2 Bedrooms, En Suite Bathrooms - Air Con, Sat TV, Wifi, No Hidden Add On Fees.
About Mike Hare
Ola..and Welcome to our Little Oasis on the Costa Calida coastline overlooking the Mar Menor. My wife Jean, and I had always wanted a 'Place in the Sun' and 13 years ago an opportunity arose for us to see that wish through, with the purchase of Miradores del Puerto, followed 2 years later by Marinesco 2. We immediately were attracted to the area by the convenience of a 2.5 hour flight, the cosiness of landing at a small but very efficient airport at San Javier - and more importantly the apartment, its positioning and the surroundings, it just felt right. We have tried to make each of our place's a 'home from home' thinking about what would be the perfect place to stay in if we were having a break abroad - and hopefully over the years of us owning them, we would like to think we have done so. Enjoy the description and pictures - we hope to hear from you soon.
Mike Hare purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Mike Hare chose San Javier
Home from Home - it has everything without having to make sacrifices because your not at home. Free Wifi & Satellite TV with UK and full Sky & BT Sports TV if you want it and all you need to keep up with your favourite 'Soap' Complimentary Welcome Pack - Free use of High Chair, Cot and even a Buggy to make use of for the little one's No extra charge for additional Linen, when using the Sofabed - En Suite Bathroom attached to the Master Bedroom plus a full size Bathroom for the other guests. No Hidden or Add On Charges. 5 minutes to a choice of Beaches - Good Food - whether you are eating al fresco on the balcony or dining out - Nice drinks which will definitely not cost you an 'arm and a leg' - And ...there is always some good company around.
What makes this Apartment unique
It was the thought of waking up each morning with that sun shining - opening up the double sliding doors/windows on any of the rooms, and walking out onto the full length balcony and thinking...'This is the life' looking out over the pools and the landscaped gardens. Shower, dressed for the sunshine and 5 minutes later, your on a beach with miles of golden sand looking out to the Med or the cosiness and privacy of the Mar Menor and its shallow warm waters. Every convenience is at your finger tips, large modern supermarket, some nice laid back bars, and an array of cosmopolitan restaurants all set against the back drop of sun, sea and a lovely marina.
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I’ve stayed at this apartments several times, and will be booking another stay later in the year.
It’s ideally situated for the beach, Mar Menor and Mediterranean, cafes, restaurants and the large supermarket.
The apartment is tastefully furnished, two good bathroom, one had a super new walk in shower.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for cooking a meal, the new fridge freezer is large enough to keep all your food.
Once again - So pleased that we were able to meet all your expectations, and really pleased the very latest bathroom refurbishments pleased you.
I am also pleased to say the surrounding area is becoming more in demand for new and exciting restaurants and bars, allowing more businesses to open all year round and emphasising the popularity of the marina and "The La Manga Strip"
Really looking forward to welcoming you back later in the year.
An amazing apartment with everything you could ever need
Before we ever began our trip Mike sent us much information on our up and coming stay which we were most grateful for.
We arrived to a spotlessly clean apartment hot water had been turned on so we were already to begin our 2 month winter stay. January and February
There was under floor heating which was amazing it kept us snug and warm throughout our stay.
The surroundings of the apartment were kept to a very high standard in fact the two gardeners never stopped working to make the grounds in pristine condition.
We were only 5 minutes from the amazing Med on one side and the Mar menor or the other. Also 5 minutes from a lovely Marina we had many many walks to both.
we wish whoever stays at the apartment we wish you a very happy time.
Thank you for the positive feedback based on your 2 month "Winter" stay at the apartment at Marinesco 2 on the Tomas Maestre Marina, 13km up the "La Manga Strip".
So pleased the apartment meet your expectation, especially after our most recent investment in making the bathroom's, second to none. That underfloor heating is a real treat especially in the bathrooms in the cooler months.
The area is quite in the Winter/Spring months but it is great to get out and explore the hidden gems of the Costa Calida, making use of the Information Pack I would send out to all guests no matter how long or short a period they are staying.
Thank you for the long term stay in January and February and I really do hope that I can welcome you once again in the near future. M
Well worth a visit
The apartment faces north north west so the sun is elusive in November but the apartment is warm, cosy and very comfortable. The walks around the area are beautiful and we found plenty to do despite it being a quiet this time of year. The supermarket is handy (Supercor) and there is a Spar supermarket just over the bridge. It is a typically Spanish area but many different languages can be heard. As we used to live in Spain it was good to be able to use some of the language we are in danger of forgetting! We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. The apartment is a delight and very clean and the heated bathroom floors were wonderful first thing in the morning. Mike (the owner) was very helpful when I stupidly booked the wrong year - thank you Mike!
Thank you so much for your feedback which we really value as without our guest's comments we would not be in a position to review our offering and where ever possible keep adding to it to ensure every experience is FIVE STARS - and we welcome you back for that experience once again in the near future - and once again we ARE ADDING to that Five Star with further substantial investment. As of Week Commencing 26 November for 2 weeks, we are going to be really busy investing into both full size bathrooms with complete refurbs including, a King Size Walk-In Shower, complete Re-tile, New Hand Sinks and New Vanity Units - plus as pointed out above the joy of underfloor heating - luxury in the cooler nights and early mornings. All this PLUS we have now added in Beach Towels - No Extra Charge and a Portable Griddle to use outdoors on the large sun balcony for your Al Fresco Barbie Dining - Again at No Extra Cost.
This has to be one of the best equipped and best valued apartments not only in and around the Tomas Maestre Marina but on the La Manga Strip.
Having stayed once before at this apartment it has everything you need tv wi fi if required lovely apartment with washing machine dishwasher cooker and hob lovely balcony overlooking a beautiful pool we were in it every day five minute walk to supacor a well stocked supermarket and a handy little bar next to it to stop for a drink about a 15 to 20 minute walk to the marina with lots of restsurants either side and two or three restaurants just round the corner from the apartment bus stop within easy reach for trips up the la Manga strip for a few hours out and the ferry is only about a 20 minute walk to go over to Ribera where there is a good market every Wednesday morning till about 2 o’clock and another just round corner from the apartment Saturday mornings the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of five is we found like another review the beds and pillows uncomfortable but guess this is personal preference as prefer softer mattress and pillows but in saying that the bed in the main bedfroom is a massive king size and two good size single beds also two excellent bathrooms and a lovely hot shower to die for all in all a fantastic holiday with great weather
June - Many thanks, for a very comprehensive review of the apartment and the area of the "La Manga Strip" and the Tomas Maestra Marina. We are pleased that you and another recent review brought up the fact of the mattresses on the Super King Size Bed is quite hard and the pillows were not brilliant. Without our guests honest feedback we would not be in a position to take this on board and rectify where possible.
I am pleased to say, that I am visiting the apartment at the end of September and top of the list will be the replacement of mattresses and pillows - ensuring that all guests in future have a comfortable and relaxed sleep whilst making use of the apartment facilities.
Therefore all guests visiting after September 2018 can be assured our usual 5 Star feedback is maintained.
Great accommodation and location
Lovely time and very comfortable can’t wait to return. O let one fault lol
The key to the main apartment block door very trickery. Everyone was having the same problem so it’s obviosly the lock not the key.
Thank you for taking the time to review you and your families recent stay at the apartment at Marinesco 2.
It is always appreciated when our guests take the time to feedback their thoughts - as with out this feedback we would not be in a position to maintain and where necessary improve the service and standards we offer.
Therefore I have noted the comment reference main key to the apartment block and will ensure the management property company who look after the overall external maintenance are made aware of this.
So good to read you are returning and I have taken the opportunity to block off the dates in 2020 already.
To others who are considering booking this lovely apartment which is so well situated for the marina, restaurants, beaches etc we would suggest booking and placing your deposit as soon as possible via HomeAway
Lovely Comfortable Apartment
Mike was very helpful prior to our stay, quickly answering our questions and the option of late check out on last day was very welcome as we had a 10pm flight!
Bob was very helpful on the drive from the airport to the apartment giving us information and tips of where to go.
The apartment is a good size for four people, clean and well looked after.
The kitchen is very well equipped with clean, well maintained appliances. The only negative was a slight lack of worktop; we managed and it was fine for what we needed, but I suspect if would be a challenge to cook a proper meal in there.
A decent size balcony area with a good size table, side table and 6 chairs.
We found the beds and pillows uncomfortable, but that's personal preference - as no-one else has commented, it may just be us!
A good addition would be a couple of sunbeds to take down to the pool area rather than just chairs and maybe some pool/beach towels. We bought airbeds which were more comfortable than the chairs, but sunbeds would have been even better.
The pool was large and warm, clean and attended to regularly with lots of natural shade around the grassy area plus some fixed umbrellas. We had no problem finding a shady spot at all different times of the day. We found it was busy from about 11-2.30/3pm then again from about 6pm as many went for siesta.
The "sea" was warm - we swam across from the apartment rather than from the beach where there are steps down to get into the water. It became deep at one point then shallower again so we were only out of our depth for a short time.
It was nice to not have to hire a car this year as everything we needed was walking distance from the apartment.
The supermarket was big and a bonus it was so close.
There is a good choice of restaurants but oddly most offer very similar menus - pizza, pasta mainly! So we found ourselves returning to our favourites a few times and trying different meals there. There are also two very nice Indians, but no Chinese unfortunately.
Overall a very enjoyable relaxing holiday, thank you very much.
Many thanks for your positive feedback - and for comprehensive breakdown. We really do appreciate a personal view as without this we would not be in a position to maintain and upgrade where necessary. The beauty of the kitchen is it is separate and stand alone, yet convenient for the dining areas, be it eating al fresco on the large balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens and pools as well as the indoor space. As owners we stay for a block of 4 - 5 weeks each year and tend to do a considerable amount of cooking in the apartment - however, we are seriously considering putting a "Breakfast Bar" along one wall which will add to the preparation area available.
Over the years we have supplied sunbeds, but because of the popularity and usage of the apartment they do tend to be prone to a considerable amount of "wear n' tear" and have found a good solution are the beach chairs which are a low lying chair with varying back positions which are easy to carry and ideal for the beach or by the pool. I am pleased to say beach towels will be supplied going forward.
Thank you once again for taking the time to create a review with some great constructive feedback.
The La Manga Strip is 22Km of land which juts out from the Costa Calida coast and creates the South west surround of the Mar Menor (Little Sea). With in the province of Murcia, it boasts 322 days of sunshine a year, and therefore one of the mildest climates of Spain. This has resulted in the name Coast Calida - 'The Warm Coast'.
The strip at its narrowest point is 100 metres wide and at its widest is 1.5km, with 44km of beaches, the protected bays and coves are on he Mar Menor side with the water boasting temperatures of approximately +4 degrees higher than its counter part, The Mediterranean - with the marina being some 18km along the strip.
Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Caravaca dela Cruz present most of the history in the region, with Murcia being the home to the 600 year old Santa Maria Cathedral - the highest in Spain. Cartagena is an exceptionally beautiful city with Roman and Byzantine battlements visible to the public and walking tours can be arranged if requested.
Other Activities: Go Karting - Bird Sanctury - Great Markets Daily. Ferry across Mar Menor
Golf: With in 30 minutes you can be playing one of the 3 famous courses at The exclusive La Manga Club with an array of famous Who's Who of the sporting world, and the first choice of many continental football teams Winter training and pre-season training camps.
Further a field there are some great Polaris World/Jack Nicolas Golf courses at Mar Menor, Hacienda Requelmie and La Torre - all with very reasonably priced Green fees.