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7km of unspoilt beach just steps from your garden gate - and no traffic!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Modern, comfortable 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, sleeps 4 + 1 or 2

Sueño del Mar is our heavenly holiday home overlooking the Atlantic ocean. More details and direct contact information on heavenlyholidayhome.com . A few seconds' stroll to 7km of unspoilt sandy beaches with cafes and restaurants dotted along - but not close enough to hear or see! In the apartment, you can't see or hear traffic - it is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and leisure facilities for you to enjoy. All that separates us from the beach is a delightful footpath/cyclepath that curves the whole 7km along the seafront. Sueño del Mar is quiet but not isolated, however if you want wild nightlife - forget it! There is a massive swimming pool and kids' pool (summer only), with numerous sun loungers and showers, play area and tennis courts. Isla Canela Golf course is only 2km away. The charming market town of Ayamonte is 6km away for all your requirements - 2km in the other direction is the delightful and quaint fishing village of Punta del Moral. There's a supermarket for all the basics a short stroll away from the apartment...and bigger supermarkets in Ayamonte. We have a dedicated underground parking space. While Isla Canela has grown over the years into a low-key, laid-back, (very Spanish) holiday area, there are still huge stretches of wildlife wetlands and rivers all around. Our apartment: The main bedroom has French doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the sea - you can lie in bed and watch the waves. It has one double bed with an en-suite bathroom containing bath-with-shower, toilet and bidet. The second bedroom has two single beds (which can be securely joined to make a superking-size bed for a second couple). There is also a third foam mattress + bedding for occasional use or for a child... and an inflatable mattress. (Cot and high chair are available on request.) There is a separate shower room with toilet and basin. Our modern kitchen has everything you would expect including hob, oven/grill, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, and washing machine. The sitting room has French doors onto a large sea-view terrace - dine indoors or out! There is a large flat-screen TV and the wifi is free. The area is friendly, and you are spoilt for choice with local fiestas and events, watersports, walking, etc. Faro airport is just 50 minutes away by motorway and Seville is 90 minutes in the other direction. This part of southern Spain is largely undiscovered and is characterised by dramatically lovely national parks, unspoilt coastlines, charming towns, wonderful seafood and glorious weather, with gentle breezes. Temperatures typically range from 35c+ in August to 12-18c at Christmas. A visit to Sueño del Mar could be your best, most relaxing holiday ever! Please note air-conditioning will be installed shortly. You are welcome to call or email me for further details! +44 (0) 7818043536. merrynmyatt@gmail.com

Registration Number : VFT/HU/00567

Owner
Merryn
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, I'm learning Spanish! A LITTLE French & German!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Merryn

Hi everyone! I live with my partner John and scruffy dogs Tiggy and Alfie in the delightful little market town of Nantwich in Cheshire. I run my own business so I'm fortunate to be able to come to Spain whenever I want!! This is my first venture into Spanish holiday home ownership and I would love our guests to adore Isla Canela and the surrounding countryside as much as we do. I'm looking forward to giving you a fabulous and relaxing holiday. I'm learning Spanish and have discovered that the locals really appreciate it if you try just a few words! They're very encouraging!

Merryn purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Merryn chose Ayamonte

Sueño del Mar is fabulously located right next to an unspoilt 7km beach...within sight and sound of the waves. It is comfortable, convenient (approx 90 m square), beautifully maintained and furnished. It's very quiet and yet within a short stroll down the coastal path for a cycle or drive into Ayamonte or Punta Del Moral for more requisites. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and (very valuable!) an underground parking space!

What makes this apartment unique

A relaxing holiday in authentic seaside undiscovered Spain - very few British, no fish-and-chips, no tat. The Costa de la Luz means coast of light - you will see why it is called that when you arrive. Wonderful dawns and wonderful sunsets. The apartment is yards from a 7km stretch of unspoilt sandy beach where you can watch fishing boats, kite-surfers and local cockle-fishers plying their traditional skills in the sand. Fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves and the breeze in the palm trees. And if you can't walk quite that far, there's always the massive pool (summer only), tennis courts, kids' play area and golf course (1.5km away).

Guestbook comments from the owner

I highly recommend staying at Sueno Del Mar! Wether you are wanting a little escape to the sun for a relaxing beach holiday, or a base to explore more oft he region - this is the place to stay.



It was incredibly straight forward to book the apartment and the welcome pack and instructions are very clear. It covers everything you need to know about getting to the apartment, accessing the building and even includes suggestions of what to do and top tips for things like hiring cars and where to eat etc.



The apartment is finished to a very high standard and actually far larger than we were expecting. Aside from being immaculately clean, the apartment has absolutely everything you might need to make you feel like you’re staying at home - in fact it feels like you are staying in a friends house and not a rented apartment.



The very large terrace is perfect for relaxing on the loungers, dining at the large table or just looking out to the beach and sea and taking in the view.



The location is perfect for exploring Andalusia or Portugal. We decided to explore the region and visited places like Cadiz, Jerez, Huelva, Seville and other small towns. We usually ended the day arriving back in time to enjoy the last of the sun around the pool. The pool area is very big and there is plenty of beds and space to make sure you have your own private area.



There is a lovely path outside the apartment that goes the length of the beach. There are lovely bars and restaurants to find in either direction, and it is lovely for a nice evening stroll - or to cycle along.



Meryn has been an absolute delight through our whole experience and she goes out of her way to make sure your stay is enjoyable and goes smoothly. We ware looking forward to a return visit soon.
Aug 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ayamonte in Costa Occidental

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please observe quiet siesta 2pm-5pm no loud music
  • please do not leave beach equipment etc outside the front door in the hall - it is a fire hazard
  • Always shut windows and triple lock front door when going out, for your own security - and for mine!
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 140cm x 200cm. French doors to terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Beds can be joined. Bed 3: a mattress; bed 4 inflates
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(12 traveller reviews)

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7km of unspoilt beach just steps from your garden gate - and no traffic!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Absolutely Fabulous Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this holiday back in January hoping for a sunny getaway and we got everything we expected and more!

The apartment is very easily accessible via a small flight of stairs or a lift if you prefer.

Inside the apartment is beautiful with two excellent sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with an enormous shower and the second with a bath and shower. The lounge/dining room is a good size with a smart TV (not that you would need it much) and very comfortable sofa and chair. The kitchen is amazingly well equipped with everything you could need and more and a large fridge and freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine and items you may need for the beach, body boards etc.

The property is superbly clean and tidy and very well maintained.

Isla Canela is beautiful, 7km of beach to walk along, we enjoyed swimming in the sea every day and our 9 year old daughter loved body boarding.

There are many bars and restaurants serving typical Spanish food (try the pickled anchovies...gorgeous!) and the Tapas is great....we went out early one evening and thought it seemed rather quiet until we realised Spanish people don't go out til much later! It is a very Spanish area but most people speak a little English and are more than happy for you to try the translation apps out on them!

You can walk or cycle into Isla de Moral along the beach path or even catch the local bus which was 1Euro.

The owner Merryn is a lovely lady who is more than happy to help with anything you may need and went out of her way to make sure we had a wonderful break. I can't recommend this enough and we will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a full and helpful review - I'm sure our other guests will appreciate all the detail! I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday so much, Anne-Marie - Isla Canela is really special for those who don't want a full-on touristy break. I'm glad you enjoyed the bus route I drew for you....I've turned it into a PDF for other guests who fancy getting around the way the locals do! Feel free to come back any time!
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5

A lovely apartment, overlooking the sea

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this apartment last year, and vowed to return - and I have done. I had a great fortnight there from late October into November. They weren't many other people in the block, but the beach bars were open (and wonderful) and the weather was perfect - about 70-degrees F all the time. The picture you see looking out over the balcony here is exactly what you see from your bed every morning as you wake.

The owner has made some small improvements to the flat, mostly in terms of decor, but what was a small shower is now about three times the size and is a great improvement.

I went into Ayamonte (gorgeous small town three miles away) most days for coffee and breakfast (English newspapers are available all year round if you're a print and paper addict, as I am). I also explored Castro Marim on the road to Villa Real De Saint Antonio (just over the border in Portugal); the interactive display in the visitor centre is terrific, and the Moorish water gardens below it are a delight.

I love driving due north on the excellent country roads either side of the border, and just exploring - and having a beer in any of the villages along the way.

In short, I can't recommend this part of the world, and this apartment, too highly. Yet again I can honestly say that I'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven, I'm so glad you liked the improvements I made to Sueño del Mar - the shower is terrific now! Thank you for your review.
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5

schönes Appartement

  • 5 of 5

Schönes Appartement direkt am endlosen Sandstrand. Sehr nette Vermieterin. Mitten im spanischen Leben.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich danke dir sehr. Ich bin sehr glücklich, dass Sie sich willkommen gefühlt haben. Merryn!
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5

Fabulous quiet beaches

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is fantastic - clean, airy, modern and very nicely furnished with sensational views of the sea only 50m away. The pool wasn't open when we were there but it looks great...and huge!! Best of all, there's no traffic noise - and no traffic to spoil the view. Beds are very comfortable. Restaurants within walking distance. Everything you could need for a great time, whether you want to explore, go sailing, play golf....or just relax on the big terrace with a cool beer. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, I'm so glad you and Julie had a great time...it was a pleasure welcoming you to Sueño del Mar - please come again!
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5

Just terrific!

  • 5 of 5

I came back to this apartment far soon than I expected. I had a bad chest infection just after Christmas and I decided that I couldn't face January in England. Flights to Faro were as cheap as ever so I booked to return for almost the whole of January, and I was very glad that I did. There were very few people about in Isla Canela but that was fine by me. The best of the beach restaurants (and the nearest to the flat!) was open and that was ideal. Ayamonte was, ever full, thriving and delightful.

It was jacket over T-shirt weather - and I had just one rainy day. Even then I was out on the large verandah because about half of it is covered.

The flat was again excellently prepared again for my arrival, and had all the equipment I needed for a longer stay. Was very sorry to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a happy (and recuperative!) stay in the apartment ...and found everything as you would have wanted. January weather was sunny and mild for you - excellent!
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5

A wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just spent a fantastic week in Isla Canela, staying in the apartment “Sueno del Mar” and we would have to say that everything about the place was as near perfect as you could ever hope for.

The apartment is conveniently situated for traveling from Faro airport, taking only about an hour by car and, thanks to the comprehensive directions provided by the owner, is very easy to find.

The apartment is also very well located for trips out, both in Spain and Portugal. Seville is only a 90 minute drive away and is well worth a visit. If you don’t want to travel so far the closest town, Ayamonte, is only 15 minutes away and has lots of shops and restaurants, set around a beautiful central square. You can also get a ferry from here to Villa Real de Santo Antonio, in Portugal (not to be confused with Vila Real of football club fame!), which has a lovely Marina and some very nice shops. If you don’t want to travel anywhere there are plenty of great local bars and restaurants close to the apartment.

The apartment itself is beautiful, very nicely furnished and decorated and equipped with absolutely everything you could possible need. The most popular spot with us was the large terrace overlooking the ocean, which is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by with a nice glass of something cool. It also has a nice table and chairs, so is perfect for eating outdoors. The fact that, despite being on the ground floor, it is slightly elevated and set back from the path along the sea front also means it is very quiet and private.

The apartment complex has a large, clean and modern swimming pool but, if you prefer, the beach and ocean are right outside the gates, just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

To top everything off the owner, Merryn, is incredibly friendly and helpful and has obviously put a lot of effort into producing the welcome pack that provides lots of useful information on the practicalities of how appliances, etc., work in the apartment and suggestions for things to do and places to visit.

So, in summary, if you have been looking at a few places to stay in this area and can’t make up your mind which to choose, just stop worrying and book “Sueno del Mar”. You won’t be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
El Paradiso (tapas)
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Ayamonte
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Isla Canela Golf
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A49
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
El Paradiso
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
isla Canela - 50 meters away
Car: recommended

This is a beautiful and largely undiscovered part of Andalusia - largely agricultural with pretty towns and villages...with the bright lights of the Portuguese Algarve a short drive over the border. Isla Canela may be a purpose-built seaside resort but it is very low-key and tranquil. Local beachfront bars and restaurants are a short walk away! Plaza Laguna in Ayamonte is where events are held on a Friday night. Don't miss Ayamonte fish and produce market, daily - but mornings only. Watersports galore....or just stroll along the never-ending beach.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cheaper on heavenlyholidayhome.com

If you are staying for more than a week, and you want the sheets/towels changed or any additional housekeeping during your stay, the price will be £50 session

A cot is available on request: £15 for two weeks.

A high-chair is also available on request: £15 for two weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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