Wonderful Location, Five Minute Stroll To Harbour, Beach & Pedestrianised Village.
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About Julie Brassill
I currently work part time on a busy surgical ward as a Staff Nurse. My husband is a practising GP. We all love the outdoor life playing tennis, golf and hockey. Our sons Sean and Alex are working in business and Sophie our daughter is currently in Australia on a gap year following her degree in Psychology. We also have Cara our beautiful Golden Retriever. We have been visiting Lanzarote for the last 27 years and love the all year round climate. We particularly love Playa Blanca for its wonderful beaches and upmarket feel. The standard of cuisine is excellent, we really enjoy visiting the various restaurants and eating outside on balmy evenings.
Julie Brassill purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Julie Brassill chose Playa Blanca
We immediately fell in love with our villa because of it's location and our beautiful patio and garden area affords us stunning views of the pool and sea whilst sat relaxing. We adore watching the boats bobbing along and watching the ferry come in. There is a sense of well being and happiness radiating from the wonderful atmosphere created by the sense of openness, watching the skies as the day turns to night, whilst listening to the gentle rustle of the palm trees. The tropical gardens are a delight and the complex is impeccably kept. We love swimming in the fantastic pool because its huge and never too busy. We also use the tennis courts every day. We amble along the promenade for our evening meal, a glass of wine and no worries about getting home. A perfect get away from it all.
What makes this Villa unique
Location, location, location that's the saying and it applies not only to our position on the complex but for the resort as well. We bought the villa when it was very dated and I really enjoyed the total renovation including new kitchen, bathroom and complete colour co-ordinated refurbishment. It feels very bright and homely. The villa is slightly raised and we have total privacy as we are not overlooked in any way. The villa is furnished to a very high standard and we really feel that it is home from home. We originally bought the villa for our personal use but as we were tied to school holidays we successfully rented our much loved villa and our guests keep on coming back!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 7
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Our stay at 14a
lovely position on complex but we had several issues
with equipment particularly in the kitchen
Sunny Secret - Excellent value for money villa in a very pretty resort
Although I was disappointed when I initially entered the villa as I was expecting modern fittings, I grew to love the place and by the end of the vacation I felt at one with it and was really comfortable with everything it offered. I was delighted with the development as it was all perfectly manicured and the upkeep of the land and exteriors are second to none- just faultless, a toddlers pool and a swimming pool were in perfect condition, the sunbeds were comfortable too. The location is superb for a good Spar supermarket and the bus stop which takes you to either the airport or Arrecife and all its intermediary stops.
The same could not be said for the property. I wonder if I just expected better quality and it's my fault for expecting so much but it's the little things like chipped and worn out plates, cooking utensils that bend, insecure bathroom towel rails that hold towels too thin and small to be called a bath towel, mattresses that have been too well used and so on. But we did get used to it and in the end was not bothered by it as the rest of the holiday was working out so well. The positives were that the oven worked a treat as did the hob, there is a fridge/freezer and a washing machine and a dishwasher that did what they were supposed to do, so ticks there. There was enough in ways of kitchen utensils to be able to cope for the holiday. The IKEA furniture is comfortable and functional, there was plenty of storage space.
Ultimately, if the place works so well that you feel you could live there yourself and treat it as home, you know that the place is right for you, and that is what Sunny Secret did for us. So although I moan, i do it so that people go in with their eyes wide open and know what to expect. You'll have a great time. If you stay in a local hotel you pay the same again plus more for two of you. This is the perfect place for kids who like the swimming pools and enjoy swimming rather than playing with toys as they are only allowed in two hour long slots during the day. There is a beach fifteen minutes walk away in one direction and the shops and the marina the same in the other direction. There are not too many cars in Lanzarote so hiring a car is a good possibility to see the island as the buses don't go everywhere. Plus you have British TV channels - just like home, brilliant. We missed nothing.
Just enjoy, you're in the perfect spot. I'll come again if the husband will let me! Thanks Julie for making it available.
Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review and I am pleased that you fell in love with Sunny Secret, in particular commenting that it generated a feeling that you could live there. However, I was slightly confused by the inconsistencies in your review, yet you state it was the perfect spot and that you would like to book our villa again.
Lanzarote is a small island 37 miles by 16 miles and relies on imports, as such we and other villa owners furnish our villas with retailers available on the island. We are mixture of Canarian charm, which we love and Ikea, the latter being fabulous for rental properties and is evident in our many pictures of the villa inside and out on the website, which you would have had ample opportunity to view before booking.
We are regular visitors to Lanzarote as we love it there and we successfully rent out two villas. It is in our interests to complete property inspections and we achieve this every ten to twelve weeks. We also have excellent management companies who we have built up a rapport with for the last 15 years. If issues arise they are reported to us by our management team and I am available to our guests. We take any concerns seriously and address very promptly, striving to offer a great holiday experience which you had. We do have a confidence in Sunny Secret supported by past reviews and our many repeated bookings, we often cannot accommodate requests due to lack of availability.
We offer high standards and good value for money, the small inconveniences that seem to have affected you are very easily corrected and as we are in Lanzarote next week I have arranged to inspect the property and will assess the issues you have mentioned. It’s a great endorsement that you would like to book again.
Another good stay at Casas del Sol
We have stayed many times at this wonderful complex over the years. This was our first time at 14A, and we were very impressed. Location wise, the apartment benefits from a lovely outlook to the sea and swimming pool which is literally a few steps from your patio. Internally, the accomodation was very well appointed with all you would need for a lovely self catering holiday.
We had no issues dealing with Julie, and would thoroughly recommend this apartment to any future guests.
Excellent villa in ideal location
Villa is clean, spacious and well equipped. Excellent location, 5 mins walk to well served promenade and a supermarket. Gardens and pool well kept and reception staff helpful if you need anything. Owner very helpful and receptive to queries. Highly recommended
Thank you for your summary of our villa and the surrounding gardens and pool. We are in a fabulous location which lends itself to a very relaxing holiday, not only within the complex but we are also central to all amenities in the resort. I am delighted that you highly recommend our villa. Holidays are special and I would always try to be available and helpful with any of our guests queries.
Best wishes. Julie.
Will book this Villa again
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Relax and enjoy!
The three golden girls had such a happy holiday in this beautifully appointed villa. It was perfect in every way.
Thank you so much for your lovely review and rating us five stars. I am so happy you had the most perfect holiday with your girlfriends. Best wishes. Julie.
There are three white sand beaches in Playa Blanca, all popular with families with good facilities and safe swimming. The village beach is a short walk of 5 minutes. Playa Flamingo beach a short walk of 10 minutes and Playa Dorado 15 minutes walk (popular for watersports). They are all connected with a promenade to amble along, enjoy the atmosphere, beaches, restaurants and shops and which ultimately leads to the vibrant and exclusive marina.
Arrecife airport is a 30 minute drive away.
Car hire is not necessary.
The pedestrianised village is a 5 minute walk away, where you will find quality shops and restaurants. Nearest supermarket 5 minutes walk.
The harbour is opposite Casas Del Sol and day trips to Fuerteventura are only a 15 minute crossing.
Our friendly receptionist service is open seven days a week until midnight and provides ease of picking up the key and help with any queries, plus advice on sightseeing, ensuring an uncomplicated and relaxing holiday with help always on hand. The small shop provides useful essentials. Playa Blanca is the most southerly resort on Lanzarote, and benefits from the maximum sunshine available. It is a wonderfully vibrant fishing village and has a fabulous promenade to amble along stretching over 5km from the lighthouse to the Marina. The resort is family orientated and laid back. High quality villas, four and five star hotels high quality restaurants, shops and the exclusive marina make this an ideal relaxing holiday, with lots of sightseeing and atmosphere. Regular dive centres offer full PADI courses. Aqualava waterpark is a 10 minute walk away. Bike hire, tennis, crazy golf, pitch and putt, jet skiing, banana boat, fly fish, pedalo's and boat excursions are all available.