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Spacious Villa with Private, Sunny Garden, Sea View and Exclusive Pool + Hot Tub

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Villa in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands - Private, Peaceful Location: 7 Minute Walk to Family Beach, Shops and Restaurants

Casa Rachel, situated in a quiet cul de sac with ample parking and fabulous open views of the sea, is only a 7 minute walk from the beautiful, child friendly Flamingo Beach with it's variety of restaurants and shops. Entering the south-facing garden you step into a private, peaceful haven with mature Canarian planting, an electrically heated swimming pool, hot tub and alfresco dining under the shade of the pergola which can be illuminated at night. There is a traditional barbecue and plenty of outdoor seating and sun loungers. The tranquil garden is not overlooked. The villa and gardens are on one level with no steps. The stylish open plan interior is accessed through French windows into modern kitchen, dining and sitting areas including satellite TV with BBC, ITV etc; DVD; hi-fi and a dresser full of books, toys and games. 2 double bedrooms have air conditioning and the 2 twin bedrooms have fans. There is a bathroom, a shower room and an en-suite shower room.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Donna and Steven Hartley. We live in the bracing North of England and have fallen love with Playa Blanca and Casa Rachel. It's our haven in the sunshine which has ideal space for our extended family to get together in a perfect climate at any time of the year. We find it is ideal for all our ages being totally on one level and the internal layout makes it suitable for couples, two families or for a large family group.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how lovely the villa was. We were very impressed with everything. It was beautifully decorated, clean, and fully equipped, the best equipped kitchen I have ever seen! The games were very useful too, and the pool was amazing!"

"We loved our holiday! The villa was perfect for two families. We would definitely come back to Lanzarote and your villa, thinking about next year already."

"The location was great: everywhere was in walking distance."

"Fantastic stay at Casa Rachel - thank you very much indeed. The villa is lovely and the trees in blossom/Strellitzia look great.We sat out most nights to eat by the pool.The swimming pool was a good temperature and the chaps that cleaned it were helpful and polite. The managing lady was very helpful and popped in a few times.We would definitely recommend it to friends and family."

"Casa Rachel was really beautiful; you have put lots of hard work into making it such a homely, well equipped home from home"
Feb 2011
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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A family holiday to remember......

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Playa Blanca and we stayed in a beautiful villa that had everything. From a dip in the pool to relaxing moments in the hot tub, we really did enjoy every minute. We liked the fact that the villa was so spacious. We barbecued, played Monopoly in which my hubby bankrupted us all but am not a bad loser!! And then onto the town itself. A great choice of restaurants along the seafront. None we can fault. Beautiful scenery. We took a ferry trip to fuerteventura which we loved. I cannot fault this place. If we return we will definitely stay here again. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great...we are so pleased that you've so enjoyed your holiday in our villa....especially that you feel it will be memorable.... that's what it's all about..having a fun, stress free time making memories in the sunshine. ... Come back soon... you'll be just as welcome!
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5

Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Sadly we left Casa Rachel this morning and are now back in England. Our family stay at the villa was simply amazing. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub constantly and benefited from full sun and partial shade. Landscaping at the villa is a joy, saw the odd lizard/gecko. Walked lots to and fro local shops. 1 hour leisurely round trip to larger Spar near ferry. Enjoyable walk to volcano behind. Bit challenging at times as not particularly fit but so glad I made it to the top and circular walk. Younger family visited water park (just minutes walk away) and would recommend. Steak at the Argentinian restaurant highly recommended. Turn right at bottom of road and about 10 minutes walk without turning off. A stay here will not disappoint. We managed without car hire as happy to stay just around Playa blanca. Car would have been useful though for shopping trips.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives me great pleasure that you appreciated not just our house, but our garden too. This is my joy, and a real challenge to maintain from so far away: it's always the first consideration when we visit. I'm so glad that you climbed our volcano: the views up there are so fantastic; and the little mountain flowers are either tucked into the rocks or resplendently on show at certain times of the year. Without a car, I would recommend one of the inexpensive red taxis to return with your main shop, then odd bits and bobs can be picked up from the two local supermarkets which are only a 7 minute walk away at Flamingo Beach. The circular bus service provides links within 5 minutes of all Playa Blanca: this runs half hourly from the end of the road. Don't be sad that you've had to leave...enjoy your memories...and come back soon!
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5

Brilliant villa

  • 5 of 5

Superb villa with great self catering amenities. Have just returned from a lovely stay at casa Rachel. Very homely and private villa. Lovely layout allowing you to feel like you have enough space when in a large group. Great heated pool which my 3 year old loved, as well as the adults, Lovely gardens around the pool and patio area giving you that privacy that a lot of villas dont have.

Just a short walk away from the lovely flamingo beach. Staff and food at la behia was great, and the steak house was fantastic!

Car hire not needed but would be useful for food and beer runs if doing bigger shops for larger groups and for airport run if your vacating the villa at 10.00 and not getting picked up until later on.

Villa management company very helpful and responsive. Also pay the tavern bar a visit in playa blanca near the church, lovely staff and food, can also have a drink without feeling like you have to eat.

Thanks for letting us use your home for a great family holiday. Can't wait to Come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well.....thank you so much for your appreciation of our holiday home in the sunshine: we try very hard to please everyone who stays here, which can be quite a precarious balancing act ! It makes it all worthwhile when our guests have a fabulous holiday that they would like to repeat..... you will be just as welcome next time, and the time after. Allowing families such as yours the environment to relax together is what Casa Rachel is all about. Thank you also for your recommendations, based on your good experiences, of some of our places to eat and drink.
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Ramsbottom
5

beautiful family holiday in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Rachel for Easter 2015. The villa is beautifully maintained with home from home facilities.

We were a family party of 8 and there was plenty of room so that Grandparents felt like they had their separate space too.

The children aged 8-13 were happy to play in the pool all day which was the perfect temperature, this was constantly heated throughout our stay. The hot tub was also very popular with everyone and again this was kept hot all week.

The Management team were great and came to change towels and check all was ok, the pool was also serviced.

The garden is beautiful and was in the sun all day but there was also seating in the shade. The garden has a lovely view of the sea and fueteventura and is private and secluded.

We hired a car as it was our intention to do some sightseeing but a car isn't necessary. It was so nice to relax and just stay by the pool and the villa is located on a quiet cul de sac, perfect for the short walk to reach the promenade which is perfect for a walk or to hire bikes.

There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance and many of our evenings were spent walking along the Promenade, you will be spoilt for choice for where to eat, we enjoyed the walk to the Marina.

The owners of the villa were lovely to deal with. Thanks for a lovely holiday, can't wait to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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scotland
5

a wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of Mum, Dad, Daughter, Son in Law, Son, Daughter in Law and 7 month old Grandson looking for some fun in the sun and found it here at Casa Rachel. We found this villa perfect for our needs, extremely well equipped for a family holiday and very welcoming.

I would recommend it highly and hope to return someday.

6 adults and a baby put some pressure on the hot water supply at times, but it was something we learned to handle!

The owners and local management team were a pleasure to deal with.

Thank you for a great experience

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much...Casa Rachel loves to accommodate extending families, and to facilitate those oh so precious memories...you will always be very welcome.
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5

Hard to Beat This One!

  • 5 of 5

Di & I are regular visitors to Lanzarote and have stayed in many of the villas in Los Mojones (Puerta Del Carmen) & Playa Blanca. Have to say this is one of the best. Why? Because of the combination of lovely homely touches in decor, art work & furnishings, the fabulous garden (very hard to achieve in the Canaries) with its choice of shady and sunbathing areas and of course that lovely spot with the view out to Fuertaventura. All this and air conditioning too! Like I say, hard to beat. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your appreciation: you are obviously kindred spirits, and will always be very welcome at Casa Rachel. We do endeavour to appeal to all our guests, be they large groups or just a couple in search of a bit of tranquillity in the sunshine: we are delighted that you have enjoyed your holiday in our villa.
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Location

From the Owner

We chose this villa because of its peaceful residential location with lovely sea views but also its closeness to beaches, shops and restaurants. As garden lovers we cherish our private and secluded garden with mature planting around its heated swimming pool and hot tub. It provides the perfect place to unwind under the shade of the palm trees and pergola.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

There are 3 beautiful yellow sandy beaches in Playa Blanca - the busy Dorada beach with water sports, the central Playa Blanca beach and the lovely Playa Flamingo beach which is only a 7 minute walk away fom us. This has sea walls which restrict the strength of the tides and make it perfect for children. A 15 minute car journey takes you to the world renowned, unspoiled Papagayo beaches. These special beaches can also be accessed by a boat trip from the harbour,including a glass bottomed boat.

Travel:

Arrecife airport is a 30 mins drive. The villa can also be accessed by taxis or mini bus. Car hire is available for collection at the airport or can be delivered to the villa at any time during your stay. CAR HIRE IS NOT NECESSARY as all is within walking distance, but it CAN BE RECOMMENDED in order to explore this unique island with it's special marriage of nature and art. Everywhere is within an hour's travel on roads that are generally excellent.

Distances:

It is only a 7 min. walk to the beautiful, child friendly Flamingo Beach. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. It is a further 12 mins. walk along the coastal promenade to the harbour, the town centre... then the Rubicon marina. A 2 mins. car journey (3/4 mile) takes you to the Spar supermarket next to the harbour, bike hire and other shops and restaurants. It is a 10 min. walk to the right to La Mulata with it's smart bars and varied fabulous restaurants.

Further Details:

It is good to explore Timanfaya National park with its coach tour around the volcanoes and lava fields, camel rides and restaurant which cooks using geo-thermal heat.

You could also visit the beautiful village of Yaiza – the only lasting village to survive the last volcanic eruptions of 280 years ago or the quaint fishing village of El Golfo with its volcanic crater filled with green sea water, black sands and wierd rock formations.

From the villa take 30 minutes to climb the neighbouring extinct Red Volcano for fabulous views and walk inside the rim.

There is a new water park just a 2 min walk away.

There is go-karting 20 minutes drive away near the airport.

There are frequent ferry trips from the harbour to the nearby island of Fuerteventura which take 20 minutes or try the glass bottomed boat to the renowned Papagayo beaches.Or, maybe the yellow submarine.

Amenities, shops, restaurants, supermarkets and banks are within walking distance.

There are local markets, diving, cycling, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, wind surfing and segway tours in Playa Blanca.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 16
31 Oct 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 17
15 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 7 nights
£1,170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 8
7 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rates shown are for up to 4 persons. Please add £12 per person per night, up to a maximum of 8 in total. Children under 2 years old - no charge.

A deposit of 25 % is payable on confirmation of booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival times are after 3pm and departure is by 10am. Change over days are usually flexible.


Notes on prices:
Prices are totally comprehensive, and include 7% for IGIC, the new Spanish equivalent of VAT.
There are no extras.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Washbasin on bright storage shelves
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washbasin on brightly coloured storage shelves. Laundry bin.
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Washbasin on open, brightly coloured storage shelves
  • All 3 bathrooms have been completely refurbished to a high and contemporary standard. En-suite shower room has walk-in glazed shower, wash basin, storage, laundry basket and WC. 2nd shower room has walk-in glazed shower, wash basin, storage, bidet and WC. 3rd bathroom has new bath with shower over, wash basin, storage, bidet and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, There is a 3rd single under bed, for gender imbalance/double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) + 2 infants Notes on bedrooms: Two king bedded rooms with fitted wardrobes and air conditioning (one with en suite shower room) 2 twin rooms with fitted wardrobes, fans and 2 stored traditional cots. 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bedlinen throughout. There is a safe and hair drier

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The spacious and stylish open plan interior is comfortable and cheerful.It is accessed through French windows and has a well equipped modern kitchen, dining and sitting areas suitable for any number of guests, from a couple to an extended family. The dresser is packed full of books, games, DVDs and toys for all ages. The two double rooms have fitted wardrobes, quality king sized beds and air conditioning; the two twin rooms have quality single beds (including one extra for gender imbalance), fitted wardrobes and fans : all have 400 TC Egyptian cotton bedlinen and interesting artwork. There is an en-suite shower room, a separate shower room and a further bathroom which has a shower over the bath and a glass screen. For babies and toddlers we have 2 stored traditional cots, 2 high chairs, lots of kids' tableware and a selection of baby toys, books and cuddly friends. Outside: Casa Rachel is situated in a quiet cul de sac with ample parking and fabulous open views of the sea over to the island of Fuerteventura. As you enter the south facing garden you step into a totally private, peaceful haven with mature Canarian planting.There is a fabulous electric and solar heated swimming pool which has a 5 ft plus deep swimming area of almost 20 ft X 13 ft plus a stepping area with a large step which is useful for non swimmers. There is a relaxing hot tub and alfresco dining under the shade of the pergola which can be illuminated at night. There is also a traditional barbecue and plenty of outdoor seating and sun loungers. The garden and pool are private and are not overlooked. Utility Room: Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen is changed weekly and towels are changed twice a week: we also provide coloured towels for the poolside . The pool and hot tub are serviced twice weekly. The property is cleaned at change over. Other: Spacious dining room has inlaid table and seating for 8 plus 2 children’s highchairs. With distinctive artwork throughought, mirrors reflect the garden through french windows which lead to alfresco dining with a built in barbecue under canopy with lights.

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