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Beach front apartment in Isla Canela, Huelva with large pool in Canela Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apt sleeps 6 & a baby in Isla Canela, Costa De La Luz, Huelva Province

This luxury 2 bed located in a front line complex,set in beautiful landscaped gardens with 1 large swimming pool (lifeguard on duty) and a children's pool. Tennis & paddle courts also on the complex.Situated across from the Portuguese border the area is well known for its all year warm climate. Just outside the complex you will find some restaurants and bars and a very large beach where you can relax in plenty of space or chose a variety of water sports. The apartment is on the ground floor and is furnished to a high standard. It comprises 1 double bed and 2 single beds.The sofa in the living area can also be converted to a bed.There is a combined living & dining room and also a kitchen and bathroom . From the sunny terrace you can chose to relax with a drink, watch a game of tennis or enjoy the view of the beautiful gardens or feel safe seeing your children enjoying playing in the park area. The apartment is popular with families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday.

The very pretty fishing port of Ayamonte on the Spanish/Portuguese border is lined with street cafes, restaurants, tapas bars and nice boutiques. It's picturesque squares and park with small zoo are typical of an Andalucian town. Andalucia is renouned throughout Spain for it's flamenco, all year round fiestas and it's food and drink - notably seafood, tapas and sherry - The freshly caught fish and seafood in the restaurants at Isla Canela and Ayamonte is a must! Other nearby places of interest are Huelva, from where Columbus first sailed to the New World; El Rocio famous for it's annual pilgrimage; and Andalucian capital Seville (90 minutes drive), home of tapas, flamenco, Moorish architecture and so much more. For younger family members, on the road into Cartaya (approx 30 mins) you will find Kartodromo de Cartaya (Karting) open year round, and the very popular Aquapolis water park which opens normally the middle of June until first week in September.

The eastern end of the Portuguese Algarve is also worth a day trip or two. It is a beautiful and largely unspoilt region with lovely long sandy beaches, small fishing ports and villages. A little ferry from Ayamonte, or by car over a beautiful bridge, will take you across the Guadiana River, which separates Spain from the Algarve and Portugal. The 10 minute Ferry trip will take you to Villa Real de San Antonio (famous for pottery, linen & towels.) You can drive up to Alcoutim and enjoy lunch at this picturesque village. Monte Gordo is further into Portugal and numerous other villages follow. The attractive, historic town of Tavira is only 40 mins drive away and has a lovely square next to the river with a hilltop castle/gardens, churches and other ancient buildings. It is also lined with street cafes and restaurants. 45 mins over the border into Portugal, near to Faro, you will find the Aqualand water park and not far from there you will get a full day out at Zoo Marine.

The long pristine sandy beaches right on Isla Canela provide a base from which to enjoy the watersports for which the area is famous. If you do not want to try it yourself, you can just relax on the beach and enjoy the skillful gymnastics of the kite surfers and windsurfers. The beach bars all serve delicious food for lunch so you can easily stay for the whole day. There are marinas at Isla Canela & Isla Cristina where sailors of all abilities can hire boats to enjoy the Atlantic Coastline. You can also book Ocean and River cruises. The Andalucian area is a wildlife haven from the Marismas at Isla Canela to the National Park at Donana (45 mins drive). A little nearer (approx. 25 minutes) you will find the Crocodile Park (Terra Exotica) at Isla Cristina - a reptile breeding farm and sanctuary. Europe´s largest (Over 2000 reptiles) collection of Crocodiles, aquatic turtles and land tortoises, snakes and lizards are kept in breeding projects here.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, A little Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at this apartment for 2 weeks in June 2012 and the location couldn't have been better. We thought we might need A/C but the place was always nice and cool due to it being shaded until about 2:30pm, and the total black out shutters are a great advantage too. There was only one night when we needed to use the fan and it worked a treat.

Apartment is well supplied in every department. Plenty of kids' games, cards, dvd player and tv. There's an ample sized kitchen with everything you need pretty much, and there's a separate area with a washing machine which came in quite handy towards the end of the holiday.

One great advantage of this cosy apartment is the balcony. It's a proper sun trap from mid-afternoon to sundown. Gardens are very well maintained and the area is quiet. Also very secure as the complex is gated. Pool is lovely. Great size with a life guard always on duty. Beach second to none, with numerous chilled out beachside bars and cafes.

One thing we would recommend is hiring bicycles, especially if you have a toddler, like us. We got them from a small tourist office beside the roundabout fairly inexpensively (7 euro for 2 bikes for 2 hours, I Think) and would cycle into Ayamonte one day, down to the marina the next. Cycle paths take you about 3 miles in each direction. Oh, and the free outdoor zoo in Ayamonte, just next to Supersol is worth a visit. Our wee one loved it!

For takeaway food, when we didn't fancy cooking, we picked up tapas and pizzas from the Atlantis bar at the front. Very cheap and tasty. Staff are so friendly.

Hoping to come back in Feb 13.

Patrick, Siobhán & Frankie
Jun 2012
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Isla Canela Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes and are furnished to a high standard.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment has a secure, allocated parking space. Included in the rental rates are all utilities, bathroom towels and linen. There is a library within the apartment which includes tapes, Cd's, DVDs and books. The apartment is within a minute's walk of bars and resturants and there is a four star hotel next door where you will find evening entertainment. There is a bus stop 3 minutes walk away which transports you into the centre of Ayamonte within 10 minutes.


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Beach front apartment in Isla Canela, Huelva with large pool in Canela Park
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews

A holiday for the family

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and my two children went to this wonderful apartment in Isla canela.

It is as it looks in the pictures. You have the sun in the early afternoon all the way until it disapears at night so if you want to sunbathe on the balcony you have hours of that precious sun. All I can say is you will be delighted staying in this apartment. It was very clean and very tidy,bathroom and kitchen superb,the apartment makes you feel at home it,s so lovely and quiet.Big bedrooms too.

The people that were on the complex in other apartments are very friendly and helpful,the swimming pool has a guard all day long,the gardens maintained daily, tennis courts are ace.

There is a shop or mini market and has enough food for a short stay a week or so!

The main town has bigger shops only 20mins by bus and buses are regular.

A few excellent bars and resturants around food for all ages and most Spanish people speak english. The beach well if there were 6 stars out of 5,the beach the sand and the sea great,swimming the sea,sunbathing brilliant 10 out of 10. We will go again next year...Amazing Place.........

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family enjoyed it so much James - and yes the Spanish in the area are now learning English so it is much easier to get by if you have no Spanish - however it was good for us in the beginning as we had to learn Spanish and I do still try my best to speak it. So "Hasta el ano que viernes" - See you next year!
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Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday when staying at this appartment. The appartment itself was spotless and had everything you need on a holiday. It was very comfortable as well and couldn't be faulted. The terrace area was ideal for sitting out watching the evening sunset. The fact the appartment is just across the road from the beach is another wee bonus.

The complex it was in was very peaceful and had superb facilities. The pool area was great with plenty of loungers and a large pool. There is also a full size tennis court for when it is not too hot.

The town had everything you need with a good choice of restaurants and a few bars and there was a really good feel to the place. As for during the day the beach is just breathtaking and so large it never felt too busy either. There are also plenty of different places nearby if you fancy a change one night but there never really felt the need!

All in all a really relaxing, great holiday in a lovely appartment in a great place. We have been back since our first visit and hopefully be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Isla Canela

  • 4 of 5

We were here in April 2010 with friends and had a great time. The apartment has everything that you could possibly need on holiday even down to the selection in games and books. The balcony gets the afternoon and evening sun which is great. It overlooks the tennis courts, play area and lovely well maintained gardens. It is wihin a few minutes walk to a lovely big sandy beach and some really nice restaurants and bars.

Handy for the town of Ayamonte and from there you can take the quick ferry ride over the river to Portugal to another lovely little town.

Would certainly book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Canela Park, Isla Canela

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed staying in this appartment as it is in a secure complex with a

tennis court and large swimming pool and it is very near to the beautiful wide sandy beach. There is a good variety of restaurants

close by and the town of Ayamonte is a short car or bus journey away

where there are many cafes bars and restaurants and shops and from Ayamonte a ferry can take you across to Portugal. The area is

very flat which is ideal for cycling and cycles can be hired at the marina. I have stayed here at least twice a year since I have discovered this location.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Apartamento muito bem localizado, a cerca de 30m da praia, em condominio fechado com piscina e campo de ténis. Próximo de vários restaurantes de praia / "Chiringuitos".

Optimo para férias tranquilas.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Carla!
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Several at the front of the complex
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Ayamonte to Villa Real in Portugal (Algarve)
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Isla Canela
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Villa Real in Portugal
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Ayamonte Spanish/Portugeuse border
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Several at the front of the complex
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Isla Canela
Car: not necessary

Isla Canela is located in the beautiful and unspoilt Costa De La Luz in the south west of Spain near the Portuguese border in the area known as the Spanish Algarve.It is 50 minutes from Faro airport and 90 minutes from Seville airport, both of which are well served by UK airports. The area has 5 miles of sandy beaches, a marina, an 18 hole golf course, 4 star hotels, and a selection of restaurants all within a exceptional setting. It also has a climate that boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. The local town of Ayamonte is the ideal place to discover the real Spain. It is renowned for its traditional charm and hospitality, good restaurants and tapas bars, and remains free from mass tourism. It boasts its own modern zoo and park , a weekly market and a modern shopping centre. From Ayamonte a little ferry takes you across the small river to the Portuguese town of Villa Real.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $244.71

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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