‘Casa Matthew Information Pack’
as a PDF here
would like to welcome you to our holiday home in Los Alcazares, situated
in the beautiful Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida region of
information pack which is an extension of the details on our website has
been compiled to give you as much information about our holiday home, the
area and the booking process etc to make your holiday as easy as possible.
If there is anything you feel we have missed, or would like to see
included, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
you arrive there will be a copy of this information pack, which will also
contain brochures of local amenities, attractions and services.
Please feel free to add copies of brochures of anything you find
that we have not included and try to make sure there is one of every
brochure you might use whilst you are there returned to the pack on
departure. You will also find
a tourists information office close to the apartment, situated in the El
Balneario Plaza in Los Alcazares, which will provide you with free maps
and information on local events and festivals.
there is a stock of books in the house.
Please feel free to read whatever is there.
apartment is part of a small complex situated within 5 minutes of San
) airport and close to the beautiful beaches of the Mar Menor, with its
many beach bars and water sporting activities.
Alcazares is a popular destination for the Spanish for their holidays and
hence still has a traditional feel to it (and why it is still cheap to eat
out etc). Whilst the beaches
are very popular due to the warm and calm waters of the Mar Menor lagoon,
even in the height of summer it is not so busy as to be overwhelming.
If you go to the beach between 2:00pm – 5:00pm it will be nearly
deserted as the Spanish are all having their siestas!!
development our apartment is situated in is a quiet community with access
to 2 communal swimming pools (with children’s pools) and is within
walking distance of:
Two double bedrooms each with wardrobes
Full Bathroom (complete with bath)
Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances
Front Terrace with garden furniture
Rear Terrace with garden furniture, BBQ, sun-loungers
is fully furnished and offers:
Air conditioning/Heating in all rooms
Satellite TV with English channels, sports and movies
DVD/CD player with a selection of music and films
Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, iron, microwave,
Playstation 2 (there are some
games at the apartment, however please fell free to bring your own)
Details about the Apartment
Towels and Cleaning
bed linen and towels are provided and will be removed for laundry at the
end of your stay. If you would
like your linen/towels laundered and replaced during your stay please let
us know and we can arrange this for you at an extra cost.
note we don’t provide beach towels, which you will need to bring with
you. Please don’t take any
towels from the apartment to the pool area or beach.
apartment will be cleaned before you arrive and on your departure.
Again, if you would like the apartment cleaned during your stay
please advise us before your holiday and we can arrange this for you at an
Patio's & Furniture
have provided patio furniture on both the front and rear terraces; again
we would appreciate it if you do take the loungers/chairs to the pool that
you bring them back with you.
any of our guests are keen gardeners please feel free to tend the
apartment has air conditioning/heating units in all rooms.
You are welcome to benefit from these but we would ask you to
ensure that doors and windows are shut when using the air
conditioning/heating units to conserve energy and only use them when
necessary i.e. don’t leave them on when you are out as they are
effective very quickly when turned back on.
is a stock of basic items in the kitchen e.g. washing powder, washing up
liquid etc. which you are welcome to make use of.
If you do use something up we would be grateful if you could
replace it for our next guests.
feel free to use any of the facilities within the apartment. When using
the washing machine please use an antical tablet to prevent lime scale
build up with each wash.
to the climate, communal waste dumpsters are emptied on a daily basis, and
we recommend that you put your waste in the dumpster daily
apartment is not alarmed but there are grilles/window locks/shutters
fitted where necessary. We
would urge you to ensure that you are security conscious during your visit
and make sure grilles/doors/windows/shutters etc are all used and locked
whenever you leave the apartment. The
front door should be double locked for security.
note we have a No Smoking Policy
(apart from on the terraces) and are very sorry but pets are not
permitted. We also ask that
you respect our neighbors, particularly in terms of noise levels
especially after midnight. Thank
strip all beds and place all bedding and towels in a pile just inside the
front door ready for collection following your departure.
remove and dispose of all perishable goods from the cupboards/fridge.
ensure all electrical appliances (especially air conditioning/heating
units) are switched off.
put all outdoor chairs and sun loungers from the larger terrace inside the
lock all security grills and close all windows, doors and shutters prior
is a pedestrian area close to the development, called El Balneario Plaza,
with shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks etc.
The nearest supermarket, which is situated in the Plaza, is called
Mercadona and is within walking distance. There are also numerous other
supermarkets situated close by.
How to Get
closest airport, which is less than 10 minutes from our apartment, is
Murcia San Javier.
is approximately 45 minutes away. A number of the budget airlines fly into
both Airports all from major
airports, for example: -
many things are within walking distance of the development and it is quite
possible to enjoy a holiday at the apartment without a car, we strongly
recommend that you hire a car to fully appreciate the surrounding areas.
personal experience is that it is best to hire a car from the airport you
arrive at and drive to the apartment.
are taxi ranks at
airports. We can also arrange airport transfers.
If you require airport transfers please let us know and we can
arrange this for you. Please ask for prices
is also possible to hire bikes in Los Alcazares if this form of transport
appeals to you. The area is
very flat which makes this a great way to explore the area.
Bike hire can be arranged from the rental shop close to the
Mercadona supermarket in the main square.
local key holder will meet you at the apartment; irrespective of the time
you arrive. She will give you
the keys to the apartment and show you how the basics work.
She will also call back after a couple of days to check that you
have settled and answer any questions you may have about the apartment or
area. When you leave she will
meet you to check the property and to take the keys back.
from the basic supplies in the kitchen we can also provide a welcome pack
if requested consisting of the following on arrival: -
Loaf of Bread
Emergency Contact Details
In case of emergency i.e.
Police, Fire or Ambulance, always dial 112 – English is usually
and Things to Do
by the World Health Organisation as the healthiest climate in
, this region has a reputation for 320 days of sunshine per year.
The La Manga strip is a unique location in Europe as it has two
seas; on the one side is the Mediterranean while on the other is the Mar
Menor, the largest lagoon in
. Only here is it possible to
see a sunrise and sunset over the sea.
Alcazares is a traditional Spanish town, with its marina and restored
ancient spa, situated on the mar Menor looking over towards La Manga
strip. Because it is a lagoon
the water in the Mar Menor is not very deep, is warm and the tides and
currents are minimal making it extremely safe for children.
seven kilometers of coastline is divided into seven beaches, some with the
blue flag awarded by the EU and they are all connected by means of a
magnificent promenade, giving access to numerous games and sports
walk around the town offers many shops, restaurants and historical sites
and you may be lucky enough to be there to enjoy one of the many festivals
that take place throughout the year.
Los Alcazares provides a good centre to explore other areas of the
region, it offers so much in itself that your only concern will be what to
easy reach of Los Alcazares there are a number of things to do including:
golf courses, the closest of which is the brand new Roda Golf and Beach
Resort, situated close to our development.
can also find: -
for kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing
are numerous restaurants providing food from all around the world with
some of the best seafood restaurants to be found in the area.
offer the opportunity to explore some of
’s historic culture.
and Booking Process
following prices are applicable for the rental of our apartment and are
charged on a weekly basis for a maximum of 6 people: -
2009 - 2010
18th July 09 – 2ndSep 09 £370
3rd Sep 09 – 19th Dec 09 £290
20th Dec 09 – 3rd Jan 10 £370
4th Jan 10 – 26th March 10 £300
27th March 10 – 11th April 10 £380
12th April 10 – 23rd July 10 £345
24th July 10 – 5th Sep 10 £380
6th Sep 10 – 17th Dec 10 £300
18th Dec 10 – 2nd Jan 11 £380
week rents include cleaning/changeover etc.
ask for prices for longer or shorter term rents.
If you would like to enquire about availability and/or make a
booking please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chris or Paula on 00 44 (0)161 748 5701 or 00 44 (0)7899
The terms of the rental are as follows:
A £100 pound securing deposit is required.
The booking is subject to a payment of £100 refundable damage
deposit, which is refunded after your holiday subject to there being no
Booking is confirmed once both deposits have been received.
The balance of the holiday rental is payable in full 6 weeks
prior to your holiday start date.
Payment may be made by the following methods: -
Bank transfer in either sterling or euros
Cheque payable to C. Doherty
Travel and holiday insurance is your responsibility and is highly
Cancellation policy is as follows:
6 or more weeks prior to holiday start date - £50 charged
against the deposit
6-4 weeks prior to holiday start date - £100 charged against the
4-2 weeks prior to holiday start date - £200 charged against the
Less than 2 weeks prior to holiday start date – Rental payment
If you need to contact us
directly please feel free to do so on: -
Chris Doherty 00 44 (0)161 748 5701 or 00 44 (0)7899 793537 or
Finally, We hope you have a fantastic holiday!!’
We aim to ensure that the information contained in the
information pack and on the website is as accurate as possible, however
some things may change which are beyond our control. Please feel free to
contact us if you have any questions.