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Balneario IV Apartments

Overview

The urbanisation of Los Balcones, is built on the slopes of the "Saline De Torrevieja". This salt lake is a "Parc Natural", a protected wildlife area. The algae in the water gives the lake a pinkish tinge at certain times of the year.

Judging by the well tended gardens of the houses, and its tree lined roads, Los Balcones is a pleasant, mature urbanisation.

The CV-95 route runs through Los Balcones, this route links the N332 coast road with the AP37 motorway, and is the direct road from Torrevieja to San Miguel, and Orihuela.

Four roundabouts control traffic through the urbanisation. Just 10 minutes walk from Balneario IV, is the Los Balcones shopping plaza. On the corner of the roundabout is a kiosk, selling tobacco, and multi language newspapers. There is a medium sized, well stocked, supermarket, selling the majority of your daily needs. At the corner of the plaza, is a branch of the local CAM bank, with a cash machine. Within the plaza itself are many cafes, restaurants, and bars.

What better way to spend a relaxing morning, than strolling to the plaza, buying a newspaper, and chatting over a coffee, in one of the cafes. From the supermarket, choose something for lunch, and stroll back to the apartments, for a refreshing swim. The harbour town of Torrevieja, dates from Roman times, however the present town was rebuilt in 1860. The main industries are tourism, salt exports, and fishing. With a population of some 81000, doubling in the height of the season, the town becomes quite busy, but never uncomfortably so. Generally it is a friendly cosmopolitan town, with plenty of bars, cafes, and restaurants.

The main airports of Alicante, (El Altet) to the north, and Murcia (San Javier) to the south, are about 37 kms distant.


In the evenings, stroll along the front, and look at the craft stalls. Our favourite stroll is the boardwalk at La Mata, usually about 10 in the evening, all the locals are out and about, chatting and walking, just enjoying the evening air. There are some nice places to eat in La Mata, don't tell anyone else though, and we'll keep it secret Orihuela - is a must for culture vultures, this is old Spain at its best. Lots of lovely old cathedrals, and palaces to look around.

Elche - is world renowned for having the largest date palm groves outside of Africa. See them at the Municipal Gardens, or the Huerto del Cura.

Wildlife -This low lying area adjoining the sea has many salt lagoons, and marshy wetlands. The conservation area has many "Parc Naturals", where the birdlife is protected. View the flamingos, and experience the peace at La Mata, or El Fondo visitor centres.

Golf - The Real Club Golf Campoamor is a magnificent residential and tourist complex still in the process of it's development, yet already showing its potential, to be one of Spain's most popular and upmarket holiday destinations. For the discerning golfer, there are two excellent neighbouring 18 hole courses at Villamartin and Las Ramblas, with the world renowned La Manga only 30 mins away.

Summary:

A 2 bedroom first floor apartment, with balcony. Set in a quiet apartment complex, with a communal pool. Short distance to shops, & beaches.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Parking
Extra information (English language television. Ceiling fans are fitted in both bedrooms, for use during hot weather. A portable free standing fan is available, for use in the living room. Warm bedding, and 2 heaters are supplied for cooler weather.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 20.06.2005


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Discounts and extras

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


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 10 Weeks 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 10%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Cleaning of apartment, and laundering of towels / bedding etc. the sum of ¢40 (Euros). Payable direct to Margaret Young when collecting the keys. All year N/A £29.12 per booking

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Murcia: 40km

Reviews

10 out of 10 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 04 July 2009
The only  comments I would have on this property are: I was very surprised that it was not air conditioned. I would even have been happy to pay extra for this privilege. Thought there was a lack of drawer space, perhaps could have been another set of drawers for clothes etc in the bedroom with the twin beds. Lots of wardrobe space but the shelves contained the owners personal belongings which we did not want to touch or move. Would definitely come back to this area in the future and have recommended it to friends and family.
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Stayed Wednesday 17 December 2008
Exactly as described. we did hire a car though as it is alittle bit away from the town. very clean and tidy
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Stayed Sunday 05 October 2008
Very well maintained with all amenitites provided for an enjoyable holiday.
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Stayed Friday 31 August 2007
Lovely apartment that was very clean with modern kitchen & bathroom. Excellent value for money. Residents living nearby were very friendly & helpful towards us. Area was nice, with easy access to Torrevieja via bus, and Los Balcones has it's own square with bars & restaurants. Pool at apartment was lovely, and most days we had it to ourselves. Would highly recommend this apartment!
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Stayed Thursday 26 July 2007
Property was as described - clean and relatively basic - and was good value for money. The permanent residents of the complex were very helpful and friendly as were the other holiday makers. I would definitely recommend hiring a car as you need to drive to most major facilities. The only downside was a lack of air-conditioning at night. This would be a great addition for anyone staying in July or August.
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Stayed Sunday 08 July 2007
we thoroughly enjoyed this Holiday. The Apartment was very clean & well equiped. Bedding & Towels were included. Margaret & Graham were again really helpful & nice.. even buying us some milk, bread and Butter. I would reccommend this Apartment to anyone who would prefer a quiet Holiday
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Stayed Sunday 01 April 2007
The Property was very clean and had everything that you could possibly need to enjoy a Holiday, including a Washing Machine!! Margaret & Graham made us most welcome and even took us to the Supermarket to get some Shopping. They helped us in every way possible, even picking us up from the Airport.. Many thanks to both of you. The only problem was the dreadful Weather.. but no-one could help that. We are going back in July.
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Stayed Saturday 10 September 2005
Excellent value for money 
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Great value for money and lovely clean apartment. Fantastic pool too with a nice shallow area for my 6 year old. Overall we really enjoyed it.
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We found the appartment well presented,clean and tidy.with every thing we required even down to a cork screw,for that much needed bottle of wine at the end of the day! (we came to spain to finalize the purchase of our house). The appartment is well located for an easy drive to the beach and town of torrevieja, with its vibrant atmosphere. we loved the area, and are moving there in january.
we stayed at the apartmentend of april for our honeymoon, it was a lovely apartment, fully contained clean and tidy. the swimming pool was great and warm for the time of year. there was plenty to do and places to go surrounding the apartment with some wonderful restaurants just a walk away. we diffently will be booking up again jayne,phil, suffolk (jaynephil@tiscali.co.uk)

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About the owner
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: June 2005