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Review submitted by devina from lincolnshire, UK (Submitted: 15 Apr 2013)
On the night we arrived, Barrie greeted us within minutes of telephoning. He arrived with some basics to see us through including a bottle of wine. Barrie showed us around and was eager to fix any problems straight away ie the kettle did not work too well and he arrived minutes later with a replacement kettle.
Barrie took us to a local restaurant which was still open and assisted us in ordering our food before leaving as the location is very much Spanish and not over commercialised with brits. The food was great juanitas was the restaurant where the paella was lovely and the bottle of wine was only 5 euros!
The location is lovely and unspoilt, a car is a must, and there is mazarron which is more geared towards the tourist. Bolnuevo offers a lovely beach, great food, supermarket is seconds away, and lovely beauty spots.
the villa itself is bigger than the pictures show, they pool is lovely and cleaned daily. the free wifi is an additional bonus in the day. Jan and Barrie popped by on week two to make sure all was ok for us, and a second lot of towels and linen were received by the start of week two.
the location of the villa is ideal, away from the hustle and hustle of the towns, but within easy reach of the amenities. the locals are lovely and the holiday was wonderful.
Thanks very much to Barrie and Jan. I would recommend anyone wanting a family holiday to access this. there is plenty of space at the villa for 6, the area is lockable and therefore safe for young children and plenty of space in the patio areas which are also high gates and lockable.
A true bargain.!!!
Review submitted by Jeannette from Purmerend Holland (Submitted: 7 Aug 2010)
We enjoyed our stay in this house. It was clean and everything we needed was there. Nice airco in the bedrooms. Barrie and Janet are lovely people and very helpfull. Great holliday!!
Review submitted by Kieran from Bristol (Submitted: 28 Aug 2009)
This was our second holiday in the property. Both times we have received a very warm welcome from Barrie and Jan who provide lots of information about the area, where to eat etc. They come round very quickly if you need something. We found the house to be spacious and very clean with all necessary facilities and equipment. The air con is a real bonus giving us a comfortable nights sleep. The pool area is clean, pretty and well maintained. There is an excellent Spanish restaurant in Hotel Manduca which is almost opposite the property, and other good restaurants in the village. There are some lovely local beaches, we liked Bahia and LAzohia, but still havent explored them all. We shall definitely be coming back, the area is not too busy with lovely, clean beaches and is good value for money.
Review submitted by Frances from Sheffield (Submitted: 30 Jul 2009)
The house was extremely clean and well equipped on a lovely complex close to the small resort. The only issue was that there was not enough storage for seven people and would be better suited to fit five people with the provision of wardrobes in place of two of the beds. The owners are close by and are extremely helpful.
We have never known a group have so many huge suitcases and extra rucksacks - you would have thought they coming for several months not just for 10 days.
They then put all the children in the master bedroom so the huge double wardrobe was not available to the two adult couples.
No one else has ever said the storage is so inadequate but I am not surprised this group found it so.
Review submitted by Heather from Swindon (Submitted: 16 May 2008)
We received an extremely friendly welcome with lots of relevant information. The Villa was beautiful and well equipped. The location is ideal( short walk to the shops, bars and beach ).
We will definitely be returning.
Review submitted by Emma from Portsmouth (Submitted: 24 Aug 2007)
This is an excellent property for a family holiday. We received a very friendly welcome from the owners, who also gave us good advice for local places to visit and had even produced their own detailed maps for us to follow.
The property was very clean and everything we needed was supplied. When we did have a small problem the owners arrived immediately to sort it out. The pool was cleaned daily and was very safe for the children as it is surrounded by the villas in the complex and viewable from our terrace.
There are plenty of places to eat within a short walking distance and the beach is only 10 minutes walk away. We were there in August, which is obviously peak season, when there were various events on in the town. This meant a couple of very noisy nights!
Overall, an excellent property in a good location- we would definitely recommend it to others.
Review submitted by angela from bolnuevo,puerto de mazarron (Submitted: 30 Aug 2006)
nice property,complex is very well maintained and pool is very clean.felt very safe as it was gated with keys. close to local supermarket and nice spanish village. short walk to beach.
owner came and sorted out problem with washing machine promptly and said always to call with any problems. happy with holiday.
Review submitted by Mette Aamodt from Norway (Submitted: 8 Aug 2006)
A nice and clean holiday apartment especially suitable if you travel with kids. The poolarea is nice and close to the apartment and the lawn is good for playing.
The living area is quiet even if it's both restaurants and bars within walking distance.
Not far from the apartment there are some nice
shallow beaches with no waves great for children.
We had a lovely relaxing holiday enjoying the hospitality of Mr and Mrs. Avis.
The location of the apartment is ideal because it's so close to everything.
Review submitted by Ursula from South Africa (Submitted: 10 Jun 2006)
We would like to thank Barry and Janet for their extreme hospitality, we loved the apartment, its proximity to the delightful town of Bolnuevo and the beach was wonderful. The surrounding areas were well worth a visit especially Cartagena and Lorca. The apartment was very comfortable and we especially liked the patio area.
Review submitted by clive from mazarron (Submitted: 4 Mar 2006)
we hired the property for four months, this was over the christmas of 05, we found the owners to be very helpful and easy to get on with, the house is situated about 5 mins from the beach and there are lots of small bars etc in the area, we thought the village was quiteand very nice, there are some superb walks along the coast and in the hills, we would recomend this property to anyone.
Review submitted by Anna from Scotland (Submitted: 28 Nov 2005)
This house is set in an ideal location. It remains a quiet, relatively untouristy part of Spain although there are signs of things changing with the increasing invasion of the Brits. However, the majority of businesses are still Spanish - with bars, restaurants, locals and Spanish holiday makers in abundance.
The house is situated in a complex with a mix of Brits and Spanish. The house is comfortable, clean and meets all requirements. Very importantly, there are two patio areas ensuring that at all times there is the option of shade or sun. There is also a lovely balcony for two which is pleasant to retreat to.
Having two small children I found this property to be extremely safe. All doors and gates lock. This was a big relief for me ensuring my two year old could not wander to the pool or onto the road (although it is an extremely quiet road). Similarly, the door onto the balcony had a safe door that she could not open.
The complex was quiet and the people there, whether renting or residents, were all friendly and helpful. The pool was exquisite and exceptionally well maintained as were the gardens. My only complaint was that the pool was a little chilly at times, especially in the mornings and late afternoons. As I holidayed in Sep/Oct this is only to be expected and may simply be a sign that I am getting soft! The weather though was fantastic.
This house is literally a 2 min stroll to the shop, bars, restaurants and beach. The beach is beautiful and the sea a delight to swim in.
We holidayed without the use of a car and found this absolutely no problem at all. The local shop had all we required, there were enough restaurants and bars to provide diversity, there was internet access within Bolnuevo and a cash machine for the withdrawal of money. Within 10-15 minutes walking distance there was a fantastic childrens playground and utterly safe swimming lagoon. Similarly, going the opposite way, a 10-15 min stroll resulted in idyllic coves and sheltered seas.
If a bank or larger supermarket is required there is a very regular bus service to the next town, only 15 mins away.
In short, the property and location of this holiday house is fantastic. We had such a great, relaxing holiday. The owners were also exceptionally helpful, friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had all we required. I thoroughly recommend this house, pool and location. We'll certainly be back!!