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Dave or Karen

Member since: 2006
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3 Bed Villa, Private Pool, Air Con, Wi Fi, Walking distance to town & beach

37 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Playa Blanca - Yaiza Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 7

This modern villa is set in a relaxing location with beautiful mountain views and a short walk to the beach. The villa is well equipped with all the comforts from home. It has a large garden which has been beautifully planted surrounded by a volcanic wall. It has a large rectangular heated swimming pool (7x3) with steps. The master bedroom has a suoer kingsize bed, fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a kingsize bed and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 has a single bed, it also has fitted wardrobes. There is also another room added on with bunk beds for children if needed. The lounge has patio doors opening onto the terrace where you have an alfresco dining area, seating for 6. Also there are 6 sun loungers around the pool and a built in barbeque. There is also a small table by the pool seating 4 people. The lounge is fully equipped with TV, English channels, BBC1, BBC 2, ITV , DVD, CD etc.The air conditioning unit is also located in the lounge. There are numerous restaurants overlooking the sea in Playa Blanca. A short walk along the seafront is Puerto Rubicon where you can enjoy top quality restaurants by the marina.

Places Of Interest.: Tias is famous for its wine, producing some very good quality stuff.

Costa Teguise has an 18 hole golf course set among the volcanic hills. It is also a very good place to go wind surfing as the seas there are very rough and it is the windy part of the island. Also there is a great fun- filled waterpark there too.

Puerto Del Carmen to me is the nightlife capital of Lanzarote, there are loads of clubs, bars and restaurants on about a mile and a half strip.

There are lots of trips to go on such as : the national park (that's a good one), a quad bike safari, a booze cruise on a big boat, Teguise market, camel riding, wine tasting, a glass bottom boat trip, you can even take a trip to Fuerteventura with your car or as a foot passenger. It only cost 45euros for 1 car and 2 persons the last time i went.

We found the best tour company to use is Last Minute Travel, the reps are English speaking, they really look after you especially if you have young children and they friendly too.

Car Hire: Car Hire is not essential but we would recommend it as a taxi from the airport is about 40 euros to Playa Blanca and 40 euros back to the airport. Car hire from the airport works out at about 142 euros for the week which we think is value for money. You could have your keys to your car by the time your suitcases have arrived on the carousel. Then you don't have to Que for a taxi. It only takes about 25 minutes to reach our villa from the airport and it is a very easy journey. Should you hire a car we can provide you with directions. Having a car gives you much more flexibility, and there is so much to see and do, just a short journey away. The car hire company we would recommend is Autoreisen, if you search car hire in Lanzarote on your search engine they will come up. We always use them as good value, reliable and new cars. Avis & Hertz are twice the price. On the other hand if you don't want to drive we can arrange transfers to and from the villa at an extra charge.

Night Life: Playa Blanca is one of the quieter resorts on the island but there is still plenty to do if you are a night owl. In Punta Limones which is by the ferry port, is Legends Karaoke Bar, which is a small and friendly bar open till 2am 6 days a week. If you want to stay out later and have even more fun then go to Roof Tops, which is upstairs from Legends and stays open till 4am. There are a few bars which do live music now, we think the Irish Anvil Bar is the best as Gary plays his guitar there 5 nights a week. For all those sports fans there are many bars showing live matches. Popeye's is on the same level as Legends and has 20 screens and can show 4 matches at any one time. Also Mollys Bar at Dorada beach shows sky football and the rugby. Most restaurants have a see view and there are plenty to choose from. You can eat anything from Fish, Steak, Chinese, Spanish Traditional, Indian to ham, egg and chips. We recommend Larni's in the New Marina Rubicon for specialist meals, very nice.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Dave or Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Firstly, the directions to the Villa were great. We have only good things to report about your Villa as there was absolutely nothing to complain about! Our first reaction when we walked through the door was ‘Wow’ what a fantastic place! It is very well furnished to a high standard, very comfortable and very clean. Everything we needed was provided including beach towels. The pool was superb, very well kept and used everyday. The location was great, not too far away from the town but in a very quiet residential area. Overall we were really pleased with our choice of villa and location. Playa Blanca, in my opinion is the best resort on the island. We really enjoyed Lanzarote and had a fantastic holiday and hopefully, will return again in the future. Thanks very much, Tina, Keith & Maya

We really enjoyed our week at Villa Ripley. The villa is spacious and well appointed with everything you need. We found it great value & would certainly recommend it, especially for families, Murray
Nov 2007
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4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

3 Bed Villa, Private Pool, Air Con, Wi Fi, Walking distance to town & beach
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 38 reviews
5

WELL WHAT A LOVELY HOLIDAY....HOME FROM HOME......

  • 5 of 5

we have just returned from our stay at villa ripley....i,d like to thank dave and karen for thinking of everything...everything you need for your holiday was all ready for us..even beach towels and all the things kids require for a day at the beach...brilliant.!!!!!!...everything was imaculate,which was a relief and made our stay really pleasant...i,d advise car hire as its a good walk to town,but taxi,s are available,its just for carrying all the bits to the beach and the supermarket run..the villa is in a really peaceful area and i wouldnt want to stay anywere else,on first arival i thought we were to far away from things,but when we got our bearings sorted it was perfect...really you wont be disapointed and if you have children dave and karen have made it so everything is taken care of,even down to board games,dvds,cds computer games,sky tv,books for all ages...you really just need your clothes and suntan lotion.....we really would love to stay again,thats if it doesnt get completly booked up......thanks to all for making our stay brill weve all got fond memorys from our first visit to playa blanca...and the weather was lovely to..thankyou....the wrights.lymm cheshire....xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you for a lovely review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday ! We appreciate your comments and do try to cater for families of all ages so I'm glad you were happy with everything. We hope you'll be back again in the future but remember to book early as we do seem to book up quite quickly ! Thanks again Karen & Dave
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5

Fantastic Villa, Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Ripley for 10 days and had a great time. The villa is beautiful, Dave and Karen have it so well furnished with everything you could possibly want. We didn't have children with us but for anyone who does they have just thought of everything, even a PlayStation and huge selection of games!! Outside is lovely, the pool was heated (which we needed in Feb), and there's a barbecue which guests are able to use. The villa is a little out of Plays Blanca centre but this makes it lovely and peaceful, and a 20 min walk or 3 euros in a taxi takes you to all the shops, restaurants etc. We hope to return next year, would definitely want to stay here, and wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Dave and Karen you have a lovely villa and thank you for letting us rent it for our first visit to Lanzarote.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Brilliant Villa Home From Home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the Saturday afternoon the villa was spotless inside and out even the bbq was gleaming,the outside area was very spacious plenty of room for sun bathing etc,inside was well laid out large main bedroom large double room and a smaller single room the main bedroom was en suite,there is also a big shower room with toilet and wash hand basin for guests using the other rooms,the lounge area is big and open plenty of room to sit and chill out there is an extensive dvd library and games for the play station (we couldn't find the controller for this)but that was not a problem.

The villa is in a very quiet area not too much traffic and is in easy walking distance to the centre approximately 15/20 minutes walk.

The management team where brilliant we can't thank them enough also David and Karen thanks to them for letting us use their villa.

To sum this all up this villa perfect for anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing holiday the pool is nice and warm you have the sun from early morning to late in the evening you have a team in resort that will look after you what ever your needs and yes I will be recommending this property to family and friends.

This villa is also suitable for disabled people It is all on 1 level so easy access for all.

We came home 4 very happy people.

Brian, Susanne, Max&Nathan Johnston

Bangor,N.Ireland

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to the Johnson Family, really glad you enjoyed your holiday at our lovely villa, we try our very best to make it home from home for our guests. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we hope to hear from you again sometime in the future. Cheers from Dave & Karen.
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5

Lovely Villa with fabulous Pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this wonderful villa, the facilities were great, good bedrooms, lovely clean modern bathrooms, showers were strong and hot. The pool was so lovely we paid extra to get it heated was so worth it, the outside area is large and a sun trap, the dinning areas outside which there was two are lovely, had a big BBQ although we did not use it. The kitchen was like a home from home, my sister made me french toast every morning what a treat!! we had a bit of bad weater so the large tv with loads of channels came in handy, the boys watched the Winter Olympics, great selection of Dvds and books.

We loved the resort took us about 15-20mins to walk down 3-4 euros in a taxis, the beach was beautiful great places to sit and drink have food.

We paid 20 euros to have wireless for the week so that was another great selling point. Liz picked us up from the airport and was great help as was her husband very friendly and welcoming.

I would stay in this villa again as it was very easy to book good communication with the owners..

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolann, Thanks for your lovely review, we are very pleased you had a good time at the villa and the pool, we try are very best to make our villa home from home. Every year we add a little more to provide that little extra touch. Look forward to hearing from you in the future. Cheers Dave and karen.
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Pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

Pleasant villa it's basic but clean and contained everything you needed. Quite small living area but as most of time spent outside not a big deal.

Pool is very deep so hearing is essential had a slight issue getting it switched on but owner was very easy to contact and rectified it for us.

Master bed is standard double not king size and a little hard for our taste but rooms where lovely and big and plenty of bath and pool towels for our use.

Air con was a little annoying as was only in living room and was metered but there was good fans in each of the bedrooms so wasn't a big problem.

Overall good value for money

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We would like to respond to some of your points raised however. The living area is now much bigger as we have completed the extension to the side of the villa which is now the dining room, as you can see from the pictures on our advert this has made the lounge much bigger. The master bed is actually a king size not a standard double, it is the same size as our King size in the UK as we quite often take out bedding from the UK as the choice is limited in lanzarote. We are a bit suprised that you say the villa is basic. We have compared our villa to the 512 advertised on this website and out of them only 114 are equipped to the same standard as ours. This includes items such as DVD players, satellite TV, BBQ, Pool, Air con etc. Therefore there are over 300 villas that don't have one or more of these facilities. We believe we supply everything guests could need to make it a home from home, this includes towels, a large selection of DVD's and books, as well as a second TV and DVD player in one of the bedrooms which can be useful for families with children who may wish to play games on the playstation and not use the main TV. With regard to the pool, we were informed that the heater was switched on but as it hadn't been used since May the temperature was not set high enough initially. I think this was rectified the next day so hopefully heated up quickly for you. I know that when we went out the week after you we had to have it turned off as it was like getting in a bath ! Unfortunately It is not possible for us to have air con in every room Im afraid due to the positioning of the unit but as you mentioned, we do have free standing fans in every bedroom. We had the meter fitted last year as it gives guests the option as to how much they want to use it rather than pay up front and then decide they don't need it or vica versa. We thank you for your booking and agree that the villa is very good value for money. Karen & Dave
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Home from home in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ripley was an amazing villa, it had everything you could possible need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the sun. Karen and David were brilliant answering all our quires before our holiday. Our two teenagers enjoyed the pool, playstation and the vast collection of DVD's. We are glad we hired a car at the airport, no transport hassles. Roads are great and very easy to navigate. The car enabled us to explore the whole island. We didn't eat out a lot as the villa was so comfortable and the BBQ was everyone's favourite. We will def return next year, thanks Karen and David

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and your two teenagers had plenty to occupy them ! BBQ'ing at the villa is a great way to keep costs down and have a lovely meal ! Look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Arrecife
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Main Town
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Playa Blanca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Main Town
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Playa Blanca is the most southern resort on the island and subsequently benefits from the maximum sunshine available. Playa Blanca has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants located on the seafront and around the old harbour. There is also a pedestrianized town with many shops. There are 3 beaches in Playa Blanca. Playa Flamingo is to the right of the harbour with a sandy beach. A small beach in the main town and Playa Dorada is the closest to our villa, just a 15 - 20 minute walk. It runs for about half a mile with soft sand and clear blue waters ideal for snorkeling. You can also hire jet skis and go on the banana boat from there. From Playa Blanca you can walk along the beautiful seafront promenade which leads you to the new International Marina Rubicon with stylish shops/bars & bowling alley. Just a 5 minute drive away are the Papagayo beaches, these are the best beaches on the island with their clear blue waters ideal for scuba diving or just soaking up the sun.

Other Activities: Bowling

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Rates & Availability

Playa Blanca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jul 24 2016 - Sep 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$851
 
 
autumn
Sep 9 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$522
 
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$851
 
 
spring 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$602
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$522
 
 
June / July 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$602
 
 
summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$916
 
 
autumn 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$602
 
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$916
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$589
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131

The price for the villa is based on 4 people sharing, additional persons will be charged at an extra £50 per person per week. There will be a returnable £100 breakages deposit taken on booking. The 25% booking deposit is non re-fundable.
Please note that for larger groups the deposit may increase to £200.
Part weeks also considered i.e. 10/11 day holidays.
During the winter months the pool will be heated on request to approx 27 °C

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Playa Blanca - Yaiza Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , super kingsize bed with memory foam mattress 4 xtra comfort
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , collapsible cot and kingsize bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , we have a little room off dining room with bunk beds
  • All bedrooms have either fitted or stand alone double wardrobes and ample hangers, including child's clothes hangers, except for the room with bunk beds. All bedrooms can accommodate a child's cot if required, except bunk room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen is fully fitted including kettle, toaster, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. We are also providing our guests with beach towels saving you on luggage space. Our villa will be maintained to a high standard and should any problems arise during your stay there will be 24hr assistance provided by a reputable company. The villa is located in a small residential area with shops, bars and restaurants only a short walk away. Also for evening entertainment you can use the local hotels. We do have a strict non smoking policy inside the villa but smoking is permitted outside and ash trays are provided. Please note that there is a wall mounted electric fireplace in lounge which will heat the villa if desired. Wi Fi is now available to guests free of charge.

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