Great visit in early October. The weather was perfect and the surroundings were gorgeous!
A very open and beautiful villa! So much room :)
Really nice and well appointed villa, great to have our own pool which isn't overlooked and you can open the doors to the master bedroom to the pool area if you want. All mod cons available and the owner has gone to the trouble of some really good laminated guides to help you get connected to the wifi, turn on the cable tv etc etc.
On-site shop is much better than I'd expected, clubhouse is well appointed and the best thing of all, the course isn't super-busy. I got out early-ish most days and with a buggy I was done in 2h45m - millionaires golf. This place would be a great base for a golf society.
I was there for the golf and have played a few of the courses in the area, for me El Valle is the pick of the bunch, it's desert golf and from the tiger tees it's a handful; even from the yellows it's no pushover but whatever your standard there's enough variation to keep it interesting (I played the sister course at Mar Menor a few times and was bored...).
The view from the clubhouse across the course and out towards the La Manga strip is stunning especially at sunset with a "spanish measure" G&T in hand (or a beer, glass of wine etc etc).
Will be going back.
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We stayed in the eco villa for a week in June/July this year. It was myself, my other half and our young daughter (aged 3). The other half is a keen golfer and this villa was perfect - he could go out in the mornings to play a round of golf, the little one and I would hang out in the villa and then meet for coffee at the club house.
The villa is very well equipped. With a young child really handy to have a washing machine (and washing lines outside the back door) as well as the usual dishwasher, microwave etc. There are plastic plates/bowls/cups etc for the little one so we didn't have to take those and plenty of toys - a bonus when travelling easy jet with limited check in luggage!
Beds are really comfy and the bathrooms luxurious. It's like staying in a hotel quality accommodation but with the added bonus of kitchen and your own pool. Now the pool...this was lovely. Not heated but frankly the sun does that for you - we were all happy chilling out in and out of the pool. The seating areas outside are great - loungers, comfy sofas and dining chairs/table so you have everything you need. We liked that we could sit outside in the morning and evenings...retiring inside to the air con for a siesta early afternoon. The air con in the villa is really effective - you just need it on for an hour or so and it chills down perfectly. Same at night - put it on as we were doing bath time for the little one, then off over night so we didn't freeze.
In terms of trips out, we had a hire car and so went to the beach a couple of times and local towns - Cartagena was beautiful - for tapas and meals out and to see the area a bit. You dont have to - you can cook yourself with the Spar supermarket providing all you need on site - or eat at the clubhouse. The breakfast they serve is also worth a try.
All in all, a lovely family holiday. Guaranteed sun in June/July and your own pool. What more can you ask for? We will definitely be returning.