In May we stayed in Monte Claro No 20 in the luxurious La Manga Club. The villa (we thought it looked more like a little castle) is situated on a hill and has a beautiful roof terrace which provides stunning views of the surroundings. Despite the fact that my wife has knee problems, the long stairs to the front door did not cause too much of an inconvenience. You can park your car on the property below a sun roof.
The villa is big, with many beds and bathrooms and a beautiful master bedroom with balcony. It was really nice to sit on this balcony and enjoy the view and the soft morning sun.
There is a large pool with enough sunbeds to lie on in complete privacy. There is a large kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing machine. The large living room has a large dining room table and a nice tv corner with sattelite TV (lots of movies all day long). The rooms are air conditioned. There is internet available via WiFi or cable connection (with the router). The internet connection is fast enough for services like Netflix.
On the whole the villa is very beautiful, well furnished and equipped.
La Manga Club has several shops and restaurants, beautiful golf courses, a swimming pool, a small private beach, a private security force and more. It's very well maintained and looks beautiful. It is located east of Cartagena, only a 15 minutes drive.Cartagena is a lovely city with a rich history, lots to see, many shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay in Monte Claro No 20 very much and would recommend it to everybody who is looking for a taste of a luxurious, Mediterranean life !
I have always like the Monte Claro development of townhouses and had noticed the really nice villas further up the road with private swimming pools and gardens. I had not realised that they are also known as Monte Claro and that several are available for rent throughout the year.
We only needed 3 bedrooms, many have 4 bedrooms, and the thought of having our own pool made it really attractive for us. Most of the big villas at the Club have 4 bedrooms and therefore seems silly to pay for something you do not need. This particular 3 bedroom villa is really comfortable, spacious and private. The pool area was great for us and the layout of the villa just perfect.
We still had the convenience of being in Monte Claro which is in such a great area of La Manga Club, therefore walkable to everywhere and everything. My kids are teenagers and they love the freedom of being able to explore on their own, I know they are in a safe resort and a peaceful afternoon is also very welcome for my husband and me. They generally headed off to the Oasis pool, near the tennis centre, where they could mix with others of their age. They had played tennis in the morning academy so got to know others there which made their holiday and mine.
The Monte Claro community is super in that it is in a central spot yet still peaceful and private, definitely has the makings of a great holiday.
Superb location, stunning countryside by the ocean. The properties exceeded my expectation. They were attractively designed and well placed and maintained.
The added Bonus was the wonderful people ready to help at any time. For a holiday with character and of the highest standard La Manga has to rate at the top. Highly recommended.
Property was nice, and well located within the La Manga complex. My family was happy there for the week.
Information provided in the apartment was fine - we went to Cartagena one day which was nice and something to be recommended.
Excellent location. The heated was pool was brilliant as the weather wasnt always sunny but it could be (and was) used daily.
The property was clean and tidy with plenty of everything needed. The management company was helpful when contacted and the BBQ food was of excellent quality and taste.
The tennis club was brilliant and the golf coach excellent, but prices are at the luxury end for a round of golf. A small selection of eateries of variable quality and price. La Barra was our favourite.
Would, and will, go again.
We stayed for 6 nights at the end of June and really enjoyed our holiday in the Monte Claro villa on La Manga. The villa was very modern, bright and very well equipped. The location of the villa made it the ideal location to all of the resorts main facilities, the tennis centre was just over the road and the golf club house was within a 5 minute walk. The agent on site was very helpful and flexible with our arrival and departure times which made life a lot easier. We would certainly recommend Monte Claro to others and will be rebooking for 2013.
We love this villa and have stayed here 3 times now and really look forward to coming back every year, feels like our second home. Our annual holiday is about chilling out by the pool, playing a bit of tennis and have some good food in different restaurants. The kids are well looked after with a whole range of things to keep them occupied on La Manga Club. The villa is very well maintained and stylishly decorated and is very well equipped which makes it feel like a home from home. It is a great location.
We love the outside dining area and make good use of the BBQ. We have tried most of the local restaurants which have become a little pricey due to the rate of exchange, hopefully this will change in the future. We do enjoy La Finca restaurant and Casa Victors both of which are walkable.
We feel that La Manga Club is a little oasis with excellent sports and leisure facilities, The golf courses at La Manga are second to none and it to great to relax in the sun with so much to do on your doorstep.
We really appreciated the comp upgrade. The villa was exactly as you had described and will plan to visit again next year if our budget stretches that far. It was great to have our own private pool.
Just to let you know we really liked the accommodation at La Manga and very much appreciated being allowed to stay late when we contacted Mary, who was most helpful. Would you pass on our thanks to Mary for the welcome pack which we were not expecting and was a really nice surprise. We did accidentally break a couple of glasses for which we have left Euros 10. I hope this is sufficient but please let me know if not. If you would let the owners know and apologise on our behalf for the inconvenience of having to replace these. Kind regards Jayne