Villa - 2 Minutes Walk to Beach, 15 Minutes Walk to Restaurants and Bars
Sonia & Mark Bodilly
About Sonia & Mark Bodilly
Welcome. We fell in love with Lanzarote some years ago and we love spending time there when we can. We are lucky enough to have 3 properties on the island, one (La Finca) we bought and furnished as our home and now holiday let it. They all offer a range of different styles of accommodation and we are very proud of them. We take holiday letting seriously and are constantly improving our properties. We love to hear from our guests about how they enjoyed their holidays, and should you have a suggestion to make as to how we can improve things, we value all the feedback we receive.
Sonia & Mark Bodilly purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Sonia & Mark Bodilly chose Playa Blanca
Standing on the balcony or next to the pool it is easy to see why we chose this villa - the location alone is hard to beat. It has panoramic views across to Fuerte Ventura, as well as being very close to the beach and restaurants. The villa itself is unusually spacious, something we found very appealing about the property. Not only is there a very big lounge/dining space, but the kitchen is large and the breakfast area a welcomed extra space. Additionally, the villa is on a generous size plot which, combined with the height of the property, create a feeling of space often lacking in developments in Playa Blanca.
What makes this Villa unique
Eating while looking at the fantastic view really creates that holiday feeling. Add to that the short stroll to the beach and the convenience of not having to get into the car to visit restaurants and bars, and it is the ideal spot for anyone looking for benefit of not getting into the car every day. I really think this is something not that many properties offer the combination of fantastic view, 2 minute walk to beach, short walk to restaurants and supermarkets, a feeling of space and large heated pool
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ensure that all - dirty dishes are washed before vacating the property. - rubbish is removed before vacating the property
In accordance with Spanish law, guests must provide a copy of the photo page of the passport of all members of the party, irrespective of age
No loud noise after 10pm
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Almost good....but needs attention to detail
Positives - Spacious property, good location for us (with car), peaceful, late check out given.
Negatives - villa not properly cleaned, broken kitchen utensils & worktop, poor Wi-Fi for number of guests.
All in all, this could be a really great rental but when we paid what we did (greatly increased due to being half term) for an 8 day stay, is it wrong of us to expect high standards?
Unfortunately we found multiple areas of dirt, hair clusters, furry bathroom extractors, and a mouldy coffee pot - photos of which were provided to the owners on our return. The main kitchen utensils (knife set) were brittle and on the point of breaking and the kitchen worktop has a huge crack in it around the sink. The clothes line/horse is broken/rusty so unable to use for wet clothes.
The location is good....though might be a little far out for some without a car but we had one for the week. It is a small walk to a fantastic promenade path that stretches the length of the resort.
The pool is VERY deep which suited us but not ideal for small children.
There are air-con units in the two upstairs bedrooms but not in the downstairs bedrooms but there are stand fans available.
Ultimately we have been disappointed but that is down to the price we paid for October half-term and the standards we expected for that cost which were not met or accepted by the owners and, despite sending photographs, denied there were issues to be resolved.
We would absolutely return to Lanzarote and to Playa Blanca but would not come back to Playa Vista.
Unfortunately these guests wrote to us upon returning from their stay requesting compensation inferring that otherwise they would submit a poor review.
Our property manager works solely for us on our two properties, take pride in their work and providing guest care. The standard of cleaning and presentation is high.
That is not say that mistakes cannot be made and we make it very clear in the notes we send to guests prior to their stay that in the event of any issues whatsoever, including any issue with presentation, they should be brought to the property managers attention and it will be resolved immediately. Unfortunately, these guests did not do this. In fact, they told the property managers everything was lovely.
This property has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor several times, only achieved through consistently high feedback, so we are disappointed these guests did not enjoy their stay.
The issues raised were unfortunate but hardly a cause for compensation. Unfortunately, by making a refund the focus of their communication it puts a somewhat different perspective on their feedback.
- The villa was 'not properly cleaned', something the property managers strongly dispute. According to the guests, the 'multiple areas of dirt' were under a sofa and one 'hair cluster' beside the end of a wardrobe. This is not how we would like or expect our properties to be presented but this could have been rectified easily and does not really equate to 'not cleaned properly'
- With regard to the clothes horse (other means of drying wet clothes were available) or knives (other knives were available), our property managers have a standing direction from us to replace items whenever necessary. These items have already been addressed.
As regards the depth of the pool, there is a very wide shallow area accessed by Roman steps for younger children and nervous bathers to enjoy. The generous size of the pool makes it ideal for holiday fun
In summary, we are sorry the guests did not enjoy the property as we would have liked. We try very hard to provide as good as experience and value for money as possible and we always welcome guest feedback.
We had a great time at the property very spacious
Lovely villa although a little dated. Very quiet area. We hired a car for 2 weeks as it's a good drive to other locations. All on all myself and family had lovely relaxing holiday here.
Great villa. Great location. Warm pool.
Very nice. Would stay again.
Sea view villa in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
The villa has the best views we have had in our several trips to the island. It has views of Fuerteventura and Los Lobos from the terraces and most rooms in the first floor.
It is also well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, etc.
We had a few niggles during our stay. The previous week the cover of the pool had been damaged by the wind ad the pool heater pump was not working properly either, meaning that the pool was freezing at first, and pretty cold all the time, despite the fact that the heater was replaced part way through the week.
If the views and facilities are a plus, the minus is the fact that the villa is semi-detached and not well sound insulated. We had a group of young neighbours, who were extremely noisy the first day and night. Fortunately for us they spent most of the rest of the days out and were not as noisy after midnight after that first night.
Well equipped, well situated villa
Our second holiday in this spacious and well equipped villa. There have been improvements since our previous stay notably wi-fi and air conditioning. The service from Emmanuel locally was excellent as nothing was too much trouble for him. Whilst a car is not a necessity, it does make it easier for shopping, eating and excursions. However there are plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. We would not hesitate to recommend the property and will definitely return ourselves.
Thank you A & R for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Your family are always such a pleasure to host. Thank you, also, for acknowledging Emmanuel - we are so lucky to have his help and support.
We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Sonia and Mark
The beach, seafront and promenade are only a 2 minutes walk away. The promenade runs from the light house and right through Playa Blanca - ideal for a romantic meander or an energetic power walk.
Stroll towards town and you will find a collection of restaurants and bars - Argentinian, Italian, Greek to name but 3 - all just 15 minutes from the villa.
Flamingo Beach is 25 minutes walk from the villa, with further restaurants. Papagayo beaches are a 10 minute drive from the villa.
Arrecife airport is a 40 minute drive away. Car hire is not essential, but recommended as it will enable you to explore the island and enjoy the many wonderful places of interest that the island of Lanzarote has to offer. We can arrange it for you.
Beach 2 minutes walk away. Restaurants and bars overlooking the sea 15 minutes walk away. Grocery store and further restaurants 10 minutes walk. Playa Blanca town center 5 minutes drive. Playa Blanca Marina 7 minutes drive. Yaiza 15 minutes drive.
The villa is located in an ideal location give easy access to the beaches and sea front promenade.
Playa Blanca is a pleasant 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive. Also taxis and buses are both inexpensive and abundant.
In recent years Playa Blanca has grown from a traditional Canarian fishing village into a fashionable tourist resort and has still retained a great deal of its original character.
A promenade runs along the sea front and is lined with bars, restaurants and shops.
The amazing Papagayo beaches are only a 10 minute drive away, the beaches are famous throughout Spain for their unspoilt location, golden sands and aquamarine clear waters.
The unspoilt Canarian villages of Las Brenas, Yaiza, El Golfo and Femes are only a short drive away, as is the volcanic national park of Timanfya and the winelands of La Geria.
The pretty harbour of Playa Blanca is the departing point for many excursions including trips to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, Los Lobos and those beautiful beaches of Papagayo.
Additional services available
Car hire can be arranged and is recommended.
Cot and high chairs
Further notes - The house is semi-detached with a very high wall between the two houses. We ask that you smoke outside. There might be some differences from the photos as things wear out and need to be replaced.