This is the second time in 5 years that we have rented Villa Michelle though we have visited Lanzarote in between. Our main criteria this time was the location; other rentals have been too far out but Los Calamares where 114 is situated is really close to all amenities. It became clear when we arrived that NO IMPROVEMENTS had been made to what I considered an already "tired" villa 5 years ago. For instance, there is no ventilation in the master bathroom (electric fans etc) and the beautiful skylight is LITERALLY dripping with water - condensation would be too kind a word for it when it's raining indoors. As a result the room feels permanently damp and the bedding smells damp. The towels don't dry when you hang them up and everything needs to be aired all the time on the airer on the patio.
You absolutely cannot open any windows at any time of day or at any time of year because you will be eaten alive by stealth mosquitos approximately the same size as a light aircraft and particularly in the room with bunk beds. My daughter was eaten to death and ended up sleeping with my husband while I slept in the twin room.
We paid extra for pool heating which, in February is advised though ended up being refunded because "the pool heater can't cope with the cold weather this time of year".... we have heated outdoor pools in England that need to cope with temperatures approximately 20 degrees colder than here - I was stunned that the pool could not sustain anything warmer than "mains water cold" and so were my internal organs! What fun.
Villa Michelle could be an incredible holiday villa if only £5-8k were spent on it. The master bedroom is damp to the point of being wet. The bunk bedroom is cold, damp and a mosquito haven and the blue bedroom smells weird. 5 years ago this place needed work but now you're taking the Michael. Sort it out Lanzarote-Holidays or we shall not use you again.
Large well located villa with great views. Large outside patio space and BBQ. Good service from managing agent. Villa a little tired in places, a little upgrading would make this a 5 star villa.