Villa Citrus Lanzarote
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Appealing, airy, light and spacious. Particularly relaxing location, detached Villa Citrus with its own private heated pool. Villa Citrus is open plan and accessible situated on the well established private, peaceful, development of Villas del Sur.
Villa Citrus is especially bright and spacious both inside and out with a large private tranquil terrace. The villa is ideally situated with a convenient bus stop and well stocked supermarket close by. The local bus makes the Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca town and harbour easily accessible by public transport and also connects to the coach station in Playa blanca which services the north of the island with a regular network and reasonably priced public transport system. It is possible to arrive at the villa from the airport using public transport and a short taxi journey.
The villa is a 20 minute walk or a 2 minute taxi drive to the Marina Rubicon complex which has a fantastic variety of waterfront restaurants, boutique designer shops, beautiful harbour, bowling alley plus a wide range of water sports and leisure activities. Situated a two kilometer walk from Papagayo beaches.
The villa is ideal for groups of friends, families or couples of all ages the villa offers space and privacy to sleep play and relax. The Villa is on one level and easily accessible for people with limited mobility and has a large patio and off road private parking for one vehicle. Villa Citrus is situated on a private, no through access road.
The master ensuite bedroom is situated at one end of the villa whilst the two guest bedrooms and bathroom are at the other end, with the living area, dining area and kitchen in the middle, see aerial plan for layout below.
Villa Citrus comprises of three bedrooms and two bathrooms The master double ensuite bedroom has ceiling fan and light with patio doors leading to the terrace and pool area. Both twin bedrooms share a bathroom with bath and shower over. All bedrooms have plenty of fitted wardrobe space and louvre windows for ventilation. - .
The living, dining, kitchen area is open plan.The living room benefits from a high domed cathedral ceiling and captures natural light. The dining area has a large dining table with 6 chairs. The kitchen is well equipped with breakfast bar, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, cafetier, picnic set including cool bag and freezer packs. The living area has two comfortable 3 seater adjustable sofas, 32" flat screen tv, dvd, and cd player. There is a decent supply of dvds and books at your disposal.
The large terrace area is spacious and ideal for relaxing comprising of a bbq - six loungers with cushions, outdoor dining table seats six and umbrella can be accessed either through the patio doors from the en-suite bed.room or through the patio doors leading from the living room.
500 metres (7 minute walk) from the Villa Citrus you arrive at The beautiful coastal path which is an attractive promenade which leads to The Marina Rubicon, beaches, town, harbour and lighthouse. Should shopping take your fancy then the Marina Rubicon houses some really smart shops selling everything from designer label clothing through to jewellery and cosmetics, as well as restaurants where you can admire the plethora of yachts and then explore the atmospheric little lanes and squares that run off the main Marina.
Playa Blanca also offers the best beaches on Lanzarote with the world famous Papagayo beaches, plus a selection of smaller beaches along the 10 kilometre promenade which runs from the Papagayo beaches to the lighthouse in the west. The new Marina Rubicon is firmly established as a world class boating destination and offers clients the best in cuisine, shopping and a Saturday market. There is also a host of other restaurants to cater for all tastes. Playa Blanca has another market every Wednesday, and the there is a varied shopping selection in the high street. For the sporty types, there is a 9 hole pitch and putt course, diving, sailing, snorkelling, tennis, squash, mountain biking, swimming and many more activities.such as paddle tennis, crazy golf, water sports, bowling alley, small amusement park, trampolining, scuba diving, paragliding and a glass bottom boat.
Many of the 4 and 5 star hotels allow none residents in the evening including the Dream Castillo Hotel and Spa which is a 7 minute walk from the villa and the Papagayo Arena (10 minute walk from the villa).
In the height of summer there is always a nice breeze coming from the sea to cool you down which can be very welcome.
Further pictures of Villa Citrus available on request.
We are flexible on arrival and departure days to suit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa Dorada 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Arrecife 30 km, Nearest railway: N/A|
|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
|General||TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Our managers Linda and Mike Lord are English Speaking and live a few villas away, they will visit on the first morning of your arrival to make sure you are o.k. and to see if you have any questions, after that - they will leave you to enjoy your holiday but are on hand if you need them.
Our mission is to achieve a comfortable, spacious and relaxing atmosphere; We feel comfortable beds are important ,and plump pillows. We have provided duvets and throws in each bedroom if required. All our rooms are colourful and colour co-ordinated with fans if required.
|Further details outdoors|
We have al fresco dining table and chairs which seats 6 people plus a patio set for use round the pool for safety - 6 loungers and 6 comfy lounger cushions and parasol and bbq.
Just off the living room to the back of the villa is a small patio and garden which is ideal for secluded sunbathing or perhaps a spot of breakfast or a quiet evening drink.
It is possible to illuminate the pool at night.
Weather in Lanzarote - If you are looking for year-round sunshine and warmth, you've just found it! Daytime temperatures in Lanzarote rarely fall below 18 degrees Celsius, yet the island air is constantly refreshed by cooling breezes that blow off the Atlantic Ocean - so it rarely gets 'stuffy' or humid.
As part of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote enjoys average maximum temperatures in winter of 21 °C (70 °F) coupled with about six hours of sunshine. However, by May the daily average maximum temperature rises to 24 °C (75 °F) (Autumn months are similar), and it reaches 29 °C (85 °F) in the summer season.
Typically, there are 21 dry days each month during the winter season, rising to 26-29 days in the Spring, and 30 days in the summer months.
Hours of sunshine: averages are 6-7 hours of sunshine each day in the winter months, increasing to 9 hours in Spring and Autumn, and 11 hours in the summer months.
(Average temperatures, hours of sunshine , and dry days are courtesy of the Met Office website)
Clocks go forward and back at the same time as in the UK, and there is no time difference between the UK and Lanzarote. Generally it gets light slightly later in the morning, and dark slightly later in the evening (compared to the UK).
A 20% deposit is required to secure your reservation.
Full payment is required no less than 6 weeks prior to your stay.
Payment in full required for bookings less than 6 weeks before holiday.
A refundable key/breakage deposit of £200 is required at the time of booking, to be returned direct by cheque or direct banking 72 hours after your departure from the villa provided there are no breakages or damage.
To hire the high chair and cot will be £25 per week for both items.
To have the pool heated please add £60 per week.
The best part about memories, is making them.................
Villa Citrus has a bbq - which you are welcome to use,- but would request that you clean it after use.
Our managers can clean it for you, but there will be a 'cleaning' charge of £25.00
It is possible to pay by credit card, there will be a charge of 2.5% for this facility, there is no charge for payment by debit card.
The Canary Islands region
Playa Blanca is situated at the most southern point of Lanzarote and is approximately 30 mins 30 km from the airport by taxi and 37 kilometres from the Capital also Arrecife. For those who prefer not to hire a car it is possible to get from the airport to the villa using public transport. Further information on request. There is now a water park in Playa blanca, 20 euros for adults and 14 for children and that's for the whole day.
For those who prefer not to hire a car or has reduced mobility there is a bus stop by Villa del Sur which networks around the seafront, town, marina rubicon, harbour and bus station and runs twice an hour. The bus station in Playa Blanca town provides a regular service to towns north of the island including Arrecife Coach station . A well stocked hiperdino supermarket and snack bar is close to the villa supermarket,.
Playa Blanca happens to be the most recently developed resort on the island. Consequently it has become an attractive holiday destination which has learnt from the mistakes made by other resorts and is more tranquil and less noisy . There has been a good investment in infrastructure in Playa Blanca as well as holiday villas and hotels.
The newly built promenade is the heart of the place for visitors with its myriad of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. At midday when everyone has returned from the beach, the promenade walk is full of people, where all sorts of languages can be heard in Babylonian fashion.
The new pedestrian walkway is right through the centre of the village where you will find many shops, restaurants, banks, bars and supermarkets where one can wander about and look for gifts to take home. There are cafes and restaurants to suit every taste. Despite all this Playa Blanca retains the atmosphere of a small and charming village.
The nicest beach is the Playa Dorada, or Golden Beach, which is clean and being partly manmade is well protected and safe. The people who visit it usually spend the whole day there, and is recommended for families and children as it is busy but broad, there is diving, paracraft, banana sky bus, jet sky.
Beyond the harbour you will find another beach called Playa Flamingo, with a lively atmosphere all around.
What Time Does It Go Dark
It's a question we're often asked. We're much closer to the equator than northern European countries, so the difference between winter months and summer months is much less marked – that means our winter days are much longer, but our summer days are shorter.
We've selected sunrise and sunset times for key months through the year to give you a feel for what to expect:
In mid March, the sun rises at 0704 and sets at 1903, making the day a fraction under 12 hours long.
In the middle of June the sun rises at 0655 and sets at 2054 making the day almost 14 hours long.
In September the sun rises at 0739 and sets at 1959 making the day 12 hours and 20 minutes long.
In the middle of winter the sun rises at 0740 and sets at 1759 making the day 10 hours and 18 minutes long.
As you can see, the difference between the middle of summer (14 hours) and the middle of winter (10 hours and 18 minutes) is only 3 hours and 42 minutes. This compares to London where the difference between summer's longest day (16 hours and 49 minutes) and winter's shortest day (7 hours and 38 minutes) is over nine hours!
In the evening the Marina Rubicon is idea for groups of friends couples and families who are looking for restaurants, bars, studios and boutiques or just stop for a coffee glass of wine or dessert within view of the sea or just roam around the trendy shops and galleries which stay open til 10 pm. For nightlife head for the Jungle Bar which has evening entertainment and singers.
A childrens playground and cafe bar is less than a 10 minute walk together with a new modern shopping centre called El Pueblo with fashion, gift shops and quality restaurants and bars. A supermarket, 'Ropers' that sells virtually everything from an amazing variety of fresh and frozen fish/meat/veg/salad to local delicacies is also situated in El Pueblo. The sports bar has everything from Sky sports to good quality well priced snacks available every day. The local beach is ideal for fishing and rock pooling for the kids.
The new Marina Rubicon makes Playa Blanca a more upmarket resort and is only a 15-20 minute walk or 5 minute drive from Villa Citrus. Also from our villa in a different direction is a new Shopping Centre and a luxurious 5 star hotel Dream Castillo which offers spa treatments if you fancy pampering yourself.
The Marina is enticing at night with many upmarket trendy designer boutiques, shops, galleries - perfect for roaming around after a satisfying meal in one of the many restaurants or just to sit and enjoy a coffee/dessert or a glass of wine and watch the yachts and people go by.
A recently opened restaurant called El Mirador has sea views and sun loungers, so it's possible to have a cocktail whilst watching the sunset in total comfort whilst listening to music.
If you prefer the villa has a good supply of varied dvds and there is an English Speaking Disney Channel on the tv.
We can personally recommend Ropers Supermarket (13 minute walk from the villa in the El Pueblo Shopping Centre) for excellent quality and a varied selection of meat, chicken, ribs, fish, fresh salad, beer and wine for a perfect bbq but don't forget to buy the bricks and long matches. The villa is equipped with bbq and bbq cooking implements. But please remember to clean the bbq afterwards or our managers can do it for you for 50 euros.
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12 Jul 2014
"Lovely relaxing villa"
Villa Citrus is definitely the nicest villa I've stayed in. Situated on an extremely quiet street with a supermarket literally around the corner, the marina a 20 min walk away and Playa Blanca an… More
5 Oct 2013
"Villa Citrus - great accommodation in a lovely location"
We had a lovely week at this excellent and well equipped villa. Excellent location -easy access for Papagayo beach, Rubicon Marina and Playa Blanca. Beautiful coastal pathway - we walked 25km from eas… More
15 Sep 2013
"A Peaceful Haven"
We have just spent 12 days at Villa Citrus and I am now so relaxed I am almost going backwards ! The villa is in a quiet but accessible location. The bus stop is a minute away. (Just to the left of the mini roundabout) and costs 1.35 euro to Playa Blanca or to Marina Rubicon. The Marina is a 20 min walk - just down to the seafront and along to the right - with lovely sea views all the way. A taxi back is approx 3 euro and 3.50 from playa blanca. Very nice restaurants at the Marina but pricier than in town. We did eat in a couple of nights - supermarket just through the mini roundabout on the right or if looking for excellent fresh meats/steaks go to the Roper Supermarket.
The villa itself is very clean and tidy and what you see in the pictures is what you get. There is no air con but by using the fans and sleeping with the bedroom windows open (shutters keep the insects out) we found it cool for sleeping. The bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable although we did find it a little small but then my man is over 6ft and very broad !!
We also opted to have the pool heated and I am glad we did, it kept the water at a very comfortable temperature and with the heat reaching 35 degrees some days, it was well used. It is 1.8m deep but even if not a competent swimmer the side is never far away.
As taxi fares from the airport are around 45 euro single trip - for two of us it was cheaper to book the Ryanair (or Last Minute.com) minibus which is 18 euro each RETURN - delivered to your door and picked up from there on way home. We did hire a car for a few days(car hire next to the supermarket) and travelled all over the island. I would say 3 days is enough for any sightseeing you may wish to do. Any questions or directions just ask Linda who is great for information and is there for any problems you may have. Lastly, when you arrive at the villa the 'key safe' is inside the shutter doors.
11 Sep 2013
"A beautifully relaxing holiday"
We stayed here for 12 very relaxing days. The villa had everything (and more) that you'd ever need for a great holiday. The pool was very clean and a welcome respite from the sun! The booking pro… More
31 Jul 2013
"Relaxing Holiday in Beautiful Villa"
We stayed in Villas Citrus in mid-April 2013 and we weren't disappointed. The villa looks every bit as good as the official photos, and the reviews are accurate – clean, modern villa in a quie… More
29 May 2013
"Our 4th visit and already looking forward to the next!"
We first visited Villa Citrus in 2009 and this year was our 4th visit in 5 years to this wonderful location and superb villa. This year my partner and I went with a couple of family members and their … More
15 Jan 2013
Very nice, neat and tidy home, perfect for walking to the Coastal Path which leads you to the Rubicon Marina. Very quite in residental area, no noise whatsoever. We had a little problem, but that was sorted out with little inconvenience to us by Mike, who keeps an eye on the villa and lives a few doors away, so no problem. We took advantage of the heating for the pool this year, which was well worth it. Great option for some Winter Sun. Little word to the Ladies, you do need a little Jacket for the evenings, I found it a little cold this year once the sun had gone down.
26 Aug 2012
"Lovely Villa, had a fantastic time there"
We stayed here for just over a week and was really happy with this villa. Really clean, had everything we needed and lots of space which was essential with three young children. It was lovely and quie… More
13 Aug 2012
"Beautiful villa in a good location."
The villa is beautiful, it was very clean and in a lovely quiet location yet close to everything you need such as shops, bars, restaurants.
Marina Rubicon was a 20 minute stroll down the coastal path and we enjoyed going there most nights to eat out and shop. Playa Blanca was a 5-10 minute bus journey (the bus stop is a minutes walk from the villa) which ran every 30 minutes and was very cheap.
The pool was a lovely size, not too big yet not too small, nice to cool down from the heat and just relax. The table and chairs outside were also lovely and we made the most of using these to eat outside. Mike and Linda who live just a few doors down, were very friendly, welcoming and helpful whilst we stayed and we would recommend this villa to anyone. The only thing this villa would benefit from is air con or more room fans, other than this the villa is absolutely spot on and a credit to Maureen and Richard.
Maureen and Richard, the owners of the villa, were very friendly, helpful and organised. They responded to any emails we sent very quickly and were more than happy to help with any questions we had. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and we would love to go back.
30 Apr 2012
"Fantastic villa - highly recommended!"
Fantastic villa in a great location.
Seemless booking process with Maureen, who was friendly and helpful.
Spotlessly clean, very well appointed accomodation. Very spacious and comfortably furnished, with everything you could want. Lovely (heated) pool and terrace area.
Easy to walk to local marina area, where there are numorous restaurants and up-market (but reasonably priced) bars. Playa Blanca itself can be reached via a 30 minute walk if you fancy a change of scenery. Taxis from both the marina and Playa Blanca are about £3 each way and cheaper than the bus if there are more than two of you.
Well stocked supermarket about five minutes walk away.
Had a great holiday here - very highly recommended.
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