Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
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 500 m|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fuerteventura (Puerto del Rosario) 45 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
|General||TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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 !!
Closest beach is the Surfung beach about 6-7 minutes walk away. A fairly steep path takes you down to the beach so may not be suitable for those with infirmities. The other beaches are 20-25 minutes walk away or 5 minutes by car.
The Canary Islands 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.
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.
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7 Nov 2014
"everything you need, clean and cheap"
from the meet and greet (and then left alone) to the facilities (books,dvds,beach items,kitchenware and even some condiments etc) it was excellent value for money. Location probably would not suit fam… More
15 Oct 2014
"Lovely apartment, clean, bright and like a home from home."
Lovely apartment in a quiet area although close to all amenities with a fantastic view.Bright and clean with everything you could possibly want, even down to the beach accessories. Helpful, friendly m… More
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday in our apartment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
16 Aug 2014
"Perfekt zum relaxen"
Wir hatten einfach wunderschöne drei Wochen und wir kommen in jedem Fall wieder....P.S.: Kaution gab es nicht, sodass ich unten stehend die Frage mit k.a. angekreut habe!… More
Hello to our recent guests from Germany. Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property after your holiday. Yes, there was no deposit required and none to return - so no problem.
28 Mar 2014
"Good value accomodation"
Apartment is approximately 50 minutes by car from the airport and easy to find.Comfortable and spacious for 2 people.Very clean and well equipped.A good choice of restaurants within walking distance a… More
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our holiday home after your stay earlier this year. We are please that you found it well equipped - we have tried to make sure our guests have everything they are likely to need. We are sorry you found the walk to the nearest beach a little difficult - so we have updated our description to make sure that it's clear there is a sloping path down to the beach. There is certainly no mention of a pool in our description - and in fact there are very few pools in El Cotillo - mainly because the beaches and sea are so beautiful, an the cost of maintenance of a pool would almost double the rental price if we had one.
23 Dec 2013
"Very well appointed and maintained apartment!"
First time in Fuertaventura and Rl Cotillo and not disappointed! The apartment is lovely - spotlessly clean, blu-Ray player, discs and TV, books, snorkel and mask, bodyboards - all extras very gladly … More
10 Dec 2013
"Perfect apartment in a perfect position."
This is by far the best apartment we've stayed in, in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura. Spotlessly clean, fresh with quality furniture and a bed you didn't want to get out of. It has everything you need to make your stay relaxed and stress free, without it being cluttered, (like so many private lets can be)!
You are greeted by the warm & friendly caretakers who show/tell you everything you need to know, as well as answer any queries you may have. Then they leave you alone to enjoy your holiday, just popping in to change the towels and bedding, but are only a phone call away if you have any problems.
The position of the apartment, for me, is perfect. Looking out toward the mountains, which I found incredibly peaceful to look at, and within easy reach of both the surf beach and the lagoons. There are no noisy bars or restaurants to spoil the tranquillity when sitting outside on the patio in the evenings, yet there are some very good restaurants only a short walk away.
We loved staying here and will return. You certainly do not need RCI/timeshare when you can stay in a place like this at such a reasonable price.
7 Oct 2013
"Excellent destination for a peaceful and relaxed vacation"
The village is really peacefull but plenty of facilities so as to enjoy your stay.
The apartament is comfortable, well equipped and with all the useful stuff you need at the beach
Una excelente opcion para disfrutar de unas vacaciones tranquilas
Many thanks for your feedback Carlos, and we are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to welcome you back to El Carmen soon.
2 Mar 2013
"Magical short break"
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.
8 Dec 2012
"Peaceful with amazing views"
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 bathr… More
23 Sep 2012
"Great little apartment, everything we needed"
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.
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