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Accommodation Information

  • Cosy 4 metre Yurt, ideal for a couple
  • Sleeps 2 guests +  1 extra child in 1 x king size double bed, plus z-bed / travel cot
  • Private W.C & shower hut, private kitchen, music dock, BBQ, sun loungers, walled & gated terrace
  • 20km from Arrecife airport, 300m to golden sand beach
  • Child Friendly – baby / toddler equipment available on request
  • Weekly freshly laundered linen & towels
  • Flexible arrival / departure days & short stays accepted
  • Finca De Arrieta features, free WIFI in chill out lounge, “off grid living”, solar heated pool 13m x 2.5m, shaded day bed, laundry area, honesty shop, books / toys, children’s play park, giant chess, fresh eggs from the hen-house & ping-pong
  • Optional extras; meals delivered, baby sitting, walking tours, discount tickets, farmers grocery box, pack & go cleaning service, beach towel hire, Möet & chocolates, special occasion cakes & sports massage

“Nomadic people of Central Asia developed the yurt over 100’s of years, aside from being warm in winter and cool in summer, it afforded a ‘blank canvas’ for adding luxurious  fabrics and beautiful adornments”.

This authentic Mongolian yurt is the perfect choice for a couple – and with room for a travel cot, you can bring baby too. It offers cosy, comfortable yet budget accommodation with real green credentials. Inside, the tiled floor and the traditional two-skin cover keep the yurt draft-free and ensure a constant ambient temperature. A central skylight allows ventilation as well as romantic star-gazing.
Outside, enjoy the mountain and sea views from your south-facing private terrace – with sun-loungers, barbecue and shaded outdoor dining area There is a private fully equipped kitchen with granite breakfast bar and a private toilet and shower room built around a palm tree. The yurt and south-facing terrace are fenced and gated. There is a further shared shower room / W.C, covered kitchen and lounge in the pool and chill-out area nearby.

The price per night is based on up to 2 guests sharing the Eco Chico Yurt. It is possible to add a child bed (160cm long x 70cm wide) or a travel cot, so this Yurt is ideal for a couple with a baby or small child. There is a charge of €10 per night for an extra guest. Pricing includes the local tax – IGIC at 7%.

Need an extra bedroom? Finca de Arrieta has a 3 metre mobile Yurt which can be added beside this accommodation within the communal grounds but outside of the Chico yurt fenced area, please ask for more details or see this link: Extra Yurt bedroom

Take a tour of Finca de Arrieta, our Eco Retreat on You Tube, please note this was filmed “winter” 2009/2010.

Please note: There is a surcharge of €30 for booking less than 7 nights.

The pool will be undergoing renovations from the 21st to the 25th of May 2017. Prices have been reduced during these dates and all Finca de Arrieta guests will have access to the pool at Eco Luxury Farmhouse instead.

Location

Arrieta

The village of Arrieta has 400 inhabitants and is set in the northern municipality of Haria, the most traditional area of Lanzarote and ideal for the more independent traveller. This northern part of Lanzarote does not offer purpose-built resorts such as Costa Teguise, Puerto Del Carmen or Playa Blanca. Arrieta is a small traditional Canarian fishing village which has learnt to adapt to meet the demands of some low-key tourism. Among other things, the village offers wonderful sea front fish restaurants, a very good pizzeria take away and a supermarket. As with other villages in the north, Arrieta is peaceful, tranquil and is ideal if you are looking to be away from the neon lit bars and nightclubs found within the tourist resorts of Lanzarote.

Arrieta is one of the prettiest and most authentic fishing villages to still exist in Lanzarote today. It remains unspoiled and there is a rustic charm to many of its historic houses and coastal alleyways.

Arrieta boasts a beautiful beach called “Playa de La Garita” which has fine golden sand and is 810m long. This beach has a restaurant and beach bar and also WC/showers, parking and play park. The waters generally remain calm throughout the year. This beach is ideal for first-time surfing, body boarding, sunbathing, swimming, wave jumping, sand castle making, sunrise spotting, fishing and dining at the beach bar or restaurant.

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Reviews

Lynne Robinson

January 2015 | Direct

We stayed just one night in the Eco Chico Yurt at the end of our holiday. The eco village is gorgeous and the interior of the yurt is beautiful. The attention to detail was impressive, from the original presentation of the towels to the little personal touches of a welcome note, welcome pack of cava, tea, crisps ...

The honesty shop is a great idea - it feels good to be trusted.
We loved the shower room with it\'s own palm tree and the well equipped kitchen.

Really it\'s impossible to fault this accommodation. The icing on the cake is, of course, the fact that the village is environmentally friendly, working hard to protect this beautiful island.

Thank you so much for this experience. We\'ll be back


Sandra & Mark Coxon

September 2012 | Direct

Excellent stay in the eco chico yurt, loved everything about it and the rest of the Finca. Very comfortable and thoughtfully kitted out, looks exactly as it does on web site. Company in the shared area if you want it and peace and quiet in your own area if you don't. Honesty shop and fresh eggs daily a bonus.Tila, Michelle, Sally and rest of team lovely people so helpful and pleasant to talk to, always willing to talk to you and share information. Lovely beach and restaraunts near by, ideal spot to explore this part of island (need to hire car for this) The most peaceful and relaxing holiday we have had for long time.Will definately go back again.sandra and mark coxon september 2012


Lisa Lawrence

August 2012 | Direct

Defintely a Yurt convert. Book it now! Fantastic four days, very comfortable and relaxing. Amazing to be able to sleep under the stars. You have literally thought of everything, including bathrobes, which was usful as this yurt is quite visible to others. Great expereince, will return soon I hope.


Lisa & Ivor

July 2012 | Direct

Really enjoyed our time in the Eco Chico Yurt, really cosy, lovely kitchen and cool bathroom. Only downside is that it is not very private.


Kirsten & Nick Bolton

July 2012 | Direct

What a perfect peaceful week we had in our yurt. New to the 'glamping' scene we didn't know what to expect but we absolutely loved it.
Our favourite things - lying in bed and seeing the stars from our yurt, collecting eggs and scrambling them in the morning, our day trip to La Graciosa, the paella evening, meeting the other lovely people staying there, driving over to Teguise for amazing tapas - our list is endless.
What a super holiday, go - you are in for a treat.


Thanh-Huong Pham

May 2012 | Direct

We had a great time in the chico Yurt. Although we were the only couple with no kids we enjoyed the ambience. Everybody was so friendly and relaxed....just the right place to rest. The longer we stayed the more we loved the place and surroundings!


The Hookway Family

April 2012 | Direct

We have just returned from our 5th holiday in 3 years with Lanzarote Retreats (we like holidaying with them A LOT)! This was our first time in a yurt and we are now yurt converts!

Three things about eco chico yurt living at Lanzarote Retreats:

1. A Yurt is like a tardis! There is ample space for the double bed, a child's bed, a chest of drawers, bedside tables. And there is a light!

2. The kitchen area feels brand new and is well equipped. The perfect spot to grab lunch or an early evening drink before dinner.

3. The bathroom is wonderful, built around its very own palm tree. Exotic and funky, indeed!

And all this is set in your own area, with sun loungers (you can catch the sun all day long), a dining table for 4 and spectacular views! You can see the sun rise over the ocean and watch it disappear over the hills.

We travelled with our 5-year old son, who just loves the retreat.

And we love it to. It is the perfect place for a relaxing, luxurious (in a relaxed way), holiday to re-charge the batteries. We will be back!


Hilde & Tony

March 2012 | Direct

We are just back from a 10-day holiday in the Eco Chico Yurt and it was all and more than I had expected.
The Finca is such a peaceful and friendly place - no TV, no radio, no computer, no ringing phone - pure bliss!!
We were made to feel so very welcome - it was just perfect even if the shower was not the most powerful but it was in a bathroom with a palm tree growing through the roof!
The highlight of the holiday was seeing the moon rise out of the sea - something I had never seen before and will never forget. We will definitely come back!


Joe & Lizzie

December 2010 | Direct

As we say in Bristol, the yurt was gurt lush! Really nice place with great facilities, lots of space, fun things to do near by and lovely owners/staff. Hope to be back before long!


Sara Green

August 2012 | Direct

One of the most relaxing and fun holidays we have ever had! And that goes for adults, children aged 13, 12 & 10 and a 18 month old baby! Quite a feat!
Eco and Chiquitita yurts were lovely, the chickens, eggs, donkey, the Finca overall and the beach nearby were all great. Add to that a beautiful island, friendly people (both the locals and the Finca team) and fab food, and you have a recipe for an ideal holiday.
We'll be back!


Rhiannon Newman Brown

July 2010 | Direct

We had a really great holiday in the chico Yurt. I wish I had a garden so I could put up my own! Fresh eggs everyday, bbqing fresh fish bought from La Graciosa and beautifull stary skys... all contributed to a great stay. Thank you


Karen Prichard

February 2010 | Direct

A brilliant place for a family holiday. The Yurt was great fun to stay in and our 2 yr old son had a splendid time roaming around and making friends with chickens, rabbits and the donkey. Fantastic to discover there is an escape from Arctic UK weather within 4 hours.


AmandaBuffy

July 2015 | TripAdvisor/Holiday Lettings

We loved our Eco Chico Yurt - very cosy and we everything you need. More in fact as we are out for every meal so only used kettle! Plenty of hot water in a unique bathroom complete with a palm tree and sea view. Loved the honesty bar and shop. Great yoga lesson but it was the proximity of beautiful beach, fantastic fish resturant and a couple of great bars that made it really special. Could have done without the early morning cockerel but apart from that a perfect break and would definitely come back.


Lynne R

January 2015 | Direct

We stayed just one night in the Eco Chico Yurt at the end of our holiday. The eco village is gorgeous and the interior of the yurt is beautiful. The attention to detail was impressive, from the original presentation of the towels to the little personal touches of a welcome note, welcome pack of cava, tea, crisps ... The honesty shop is a great idea - it feels good to be trusted. We loved the shower room with it\'s own palm tree and the well equipped kitchen. Really it\'s impossible to fault this accommodation. The icing on the cake is, of course, the fact that the village is environmentally friendly, working hard to protect this beautiful island. Thank you so much for this experience. We\'ll be back.


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FAQ's

How do I pay for my Holiday?

You pay a 30% deposit followed by the 70% balance which is due one month prior to arrival. You can pay by Credit / Debit Card, or Bank Transfer.

Are there Mosquitos?

Lanzarote does have some mosquitos, but due to the island being dry, not too many! To prevent them coming into your holiday home keep doors and windows closed from dusk.

I can see there is a car included, do I have to share this car with anyone else?

No, the car is exclusive for your use whilst you are staying in that particular accommodation.

Is the swimming pool heated?

Yes all our pools are heated either by solar or electric, please check for details on the villas features tab for full details.

What is the weather like?

The weather in Lanzarote is good all year round due to the proximity to the equator. See our Weather Page  for full details.

My accommodation does not come with a car, where can I hire one from?

We recommend Plus Car, they are a local Lanzarote company and have excellent cars, they don’t add on any hidden charges and they also meet you at the airport saving you a timely wait-in-line on your arrival to the airport.

Restaurants and shops, do they close in winter?

No, all restaurants and shops trade 52 weeks of the year. It is holiday season all year round in Lanzarote!

What is the best time of year to visit Lanzarote?

Lanzarote is open all year round, it has a steady moderate temperature so is lovely to visit any time of year. It warmest months are July/August, where its trade winds offer a welcome cooling breeze.

Which airport should I arrive to?

Arrecife (airport code ACE) is the only airport on the island of Lanzarote.

Can I bring my dog/cat?

Sorry no, our accommodations are not suitable for guests to bring their pets.

Can I get married on Lanzarote?

We can put you in touch with companies who can help you organise this and point out our best accommodations for your party size.

Does it rain on Lanzarote?

There is average of 14 days rain a year.

When is the best time of year for Surfing?

Surfing is good in Lanzarote all year round. Its known as the Hawaii of Europe due to its great conditions. The biggest waves for advanced surfers are from October to February.

I want to Windsurf, where should I stay and what time of year is best?

Costa Teguise offers the best windsurf conditions, see our two villas Beach House and Ocean View Penthouse  which are close to the beach and windsurf centres. There is wind all year round but the most consistent is when Lanzarote has Trade-Winds from May to September. See this link for information on Windsurfing.

Can I stay less than 7 nights?

Yes, just book the number of nights that suits you.

I want to stay a full week but your availability only shows a few nights, can you help?

Yes, we can help you put together a twin stay holiday. Where you transfer from one holiday home to another during your stay. Just enquire with your ideal dates and we will send you over options.

Why book with Lanzarote Retreats?

Lanzarote Retreats is a family run business, no question is too strange, no request is impossible, ask and they will do their very best to help. By booking with Lanzarote Retreats you are not going through an agent, you are booking direct with the owners.

With offices located in Costa Teguise, Michelle and her friendly team are totally committed to providing a personal and knowledgable service to all their guests. Using their own personal experience of life in Lanzarote, they ensure that every holiday is tailor made and the best it can possibly be.

What to pack between October and March?

Jumper/Fleece – a jumper for evenings as Lanzarote offers lovely outdoor living and it can be cooler outside at night.

Light waterproof jacket  –  incase it showers (which is not very often but can catch you out)

Wetsuits – if you are planning getting in the water!

What to pack for Families?

Baby monitor if you are planning to spend evenings out on the terrace.

Calpol, teething gel etc….

Nappies/Swim nappies – you can buy these here but they are very expensive

Milk Powder – again very expensive and they may not have your usual brand

What is Glamping?

Glamping is a wonderful holiday package combining glamour and camping, it is also known as luxury camping and posh camping. It’s range includes luxury tents or glamping tents such as a yurts, tipis and bell tents.  See Eco Retreat Finca De Arrieta for our full range of yurt accommodations.

Where is best to stay when travelling solo with children?

Finca De Arrieta is a perfect location for solo parents, the eco child friendly retreat is made up of a community of 15 different holiday accommodations. The communal areas and chill out lounge provide a wonderful place for the kids to play as well as a place for the parents to enjoy some adult conversation.

Where is best to book flights?

Just click on this comparison webpage link and search for your ideal flights; Skyscanner.net 

I see I have a car included in the price, do you provide car seats for children?

If your chosen holiday home does include a hybrid car then yes we do  provide the appropriate car seats for your child’s age in accordance with the local law.

What time is check in / out time?

You can arrive to your holiday home from 16.00 onwards and your check out on departure day is at 10am

Is a hybrid car included?

The following villas do include exclusive use of a Hybrid car; Casa Volcan, Pebbles & Driftwood.

How to Reserve or Book on this web page.

Open the page of the accommodation you have chosen to stay in. Select holiday dates and number of guests.

SELECT RESERVE – YOU CAN RESERVE THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 10AM TOMORROW WHILE YOU SEARCH FOR FLIGHTS

SELECT BOOK NOW – TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT & CONFIRM YOUR STAY

Please note, our online booking system is live so availability constantly changes, don’t delay in making your booking or holding the property until 10am tomorrow while you search for flights to avoid disappointment!

What are the Terms and Conditions when I book with Lanzarote Retreats?

See our  full Terms and Conditions HERE.

To book or reserve please select your desired dates above.
BOOK NOW CONFIRM STAY
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