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Therese or Sam

Member since: 2001
Speaks English

The Squid House. The one that has it all!

22 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday bungalow in Playa Blanca - The Squid House

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower room. Sleeps 8

Situated on a 1,000m2 plot in probably the most central and sought after area of delightful Playa Blanca and only 5 minutes walk from the village and beach, this beautiful, traditional villa is furnished to the highest standard and offers all the comforts of home. The villa is detached, has a large drive with parking and private garden all around. There is a private, heated pool with spacious terrace and sunbeds. In addition, residents and guests of Los Calamares have the advantage of the free use of the community tennis court.

The flat screen TV with full Sky package , DVD with a selection of movies plus the Nintendo Wii games console are just the beginning! The hifi system for MP3 and Ipods has speakers both in the house and the terrace and the free WiFI even works by the pool!

The terrace is so delightful that you may well find that you do not want to leave and many guests find themselves settling into the 'manana, manana' way of life and hence, have to come again

Playa Blanca: Nestled at the most Southern point of the Island, Playa Blanca (White Beach), once a small fishing village has grown sympathetically into a relaxing and tranquil resort. Family friendly, you can enjoy dinner whilst your children play on the beach in front knowing they are safe and in sight.

There is a vast choice of restaurants including some excellent fish ones and a good selection of shops selling everything from flip-flops to diamond jewellery.

Out and About: Although a car is not necessary for this villa, we generally recommend one. Benefits include avoiding taxi queues at the airport and not having to carry the shopping! A small car may be hired for as little as GBP18.00 per day and when you realise a taxi from the airport costs about €45 it all makes sense! There is of course the added benefit of being able to use a car for day trips perhaps to Fire Mountain or El Golfo.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Therese or Sam (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks English

About Therese or Sam

I fell in love with Lanzarote and in particular Playa Blanca back in 1980 and was an annual visitor until I bought the Squid House in 1998. At the time there were very few houses in Playa Blanca and I had a choice of about 7 !. Over the years the house has evolved and been practically rebuilt . Originally a small two bedroom cottage it is now a spacious 4 bedroom , 3 bathroom house with pool. I still adore Playa Blanca and travel there at every opportunity which means at least 4 times a year. I hope you will love Playa Blanca and the Squid House as much as I do.

Therese or Sam purchased this bungalow in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Therese, just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time at your villa despite being delayed getting home yesterday because of the French air strike.



It was as described for all of us, brilliant. Grand parents loved it , the twins at 1 well they just wandered everywhere, Alfie who is three would not get out of the pool. We spoke with your pool cleaner and cleaners who were great. I can see why you love it there.



We would definitely visit again.



Thank you
Mar 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

The Squid House. The one that has it all!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 33 reviews
5

Awsome way to spend half term

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say what a delight it was to spend a week away from the UK, and what a location!! The squid house is perfect in every way for our family getaway. Very child (and grandaprent) friendly. All mods and cons with fantastic al fresco dining. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the carnival was a great bonus! Very short walk to the town and beaches (Flemengo beach was the best). Weather could have been a little better but that did nto stop us from enjoying BBQ's both at the villa and on top of the volcano.

Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's Lanzarote for you! Even the worst of winter in Lanzarote is still far far better than the UK. The annual carnival in Feb normally sees more sunshine than any summer carnival in the UK.
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5

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

brilliant location, great pool, lots of toys for the kids and even a spare buggy. The house was clean and beds comfortable. There is crazy golf and tennis very close by as well as lots of beaches that are suitable for children. Our children loved the rock pools as well as the Lanzarote ranch with water park and animals near Puerto Del Carmen. Local restaurants were able to serve food all day and provide a good meal for our whole family. The fresh fish is especially good and unlike the UK there are restaurants that serve pizzas as well as fresh fish.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue. I really do believe that Playa Blanca is the perfect holiday location for the whole family. I also love the Rancho Texas zoo park but felt I was a bit too grown up to use the water park (as much I would have liked to :) Look forward to seeing you next year !
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5

Highly recomended

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful with all the facilities listed in place for our arrival, we liked the fact that the pool area is gated and that the villa is not overlooked and private but within walking distance to the main town and beaches of Playa Blanca, The gardens being covered in the main with fake grass was a nice touch so you was able to make full use of the outside space provided and nice to sit outside and watch the lizards sun themselves on the varander walls,The comunication and service from the start of the booking proces to the final instuction package recived was first class and would reccomend this villa to all without reservation

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Dennis. I hope your celebrations were enjoyed by everyone!
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Shepherdswell
5

Fabulous villa in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at The Squid House before but it was even better this time!

Plenty of space with 2 large double bedrooms and 2 lovely twin rooms which are all beautifully furnished, a huge living room and smart kitchen (I particularly like the fact that it is stocked with some basics too so no need to dash to the supermarket!) There are also robes and slippers provided which are brilliant extras.

Our favourite area is the veranda which is very spacious and has areas for eating, relaxing and drinking. It is great when the weather is stormy as is so often the case in February because you can still enjoy sitting & eating outside. The pool area is lovely and enclosed which keeps you out of the wind and the pool itself was deliciously warm! The garden area is pretty and has plenty of loungers. It is covered with faux grass which makes it a great area for the kids to run about on.

The location is fabulous as it is only a 10 minute leisurely stroll into the town centre and nearest beach. 2 other beaches are also only a stroll along the seafront too. The town is full of great restaurants, an amazing icecream parlour and lots of little shops, making it ideal for family's. All the locals are incredibly friendly too.

Cant wait to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kate, it was wonderful to have you stay again after so many years! Look forward to seeing you next year. Warmest regards, Therese
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5

Best equipped villa on Los Calamares

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th stay on Los Calamares estate and the Squid house is the best equipped villa. Facilities are as described - plus Plenty of outside seating for shade or sun throughout the day. Good pool temperature and no slippery tiles in pool area. Well equipped kitchen with lots of wine coolers. Roomy shower with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Large bath towels. Magnifying shaving mirror and sewing kit. Comfortable bed. Fast and reliable internet and chargers for your phone and tablet. Sky tv went off during our visit but this was rectified within 24 hours of reporting. We will definitely use the Squid House in future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful feedback. We try our best to ensure that the house has everything that you could possibly need! We continually look to update and will be add internet TV in the next week or so bringing back BBC and ITV along with the existing SKY package.
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cheshire uk
5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

The property was better than described. A fabulous location and a large spacious property with all the home comforts. Everything was clean and tidy and all the facilities worked as they were described. We had a small problem with the internet supply but that was quickly resolved and worked fine from there on in. Service and communication were excellent. The property really is a gem and when returning to Lanzarote it would have to be my first choice.

Summed up, excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to share our home with you! We love the Squid House and Playa Blanca and it is made more wonderful for us when others feel the same. Hope we can welcome you again in the future. Therese
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Location

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Arrecife, Lanzarote
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Blanca
Car: not necessary

Playa Blanca centres around the village and harbour. Los Calamares is the closest private villa community to the village and beach. Local area map available by email or fax.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Playa Blanca, Playa Blanca - Yaiza

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
7 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Autumn
3 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£679
for 5 nights
£950
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 1 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Spring
2 Feb 2017 - 29 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2017 - 26 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Early Summer
27 Apr 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£950
 
 
Summer
6 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Price is for 8 sharing - no hidden extras.
£100 discount for 2 week bookings.
We accept payment in either GB Pounds or Euros .

No fixed changeover day..
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No all male or female groups under age 30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Playa Blanca in Lanzarote

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom en-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , en suite
    Garden Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite, doors to garden
    TGarden Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Terrace Twin - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 double, 2 twins,1 cot Master bedrooms both en-suite Shower room between the two twin bedrooms. Air conditioning to all bedrooms .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
French doors open from the large, comfortable sitting room on to an expansive covered terrace offering additional, shaded, dining and lounge area. There is a small bar with a fridge on the terrace to keep those cold beers close to hand! Spacious open terraces surround the pool and built-in barbecue with ample sun beds for everyone. The gated pool area makes the villa particularly attractive for parents with young children. There is a play area for under 5s with little tikes play cube and a box of toys for younger children. A selection of CD’s, dvds, books and games are provided for your enjoyment. There is also a DVD player and Wii console. Mini-golf on site Free WiFi All guests are provided with hand towel, bath sheet and beach towel. Two hairdryers.

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