Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Ocean Gem is located just two minutes walk from the New Harbour (Puerto Nuevo), quiet and peaceful yet only few yards from major bars,restaurants and other amenities. The beaches to the South of the New Harbour are at 5-10 mins. walk whereas the beaches to the north, the famous Lagoons, are at 10-15 mins. walk . The time for reaching the beaches can be greatly reduced by using the bicycles available in the apartment.
The dining/living room is spacious and bright, the dining table can accommodate 4 people, the reading/ relaxing corner of the lounge has a settee and a wooden coffee table. Leading from the lounge is a spacious patio with sea views, it is furnished with table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco and sunbeds for sunbathing.
The bedroom includes a double bed therefore is ideal for couples, it has a fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror.
Our apartment is provided with all one would desire for a real laidback holiday in the sun. It is a real gem and it has all you need to create a home from home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa del Castillo (Surfer's beach) 300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Puerto del Rosario 35 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Fully equipped kitchen area, full oven, four rings glass electric hobs , microwave,espresso coffee machines, extractor fun, washing machine etc,
Cosy and homely apartment with stunning views located in the "heart" of the fishing village
|Further details outdoors|
The patio facing the south is the ideal place to sunbathe. It is provided with two sunbeds. On the patio one can enjoy a BBQ anytime during the day.
The apartment is managed by Carol, property manager, she lives in El Cotillo and can always be contacted and therefore provide information and advise regarding the apartment and life on the Island.
The Fuerteventura region
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary islands, but the least developed. Situated on the same latitude as Florida and Mexico and only 100 kms. from the coast of Morocco, it basks in 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.
Fuerteventura has the best beaches of all the Canary Islands, 150 in total, and unlike the other islands most of the beaches are of fine sands, many are wild and unexplored. Indeed the beaches here are considered to be among the best in the world.
The island is a mecca for water sport enthusiasts, windsurfers, surfers and kitesurfers. The world windsurf championship is held here every year. Air temperatures in Fuerteventura range from 21 °C. (January) to 29°C. (August), seawater temperature ranges from 20°C. (January) to 26°C (August).
El Cotillo is a small fishing village at the northern end of Fuerteventura , on the west coast. The village is centred around the small New Harbour (Puerto Nuevo) that is mostly used by local fishermen.
Our apartment is located in this area and this is the very "heart" of the village where one can find quiet bars and restaurants, but not discoteques. The New Harbour is from where the local fishermen set sail and land their catches, whereas the
Old Harbour which is only a short walk to the north over the headland that separates the two, is still the centre of many village activities such as the local fiestas in August.
The Toston Tower is the historical spot of El Cotillo, built as a defence against pirates is now a tourist information centre and it is located on the rock next to New Harbour.
There are miles of beaches to the south of the village, here naturism is accepted and tolerated everywhere, the beaches are excellent, wild and unequipped and even on a busy day they are too big to be overcrowded. The beaches that lie here are la playa del Castillo, la playa del Aljibe de la Cueva, la playa del Aguila and the magnificent playa de Esquinzo, all this marine area is knon as the Surfer's Paradise.
To the north of the village there is an array of breathtaking lagoons (Los Lagos), protected white sandy beaches having a gentle sloping seabed suitable for those less familiar with sea waves. These beaches are great for snorkelling, fishing, swimming or just sunbathing. "La Concha" beach is by far the biggest and best lagoon as its waters have a magnificent bleu/turquoise colour like any Caribbean beach.
El Cotillo is the ideal destination for those seeking a laidback holiday and to unwind in the peace and quiet of the marine nature. There is a certain ralaxed style about the village whose small population come from a wide range of nationalities, mainly people wanting to take things much easier than they did in their homeland
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9 Sep 2013
"My first vist to Fuerteventura"
The apartment was nicely presented and had everything expected. It is conveniently located close to restaurants, and bakery and supermarket etc… More
3 Jul 2012
The apartment is very comfortable in a lovely apartment block within walking distance of excellent restaurants, bars, and beaches., We used a beach that was about 5 minutes away, the sea was calmer and better for swimming.
Do take time to walk around the town, find the bakery you will glad you did.! There is also a well stocked supermarket if you decide to cook in the well equipped kitchen. Eating in an evening on the patio with a nice bottle of wine ..... such a good memory.
Don't come to El Cotillo for bright lights, night clubs, quiz nights you won't find them, its relaxing, friendly and laid back.
I will be booking again for 2013
14 Nov 2011
"A real Gem"
A really great place to stay close to shops, restaurants and some wonderful beaches. We will be returning in the very near future. The apartment has everything you need and Le Cotillo is such a relaxing place to stay.
1 Nov 2011
Having just returned from 2 weeks in cotillo staying at Ocean Gem, we,ve already booked for next year. The apartment is in the perfect location close to everything from shops, beaches, resturants. Try " el rustica " or italian "Soteventa " to name a couple. If a quite laid back holiday is your choice, then this lovely well equiped apartment is ideal.
24 Oct 2011
"Take it easy...and enjoy peace and nature"
We really had a wonderful holiday and the accomodation was so nice! The house is comfortable with everything you need to spend you time there. It is very easy to reach it from the airport and to get the key too. What I like most was the patio which gave us the possibility to have lunch and dinner outside. Another important key feature is that the beaches are very close and you can reach them in ten minutes. The area is full of restaurants that can offer international cuisine or a typical canarian menu. We also cooked our meals because the kitchen is fully equipped with all the eletrical devices, cutlery, tableware and pots so it was funny to prepare dinner together!
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