Finca | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A charming Canarian Casita in the peaceful, rural village of Maguez in northern Lanzarote. Ideal as a relaxing base from which to explore this fabulous island. Includes a large bedroom, private sun terrace, bathroom and kitchen/living area.
If you love walking, cycling, painting, photography, writing or you are naturalists or naturists!!! - this location for you! It is a restored Canarian Finca with loads of character . The cottage is attached to the main house but completely self contained. The ideal romantic couples retreat or if you are a single traveller - completely safe and tranquil.
The Casita offers accommodation within a traditionally built house in beautiful surroundings. Life in the village of Maguez has hardly changed for many years and there is a typical Canarian shop approximately 200 metres from the cottage where you can try out your Spanish. Also, just a stroll away from the cottage is the local village bar which also serves food. While driving into and around the village it is not unusual to see the local farmers still working the land with a donkey or the local herdsman with his goats. In the surrounding towns and villages there is a really fabulous choice of places to eat including fish and ,of course, tapas restaurants. The nearest beach is at Arrieta only 5km away a with super beach bar/restaurant.
Whilst this is the ultimate Lanzarote rural retreat ,we are fortunate to be well placed to visit some of the most famous attractions on the island and only 20 minutes drive from the nearest resort where you will be spoilt for choice of bars, restaurants and clubs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arrieta 5 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Arrecife 35 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor the cottage has a large living area, open plan to the well equipped kitchen including fridge and gas oven and 4 hobs. The areas are separated by a breakfast bar. There is a TV with plenty of news, film and sport channels, a DVD player, wi-fi access, and an ample book collection. French doors lead out to its own patio area with table and 2 chairs and a barbeque overlooking a delightful garden.
From the patio - steps then lead up to a huge bedroom with a fitted wardrobe, a completely private sun terrace with stunning views, outdoor shower, a bathroom leading off the terrace with bath and shower over. In the bathroom is a washing machine.
All linen is provided including beach towels. There is a hair dryer provided too. We hope to welcome you to Maguez soon and will make sure your stay is comfortable and trouble free.
Please note that this property does have a TV but due to satellite conditions it may not always be possible to receive UK stations.
|Further details outdoors|
Lovely patio with kettle barbeque plus upstairs a private sun terrace with loungers and stunning mountain views.
Smoking allowed of course outside only.
To secure a booking a 50% deposit can be transfered to our UK bank and the balance can be paid the same way a month prior to the holiday or paid to us locally in euros on your visit.
The Lanzarote region
"Can you see with an artist’s eye what a Falcon sees flying high in the Lanzarote sky? A desolate landscape you may think below look again my friend, look long and slow, and then see the stark beauty residing there.
The land once covered by an ocean thrust up and shaped by the volcanoes' thunderous motion, setting it then into the light of day, Lanzarote was here to stay. The sun, moon, wind and rain enhanced its tortured landscape into the stark beauty we see today
Are you a budding Constable or Turner? Or even a Lee Miller? Looking for somewhere to relax and challenging to hone your skills? "
John Howard Davies
Nearby attractions include Cesar Manriques creations such as Jameos del Agua, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Rio and The Guinate Tropical Bird Park. The neighbouring village of Haria is only 5 minutes away where you can find bars, restaurants, an art gallery and a local craft market held every Saturday morning in the village square.
The coastal village of Arrieta is also only 10 minutes away which has a fabulous beach with beach bar and several restaurants and tapas bars. Slightly further north towards Orzola there are many white sandy beaches. The nearest Golf Course at Costa Teguise is only 15 minutes drive away.
Most people visit Lanzarote to enjoy the year round warm climate, it's unique landscape and to sample the Islands cultural centres, most of which have been influenced by the famous artist Cesar Manrique.
The island is 37 miles long and 20 miles wide and is a perfect destination for sun-lovers and those who love water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, snorkelling and diving. Spectacular walking scenery and stunning mountain biking are on offer.
Beaches of all sorts can be found - including white, golden and volcanic black sand beaches - those that are suitable and safe for families, remote and wild for the surfer and even at Charco de Palo one ideal for naturists.
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14 Feb 2014
"R & R"
This is the 4th visit to a cottage in the hills which is quiet and restful. With all mod cons to be self sufficient or you can visit many of the restaurants locally through out north of the island. Id… More
Thank you so much for your loyal custom, look forward to your return.
So glad you enjoy your time here.
24 Jan 2014
"A Hidden Gem that has it all"
Just spent three weeks in this lovely cottage. What more can we add, that hasn't already been said,well if you like rural life, stunning walks and still be in easy reach of the sea, this is the p… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this wonderful review - we really appreciate it and so glad the holiday made you feel good. Hope to see you again!
18 Dec 2013
"Could not have been Better"
We've just returned from a month in Casita la Cabra and already miss it.The cottage was perfect for us. Breakfast on the lower terrace overlooking the garden, relaxing on the private sun terrace,… More
Thank you so much for this fabulous review and taking the time and trouble to write it. We are pleased to be ending the year on such a high note and so look forward to you coming back again!
6 Nov 2013
"Delightful rural accommodation"
Very spacious, comfortable and well equiped casita - so much nicer than staying in a small apartment in one of the big resorts. Gives you a real taste of traditional rural life in Lanzarote. Maguez is… More
Thanks so much for the lovely review and taking the time and trouble to write it. Hope to see you again soon.
4 Nov 2013
"Lanzarote is a nice surprise"
We were a bit skeptical going to Canary Islands, thinking it's all about big hotels and crowded beaches. Lanzarote turned out to be exactly the opposite with small villages and beautiful white ho… More
Thanks Natasa for taking the time and trouble to write this review - it was lovely to have you to stay and hope that one day you may return.
18 Oct 2013
"een zalige plek!"
Heel rustig gelegen, ruim en gezellig huisje, prima in orde, twee terrassen omringd door bloemen en cactussen!Linda en Peter geven je een hartelijke ontvangst en daarna de nodige privacy.… More
Thank you for your visit and your review which we appreciate. thank you for taking the time to write it.
13 Feb 2013
"Our first trip to Lanzarote – we hope to return"
My wife and I spent a month in early 2013 staying in this charming property. We had a fantastic time in this comfortable and easily maintained casita.
The property is situated in a quiet village, away from the trappings of mass tourism. The sound of a donkey braying in the morning may be your morning call. Although it is attached to the owners' property, we enjoyed our privacy and independence. The owners were always available to offer tips about places to go and help with any practical matters. The property is set up so that we could spend many a happy hour outside, whether it was to enjoy an al fresco breakfast or just chilling under the warm afternoon sun on the upper terrace. The casita is accurately described and it met our needs perfectly. The living / dining room opens on to a south facing patio. The kitchen area provides every facility needed for a self-catering holiday, with full sized hob and oven, as well as a fridge large enough so that we did not need to shop every day. The large bedroom has plenty of storage space. The bathroom is equipped with a shower over the bath - there was always ample hot water at a very reasonable pressure. The wi-fi worked perfectly which meant we could keep up with family back in the UK.
Our preferred holiday making involves plenty of sightseeing and walking. There are so many places to visit to spend an enjoyable time in Lanzarote. There are numerous sandy beaches within easy driving distances and we were spoilt for choice with the wonderful restaurants we encountered! We have never eaten so many quality fish meals at such keen prices.
I would recommend hiring a car if you intend to explore this surprising island. We rented our five door hatchback from Payless – it was less than 12 euros a day. They operate a fair fuel policy and there are no excesses. They also have a reception desk in the airport, unlike some of their competitors.
I would like to thank the owners for helping to make our Lanzarote experience such a memorable one. I always had prompt replies to my emails in the lead up to our holiday. We received the warmest of welcomes on our arrival and this set the tone for our trip. The acts of kindness shown during our stay were much appreciated, making our holiday all the more memorable. The fact that Peter is a fellow Southampton football fan of long standing was just the icing on the cake!! I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to future holiday makers. You will be assured of a carefree holiday in Lanzarote.
Amazing review and thank you for taking the time and trouble to write it - so glad you enjoyed your first experience of Lanzarote and all it has to offer. People don't always realise there is a truly wonderful rural option to stay in here.
12 Jun 2012
"Already planning to return"
We spent a lovely week in Casa De Cabra in April . The small town of Maguez is a good base from which to explore the north of the island and there is plenty to do and see for those that want to get … More
So glad to read your review, thanks for writing it. Hope to welcome you back again.
10 Jan 2012
"Highly recommended - perfect Lanzarote, wonderful location, booked to return a fifth time to the same cottage."
Casa de Cabra is located in a small village (inhabited by local people) in the north of Lanzarote, about five miles off the main road from Arricife to Orzola. It is a couple of minutes from Haria. The cottage itself is perfect, with all the facilities needed and the huge plus point of a totally private large roof terrace off the bedroom (which is spacious and comfy). The owners, Linda and Pete, who live next door are charming, welcoming and have a talent for giving complete privacy; but are also very friendly and great company over a barbecue or a few drinks.
One of the absolute joys of the cottage is that you are away from all the pre-conceived notions of touristy Lanzarote. The view from the roof terrace is of cacti, palm trees, hills and the sea in the distance. You do need a car; but everything is so accessible, from the golden beach (and great beach bar / restaurant) in Arrieta (about 7 mins away) to the Cesar Manrique attractions (eg the Rio del Mirador - brilliant, the caves and the cactus garden). The fishing port at Orzola (20 ish mins away) has great restaurants and provides hours of entertainment watching the fishing boats and ferries in the harbour. Another good day out is taking the ferry from Orzola across to La Graciosa.
In Maguez itself there is a local bar (very cheap as it is a Sociadad) and two smallish shops selling food, beer, wine and basics. Haria, a few minutes by car and easy walking distance, has a great locals Saturday Market and some nice restaurants (La Frontera has good food and great views).
For a couple who want to get away from the hustle and bustle, feel part of local Lanzarote, and relax in wonderful surroundings - with places to go when you want a bit more action this is the perfect spot. Highly recommended.
Thanks for your review - we hope to welcome you back here again.
4 Dec 2011
"Our mountain retreat"
Casa De Cabra Review.
We have visited Casa De Cabra three times over a three year period usually towards the end of October.
The property is very spacious for two people. It has a quaint old charm. The layout is a unusual one due to it being part of a old Finica. Downstairs is a spacious open plan living area with
KITCHEN, good gas cooker, plenty of work surfaces fridge with only a small freezing compartment, a bigger freezer would be handy.. Plenty of pots & pans & crockery, toaster, but no microwave.
LIVING AREA, two seater dining table, comfy large settee TV etc. A couple of table lamps give a pleasant ambience to the room at night. The living area opens up through the patio doors to the covered
PATIO. This has a large solid table with 2 chairs, portable BBQ & overlooks the garden.
UPPER FLOOR The large bedroom is accessed via a flight of stairs on the outside of the building. Another door in the bedroom, (which actually has a comfortable bed), leads to the totally private rooftop terrace, toilet & bathroom. There is a wooden canopy covering you as you walk to the WC so you don't get wet if it's raining in the night! The upper terrace overlooks the lush garden, village & valley beyond towards the cave houses on the next mountain. Take your binoculars. To the left you can see the sea in the distance and to the right the extinct volcanoes. It is the ideal place to sunbathe & has two sun beds with comfortable covers & a couple of wicker chairs & table, which are very handy. In Oct sun is on the terrace from about 10.30am to turned 6pm.
WHAT TO DO? Well we spend most of the day sunbathing upstairs really only venturing down for food & drink unless we are going out. When the sun goes down we eat outside downstairs watching the little Gecko that always takes up position above the outside light. With wifi access downstairs taking your laptop Ipad or android phone is a good idea as there is only basic news channels available on the TV and no DVD or radio but there are quite a few paperback books & a good and informative read is to be had in the info book. If night life is your thing there is nothing apart from the local Sociadad (which is a experience!) but Costa Teguise is only 20 min by car.
OUT & ABOUT. If you are a keen walker you have come to the right place but most people will really need a car. You are high up in the mountains & the 7 min drive down the big hill to Arrieta makes your ears pop so walking down is not a option. However we have walked to the fantastic viewpoint overlooking Faramra and the Isle of La Graciosa exploring the volcano caledra on the way. About 4 miles round trip through total silence. Or go 2 miles in the car or by bike to the viewpoint past Guinate tropical park for a sunning view of the sun setting in the sea from aeroplane heights. Bikes are available which really make getting around & exploring a lot easier than walking. There is a bus service but I can not comment as always have a car.
The Naturist village of Charco Del Palo is less than 20 minuets drive away and perfectly compliments Casa De Cabera if you like getting a all over tan.
There is a small local shop, a larger one at Arrieta & one in Harria the next village but you are best taking the 25 miniute drive to the Eurospar at Costa Teguise for your 'big shop' as it is cheaper & has more choice. The owners Linda & Peter are very nice couple, friendly & helpful.
Casa De Cabera is far removed from your typical holiday apartment both in location & style. People who enjoy nightlife & lots going on would probably feel isolated & totally bored but if you like to chill out in peace & quiet in a unique setting it's ideal. I hope my review helps you decide if it's for you or not. We love it there!
AJ & L Reid. Manchester UK
Thanks for your review - we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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