Villa in Mar De Cristal, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain - Very Private And Peaceful Location, Close To The Beach, Favourite Holiday Area For The Spanish
About Eduardo Alvarez
We are a happily married couple with 2 children. We live in Soest where we run our own business in real estate investments.
Eduardo Alvarez purchased this Bungalow in 2006
Why Eduardo Alvarez chose Diputación de Rincón de San Ginés
When looking for a property in Spain we wanted a secure location for our young children to play, a short stroll to a save beach, more Spanish than tourists from other countries and a peaceful tranquil location. As we recently bought a three bedroom holiday home in Mar de Cristal, our "old" holiday home is available for rent.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Outside of the summer holiday the first thing you notice in the silence and tranquility. In July and August the village comes to live with families from mainly Spain but also the UK and Holland. The local beaches are fantastic the local beach on the Mar Menor is extremely quiet with lovely calm warm and safe water, even in the summer. The near by Cal Blanque beaches are in our opinion probably the best we have ever seen, this is not Spain as you would imagine. Within the village is an extremely friendly tennis club which offers great value for all the family.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Everything in this bungalow needed replacing: EVERYTHING!
I have written to Edwardo the owner for his comments but he has not had the curtesy to reply!
We have stayed in many holiday apartments/villas but this has to have been the worst we have ever stayed in.
The place was dusty and not been cleaned.
One hand towel, two small bath towels, one tea towel ( for a 16 day stay)
Only one bed had been made up for use (no extra sheets for the other two beds)
Sofa was dirty and smelly, including scatter cushions
TV instructions were insufficient to understand, we could not tune it in - we were not even sure it worked because we couldn't use it.
The oven was dirty.. we could not use it because of the fumes.
Cups, plates, dishes:
Six Large plates: only two usable the other four were chipped/cracked
Four Small plates: only two usable the other two were chipped/cracked
Three mugs: only two usable the other one chipped/cracked
Bed pillow dirty and stained/smelly
Outside chairs: only two fit for use
Was covered in bird muck and had not been cleaned/swept - it was not fit for use
The BBQ was old and rusty, totally unfit for use
The bath was slippy and dangerous when being used for a shower
No cleaning product to make any of this better.
I had to buy cleaning products, toilet rolls, toilet cleaner, washing up liquid, washing liquid - the list goes on.....
I bought mugs, a mat for the bath, tea towels, pillow covers - the list goes on ......
I washed pillows, all of the plates, cups, knives and forks, pots and pans - the apartment!
I have pictures but could not attach......
I had to give a star rating the site would not allow me to continue without:-
I have given 1 star for the hot water supply.
Lovely peaceful apartment
The apartment has everything you need for your stay plenty of cooking utensils if you don’t eat out,the bed was comfortable with plenty of choice of sheets or duvets and nice space out the front for seating in the evening sun.
The apartment is just about the right distance from the lovely pool so you don’t get to much noise ,have a dip then sit up on the sun terrace and catch the last of the sunshine.
Hopefully return again next year .
very nice bungalow, friendly keyholder, looking forward to repeat
muy buena opcion
La casa está fenomenal, bien cuidada, bien mantenida. La urbanización muy agradable y muy cerca de las preciosas playas de calblanque. Si podemos repetiremos.
Special interest holidays:
Tennis breaks organised at the excellent nearby Mar De Cristal tennis club (2-3 minute walk). Coaching can be arranged with a top quality coach at keen prices.
The beaches of the Mar Menor are just 5 minutes walk away. The beaches are very clean and safe for children. The Mar Menor itself is a natural salt water lagoon spanning some 27k long and 9km wide. It is shallow and great for bathing, water sports etc. The deepest point in the centre is a mere 7 metres. The lagoon is protected from the Mediterranean Sea by La Manga strip.
Murcia airport is 20-30 minutes away by motorway. Car hire is easy from Murcia airport or taxis can be arranged. Alicante airport is 60-90 minutes away. While car hire is advised it is not essential for the fit and able as all facilities can be accessed by walking or hiring of bikes.
The development consist villas and apartments all located around very private and secure landscaped gardens with a very large swimming pool at the centre.
There are markets in each village every day of the week but they all come together on a Sunday morning at Cabo de Palos which is a fabulous unspoilt fishing village with lovely marina and amazing seafood restaurants overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The Nature reserve and marine park of Calblanque is on 10 minutes away and offers secluded unspoilt beaches and rugged coastline.
The capitol city of Murcia is a Mecca for shops and baroque architecture and is only 40 minutes drive away.
Shops are open from 9 – 14:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00. The hours between 14:00 and 17:00 are siesta time when the Spanish enjoy their very long lunches and a snooze avoiding the hottest part of the day.
There are also 2 huge shopping complexes – 1 at Parque Mediterraneo which has a Carrefour hypermarket (Normal opening times) this is 10 minutes drive in the direction of Cartagena.
The other is Dos Mares at San Javier – 20 minutes drive and is open 365 days a year from 10:00 – 22:00 and hosts an Eroski hyper market.