Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Playa Blanca and Casa Kato. The villa was spotlessly clean, well equipped, and situated in a quiet, secluded spot with fantastic views. Would recommend a car though, as we made numerous trips to larger supermarkets which are about 5 mins drive away. We also used car for trips to Timanfaya National Park, Go Karting at San Bartolome (fantastic day and value for all the family), and beaches at Playa Dorada and Playa Flamingo. Car hire for 2 weeks with Auto Reisen was only £180. Casa Kato has an amazing selection of movies (hundreds) which kept the kids amused in the late evenings whilst we enjoyed some Sangria and/or ice cold beers on the terrace. The Hot Tub was brilliant and a nice touch. The pool was good and we all spent a lot of time in there. The only critisisms I have with the villa was the pool is too deep for younger kids, even at the shallow end (1.2 metres). Neither my 9 year old, or 5 year old could stand in the pool, which spoilt their fun slighty, however didn't stop them from splashing around, and the tiles are extremely slippy around the pool when wet.
Overall though, Casa Kato is a great place to stay, and was extremely great value for money. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family or friends.
Believe Pool has now been refurbished too - even better.
Sneddon Family, Scotland
My husband and I have stayed at Casa Kato three times (since 2012) and will stay again in future. Located in a quiet area, it gives a real sense of a home away from home, rather than simply a holiday let. The description and photos don’t do it justice. The villa is spacious and well-designed, with superb views out to the sea. That first morning coffee out on the terrace, admiring the view, is unbeatable. The villa is immaculate and the owners have ensured that it is well-maintained and fully equipped for a self-catering family stay, right down to beach towels and a hair dryer. The electrically-heated pool (maintained at 28 degrees) and hot tub are lovely at any time of year. The design of the large terrace takes full advantage of the infinity view, lending to a sense of space. There are various areas outdoors for seating/lounging, both in the sun and shade, so there is ample room for everyone. The villa has Wi-Fi and the sat. TV has numerous English-language channels that include news, TV series and movies. There is a large film collection available if nothing on TV appeals. Although we didn’t use it, there is a second monitor and PlayStation/dvd player in one of the twin bedrooms, allowing kids to have their own entertainment space.
Booking is very easy and owner Rob is both quick to respond and very helpful. Directions on how to get to the villa are easy to follow but a car is necessary. There is a very helpful property manager locally should you need assistance. Playa Blanca is a pleasant, low-key coastal resort, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. There is a small Spar and a full-sized Hiperdino supermarket about a five minute drive from the villa, near the ferry dock/bus station area.
A car is recommended to make the most of your stay on the island. (We always use AutoReisen.) The volcanic craters and lava fields are striking, particularly once you leave the resort areas behind and travel inland. A visit to nearby Timanfaya National Park is a must. We highly recommend this villa as a home base for exploring the island, and will return in the future.
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I must say from the Very First Enquiry I Put To The Owners about Casa Kato I Found Them Extremely Pleasant .Very Very Genuine People also there property managers in Lanzarote are also very very nice people !! My words for this property are it is Very Spacious Extremely well laid Out !! This Property Almost Everything You Would Have in Your own Property its full of all the cooking utilities you need to self cater to many positives to name Just a Great Great place . I Will Be Back Again loved it !!! Many thanks The Arnold Family