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Stunning Villa With Private Pool Overlooking Sandy Beach - Upstairs Apartment

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Isla Canela - Villa Canela

6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Magnificently located Villa OR two Apartments with private pool overlooking the white sandy beach of Isla Canela and the Atlantic. When used as a villa the upstairs lounge can create a sixth bedroom. If rented as 2 apartments, the private pool can be shared by the two rental units. “Isla Canela” is the beach area of Ayamonte, The property has sea views from upstairs and downstairs lounges, with a breathtaking coastal panorama from the rooftop terrace; Portugal can be seen in the distance. Restaurants/cafes are 3mins walk, a 4* hotel and mini-market are close.

Ayamonte and The Algarve: The very pretty fishing port and town of Ayamonte on the Spanish/Portuguese border is lined with street cafes, restaurants, tapas bars and nice boutiques/shops - the freshly caught fish and seafood in the restaurants is a big draw to Spaniards from Sevilla, Cordoba, Badajoz, Madrid and even from the north of Spain. Other nearby places of interest are Huelva, from where Columbus first sailed to the New World; El Rocio, famous for the annual pilgrimage; and Andalucian capital Seville, home of tapas, flamenco, Moorish architecture and so much more. The eastern end of the Portuguese Algarve is also worth a day trip or two, it is a beautiful and largely unspoilt region with long sandy beaches, small fishing villages and attractive national parks. The historic town of Tavira is only 40 mins drive away and has a lovely square next to the river with a hilltop castle/gardens, churches and other ancient buildings. It is also lined with street cafes and restaurants.

Beaches and Activities: The beach is very safe and ideal for water sports, with a sandbank out to sea where “almejas” (mussels) can be fished without nets!. The beaches are highly prized by Spaniards, but still little known to foreigners. The long pristine sandy beaches provide a base from which to enjoy the watersports for which the area is famous - sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing. If you do not want to try it yourself, you can just relax on the beach and enjoy the skilful gymnastics of the kitesurfers and windsurfers. There are marinas at Isla Canela & Isla Cristina where sailors of all abilities can hire boats to enjoy the Atlantic Coastline.

For younger family members, on the road into Cartaya (approx 30 mins) there is the Kartodromo de Cartaya (Karting) open year round, and the very popular Aquopolis water park.

Cycling in and around Isla Canela is great for the whole family. There are cycle paths with no cars along the side of the beach, tracks into Ayamonte and a disused railway line.

Golf and Kite Surfing: Five excellent golf courses nearby: Isla Canela Golf, Costa Esuri Golf, Monte Rei, Castro Marim and Islantilla Golf Courses, winter home of the Swedish & Danish Golf Unions. Facilities include Driving Ranges, Putting & Chipping Greens, Practice Bunkers, Resident Golf Pros. Isla Canela also has 2 international standard bowling greens, tennis courts & football training areas. Other nearby courses are: El Rompido, Nuevo Portil and, just across the border in the eastern Algarve: Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria.

For the keen golfer the Costa de la Luz, Huelva and the Eastern Algarve are as yet “undiscovered' when compared to the western Algarve and Costa del Sol. Green fees are lower and the courses less crowded, making it much easier to get a start time. They are also some of best courses in all of Spain.

The beach is very highly rated by kite-surfers and there are good instructors. Part of the beach is reserved for kite-surfers/ sailors in summer.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Upstairs Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The Upstairs has magnificent views over the beach and the sea. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 en suite bathroom and 1 shower room. The lounge has an inside dining area and lounge area. There is a large, square, sheltered balcony by the granite-topped kitchen for outside dining and a huge panoramic roof-terrace with BBQ for the exclusive use of the upstairs occupiers.

The pool with sun-loungers in the downstairs garden is a shared facility.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Katharina Jelly
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2016
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Upstairs Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely and fun week at Villa Canela

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and fun week at Villa Canela

We were at Villa Canela with 11 friends. We enjoyed the pool that was big and clean, many bathrooms, kitchen was well equipped and beach and shops were nearby. The villa was almost on the beach.

Housekeepers were really nice and lovely. They helped us in everything we needed. Gracias Alina and Sorin!

I would recommend this villa for everyone. ☺

Mismo en espanol:

Una semana muy maravilloso en Villa Canela

Tuvimos unas buenas vacaciones con 11 amigos. Disfrutanos de piscina muy grande y limpia, cocina estaba bien equipada y lugar cerca de las tiendas. La villa era casi en la playa! Personal, Alina y Sorin, nos ayudo en todo que necesitamos. Gracias a ellos!

Puedo recommendar Villa Canela a todo!

- Heini Laitinen, Finland

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Hemos regresado encantados de nuestra estancia

  • 5 of 5

Hemos sido un grupo numeroso: 15 adultos y 4 niños de entre 5 y 2 años.

Nos hemos alojado 14 en Villa Canela y los 5 restantes en un apartamento anejo.

La estructura de la casa, sus porches y la piscina han permitido un disfrute total de las vacaciones grupales.

La persona que atiende a los clientes ha resuelto con interés y eficacia las mínimas pegas que le hemos planteado.

La playa, al lado de la casa, es muy indicada para los pequeños en los tiempos de marea baja, sin ningun problema ni peligro. Aunque realmente el deseo de ellos era jugar en la piscina continuamente.

Las terrazas de la casa ofrecen vistas particularmente bellas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
El Botalon
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Isla Canela, Costa Esuri and Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Espuma del Mar Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Isla Canela
Car: recommended

Isla Canela is the beach resort of the picturesque white Andalusian town of Ayamonte, originally a traditional Spanish fishing village with a market, old town and plazas. The prized Atlantic 'golden' sandy and clean beaches of Isla Canela can be accessed by a beautiful road causeway, with cycle path, through protected salt Marismas. The sea is very safe for children, you can walk for miles along the beach, there are great seafood restaurants and yacht marinas.

Isla Canela is in the Huelva district of Andalucia on the Costa de la Luz (Spanish Algarve) , 45 mins from Faro and 1hr from Seville, towns served by airlines such as EasyJet, Monarch, MyTravel, Ryanair, Jet2 and BA. Ayamonte is located by the Rio Guadiana which is a wide, tidal and exceptionally beautiful river. It separates Spain from the Portuguese Algarve; you can hire boats to explore it for miles. A quaint ferry can be taken to Portuguese Vila Real de San Antonio with its shopping streets and market.

Other Activities: Kite-surfing

Golf: There are four golf courses at a distance of less than 20 mins by car. They are all very different. Isla Canela Golf Course wends its way through beautiful coastal marismas and is 5 mins from Villa Canela. It has a picturesque restaurant, bar and competition bowling greens. Costa Esuri golf is on the east bank of the Guadiana River, good for a game, but without many surrounding services. Then just over the border are two Portuguese courses, Castro Marim near the old castle and the Jack Nicklaus course of Monte Rei, well known and a world-class golf destination. By staying at the beautiful beach of Isla Canela you really can combine exciting golf, including competitions, with a beach holiday. I have a large secure basement for storing golf bags/trolleys etc adjacent to the gated car parking area by the house. Also, I have negotiated REDUCED GREEN FEES for my clients.

At Monte Rei Jack Nicklaus designed his first of two 'Signature' Golf Courses in Portugal. There is highly qualified staff to ensure top quality playing surfaces, instruction and catering. I understand there is an award-winning Chef, Jaime Perez, in the Fine Dining Restaurant, 'Vistas'. The dining terraces offer superb views of the sea and mountains.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Isla Canela, Costa de la Luz - Huelva

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
5 Nov 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £90

Special Long Term Reduced Rates:
These can be requested for long-term rentals. We give exceptionally good prices for rentals over 2 months in winter - and house has gas central heating with log-burning fire-place!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Isla Canela in Huelva Province

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 double, 2 twins
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elderly people can use the apartment provided stairs are not a problem.

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