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Sue McCormack

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G/floor poolside bungalow on Albatros mins from restaurants, shops & beach

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Cartagena - Mar Menor Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Satellite TV, full air con, designer furniture & very comfortable beds

Sleeps 5. A superb ground floor apartment (called a bungalow in Spain) in a secure electronic gated complex with secure parking on-site. The apartment is in immaculate condition and is fully furnished and fitted to a high standard. The property benefits from air con/heating in all rooms (metered) and has Satellite TV with a comprehensive package of TV/radio channels including BBC, ITV, Sports & Movies and various children's channels. The position overlooking the pool makes it ideal for families as you can enjoy a view of the pool from the patio area to the front. Shops and restaurants are a 5 min walk away and the award winning beaches of the Mar Menor are a 10 min walk.

* I keep the calendar on here updated regulary*

Local attractions: Just a five minute walk away there are bars offering a good selection of local tapas and traditional Spanish food with also a variety of international cuisine including Italian, Chinese, Thai, English, Indian and many more , a variety of local shops a large supermarket, hairdressers, newspapers etc . A local market is held each Tuesday selling locally produced goods and most importantly the bodega the local wine cellar with a superb selection of wines from 50c a bottle to the finest vintage all sold with friendly expert advice and free samples!!

The local beach on the shores of the Mar Menor is approx a 10 minute walk away. With a promenade running along side for several miles to enjoy a stroll or bike ride along the gentle shores. The beach is particularly suitable for children as it has no large waves and is very gently sloped meaning shallow waters safe for toddlers to play in.

There are beach bars and restaurants along the length with toilet facilities and lifeguards.

Further afield: Calblanque is a national park is a short drive, with its unspoilt secluded beaches and coastal walks. The beaches are absolutely superb here.

Cabo de Palos is within easy driving distance 15/20 mins, a sleepy fishing village by day and one of Europe's best known diving areas then as the evening falls it becomes a mecca for the young with its bustling bars, clubs, and fish restaurants. Recommended for eating lunch or evening meals overlooking the harbour.

San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera all have very attractive beach fronts with their promenades, offering shops and restaurants.

Further along the coast is Lo Pagan with its therapeutic mud baths said to help relieve all kinds of skin and joint ailments due to the salt and mineral content of the Mar Menor water.

15 minutes drive is La Manga strip. Its a narrow strip of land separating the Mediterranean sea from the quiet waters of the Mar Menor offering all the water sports you can imagine.

Golfers Paradise: There are 9 golf courses within a 15 minute drive of the property including 3 championship courses, the famous La Manga and the newly opened Roda being popular choices. La Serena situated in Los Alcazares and fast gaining a reputation as a superb course to play. Discounts on green fees are available for renters - please ask for details

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sue McCormack (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Sue McCormack

We live in Hertfordshire and I am a branch manager in an Estate Agents in North London. My husband Gordon is a builder and when we are not working we are looking after our grandchildren aged 3 & 5. Gordon comes from Stirling in Scotland I was born in London, we have another 2 granchildren in Scotland aged 4 & 8.

As often as we can we try and get over to Los Alcazares as the family has expanded we too sometimes rent an apartment on Albatros so we can fit everybody in!!

Sue McCormack purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Sue McCormack chose Cartagena - Mar Menor

When we came to Spain to look for a property we had never been to Murcia and were thinking to buy in Denia or Gandia in Costa Blanca where we had spent many holidays when our children were small. My youngest daughter was 8 when we started looking and my wish list included:

Ground Floor

Within 10 min walk of beach

Within 20 mins of airport

Overlooking a swimming pool

A residential area in a town with an authentic Spanish feel

We looked at about 12 properties in all mostly in the Costa Calida as this was an area was being developed quite quickly in 2004. As soon as we drove into Los Alcazares I knew it was the right place! And the property exactly met our needs- the developer was trying to sell the outer units overlooking the road first but we were determined to have one overlooking the pool so my daughter could swim and still be within view if we were sitting on the patio. In the end although we had to pay an extra 2000 euros we secured No 115.

What makes this bungalow unique

115 Albatros is our 'place in the sun' and our home away from home. As soon as we arrive we switch into Spainish mode and spend lazy days - walking to the Post Room to buy a newspaper and grab a cappacino, then a bit of shopping and a stroll to the beach to catch some rays and then a leisurely lunch with some excellent vino and a siesta before heading off for a game of golf or a drive into Cartagena or maybe out to Rebate for an evening meal.

The fact that everything is so close by means you can walk to all the amenities within a few minutes and to us that makes it so convenient.


based on 17 traveler reviews

G/floor poolside bungalow on Albatros mins from restaurants, shops & beach
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

March 09

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable and clean, comfy beds, everything as described. Good location for bars, shops on the plaza with a 500 metre walk and the lovely beach approx 10 mins walk away. The apartment complex had a nice feel about it and we felt very comfortable and secure. The apartment has two outside areas, the rear had the sun for most of the day and the front patio was in the shade in March, but after being to this resort in June 08, patios need to be in the shade as it is so sunny and really hot in the summer...fab holidayip , great resturants especilly The Bayside and Pearls Fish and Chips.

We shall be returning again in the near future thank you sue and family for renting your holiday home to us

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely family friendly apartment, right on the pool, which was very handy for my two boys (6 & 11). The terrace is spacious and nice and shaded for the summer months. There are lots of towels and the kitchen is well stocked. Also it has a large flat screen TV with satellite channels, plus DVD player. The Albatros complex is very well kept and is a 5 minute walk to the Plaza (restaurants, cafes, bars etc) and the local Mercadona supermarket. The beach/promenade is approx 10 minutes walk away. Will be back!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday it is our aim to provide a comfortable and safe environment for all the family.
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We will be back

  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated well-equipped apartment overlooking the pool, on a clean and tidy, secure complex. Excellent for families with children. We could take shade on the terrace and drink Sangria and still keep an eye on the kids in the pool! Met people that go back year after year and can see why. Conveniently situated within walking distance to the town with a selection of bars and restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Safe location for our teenagers to wonder down town on their own. We did the ferry boat trip over to La Manga and had a great day swimming in the warm, clear Mediterranean sea and enjoying some excellent cocktails made by the bar man working in the shack on the beach! Saturday and week day market were well worth a look. We will definitely go back. Thank you to Sue and Ann

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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A Great Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I and our two children (5 and 2) spent a week in the poolside bungalow at the beginning of the school holidays.

We had hired a car so didn't need to take advantage of the free transers from the airport that were offered. We did however benefit from the kindness of Ann (the keyholder) who lent us a booster seat and saved us paying the astronomical rate charged by the car firm.

The bungalow itself was perfect, being on the ground floor and only meters away from the child friendly pools.

The strip, with all of the bars and restaurants was a pleasent five minute walk away, as was the supermarket that catered to all of our needs.

The beautiful beech was a further five minute walk so all in all the location was fantastic.

We had a terrific holiday and would definately consider staying in the same place again if the two small complaints that we had were addressed. Firstly, there was a bit of an ant problem which meant that had to keep all food in the fridge. I mentioned the problem to Ann when we left so would assume the issue has been dealt. Our second, and more serious complaint was the matress on the double bed. My partner and I were forced to take turns sleeping in "the hole" as one side of the matress had completely collapsed. As parents of young children will know, sleep is of a premium so we were not particularly pleased by this issue.

Matress and ants aside, we had a fantastic holiday and would thoroughly recomend the reort and bungalow anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Ants are a problem in the summer and hopefully they have been eradicated. I stayed at the apartment in June and noticed that the mattress had a tiny 'dent' in one side. I had no idea it had become so bad and apologise - I have ordered a new memory form mattress and will happily give you a discount on any subsequent booking as compensation for any inconvenience. Sue McCormack
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Great Location, well worth a visit!

  • 4 of 5

This complex is ideal for families and couples. Our apartment was right outside the pool and it was fantastic (no noise). Beds were lovely and comfortable and had all your home comforts ie washing machine, toaster etc...... Beach and bars/restaurants are a 5 minute walk. Supermarket is well stocked but is only open till 3pm on a Sunday. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great on all counts from pick up to drop off

  • 4 of 5

Great location close to all amenities restaurants and beach. pool on site on thirty odd steps away and though cold this time of year my boys braved it on several occasions.

the apartment itself had everything you would need and two well kept rooms. A must for two boys who would stay up all night otherwise. plenty of room clean and tidy and also plenty of towels etc to use as well.

Tv though now old worked well and a limited supply of pace satellite tv had all Uk main channels and a few others for kids as well. DVD in place though we never used it.

shower was to die for though standard great pressure and hot as you wanted.

the area itself is lovely and very family friendly the beaches are clean tidy and sand all along. we are in October and shorts every day and most evenings the summer is time to be here though i guess also very busy.

it was first time abroad for my sons and us as a family (other than wales and Ireland) and they loved it. just the freedom to get up dress swim and stroll about meant it was relaxing time. food was good other than route 66 which microwave everything(should of known) so when here with such fresh produce that is what you should look for as plenty of choice. two great markets to go too tuesday and saturday similar but bargains to be had be it clothing (real Madrid copy kits)(thank god not Man utd Rooney as i thought ) fruit or food for the beach after. Cant knock it in any way and must be busy but great in full swing of the summer. regards chris sue and boys 3 and 6

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for your splendid review, I am so pleased you had a good time. Los Alcazares has so much to offer for families and is ideal for a first trip abroad as everything is so close by. If you come again check out the local restaurants in the old town, much better value and authentic Spanish fayre.
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Nearest Airport
4.3 Kilometres
San Javier - Murcia Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Oasis Bar
Nearest Golf
1.6 Kilometres
Roda Golf Beach Resort
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Balsicas-Mar Menor
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
El Patio
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Los Alacazares
Car: not necessary

Situated overlooking mountains to the rear and a park to the front and yet within a 10 minute walk of the beautiful blue flag beaches, local restaurants, bars. shops banks etc are a 5 minute level walk away. The property is a 10 minute drive from San Javier airport yet located in a quiet residential area. There are 9 golf courses within a 15 min drive including La Manga and the newly opened La Serena and Roda courses. Discounts are available for golfers at selected courses. There is a water sports centre and sailing from the local beach areas with go-karting a 5 minute drive. Both historic Cartagena and |Murcia are a short drive with Torrevieja approx half an hour's drive. Alicante airport is 45 min drive.


Rates & Availability

Los Alcazares Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov Dec
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cartagena - Mar Menor Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully equipped bathroom with hairdryer, towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Bedrooms are furnished with luxurious divan beds with superior sprung base and pocket spring mattresses. Built in wardrobes to both bedrooms with additional 3 drawer chests and bedside tables. Aircon/heating in both bedrooms with shutters for extra privacy. The front bedroom overlooks the front patio and pool area and the rear bedroom overlooks the enclosed rear terrace.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Site in on level ground with no steps to access - apartment however has a step into patio area and then level access into apartment. There are no steps inside. Please contact me for further information should you require.

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