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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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.


Owner
Donna Hartley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 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
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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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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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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1 WINTER
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2 EASTER
31 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
£1,075
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
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

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.

A 25% deposit is required to confirm the reservation. This can be by bank transfer or by cheque which would have to clear.
The balance is required 6 weeks before the flight.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Blanca in Lanzarote

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
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
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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