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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Captains Apartment with its Studio has been re-furbished in July 2013. It is set up as a home not just as a rental property (as all our properties are - please see our website). It has been finished in a simple but elegant style to be a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay.
The apartment takes 2 persons in twin beds. Extra accommodation for up to 4 persons is available in the Studio (it is never let separately) so it can expand to take families and friends. It is completely separate from The Captains House although the two together make a great central location for a holiday in Puerto de Mogan with friends and family. Pricing is based on a per person rate for two persons upwards.
The Captains Apartment is just a few minutes stroll from the beach (slightly longer if you pause for an ice-cream), shops, bars, restaurants, marina and port. It is tucked away in the old village under the Captains House and and among other village houses with its own private patio so has no view. It is only the Captains House that has the roof terrace. Its patio is shaded by a large weeping fig and is a private and secure place to escape the heat of the Sahara level sun. There is patio lighting for eating outdoors in the evening.
In the Studio there is extra accommodation for up to two people sharing a double bed, with two bunk beds for children, to give complete flexibility when there are more than two people in the same party wanting to stay in the apartment. It has its own separate entrance from the patio, with en suite shower room/toilet/basin. As it shares the patio with the apartment it is never let out separately. For more information and photos please visit our website. Google "Hamilton Holiday Houses".
Ideal for two persons seeking that romantic holiday or a group of friends, the Apartment and Studio can be expanded by combining it with the Captains House to make a great base for a larger party or family holiday. There is a safe sandy beach with calm, clear water, fresh water showers, with sun-beds and umbrellas if you want them, but plenty of space on the beach if you do not. It is ideal for children and great for swimming.
Although there are plenty of restaurants and shops within 100 - 150 metres nearby, the Captains Apartment is away from the bustle of the town and port. It is up a gentle slope about 80 metress from the village square, in a quiet part of the bottom of the old fishing village. The old village continues up the hillside in a maze of little alleyways giving magnificent views from the top.
The Apartment can only be reached on foot, but car parking is only 100 metres away with free parking behind the beach restaurants and shops. As external access is by a slope with one step into the apartment gate and only two steps in the apartment from the bedroom to the kitchen/sitting area, it is suitable for elderly or infirm persons with reasonable mobility.
The kitchen was set up by the previous owners who lived there full time so with our local mini market shop around the corner selling fresh bread , locally grown vegetables, fruit and drinks as well as stocking all the basics of life, and with a large well stocked supermarket in town that delivers and other local shops, self catering could not be easier. There is a TV with DVD player and multi - media speakers for Ipods etc and our agent has a small stock of DVDs to borrow. There are board games and books as well as a wide selection of guide books and reference books. There is Wi-Fi through local subscription networks and our agent has Wi-Fi for rent at 25 euros per week.
Puerto de Mogan is in the south of the island, away from the main tourist areas, and is an all year round holiday destination with good weather and average temperatures range from 18-21 degrees in winter to 26 – 32 degrees in summer with a cooling Atlantic breeze (See map). Publshed weather reports will be based on the North of the island that has a different climate.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa de Mogan 150 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Las Palmas 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entering the Apartment a door from the patio leads into a twin-bedded room with a wardrobe, dressing table and en-suite WC and shower. An archway leads into the spacious living and fully fitted kitchen area lit by two large opening skylights and a window. There is a big sofa, a coffee table (with games inside) and a dining table and chairs.
There is a widescreen TV with Video and DVD player. There is a pair of multimedia speakers. There is a large (somewhat ancient) Video collection and our agent has a small collection of DVDs at her office in the port. There are lot of books. There is also a comprehensive house book with lots of information on local facilities and trips out. as well as guide books,
Although you are unlikely to need them, A/C and heating are available in the bedroom area (at extra cost of 5 euros per night) and the kitchen/living room area has two opening skylights to keep it cool.
The Studio has a double bed, two bunks, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. It has its own shower room with basin and toilet.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a separate lockable gated entrance to a path leading down to the lower patio and apartment which is shared with the studio. The patio has patio tables and chairs and, although the lower terrace does not have a view, it is perfect for breakfast and a cool and secluded place to be in the heat of the day if you want a break from the beach or at certain times of the year when the breeze off the sea can be cool. It is shaded by a large weeping fig tree.
The patio is shared with the studio, which is never let out separately, but is used when there are more than two persons in the same party taking the apartment. There is a separate utility room, with a washing machine opening onto the patio and a small garden.
The Captains Apartment is only minutes from the port and beach with shops and restaurants - you could not be more conveniently placed.
The Captains Apartment and Studio can be taken in combination with the Captains House for larger parties.
Parking is provided on a paid basis in the road and car park about 150 yards away and there is parking free of charge in the town about 5 minutes walk away. There is a space to stop and unload a car at the bottom of the village square near the property.
We can direct you to car hire firms, where with free parking available in Puerto de Mogan, the cost is often not much different for a week's hire than a taxi in both directions to and from the airport. There are trips up into the hills to visit picturesque villages so it is worth thinking of having a car.
There are plenty of flight combinations which allow for different lengths of stay. We will always be as flexible as possible to meet your requirements. The house and apartments are available all year round.
Our local English speaking agent, Carine, has an office in the port and provides a “meet and greet” service at the house when you arrive and will meet up with you at the end of your stay. Her staff will also deal with any queries during your stay in Puerto de Mogan.
Carine can arrange a taxi to meet you at the airport and a welcome pack of food and essentials to be waiting you in the house or apartment if you are arriving very late. A welcome pack of food can be provided at extra cost payable locally, please indicate if you require this on our booking form, although the local mini supermarket two alleyways away is open from around 8am in the morning with fresh bread.
We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking. We ask for one third of the holiday cost to be paid as a deposit on booking. Payments are in £stg although we also accept euros at the current exchange rate.
The balance is to be paid 3 months prior to arrival or the full amount if booking within that date. A reminder invoice will be sent. We will send you the booking terms and conditions with the first invoice. The contract for your holiday is made when you have paid the deposit.
To allow for cleaning between changeovers please do not arrive before 3.30pm on the day of arrival and on day of departure leave the properties by 10.30 am. If there is no one staying immediately before or after you, then by prior arrangement, you will be able to arrive earlier or leave later to suit your flight times.
All bookings are made on the condition the full amount of the cost of your holiday is due 3 months before the first date of occupation of the properties and is not refundable in the event of cancellation for any reason.
Directions and house details will be sent a minimum of 2 weeks prior to departure.
You are responsible for booking your own flights and travel insurance.
About this location
The Canary Islands region
Gran Canaria is the principal island in the Canaries, situated off the African coast at the level of the Sahara, about 120 miles into the Atlantic.
Whilst The Canaries are often regarded as a winter sun break, they have a year-round sub-tropical climate. Minimum temperatures are normally around 18/20 degrees C in winter on the coast with little rainfall. In the summer the temperatures can be up to 30 C degrees, but there is usually a cooling ocean breeze. Water temperature is up to around 25 C degrees in summer.
Gran Canaria is in the same time zone as the UK so if you time your flight well you can be leaving UK in the afternoon and eating dinner on the harbourside at Puerto de Mogan in the evening.
The north of the island is where the capital city Las Palmas and the airport is situated, and has a different climate from Puerto de Mogan. Puerto de Mogan is situated in the dry sheltered southern end of the island. The spectacular mountain range in the middle splits the island and the weather.
Las Palmas is where Christopher Columbus dropped in on his voyages across the Atlantic to discover the New World and the old part of the city has an excellent museum, older colonial buildings and cathedral.
There are deep valleys and gorges, villages hanging onto mountainsides and wonderful vistas. Depending on the time of year there will be flowers and almond tree blossom. Deeper valleys have palm trees and vines. There are some good walking trails in the National Park in the southern end of the island. The sand dunes at Maspalomas are a world heritage site.
Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria is known locally as "The Jewel of the Canaries".
A pretty Venetian-style marina complex with houses, shops, bars and restaurants has been added to the original fishing village at Puerto de Mogan where the Captains House and apartment is situated. The old village is situated just behind the marina and is still largely populated by Canarians. Its narrow alleyways and painted houses climb back up the hillside, as the streets quickly turn into steps. It is like being in a Greek village if you want a comparison.There are no high rise buildings in Puerto de Mogan.
Puerto de Mogan is tucked away on the south of the island, nestling into the cliff at the end of a deep valley with towering scenery going back inland and separated from the north of the island by a mountain range which changes the weather. Although it feels a million miles away from the airport, the city of Las Palmas and the tourist centres of Maspalomas and Playa de los Ingles, it is less than one hour way from all of these by car, taxi or the regular bus service.
Puerto de Mogan is very well placed to explore the island’s interior as the national park, with the most spectacular scenery, is at this end of the island. The coast road stops at Puerto de Mogan and turns inland to cut across the island through a magnificent rugged mountain landscape formed by volcanic activity. You can also take a trip up into the mountains by car, taxi or bus where, at around 5,000 ft above sea level, you can experience a completely different climate and vegetation with stunning views and beautiful light, particularly at sunset.
Car hire is available in the town, neighbouring resorts, and at the airport. Taxis are cheap and plentiful (the village cab rank is a minute away from the house and apartment) and there are good bus services around and across the island.
For a more relaxing time the golden sand beach is large enough for those who want a sun bed and an umbrella or those who prefer to lie on a towel at the water’s edge. The beach is shielded from the Atlantic by a breakwater so that swimming is safe and perfect for children. The beach is normally lifeguarded and has showers and toilets.
The old Canarian way of life still goes on in the old village with the local card school (men only!) meeting in the village square every evening while their wives sit outside in the local café drinking coffee and watching their children play in the square. Apart from the road into the port, the village streets (including ours) are not accessible by car.
Boat trips, deep sea fishing, dolphin watching and scuba diving are all available from the port and marina. There is a regular glass bottomed ferry service calling at resorts up the coast which goes every half hour during the day.
The small town behind the beach has plenty of shops. There is good shopping, and for food there is a well-stocked supermarket which has a wide selection of wine and food. They will deliver to your door. Tucked away down an alleyway just around the corner from us is a mini-market which sells all the basics and more, as well as delicious fresh bread daily from 8am so self catering could not be easier.
When you do not feel like cooking there is a wide variety of European restaurants in the port and the marina, serving a wide range of food including Canarian specialities as well as every other type of cuisine (even Chinese!). Particularly noteworthy is the fishermen’s co-operative restaurant in the port that serves wonderful freshly caught fish, as do a lot of the restaurants because the port has its own small trawler fleet. Because it is a big Spanish family resort the Spanish and local Canarian food is authentically prepared.
Whilst visitors come to Puerto de Mogan for the day by the local ferry service, especially on Fridays when there is a tourist market, by 5pm most of them have left on the last boat. It is a family holiday destination during school holidays for a number of nationalities, but mostly Spanish, and it is also a year-round resort for Scandinavians and other Northern Europeans escaping from the miseries of winter to blue skies and sunshine. Although there is a relatively small number of English visitors staying there, a large number do come on day trips so most people, including the excellent local doctor, speak English.
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1 Feb 2015
"Spotless and comfortable apartment, very convenient for shops and restaurants"
Four of us went to Puerto de Mogan for some winter sunshine. This small apartment was brilliant: the main apartment is open plan, with bedroom area (twin beds; ensuite bathroom), seating area and fu… More
28 Jan 2015
We enjoyed our stay at the Captain's apartment . Everything was as described in the information. It was well equipped and spacious and we enjoyed using the beach chairs and it was handy having a… More
11 Dec 2014
"Lovely Apartment in Fabulous Location"
This is a nice large apartment in a fabulous location. It is within two minutes walk of both the beachfront and the harbour. It is also at street level which is a big advantage as many of the rental p… More
1 Dec 2014
"central yet quiet, well equiped, lacks a seat in the sun tho ."
as above gd location, puerto mogan a gd resort for those wishing a quiet holiday. well equiped kitchen.… More
We are certainly central to all places in Mogan. We state quite clearly on our website and particulars that we are tucked away amongst old village houses and the patio is shaded by a tree. As it would be for locals who prefer the shade after being out in the sun all day. Our visitors like it for that reason too, as if you are on the beach all day in the hot sun (Gran Canaria is at the level of the Sahara) it is nice to have a place to come back to be out of it, especially if you want to eat outside.
25 Jul 2014
"Amazing holiday – utterly relaxing and fantastic accommodation!"
The Captain's Apartment offers everything you could possibly want. The shaded terrace gives you a wonderful restful and cool place to eat, play cards and just be outside after a hot day in the sun. The beach is within 2 mins walk. Brilliant resort with everything you need for a relaxing and happy holiday. Huge variety of restaurants offering a wide range of foods and prices. The village has all the other necessary amenities you might need all within walking distance. The beach is clean and the sheltered bay offers safe and calm water for swimming. There are loads of water activities for all the family to one side of the beach. We have been three times to this resort/accommodation and have stayed in both the Apartment and The Captain's House. Highly recommend both these places and will always try and book it again.
27 Apr 2014
"So different - in a nice way"
We were two adult couples who shared the studio and the apartment. It suited us well and it was really nice to stay among the locals. We enjoyed our breakfast together in the patio and in the evening - After dinner - we played games and had fun in the kitchen/Living area. The sun we enjoyed at the Beach- 3 minutes from the apartment.
22 Jan 2014
"A great location in a lovely little resort."
Captain's Apartment and Studio is ideally placed for the beach, marina, shops and restaurants. It's authenticity and character makes for accommodation which feels different to the usual holi… More
4 Sep 2013
"Lovely apartment in Puerto de Mogan"
Nueve días para nadar y pasear por Mogan, conocer Gran Canaria y su cocina, disfrutar de este tranquilo apartamento y de las recomendaciones que Nick, su amable propietario, nos facilitó con todo lu… More
28 Jul 2013
"The good, the bad and the result"
The Good:Kitchen - very spacious and well equippedWardrobe space - plenty for two peopleSpacious in generalWell equipped in generalThe Bad:Basement apartmentOutside area darkOnly window is at ground l… More
We were very disappointed that this visitor says she had such a bad time with problems, which as you can see from our other Trip Adviser reviews is not typical. We ask everyone who stays for their comments upon their return and act on them immediately. This review - some 4 months later after the visit - is the first we have heard from this visitor.
There are reviews from visitors before and after her stay giving a 4*/5* rating and this is before our refurbishment which started in June 2013. See for example TA reviews 21/03/13 & 22/04/13 and 01/06/13, so this one is not only untypical but some of the more basic issues identified (but not mentioned in other reviews) have been dealt with anyway – see below.
The information we send to our enquirers and on our websites is quite clear. It sits amongst a jumble of village houses as it is in the bottom of the old village and for that reason does not have a view and is shaded.
We have just finished (June/ July 2013) a full refurbishment and upgrade of the property including a new bathroom, new lighting in the bedroom and a new patio, as well as cutting back the tree shading it.
Cockroaches are endemic in hot climates and Puerto de Mogan is no exception. Our apartment and patio area, like other village houses, are sprayed regularly. Anyone used to visiting hot climates will realise they will be around and be seen from time to time. It can depend on whether food is left out.
We have a local agent and maintenance team (see other reviews that praise them) and they react immediately to any reported problems such as missing plugs. Barbecues in our experience are unfortunately always an issue as people using them rarely clean them afterwards. It was dealt with immediately. The agent mentioned to us the complaint about the towels and they were subsequently replaced. The drain can be sorted easily by bleach as can any external furniture cleaning – was it reported? We do not know.
The kitchen and sitting area are very well lit by two very large skylights which makes the small window mentioned unnecessary (see photographs), and whilst the bedroom was darker it is now better lit.
The reason for asking visitors at that time to be careful with water was because of a broken water main up in the village, even though we have large storage tanks for the apartment.
So disappointed that this visitor did not bother to contact us to make a complaint on their return and has decided to post a review such as this, after such a delay, without contacting us first.
If there are issues we want to deal with them immediately so they do not affect other peoples holidays – which given the subsequent reviews do not have seem to have done – and make any redress necessary to the complainant.
Hamilton Holiday Houses 29 July 2013
1 Jun 2013
"Beautiful little apartment with everything you could need for a great holiday"
The Captain's apartment is a lovely little home from home with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. It was tastefully furnished and had lots of special touches, right down to the wooden outside furniture, bbq and candles on the cool and most welcomed terrace.
We loved staying in the old town.
The beach is great and very clean and the locals are so, so friendly. There are so many good places to eat. If you stay here, make sure you try the tiny Italian restaurant 50 yards from your gate! Great Italian home cooked food at very reasonable prices. No chips or burgers here!
All in all, a wonderfully relaxing week spent in this lovely accommodation. We can't fault the El Sirocco staff. They were on call at all hours if there was a problem and resolved the issue of our broken barbeque instantly by taking us to the shops and supplying another one.
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