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Teresa Celdran

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Villa with pool, terrace and private garden on the beach

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Cartagena & Mar Menor - El Vivero del Mar Menor

4 bedrooms and bathrooms, 8-10 persons, barbecue, spectacular sunsets.

El Vivero is one of the most exclusive and romantic spots on the shores of Mar Menor. (Murcia. Spain)

In a prime beachfront location with 180 degree sea views,the property, a former fishermen's refuge occupies a magnificent location on the southern shore of an inland sea of calm waters, near the Mediterranean Sea and the fishing village of Cabo Palos.

Seating for 8-10 people, the house sits at the bottom of a large garden with palms, cypresses, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Painted blue and white, it evokes the atmosphere of the greek islands. The sunsets are spectacular.

The garden has a private pool with sun terrace, a porch, gazebo and a barbecue terrace porch facing the sea. The furniture is arranged to enjoy different environments throughout the day. The summer kitchen with bar,i s ideal for breakfast, snacks and evening cocktails.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Teresa Celdran (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with pool, terrace and private garden on the beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Property, Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Such a fantastic property in an accessible location. I work a lot of hours and was in need of a break away and time to relax with family and friends. The property and team that look after it, did not disappoint. The house is directly on the beach and the views directly out are breathtaking. It sits in between two slightly more built up resorts (look left and right and you can see the large hotels and apartments) these are also within walking distance so if you feel like a walk with a well earned beer at the end you will get this. Travelling in October we found this whole area quite quiet, which suited us down to the ground as it meant our days by the pool were uninterrupted by any noise.

We went out for a couple of days trips - Cartagena is well worth a visit - the old city is largely propped up by scaffolding but full of character and the marina is a lovely place to stop for a drink.

On the two evenings we ventured out we went to Cabo de Palos - taxi cost us around 15 euro - very pretty fishing village with a good selection of bars and restaurants by the sea. Lots of fresh seafood and fish to be had.

I cannot recommend this property enough, if you are looking for a quiet break away make sure you aim for later in the season, weather is still great (mostly high 20s the whole of our stay) but without the crowds.

Many thanks to Teresa, Magdalena and the team - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We feel very happy to hear that you enjoyed so much!. Our main aim is always the satisfaction of our customers. We hope you will be back!
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Wonderful house and garden with great views

  • 5 of 5

It is idylic. The owners and nature have come together to create a mini paradise, which is a total joy to be in. Some of the less positive comments about the layout of the indoor kitchen, the size of the smallest double, the accuracy of the photos and the possibility of smells from the salt flats have some validity but the negatives are so outweighed by the positives we chose to ignore them.

We were spoilt as we were only 4 single adults each with our own space but we felt that 8 adults could be comfortably accommodated in the garden and dining areas inside and out even if preparing meals for 8 inside would be a challenge. We used the fire outside most of the time and found the outside kitchen more user friendly than the inside one. It would be helpful if there were a dish washer in the outside kitchen to relieve the need to carry all the crockery etc into the house, and as there are two washing machines in there it may be easy to arrange.

The house is stacked with equipment and lovely furnishings and is beautifully designed but it is how it comes together with the light and the breeze and the sunset and the twinkling lights round the Mar Menor which make it so attractive.

We bought some fly swatters / spray as they are enough to drive you mad in September, but this is a common issue, not associated with the house which was spotlessly clean and well maintained.

Madalena, the lady who met us at the house and does the cleaning was really helpful and sweet - she doesn't speak English (the owner had arranged a translator who we didn't need as we speak enough spanish) but called Teresa when she learned that we had late flights and arranged for us to be able to stay in the house until the evening on the day of our departure. She also brought us some lovely rolls!

We will go back, probably at the same time of year as the area in general and the actual location was almost deserted which certainly helped to make the whole experience relaxing and beautiful. There is always something to watch as the view changes throught out the day. We hardly left the place. It's probably easier to have a car even if you only intend to go to the supermarket for supplies as it would be a long walk.

Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comments. We feel very happy to hear that you enjoy so much your stay at El Vivero. We will try to arrange a dish washwer in the barbecue area for next year. Our aim is to please our guest as much as posible!
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This property is set in a tranquil location.right on a peaceful beach. We had a few problems, nothing major, they were put right straight away.

Wonderful weather, beautiful house, I can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing two weeks in this villa, ten people in total with plenty of room to socialise together or have quiet time apart. The villa is as stunning as it is in the pictures, all the people were very helpful during organising the trip and also during our stay. It is simply stunning in every way.

It is surrounded by great places to eat, a good selection of supermarkets and shops. The beach is clean and safe and the water was great. This simply can't be beaten, it was a privilege to have stayed in such a stunning Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to have received this review. We work hard to present the villa as beautifully as possible for the plesaure of our clients. Comments like this, reward our passion.
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Stunning Sunsets from the patio.

  • 4 of 5

Overall this is a nice house in a great location, but first the negatives: The rooms (and pool) aren't quite as large as the photographs would have you believe, and 10 would be a squeeze (one of the doubles is 3/4 size, the raised bunk isn't a proper double either - you could stick a couple of kids up there, but not two adults).

There is an area nearby which stinks if the sun is up and the wind is blowing toward the house, I suppose it's just the consequence of this being an active fishing location, but it can be quite unpleasant.

The kitchen design is... novel. It's fine for one person cooking, but the layout is just weird for any more than that.

Final point: We were either unlucky or uninformed by the owner about the building work going on next door. One hopes not to be woken at 7am by heavy machinery and boulders being thrown in skips while on a "relaxing" holiday.

Right, moans done, there is a lot going for this place too!

The layout of sunbeds and seating across the propery is wonderful. There are a couple of beds on the gravel for the early morning sun, then the whole property benefits from the sun most of the day - but with sufficient shades should you need a respite. The air conditioning inside was more than sufficient for the 20-25 degrees we had last week.

The patio area at the front was perfect, the view spectacular, those sunsets will stay with me for some time. All the furniture is of a decent standard, and the cushions etc comfortable.

The BBQ area is a lovely big table (again, more comfortable for 8 than 10), the grill's great, the outdoor kitchen proved useful a couple of times (although that was mostly a drinks fridge for us... which probably says more about us than it should (there was water too!).

The beds are fine, decent sheets, comfy matresses, but if you like a feather pillow bring your own because these are rubbery stiff horrible things (I know it's personal taste, but I found them very uncomfortable).

The area itself is nice, the lagoon lovely, and perfect for kids as you have to go quite a long way before it gets deep, La Manga Strip is nearby, a very heavily developed strip, but the beach on the Med is well maintained, deep sand and all very nice.

It's worth noting that this was the end of May. I imagine it would be a very different experience peak season if all those hotels/apartments fill up.

Finally, local amenities: The Eurospar nearby is fine for food, for wine find the Bodega in El Agar (trust me).

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest Firstly thankyou for your comments about El Vivero and I am very pleased that overall, your comments are positive, which is what we always get. I have noted all your comments which are useful for us. If I may I would like to reply to two situations in particular that you mentioned. Firstly I am very sorry that the work on the next door house was noisy. I was travelling at the time and had no idea that this work was going on. Apparently it was an emergency situation and the work had to be done. I spoke to them the moment I heard from you and I believe they finished that day so, I hope the rest of your stay was pleasant. The size of the bunk bed, 1.35cm, is described in the details of our website and we say clearly that El Vivero is primarily a house for 8, with the option for one adult or two children (using the bank bed) to make it nine or ten. Thankyou again for your comments!! With my best regards, Teresa Celdran.
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in the location in the middle of July. In total we were 11 persons, 6 adults and children age 12, 9, 8, 4 and 4. We wondered if it would be space enough for all of us, but it was. The two youngest shared a bed.

In total this is a very good choice for a family holiday. If there`s anything that could have been better it`s that the kitchen are a little smal if more than one should participate in preparing food. Other than that its fantastic. The outdoor kitchen is very practical with two washing machines and refrigerator. The outdoor area is large with good quality furniture and several sitting groups. We used the grill for several days. The pool was used a lot by all of us and where perfect for all ages.

The house is placed close to the beach with immediate access to the salty water.

We rented three cars. The parking was no problem.

This was our first time renting a house like this and we are very satisfied with the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
San Javier (MUrcia
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
El Zeta. 5 minutes walking on the beach
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Cabo de palos
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
La Manga Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
El Parador. 2 minutes walking on the beach
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Paradise Beach
Car: recommended

The Mar Menor is a large lagoon of warm water, calm, shallow conected to the Mediterranean Sea through various channels. Its waters are healthy, have a high level of salinity and are rich in iodine and mineral salts. These beaches are ideal for family holidays. Very close to El Vivero is Cabo de Palos, a small charming, fishing village . Through the village you arrive at ligthhouse, a magnificent stone building of S. XIX. From the cliff where It stands there is a wide panoramic view of LA MANGA with 36 km of ininterrumped beaches. BEACHES: The Mar Menor is a salt water lagoon next to the Mediterranean Sea in the Region of Murcia (Spain). Their special ecological and natural characteristics make the Mar Menor a unique natural and largest saltwater lake in Europe. On the coast of Mar Menor there are quiet sandy beaches in the coastal towns. Los Nietos is one of the traditional summer resorts of the inhabitants of the Region of Murcia. Near the village of Los Belones are the beaches of Sea Island and Crystal Children. And near La Manga are Playa Honda, Playa Paraiso and Playa de Los Germans. On the Mediterranean coast of Mar Menor, there are a great variety of different types of beaches. In the south, is one of the ecological jewels of the Region of Murcia Regional Park, Calblanque, alternating long and wild sandy beaches with small coves between cliffs of slate. Once beyond Cape Palos, and after passing a relaxing family beach like Cala Flores, are the beaches of Levante in Cabo de Palos, the Wrecks, Amoladeras and Marchamalo at the southern end of La Manga. to the north, the endless beaches of the municipality of San Javier. At the end of La Manga is the area known as Veneciola where the road ends. The solitude of the beaches make it a highly recommended place for those seeking a quiet time in full communion with nature. The transparency of the air and the diversity of colors add to the beauty of migratory birds that inhabit the ponds. Flamingos, avocets, cranes, herons and ducks are common inhabitants of these places. GOLF Just a few miles from our house is one of the most important golf courses in Europe, La Manga Club. It has three golf courses with 18 holes each: The South Course, is home to several major championships, The North Course, a little shorter but no less challenging and, between pine trees, the attractive West Course. Outside the Golf Club is a driving range equipped with 80 tees, with the possibility of night lighting, and a large practice bunker, chipping greens and practice. Located in the heart of La Manga Club Tennis Centre offers 28 courts of high quality. Among them, 14 clay, 4 artificial grass and 4 hard courts. Most courts, have sitting for spectators, including the Centre Court has a capacity of 1. 200 people. There are major tournaments and social activities for everyone year round. The recognized Tennis Academy offers an unbeatable combination of practice on the courts with computer assisted analysis. SPORTS AND NATURE Sailing, Surfing, skiing, kite, tennis, horseback riding, cycling and hiking trails are a few of the many possibilities offered by the area. CULTURE The city of Murcia, its baroque cathedral and the museum Salcillo is worth a visit, La Plaza de las Flores, in the historic center, is surrounded by bars of 'high quality tapas'. The historic city of Cartagena has a magnificent natural harbor, numerous archaeological sites and many buildings of S. XIX, recall its modernist past. Worthy of mention are the Easter processions noted for their elegance and beauty. MUSIC In August being held in the Festival de Cante UNION MINE, one of the most important competitions of flamenco in Spain. GASTRONOMY The gastronomy of the area is excellent. Fresh fish and garden produce Murcia make this region an exponent of the Mediterranean Diet. RICE CALDERO, is a typical dish of fishermen. From S. XIX Minor Sea fishermen, cooked this rice in old iron cauldrons. A two minute walk along the beach is a gourmet restaurant 'El Parador', then a trendy nightclub 'El Zeta'. SERVICES Restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centers, pharmacies and all kinds of services can be found in the vicinity of both the Manga and Cabo de Palos. TRAVEL. It is advisable to have your own vehicle.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in La Manga del mar menor, Cartagena & Mar Menor

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2 Apr 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
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4 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
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2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
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29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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Estancia minima 2 noches.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cartagena & Mar Menor in Murcia - Costa Calida

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Baño-MIMOSA - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Baño-JAZMÍN - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Baño-LAVANDA - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Baño-SANDALO - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are fully renovated (2012). 4 bathrooms (shower, washbasin and wc). The bathrooms are not large but they all have large showers and a lovely decoration.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • MIMOSA - 1 Double Bed , 2 personas con baño
    JAZMÍN - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 3-4 personas con baño, recomendado para niños/jovenes.
    LAVANDA - 2 Single Bed , 2 personas con baño.
    SANDALO - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 personas con baño.
  • ROOMS- El VIvero has four bedrooms and four bathrooms with large showers. Each bedroom has a bathroom en suite. All have sea views. In total, can accommodate 8-10 people. There are 4 doubles, one of which can sleep 2 more people in a big bunk bed ( 1.35m). MIMOSA-Double bed. JASMINE-Double with two beds that can be converted into a large double bed (2. 00 x 2. 00). This bedroom also has a large doble bunk bed (1. 35 x 2. 00) for one adult or two children. LAVENDER-Double with two beds, also convertible into a double bed (2. 00 x 2. 00). SANDALWOOD-Double bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
SERVICES INCLUDED • Cleaning the house and out. • Cleaning the pool and garden. • OPTIONAL SERVICES • Catering at home. (ask price). • Daily cleaning service. • Babysitting and child care. • Laundry. • Weddings, celebrations, events (check price).

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