La Finca Verde, Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands - A Secluded Location Just A Short Distance From Arrieta Town
Built in traditional style, this lovely rustic finca offers the best of both worlds. Set in a totally private, peaceful and secluded location whilst only 2 minutes drive from the beach and the local fishing village of Arrietta. This authentic rural retreat is set in a stunning elevated position and enjoys fantastic 360 views of the sea and the surrounding countryside. The old Canarian design is evident throughout this comfortably furnished and well equipped finca, with high wooden beamed ceilings and terracotta tiles. On two floors the accommodation offers thick stone walls to provide a very cooling ambience in the hot summer months. Outside there's a choice of two large terraces where you can relax and watch the world go by, enjoying the fabulous views, the wildlife, and the mature gardens. La Finca Verde is a great place to stay and will give you all you need for a relaxing holiday in the sun.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful house & garden in a peaceful locationBeautiful house & garden in a peaceful location
About the Owner
The property is co owned by 4 family members two of which live full time in Lanzarote close by in a neighbouring village and the other two in the UK...
Guestbook comments from the owner
Lovely to be steeped in countryside with such a fabulous see view, a great experience - thankyou. Rob & wendy Hughes (23/3/2013)
We loved la finca verde and are hugely sad to be leaving - we had a great 2 weeks. Lawrence & karen Holmer (swanage, Uk)
The gardens were a really wonderful & relaxing space - can't wait to come back - Stan & Cinta Hegarty (Donegal) Feb 2013.
This area is a little slice of paradise. La finca verde made a perfect base to explore the north of the island. - The Regan family. 18/08/2012
Our week here was just perfect - my wife stumbled on your house whilst trawling various sites, but we could'nt have done better if we had searched for months. - Jane Collins 26/12/2012.
We have had an amazing couple of weeks...We are all revived and refreshed and look foward to returning at some point. The Finca is full of magic and charm and was one of the nicest places we have stayed. - Gurpreet Bhatti 30/08/2014.
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Beautiful house & garden in a peaceful location
This is a great house located close to Arrieta, with beautiful views and a lovely garden. It is comfortable, well furnished and equipped. Gareth was a good host, happy to answer any questions and help us get the best from our holiday, but was also happy to leave us to enjoy the house and relax.
A wonderful holiday experience
An amazing rustic property situated in the north of the Island. From the upstairs lounge as well as from the extensive gardens and patio areas the views are breath taking. You can see the mountains to the rear of the property and the sea stretches for miles to the front and side. There are gardens of cactus surrounding the Finca which are maintained to a high quality. The Eco-friendly environment has been thoughtfully designed and decorated and it is sheer pleasure to sit in the gardens, in the numerous areas provided with seating and tables. The property details are very accurate and the photographs are a true and honest description. We cannot speak too highly of Gareth the owner, nothing is too much for him. His knowledge of Lanzarote is extensive, and we have been to places not on the map, and eaten in lovely restaurants, all suggested by him.
We enjoyed our visit so much we have already booked for next year.
La Finca Verde: a perfect holiday location
We have stayed at this Rustic Holiday Finca three times now. Each time we have been impressed by the space inside, the beautiful and extensive gardens, eating outdoors (barbecue area, dining table next to the kitchen or shaded table at the back door), wonderful views from the patio and the perfect night sky (we experienced an amazing blue moon with an uninterrupted view of a wonderful constellation of stars on this visit). Since Gareth lives locally he is always on hand to advise on best places to visit and to eat, and to help if there are any other questions. We are now seasoned travellers to Lanzarote (having visited 10 times) and we would recommend this perfect place to any family. Gareth has a well stocked garage with bikes, helmets, body boards, beach paraphernalia including buckets and spades, beach balls and rackets - so you don't need to pack this stuff for the amazing local beach. The beach in Arrieta is a few minutes drive away (Playa de la Garita) and is just ideal - sandy, big waves, a stone pier to jump from, rock pools to explore and two places to eat right on the beach! It is hard to imagine a nicer place to stay when in Lanzarote. It is quiet but close to amenities (supermarket, garage with late night opening) excellent fish restaurants, perfect café on the beach, and a short drive to Orzola, Tahiche (for the Cesar Manrique Foundation), Nazaret (for the Lagomar and Casa Omar Sherif) and Arrecife for a really unspoiled, lovely old city. It is quiet but you don't feel that you are isolated, and it overlooks Punta Mujeres with the rocks, waves and wide open sea. The rooms are elegantly decorated, the living areas are spacious, clean and comfortable. The upstairs lounge affords amazing views to the surrounding countryside and sea - I will definitely be back. Gareth is a perfect host, the house is a perfect place to stay and the location is ideal for a family holiday.
A perfect hideaway
We have stayed in La Finca Verde between Christmas and New Year for the last 3 years and have had 3 wonderful family holidays (4 adults). It is a hidden gem and a perfect hideaway for quiet and relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle. We love it. The house is light, airy and well furnished with two good sized bedrooms, lounge /dining room and with a well equipped kitchen all down stairs. Upstairs is a lounge area with great views over the valley. The walled garden is beautiful - perfect for alfresco breakfasts, lazing about and just chilling. La Finca is situated off the beaten track but within easy reach of the local town of Arrieta. The local beach & two supermarkets are a 15 to 20 min walk away - or 5 minutes on the bikes provided. Arrieta has a selection of good restaurants and cafes (with Wifi). A car is useful if not essential if you want to explore further afield, but its easy to find reasons not to. Gareth lives locally and is on hand if you need anything. In the 3 times we have stayed there have been no problems at all.
La Finca Verde
A stunning property in a beautiful location, La Finca Verde feels like a comfortable home, rather than a bland holiday let.
The property was transformed from a traditional finca to a very individualistic home by the previous owners, and the current owner has maintained the standard and quirkiness, while making small necessary adjustments for its current purpose.
The green credentials are very high, with emphasis on recycling facilities, use of solar power, with back up by conventional energy sources when required, and careful recycling of water to maintain the beautiful and extensive gardens. If you are staying for a week, you can breakfast al fresco in a different spot almost every day!
Thoughtful extras are included such as bicycles, beach chairs , snorkels etc.
The furnishings are of a very high standard, and use of the upper floor as a lounge with wide vistas made for some pleasant evenings.
Large screen TV, and music systems are provided
Gareth, the owner, is very helpful and welcoming and checked in with us at the beginning and end of our holiday. A minor maintenance matter was dealt with very promptly.
For future development, there is currently just the one bathroom. We were two couples staying together, and an additional loo and shower would have been useful. There is however an additional loo in the utility area, housed in a separate building.
The village of Arrieta is two minutes away by car, or a short bike ride down the lanes. There is a perfectly adequate supermarket, and a number of restaurants and tapas bars. We were very satisfied with the ones we visited. The outdoor tapas bar near the jetty at the north end of the High Street is particularly worth a mention. Generous, local ingredients, and good value. Closed on Mondays.
We enjoy walking and there a number of fine walks in the area, particularly in the Haria locality. A safe, quick and easy swimming spot is available by the jetty, but worth the short drive up the coast to some open country swimming areas near Orzola.
Lanzarote Active provide good escorted days out from bird watching to wine tasting. On this holiday we went on boat trip to Alegranza and La Grasciosa.
From the Owner
“Having spent the last 10 years living in the north of Lanzarote we just love the peace and quiet and tranquillity of being in the country”
Activity and Interests
Arrieta village has a lovely blue flagged beach some 2 minutes away by car or a 15 minutes walk from the property.
Lanzarote airport ( Arrecife ) is a 30 minute drive to the La Finca Verde. in general a car is essential. Airport car hire is very reasonably priced. If you need help with car hire then contact us prior to your stay.
The location of La Finca Verde means you don’t have to go far to explore many beautiful places of the north including the famous attractions of Cesar Manrique, Jameos del Agua, The green caves and the cactus gardens. These must see places are all with 5 minutes drive from your location.
Arrieta 1.5kms, Teguise 15kms and Haria 4kms all from the property.
Arrieta has a good selection of restaurants, café (wi fi access) and tapas bars
Also a supermarket that is open everyday and well stocked.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
30% of total cost to be paid at the time of booking. With the balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.
We do not have fixed changeover days and arrivals at the Finca will have access after 2pm.
We request that our guests vacate the Finca by 10am on the day of their departure. ( Can stay on later if we don't have new arrivals and guests have later flights)
Notes on prices:
A discount of £500 per week will be given if your stay is for 2 weeks.
Priority booking is always given to 7 nights or more.
If you wish to stay short periods in between bookings or extra days on top of your standard week or two week bookings please contact owners directly.
In our opening year, from May 2012 until May 2013, prices stayed the same for every month regardless of peak or low season. This will be the same for 2013 - 2014 season.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
From the Owner
“the lack of light and noise pollution also the bird life that visits the garden on a daily basis.”
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable ...
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- near the sea
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- A large bathroom with washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower and a bath.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One large double bedroom with high ceilings , double bed and spacious fitted wardrobes. Second bedroom, good sized twined room with views of the front garden.
- Bicycles ...
- Water Sports Gear
- 4 bicycles
- Notes on accommodation: We have a well stocked library of reading books for you to enjoy throughout you stay. Outside: The property has two south facing patios which are great for outside dining and BBQ's, which are also provided for your enjoyment There are 2 wooden sun loungers with comfy covers which can be repositioned to enjoy sunbathing throughout the day. There is an area for parking your car which is within the large mature gardens. Utility Room: full utility wash room, washing machine, iron and ironing board available. Seperate storage room containing 4 bikes, surfboard, Beach towel, beach chairs and leisure equipment, games fishing rods and much more. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is always cleaned & fully prepared for our guests arrival. Hand & Bath towels are provided & changed mid week. All bed linen is included & changed on a weekly basis if guests are staying more than 7 days. Beach towels provided if requested. Other: There is a large open plan dining area which is the centre of the house and has a wood burning fireplace to take the edge of the winter nights should it be needed.