We loved our stay, and Marcus is an excellent host. The house is in the most beautiful part of the island and Haria is a charming village. There are several beautiful beaches in easy reach and the walking is wonderful. Marcus really respects his guests privacy - yet he was very reachable and helpful when ever we needed something. The house was very clean, the layout works well and made for a great family holiday.
This is our second return visit to Casita Palmera and its every bit as good as our first.
Some upgrades have happened since our last visit in terms of the outdoor furniture and BBQ dining area which is all very nice indeed along with a brand new dining table and chairs in the dining room.
Being December its obviously a lot cooler then when we last visited but the heated pool is superb and we have used it every day.
By night we light the log burner and candles and enjoy feet up, red wine and great films.
Just the perfect, well needed, pre Christmas break.
Thank you to Marcus and Heidi for our welcome hamper and being so kind in general, you really do go the extra mile and its hugely appreciated.
We have already discussed it and we think a 3rd visit is highly likely….
Marcus and Heidi are warm and endlessly thoughtful hosts who made our stay truly memorable and spectacular; they really did everything possible and then some in honor and celebration of my parents’ 75th birthdays.
Casita Palmera is a well-furnished and extremely comfortable home, not just a holiday rental, and it felt like staying at the home of a dear friend while he or she happened to be away. All the appliances functioned well and the furnishings were in excellent condition. The terrace overlooking the gardens with palm trees with flowering bushes lead one to the heated and generously sized swimming pool that can be used anytime. The hosts’ two affectionate and playful dogs added a wonderful touch, clearly a reflection of their owners, as well.
Marcus warmly welcomed us when we arrived and we were really delighted to see that he had supplied the basics of water, coffee, tea and making for sandwiches (and even toilet paper) - truly a gesture we appreciated after 15 hours of travel with my parents.
Marcus and Heidi were genuinely interested in our feedback and immediately addressed every suggestion with a thoughtful response, including a request for additional utensils in the kitchen and even darker window coverings for one of the bedroom windows.
Casita Palmera is located away from the tourist zones and high rises in the South in the charming little village of Haria, within a ten minute drive of excellent local restaurants and the local cultural attractions of Jameos del Agua, Cueva de los Verdes, the Cesar Manrique House and the Mirador del Rio. The local artisanal food market is a treasure and we visited almost daily for produce and baked goods, though meat and fish are only available certain days.
I cannot begin to say how much we appreciated our stay and extend heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to hosts Marcus and Heidi for such a wonderful experience.
We spent a lovely week here on our first visit to Lanzarote. The house is quite superb, much bigger than it looks and with all the amenities you need for your stay. Marcus and Heidi, who live in the other half of the building, are the perfect hosts and on hand for advice and tips that will enhance your holiday. The heated pool is great and thanks to the cover remains at a constant warm temperature even in the cooler months. The location is good too if you prefer somewhere quiet and away from the big resorts. The village centre is a five minute walk away and has a number of restaurants and shops and the island is small enough that you don't have to drive far to get to the attractions that the island has to offer. There is a bus service to Haria but we would say a hire car is pretty much essential. Marcus will help you out on that score too. We are happy to highly recommend this property.
We spent a week in this holiday home in the lovely little town of Haria- Casita Palmera had everything we needed. It is well equipped for cooking and the owner supplies the basics like salt and pepper and olive oil, not to mention a very generous welcome pack on arrival including cheese, meats, snacks and beer.
The setting is lovely - lots of space for our 4 year old to run around and explore, a great barbecue area and a big swimming pool, which can be completely covered and locked when not in use, making it totally safe for small children and peace of mind for parents!
The owner lives next door but is unobtrusive - unless you need advice or recommendations for things to do or places to eat, of which he has lots! He also has 2 cats and a dog which also keeps the kids entertained, and makes it feel like you really are staying in a home, not just a holiday rental.
We'll be booking again for next year!
This is a superb, traditional looking properly in the northern region of Lanzarote, outside of the typical tourist area. This is a wonderfully peaceful location as a result.
The property itself, is superb. The hosts (Marcus and Heidi) and the most friendly and helpful people that you are likely to meet and they make sure that the property is clean and welcoming on arrival. The property has good thick walls,, so it stays at a decent temperature in the heat of Lanzarote. The private swimming pool is a good size, heated perfectly and cleaned and maintained regularly. Sitting out on the patio is just fantastic as it's so peaceful there, that you can just relax and enjoy the views of the hills behind the property. It's an added attraction to me that the owners pets come to say Hi, they are just so sweet and friendly that you just want to bring them home with you :)
The owners give good advice on where to rent a car (Their advice was superb), the best restaurants and sights. I've never met hosts as caring, friendly and enthusiastic as Marcus and Heidi.
If you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to stay, with hosts that know the island really well, you need to stay here.
Would highly recommend!!!!
It's difficult to add to the numerous 5 Star reviews of this Villa and the lovely Haria so here's some other bits that may help you choose.
I must say my family loved this Villa. Spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean in the perfect get-a-way location.
Marcus is a great host. On hand to offer his advice for the best local shops, restaurants, attractions, tours etc. A genuinely good guy.
The heated Pool is wonderful. We found it very warm and clean ( the pool man visited twice during our stay). It has an ingenious extending cover that allows you to swim both outdoors during the hot sunny days and indoors if the air temp drops. Great for a late evening swim.
If you need to stay in touch with people back home the mobile signal is strong with an excellent 4G signal. The villa WiFi works well enough for my teenage daughter not to complain once during our stay.
A car is strongly recommended. Haria is surrounded by some of Lanzarote's most spectacular roads but they are well maintained and easy to navigate. The villa is on the very quiet main road into Haria so easy to find. The airport is a simple 25 minute drive. We used PlusCar. They have a great reputation for good quality cars and don't rip you off with unexpected charges 2 weeks after returning home.
We had a great holiday and can only echo what the other reviewers have said.