Guest comments

A sample of what our guests say:

I want to tell you how much we enjoyed staying with you during the first week in February.

We loved the apartment which was both stylish and comfortable; the bathroom with inside garden was something else! I especially enjoyed breakfast in the sun on our own private terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens. The pool area is spectacular. We didn't realise how much it all follows the style of Cesar Manrique until we visited his house in Tahiche.

Although the Finca Malvasia is fairly isolated, you are only minutes away from local restaurants, bars and shops and we found ourselves beautifully placed for exploring the island and all the interesting things Lanzarote has to offer.

We were delighted with all that you recommended, especially Orlando's (El Tenique), where we had the best sea bass and Rioja ever!

We had a wonderful time and felt relaxed and healthy by the end of the week. Although the sun has shone since we returned home, the temperature has rarely exceeded five degrees; it's hard to believe we were basking in temperatures in the twenties ten days ago. Ah well, another time...

We wish you both great joy and success in your venture. You deserve it.

Best Wishes to you both (and Joss) Pam and Ken Rodgers

Just a quick email to say how much Jane and I enjoyed our stay with you. You made us feel welcome and provided us with the necessary space to re charge our almost empty batteries! We plan to come back this year to sample some more!

Warm Regards Derek and Jane Mann

Just a quick note to say back safe and sound and to say thank you for a lovely holiday. Loved what you have done and will certainly recommend to friends. We returned to heavy snowfall and a flat battery at 3 in the morning. Brilliant!

Anyway thanks and maybe see you sometime in the future.

RegardsRosh, Ben, Alfie and Lucah.

We had a wonderful time during our stay at Finca Malvasia, which felt like a home away from home except that the location is spectacular.

The accommodation surpasses expectation, several small touches thoughtfully added; crisp ironed bed linen, available baby cots, a bottle of wine to welcome us on arrival, a selection of CDs and DVDs to entertain us, as well as the option of breakfast if we wanted it. Even with two small toddlers we really felt able to relax there- I already cant wait to go back!

We were really happy with our stay and I have been recommending your place to my friends.

Best wishes, Thandi

We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed both the Finca and the island. We have probably taken more photos as a family than any other holiday we have been on.

I noticed from your website that it draws out the parallels between the style of the Finca and Manrique and I would definitely agree. It certainly struck me as we were going round the Foundation with all of the volcanic rooms, which had a similar style and slightly retro feel (a bit like an early bond movie). This definitely seems to be something to retain and we loved the character of the place.

On one of our trips I asked the kids if they would prefer to stay at Finca Malvasia or a five star hotel in one of the bigger resorts and you got everyone's vote!

We loved the place. Best regards and thanks Trevor, Jane, Katy and Joanna.

I had a wonderful stay with you and my time on Lanzarote was very special and invigorating. I can't wait to come back, now that I have found a land that satisfies all of my needs, whenever I just want to get away from it all without going too far! I continued my discovery of the hidden secrets of the island trying out some more of your perfect and very useful suggestions.

The beach and breath taking scenery at FAMARA has to be my favorite place on the island. Finca Malvasia, hidden amongst the vineyards and lava fields in the La Geria wine-growing region, is the perfect place to discover Lanzarote and its many treasures. You instantly feel welcome. Youve done a beautiful job so far.

Thanks again, Best wishes, Chris King.

We had a splendid stay with you; I sincerely hope your business goes well. Nicely decorated, there were lots of coat-hangers (surely a first!), and plenty of hot water at all times. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and I really liked the fact that bathrobes were provided.

We wish you all the best in your venture, and thanks again for your hospitality.

Best regards Isabelle and Graham

'What a wonderful oasis! You are so lucky to live here. We look forward to returning.'

Regards Adrian du Plessis

We had a lovely week; the perfect weather made such a difference and my massage was so relaxing. We were very grateful to you both, your kind hospitality and for being so helpful in guiding us in the right direction as to good restaurants, places to visit etc.

Our apartment was delightful and the position a real haven; good to have our own little private spot in the garden as well.

Hope you are all well and getting lots of customers - I am sure you will be.

Kind regards Clare Beck

Those few days on Lanzarote were really special. From a photographers point of view - it was an absolute paradise. The way the light shifts across the landscape, revealing subtle hues and textures was breathtaking. Your place added something totally unique to our experience of the island. Somehow the backdrop to the villas hinted at both the prehistoric and the ethereal.

The vineyard and pool areas would no doubt make superb locations for staged photography shoots - I will certainly be in touch in the future with regards to this and of course more holidays.

Best Regards, Chris

We had a great stay and we really enjoyed the place - a lovely January break. Hope its all going well and take care,

Best regards, Dan & Miriam

Thanks so much for a wonderful time and for being such fantastic hosts and particularly for all those great restaurant recommendations.

I am only sorry I didn't get to spend more time at the Finca but I plan to be back with a group!

Kind regards, Jane

Hi Tarnya, Richard and most importantly Baba Joss, as he is known and still frequently referred to!

What an absolutely stunning place: gorgeous grounds and surrounding landscape and what great people too. Your friendliness, help and advice really made the trip for us - I'd strongly recommend Finca Malvasia to anyone thinking of a Canaries holiday.

Thinking fondly of you and the Finca, Julia, James, Sasha and Clemmie xx

Just a note to say thanks for your hospitality (and flowing wine!) during my recent stay.

Many thanks, hope to meet with you again.

Best wishes, Joe Cawley

(Freelance travel writer, copywriter & author (More Ketchup than Salsa, Summersdale Publishing, Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Express, New York Post, Conde Nast Traveler etc) British Guild of Travel Writers

www.joecawley.co.uk

Firstly thanks for such a lovely stay. It was horrible getting up and coming to work today - as you probably have long forgotten about (grey Monday morning blues!!).

Thanks, Sharleen

Finca Malvasia is like a tribute to Cesar Manrique! We loved the pool and the barbeque was even bigger than the one at the Fundacion, it was a really special holiday. Thanks for all the 'gastronomic' restaurant recommendations too! -

Best wishes, Judith Weaver

Our stay at Finca Malvasia was wonderful. A truly amazing place, tranquil and relaxing and within easy reach of all that Lanzarote has to offer. We're looking forward to our next stay already.-

Thanks, Stefan Kootz

A gorgeous place, surrounded by natural beauty. Thank you for all the little things you did for us during our stay. Thanks especially for sharing all your knowledge of the island. You really helped us to stay away from the tourist traps and we really managed to see the real Lanzarote - we loved it and we'll definitely visit again.-

Kind regards, Nathan Waite

Having visited Lanzarote many times over the last ten years, Finca Malvasia has been the the most beautiful and special place my family and I have ever stayed in Lanzarote. Nestled in a valley, surrounded by breathtaking views of volcanoes and vineyards, the generous sized rooms and central location within the island to the beaches and other tourist spots made it a perfect base for us. The owners' personal restaurant recommendations ensured that we also discovered new and delicious aspects to the local cuisine. We can't wait to go back. -

Thank you very much, Eileen Soriton

Wow, what a place! Finca Malvasia was a real surprise and even nicer than the photos we had seen. The pool was fabulous with plenty of space for lounging and relaxing, all helped by the peaceful surroundings. Thanks for making our holiday such a success. -

Best wishes, Meryl Daniels