About this listing
Wonderful apartment with spectacular view directly overlooking the beach. Profile picture taken from my balcony.
Not a vacation rental, but my home.
Long-term lease from June to October (special price) as I will be away...please inquire!
Nicely furnished and completely stocked apartment directly overlooking the beach.
This is my home!
Absolutely No Smoking allowed inside! No pets! This is the place if your looking for a home away from home. This is not your typical Canary Island rental.
This apartment comes with EVERYTHING you need. If I don´t have it, chances are you will not need it!
The bedroom is equipped with a queen size 60cm high platform bed, which makes it not only easy but comfortable to get in & out and an orthopedic mattress (only 1'80 long).
The bathroom (renovated summer'14) now with easy access shower, new full size washing machine (7kg), hair dryer, floor scale, etc....
The kitchen is completely equipped with just about everything a kitchen should have and partially stocked. I like to cook so you'll find lots of kitchen knives, numerous frying pans and pots as well as lots of Tupperware and jars. Also a coffee maker, espresso pot, toaster, juicer, microwave and lots more.
A new 42" plasma TV with local as well as satellite channels, stereo w/CD, a bar and a small wine selection to chose from. A new off-white sofa set; a 3 & 2-seater. Since one of the main features is the view, the living room has no curtains. There are only 2 people living in the building in-front & facing you is their small bedroom window or the entrance door. You almost never see anyone except in the morning while having breakfast on the balcony as they leave for work.
On the balcony 6 sq m you have a patio set w/ umbrella, a clothes drying rack a cleaning supplies closet and other small storage.
You have the beach in the back and the pool in-front; also a tennis court at no charge.
Most our return guests love it here as you are away from the hustle & bustle of the usual tourist areas, but still close enough to town. We are one of the few apartment developments with direct beach access.
Plenty of street parking and easy access. Bus and taxi transport within 500m and the nearest shopping center is only a 5 minute ride away.
There are two mini-markets within 3 minute walking distance as well as 2 or 3 restaurants.
you have the entire apartment for yourself, free use of the tennis court and direct access to the beach
Interaction with Guests
almost none as I will not be here over the next 6 months. You have a contact person in case of emergency and I am reachable via (website hidden).
Quiet village of Playa del Aguila (Eagle Beach) is a mix between a small local village & quiet tourist area. Located just north of San Agustin away from the noise and commotion but still very close to everything. A few restaurants and 2 mini-markets within walking distance.
Great 24 hour public transport within 500 meters; until 2am they run every 20 minutes. Taxis are very economical; 5 € into town, 7-8 € after 10 PM. Airport transfers are about €27 euro.
Other Things to Note
The apartment´s electric supply is rated for 2.4 kwh as are most apartments here. This is more than sufficient as long as you do not connect the cook-top, boiler, washer & microwave all at once.
The boiler is only 30 liters; if you need 100, then you will have a problem.
Alone in 2014, electricity rates have gone up 70%.
If anything should be missing, broken or not functioning, please inform us immediately on arrival; not when checking out, so that we can fix or replace it immediately.
We have few house rules but rely more on common sense. We have a rules and guide book on site for more details.
Smoking in the apartment & disconnecting smoke alarm is PROHIBITED! Do not leave the doors open when you leave (check out). This automatically forfeits your security deposit.
Due to extreme misuse in the past, towels that remain stained after laundering will be charged to the guest - no exceptions. Towels and bed linens are not intended for removing your makeup.
No overnight guests! No pets!
From Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Alexander's place is an ideal choice for a quiet retreat just a few minutes away from the bussle of the main town. The apartment is extremely well equipped and organised with a great beach view terrace, perfect to enjoy a meal or a glass of wine as the sun goes down. The apartment is a pleasure to walk into, the bed is firm and comfortable and the living room very cozy. I felt as though i had returned home every day.
The complex has a private swimming pool and plenty of sun beds even though it was for most of the time like having my own private pool. I will definately look Alexander up the next time i visit Gran Canaria.
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About the Host, Alexander
I consider myself a mix between an entrepreneur, a hippie and a modern day nomad, as I love to travel and I do not mean in the sense of going somewhere on vacation. I love to travel 3 to 6 months at a time; learning the culture, foods and even the language of the places I visit. My travels usually wind up turning into 3 to 5 year stays. At the moment I speak 4 languages - all 90% fluently. Although I am a bit shy, I am very social and love to meet new people. After a botched hernia operation a few years ago I was forced to almost completely stop traveling.
Several years ago during the world wide economic crisis I became unemployed. I was already renting out an apartment, which I bought, to pay the mortgage; but soon started renting out my own personal apartment to help pay the rent. Tourists were always approaching me, asking me if I knew of any apartments for rent in the area. So, I soon acquired the apartment of a neighbor in order to rent it out.
My misfortune of being unemployed as well as my language and computer programming skills soon turned into a hobby. I started a Facebook page and partnered with a German online travel agency. After acquiring another apartment, my hobby was turning into a small part time business. Two years later, AirBnB appeared on the scene.
Today I am Managing Director of Aguycan Beach Apartments and have no time for traveling. Besides (website hidden), my own site; a bit abandoned lately and AirBnB, we are also listed on (website hidden), Travelocity, Trivago and HouseTrip as well as many other travel websites. Although I do not make a living doing this, I love it; it has become a full time enterprise for me and it gives me a bit more social contact than I would otherwise have on this island.
I wish I could turn this into a part-time legal employment and not be dependent on my father but that would mean raising the prices, a lot of legal issues & obligations and little or even no financial gain.