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The villa is for ALL year round use. Fully tiled anti slip tiled patio. Heat spa and pool options
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The villa is for ALL year round use. Fully tiled anti slip tiled patio. Heat spa and pool options
Welcome!! Beinvenido!! Willkommen!! Welkom!! Benvenuto!! Accueil!! Karsilam!! Hosgeldiniz!! Completed Feb 2104, new private swimming pool with invigorating integrated spa for up to 8 people
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The villa is for ALL year round use. Fully tiled anti slip tiled patio. Heat spa and pool options
Welcome!! Beinvenido!! Willkommen!! Welkom!! Benvenuto!! Accueil!! Karsilam!! Hosgeldiniz!!
Completed Feb 2104, new private swimming pool with invigorating integrated spa for up to 8 people
Heated hot tub, with pool cascade. Sit outside, relax, watch the stars by night in the private spa
New 2014 Private pool with own spa for the ultimate relaxing break, all year round!!
Large lounge, digital tv, ipod/radio payer, DVD and Wii playstation
Free Wifi, Satellite TV, Wii game station, DVD player, idoc, Radio, Aircon & full central heatin
Watch the sun go down on the upper terrace.
Just 10 minutes from San Javier airport. A home in the sun!
Master bedroom with fitted twin wardrobes and bedside drawers and lights
Master bedroom en-suite
Bedroom two has two single beds that come together to make a double. Fitted wardrobes and drawers
Family bathroom. Bath and shower, wc, basin and bidets.
Spacious fully fitted kitchen, fully loaded with all the essential needed appliances.
Extendable dining table and four chairs
Turret to upstairs sun terrace. Accessed directly from the villa hallway, security gated for privacy
Safe community pools and play areas close to the villa, free use for our guests.
Guests also have access to the large community pools using the in house wrist bands
Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
The local beaches are 10 minutes away on the coast of San Javier overlooking the coast of La Manga
Superb Golf course and fully stocked pro shop. A short stroll from the villa
Practice your tennis on the La Torre resorts tennis courts
Why not treat the kids to a full day at Vera water park. Various water slides. Fast, slow and kids
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Region of Murcia

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AndyTBoot...
Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our best villa holiday yet - and we've stayed at many!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This was our 4th villa holiday to Costa Calida, and as usual for us, it was a fairly last minute booking as we rarely get the luxury of booking years/months in advance due to my work requirements. We did our usual process of selecting travel dates in HolidayLettings website, which returned thousands of available accommodation results, of which the number quickly reduced once our usual criteria requirements were selected:
- Air-conditioning: This was independently in both bedrooms and the lounge which isn't always the case!
- Pool: This can often be a shared communal pool!
- Private pool: This can often be a private shared communal pool!
- Heated pool: This can have many different interpretations, see below!!
- Jacuzzi: This can sometimes mean a hot-tub which is fine, or shared Jacuzzi or even a Jacuzzi bath, which is not fine!
And for the first time:
- Wi-Fi: This can sometimes mean it’s available, but could be chargeable; however at Caballaonce it was private and free!
At this point, only 5 villa results remained with Caballaonce standing out from the rest for various reasons: Costa Calida location; Reasonable cost to stay and the NEW heated pool & Jacuzzi looking so inviting from the pictures! :-)
I'm quite fussy about heated pools & Jacuzzi’s as 'heated' can mean various different things to different people as we've found out when renting a villa in Florida (25 degrees was considered heated!), El Valle, Costa Calida (solar heated which wasn't working! + solar covers) and La Torre, Costa Calida (both the pool and Jacuzzi were heated by the same heat exchanger) - I was pleased following a pleasant conversation with Ken (the owner) that he appears to be as fussy as myself and had only invested in the best equipment to be able to heat the pool and Jacuzzi independently of each other. This meant either or both could be heated via their own heaters, and both could have specific temperatures selected, not just a temperature shared between the two which saps the ability for the Jacuzzi to reach its maximum temp for those night time bubble/steam pictures! With this confirmed all was good, and thankfully Ken's patience didn’t wear thin when my work almost caused me to be unable to book, but we managed to get the go ahead and booking was quick and easy! :-)
We flew into Alicante and picked up a pre-hired car then headed down to La Torre, which is approximately 1 hour's drive away and an easy 3 turns from the airport via the A7, AP7 and then RM-19/C-3319. You can avoid the AP7 Toll costs (about £5 max) by heading via Murcia, but the AP7 is similar to the M6 Toll: smooth and empty so we always use this :-)
After receiving Ken's text advising us to pick up the keys from Annie the key holder/cleaner (who also lives on La Torre), we headed straight for Caballonce which is conveniently located about a 5 minute walk from the supermarket and a 5 minute walk to the clubhouse (unlike some of the accommodation which is located at the bottom end of the resort where a car is essential!) and my first instinct was to check the pool/Jacuzzi - which were at 28 degrees :-( Thankfully a quick conversation with Ken (via Apple iMessage over the free Wi-Fi so no roaming costs! :-) led us to realise that it was simply a case of an electrical trip switch which had tripped, and a quick visit from Rick the pool cleaner meant both were heating again! :-) Thankfully Ken & Rick were happy for me to have access to the heating equipment where some of the trip switches are located, and this meant throughout the whole 2 weeks I was able to make various changes which suited the family i.e. on some days we were able to turn the Jacuzzi temperature down, as little use meant it simply got too hot, and trust me when I say, too hot i.e. at one point the water temperature was 48 degrees due to not being used for a day, constantly heated at 40, solar cover kept on and the sun drenching it in extra heat (as the rear of the villa is South West facing - even better than South facing as you get the evening sun!). This temp would be amazing during the evening of course, but too hot during the day, so we would knock it down to 32. Likewise, some days even the pool almost felt too hot, reaching 35 degrees due to a special 'waterfall' filtration option added to the Jacuzzi, which means the pool filtration can be set to pump via the Jacuzzi instead, helping to cool the Jacuzzi down while filling it up, causing it to overflow into the pool. Marvellous - a Jacuzzi and pool that can be classed as 'too hot' by someone who only likes them hot! ;-) The Jacuzzi also has 2 different air jet options installed to allow bubbles to massage your back from blasting or spining outlets, or from underneath to create that typical jacuzzi feel and generate lets of steam for those night time pics! :-) And then to top it off, the water is treated with salt rather than harsh chlorine/bromine which is much better for the skin without the irritations! :-)
The villa itself is clean and tidy with all the standard amenities to make it a home from home, with the added luxury of a flat screen TV and UK TV programmes, free Wi-Fi with a router that’s powerful enough to cover the entire villa including the external solarium roof area, and nice comfy beds, sofas and dining chairs. There's an outside table that seats 6 with a parasol that has some built in LED’s for evening dining, and on the solarium there’s rattan furniture to seat 4 with cushions and space for several sun loungers if wanting some peace and quiet away from the kids enjoying the pool! ;-)
The weather was fantastic 13 days out of 15 (2 days were cloudy) which is where the heated pool/Jacuzzi/Wi-Fi really came into their own on the cloudy days; and we wanted for nothing within the villa with Ken/Annie always available for any queries.
We had such a great time that we've already enquired about returning which is unlike us so far in advance! And we can already see that Caballaonce’s availability is filling up no doubt due to the pool, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi and reasonable costs! :-) Ken mentioned he already has plans to replace some of the furniture with more luxurious items making this experience an even better one, so no doubt it won’t be long before it’s completely booked up! In fact, what am I doing with this review singing its praises? Don’t listen to me, the villa is terrible; please don’t book it so that it’s free for us to book again! ;-)

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Liked best: The best heated Jacuzzi & pool we've ever experienced!
Liked least: The 2 days of cloud which is out of the owners control! ;-)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2014
Having such a fantastic comment from a guest is very pleasing indeed. We try our best to make sure our guests have everything they need to have a lovely holiday.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best hot tub ever”
Reviewed 15 February 2014 for a stay in September 2013
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We had a very enjoyable stay. The villa was clean and had all the appliances like at home. The golf course and club house were fantastic. The villa has a brilliant brand new swimming pool and inter grated spa hot tub, with full heating options as an upgrade. So we will be back to us it in the winter. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Management Response
7 Apr 2014
The new investment of the pool and spa hot tub, that can both be super heated (options), has certainly made our customers very happy!! Its now has the added benefit of making our villa open to all year round rental holidays.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Liked best: Everything was new
Liked least: We enjoyed all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
14 Sep 2013
Many thanks to our guests. We hope you have many happy holiday memories, and visit us again in the future.
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Management Response
18 Aug 2013
We endeavour to make your stay at our villa comfortable and enjoyable. All the home comforts, with the best holiday luxuries.
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