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15 reviews
Welcome to Villa Gecko
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Master bedroom
Sun terrace looking back into master bedroom
Upstairs bathroom
Second Bedroom
Fully equiped downstairs bathroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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naturalez...
Madrid
2 reviews
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“Fantastic, very cosy and convenient location in the north of fuerteventura”
Reviewed 2 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

It has been already three years that we have been staying at Don`s house when we visit fuerteventura with my family. We love the lagos beach and the northern dunes, and the house is very well located, plus the attractions of origo for kids. The house is perfectly equiped and very comfortable, with a small garden very nice. We hope we can continue visiting the isle and stay there.
Kind regards
Isabel

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Management Response
2 Apr 2018
Thank you Isabel. we look forward to welcoming you back. Saludos. Don
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Sandiway
Reviewed 29 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

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Iain B
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Return visit - Just perfect”
Reviewed 10 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Our second stay in Villa Gekco was just perfect. A relaxing peaceful base from which you can explore the Island. The villa is well equipped for all needs and the pool nearby is like having your own private pool as its so quiet. Don and Mellissa were really helpful when we were caught up with Monarch Airline going bust, allowing a last minute extra night before our rescheduled flight home. This Villa is just perfect for a quiet chilled holiday sunbathing on the balcony or 15 min walk down to the local surf beach or driving out to Lajares, El Cotillo or Corralejo.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Oct 2017
Thank you Iain...it was our pleasure to help.....until next time. Don
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ACRyall
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Everything we needed”
Reviewed 26 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is our second visit to the Origo Mare resort but the first time we stayed at Villa Gecko. As a family we enjoyed the facilities of pool, gym and exercise classes offered in the resort. The villa was well equipped - better than the P & V villas in that there were 2 comfortable sofas in the lounge area and the kitchen had equipment to cook properly for the family - a real home from home. We were a little concerned that we would have needed air conditioning, but the fans supplied kept us comfortable in the middle of August. We needed help once from the host, a hornet had decided to build a nest above the front door. This was dealt with within half an hour of reporting it.
The villa has stunning views of the volcanoes and is sufficiently far away from the central reception building so as not to have too much noise from the eveing discos, but close enough to nip to the shop for supplies. A rental car is really essential to enjoy everything that the locality has to offer.

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Liked best: Good position in the resort, reasonable price.
Liked least: Would have been nice to have laundry after a week, but we could have washed in machine - just no washing line to hang them up on.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Aug 2016
Thank you for your review Claire. The only thing that matters to us is that our guests enjoy their stay...and you did!!! We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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ren2357
NL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So good we returned!!”
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Had such a great time last year that we managed to get a few days this year.. everything just as fantastic as remembered. Sat in the garden at the moment enjoying the warmth; the breeze and the tranquility... couldn't be any more content ... thanks for helping us out Don ..Dave

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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
a pleasure Dave...glad you and your family are enjoying our villa. until next time. Don
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Anthony D
Godstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxed”
Reviewed 19 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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One of those few places we are reluctant to review because? it might get full up and we may not get a space again..
Very good all round with peace and quiet with use of decent pool, overall much much better than we hoped for.
Whilst it is possible to stay using the local site centre, You really need a car we hired from Cicar there are many many rental companies but we were happy with this one.
The Villa suited us really well, the owner keeps a decent standard and we trust we left it as good if not better than it was. Lovely to see the sun rise from bedroom from one side and set on the other.
Bike rental is available from the main Park site short walk from the villa
El Cotillo beaches are really good [about 20 min drive] for sea swimming and lounging, the small town of Lajares [10 min drive] has number of restaurants. Of course if you want clubland,zoo and jazz then go to Corralajo [25 min drive] Times are approx.
We could say a lot more but having traveled around the world a bit this villa for us was and is truly just what we wanted.
Note little English radio or TV apart from two american tv channels and one FM radio station from Lanzote but there is a DVD player if you were bored, but you do have wifi available however we had little time to spend on TV radio or wifi.
had a truly marvelous time
Thank you for letting us stay.

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Liked best: Peace ,quiet, property had all we needed
Liked least: Occasional files which are blown over
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
11 Dec 2015
Thank you for the review...glad everything met your expectations..we look forward to welcoming you back
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ren2357
NL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I would live here!”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Excellent time at Villa Gecko.
Everything about the stay was wonderful. The owner, Don, was helpful and friendly throughout the whole process. The villa itself is spacious, very well equipped and a great base for a family holiday. I had been to the Origo Mare resort before and knew that it was a fair way from the nearest village, Lajares (10 mins by car), and set in a spectacular volcanic plain... The Origo Mare resort was exceptionally clean and the kids had a great time making friends and swimming in the numerous pools. The swimming pools were fairly quiet and the nearest pool was a great haven at which to unwind and relax.
We ate at the villa most nights, enjoying the breeze whilst dining al fresco.
With many wonderful beaches nearby and countless opportunities to surf, snorkel and laze around I cannot think of a better place to stay on the island.

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Liked best: The Villa itself and the surrounding landscape.
Liked least: I cannot think of a single thing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Dec 2015
Thank you for the review...I look forward to welcoming you back
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