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Las Penas Blancas Holiday Villa

Villa with 2 bedrooms and swimming pool in Cartagena, Spain

From £417 per week

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Villa to rent in Cartagena, Spain

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Villa overview - owner's description

An ideal Tranquil retreat set in a stunning valley with unique views of the Penas Blancas cliffs, not far from the coastal village of Isla Plana with traditional Spanish charm and stunning beaches.

A warm welcome awaits you to a real taste of Spain’s beautiful countryside.

The Holiday Villa is an original restored farm house built more than 150 years ago, our own house was built next door a few years later, both nestled side by side in this Amazing conservation area.

Peace and tranquility are a given in this stunning environment, enjoy your stay in comfortable surroundings with a unique relaxing atmosphere, not a neighbour in sight, this is an excellent opportunity to appreciate the countryside and views that accompany it, yet just 7 minutes from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches and the village of Isla Plana. Pretty and rural, but not cut off, in reality not far from anything. We are situated in the heart of the glorious Rambla Del Cañar with breathtaking views at every turn, directly in front of the house are the amazing Peñas Blancas cliffs.

The villa, pool and plentiful sunbathing terraces are all south facing, from sunrise to sunset, the pool and grounds are bathed in glorious sunshine, with ample sunbeds sun shades and comfortable seating for everyone.

The pool has Roman steps with a handrail, and gently slopes to 1.6m with a small slide for fun.

A peaceful holiday retreat, As you can imagine wildlife is in abundance, We have two large nesting Golden eagles in the Penas Blancas cliffs, Occasionally we are lucky to see Wild Boar roaming the valley.

The coastal area is very popular with Scuba Divers with some of the best diving in the Med.
Diving trips can be arranged from one day to a full week. You can choose boat or beach with great reefs wrecks and swim throughs. And for the more technical diver;
Cueva del Agua in Isla Plana
A huge labyrinth of warm water caves and chambers. This cave has some 2.5 km of explored tunnels. The line currently ends at around a kilometer inside the cave. Max depth is 20 meters with an average depth of 10 meters. The cave no longer flows and is very silty in parts. The entrance cavern area is suitable for novice cave divers and gives an insight into what lays ahead. But deeper exploration is serious and requires solid cave diving skills. This cave is frequently used for advanced cave diver training. The water temperature is 29 deg all year around at depth.

Bird watching and rambling outings can be arranged.

Ideal if you are house hunting too.

Accupunture, reflexology and massage can be arranged at the villa (local fee applies)

Car hire is essential.
NB; The Rambla is an unmade road.

Due to the terraced levels the cottage may not be suitable for the less able.

A small welcome pack with a few groceries will be provided FOC.

The owners are usually about if you need them, but will leave you to enjoy your holiday.

The historic City of Cartagena is only 20 mins drive from the cottage.
The City of Murcia is 45 mins drive.
The Sierra Espuna mountain range is 50 mins drive.

Alicante Airport 1hr 40 minutes

San Javier (Murcia) Airport 45 minutes

Almeria Airport 1hr 50 minutes

At 625m above sea level, Peñas Blancas is the highest point in the municipality of Cartagena, it has fantastic views of Mazarrón bay, Cabo Tiñoso and the Rambla del Cañar. The area is great for Ramblers, Hikers and cyclists. The quiet tranquility is ideal for Bird Watching and you may even stumble across a family of wild boar, it’s close enough to the sea for some great Scuba Diving.

Isla Plana is a small pretty village on the coast of the bay of Mazarrón with La Azohia to the east and Puerto de Mazarrón to the west, all have their own charm beauty and history. The Port has a new marina only three years old, offering glass bottom boat excursions and fishing boat trips around the coast, its a lively place to visit in the summer months with shops,numerous restaurants and ice-cream parlours staying open all evening, children will love the street entertainers. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, some with large water inflatables, jet ski hire and beach bars.

The local camp site has an outdoor pool naturally heated by thermal springs which are available to use all year round.

The Port of Mazarrón has a large market every Sunday throughout the year, markets are a key part of Spanish life, from clothes, shoes and home-wares to a wonderful array of vegetables. Finish it off with Churros and chocolate at one of the cafes.

With around 320 glorious sunshine days per year and temperatures into the 70’s in March and April, bars and restaurants are comfortable but not overcrowded, as you would expect July and August are the hottest months and are heaving with happy people everywhere.

September and October are a little quieter with many of the holidaymakers gone home, the beaches are plentiful and never over crowded, the temperatures are still up in the 70's and 80’s, sea temperatures are warm at around 25 degrees, the whole place is heaven on earth.The real old Spain that we fell in love with years ago, this place has not lost its old charm.


An ideal retreat which offers freedom in this self catering villa.

It has two double bedrooms each with twin beds and ample wardrobe space, for those who would like to be more cosy, the beds in one of the rooms can be pushed together.

Each bedroom has its own en-suite with shower toilet and basin.

The lounge has a comfortable bed settee to accommodate two extra guests.
NB; The booking price is for a maximum of 4 guests, the cottage can accomodate two extra using the bed setee in the living area, there is an additional cost of £10 per person, per night.

Electric fans are supplied.

The open plan kitchen is equipped with;

Fridge freezer.
Tabletop oven.
2 ring induction hob.
An assortment of kitchen pots pans and cooking utensils.
cutlery and crockery for six people.

There isn't a washing machine but we are happy to wash for a small local charge.

There is a dedicated outdoor BBQ area.
Due to our location, phone signal is very limited.

Please note. we are in the process of re-decorating a studio style chalet which will be ready for rental in a couple of months. It will accommodate two people as a double. This can be rented separately or as an extension to the main holiday villa. If rented separately the pool and sun patio may be shared. There is an exterior picture of the chalet in the main gallery.
The chalet will be listed on a separate ClickStay page


4 other reviews

Steve C May 2016

Left on May 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016 My wife & I stayed here at the beginning of May and we LOVED it!!! A unique location (I've never been anywhere quite like this before!) that truly inspires you to unwind, explore the fantastic local area, experience peace, tranquility, local wildlife and yet be within an easy drive of a bustling town and less than an hour from the fabulous cities of Murcia & Cartagena! Tony & Cherry are brilliant hosts and have obviously worked hard to provide a very comfortable home from home for their guests - and have succeeded!!!! The pool is great to relax in, cool down & enjoy the stunning views. The room was really comfortable and had everything we could possibly want for our stay. Thanks to you both - we WILL see you again soon!!!

Caroline M Apr 2016

Left on Apr 14, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016 Spent a truly relaxing week at Casa Penas Blancas and would highly recommend it. From the stunning Penas Blancas Mountain backdrop to the beautiful coast line just down the rambler it was a thoroughly enjoyable stay, Thank you, will definitely be back. One final comment, Star gazing a must, due to no ambient light in the mountain.

Judy C Sep 2015

The house is just as it shows in the pictures and the pool area is so spacious and peaceful to relax and rest. It is the ideal place to go for walking adventures. stunning views, remote but close to beaches and villages. We definitely recommend this beautiful house to all visitors. .

Kate W Aug 2015

We spent 2 weeks in Aug 2015 at Cas Penas Blanca with our 2 children (5 and 9) and we had a wonderful time. The house is just as shown on pictures and the views of the Cilffs are spectacular. Everything is done for you to feel at home. The villa had been recently refurbished with very good satandard and is very tidy with everything you would need, Wi-fi works very well and the pool is great both to swim and to play with children. The location is very quite and peaceful, very isolated, which is exactly what we were looking for, but you can find everything you need within 15 min drive. Very Nice villa with lovely owners who are on hand should you need them.

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This villa is:

5km from the nearest beach 6km from the nearest bar 5km from the nearest restaurant 6km from the nearest supermarket 57.6km from Aeropuerto de Murcia-San javier airport

Local activities

Boat hire 7km Fishing 5km Golf 10km Horse riding 7km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 7km Museum 7km Night club 10km Theme park 25km

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Outside this villa in Cartagena, Spain
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the sea and mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a patio heating. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 July 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 July 2017 - 28 February 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 March - 30 June 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.



  • Extra sleeping arrangemant; use of bed settee.

    £8.00 per night if there are more than 4 people, paid with booking

  • Refundable security/breakage deposit

    £100.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Pets

    £3.00 per night, paid with booking


  • Massage and reflexology at the house. Booked locally.

    £30.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Mid stay clean available

    £25.00 per booking, paid locally



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge area( additional cost)

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 11m x 4m, Depth 0.8m to 1.6m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 4, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Patio heating, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Private Owner From Murcia, Spain Member since Feb 2016

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