Westhill 10 (Filin)
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Beautifully refurbished apartment, with satellite TV channels (including BBC and ITV) and free wi-fi.
Puerto de Mogan/Playa Mogan is without doubt the jewel of Gran Canaria. Due to its micro-climate It is a warm and sunny location. It is a very pretty area and is quiet and peaceful. Our Gran Canaria holiday apartment is ideal for a relaxing break in the sun, in Playa Mogan. The waterfront harbour area and beach is just 4 minutes walk from our holiday apartment and the harbour area has many colourful buildings of a mediterranean style, with beautiful bouganvileas lining its narrow walkways and gardens. A stroll around the pretty walkways also reveals the little canals and bridges as well as the location of many of the fabulous restaurants and boutiques.
This lovely spacious apartment is a first floor apartment with a large balcony. As well as an outdoor table and 4 chairs, we have two sunloungers on the sun terrace. We have fully equipped the apartment with everything we think you'll need for your stay including a full sized fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave and oven and hob, as well Satellite tv, with plenty of English channels like BBC/ITV etc. We also have wifi, We have a DVD player and Hi-fi system. The apartment has Air conditioning, with ceiling fans in both bedrooms providing plenty of cooling air after a day in the sun. We have a safety deposit box in the apartment in order that you can store your passports and tickets whilst you enjoy your holiday.
Our Puerto de Mogan holiday apartment is a short stroll from the golden sandy beach of Playa Mogan, its restaurants, marina and fishing harbour. Playa de Mogan has several sea water channels giving rise to its name "Spanish little Venice". A stroll around this port is enhanced by the many promenades and small bridges and the interesting local architecture. The holiday apartment is ideally situated. When the sun comes up, it appears on the apartment terrace early each morning. It is a lovely relaxing location with no nightclubs or loud bars; these are all a short 10 minute taxi ride away. Puerto de Mogan and Playa Mogan in Gran Canaria is for those looking for a relaxing break with some fabulous restaurants.
There is a vibrant local community in Puerto de Mogan, with pretty whitewashed houses rising up the hillside, with a maze of narrow paths and walkways, leading up to the viewing platform from where you can view the beautiful beach of Playa Mogan and bustling harbour of Puerto de Mogan.
There are two good supermarkets within very close proximity to the apartment, baking warm fresh bread every morning. There are many boutiques, designer shops and lovely restaurants in the area too. There is also a street market every Friday that weaves through Puerto de Mogan harbour, selling various handcrafted Canarian gifts, jewellery, handbags, clothes, ornaments, leather gifts, natural aloe vera products and organically grown local produce.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Puerto Mogan (4 mins) 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Palmas 65 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
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Our NEWLY REFURBISHED holiday rental flat in Puerto Mogan in Gran Canaria is a spacious 2 bedroom apartment with a large private terrace. It is located in a two-story apartment building of 23 pretty apartments, with a lift and entry phone system. The holiday apartment is fully equipped with modern facilities, furnished and decorated for an enjoyable holiday, It is worth noting that it's one of the larger apartments in the area.
The apartment is equipped with Air Conditioning, as well as ceiling fans in the bedrooms. It has a large comfy sofa and relaxer chair, Hi-Fi, Euro Satellite TV with some English channels, a DVD player, washing machine, full oven and hob, microwave and full size fridge freezer for your use. Our holiday apartment is very spacious and is located in the wonderfully relaxing area that is Puerto de Mogan, with views across the valley. The apartment has a large balcony, on which we have a table, 4 chairs and two relaxer sunloungers for your use.
Our holiday apartment at Playa Mogan is just a 4 minute stroll from the restaurants, boutiques, designer shops, bars and golden sandy beach. This picturesque area is known for its Venice style canals, beautiful flowers all around and bustling street market every Friday.
Our holiday rental apartment shares a delightful roof-top pool with the other apartments in the block. It also has a large area in which to sunbathe and relax after a swim. The pool is approximately 5m x 7m. The roof terrace is approximately 16x18 metres with plenty of sunbeds readily and always available. The upstairs roof terrace is rarely busy, so its the pefect place to relax, sunbathe, read a book, and take a swim in the pool.
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The apartment is very close to the harbour which is surrounded by designer boutiques, restaurants, stylish cafés and jazz and piano bars making this location perfect for a relaxing evening meal.
Puerto Mogan offers plenty to do, but it is a much quieter resort and provides a more relaxed setting than its neighbours such as Puerto Rico, Maspalomas and Playa Del Ingles. All can be reached by taxi, car or boat.
Our holiday apartment is in an ideal position in Playa Mogan and has the morning sun on the terrace, which stays through most of the afternoon. It's lovely to sit on the apartment balcony in the evening with a glass of wine or a coffee and relax in the evening warmth.
Parking: There is secure parking in the centre of Puerto Mogan and you may find a space directly outside of the building, but this of course, cannot be guaranteed.
Other local attractions include: a yellow submarine offering trips to the underwater world off-shore, glass bottom boat trips to the beaches of Puerto Rico and Playa Del Ingles, Maspalomas; and deep sea fishing trips are also available. Nearby, the island boasts other attractions such as Water parks, Sioux City Western Theme Park and Palmitos park providing a colourful and entertaining look at nature. There are some high quality golf courses close by.
You will find the pool on the roof of the apartment block. It is heated during the winter months for the comfort of our guests. The lift services up to the second floor and the pool is then accessed by one flight of stairs. The roof top enjoys spectacular views of the valley and the local area, looking down to the right, you can see the sea. The pool area is rarely busy and sunbeds are plentiful and are located next to the pool for your use. The lounging area by the poolside is large, with plenty of space for everyone.
Cot hire and high chair rental available on request.
The Canary Islands region
The island of Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean, just 130 miles from the African coast. It is the third largest of the Canary Islands and offers lush forests, Sahara like dunes, mountains and volcanic landscapes. Gran Canaria also boasts incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches. It boasts around 340 days of sunshine each year and is usually beautifully warm. The south is the most popular part of the island including the resort of Puerto de Mogán (a picturesque village also known as Little Venice), which is in our opinion the prettiest and most relaxing resort on the island. Gran Canaria has spectacular views and many rugged landscapes, well worth exploring.
The island boasts several interesting museums und culture centres, highlights of which are the recent Museo de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia (Science and Technology Museum) and the Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus House) as well as the Centro Atlântico de Arte Moderno (Atlantic Centre of Modern Art) – all of them are in the city of Las Palmas.
After the subjugation by the Spaniards, Gran Canaria Island became a famous port of call for travellers, and many of them settled with their families on this beautiful island, bringing with them their own cultures and traditions. As Gran Canaria’s society was always open to everything that came from beyond the seas, the island has enriched itself with visiting cultures, although at all times aiming to preserve its ancient traditions to keep its original identity alive. Due to its long history, this cosmopolitan island became a synonym for ‘culture blends’ with a rich archaeological, architectural, ethnographic and artistic heritage – difficult to find in other places of such small dimensions.
The people of the island like to celebrate festivals, if of religious, folkloristic or cultural nature, and there is always something going on somewhere on the island. In the meantime a firm place on the island’s agenda have internationally renowned festivals such as the International Film Festival of Las Palmas, the Festival de Música de Canarias (Canaries Classic Music Festival) and the Festival de Ópera (Opera Festival). Other events like the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) or the Festival de Teatro y Danza de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Theater and Dance Festival of Gran Canaria) bring still more influences of the international cultural panorama to this magnificent island.
The People of Gran Canaria
Long before the first European sailors arrived on the Canary Islands, all seven islands were inhabited. Guanches, ‘guan’ (meaning 'man') and ‘che’ (meaning ‘white mountain’ referring to the snow-crowned Teide on Tenerife) in the native tongue, was the name given to those inhabitants. Guanches are believed to have arrived on the islands between the 5th and the 1st century B.C., probably from Africa. According to Spanish historical records, the Guanches were tall, strongly built, white-skinned, blue-eyed and blond-haired.
The Guanches were cave dwellers, which was a logical development with regard to the climate of the Canary Islands. A cave dwelling was the perfect solution for both summer and winter, keeping people cooler or warmer, and also for storage purposes.
Today’s inhabitants of Gran Canaria are a proud, friendly and easygoing people, the majority of them being descendants of the Spanish conquerors and colonisers and assimilated Guanches. In general, they are open minded, willing to help and pleased to show visitors their culture and their island.
Almost 96 per cent of the inhabitants of the Canary Islands are Roman Catholics, who are very tradition-conscious, which can be witnessed on big religious feast days and particularly during the ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week before Easter), when extensive celebrations take place all over the islands.
Golf in Gran Canaria
Ideal climatic conditions make Gran Canaria a perfect golfing destination, with the possibility of practising your favourite sport 365 days a year. An added bonus is that most of the golf courses on the island are new, which means you’ll find modern courses conceived with the most demanding players very much in mind.
There are currently 10 golf courses in Gran Canaria – four are located in the north and six in the south – each and every one built by the most prestigious of international golf-course designers.
Puerto Mogan is quite special. Its set around a beautiful fishing harbour, alongside the small but vibrant local community. It's set in the valley, and has its own micro-climate, so warm weather is virtually guaranteed all year round, giving you pleasant sun-filled, relaxing days. We believe its the prettiest and most relaxing resort on the whole of Gran Canaria and is often referenced in guide books as being a really special place to visit.
Take a walk through the old town behind the harbour on the hillside; the pretty white-washed houses, fabulous restaurants and amazing shops and boutiques. Walk through the steps and maze of narrow paths and you'll find the homes to the vibrant local community. Walk up to the viewing belvedere for a bird’s eye panoramic view of the whole resort. You can take photos from up there, that will look like postcards.
You will feel like you are part of a secret club that knows and protects this resort from becoming over commercialised like many of the other spots on the island. The beach is lovely, the water is crisp and clear and the surrounding area is a hive of little bars and cafes.
Puerto de Mogán in the evenings is a place to stroll; or relax in the comfortable chairs of an open air terrace bar while slowly sipping your drink as the sun sets, watching the world go by.
A good local bus service operates from the areas immediately behind the port but car-hire is ideal if you want to explore the island at your leisure. Taxis are also readily available at the taxi rank next to the beach and trips to the local resorts are just minutes away. Off-road parking is available at the front of the building on a first come first served basis. Boat trips are available from the harbour too.
Local attractions in Puerto de Mogan include: A yellow submarine offering trips to the underwater world off-shore, boat trips to the beaches of Puerto Rico, Playa Del Ingles and Maspalomas. Deep sea fishing trips are also available. Nearby. The island boasts other attractions such as Water parks, Sioux City Western Theme Park and Palmitos Park providing a colourful and entertaining look at nature.
Puerto Mogan harbour also offers diving activities. The waters outside of this tranquil harbour have recently been designated a marine reserve and are popular for diving because of their calmness and transparent waters. With the existence of old shipwrecks just off the coast and the natural volcanic seabed, the marine life is varied and plentiful.
Fishing and yacht trips are also available. A glass-bottomed ferry trip is available to Puerto Rico and Arguineguin.
There is also a children's play area adjacent to the beach where the children can play safely. Numerous areas of Gran Canaria can be reached by boat, taxi or bus.
There are two beautiful golf courses within very close proximity. The prestigious 18 hole Salobre golf course is the largest of the two.
Mogan has many fabulous restaurants to choose from, serving a variety of foods from freshly caught fish, to the island's most celebrated pizza/steak restaurant.
All the attractions are easily accessible. We can arrange trips for you, or we can offer car rental so that you can make the journey there at your leisure. On Friday mornings, a little walk down from our holiday rental flat, there is a bustling street market in Puerto Mogan, stretching from the harbour through to the town centre, selling clothes, lace and various Canarian gifts. Our holiday apartment gives you the perfect base to do as much or as little as you would like on your sunshine break. The perfect relaxing holiday accommodation.
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1 Nov 2014
"Feels like home ❤️"
Back again for another wonderful peaceful holiday. From the moment I contact Dawn the owner of westhill the service is brilliant. So much so that Dawn even arranged transport to include other family … More
27 Aug 2014
"Nice and quiet place, well located to visit Gran Canaria"
The apartment and terrace were bigger than what we expected with a very well furnished kitchen.
The swimming pool was well appreciated even if the beach is so close.
Travelling with a coeliac child it was perfect to have the supermarket 5 minutes walk from the apartment with a lot of gluten free products !
And last but not least we have forgotten some clothes over there, and thanks to the prompt reaction of Dawn, the apartment's owner, the clothes are on the way back home.
23 Aug 2014
"Everything you need in this well equipped apartment"
We had a great week in this very well equipped and comfy apartment. We especially appreciated the wi-fi and UK TV stations. The rooftop pool is very warm and clean and was always quiet. Puerto de Mogan is a very pretty resort and much nicer than some of the more built-up resorts further along the coast. The beach, shops and restaurants are all a short walk away fro m the apartment and the bus station is just across the road. Dawn organised our taxis for us, which were very efficient and comfy. Puerto de Mogan is a great place for a relaxing week in the sun.
8 Apr 2014
"Perfect- just the relaxation we were looking for"
Westhill is a great appartment, perfectly situated for all aspects of puerto de mogan. Dawn is a pleasure to deal with, didn't hesitate to answer any queries as well as organusing our transfers which made our journeys seamless.
mogan is a lovely resort, very clean, lovely beach and amazing harbour
with great restaurants. Some evenings we stayed in and ate on the balcony- the appartment had everything we needed including a really quiet pool ( we only shared it with one other couple once! )
This time we just relaxed and apart from a mid week boat trip we didnt leave mogan...though a quick visit to puerto rico showed how peaceful and beautiful mogan is!
Will definately return and have already recommended the accomodation and mogan!
6 Feb 2014
"A lovely Apartment and resort!"
We were really pleased. The apartment is lovely. It's nice and big, plenty of space for the 4 of us. It is fully equipped with a decent cooker and a large fridge/freezer, real home from home comforts plus a big outside balcony to relax on. The roof-top pool is great, plenty of room up there to sunbathe. The apartment is positioned well, 5 mins from the beach and all the restaurants around the harbour. I like the fact there are no late disco bars, no-one trying to drag you into clubs, it's just a chilled, relaxed place to be, perfect for our holiday. I'll definitely go back. The agent Judy is really helpful too, a very nice English lady. Thanks to Dawn for organising.
28 Nov 2013
"Nicest village we found on the isalnd"
We had a great time in Puerto de Mogan. for our week's holiday. the apartment was ideal for our family of three, with my teenage son particularly happy about the wifi availability!
Puerto de Mogan is a lovely village. We did a fair amount of travelling around the island in our hire car, and I have to say that we didn't find anywhere else as nice at Mogan. Although we didn't use them, there were lot's of local buses buzzing around, so I wouldn't discount Mogan is you don't want to drive.
As for the restaurants, let's just say that I've been on a crash diet since I got back.
Judy, the housekeeper, was lovely too.
6 Oct 2013
We booked to stay in number 10 with the owner Dawn. Dawn arranged the transport, key collection etc once she had our flight details and it couldn't have gone any smoother. There were four of us w… More
28 Sep 2013
"Fantastic stay in a fantastic apartment"
My wife and I have recently come back from a visit to Puerto Mogan and stayed in this apartment. It's recent refurbishment is fantastic and there is everything you could possibly want there. The… More
21 Aug 2013
"Beautiful apartment in the best location with a roof-top pool!"
This is one of those places that you will return. The apartment is a stone's throw away from the beach, restaurants and all the activities of Mogan. In terms of getting there from the airport, it… More
19 Aug 2013
"Huge apartment, balcony in sun all day, rooftop loungers and pool, could live there all year!"
The service was excellent! Owner arranged transfers with friendly drivers, the English lady who looks after the apartment on behalf of the owner is extremely helpful, welcomed me in the middle of the night, provided milk and water ready for tea and coffee and went out of her way when I asked for help.
The property is really well equipped, washing machine, English TV & DVD, stacks of pots and cooking things, you don't need to take anything - it is all there! There's windows in every room for fresh warm air, fans in the bedrooms and air conditioning, and so much space you will not be on top of each other; all the rooms are big including the bathroom! The balcony is big too, with an airer, sun loungers and large table with chairs. The beds are comfortably hard and the sofa and lounge chairs comfy and soft; not foam on board! The owner has gone to a lot of trouble to make the apartment home from home and thought of everything you might need as a family with lots of drawer and cupboard space and a safe. You have an apartment and an outer key to outside steps or a lift just along the corridor.
Others have commented it is on the main road into Mogan, yes it is but I honestly would say you don't notice when sleeping in the sun or bathing in the pool! More importantly it means wide flat pavements to Mogan, a very short walk away, and the supermarket and bus station are 'just around the corner'. Even though there was plenty parking space I did not take a car for my 10 days stay, with the excellent bus service so close and regular boat trips to the other resorts. If you like to walk; just up the road going away from the village is another supermarket on the right, turn left at that roundabout, up a steep climb and you have plenty of long walks up and along the coast or into the local hills.
My favourite was the pool on the roof, I had it to myself almost every day, being July I swam every afternoon, it's the length of a normal pool width and the apartment has blow up pool things if you like!
July is hot but its quiet and not many British; weekends are busy with Spanish families but they're happy and fun.
If you are thinking Mogan as your destination, then its fabulous, family orientated, safe, and quiet; its not for the clubbing crowd, but great friendly bars and restaurants a great beach with loungers and the usual water sport things out in the sea, gorgeous marina and working harbour so a fish lovers delight! As a lone female traveller it was the perfect destination; I did not get hassled or feel unsafe ever - all the restaurants, shops, cafes and bar staff were chatty and friendly. Brunch on the Marina after a long morning stroll - heaven!
As for the apartment... I have already recommended it to all my friends, colleagues and family; I'd definitely stay there again and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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