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About Liz Williams
Originally from Marple, Stockport, I now live in North Wales with my husband Paul. Both of us are Welsh speaking, but an eventual retirement project is to master Spanish once and for all!
Liz Williams purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Liz Williams chose Los Altos
After a spate of rather wet UK summers, we decided to find a bolt hole that provided more dependable sunshine and our apartment at La Cinuelica ticked the boxes. i.e. Plenty of flights from the UK, then easy access to the apartment from both Murcia and Alicante airports. Close enough for an easy walk or short drive to the beaches, restaurants and amenities of the area, but in a quiet area. Also somewhere that would be easy to maintain, so that we could spend our holidays on holiday, not doing DIY!
What makes this Apartment unique
We were fortunate enough to find great key holders first time round! Zoe and Pete look after everything for us, and we know that our guests will be in safe hands with them.
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Not like we thought
Traveling with two young kids. Well we didnt like it as we thought. Too long distance to walk to the beach even with stroller. Swimming pool was fine. To long distant to walk to restaurants so we drove but only because it was too warm and with young kids. Apartment not clean up to standard and not very nice to cooked or kithchenwear not up to standard. Oven broken or didnt work properly. So we just went for restaurants which was fine. Couch very uncomfy. So easy to make this apartment more useful.
Naturally we are saddened that you were a little disappointed with some aspects of your holiday at our apartment. As can be seen from other reviews, many people have really enjoyed their stays and guests frequently return.
Yes, it was very warm during your stay, as Spain and much of Europe recorded record temperatures, and such heat can be very tiring especially for young children. However, I’m sure that you all found the air-conditioning in the lounge and bedrooms a great help, and enjoyed relaxing by and cooling off in the pool. As detailed in the hospitality app, walking to the beach isn’t the only option in the summer months as a local bus service runs to several beaches and the nearest bus stop is very close.
The apartment is thoroughly cleaned prior to each guests’ stay and there are regular inspections of the inventory and furnishings to make sure the apartment is up to standard. Our key-holders, Compass Property Services, have an office very close-by, and if you had drawn their attention to your difficulties in working the oven I know they would have happily helped you.
We are genuinely disappointed to receive your review which is not consistent with our usual feedback.
Nice property with good customer service.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday at the apartment Stephen. Look forward to having you as guests again.
Fab apartment in a quiet area
Having booked previous overseas holidays through a tour operator I was at first a bit dubious as to what we could expect but right from the booking stage Liz the owner was most helpful and easy to contact. After a 40 minute drive from Alicante airport we were met by the key holder who quickly showed us around the apartment and left us with an information pack. The apartment was lovely and clean and well looked after with aircon throughout (much needed as we visited in July!). Having 2 separate bathrooms both with powerful showers was a bonus and there was always plenty of hot water. The wifi worked well and kept my 2 teenagers happy! The kitchen, although small was very well equipped, although we didn't use it much as we ate out at the local bars and eateries that are within walking distance. There are several to choose from at Punta Marina (about a 15 minute walk away) such as The Captains Table, Wok Buffet and Pizzeria Piccolino, In the other direction, in the middle of a residential area about 5 minutes away is the Central Grill and a few other eateries. On our last evening we went to Fresco's, a pizza restaurant at La Zenia located on the main (N332) road which is a couple of island's up from Punta Marina. The food there was amazing!
The shared pool is across from the apartment and can be accessed via a secure keycoded gate. It was clean and well maintained and was available to use between 9am and 9pm. Most mornings we had the pool to ourselves and there were always plenty of parasols available however there are no sun loungers provided at the pool area.
The local Chinese supermarket on the way to Punta Marina sells absolutely everything such as sun loungers, clothing, bags, beach items, housewares,...….. so worth popping in there if you've forgotten anything.
There's a choice of food supermarkets with a Consum at Punta Marina, a small supermarket near the International Business Centre or a little further on from that there's a large Carrefour.
We drove to a few of the local beaches but our favourite one was Cala de Campoamor as it seemed to be a bit quieter than the others and roadside parking was free at Calle Concha Espina next to the beach. We could then stroll along the beach (about 15 minutes) to the next bay at Mil Palmeras where there's an excellent beach café called Vikingo.
To sum up, this was a lovely apartment that ticked all our boxes and we would happily recommend to anyone. Thanks again to Liz for allowing us to stay.
Delighted, but not surprised, that you had an awesome holiday at the apartment. We really do try to make it a home-from-home, and although it is in a quiet area, it is so convenient for everything, from shops to restaurants, from beaches to attractions and activities. Look forward to welcoming you back before too long Lorraine!
Hi. We had a great time at your apartment loved every minute of it.we had everything we needed for our holiday .very clean lovely evening sunshine on terrace.The pool and pool area great kept clean and tidy never to busy and people were friendly .Thankyou Liz for a wonderful stay😊😊
I'm so pleased to hear you had a wonderful holiday at our apartment Robert, and that you celebrated your anniversary in style. Here's wishing you both many more happy years together!
The terrace in the evening is a great place for sitting out in the sunshine and enjoying a glass of something nice, isn't it? It's possible to do this for much of the year, because the area is fortunate enough to enjoy great weather.
We have tried our best to equip the apartment out nicely, and our keyholders do an excellent job in keeping the place looking spic and span, and providing an excellent service.Glad you enjoyed the pool as well.
Hopefully we'll see you again before too long!
i had a very nice holidy. Everything was fine and i have no complaints.
It's a very nice neighborhood, nice, clean and very quiet.
If possible, i'll definitely be back next year.
I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday at the apartment. Yes, La Cinuelica is a nice, clean, quiet neighbourhood, but the good thing is that a short walk away there are restaurants, supermarkets, bars etc, and the local beach at Punta Prima is also within walking distance.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the apartment in the future Claudia.
Yes - we've been back for a fourth time. We love this apartment and feels a bit like a home from home now!!! Took the TomTom this year and DIDN'T USE it - seem to know where everything is now and driving around like a local!
It's a superb spot - secure behind a gate from main road - but not far from it so you don't have to carry shopping far! Lovely bit of sun in the evening on the balcony.
Our son Freddie (6yrs) loves it here - and he goes to the pool every day - lovely for kids and has made friends there every visit.
We have done lots of things in the area (by car) previously but this year we just chilled out and did little, which is what all 3 of us needed this year. We did go to Aquapolis though, very enjoyable. Mostly spent days by pool, on beach (La Zenia mainly as that's a favourite) and reading on patio
Top tip - buy an underwater camera from the Chinese Markets (ony 6 euros) - they develop really nicely and are great in the pool
We've left one of those silver screen protectors there that keep the car cool if parked in the sunshine (they really do work)
The supermarket (Consum) just up the road is very reasonable - but we like a store about 5 minuntes drive in La Florida (Jumerca) - if you miss your Walker's Crisps etc etc
I could live here!!!!
It was lovely to welcome you and your family back for another stay in our apartment at La Cinuelica Andy. I guess Freddie must be starting to think of the place as 'where we go on holiday' now!
You're not the first guest to mention that in spite of there being so much to do in the area, there apartment itself is in a quiet area, which makes it an ideal place to chill out and relax with a good book and glass / bottle of wine. You'll just have to visit Cartegena next year instead ....... (good to see you've booked already!)
Being within the gated inner circle does give a pleasant sense of security, which is so important when you've got little ones on holiday with you. But as you say, not so far that it makes carrying shopping and luggage a problem!
Until next year then,
La Cinuelica is near the Los Altos / Punta Prima area, to the south of the town of Torrevieja. Situated on the Orihuela Costa, the southern Costa Blanca, the closest airports are Murcia and Alicante, 30 and 45 minutes drive respectively. La Cinuelica itself is a recently built, quiet, primarily residential area which also attracts holiday makers who don't want to be in the thick of the noise from crowds, bars and clubs.
The local neighbourhood has all the facilities you will need for a stress-free holiday, including a couple of supermarkets, an extensive choice of restaurants and the local beach all within easy walking distance.
The town of Torrevieja, which has a full range of services and shops is 10 minutes drive away.
Other Activities: Go-karting
Golf: The wonderful year-round climate of the Costa Blanca makes any time an ideal time
for a golf break with your golfing buddies at La Cinuelica.
The championship courses of Villamartin, Campamour, Las Ramblas and La Finca are within 15 minutes drive, with the exclusive golf and sports complex of La Manga 30 minutes away. We know the best way to make golf bookings with guaranteed tee times and reduced green fees!
Course designer : Paul Putman
This 18-hole course is on mountainous ground, with the many trees and water features making the course very interesting for players who like to take a few risks. The course isn't too long, and is well adapted to the natural surroundings and terrain.
Course designer : Pepe Gancedo,
Featuring lakes, deep gorges, bridges and thick wooded areas,
set in the Spanish countryside, the tight fairways are a good test of even the finest golfer.
The leafy Mediterranean pines create an unforgettable backdrop for the course, which has spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Real club De Golf Campoamor
Very picturesque, set in a valley with stunning views of the countryside and med coastline. Lush grass, beautiful pine forests and orange trees, all overlooking the area from Torrevieja to La Manga del Mar Menor.
Course designer : D. Jose Gancedo
Set at the bottom of mount Escotera in Algorfa,
Tricky fast greens, the 5th is an island green and the 17th is protected by a large lake.