One of several outdoor sitting areas...View of part of the plot from the decorative pond; the little building is the pool kitchen/barbecue etc. The main house out of sight to the right...
El Lentiscar --rural Spanish heaven

Entire home/apt

7 guests

4 bedrooms

7 beds
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About this listing

Handsome two-towered modern villa for 4-7, nestled on a hillside, in a 5,000m² landscaped plot, with olive trees, 500m² of marble flagstones, 4 x 10m private pool, outdoor kitchen//shower room and spectacular mountain views across Murcia region

The space

'El Lentiscar' is a handsome two-towered villa built in 2007, nestled on a hillside, in a 5,000m² landscaped plot, with olive trees, 500m² of marble flagstones, a 4 x 10m private pool, outdoor kitchen/barbecue/shower room/spare room, and spectacular views across the valley of the Quipar and Argos rivers to the floodlit town of Cehegín (pop. 15,000) and the imposing 5,000m peaks above Caravaca de la Cruz.

Guest access

The property is wonderfully secluded, set a short way (400m) along a rutted road, with neighbouring plots, almost invisible, occupied by quiet and courteous local families. The main house is laid out on a spacious open plan, with a kitchen area, dining area, and living area with broad open fire, sofas and flatscreen TV/DVD player. There is a large family bathroom, with shower/bath, vertical radiator, and a modernist ensuite to the master bedroom, which has French windows to the main patio/garden area (ideal for a midnight swim!). Up a winding staircase in the tower is a huge 8m x 8m suntrap terrace, sheltered on all four sides, with wooden loungers for sunsoaking. The pool is less than 5 years old, and has a large paved area with teak sun loungers on one side. It is not fenced. The garden has young apricot, peach, plum, cherry and almond trees, maturing pines, cypresses and olive trees, set in gravelled pathways around the main paved terracing. The extremities of the plot merge into the natural earth and grasses of the hillside, which is known as 'La Muela.'
All of this is exclusively for the use of you and your family: there are no shared amenities.

Interaction with guests

Our local agent is Cristi, a friendly Spanish-speaking woman in her 20s, whom we've worked with for over 3 years. She meets guests at an easy-to-identify landmark, drives them up to the house, hands over the keys, and gives a brief tour of the house and facilities. She's a great port of call if there are any difficulties, but we're on hand via mobile, e-mail or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) to sort things out (we live and work in the UK). We hope, however, not to be needed, and to leave you in peace during your stay.

Other things to note

We've landscaped the garden ourselves over the last 5 years: a labour of love! Theplot is large, and there are a few areas round the perimeter that we haven't yet had time to tame. So, expect half garden/half countryside rather than a manicured garden all over!


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 89
Security Deposit: 274
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 183 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

We expect the house--which is second home to a young family--to be treated as you would your own: with affectionate respect. But it's also a place to be relaxed in. The deposit will cover the usual kind of breakages. But it's definitely not a place for parties or stag weekends.
We only allow pets if owners agree in writing to clean up after them; smoking is permitted in the outdoor areas/terraces/porches.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Ianire User Profile
May 2017
Es una casa muy coqueta y acogedora. Tiene mobiliario bonito y funcional, sin parecer sobrecargado. Ideal si tu objetivo es relajarte y huir de la vida ajetreada durante unos días. Me ha gustado mucho que John es una persona que se preocupa para que sus huéspedes estén bien atendidos y contentos.

Northampton, United KingdomJoined in July 2014
John User Profile

UK academic with strong family connections in Spain: fluent speaker. Property owner since 2007. Loves Spain (hates the beach!).

Languages: Español, Français
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