Villa in La Tercia, Nr. Tercia Golf Resort, Murcia, Spain - Peaceful Location surrounded by orange & lemons groves
About Eileen French
We put a deposit down 7 years ago for a lovely little house in the village of La Tercia, but it was only completed 4 years ago. We made some improvements. I was hoping to go to the villa regularly before my daughter started school - with Spanish builders that wasn't the case- manana manana - but now it's all finished it was well worth the wait! Unlike lots of Spanish properties, it is finished to a high standard. We don't get to go there as often as we would like and so it's a shame for other people not to enjoy the lovely village we live in. Hence the reason (and to raise some funds to keep it lovely!) we have decided to rent it. We hope our renters will respect that it is our home from home and take care of it and if you love it like we do you will tell your friends.
Eileen French purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Eileen French chose Murcia
Quite simply I wanted a home from home in the sun, Murcia offered so much, I wanted to be close to the beach, close to the culture of Spain and the magnificent architecture of Murcia and Cartagena, plus with the option of having a ski break in Sierra Nevada and then driving down to the house in the sun, which at Easter is very achievable. The village is relatively quiet and the locals very friendly. There is also another development nearby that has created beautiful landscaped areas, with an outdoor gym with 6 pieces of exercise equipment, nice well lit play areas for children, where both local English and Spanish children play with holidaymakers. Cheap flights into the region from most airports into San Javier airport. Just one junction along the AP7 and a quick turn towards the hills the area.
What makes this Villa unique
It is a beautiful villa, the quality of the fixtures and fittings are very high. The wall are coated with plastic paint and therefore look as new as the day the house was bought! If not cleaner, the marble stair case with decorative wrought iron railings add to the classy ambiance of the villa. Outside the villa the streets are blocked paved and the occasional car will drive past. The streetlights illuminate the area after dusk allowing you to sit on the terrace at night and make you feel safe. The shutters on each window keep the house cool and dark. The original basic tiling on the front patio has been replaced with beautiful typically Spanish ceramic tile. There is an outside tap on the ground floor and the solarium.
Pool / Spa
You can smoke on the ground floor patio.
I have a brand new (expensive) leather sofa, please do not sit on it when damp/wet or with suncream. Use the throws provided to protect them.
Turn the AC off when you go out. It is very efficient and therefore doesn't take long to cool the house on your return.
Please note in the description that there is a €70 laundry and cleaning fee payable on arrival in cash to the Keyholder.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Perfect place for holyday!
great communication, flexible and friendly service, fully equipped property
Excellent holiday home
We are a family of 4 who stayed here for 2 weeks from 23rd August until 7th September. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our summer holiday! The house was clean, comfortable, well equipped and right next to the pool which is where we spent a lot of our time. The village itself was quiet with 2 small shops but not much else. if you have a car (which we did )you are able to explore the local area as there is so many beautiful and interesting places to see, highly recommended Sierra espuna national park, we loved it! After a day out it was lovely coming back to the peace and quiet and heading straight for the pool. We would highly recommend it to anyone and hopefully we will be back again some day. Excellent!
Thank you Scott & Lindsay I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my home from home in the sun! That’s all I can hope for for all of my guests!
Having had excellent communication with Eileen, we knew this was going to be an fantastic holiday. The villa was lovely, clean, tasteful and had everything you could need.
The pool opposite was cleaned regularly and rarely used by anyone other than ourselves. There was only one supermarket open but it had everything you need at very reasonable prices. The locals were friendly and the key holder was an absolute super star. We hope to return.
Thanks Nicola I know your holiday got off to a tricky start with diverts & delays, Chris my keyholder was brilliant, so glad that once you arrived you loved my place & had a great holiday. Thanks for your comments & I would welcome you back anytime. Regards Eileen
Great place.Great location.Within easy reach of lovely beaches and sights.
The villa was immaculate and everything you need is there.Would definitely return.
Thanks Craig I am glad you enjoyed your stay at my home from home in the sun.
Very comfortable house in a peaceful village.
The villa is modern and very comfortable, in a lovely village. We enjoyed our stay here, the bedding was exceptionally good quality and the shower was great. It would benefit from mosquito nets at the windows to stop the insects, especially in the evenings. Would also have liked an empty cupboard in the kitchen for our shopping, as they were all full of the owner's things. The swimming pool is so handy and was cleaned regularly during our 2 week stay, but it hadn't heated up enough for us to enjoy it, which was a shame. The villa is so close to the road network, you can get anywhere quickly. The supermarket in the village has a good range and they are open till 9pm. We would love to go back to La Tercia again.
The Villa we stayed in is a credit to the owner lovely and clean the bedding was absolutly spotless we were after a quiet week away which we got it was lovely to sit outside enjoying the hot weather talking to the residents of other villas as they pass by i would like to thank Eileen for renting us her Villa regards Peter&Sheila
Thank you Peter & Sheila i am glad you enjoyed your stay & that you met some of the friendly locals.
Special interest holidays:
There are several spas in the the area offering bathing sessions in therapeutic waters and treatments - a great opportunity for some pampering. Royal Spa Archena most ancient spa in Spain dating back to Roman Times is just 40 minutes drive.
You can also visit the healing waters of the Mar Menor and indulge in a mud bath or salt bath (free facility at bathing lakes approx 25 mins away from villa).
There are many fabulous beaches on the Costa Calida which can be easily reached by car. The beaches of the Mar Menor are located just 20 minutes drive away. The Mar Menor is Europe's largest salt water lagoon, the water stays very shallow for over 50m from the beach and is much warmer than the Mediterranean. There is also no tide making it extremely safe for young children and weak swimmers.
Alternatively visit some of the beaches of the Mediterranean, a 30 minute drive away.
The nearest airport is Murcia (San Javier) airport - 20 minutes drive. Alternatively Alicante is approx 55 minutes drive. Both have regular Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair, Monarch and Flybe flights from major UK airports. Car hire is recommended and essential. It is also a nice drive from Santander. Since my last visit in Summer 2010 new roads have opened that make the journey to La Tercia very straightforward. At Easter 2011 I discovered a new road had opened via Sucina into the Village.
House is in a Spanish Village.
Nearest Town of Sucina just 10 mins drive away is a developing town and recently opened a bright modern cafe/restaurant and a large well stocked supermarket which is a great addition.
3 large shopping centres - 20 minutes.
Water park and zoo - 18 minutes.
Murcia City - 20 minutes.
Cartegena - 25 minutes.
The village has lots of play parks for Children, the village has a floodlit football pitch which local Spanish and English children play together happily and welcoming of holiday makers. The community is a very happy and welcoming one and there is always someone to offer advise on places to see and visit. There is a detailed information pack in the villa, with anything you can want to know and this can be emailed to anyone once a booking has been made.