Romantic, secluded, peaceful hideaway
Casita Carmelo Details
Casita Carmelo has been hewn out of this 250-year-old villa, is self-contained, peaceful, private, cosy and relaxing; the perfect perfect getaway for busy people.
It is painted in soft colour washes reflecting the earth colours of Lanzarote and with its discreet romantic lighting brings calm to this crazy world…. It has a sunken bedroom, (double bed with excellent mattress) with full en-suite bathroom with César Manrique-style shower, bidet, toilet and washbasin.
From the bedroom there are steps up to the exquisite sitting/dining room with rustic kitchen facing the hillside. The kitchen has fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster and gas hob. There is a cd player (cd’s not supplied) to entertain the chef whilst he/she conjures up a culinary masterpiece! Meat and fish here on Lanzarote are delicious. There is a TV monitor for the DVD player and for those who want their home TV stations, we recommend you bring a laptop to watch, for example, Filmon.com for many English channels.
The French doors lead onto a very large, private patio garden, the first space acting as secondary dining area (al fresco) and beyond that the main sun terrace overlooks the fabulous Cesar Manrique, private swimming pool (10mtrs x 6mtrs) shared with Villa Casita Susi.
On this terrace there is sun all morning/early afternoon and during the afternoon the sun strolls over to the al fresco dining area.
The local shops, restaurants, bars and village square of Haria are a mere 5-minute stroll away and the immediate vicinity, a poet’s dream, with rolling, unspoilt countryside, stunning scenery and award-winning César Manrique architectural attractions. And not to mention the friendly, open Canarian people. Paradise!
The weather in the Canaries is usually very comfortable with the prevalent north-easterly winds keeping the temperatures to a manageable 28 degrees plus in the summer and between 18 and 20 degrees in the winter. But, during the winter months, it can be chilly early morning and evening so warm clothes are essential, fleeces ideal. All linen is supplied, including beach towels.
The owners live on site so any queries or problems can be dealt with immediately. They are also very happy to give tips and information to make your stay a memorable one, they are only happy when clients are happy!
So sad to be departing from our second visit 🙁 but we will be back again! This is our sanctuary and would change nothing. New hikes discovered and more pool time made for an even better stay.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️
All our love, xxx Tony & Helen xxx, 21/9/2018
Guestbook Comments 2018
Dicembre 17 – Gennaio ’18
Brendan, Theo, Terrie (rigorosamente in ordine alfabetico)
Casa carinissima, pulizia perfetta e organizzazione impeccabile. E stata una vacanza molto bella e rilassante, diremmo indimenticabile davvero. Abbiamo visitato l’isola in largo e in lungo. Un vero paradiso della natura.
Abbiamo passato le festività natalizie in famiglia e con la ciliegina sulla torta della vigilia di natale per la quale ci siamo commossi con la crimedi giola.
Ci siamo sentiti veramente come a casa nostra.
Grazie di cudre per tutto e arrivederci a prestooooooo, Gianni e Anna
9th January 2018
Dear Terrie, Theo and Brendan
After a week in Haría, even misanthropists like us have to admit that we enjoyed your overwhelming hospitality and brightly admired attention. In supporting our exploration of the island and providing us with a pearl like the Casita. You made our annual getaway from Germany wishes a complete a car.
We’d like to be back soon or see you in Berlin anytime.
With love and best wishes, Sonia and Frank
20th January ’18
Dear Theo, Terrie and Brendan
Really enjoyed our week in Casita Carmelo. The peace, privacy & serenity were wonderful. We loved the light and the range of vistas throughout the island – from the brooding cliffs over Famara, la Graciosa, La Santa, the volcanoes, the beaches and of course Manrique’s influence throughout.
Overall a fabulous break from snowy Ireland. Slainte, Anne & Peter X
Brendan e Terrie sono persone molto carine ed ospitali.
Sempre disponibile a soddisfare ogni richiesta. La Casita che è come nelle foto, si trova in un luogo molto tranquillo, perfetto per un soggiorno di quiete e relax.
31 January 2018
Revisited some old favourites from last year and discovered new attractions not done last year. Relaxing week as ever, weather not as tribal this time. The drive through wine area and Timanfaya is fantastic and up at El Golfo, Costa Azul has got to be one of our favourite places to eat. Ask for the cherne para dos. You won’t be disappointed. El Lago and Volcan de la Corona for steaks worth going to.
Really liked the cactus gardens, most gentle of places.
The bar Casa Paco in Arrieta is good for cheap beer and pizza, especially if you want to watch the football.
We like Lanzarote and especially this place. Didn’t get to La Graciosa, too windy or too wet. Maybe try a different time of year for our next visit.
We will be back. Jeremy & Chris Stubbs, Sheffield
26th February 2018
Dear Brendan & Terrie
Thank you for an enjoyable stay in your beautiful Casita and thank you also for checking up on us during the stay. Quite spectacular weather!
We found the Casita to be very relaxing and the views of the volcanoes are superb. We have enjoyed getting to know this area of Lanzarote and seeing the Haría carnival.
Thanks again for an enjoyable stay. All the best for you both, Anette & Andrew, Honing
13th March 2018
Dear Brendan, Terrie and Theo
What a great two weeks we had staying at the Casita Carmelo. Brendan and Terrie were excellent hosts and helpful in every respect and a totally relaxing and enjoyable experience.
We loved staying in Haría: such an unspoilt and friendly village. We bought food and cakes at the artisan market, ate and drank at the local hostelries. It was also good to look around the Cesar Manrique museum. He did so much for Lanzarote.
We were both taken with the dramatic volcanic landscape and drove to the key sites: Mirador del Rio, Jameos del Agua, Timanfaya.
We especially loved the Cactus Garden and having lunch on the beach at La Caleta de Famara.
We will always have special memories. Kind regards, Bill & Mary Pyke
20 März 2018
Lieber Brendan & liebe Terrie
Wir haben uns wie ___ wohl und Weinheber aufgehoben gefühlt.
Die freundlich heit der bloodline von Haría hat uns sehr beeindruckt, das Dorf selbst ist ein Lohn de volle Grind Flecken Eden – nicht im sonst als schönste Ort auf Lanzarote gepriesen. Am besten hat uns die Liebe volle Gestaltung des Casita Carmelo im Alter Ibiza – Hippie – San Francisco – Stil gefallen – jedes Detail für sich einzigartig designter.
Die erfreulichste möglich heit , dem kalten Deutschland zu eutflichen.
Danke für alles, Peter & Gabi
Dear Brendan & Terrie
Thanks so much for this fantastic stay. If you have never been to a place you are so glad to find yourself at home; thanks for answering patiently all my e-mails – your humour, Brendan, convinced me to book Casita Carmelo, and I was right!
The spot is relaxing, the ‘cave’ is charming, the swimming pool and the surroundings – also we enjoyed Lanzarote island as a whole.
We’ll meet again, hopefully – in the meantime, on with your charming little business, take care.
All the best
3 April – 10 April ’18
Dear Terrie, dear Brendan
After one week of perfect tranquility we say goodbye to Casita Carmelo. Having explored most parts of this beautiful, diversified island we are sure that we picked the best spot for our holiday here (especially after having been to Puerto del Carmen for one day which really was not our “cup of tea” 🙂 )
Starting a new chapter of our life soon (with a baby on its way) this holiday was just what we were looking for – tranquility and rest before the big adventure (possibly the greatest in life). Casita Carmelo is even more beautiful than on the pictures and everything so spotless – loved it!
My personal highlights were the Manrique obras of course – this man was a true genius- and the bajo de los sables near Órzola.
Thank you for your hospitality and take care! Martina, Hannes & little bean 🙂
21st April 2018
To the wonderful Brendan, Terrie + Theo
What can we say?!
Thank you all so much for having us to stay at your beautiful apartment. It was everything we had hoped for and so much more.
It was such a pleasure to have been here + a part of the Haría lifestyle for a short time – next time we will make it longer.
Fondest wishes, Kate & T x
P.S an extra special “Thank you” to the lovely Theo x
Had a lovely week in Casita Carmelo – thanks for your hospitality Brendan + Terrie!
We can’t recommend the Eco Insider Wine Tour enough – a very informative + fun day out.
And visit the bunkers on the beaches south of Orzola! Beth & Ben
18 • v • 18
Brendan e Terrie
Many thanks for everything – we’ve had a great time. Lanzarote and its volcanic landscapes are as fascinating as ever. So glad we finally made it back to Haría and Casita Carmelo. Above all it was wonderful to meet up again and spend some time together. To be continued!
And many thanks to you too Theo, for your company and for your patience in teaching us a little Spanish. Something else to be continued!
Muchas gracias, Lots of love, H & M
25th of June 18
Dear Terrie and Brendan
Thank you for an enjoyable stay. As we are not American we don’t blame you for the weather!
Yes, it’s been very cold, but with your thermos I could warm my feet and pajamas! And the blue blanket helped as well!
Hopefully we will see you again! Heidi & Erik
Dear Brendan, Terrie and Theo
Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Every year we have become more impatient to come back and enjoy our peaceful stay at your spotless accommodations. After several years in Casita Susi we have enjoyed the spacious Casita Carmelo. It is so difficult to leave!
Special attention to “Puerta Verde restaurant: we found it delicious and they manage to get better every year. Thanks for making our yearly summer holidays unforgettable.
With all our friendship, Laurence and Arnaud
23rd July 2018
Dear Brendan and Terrie
Thank you both for a brilliant stay at Casita Carmelo. We decided to come to Haría on recommendations from family members and we were not disappointed.
The apartment + pool is all kept in excellent condition, a fantastic place to stay for some peace and quiet.
Thanks for helping us with car rental and taxi service.
Fantastic holiday! We hope to come again. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Paddy & Marion x
Dear Brendan, Terrie and Theo
Thank you for a lovely, relaxing holiday at Casita Carmelo! We had a fantastic week exploring the island and your recommendations for places to eat at were excellent.
We especially loved:
- doing the volcano hike with Jose from blackstone Treks!
- Eating delicious seafood at El Risco in Famara beach.
- Hiking/running in the Haría hills
Thanks for your hospitality and hope to return one day! Lewis and Sofia
A Terrie , Brendan, Theo, Holly e Matteo
Stare a Casita Carmelo e un po’ come fermare il tempo. Le ore scorrono lente e si apprezza di più ogni minuto su questa fantastica isola.
Grazie per la disponibilità e per averci accolto in famiglia
Ps: congratulazioni per le future nozze! Con affetto, Katia e Marco
Dear Terrie, Brendan, Theo, Holly and Matteo
To stay in Casita Carmelo is a bit like to stop the time. Hours goes slowly and you can enjoy every minute on this awesome island.
Thanks for being so welcoming and kind we felt like in family.
Ps: congratulations for the upcoming wedding!
Love, Katia e Marco
21 – 8 – 2018
We really think that “Casita Carmelo “ is a wonderful place to spend the holidays enjoying Lanzarote.
Brendan, Terrie and Theo, thanks for making us feel so good!
We hope to see you soon! Kisses, Iñaki and Esther
11 – 9 – 2018
Casita Carmelo is a very relaxing holiday home. The interior is easy to live in and the design and layout add to that feeling of being somewhere different. It seems authentic + of its surroundings. The outside terrace + sitting area, with shade + sun, add a lot to the holiday experience.
Haría itself is an interesting, quiet + very friendly village. We enjoyed shopping locally + experiencing what island life is like for those who are here a lot longer than us! We got a few great gifts + coffee whilst here.
Lanzarote has been a great place for a vacation, a mix of climate (breeze plus blazing sun!), culture (Manrique) + landscape (we’ve enjoyed running + hiking – more volcanoes than you can climb in a week). Continuing more varied colour than you would expect from a sea of lava!
Thanks for looking after us so well, Ade & Ali
Dearest Brendan, Terrie & Theo
So sad to be departing from our second visit 🙁 but we will be back again! This is our sanctuary and would change nothing. New hikes discovered and more pool time made for an even better stay. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️
All our love, xxx Tony & Helen xxx
Casita Carmelo is special, pictures from the site don’t make justice for how outstanding the location is. The house was restructured in Cesar Manrique style by the current owners, Brendan and Terrie, that are 2 fabulous people who hosted us as we were part of the family, always helpful and very kind. Despite it’s the fourth time we’ve been in Lanzarote and we always found beautiful houses, this one was the most stunning one and thanks to its location and details, and for how friendly the owners are, I highly recommend Casita Carmelo. My husband and I will surely come back to this dream house to spend some more time with them.
Alexia & Giuseppe
Cari Brendan e Terrie
Abbiamo visitato molte volte questo bellissima isola di Lanzarote ed abbiamo apprezzato le sue innumerevoli sfaccettature; dal l’ottimo cibo e il buon vino alle sue spiagge e la sua natura imponente.
La vostra casa è la casa che abbiamo sempre sognato, semmai un giorno verremo a vivere in questa isola “sarà così”. Grazie per la vostra gentilezza e cortesia, un caro saluto e a presto
Alixie e Liso
1. 10. 18
Our second trip to Lanzarote & we continue to be charmed. We have discovered a truly special and serene spot here in Haría & “Casita Carmelo”.
Thank you Brendan, Terrie & Theo for making it special. Eleri & Qaisar
Un lugar MARAVILLOSO con letras grandes…
Ha sido una suerte haber encontrado este sitio tan especial. La casa es preciosa, llena de detalles. La piscina junto con los atardeceres espectaculares. Un lugar donde volver una y otra vez, donde descansar y desconectar.
Muchas gracias por la hospitalidad. Laura y Chencho (Enamorándonos de nuevo)
We are so sad to be leaving Casita Carmelo, our wonderful charming home this past week. Lanzarote’s beautiful landscape has a way of bringing people together.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate marriage. This book is a testament to all the lives that have been made a bit better by your hospitality.
Thank you. Love, Marie & Kyle
Contact us to check availability
For further information or to make a rental enquiry or booking please contact Brendan Finucane
Languages spoken: fluent English, German and Spanish.
Phone: (+34) 699 520 515