The property is on a complex with communal pool and smaller pool for children. It is a 10 mins walk to the beach with beach bars, restaurants, marina and tennis Club. There are 2 supermarkets in Mar de Cristal. The sandy beach is great for children, the sea is shallow and warmer than the Med. It is a great for area for water sports. The La Manga Strip is 10 minutes drive with a full range of bars, restaurants and nightlife. Los Belones is just over a mile and also has a good range of restaurants and bars. The La Manga Club is a 10 minute drive with three championship golf courses, plus spa, tennis, bowls, restaurants and bars. There is also many other golf courses in the area. Campoamor, Villamartin, La Finca, Las Ramblas, Altorreal, La Marquesa, Fuente Alamo, Mosa Trajectum, La Serene, Roda. The area is a haven for all watersports with good instruction available. Please be aware there is a £50.00 cleaning charge for stays less than a week.
- Apartment861 sq. ft.
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- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
Apartment in Mar de Cristal, Costa Calida - 10 Mins Walk to Beach with Beach Bars and Marina, Great for Familes, Golfers and Watersport
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- Aug 13, 2018
I live in England with my husband we have five sons and two granddaughters and three grandsons. We love both our English and Spanish home and are keen gardeners. We have a motor home and enjoy holidays and weekends away even in winter. We both play bowls and my husband is a keen golfer. He has just encouraged me to start to play so we can enjoy the game together under the warm Spanish sun. I enjoy Art, Yoga, T. Chi and Line Dancing. We enjoy the theatre. We are National Trust members.
Valerie purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Valerie chose Cartagena
We choose the property as it is still very Spanish. The climate is one of the best in Spain, often getting better weather than the far south. It is reported to be an excellent place to live from a health aspect. It is only 20 minutes from Murcia airport. The apartment is only 10 minutes walk to beach, supermarkets and a few beach bars and restaurants. It is an excellent area for all sports.
What makes this Apartment unique
Fantastic south facing roof terrace, great for private sun bathing and for BBQs. Lovely views over farm land towards nature reserve. Communal pool for residence only. 10 minutes walk to beach, supermarkets, beach bars. 10 minutes walk to tennis club with excellent coaching. 10 minutes drive from La Manga Club with all amenities open to non residents. Great water sports all with excellent coaching, golf, horse riding, go carting all only a 10 minute drive away. 10 minutes drive to lovely nature reserve with great quite beaches. 20 minutes to lovely pretty fishing village with great restaurants. 20 minutes drive to the large interesting town of Cartagena.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
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
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
It is a ten minute walk to the beach, which is a sandy beach, which is very swallow and great for children.
There are a couple of beach bars and a few restuarants.
The beach in on the Mar Menor, the largest natural pool in the world and a paradise for all types of watersports. The Mar Menor is about 5 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean. The area itself boasts 315 days of sunshine.
The nearest airport is Murcia and is about 20 km.
We usually recommended a car to our guests but we have had guests who have not hired a car and not found it a problem. There is a local taxi firm. Bus about one mile and train about a mile and a half.
During the summer there is a bus from Mar de Cristal to local areas, bus stop just around the corner from apartment.
Los Belones about 1 km, 5 minute drive, varied restuarants, bars and small shops.
Calblanque nature reserve, 10 minute drive.
Cabo de Palos, 15 minute drive, charming fishing harbour with superb fish restaurants with good Sunday market.
Cartagena, 30 minute drive, with port, good shopping, departmental store and hypermarkets. Cartagena has very interesting history and historical sites.
Murcia, capital of region about 1 hour.
La Manga Strip for nightlife, bars, restaurants, and water sports 15 minute drive.
La Manga Club, 10 minute drive.
Leisure activities in the area, cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking, waterskiing, windsurfing and go-karting, tennis.
If you stay for less than a week there is an additional cleaning charge of £50 Discount given for couples