We hired a car and found the directions to the villa almost idiot proof! :-)
Upon arrival we were very impressed with the decor and the spacious accommodation, and once outside we knew we had made the right decision with the hot tub, pool, sunbeds and bbq area all of a high standard. The astro type grass also helped with young children too.
For us it was a great base as we ventured to Papagayo Beach, Teguise Market and would lunch in Costa Calero for a change of scenery on the odd day.
The walk into Playa Blanca I would imagine is around 15-20 mins, but we either drove or hired a taxi.
The pool is solar heated so if you get the sun, it's wonderful. The hot tub is pre-set and I couldn't lower the temperature so found that a minor irritation but it's a great feature.
The only other irritation was the safe not being left open by previous occupants. When questioned with A1 Villas, I was told the key holder was in Brazil and to hide our passports and valuables. A minor disappointment as had something happened, it could have been tricky to explain to our insurer.
The only thing that I would improve is nothing to do with the building or it's facilities, it's with regards to information.
The property is a little out of the way and a little booklet containing information on local services such as taxis, excursions, hospitals and emergency information would have been ideal. When I have hired a property like this in the past, I have always had a booklet/oracle to browse for information.
This villa really lives up to the pictures it's absolutely gorgeous , very spacious lovely garden and added bonus of wifi . The owner was very helpful and thoughtful thank you very much . We will be back again soon .
Wow this villa is really lovely. The owner, Stefano, has spent a lot of time and effort into making it look beautiful. The double aspect living/dining room is very light and airy and leads out onto a patio. The pool is small but perfect for dipping yourself in to cool down and then there is also the Jacuzzi. The garden is very private with walls all the way round but you do not feel isolated as it is in the middle of an estate of villas. We have been to Lanza for the last 8 years and normally book the same villa. This time however it had already been booked and so I searched TA for another one. I took a bit of a risk on this one as it had no reviews at the time. However the photos do not lie. This is a new villa with everything in it new. It is about a 40 minute walk down to the main part of Playa Blanca, so I would recommend a car. I enjoyed the early morning walk down, when it was not too hot and then got my husband to drive down and meet me. Stefano kept in good contact with me throughout the booking process and seemed genuinely concerned about whether everything was OK and we were enjoying ourselves. I would definitely recommend the villa for a couple/2 x couples or a family with older children. In fact if you had teenagers, I would hire them bikes and let them go and explore. Playa Blanca is a safe place. Possibly not ideal for very young children as there is quite a lot of glass doors, glass table tops and there is nothing to stop them wandering out the door and straight into the pool. We cannot wait to go back to the villa.............so if you do book up, please keep it looking beautiful for us!!
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