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

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Donna Hartley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2017

About Donna Hartley

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.

Donna Hartley purchased this villa in 2011

Why Donna Hartley chose Playa Blanca - Yaiza

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.

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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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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12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Amazing, beautiful villa.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rachel was everything a holiday villa should be and more. Ideal position near to beach, shops and restaurants. Ideal for families with small children. The owner has thought of everything a young family needs. Toys, equipment and even children's cutlery. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating our special place. We look forward to welcoming you and your family for another relaxing holiday in the sun.
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5

Perfect location, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was clear throughout the booking process and then on arrival that this villa is a home from home (but with much better weather).

Donna was very helpful, putting our mind at rest regarding the pool depth.

The villa is very well equipped with many kitchen utensils, swimming aids, cutlery, glassware etc and was spotless when we arrived. (Donna, we have added a couple of pint glasses to the cupboard for the menfolk!)

We had stayed in the area twice before and this was by far the best villa and location, with no hills to climb, no smelly bins and very little background noise.

While the men watched the football, Mum and I climbed the volcano as suggested in the comprehensive guide provided. There were some truly spectacular views from the top. Mum was chuffed at getting there at the age of 70.

We added a little more detail to the information section relating to A+E as we had trouble finding it. Hopefully no-one else will need to go, but the team there were brilliant dealing with a very nasty gash following a fall on the uneven pathways that are common in the area.

The pool and hot tub were well used by us all.

Downsides - The pool did suffer more than we have experienced before from dropped leaves and twigs from the shrubbery, despite 3 cleans from the maintenance team during our 11 night stay.

We had one indoor towel change after the 3rd night but nothing after that and the pool towels were not changed at all.

Very minor points all in all. We would definitely like to stay here again. Thank you Donna.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An extremely comfortable Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed Casa Rachel which is very comfortable, homely, cared for and decorated with taste and character. It's a bit of a Tardis with it's roomy open plan living area and all those bedrooms and bathrooms. The garden is beautifully looked after and the flowers and greenery provide a lovely area to chill out, as well as some welcome colour on the Lanzarote landscape. The villa is very well equipped, provides an ample pool and the hot tub is fabulously decadent of an evening when the temperature cools down. Its extremely private and yet so close to the shore, restaurants, shops etc. The waterpark is near, however, we found this overpriced at 20 euros each (kids over 11 pay adult prices) for what amounted to an hourly tidal pool, young kiddies play pool, some water slides and a circular flow pool - all of what you get at a decent leisure centre for a fraction of the cost - plus you are not allowed to take in food or drink. There are directions to the SPAR in the property but we found the best choice was at the Hyperdino (as opposed to the Hippodino indicated in the info) which can be found by driving past the SPAR further into town, its on the right hand side across from the bus station prior to the roundabout. We found it easier to park in the car park straight through the roundabout (signed Papagayo) and on the left. For those of you who are reluctant right hand drivers (like us), I would recommend hiring a car in Lanzarote, the roads are quiet and uncomplicated and the drivers are considerate. The cost of the car for the week is not much more that the coach transfers for 4 and its was great to see so much more of the island. We would recommend Cabrera Medina - full comp, cheap and no fuss.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you have appreciated our home in the sunshine, and that you enjoyed the Casa Rachel experience: thank you for your kind observations. You have also provided some very thorough hands on information for our future guests. We are often asked whether a hire car is necessary: it isn't necessary, you can spend your time relaxing by the pool, on the beach or enjoying the beautiful views as you walk along the extensive coastal promenade, or, if you feel more energetic, climbing our red volcano; but, we do have a fabulously interesting and unspoiled island to explore when you are all done with relaxing!
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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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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 3 SPRING
18 Apr 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4 SUMMER
14 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 7 nights
£1,245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5 AUTUMN
4 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5 CHRISTMAS
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 1 WINTER
8 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2 EASTER
23 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,129
for 7 nights
£1,129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 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.
The cost of additional nights on top of 7 nights is pro rata.

A non refundable deposit of 25 % is payable on confirmation of booking with the balance payable 60 days 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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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

  • 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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

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.