Stayed for a week in September with family and friends. absolutely loved the villa and everything was absolutely spotless. Martin and Dawn are amazing hosts and are very welcoming (The Paella night was great fun !!) La Murada's bars and eateries are brilliant and also very welcoming. Thoroughly recommended !!!
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We are a group of 11 ladies aged 23-62 who have just returned from a weekend at Finca Amanecer and would definately recommend it. The villa was spotless, had great accommodations, pool and outdoor living area's. It's 20 minutes walk into the town which has some great tapas bars and a very, very good Indian restaurant. The Sunday market was very good and although we struggled with the language we met some lovely locals who were all very welcoming. Martin, who owns the villa was very helpful and accommodating. We used suntransfers who were also really good the driver (sorry can't remember his name!) was english and very knowledgeable about the local area. We loved the pool area and spent a lot of time chilling in the sun. The only criticism we had was the local alarm clocks - cockerals!!! There were quite a few however they added to the spanish rural feel! If you are looking for somewhere not to far from the airport which is clean, spacious and comfortable with an authentic feel and good facilities this place is great!!!
Thanks Martin, we loved it and had a great time!!!
Village excellent for amenities, bars & market and access to other areas and beach.
Position of finca to village
Position of pool and size of finca
Owners response to fix and replace items and whole booking process.
No one to meet us on arrival
Dampness in cave, after two weeks black mould on walls and bedding. Dehumidifier supplied which had to be emptied several times a day and did not help much.
Should only be advertised as a four bed for this reason. We had two members come down with a chest infection who slept in the cave.
Pool only cleaned once in two weeks
No bed linen change in two weeks because a washing machine provided. Could have paid extra had we known to have this
Advised to check everything on arrival as the owner tried to charge us for two already damaged bar stools, which were not adequate for use by water.
Owner also tried to charge us for electric for use of a personal fan in the cave
Owner also tried to charge us for an extra guest which was wrong.
This finca is in a village and has a lot of livestock around I.e. Cockerills, dogs and goats so a little noisy early morning but you do get used to this.
The finca does have neighbours and we were made aware on our return home that they complained to the owner about us being noisy for two nights. Had we been made aware we would of respected the neighbours wishes but 2 out of 14 is not too bad.
Overall we had a lovely holiday as a family in this area of Spain
What a fantastic family holiday!
The pictures on the website don't reflect just how big this place is. The pool area is perfect for all the family. It's safe as there's a gate to stop the little ones getting down there on their own.
The air con is great, especially when it reaches 40 degrees!
The keep the cave cool and the flies out you have to have the doors closed as much as possible. Don't close the Finca door if you don't have the key though as it locks and the owner has to come out to let you in! I recommend keeping the key in the cave in a safe place.
The town is great if you like typical Spanish towns like we do. There's a really good range of tapas restaurants. All very cheap and friendly. Our favourites were Tono's for a nice 3 course evening meal and the tapas bar next to the supermarket (Tapeo?) and Bar Eloy was good for lunch.
There's a really good market on a Sunday with food and clothing etc. It's amazing how many stalls there are in what seems to be quite a small town.
There's loads of local supermarkets but the 2 best ones are in Albertera which is about 10 minutes away. Try Mercadona as it's good value and has lots of choice.
The coast is about 30 minutes away. We went to Guardamar and Torrevieja. Both busy but there's plenty of room on the beach as long as you don't mind being a bit further away from the restaurants and other amenities.
Murcia is worth a visit but don't go at 3pm like we did. 42 degrees and everything closed.
We never normally go back to the same villa but there's still plenty to visit and we are planning on coming again next year after 8 years of villa holidays in various places.
Dawn and Martin are very helpful and are always at hand if you need anything. Very relaxed and friendly.
A brilliant and very relaxing break.
We stayed here for a family holiday with our 2 teenagers ( one with autism ) and our 3 year old ... It was amazing.
The properties exceeded our expectations, there was so much space. The coolness in the cave was bliss and it was so full of character. The main house has plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. We cooked and enjoyed many meals on the terrace and in the orchard, picking our own lemons and oranges was a treat ! Externally it is well secured so we had no concerns about our 3 year old or learning disabled son escaping. The property was home away from home but with sun !!
The pool area was perfect - comfy loungers, easy to use parasols, music at the bar and sun all day long. It was great having our yen pool and being able to use it whenever we wanted.
The views of mountains and orange and lemon groves were beautiful from the house, pool, orchard and roof terrace. We loved the rural feel with the village close by.
We walked to the village and enjoyed the quiet local atmosphere. Everyone we met was very friendly and the village had all we needed, the Sunday market was great .
The area around the finca had lots to explore, our favourites were the festival at Oriheula and the mud baths at Lo Pagan, however there is so much to see we just touched the surface.
Travelling with and autistic child can be very challenging but we found the finca met his needs well. He had his own room, space for his toys, we kept his routine similar to home. He loves swimming but struggled with interacting with others in a communal pool, so having the pool to ourselves was perfect for him.
Martin and Dawn were excellent hosts, available for any queries by phone and they went outbid their way to help us find our way around La Murada. The property was spotless both inside and out.
All in all it was an excellent holiday and we hope to be back ... Thank you so much Martin and Dawn