This is a very comfortable villa with everything you might need if you are a large party. The kitchen is well equipped and we would have had no problem cooking for a large group. However the nearby restaurants are good and reasonably priced so we opted for eating out.
The view of the sea is wonderful and we enjoyed just relaxing on the upper terrace for much of the day. The10km stretch of promenade which runs the whole length of Playa Blanca was just steps away as was the beach.
We enjoy not having to bother with a car when on holiday and this villa is perfectly situated for that. We enjoyed catching the bus that runs the length of the resort 1 Euro 40, so that we could enjoy a meal at the new marina (worst meal we had actually) and see different parts of the resort without getting blisters. The lighthouse is only a short walk away and it’s worth exploring further along the coast there as the waves become more spectacular.
The views from the villa are even better than the pictures show. Most properties on the development have other villas in front of them or are lower down, where the views are more restricted. This property is on the back line and there is no property in front so the views from the balcony are fabulous.
We hired a car as we like to explore but we found a great bakery close by and several good bars and restaurants within easy walking along the (traffic free) promenade that runs along the sea front.
We met guests staying in the neighbouring property and were invited in. It was pleasant but we were very happy with our choice !
In particular, the pool at this property is significantly bigger than the others which for us was a big advantage as we like to swim and enjoy a pool.
We have stayed at a number of villas in Playa Blanca but this was the best combination of location, size and views. We will be back !!
When i arrived at the villa, I had high hopes because we stayed at a villa opposite from this one 2 years ago, and it was perfect. However, upon entering the premises, I was greeted with an eyesore. The front of the villa was basic, with just gravel . There was no privacy and was barely any space for 4 sunbeds by the poolside because the outside was just gravel. The pool was too deep so we could not play ball games and if we did try the balls rolled down the gravel! The inside of the property was sufficient but the bathrooms needed an update and the water pressure was not that strong. After a day out we came back to find the canopy broken due to the winds resulting in no shade on the upper deck. The managers did give us a parasol for the lower deck around the pool and that was a blessing. The internet t.v was not very good and kept stopping a lot. The managers informed us that they were fed up with the complaints from customers and had enough! However the view is beautiful from the upper deck and it was nice to receive a little welcome pack. All in all, the villa needs an uplift and a little TLC.
1. Some of the photographs of the villa are deceptive. The area of ground from the road to the pool consists of black gravel, which you have to walk through to gain access to the villa, spreading gravel to the pool area and villa in the process.
2. There is no privacy between the pool area and the road, just a wide open space.The pool is not screened off and so all activity around the pool is seen from the road.
3. One of the downstairs bedrooms, which is described as a twin bedroom in a converted lounge has no door in it, is open to the stairway from upstairs which leads down into it, and funnels any noises from upstairs into the bedroom. The beds are merely screened off from the passageway to the bathroom.
4. To date, even though 17 days have elapsed since our return from holiday, our breakage insurance premium still hasn't been returned to us.
We had stayed in this area previously so knew it was a walk in to Play Blanca.We hired a car so this was not a problem and there is always taxis.The villa was spacious clean and stunning views from dining area to Furteventura.We had a problem with showe,r so texted to let them know and they were there on the same day to rectify the problem wonderful.
The pool was a good size and warm.We were a party of 5 adults and thoroughly enjoyed the villa.
The welcome pack on arrival is always a bonus lovely.Would stay again.
From we arrived at the airport and hired out a car for the week , was very straight forward. Sonia directions was spot on . Lovely drive to the south of the island, the scenery is a amazing. Villa is lovely and spacious, very clean and the heated pool was class. This villa is really home, from home with everything you could possible need. The welcome pack was much appreciated and beach towels. The villa was very close to the promenade were you can walk into Playa Blanca. The weather was warm but breezy. My11 year old son really enjoyed the Rancho Texas Park , there was no one on the slides which was a great plus. Timanfaya-National park and the camel rides is worth a visit and there a lovely café at the top. We drove out to EI Golfo and seen the green lagoon, it has some amazing views. Also the Saturday market in Marina Rubicon is worth a visit. I would definitely recommend this villa to my friends. Thank you Sonia & Mark we had a great holiday. x