Definitely need a car but well worth it. The peace. The quiet. The stars!!
This is a very nice villa. We were 4 people and could all co-exist very easily on our own. We all had a favourite space and we were not clambering over each other. It is a definite home-from-home. Whatever I wanted to cook, the utensil was there. It is an extremely well thought out property. And the stuff is of good quality. I think all guests who have gone before us have been respectful of this great villa because it has been well looked after.
the roof terrace was a firm favourite of mine. You get great sun and a bit of a breeze. And nighttime with a wee glass of something under the stars? We could all use a bit of that magic in our lives.
You would need to hire a car but the roads around town are really simple to navigate. Supermarkets are great too. Next time I will stock up and stay put I think.
Mark, you were really helpful. You made the whole process very stress free.
Booked for a week and had the most amazing time, my first time in Spain and i was not disappointed! its a beautiful villa under 2 hours from Murcia airport. The villa is very well equipped with bikes, garden games, table tennis etc, a huge BBQ and a stunning pool & pool area, everything very clean, organised and well kept. Remote enough to be undisturbed but close enough to some towns to go shopping or exploring. I would not hesitate to book here again, very impressed.
For anyone thinking about booking a holiday here...Do it, you will not be disappointed. My boyfriend and I truly had such a great time, there was nothing at all that we could fault the place on.
The location: Blissful, feels very remote and quite, once you start exploring you find all the little towns tucked away.
The Villa: It had everything we could have asked for and more, all pots, pans, cutlery, kettle, toaster, condiments, towels, games, lilos, books, bikes, WiFi, great air-con (needed in the August heat) British TV was a nice surprise, not that we watched it much but it felt homely to have it. The Villa is lovely and so well maintained. The rooftop seating area was incredible, the views at sunset are breathtaking and then if you stay up until it's dark you can gaze at the stars. The pool is pretty amazing! it's a great size and depth and never too cold, just the right temperature to be refreshing, providing pool towels was a lovely touch.
There are 2 bikes and helmets in the garage, they were a real highlight for us, I haven't ridden since I was a child but we went out for a few rides, there are lots of tracks (some more challenging then others) it was a great way to explore the nearby towns.
We love to exercise and found that we had loads of space around the pool area to train.There is a free local gym in Partaloa (5 minutes in the car or 15 if you cycle) it has everything you need if you want to train while you're away. We went a couple of times, Tim who supervises the place was very helpful.
Mark was really helpful, he answered all my questions and made sure we had all the information we needed. We were met at the villa by Paula who showed us around and gave us all the information on the local area.
We loved our stay here, having stayed in quite a few villas this one really does stand out for attention to detail and an incredible location. You are tucked away in the Spanish mountains with little villages nestled around you yet it feels like a home from home. We will be going back, Thanks Mark!
Stunning villa in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Booking, directions and instructions perfect, along with lots of quick and informative replies from Mark, the owner. Casa Bette is set in beautiful surroundings within a short drive of Albox. Drive from the airport was around one hour and fifteen minutes, on clear roads up through the hillsides. The inside of the villa has absolutely everything you would need and more. Very thoughtfully equipped. Air conditioning was a welcome refuge when the afternoons got a little hot (we reached 42 degrees one day!) three good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with shower and one with a bath. Kitchen had all the expected appliances and more, including coffee machine, toasted sandwich maker, microwave etc. Excellent wifi signal both inside and out, allowing us to video call back home for a virtual tour of the property! Great sized pool for cooling down in, the inflatables were a nice touch too. Good size gas barbecue which we used every night. 360 degree mountain views which get even better once you are sat up on the roof terrace at night. Due to the lack of pollution we had a real treat from the moon and saw shooting stars regularly. Great if you are into nature too, we saw lots of Bee Eaters, Black Wheatears, Swallows and White Wagwails. The views were amazing, and having travelled to many places over the years, both my husband and I agree that our stay in Casa Bette was one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. Absolutely loved our time here and will definitely be back. Book and you will certainly not be disappointed. Thanks to Mark for all of your helpful advice.
We stayed here for a week in July 2016.
So many positives about this villa. First of all, the villa is set surrounded by stunning scenery and really is great to wake up to every morning! The place is perfect if you want to get away from everything.
The villa itself is immaculately presented throughout with excellent living space and also comes with free WiFi.
Outside the pool is brilliant to cool down in from the daily Spanish heat, with a patio area to chill out. The games room in the garage was our favourite and we had alot of fun in the evening around the table tennis table. The roof terrace in the evening is lovely to watch the sun set.
We spent days using the bikes in the garage to cycle around the mountains and spent a day at the beach which took us around 45 minutes.
I will definitely be going back here as I want to try the nearby ranch to go quadbiking!
Overall a perfect stay and highly recommend.