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Captains Apartment+Studio – Home 123419 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Captains Apartment+Studio – Home 123419

Very Good Very Good – based on 26 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

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

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.





Further details

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.

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.
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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.

Location description from owner

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.


Mogan

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

About the owner

Nick H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
02 Dec 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 May 2010. Located in Gran Canaria, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £399 to £735.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Dec 2016.

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“Amazing holiday – utterly relaxing and fantastic accommodation!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2014

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.

“So different - in a nice way”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2014

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.

“Beautiful little apartment with everything you could need for a great holiday”

Reviewed 31 May 2013

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.

“Beautiful apartment, full of character”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2013

For those who dislike soulless, box-type apartments, we thoroughly recommend the Captain's Apartment and Studio. In the heart of the town (just a few steps from the beach and harbour), we loved the originality of the apartment and it provided everything we needed. The owner provided lots of useful information and the agents were very helpful. We fell in love with Puerto Mogan as it's still very much a fishing village with a relaxed, charming and unspoilt atmosphere. There are many first class restaurants, most at very reasonable prices. We hired a car which enabled us to see some of the breathtaking inland scenery . All in all, a very enjoyable week, in a lovely apartment in the prettiest part of Gran Canaria.

“Lovely village. Lovely location.”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2013

We travelled with a 5month old baby and ended up in the captains apt. in Puerto de Mogan by chance (since we never visited Gran can before). And it was a very lucky choice. Great apt with all the things you need including a grill and a nice shaded patio. Extremly close to the beach. Great location in the old part of the village. And the village itself had a fine mix of friendly locals and tourists. Good beach. Friendly staff at most resturants. Very good experince, and we will be back :)

“Great Location!”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2012

The apartment was in a great location which meant we could easily access all the shops, bars, beach really easily without a car or transport. The apartment was clean with all necessary facilities, one or two glitches but the rental company sorted them out. Mogan is a great spot and not loud and noisy like Playa de Ingles, bus service runs to other resorts, but make sure the Spanish are not on strike when you try to go!

We always welcome comments from our guests as it helps us to improve our offering to future holiday makers. One of the advantages of having the back up of a local agent whose office is only a couple of hundred yards away and with a local maintenance team, is that if there are any problems (there were a couple of unreported minor problems from previous visitors on this occasion),they can be sorted out immediately.So we always ask our guests not to delay reporting a problem - or to try and fix it themselves, after all they are on holiday and holiday time is precious. Nick Hamilton Hamilton Holiday Houses

“fab location quiet and peaceful”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2011

the apartment is just off the suare in the old town less than 100yds from the beach, bars and marina..what could be better. Just perfect and secluded.

“excellent location, great apartment, nice resort”

Reviewed 14 May 2011

The beach/restaurants/shops on your doorstep. A great resort for relaxing sun holiday. The apartment and studio was brilliant for us. 2 teenagers with their own room !! It had everything you could possibly need. We ate in most nights cause the produce so good and the kitchen was well equip. We would certainly go back. They provide a very good service before and during your stay. Didn't feel like we were on horrid package deal and the price was very reasonable. No complaints at all maybe just a double bed in the apartment instead of twin.

“the perfect little hideaway”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2011

stayed in September 2010 and what a cracking little bolt hole. superb location in centre of marina and only stumbling distance from more restaurants and bars you know what to do with. accommodation was clean and spacious and set out in traditional canarian style. the perfect retreat.

“Quirky & lovely”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2011

Puerto Mogan is a really pretty village. Being able to stay right in the centre was great. We found eating out quite expensive but the quality was very good. The tourist industry sits very easily with the fishing port and marina. The Captain's Apartment & studio were lovely and quirky and felt special. The accommodation is fairly basic but more than adequate. Seems to have been well thought out. Certainly different to any resort we've been in. We missed having a view and looked with envy at the Captain's House above us. Having the very cool terrace will be great in high summer though. Would recommend for sure!

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