This fabulous property, spread over two storeys on The Hacienda Del Alamo Golf Resort, is well furnished and comfortable. With its three bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge, this fully air-conditioned, high ceiling villa is spacious and light. It has the largest private pool on the Resort, full-sized sand volleyball/badminton court, table tennis table, PS2 and games, flat screen TV and DVD player. Outside there is an Australian gas BBQ and plenty of space for outside dining with 2 sets of tables and chairs, enough to seat 10 people and 6 sun loungers, all of top quality. The villa is situated just behind the academy and practice areas and therefore only a couple of minutes walk to all amenities including the 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, 5 star hotel and Spanish Village. This is the ideal villa for families or a group of golfers.
Perfect Location, Excellent Facilities, Spacious Villa And Garden. 5 minutes walk of all Amenities
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 30, 2018
About Floss Cramp
La Casa del Barco ("The Boat House") was bought off plan by the Cramp family and since its completion we have stayed here every summer and most half-term holidays. We moved from our home in Kent to the Middle East 6 years ago and hence can't use the Villa as much as we used to, so we thought others might like to enjoy our second home in the sun. As our second home, The Boat House is furnished as such, with plenty of kitchen accessories; plus TV, DVD, PS2 and games; and outside there is a table-tennis table and volleyball court, which also doubles as a sand-pit for the littlies! Named The Boat House after installing an old fishing boat in the front garden, The Boat House has become a well-known landmark in the Resort and is a fabulous villa with stunning garden and pool - enjoy!
Floss Cramp purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Floss Cramp chose Fuente Álamo de Murcia
We had been visiting the Murcia region for several years before buying our Villa, so decided to buy when this Resort was still in the planning stage. Hacienda del Alamo is truly the most stunning resort in the area, with all the villas built in different styles, so no "big brother" feeling here! The Boat House has a huge corner plot, so a feeling of space and privacy abounds, with our nearest neighbour some metres away. It is a very friendly Resort where we have met some life-long friends. New motorways mean that everywhere is now easily accessible, even the mountains of Sierra Nevada. While the surrounding area is very rural, the local town of Fuente Alamo has plenty of restaurants and bars and the local people are always happy to help with our limited Spanish!
What makes this Villa unique
In one of the most convenient locations, The Boat House backs on to the Golf Academy, including practice putting green, driving range and coaching area. There is also a small bar/cafe. Just out of the back gate and a 2 minute walk is the Clubhouse (with cafe/bar/restaurant and a la carte restaurant), 18 hole golf course and brand new 5* Hotel. A 2 minute drive is the Sports Centre with tennis courts, paddle tennis, bowls and football/rugby pitch. The Spaniard Inn, the Resort's very own "local pub" is open every night and they also have themed evenings during the summer months.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Beautiful villa and garden with a huge pool, perfect for the kids
This villa gave us everything we needed and more. The huge pool was a real treat for our boys, aged 6 & 9, and there are plenty of inflatables available to have fun with too. We spent most days relaxing at the villa, swimming, playing volleyball, badminton and table tennis. The whole site is very quiet, but has basic amenities you need (shop, bar & small choice of restaurants). We even used the football pitches early on a couple of mornings for our football obsessed son! The villa is just a short walk from the club house and new hotel that has just opened on the site, offering more places to drink plus a spa!
We visited just 3 beaches during our stay as the kids preferred the pool, and the drive was at least 30-40 mins to the coast. You definitely need a hire car for this villa if you want to get out and about. It was very hot, but the villa stayed cool with air con. It was well equipped too, especially in the kitchen and the welcome pack was a nice touch. We didn’t want to leave!
Thanks Julia for your lovely review. So glad you had a great holiday at The Boat House. Come back any time. Best regards, Floss
Beautiful villa for a relaxing holiday
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at your beautiful villa. We loved the decor and artwork within the property and the pool was amazing. Nick met us at the resort and we couldn't have asked for a more helpful contact. He took me around the resort to show me where everything was. There is only one thing I would have changed and that is the gas BBQ.I am not used to these and prefer a charcoal one but that is only a personal preference. Overall this is an absolutely beautiful property to stay in.
Many thanks for the lovely review Gareth. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Boat House.
Apologies for not having a charcoal BBQ - most of our guests say they prefer a Gas BBQ as it's cleaner ...!
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warm regards, Floss
Lovely house and huge outside space fantastic for chilling or entertaining
A fantastic villa!
Pre arrival contact was great, Floss was very helpful and all went as it should, Nik met us on arrival and walked us through the villa, the arrival wine was great and the villa was spotless. The pool was superb and the cleanliness was very good. There is everything and more if you want to cook at the villa and the "honesty" cupboard for spirits is a genius idea. I hope the next group enjoy the Tanquerey gin.
The complex itself is very quiet as most of the units are unoccupied but the Golf club is a few minutes away and we had a simple but very good meal there. The Spaniard is a longer walk (we drove) and the food is ok but a bit pricey, I would suggest that you have the specials. the entertainment is good and thats why you pay a bit more. You definitely need a car.
The town of Fuente Alamo is less that 10 minutes away and has three supermarkets and a number of restaurants and even a chinese hardware shop who has everything you can think of, good to get pool stuff from here. its at the top of town and is called hipermarket.
We went to Cartagena, La Manga and Puerto del Mazaron and our favourite was Mazaron as it was best value for money. There is lots to do besides lie by the pool and even a clay pigeon club just around the corner.
All in all a great villa at a good location to recharge your batteries. Just wish it had three bathrooms.
The villa is on a very quiet golf resort, it's a huge resort but would say only 60% of villas are lived in some are deserted. Our villa was well equipped and the pool was enormous!! Plenty of room for us all to swim and play games in. Plenty of outdoor seating and eating area, as it was on a resort we felt safe and secure. Lovely big gas BBQ so we could cook most nights on. Communication between the owner was excellent and she has an agency to take care of it so while we were there someone met us and was on hand if we ever needed anything and he was very good.
The downside I would say is if you want somewhere with a lot to do then this is not fior you as the nearest restaurant/bar was about 15/20min walk away on the resort and served lovely food but only this was the main place no supermarket or cash machine and one other little cafe/bar. The nearest small town is 10 min drive with a large supermarket and only a few cafes. We had a lovely relaxing break nice and quiet watching the stars at night with a glass of wine, for a quiet get away from it all then you have found the right place.
Beautiful spacious villa, amazing private pool. This villa has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic Holliday. Very quiet and private, well equipped, decent air con, huge BBQ and a very well filled kitchen if you're cooking at home.
I would advise a car as the resort is fairly remote, but the roads are very quiet and simple to find your way around.
We were very grateful of a little welcome pack, including a bottle of wine...a lovely touch! Thank you so much to Floss and Nik for our simple and friendly welcome, we will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for such a positive review! We are delighted you had such a good time and would love to welcome you back any time in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Bowls. Tennis courts. Paddle tennis courts. Rugby/football pitch.
The beaches of the Mar Menor and Mazzaron are 30 minutes away and offer warm waters and and safe bathing. La Manga strip, Los Alcazares and Los Alcazares are all within easy reach, each boasting long sandy beaches with paved walkways and endless bars and restaurants. The port of Cartegena is a 20 minute drive away and has a wide range of shopping and historical sites.
Murcia San Javier Airport is 30 minutes away and Alicante Airport is around 80 minutes drive. The new airport at Corvera is due to open in 2011 and will be just a 15 minute drive to the resort.
Approx 3km to the village of Fuente Alamo, with its well-stocked supermarkets, bars, shops, restaurants etc, plus Saturday market. 25 minutes to the historical city of Murcia with its cathedral and cobbled streets, and a similar distance to the Port of Cartagena with its many historical Spanish Navy buildings, plus shops and department stores. There is also a big shopping mall - Espacio Mediterraneo - just 20 minutes drive away.
Resort facilities are all within a short walk but car hire is essential if travelling outside of the resort. There is a fine dining restaurant at the Golf clubhouse with stunning views from the outdoor terrace across the golf course to the mountains in the distance, also a cafe/bar/restaurant for more informal dining. The Spaniard Inn offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners in an informal atmosphere and also holds regular themed evenings, including live music and hog-roasts. For sports enthusiasts there is the 18-hole golf course, 6-hole Academy Course and practice facilities, also the sports centre with tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, rugby/football pitches and a bowling green. There are several childrens play areas including a mini assault course with zip wire. So there is something for everyone!
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking, with balance payment plus security deposit payable 8 weeks before departure. For any bookings made within 8 weeks of departure payment in full is required. A refundable security deposit is required of £250 with the balance payment. This will be refunded, subject to any loss or damage within 2 weeks of your return. Changeover Day: Changeover days flexible and by arrangement - please contact us. Sunday changeover additional £125 payable. Arrival time 4pm, Departure time 11am but may be flexible depending on other bookings - please ask. Long and short term hire available. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Late booking discounts available please contact the owners. Security deposit required. Daily rates available for additional days and long term winter rental considered. Please contact owner for details.