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This year has been one of the most successful rental years for Condado De Alhama which is fantastic!
As we all know, its becoming increasingly important in 2014, for us to take steps to save energy. The AC guard card meter is something many of our clients have installed, and is very effective at lowering electricity bills and saving energy. What we have noticed is how much less the guests in our apartments are using the Air Conditioning, after having one of these installed.
It also works really well for non renters, as even your friends and family can be a little forgetful when it comes to the air conditioning. Which we all know can add up very quickly if its not kept and eye on. In fact, the majority of our apartments that have had these installed, do not rent publicly.
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People that visit the resort in July and August couldn´t imagine the difference a few weeks can make to the overall experience of Condado De Alhama. In a matter of a week we go from this (pictured above) to this.
It´s September, its cooler in the mornings and evenings but the days are still mostly warm and beautiful. Off the resort, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy some of the wonderful scenery of the local area coves and natural parks.
Cabo Cope and other coves like it are deserted this time of year but so beautiful to visit for the day with a picnic. Although the boat tours and tourist activities have come to an end in most of the towns there is still so much to do. Adventure Espuña, located at the hotel Mariposa offer some great days out full of adventure.
A year ago today the Ladies Coffee Morning Group had their very first get together. During the year the ladies have not only been busy chatting or “gabbing” as Caroline Jones the founder of the group calls it, they have been busy raising money for CPR and encouraging others to do the same.
This Monday they will be presenting a cheque to CPR (Condado Primary Response) for 200€. Tormid from Naranjos 4 kindly donated a pram and a bike to the ladies for them to sell and put the proceeds to CPR, Simon Noakes of Penthouse 11 bought the bike for 60€ knowing the proceeds were going to a good cause and followed the girls lead by selling some unwanted toys and adding an additional 9€ to the pot. The ladies have been very creative and active in their fundraising ideas, a big thank you to them from the whole community. Eliza, the co-ordinator of CPR has been invited to attend Mondays Coffee morning so that the girls can present CPR with the cheque.
All Ladies visiting Condado have been welcomed into the group for what has grown into not only coffee mornings but a whole host of activities enjoyed with friends. This week the Ladies Coffee Group will enjoy together the following activities;
Monday 22nd September Ladies Coffee Morning 11.30 am. will be held at the ice cream parlour.
Monday 22nd September 10.30-11.30. Free beginners Spanish with Maria Aliaga at the ice cream parlour.
Wednesday 8.30 pm Bingo in the Condado Club!
Thursday 25th September 1pm. Canadas del Romero Social and cultural centre. Spanish cooking 7€. Shared transport to be arranged on Monday.
Finally we have a little rain to add to our collection tanks, not much but a little is certainly better than none. Murcia has been recorded recently as one of the driest regions in the world, if that gives you an idea of how appreciative we are for the short lived sprinkle.
The rains didn’t keep the golfer off the course although a short break was needed in their game. Its always sad when people are taking their holidays and they loose a day of precious sunshine to clouds and rain but for the locals it was a celebration. More rains are due this evening but the forecast for the next couple of days is beautiful sunshine with temperatures in the high 20′s so back to the pools people, the sun’ll come out tomorrow.
Summer 2014 was great! I say was, as though it is over.. but of course its not over yet. The sun is still shining and there are still holiday travellers arriving and departing on a daily basis.
It was a different year this year, one where we have seen the demand for rental apartments rise considerably providing owners more success with obtaining renters for their apartments. We at Condado De Alhama Services have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of the resorts visitors and can report back that we have had nothing but brilliant reviews about the resort. Even Spanish tourists are finding the unique setting of Condado a good choice for holidays.
The restaurants, bars, apartment, swimming pools, golf course, parks and grounds of the resort reported as “excellent”. When asked the question, ALL guests said, they would return again to Condado De Alhama for another holiday.
This is important as security records show that in the month of August 90% of traffic was visitors to Condado with only 10% being owners.
The big changes I think are due to the number of owners that have persisted for the past 5 years advertising on public websites like holiday lettings and Booking.com and receiving now enough good reviews to encourage people to give the resort a try.
September numbers, although much less than August are still up on last year so we can see growth here to.
Real estate agents on the resort have also done an excellent job selling fast the available apartments on Condado De Alhama. Having now sold out of 3 bedrooms leaving only a choice few 2 bedrooms available we can expect to have a busy winter as all the new owners on Condado set up their apartments ready for the next holiday season.
The Condado Kids’ Club at The Condado Club run something for the kids all through the holidays. Whats on this summer at the kids club.
Kids’ Club 1100-1300 Monday to Friday. 5 Euro per session
Art Attack Tuesdays and Thursdays 1400-1530 5 Euro per session
FREE Football Fridays at 2000 and Saturdays 1000-1200
Princess parties 21 July, 28 July and 4 August in Condado Club function room, 1930-2100, pink lemonade, pink cupcakes and loads of girlie fun..8 euro per child….please prebook
Discos on Thursdays 24 July – 21 August at 1900-2100, 3 Euro including squash/ water
Cheapest tickets to Terra Natura water park and zoo available from Kids’ club, Monday to friday 1000-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World Cup themed Football tournament 1-10 August, 5 Euro entry…monies to FEDER, the Spanish Federacion for children with rare diseases and Javi’s Fund
Registration at Kids’ Club or email email@example.com
Article submitted by Denise Condado Kids Club leader.
Summer has arrived! Now is the time when we all want to look our best and here at Eden Hair & Beauty we have a range of treatments to help you prepare for the Summer. So why not treat yourself to a treatment or two.
Aaron, our Barber, has started opening the Salon on Saturday nights whilst the Evening Markets are on so while the wives & girlfriends are shopping the men can spruce themselves up.
Brighten up your Summer this month by indulging in a Deluxe Pedicure with our Fabulous Summer colours, try our Nail Art or go ‘Blingtastic’ with Crystal toes, a premium service that covers a signature toe in Crystals. Swarovski element crystals are available on request from 18th July although there will be limited availability. Please call in to the Salon for our supplementary price list on Nail Art and to book an appointment.
This month our Ladies Night Event is ‘Flip Flop Friday’ on the 18th July. Get ready for the Beach – Book a Deluxe Pedicure for the 18th or book on the Ladies Night and get a Free pair of Flip Flops when you have your pedicure. Different designs and sizes are available however this offer is until stocks run out! Make sure you book early for the Fantastic & Fabulous Flip Flop Friday event on 18th July.
Eden Hair and Beauty is located at Condado De Alhama in the Al Kasar square.
Al Kasar is open to the public every day of the year. Make a day of it at Al Kasar, Condado De Alhama.
The newest members of the Al Kasar family, EcoTech will open their office and shop next week on Condado De Alhama. Ecotech bring to Condado and the surrounding areas some brilliant must have improvements for your apartment as well as money saving electrical items like air conditioning card meters and whole house surge protection.
James Etherington has been the electrician on Condado De Alhama for almost 4 years and is a very familiar face on the resort having lived here since moving to Spain. Luke Turkington, the other half of Ecotech has been living on Condado for over a year and together they make a great team.
The Ecotech shop is located between La Cata and the Condado Gift shop.
Le Troquet has started their wine tasting Saturdays and they are becoming very popular. Excellent wines and food to enjoy, the perfect place to go before visiting the evening market located at Al Kasar every Saturday night.
The first market was this past Saturday and it really bought a lot of people to the businesses of Al Kasar. It was the first evening of the season where all the restaurants looked to be full. The atmosphere was great and the weather was perfect.
Tomorrow will see the start of the holiday makers arriving to the resort and all the businesses have prepared lots of special events and entertainment.
See all the bars and restaurants for their specials of the day and entertainment schedules.
Enjoy summer Condado and welcome home to all the owners arriving this weekend. Its going to be a hot one… so take care and drink plenty of cocktails.