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Our environmentally friendly Eco Barn can comfortably sleep four guests (plus cot or z-bed). Lovingly restored and refurbished to a very high standard using local materials wherever possible, this traditional Canarian Barn has been converted into a unique holiday accommodation with wood and marble flooring, and traditional stone walls.
Our cosy barn comprises 90m2 of interior floor space on one level. It features wonderful mountain views of the unspoiled Haria landscape. The large lounge with patio door is light and airy with seating for six guests.
The Barn accommodation comes complete with a fully fitted bespoke kitchen including oven/grill, four-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer and plenty of cupboard space, which makes this property ideal for discerning self-catering holidays.
The open plan lounge and kitchen leads to a master bedroom with fantastic sea views, a king-size double bed, wooden floor and oriental bedroom furniture. The second bedroom with marble floor, set of bunk-beds and window with sea view, is accessible via the master bedroom, or directly from the covered terrace. There is also a walk-in shower room with washbasin and W.C (access from the lounge).
Outside, set in a mature walled and gated garden, the barn has a covered terrace with sun loungers, BBQ and a teak wood garden dining set. The barn terrace boasts magnificent views overlooking its well-maintained gardens and beyond to the Temisa valley and volcanic mountains a perfect setting for watching our beautiful sunsets. There is also a further, shared, shower room and W.C, plus covered kitchen and lounge at the nearby shared pool area with free WiFi access.
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.
Finca de Arrieta was a great place to stay - uniquely stylish, practical too. Lovely helpful staff and a truly relaxed atmosphere. Very different to most holiday accommodation. A beautiful island to visit - we had a fab time.
Un bon moment dans cet eco hébergement. Michelle a été très réactive. L'appartement etait très beau!”
A good time in this eco lodging. Michelle was very reactive. The apartment was beautiful!"
The unspoiled north of the island really shouldn't be missed. It's so relaxing at the Finca and the local town is incredibly warm and friendly too. The entire Finca team couldn't be more helpful. The Finca has cottages and yurts to choose from. I assumed i'd prefer being in a cottage however... i tried a yurt too and LOVED it. It's great to be outside so much, for meal preparation etc. Real back to basics for the human soul. With comfortable beds and a proper reading lamp etc. Someone mentioned the pool being small -- it does look small from the outside, but i was able to get a proper work out in there (10 strokes per length at least, with goggles on). And you usually have the whole pool to yourself, which makes it feel bigger! Also had nice work outs on the big trampoline in the garden, while looking at the mountains and the sea. Heaven.
We've been coming to finca de arrieta since we were expecting our first child. This time we visited with our third child. All of us love it here. The staff and accommodation are lovely and very child friendly. But what makes it really special is arrieta itself. The nearby town is a undeveloped fishing village in an undeveloped area of one of the least developed Canary Islands. It takes a little while to get it though. Don't expect to hear much English spoken or to see a big selection of restaurants serving tourist food and drink. Do expect to see authentic Canarian culture at its best. Top tips - get up early and catch a beach sunrise. - get a mojito from the cocktail van on the beach - bounce on the trampoline at the finca - eat yummy pastries from nearby patisserie Levain.
Happy to recommend Finca De Arrieta! Really lovely and relaxed place to stay, we stayed in the Eco Barn which was great with plenty of space for a family of 4. The children loved it and the play area and animals were lovely. That said I wouldn't be put off coming if you are travelling without kids, the retreat is set out so that there's plenty of privacy and you wouldn't feel over run by children. The beach at Arrieta is nice and has good amenities, also if you prefer a more remote/wild beach there's some good ones up the coast too. The retreat is not just Eco in name and they have a very genuine commitment to being a sustainable and eco as possible, for example the solar heated showers etc. Worth noting that the tap water is not drinkable and you can refill on water for a small cost at the (very well stocked) honesty shop. The Prius courtesy cars are great and driving on the island is a pleasure with very little traffic (in January at least!). A trip to La Graciosa island is a must for the beaches and scenery. Also the Paella night was a nice way to meet other guests, great value too if you like Cava. I wouldn't hesitate to book. Service, communication and airport transfer all fantastic.
We were looking for something more “out of the way” - avoiding the more touristy locations and yes, we found it. Something with a supermarket if we wanted to self cater but also with a few good restaurants within walking distance. Plus, we wanted a beach as an alternative to a pool. Lanzarote Retreat has it all for us. We stayed in the Eco Barn and it was just what we were looking for. In all there are seventeen various properties from a tower, small cottage, the barn, a luxury villa (and yes, it is luxury!) and yurts. Even the yurts have all creature comforts with the Royale being particularly opulent! We chose the Eco Barn for its location within the retreat, at the bottom. Although it is the one nearest to the road (which isn’t exactly close) we didn’t hear any road noise. The restaurants we tried were excellent although we ended up most days going to the beach restaurant. And the supermarket had everything you’ll ever need. The town of Arrietta is quiet and you can go a lovely, flat walk along the cost to the next village which is about 5k there and back. Overall, as the rating states, it was an excellent holiday and we look forward to returning. Although I shouldn’t say all this as it will encourage everyone to go and leave us less choice! Oh, and by the way,I forgot to mention - being met at the airport that included a bottle of cava after the long flight started the holiday almost the minute we touched down. And booking was really easy. Over the telephone chatting with Michelle and Karen. They couldn’t have been more helpful. A very satisfied, returning customer.
Set in a super finca made up of different types of lodging (incl. Mongolian yurts) in the North of Lanzarote, so a bit more tranquil and perfect for a family with younger children. A couple of minutes walk to the wonderful Arrieta beach, but with its own small pool it offers plenty of other amenities including an honesty shop and help with booking trips. The staff are wonderful and the finca is kept in a pristine condition. I couldn\'t recommend it highly enough!
We love staying in Finca De Arrieta. This was our third visit and we've already booked our fourth. It's away from the tackiness of some of Lanzarote's big resorts, but with all the amenities you need on your doorstep. There's plenty of things for the kids to do on site, with the beach a five minute walk away. It's friendly enough on site that you can socialise with the other visitors but not so claustrophobic that you can't find your own space.
We have just spent a wonderful 7 nights in the Eco Barn at Finca de Arrieta in April 2015. As a family of 5 (Mum, Dad, two 6 year olds and a soon to be 3 year old) we wanted somewhere relaxing for our school holidays - but with enough to keep us busy when we weren't by the pool. The Barn was perfect for a family of 5 - it had two separate bedrooms (bunk beds and a z bed for the kids), a nice spacious lounge and separate kitchen and shower rooms. The real plus, though, was the wonderful terrace outside along the full length of the barn with swinging chairs, sofa, dining table - which we used for breakfast as well as dinner, and a large enclosed area for the kids to play in where we could keep an eye on them. All of the other reviews on here can tell you how great the on site facilities are - I've attached a pic of the playground to illustrate this! The pool was also very good, with the smaller pool the perfect temperature for the children. Our only real regret was not staying longer! Beyond the finca the local restaurants are great - particularly Chiringuita on the beach front in Arrieta itself. Great food, very reasonable prices and right next to a kids play area. We bagged a table by this for the kids, ordered drinks, and enjoyed a wonderful 'last night of the holiday' evening there. I'm sure we'll be back again to Finca de Arrieta.
I can't rave enough how fantastic this place is. Went with a 4 month old, 2yr old and a 8yr old. It suited all of us. We stayed in the Eco barn and the garden area was private and enclosed but very spacious with added plus of hammock seat swings. Kids could play without having to keep a constant eye on them and it's private enough that you don't have to stress about them being perfectly behaved every second. The whole place is cosy enough that if you want company it's there and everyone is so friendly. I love the concept of the honesty shop and the trust involved. Everything you could need for kids was provided like a baby bath, high chair, little step, travel cot, swim vests, beach toys, blankets, changing mat etc. everything was spotless, and didn't come across any bugs. Plus after a stressful travelling trip being picked up with a bottle of cava was always going to go down well. There was clear directions to visit any of the sights on request. Everything was fantastic. Best holiday yet!!!!
We stayed in the Eco Barn this summer with our young family and have already booked to go back next year. If you have read the other reviews you will know how great this place is. A real retreat, back to basics but with everything you need. Every detail is well considered and the team are so friendly and relaxed. A real gem on a rather strangely beautiful island that we fell in love with.
Thanks for a fantastic week of sunshine, relaxation, beautiful scenery, great company and wonderful memories. We had a brilliant family holiday. The kids loved the Finca, with its trampoline, playground, chickens, Molly...not to mention all the other children - and we loved the peace and quiet (and the Canarian wine!). The boat trip was a highlight (thanks again Tila!) and we have returned home with plans afoot for a return trip sooner rather than later.
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.
Yes the pool is heated in two ways, by solar water system mats and solar cover.
No, due to our eco credentials of being off grid, these items have heating elements and drain our battery power quickly.
Yes your holiday home will have bed linen, tea towels and house towels provided, beach towels can be rented.
Travel cot, high chair, changing mat, potty, toddler step and baby bath.
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.
Yes there is free wifi at Finca De Arrieta, you are abel to access this by our office and communal lounge. Our yurts and houses are wifi free zones!
Finca De Arrieta offer private self catering accommodation and is not a hotel. We do have an office open 7 days a week to help you with any questions or advise you need during your stay.
Many of our accommodations at Finca De Arrieta come complete with a hybrid courtesy car. The following accommodations do not include use of a hybrid car; Eco Tower, Eco Palm Yurt, Eco Garden Cottage, Eco Chico Yurt Eco Beach Pod 1 and 2, Eco Surf Shack & Eco Twin Yurt.
No, the car is exclusive for your use whilst you are staying in that particular accommodation.
The weather in Lanzarote is good all year round due to the proximity to the equator. See our Weather Page for full details.
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.
No, Finca De Arrieta offers self catering. You can add a breakfast Hamper delivery to your holiday home. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
No, all restaurants and shops trade 52 weeks of the year. It is holiday season all year round in Lanzarote!
We always recommend a car when staying at Finca De Arrieta and many of our properties have a car included in the price. If you are happy to just relax and take a stroll to the beach/village and are not looking to explore the island further then a car is not essential.
The honesty shop is open 24/7 as it is not staffed!
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.
Finca De Arrieta is set in a beach/rural setting, it is a 15 minute drive to the nearest tourist resort.
The airport is a 30 minute drive to Finca De Arrieta.
Arrecife (airport code ACE) is the only airport on the island of Lanzarote.
Yes, we can arrange for meals to be delivered to your holiday accommodation, e-mail email@example.com for more details.
Sorry no, our accommodations are not suitable for guests to bring their pets.
We can put you in touch with companies who can help you organise this and point out our best accommodations for your party size.
Finca de Arrieta is totally “off grid” and makes its own electric by solar panels and windmills. It also has a number of solar water heaters, uses its own “well” water, and reuses grey water on its gardens. Its fleet of courtesy cars are all hybrid and gardens have been stocked with indigenous plants.
Yes, there are normal european plug sockets in all the yurts.
Yes every accommodation has a private WC/shower room.
Yes, cats, chickens, ducks and a donkey.
The energy taken from the solar panels and wind turbines is stored in a set of batteries, these batteries hold a reserve of energy. If these batteries run low, the generator (run on bio diesel) will recharge the batteries up quickly. The power supply is not interrupted so the property is never without its electric supply.
No, there are no TV’s at Finca De Arrieta, we encourage families to enjoy quality time together.
Collecting eggs for breakfast and feeding chickens, playing in the park, jumping on the sunken trampoline, swimming, playing with toys from the toy box, choosing a book from the library to read, joining in with the yoga class, meeting new holiday friends!
There is average of 14 days rain a year.
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. See this LINK for more surfing info.
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.
Yes, just book the number of nights that suits you.
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.
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.
We ask guests to provide their own baby monitors.
Yurts are fantastic to sleep in, they are snug and cosy and have comfortable beds. Children love yurts as for them they are camping, parents love the yurts as they have not had to give up their luxuries!
Arrival instructions – you will have received this with your original booking confirmation
Torch – for night time arrivals and walks to Arrieta restaurants
Travel Plugs – all holiday accommodation at Finca De Arrieta have normal Spanish sockets
Sun Lotion & After Sun
Spanish phrase book
Passports – Make sure ALL your passports are valid for travel dates
Driving Licence both parts
Walking boots – if you plan some hikes or volcanic trips
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!
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
As these energy systems are modern and up to date, you can use any electrical appliance, just as you would from electricity supplied by the “Grid”. In order to conserve energy, we do not fit our properties with high-energy consumption goods such as dishwasher, T.V, electric kettle, electric water heaters, high watt light bulbs, irons etc.
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.
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.
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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.
The yurts are snug and draft free they stay a constant temperature so are not cold, we provide blankets in case these are need in addition to duvets.
We offer a laundry service, situated next to the honesty shop. Microwaves are available free on request if really needed as they are an energy drain!
The nearest restaurant is Casa de La Playa, situated on the beach so a 300mt walk. (Please bring a torch if walking as there is no street lighting) The nearest supermarket and further restaurants are in the village of Arrieta approximately 1km walk.
Check in time is 16.00 and check out time is 10am. We can store luggage for you at Finca De Arrieta.