastic veranda was perfect for al fresco dining/bbq's.

Although the Finca is in a remote spot, the nearby villages were a short drive away and contained shops, restaurants and amenties to suit everyone.

Our children spent every waking hour in the very large swimming pool and the expanse of terracing and gardens proved a definite hit with the adults, for relaxing, sunbathing, reading and games consoles.

I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone who wants a typically Spanish holiday with all home comforts plus a wonderful swimming pool!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful that guests take the time to respond and such a thoughtful review makes our efforts worthwhile. We are delighted that they felt the same magic we do whenever we're there.
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St Austell, Cornwall

Remind yourself what peace and quiet is!

  • 5 of 5

This Finca is a perfect holiday rental for families needing a little space to unwind. We really liked the fact the five children could make as much noise as they liked and the only things to disturb was the wildlife!

The pool is lovely, the fact that it is salt water was really good as my daughter suffers from eczema and normally pools are a no go area for her, but she lived in this one! Sitting on the veranda with a glass of wine watching the sun going down behind the mountains is pure 'grown up' pleasure.

The Customer service we received was excellent, it's a very well looked after, obviously loved holiday home.

We recommend visiting Puerto de Mazzarron for fab child friendly beaches and a great holiday atmosphere in the evening and for a grand day out, Terra Natura is a lovely Zoo and water park combined where you can feed the animals (including giraffes!)

This Finca is a must for a great family holiday that will leave you with lovely memories to cherish.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you loved the villa as much as we do and share our enjoyment of sunsets from the veranda. So glad your daughter could enjoy the pool - the saltwater is just so pleasant for everyone compared to chlorine. Many thanks for such wonderful comments. Maria & Pat
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Finca Magdalena

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to this finca with our family looking for peace and quiet and that's just what we got! The description of the villa lives up to expectations and all the amenities provided were excellent. We all enjoyed the surroundings and especially the pool. Plenty of scope for sightseeing with Murcia, Cartagena and other cities within a car ride away. A car is essential for this location - all in all a lovely, relaxing holiday for the whole family! Highly recommended for those seeking a tranquil holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hungerford, Berkshire

Finca, Magdelena, Hacienda del Alamo

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this Finca twice. On both occasions it's excelled in it condition and contents. Very well equipped and appointed. The setting is quiet, peaceful - perfect to just chill. Swimming pool is excellent.

Loads of space to paly games, walks around the area, hills to climb and not too far from the supermarket, town and beach.

Highly recommend it if you want a quiet place with odd car passing near by or local farmers in the fields working. A rural and idiol.

Will go again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to have the guys back to our finca again. They were our very first guests. Looking forward to welcoming their families now and hope they will enjoy a few new features.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
San Javier (Murcia)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Julias, Aljorra
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Hacienda del Alamo
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is located in a rural part of the country about 20 minutes from Cartagena, set amongst the mountains and surrounded by almond and olive trees. With views from the nearby mountains of La Manga and the Mar Menor, there is easy access to the popular Mar Menor beaches within 30 minutes by car and the traditional Spanish port of Cartagena. The location offers easy access to numerous golf facilities, the nearest being Hacienda del Alamo, just 10 minutes by car along with Mosa Trajectum, Polaris Resorts and Roda Golf within a 30 minute drive. The wonderful scenery and quiet location provides the opportunity to hire bicycles to explore or take advantage of the mountain walks. Wine is produced locally, and can be tasted at the vineyards in Jumilla, providing a really enjoyable day out. There are a number of historical sites in both Murcia and Cartagena. Just north of Murcia is the ancient spa of Archena with indoor/outdoor pools and various treatments available.


Rates & Availability

Cartagena Villa Rental Rates

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Jan 8 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $376

Rates fixed. Booking deposit one third. Balance 2 months before arrival.

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Cartagena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom has a bath with perspex screen and shower attachment. The ensuite has a Spanish style sink/vanity unit. There is a tiled shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , travel cot as required
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The main bedroom is very large with door opening onto the veranda. It also has an en suite with walk-in shower. The 'child' bed in bedroom 4 pulls out from under the single bed so is only marginally smaller than an ordinary bed. There is a pull-out sofa bed in the living room for occasional use which is a small double. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have an interconnecting door. To get from bedroom 2 (with the 2 single beds) to the corridor you must walk through bedroom 3, but there is a large wooden screen, if you wish to screen it off. There is also a 'cube' bed which unzips to make a comfortable bed. Travel cot & high chair available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Latest see-through insect proof curtains from the U.S. for the terrace. Simply draw curtains to eat outside, bug free. Wood stove - not a fireplace. Ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. The plot is fenced so that when the gate is locked children cannot wander off. However, the pool is on a raised patio, fenced at the back . There is no fence between the house and the pool. There are also steps from the large terrace down to the pool terrace (see pictures). A salt-water system was installed in March 2007 which is more suitable for allergy/asthma sufferers. No feather duvets in the house. Table tennis table and bats, a net and 2 bats for short tennis. There is also a basketball stand. Indoors there is a PlayStation 2. Spare set of old golf clubs available at the villa - suitable for use at golf clubs by those making up the numbers. All windows have mosquito netting

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