Spotlight on Mar Menor: Meet the People Behind the Mar Menor Golf Resort

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Life at Mar Menor: Meet the Locals

Welcome to our #GetToKnowMe #30SecondThursday series, where we bring you closer to the vibrant community that makes Mar Menor Golf Resort a truly special place.

Through these brief yet insightful interviews, you’ll meet the residents and staff who bring life and character to our resort.

From dedicated professionals to passionate locals, discover their favourite pastimes, hidden talents, and personal recommendations.

Join us as we share their stories, providing a unique glimpse into the diverse and welcoming community on Mar Menor Golf.

NAME: Paul Anthony Taylor

Job Title: President of Mar Menor Golf Resort and Owner of Club MMGR

Best Part of Your Job: Making people leave happier than when they came in

Favourite Food: I’m a foodie, I’d probably steer towards Italian or Spanish 

You might not know: I’m a qualified parachutist and good friends with former multiple-world skydiving champion, Les Carroll 

Advice for new owners: Consider the location of your purchase carefully and embrace the Spanish culture

Club MMGR:

In an ideal location inside Mar Menor Golf Resort, close to the boulevard entrance, Club MMGR has been a phenomenal success since opening last year – so much so that Murcia Today will soon be running a feature on Paul and the club to celebrate its inaugural year.

With a superb heated pool, Padel courts, Mini golf, bar and restaurant, plus an incredibly popular Gym and activities for children, the club is open to residents and non-residents throughout the year.

Always busy and with space limited, Club MMGR also have a membership program, ensuring members will always have access to the facilities.

Commercial membership is also available, which has proved incredibly popular – so, if you rent your property out, your guests can also enjoy members’ access to the pool and all facilities, offering a fantastic extra feature for your property.

To apply or for more information, please contact: or call 0034 625 65 42 08

NAME: Paco Sánchez

Job Title: Director of the six Spa supermarkets on the resorts – Mar Menor, Hacienda Riquelme, La Torre, Las Terrazas, El Valle and Condado de Alhama.

Favourite Food: Spanish Omelette

Favourite way to relax: Spending time with my family, my wife Sissi and my children, 10 year old twins Paco and Maria and Javier and Ana.

Best thing about your job: Making new friends, speaking with a lot of people and practising my English!!

Something people might not know about you:

Many people ask if I am new, but I have actually been working here for 18 years, managing everything from the office.
When Covid came though I went out and worked in all the supermarkets.

Fun fact:

I can oversee everything in all the other supermarkets and communicate with all the team from my computer here on Hacienda Riquelme.

Any advice for new owners:

The food in Murcia is fantastic. I have lived on the Mar Menor Golf Resort since 2005 and the resort restaurants, El Cason on Riquelme, Sandalo on El Valle and Acacia on La Torre are excellent.

Two of my favourite restaurants off the resorts are the CosaFina Gastrobar in Murcia and Restaurante Ramón, in Los Alcázares:

Any final thoughts:

I would like to say a big thank you to my boss for giving work to so many people, even at the worst moments of the economy or during the pandemic, and to all our customers on the resorts for their support and friendship.

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Terms & Conditions

At Lonrah, our aim is to make our terms and conditions as clear and straightforward as possible. If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please don’t hesitate to ask, we are always here to help:

Most properties at Lonrah are sold under exclusive instruction. The one to one relationship between us and our vendors is at the heart of our business, and, it’s the way we feel offers the optimum conditions for the best sale of your home and the best return on your investment.

1) As an exclusive listing and to thank you for your confidence in us, Lonrah Resorts Murcia SL (hereafter referred to as Lonrah) offers a discounted sales commission of 4 percent plus IVA (Spanish VAT charged at 21 percent), with a minimum commission of €5950 plus IVA on all exclusive listings.

2) For Multi agency listings, commission is charged at 5 percent plus IVA, with a minimum commission of €6950 plus IVA

3) The applicable commission rate becomes payable on the signing of the reservation/deposit agreement formalising the sale, with payment typically deferred to completion.

4) For properties listed as sole agency instructions with Lonrah, the agreement covers an exclusive period of 24 weeks. During this period, the vendor agrees not to appoint any other estate agent, or to sell or advertise the property privately. Should a sale occur through any other channel, public or private, other than Lonrah, during this period, Lonrah’s commission will be payable at the multi agency rate.

5) At the end of the 24 week period, the vendor may remove the property from sale or elect to appoint other estate agents alongside Lonrah. Should another agent be appointed, or private advertising be undertaken, at the end of the exclusive period, Lonrah’s multi agency rates will automatically apply. If at any point a sale is agreed with a buyer introduced by Lonrah, Lonrah’s commission will be payable.

6) Depending on resort regulations, Lonrah will usually install a For Sale sign at the property. The seller agrees that no other For Sale sign will be erected during the period of sole agency. We understand that some owners will prefer to not have a For Sale board, if this is the case, please let us know.

7) When a sale is agreed, a 10 percent non refundable deposit will typically be paid, usually in two separate instalments, by the purchaser. Should the purchaser withdraw from the sale, Lonrah will retain the deposit, up to the agreed commission amount, for expenses incurred, with any remaining balance paid to the vendor.

8) Should a vendor withdraw from a sale once signing of the reservation/deposit agreement has occurred, in addition to the penalties stated on the agreement under the Spanish Civil Code, Lonrah’s commission will be payable.

9) During the sales process, Lonrah may offer purchasers and vendors financial, mortgage and legal advice, via third parties, including banks and currency exchange companies with the aim of ensuring that both buyer and seller receive the best possible service. In some cases Lonrah may earn a commission from these referrals.


En Lonrah, nuestro objetivo es que nuestros términos y condiciones sean lo más claros y sencillos posible. Si tienes alguna pregunta o deseas comentar algo, no dudes en preguntarnos, siempre estamos aquí para ayudarte:

La mayoría de las propiedades de Lonrah se venden bajo instrucción exclusiva. La relación individual entre nosotros y nuestros vendedores es la esencia de nuestro negocio y, en nuestra opinión, es la forma que ofrece las condiciones óptimas para la mejor venta de tu casa y el mejor rendimiento de tu inversión.

1) Como listado exclusivo y para agradecerte tu confianza en nosotros, Lonrah Resorts Murcia SL (en adelante, Lonrah) ofrece una comisión de venta con descuento del 4 por ciento más IVA (IVA español cargado al 21 por ciento), con una comisión mínima de 5950 euros más IVA en todos los listados exclusivos.

2) Para los anuncios Multiagencia, la comisión es del 5% más IVA, con una comisión mínima de 6950 euros más IVA.

3) La comisión aplicable es pagadera a la firma del contrato de reserva/depósito por el que se formaliza la venta, y el pago suele aplazarse hasta la finalización.

4) Para las propiedades que figuran como instrucciones de agencia única con Lonrah, el acuerdo abarca un periodo exclusivo de 24 semanas. Durante este periodo, el vendedor se compromete a no nombrar a ningún otro agente inmobiliario, ni a vender o anunciar la propiedad de forma privada. Si se produjera una venta a través de cualquier otro canal, público o privado, distinto de Lonrah, durante este periodo, la comisión de Lonrah será pagadera según la tarifa de agencia múltiple.

5) Al final del periodo de 24 semanas, el vendedor puede retirar el inmueble de la venta o designar a otros agentes inmobiliarios junto con Lonrah. Si se designa a otro agente, o se realiza publicidad privada, al final del periodo de exclusividad, se aplicarán automáticamente las tarifas de agencia múltiple de Lonrah. Si en algún momento se acuerda una venta con un comprador presentado por Lonrah, se pagará la comisión de Lonrah.

6) Dependiendo de la normativa del complejo turístico, Lonrah suele instalar un cartel de Se Vende en la propiedad. El vendedor se compromete a no colocar ningún otro cartel de Se Vende durante el periodo de agencia exclusiva. Entendemos que algunos propietarios prefieran no tener un cartel de Se Vende, si éste es el caso, por favor, háznoslo saber.

7) Cuando se acuerda una venta, el comprador suele pagar un depósito no reembolsable del 10%, normalmente en dos plazos separados. En caso de que el comprador desista de la venta, Lonrah retendrá el depósito, hasta el importe de la comisión acordada, para cubrir los gastos ocasionados, y el saldo restante se abonará al vendedor.

8) En caso de que el vendedor desista de la venta una vez firmado el contrato de reserva/depósito, además de las penalizaciones establecidas en el contrato según el Código Civil español, deberá abonarse la comisión de Lonrah.

9) Durante el proceso de venta, Lonrah puede ofrecer a compradores y vendedores asesoramiento financiero, hipotecario y jurídico, a través de terceros, incluidos bancos y empresas de cambio de divisas, con el objetivo de garantizar que tanto el comprador como el vendedor reciban el mejor servicio posible. En algunos casos, Lonrah puede ganar una comisión por estas recomendaciones.