My family and I have returned from a beautiful 2 weeks in the Villa and it was everything as advertised, we didn't rent the additional 2 bed apartment onsite.
We were able to get in by 11am in the villa and we were welcomed by Stacy, who also left some initial essentials for us, including some beer & wine along with some lovely biscuits which the kids loved, as did I..
Stacy was extremely helpful and accommodating with anything that was needed from changing the gas bottle (to ensure we always had a spare) to assisting with securing a private chef for a celebration dinner. We were also able to order a birthday cake and a photographer via the recommendations and both were excellent to make it a truly memorable stay.
The location does need a car or taxis to get to the beach (2 local beaches are nice and sandy and were not too over crowded) or to enable a big supermarket shop, but there is a local shop 7 mins walk from the villa for bare essentials and they do great croissants (which you can also order if you need more than 2). The local car rental company we used was very straightforward.
The location of the Viila does allow you to walk directly up the volcano to get some great views of the area, and took about 20mins to walk to the top with a few water breaks. While a 5 min car journey can get you to a water park (Aqualava) that is kid friendly (our kids are 9 & 6) with nothing too outrageous fast.
The weather was slightly windy for a number of days, but I think this helped to keep us cool and didn't impact the sun bathing or fun in the pool, though sometimes it blew a little too hard for the bowl of crisps contents to stay in the pot on occasions!
Overall we have returned very relaxed and would recommend this villa to others.
Just home from a wonderful 5 days in Lanzarote. A very friendly welcome from the manager and some lovely bits in the fridge for arrival! The villa is spacious, has every possible amenity and tastefully decorated. The attention to detail is brilliant. As a young family we really appreciated having such a good base to explore from. The pool (with hard cover) is lovely and the views are beautiful. Would highly recommend and hope to return!
This is a beautiful villa with everything needed for a wonderful holiday. The kitchen is excellently equipped and the spacious living area is most attractively laid out. Bedrooms are bright and comfortable, with doors opening on to the outside area; the master bedroom is very special.
Outside the views are glorious. There are plenty of sun loungers around the heated pool, which has the added advantage (especially for those with young children) of a hard cover. There is a large table and chairs, with sofas for those looking for a bit more comfort. It was great to have a barbecue available too. The villa is well-situated close to lovely beaches, shops and restaurants and Stacy, the Manager, was most helpful.
You will notice there is A LOT of hype around this place, and the pictures do look great. But don't believe the hype. The truth is:
1) The management are not great. The local manager is hard to get hold of, and acts like a diva who is on her own little holiday - she makes you feel bad for interrupting it
2) The pool and BBQ were both filthy on arrival - the pool had a film of disgusting oil on top of it, and smelt of coffee. The BBQ didn't have any gas, and it was Day 3 before any arrived
3) We had no hot water for THREE DAYS - the manager blamed the solar-powered water-heater on the roof
4)The Bose sound system doesn't work at all
5)It is NOWHERE NEAR the beach. It is about 2-3 miles away, so unless you fancy a 5 or 6 mile walk every day, you had better get a taxi - and the taxi rank is a good 10 minute walk down the hill
6) Someone has been bringing a dog to this place - the place is riddled with dog hairs - if you have any allergies I would really avoid it
Actually, come to think about it, I would just avoid it in any case. All that glisters is not gold - and although the hype around this place looks great...don't believe it.
The location is excellent for everything in Playa Blanca either by walking or via a near by taxi rank (€3 one way). The Villa is exceptional, very well equipped (high qaulity goods) with everything you could ask for. The outdoor living area is wonderful with breath taking views. Stacey, the Manager, could not have been more helpful and just a few minutes away if you needed anything. The walk to the top of the nearest volcano is right outside!! 14 of us in the Villa and annex was just brilliant...can't thank you enough for some fantastic memories :-)
The house and the surroundings are just like the pictures - outstanding. The house is well maintained and served. Cara was always willing to assist and provide us with good advise, such as on boat sailing and chef services. The pool area is great and the view from the house is absolutely fantastic.
Our extended family have just returned from this wonderful property located at in an enviable position n in Playa Blanca. Peace , luxury and first class accommodation. The villa was stunning, immaculate and was everything it was described as. We would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone looking for a quality property in a prime location.
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