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Air conditioned penthouse and rooftop jacuzzi

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Superior 3 bed 2 bath beach front apartment with spectacular views of Portugal

The penthouse is situated in private gated grounds a few minutes walk from the beach on the beautiful Atlantic coastline of the island gem of Isla Canela. The apartment sleeps six, having three tastefully furnished bedrooms, two of which open onto the western seaboard. The master bedroom also has a full ensuite bathroom. There is a family bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a large living room which opens onto a truly magnificent sun bathed terrace which boasts the finest views and sunsets on the island. The terrace is equipped with tables, chairs and shaded area for relaxed convivial outdoor dining. There is also a raised jacuzzi. A dedicated lift will bring you and your guests straight from the underfloor gated car park to the penthouse. Beneath you lie beautifully manicured gardens, large swimming pool , tennis courts, play area, showers and privately gated access to the beach.

Active Holiday or Relaxing Rest: The geography and ambient culture of Isla Canela combine to make it a truly refreshing area in which to unwind, whether through the host of available recreational activities, or, by simply lying back, relaxing and chilling out to the rhythms of the waves falling on the beach at night and the village culture of the fishermen of Barrio de Canela and Punta del Moral. Activities there are aplenty - fishing, swimming, windsurfing, cycling, beach volleyball, jogging, walking, golfing, tennis, boating and sailing. Or watch the local villagers celebrate the fiestas with fireworks, mule races, music and dancing from Ayamonte to Villablanca and back. Or relax over coffee and churros in Ayamonte, enjoy a lunch of grilled sardines and chilled wine in a beach 'chiringuito', have a siesta, and then stroll with the Spanish families along the lighted marine promenade, before heading out for a late evening dinner. Or savour your own freshly caught fare as the Western sun sets over the terrace.

In Spain: The town of Ayamonte lies over the bridge, some 15 minutes from the island. It is a vibrant bustling Spanish town, peppered with pleasing walks, generous plazas, and alfresco dining - locally caught and marketed fish enjoy pride of place together with excellent Iberian hams and reasonably priced good quality wines. Its citizens are proud of their culture and traditions, as exemplified in their fiestas, processions and dance and music festivals. The town and its citizens exude hospitality and while many are happy to use English, they are very pleased if their guests try out their Spanish. The fast food chain, litter, loud thumping music and wall-to-wall soap coverage culture has been successfully resisted. This is very much a traditional Spanish town, in which one cannot fail to be impressed by the scores of multi generational family outings of toddlers, teenagers, adults and grandparents happily relaxing together over long family meals into the wee small hours. In August,usually 15/16 ,there is an open air art festival which is well worth a visit.

Just across the River Guadiana lies the Portuguese town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio. It also has a vibrant marina, and pleasing riverside restaurants. Walking from the marina into the town one can find great bargains in the port and wine shops, and, in the many linen outlets. Heading due west on the motorway will - in little more than 90 minutes - bring you to the most westerly point in continental Europe - the windswept fastness of Cabo de Sao Vicente lighthouse. The 90 minute trip east from Ayamonte brings you to historic city of Seville, the capital of Andalucia, with its old quarter housing its magnificent cathedral, with its famous Moorish Giralda Tower, and the nearby Alcázar palace. Nearer to Ayamonte and Isla Canela is the regional 'shopping' hub of Huelva. Car recommended.

NB - Pool opens for the first two weekends in June, then full time from the 15th June until the 15th September, then for the last two weekends in September.

Fee of €10 per day to have jacuzzi heated.

More Details
Registration Number : VHT/HU/00535

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just back from Isla Canela - Wow... we have loved every moment there. The weather was wonderful, Isla Canela is just heavenly and the apartment was marvellous. We nearly always had the pool to ourselves. We all wished we had booked two weeks.... though were not sure how the baby would be. I can tell we will be back if we can arrange things next year
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Isla Canela in Costa Occidental

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Air conditioned penthouse and rooftop jacuzzi
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Relaxing week

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and comfortable.

Very small kitchen and only a small dining table for four people which isn’t ideal for a family if the weather isn’t good.

However there’s good parking and is in a good position for the beach, restaurants and walking.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great penthouse with wonderful sea views

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse is on a beautiful new urbanisation, just In front to the beach. It has a great terrace with wonderful views to the sea and magnificent sunsets.

The apartment has been well decorated and everything was in perfect condition and clean.

The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms have a good size and are brand new as well, decorated with a very good taste.

The air conditioner in every room is a great thing to have on very hot days.

Owner and management very helpful and available.

We'll definitely go back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delightful family. I am so glad that they enjoyed their holiday in Isla Canela . Thank you Maria for taking the time to write a review. Kate
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Beautiful Apartment with fabulous sea views

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful top floor apartment with huge sunterrace and jacuzzi. The expansive view of the sea on your doorstep was simply magnificent, both day and night. And with a massive pristine beach so close, our most difficult daily decision was "Beach or Pool?"!! The kitchen was very well stocked and a fabulous welcome pack was waiting for us. The local agent was extremely helpful. We had a very relaxing time and would highly recommend it. Thanks for everything, Kate.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to a lovely family for your review. I am so glad that you all enjoyed your holiday in Isla Canela. Hope you come back another time. Kate
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Excellent apartment with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse apartment was as described. It was airy and very spacious with a fabulous roof terrace with great views of the pool and coast. Good location with promenade to two resort centres outside. Recommended. Katherine was great to deal with and helped us out when needed.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and her family were the perfect guests. Left apartment in excellent condition. Great that they enjoyed their stay. Kate
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Just like it says

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. We had the shared pool almost to ourselves, played some tennis and had to choose each day between walking west to the beach restaurants or driving 5 mins east to the marina.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review . So glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Kate
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Great Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay; a well-equipped modern apartment in a quiet complex with excellent facilities. Admin arrangements with both the (very helpful) owner and the local agent all very efficient. It was perfect for a family break with our very young child and grandparents; the beach (spot-on) was five minutes walk and local restaurants within fifteen mins walk or a five minute drive at maximum. This wasn't a location packed full of night life, but all the better for it with a good selection of restaurants and relaxed beach bars. Try La Sonrisa (20 mins walk/5 car) for a lovely evening.

This area is a modern development, but equally isn't surrounded by high rise monstrosity,to be fair it isn't an architecturally interesting bit of the coast! Plenty of Spanish tourists here too, so it wasn't full of pizza and chips, although I suspect you could find it if you really tried. The pool at the complex was great and about as busy on a daily basis as the photos show- we never saw more than eight people in it and frequently it was just us and the lifeguard. Massive roof terrace (about as big as a badminton court) and plenty of outdoor space (with shade) to eat. Can't comment on the Jacuzzi as we were so busy/exhausted/relaxed we never got round to trying it!

Would certainly use again and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Faro, Portugal
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Ferry to Portugal
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Isla Canela Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E-1 Autopista, Spain
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Isla Canela Beach
Car: recommended

Air conditioned beach front penthouse in an exclusive gated community on Isla Canela. The complex has the biggest, pool on the island, tennis courts, a children's playground, showers, loungers, toddlers' pool, secure parking, lifts, etc. The island is the hidden gem of Costa de La Luz, 15 minutes from the beautiful Andalucian town of Ayamonte. Fishing, swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, boat trips, a 2 mile lighted pedestrian promenade and restaurants serving freshly caught fish, lie on your doorstep. A few kilometres away lie golf courses, the romantic fishing village of Punta del Moral, the Marina and Ayamonte, with a wide variety of excellent restaurants, an incredible fish market, shopping and fine wine outlets. Enjoy Ayamonte's International Classical Music Festival,and open air Art Exhibition in August, marvel at the historic beauty of Seville, 90 minutes away or take a 20 minute drive or ferry to Portugal for a coffee and fine port or three in Vila Real de Santo Antonio!

Other Activities: kite surfing, boat trips,fishing trips

Golf: There is an excellent golf course with a well appointed welcoming club house, bar and restaurant, some 5 minutes away on the island .

Some 20 minutes away is the new Costa Esuri Golf Course.

The Portuguese Algarve Golf Courses of Castro Marim, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Monte Rei and Qinta do Vale can all be found within 45 minutes.

Ski: There is of course no skiing! but there is walking, fishing, swimming, banana boating, the nature reserve, sports marina, windsurfing, kite surfing, cycle hire, the marine promenade, beach front chiringuitos, countless restaurants, the fish market, wine shops, golf, two football stadia, the bullring, the International Clasical Musical Festival, language schools, watching the trawler fleet return to Punta del Moral, savouring their catch that very night in Punta's myriad restaurants, fireworks and fiestas in Ayamonte and nearby Villa Blanca, religious festivals, mule racing, beautiful churches, the ferry (or, the bridge) to Portugal, the Portuguese frontier town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, with fine port and linen bargains galore. Visit the stunning architecture of old Seville, the old mining community of Rio Tinto, take a boat trip out to sea or up the frontier River Guadiana ..... or .....relax in the terrace jacuzzi as the sun goes down on your rioja or chilled vino blanco!


Cancellation Policy -- 100% refund if cancellation made 8 weeks before due date of arrival.

NB. Beach towels are not supplied. However, they may be hired for €5 each.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £219.61

20% deposit to secure booking.
Full payment 30 days before first day of holiday.
100% refund if cancellation 90 DAYS before start of holiday

NB During July & August, extra nights cost £225 above 7 night stay for 6 people.
Plus £250,fully refundable,security deposit which would be open to being retained in whole or in part in the event of breakages, loss of keys or excessive use of services (such as cleaning or electricity)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.