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Completely refurbished 2015 3 x twin bedroom detached villa in beautiful gardens

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached villa in an enviable location, ideal for families or adults. Guests receive discounted sports rates.

Sleeping 6 to 7 people, this 3 twin bedroom, two bathroom, detached villa is in the desirable, peaceful location of El Rancho at La Manga Club. It was completely modernised and refurbished to the highest standard in 2015.

The villa is ideal for both a family holiday or an adults only trip. Set in tranquil, landscaped gardens, with a large expanse of grass perfect for children to play safely on,this traditional style, 2 storey villa is air-conditioned throughout. The entrance area has a WC/cloakroom and leads to a spacious comfortable lounge/dining room with high ceiling and 2 contemporary paddle fans. The recently fitted wood burner provides additional heating and a cosy feel for any winter visitors. In keeping with the style of El Rancho (the stables), the wooden beams in the vaulted ceiling add character and retains a link with the past. Light coloured floor tiles and dark leather sofas provide a luxurious tone. The lounge has a TV with a great selection of TV channels, a DVD player and a few games (Scrabble, Bananagrams, cards etc). The property also has free WIFI. The dining area opens to stylish fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, hob and oven, extractor fan, lots of traditional terracotta earthenware, plenty of cutlery and crockery) with ample storage in high gloss walnut coloured and cream units, granite work surfaces, cream wall tiles.

Patio doors lead from the lounge to a large terrace with table and chairs for 6, an inbuilt BBQ and has great views over the Mar Menor and surrounding landscape. A large wooden dining table with chairs comfortably seats six and a retractable awning provides welcome shade above. There is an external staircase leading to a further roof terrace, which boasts stunning views of the nearby pool and gardens - the ideal place to catch the last rays of the sun in the evening. Both terraces have surrounding walls with inset wooden rails, thus providing good safety for children (If required, there is also the facility to use a child gate to restrict children reaching the upper terrace). Downstairs there are 3 generous bedrooms (one of which is en-suite with very large rainfall shower) each with 2 single beds and built in wardrobes, and in the third bedroom there is the option to have an additional bed to sleep the seventh person if required. There is also a large family bathroom, beautifully tiled. Each bathroom has a hairdryer. The light and airy master bedroom benefits from patio doors which open onto a small terrace and the villa's front garden. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens with bougainvillea, palm and citrus trees, the villa is a stone’s throw from the nearest swimming pool (pool 3 - guests at El Rancho have a choice of 9 pools). Bellaluz Plaza contains a few shops including a very well stocked supermarket, restaurants and bar and is a short walk away. All the resorts main facilities are within walking distance. As guests of the villa you can enjoy reduced rates (50%) for golf and tennis. Our management company are easily contactable and can arrange additional services such as taxi's, babysitting, supermarket shop for your arrival, provide high chairs etc.

La Manga Club and the Mar Menor offer many other activities such as bicycle hire, scuba diving on a marine reserve, kite surfing, water-skiing, wind surfing, boat hire, go-karting, hill walking; as well as superb beaches which are safe for children. Further afield are the cities of Murcia and Cartagena which both offer fantastic restaurants and shops as well as many places of historical interest.

More Details

Property Manager
Gill Baxter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Gill Baxter

Hi, I've been visiting La Manga Club for 30 years, ever since my parents bought the villa. Time marches on and Dad sold the villa to my husband and I in 2014 - I couldn't bear to see it go and we both love the villa and all La Manga Club and the surrounding areas have to offer. We are fairly new to the rental business, so aim to be flexible and listen to what our guests want and comment on. Please get in touch if you want any general or specific information. We have a great management company so I'm sure anything you need can be arranged. If the dates in the calendar don't work for you, give me a call because if we can accommodate you we will. Thanks.

We currently live near Wimborne in Dorset and usually visit our villa twice a year for a great holiday and rest.

Gill Baxter purchased this villa in 2014

Why Gill Baxter chose Cartagena

La Manga Club has so much to offer everyone: families with young children or teenagers, adults, sporty and active people or those who just want to enjoy the sun and a good book. We're a mixture of all those things so it's ideal for us. Off the resort you can find the 'real' Spain easily, from the village of Los Belones just a mile or so away to the fishing village of Cabo de Palos which is 3 miles away towards the Strip (a long sand spit with fantastic beaches). Cartagena and Murcia are of immense historical interest and offer everything large towns have. We love to travel to different places in the world but have always enjoyed holidays at El Rancho in our villa.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is part of the El Rancho (ER) community and set in lovely, and recently re-landscaped gardens, giving a feeling of space and privacy. There are 9 community pools and so you can always joint in the fun or find a quiet area to relax or swim. The ER owners take pride in their community and this is evident in the care taken both inside and outside the properties. The roads are very quiet and have plenty of parking spaces. Although all the ER properties are similar in terms of style they vary in layout. Our villa is arranged over 2 floors and the bedrooms are all accessible from an internal staircase. We have 2 large terrace areas, the largest facing out towards to Mar Menor and the other overlooking the gardens. Both are quite private and provide ample opportunity for both shade and sun.


Cartagena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No candles inside the villa please.
  • Please don't take inside furniture/cushions etc outside.
  • Villa loungers/cushions should remain at the villa.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet , This room is between the ground and 1st floor off the stairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large family bathroom, brand new tiles, fixtures & fittings
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite, large walk in shower, double basins - super room!
  • All three rooms have been completely replaced with new toilets, sinks, showers etc. The en-suite has a silver/grey/granite colour scheme with a large walk in watefall shower. The family bathroom is a natural warm beige with autumnal coloured small mosaic decorative tiles. Shaving sockets and hairdryers are in each bathroom, along with heated towel rails. All three rooms have large mirrors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , With en-suite, patio doors, ceiling fan, built in wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With built in wardrobes, remote controlled ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , With built in wardrobes, remote controlled ceiling fan
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The 3 large bedrooms each have 2 single beds, plenty of built in wardrobe space, air-conditioning and remote controlled ceiling fans with lights. All are on the ground floor, a short staircase leads down from the entrance door. If you are 7 in your party we can provide an additional bed in the large 3rd bedroom for an extra charge. The recent refurbishment includes new curtains and bed throws/cushions and bed linen. Each room has a slightly different colour scheme. If you have a baby we have a travel cot available for your use. As part of the refurbishment we created a small utility room to house the washing machine and cleaning equipment. This room can be found off Bedroom 3, behind a proper bedroom door.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: As part of the refurbishment we have opened up the kitchen into the dining room, allowing a more open plan feel to the living/dining area. As the person who does most of the cooking in our family I appreciate not being shut in the kitchen away from everyone else! Outside: The landscaped gardens are a particular feature, offering a safe, beautiful area in which children can play, adults can shelter under the trees from the sun and offer privacy from the villas opposite. The gardens have recently been given extra attention with new planting, additional trees and shrubs. Because El Rancho has these lovely outside spaces the area seems quieter and less crowded than other areas of the Club. Our villa is near 3 of the 9 El Rancho pools and guests tend to use the pool adjacent to their villa meaning there is no over crowding. The villa has a built in BBQ on the large terrace. Patio furniture is provided and sun loungers with straw sun shades can be found near the pools. There is plenty of car parking space with bays at the front of the El Rancho villas. Utility Room: A small utility room can be found off the third bedroom on the ground floor. The washing machine is here along with the usual cleaning equipment. The space is useful for storage of suitcases and beach equipment, Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Air-conditioning, bathroom towels and beach towels, linen and an arrival and exit clean are included in the weekly price. If your booking is longer than 10 days a mid-stay laundry charge is included. Other: This Spring's refurbishment includes new tiles & lighting throughout, new kitchen, leather sofas, curtains, a fixed outside awning over the terrace table. In fact just about everything new that we can manage to do in the time available.


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Completely refurbished 2015 3 x twin bedroom detached villa in beautiful gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I have coming to la Manga Club for over 30 years and this is one of the best properties I have stayed in. Very well presented and all the mod cons. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear! It's our "other home" so we've put thought and effort in making it a good place to be for ourselves as well as our guests so it's so nice to read your review.We look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 5 of 5

Property is up to date & well equipped all round. We had a great stay & would thoroughly recommend. Any correspondence or queries quickly dealt with by Gill & La Manga 4 U.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, perfectly located and ideal for a quiet family break.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

The house was very stylish and comfortable. It had everything we needed and the surroundings were also very well looked after.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Fabulous villa in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This villa exceeded all our expectations! All the rooms were extremely spacious and well appointed. It is decorated throughout to a high standard yet is extremely comfortable. The views from the terrace across to La Manga are fantastic. To the rear is an area of beautiful gardens with 2 of the community pools just a stones throw away. The resort is extremely well maintained and was very quiet at the time of our visit. I would highly recommend this villa and resort and we will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Villa and a great place to stay. Easy walking distance to the main centres in La Manga club with the bars, restaurants and shops. The villa has all the amenities that you need and with the washing machine we had far more clothes than needed. Supermarkets on-site are very good and there is more available from the bigger ones on the way to Mar Menor, which has a nice harbour and some very good fish restaurants. Unfortunately didn’t get to use the BBQ due to the wind.

We didn’t try the pools or beaches as the weather was against us but on site the pools look nice and the beach at Mar Cristal looked nice. The restaurants on site we tried (Dante’s, La Barra, Meat Point) were all good and the Scotsman pub in Belaluz village had a welcome happy hour! As keen runners it was easy to run round the site and do some longer runs along Mar Menor and out towards the beaches. As it was March and unfortunately not great weather (we didn’t expect blazing sunshine all day every day) the villa can get a bit chilly so I would recommend some warm clothes and slippers for the tiled floor, but the air con heaters are ok at keeping it sufficiently warm.

All in all a very pleasant stay and will definitely consider staying again! Gill was also very helpful and quick to answer questions.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you had a good trip, thanks for the review. Yes, I agree, take slippers, socks etc for the cold months of the year as Spain can get chilly. Although the air conditioner units do a good job of heating we recognised that for those few weeks of the year when the temperature really drops something else is needed. So, we installed a log burning stove in the upstairs lounge. It's efficient, quiet and safe and logs can be bought by the bag at the local harware store. I look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Regards, Gill
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
San Javier, Murcia
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
La Calle (the Cove)


There are 3 main beach areas nearby. One, over the hill behind the villa and down a winding track of a road to a scenic cove with restaurant. This is perhaps my favourite, not large but very pretty. Another is out of the resort along the La Manga Strip. Take your pick of long stretches of fine sand and warm water. The Mar de Crystal is a very large enclosed (by the La Manga sand spit) area of sea, ideal for children as it is shallow a good way out and very gentle. It is advisable to drive to the beaches.


Easyjet and Ryanair fly to the nearest airport, San Javier, Murcia - only an easy 40 minutes drive away. Various car hire companies service the airport. Alternatively a return taxi will cost about €90. Alicante airport is about an hours drive up the coast.


Los Belones, a typical Spanish village is just off the resort. There is a busy weekly market, restaurants and shops, including an excellent Bodega! Cabo de Palos, a fishing village about 3 miles off the resort has some great restaurants alongside the waterfront. Further on, up the strip you will find various plazas with shops and restaurants. Cartagena is a 30 minute drive away and offers modern shops alongside historical places of interest.

Further Details:

Bellaluz Plaza is only a short walk away. Stroll through the gardens to the supermarket in Bellaluz for your fresh bread for breakfast. Have a simple meal in the Bistro when you're too tired to cook, or pop along with the children for an afternoon ice cream treat. La Manga Club has a wonderful variety of restaurants and you don't have to drive to them. There's a bank, pharmacy, clothes shops etc. You can hire bikes, go on escorted rides. Scuba dive from Cabo de Palos. Climb Lion Mountain. Cartagena with it's historical interest, as well as brilliant shopping opportunities, is only half an hours drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $197.08

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, but if we can be flexible we will. During non-peak periods long weekends/shorter breaks can be considered. If early or late check-in or check-out is requested we will try to accomodate, I would however ask for an extra £20. This would be used as part of an Christmas bonus to the Management Company for their flexibility.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on a week's rent. If we agree on a different number of days for your rental we will work it out on a pro-rata basis.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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