With views of both the sea and the dramatic volcanic landscape that Lanzarote is famous for, the house provides an authentic Canarian experience with the benefits of comfortable stylish interiors and modern amenities.
The villa named Casa Albéniz contains two double bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom. Very spacious and airy lounge and a modern American kitchen.
For a relaxing sunbath you find a private terrace with a heated pool with comfortable sunbeds.
The Casa Albéniz enjoys a supremely convenient situation for, despite being located in the midst of rural serenity, many amenities are situated within close proximity.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Playa Grande Puerto del Carmen 3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Arrecife 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The temperature of the Canary Islands is consistently the highest in Europe during the coldest months of winter which gives Lanzarote an all year round season. You can plant tomatoes in December! It is the nearest of all the islands to Morocco and the Moroccan influence is obvious in many ways not least in its population of camels which have been on the Island since 1402. There are no poisonous snakes or insects and the last eruptions of a volcano occurred between 1730 and 1736.
During this period a great deal of the low lying land was covered by lava but the Islanders ingeniously developed a method of agriculture which is unique to the Island. They ground the volcanic rock into small granules which is called picon and covered the soil with it. This absorbs moisture over night and releases it into the soil before it can be evaporated by the hot sun.
The ancient wine growing area, la Geria, is another remarkable example of cultivation. All the vines are protected from wind by a semi circle of volcanic stones and the area is widely regarded as one of the wonders of the World. Lanzarote wine was highly regarded in Elizabethan England and is mentioned as ‘malmsy’ by Shakespeare in several of his plays. The production of wine is still an important industry and the annual crop of grapes today is in excess of 4 million kilos. You can try Lanzarote's typical wines in one of the Bodegas along the "wine road".
But Lanzarote has a history which goes back much further than this. The original inhabitants were the Guanches who were effectively exterminated by the Spanish about 800 years ago. Remains of their pottery is still to be found on the island.
Fortunately for Lanzarote a remarkable and very gifted architect and artist, César Manrique, was born on the Island in 1919 who devoted his life and work to gain recognition of the outstanding beauty of Lanzarote. He exerted a powerful influence on the Planning Authorities and prevented the worst excesses of development for tourism during his lifetime. No high rise buildings, no advertising hoardings and more public works of art, pro rata, than any Country in the World. His legacy of visitor attractions is outstanding and all of them are well worth a visit. For example the Foundation of César Manrique in Tahiche (20 km); Cactus garden in Guatiza (30 km); Jameos del Agua near Orzola (40 km) or Mirador del Rio (48 km).
The Camel House Casas enjoy a supremely convenient situation for, despite being located in the midst of rural serenity, many amenities are situated within close proximity.
There is a good supermarket only 5 minutes walk away, while two of the islands' best restaurants are only a few moments further.
La Cabana (www.lacabanamacher.com) and La Tegala (www.lategala.com) are both within walking distance of the Camel House Casas and offer some of the finest cuisine that the island has to offer.
A short drive from the Camel House Casas are the stunning Bodegas of Stratvs (an award winning vineyard and restaurant, which also has an accompanying shop which sells some of the islands' finest delicacies - www.stratvs.com for further details).
In approx. 3 km distance you can reach Lanzarote's greatest holiday resort Puerto del Carmen with its golden beaches, restaurants, bars etc. Kids will love the Theme Park "Rancho Texas Park " with animals and a small waterpark.
Puerto Calero´s Marina (3 km) invites you to stroll along and to have a coffee or a drink in one of the restaurants or bars with an amazing view to all the boats and yates.
Another 3 km direction Tias there is the new 18 hole Golf Club, www.lanzarotegolfresort.com.