This attractive modern property is situated at the edge of the village just a short stroll (2 mins) from the sea front. Estrella de Mar is a small seaside village with a number of bars and restaurants all within a short walk of the house.
The house is very nicely decorated and has an attractive private patio garden with seating, sun-loungers and a BBQ. The garden is enclosed and therefore safe for children. It also has balcony with table and chairs and a great view across the Mar Menor and the surrounding countryside.
This is a 3 bedroom property but we advertise and price the house as a 2 bedroom as we like to attract small groups, especially couples, during the quieter months. We only make up beds for the number of people who book so if you do wish to use the downstairs bedroom instead of the upstairs one please let us know.
We live just 10 mins from the property therefore you can be assured that if you have any problems we are just around the corner.
Suitability for Elderly or Disabled:
The property is suitable for those with limited mobility as there is a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. The downstairs shower is fitted with a seat for the disabled and a grab handle. Please note doorways are narrow so it is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Estrella de Mar and the surrounding area is flat so the walk to the beach, the promenade and the restaurants are all on the level.
Information on Estrella de Mar:
Estrella de Mar is a small seaside village with a number of bars and restaurants all within a short walk of the house. It is a pretty village with wide streets and a number of parks.
The village beach club has a large swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, mini golf, children’s play area and a multi-sport zone; these are free for your use with just a small charge for tennis.
The large communal pool is situated a 4 minute walk from the house. There is a cafe next to the pool where you can get a snack and relax. There are no sun loungers in the pool area. We specifically chose not to purchase a property which had a pool next door as you would get noise all day from children playing in the pool, in fact this can continue well into the night!
The pool is for the village of Estrella de Mar and is not open to the general public, we provide you with an electronic key to get in. Many houses in the village have pools of their own so it doesn't tend to get overcrowded.
The small Spanish town of Los Urrutias is a 3 minute walk; it has a supermarket, hardware shop, newsagent, several cafes and restaurants, a marina and a market on Thursday mornings.
The Mar Menor is a huge salt-water lagoon, the ideal location for all types of watersports and very safe for swimming. Its calm shallow waters are really warm and shelve very gently so it is ideal for small children.
Information on lots of activities is available at the villa including: hiking, thermal baths, golf, diving, bike hire and mountain bike routes, water-sports, horse riding, go-karting, bowling, paint-balling etc.
We run a watersports company called Aqua Adicta and offer dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP (stand up paddle) and power boating. Our activities are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. We also have a website which has lots of information on local activities simply type “aqua adicta things to do” into Google and you will find it.
There are 7 golf courses within a 30 minute drive to cater for all handicap levels and budgets. La Manga Club, famous for its sporting facilities, is just 10km away. 3 top class 18 hole golf courses, a football centre that attracts premiership teams for winter training, tennis centre, bike hire, hotel, spa and gym.
The area is very popular with cyclists. If you enjoy road biking there are flat routes all around the Mar Menor and those who enjoy hills should head for the area around La Manga Club, Portman and La Union. Mountain biking is also very popular; there are some great off road trails and the Calblanque Natural Park offers challenging cycling and amazing views.
Bars & Restaurants:
There are a number of good very reasonably priced restaurants and cafes most within a 10 minute walk. The English restaurants have free entertainment during the weekends and also run quiz nights, BBQ evenings and other activities on a regular basis.
Bars & Restaurants in Estrella de Mar (2-5 mins walk):
- Paddy Singhs - free WiFi – Indian & English Food & Bar (2 mins walk) – their food is highly recommended!
- Casa Bernie - English Restaurant with pretty garden and lawn bowls
- Playa Cafe/Bar – Spanish Restaurant located next to the swimming pool and beach
- Don Lorenzo Cafe/Bar – English Bar/Restaurant with plenty of outside seating and regular entertainment
- Cafe/Bar El Delfin – Spanish Café/Bar
Spanish Bars & Restaurants located in Los Urrutias (most 10 mins walk):
Restaurante Ruf-Mari - Cafetería Pedregal - Hotel Sol y Mar - Bar El Tallo - Casa Valentín (Spanish/Italian) - Bar La Perla - Bar Rincón Denis - Club de Regatas Mar Menor - Restaurante El Carmolí (Spanish/Italian/French)