Arca de Noe
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The property is situated just ten minutes walk from the centre of the village of Haria (The Valley of a Thousand
Palms) . Haria offers superb restaurants and bars, an arts and crafts centre and gallery. On Saturday
mornings the village square comes alive with an Artesan market.
Stunning views and mountain walks on your doorstep. A few minutes drive takes you into the village of Arrieta with it's fabulous beach and oceanfront restaurants serving locally caught fish.
Conveniently located to explore the many attractions this beautiful island has to offer. Sample local wine in nearby bodegas, visit the Cueves de los Verdes (underground caves where the Green family hid from pirates) during the day a superb guided tour, at night concerts are held deep within the caves with fantastic accoustics, Mirador del Rio gives magnificent views over our neighbouring island of La Graciosa. These are to name but a few. Wherever you visit, a camera is a must.
A ten minute drive takes you to the fishing village of Orzola with it's golden sands and ferry service to our
neighbouring island of La Graciosa.
The apartment is single storey and has it´s own entrance. It has an open plan lounge/kitchen. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge. The bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Enjoy breakfast on the patio, lunch on the roof terrace overlooking the valley and ocean, then dinner cooked on the BBQ in the garden, returning to the roof terrace to relax under the stars. There is a fridge on the roof terrace saving the necessity of going downstairs to get another beer or bottle of wine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arrieta 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Arrecife 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
A traditional property with all modern conveniences. There is a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom has a walk-in shower. There is an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. If there is anything else we can supply to make you stay more comfortable please let us know. Please note that we do not provide beach towels.
|Further details outdoors|
* A private garden with BBQ and seating.
* A patio.
* A private roof terrace with seating/lounging area and fabulous ocean views.
* English/Spanish speaking people on hand to answer any queries.
* Meals provided if required.
* Welcome pack on arrival.
* Guided tours if required.
The Canary Islands region
The unspoilt island of Lanzarote owes it's major attractions to the great artist Cesar Manrique. You will see examples of his work all over the island. His former home in Tahiche is just one of the many must visit places to see. Famous as a volcabic island, Manrique manages to capture and make the most of the unique landscape. Close by is Jameos del Agua, for us, a magical place capturing the beauty of the the artistic imagination of Manrique and using the aftermath of a volcanic underground eruption. On a Saturday night it is possible to eat while listening to live music next to the lagoon. In the 1700's the volcanoes continued to erupt for a total of six years.
The fiesta of San Juan is an extra special time to visit. The fesivities in Haria continue for over a week. These include a procession in local Canarian dress, dancing 'til the small hours, music concerts, local food, fireworks and lots more. This is celebrated all over the island with a bonfire, though in Haria, San Juan is our patron saint and the celebrations continue.
Carnival is usually during late February or early March. Dates change each year. A fabulous opportunity to see the whole village enjoying the fun. Followed by dancing in the square. Don´t forget to bring your costume.
The climate makes it an ideal all year round holiday destination. Though obviously cooler in the winter months but with so much to see and do, you wont worry about that.
Haria is situated in the mountains but with a short 5 minute drive to the nearest beach. There are bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, a bank and everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. There is also a co-operative with a butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, health food store and cafe with takeaway food. Within a ten minute drive, there are over thirty more restaurants to choose from if you want to explore the other villages. The coastal restaurants well known for their excellent fresh fish and seafood. Or try the local delicacies of goat and rabbit. Lanzarote wines are superb and as well as La Geria, the main area of vineyards, there are several local wines which are certainly worth a try. Just around the corner from Mirador del Rio is a very good bodega in Ye.
The Saturday artesan market has handmade crafts, cheeses, wine and local produce. The village square comes alive with music, street artists and much more. Wander around the stalls or sit and relax at a bar/restaurant watching the world go by.
The gallery has regular exhibitions of paintings or photography. Situated underground in the old village well.
You are never far from any sport you may wish to indulge in, from snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, fishing, cycling, hangliding, horse riding to a relaxing stroll aroung the mountain path, or for those more adventurous a climb over the rugged mountainside.
Cesar Manrique´s home in the village of Haria has recently been opened to the public. A must on your list of things to do. Left in it´s original state. In his studio you will see the latest painting he was working on.
The centre of the village is a ten minute stroll. As well as other bars and restaurants, the local sociedad (a combination of community hall and social club) is a great place to eat. Very reasonably priced and a chance to mix with the locals. A short drive into Maguez and you also have the opportunity to eat in their sociedad which has an excellent selection of food and menu del dia.
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29 Jul 2014
"Casita preciosa, optima para pareja"
La casa es chiquitita pero genial para dos persona que quieran disfrutar de Lanzarote.La vista desde la azotea es fenomenal y nos encantò cenar bajo de las estrellas.El pueblo es muy silencioso y por… More
5 Apr 2014
"Excellent property in real Lanzarote."
We had 2 great weeks in Arca De Noe with some great walking from the door. The property is tucked away at the edge of the village of Haria but is only 5 or 6 minutes walk from the main square.Whilst q… More
27 Mar 2014
"A little slice of heaven in the real Lanzarote"
This is our second visit to this lovely little rural retreat in the real Lanzarote. We love the peace and tranquillity of this apartment with its lovely sheltered garden and expansive views from the … More
19 Feb 2014
"The real lanzarote with great insight from the host."
We had been to Lanzarote once before but stayed in the tourist resort of playa del Carmen, this time we wanted to see the real Lanzarote and this is what we got. The negative reviews on here seem hars… More
6 Feb 2014
"Feels like home coming"
I have been visiting Lanzarote for many years already for an active sports holiday. We (my wife and I) used to stay in a little bit more touristic areas, however not in the South like de playa's … More
16 Jan 2014
"a little gem in an amazing location"
While the resorts of Lanzarote have their place – we've enjoyed a couple of holidays there before – Arca de Noe gives you a completely different experience of this amazing island. Haria and t… More
14 Dec 2013
We booked this apartment in the North of the island as it looked to meet our needs exactly. We were drawn by the hot tub, the garden and roof terrance, the wi-fi and the washing machine (sad I know- b… More
25 Nov 2013
"A real disaster"
Very small housing, poor living room, bad mattress, no tv other than arabic senders.Bad smell when entering, non-cleaned jacuzzi on roof terrace with rusty chairs.Almost every night several dogs, i… More
27 Aug 2013
"A great stay...."
A charming, rustic cottage on the edge of the lovely village of Haria - was just perfect for us. Great views of the countryside and sea from the roof terrace ( private and good for sunbathing) and lov… More
10 Feb 2013
"Peace, seclusion and wonderful views"
The pictures of this lovely property give a good idea of what it's like - except if anything, it's even better once you are there. Perched on the hills at the edge of Haria, the sweeping views down to the sea are spectacular from the roof terrace. Yet you are completely secluded in the oasis-like garden, which you have the exclusive use of when staying in the apartment. The apartment itself is compact but is well-appointed and has everything you need. Completely quiet at night too.
The centre of Haria is an enjoyable 10 minute stroll away. It's a wonderfully picturesque place - a real gem of an ancient Canarian town where you will still find farmers working the fields, raising all sorts of crops in this fertile part of the island. There is a great choice of restaurants and a few bars if you don't want to eat in, within walking distance or a short hop in the car. Unspoilt beaches a short drive away. A car is a must here - though all the distances are very short. Even to this remote spot, it's just half an hour from the airport. There is so much to see and do in the area. There are several must-dos which your hosts in the adjoining house will be able to tell you about.
If you are looking for a different kind of Lanzarote holiday, away from the mass-market resorts, then you will certainly find it at Arca de Noe.
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