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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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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The Squid House. The one that has it all including the best location!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 47 reviews

fabulous villa that has absolutely everything

  • 5 of 5

this lovely Villa has everything you need to make the perfect holiday Great location fabulous heated swimming pool. and out side space.Very good communication with the owner Therese who really helps to make the holiday complete

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorraine. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being such lovely guests. Therese
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The squid house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay at the squid house superb villa

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house well equipped quiet location lovely week!

  • 5 of 5

3 couples staying for a week in February for a special birthday. Squid House perfect for us. Spacious accommodation, 3 bathrooms and private sleeping areas meant we all had plenty of space. The living areas and outside spaces were very stylishly furnished and comfortable. Everything was there including lots of extras. Despite the not perfect weather, we were outside most of the time using the large covered sitting and eating areas. The lovely warm blankets were a welcome addition inside and out! Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset and the sound of the breeze in Las Brisas palm trees. 5 minutes walk to village and shops. Thanks Therese.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A GEM of a home. All the comforts you need.

  • 5 of 5

This home is huge. Very spacious and well laid out. Lots of extras from mini toiletries in the bathrooms to suncream in the outside bar. So many places to sit outside. Huge table next to the bar under cover and another in the pool area. Ten minute walk down to the shops , restaurants and beach. We can’t wait to go back. It’s perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Squid House Review

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa clean, comfortable and very well equiped. The outside space is fantastic really well designed and comfortable table chairs and lounging areas. Pool well heated so we could even use in January. All of the beds were really comfortable and lots of extra like slippers, robes and toiletries provided. A real home from home. The use of the tennis courts was a real bonus for us , played for hours daily for free. The location was great just 5 minutes walk to town and beach. this is our favourite part of Playa Blanca excellent restaurants very reasonable prices especially if you come in a street or two from the front and look for the small family run restaurants. Wonderful holiday in a fabulous villa.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, well sized villa. Lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 8, including 2 children. The villa was ideal for us. The pool was great, we all loved it. AC in the bedrooms worked fantastically well, slight downside was not having AC in the main sitting room. Also in a great location, just a short walk to some great restaurants and the beach in Playa Blanca. Also very close to the mini golf which was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Overall great place and good value for price in prime August season when we stayed.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Arrecife, Lanzarote
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

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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