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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
For us a villa in the sun had to have the perfect west facing aspect for sunset family dinners on the terrace. It needed to be close enough to fantastic restaurants & local amenities (like mains electricity, internet, supermarket, pharmacy, kids playpark etc), rural enough for open views & tranquility, & as close as possible to the surf. Plus it needed thoughtful safety & entertainment for young children to ensure parents can relax. We'd been renting villas for years in the Canaries & had not found the perfect house so in 2012 built our own. It's full of unique features like the 12 x 7m sports pitch with 6 hole putting green & rare features like the electrically heated pool to ensure warmth even in the winter. Two master bedrooms have super kingsize beds, every mattress & all linen in th...For us a villa in the sun had to have the perfect west facing aspect for sunset family dinners on the terrace. It needed to be close enough to fantastic restaurants & local amenities (like mains electricity, internet, supermarket, pharmacy, kids playpark etc), rural enough for open views & tranquility, & as close as possible to the surf. Plus it needed thoughtful safety & entertainment for young children to ensure parents can relax. We'd been renting villas for years in the Canaries & had not found the perfect house so in 2012 built our own. It's full of unique features like the 12 x 7m sports pitch with 6 hole putting green & rare features like the electrically heated pool to ensure warmth even in the winter. Two master bedrooms have super kingsize beds, every mattress & all linen in the villa is the finest quality to ensure the perfect nights sleep. It's an incredible villa equally suitable for couples, groups or families to visit: For adults it's the perfect house to relax with unique Lajares village, mountain, sunset & sea views. Or venture into the surf or bike trails before crashing out on the highest quality beds. For parents, the kids entertainment & safety features have been thoughtfully considered to ensure you can take that well earned rest. Features include: including: Gates to hinder toddler access to pool area. Non-slip tiles. Pool in clear view from kitchen & lounge. NO bedrooms opening onto pool. All doors & windows lockable. NO glass tables or sharp table corners, NO cactus, NO gas. Extremely quiet road with 2 sets of high gates between road & house. Water & septic tanks fenced off (vital!). Plus- baby monitor, high chair, acrylic glassware, stair gate, bed guards, optional padded floor for bunks, mosquito nets & black-out blinds on all bedroom windows, steel shutters on Ocean room windows, kids table & chairs, smoke alarms & fire extinguisher. We hope you can enjoy it too. You should have a rental car in Fuerte OR use our Toyota Rav4 car which can be included with your booking at an extra cost of £200. Our car is for sole use of Villa Sonrisa guests and saves you loads of time and money on your holiday (average price of this mid size 4x4/ 5 door automatic/ climate control / all mod cons would be €400 per week!) But the best news is you don't have to queue for it- so you can maximise your time at the villa rather than the airport. On arrival, just jump in a taxi and on route to the villa collect the car, a short distance from the airport. No paperwork to sign, no queuing, no wandering around car parks- this is the fastest way to collect your car and the best price- please consider our offer. FYI some car hire companies can take two hours to arrange locally, especially the 'off airport' cars.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles8 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Nerea J
Hosting since August 2012
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response Rate: 83%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (18)
Sophie T
Sophie T
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Plenty of space
We really enjoyed our time at the villa & although the water ran out it was quickly delivered. It could do with a bit of money spent on updating certain items but it is well equipped and in a perfect location. The pool area particularly is very nice.
Visited January 2022
Written February 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Terriens
Terriens
Peseux, Switzerland30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Propriété complète mais vétuste...
Sur le papier la proprété est magnifique pour tous. La piscine chauffée, les belles chambres, les équipements surtout pour les enfants.. Attention certaine porte ne se ferme pas (toilette et chambre du bas) Les photos ne reflète pas la réalité la villa date un peu et méritent un rafraichissement… Le soleil et le temps ont fait leur effets Villa pour 12 mais il manque les services pour Conclusion: Le prix est un peu élevé ma note serait plutôt un 3/4 sur 5 Ne pas être exigent sur la propreté et vous passerez de belles vacances
Visited December 2019
Written January 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GarethJones21
GarethJones21
Leicester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for families.
Lovely pool and plenty of outside space, lots of stuff to keep the kids occupied whilst the grownups relax, a little !! The house is a home from home with everything you need and Emma can`t do enough to help out if needed.
Visited September 2018
Written October 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream690601
Daydream690601
Thank you Gareth - we hope to be able to welcome you back one day.
Written October 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

luisacrawford82
luisacrawford82
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family holiday
Hi, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! For our wonderful holiday at Villa Sonrisa. I visited for 9 nights from 18th to 27th March with my two children aged 2 1/2years and 4 months, my mother-in-law and husband. It was better than a home from home with books and toys suitable for my 2 1/2 year old; a potty for our recently potty trained little lady; children’s cutlery and plastic bowls and plates etc; a baby bath for our little boy etc etc. You have really thought of everything a family could need whilst on holiday. The green was perfect for a 2 year old to tire out all 3 adults! I realised I can still shoot a ball through a basket ball hoop - hoorah! My husband developed an addiction to putting whilst we were there 😂 We loved our morning caffe con lecce and croissant at El Goloso where my daughter played on the slide whilst we enjoyed breakfast. The pool was wonderful and a lovely temperature for the little people. As we left we couldn’t help but start to plan when we could next come back. Look forward to booking our return visit soon xxx
Visited March 2018
Written March 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream690601
Daydream690601
Thanks Luisa, we hope you come back again one day!
Written September 21, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guide750007
Guide750007
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most AMAZING villa around. Pure relaxation, peace and quiet, fun and games.
I've had the good fortune to stay in a lot of villas over the last 10 years and I have to say this comes top of the pile. It has everything a family could ask for and more. We travelled with my mum and dad and my Australian brother and his family so a total of 6 adults and 2 kids aged 6. The Villa is set back a little from the friendly town of Lajares but only a 5 minute walk to the small supermarket and restaurants. As soon as you walk through the front gate you have a smile on your face. The putting green/tennis court/basketball ring had us competitively battling it out through the days and evenings and along with the beautiful pool (warm enough even in Jan), pergola, covered terrace, BBQ and all the little extras you don't really ever want to leave the villa to explore the beautiful island. Inside is just like home, you really couldn't ask form more. You just feel so relaxed, the kids loved their room which had games and toys aplenty and we often found them happily taking 5 minutes out of the sun in a safe and comfy environment. The other 3 rooms were very spacious with plenty of storage and very tastefully decorated. The kitchen was the main hub of the house linking all the rooms and you never felt cramped or overcrowded. One of the great features of Villa Sonrisa is the ability to find a quiet area to yourself to get away from the kids and have a nice glass of sangria. Overall if you had a holiday home of your own you would want it just like this. Book this Villa with 100% recommendation you'll find it hard to find anywhere better (I haven't).
Visited January 2018
Written January 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream690601
Daydream690601
Thanks Kathryn - we hope to welcome you back again one day!
Written January 18, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

C H
C H
Poole, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Family Villa
This was our first visit to Fuerteventura and what a fantastic holiday - we will be back!! The location is great, Lejares - a good size village/small town with everything you need from surf bars to chillax in, to a well equipped supermarket and the all essential bakery with decent coffee all within walking distance.. In terms of the villa itself - its set in a great location with some beautiful views of the volcanic landscapes - we couldn't have asked for better facilities with lots of things to entertain our 3 kids (5,7 and 8) like golf, swimming (warm clean pool) to bikes... to a decent barbeque, good sized/well kitted kitchen and lots of places to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine for the adults!! We loved the way the house is furnished - funky and comfortable (especially the beds!) and we our kids also benefitted from the newly revamped dorm room with astro turf for carpet and cool lights which they loved. All in all and great stay and we will go back.
Visited December 2016
Written January 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream690601
Daydream690601
Thank you for the great review - we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
Written January 20, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve J
Steve J
Rotherham, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, great villa and not just for families
First ever villa booking experience and not disappointed. Wanted a quiet traditional Spanish location in a modern well equipped villa and got the lot with this villa. Don't be put off by the photos and descriptions which show every possible amenity available for children, this can very quickly become an adult tranquil getaway. The villa is short of very little both inside and out and the location is simply amazing. great views from every window and the village is a 5 min stroll away and has a great friendly feel. Good supermarket, Café Caneles has great entertainment and cheap drinks and La Cancela is a superb, friendly atmospheric pizzeria. So why not give it 5 stars? The villa does need a few maintenance jobs completing as a few of the doors did stick, they are ready for some new bedsheets and when it rained the electrics tripped out and it rained in the lounge. would also benefit from a covered outside space as the temperature is always there but if it rains there is nowhere to sit and enjoy the fresh air and superb views. Don't let these last few comments put you off this is still an excellent villa in a great location and I am sure as we speak the minor maintenance jobs are being undertaken. Great support as well from agent and caretaker.
Visited November 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written December 9, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Russell P
Russell P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We expected great things ... and found them all here.
The photos and reviews of the villa led to high expectations of our stay, and all were met or surpassed! It was pricier than others, but it's position and provision for kids were superb - a real home from home feel and completely relaxing. Factor in having the use of a car for the week and boards to take to the nearby surf, and it was great value. A daily wander to the local bakery and well-stocked supermarket with reasonable prices became a ritual and we even found vegan produce in the town's health food and ethical shop. Really all we needed was more time!
Visited August 2014
Written August 21, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Eileen Y
Eileen Y
Moscow, Russia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing week in Lajares
We had a lovely week at Villa Sonrisa. The house is quite large and easily accommodated all six of us. With the playroom,the sports pitch, and the pool, our children were all kept busy. It made life much easier that so much of the house was child friendly- the plastic dishes, the baby gate, the baby bed, etc. The town of Lajares is an easy walk and there are some very good restaurants.
Visited February 2014
Written August 10, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrew S
Andrew S
Ormskirk, United Kingdom573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Splendid holiday rent.
This was an ideal base for our visit to Fuerteventura with my daughter's family - three young grandchildren. The accommodation, the pool, and the play area were all ideal, as was the location - wonderful views, and great sunsets. Well thought-put safety provisions for children. An issue with a worn door-handle was dealt with quickly and efficiently by the villa team in Fuerteventura. Everywhere was clean, and we would certainly recommend the accommodation for extended families like our own, ranging in age from 4 to 70!!! Yes - it cost more than some surrounding villas - but it was certainly worth it.
Visited May 2014 Travelled with family
Written June 5, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Hiking areas
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighbourhood
Lajares is home to local Spanish and the cosmopolitan surfers who’ve made Fuerte their home. There are no ‘bucket and spade’ package tourists here, nor any hotels or apartment complexes. The atmosphere is very chilled out and international. The village has eight surf shops and businesses, nine cafes, bars and very good restaurants (the closest to our house is run by a Michelin 2 star chef!), a hardware store, pharmacy, a few boutique shops, art gallery, two art schools, camel farm, kids play park, active community area for performances and markets and a very well equipped supermarket. It’s regarded as the coolest village on the island. It does not have late nightlife or discos, although some of the bars have live music and misbehaviour, & Corelejo is only 10 mins away if this is what you’re after. Nearby are all sorts of activities including mountain biking, trekking, horse riding and endless watersports. Our villa has recommended places of interest for sports, exploring or relaxing in the welcome pack. Baby sitting, occasional in house chef, daily maid service (by prior arrangement), art or language classes for kids or adults, surf schools- all of this can be arranged as optional extras.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
How to get there Puerto Del Rosario Airport (FUE) is 35 mins drive. Guests staying at Villa Sonrisa are recommended to enjoy our Toyota Rav4 during their stay- a 5 door 4x4 for half the price of a rental car and no queuing or paperwork to collect it- saving you hours of hassle! Locally you can walk or use the villa bicycle to nip in and out of the village. Lanzarote Airport (ACE) is also very close- about 100 mins away- 15 min taxi to Corellejo, 30 min ferry to Lanzarote, 30 min taxi to airport- so we often fly via Lanzarote. Distances Lajares village centre with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants is less than 1000m away/ few minute walk. Nearest restaurant is only 300m walk & it's one of the best on the island! Most surf, beaches and attractions approx 5-20 mins drive away. Oasis safari park 1 hour drive south (amazing for kids). Further Details Lajares is home to local Spanish and the cosmopolitan surfers who've made Fuerte their home. There are no 'bucket and spade' package tourists here, nor any hotels, B&Bs or apartment complexes. The atmosphere is very chilled out and international. The village has eight surf shops and businesses, nine cafes, bars and very good restaurants (the closest to our house is run by a Michelin 2 star chef!), a hardware store, pharmacy, a few boutique shops, art gallery, two art schools, camel farm, kids play park, active community area for performances and markets and a very well equipped supermarket. It's regarded as the coolest village on the island. It does not have late nightlife or discos, although some of the bars have live music and misbehaviour, & Corelejo is only 10 mins away if this is what you're after. Nearby are all sorts of activities including mountain biking, trekking, horse riding and endless watersports. Our villa has recommended places of interest for sports, exploring or relaxing in the welcome pack. Baby sitting, occasional in house chef, daily maid service (by prior arrangement), art or language classes for kids or adults, surf schools, horse riding- all of this can be arranged as optional extras. Car Hire You should have a rental car in Fuerte OR use our Toyota Rav4 car which is included with your booking. Our car is for sole use of Villa Sonrisa guests and saves you loads of time and money on your holiday (average price of this mid size 4x4/ 5 door automatic/ climate control / all mod cons would be €400 per week!) But the best news is you don't have to queue for it- so you can maximise your time at the villa rather than the airport. On arrival, just jump in a taxi and on route to the villa collect the car, a short distance from the airport. No paperwork to sign, no queuing, no wandering around car parks- this is the fastest way to collect your car and the best price- please consider our offer. FYI some car hire companies can take two hours to arrange locally, especially the 'off airport' cars.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 15 min walk)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
prices for up to four guests. Additional guests at £15 per person per night. Please check all pricing when enquiring. Prices are negotiable -please ask. We reserve the right not to accept all male/female groups but please enquire. Only guests reserved are allowed to visit. Increase Pool heating available at extra charge for winter - please ask for details (its the warmest pool on the island!) Enquiries held on a provisional basis for 48 hrs. Then non-refundable deposit of 40% of total fee is required to secure booking, balance payable 4 wks prior to travel. Breakages deposit of £400/€500 required for up to 6 adults, or 1 family . All deposits returned in full within 14 days of departure if no damage or loss incurred. T&C sent when enquire

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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Sonrisa

Villa Sonrisa is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Villa Sonrisa has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Villa Sonrisa has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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