Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Double bedroom with en suite shower room.
  • First floor: Sitting room (TV, DVD, CD). Reading room. Kitchen/ dining room (dishwasher, oven, microwave) with door to pool area. Laundry room (washing machine). Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with covered terrace (sea views). Bathroom
  • Outside: Covered and open terraces. Shower room. In-built barbecue. Private parking
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m)

Just 500m from the centre of the typical village of Tinajo, this spacious and smartly furnished residence forms an impressive landmark.  Private and serene, it sits against a backdrop of gently rolling hills and looks out across a panoramic vista towards the shimmering blue waters of the island's northern coastline, with the nearby isle of La Graciosa visible in the distance.

To stay in Villa La Acequia is to experience being in the heartland of this beautiful and fascinating island. A short walk from the house reveals the local shops and restaurants of one of Lanzarote's quintessential villages, seemingly unchanged over the years and characterised by its uniformly painted white walls and green shutters.  To the west and just a short drive away is the unique and untouched landscape of the Timanfaya National Park, whilst to the north the dramatic sweep of sands that is the beach of Famara can be reached in just 20 minutes.

Owned by a carpenter and displaying many of his own individual and beautifully carved pieces, the house itself is stylishly decorated and boasts generous proportions that allow space for a private gym on the lower level.  Various areas of soft seating include a bright gallery-style room with windows that capture views across the village and out towards the sea, whilst to the rear and accessed via a door from the dining room is the swimming pool with its surrounding terraces and in-built barbecue.  Made pleasingly private by the walls that surround it on all sides, this enclosed outdoor area forms a perfect retreat, with only the tops of the hills that spread out behind the property being visible beyond.

  • Twin single beds can be locked together to become a double. Please advise at time of booking.
  • Internet provision is via a satellite connection

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Great Things to Do Near Villa La Acequia

Fresh air and exercise

There are lots of lovely walks around the Tinajo area either along the coast or around the edge of the 'Fire Mountains'. Wear some tough shoes and take plenty of water.

The Virgin of the Volcanoes

Near to Casa Acequia is the white washed village of Mancha Blanca, 'White Stain'. It's claim to fame is the little church of Los Dolores to which pilgrims crawl on their hands and knees during the church's main festival on 15th September. During the 6 years of volcanic activity from 1730 desperate villagers took a statue of the Virgin to a nearby volcano and, it is claimed, the eruption miraculously stopped.The church was then built in her honour.

Gastronomic delights

For a small island, Lanzarote has some really tasty local dishes. Try 'wrinkly potatoes' with the local 'mojo' sauces made from sweet peppers or garlic and coriander. These are usually served with fresh fish or a filling fish, goat or rabbit stew. The white goats cheese is a real delicacy as is the smoked salmon which is smoked using a secret recipe in the village of Uga.

Tour the local bodegas

Take the road from Mozaga to Yaiza and you will travel right through the heart of Lanzarote's wine growing area. The vines are planted idividually in little hollows in the volcanic soil - very labour intensive but the end product is worth it - a crisp Malvasia wine which has been exported to Europe for centuries.

The town of Yaiza is well worth a visit

a beautiful and tranquil village that has won prizes for 'the loveliest village in Spain'. With its pristinely-kept square, 17th century church of Nuestro Señora de los Remedios, wonderful well-kept gardens, intriguing souvenir shops and tapas bars, it's a real gem.

Playa de Famara

One of the closest beaches to Casa Acequia is Playa de Famara, one of the longest and most outstanding beaches on the island. Backed by impressive tall cliffs, Famara on the northwest coast has a welcome cooling breeze in the warm summer months. It's a lovely place for a seaside stroll too, especially as the sun sets in the evening.

Timanfaya National Park

The number one attraction on the island, this national park still has active volcanoes and you will see demonstrations which prove just how hot the earth is! A bus tour shows you the amazing but eerie result of the last volcanic eruption from 1730-36, with craters, colourful molten lava flows and ash - a landscape little changed over the intervening years. For a close up view book a free guided walk around one of the two routes in the park (bookable 48 hours in advance)

For something a little bit different

Take a camel safari through Timanfaya National Park visiting the volcano craters. Young and old alike will love these ships of the desert

The greatest and best Sunday market

is held in Teguise. Tourists and locals alike pack the streets throughout the morning soaking up the atmosphere and browsing the weird and wonderful items for sale on the stalls. Teguise is a normally a quiet, unspoilt little town so it is worth a visit meandering through its lovely streets once the market has finished.

Visit the picturesque town of Haria

Especially pleasant in Spring when the roadsides and meadows are covered in wild flowers, the village is in the 'Valley of a Thousand Palms' and is quite a contrast to other parts of the island. It's best to explore Haria on foot so you can call in to the numerous craft shops where you can see artisans at work. Cesar Manrique loved the town so much he decided to retire here and is buried in the churchyard.

Stroll into Tinajo

for an early evening tapa or two and an aperitif of the locally grown Malvasia wine.

Cesar Manrique

You may not have heard of him before your visit to Lanzarote but you you won't fail to see his influence all over the island. Lanzarote's dearly loved architect and painter designed many of the strange designs on roundabouts and enhanced nearly every tourist attraction on the island. Visit his incredible house near Tahiche which is built into 5 volcanic bubbles.

Climb a volcano

The Caldera Blanca near Mancha Blanca is the largest crater on the island. You can climb to the crater's rim and walk around it. It takes about an hour and offers marvellous views of the inside of the crater as well as surrounding volcanoes and over to the sea. And if this makes you curious about how volcanoes are formed, call into the Museum del Visitante just outside Mancha Blanca.

Surfing and sunsets at La Santa

About 5 miles north of Tinajo at La Isleta, there's a sea water lagoon with calm and shallow waters. It's an ideal place to learn windsurfing (you can hire a board locally) and there are lots of areas with soft sand if you'd rather just watch. On the way back stop off at the small village of La Santa, see the spectacular coastline as you wander along the promenade past the harbour then have a meal in one of the restaurants there as you watch the sun go down.

El Patio Agricultural Museum

In the village of Tiagua El Patio is a working farm using traditional methods. There's lots to see including restored windmills, a cactus garden, farm animals and a camel up close! You can also sample some of the wine produced on the farm.

Great views from the Mirador del Rio

An amazing viewpoint right at the north of the island, looking towards the sea and the island of La Graciosa. High up above sheer cliffs, you'll feel on top of the world!

Call in to Omar Sharif's house

Near Teguise in the village of Oasis de Nazaret is the former house of actor Omar Sharif. He so admired Cesar Manrique's house that he had one built for himself, but lost if a few days later in a card game. Built into the side of a cliff, it is now a recommended restaurant, museum and tourist attraction with guided tours of the house available in English.

Visit another island

Catch a ferry from Orzola in the north of the island over to the Isla de Graciosa, the Graceful Isle. You can truly relax here and enjoy a lovely meal overlooking the port, or go in a 4 wheel drive taxi to some incredible almost deserted beaches.

Cueva do los Verdes

(the green cave) is 7 kms long, although only 2km are open to the public. History has it that years ago people would hide in these caves to escape from pirates and slave traders.The guided tour will take you through two levels of passageways of vividly coloured rock, with atmospheric lighting and haunting music to add to the mood.

Nearby

Towns

Tinajo (on foot) 5 mins
Teguise 20 mins
Yaiza 20 mins
Arrecife 25 mins
El Golfo 30 mins

Beaches

Caleta de Caballo 15 mins
Playa de Famara 20 mins
Playa Blanca 30 mins
Playa de las Cucharas 30 mins
Charca de la Laja 50 mins

Airports

Arrecife 30 mins
Times are approximate

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