|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Entered via electric gates on a private holiday complex this first floor 3 bedroom 2 bathroom air conditioned apartment is situated in beautifully landscaped gardens with stunning views of the 2 swimming pools & golf fairway from the large balcony .The Olympic size pool is one of the largest you will find in the area. The property breifly comprises of 3 bedrooms (master on suite) and a further family bathroom,The large lounge & dining area has two and three seater leather settees with a large flat screen TV, DVD/CD player & I-Pod dock for your entertainment .Our apartment has also recently had WI-FI fitted for internet access and over a 100 Uk & European Tv channels are available via the satellite box . The kitchen is modern & fully equipped with granite worktops & everything you will need even for the most advance cooks .The utility area is equipped with a washing machine for your convenience as well as good drying space. The master bedroom has a large double bed, en-suite bathroom ,TV & radio whilst the two further bedrooms have single beds . Underground allocated parking gives easy access to the apartment with golf clubs or luggage via lift
Isla Canela & Ayamonte each have their own harbours ,these are scattered with restaurants and bars lots of them serving the local catch of the day . Ayamonte is a traditional Spanish town as well as shops ,banks & restaurants there are narrow cobbled streets leading to the the old whitewashed town for you to explore don't forget to pay this a visit .7 kilometres of beautiful unspoilt sandy beach are minutes away for you to explore & are never crowded even in high season . There is something for everyone to enjoy in this truly unspoilt location. For golfers Isla Canela offers a 18 hole par 72 course & there are an additional 10 courses within a short drive to Spain or Portugal .
Accommodation: The apartment is finished to a very high standard including granite work surfaces, fitted wardrobes & marble & slate flooring. It is set in lovely private gardens dotted with palm trees .The large balcony has a dining table and chairs for alfresco dining and loungers are provided for balcony/poolside use.
There are folders that are left in the apartment supplying lots of information about the area , places to see & visit , places to eat ,local taxi information etc .
There are several tennis and basketball courts on the complex as well as a small children's play area with swings & slides please ask for details.
There are two pools a large olympic size & a small childrens pool , a life guard is available throughout the high season but not in the quieter periods .
Isla Canela golf offers a great golf course, driving range , putting green, 2 bowling greens and a fantastic clubhouse.
Please do not smoke inside the apartment,If you do smoke please do so on the balcony..
Costa de la Luz/ Huelva province: The Costa De La Luz ( Coast of light is also known as the Spanish Algarve) and one of Spain's best kept secrets it forms part of the Andalucian coast facing the Atlantic Ocean boasting brilliant fine sandy beaches that stretch for miles. Popular with Spanish holidaymakers it remains unspoilt by the mass tourism that some of the other Spanish Costas have suffered.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year there is always a warm & friendly atmosphere present.
Huelva the closest large city to Ayamonte has its own museum with various archaeological finds and is said to be the starting point of Columbuses famous voyage. There are several large water parks in Spain & Portugal as well as go-carting to keep the kids happy. Seville is a must see while you are here it is about an hour or so away but is simply stunning you should definitely pay Seville a visit while you stay with us .
How to get there: Isla Canela & Ayamonte are easily reached via motorway approx 45 minutes from Faro airport in Portugal & 90 minutes from Seville airport . All the budget airlines fly to these popular airports ( Flybe , Thompsonfly , BMi baby, Ryanair , Monarch and Easy Jet etc and all major car rental companies are in operation at a reasonable cost.
We can arrange airport transfers if required.
We have detailed directions and additional information that we supply on confirmation of bookings...including places of interest and detailed maps & directions, taxi numbers & places to eat etc.
We are Gary & Jane and have 2 daughters & a son and live in Balsall Common a small village near Warwickshire , we grew up in the Midlands & still work and have family in the area .
Gary & Jane purchased this apartment in 2007
We visited Isla Canela on a couple of occasions for holidays before actually buying a property there , we love the relaxing atmosphere of the whole area its just ideal for familys & simply has a great feel to it ,another big plus is that the beaches are never crowded even in the high season they seem to go on for ever .The location ( near the Portugese border) also appealed to us ,we enjoy visiting Portugal as much as we do Spain its great experienceing the different cultures and theres some great places to explore , we still continue to find new places all the time .
We fell in love with the apartment and fantastic gardens ( beautifully kept by our concierge Jochin) on our first visit.The layout and location was everything we could ask for . The views from the balcony overlooking the pools and surrounding area are stunning .Many an afternoon are spent with a bottle of wine or two there relaxing the hours away .
We stayed at the property early June, 6 of us in total, 2 adults, 2 teenages and 2 young children, the apartment was excellent very clean and spacious,we had full contact with the management company of the apartment which was reassuring as they were on hand 24 hours a day,the balcony has a fantastic view over the pool, as we went ealry season we virtually had the pool to ourselves most days which my children loved, the beaches near by(approx 10 min drive or 25 min walk) are beautiful and clean some of the best ive seen in spain,Ayamonte town 15-20min drive is fantastic,lovely restaurants, people and a zoo in the middle of the local park,a short drive or trip on a ferry from Ayamonte town and you are in portugal, well worth a day out,this apartment for us was perfect for a family holiday. A car is recommended if you want to get out and about, we walked in to isla canella each night(25mins each way)there is a great range of small restaurants,cafes bars,We will defo look to rent this apartment again for a holiday in the future.
This apartment, set in a beautiful development was equipped and furnished as fully as any family home. The area is delightfully Spanish, but if you are going for sangria, fish and chips, try Benidorm! Nice shops and a fish market in Ayamonte, and wonderful sands at Isla Canela Beach a short distance away. A wide variety of good restaurants in Ayamonte, and only a short walk to the golf club with its snack bar and restaurant. Even in late October we were able to dine out in the evenings on the terrace. The keys were delivered to us at exactly the agreed time and place and we had excellent help from the local managing agent. We found it a grade 1 place to stay for 3 weeks. Martin
We had a great two week break in August this year. The apartment was perfect for our family of 5 - nice décor, well kitted out with things to keep 3 boys entertained both within the apartment and to take to the pool or tennis courts. The pool itself was perfect for 3 young boys as it was never crowded and they happily spent hours in the water. The beach is a short drive away and the local town of Ayamonte has some nice food stops (especially La Puerta Nocha which was fantastic). You definitely need a car but given the options to drive to Portugal or Seville or the water parks, I don't think you'd do it without one anyway.
Overall. we had a great time and would definitely think about going back. Big kudos to the owners, Gary was very helpful in preparing us for the trip and John who looked after us when we got there, was so helpful. Great holiday and definitely considering a return next year.
Gary & Jane's description of the apartment was spot on and it was certainly one of the best we have stayed in in Ayamonte. One of the main points was the ability to use the pool out of season. 1st class in every way
We spent three week s at the apartment in July. We flew into Faro, picked up a hire car with the journey taking about 45 minutes. Isla Canela is about 5km from the Portuguese border. The communication with Gary was excellent from first enquiry to the return of the deposit. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped (including guide books and local information files) with everything you may need with the benefit of sun shades etc. to take to the beach. You will need a car to get to most places nearby but an evening stroll to Isla Canela to one of the numerous beach side restaurants takes about 25 minutes. Ayamonte is nearby, many nice restaurants (abundant fish and seafood dishes) and a number of large supermarkets to stock up on essentials. Most of the tourists who visit the area are Spanish. The local road network is very good and we explored further north into the mountains as well as driving into Seville for a day. There are a number of water parks within 30-90 minute drive, we went to the one near to Huelva which was fine for our two children (aged 10 & 14); the water parks in Albufeira are larger, but more distant.
The complex in which the apartment is situated is quiet and very well maintained with the gardeners busy every day maintaining the manicured lawns. The pool is large, clean, and at most had about twenty people around it at any one time. This apartment has one parking space which is underground, very useful in the hot weather. We had wonderful clear blue skies for our stay, with average temperatures hovering around 34C – further inland, away from the sea temperatures increase, Seville can reach over 40C in the summer months. There is quite a bit to see in the local area, with wonderful stretches of long sandy beaches and if you are willing to get in the car a trip to Seville is a must.
We all had a wonderful holiday and will return to the area in the future as we felt that we had only scratched the surface of getting to know this part of Costa de la Luz.
We stayed at this appt for 2 weeks in July/August with our daughters.The appt is very well equipped, very spacious and the balcony overlooks a very large swimming pool. The complex is extremely well maintained and even though we were there in August, it was very peaceful and relaxing during our stay. Local restaurants by the Marina and in Ayamonte were very good and reasonably priced. We also took the ferry from Ayamonte over to a busy little town, VR de San Antonio in the Algarve which is well worth a visit. Very easy to drive over the connecting bridge to the Algarve or to explore the local area and lovely beaches with miles of golden sand.
We would definitely recommend the appt and the local area.
Isla Canela (translated to Cinamon Island) is a beautiful place with miles of unspoilt beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Much of the Canela area is a protected nature reserve with regular visits from flamingos and rarely seen wildlife at various times of the year. It boasts a variety of bars and restaurants and an impressive harbour with a wide choice of trips & watersports to choose from . It is no surprise that the Spanish come here every year for their holidays . Ayamonte , the nearest town , is about 2 kilometres away and gives a great glimpse of traditional Spanish life. The centre is packed with great restaurants ,cafes, shops & bars and runs parallel with Ayamonte harbour . While you are here you must visit Isla Christina, Punta Umbria , Huelva & Seville . Cross the impressive suspension bridge or take a short ferry trip across the river Guardiana to Portugal and visit Villa Real, Monte Gordo & Tavira with great beaches and architecture to mention a few
Other Activities: Water sports , Basket ball ,Tennis
Golf: Isla Canela offers a great course a few minutes away from the apartment.The 18 hole par 72 course is dotted with palm and olive trees and water features on 10 of the 18 holes there is a driving range and putting green for practice and a very impressive clubhouse ,there are a further 12 courses within 40 minutes drive 3 of them championship courses in Costa de la Luz.The property is literaly 2 Km from the Portuguese border via the impressive suspension bridge giving access to the fantastic courses on the Algarve,
The complex boasts an impressive olympic sized swimming pool as well as a small pool for the younger ones .
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Please contact owner to confirm prices on all bookings , prices may vary depending on occupants & early booking discounts may apply .