Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands

““The most perfect family holiday in the heart of one of the greenest fincas in Lanzarote, within easy walking distance of the beach. So untouristy and so tastefully done."”


Traditional Lanzarote building | Villa near Arrieta beach | Shared swimming pool | Courtesy car included | Villa sleeping six | Airport transfers | Surfing

Description of Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands

A luxury Lanzarote villa that we have lovingly restored as part of our eco finca on the north coast of Lanzarote, beside the small town of Arrieta. Sleeping six people in good sized rooms, this traditional stone building has been designed with spacious rooms, wooden floors and luxury furnishings, influenced by our love of Moroccan and Indonesian design. It has an airy, spacious feel to it, which keeps you cool in summer, but also warm during winter months. Although average annual temperatures are between 18ΊC and 24ΊC so it never gets too cold on Lanzarote.

With bespoke fittings throughout, including a granite fitted kitchen with all amenities, including a washing machine, there are double doors that open out from the spacious living room to a private patio, where a day bed is the perfect place to lie back and watch the stars in our famously clear night skies, the sound of the lapping waves from Arrieta beach, just a few minutes’ walk away.
There are two large bedrooms, one double with wonderful views of the mountains and an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower, the other with twin beds. There is an additional shower room in the villa which, like all the rooms, has been beautifully designed with Italian and Moroccan furnishings. There is also a double sofa bed in the living room for additional guests.

This villa package includes the use of a Toyota Hybrid car, and we provide airport transfers, so you can sit back and enjoy your arrival on our beloved island in style!

When you have settled in, you will discover that Arrieta village and beach are just five minutes’ walk from the finca, which is very much a local beach at the heart of its village, rather than a big tourist beach covered in beach chairs. We have plenty of surfboards at the finca that you can use during your stay, and we can also organise local activities for you with our expert activity providers that we have worked closely with over the years. These include road cycling and mountain biking, surfing and windsurfing, yoga, paragliding, hiking and tennis. You name it, and if we can help organise it, we will!


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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands

The eco villa has its own green credentials including low volt lighting, A+ class fridge/freezer, solar water heater, linen is changed once a week in order to save water, use of well water and been renovated using stone from the properties land.

The villa is "Off the National Grid" and gives guests the opportunity to experience firsthand, living with solar panels and wind turbines and using the latest renewable energy systems. It has been installed the most up to date energy systems on offer, and they work very efficiently. The system is the largest on Lanzarote and runs on a 48 Volt system and has no problem powering the 16 dwellings on site. Other Green credentials include use of Grey water, Led lighting, solar pool heating, use of well water for pool, A+ class Fridge, half flush toilets, solar water heater, organic fruit and veg and within walking/cycling distance to amenities.

Other environmental practices we follow are:
- Waste reduction: We encourage recycling and have bins locally. Any organic waste can be given to our chickens.
- Conserving water: We ask client to be use water sparingly. We use our own well water which is used for the swimming pool, we also use our grey water on our palm trees.
- Conserving electricity: We use only Wind turbines and solar panels.
- Encouraging wildlife: We have planted many native trees and bushes to encourage birds.
- Organic gardening practices: The retreat has a number of fruit trees and plants such as tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, basil strawberries etc..
- Building materials: the entire retreat has been built using stone from the 30,000 meter estate.
- The well and water tanks which are on the land and originally used for irrigating the farm land have been fully restored.
- Measures to educate staff & guests about our environmental practices - We educate guests/staff and local schools on the Eco energy system provided.
- Office practices: We have low energy lighting, and reuse paper.

The local stone and trades men we use have helped bring the retreat to a beautifully finished paradise.

We promote rural tourism to our guests and encourage them to eat out locally and use local amenities such as shops, sports facilities, restaurants, farmers markets etc... We offer excursions for local schools to visit the retreat and see the effectiveness of the solar/wind system.

1 Reviews of Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Going on a day trip to a remote island organised by owner Tila and swimming on an empty beach.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Definitely rent a car and try arrive in day light as roads signs easily missed in dark

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes - completely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, cheap and cheerful, direct flights, lots to do...brilliant family holiday would have been equally good for a couple or friends.

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