Playa Flamenca - 40 El Retiro

Beach house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Playa Flamenca, Spain

From £256 per week

3 Bedroom Townhouse – Free WiFi - Situated in a private, quiet, gated complex with communal pool - Close to beaches, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, shops, golf courses and aquaparks


40 El Retiro is a lovely Townhouse in a quiet, private gated community with its own communal swimming pool and secure parking. It is well appointed with free WiFi, aircon in all rooms, and satellite tv and has three bedrooms - sleeping six - and two bathrooms. It is suitable for a range of holiday makers from families and golfing parties to those just seeking a quiet place to relax and get away from it all.

Please do note that the Community does have strict rules - noise, particularly around the swimming pool and in late evening is of concern to other residents especially during the summer months.

Outside and away from the quietness of the private community, there is a very wide selection of activities for everyone throughout the day and into the small hours of the following morning! This area of the southern Costa Blanca - the Orihuela Costa - enjoys a fantastic warm Mediterranean climate with sunshine all the year round.

For kids of all ages, within a 15 minute walk are Playa Flamenca’s blue flag beaches - some of the nicest beaches along this stretch of the coast with a walkway connecting the other popular beaches in the area. (Seven European blue flags for excellence have been awarded to local beaches at Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, La Zenia, Cala Capitan, Cabo Roig, La Glea/Campoamor, and Barranco Rubio.) Other attractions within walking distance include Ten Pin Bowling at La Zenia Boulevard and the Orihuela Go-Karting track, whilst slightly further afield are the flumes and slides of the Aqua-parks at Quesada and Torrevieja (one of the largest in the region).

Torrevieja is a 15 minute drive away and is a popular Spanish town, boasting a marina, waterfront market, street entertainment, shops, numerous cafes, bistros, restaurants, bars, and a beautiful church square. (The palm-lined promenade and harbour board-walk are an ideal place to go for an evening stroll or for yet more activity there is the street market and fairground going on into the small hours of the morning.)

The nearest Mercadona Supermarket with a small shopping mall is about 250m away, whilst for a wider selection of shops, bars and restaurants with lively night-life, Playa Flamenca Commercial Centre is close by (1km) - also at a similar distance in the other direction is the fabulous shopping mall at La Zenia Boulevard - see video: - with many major brand fashion boutiques, major retail outlets, bars and restaurants together with a Casino, Ten Pin Bowling Alley, Pasta Run, an out door stage with big screen TV showing all major sporting events plus much much more.

Very close is the area's largest Saturday street market (200m) whilst slightly further away (2km) are the busy restaurants and bars and night-life of La Zenia. All in all, there is more than enough to meet the demands of even the most ardent shopaholic (with suitable watering holes for nourishment and refreshment!)

The southern Costa Blanca is rightly known as Costa del Golf and there are three championship golf courses within a 15 minute drive of the property:-

Las Ramblas - - built into a beautiful natural landscape of Mediterranean pines winding fairways and rugged ravines, this course - although not very long - still provides a challenge to any golfer.

Campoamor - - this impressive course winds its way through two connected valleys with wide and manicured fairways which offer a fair challenge to players of all abilities.

Villamartin - - previous host to the Mediterranean Open, Villamartin and its numerous old pine and olive trees provides many diverse challenges with no one hole similar in design to another.(Regardless of these challenges you can still enjoy the beautiful view over the Mediterranean Sea!)

Within a 40 minute drive, there are another eight courses, each with its own unique design, including the world famous La Manga and La Finca golf courses.

40 El Retiro is ideally situated being within easy walking distance for the wide range of local amenities and attractions yet it also has easy access to the main N-332 coastal road and the AP-7 motorway for those that want to travel and explore the local region. Having a rental car for freedom of movement away from the immediate area is therefore not a bad idea but is not essential as locally there is also an excellent bus and taxi service.


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15 out of 16 people recommend staying here


Couple from South Shields, United Kingdom Nov 2019

Our second visit to this property and it was home from home for our 5 week stay. Very convenient for shops, restaurants, cafes and beach. Quiet at this time of year ie Nov/Dec.


Family from Isleworth , United Kingdom Jul 2019

The villa was bright clean and roomy easy enough for 6 Andy the the home and away repersentive was more then halp on all scales loads to do and see the pool was a problem as some off perminant residents had set rules no splashing in pool when you jump.. No sun lotion at pool.. No noise.. No shouting... No food.. No drinks.... No ball games. No blow ups.... ( blimy) nice pool 2 min away with cafe bar and you can have fun for a reasonable price

Reply from Paul

Hello Theresa
Huge apologies to you and the children for the deliberate lack of welcome by other owners at El Retiro this year - we recognise that this caused upset on a special holiday for the children. Due to this we sadly feel that El Retiro is not a place for a holiday any more and so have stopped taking bookings in future until the happier atmosphere, we used to know and enjoy, returns. Liz & Paul


Friends from Chatham Kent, United Kingdom May 2019

What a lovely holiday home. Lovely and clean. Looks just as advertised and in perfect location for shopping, bars, restaurants and beach. Slap bang in the middle for all. Check in and out was good and there was no rushing us out on vacating house. Will definitely be coming back


Family from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom Apr 2019

We really enjoyed our holiday, this villa is in a great location, 5 minutes walk to La Zenia boulevard (includes a supermarket, restaurants and shops), 10 minutes walk to the beach and the local Saturday market is 2 minutes away! Chinese/Asian and Indian restaurants in the same street. Clean and tidy, good communication.


Family from Llangollen , United Kingdom Aug 2018

We had a lovely stay at El Retiro, everything was clean and as described, the house is in an ideal location and not far from bars, restaurants, shops, supermarket and most importantly the beach. The correspondence with the owners was fantastic and I would recommend using Andy at Homes in the Sun who looks after the house as an airport pick up/drop off. I would certainly book again!


Family from Ahoghill, United Kingdom Aug 2018

On arrival we were greeted by Andy very nice man and very helpful. The villa was cleaned very well and we settled in nicely. We are a family of 5 so was plenty of space for us, the only complaint my youngest daughter had was the WiFi didn’t reach the 2nd floor (so she read which isn’t a bad thing).
We have stayed in another villa on the complex before so we knew the layout and we knew that parking is sparse so just be aware if you have rented a car. The pool is great and never really too busy and everyone was very friendly.
We made great use of the sun loungers and also the electric cool box on our trips to the beach which was a god send.
Overall we had a brilliant time villa was great complex was great and I had great communication with the owners before our stay and I would like to say thank you and would love to stay again sometime. We highly recommend.

2 other reviews

At first you could not imagine how secure yet not secluded you feel in this lovely villa. With bars and restaurants just around the corner, the beach a short walk, pubs shops markets (both super and street) what more could you ask for. Yet, you have privacy as you are within a complex of friendly helpful neighbours. The property has many wonderful features for that perfect family holiday - loads of bedroom space and bedrooms over two floors, an outside area to sit both front and back. The front looking onto a small garden and then the pool, the back more secluded with lockable gates and a seated area underneath the lemon tree. Cool marble floors and decorated with warmth and love, this is the perfect location for a family holiday that caters for all tastes.

We have stayed in this villa for the last 2yrs running and absolutely love it. We have 2 boys aged 10 and 7 and it is the ideal place for them. The villa itself is immaculate and has all the facilities we need including digital TV, washing machine, tumble dryer, oven, microwave, aircon etc. The complex on which the villa is situated is securely enclosed by locked gates, the shared pool is spotless and is shared by approx 10 villas although we have never seen it busy and mostly seem to have it to ourselves, the villa has its own sun loungers which you take out around the pool and there is always space! As yet we have not had to hire a car, the supermarket, bars, restaurants and beach are all within walking distance. There is a mixture of bars and places to eat in the square about 5mins walk away with a choice of chinese, thai, british, italian, indian foods, there is also a kids area with bungee trampolines and bouncy castles and a further 10mins walk takes you to a go-kart circuit which is for adults and children. Overall I cannot fault this villa and its location and will definatley be staying here again.

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 1.2km Nearest bar 200m Nearest restaurant 250m Nearest supermarket 250m Murcia airport 30km Alicante Airport 50km La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre 1km Torrevieja 8km La Zenia beach 1.2km Playa Flamenca Beach 1.2km

Local activities

Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 5km Horse riding 15km Sports center 15km Swimming 1.2km Walking 15km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 200m Museum 15km Night club 5km Shopping 1km Theatre 15km Zoo 30km Cinema 15km Casino 1km

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Updated 4 June 2020

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 7 June 2020 - 30 September 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 November 2022 - 31 May 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • Meet and greet

    £15.00 per booking, paid locally

  • cleaning and laundry charge

    £80.00 per booking, paid locally

Optional extras

  • airconditioning

    £25.00 per week, paid locally



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds


2 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Shared pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, TV Languages in English, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Extra information

View of the swimming pool and front of the townhouse.


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