£40 / night£275 / weekBookable online
About the home
El Carmen is south facing, so all day sunshine is available on the private patio, as well as sunrise and sunset views. It is well furnished throughout and has 3 comfortable beds plus a fold-up bed suitable for a child.
The sheltered patio has 2 sunloungers and a table and 4 chairs for al fresco dining. The warm evenings permit this all year round, and as the island is so dry - mozzies are few!
El Carmen is in a quiet location on the edge of the village of El Cotillo. As a result it has excellent uninterrupted views of the beautiful Fuerteventura mountainous volcanic landscapes. But its close to all the village facilities such as the many excellent restaurants. There are 2 within 2 minutes walk icluding the current (April 2013) Tripadvisor No. 1 rated !. Or you can self cater as the kitchen is completely equipped with everything you are likely to need.
Parking is available immediately in front of the apartment which is on the ground floor, so access is easy.
Ideal all year round holiday destination - escape from the winter chills of northern Europe.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Playa del Castillo, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 150m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Light and airy lounge with kitchen/dining area at one end, leading onto sunny patio. LCD HD TV with DVD player and USB for connecting USB drives with music - plus Multi card reader to view photos from your camera.
The main bedroom has twin beds which can be pushed together to make a double (with double sheet/ blankets provided on request).
The second bedroom has a single bed plus a fold-up bed suitable for a child
Bathroom has shower only plus toilet, basin and washing machine.
Further details outdoors:
The large front patio has walled sides for shelter and an aluminium fence with lockable gate for security (and kids safety). 2 sunloungers and a sunshade are also provided, as well as a full awning, plus table & 4 chairs. It looks out onto marvellous views of the mountains and the Toston Tower (historical monument). There is a large retractable Awning which can provide ample shade for the patio, and adds to your privacy.
There is a small rear outdoor yard (totally secure with high walls all round), which can be used for safe storage of bikes , surfboards or other sporting kit. It has a tap/hose which we use for rinsing surfboards and wetsuits, which can then be dried in a secure area, without cluttering the main patio.
English speaking property managers based in the village for easy advice and assistance if you need it.
2 good quality bodyboards are available for guests use, and beach sunshades. You will not need to buy your own.
Beach towels can be provided on request at a small extra charge of £2.50 each per week - save your baggage allowances !!
Only 40 metres from the Number One rated ( Tripadvisor) Restaurant in the Village - see@ http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1047914-d2256432-Reviews-Punta_Dell_Est-El_Cotillo_La_Oliva_Fuerteventura_Canary_Islands.html
No smoking please except on patio
The Fuerteventura region
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary islands (and the closest to Africa), but also the least developed so its not over-crowded. It has some of the best beaches in all Europe - many claim the world !
The location just 70km from Africa makes the climate ideal for year-round holidays. It's warm in winter and cooling breezes ensure you don't overheat in the hotter summer months.
There is something for everybody in Fuerteventura: spectacular volcanic landscapes, variety of beaches for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or just walking. Surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers regard the Island as a world favourite. Wide choice of trips and activities such as Jeep Safaris, Dune buggy and Quad Bike safaris, Diving , Sailing trips, Island Tours, can all be found at various resorts on the Island.
The El Cotillo area
El Cotillo is still a "Real" village with local people living and working here. This gives it its unique atmosphere of a combination of local culture and tourist facilities. Its centred around a small working fishing harbour and an old harbour now the hub of village activities, especially at Festival times.
Compared with some of the busy resort towns such as Coralejo or Caleta de Fuste, El Coitillo is a peaceful haven of chilled-out tranquillity, but it still offers plenty to do.
A wide choice of Spanish and International restaurants are available within easy walking distance including some with traditional English menu options. A well stocked new supermarket only 200 m from the apartment makes life easy for self caterers. There is an excellent French Patisserie in the village for Coffee and Croixants, and superb cakes.
The beaches however are its main attraction. Choose from large surfing beaches (mind the waves!) to the South, or calm, lagoons with perfect white sand and excellent snorkelling to the North of the village.
How to get there
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*Many low cost Airlines and charter companies have flights to Fuerteventura such as Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Easyjet, Ryanair and others. Flights are available from most major UK and European Airports.
*El Cotillo is an easy journey from the Airport across the scenic centre of the island. Its about 40 minutes by car on good main roads. You can get a taxi, or hire a car from any of the many Car Hire companies operating from the Airport - such as www.cicar.com , www.autoreisen.com www.avis.com.
*We provide full directions in the Guest Pack sent on confirmation of booking.
Activities near El Cotillo
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
02 Mar 2013
We had a fantastic week at El Carmen and are keen to return another year. The apartment is extremely well equipped, not just with the usual items, but with beach gear too. This is the kind of thing that is now so difficult to take with you on budget airlines. The whole operation was extremely smooth with helpful and friendly owners and agents. Sky spotters would love it here as there is almost no light pollution. Surfers would be in their element too. The town is not highly developed but has several good restaurants and the collection of nearby coves provides wonderful beaches for those who like to laze about all day. We were lucky with the weather in February and able to sunbathe and swim in calm and azure water. Definitely a brilliant location for a not so long haul winter break.
08 Dec 2012
A lovely appointed apartment with stunning views to the extinct volcanoes.The apartment is clean and tidy with comfortable beds, a nice kitchen dining area and a nice open plan lounge area. The... more
23 Sep 2012
We picked this place due to its close proximity to the beaches that we like in Cotillo. It's easy to get to the lagoon beach with the little fish restaurant or over to the surfing and kite surfing beaches below the cliffs. The apartment was clean and well kitted out and had a little walled patio at the front with a view over the desert with mountains in the distance. Very peaceful. The lady who met us to give us the key was friendly and helpful. The town had some lovely restaurants - Mare Alta was our favourite, and also the bakery/patisserie for pastries and good coffee in the morning! We also enjoyed going over to Coralejo in our rental car to mix things up a bit.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Jan 12||31 Dec 12||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|2013||4 Mar 13||1 Jan 14||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|2014||1 Jan 14||31 Dec 14||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
100 Pounds/Euros Booking deposit required to secure your chosen dates, with balance payable no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival. Or balance in cash on arrival (by special arrangement).
Payments can be made by bank transfer to UK bank (Pounds Sterling) or PayPal (Pounds or Euros)
Beach Towels can be provided on request, at a rate of GBP £2.50 each per week (to cover laundering).
Wednesdays are the usual changeover days ( due to flights), but other days can be accommodated subject to other bookings. Just ask.Book
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