Words cannot describe the peace and tranquility of the spacious finca in a valley above Tabayesco. We particularly enjoyed watching the many species of birds from different seating dotted around the terraced gardens to make the most of sun and shade. The pool was an added bonus, as was the wood burner when it dropped cooler in the evening. Hilbrand was an unobtrusive but excellent host, and we are already planning to return next year.
Of all the rural 3 BR villas the Finca Chafariz was by far the most appealing one to us, and it's absolutely no wonder Hilbrand only gets glowing 5-star reviews (on other websites). All reviews are spot on the house and hospitality.
In our case we were looking for a secluded retreat for song-writing, to avoid any distractions and fully concentrate on the music. We couldn't have wished for a better place. We loved the absolute peace, the Spanish farm style, the beautiful views, all far away from anything touristy and yet every amenity around the corner and the beauty of Lanzarote all within an hour car drive.
The house and garden feature so many nice rooms, terraces and sitting areas, that you can move with the sun/shadow and also enjoy some privacy when having to work as we did or eg. children being able to sleep while the parents still BBQ'ing.
For us four the house was extremely spacious, and even 6 people would find ample room. The beds were wonderful, even the sofas are super comfy to take a nap on. Internet connection is good, pool is solar-heated and depends on the weather obviously, so don't expect 29 °C in early January, but still hopped in a few times after sunbathing and enjoyed it :)
The garden is a botanical sensation, with so many different birds and lizards buzzing around - lots of things to discover and watch while sunbathing or brunching away. Certainly a paradise for kids and nature lovers. Good walks around the house and up the hills too.
Hilbrand was a wonderful host. Extremely accommodating and always there to help or recommend the best restaurants, travel routes and (surfer) beaches. He even lent us his guitar so that we didn't have to pay extra on our flights. He also amazed us with a wealth of knowledge about ancient and modern Lanzarote. For us the point of travelling is getting to know new cultures, and this is a perfect place for it.
Don't believe us, just google for "Finca Chafariz" and read other reviews.
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