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Introducing our property managers

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Introducing our property managers

One of the benefits of booking with Lanzarote Retreats is that the team are on hand throughout your holiday…They’re always at the end of the email or phone to answer any questions, book excursions or arrange for meals to be delivered to your door.  We wanted to take this opportunity to officially introduce the people making sure everything runs smoothly, our property managers Renata and Amanda.

We caught up with them to find out a little bit about each of them along with their top recommendations of where to go and what to do on the island…

 

Meet Renata

How long have you worked at Lanzarote Retreats?

Close to 4 years.

Where are you based?

At the Finca de Arrieta.

If you had to have a favourite LR property, which would it be and why?

The Eco-Luxury Farmhouse, it’s an incredibly cosy space with great outdoors, a swimming pool and chill-out areas. It’s very private yet directly connected to the communal area of Finca de Arrieta.

What’s your favourite thing to do in Lanzarote?

Surfing. And the only thing that can beat it is surfing with my kids.

Where do you most like to spend time on the island?

The village of Los Cocoteros where I live, then Playa de la Garita in Arrieta and Playa de la Cantería in Orzola.

Where’s your favourite place to eat?

I love El Pasillo in Arrieta for breakfast, they have the best tortillas and sunrises ever. Then for lunch, it would have to be Casa Paco in Arrieta, for quality fast food at great prices. And dinner at Casa de la Playa or Chiringuito in Arrieta. The waiters are always fun at both places, no matter how busy they are. The food is great, and you can enjoy the hustle and bustle and views of La Garita beach.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Surfing, gardening, having coffee and chatting with my friends and neighbours.

In your opinion, when’s the best time of year on the island?

Autumn, perfect temperature, little wind, great sunrises and sunsets. But spring can bring such great weather as well and the winter is amazing because you can still run around and enjoy sunlight when most of the Northern hemisphere is freezing and grey.

The summer can be windy, especially in the north, but this can be a blessing: You don’t have to wait until five in the afternoon to start functioning and it is never so hot that you have to resort to staying in air-conditioned spaces. The water is pleasant while refreshing and the days are long, so you have time to do everything.

Where’s the best sunset spot?

El Golfo.

Best walk?

The ridge of El Risco.

Best coffee stop?

At my friend’s house 😊 but otherwise La Mar café in Famara and Levain in Tahiche.

Best lunch spot?

The village of Playa Quemada.

Best view?

Famara from El Bosquecillo.

 

 

Meet Amanda

How long have you worked at Lanzarote Retreats?

I originally worked for a short time with Michelle in 2015 when I moved back from Argentina but have been working full time since March this year.

Where are you based?

In Tabayesco.

If you had to have a favourite LR property, which would it be and why?

It has to be Palacio. Apart from the fact that it´s a stunning property, it´s also in Tabayesco, which is my favourite place on the island.

What’s your favourite thing to do in Lanzarote?

I enjoy going to the beach with my kids and walking the dogs along the rocks in Mala.

Where do you most like to spend time on the island?

At home with my kids and animals! Although I always enjoy a trip to Puerto Calero to feed the fish and have lunch.

Where’s your favourite place to eat?

La Cabaña Macher.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I don’t seem to have much! But it´s usually in the evening so catching up on the UK soaps, which is a very embarrassing answer!

In your opinion, when’s the best time of year on the island?

I love September – it´s not quite as hot, the occasional madness of July/August has finished, and it´s my birthday.

Where’s the best sunset spot?

Famara.

Favourite beach?

Caleton Blanco or La Garita in Arrieta when it´s low tide and the beach is deserted on the right-hand side.

Best walk?

Through El Bosquecillo and Riesgo de Famara, especially after rain when all the flowers are out.

Best coffee stop?

Bar Bulín in Guatiza.

Best lunch spot?

Arepera in Mala.

Best view?

Coming down from Haria overlooking Arrieta and Mala.