Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa Mila is well furnished and generously equipped and the amazing ocean views from most rooms lift the soul; it is a perfect home from home. Children are particularly well catered for, and the heated pool has a large shallow step. The covered pergola has a teak dining table and chairs allowing you to enjoy al fresco eating.
Sea bathing, fishing and rock pool exploration are all on the doorstep, and the village is delightfully unspoilt, but not isolated. Many major tourist attractions are within 15 minute's drive. Enjoy the magic of relaxing in the hot tub to the sound of the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arrieta 2 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Arrecife 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The modern kitchen is well equipped and leads into the dining area. Patio doors from the living room give access to the covered pergola, with steps down to the patio, pool and hot tub. Also on the ground floor is the family room; this is equipped with a double sofa bed, PS2, video player and second flat screen TV. It can be used as a fourth bedroom for children, or as a separate reception room. The dining area, living room and family room have superb ocean views There is also a bathroom on this floor.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms; the master bedroom has a king size bed and there are also two twin bedded rooms , all with air conditioning and generous wardrobe space. All the bedrooms also enjoy amazing sea views. We suppply bath and pool towels for each member of the party, and bathrobes for adults. There are two modern bathrooms on this floor, one with a Darryl walk in shower, the other with a corner bath with shower over.
For small children we provide 2 turtle pool alarms, bed guard, stair gate, back carrier, bottle sterilizer, baby alarms, travel cot and bedding, high chair, 2 children's booster seats, coolbox, rucksack .and beach toys.
Older children enjoy a PS2 and flat screen TV in the family room /4th bedroom.
The final clean is included, there are no extras.
|Further details outdoors||
The heated pool has a chlorine-free sterilisation system. Six sunloungers and two sun umbrellas are provided on the poolside patios, and the garden is completely walled and gated. A charcoal Weber BBQ and teak dining table and chairs are provided. There is also seating in the corner of the garden which catches the last rays of the sun - this is known as 'gin corner', the perfect spot for a sundowner! Four bicycles are available, two for adults and two for children On street parking is available outside the villa.
A welcome pack is provided..
The Housekeeper is English, lives locally and will make contact with you shortly after your arrival. The pool and hot tub maintenance manager is also English and lives in the village.
The Lanzarote region
Casa Mila is situated in the lovely North East corner of the island, a world apart from the the more commercialised resorts, yet many of the major tourist attractions are within a 15 minute drive - the aqua park and golf course at Costa Teguise, the Caesar Manrique Foundation and Manrique's best known works - Jameos del Agua, the Green Caves, the Mirador del Rio and the Cactus Gardens.
The ferry to the charming little island of La Graciosa (still like Lanzarote was 20 years ago) sails daily from Orzola, about 12 kms away. The ferry trip takes 20 minutes and gives magnificent views of the sea cliffs of the north of Lanzarote. In Guinate there is a Tropical Park which has exotic birds, parrot shows, reptiles and play areas (approx 15 min drive).
Within the Timanfaya National Park the visitor centre runs coach trips amongst the volcanos and lava fields (30 min drive) The nearest tourist resort is Costa Teguise, about 15 kms away, which has an ample choice of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and beaches as well as medical centres, banks and cash points.
The capital, Arrecife, also offers a wealth of attractions, plus a town beach currently holding a blue flag award. Surfers will want to visit Farmara, 30 minutes drive away, famous for its surf, surf schools and wild cliffs. If you would like to visit the south of the island, there is now an excellent road through the centre of the island which means you can drive down to the southern tip in approximately an hour.
Punta Mujeres is a delightful working village with a maze of narrow streets which end at the sea, and a very authentic Spanish charm. There are several restaurants (Las Tres Lunas next door couldn't be more convenient!), a seafront tapas bar, small supermarkets and a coffee shop/patisserie all within walking distance.
The village has several natural swimming pools set amongst its rocky seaward boundary which allow easy sea access for swimming and snorkelling. These pools are an important part of village life and are used by everyone from babies to great-grandmothers! The nearest sea swimming pool is 50 metres from Casa Mila..
Steps give access to the foreshore for rockpool exploration and fishing, and you can walk along the wild shoreline to the headland at Jameos del Agua. Bird watchers might enjoy the varied seabird life on the foreshore (we saw three spoonbills on our last visit), and in Summer we have bought fresh fish from the small fishing boats returning to the village slipway.
There is a small, sandy harbour beach at Arrieta (15 min walk) as well as the main La Garita beach with restaurant and toilet facilities (5 min drive). Enjoy completely non-commercial white sand beaches towards Orzola, the best of which has calm, shallow lagoons for swimming and paddling within a 10 min drive, and Orzola itself has a lovely beach and surf break. The old town of Haria, ten minutes drive away, has some excellent restaurants as well as a weekly craft market and Teguise, a beautiful little town with some interesting shops, is well worth a weekday wander round, as well as a visit to the well known Sunday market.