This spacious two bedroom apartment offers an excellent get away. Situated on the edge of the village, near to the surfers beach and the sandy lagoons. El Cotillo is a quiet picturesque fishing village with a good selection of restaurants and bars. Ideal for those wanting a truly relaxing break in a stunning location. El Cotillo is a perfect base for lazy days on the lagoon beaches, or for taking advantage of the many other activities the area has to offer. The apartment has its own individual large sun terrace which is perfect for dining alfresco and sunbathing with a glass of sangria and a good book. Furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped for 2 people. 20 minutes drive from Corralejo or catch a bus minutes from the apartment and 40 minutes drive from the Capital Puerto Del Rosario which offers fantastic shopping. Have a game of Golf at the championship golf course.
- Apartment204 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Apartment in El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Quiet Fishing Village within Easy Reach of Beaches and Amenities
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- english, spanish
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- Sep 20, 2018
I live on the island of Fuerteventura with my husband. The apartment is our only apartment for rent in El Cotillo therefore we can offer a personal service and give as much time as needed to each individual client. We had been coming to Fuerteventura for 15 years and fell in love with the island all those years ago so deiced to move here in 2008 and still love it here.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Owner chose La Oliva
El Cotillo is such a beautiful tranquil place. Our idea of heaven. Ideal to recharge your batteries. The lagoons superb and the other beaches are a haven for surfers
What makes this Apartment unique
There are numerous benefits for staying in El Cotillo You can really escape the crowds. Some of the best restaurants on the island are there and all within easy walking distance. The local buses run regularly to Corralejo and you can also get a connection from there to Puerto Rosario the capital of the island. You can do as little or as much as you want. Bird watching, cycling, fishing, surfing or nothing but sunbath and drink the delightful Wine. The are a few supermarkets and gift shops but not too many! With the large patio area you can also enjoy great alfresco dining, have a BBQ or get a takeaway and enjoy a quiet night.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Mixed Holiday/Residential accommodation
The apartment is well equipped. The owner had an attitude which we found unusual ,sercurity issues, although we didn't encounter any.
We had an elderly relative stay with us for 2 nights, we provided both the bedding and towels for the two nights from his own apartment,so there was no extra labour or anything required from the owner who we informed. We feel it was very petty to retain our deposit because of this. We hope she spends the deposit on improvements in the apartment.
The location is convenient to a large supermarket and some small eateries. The location is very windy caused by the surrounding buildings design so the terrace area is not sheltered.
El Cottio is best described by an English resident as like Marmite, we liked the area and especially the lagoons which are sheltered from the strong ocean waves by rocks which also warm the water on a sunny day.
Overall we enjoyed our stay except for the opportune advantage the owner took by keeping our deposit because of our elderly visitor which we could have kept her from knowing of his short stay.
We did a mid week clean, floors and general although the owner had changed bedding and towels on day 6 of 14.
As property owners ourselves we understand letting can have problems and appreciate extra people can cause extra expense but this was not the case with a 2 day stay of an elderly relative who required supervision due to memory problems.
The weather in Fuertaventura has many great advantages in that it remains fairly constant all the year round warming up from 18c to 22/26c in March. We look forward to returning but not to this apartment.
I am glad the apartment was well equipped for you. When you booked I was advertising the apartment adequate for 3 people but the price I quoted you was for two people as requested. When you arrived you telephoned and advised you may have a third person joining you, I advised this is normally extra but to let me know and I would come around and supply some bedding and towels. I did not hear anything but when I went to do the midweek quite clearly there were three people staying. It was more that you did not tell me as when I came and I had no idea how many nights they had stayed and that’s why I kept the deposit for the third person.
Re security I was only concerned as on arrival at the apartment the front gate and front door were shut but not locked. As you appreciate wherever you are in the world not locking a front door is a security issue.
I have rented this apartment since 2007 and never had a problem in the past and I wish you all the best in your next accommodation
Great location, excellent apartment
El coltillo apartment
Spacious, clean all you need for a comfortable holiday. Hosts Sandy and Andy friendly and helpful.
Thank you for doing a review and so sorry you didn't have better weather
A relaxing, carefree winter break in El Cotillo
The apartment is clean and comfortable in a quiet location on the edge of town. The owners were very welcoming indeed and they provided essentials such as tea, coffee, milk etc. which meant we didn't have to rush to the (excellent) supermarket straight away. We enjoyed sitting out on the apartment's terrace during the day but it was too chilly in the evenings so we ate out every evening. The town has many restaurants to choose from- and they offer good value for money. We particularly enjoyed watching the sun go down from El Roque de los Pescadores at the new harbour with a plate of fried squid and a glass of their house wine.
The scenery is beautiful and the beaches quiet in January-highly recommended for a short, relaxing get away break.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the apartment and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime.
Beautiful apartment in a quirky coastal villiage with fabulous beaches.
We loved our stay in this tastefully decorated, clean, modern and bright apartment. Everything was supplied including washing liquid for the new washing machine, cafetière and a well equipped modern kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and we slept really well. There was plenty of hot water for showers at all times.
The owners, Sandy and Andy, could not have been more helpful with Andy picking us up from the airport ( at a reasonable cost), giving us lots of information and a quick tour of the area and Sandy settling us in with a welcome pack (which included a nice bottle of wine).
El Cortillo is a small, ancient, fishing villiage with most of the action on the harbours. Our days were spent walking across the gorgeous coastline or sunbathing in the dunes near the lagoons which were sheltered out of the wind. It was a bit too cold to swim in early January although braver people may do it. The Ocean views were spectacular.
One of the things we loved most was the choice of very good restaurants. There is a helpful guide that the owners provide and we were hard pressed to choose our favourite. Each one had a different kind of menu and the prices for dinner averaged around 30:euros for two, with a bottle of wine. We were caught out the first time with cash as bread is always charged extra, on that occasion the owner made a joke and wasn’t concerned that we were a few cents short. All the food and service were exceptionally good. Everyone willingly spoke English, menus were provided in English and there are a couple of English owned restaurants as well as German and Spanish. We enjoyed exploring the quirky little streets and coming upon places to eat and recommend that you read the guide in the apartment and that you do the same. None were bad or to be avoided. One tip, if you go in January and want to eat outside by the Ocean, pack a good fleece and a hat. The atmosphere and the sound of crashing waves is worth the chill. The more expensive restaurants have outside heaters.
Another brilliant thing is the big supermarket just over the road, 2 mins walk from the apartment. We found a really good white wine which cost under 2 euros, fresh bread, although there is also a fab French bakery in the Village, fruit, water, cheese, Spanish ham and everything you could possibly need.
This was our first trip to The Canaries and we struck gold. Home now to a freezing winter but refreshed and feeling the benefit of the winter sun.
Thank you so much, We cannot reiterate how much it means to us that our guests are happy and that they have had a good holiday.
look forward to seeing you again
Fantastic Apartment which goes the extra mile !!! Chris & Diane Adams
Well what can we say that's not already been said about this beautiful apartment that Andy and Sandy rent out.
From the moment we arrived till we sadly had to leave everything was just perfect. What a lovely apartment, everything is like a home from home even down to the cool bag and ice blocks for your endless days on the beautiful beaches and lagoons here at El Cotillo. So peaceful and the standard of the apartment is 1st class and the surrounding area. Just a short stroll to centre of village with great bars and restaurants which have a lovely relaxed feeling to them and with no pressure to go in. We have been coming to Fuerteventura for the last 17 years and this is our first time in Cotillo, why have we not been sooner we will be back. Welcome pack was just great especially the red wine! that went down a treat whilst sat on the terrace El Cotillo is a hidden gem and we return asap. Andy and Sandy it was a pleasure to meet you both and the apartment is a credit to you both, thank you for making our holiday perfect and just the place to relax.So have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Chris & Diane
Wow is all I can say, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review.
It gives us both a great deal of pleasure when we hear our guests have had a great time and that the apartment is suitable for them, makes it all worthwhile.
Look forward to seeing you both again next year,
Special interest holidays:
The island offers fantastic water sport facilities including diving and surfing. In El Cotillo you can hire surfing equipment and bikes or take a trip bird watching to discover some of the islands rare species.
The apartment is near to 2 beaches. The white Saharan sandy beach on the lagoons and the extensive Surf beach. Both of these within walking distance.
Fuerteventura airport is only 40 mins away. Although not essential a hire car is recommended if you want to tour round the island but the local bus service is excellent. A regular bus service runs from the village to Corralejo and Puerte del Rosario (the Capital).
Car Hire - we can recommend a very good car hire that will meet you at the Airport from 145 euros if you prefer we can arrange this for you. (Directions will be forwarded once you have booked) Or we can arrange a lift.
The Island is approx 100km long and 20km wide. Corralejo which is approx 20km away. This town has a multitude of shops, restaurants, WaterPark and lots of entertainment. You can also catch the ferry from here to Lanzerote. Caleta de Fuste is also a very popular tourist resort and this will take about 45 mins by car to get to. And a must to visit is the lovely capital of the island Puerto del Rosario which is just before the airport.
El Cotillo has good restaurants and bars and a few supermarkets. There are some shops but not lots as this is still a small fishing village. There is a very good child’s play park and can be found as you head through the village towards the lagoons.
Booking Notes: 25% non refundable deposit when booking and the balance will be due 45 days prior to arrival. If lift is required to and from the airport then this is paid on arrival. If you want a lift from and to the airport this can be arranged. Payments can be made securely using paypal or through the bank. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible and are dependant on previously confirmed bookings and availability. Normally depart by10 am and arrival 3pm. Notes on prices: Price in UK pounds per week for 2 people, For additional people add £50 per person. Please note that if your arrival / departure day is on a sunday or Christmas/ New Year period this will incur an additional charge.