Villa at Galera Beach, Corralejo, Fuerteventura - In the Heart of Corralejo, Lovely Stroll to Sand Dunes
We are a retired Irish couple. We return home every year for a few weeks here and there. we have decided to let out our lovely home. We hope who ever rents our villa, that they will enjoy it as much as we do
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
SMOKING IN OUTDOOR AREAS ONLY
pets not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
For verification of identity all passport will be photographed. valid credit card must also be produced by one of the guests matching the passport.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not worth the money charged - the Landlord is only in it for the rent and cares not for your comfort
Before writing this review, we gave it a lot of thought as we know how reviews impact on people. But, considering the price paid & having read old reviews, we would like any prospective future renter know that the message is not getting through to the owners. We have stayed in varying accommodation all over the world & have many comparisons to draw upon & have concluded that these owners either do not have the ability to run/own a good rental villa or only use the rent money to support their lifestyles & see no reason to reinvest into the villa. Sadly all the time the villa keeps being rented, they wont invest and update in fixtures, fittings and dehumidifiers thus justifying the current excessive rental. There are better villas out there for less money.
The location is perfect, but that is where it ends & the issues begin. Firstly, there was no welcome food pack the bedding is cheap, nasty & bobbly, the towels are thin, there was no change of sheets even though we stayed for 10 days. We couldn’t wash the sheets because the weather dictated otherwise so we could not dry them. Under the beds was filthy with lots of fluff, dust and even some jelly sweets. In the corner of the rooms was an abundance of cobwebs & dead mosquitos splattered on the wall.
Indeed there is an amazing wifi & TV package however the description of “comfortable sofas” (essential to relax and watch the amazing TV package) is WRONG. These sofas were less comfortable than a park bench, upright metal sofas arranged like a bus shelter running perpendicular to the TV.
The kitchen had 1 oven tray, no cooking dishes for oven, no mixing dishes, nothing to serve a salad in, 3 blunt kitchen cooking knives, 6 non-matching eating knives - basically EVERYTHING around you, all fixtures and fittings, are cheap and mis-matched.
I do not have enough space to write everything that is wrong such as dirty brown stained swimming pool edge not the pattern shown in the photos, not enough hot water to shower 5 adults, the blocked shower, the damp in the basement, smelly beds, mould stained grout in all showers etc. BUT all I can say is PLEASE buyer BEWARE - look around hard before renting this overpriced villa and don't make the same mistake that we did thinking that the reviews were written by grumpy people and it cant be that bad - IT IS - for the price charged we expected at least to have enough hot water for everyone to shower one after the other, some fluffy towels, soft sheets & no damp
hi, we were expecting this nasty negative review, and you did not dissapoint. The villa is NOT as you say, in fact look at the review of family who came in before you and behind you...5 stars. We admit there is room for improvement as nothing is perfect. Sorry if the sofa was not comfy enough for you, but is a good sofa and made to last. The kitchen is fully equipped and if there was something missing , you could have called the manager to fix the shortage. Im sorry you did not like it. i will not dissect this review based on how we know you kept the villa and the way you behaved while there.
i can only say , its a awfull shame you felt the need to be so malicious in your review.
Hope you have a very nice Christmas...
Amazing Villa, amazing location and great holiday
Amazing and really big. We had 5 in the villa and had so much space we hardly bumped into each other!
Fantastic family villa
Lovely location, stunning view and awesome little pool. We had a great week here with a toddler and a baby.
thank youo for the review
delighted you enjoyed the villa ,
you are welcome to return anytime
Stunning location but villa would benefit from updating to bring it up to 5 stars.
This villa was in a fabulous location with beautiful views of the whole waterfront area of Correlejo including the harbour with Lanzarote in the distance and Los Lobos straight ahead and it had it's own gate to the beach. It was in a quiet area among other beachfront villas but it was only a short walk to the main shopping areas and excellent restaurants.
The villa had excellent WiFi (apart from one day when it was unavailable) and Sky TV.
However when we arrived on Saturday Keith, the manager, informed us there was an electrical problem and a fuse had tripped which meant that the pool was not filtering (and as the water was already green probably hadn't been for a few days). The same fuse affected the boiler, the washing machine, the cooker and hob. Keith tried his best over the next 2 days to sort this but it wasn't until an outside light was disconnected on Monday that the problem was solved. Due to the electrical problem it wasn't possible to clean the pool initially and the pool was only finally declared fit for use on Thursday but it still looked dirty round the edges at the top of the water and certainly didn't look inviting so we never used it.
The villa could definitely do with some modernisation. There is only one socket in the kitchen for the kettle, microwave, toaster and coffee machine. There is a 3 point extension lead but we had to use this downstairs so we could have hot water the first 2 days. The bathroom upstairs vented into the ensuite through louvred panels and there was no vent in the ensuite so both seemed damp.
The location and setting of this villa makes it potentially deserve 5 stars but due to the problems we had and the fact that the villa is in need of some renovation and not up to the standard of other villas we have used in Fuerteventura we could only give it 3 stars. If we hadn't had the electrical problems, we probably would have given 4 stars and despite the problems, we would consider booking it again.
thank you for the honest review , we do appreciate all feed back.
i am sorry you experienced problems with the electrics in the villa. Keith did his best to rectify this as quickly as possible. these things do happen some times, and we cannot foresee this. its just a shame it had a negative effect on your stay.
im not sure why you felt the upper bath rooms were damp as there is ceiling window in the master en suite which provides ventilation to both bathrooms to the out side, but it may have been closed for some reason
i do hope you come back to stay again ,a s you are very welcome
we recently had fibre internet installed so wifi and tv is better than ever,
Fantastic location, villa with a few issues
Location is five star. Or six star. Outstanding. Great view, easy access to everything (try Waikiki Beach bar, the food is amazingly good). Communication with owner good, manager very helpful, instructions on how to get there from airport spot on.
The villa is the last house in a row, which makes it more spacious outside. Pool (we had it heated) is great, no problems whatsoever with chemicals and both myself and my 80-year old mother have very sensitive skin. Showering before and after going into pool as instructed solves the issue.
There was milk and tea and wine (thank you!) upon arrival, which is a nice touch.
We chose the house because of the location (GREAT), big beds (not obvious in Spain) and Internet-access which worked fine. Another main reason for choosing this villa was the Sauna. And this is where the problems started. Sauna has not been working for half a year. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, which is fine, but the kitchen and living room area are tiny and there are only seating facilities for six.
In summer maybe not so much of a problem, in winter spring definitely not so good.
Cleanliness is an issue. The sunbed covers are filthy. The blankets covering the sofas are ragged and soiled. Chairs and table have seen better days, to the point that one chair collapsed under my husband. now, that could have been due to somebody else having a problem and not mentioning it. Still...
The hob was crusted with dirt, I had to clean it before using it for the first time.
There is cleaning after one week, which is good but unfortunatley they replaced reasonably decent kitchen towels with a fitlthy rag I would not use to clean my shoes.
The headerboards behind the beds are not properly fastened, so when a pillow gets pushed against them the bang loudly. We solved that by shoving a towel between headerboard and wall.
One of the lamps over the oven had been taken out, two outside lamps also were broken.
Basically, what this house needs is a thorough make-over. It won't cost a fortune. We were debating whether to give four or three stars but the owner definitely responded to the issues raised in the previous review and we are confident that this review will also result in improvments. In any case - when passers-by asked us for a a contact address as they wanted to book, we gladly provided that :)
Thank you for the review, as always the reviews are important to us.
All the issues raised have been passed onto the property manager and will be rectified immediately
i do not know why the sofa covers and the tea towels are not up to standard, this will not be repeated. i can only assume it was an over site of the manager.
Nice enough villa but a few issues.
The villa itself is in an excellent location and a good size. On arrival I found the villa to be clean and a good layout. The downside to our arrival was that there was no welcome pack which we have always had in any other villa. By this I mean some water, bread, milk in the fridge, some cleaning products but not to even have any toilet roll in the toilet was very disappointing. We had very tired hungry children so we needed to immediately leave the villa to go and food and supplies!
The manager meets you at the villa to show you around the villa and gives you the keys etc. He mentioned that previous occupants had had issues with the pool water and make sure that you shower before and after using it, which I think is standard practice anyway. We did this but unfortunately my children and a couple of the adults got itchy skin from the water. We thought this might be a result of the pool just being recently cleaned and chemicals put it so we gave it a day and tried again. But the same thing happened so we called the manager who came to check the chemical levels in the pool, he put some neutraliser in which helped. The adults were then fine but unfortunately the children still had problems and stopped using the pool. This was so disappointing for them and also we paid an extra 50 euro for the pool to be heated for them. Note there is also a 20 euro charge for wifi for the week. Neither of these costs were mentioned when paying the deposit, in previous villas these costs are included in the overall cost and I have had never dealt in a cash payment before either.
A couple other issues were a mouldy coffee machine and a the step down to pool broke but these issues were quickly resolved by the manager.
I would not return to this villa we have stayed in better equipped ones on the island and perhaps a salt water pool is easier on young skin.
I would recommend before booking any villa ensure you know what is included in the price, how payment is to be made and what supplies will be available in the villa on your arrival especially if you are arriving with young children or later at night.
Special interest holidays:
Villa situated right on Galera Beach!! Beautiful coastal walk to famous Sand Dunes on right or stroll to the quaint harbour and relax in one of the little restaurants. You don't need a car its all on your doorstep.
Nearest airport 30 minute drive. A car is not considered essential as the villa has everything you need within walking distance. Although if you want to get out and see the beautiful island it would be a bonus.
8 minutes walk to the centre of Corralejo. 10 minutes from the water park and the market.
This villa is situated in a very sought after location with good restaurants and shops within walking distance. The harbour has a variety of excellent excursions, fishing, submarine and Catamaran Sailing. Kite surfing and wind surfing schools are on hand. Or why not just relax and unwind, walk the beaches and eat out in the lovely little fish restaurants on the beach.