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The Squid House. The one that has it all including the best location!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower room. Best Location Sleeps 8

Situated on a 1,000m2 plot in probably the most central and sought after area of delightful Playa Blanca and only 5 minutes walk from the village and beach, this beautiful, traditional villa is furnished to the highest standard and offers all the comforts of home. The villa is detached, has a large drive with parking and private garden all around. There is a private, heated pool with spacious terrace and sunbeds. In addition, residents and guests of Los Calamares have the advantage of the free use of the community tennis court.

The flat screen TV with TV streaming for BBC and ITV channels, plus NetFlix , DVD with a selection of movies plus the Nintendo Wii games console are just the beginning! The hifi system with bluetooth has speakers both in the house and the terrace and the free WiFI even works by the pool!

The terrace is so delightful that you may well find that you do not want to leave and many guests find themselves settling into the 'manana, manana' way of life and hence, have to come again

Playa Blanca: Nestled at the most Southern point of the Island, Playa Blanca (White Beach), once a small fishing village has grown sympathetically into a relaxing and tranquil resort. Family friendly, you can enjoy dinner whilst your children play on the beach in front knowing they are safe and in sight.

There is a vast choice of restaurants including some excellent fish ones and a good selection of shops selling everything from flip-flops to diamond jewellery.

Out and About: Although a car is not necessary for this villa, we generally recommend one. Benefits include avoiding taxi queues at the airport and not having to carry the shopping! A small car may be hired for as little as GBP18.00 per day and when you realise a taxi from the airport costs about €45 it all makes sense! There is of course the added benefit of being able to use a car for day trips perhaps to Fire Mountain or El Golfo.

More Details

Therese Oliver
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Therese Oliver

I fell in love with Lanzarote and in particular Playa Blanca back in 1980 and was an annual visitor until I bought the Squid House in 1998. At the time there were very few houses in Playa Blanca and I had a choice of about 7 !. Over the years the house has evolved and been practically rebuilt . Originally a small two bedroom cottage it is now a spacious 4 bedroom , 3 bathroom house with pool. I still adore Playa Blanca and travel there at every opportunity which means at least 4 times a year. I hope you will love Playa Blanca and the Squid House as much as I do.

Therese Oliver purchased this bungalow in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Therese, just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time at your villa despite being delayed getting home yesterday because of the French air strike.

It was as described for all of us, brilliant. Grand parents loved it , the twins at 1 well they just wandered everywhere, Alfie who is three would not get out of the pool. We spoke with your pool cleaner and cleaners who were great. I can see why you love it there.

We would definitely visit again.

Thank you
Mar 2016
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Playa Blanca Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room en-suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom en-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en suite
    Garden Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En suite, doors to garden
    TGarden Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Terrace Twin - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 double, 2 twins,1 cot Master bedrooms both en-suite with king size beds. Shower room between the two twin bedrooms. Air conditioning to all bedrooms .
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
French doors open from the large, comfortable sitting room on to an expansive covered terrace offering additional, shaded, dining and lounge area. There is a small bar with a fridge on the terrace to keep those cold beers close to hand! Spacious open terraces surround the pool and built-in barbecue with ample sun beds for everyone. The gated pool area makes the villa particularly attractive for parents with young children. There is a play area for under 5s with little tikes play cube and a box of toys for younger children. A selection of CD’s, dvds, books and games are provided for your enjoyment. There is also a DVD player and Wii console. Mini-golf on site Free WiFi All guests are provided with hand towel, bath sheet and beach towel. Two hairdryers.


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Awsome way to spend half term

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say what a delight it was to spend a week away from the UK, and what a location!! The squid house is perfect in every way for our family getaway. Very child (and grandaprent) friendly. All mods and cons with fantastic al fresco dining. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the carnival was a great bonus! Very short walk to the town and beaches (Flemengo beach was the best). Weather could have been a little better but that did nto stop us from enjoying BBQ's both at the villa and on top of the volcano.

Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's Lanzarote for you! Even the worst of winter in Lanzarote is still far far better than the UK. The annual carnival in Feb normally sees more sunshine than any summer carnival in the UK.
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Villa was great

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa. Very quiet in a corner but a short walk to the main part of Playa Blanca. The ample wifi, internet radio provided and outside speakers were utilised all day long for a wonderful relaxing space, and on a couple of evenings on the veranda for entertaining BBQ's.

The villa far exceeded my expectations and I would happily book again if I return to Playa Blanca.

We even lucked out arriving on the day of a carnival with parade and stage show.

Great holiday. Thank you much Therese.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent birthday stay.

  • 5 of 5

Family birthday, 8 adults and one child. SO much space for everyone. Everything and a little extra for a great relaxing stay. We felt privileged to have found and stayed here. Most helpful owner who arranged cake delivery which was a brilliant generous touch. Pool was warm enough to swim in everyday even in January. There was nothing more we needed. Therese arranged for our entire group to spend they day elsewhere on departure day as we had a late flight..Excellent host. Our thanks for this exerience.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa with everything you need to have a lovely relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

If you don't mind a little walking this villa is a lovely place to stay. It was spotlessly clean with absolutely everything you would want to have a relaxing holiday. Selfishly, I considered not completing this review as we will definitely be going back and don't want it to be fully booked.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I visited for one week for October Half Term. The Squid House is fantastic and not even the unfortunate weather we had for 3 days of our 1 week visit dampened our spirits. The villa is very well equipped and in a great location for all amenities. Average 5 to 10 minute walk to restaurants and shops. Villa was extremely clean and as advertised. I'm looking forward to my next visit arriving New Years Eve.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location and facilities.

  • 4 of 5

Villa spacious but in need of some updating in areas. Utensils/oven/BBQ dirty and needed cleaning. Parasol covered in duct tape and we think blew away first night....couldn't find it anywhere! Pool light didnt work/clothes airer broken. Garden in need of attention. Under the sink mouldy and damp. Lots of cig butts in plant pots and various places not correctly disposed of. Pool lovely and good music system.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear AnnMarie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am really sorry that not everything was up to scratch and I really do appreciate your input. I arrived at the house after you left and was disappointed at what I found. There were indeed cigarette butts in the picon gravel and the garden looked scruffy. I have fired the gardener and employed a new one who is going to do a complete re design and maintain it properly. I have also addressed the Other issues with the housemanagers. There was no excuse for the broken umbrella when there was a brand new one still in ths box but had been locked away.. if I had know about the airer I woukd gave replaced this also. I have spent the last week doing everything I possibly can to rectify all and any issues including having the builders in to refit the last bathroom. I wish the house could have been perfect for you as it really is my pride and joy which makes it even more upsetting when things are not right. I do hope you decide to visit us again so that I can have the opportunity to show how beautiful Squid House can be. Very best regards Therese
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Arrecife, Lanzarote
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Blanca
Car: not necessary

Playa Blanca centres around the village and harbour. Los Calamares is the closest private villa community to the village and beach. Local area map available by email or fax.


Rates & Availability

Playa Blanca Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 31 2017 - Nov 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $259.94

Price is for 8 sharing - no hidden extras. Pool heating and air con included in the price.

We accept payment in either GB Pounds or Euros .

No fixed changeover day..
No all male or female groups under age 30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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