The property has nearly everything we wanted. Superbly equipped kitchen. Lovely pool. UK TV for those wet Saturdays we brought with us from home. Apparently it hadn't rained in September for some years, then we turned up. Owners and helpers very attentive if anything was needed but in no way intrusive. Taxi's into Los Alcazares about 11 Euros each way so not bad. Only downside for me was the flies, but you are in a hot country and not too far from farm land so expected. A good fly repellent on top of the normal insect repellent is needed too, or go to the beach. All in all we had a very nice time. Hemmingways and Little Sicily in Los Alcazares a must.
Lovely spacious villa and an excellent pool. Easy to get to town and the beach - go to lencarnacion for food!
We really enjoyed our two month stay in Barbara’s villa. Louise the manager and Mike were at the end of our mobile phone if we needed help or information, Mike also services the pool. Louise fixed the tv so we could have English network, though with perfect weather we didn’t use it very much.
The kitchen was fully equipped with a dishwasher.Plenty of hot water for baths, showers etc. The evenings were becoming chilly later in November, so Mike called in to show us how to use the wooden pelleted fire, quite simple., lovely and warm lounge and our bedroom.
We have our own bikes to cycle on the good cycle paths, and roads, but for beaches, shopping, restaurants in Los Alcazares, Torre Pacheco and further you will need a car. We did our main weekly shop in the large supermarket Carrefours in the Meditteraneo shopping centre with its numerous shops just this side of Cartegena. La Zenia is another popular shopping centre in the opposite direction.
The beaches here are very popular with long promenades to walk and cycle on too. You do need a car though to get to these beaches.
We so enjoyed our time in Barbara’s villa and hope to book again soon.
This property is located on a small residential Estate about 10 Minutes Drive from the nearby town and beach. The property consists of 3 Bedrooms with the Master Double having Air-Con and an En-Suite. There is also another Double and Twin room with a ceiling fan but no Aircon. The large Living Room has plenty of seating, a TV and DVD as well as a well-stocked bookcase and games. The Kitchen has two big Fridge Freezers, Oven, Hob, and Dishwasher along with plenty of plates and cutlery etc. There is also a Family Bathroom with Shower.
Outside there is a 7 x 4M pool (approx 1.8M depth throughout), BBQ, Outside Toilet with washing machine, plenty of Sunbeds and Umbrellas, plus tables and chairs to eat at. The gardens are on split levels with lemon, Lime, Fig, Olive and Pear Trees. The driveway is secured by a Lockable Gate. Louise and Michael are the local caretakers and always respond promptly if there is a problem of any type as well as providing good local knowledge.
A car is an absolute must as there is nothing within walking distance and even then there are no footpaths. We had a wonderful time and went home brown and chilled out.
The only negative is that being out in the country and adjacent to farm land and an irrigation canal there is an awful lot of flies which start early morning and go on until Sun Down, when sun bathing a good Mosquito repellent seem to do the job and candles can be bought at the Chinese store in town to keep insects at bay whilst dining out in the evening.
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