Atalaya, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands - Peaceful and Spacious Ambiance. 7 min walk to yellow sand Beach and Local Amenities. sleeps 2/4
180 degree sea view. An end of terrace one bedroom, newly refurbished apartment. Sleeps 2/4 (1 twin Bedroom. +2 pull out sofa beds). 7 min walk to yellow sand Beach and Local Amenities. Gated apartment complex with large, communal terrace in front of private patio, giving a unique sense of spaciousness. What stands out is the light, huge sky and panoramic sea view. 10 min. from airport, with car hire and a supermarket right at the entrance of the complex. Best of two worlds: quiet, yet close (5 min.) to the seafront with its shops, restaurants, beautiful promenade and miles of sandy beach. The whole complex is in first class condition with a bright, fresh look.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Gabriele Hock
Both my husband and myself are professional therapists in private practice in Oxford, England. We are non-smokers and try to live according to ethical/green considerations, to the extent this is at all possible. We have two grown up daughters and we all love visiting this dramatic island of Lanzarote. Rob is also an artist and the apartment has some of his colourful watercolours and oils on the walls.
Gabriele Hock purchased this apartment in 2011
Why Gabriele Hock chose Puerto del Carmen - Tias
I had no intention of ever buying an apartment in a holiday resort. Being one for 'off the beaten track', the whole idea felt alien to me. But then I joined a friend at her Atalaya holiday apartment in March and my previous attitude was transformed.
In brief I fell in love with the entire holiday complex, and particularly with Casa Maria, an apartment with its unique spaciousness, facilitated by a huge outdoor patio which belongs to the community but is mainly empty. The patio leads to a couple of gorgeous swimming pools.
So, what made me make an offer on the second day of my stay was the sea view, the space, the light, the sky and the sense of tranquility and freedom that all of this provided: my escape from long British Winter months was guaranteed.
What makes this apartment unique
Atalaya is super convenient: 10 min. taxi ride from the airport, its own supermarket at the entrance, yellow sand beaches round the corner, British and German doctor's surgeries, a health spa with reasonably priced saunas and massages and golf course. While you are only minutes away from shops, bars and restaurants you are far enough not to loose that sense of peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle. Atalaya gives you thus the best of both worlds. And the beach of Puerto del Carmen 7 mins walk away is simply the best. Casa Maria is unique as it enjoys a huge outdoor patio, which other apartments don't have. The apartment is newly refurbished and in excellent condition, with carefully chosen fabrics and as it says above with our 4 foot statue of Quan Yin, goddess of compassion.
(10 traveller reviews)
Just back from a fantastic stay at Casa Sara. Stayed as a family of four. Apartment very comfortable. Everything you could possibly need. Location perfect, pool refreshing and the views are spectacular. Plenty of sun beds at pool. Everything catered for. Thanks to Vinka for transfers and Tom for local information as well as all the information provided in the apartment. Thank you for having us, we will hopefully be back soon
Love this place
Writing this during a dull grey Glasgow day, daydreaming of being back here. Meant to do it upon our return but where does the time go?
Love the complex have stayed at different apartments but this one def had it all, everything you could need and a fantastic sea view too. Just the 2 of us so had the most relaxing time, made even better with straightforward transfers thanks to Vinka, allowing us to make the most of every minute of sunshine with a late check out.
Hope to return in the not to distant future :)
All comforts of home on holiday!!
Apartment was far better than I had been expecting and had everything that I needed for a wonderful holiday. Very peaceful complex with nice, polite guests - supermarket a minute's walk (handy!!), restaurants 5 mins walk (every choice you could imagine!!). Transfer to/from airport was very quick (10 mins!!). Sea view is stunning. I will definitely be returning next year!!
Lovely peaceful holiday
Stayed at casa Maria with my husband and two daughters aged 16 & 13, apartment is all you could need away from home, complex although busy was peaceful and relaxing. Robs paintings in the apartment were a big hit with us all. Didn't get chased out at 10am like most places and Vinka allowed us time to get our selfs sorted ready for our journey home. Smooth pick up from and to the airport from Vinka. A big thank you to you all
Perfect holiday for the whole family
We stayed in Casa Maria in June 2015 - 2 adults and 2 children age 4 and 6 and we had an excellent holiday. Casa Maria is a lovely and well equipped apartement of high standard in the Attalaya complex. The apartment is in a quiet area of Puerto del Carmen just a few minutes away from the front. The whole complex is quiet and peaceful and very well kept.
Casa Maria consist of a good sized bedroom, a lovely living room, a full sized bathroom and a modern and fully equipped kitchen. You can enjoy the private sun facing terrace or have a swim in the pool which is only 15 meters away. Casa Maria, as well as the entire complex is very clean and aesthetic and provides everything one needs for an enjoyable holiday. Even with children there is nothing you need to look for – the Attalaya complex has it all: children pool, supermarket next door, Internet, safety deposit, DVD player, washing machine and a spectacular sea view. The owners were friendly and helpful in replying our questions. All emails were answered promptly and booking was easy. We had a wonderful holiday and a much needed rest in Casa Maria and hope to be back next year.
Me and my boyfriend have just returned from a weeks holiday at Casa Maria and have had a fantastic time! The apartment is beautiful and exceptionally clean, it has all the facilities/equipment you need - a real home from home. The apartment has incredible views overlooking the resort/sea. The location is perfect, a very short walk down to the beaches, main restaurants and bars. Although it is close to the main resort, the apartment is peaceful and quiet - the perfect location! There is however, some building work going on outside the Spa shop and along the road (they are repaving), this did not affect us as the complex is raised and the apartment isn't in direct ear shot of it. It is very spacious with many sunbeds to choose from, if you wish to sunbathe peacefully away from others. We liked to pull out the sunbeds just outside the apartment on the evening and enjoy a couple of glasses of wine.
The agent Vinka was very kind and helpful, picking us up/returning to the airport. She showed us around the apartment and gave us advice on the area.
There are some amazing restaurants, we in particular loved 'Emma's cantina' - a a small unique mexican in the harbour (the best mexican we have tasted!), 'Attica Trattoria' - an Italian that does excellent homemade pizza and pastas, 'WOK' - an asian cuisine, we have heard brilliant things about the fresh food buffet, however we love Pad Thai and ordered off the menu, it did not disappoint, food was gorgeous and the staff very friendly.
I would highly recommend this property to others and we will definitely be back. It is a credit to the owners and a real paradise!
From the Owner
“I had no intention of ever buying an apartment in a holiday resort. Being one for 'off the beaten track', the whole idea felt alien to me. But then I joined a friend at her Atalaya holiday apartment in March and my previous attitude was transformed. In brief I fell in love with the entire holiday complex, and particularly with Casa Maria, an apartment with its unique spaciousness, facilitated by a huge outdoor patio which belongs to the community but is mainly empty. The patio leads to a couple of gorgeous swimming pools. So, what made me make an offer on the second day of my stay was the sea view, the space, the light, the sky and the sense of tranquility and freedom that all of this provided: my escape from long British Winter months was guaranteed.”
Activity and Interests
5-7 min walk to the best beaches in Lanzarote. Sand is golden. Promenade very well kept with palm trees, flowers and shrubs, miles of promenade with many beach cafe's and restaurants. Pleasant, not too hyped up.
Arrecife airport 10 min. taxi ride away (12 -15 euros). If you want to see the rest of the island which we highly recommend you need a car. Car hire is in a garage situated in the basement of Atalaya in Calle San Pedro Barba, 20 euros per day. If you hire for at least 7 days and mention my apartment and name you can hire for 15 euros per day.
Tequise market in Tequise town on a Sunday is approximately 20 - 30 min. away. Haria towards the North 35-40 min, El Golfo 25 min., fire mountain about the same. Arrecife 10 -15 min. Lanzarote is a relatively small island and all destinations are easily accessible.
Restaurants, shops, banks, doctor's surgery, wellness spa, supermarkets, tourist info. are all in walking distance between 1 and 10 mins away. The old port is a 20 min. walk away with some very good restaurants. These are penciled onto the map which hangs on the kitchen wall. There is also an anthroposophical centre which offers various types of therapies, workshops, lectures and cultural evenings, with a wholefood restaurant. See Centro Anthroposophica near the Biosphere. The biosphere near the Old Town is a modern shopping complex, good for clothes shopping.
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From the Owner
“Atalaya is super convenient: 10 min. taxi ride from the airport, its own supermarket at the entrance, yellow sand beaches round the corner, British and German doctor's surgeries, a health spa with reasonably priced saunas and massages and golf course. While you are only minutes away from shops, bars and restaurants you are far enough not to loose that sense of peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle. Atalaya gives you thus the best of both worlds. And the beach of Puerto del Carmen 7 mins walk away is simply the best. Casa Maria is unique as it enjoys a huge outdoor patio, which other apartments don't have. The apartment is newly refurbished and in excellent condition, with carefully chosen fabrics and as it says above with our 4 foot statue of Quan Yin, goddess of compassion.”
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- near the sea
- Ocean View
- duty free shops
- naturist beach
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Separate bathroom with washing machine, hair dryer, shower, sink, toilet, mirror, towel railing, storage space.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 twin Bedroom. +2 pull out sofa beds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with twin beds. Living room has a sofa which converts into 2 single beds.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Outside: On our terrace is a rectangular glass top table with 6 comfortable chairs and parasol. In addition there is a cushioned bench seat with lots of beach equipment stored in the box beneath the seat, plus a small tree in a large pot. In the communal area: white and blue sunbeds, parasol stands, communal garden and swimming pool (1 big one and one for children). There is a generous spacious feeling to the whole of the outside, with not many people. 10 palm trees and the rest hibiscus flowers and oleanders. A lovely space with great views of the sea and tops of houses. Utility Room: Mop and bucket are in the bathroom, clothes horse to dry wash, etc. Iron & board, electric fan, electric heater, First Aid kit, tool box, spare light bulbs, sewing kit, instruction manuals and many other useful items are in cupboard in bedroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bed linen and bed covers, bathroom towels, beach towels and kitchen tea towels are included. Property is immaculately cleaned before arrival.