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4.8/5 based on 81 review(s)
86 Harry Copnall 225 Lovely! 5
UK
Review submitted: 16 Jan 2019 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Dec 2018

The location of Casa Benedict is ideal. Some people may class it as isolated but it's only a 20 min stroll to Turre the local village/town and a 6 min drive to the lovely sea front towns of Garrucha and Vera Playa. My partner and I stayed for 4 weeks Dec/Jan and it was cold at night but daytime was a lovely temperature of 19 degrees. Although we found it a bit chilly at night, the loss of that warmth was more than made up for by the warmth, welcome and helpfulness of Ian and Jan the owners. They made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to make sure we were as warm as could be. The introduction to fish and chip night on Fridays at the local camping restaurant is not to be missed as to is the Sunday Carvery. One has to admire the work and effort these two put into maintaining and nurturing their establishment, it's been a picture of paint brushes and weeding tools but the end product appears to be worth it. We had the Alicia apartment where I fell in love with the log burner....heaven on chilly evenings. Obviously at this time of year it was questionable as to using the pool but my partner being the adventurous type found it very inviting. The main English channels on the Sky TV were another bonus but in the summer months I would imagine that would be the last thing you would want for pastime. There is plenty for children to do at the Casa with their own playground away from the relaxing area but within full view of parents, games and jig saw puzzles are plentiful. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to stay at Casa Benedict and we hope your stay will be as pleasant as ours was and will be when we return next year.

84 Melanie Borland 225 High quality accommodation set in peaceful rural surroundings yet close to all amenities 5
London
Review submitted: 15 Sep 2018 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Sep 2018

We have been regular guests at Casa Benedict for almost ten years, staying in Casa Alicia, and its just like having your own home in the sun without the hassle. An easy 40 minute drive from the airport along a good, fast, empty road, the villa is continually well maintained, modern, and always, always spotlessly clean. The living room is spacious with plenty of storage so there is no need to have books, magazines and other possessions lying around in bags on the floor. The sofas are really comfy, not those ghastly things often found in holiday accommodation which have hard wooden arms and are so low that getting up is a major effort. The bedrooms are a really good size with loads of wardrobe space so all the clothes can be put away and the suitcases too, so you don't find yourself having to negotiate an obstacle course in the middle of the night. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with plenty of work space so you can prepare a meal for the family without having to do a balancing act with the plates. Outside the gardens are beautiful and the pool area is a dream with no need to get up at the crack of dawn to bag a sunbed because there are enough for everyone. The water is inviting thanks to the Proprietor's devotion to its maintenance and of course, its only a few paces from the front door. Plenty of car parking too right next to the villa. Ian and Jan are the perfect hosts – nothing is too much trouble and if you have any problems they are dealt with and resolved straight away. They provide such a warm welcome and their hospitality and vigilance continues throughout the stay which makes it all the more sad to bid farewell when its time to go home. Finally, the icing on the cake are Mr M and Mrs T, in-house rent-a pets, who were just adorable, great company and jolly good at guarding too. You simply could not ask for more – highly recommended.

83 VICTORIA VILLATORO 199 The vibe is good on Booking dot com 5
Barcelona
Review submitted: 30 Aug 2018 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Aug 2018

La tranquilidad de la ubicación y la excelente relación con Ian( anfitrión de la casa). Mejoraría la señalización de la casa desde la carretera. Respuesta de Casa Benedict Muchas gracias por la revisión y disfrutamos que su familia se quede con nosotros. Xavier te deseo buena suerte con tu producción musical y espero que consigas un contrato. Inseguro sobre el comentario de la señalización, ya que tenemos un letrero grande situado en la carretera principal que apunta a Casa Benedict, en realidad nos tomó 10 años obtener el permiso.

82 Mascha Dalderup 150 Excellent 2 bedroom apartment and lovely owners. 5
Amsterdam
Review submitted: 29 Aug 2018 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2018

Nice spacious 2 bedroom garden apartement that stays relatively cool even in august. Large property with wide views over hill sides and mojacar city in the distance. It has 2 villa's and 2 apartments, a nice garden and large swimmingpool area, lovely owners. The place is kept nice and clean. Close to the beach and the action but nice and quiet for those who need a rest and like to read a book. For those who like walking or cycling you will be surrounded by nature within 5 minutes.

85 Lisa Favell 225 Fantastic 5
UK
Review submitted: 26 Aug 2018 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Aug 2018

Returned again to this wonderful place. Had a fabulous 2 weeks here with the family and as usual Jan & Ian were so friendly and helpful. Nice and relaxing , the villa is so comfortable and clean, grandchildren enjoying the pool and having fun, not far from Mojacor beach and restaurants. Been a few times and definitely will return. Thank you for a wonderful time.

81 Patrícia 199 Una semana fantástica de relax y sol. on booking dot com 5
Alcocer
Review submitted: 25 Aug 2018 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2018

La casa está super completa en cuanto a la cocina se refiere. Tiene todas las comodidades. Los anfitriones son estupendos y súper simpáticos, te hacen sentir como en casa!

80 Ruth Feldman 225 Excellent 5

Review submitted: 17 Aug 2018 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2018

Lovely apartment, well equipped and comfortable. Private terrace. Stunning swimming pool. Hosts live on site and could not be more friendly and helpful. All in all a lovely stay and highly recommend.

79 Emilio Panadero Hermos 199 MARAVILLOSO LUGAR 5
Madrid
Review submitted: 05 Aug 2018 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jul 2018

La estancia fue perfecta! El lugar es maravilloso, un sitio tranquilo, pero a muy poquitos kilómetros de la playa. Turre, Mojácar y Garrucha están muy cerca. Nosotros estuvimos en Casa Alicia. La casa es sencilla pero con todo lo necesario, limpia, bien distribuida, con dos habitaciones y un salón amplio y una terraza estupenda. La cocina totalmente equipada, con horno, microondas y lavadora. La piscina es una gozada, con sus tumbonas! Y tiene una zona con una barbacoa de carbón y otra de gas, ideal para preparar una cena al fresco. Los dueños son encantadores, no ponen problemas a nada y siempre están dispuestos para lo que necesites. Además son muy discretos.

78 Su Hickman 225 A piece of Spanish Heaven 5
Aylesbury
Review submitted: 19 Jul 2018 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2018

Jan and Ian are the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and their insight into the local culture was truly amazing. Our apartment was lovely. Clean, well appointed and lovely and cool it was the perfect get away. WiFi is free and the signal is good. The one bed apartment does not have Air con but in all honesty the fans provided are more than up to the job! The pool is fantastic, enough sun loungers to go around and nice big parasols for shade. The BBQ is fab, we had a lovely dinner there. Casa Benedict is close enough to the beach and restaurants and far enough away to give you peace and quiet. We had a lovely, relaxing stay. We will be returning next year!!! Thank you Ian and Jan!

76 Karen Farr-Hulbert 225 Wonderful place to stay 5

Review submitted: 22 May 2018 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: May 2018

What a lovely place to stay. Clean, bright and wonderfully quiet. Altho we were very late due to a flight delay - we were met and greeted by Ian into his wonderful property. We are definitely going to return. It was so delightful and comfortable .

75 Donna Lockyer 225 Perfect retreat 5

Review submitted: 12 Feb 2018 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jan 2018

The setting of this holiday retreat is perfect, close to the beach, the town of Turre, village of Los Gallardos and the motorway, but yet is it tranquil, peaceful and very relaxing. There are acres of olive fields to walk around close by or even go for a run. Ian and Jan are lovely, they are always there on hand but do not hassle you. If you want a peaceful retreat I would definitely recommend here.

66 Maureen Hughes 225 Fantastic Holiday 5

Review submitted: 24 Sep 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Sep 2017

We had a lovely holiday at the Casa Helena, the villa was clean and tidy and had all the amenities that we needed for a 10 night stay, the owners Ian and Jan were always very helpful and answered any questions we had on the location, the local villages are a must to visit and most have market days once a week. I would recommend Casa Benedict to anyone, and we will deferentially be back for another visit soon

65 Jonathan Moriarty 225 Really relaxing 5
Madrid
Review submitted: 24 Sep 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Aug 2017

We really enjoyed staying here, it was quiet and relaxing. The apartments have all the mod cons necessary to make you feel as if you were in your own home. There's a really nice pool and the the town of Turre is withing walking distance. The beach is only 10 minutes away by car. We hope to return in the not too distant future. Jonathan

74 Ninian Gough 225 Fantastic peaceful retreat in the sun 5

Review submitted: 15 Sep 2017 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2017

I stayed in the 1 bed apartment which was extremely comfortable and well-equipped with lovely views of the large pond (with fountains lit at night) and rear garden. Ian & Jan were excellent hosts who made me feel right at home. Casa B. has the best of both worlds, being away from the noise of a seaside resort, yet close enough to a series of wonderful beaches & restaurants. Mojacar playa is only a ten minute drive away. Would definitely recommend

70 Benigno Valdes 199 Excelente 5
Madrid
Review submitted: 10 Sep 2017 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2017

Por encima de una expectative razonable. El apartamento de dos habitaciones en el que nos hospedamos se corresponde exactamente con lo publicitado: amplio, limpio y bien mantenido. Su localización es magnífica en el entorno de un olivar y con senderos por donde caminar (quien esté dispuesto a madrugar, claro, porque de otro modo el sol no da tregua (¡esto es Almeria en agosto!). Suficientemente cercano a Garrucha y Mojacar para ir a la playa y comer buen pescado. Aún más cerca está Turre, con un par de restaurantes (Adelina y Solare) estupendos y a buen precio. La piscine del recinto Casa Benedict es magnífica y solo para los huespedes. Ian y Jan son excelentes anfitriones: esperan que el huesped les comunique sus necesidades y las resuelven. Extremadamente discretos el resto del tiempo. En definitiva, disfrutamos de unas muy buenas vacaciones. (Eso sí, hay que disponer de coche, pues aunque hay solo unos 7 kilometros a Garrucha, parecido a Mojacar y 2 a Turre, ir caminando es impensable: ni la carretera se presta a ello ni el sol de Almeria lo permite)." Calificación, 5 sobre 5.

73 Pilar Martin 199 Apartamento con todo lo necesario para pasar unas agradables vacaciones 5

Review submitted: 02 Sep 2017 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2017

Muy facil y rápido contacto con Ian, durante la estancia pudimos aprovechar la piscina pero tambien nos movimos a distintas calas. Una semana que disfrutamos mucho.

72 Jonathan Moriarty 199 Quiet and comfortable 5
Madrid
Review submitted: 01 Sep 2017 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2017

We really enjoyed staying here, the apartments are comfortable with all the necessary mod cons. The pool is great for cooling off in the Almería heat and the villa is within waking distance from Turre, which has shops, restaurants and bars. One of the great things about the place is that it's quiet and relaxing. The beaches and the bustle of Mojacar and Garrucha are only a 5 minute drive away but the villa feels a million miles away. Highly recommended. Jonathan

62 Jane Withers 225 Absolutely fabulous casa benedict! 5
West Midlands
Review submitted: 31 Aug 2017 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jun 2017

Casa benedict is a lovely property set in lovely gardens in an out of town location. The villas are clean and well equipped with all the mod cons. There is plenty of external space in a quiet picturesque environment to enjoy the long warm evenings and beautiful white sand beaches just a 5 min drive away to play during the day. The pool is clean and well kept too. The nearest supermarket is only a couple of mins drive away and has a decent selection of provisions . The owners are great fun and happy to help if you have any requests. Overall a fabulous few days holiday that I would recommend to anyone! Thanks guys!

64 Gareth Gavin 225 Superb Holiday!! 5

Review submitted: 29 Aug 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Aug 2017

We spent 2 weeks in Casa Helena & we couldn't fault it at all, we had the most relaxing & lovely holiday ever. The property was just perfect for us, my sister & family came out for the 1st week & they stayed in casa Alicia which was identical to the villa we stayed in. The property was ideal as everyone had their own space but we were able to utilise the outdoor eating area & pool to all enjoy our holiday together. The villa was very clean with all homely items you could possibly think of being supplied. Jan & Ian were very welcoming & our children & nieces loved making friends with Francesca! The property is perfect for children as its a really safe area, the pool, pond & park proved a big hit with our children. There's lots to do close by, although a car is needed you don't need to drive very far to local supermarkets, restaurants, beaches. The water park & go karting track are all within a few minutes drive. I'd definetly recommend this property to family & friends & hopefully we will be booking again for 2018.

69 Karen Galton 225 Spacious two bedroomed, fully equipped apartment set in tranquil surroundings. 5

Review submitted: 14 Aug 2017 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2017

We had a very relaxing 10 days at Casa Benedict. The weather was superb, the apartment was great and the pool was excellent. Jan and Ian are fantastic hosts - nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be returning.

60 Angela Louise 225 A perfect home from home in the sun 5

Review submitted: 10 Aug 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2017

I arrived at Casa Helena with my family on Saturday 22nd July and was greeted warmly by the owner Ian who gave us a thorough and detailed tour of the Villa as well as key information we needed about the area. This was not the only contact with Ian though. Indeed he was extremely helpful over the following seven days providing us with information about the local area whenever we asked. The Villa itself was perfect for what we required. Having traveled with my husband and two children (aged 7 and 2) the Villa was the perfect size for our needs and became a relaxed home for us for the next seven days. In addition to this, my father and his partner had also traveled with us and were staying in the accompanying Villa opposite. This provided us with our own space but also meant that my children could run between us and their grandfather's villa whenever they wanted which was really lovely and beneficial especially first thing in the morning while we prepared breakfast! While the location is semi rural, you are in close proximity to several small towns with Mojacar and Garrucha particular favorites of ours during the stay. There is plenty to do in both areas. The beach at Garrucha is beautiful with a range of activities on offer for families with excellent restaurants along the beachfront also. The Moorish town of Mojacar is truly wonderful and I only wish we had spent more time there in the evenings. At the Villa itself, most time was spent in the pool. My seven year old son arrived at Casa Helena a non-swimmer and left a confident swimmer who no longer needed armbands. He was able to spend as much time as he liked in the pool. It was safe and clean. He loved it and many days asked to just stay around the pool. Likewise the baby pool was ideal for my two year old who on the first day didn't want to go in the pool, but by the end of the week was jumping in. The surrounding area to the Villas are perfect for young families, The owners have installed a small play area for children which was a real bonus addition for us. There is a lovely seating area for evening barbecues with both a charcoal and gas barbecue on offer. We hired a car for the duration of our stay, which is needed to allow you to explore the area fully. There are many things to do in the area. You could go to the Villa and have an action packed holiday while there or savour the tranquility of the area. For us we had the best of both worlds while there. I would certainly recommend this property.

71 Damien Leonard 73 Pour la 3 ème fois: Nos meilleures vacances 5

Review submitted: 06 Aug 2017 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2017

Pour la troisième fois encore Merci à Ian et Jan pour leur accueil, leur discrétion, leur disponibilité et surtout leur gentillesse. La casa Benedict est un endroit très agréable, calme et dépaysant à seulement quelques minutes en voiture de la plage et du magnifique village de Mojacar. Nous espérons revenir chez Ian et Jane avec toute notre famille l'année prochaine !!! Merci à eux.

63 Herve Zanardo 73 Sejour d'une semaine à Casa helena 5

Review submitted: 03 Aug 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2017

Nous avons passé une agréable semaine dans la casa helena. Rien à dire sur la propreté, aussi bien intérieure qu'exterieure. Propriétaires discrets et sympathiques ce qui fait que l'on se sentait comme chez nous. A renouveler..

59 Stephen Williamson 225 Ideal for a safe family holiday 5

Review submitted: 30 Jul 2017 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jul 2017

We chose this property because it offered a pool right outside our door in a safe environment. My daughter and her family were on holiday with us but they stayed in the neighbouring property Casa Helena. This resulted in us being very close but giving us all a degree of privacy so that we didn't fall over ourselves. It also meant that we could look after the grandchildren sometimes - basically they could come over to us whenever they wanted. We always looked forward to our early morning visits from the youngest, a two year old girl and it gave her parents a few minutes to get sorted for the day. The pool played a very important part of this holiday. My seven year old Grandson came on holiday a non-swimmer and has come home a competent swimmer due to the opportunity to get in the pool with his Mum, Dad, Granddad and another guest and holiday maker from Dijon in France all helping him to master the life skill of swimming. It was like an intensive swimming course in the sun, based on fun, games, play and some coaching from his family and a nice family from France whom we became friends with. Our young granddaughter also gained so much confidence in the water because of this safe environment that we were able to create. There are some great beaches within 7km of the Casa Alicia so you will need a car for this holiday. The kids were happy on the beach for 2 -3 hours a day but then both of them wanted to get back to the holiday homes and that pool, they loved it. My favorite place to visit locally is Mojacar Pueblo a beautiful Moorish town high up on the mountain which has good road connection and then a lift to take you up the the high parts of the Pueblo. This is where we found an excellent restaurant called Calima. See trip advisor for more info on this, I would gladly eat there every day, just my sort of food, a fusion of Spanish and middle eastern. There are many great restaurants in the nearby resorts of Garrucha, Mojacar Playa and the Pueblo and Puerto Rey. The nearest supermarket with a car park is Lidl in Garrucha and there is also a Mercadona where you can buy fresh fish to barbecue back at base. There is a charcoal and gas barbecue, both are excellent. However in the current tinderbox weather conditions the charcoal bar b is out of bounds for safety reasons. The casa is comfortable and is typical holiday accommodation. There is air con if you want to use it but you will use up your electricity cards at a fast rate.

53 Camilla Clayfield 225 A brilliant hideaway with the best hosts 5
Belvoir
Review submitted: 20 Jul 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2017

Ian and Jan looked after us like we were family when we stayed in Casa Helena. Everything was spotless, the villa had everything we needed, and the pool was amazing. They were so kind to our two small children, lending them toys to use on the beach, giving them an ice cream one hot afternoon and playing with them in the pool. The bbq in the evening and the beautiful location meant we had relaxing evenings after busy days. All in all a perfect stay and I would thoroughly recommend it.

68 Jan Favell 225 a wonderful place to stay. Our 3rd stay here 5

Review submitted: 19 Jul 2017 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2017

Our 3rd time staying in this wonderful apartment!! Clean and fresh and home from home,with wonderful gardens and pool. Ian & Jan made us very welcome and made our stay even more pleasurable!

52 Jérôme Lurie 73 Calme, beauté des paysages et bon accueil 5

Review submitted: 24 Oct 2016 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Oct 2016

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à la Casa Bénédict. Un grand merci à Ian et Jan pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse. Nous avons aimé le calme des lieux au milieu des oliviers, la piscine très appréciée par mes enfants même en octobre. Nous espérons revenir prochainement pour continuer à découvrir cette magnifique région. Juste une suggestion : mettre à disposition des documents touristiques à l'arrivée.

55 Wendy B. 225 Fantastic relaxing place 5
UK
Review submitted: 06 Sep 2016 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2016

We stayed in the 1 bedroom garden apartment for 10 days and cannot recommend these holiday rentals high enough. We found the apartments clean and fully equipped, We had a very relaxing stay and will not hesitate recommending these apartments. Ian and Jan were lovely and very welcoming.

51 Sarah & John 225 Wonderful stay wonderful hosts 5

Review submitted: 19 Jul 2016 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jun 2016

Cannot find fault with any aspect of this stay at Casa Benedict. We stayed in Casa Helena which is a home from home well equipped comfy villa. Lots of space and everything you need. The location was great, charming and peaceful with Turre and Mojacar nearby. Ian and Jan could not have been more helpful. I had a medical emergency whilst there and honestly they were amazing to us. The garden is beautiful and the pool area is large with plenty of loungers, 2 bbq's and is a welcome site after a hot day at the beach or just as lovely to sit and relax around the pool all day. For those who like their TV there are many English channels and we watched most of the Euro's there. Of course I have to mention Mac and Tia resident dogs who we feel in love with and miss them so much. Cannot recommend Casa Bemedict highly enough and can't wait to go back. Have recommended to all friends and family. Wish we were there right now. Thank you Ian and Jan.

50 Edward Thorpe 225 Excellent stay in Turre - would recommend 5
Hampton-In-Arden
Review submitted: 06 Jun 2016 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: May 2016

What a fantastic stay!! Property is very clean and well kept with 3 acres of grounds. The property owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment itself was very clean and came equipped with everything you would need - individual wifi, TV, fully stocked kitchen etc. I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be going back.

48 Bob & Chris 225 A Stunning Holiday 5

Review submitted: 16 May 2016 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Apr 2016

Once again another super stay at Casa Benedict (Alicia). I cannot praise this accommodation enough. Ian and Jan are excellent hosts and always on hand if you need anything or advice. I fully recommend Casa Benedict, don't even hesitate. Spotlessy clean very well maintained with everything to hand.

49 Michelle Adams 225 Beautiful gardens. Very clean. Everything u need. 5

Review submitted: 13 May 2016 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: May 2016

Ian & Jan run a lovely little place. Very helpful. Supply all u could possibly need for a self catering holiday. Apartment was very clean. Pool was clean and the gardens beautifully maintained. There is a small children's play area too. The dogs were gentle and did not come in without invitation. A quiet and relaxing place that we will definitely visit again.

47 Susan Porter 225 Casa Benedict Turre 5

Review submitted: 12 May 2016 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Apr 2016

Apartment very clean, well equipped, peaceful pretty garden. Nothing too much trouble for the very friendly owners. A short drive from beach and shopping area. Endless walks that our dogs loved. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hoping to go back for two weeks next year

46 Sylvia Johnson 225 Spacious flat in a delightful setting 5
Madrid, Spain
Review submitted: 28 Mar 2016 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Mar 2016

The flat was immaculate and there was plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 children. Ian was very welcoming and even provided some olive oil on request for a salad! The children had a wonderful time being able to run around the gardens and playground while we sipped wine and watched the sun go down. You do need a car to visit the beaches - Vera and Mojacar were about a 10-minute drive away but there was plenty of space for parking. Turre is about 5 mins drive and has plenty of places to eat. We will hopefully return another year.

34 Ian Jones 225 Excellent location, Great hosts 5

Review submitted: 29 Sep 2015 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Sep 2015

We were in the area looking to buy a property, and Casa Benedict was the perfect place to come back to relax after a busy day looking at other properties. We stayed in Casa Helena. The Villa was beautiful and immaculate and was equipped with everything we needed. Ian & Jan the owners of Casa Benedict made us feel thoroughly welcome and nothing was too much trouble. They were also a great help answering our questions about the different areas we were looking at, the local estate agents and giving us sound advice about buying a property. It was wonderful getting to know them and they make you feel so welcome, their dogs, Tia and Mac are very gentle friendly dogs and they do like to welcome you back at the end of a hectic day. This location provides such a fantastic setting to relax, enjoy the mountains and Ian & Jan's superb hospitality. We will be back to see you very soon. Many thanks, Ian, Pat, Terry & Kate

35 Carol & John 225 Casa Helena a wonderful Spanish Oasis 5

Review submitted: 16 Sep 2015 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Aug 2015

As well as a holiday we were in the area looking to buy a property, and this was just the place to come back to relax after looking around. The Villa was beautiful and immaculate, it was equipped with everything we needed. Ian & Jan the owners of Casa Benedict made us feel welcome as though we were family and nothing was too much trouble, including answering our questions about the area right down to giving us sound advice about buying a property. We had a great time getting to know them and their family who make you feel so welcome, the dogs are wonderful Tia and Mac are such gentle friendly dogs and they do like to come for a visit. Thank you for providing such a fantastic setting to relax, enjoy the mountains and your superb hospitality. We will be come back to see you very soon. Carol & John

36 Mrs. B 225 Casa Benedict - Casa Alicia 5
Wraysbury, Berkshire
Review submitted: 05 Sep 2015 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: May 2015

We have been regular guests at Casa Benedict for almost ten years, staying in Casa Alicia, and its just like having your own home in the sun without the hassle. An easy 40 minute drive from the airport along a good, fast, empty road, the villa is continually well maintained, modern, and always, always spotlessly clean. The living room is spacious with plenty of storage so there is no need to have books, magazines and other possessions lying around in bags on the floor. The sofas are really comfy, not those ghastly things often found in holiday accommodation which have hard wooden arms and are so low that getting up is a major effort. The bedrooms are a really good size with loads of wardrobe space so all the clothes can be put away and the suitcases too, so you don't find yourself having to negotiate an obstacle course in the middle of the night. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with plenty of work space so you can prepare a meal for the family without having to do a balancing act with the plates. Outside the gardens are beautiful and the pool area is a dream with no need to get up at the crack of dawn to bag a sunbed because there are enough for everyone. The water is inviting thanks to the Proprietor's devotion to its maintenance and of course, its only a few paces from the front door. Plenty of car parking too right next to the villa. Ian and Jan are the perfect hosts – nothing is too much trouble and if you have any problems they are dealt with and resolved straight away. They provide such a warm welcome and their hospitality and vigilance continues throughout the stay which makes it all the more sad to bid farewell when its time to go home. Finally, the icing on the cake are Mr M and Mrs T, in-house rent-a pets, who were just adorable, great company and jolly good at guarding too. You simply could not ask for more – highly recommended.

37 Debbie R. 225 Fantatic villa and grounds 5

Review submitted: 03 Sep 2015 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Aug 2015

We had an amazing family holiday staying in Casa Alicia villa we loved the location being mid rural and the most amazing pool that we all used . We met Tia and Max the family dogs who are really friendly . Will definitely recommend and look forward to going back to stay.

38 Laura R. 199 Vacaciones de verano con bebes geniales! 5

Review submitted: 28 Aug 2015 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Aug 2015

Casa Helena es un alojamiento familiar y de mucha tranquilidad que te ayudara a desconectar del estres. La piscina esta muy bien, y el apartamento con todas las comodidades. A destacar la hospitalidad de los dueños. Estuvimos con dos niños pequeños que se lo pasaron muy bien, es ideal para niños. Si vuelvo a Almería no dudaré en alojarme allí.

45 Mascha D. 150 Onze geweldige vakantie bij Casa Benedict 5

Review submitted: 05 Aug 2015 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2015

Wij verbleven in 1 van de 2 villas voor ongeveer 2,5 week en hebben absoluut genoten van de rust, de omgeving die ver van alles weg lijkt maar toch heel dichtbij het strand en alle leuke kustplaatsen is. Het leent zich ook uitstekend voor de sportieve mensen onder ons als U van wandelen of fietsen houd kunt U hier vanuit de villa op de fiets of lopend de woestijn verkennen, soms met verharde paden en soms gewoon over de rotsblokken heen. Wij waren met twee kinderen van 9 en 13 jaar en ook zij hebben zich prima vermaakt in het zwembad en op de in ruime mate aanwezige ligbedden en schaduwplekken. De eigenaren zijn uiterst vriendelijk en behulpzaam en niets is hun teveel. Ook onze hond heeft genoten van het gezelschap van hun twee lieve honden tijdens de gezamenlijke wandelingen in de woestijn en op het omheinde terrein met olijfbomen, en het prieeltje in de schaduw. Leuk detail, vanuit ons slaapkamerraam konden wij Mojacar pueblo zien liggen met al zijn mooie witte huisjes. Kortom wij hebben een fantastische tijd gehad. Ook hebben wij met veel plezier gebruik gemaakt van de aanwezige gasbarbecue die wij vrij konden gebruiken. Wij zijn dan ook zeker van plan om hier volgend jaar weer terug te komen. We stayed in 1 of the villas for about 2.5 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. The place is located in a quite area but very close to the beach and all the charming towns. Out of our bedroom window we could see Mojacar pueblo with the lovely white houses but at the same time enjoy being away from the action when we wanted to. For the active people it is also a nice place to go walking or bikeriding in the desert which starts around the corner. Our 2 children of 9 and 13 years old enjoyed their stay at the pool area and in the villa with wifi. There are more then enough beds at the swimming pool and also in the shade. The owners Ian and Jan are lovely and help you with all you may require. We will certainly try to come back next year. Our young dog enjoyed the company of their two lovely dogs on the walks in the desert and on their premises making her holiday a lot nicer too. So yes we had a terrific holiday worth 5 stars.

39 Renauld Chauveau 73 Très belle maison et très belle appartement 5

Review submitted: 05 Aug 2015 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Nov 2015

Maison et appartement correspondant totalement à la descritption pas de surprise. Les propriétaires sont très discret et très gentil avec leurs deux chiens est sont à l'écoute des besoins. Les locations sont très propres ainsi que la piscine, nous avions tout le matériel nécessaire pour passer de bonnes vacances. Vous pouvez louer en fermant les yeux aucunes craintes. La ville est 5 mns en voiture 12 mns d'un parc aquatique est 4 mns d'un karting mon fils a passer de très bonnes vacances ainsi que nous.

40 H Z 73 Magnifique semaine dans la casa HELENA 5

Review submitted: 26 Jul 2015 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2015

Nous avons passé une formidable semaine dans la casa HELENA dans un endroit très calme et tranquille -Piscine très agréable et très propre ainsi que la maison -Propriétaires sympas et surtout très discrets (ils habitent à côté) -Nous n'avons pas eu besoin de clim A conseiller

41 Colin D. 225 Our stay in Casa Helena. 5

Review submitted: 25 May 2015 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Apr 2015

We found everything that was promised was delivered, and more. The Villa was clean and tidy and ideal for our requirements. The cooking and other equipment provided was much more than I could have expected, and in many ways made our stay a better one. I found the owners to be attentive to all our needs and very helpful in many other respects. No complaints. Returning soon, and often.

42 Bob and Chris 225 Casa Benedict Alicia. 5

Review submitted: 05 May 2015 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Mar 2015

Over the years my wife and I have stayed in various villas and apartments in Spain.We stayed at Casa Benedict (Alicia) for a month this year during April.It is without doubt the best place we have stayed, there is everything one could ask for,i ncluding high quality British TV, good WI-FI and plenty of comfort.The pool area is superb with plenty of sun beds to use and a quiet location. Ian and Jan are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them, just ask and you will get. I have left the best till last which is a special mention for two really good friends in Tia and Mac and I am missing them already; the best and most well behaved dogs you could want. We are back again for a month in Sept and can't wait. Thanks for a great stay. Bob and Chris.

33 John & Julie Homans 225 A wonderful winter vacation 5

Review submitted: 01 Apr 2015 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Feb 2015

We have just arrived back in the UK after a winter break in Spain. The 1 bedroom garden apartment at Casa Benedict was our 'home' for 5 weeks. It is a lovely and spacious apartment and very well located both for the delightful town of Turre, just a 20 minute walk away, and a short drive to the coast. Ian and Jan and their menagerie of dogs and cats are very welcoming hosts. They are always ready to answer any questions, give advise about local restaurants, shops etc and are very quick to resolve even the smallest problem or query. We would thoroughly recommend a break at Casa Benedict. The gardens are well looked after and attractive and there are miles and miles of walks right on your doorstep. We would not hesitate to return.

6 Bob & Eileen Jackson 225 1 Bedroom garden apartment 5

Review submitted: 31 Oct 2014 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Oct 2014

We arrived late but Ian & Jan waited up & made us feel very welcome. The apartment was much larger than we expected & very comfortable. We woke next morning to see fabulous surroundings. Beautiful pool and gardens. Ian checked on us several times during our stay to make sure we were happy with everything, which of course we were. We used Casa Benedict as a base whilst looking to purchase a property locally. Ian's knowledge is vast & helped us immensely. Excellent value for money. We will be using Casa Benedict to accommodate friends & family when they visit us. Peaceful yet close to everything you need on holiday. Well done & thank you Ian & Jan. We wish you both every success in the future.

1 Jeremy L. 225 An absolute peach - ideal place 5

Review submitted: 11 Oct 2014 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Aug 2014

I stayed here for 3 glorious weeks in August 2014 with my 14 year old daughter and great friend, Joy. The idea was to have a quite base to explore the area, well we couldn’t have chosen better. Casa Benedict is only a short distance from the madding crowds of Mojacar village and playa, so we could enjoy a very relaxing time around the lovely pool without being overlooked by numerous apartments, when we weren’t exploring. Our apartment had everything we needed, even English TV should you need a respite from the heat or just a catch up when getting ready. The views from the roof top terrace, are completely uninterrupted, I could never get tired of looking at the Sierra Mountains whilst sipping a nice Rioja with friends, pure bliss. However the best part of a stay at Casa Benedict has to be the hosts, Jan and Ian, they are truly amazing, nothing is too much trouble. On one of the days, we held a small party around the pool and Jan even drove into Turre to buy extra ice when we were running out, that is service. I can’t recommend Casa Benedict highly enough, for us, it was Perfecto! Hope to see you again soon, Jan and Ian.

2 Ninian Gough 225 A Spanish Idyll 5
Knowle, Solihull
Review submitted: 24 Jul 2014 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2014

This is my third visit now to Casa Benedict and each time I enjoy it even more. I cannot praise the owners, Ian & Jan, highly enough. They do everything in their powers to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I recently stayed in the 1 bed garden apartment, with its superb aspect facing the picturesque garden. The environs are beautiful, with an ornamental pond, olive groves, a lovely garden and best of all, a spotlessly clean pool to cool off in. The views of the Sierra Cabreras as the sun rises & sets is also a thing of beauty. It is also wonderfully peaceful, away from the usual high-rise tourist traps, yet just minutes to the beautiful beaches of the region. The local markets are a must as well. I can thoroughly recommend Casa Benedict for all those who want a taste of real Spain.

25 Mandy Powell 225 Tranquility in the desert 5

Review submitted: 06 Jul 2014 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jun 2014

A quiet location, with an excellent swimming pool. If tranquillity is what you are after this is it! The house was clean and tidy, although we did have to buy things like coffee filters and washing up liquid, so it may be best to bring your own.

28 Robert & Alison 225 Fantastic holiday apartment 5

Review submitted: 24 Jun 2014 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jun 2014

We stayed in the 1 bed apartment which is wonderful. Very spacious, plenty of storage, well equipped kitchen area, and lovely and cool. Breakfast on the patio, with views out over the garden sets you up well for the day. The shaded area around the pool is wonderful when the sun gets too hot. The pool is very welcoming. Large enough for a proper swim, but room to sit and dangle your toes in the water if you don't want to get totally wet! On top of all that, the owners are a great source of information, and always around if you need any help or advice. Then you have the surrounding area, wonderful for walking, very peaceful, but you can walk into the nearby village of Turre for a meal, or a drink. Mojacar is not far away, and If you feel more adventurous you can head up the mountains. The views are spectacular. There is a huge range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and the music scene is alive and kicking. Watch out for the Toga parties (my husband was strong armed into going, and ended up winning the best dressed Roman, which I am sure was a mistake and of course I will never be allowed to forget it)! All in all a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday.

26 Vanessa Higgins 225 Lovely Holiday Villa 5

Review submitted: 24 Jun 2014 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jun 2014

Just returned from a weeks stay in Casa Helena and Alicia with our large family group. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Both villas were clean and well equipped, the pool area was fantastic as were the hosts Ian and Jan, we shall definitely recommend to our family and friends and hope to return in the near future !!

4 Vanessa H. 225 Peaceful, comfortable, friendly villa! 5

Review submitted: 14 Jun 2014 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jun 2014

Just returned from a lovely week in villas Casa Helena and Alicia with our family group of 7. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Both villas were well equipped and comfortable and the hosts Ian and Jan could not have been more helpful. The location is perfect and the pool area was very much enjoyed by us all. We shall certainly return!

3 Ninian Gough 225 A Spanish Oasis 5
Knowle, Solihull
Review submitted: 14 May 2014 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: May 2014

My second of hopefully many more stays at Casa Benedict, and I cannot recommend it enough. First rate accommodation with all the amenities one would ever require. Internet access, UK TV should you wish to spend your hols watching Corrie(??), a lovely pool, beautiful gardens and views, five mins from the beach at Mojacar Playa yet away from the hustle and bustle. Lots of secluded beaches are minutes to drive to, local markets every day in the nearby towns & villages, a real part of Spain largely unspoilt by us Brits. Ian & Jan are magnificent hosts who can never do enough for you. I've stayed at many places in many countries but Casa B. feels like a home from home and I urge you to book!!

10 Cathy G. 225 February in the Sun 5

Review submitted: 03 Feb 2014 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Feb 2014

Just spent an absolutely wonderful month at Casa Benedict. Stayed in Villa Alicia. The villa is in a beautiful location ,surrounded by the Sierra Cabrera mountains. Very comfortable accommodation,including a leather sofa and huge leather armchair.Very cosy wood-burning stove for those evening when it was chilly,but not inside this villa,lovely and cosy!!! The owners Jan and Ian were brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble,providing clean towels whenever we needed and clean bed linen every week. We had amazing views from our private balcony and sun terrace. The sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed. We had gorgeous sunny days for practically the whole of February.Would thoroughly recommend this property for families,friends,couples wanting to get away from it all. There are 2 villas opposite each other,if you have a large group,you could rent both and still be close to family and friends whilst having some privacy. Mojacar Playa is about 10 mins by car where you can find gorgeous beaches and fantastic restaurants. The small town of Turre is a short walk away,where you can also find a selection of bars and restaurants. A big thank you to Ian and Jan for looking after us so well.

21 Veronique Morais 73 SUPERBE VILLA 5

Review submitted: 21 Aug 2013 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jul 2013

Merci à Ian et à son épouse. Villa conforme aux description très bien entretenue avec de nombreuses commodités. Endroit très calme dans un paysage magnifique. Jardins, espaces verts et piscine bien entretenue. Appartement/Villa très propre et bien décorée : agréable. Des chiens adorables, mes enfants voulaient en ramener un : surtout le gros toutou. Cadre idyllique très proche des centres urbains et la plage, où la mer est toujours chaude. Vacances reposantes garanties et superbes.Nombreux sites à visitez sans trop de déplacements.

29 Dave H. 225 Easter in the sun 5

Review submitted: 14 Apr 2013 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Mar 2013

We have just had two weeks very relaxing stay at Ian's villa over the Easter holidays. The weather was excellent and we spent a good deal of time either on the balcony of our comfortable villa or relaxing beside the pool. The villa has everything you need to enjoy your stay; quiet location, but within easy reach of the beach and local towns and villages. The views of the mountains are magnificent!

22 Lezoraine 73 Superbes vacances! 5

Review submitted: 09 Sep 2012 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2012

Nous avons passés de superbes vacances! Merci à Ian et son épouse. La villa est très agréable la piscine est très bien entretenue et chaude..L'endroit est calme et reposant, proche des plages et des commodités.Le village de Mojacar est splendide!

23 Patricia K 73 Un vrai p'tit paradis 5

Review submitted: 06 Sep 2012 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jul 2012

Notre séjour de 15 jours à la Casa Benedict nous a rendu force et vigueur...lieu, décor et équipement qui ne nous ont procuré que de la détente et du bien-être. Tout correspondait à nos attentes, et tout était conforme au descriptif, aux photos et vidéos consultés sur le Web. La Villa Alicia et l'appartement où s'étaient répartis les 8 membres de notre famille nous ont offert le confort et la propreté souhaités: espace, terrasses, bon équipement domestique, placards, garde-robes, sans compter les draps et serviettes de toilette renouvelés chaque semaine. Nous avons profité un maximum des extérieurs spacieux...ils nous ont apporté beaucoup de plaisir et de sérénité. A noter que la zone de parking est de bonne taille. Nous avons apprécié l'isolement, loin de l'agitation des plages, la perspective offerte sur la campagne aride et ses petites montagnes, le champ d'oliviers de la propriété, l'espace libre pour jouer au ballon, à la pétanque, ainsi que le charmant petit jardin paysagé avec sa mare, sa tonnelle et son petit pont japonisant. La superbe piscine et ses chaises longues ont été l'attrait majeur ! 4m sur 8m pour nager, plonger, et chahuter, c'est parfait !....un vrai bonheur sous le soleil torride de l'été. Nos déplacements vers les plages ou les sites touristiques locaux s'en sont trouvés réduits...nous nous sentions si bien dans cet environnement que nous n'avions guère envie de nous en éloigner. Nous recommandons sans hésitation cette propriété pleine de charme.., idéale, idyllique pour '' se retirer du monde '' et se reposer. Nous remercions vivement Jan et Ian, les propriétaires qui vivent sur place pour leur accueil chaleureux, leur hospitalité, leur discrétion, leur disponibilité et leurs attentions. Bravo pour tout le travail qu'ils fournissent avec coeur pour entretenir aussi excellemment et joliment cet espace exceptionnel que nous avons tant aimé. Nous aurons grand plaisir à vivre d'autres vacances à la Casa Benedict. Patricia et Philippe K.

32 MAUROVIC C. 73 vacances tranquilles en famille 5

Review submitted: 24 Aug 2012 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Aug 2012

Nous avons passé de formidables vacances entre détente au bord de la piscine à la casa Benedict ou excursion dans la montagne pour accéder à des plages de rêve inoccupées... Le cadre de la villa est superbe : le jardin et la piscine sont très bien entretenus. Ici tranquillité assurée, nous avons apprécié la propreté des lieux, tout équipé pour un confort optimal. Le propriétaire Ian est discret et avenant, a tel point qu'on s'est senti comme chez nous ! Nous reviendrons c'est certain !!! Endroit à recommander !

31 pascal h. 73 calme et détente et gentillesse 5
quimper france
Review submitted: 28 Aug 2011 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2011

Annonce conforme au descriptif Propriétaires charmants et soucieux du bien être de leurs locataires sans être envahissants Immobilier propre et bien meublé avec cet inimitable "English Tutch" Environnement calme et reposant, Ian et Marcy ont voulu recréer un petit coin de paradis, ils y sont presque parvenu... J'ai aussi bien aimé l'ambiance du village de Turré avec sa communauté anglaise et ses soirées karaoké et celle de Mojacar rien que pour voir se coucher le soleil de la terrasse d'un de ses cafés ou restaurant Enfin j'ai apprécié l'accueil et la gentillesse des andalous

13 Jeremy P. 225 Exceptional in Every Way! 5

Review submitted: 07 Jul 2011 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: May 2011

This holiday property is exceptional in every way. First off, this property is huge! It is very well cared for and absolutely beautiful. Hosts Ian and Jan are just about he nicest, most welcoming and accommodating people you could ever hope to meet. The villas have everything you need and are very comfortable to live in. My boyfriend and I are world travellers. We came here intending to only stay a month but we loved it so much we ended up living here for two and a half! There was no need to move on, we had found the perfect paradise. Honestly, I would recommend this property to anyone looking to relax and have a quality retreat. By day you can explore Mojacar, the great beaches, other up and coming areas or just kick back by their gorgeous pool. This house makes me feel a little like I am staying at the playboy mansion - but only in a good way! The property and house are so grand that it does make you feel quite glamorous. So if you want to feel like a million bucks this is the right vacation destination for you. Casa Benedict is also great if you have children. As I mentioned before there is a great pool including a separate shallow area which keeps kids entertained for hours. Plus there are about 3 acres of land where kids can explore. There is even a pond with fish and other wildlife in it! If staying here, no kid will be bored and no parent won't be able to relax. If we make our way back to this part of Spain we would without a doubt check into Casa Benedict. Not only because we love the property but because we love the hosts. Overall, an exceptional property in every sense of the word. I am hoping we get a chance to "pop by" again soon. Thank you Ian and Jan for everything, we loved our stay. xx

7 Pauline Ann 225 A 60th birthday to remember at Casa Benedict 5
Malvern Hills
Review submitted: 08 Jun 2009 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: May 2009

Andrew and I spent three out of five weeks at this wonderful location. The first was to size the place up as we had booked for two weeks in May for family and friends to celebrate my birthday. It was amazing it had everything we wanted and more. Great location, totally safe with masses of space,beautifully kept and perfect for a large gathering. Jan and Ian could not have been more helpful, toys for the grandchildren, extra large pots and pans all arrived before we asked, everything was done to make our stay perfect. They even arranged the weather. The dogs were a great hit even with Amy aged 2 who was frightened of dogs when she arrived. By day two she was feeding Tara and calling her to join us. The location on site of the villas and apartments lend themselves to the perfect place for a large gathering we could not have chosen better. We left with new friends and intend to return again unfortunately not to celebrate another 60th birthday.

14 cathichou 73 Commentaire 5

Review submitted: 24 Sep 2008 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Mar 2008

un très bon lieu de vacances!! appartement très spacieux, calme avec tout le confort.le jardin et la piscine sont très accueillant et très bien entretenus ian et Jane sont adorables et vous seront d'une grande aide en matière de renseignement concernant les commodités et la région. L'appartement est , par ailleurs, très bien situé pour découvrir cette très belle région nous avons passé un excellent séjour et espérons pouvoir y retourner

30 El Juli 73 A ne pas manquer 5
Niort, France
Review submitted: 09 Aug 2008 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2008

Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans la Casa Benedict de Ian et Jan. Un accueil chaleureux, un appartement beau, vaste et très bien aménagé, de magnifiques jardins tout autour, une grande piscine pour les enfants (avec un petit bain pour ceux qui ne savent pas encore nager!). Une réussite à ne pas manquer pour ceux qui veulent découvrir la partie orientale de l'Andalousie.

18 Pitty 225 Casa Benedict - my kind of place 5
South Staffs
Review submitted: 12 May 2008 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Apr 2008

This property was exactly as expected , and more. It was well equipped,very well maintained, and the owners were friendly and informative. Its location was ideal for the short journey to the various nearby resorts, and also for exploring the numerous inland villages.

20 Mrs. B 225 Casa Alicia at Casa Benedict 5
Wraysbury, Berkshire
Review submitted: 06 Feb 2008 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jun 2007

The villa was perfect. The living room was spacious with plenty of storage so there was no need to have books, magazines and other possessions lying around in bags on the floor. The sofas were really comfy, not those ghastly things often found in holiday accommodation which have hard wooden arms and are so low that getting up is a major effort. The bedrooms were a really good size with loads of wardrobe space so all the clothes could be put away and the suitcases too, so you don't find yourself having to negotiate an obstacle course in the middle of the night. The kitchen was extremely well equipped with plenty of work space so you could prepare a meal for the family without having to do a balancing act with the plates. Outside the gardens were beautiful and the pool area was a dream with no need to get up at the crack of dawn to bag a sunbed because there are enough for everyone. The water was oh so warm and inviting thanks to the Proprietor's devotion to its maintenance and of course, its only a few paces from the front door. Plenty of car parking too right next to the villa. Finally, the icing on the cake are Miss M and Mrs T, in-house rent-a pets, who were just adorable, great company and jolly good at guarding too. All in all Casa Benedict is just like having your own home in the sun without the hassle. You simply could not ask for more.

19 Valron 225 The Villa Helena 5
Hampshire
Review submitted: 08 Jan 2008 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jan 2008

The villa lived up to all expectations, in an idyllic spot with lovely mountain views. The pool looked very inviting but February was not the month to try it. Ian keeps the gardens beautifully. The villa was fully equipped we wanted for nothing, and what is more there is adequate heating for any chilly evening that may arise, for us "out of season" visitors.

77 Susan Porter 225 Very good 4

Review submitted: 22 May 2018 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Apr 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Casa Benedict. The apartments are very well equipped, cannot fault the dedication of the owners.nothing is too much trouble for them . They go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The grounds are lovely, quiet and secure. Perfect for us and our two dogs. Lots of walks, handy for village of Turre and Playa Mojocar. This was our third stay there and we would go back again. Recommend Casa Benedict to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday away from crowds but near enough to find any kind of shopping or entertainment and dining experience. Lovely holiday. Thank you Ian and Jan

61 Sandrine Alibert 73 TRES BON SEJOUR A LA CASA ALICIA 4

Review submitted: 07 Sep 2017 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Aug 2017

Rien à redire sur la prestation, la description correspondait en tout point. Ian et Jan sont très sympathiques, disponibles pour leurs locataires et discrets. Le plus à apporter : quelques renseignements touristiques comme les jours de marché aux alentours, les sites à visiter dans la région, les restaurants... seraient les bienvenus Nous avons passé un très bon séjour en famille.

67 Pheadra Mc Cleery 225 Great place to stay to enjoy your holiday 4

Review submitted: 28 Jul 2017 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jul 2017

Both Ian and Jan are were so welcoming to our family. Beautiful gardens, spotless pool, very secure for the children. The apartment is lovely, very clean, spacious and homely. Had all that we needed for our stay. Have no hesitation in recommending a stay at this lovely location. Look forward to going back!

57 Peter B. 225 Relaxing and peaceful family retreat 4
UK
Review submitted: 11 Jun 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: May 2017

The family’s recent stay was a great success. We were already familiar with the local area and finding the villa was particular straight forward but the directions sent to us by Ian and Jan where helpful. The Villa could be seen as a little isolated and you would need a car. However, we thought it was in an excellent location with great views and a short distance from the beach and local town Turre by car and would be ideal for young families looking for a Villa that was not over looked. We found Jan very accommodating throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble. We were very fortunate to have the pool to ourselves and the kids loved it. Although it was a bit chilly as not heated and not had the full summer sun on it. The children’s play area is a bit dated and in need of some improvement although Jan did confirm that this is a future project. Overall we had a great family holiday and would not hesitate to recommended it to other families and friends groups as the benefit of having separate villas on site is great as you can socialise in the large outside area but also retreat to your own villas for some privacy.

58 John M. 225 A great experience 4
UK
Review submitted: 14 Mar 2017 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jan 2017

Casa Helena provided a perfect base for a 6 week escape from the cold and gloom of an English winter. We enjoyed the peaceful rural setting almost as much as our dog who loved being taken out for easy walking straight from the villa gates. Although not luxurious, the villa itself was comfortable, clean, well equipped, and spacious. The outdoor space around the swimming pool is lovely and the garden looks as though it will be very pretty in the summer. Ian and Jan were perfect hosts, friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The nearby small town of Turre is a half hour easy stroll and has bars, restaurants and a good supermarket. Mojacar Playa is only a 10 minute drive and has lovely beaches and a very good choice of bars and restaurants. The surrounding area, both coastal and in the mountains is attractive and accessible and, importantly for us, offers good walking. Our experience was sufficiently enjoyable for us to book a return trip - an obviously strong recommendation.

56 Val W. 225 Great villa in good location 4
UK
Review submitted: 12 Mar 2017 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Dec 2016

We enjoyed our 2 month stay over winter in Alicia ; it is a well equipped villa , with comfortable beds and a nice log fire for winter nights ; It is very good for dogs /dog walks and a short walk to the town of Turre where everything is available .. All other places/beaches/bars/restaurants easily accessible by car ; There are things to do to suit everyone ( except noisy nightlife !) Ian & Jan are very friendly and helpful and always on hand ; we enjoyed it so much that we have booked again..

54 Kathryn O. 225 Welcoming, calm and relaxing 4
Matha, France
Review submitted: 10 Mar 2017 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Feb 2017

We spent a week in the one bedroom apartment in mid February and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners, Ian and Jan were most welcoming, discreet but always available if required. The accommodation provided everything that we needed with the kitchen being particularly well equipped. The location was perfect for us, combining seclusion and quiet with the convenience of being only a short drive from the resort of Mojacar and the attractions of Almeria province. Another visit to this lovely, dog friendly property is definitely on the cards !

43 Sheila Davies 225 Clean and spacious 4

Review submitted: 09 Mar 2016 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Jan 2016

Having visited the Mojacar region for over twenty years, we feel we know it quite well. However, it has taken us a long time to find the gem that is Casa Benedict. Although only one bedroom, the apartment felt very spacious. It was well equipped, and spotlessly clean. The setting is superb, set in large gardens. There is a swimming pool for the energetic. The location is very convenient, being around 7/10 mins drive from Mojacar Playa & Peublo, and around 5 mins drive to the lovely town of Turre. We walked into Turre several times during our stay. This is a level walk of around 25 mins along a quiet lane. Turre has lots of bars and restaurants, supermarkets both Spanish and English. It is very reassuring to have the owners of the property living on site, and we found Ian and Jan to be very friendly and helpful. We hope to return in the very near future.

44 Alan Kett 225 Was as expected and was clean and tidy 4
UK
Review submitted: 06 Feb 2016 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jan 2016

Just got back from having a month in Casa Helena, Casa Benedict and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Ian and Jan were very helpful with all our needs, nothing was too much trouble. The villa was in a very peaceful area which gave us a very relaxing break. The listing description was accurate. Regarding restaurants, we enjoyed meals at the Chinese restaurant on the Playa and Le Lance also on the Playa. Would recommend a holiday at Casa Benedict. Alan and Margaret

5 Raynald D. 73 Casa Alicia 4
Wissou, Essonne
Review submitted: 11 Mar 2014 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jul 2013

Nous avons passé d'agréables vacances à la Casa Alicia pendant 15 jours. Ian et Jan sont toujours disponibles et discrets. Villa bien équipée avec mobilier état neuf. Air de jeu pour les enfants, jardin d'agrément, salon de jardin, transats, barbecue, terrasse en toiture pour notre plaisir. La piscine aux pieds de la Villa avec bain pour les petits. L'on peut se garer sur place. Par contre, il faut un véhicule sur place car on est loin de tout. Au plaisir de revenir. Laura, Raynald, et les enfants.

11 Teresa S. 225 Summer 2013 4

Review submitted: 30 Aug 2013 1 Casa Alicia Date of stay: Jul 2013

We had a great 2 weeks at Casa Alicia;fantastic weather and great facilities. Villa had everything we needed and Ian and Jan were good hosts; helpful and friendly. Pool was great to escape the heat. We would certain come back.

12 Carole K. 225 Holiday in Casa Benedict. 4

Review submitted: 12 Jun 2012 4 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: Apr 2012

Dear Ian & Jan 6 weeks in April & May 2012 Sorry for not replying sooner but have just about dried out after all the rain here. John and I would like to thank you for a lovely, tranquil holiday. Your gardens and around the house is so beautiful. There was always somewhere pleasant to sit and wile away the hours. You were both so helpful whenever we needed anything and we were very sorry when our holiday came to an end. The two bedroom apartment was very spacious, clean and lovely and cool after the heat of the sun. Thank you for doing our bed linen which was a lovely touch. We loved the arbour and little pond with the water lilies and goldfish. Hope to spend some time in Casa Benedict again. Many thanks Carole & John

15 Sinbad 225 Casa Helena - July 2008 4

Review submitted: 15 Aug 2008 2 Casa Helena Date of stay: Jul 2008

As a family, we had spent many years visiting Mojacar in the summer and, after an absence of 3 years, we wanted to find a suitable base for reaquainting ourselves with the area. The road network had improved significAntly in that time and we were surprised, but delighted to find that it was only an 8 minute drive from our villa to Mojacar Playa. The villa itself (Casa Helena) was exactly as described, with 2 reasonably sized bedrooms, small kitchen & shower room and a balcony overlooking the beautifully kept pool - ideal for the kids! We had pretty well everything we needed - (including a flatscreen TV!) though it would have been nice to have air-conditioning in every room (not just the lounge) and included in the price. The friendly owners live on site and were available at all times to help and advise - very useful. A great holiday!

16 Chris & Paul 225 Chris and Paul 4
Worcestershire
Review submitted: 12 Jun 2008 3 1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Date of stay: May 2008

On Monday 9th June, 2008, we returned from a two week holiday at Casa Benedict in the one bedroom apartment. The property, gardens and pool are lovely and in a very quiet peaceful location. The owners, Ian and Jan are very nice and helpful and have two dogs who I had slight reservations about prior to our holiday but they are very well behaved and I would not hesitate to take children there having seen them with Ian and Jan's grandchildren. It is a lovely peaceful haven to return to after a busy day visiting all of the local villages and beach resorts many of which are within 5 and 15 minutes drive away. A CAR IS A MUST. However, with such a well equipped and lovely environment you don't always want to go out!