|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
I visited for one week for October Half Term. The Squid House is fantastic and not even the unfortunate weather we had for 3 days of our 1 week visit dampened our spirits. The villa is very well equipped and in a great location for all amenities. Average 5 to 10 minute walk to restaurants and shops. Villa was extremely clean and as advertised. I'm looking forward to my next visit arriving New Years Eve.
Villa spacious but in need of some updating in areas. Utensils/oven/BBQ dirty and needed cleaning. Parasol covered in duct tape and we think blew away first night....couldn't find it anywhere! Pool light didnt work/clothes airer broken. Garden in need of attention. Under the sink mouldy and damp. Lots of cig butts in plant pots and various places not correctly disposed of. Pool lovely and good music system.
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.
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
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!
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.
|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