FINCA CHAFARIZ Tabayesco, Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands - Located in a Protected Landscape, a Few Minutes by Car to Beach, Shops, and Restaurants.
Our spacious, comfortable classic Canarian Country house is situated on a 10.000m2 plot outside the little village of Tabayesco (within the valley of Temisa,a nature reserve and protected landscape), surrounded by nature and small vegetable plots on the terraces.
The house has the typical local lay-out of a large (50 sqm ) central living space with excess to the kitchen, the conservatory and the hall that leads to the bedrooms, situated around this central high ceilinged lounge.
The La Garita beach and local fishing village of Arrieta are a few minutes car journey - 2km, Haria village is under 10 minutes car journey or for a livelier outing you can reach Costa Teguise resort or the island capital of Arrecife within around 15 - 20 minutes.
The large 50m2 living room offers ample lounge seating, with a dining area for up to 10 people. There is also an adjoining conservatory with second sitting room, and a smaller dining table boasting beautiful views of the valley and ocean beyond.
The kitchen is fully fitted with a 4 burner cooker, oven, an A+++ fridge/freezer, blender, toaster, mixer, etc. We like to provide bare cooking essentials such as olive oil, vinegar, spices tea & coffee as well as a welcome pack.The kitchen table also seats 6 people.
Our spacious master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower. There are two further bedrooms, both contain twin beds (one of them with the option of a double bed if required ) plus guest bathroom.
We recently spent a year thoroughly refurbishing the house and garden to create a delightful holiday hide-away for couples and families in a very privileged location. There are no direct neighbours, thus ensuring absolute peace, quiet and privacy but with most amenities almost on your doorstep.
Over the last 25 years we have developed a substantial part of the original farmland around the house, creating a terraced garden with many endemic plants and trees, typical for this subtropical dry-zone area. We also created several relaxing chill-out areas for outdoor living including an original tree trunk gazebo and a large wooden lounging bench with a spectacular view of the valley, onwards to the sea and the village of Arrieta.
A large sheltered courtyard, surrounded by a natural stone wall houses the swimming pool. The pool sits embeded lower into the floor for depth and sits partly above ground in order to enhance childsafety (3x5x1.20m). The pool is heated by a solar panel instalation twice the size of the pool itself which is on average large enough to keep a pleasant temperature most of the year . However a spell of cloudy weather for a couple of days in winter, can bring the temperature down some degrees.
Next to the pool there is a wooden terrace, ideal for sunbathing and relaxing. The pleasant lighting creates a cosy atmosphere for night-time use, especially as the courtyard is well sheltered from the wind. A pergola made of recycled roof-timbers and adourned with ivy, means there is shade during the day. A perfect sitting area with a little pond and waterfall for extra tranquility. Our outdoor areas have been well thought out, providing guests with a very pleasant space for anything from an early breakfast, to a barbecue-evening under a spectacular starry night sky. The house has its own power supply from a sophisticated solar power installation making the most of our sunny climate.
Top Traveller Review
Fantastic house and location!
About the Owner
After having lived for 25 years in this delightful little valley, we have recently moved to the nearby village and now offer Finca Chafariz to those who are looking for a truly peaceful and private location to enjoy a holiday. The valley offers the peaceful location within nature, but with most amenities conveniently at hand. We live only 1.5 km away, therefore are always at hand to help with any advice or information you may require.
Hil purchased this house in 1990
Why Hil chose Lanzarote
We both worked in the island capital - Arrecife, and were looking for a place to live in the countryside surrounded by nature, yet near enough to schools, shops and social life with our at the time young family. During one of our searches we found this place and fell in love with it straight away.
The valley of Temisa has been declared a protected landscape in the last century.
What makes this house unique
Absolute peace, quiet and privacy but with a quiet sandy beach only 2.5 km away. The nearby village of Arrieta offers a good selection of shops and two supermarkets. Here you will also find a variety of very good restaurants offering locally caught fresh fish and other delicacies.
Often, especially at night all you hear is the sound of waves breaking on the shore. A good variety of long and short walks can be undertaken right from your doorstep and it is an excellent area for mountain biking, (wind)surfing, kayaking, nature trails and exploring the land etc.
We have a wealth of knowledge for the local areas, from sightseeing, to trips and excursions and much more, so we are always very happy to help our guests to plan anything from outings to special locations for a birthday or anniversary. No question too big or too small, its a small island but there is much to explore :-)
(16 traveller reviews)
Fantastic house and location!
We (family of four, two teenaged girls) rented the house for a week. It's situated in a valley between two hills, on a cul de sac dirt road, very placid. There were hardly any non-natural sounds to be heard, apart from an occasional aircraft passing by. A small but nice pool completes the whole. We had a great stay there, owner Hilbrand was very helpful and gave us some good suggestions (restaurants, places of interest). Arietta is just a few minutes' drive away, has a good shop for daily groceries and bread and some nice restaurants. Strongly recommended to people like us who like nature and tranquillity and still want to be close to a nice town, beaches and other places of interest.
Großzügiges Wohnen mit viel Komfort im nördlichen Lanzarote
Gleich bei der Ankunft war uns (2 Personen) klar, dass wir von der Unterkunft nicht enttäuscht werden würden. Wunderschön im Barranco del Chafarís mit Blick auf das Meer, liegt das Haus in großer Entfernung zu den nächsten Nachbarn. Das geräumige und geschmackvoll eingerichtete Wohnzimmer mit den bequemen Sofas lädt zu langen abendlichen Lesesitzungen ein, nur die Konkurrenz durch die voll verglaste (ehemalige) Terrasse bewirkt, dass wir unsere Abende auch mal in unterschiedlichen Räumen verbracht haben. Eine offene Terrasse mit Meerblick existiert natürlich auch.
Die Ausstattung ist dem Haus angemessen, alle möglichen Sitzgelegenheiten sind gut und solide. Die Küche ist ausgezeichnet angelegt und ebenfalls gut ausgestattet. Die Strom- und Warmwasserversorgung erfolgt über Solar. Für trübere Tage (im Mai zumindest gibt es solche) existiert einen Generator, der für uns unhörbar in einiger Entfernung zum Haus seine Dienste bis zur Wiederauffüllung der Akkus verrichtet. Eine gasbetriebene Therme existiert auch, wir haben sie aber nicht benutzen müssen.
Der Besitzer (Hil) ist sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und war für uns immer telefonisch erreichbar ("Wie hieß noch einmal das gute Fisch-Restaurant?"). Noch besonders positiv zu erwähnen ist die gute Internetanbindung mit Wifi und der Solar-beheizte Pool.
Danke für die schöne Zeit!
Wir können uns einen weiteren Besuch durchaus vorstellen.
A peaceful haven - perfect place to relax
Thank you Hil for providing everything we needed - the sound system was the icing on the cake for my husband, also the loan of your guitar!
The property is clean and spacious with the most wonderful views from every window. We loved the peace and the outside space - the photos don't do it justice. We loved watching the fish in the fish pond, the small terrace area and the pool, which was lovely and warm.
Although the property has solar power both showers provided plenty of hot water. There were good sized towels, which is often a problem we find when renting a villa - plus good quality beach towels too.
It was so convenient to get to Arrieta for shopping and eating out. We had great fun trying out the various fish restaurants;everyone was so friendly & didn't seem to mind that we didn't speak Spanish.
At night, the lack of light pollution meant you had the most amazing view of the stars I have ever seen.
It was hard to drag ourselves away from the Finca, but there are so many interesting places to visit we felt we should try to explore some of the island. We particularly enjoyed visiting Jameos Del Agua, Cesar Manrique's house and also Lagomar. We found the unusual landscape fascinating and we are certainly planning another trip to the island very soon.
We can not recommend this Finca highly enough, if you are looking for a quiet location.
Just one point to mention - the property is accessed along an un made up track & therefore when hiring a car make sure it can easily cope with this sort of terrain!
Beautifully situated property
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the property was everything we expected - secluded, quiet, well-appointed and cared for. Our trip to Lanzarote was enhanced by Hil and Carmen's advice on where to go and what to do including a restaurant in a neighbouring town which we visited three times! A relaxing, comfortable stay with even some March sunshine!!
Relaxing and peaceful stay in a stunning location.
This property is in a peaceful location, surrounded by beautiful scenery, with lovely views down the valley to the sea. The house is very special- quite simple but sensitively built with a lot of thought and care, very spacious and clean. Surrounding the house is a beautiful garden, with plenty of places to sit. The owner (Hil) could not have been more helpful or welcoming and he responded very quickly to rectify a minor problem that arose. He also gave us some very good suggestions for trips and, in particular, routes for walks. This greatly enhanced our holiday. The location of the house is ideal: the local area is beautiful, unspoilt and uncrowded, and it is also very easy to get to all parts of the island. We would definitely like to come back.
Just book and be quick!
Of all the rural 3 BR villas the Finca Chafariz was by far the most appealing one to us, and it's absolutely no wonder Hilbrand only gets glowing 5-star reviews. All reviews are spot on the house and hospitality.
In our case we were looking for a secluded retreat for song-writing, to avoid any distractions and fully concentrate on the music. We couldn't have wished for a better place. We loved the absolute peace, the Spanish farm style, the beautiful views, all far away from anything touristy and yet every amenity around the corner and the beauty of Lanzarote all within an hour car drive.
The house and garden feature so many nice rooms, terraces and sitting areas, that you can move with the sun/shadow and also enjoy some privacy when having to work as we did or eg. children being able to sleep while the parents still BBQ'ing.
For us four the house was extremely spacious, and even 6 people would find ample room. The beds were wonderful, even the sofas are super comfy to take a nap on. Internet connection is good, pool is solar-heated and depends on the weather obviously, so don't expect 29 °C in early January, but still hopped in a few times after sunbathing and enjoyed it :)
The garden is a botanical sensation, with so many different birds and lizards buzzing around - lots of things to discover and watch while sunbathing or brunching away. Certainly a paradise for kids and nature lovers. Good walks around the house and up the hills too.
Hilbrand was a wonderful host. Extremely accommodating and always there to help or recommend the best restaurants, travel routes and (surfer) beaches. He even lent us his guitar so that we didn't have to pay extra on our flights. He also amazed us with a wealth of knowledge about ancient and modern Lanzarote. For us the point of travelling is getting to know new cultures, and this is a perfect place for it.
From the Owner
“We both worked in the island capital - Arrecife, and were looking for a place to live in the countryside surrounded by nature, yet near enough to schools, shops and social life with our at the time young family. During one of our searches we found this place and fell in love with it straight away. The valley of Temisa has been declared a protected landscape in the last century.”
Activity and Interests
The beach at La Garita is under 5 minutes away by car (2.5 km) as well as the fishing village of Arrieta. Here you will find two supermarkets, a couple of shops, a diving-centre and a fine selection of good and economicaly priced seaside restaurants.
For a wider range of shops and restaurants our guests can head to Costa Teguise which is one of Lanzarote's 3 main resorts, By car this journey takes 15 minutes or a a further 5-10 minutes to the lovely island capital of Arrecife, with a brand new marina.
30 km from airport, around half an hour drive. A car is essential and can be rented at the airport. We can help you with recommendations. Detailed instructions on the route to the house will be given on booking.
Nearest village for shops and restaurants is Arrieta, 2.5 km away. Major shopping and outgoing areas you will find in Costa Teguise and the capital Arrecife, some 20 minutes away by car. The whole rest of the island is at most 50 minutes away by car.
The valley of Temisa is considered one of the most beautiful valleys of Lanzarote and was declared a protected landscape decades ago. In earlier times the slopes of the valley were farmed almost all the way to the top, the higher terraces now slowly reverting back to nature. The rocky outcrops houses some of the few inland breeding grounds of the Pardelas, the Canarian shearwater whose peculiar call can be heard as they arrive in the evening from a day out on the ocean foraging to feed their young. On the lower slopes many of the fields are still in use and planted with maize, onions, potatoes and a variety of other vegetables. The intricate shape of the stone walls and terraces create a delightful architecture of farmland-fields, providing a very pleasant hiking area. Numerous short and long walks can be started directly from the house. Moonlight walks highly recommended.
This north-eastern part of Lanzarote lies a considerable distance away from the major tourist resorts and offers lots of beautiful spots to discover as well as interesting places to visit like la Cueva de los Verdes, los Jameos del Agua and the spectacular cactus-garden in Guatiza designed by the artist/architect Cesar Manrique.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact owner
Changeover days are flexible. Checking out at 11.00 hrs can be postponed if no new guests arrive at same day, checking in from 15.00 hrs.
Notes on prices:
Prices ar based on two people occupying the house. There is an extra charge of 50 euro per person per week.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“Absolute peace, quiet and privacy but with a quiet sandy beach only 2.5 km away. The nearby village of Arrieta offers a good selection of shops and two supermarkets. Here you will also find a variety of very good restaurants offering locally caught fresh fish and other delicacies. Often, especially at night all you hear is the sound of waves breaking on the shore. A good variety of long and short walks can be undertaken right from your doorstep and it is an excellent area for mountain biking, (wind)surfing, kayaking, nature trails and exploring the land etc. We have a wealth of knowledge for the local areas, from sightseeing, to trips and excursions and much more, so we are always very happy to help our guests to plan anything from outings to special locations for a birthday or anniversary. No question too big or too small, its a small island but there is much to explore :-)”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- naturist beach
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- 180 m²
- En-suite Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Guest Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Accessed by both guest bedrooms
- En suite bathroom to master bedroom with toilet, washbasin and walk-in shower. Second bathroom with toilet, washbasin and walk-in shower .
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Plus room for a cot
- Guest bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Guest Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, or double as desired
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One spacious master bedroom with large double bed, good sized wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Two bedrooms with twin beds or double bed as requested. All bedrooms with sea views.
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Max. occupancy: 6
- children welcome
- Outside: Large private gardens surround the house with several outdoor seating areas. There is a 12 m long south facing front porch partly covered with a pergola. Sheltered courtyard with solar heated swimming pool, 3 x 5 m. Wooden deck for sunbathing and relaxing. plus Dining area beside a little pond & BBQ area. There are many local areas to explore and this is a great location for sporty people or for people who simply wish to relax in peace and quiet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and hand, bath and beach towels included. Bedlinen changed once a week, towels twice a week. Weekly maid service if requested. Other: Conservatory with panoramic view of the valley, the two little white villages and the Atlantic Ocean. Sitting area and small dining table.