Comfortable house overlooking pool in family friendly estate. Close to amenities
About Martin Byrne
Martin and Rose have been holidaying in the house since 2001
Martin Byrne purchased this House in 2000
Why Martin Byrne chose Orihuela
We bought this house from the plans in 2000 because we loved the area.
What makes this House unique
Quiet street yet very close to pubs and restaurants and beach
Check-in: 7:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My family and I stayed at this lovely property for 10 nights in August 2019. Having stayed regularly further up the same coast, we were looking for somewhere that a) had more going on b) didn’t require a car. In both aspects this definitely did not disappoint. Cabo Roig itself is lovely, so much to do and all within a short walk from the property. Beach (which is stunning) and all bars and eateries a short 10 minute walk in one direction, the large shopping centre of La Zenia 15 to 20 minutes in the other. All in all the house and location is exactly as described and we were definitely not disappointed.
What is exceptional however, and which can really make a holiday (or potentially ruin one if not done properly) is the level of communication and organisation received from the outset and all the way through. From the initial booking and speedy and helpful responses from Martin, to the key holder (Fiona) getting us some shopping in as we arrived late on a Sunday evening, to the airport pick up’s/drop off by Steve and Dawn, who provided not only a prompt and efficient service, but just went way over and above, offering advice, local information and basically just being genuinely friendly, lovely people.
So a huge thank you to Martin, Fiona, Steve and Dawn – your service, advice and sheer helpful friendliness really was the icing on the cake on a wonderful holiday. I would not hesitate to highly recommend to anybody looking to visit this lovely area.
Thank you for taking time to write a review of our house and the area. We're so glad that you and your family had such a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back.
5 Star Property. Highly Recommended.
When we got to the property there was a lady to greet us and show us around the house and showed us how everything worked etc. The location is fantastic. Close to a shopping centre and bars and great places to eat too.
The swimming pool was fantastic. Very clean.
House was spotless. Everything was provided. If we had a question there was always someone at the end of the phone to answer.
Can’t wait to go back.
I'm delighted you and your family enjoyed the holiday. We look forward to having you back.
A really relaxing and enjoyable holiday
"My husband and I were delighted with our holiday. Everything worked perfectly and even though we didn’t arrive till late sat night we were met and shown around house and even heaters put on which was very kind as evenings could still be quite cold. It was a great base and we drove to Murcia and Cartagena. Both were easy to get to.. The Roman theatre in Cartagena is really worth a visit and the architecture in the city Centre is lovely. Murcia is very interesting too and the Catherdral and it’s museum worth visiting. We got there at 12.20 and we were lucky to find a large underground car park beside the university. It’s right in the city Centre so close to the Cathedral. We were just in time to visit the cathedral as it closes at 1.00 but the museum remains open. We also visited the Royal Casino and stunning restoration. We did quite a lot of walking and our favourite beach was Campoamor which is lovely with a nice marina and beach restaurants and there is a lovely cliff path walk passing other coves and leading to Cabo Roig beach. We were able to walk short distance from the house to the ‘Strip’ and highly recommend the restaurant Number5 but lots to chose from. The upstairs terrace in the house is perfect for private sunbathing and we had lazy mornings relaxing and reading up there and then go out for the afternoon and evening. Many thanks to Martin and Rose for sharing their home and for Fiona who services it and organizes meeting you. We used the new international Murcia airport. It was just 45 minutes drive. We did find the nearest petrol station to the airport was closed at 7 pm so to be aware. Also all supermarkets are closed on sundays so if arriving on sat night to maybe buy milk at petrol station sat night/ Sunday. We failed to get any until Monday morning. We would definitely recommend for a holiday and weather was so nice. Had our first swim of the year!”
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted you had such a good time and we would love to have you back sometime.
Probably not a winter place
This is a good size property that is set up for the comfortable use of four adults. All the beds were comfy with good mattresses. There is plenty of hanging space but only small drawers available. The bathrooms and baths are a good size and the hot water supply is excellent.
Our main disappointment was the cleanliness. We were told that it hadn't been used for a while but it took us hours to clean everything down. We had to sort the usable crockery and then wash up all cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils before they were fit for use.
The towels smelt musty and the bedding was just ok.
There was a lack of information about the area and you need to know how the hob and microwave work as there are no instructions.
This would be a good property in the summer when it has heated up, we found it cold and damp. The air conditioning does work to take the chill off; we were warned off using the oil heaters too much. Being right beside the pool area meant that we got the afternoon sun and it felt more open, we enjoyed using this suntrap.
The house is very handy for the 'strip' and some excellent inexpensive restautants. The coastline and local beaches are lovely. La Zenia Boulevard is near and a fun place to go.
Thank you for the feed back. I am very sorry that the cleanliness was not up to scratch and I will take this up with the cleaner.
The winter evenings can be cold in the house and we are looking again at what the best form of heating might be.
The key holder normally instructs people on how to use the hob and microwave etc. but I will draw up written instructions and have them there for future guests.
I'm glad that you enjoyed the location and I would love to have you back sometime.
Just back from wonderful stay in Martin's property. The property was clean and very spacious . Would have scored 5 stars however both bathroom windows wouldn't close properly so bit drafty !! Short walk to " The Strip " and about 20 min stroll to a very pleasant beach . The adjacent pool area was lovely and very quiet despite it being half term .Water too cold though!!! The arrangements made by Martin for our pick up to/from airport ( Steve ) worked like clockwork. Didn't meet Fiona but did get couple messages from her . Overall it was a wonderful stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if we return to Cabo Roig . Chris and Anita
Hi Chris and Anita,
Thanks for taking time to write a review. Sorry about the windows I will get straight onto getting them fixed.
Hope to have you back sometime.
Location is perfect for a quiet peaceful holiday
This is the third time I have stayed at Martin’s Villa although this is the first time I have personally booked it. The villa is clean and well kept. The amenities within it ie furnishings and appliances available were excellent. The hot water was perfect. We have now been to Cabo Roig six times and next year we have all agreed to try somewhere else, however we will be back. All in all it is difficult to find fault with the villa and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wishes to rent it in the future.
Thank you for the review. I am really pleased that you were happy with the house. We constantly strive to make it a comfortable place to stay.
I look forward to having you back again.
The house is 10 minutes walk from beach and only 5 minutes walk from bars and restaurants. There is a carnival in town every evening.
Other Activities: Jet Skis and Pedal Boats