Luxury Penthouse Apartment with stunning marina views
Luxurious 2 Bedroom Penthouse apartment with fantastic 360 degree views from the balconies/roof terrace of around 87 sq metres. The views include Thomas Maestre Marina which holds hundreds of luxury yachts and boats. Views also include the Mar Menor (little sea) sunsets and the Mediterranean Sea.
NOW WITH FULL ENGLISH SKY TV AND INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)
Outside the apartment there is a large well maintained communal swimming pool with bathing area and smaller childrens pool, a shower, terraces and tennis courts.
Our penthouse apartment includes 2 bedrooms - one with a King size bed and en suite bathroom, private balcony with table and chairs. A second bedroom with twin beds (pushed together makes a king size) there is 2nd bathroom very close to bedroom 2. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and independent air-conditioning units.
In the kitchen and utility area there is a microwave, dishwasher, oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron etc. Granite worktops and a free standing food preparation area. A picnic hamper is also available for use at the beach, or days out.
The roof garden is private and perfect for sunbathing and entertaining having a large table and 6 chairs (two reclining), 2 sunbeds. A kitchen area with sink, built in bbq, shower and storeroom and fridge. Access to the Roof garden is up a flight of stairs.
Access to the apartment from the groundfloor is by a lift to the front door. The area is flat and suitable for families or the less mobile.
From the entrance to the apartment you have the benefit of a supermarket 200 yards away, which includes a fresh fish and meat counter, a bakery and everything you would need for your holiday including a good selection of local wines etc all at very good prices. This is open every day except Sunday.
La Manga Del Mar Menor is a strip of land 21 km long with numerous choice of white sandy beaches. The strip separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor which is a lagoon that has maximum depth of 8m, and is considered to be the worlds largest swimming pool, due to its calm and warm waters, which are rich in salts. This provides water temperatures in the winter months of 11C, which rises to 30C at the height of the summer. The waters and black mud are scientifically recognised as being therapeutical for ailments such as rheumatism and arthritis. You can spot the area where the mud is most plentiful by the bathers walking around waiting for the mud to dry! The nearest beach to apply this is El Estacion around 500 yards away. The beaches have a gentle slope and ideal for all the family, crystal clear waters allows you to see the small fish and occasional sea horse.
The road which runs through La Manga also offers the cyclist the safety of a cycle-lane, cycling by the waters edge and beach is truly wonderful at any time of the year. The strip is also a paradise for those who like to stroll by the waters edge and maybe call in at the the 2 nearby beach bars and restuarants El Estacion and Playa Chica, both within a short walk away.
At the very end of the Strip - is a nature reserve where flamingos can be seen in the winter which is quite spectacular.
Water Sports and Activities
The Mar Menor is ideal for the sporting activist - the breezes are perfect for kites, kite surfing, wind surfing (or you may prefer to catch the rays with a soft breeze and martini!)
La Manga del Mar Menor is probably the best place in the world for the practice of nautical sports. Pedalos, jet skis are for hire on some of the beaches. With the two distinct seas and soft breezes, sunny days make La Manga a sailors paradise; various sport ports, such as the Peurto Tomas Maestre or the Port of Cabo de Palos, numerous sailing schools, and diving clubs for those who prefer underwater activities.
A few other activities you can find at La Manga include, horse riding, 9 hole pitch and put, for the professional there is always La Manga Golf Club with its championsship courses and a casino.
Boat trips from Thomas Maestre on a daily basis offer a variety of trips, including a daily service to Santiago de La Riberia for around 4.5 euros per person where there is a weekly market on Wednesdays. The boats and private yachts can be seen from our roof garden and balconies, gently sailing by! binoculars are recommended, see if you can spot the rich and famous!
As we mentioned earlier, La Manga offers an excellent choice of cuisine, something for everyone. Traditional mediterranean style of cooking is plentiful in many of the nearby restaurants. A few to mention are paellas, fresh fish, freshly grilled meats and succulent salads. Normally using locally grown produce and fresh catches from the sea and mar menor by local fishermen. One of the local delicacies is fish known as Mujol or dorada cooked in a jacket of salt. Lobster is also available, as are oysters when in season. You might want to try the local Murcian Salad which is tuna, tomatoes, egg and olives in a thick tomato puree served cold (with fresh crusty bread of course!) At Thomas Maestre Marina, which remember is in walking distance there is an excellent selection of restaurants overlooking the Mar menor. These include french, greek, spanish and Thai to name but a few - the perfect place to end a perfect day - the sunsets are amazing..............
Closer to the penthouse (your holiday home) there are a couple of restaurants, the nearest is Pacos and provides a varied menu, very reasonably priced, a short walk away.
DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY
The young tend to head for Cabo de Palos, which changes from a sleepy fishing village by day to a bustling selection of pubs with music to suit all. Everyone, young or old, visit El Zoco Alcazaba with its collection of shops, bars and restaurants at some time during their stay in La Manga. Things
really come alive in the early hours of the morning and offer an incredible selection of bars and music for those with stamina and no need to be up early the next day.
There is a regular bus service Bus Manga is seen throughout the day and evening travelling up and down the strip all for around 1 euro. Hop on and discover La Manga!
Should you wish to discover more of the history of the region, there is a tourist office at the beginning of the strip near Cabo de Palos. There are many museums within a short drive away.
The city of Cartagena with its old Roman port and castle is steeped in history. As is Murcia which is a little further to drive.
It is not necessary to hire a car, we could arrange a pick up at the airport should you prefer at an extra cost. The nearest airport is San Javier which is 40 minutes away from the apartment alternatively, you can use Alicante which is 1hr and 40 mins.
We have been visiting La Manga for 7 years and never get tired of the peace and tranquility. Many of our friends go every year with their children as they feel the area and waters are safe and perfect for their holidays. Maybe you should experience this unique place too.....................................?