Villa in Faro Park, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands - Prime, Tranquil Location suitable for families and cyclists
Villa Minerva is situated very near the seafront in the exclusive, peaceful residential area of Faro Park in Playa Blanca. It is a beautiful, detached 2 bedroom villa with its own private, electrically heated pool and attractive marble flooring throughout, and boasts stunning sea views seen from the pool area and from the enclosed dining area fitted with large windows. The living room with large French doors lead onto the enclosed, private, south-facing, furnished sun terrace and pool area. The villa is child friendly with a gated pool area, and has provisions for a cot and highchair and has a private, off-road parking. A local bakery, mini markets, cafes/bars, and restaurants are conveniently only a few minutes away on foot, the nearest beach and Playa Blanca centre are 5 min drive, and Arrecife airport is 30 min drive. Airport pickup service is available. Ideal for couples and families seeking a tranquil holiday location with unbeatable seaviews and audible sea waves. WiFi and many UK tv channels available on IPTV.
Top Traveller Review
Excellent villa, good location
About the Owner
We are a family of 5 with 3 young children.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Just back in Ireland after a most enjoyable week in L. Just wanted to thank you sincerely for a villa that was exactly what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. The villa was clean, the location peaceful yet close enough to everything. The terrace was perfect for Rory to explore safely, and all the little necessities (cooking oils, towels, toys etc.) were very much appreciated.' Maureen and family, Ireland.
'Our holiday was again wonderful at your house. We really love this place and we feel so much at home there.' Romana and family, Austria.
"A belated but most sincere thank you for letting us rent Villa Minerva. All our dreams were fulfilled by the excellence of everything - especially the pool.'
Yours sincerely, Dr M and wife.
4 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
A very pleasant villa with superb heated pool
We spent a full month in this property in March/April. It is situated in a quiet location, and has a superb heated pool. We also made full use of the barbecue and internet TV with wifi.
Well designed, equipped, and clean, this is an ideal base for exploring the island by car.
We particularly enjoyed the marina, and nearby El Golfo and Puerto Calero.
The volcanos at Montanos del Fuego are spectacular.
The temperature is always pleasant, but we had some strong winds and rain in the earlier weeks.
We would happily return to this villa.
Excellent villa, good location
The Villa Minerva is perfect for a hioliday stay if you don't like bustling crowds yet want to be near to the attractions. It is situated in a quiet residental district of Playa Blanca, which is Lanzarote's nicest resort. The Villa is well maintained and has all you will need, including a heated pool. We found our stay very relaxing; nothing at all to fault and much to praise.
A well located and well presented villa, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Minerva. We are regular visitors to the Faro Park area and have stayed in a good number of villas. Whilst this is not the most luxurious villa in the area it does not claim to be either and represents good value for money when taking into consideration the prices that other villa owners are charging. It has a good layout, is clean and has everything you need for a good family holiday. The inclusion of wifi, beach towels and a selection of games, books and pool toys only add to the value. The location is ideal being only a five minute walk from the excellent local restaurants, shops and bars (La Flamenca & The Lounge highly recommended) and yet being in a mainly residential area it was very quiet & peaceful with a sea view from both the dining room and the pool terrace.
If you're looking for value for money in the Faro Park area then I can thoroughly recommend Villa Minerva.
A lovely villa in a lovely setting. Faro park was perfect for our family holiday as its as quiet as you can get without it being remote and cut off, yet its near enough to places like playa blanca. The villa itself was perfect for us. It retains some character whilst being practical and we will never forget sitting in the conservatory/side room having our dinner whilst watching the most beautiful sunsets ever.
We had a great week in Lanzarote. The villa was perfect for our family. It was clean and welcoming, and in a quiet residential location which was one of the reasons we were keen to book it. It had a great heated pool which was a good size, and lovely and warm. Given the weather wasn't too kind some of the time, the fact that the pool was heated was such a bonus as it meant we could use it even on cooler days, which the children loved. The water in the villa was always good and hot too at all times of the day and night (always important with little ones). The villa was really well equipped for a week away. In terms of facilities nearby there were a few good restaurants, a fantastic bakery and a supermarket all within walking distance. We hired a car for the week which meant we could explore some of the island (when we could entice the children from the pool). This also made the journey to/from the airport really easy which took about 30 minutes. I have already recommended the villa to a friend and if we chose to go back to Lanzarote we would definitely book it again.
A perfect holiday!!
We spent an unforgettable holiday in Lanzarote my inlaws, my 2 year old daughter, my husband and me. Faro Park and specifically Villa Minerva have exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect as it is a quiet and safe place with nearby shops which are within walking distance and has a beautiful weather. All the family could relax because the Villa is very safe for children, even the pool area. In addition, the owners have been very kind to give us information about the area and the island in general. In the Villa we missed nothing and everything was neat and clean; the owners had thought of everything and even more: there were books, DVDs, Wi-Fi, even beach toys!! And the house keepers, who live in Faro Park too, were also very kind to us and even invited us to drink a local white wine at their place!
From the Owner
“We visited Playa Blanca in Lanzarote for the first time in 2002 when we were a family of 3 and fell in love with the place. The island is full of special and unique features and the weather is absolutely gorgeous, especially when visiting during the cold seasons. Playa Blanca is one of the newest parts of Lanzarote to be developed and has the best weather. Of all the properties that we viewed, those in Faro Park stood out as they had been built to a particularly high quality and standard. We have continued to enjoy returning with an expanding family ( now 5) over the last decade and continue to be charmed by the island. Villa Minerva is our second home, our home away from home that we love visiting.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Walking, cycling, bird watching, deepsea diving, snorkling.
The stunning Atlantic coast is only a few hundred yards away so that with the windows open, you can sleep hearing the waves lapping the coastline. The nearest beach is Playa Flamingo is about 20 min walk or 3 min drive which has child friendly breakwater constructions. (Please note that this beach is being renovated during 2010). There are more beaches (5-10 min drive) in Playa Blanca including the Playa Blanca beach, Playa Dorada, and the famous protected Papagayo beaches.
The only airport on the island is in the capital, Arrecife, which is approximately 30mins drive from the villa. Private meet and greet with airport pick up service is available. Otherwise, car rental should be arranged or a taxi can be used. There is also a public bus service between the airport and Playa Blanca that also stops at Faro Park. We recommend that you rent a car for at least part of your stay to visit sites of interest on the island. Bicycle rental is also available in Playa Blanca.
Airport 35km / 30 min drive Arrecife. There are a few restaurants, mini-markets, bars, cafes and bakery within a few minutes walk from the villa. The centre of Playa Blanca with its excellent range of bars and restaurants (Spanish, fresh seafood, authentic Italian, Chinese, Indian, steak houses, Tex Mex etc) is 3km / 5 min drive away.
All year round sunshine makes Lanzarote perfect for winter holidays as well as summer ones. There is a regular bus service from shops in Faro Park into Playa Blanca every 30 minutes every day, including Sundays. Playa Blanca has a port with daily regular ferries going to Fuerteventura, a large shopping centre with many restaurants and bars, banks and cash machines and local dentists and doctors. There are twice weekly outdoor markets (Wednesday and Saturday mornings)in the Rubicon Marina. Ideal spot for walkers and cyclists, especially along the seaside promenade around most of Playa Blanca. Several scuba diving centres are present in Playa Blanca.The island has many sites of breath-taking, stunning, panoramic scenery and places of interest, including Timanfaya National Park (Fire mountains) which is about 20 minutes drive, El Golfo where you can see the green lagoon, and is a good place for the freshest seafood, Famara Beach on the north-west coast for surfing, many artistic creations by the famous local artist Cesar Manrique including Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio, the Cactus Gardens, and Cesar Manrique Foundation. The El Grifo wine museum is of interest as are the spectacular and unique vineyards on the island. There is a large weekly market in the town of Teguise.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
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An initial deposit of 25% is required to confirm your booking with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before rental start date.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds, based on up to 4 persons sharing. Payment in Euros will be accepted based upon the exchange rate at the time of booking. Discounts available to fill late availability and longer holiday lets and at the discretion of the owners. Please feel free to email and ask. Additional cleaning and change of linen and towels above what is provided are charged extra. WiFi and pool heating costs included in rental rates.
25% deposit and £100 security deposit to be paid to confirm booking and then the balance to be settled by 8 weeks before rental start date. If booking is made within 8 weeks of the the start date, then the full amount applies.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Quiet residential complex with private heated pool. Lovely friendly neighbours and easy access to all amenities. Fantastic sea views and views of Montanan Roja.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite marble-tiled bathroom to bedroom 1. Bath with shower, wash basin, toilet, vanity unit with cupboards underneath. Hairdryer available. Second marble-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, toilet, vanity unit with cupboards underneath.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king-size bed, fitted wardrobes, vaulted ceiling and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (a third single bed and cot are available) and fitted wardrobes. Double sofa bed in the lounge.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Ideal for couples and families with children seeking an idyllic retreat in a tranquil setting near the sea with magnificent sea views and hearing the sea waves lapping the coast, and the use of a private heated pool. A large communal pool is also available in Faro Park. Child friendly with availability of toys, children's plastic cutlery, crockery and cups, cot with cot bedding, high chair, and even a potty! Fans available in summer months. A meet and greet service with airport pick up and delivery can be arranged upon request. Please do not smoke indoors. Pets not allowed. Outside: Villa Minerva has its own private electrically heated gated swimming pool set in a lovely, large, tiled sun terrace with vegetation in the corners with a beautifully flowering fuscia bougainvillaeas. Access to the pool is via Roman steps. The pool is serviced once a week to ensure that the water is always in peak condition. A large gated communal pool is also available (key can be supplied on request). Barbecue facilities available. You have the choice of either eating in the enclosed dining room or at the teak table overlooking the swimming pool. 4 sun loungers available. The pool and pergola covered patio are south facing. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes horse with pegs. Lilos, beach mat, beach toys with bucket, spade and ball games. Broom and mop available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pure cotton quality bed linen and towels provided. Complete bedlinen and towel change at end of each week for booking of two weeks or longer. Extra linen and cleaning can be arranged for an extra charge. Pool is cleaned once a week. Other: The open dining area with large wooden table and cushioned seating has been enclosed with large windows providing fantastic sea views to enjoy whilst eating or relaxing. French doors can be closed during the cooler seasons and opened when warmer.