My family and I stayed at villa blackrock for a week in August. We had a fantastic week. We all love Playa Blanca and this spacious accomodation was perfect for us. It's about a 20 minute walk to the front although we did have a car hire-we used Autoreisen as recommended by Julie and John. The villa has a beautiful patio area-very relaxing and private. We usually had lunch at the villa and then ate at one of the many restaurants in Playa Blanca in the evenings. Our favourite restaurant is La Cubierta on the marina.The kitchen is modern and has lots of crockery and utensils. Short of nothing. Would highly recommend this villa-infact we have already booked to go back next April!!! Thanks Julie and John.
Just got back from a two week stay at villa black rock. Second time for our family now. Again we can't recommend this villa enough, we had yet again a wonderful stay in villa black rock. We arrived to a very clean, welcoming villa along with a welcoming hamper. Cleaners twice weekly and pool cleaner three times weekly. All extremely friendly and helpful at all times.
We will defiantly will be coming back in the near future. Our family have experienced two wonderful stays here. Thank you!
Just spent a week in villa blackrock with my family of 8 adults and 2 kids and 1 infant. It was all we could ask for and more. Julie the owner could not do enough regarding our requests for a cot highchair and anything we needed. Villa was spotless clean and well equipped. Home From home. 10 min walk to the beach front with lots of bars and restaurants. 3/4 euro to town in a taxi. Beautiful restaurants. We took Julie's recommendation on good restaurants and I'm going home to join slimming world Cannot recommend villa blackrock enough. Thanks so much Julie and all at villa blackrock xx
This is a spacious, well equipped villa, with everything you could need in the kitchen. It is in a gated complex, so we felt safe. We paid extra to have the pool heated, and I'm glad we did in January. The pool was lovely, but you need to cover it at night. There is a table tennis table and a box of play goodies for kids. There were fans in the rooms if it got too hot, but these weren't needed. There was a lovely welcome pack of food and wine when we arrived. The villa is about a 20 minute walk from Playa Blanca, but there is a taxi rank a couple of minutes away, which costs about €5 to get to the centre. We initially had a problem with the wifi password, but this was sorted by a call to the number given. After that it worked well. Towels are provided and changed mid-week, but they were a bit scruffy and worn. But this is a minor gripe, and I would recommend this villa for a winter stay.
First of all the owners are very helpful. They recommended the car hire firm, which were very trustworthy - no hidden extras and you return the car with the same amount of petrol - auto riesen. They provide a list of great restaurants and places to visit.
The Villa is situated in an exclusive private gated estate accessed only by code. It has a pool and garden area which benefits from the sun all day long. There is a barbeque, table tennis and several floatable toys. The villa is detached and set in its own grounds and is private.
The private pool can be heated for an additional charge. It was a good size with a deep and shallow end.
The kitchen has everything you will need and we arrived to a welcome basket of food and a lovelly bottle of wine :)
There are 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms, together with a large lounge and dining area. However when eating at the villa we ate outside.
We were visited by the neighbours three legged cat who is very friendly, but dont worry she wont hang around if not welcome. However, I loved her and she just added to our wonderful memories of the villa and the holiday.
There is a driveway for parking and is enclosed by gates.
The villa is approx 15 mins walk to the beach and restaurants and a 2 minute walk to the nearest shop and hotel which is open to non-residents. A taxi rank and bus stop are 500 metres away and the new Aqua Waterpark is only a 10 minute walk away - we didnt visit there but you can see from outside and it looked like fun. We would walk down to the centre or if shopping at The Spar drive down and park, for free, at the ferry car park and walk from there along the beach and many many bars and restaurants before returning to get the shopping and drive back.
The Marina Rubicon is worth a visit, we ate at Lanis in the afternoon, a table overlooking the water and many fish and the Steak restaurant in the evening. Wonderful!
A walk up the volcano at the back of the villa is a must, once at the top you can walk down and into the crater.
Los Hervideros just outside El Golfo is spectacular.
All in all we had a wonderful memorable holiday and I cant wait to go back. I will hopefully be able to return to the same villa as it is one of the better ones and in a peaceful yet accessible location with everything we needed, however, this makes it popular so hopefully I will be able to reserve for next year :)
Just outside Playa Blanca but Taxi Rank just down road and very reasonable . Villa superb you do need to heat the pool but well worth it.Playa Blanca lively but on agood scale.The Island is diverse but very pretty, guests should visit Manriques places to understand more about the Island.