Famara Beach House

Famara, Lanzarote, Spain Book from Book from £223 per night

Bijou and stunningly beautiful beach hideaway with wide ocean views, 3 minutes' walk from Famara's sand & surf (sleeps 2-4)
Set within a gated community on a slight incline facing vertiginous cliffs, this 2-bedroom Manrique-inspired villa has panoramic views of the Famara Beach surf and the islet of La Graciosa. Owner, Luc, is an ex music-festival organiser and he's imbued the property with his creative spirit and relaxed vibe. There's an alfresco bath, coloured mood lighting both indoors and out, even 'mood' playlists streamed through high-quality speakers. Everything, from the retro chairs to the bespoke cutlery, is easy on the eye. Those who like to chill out, soak up solace and simply watch the pounding surf will be in heaven.

But active types and families with older kids will love it just as much. Famara Beach is brilliant for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, or you can hire bikes to explore Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes. When the sun goes down, walk to excellent seafood restaurants at the low-key seaside village of La Caleta de Famara or whip up dinner in the kitchen and eat in your private rock garden surrounded by cacti. It's all very easy and great value if there are 4 of you.

Highs

  • A peaceful and beautifully designed hideaway far from Lanzarote's madding crowds (and even further from its cheap and tacky image)
  • Dreamy ocean views from the terrace, and a short stroll from quiet Famara Beach (surf heaven)
  • We loved the outdoor bath complete with mood lighting, perfect for sundowners
  • Owner Luc (who lives next door) is wonderful and will provide superb bespoke service, or space and silence if you need it
  • Ideal for romantic getaways: the privacy of your own place but all the styling of a boutique hotel

Lows

  • You'll need a car to get here and for stocking up with supplies at the local supermarket
  • Some might find the setting too quiet, though La Caleta's shops and restaurants are just 2km away
  • This part of the coast is breezy and has strong currents; other nearby beaches are better for paddling or swimming
  • The second double bedroom is tiny but fine for kids
  • A 5-night minimum stay

Best time to go

Lanzarote has year-round sunshine, though there's less cloud here in the northeast in summer. Having said that, July and August can be the windiest months for this part of the island. If you don't want sand in your sandwiches, mid- to late-Autumn is a good time to visit.

Our top tips

This is a place to hide away and read good books, walk on the beach and eat fantastic seafood at nearby restaurants. It's not for those who like plenty going on or late-night bars, but we highly recommend you rent a car and explore the rest of the island.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Honeymoon
  • Beach Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Self-catering, restaurants nearby
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Towels & Bedlinen
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Service
  • Weekly cleaning
Room:

Rooms

The master bedroom has sleek Lanzarote styling - whitewashed walls dotted with black volcanic rocks - plus blue ceiling beams and green timber doors. There’s plenty of wardrobe space and a digital safe. The second bedroom has a double bed that has to be clambered onto as there’s no surrounding floor space. It’s probably too confined for another adult couple but kids would find it fun (so long as they're happy to share a bed). The shared bathroom has a skylight and a walk-in shower.

The bright, open-plan living area offers ocean views through patio doors and has mood lighting, a high-quality sound system and an interesting collection of coffee-table books. The chunky round dining table with Charles Bentley cone chairs is just big enough to seat 4. We particularly liked the fully integrated kitchen with its designer cutlery and crockery.

Outside, an impressive patio and cacti-studded garden provide a covered outdoor dining area, a volcanic stone shower (also with mood lighting!) and a bath tub sunken into a gleaming white sundeck with views of the ocean and cliffs.

Features include:

  • Coffee maker
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ipod dock
  • Jacuzzi
  • Safe box
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Eating

The modern kitchen is well-equipped with everything you'd need to whip up a feast. Basic ingredients are provided (tea, coffee, etc) plus there's an honesty bar (Luc can stock you up with beer, wines and spirits; just request in advance). We loved eating out on the terrace with its stunning sea views, or you can retreat indoors if it gets chilly.

A short drive away (or 20-minute walk along the beach), La Caleta de Famara is a traditional Spanish fishing village with a small supermarket, a great oceanfront seafood restaurant (El Risco) and a handful of casual eateries. Families will like La Bartola pizzeria, and Sol, which has a terrace on the sand. Luc will gladly make table reservations on your behalf.

Features include:

  • Children's meals
  • Coffee maker
  • Fridge
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Basic ingredients
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • This is a perfect spot for extreme chilling. Otherwise...
  • Surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing are 3 mins' walk away; there are various surf schools and outlets for hiring equipment
  • Families will enjoy Playa de las Cucharas in Costa Teguise (30km), which has golden sand and shallow water
  • Luc can organise bike rental so you can explore the island on 2 wheels
  • Hike across the lunar landscape of Timanfaya National Park, created by volcanic activity (30km away)
  • Sample local wines in the nearby wine region La Geria; take a vineyard tour to learn about the unusual practices involved in growing vines in a seemingly inhospitable terrain

    Activities on site or nearby include:

    • Boat trips
    • Hiking
    • Kitesurfing
    • Mountain biking
    • Plantlife / flora
    • Private guided tours
    • Shopping / markets
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Windsurfing
    • Wine tasting

Kids

Children are welcome and Luc will provide toys and games. Bear in mind there can be dangerous rip currents off Famara Beach and swimming/bathing is not advised. If you've got young children, it's worth driving to Costa Teguise where the beaches have have fine golden sand shelving gently into the sea and plenty of family-friendly facilities.

Best for:

All ages

Family friendly accommodation:

The second bedroom is suitable for one or 2 young children sharing a bed. Baby cots available at extra cost

Children's meals:

Kids cutlery and crockery can be supplied on request as can a blender and high chair

Kids Activities on site:

  • Age-appropriate books and toys on request
  • Board games
  • Wooden blocks
  • Walking Luc's dog

Kids Activities nearby:

  • The beach
  • Aqua park and animal park about 20km away

Families Should Know:

Both bedrooms have a double bed. The garden has lots of cacti. The ocean at Famara has rip currents so is not recommended for swimming, head to the village for to swim in their small safe lagoon

Distances:

  • Airport: 28km (Arrecife)
  • Restaurants: 2km (La Caleta de Famara)
  • Pharmacy: 20km (La Villa de Teguise)
Kid Friendly:

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 1 independent review from i-escape guests

9/10
Room
10/10
Food
10/10
Service
9/10
Value
10/10
Overall

Just a quick word to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed our stay at the lovely Famara Beach House.

Luc, the owner took so good care of us and did so, right from when we started to write to him to ask questions about things to do and see, recommendations for restaurants and bars and so on.

He greeted us with amazing wine, local famers cheese and crackers, which was perfect after a flight and drive. The Famara Beach House was really lovely architecturally, and you could tell he had put a lot of effort in details, light and sound system , cutlery, towels and decoration.

Luc really took the time to make our stay an amazing one, this is definitely a happy place with great vibes, perfect for chilling out.

10/10,

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