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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Therese Oliver
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

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 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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
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 with king size beds. 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:
  • 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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The Squid House. The one that has it all including the best location!
average rating of 4.84375 based on 43 reviews
5

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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5

Great, well sized villa. Lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 8, including 2 children. The villa was ideal for us. The pool was great, we all loved it. AC in the bedrooms worked fantastically well, slight downside was not having AC in the main sitting room. Also in a great location, just a short walk to some great restaurants and the beach in Playa Blanca. Also very close to the mini golf which was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Overall great place and good value for price in prime August season when we stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we wanted and more

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 2 excellent weeks at squid house. Perfect location. Kids loved the pool which can be locked for peace of mind and also had satellite tv. This meant a nice relaxing holiday for everyone. Few minutes walk and your in middle of town with choice of restaurants and bars also within walking distance to beaches. Any queries I had before travelling were answered within a short period about if time. Really had an excellent stay and will rebook this villa when we go back to playa Blanca.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fantastic villa with the best location

  • 4 of 5

On arrival we were greeted by a pleasant couple who were cleaning the villa, we were allowed to leave our bags and come back later for check in.

After lunch, (a short walk into town, five mins) we came back and were immediately astounded by the facilities on offer.

The bedrooms were all of a good size and the beds were all very comfortable. Modern remote controlled air conditioning in every room, this had night mode too for more sensitive sleepers. The only negative aspect was that there were no fly screens on the windows, so letting some fresh air in at night was problematic without letting in all of the local wildlife as well.

Two of the three bathrooms looked like they had been recently renovated, one of them (shared between two twin bedrooms) had an impressive waterfall power shower. There was always hot running water on demand and the pressure was great.

The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay, the Tassimo machine was an added bonus for the coffee drinkers in the group! There was also a drinks cabinet, where you were encouraged to leave your drinks for the next guests, this was a good way to start the holiday!

The outdoor area was where this villa really shined. The whole front of the villa has a covered terrace which has a dining area and a lounging area with a bar and fridge, excellent for grabbing a chilled beer whilst at the pool.

The pool itself was extremely warm! It's not often a problem when I'm on holiday but it just wasn't refreshing for us, we asked the pool cleaner about this and he turned the temperature down for us with no problems. The pool area could be doing with a slight modernisation, perhaps replace the monoblock with some nice tiles and the dated plastic loungers with more modern ones. Small changes, but that really is all.

The villa was left for us in a very clean state and we got our towels changed mid way through our break.

If you are looking for a villa which is suitable for a family, walking distance to all of the bars/restaurants in Playa Blanca and very well equipped then I wouldn't hesitate to book this place. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma, Thank you so much for your lovely and helpful review of the Squid House. It is always a pleasure to hear back from guests and we are so happy that you too loved the house. You will be pleased to know that the pool area is scheduled for a makeover in early 2017 as soon as I can make a decision on exactly what will be done! Regarding the sunbeds, my last venture resulted in a 3 month lifespan but as soon as I can source a good looking version that can also withstand the weather then I will change them. Thank you again Emma and hope to see you in the future. Therese
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5

Fab villa with everything we need a real home from home but with the added good weather.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely family villa to come and relax in equipped with everything and more you could ask for. A short t walk to beach and town centre. We highly recommended the South Island tour and submarine safari. A great place to stay and hopefully will return in the near future 😊

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lucy, it was a pleasure having you and your family as guests. Therese
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5

Villa was great

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa. Very quiet in a corner but a short walk to the main part of Playa Blanca. The ample wifi, internet radio provided and outside speakers were utilised all day long for a wonderful relaxing space, and on a couple of evenings on the veranda for entertaining BBQ's.

The villa far exceeded my expectations and I would happily book again if I return to Playa Blanca.

We even lucked out arriving on the day of a carnival with parade and stage show.

Great holiday. Thank you much Therese.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jamie! One day I will get to be there for carnival as in 30 years of visiting Lanzarote I have not yet managed it. Hope to see you again. Therese
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

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
 
Autumn
2 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£1,100
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Early Spring
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£990
 
 
Spring
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
From
£185
£1,200
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 18 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early Summer
19 Apr 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£195
£1,300
 
 
Summer
5 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
 

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..
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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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