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Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Pool And Gardens, El Divino

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Pool facing penthouse apartment in Los Alcazares, Murcia, Walking Distance To Beach, Restaurants and Amenities

Attractive penthouse apartment with roof terrace on one of the most popular complexes in Los Alcázares, offering 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living /dining room and pool facing balcony. The Divino complex is a gated development which is only a few minutes from the Mercadona plaza with its wide selection of international restaurants, shops and bars and it is also less than 10 minutes walk to the sandy beaches of the Mar Menor and a beautiful marine promenade. Los Alcázares is ideally situated for Murcia airport, with a taxi to town costing around 10€, so if you want a really relaxing and car free holiday, this is for you! You can save on the cost of car rental yet, if you decide to explore, there is a good bus service to the historical cities of Cartagena and Murcia. The Mar Menor is the largest sea lagoon in Europe, offering safe bathing, many water activities and beautiful views. Low cost flights are easily available for both Murcia (5 mins) and Alicante (50 mins) airports.


Owner
Mary Sheehan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

About Mary Sheehan

I decided to buy a holiday &, perhaps, future retirement home, in Spain as I normally live in Ireland, enjoying beautiful scenery, but really missing the sun in winter. I love Spain, but, in spite of my attempts, haven't been able to learn much of the language yet so really needed to be on the coast where more English is spoken.

Why Mary Sheehan chose Cartagena - Mar Menor

I decided to buy on the Spanish Meditteranean coast as I was looking for good all year round temperatures, walking distance to a beach, a friendly atmosphere with a cosmopolitan feel, lots of facilities and good airport access. After doing a lot of research & viewings, I came across Los Alcázares and. for me, it has turned out to be my bit of paradise! I chose this apartment because it is on a very well tended gated development with lovely pools, yet walking distance to the picturesque Mar Menor sea and also to lots of restaurants and shops. This was 10 years ago and I'm still as happy with my decision now as I was then and find Los Alcázares an ideal place to relax, being very peaceful & geared to family tourism rather than charter holidays.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is convenient for everything - sea, shops, restaurants, airport and even the big city of Cartagena with great shopping and historical monuments is only 15 minutes away. You can also get boat trips across to La Manga from the neighbouring town of Santiago de la Ribera, so there really is something for everyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This flat is really convenient. We had a great time, the kids really enjoyed the lovely pool and we had lots of good nights in the busy plaza nearby where there's lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. It was our first time in Los Alcazares but we'll certainly be back. J. Connell.



Comfortable and great location! Liked Los Alcázares a lot - the beaches and marine promenade are really picturesque and we were spoiled for choice with restaurants. We also ventured to Cartagena and took the tourist bus to explore the Roman amphitheatre, art nouveau buildings etc. so didn't just laze round the pool! Can really recommend this apartment for views, convenience and comfort. Looking forward to returning! Anne Manhas.
May 2009
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Amenities

Los Alcázares Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with bath, WC bidet and sink. Shower room with shower, WC, bidet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Sofa bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outside: The roof top terrrace offers sun beds for private sun bathing and the spacious communal garden and pool area is ideal for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and properties are cleaned before arrival. Extra cleaning is available if required during the stay, at an additional cost.

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average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Very clean, great location.

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We had a great time, loved having two bathrooms especially as we had our two young boys with us. Lovely evenings having dinner on the balcony overlooking the pool and also perfect location for strolling to the beach and the lovely local restaurants. Great wifi and English tv if you want it. Great roof top solarium which was fab for drying the few bits of washing that I did. Hazel was very helpful and lovely. We have already decided to go next year :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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good clean property in a great location

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in this property for 10 nights at the end of July 2016. It was clean and comfortable and in a fabulous location only a few minutes walk from the bars, restaurants and shops. The beach is only a 10 -15 minute walk away so there is plenty to see and do here without the need of a car.

There are 2 swimming pools on the gated complex which you can use, they are large, clean and well maintained although they do have a lot of rules which was a little annoying. many are to ensure its safe and clean and to keep pests away i.e.no food allowed etc...but some seem silly (I was told I must tie my hair up before getting in the pool, its only shoulder length!)

The apartment was good for its price, its on the top floor so great views and you can sunbathe on the roof terrace.(take into consideration all the steps to get up to the apartment though, especially in the heat!) the bed was very comfortable and the rooms were clean and well furnished. my only gripe was with the shower room. the shower was tiny and tired looking and the shower head kept sliding down to face the wall so we shared the other bathroom in the end, that's fine if there is only a couple of you but not so great if there are 4 of you!

all in all very pleased.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great holiday and were happy with the apartment. We were not aware of the problem of the shwoer and thank you for bringing it to our attention so we could sort it out. While it is a bit of a hassle having to tie your hair up in the pool, the community of owners takes great pride in having the pools immaculate with sparkling clear water and this is one of the rules that ensures this is the case. I do understand it may appear silly when you have shoulder length hair but I assume the idea is that if it is long enough to tie back, then it should be tied back and it can be difficult to decide the cut off point otherwise. In any case, I'm pleased you had a good time and hope to see you again in the future.
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5

Our fab holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very clean apartment and very well located. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very private and secluded apartment

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is accurately described in a gated complex, which is pretty and very well maintained including the two pool areas. The apartment was spacious, very clean and well laid out with everything we needed. The balcony overlooks the pool and is well screened by large palms making it a private area for relaxing. We particularly enjoyed breakfast on the balcony each morning of our stay. Some of the outside furniture is worn but it did not detract from the overall appearance of the apartment. Whilst we didn't use the roof terrace it was a delightful area for those who enjoy sunbathing. During our stay in September it was quiet and relaxing, both around the apartment and the pool. Whilst the double bed was not the most comfortable we had stayed in, having mentioned this to the Agent we understand it has now been replaced. The Agent met us on arrival at the main gate and showed us around the apartment making it an easy start to a very enjoyable holiday. She was very helpful during our stay and since we returned and we consider we had good service. We would definitely recommend it to a friend or relative and have already booked to return in a few weeks time.

There were a variety of eating places in the Square within five minutes walk, but we preferred the waterfront bars and restaurants an easy ten/fifteen minutes walk away.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good holiday and am pleased to confirm that both the double bed and mattress, as well as the balcony furniture, have now been renewed. I look forward to seeing you both again in a few days time!
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OK

  • 2 of 5

The location was very good. The pools were very clean and well looked after. The apartment was ok but lacking in various areas. A pot in the kitchen had a handle missing so was dangerous to use in the oven. The table and chairs on the balcony were scruffy and old and made stable by the use of a peg.. Two sunbeds on the roof terrace were broken.The table in the lounge had trim missing .iThe place just seems unloved. A lot of things need replacing such as the bed in the double bedroom .Very noisy and creaky. The managment were very lapsidasical and not organised no reply to emails etc. Late to pick keys up so we left them with taxi driver.Perhaps the owner needs to go over and sort this place out.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the apartment, Rachel, and I take on board your comments about the apartment itself. I would like to point out that it is being partially refurbished this year (it was completely repainted inside before summer) and some of the furniture has now been replaced since your visit, specifically the balcony furniture and the mattress on the main bed. Given that the local furniture shop delivers immediately, I could have advanced the delivery of the new items if you had mentioned you were unhappy. Regarding the sun beds, you do not mention there were 2 brand new top quality sunbeds (bought May this year), as well as 2 others in good condition (new last year). I will get the cleaner to check the 2 older ones as I was not aware they were broken and will obviously replace them if they are damaged. I do try to reply to emails as quickly as possible and apologise for any delays in your case. Regarding keys, there was obviously a misunderstanding as I went to the main gate at the time arranged and,, when I didn’t see you,, phoned your mobile a number of times but got no response. However, as your “taxi driver” is actually the gentleman associated with my company who handed you over the keys when you arrived and is fully authorised to both give and collect keys for this apartment, he phoned me and confirmed he had the keys. I feel your comments are rather misleading in this respect, giving the impression that you had to leave the keys with an unknown “taxi driver”, rather than one I had personally organised for you who is an authorised keyholder. I would like to assure prospective clients that the furniture issues mentioned have been resolved and that I take guests’ comfort very seriously. I have an office close to the apartment where I am easily contactable during their stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Murcia
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Plaza 525
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Roda Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Torre Pacheco
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Cartagena-Alicante
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
los Alcazares
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Mar Menor is less than 5 minutes walk from the apartment and offers safe bathing and sandy beaches. All the beaches in Los Alcázares have the EU Blue flag distinction for cleanliness and services. The beaches also have many play areas for children and beach cafés for adults and kids alike!

Travel:

The nearest airport is Murcia which is 5 minutes drive away, although Alicante, a 50 minute drive away by motorway, is also convenient.

Distances:

The historical city of Cartagena is 15 minutes drive south from Los Alcázares and offers a wide variety of cultural activities, impressive architecture and historical monuments, including an important Roman amphitheatre. There is also a busy shopping centre with innumerable shops, restaurants and tapas bars to explore. Murcia, the capital city of the region, is 30 minutes inland by car and has a water park, Nature Park and a beautiful old town centre with a magnificent Cathedral.

Further Details:

From the apartment, you can walk to the Mercadona plaza in less than 5 minutes and here you have a large supermarket, banks, restaurants, bars and many small shops. There is an excellent street market on both Tuesday and Saturday mornings, while for the sports minded, Los Alcazares has a sailing school with many water activities and a number of golf courses nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Los Alcázares Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$542
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$387
 
 
Low season
Oct 2 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$361
 
 
Mid season 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$387
 
 
High Season 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$542
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The standard booking procedure is 100 pounds non-refundable deposit to be paid at the time of booking, with the remainding abbount to be paid on arrival. A meet and greet service is available from Murcia airport if required at a cost of 15 euros each way.
Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. While departure times are normally 11 a.m. and arrival 4pm. This can be adapted if there is not a same day changeover.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Rentals may also be done for daily rates, with a minimum of 4 nights. Air conditioning is metered, otherwise all other costs are included in the price quoted.

Holidaymakers pay an initial deposit of 100 pounds and the remainder + security deposit in cash on arrival or by bank transfer 2 weeks before arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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