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Casa Playa Iii

Beach apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Los Alcazares, Spain

From £204 per week

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2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with private balcony, Satellite TV package, communal pool, close to beach and all facilities

Overview

Los Alcazares is a working Spanish town with all the facilities you would need, like banks, shops, restaurants etc.
It´s main attraction is the beach which extends for 5kms and has a palm lined promenade all along it´s length, the water is clear and blue flag status has been achieved.
The sea is very safe from a childs point of view as it is non tidal and fairly shallow and gently deepens as you leave the shore. Los alcazares now boasts 2 golf courses, Roda Golf & Beach resort which is a 3 minute drive from the apartment and La Serena Golf which is at the other end of town. It is now possible to have a golf and beach holiday here without driving, as taxis can take you to the courses.
Los Alcazares is well connected to the rest of Spain by way of motorway and major roads and to the outside world by 2 nearby international airports, San Javier and Alicante.



The Complex:

Playa III is a community of about 70 properties which has many year round residents as well as holidaymakers, for this reason it is impecably maintained and reasonably quiet, it is suitable for families and couples but not "lads" or "girls" holidays as there is no "nightlife" as in "clubs" etc nearby, there are however many good restaurants and bars closeby.
There is a large community pool and a toddlers pool and these are surrounded by well maintained communal gardens.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PLAYA III COMPLEX IS ALSO A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY AND FOR THIS REASON CERTAIN COMMUNITY RULES APPLY.

Nearby:

There is a central square within 5 mins walk of the apartment which has supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, banks, internet access. This area has over the last number of years become almost a new town centre and there are new business´s opening here on a regular basis.
The beach is within 7/8 mins walk and you do not need a car if this type of holiday appeals to you.
Within a short drive you have the beautiful historic city of Cartagena which has many Roman ruins, it also has a recently restored port area, also here can be found El Cortes Ingles which is an exclusive department store,
within 2 hours drive is the Holy City of Caravaca de la Cruz which is definately worth a visit also within this sort of distance is the shrine of the Virgen in Calasparra which is a fantastic place built into the natural stone, I would however recommend a visit to the local tourist office as they can provide you with a wealth of information about what the area has to offer.
There are 2 waterparks and a safari park within driving distance in Rojales, Torrevieja and Elche,

GOLF!!
Roda Golf Resort
Overview: The new Roda Golf resort (opened June 2006), designed by Dave Thomas
Location: literally 2 minutes drive away

La Serena
Overview: another new course for Los Alcazares, opened in 2007 this is a municipal course.
Location: 5 minute drive at the southern end of the town.

La Manga
Overview: There are 3 18-hole golf courses at La Manga Club, including the championship South Course and the scenic West Course. The North course was totally refurbished last year and is brand new and absolutely superb. In the heart of La Manga Club, a 1,400 acre sporting paradise nestled between the low hills which separate the Mediterranean from the sea of La Manga del Mar Menor in the South East of Spain. The resort is set amidst lemon groves, bougainvilleas and majestic palm trees that cover some of the finest golf courses in Europe.
Probably the most famous golf resort in the World. 3 championship courses designed by Dave Thomas and Robert Putnam/Arnold Palmer, while playing at La Manga can be pretty exspensive they do offer large reductions for a twilight tee off.
Location: 20 minute drive

Mosa Trajectum
Overview: With over 800 acres it is one of the most ambitious golf-sport villa resorts in the region. This outstanding new development boasts a 27 hole golf course and many installations to practise your favourite sport: basketball, soccer, paddle, horse riding, swimming, gymnastics, athletics etc. The championship course (PGA EuroPro Tour Championship Final, October 2004) runs through the resort, through a spectacular and challenging landscape with a variety of plants and trees, cacti, open rock faces and a multitude of water features.
Location: 25 minute drive

Las Ramblas
Overview: spectacular, elevated tees, narrow fairways and lightning greens. This is a great test of golf and will be a memorable game. Las Ramblas means the old river beds, you will see plenty of these during your round! This 18-holer is on mountainous ground which makes the course very interesting for players who like to take a few risks. As it is very mountainous, it calls for difficult strokes. It is worth mentioning the many trees that surround the course, and the water hazards. There are slopes are all along the course and although some of them are very difficult, they make the game more attractive and interesting. The course is not too long and has wonderful views. Accuracy is required.
Location: 25 mins drive

Villamartin
Overview: The variety of its 18 holes, due to the excellent design, will allow you to enjoy a round of golf on this course as you will have to use the 14 clubs from your bag. Its magnificent greens are superbly kept.
Location: 30 minutes drive away

Hacienda del Alamo
Overview: New course, promoted heavily on the Golf Channel and marketed by Migule Jimenez. Challenging course.
Location: 40 mins drive


The builders, Euromarina won an award for the layout and design of the complex and the pool and garden areas are trully beautiful.

Reviews

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5 out of 7 people recommend staying here

Family from East Grinstead, United Kingdom Sep 2016

My daughter and I have just arrived back from Los Alcazares and had to be dragged to the airport, as we had experienced such a wonderful holiday. The complex is small and secure with a lovely swimming pool. The apartment was on the first floor and was clean and secure with a safe for money and valuables. It was a real home from home and although there was no air con, we were comfortable with the ceiling fans. The kitchen was amply equipped ( a shopping trolley would have been nice for carrying heavy items like water) and hot water was always on tap. I had to bring my own hairdryer but that was a minor inconvenience. The bathroom had a good powerful shower. The area is fantastic with everything within easy walking distance, including the Plaza with many restaurants and bars and the sea is only a 10 minute walk away.
Paulo collected us from San Javier and returned us there at the end of the stay ( Meanie!!) What a lovely guy - nothing was too much trouble and we would be very happy to stay at the apartment again next year.

Family from Bramhope, United Kingdom Sep 2016

Location was ok but the lack of air conditioning makes it a no go

Family from Edgerton, United Kingdom Aug 2016

The communication, ease of booking and check in/out with Pablo who managed the property was excellent.

The apartment is fine - clean although dated and there's not much storage space as all cupboards bar wardrobes and bedside cabinets were taken up with (I presume) owners belongings. One side of the wardrobe doors were broken so we daren't use anything but the shelves in the other side.

The pool is very nice although one of the lifeguards on duty can be quite officious. There are various rules about pool use which we didn't realise - opening/closing times, children only allowed to wear plain white cotton t shirts if they need a cover up from the sun (we had proper swim t shirts for them but these weren't acceptable so off to buy plain white cotton t shirts which meant a trip to the city!), no children's inflatables etc in the pool.

The downside was the review says perfect for families and not big on nightlife etc which sounded perfect for our family which included our children aged 3/5/7. However I've never stayed anywhere so noisy. From 10pm/2am you are constantly woken by noisy groups singing, talking loudly, running shouting etc as they walk past the apartment which backs onto the main road. We had the window open as the fan was really noisy squeaking and the apartment was hot but there wasn't a night where at least 2 of us were woken up by revellers including our children being woken and lots on the complex who were front facing said the same thing. Not the quiet break we'd hoped for as we came back exhausted through lack of sleep.

I wouldn't recommend purely for this reason - maybe suited more to friends who are wanting to enjoy the local 'strip' of bars/restaurants etc and are planning to stay up late.

Family from Near Cork, Ireland Jul 2014

Great apartment, in a very well maintained complex, with friendly neighbours, whether Spanish or English-speaking. This was a hassle-free holiday in a perfect location for us. Sean could not have been more helpful.

From Liverpool, United Kingdom Jul 2013

we had a few hic-cups but other than having a microwave combi rather than a proper oven we coped. The apartment is idealy situated with a short walk to beach and shops,apartment complex is beautiful,very pleasing on the eye,pool terrific opens early closes late.What little problems we had were dealt with immediately

From Cork, Ireland Aug 2005

The apartment was excellent, with everything we needed. Only a short walk to the beach if the pool got monotonous. Ideal location for a quiet holiday and /or young families. The property manager couldn't have been more helpful and was always only a phone call or a short trip away.


1 other review

Hi Sean Here we are back in cold England! :-(  Thank you for leasing the apartment to us, we had a fantastic week and will definitely be back soon. Once again thank you Kind regards Sam 

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 800m Nearest bar 500m Nearest restaurant 500m Nearest supermarket 500m Murcia/San Javier airport 7km ALICANTE AIRPORT 70km Cartagena 25km La Manga Campo de Golf 20km Torrevieja 30km

Local activities

Boat hire 3km Cycling 1.5km Fishing 1km Golf 4km Horse riding 25km Mountain biking 10km Sailling 2km Scuba diving 45km Sports center 4km Tennis 2km Water skiing 4km Wind surfing 2km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 25km Local food market 3km Museum 15km Shopping 10km Theatre 25km Theme park 45km Cinema 25km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 8 September 2016 - 7 September 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
  • Receive 5% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Refundable breakage waiver

    £100.00 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge, 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

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

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting

Suitable for

Infants

Extra information

The lounge boasts a satelite TV package, that's 55 channels so if you need to keep up to date with the soaps or the news from home this summer all the regular channels from home are available. There is a safe available in the apartment for passports etc. There is no air conditioning in this apartment, ceiling fans keep the bedrooms cool while there is a standup fan in the lounge. With regard to minor breakages in the apartment ie. cups, plates, glasses it would be appreciated by the owner if you could replace these rather than have a charge made on the security deposit, thanks for your cooperation. Should you wish to hire a car while in Los Alcazares there are many operators however a car is not really necessary as this apartment is very centrally located, a number of airport transfer options are included with your key collection instructions.

Pablo F.

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