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Gary Aspin

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

Luxury house with large communal pool, close to marina and beaches

55 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Playa Blanca - Yaiza

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 5

View most recent photos and videos - please ask for links. Ideally placed in a quiet residential area within comfortable walking distance to Playa Blanca's beaches, marina and nightlife, a 2 storey luxury duplex town house completed early 2006. With a bedroom and bathroom on each level, the property is furnished and equipped to make you feel at home. Wi Fi throughout. Bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes & ceiling fans, whilst the kitchen has everything you need including dishwasher, microwave, oven, grill, toaster, kettle etc. To the front, there is a part shaded terrace & balcony overlooking the large communal pool with views to the sea. There is an add'l balcony & an enclosed drying area with washing machine. Sunbeds and terrace furniture are provided as is a portable heater, large fan and safe for peace of mind. An excellent supermarket/cafe/car hire/taxi rank and impressive hotels are close by, with excellent restaurant/bars/entertainment available to visitors.

Eating Out: There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Playa Blanca offering something for all tastes. The marina at only 10 minutes promeanade walk is a great place to dine out after sampling a relaxing cocktail or cool beer at one of the many bars there. Alternatively, stroll into town where restaurants and bars line the pedestrianised sea front promenade. We have compiled a restaurant review for all our guests to help you decide where to eat.

On your doorstep you also have various hotels which have buffet style restaurants available to outside clients, as well as nightly entertainment.

House Keeping: Sufficient towels are provided and bed linen is changed weekly. There is a washing machine and enclosed outdoor drying area available for guest use. For bookings of 9 days or more a mini clean is provided at no extra cost. Guests should bring their own beach towels. A safe is provided at no extra cost.

What To Do: Lanzarote has so much to offer as further detailed in our guest manual.

Within Playa Blanca why not try diving via one of the schools in the resort, water sports as found at the Dorada Beech or for those really energetic the squash or tennis available at the adjacent Hotel. Bike hire, crazy golf and pitch and putt etc are also available locally, along with boat trips and sailing opportunities via the marina and main harbour.

Sight seeing trips are run from outlets within Playa Blanca but driving is so easy and the island relatively small at 60 x 21km, so why not hire a car and see the capital Arrecife and the other resorts including Puerto Calero, where you can have a trip in a submarine. There's also the volcanoes, markets and caves or get off the beaten track and explore the wonderful fishing villages and small mountain towns.

Fuerteventura is only a very short ferry ride away, although if taking a car please check the insurance first as not always covered.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Gary Aspin (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Top notch complex, selection of dvd's second to none. Pool and house kept really clean. Friendly neighbours.
Jun 2009
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Reviews

4.9
based on 55 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury house with large communal pool, close to marina and beaches
average rating of 4.909091 based on 60 reviews
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Best kept a secret as its so good

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful relaxing and peaceful 2 week stay in this lovely house. The apartment was a delight! Very clean & well maintained as was the complex too. Looked even better than in the photos! This apartment has a corner plot allowing it more space surrounding it when compared to the other apartments. There's a spacious outside eating area, sunbathing area with loungers & a lovely little balcony on the first floor with a sea view where you can enjoy an evening drink watching the sun set.

Lots of effort has been put into this apartment and there was everything we could possibly need for our comfort including a dishwasher & washing machine (essential when you've got kids).

Gary was a pleasure to deal with. Genuinely enthusiastic about the apartment and island of Lanzarote which was what impressed me the most from the outset. Very reliable, quick to reply to my emails and gave me lots of info before we flew out. Lots of info in the apartment was also provided to help us with ideas on places to eat & local tourist attractions. He was also flexible when our flight times were changed twice which is so helpful when booking things separately rather than a package.

We really enjoyed exploring the Playa Blanca area and walked along the well paved footpath alongside the sea to the Marina, Playa Dorada & Playa Blanca town. Absolutely must recommend La Taberna for tapas at Marina Rubicon (ate there 3x) and also Mollie's Irish Bar at Playa Dorada (for friendliness, good value food, and a top view of the sea). We cooked in a few times and found Gary's kitchen well stocked with utensils, pots, pans & best of all a dishwasher. The nearby supermarkets had everything we needed.

There's lots to see and do in Lanzarote and we found it a fascinating and pretty island. We hired a car & drove north to the Timanfaya National Park to see the volcanoes. We rode camels, went to the Cuevas Verdes volcanic underground caves and the Jardin de Cactus.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gary's holiday home and this island as a holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review! Thanks ever so much Esther, I really appreciate your time and effort composing the review. I think you mentioned everything, you could become my representative! I'm glad you had such a great time and will look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Thanks to your son for the gift he left me. All the very best. Gary
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Excellent villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

Villa very well equipped and fitted out with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Pool was great too. Walk into the nearby marina along the Passeo Maritimo made for a pleasant stroll and it was easy to walk into Playa Blanca although there is a bus stop nearby should you need it. Can highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm glad you found the house and location to your liking and like us, enjoyed the cliff top promenade walk to the marina and on to Playa Blanca.
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Fantastic property and location.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Gary's property before and can only say it was better than I remembered it. The house is beautifully presented inside and out, although we ate out in an evening the kitchen was well equipped for those who wished to use it.

Gary, as previously, gave us all the information required to make our holiday go smoothly.

The pool is now enclosed but it has been done sympathetically and doesn't detract from the lush surrounding of the complex.

We loved the walk along the cliff tops on an evening, the areas of Rubicon and Playa Blanca offering a wide range of bars and restaurants.

We will certainly be returning.

Thanks, Gary.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you found the house better than you remembered from your last visit and that you like the pool fencing, which we had to go ahead with to comply with changes in legislation out there. It's great to hear that you will be returning and I look forward to welcoming you back. Adios for now. Gary
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Lovely Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Lanzarote, Villa was just great in all ways, position was perfect if you like walking to Marina, Beach and Playa Blanca etc.

Good information provided by the owner beforehand on the 'do's and dont's' and also on where to go, visit etc.

We didn't want to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and didn't want to come home. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Adios for now.
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Booked this after walking past many times admiring the complex. So glad we did. Right from the very start Gary got in touch with lots of information and kept in touch before we travelled. The house is ideally located and has everything you could possibly need, it was like a home away from home only with the sun! House was very clean and the welcome pack was a very nice touch. The complex is very well maintained as well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gary's house to anyone who is wanting to visit Playa Blanca. Also would recommend a visit to a new little cafe bar in Marina Rubicon called Café Terraza lush cocktails with lovely views & lovely owners.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review. It's amazing how many people book after admiring the the complex whilst passing by. We will be sure to try out the bar you recommended on our next visit to the island! Come back soon!!
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FIRST CLASS HOLIDAY HOME

  • 5 of 5

If you are reading this review trying to decide whether or not to choose this property for your holiday then LOOK NO FURTHER! From the minute you book you can rest assured you are on to a winner. Gary is the host with the most providing fantastic service for his guests, giving advice about all you might need to know and nothing is too much trouble. The house is first class, stocked with everything you will need (and more!). The complex is beautifully maintained and the local facilities are excellent. This was our second visit to Gary’s superb house and we stayed for 2 weeks. Weather was great, just a couple of cloudy days, but very warm (think Gary arranged that too!). Walking is a breeze to all the local amenities, good restaurants within a 10 minute walk at the Marina and a maximum 30-35 minutes into the centre of Playa Blanca with even more places to try the local tapas; spoilt for choice. I could go on listing all the various things you can do on the island with or without a car, but Gary’s information is far better than my ramblings. Don’t just take my word for it, go and see for yourself – because if you don’t……somebody else definitely will. He who hesitates……

Thank you Gary for allowing us to use your lovely home again, we had a fabulous break and came home with our batteries recharged and some wonderful memories. Adios for now, until next time….!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Arrecife (Via mountain village of Femes)
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Relaxed Playa Blanca lies to the south of the island and is reputed to be the sunniest resort and best sheltered from the wind. The complex is a stones throw from the cliff top promenade, which has outstanding views to Fuerteventura. In one direction the promenade takes you to the recently built Colorado area with the island's protected Papagayo beaches a short walk beyond. In the other direction a 10 minute stroll will bring you to the Marina Rubicon with it’s designer shops and restaurants. The golden sands of Dorada beach is a further 10 minutes walk with Playa Blanca centre and sea view restaurants a short stroll on. Car hire whilst not essential is very cheap at around £80/week via the internet (picked up from the airport). Alternatively a taxi from the nearby taxi rank to Playa Blanca centre will cost only 3 euros with airport runs approximately 30 euros. Sight seeing coach trips are available locally.

Golf: The nearby Hisperia Dorada Hotel has a very good pitch and put facility.

Full 18 hole courses can be found at nearby Puerto Del Carmen and Costa Teguise.

A course is to be built in Playa Banca in the near future.

The 40 minute ferry that can be taken from Playa Blanca to Fuerteventura gives access to the many courses on Fuerteventura.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer holidays
11 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
6 night minimum stay
£510
for 6 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 3
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
£424
for 6 nights
£495
 
 
Rate 4
30 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
£364
for 6 nights
£425
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£510
for 6 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 5
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
6 night minimum stay
£364
for 6 nights
£425
 
 
Half term
17 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
£424
for 6 nights
£495
 
 
Rate 6
5 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
£339
for 6 nights
£395
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£390
for 6 nights
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Long term rentals are negotiable. An agreed non refundable deposit will secure a booking. The non refundable balance is to be paid 12 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings are generally from 3pm day of arrival to 10am day of departure, although these arrangements might be flexible.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa Blanca - Yaiza in Lanzarote

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • A single guest sofa bed is provided for a fifth occupant at no extra cost.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
As the property has a bedroom and bathroom at ground floor level it is suitable for the elderly or infirm.

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