Apartment in Playa Bastian, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote - Family Location
Helen & Mark Squire
About Helen & Mark Squire
We are Mark and Helen and we have two daughters, Ellie who is 20 and Georgia who is 17. We are quite an active family and love sport. Helen and I both belong to a local running club and regularly run local races including full marathons. Both our girls are good swimmers and used to belong to a local swimming club. They have both been involved in horse riding from a very early age and still spend many hours a week at the stables. We love being outdoors and are lucky that we live in Cornwall with beautiful beaches and lots to do outside. I moved to Cornwall from London in 1997 this is where Helen and I met as she had moved here some five years earlier from Leicester. It's a lovely place and when the weather is really bad then we just wish away the hours until we are back in lovely Lanzarote with the non stop sunshine. Having said we are sporty, and that is " true" we also like a drop of wine! Especially sitting on the balcony of our beautiful apartment.
Helen & Mark Squire purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Helen & Mark Squire chose Costa Teguise
We had been to Lanzarote several times and had fallen in love with the island, so we decided to buy a property in Costa Teguise, our favourite place. We are so pleased we did, other than the investment potential its a great place for us to spend holidays with our girls and our friends. The climate is great its very child friendly and safe, there are many good restaurants lovely beaches and really nice place just to sit in the sun and relax, it's the best buy we ever made. Our dream is that when the girls are grown up and more independant Helen and I will spend a few months of the year in Lanzarote and a few in Cornwall, so when its bad weather here we will hop on a plane to the sun, and when we get home sick hop on a plane back, 'well that's the plan!' you have to have dreams don't you ?
What makes this Apartment unique
The great thing about our property is the location. Playa Bastian is a really lovely complex very safe and very clean. There are lots of British people who own places there and quite a few live there all year, so its a real home from home. Very very friendly we have made loads of friends on the complex and when we go out there its a bit like coming home after a long trip. We have often been out there and hardly left the complex all week, just being a bit lazy sitting around the pool or having a drink at Brendon and Sheelagh's pool bar, then stroll the 50 yards back to our apartment for a spot of lunch on the balcony looking out at the view of the Atlantic and thinking 'what a hard life this is!' Playa Bastian is thought to be one of the very best complexes in Costa Teguise - for me the best!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Apartment was exactly what we needed. Situated close to shops and the beach. Clean and tidy. Sun on the balcony all day. Nice and peaceful.
Well equipped apartment
Only thing which would have been a boon would have been a washing machine as we only had hand luggage
Excellent Spacious Apartment
Fantastic apartment - spacious clean and a great location . The site has 3 pools and never any problems getting a sun bed anytime of the day. 5 mins walk to the beach - 15 min stroll along the coastal path to the main square. Excellent super market opposite - very good VFM
Apartment has two bathrooms which is very handy with teenagers. Especially useful was the hairdryer and fans - things you don't have to pack yourself. It had everything youd want home from home . Recommend reading the list so you don't double pack things that are provided.
All in all a great apartment that we woul not hesitate to book again. Thank you
Apartment was clean on arrival.Facilities in the apartment are very good,excellent wi fi,TV reception generally ok.The bed is probably the most comfortable one we have slept in on holiday.Playa Bastian is a very well kept complex,the grounds are always immaculate and the location is excellent.Nice walk into Costa Teguise.Our favourite walk is to Las Caletas,about 2 miles and then get the bus back into town for lunch.The apartment manager,Jodie was very helpful when we needed her.Looking forward to going back
This apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Playa bastian is in a great location for walk in to town or seafront. Complex is great and very clean with handy supermarket across the road. Dealing with the owner Helen was very easy and she replied to all my messages very quickly. Will return if available.
Mark & I are so glad you had a good holiday and found the apartment comfortable.
It is (in our opinion) in a perfect location for every you could need. All shops, restaurants, bars & banks on hand.
We look forward to welcoming you back
Just returned from a fabulous stay. Love where the apartment is situated with sun on both balconies all day. It is so close to everything you need. Especially loved Sausalito and Casa Felix, the staff are so friendly. We booked for next year before we went this time and so glad we did.
Without a doubt the best apartment we have stopped in over the many years we have visited the Canaries.
Mark and I are always pleased people take the time to review our home from home in the sunshine and are especially pleased when their thoughts echo ours.
Two of our favourite restaurants mentioned here - another one well worth a visit is Casa Thomas. Great location as well as great food.
Glad you enjoyed the balconies, perfect for sitting in the sun with a good book and maybe a glass of vino!
Playa Bastian beach is a 3 minute walk, and Las cucharas beach is a 10 minute walk, and many other beaches near by, Las cucharas is excellent for wind surfing/surfing all the beaches have shops and bars nearby.
Arrecife airport is 15 minutes in a cab and costs approx 20 - 25 euros.
Costa Teguise town is 10 minute walk from the complex, however there are all the amenities shops banks bars restaurants car hire and so on within a 2 minute walk. Timanfaya the only active volcano on the island is worth a visit, where your food will be cooked over craters in the ground, but don't worry the last eruption was 1736, there are many cacti gardens, also Camel rides and art galleries for those interested in the work of Caesar Manrique (Lanzarote artist / engineer / politician).
The temperature in Lanzarote never drops below 22 celsius and that's in Jan/Feb - in August it reaches 35C. There are only approx 14 days rain a year. Most of the supermarkets stock English tea and coffee, and changing pounds to euros is much the same all over the island. Most of the bars, shops and restaurants take major credit and debit cards. For more information once you are there, we leave an information folder in the apartment for your convenience, we ask you to leave this there for the next guests.