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The Squid House. The one that has it all including the best location!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower room. Best Location 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 TV streaming for BBC and ITV channels, plus NetFlix , DVD with a selection of movies plus the Nintendo Wii games console are just the beginning! The hifi system with bluetooth 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.

More Details

Therese Oliver
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Therese Oliver

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 Oliver purchased this villa 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Playa Blanca around the Lanzarote

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom en-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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 with king size beds. Shower room between the two twin bedrooms. Air conditioning to all bedrooms .
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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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The Squid House. The one that has it all including the best location!
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 52 reviews

fabulous villa that has absolutely everything

  • 5 of 5

this lovely Villa has everything you need to make the perfect holiday Great location fabulous heated swimming pool. and out side space.Very good communication with the owner Therese who really helps to make the holiday complete

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorraine. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being such lovely guests. Therese
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Excellent large villa in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Villa is in a great location being only a short walk into playa Blanca centre

The villa itself is large and well laid out with plenty of space for all the family

Pool is large and very clean with plenty of sun lounges

bbq and bar area are a bonus as is the shady Terrance where you can enjoy a cool beer while sitting on the ample furniture and outdoor sofas

Ample kitchen with very handy washing machine and large fridge which was a boon

The only gripe would be the poor electricity supply which soon became evident when we switched on the aircon units these tripped very easily

It was also impossible to have more than 2 appliances on at the same time otherwise everything tripped

It certainly didn't spoil our stay at the villa but it was something we had to deal with everyday

I spoke with the owner regarding the situation and was told some upgrading was or had been done to the electric supply recently so probably a temporary blip but apart from that we would certainly love to book this villa again

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It Really Does Have It All...

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Holiday at The Squid House!

It is in a fantastic location, which was only a 10 minute walk into the centre of town for our 2-year old. There is so much space around the Villa that if you do need a time out (for whatever reason) you can take yourself off for some quiet time. Although the pool isn't as big as most others in the area, it had more than enough space for us (4 x Adults & 1 x Toddler, plus inflatables).

For a family, it really does have it all as well... Large Cot, Travel Cot, Highchair, Bed Guard, small Buggy, etc. It was an added benefit to also be provided with Tea, Hand, Bath and Pool Towels!

Finally, Therese was fantastic to deal with from start to finish!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with Therese I was very impressed. The Villa description was accurate and all the information clear .The Villa is lovely and airy with great outdoor relaxing spaces near the pool and eating and lounging furniture .

Inside the bedrooms are clean and everything you need is provided .

Music , Tv , DVD, games and a drinks cabinet . Utility room for laundry and well equipped kitchen .One of our party has stayed at Squid House several times and recommended it for our group. I can certainly agree it is a great place to stay .

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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24th March -31st March 2018

  • 5 of 5

Villa in great central location, walking distance from village centre, bars and restaurants. Villa was very clean, well equipped and maintained. It has been extended with good sized en-suite to master garden bedroom. Loved the outdoor space which has been improved since our last stay. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Wonderful holiday experience'

  • 5 of 5

Our family party consisting of three generations have just returned from an excellent holiday experience having stayed at Squid House, Playa Blanca. A lovely villa, having a very spacious, well planned layout which is generously equipped. Having a heated swimming pool and excellent outside covered terrace for relaxing or alfresco dining was particularly enjoyable for all concerned. Our grandchildren also got plenty of use playing in the spacious garden area with children's play house and slide.

Comfortable modern ensuite bedrooms with extra's such as slippers, robes and toiletries, even 'mini squid' robes for the little ones further enhance the relaxed vibe one experiences staying in Squid House.

The villa is also very well located being within close proximity of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and two beautiful child friendly beaches.Very good communication with the owner Therese who provided us with reliable recommendations including our airport transfer needs-First Minute Transfers. Wonderful holiday experience had by all, so not surprisingly have already provisionally booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Arrecife, Lanzarote
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Playa Blanca,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
30 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
10 Jan 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Feb 2019 - 3 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
4 Apr 2019 - 10 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Jul 2019 - 28 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Price is for 8 sharing - no hidden extras. Pool heating and air con included in the price.

We accept payment in either GB Pounds or Euros .

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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