We had a fantastic family holiday here in August. My two boys are 13 and 10 and had a great time in the pool and my wife and I relaxed for two weeks. Tony and Cherry were really welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we had a nice time. Some nights we stayed in and used the BBQ, but most nights we went to Mazzeron or Isla Plana which is just a short drive away. The beaches are fantastic and the snorkeling is a must. If you like exploring - walking or trail running this is a really good base. The Villa is ammaculate and has everything you need. Thank you.
Dave, Sheena, Tom and Joe.
Beautiful isolated location halfway down a dry river bed (Tony came to meet us at the nearest village so we could follow him!). However villa is only 10-15 minutes drive from either the motorway or the beach/town so access was not a problem (though i would recommend an SUV as the track is a bit rough at the moment).
Tony & Cherry were fantastic hosts and have provided everything you could possibly need. They brought us food & drink essentials (as well as extra toys, books & DVDs for our 4 year old!) but also gave us the options of coming with us to the local village and next town down so we could get our bearings and show us where everything was which was really helpful.
The house is lovely with plenty of space and two bathrooms. The pool is fantastic with a slide and lots of toys to keep my daughter entertained. There are 3 deck levels with seating/beds and shade on all plus a gas BBQ & outdoor kitchen. There were some bugs around at night as you'd expect so make sure you get some spray and its not a problem.
And the views are amazing!!!!!
There are lots of nice beaches to choose from nearby, our favourite was La Azohia with sand, rock pools and shallow calm water.
Overall we had a fantastic week and wished we were staying longer
My wife and our two dogs spend 3 weeks in a wonderful located house. Direct in front of the house a stunning view to the "Penas Blancas".
We enjoyed the silentness, the walking with our dogs without traffic and noise. And in the night we enjoyed seeing the stars without lights of a city. We enjoyed using the pool and the wonderful sun-shaded terrace.
Although staying in the "middle of nowhere" we were in 15 minutes at the sea or at nice bar in the near town La Isla Plana or El Alamillo. We'll visit again.
We had the most wonderful week here. We spent the days sitting by the pool or on the terrace, enjoying the scenery and birds, and enjoyed a bbq every evening. We absolutely loved the remoteness and found it a wonderful place to switch off from the outside world! We barely left all week but the supermarket and beach is only 20 minutes away should you want to connect with civilization. The house itself has everything you could need and is very clean. Even though the temperature was 30 degrees outside, the house stayed cool with a bit of help from the fans provided. Cherry and Tony were very welcoming and always there to answer any questions we had.
The only slight annoyance was the flies and wasps. This obviously couldn't be helped but it is something potential guests should be aware of.
If you want a bar at every corner don't book at Casa Penas Blancas but if you want no air pollution, no noise pollution, no night sky pollution then this could be for you. We have just returned from a month staying at Penas Blancas and it was exceptional. The villa is just 3km from the beach up a dry river bed with stunning views all around, lots of walks and wildlife - we didn't see the wild boars but saw where they had been digging every morning!! The villa sleeps four although at a pinch four adults and two children but ask Cherry first. Cherry and Tony were perfect hosts and live just next door - near enough to help you out with anything but not in your face. Isla Plana itself is a half hour walk down the rambla and has shops, supermarket, restaurants and a nice beach. There is plenty to see - make sure you go to The Guns of Mazzaron especially if you have children. Being February we didn't brave the pool but there are lots of loungers etc to idle your time away in the sun.
Would we book again - YOU BET