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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

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Pilum777
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice holiday house”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We have spent a week in Kalima house with our 2 daughters. Overall we were quite happy with our stay, the house was very clean and with a lot of character - many paintings and decorations hand-made by one of the owners! It is quite close to the Corralejo down-town and also not too far from the beach, although having a car is greatly recommended. The welcome pack was nice too, we especially appreciated the water and milk as the tap water is not good for drinking in Corralejo, and we have arrived on Sunday evening, when it wasn't very convenient to go shopping immediately.

For the positives I should also mention comfortable beds and very nice and clean shared outdoor pool. It was shared in theory, but in practice it was almost always empty and we could have it for our own disposal for most of the time. Also there are 2 banana trees in the yard, unfortunately the fruits were not ripe yet so we couldn't try them :-( We have appreciated having a safe too, as Canary Islands didn't appear very safe to us - for example my brother's car was robbed while he was visiting Lanzarote Island and many people on the streets looked shady.

For the negatives, there were some things that we didn't like although they were not major and didn't ruin our vacations. First was that owners did not appear very friendly to us, as reported in other reviews (although not unfriendly either), my impression was that they might have been less friendly because of our Eastern Europe nationality (Polish). For example when we have asked for a 2nd roll of the toilet paper and some more plastics bags for the trash (as 1 of each was definitely not enough for a week) we were told that this is not included in the rental, although finally they have given us 2 more plastic bags for the trash. I don't think it is fair to force guests to buy those kind of things as they come in large packages in the shops, and are normally provided in sufficient quantity by hosts/hotels everywhere around the world. Also the hosts have left the island 1 day after our arrival so we didn't have that much direct contact with them.

The biggest problem for us were the ants! Very tiny 1mm ants were invading the house regularly and always finding a way to even a single scrap of food on the floor. We had to sweep&wash the floor in the living room/kitchen twice a day to avoid being overrun by them. I've asked the owners if it's OK to put some anti-ant solution but they said that they would prefer to avoid any chemicals, so I suppose this is a deliberate strategy forcing us to keep the house clean throughout our stay ;-) The ants might be seasonal thing though, so I'm not sure if this would be a problem often or we were just unlucky with our timing.

The booking process was a bit insecure too, basically we had to pay an advance via PayPal without having any guarantee for the booking, although the owners honoured the booking and in the end it wasn't really a problem.

Despite some issues I would still recommend Kalima house to others as this is definitely good value for money.

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Liked best: The decorations and overall condition/cleanliness of the house.
Liked least: The tiny ants invading the house - they were everywhere!
Travelling group: Young Children
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BemusedLe...
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 30 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We arrived early evening to a warm welcome from Miriam and her partner. There was a small welcome pack for us consisting of essentials such as water, coffee etc. The accomodation itself is wonderful and was one of the most clean places we have stayed in. It is bright and cheery, just as the photographs show. We loved Miriam's artwork on the walls. The garden is sheltered from the Feurteventura wind so you can have a private sunbathe not overlooked by anyone. The beds are memory foam mattresses so very comfortable as were the pillows. The villa itself is on the edge of town about a mile to a mile and a half from the centre of town. We had a car so this was not an issue. This is a small price to pay for such a great place to stay. We would certainly stay here again if we revisit the island. Thank you Miriam.

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Liked best: The garden
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday”
Reviewed 30 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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we arrived at 11:30 pm but the owner who lives next door of the house came out and greeted us with a very welcome. there was few foods we can feed our children next morning for the breakfast, which was very warming too. The house is decorated with colorful paintings and bed line which are also very good. Overall very clean and pleasant house. Our children loved lying on hammock and eating dinner and breakfast in the garden.
the house is not right next door to the beaches but there are so many lovely beaches 10-20 minutes by a car, we explored many beaches and sand slide one of the beach we did was so much fun.
We already talking about going back to the house once again some time next year as we had a such lovely time.

Travelling group: Young Children
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ThatsWhat...
Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A keen eye for details”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We have been staying at the Kalima House for one week in January 2015. The house is within a gated residential area and therefore secluded from the touristic hustle and bustle.
The house is within walking distance of a Mercadonna supermarket and even some restaurants/bakeries. (Mercadonna: approx. 10-15 mins, Restaurants: approx: 5-10 mins)
The house itself is furnished and decorated in a modern style with a keen eye for details and alot of stuff and paintings that were built/created by the home owners Miriam and Stefano which life next door and are a really nice, young couple.
The house is very clean and features all appliances you could possibly need. There's even some icecream in the freezer.

Miriam and Stefano give you all the privacy you need but are right on the spot, if you need them.

All in all we really liked it there and will definitely stay there again when we visit Fuerte the next time.

Thank you for the pleasant stay and we hope you keep your enthusiasm because it is reflected throughout the whole house.

Cheers,
Marion, Tina, and Stefan

Travelling group: Erweitertem Familienkreis
Your age range 25-34
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EmmaR73
Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely property, very friendly owners”
Reviewed 17 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
6
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Stayed here in December 2014 with my mother and my one-year-old son. Had never been to Fuerteventura before. Contact with owners was helpful and friendly prior to arrival. On arrival we were warmly greeted and delighted to find milk, water, tea and other essentials had been made available for us. The house is exactly as shown in the photos. The garden to the rear of the house is private and has a variety of seating options with a useful gazebo for shade when trying to protect a baby from sunburn! The solarium on the roof would be ideal for those looking to sunbathe.

The house is very well equipped with a full-size cooker, plenty of pots and pans, washing machine, microwave, a good hair drier, a shower with good water pressure, a cot and high-chair (if required), DVD player and nice towels and bed linen. The beds were really comfortable and the curtains managed to block out the morning sunshine, which was a bonus.

The property is situated in a very quiet development and the centre of Corralejo is a two or three minute drive away. You could walk, but we had hired a car so drove to the centre every day - nearly all of the parking in Corralejo is free. There is a pool within the development which is probably a thirty-second walk from the property and there is an adult pool and a child's pool there. Both were spotless. During our stay there we never saw anybody at the pool but I'm sure it's a little busier during peak season. There is a large supermarket close to the property (a two-minute drive, if that) and it has a great selection of products - definitely the best supermarket we were in while we were in Fuerteventura, and we tried a few.

The owners live close to the rental property and are warm and approachable. They answered any questions we had and helped us in any way they could. The slight down-side to the property at the time of posting was that there was only one English speaking channel available on the television, and as we were not going out at so that my little boy could sleep, we really could have done with more channels to entertain us. I believe the owners will address this as soon as they can. Other than that, assuming prices were competitive, I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. Lovely house, quiet but convenient location, well equipped and friendly, helpful owners. I wish them well for the future.

Travelling group: Other
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bargainhu...
N Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Property, 10 out of 10”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
5
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We have just returned from a seven night stay at the Kalima holiday house. This property gets a 10 out of 10 rating from us as every box was ticked. The property owners live nearby and met us on arrival to hand over the keys and show us the house. The house is colourful and quirky throughout and showed a lot of imagination by the owners as no detail was overlooked. The private back garden is fantastic and has an unusual table and chairs, loungers, hammock and a very welcome shaded area under a new gazebo. They even supplied a welcome pack of bottle water, tea bags, milk and biscuits. We have stayed in many hotels over the years and very few of them supplied a welcome pack unless you paid. The washing machine was very useful as we had an eight month old child with us and this meant we could bring less clothes ie bibs etc. We know Corralejo very well but this property would be very easy to find even for a novice.

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catrin w
Drammen, Norway
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Charming artistic clean house calm area close to center and sea”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
5
people found this review helpful

We stayed there for a week with our 4 kids who enjoyed very much the nearby private pool. The house has a terrasse with a view. The area outside the rooms is very cosy relaxing, and there is a banana and papaya treee. the whole house is very artistic. The owners were more than helpful in all ways and gave us the best advice about the activity options on the island.

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Liked best: the atmosphere
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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