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Calm amidst the storm. A great place to unwind and relax.Quiet and peacful.

Bedrooms 3
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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Mr John & Moira Read
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our first enquiry about this property the owner was extremely efficient, helpful and provided excellent customer service.

We cannot find any fault with the property, it was exactly as described, very spacious and well equipped. There were plenty of towels and bedding provided and the washing machine was really handy, plus a roof terrace with plenty of space to dry laundry.

We are a family with two small children and this was an ideal property for us. A highchair and travelcot were provided free of charge. The apartment is split into two levels but had stairgates on both the top and bottom of stairs, which were brilliant for safety. One main reason we chose this apartment was because it has a bath tub (as many properties have only a shower) again, ideal for small children.

Everything was well thought out, a real home from home. There is a DVD player with a library of DVD's, both for grown-ups and children. There were lots of beach toys available for us to use if we wanted, which had been left by previous holiday makers.

El Cotillo is a wonderful place to stay if you're looking for a quiet holiday which is away from all the large tourist resorts. It's a small village with a few restaurants and bars. There's a supermarket within walking distance of the property which is well stocked, plus a delicious bakery!! The childrens playground was nearby which we used everyday, it was lovely.

We had an absolutely fantastic holiday here and would recommend to anyone, especially those with children who are looking for somewhere with uncrowded sandy beaches and good facilities.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Oliva in Maxorata

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Fully tiled with mirror over the handbasin and towelholders.
  • A fully tiled bathroom with a modern 4 piece suite including bath with shower over. There is a lighted mirror and electric shaving point.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master double - 1 Double Bed , Large airy double bedded room with built in wardrobes.
    Upstairs single room - 1 Single Bed , Upstairs single bedroom with wardrobe and cabinet.
    Twin bedded room - 2 Single Bed , Bright twin bedded room with built in wardrobes.
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The sofa extends to provide 1 double bed and 1 single bed
  • A single bed, under the sofa in the living room provides sleeping accommodation for 1 more person. This can be left in the living room or moved to either of the twin or double bedrooms depending on sleeping requirements. A Moses basket is provided for the very young and a portable travel cot is available for toddlers.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • bay
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Calm amidst the storm. A great place to unwind and relax.Quiet and peacful.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

Excellent position, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Superb position for getting in and out of town; a lovely spacious apartment, clean with plenty of room to spread out and relax. The roof terrace space could be used in the morning and the afternoon, and was a nice respite from the beach sometimes. Close enough to walk to any of the town's restaurants in the evening, and good parking. Well equipped and good views out across towards Lajares and the sunrise, and we were well looked after by Jaqulynn. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent value for money apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is well situated for supermarket, restaurants, harbour and beaches. Clean and well maintained, all rooms furnished to a good standard, with a large private roof terrace.

John the owner made it so easy and was very helpful when booking his apartment, quick response from him confirming dates and booking and even allowed us to check out later due to a late flight.

We hope to return to this apartment and have already recommended it to friends.

Excellent service from the agent Melissa better than a holiday rep

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Proper en goed gelegen appartement

  • 4 of 5

Alle benodigdheden zijn aanwezig in het appartement . Goed gelegen vlakbij het dorp en de zee. Leuke restaurantjes en supermarkt vlakbij. Een aan te bevelen locatie zonder massa toerisme. Wij hebben super genoten met ons gezin, 2 volwassenen + 3 kinderen.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in fantastic part of the island.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, clean, well equipped and really well sized apartment with front and back roof terrace. We had an excellent stay and can highly recommend. Really close to a good sized supermarket and less than 5 mins walk to sunsets and bars, with lots of eating options to choose from.

Would absolutely stay again. Thanks John & Moira!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice appartment

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, cozy and well equiped appartment with large terrace. Good location, near all the restaurants and the supermaket. And thanks to Mellissa - she was very very helpfull during our stay!

We will be back for sure! :)

Regards from my family!


  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well equipped apartment, spotlessly clean and perfectly situated, 2 fantastic terraces, so good in fact that we are back in September .

thanks again John and Moira x

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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La Vaca Azul
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Transport can be arranged

If lounging on the golden sandy beach all day, soaking up the sun or swimming in the clear blue sea becomes to much for you, you can always visit some of the island's other attractions either by car or bus. Bus services run regularly to the capital Puerto del Rosario and to the lively port of Corralejo. Corralejo, perhaps the busiest town in the north of the island, boasts numerous shops, bars and restaurants with a twice weekly open air market and a recently opened water-park. Regular ferry services operate to Lanzarote and to the small island nature reserve of Isla Lobos.

Close to El Cotillo are the towns of El Roque, Lajares, La Oliva, Villaverde and Tindaya. All of these towns hold local fiestas and many have churches and museums that are worth a visit as they offer glimpses of the islands past. The pace of life is relaxed and easy going with 'manyana' an appropriate attitude to adopt.

For the more active holiday maker El Cotillo has some wonderful beaches lagoons and rock-pools to explore.

To the south of the village the rugged coastline contains many secluded beaches where water-sports enthusiast s can indulge in their passions. Activities include, surfing, wind-surfing, kite-boarding and canoeing. There are many hire shops on the island and in El Cotillo itself. Instruction courses at various levels are widely available, however, these are best booked ahead.

A local "twitcher" English speaking, (well almost, he's from Lancashire), organises birdwatching tours .

For those with a more relaxing ambition, the beaches to the north of the village offer some wonderful bays and lagoons.

The golden sands slope gently towards the sea and are great for children and adults who enjoy the lazy swim, paddling or snorkeling.

You could even just lie there and read a book or have a quiet snooze after partaking of the excellent food and chilled beer from Torinos.

Rock-pools abound and are always ready for exploration by children and adults alike. As the tide recedes many of these pools contain various fish and tiny crabs and whelk- like things?

Generally the beaches to the south are quiet and relaxing and not many people bring their trunks or bikinis .

It can sometimes get busy though,

I looked left and right whilst on the beach one day, from one end to the other and said to my wife "It's busy today, there's at least twelve people."


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £35
Pet Fee £10

Maximum 6 people.

1 to 2 people 280 Euros per week - Add 35 Euros for each extra person per week and 35 Euros for each extra night.

Cost is for the apartment NOT per person and discounts are available for longer stays.

Changeover on any day and the apartment is available from 4pm on arrival and should be vacated by 11am on departure.
We need 5 hours to clean, change the linen, replace towels and refresh the apartment ready for your arrival.
We are flexible on arrival / departure times, subject to other bookings.
We may be able to store luggage whilst cleaning is being carried out, please ask.

No security deposit required, we would appreciate information on breakages, as accidents do happen.
If you break a plate or a glass or anything, please let us know so that we can replace such items.
We want every guest to have the full complement of cutlery, crockery and glasses and enjoy their holiday,
as much as we hope you have enjoyed yours.

25% of the total cost is payable on booking.
The balance should be paid 8 weeks before arrival.
If the arrival is less than 8 weeks away the full amount is due on booking.
Payments should be made by bank transfer, account details will be forwarded on booking.
This site shows costs in EUROS. CONVERSION TO GBP will be done at time of booking.
Cheques in GBP are acceptable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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