We spent a week there in January. The following are just our feelings.
Good points: Location, Haria a lovely town, views from villa, heated indoor pool, welcome basket, Marcus is very friendly and knowledgeable, 2 nice friendly dogs and 2 wonderful cats.
Not so good: The villa forms part of the owners accommodation with its own front door but they are above and next to you. Even the en-suite toilet window which has clear glass looks into one of there windows. As its in the north of the island a bit cooler than the south, this would be ideal in the summer but not so in the winter. Even at nearly £100 a night for a couple we had to supply wood for the log burner, toilet roll, washing machine and dishwasher tablets. Iron board was broken albeit swiftly replaced. Oven was too dirty too use. One toilet could not be used and the other had a broken flush. Water heater too small, ran cold on second persons shower. Non slip bathmats would be good as well.
What a great house! Exceeded our expectations. The social areas were brilliant for our group. It has a lovely heated pool, the views are stunning and Haría is a great spot. Marcus was súper helpful before and during our stay. He helped us organise equipment for our babies and car hire. We miss the cats and dog, Chester and Bob are the sweetest. We had a fantastic stay and would love to come back.
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!