House in Los Urrutias, Nr. Los Alcazares, Costa Calida, Spain - Spectacular Views over the Mar Menor from Secluded Roof Terrace
About Mary Day
Hi, I am Mary (hence Casa Maria!) Day, and I live in a small village in a house with a lovely view just south of Bristol.
Mary Day purchased this House in 2007
Why Mary Day chose Cartagena
We were on holiday in the area and loved the beach front promenade in Los Urrutias. There was a run down house for sale right on the water, five yards from the front gate to the sand, and no road to cross! We took a deep breath and embarked on the purchase and complete renovation of the house.
What makes this House unique
The roof terrace that we added now takes advantage of the great unobstructed view over the beach, Mar Menor and islands, and no one walking past knows that you're there! The extended family, including our two grown up sons, go there as much as we can, but in between our visits, our house has proved to be popular with couples and small groups who want a non-tourist location with no noisy beach front bars, whilst not being in the middle of nowhere. If you want a dip in the Mar Menor, you don't have to pack anything for the trip - you just walk out the door and you're there!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Brilliant stay again
Second visit to Casa Maria, was not disappointed.
Thoroughly enjoyed our Holiday here again, would highly recommend.
A Lovely Holiday Home..... Beach on your door step... very quiet and
tranquil... Thank you..
perfect beachside house
The owner Mary Day always replied promptly to our e-mails and her advice and directions on how to drive there were invaluable. The house was spotless and the rooftop area is the best we have ever had. There are many other beaches around and taking the train from los Nientos station to Cartagena only takes 1/2 hour (easy parking in the station car park).
Lovely sea front property would have given it five stars if there was sun beds
The property was in a good position for local shops and bars could stay with out a car would be nice to have sun beds the only done side was we were asked for a 67€ cleaning charge when we arrived which we did not know about
Excellent wee house. We loved our holiday.
Great location. Lovely village and people.
Thank you for your kind words, Colin. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We always like to welcome back repeat visitors, so hope you will be our guests again soon. Best wishes, Mary
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This was an area of Spain we had not visited so this year we decided to take a look at it. We enjoy self-catering, and we really do self-cater, so a fully equipped kitchen is critical. This holiday there was to be just two of us so wanted one (double) bedroomed accommodation. Casa Maria matched our criteria and had the added benefit of being on the front line, literally just off the beach, with a large solarium, accessed via spiral stair, in addition to a patio at the front of the property. The property also has a large lounge which could accommodate more guests if necessary which we used for our evening meal, after the sun had gone down.
We woke each morning to the sun rising over La Manga with Heron and Egrets “breakfasting” just in front of us. The weather the first two days permitted us to have breakfast on the roof with the dramatic view and warm sun. We were out exploring from early morning until late at night but anyone wanting a more relaxing break would be able to enjoy the patio and solarium to the maximum as the solarium is in the sun the whole day. Los Urutias is a quiet village with a couple of shops selling the basics and a few bars and restaurants. We shopped at Lidl and Consum in Los Alcazares a 10 minute drive away, they are next door to each other so very convenient.
The location was perfect for us, good road links, enabling us to get to Cartagena and Murcia which were both enjoyable to visit for the architecture and history, they also have good shopping areas. Our real delight was the countryside and wild flowers which were in abundance, the old road to Puerto de Mazarron from Cartagena was very picturesque but the highlight of our holiday were our visits to Calablanque! La Manga is all high rise, from the road, but reportedly has beaches on both the Mar Menor and Med, though apart from a visit to Punta Risi and Cabo de Palos (opposite ends of the strip) we did not have time to explore further.
Our holiday was a great experience and the week was not long enough to see all there is in the area, with Casa Maria providing a comfortable home to return to at the end of each enjoyable day. Michael and Mary were very helpful, providing information by phone and e-mail prior to and after booking. They arranged for our meet and greet at the property, which was very efficient and helpful as Mary (one based in Spain) had a lot of local knowledge and Michael and Mary were swift to refund the “damage deposit” almost before we arrived home.
Thank you for your nice review.
Calblanque is a favourite day out for us too. Even some locals seem not to have heard of it! The tracks within the park are quite rough, but it's worth the effort. Out of season, the lovely beaches are pretty much deserted, and on a breezy day the waves are quite a contrast to the tranquility of the Mar Menor.
5 metres from beach!
21km from Murcia airport. 106km from Alicante airport. 115km from Ferry port - Alicante. 5km from Railway station - Los Nietos.
Recommend trips to La Manga and the historic towns of Cartegena and Murcia are within easy reach.