About this listing
This holiday is for people who enjoy peace and quiet while having access to an uncrowded beach only 3 minutes walk away.
The volcanic island has mild weather all year round and dramatic scenery.
Giniginamar is one of the least touristy villages and the foreigners that are here are largely expats.
The house is located high up the hillside having its own garden and spacious terrace area with barbeque.
Having only one bedroom (with on-suite) it is ideal for couples. There is a bed sofa in the lounge so four could be accomodated short term.
There is a good restaurant in the village - Don Carlos and up to 2 other options for eating depending on the season but currently there are no shops at all. Luckily Gran Tarajal, the provincial town just a short drive away can cater for most needs, even here there are not many tourists.
For the energetic you can walk to Gran Tarajal over the cliffs with the reward of a fresh fish lunch.
The island is great for golf and watersports, especially windsurfing and hiking.
A car here though is pretty essential if you want to do any exploring, car hire is reasonably priced. Easy parking outside the house.
Internet dongle / modem supplied free against 30 € deposit. Works on a prepaid system and can be credited from 10€.
Further details indoors:
Extremely Quiet Location
TV with Spanish digital channels (many provide films in English)
Tv has USB Input for video etc
SuperiorRadio Cassete with Line In for Mp3
Towels and sheet are included in the price (changed weekly) but please bring own beach towel
Further details outdoors:
Patios front and back
Optional (unpaid) Gardening if you get bored!
There is a cleaning fee of 40 Euros per booking.
LONG TERM BOOKINGS
For bookings of longer than 2 months the rate is 840 Euros per month or part thereof. Please ask when enquiring.
More than 4 of you? Please see my other listings for 2 other studios which each sleep up to 4 people and which are just a stone´s throw away.
We liked the location so much we bought the house! Hope you will like it too.
We hope guests will treat the house in a respectful manner as they would expect guests in their own home to do.
Unfortunately we didn't meet helen personally, but was of help very much through the email and sms. The located house is on the hill but in front of the house gigantic terrace from which a beautiful sea view is extending. Perfect space for persons which want to rest in silence and the peace a long way from the hotel tumult. We spent two weeks at Helenas, we lacked nothing, the house is clean and nice, but especially a bathroom requires the little repair.
I recommend and greeting Artur: -)
Niestety nie spotkaliśmy helen osobiście, ale była bardzo pomocna przez email i sms. Dom położony jest na wzgórzu a przed domem olbrzymi taras z którego rozciąga się piękny widok na morze. Miejsce idealne dla osób które chcą wypocząć w ciszy i spokoju z dala od hotelowego zgiełku. Spędziliśmy u Helen dwa tygodnie, niczego nam nie brakowało, dom jest czysty i sympatyczny, ale wymaga małego remontu zwłaszcza łazienka.
Polecam i pozdrawiam Artur :-)
Upon arrival in Giniginamar we met Bettina. She showed us the bungalow and gave us a lot of information about the area and where to locate the nearest super market.
The bungalow is great for 2 people and has a fireplace where you can grill meat, fish and vegetables. The view is very pleasant and you can watch the stars while having dinner outside.
Giniginamar is a very quiet place without supermarkets nor bars and offers only one restaurant. It is beautiful for enjoying quiet holidays. You need a car if you want to visit Gran Tarajal, which is only 10 minutes away.
The beach is very close but consists of pebbles and stones instead of sand. It is great for swimming and relaxing.
Although we've never met Helen, Bettina made sure that we felt like home. We've enjoyed the stay very much and would love to return here.
Thank you for the pleasant stay Helen and Bettina.
Maison très bien située, au calme, sur les hauteurs du village de Giginamar. La plage est à 5 mns à pieds.
La terrasse est appréciable, ainsi que le barbecue à l'extérieur. Vue sur l'océan.
Des travaux de rénovation seraient cependant appréciables, surtout au niveau de la salle de bain, mais la maison est fonctionnelle dans son ensemble.
Helen est très réactive et répond vite aux mails.
Le contact sur place est sérieux.
Maison à recommander.
Tutto perfetto: casa, terrazza con vista e Giniginamar. Casa ben accessoriata, con tutto l'occorente e la veranda riparata dal vento è una salvezza. 10 giorni rigeneranti!
Parfait pour se reposer à l'écart des grosses stations touristiques et pour profiter d'une superbe vue ! Nous reviendrons !
We didn't have a chance to meet Helen but the place was great! It was a little hard to find and the shrubs on the front stairs could use some trimming to be able to access the entrance from below. There is however another way to access the entrance from the top and via a dirt road. The beach is nice and calm, but not very good for swimming. The nearest store is about 20 minutes drive away. There is a restaurant, I didn't try it but they seemed to have a nice selection. Everyone there was German and didn't seem to speak much English or Spanish. The kitchen of the place was fully-equipped and there was a great little table on the patio to have meals outdoors.
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About the Host, Helen
I´m a Welsh girl living in Spain.
I love languages, photography, sun, swimming and snowboarding!
Always prefer smaller, interesting and different accommodation on holiday rather than uniform hotels which are the same the world over. Hence I´ve joined Airbnb. I hope other people will appreciate the accommodation I provide.