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This exclusive , luxuriously appointed penthouse is situated in private gated grounds a few minutes walk from the beach on the beautiful Atlantic coastline of the island gem of Isla Canela. The apartment sleeps six, having three tastefully furnished bedrooms, two of which open onto the western seaboard. The master bedroom also has a full ensuite bathroom. There is a family bathroom, fully equipped luxury kitchen and a large relaxing living room which opens onto a truly magnificent sun bathed terrace which boasts the finest views and sunsets on the island. The terrace is fully equipped with tables, chairs and shading for relaxed convivial outdoor dining. There is also a raised luxury jacuzzi. A dedicated lift will bring you and your guests straight from the underfloor gated car park to the penthouse. Beneath you lie beautifully manicured gardens, the largest, lowest occupancy pool on the island, tennis courts, play area, showers and privately gated access to the beach.
Active Holiday or Relaxing Rest: The geography and ambient culture of Isla Canela combine to make it a truly refreshing area in which to unwind, whether through the host of available recreational activities, or, by simply lying back, relaxing and chilling out to the rhythms of the waves falling on the beach at night and the village culture of the fishermen of Barrio de Canela and Punta del Moral. Activities there are aplenty - fishing, swimming, windsurfing, cycling, beach volleyball, jogging, walking, golfing, tennis, boating and sailing. Or watch the local villagers celebrate the fiestas with fireworks, mule races, music and dancing from Ayamonte to Villablanca and back. Or relax over coffee and churros in Ayamonte, enjoy a lunch of grilled sardines and chilled wine in a beach 'chiringuito', have a siesta, and then stroll with the Spanish families along the lighted marine promenade, before heading out for a late evening dinner. Or savour your own freshly caught fare as the Western sun sets over the terrace.
In Spain: The town of Ayamonte lies over the bridge, some 15 minutes from the island. It is a vibrant bustling Spanish town, peppered with pleasing walks, generous plazas, and alfresco dining - locally caught and marketed fish enjoy pride of place together with excellent Iberian hams and reasonably priced good quality wines. Its citizens are proud of their culture and traditions, as exemplified in their fiestas, processions and dance and music festivals. The town and its citizens exude hospitality and while many are happy to use English, they are very pleased if their guests try out their Spanish. The fast food chain, litter, loud thumping music and wall-to-wall soap coverage culture has been successfully resisted. This is very much a traditional Spanish town, in which one cannot fail to be impressed by the scores of multi generational family outings of toddlers, teenagers, adults and grandparents happily relaxing together over long family meals into the wee small hours.
Beyond Isla Canela and Ayamonte: Once familiar with the area, it is apparent that it is the gateway to so much more. Just over the western frontier River Guadiana lies the Portuguese town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio. It also has a vibrant marina, and pleasing riverside restaurants. Walking from the marina into the town one can find great bargains in the port and wine shops, and, in the many linen outlets. Beyond, lies the Algarve, and inland the mountainous Alentejo region. Heading due west on the motorway will - in little more than 90 minutes - bring you to the most westerly point in continental Europe - the windswept fastness of Cabo de Sao Vicente lighthouse. The 90 minute trip east from Ayamonte brings you to historic city of Seville, the capital of Andalucia, with its old quarter housing its magnificent cathedral, with its famous Moorish Giralda Tower, and the nearby Alcázar palace. Nearer to Ayamonte and Isla Canela is the regional 'shopping' hub of Huelva.
NB - Pool opens for the first two weekends in June, then full time from the 15th June until the 15th September, then for the last two weekends in September.
EARLY SUMMER May 30 - Jun 26, 2015 5 night min stay
SUMMER Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
LATE SUMMER Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015 5 night min stay
AUTUMN Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015 5 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit€250
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New air conditioned luxury beach front penthouse in an exclusive gated community on Isla Canela. The complex has the biggest, lowest occupancy pool on the island, tennis courts, a children's playground, showers, loungers, toddlers' pool, secure parking, lifts, etc. The island is the hidden gem of Costa de La Luz, 15 minutes from the beautiful Andalucian town of Ayamonte. Fishing, swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, boat trips, a 2 mile lighted pedestrian promenade and restaurants serving freshly caught fish, lie on your doorstep. A few kilometres away lie golf courses, the romantic fishing village of Punta del Moral, the Marina and Ayamonte, with a wide variety of excellent restaurants, an incredible fish market, shopping and fine wine outlets. Enjoy Ayamonte's International Classical Music Festival in August, marvel at the historic beauty of Seville, 90 minutes away or take a 20 minute drive or ferry to Portugal for a coffee and fine port or three in Vila Real de Santo Antonio!
Other Activities: kite surfing, boat trips
Golf: There is an excellent golf course with a well appointed welcoming club house, bar and restaurant, some 5 minutes away on the island .
Some 20 minutes away is the new Costa Esuri Golf Course.
The Portuguese Algarve Golf Courses of Castro Marim, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Monte Rei and Qinta do Vale can all be found within 45 minutes.
Ski: There is of course no skiing! but there is walking, fishing, swimming, banana boating, the nature reserve, sports marina, windsurfing, kite surfing, cycle hire, the marine promenade, beach front chiringuitos, countless restaurants, the fish market, wine shops, golf, two football stadia, the bullring, the International Clasical Musical Festival, language schools, watching the trawler fleet return to Punta del Moral, savouring their catch that very night in Punta's myriad restaurants, fireworks and fiestas in Ayamonte and nearby Villa Blanca, religious festivals, mule racing, beautiful churches, the ferry (or, the bridge) to Portugal, the Portuguese frontier town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, with fine port and linen bargains galore. Visit the stunning architecture of old Seville, the old mining community of Rio Tinto, take a boat trip out to sea or up the frontier River Guadiana ..... or .....relax in the terrace jacuzzi as the sun goes down on your rioja or chilled vino blanco!