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Spacious Villa with Private, Sunny Garden, Sea View and Exclusive Pool + Hot Tub

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,323 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands - Private, Peaceful Location: 7 Minute Walk to Family Beach, Shops and Restaurants

Casa Rachel, situated in a quiet cul de sac with ample parking and fabulous open views of the sea, is only a 7 minute walk from the beautiful, child friendly Flamingo Beach with it's variety of restaurants and shops. Entering the south-facing garden you step into a private, peaceful haven with mature Canarian planting, an electrically heated swimming pool, hot tub and alfresco dining under the shade of the pergola which can be illuminated at night. There is a traditional barbecue and plenty of outdoor seating and sun loungers. The tranquil garden is not overlooked. The villa and gardens are on one level with no steps. The stylish open plan interior is accessed through French windows into modern kitchen, dining and sitting areas including satellite TV with BBC, ITV etc; DVD; hi-fi and a dresser full of books, toys and games. 2 double bedrooms have air conditioning and the 2 twin bedrooms have fans. There is a bathroom, a shower room and an en-suite shower room.


Owner
Donna Hartley
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Donna Hartley

We are Donna and Steven Hartley. We live in the bracing North of England and have fallen love with Playa Blanca and Casa Rachel. It's our haven in the sunshine which has ideal space for our extended family to get together in a perfect climate at any time of the year. We find it is ideal for all our ages being totally on one level and the internal layout makes it suitable for couples, two families or for a large family group.

Donna Hartley purchased this villa in 2011

Why Donna Hartley chose World

We chose this villa because of its peaceful residential location with lovely sea views but also its closeness to beaches, shops and restaurants.

As garden lovers we cherish our private and secluded garden with mature planting around its heated swimming pool and hot tub.

It provides the perfect place to unwind under the shade of the palm trees and pergola.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how lovely the villa was. We were very impressed with everything. It was beautifully decorated, clean, and fully equipped, the best equipped kitchen I have ever seen! The games were very useful too, and the pool was amazing!"

"We loved our holiday! The villa was perfect for two families. We would definitely come back to Lanzarote and your villa, thinking about next year already."

"The location was great: everywhere was in walking distance."

"Fantastic stay at Casa Rachel - thank you very much indeed. The villa is lovely and the trees in blossom/Strellitzia look great.We sat out most nights to eat by the pool.The swimming pool was a good temperature and the chaps that cleaned it were helpful and polite. The managing lady was very helpful and popped in a few times.We would definitely recommend it to friends and family."

"Casa Rachel was really beautiful; you have put lots of hard work into making it such a homely, well equipped home from home"
Feb 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the World around the

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1323 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Washbasin on bright storage shelves
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin on brightly coloured storage shelves. Laundry bin.
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Washbasin on open, brightly coloured storage shelves
  • All 3 bathrooms have been completely refurbished to a high and contemporary standard. En-suite shower room has walk-in glazed shower, wash basin, storage, laundry basket and WC. 2nd shower room has walk-in glazed shower, wash basin, storage, bidet and WC. 3rd bathroom has new bath with shower over, wash basin, storage, bidet and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , There is a 3rd single under bed, for gender imbalance/double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) + 2 infants Notes on bedrooms: Two king bedded rooms with fitted wardrobes and air conditioning (one with en suite shower room) 2 twin rooms with fitted wardrobes, fans and 2 stored traditional cots. 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bedlinen throughout. There is a safe and hair drier
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: spacious and stylish open plan interior is comfortable and cheerful, With French windows and a new, well equipped modern kitchen; dining and sitting areas suitable for any number of guests, from a couple to an extended family. The dresser is packed full of books, games, DVDs and toys for all ages. The two double rooms have fitted wardrobes, quality king sized beds and air conditioning; the two twin rooms have quality single beds (including one extra for gender imbalance), fitted wardrobes and fans : all have 400 TC Egyptian cotton bedlinen and interesting artwork. There is an en-suite shower room, a separate shower room and a further bathroom which has a shower over the bath and a glass screen. For babies and toddlers we have 2 stored traditional cots, 2 high chairs, lots of kids' tableware and a selection of baby toys, books and cuddly friends. Outside: Casa Rachel is situated in a quiet cul de sac with ample parking and fabulous open views of the sea over to the island of Fuerteventura. As you enter the south facing garden you step into a totally private, peaceful haven with mature Canarian planting.There is a fabulous electric and solar heated swimming pool which has a 5 ft plus deep swimming area of almost 20 ft X 13 ft plus a stepping area with a large step which is useful for non swimmers. There is a relaxing hot tub and alfresco dining under the shade of the pergola which can be illuminated at night. There is also a traditional barbecue and plenty of outdoor seating and sun loungers. The garden and pool are private and are not overlooked. Utility Room: Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen is changed weekly and towels are changed twice a week: we also provide coloured towels for the poolside . The pool and hot tub are serviced twice weekly. The property is cleaned at change over. Other: Spacious dining room has inlaid table and seating for 8 plus 2 children’s highchairs. With distinctive artwork throughought, mirrors reflect the garden through french windows which lead to alfresco dining with a built in barbecue under canopy with lights.

Reviews

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Spacious Villa with Private, Sunny Garden, Sea View and Exclusive Pool + Hot Tub
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5

Fantastic!! A wonderful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week in Casa Rachel. The villa was clean, really spacious, had everything you could possibly need in it, even loads of toys and games for the children, the decor was really lovely, I really can't find any fault with it atall. The garden & plants were beautiful & offered lovely shade when it got too hot, the pool was awesome , perfect for the children and us! and so was the hot tub !! Donna the owner was really lovely and so helpful, she even left little presents for the children to find when we arrived. I really recommend this villa, and we will most definitely be returning! 😃?

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your lovely family have so appreciated all that our home in the sun has to offer. You will be just as welcome whenever you return.
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Casa Rachel 5 Star Villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 4 bedroom villa situated in a quiet area of Playa Blanca but within walking distance to beaches, bars and restaurants.Donna was very helpful prior to our stay communicating regularly when requested.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet and Spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a quiet cul -de-sac, Donna the owner was exceptional with helpful tips and directions. The villa is spacious and has had a new kitchen installed. Plenty of sun beds and the advantage of a heated pool and hot tub was great as the evenings were cool (early May)

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location - home from home in the sun

  • 5 of 5

All dealings with Donna the owner were great, fantastic property. Slight issue with TV soon sorted by local manager. Pool cleaned and hot tub cleaned twice in 10 days which was great, never had that much attention in years of renting villas.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you: we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in, as you say, our “home in the sun”; and that you appreciated the care provided by our helpful and friendly local management team who clean the pool and hot tub and provide fresh towels twice weekly.
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A pleasure

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated our stay in Casa Rachel. The villa was ok for 6 people : 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Waouh . Everything was as nice as on the pictures.. Just a small criticism about the kitchen but I know that they are going to install a new one.

The water of the swimming pool was too cold but we did enjoy the jaccusi.

We had a very good holyday and Donna was really very nice, answering my mails very quickly

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you really enjoyed your holiday in our villa, in spite of experiencing the worst temperatures that we have had on the island in 20 years. Our pool temperature is set at 28 degrees, which is higher than most, but ( like everyone else) we were unable to achieve more than 25 during this freak weather that is so untypical for us. Sadly pool heaters can only maintain a heat that is 9 degrees above the ambient temperature, so , despite our very best efforts, it was totally beyond our control. Thank goodness you were able to make use of our lovely warm hot tub. Whilst we have only ever had positive feedback on our well stocked kitchen, I am pleased to announce that this week sees the installation of our brand new, bright and modern version with its sit at peninsula and cook friendly experience: watch this space for lots of lovely new photos in March. Along with all new rewiring of the villa and a completely new tiled floor, we expect our guests will have an even more enjoyable holiday experience.
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5

Fantastic villa in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be absolutely perfect for our family. Extremely well equipped with everything you could need inside and out. The location is perfect to....turn right and walk down to the lovely Argentinian restaurant (5 minute walk) and go down the steps to the side onto a very quiet secluded beach...bliss! It is also a nice walk along the promenade to all the bars and restaurants of playa blanca.

The villa is also extremely well maintained...the maids came twice with clean towel and to change the bedding, a very friendly chap came to maintain the garden and the pool and hot tub were cleaned twice a week too. The property is managed by Karen who was great as was the owner Donna.

Needless to say we will definitely be staying there again....loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are 3 beautiful yellow sandy beaches in Playa Blanca - the busy Dorada beach with water sports, the central Playa Blanca beach and the lovely Playa Flamingo beach which is only a 7 minute walk away fom us. This has sea walls which restrict the strength of the tides and make it perfect for children. A 15 minute car journey takes you to the world renowned, unspoiled Papagayo beaches. These special beaches can also be accessed by a boat trip from the harbour,including a glass bottomed boat.

Travel:

Arrecife airport is a 30 mins drive. The villa can also be accessed by taxis or mini bus. Car hire is available for collection at the airport or can be delivered to the villa at any time during your stay. CAR HIRE IS NOT NECESSARY as all is within walking distance, but it CAN BE RECOMMENDED in order to explore this unique island with it's special marriage of nature and art. Everywhere is within an hour's travel on roads that are generally excellent.

Distances:

It is only a 7 min. walk to the beautiful, child friendly Flamingo Beach. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. It is a further 12 mins. walk along the coastal promenade to the harbour, the town centre... then the Rubicon marina. A 2 mins. car journey (3/4 mile) takes you to the Spar supermarket next to the harbour, bike hire and other shops and restaurants. It is a 10 min. walk to the right to La Mulata with it's smart bars and varied fabulous restaurants.

Further Details:

It is good to explore Timanfaya National park with its coach tour around the volcanoes and lava fields, camel rides and restaurant which cooks using geo-thermal heat.

You could also visit the beautiful village of Yaiza – the only lasting village to survive the last volcanic eruptions of 280 years ago or the quaint fishing village of El Golfo with its volcanic crater filled with green sea water, black sands and wierd rock formations.

From the villa take 30 minutes to climb the neighbouring extinct Red Volcano for fabulous views and walk inside the rim.

There is a new water park just a 2 min walk away.

There is go-karting 20 minutes drive away near the airport.

There are frequent ferry trips from the harbour to the nearby island of Fuerteventura which take 20 minutes or try the glass bottomed boat to the renowned Papagayo beaches.Or, maybe the yellow submarine.

Amenities, shops, restaurants, supermarkets and banks are within walking distance.

There are local markets, diving, cycling, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, wind surfing and segway tours in Playa Blanca.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the World,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4 SUMMER
16 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,307
for 7 nights
£1,307
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5 AUTUMN
4 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£919
for 7 nights
£919
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5 CHRISTMAS
15 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,324
for 7 nights
£1,324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 6 WINTER 2019
8 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 7 EASTER 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 8 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,185
for 7 nights
£1,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 8 SPRING 2019
9 Apr 2019 - 15 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 9 SUMMER 2019
16 Jul 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 10 AUTUMN 2019
4 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£965
for 7 nights
£965
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 11 CHRISTMAS 2019
15 Dec 2019 - 7 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 7 nights
£1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Rates shown are for up to 4 persons. Please add £15 per person per night, up to a maximum of 8 in total.
The cost of additional nights on top of 7 nights is pro rata.

A non refundable deposit of 25 % is payable on confirmation of booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival times are after 3pm and departure is by 10am. Change over days are usually flexible.


Notes on prices:
Prices are totally comprehensive, and include 7% for IGIC, the new Spanish equivalent of VAT.
There are no extras.
NB if you are wanting to book more than 12 months in advance, you may need to apply to the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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