We have holidayed in Lanzarote many times and this is our favourite villa so far. It has awesome panoramic views as the villa is one of the highest in Nazaret. If you like a glass of wine in the evening watching the sunset then this is the place for you. The heated pool is gated so was safe for the young children in our group, whilst the games room, Wi-Fi, Netflix, UK TV kept the adults and teenagers happy. Clean spacious well equipped and most importantly for me - comfy beds. The villa contained good island info - we used some great restaurants and had a truly 'Spanish' holiday. Will definitely return.
Spent a week at Casa Vista del Mar in April 2017, regrettably just going home after a truly fantastic holiday. The villa could not be better situated to explore the island; nowhere is far yet the villa is private, not overlooked and is incredibly peaceful. It has the most spectacular panoramic views of mountains and sea, evenings were spent on the terrace watching incredible sunsets. The villa is well equipped with everything we needed, a real home from home. The beds are super comfortable with lovely cotton bedding, the owner has thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Having access to free UK TV and Netflix was a excellent touch for when the children had gone to bed. We will definitely return!
Five of us (three generations) stayed for a week in this beautiful villa. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and everything worked. We were blessed by sunshine and were out touring and hiking every day, returning for a swim in the super pool (it really was 28 degrees) and then dinner usually under the pergola, enjoying the stupendous views.
Nazaret is very well placed indeed for exploring the island and its famous volcanos and Manrique sites. It is a quiet place, far from the bling of the main seaside resorts. But you can reach them and their beaches in about 25 minutes if you wish.
Super modern kitchen and dining area, well equipped, but four wine glasses was only just enough for us.
We, the grandparents, used the room with two beds. There was lots of cupboard and shelf space but bedside tables would have been nice. The shower screen derailed too easily. One set of towels for the week was marginal.
There are 25 steps up to the front door from the car parking area: not a worry for us.
We heard no dogs.
We had a great holiday and would certainly recommend Casa la Vista del Mar.
After reading the excellent reviews and viewing the photographs of the property our expectations were quite high, however, there were a number of issues with the property which weren’t acceptable.
Very comfortable bed in bedroom 1 (the only one used)
Table tennis in the games room (with spectacular views)
Fast, reliable wi-fi.
Kitchen well equipped
Now the Bad
On arrival pulled onto the drive, which looked like it would benefit from weeding and 2 plastic bottles lying around, which had obviously been there quite a while.
Thirty steps from the drive to the entrance door (completely unsuitable for those with any mobility issue and young children). Thankfully the pool man was at the property when we arrived and assisted my husband up to the villa with our luggage.
Steps in the lounge/dining area/kitchen and to the bathrooms and bedrooms very dangerous for young children and unsuitable for anyone with a mobility issue.
As stated in a previous review the cleanliness of the house was barely acceptable, the dining chair covers were filthy and it appeared that the villa hadn’t been given a thorough clean for a considerable time.
Covers on outdoor furniture under the pergola heavily stained.
One bath towel per person for the entire week, despite my husband and I paying the same rate as would have been the case if there had been 6 occupants of the villa.
On booking the villa I enquired if there was any heating, knowing that even in mild winter temperatures it can be very cool at night. I was informed that there were 2 heaters, which could be moved from room to room. In reality there was one ineffective oil filled radiator, which made no difference to the temperature in the very capacious lounge area. I e-mailed the owner, who requested the housekeeper to provide another heater, this arrived on day 3 and was left outside in its box for my husband to unpack and erect. The villa was very cold in the evenings and mornings.
The TV did not work, as a result of a subscription problem, and after a number of e-mails the problem was eventually resolved on day 4.
No storage shelf or cupboard in either of the bathrooms, nowhere to store toiletries or grooming products.
Bathrooms very dated and in need of modernisation. Shower screen over bath mouldy all along edge.
No smoke alarms fitted or emergency services’ number provided (fire blanket provided in the kitchen).
Be aware that it is not permissible to flush toilet tissue down the toilets. Not a problem for my husband and I but if sharing the house with friends could cause embarrassment.
Despite the above, we had a lovely week on a beautiful island and couldn’t get enough of the stunning views.
Over the past 20 years, we have stayed in many villas all over the world. However, we have only ever revisited a villa once, which we did this year in September for a second stay at Casa Vista Del Mar. The villa itself has everything needed for a perfect stay – lovely heated pool, relaxing outdoor areas with good quality heavy weight sun parasols (very useful in windy Lanzarote!), well equipped kitchen, reliable internet access, very comfortable beds, smart tv with English channels, as well as being immaculately clean. But the main reason must be the quiet, peaceful setting. The views towards the sea are stunning, especially watching the sun set over the mountains each evening. If you’re looking for lively nightlife, this is not the place for you. But for a complete rest, nothing can compare. We hesitate to recommend it too much – don’t want it to get too booked up! The only negative is that the equally excellent Barstro at the bottom of the hill has moved quite some way to its new location. The cantina in Tequise is a very good option especially if you like fillet steak - never had a bad one so far.
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