Sleeps: 2 (1 Bedrooms)
Ideal for couples the Garden Apartment at Finca Botanico boasts a tropical courtyard garden, outdoor shower and stylish interiors.
The Garden Apartment has been fully refurbished, decorated and furnished to a high standard in order to ensure maximum guest comfort.
There´s a large walk in shower in the bright and light bathroom which has been tiled in Travertino marble. The bedroom boasts a very comfortable memory foam queen size double bed. The brand new kitchen is equipped with all mod cons. Whilst the sitting room features a very comfy three seater sofa with great views to the garden, a Smart TV with high speed WiFi access, a wood burner for the colder winter nights and a dining area for two.
A safe is also provided for guest security and a complimentary laundry service is also provided on request.
Externally, there´s an outdoor shower for cooling off and various seating areas dotted around the tropical courtyard garden in both sun and shade, so guests can really enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors.
The owners have created a great outdoor dining area using an old tree trunk as a table base. And they are real garden lovers - continually improving the courtyard and adding new plants on a regular basis.
The garden provides great colour and interest all year round and hosts a wonderful range of plants including a huge Indian Fig or Banyan tree, a giant Drago palm - typical of the Canary Islands - Mascarena palms, Traveller palms, African aloes, bananas, strelitzas, hibiscus, orchids and much more besides.
Finca Botanico is located in Guatiza, one of the greenest villages on Lanzarote - thanks to its location in the heart of an active farming community and close proximity to the world famous Cactus Garden, created by César Manrique, which is just a short stroll from the Garden Apartment.
Guatiza is home to an excellent Italian restaurant, Tasca de Lita. There are also three local bars serving tapas and snacks as well as a late night music bar with live acts. There are scores of other restaurants within a 10 to 15 minute radius.
The Finca is surrounded by countryside, offering no shortage of lovely walks. Organised treks with local guides can also be arranged.
One of the most beautiful, unspiilt beaches on the island is located just a 5 minute drive away at Arrieta.
The quiet cobbled streets of this picturesque town are just ten minutes by car - visit the market there held every Sunday.
This world famous artist and architect created all of Lanzarote´s leading tourist attractions - such as the Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio and Cesar Manrique Foundation - which are all within a 20 minute drive.
Tranquil escape away from the crowds.......John H September 2019
Having visited Lanzarote on several occasion previously we wanted to stay away from the large tourist centres and thus booked the Garden Apartment in Guatiza. We really liked the sleepy feel of Guatiza and the lack of tourist and really felt like we were staying with the locals. The village itself has a smallish mini-market and one excellent Italian Restaurant that I would highly recommend for a simple but delicious meal. César Manrique wonderful Cactus Garden is on the edge of the village and a great place to be at first before the crowds arrive. In fact an early start is recommended for all of the wonderful attractions on the Island thus beating the tourist coaches that inevitably turn up. The Garden apartment is tucked away off Guatiza’s ‘main’ road behind a discreet and modest gate. Once inside you encounter a beautiful tranquil oasis of a garden and a simple but lovely little house which is perfect for a couple. The house is as described and as per the photos published. Do note there is no air con in the property which may be an issue for some during very hot periods but we found the property to be cool and tranquil when we visited in early September. You will need you own transport when staying in Guatiza to get the most of your holiday which I believe is very well situated for all the sights in Lanzarote. In summary a great place to stay away from the crowds which left us with the feeling we had visited the real Lanzarote.
Highly Recommended, Wonderful Getaway.......Olivia and Walter M, March 2019
We stayed for a week earlier this month and could not have been happier with Finca Botanico. The gate in the road looks very anonymous and is hard to open but once inside there is first the glorious tropical garden with seating places in sun and shade and then the little house itself. Very simple, there is first a sitting and dining area with well equipped kitchen to the left, with a pleasant bathroom with walk-in shower behind and a bedroom beyond that. The bed is a five-footer and there is plenty of storage space, although annoyingly no chair or stool on which to put day clothes taken off at night. Gaby is delightful and very helpful and responsive. Gautiza is wonderfully situated in the middle of the island so all points of interest (and there are many) are not far away. We much enjoyed the landscape and all the Cesar Manrique sites and would highly recommend this accommodation and the island as a wonderful getaway for sunshine with more than a touch of culture.
Glorious Finca, Beautiful Garden.....Kate and Jay, Feb 2019
We are extremely happy here in this glorious finca with its beautiful garden. We came for sunshine, peace and rest and this place ticks every box and more. Gaby is lovely and we plan to come back again next year. Lovely scenery and great walks, and good road and bus links.
Really Beautiful....Kate, March 2018
Gaby and Nick were great hosts, very helpful with good local insight. The apartment and garden were just like the photos, really beautiful.
Beautiful Garden Apartment....Adam P, March 2018
Set in a beautiful garden in a lovely quiet location, but also really convenient for exploring the rest of the island. It was just a 5 min drive from a great beach in Arietta. The apartment was spacious, well-equipped and comfortable (great shower and comfy big bed) and the owner was friendly and helpful. We liked everything about it.
Delighted....Paquita, September 2017
Delighted with Finca Botanico, very comfortable, very tranquil, had everything we needed & very well located for all that we wanted to do. It was the perfect base for our holiday & a pleasure to return to each day. Our host was very helpful - even going out to buy a plug adaptor so we could use our English phone chargers! Happy to recommend this lovely apartment.
Wonderful Stay....Amazing Garden.....Simon, July 2017
We spent our honeymoon in Guatiza in Nick's and Gaby's little house and we loved the place! The garden is amazing, the apartment nicely decorated and its owners very thoughtful. We were amazed by the privacy we could enjoy there, the calm and beautiful surroundings and the little details which made the place a little paradise. This was a wonderful stay!
Well Designed and Equipped Apartment....William B, December 2017
The apartment and garden are as lovely as the pictures show they are. The apartment is modern, clean and well equipped. The bed is comfortable and everything works well, including the wifi. Finca Botanico is ideally located for exploring the island by bike or car, especially if you want to spend more time in the northern half. You can walk to Manrique's Cactus Garden or drive to the beach at Arrieta in 5 minutes, and there is a decent Italian restaurant 2 minutes' walk away. Gaby the owner lives next door but the apartment is totally private. The only improvement we can suggest would be a microwave. We would recommend it without hesitation.
Lovely Tropical Garden...Mike, December 2016
Nick & Gaby have a nice little two person appartment with a lovely tropical garden for you to enjoy. It's location is at the end of the village which means peace and quit. It was clean, well equipped and we particularly liked the wood stove, as nights can be a bit chilly in winter time.
Excellent, High Quality Accommodation....D Liss, March 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks' stay. We had researched our choice of accommodation carefully and wanted a nice garden for relaxing in, a comfortable bed, a walk in shower and wi-fi in a quiet yet accessible location. Finco Botanico had all these things and lived up to our expectations. Gaby and Nick were good hosts and although we did not need much support we knew they were there if we needed any information.
Many thanks to them both - a lovely place to use as a base to explore Lanzarote.
Beautiful Private Garden....Ed C, February 2017
This apartment in Guatiza was the perfect find for us and wherever we had been to on the island, we were always pleased that we had chosen Finca Botanico for our 2 week stay. Very well situated for site seeing and walking,a handy little supermarket very close by, extremely clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, a super shower and in fact everything we needed. But the best thing was the beautiful private garden to sit in and enjoy. Thank you Gaby for being so accommodating.
Un vrai petit coin du paradis....Armand P, October 2018
L'appartement est absolument magique. Une atmosphère de bien-être immédiat. Finitions et décorations très soignées, agencement idéal, wifi très fiable, on se sent vraiment comme à la maison. Le jardin est une poésie à lui tout seul! Guatiza est un très joli village, tout à fait typique. Il est très bien situé, loin des centres de tourisme de masse, mais près des sites les plus intéressants. Nous y avons passé deux semaines de rêve. Merci à Gaby, toujours disponible et souriante.
Lovely Place.....Ingeborg, November 2016
Lovely place, beautiful garden, well-equipped and comfortable apartment. You can see Nick and Gaby put a lot of love into it. We liked the fact that it was very private. The location is perfect. Communication with our hosts was easy. They had some very useful recommendations and were so kind to provide us with a welcome-pack when we arrived. We would definitely stay here again!
Quiet and Relaxing....Peter E, June 2018
Gaby was there to meet us on our arrival and we were instantly delighted with the garden area, it was dark so the outside lights were on and it all looked so pretty. The inside accommodation is spacious and very well presented and equipped with everything you would need for your stay. Should you require anything then Gabby was only just next door. There was a very well stocked supermarket in the village with daily fresh bread and an excellent fresh meat counter. The one and only reason I have given 4 and not 5 stars is that there was no local restaurant open at all in the village at the time we were staying. It would have been nice to just have a wander along the lanes to have something to eat rather than always having to travel by car. The whole area and village is very unspoilt so if you want bright lights and loud music then this is not for you but if, like us, you wanted total peace and quiet then this is what you will get.
A Place To Completely Unwind....Siv A, July 2017
Stayed for a week at this very lovely property within a quiet, traditional village. Found the apartment clean and very comfortable. The beautiful, private courtyard is a fantastic addition to the indoors. Gaby is very helpful and service minded host both ahead of arrival and throughout my stay. Would definitely recommend staying here to friends and family. Ideally placed for visits to all of Cesar Manrique's attractions as well as the mountainous & coastal north. For shopping only 15 minutes drive to traditional towns of Teguise and Haria, and 20 minutes to the capital Arrecife. Great for local walks in and around the village.
Thoroughly Enjoyable Stay.......Norman A, Jan 2017
Lovely private garden area thoughtfully planted. Well equipped throughout, comfortable bed and seating. Good wifi.
No negatives we can think of except perhaps a couple of sun beds, but that's nitpicking.
Amazing...Guilia P, Aug 2017
Siamo stati a Finca Botanica per 2 settimane in agosto. La casa e il giardino sono davvero molto belli e confortevoli. È in una posizione comoda sia per le spiagge che per i bellissimi siti culturali di Lanzarote. Assolutamente consigliata.
Gaby è una padrona di casa davvero gentile e disponibile per qualsiasi necessità.
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Beautiful, Quiet Accommodation in a Lovely Village....Marieke K, May 2017
We spent one week in the house of Gaby and everything worked out very well. The house is nicely decorated, everything you need is available, a good bed, good bathroom, well equipped kitchen and good wifi connection and very private. But the best thing is the beautiful garden with a few lovely sitting area's in the sun and in the shade. Guetiza is a quiet and friendly village with a good restaurant and supermarket on walking distance. The area is beautiful and we preferred much more the north than the south of the island. The north is more quiet, spectacular scenery and there are a few nice towns like Haria and Teguise and the best beach of the island, Famara, is just a short drive away. We certainly would like to come back to Gaby's accomodation.