Villa in Montana Roja, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote - Secluded, Easy Walk to the Beach, Shops and Restaurants
About jeff kinchin
jeff kinchin purchased this Villa in 2003
Why jeff kinchin chose Yaiza
I wanted to buy a second home in Playa Blanca as I loved holidaying there. I viewed various properties but fell in love with Casa Manana because of it's close location to the beach, shops and restaurants which was perfect for my young daughters. But the biggest selling point was it's private pool and the open terrace for 'alfesco eating' which leads off from the lounge. Everything just ticked the boxes and the rest was history. In 2004 I had the Canarian wall built up all round the pool and garden area so we have complete privacy and I added an all year round pool heater so even in the winter months the pool is around 28 - 30 degrees. I like nothing more than sampling the many fantastic restaurants and even my daughters love the selection of fresh fish cooked with garlic.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well placed villa with everything we needed
Cracking location, within walking distance of the beach and town.
Well equipped villa.
Excellent responsiveness from Jeff, before and during our stay.
We will probably seek to return
Very comfortable villa had everything you might need for a lovely stay
Loved the location. 10min walk to beach ,restaurant and supermarket . No need for a car but we wanted to explore. Visit to Timanfaya N/Park, El Golfo and a Jamoes del Agua and the nearby caves are great days out.
Comfortable, well located family villa
Our family (parents-in-law, my husband and I and our 6 year old and 6 month old) stayed for 9 nights over Christmas and enjoyed the villa very much. Facilities including well-equipped kitchen, sky tv, internet and the pool were great. The host, Jeff, made us feel very welcome and communication before and during our stay was excellent. The villa is in a quiet location and whilst it isn’t far to walk to Playa Blanca we were glad to have a car to visit places like the marina, El Golfo, Teguise and Haria and to go shopping etc. Overall a lovely holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the villa.
Tired interior that needed a good clean
The outside of the property was lovely and very user friendly. Inside was very tired and needed a good clean. This is a semi detached property and the other semi was being renovated, from 8am until 6pm 6 days a week incredible noise and mess. We couldn't use the pool for a few days as the builders insisted we cover it because of the mess. We did inform the agent nd owner and whilst I understand that they cannot make the builders stop we should have been informed in advance and given the option to find somewhere else.
We had the villa for 10 days and there was no cleaning service. This mattered as there were only one hand and one bath towel each. We did wash them, but you have nothing to use whilst they dry. Same with the bedding, 10 days without a change is too long. Again had to wash and dry in one day, with all the mess coming from next door. Really need to have a spare set of bedding and towels.
Good location but it looks like several of the surrounding villas are due an upgrade so beware of noise and mess.
Excellent place to stay clean and comfortable
Loved the pool always warm added extra of English channels on TV a bonus for kids plenty of space for sunbathing beds comfortable, well equipped and great communications from the owner would recommend this villa.
Highly recommended villa stay.
We enjoyed being at Villa Manana for 10 nights. The location was really convenient for the town and restaurants and the villa well laid out and spacious. The outside seating areas are very comfortable and well furnished. The pool was excellent and was well used.
Jeff was very helpful as to directions and other little tips.
10 minute walk to Playa Flamingo which has a child-friendly beach. Playa Papagayo's rustic beach is just a little further down the road (15 minute drive).
Arrecifie Airport is 30 minutes from the villa, and taxis are available (single fare from airport to villa approximately 60 euros). Most places are walking distance so it is not essential to have a car, however it would be an advantage if you'd like to explore the island in more depth. Car rental starts from around £120/week.
Casa Manana is just a 10 mins walk from "Playa Flamingo" which has a small beach, restaurants, cafes and shops. At Playa Blanca, just a 20 minute walk from the villa, you will be spoilt for eating places; there are restaurants to suit all tastes. 80% of these face out to sea and Fuerteventura, which just adds to that "holiday feel"!
There is a newly built Aqua Park and out door Lido (built 2012) literally at the bottom of our road. It is not visible from our villa nor can you can hear it but is a huge bonus for families with children.