6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 - 14; Summer and Winter Sun
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
About Katharina Jelly
My family has been travelling to this area since I was a child; my father, a doctor, and my mother, a language teacher, felt it would be great for us to have a base in a beautiful location outside of the UK - I speak Spanish because of the Spanish friends I made on the wonderful beaches of Isla Cristina and Isla Canela.
Katharina Jelly purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Katharina Jelly chose Ayamonte
We bought Villa Canela in 2003 because we couldn't believe it was possible to have such a well-designed, modern house right by these stunning beaches. The pool is used all year round - by children who can't resist, even if it is a little colder in October / November and in March / April, and by adults who see the benefit of having a quick swim, warm shower, followed by delicious Spanish coffee!
What makes this Villa unique
Villa prepared for all weather. Pool open all year. Stunning beach for running, walking, bird-watching, swimming - beautiful in all seasons. We have bikes of all sizes to make use of the network of off-road cycle paths that run for miles.
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking allowed outside.
Dogs allowed if paid for in advance only.
Villa, pool and beach ideal for children.
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Saturday arrivals and departures only from June to September.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Stay 20th / 27th May 2019
As a family of 5 Adults & 2 young children we rented this lovely villa for 1 week this May.
Its location is one of the best we have found, located a few meters from a beautiful beach, sea is shallow and perfect for young children
The villa is well furnished and the kitchen has all the equipment you could need.
The weather was beautiful which meant we could take full advantage of the pool and barbeque area, its perfect for a family.
Please note this villa is advertised as having air conditioning which it does however, you need to contact the owner to reqest the hand controls during certain months !! I would suggest this is done prior to arrival.
Local supermarket is a short walk, the villa did not have any cupboard essentials when we arrived.
Overall a lovely property and an absolutely stunning location.
A gem find! Perfect place to unwind and recharge!
We just have had a wonderful week at the downstairs apartment of this amazing villa situated at a quiet end of the resort of Isla Canela. The property is one of a few in the same area, owned by the super friendly Katharina.
Villa Canela deserves a glorious 5-star review in terms of communications with the owner, cleanliness, reception, and value for money! The villa is just 30 steps away from the beach and the pool is fantastic, although due to end of October, it's a bit nippy and takes a bit of courage to step into it. It would be great if it could be heated for colder months, but we know this is too cheeky to ask, as this is pure luxury for us already! Due to the small size of the family, we usually can only rent a holiday apartment, this is the first time we ever have experienced a villa, thanks to the flexible design and rental options (it can be rented as two separate units or an entire villa)! The bar has been raised!! We will definitely return.
We can't stop singing praises of this well appointed villa and the 6 km long beautiful sandy beach at Isla Canela. In fact, several friends after seeing our holiday photos have asked for information already! It is definitely the perfect place for catching the winter sun, as it's very easy to get to, either 45 minutes away from Faro airport or 60 minutes from Seville. It was still 28 degree when we arrived, and about 24 degree when we left on 1st November. In comparison, it was only 5 degree when we came back to UK, brrrrr.... It goes without saying that the villa is perfect for summer holidays as well, but do expect the crowds!
We are almost reluctant to write this review because now that the secret is out, we might not be able to book it next time for our holiday due to popular demands. Thank you very much, Katharina. We'll be back soon!
We stayed at Villa Canela from 2nd oct - 10th oct 2014, lovely villa, everything you could ask for - stunning location with lovely beach bars, lovely views from 2 balconies, private pool, bbq everything provided you need - even bikes!!! If you want English food - breakfasts etc don't bother as everything typically Spanish - fab
We will definitely be back!!!!
Stunning Villa Canela!
Villa Canela was more than we expected. A beautiful comfortable spacious house with sea views and many terraces and a large pool overlooking a lovely beach . The area was charming with lots to do ,kitesurfing ,cycling ,atmospheric chiringuitos( beach cafes),an authentic Spanish town nearby,Ayamonte . Katharina , Mike , Alina,Sorin and co made us feel like part of the family . I look forward to returning and highly recommend Villa Canela.
Very pleasent family weekend...
We were in Villa Canela in mid August.
This is a nice area with pleasing surroundings and a beautiful and calm beach. The beach is right in front of the house, a street away from the house door.
The downstairs terrace facing the pool was the main place for everyone in the house. There is a table outside, stretch beds and a BBQ.
The pool was large enough to put up with a large family as we are. The pool was nice and treated.
The teenagers and the children passed a lot of time in the pool. The elder were chatting and playing cards at the table.
Everyone enjoyed the Villa...
The house is great, the kitchens were well equipped and it felt cosy to be there. It was clean and everything was there.
Zona poco explotada turísticamente (playa solo hace 5 años, antes zona de mariscadores). Zona de playa ventosa ideal para deportes acuáticos. Casa muy cuidada, limpia, con todas las comodidades. Piscina genial de más de 4x8m con escaleritas de entrada. Lavavajillas y 3 lavadoras. Preciosas vistas. 2 dormitorios en cada planta, pero el salón se puede convertir en otro dormitorio más, con la pega de q no hay persianas (son venecianas y no quitan la luz). Mesa muy grande en porche, con muchas sillas.
Isla Canela is the beach resort of the picturesque white Andalusian town of Ayamonte, originally a traditional Spanish fishing village with a market, old town and plazas. The prized Atlantic 'golden' sandy and clean beaches of Isla Canela can be accessed by a beautiful road causeway, with cycle path, through protected salt Marismas. The sea is very safe for children, you can walk for miles along the beach, there are great seafood restaurants and yacht marinas.
Isla Canela is in the Huelva district of Andalucia on the Costa de la Luz (Spanish Algarve) , 45 mins from Faro and 1hr from Seville, towns served by airlines such as EasyJet, British Airways, Ryanair, Jet2, Norwegian Air and Tui. Ayamonte is located by the Rio Guadiana which is a wide, tidal and exceptionally beautiful river. It separates Spain from the Portuguese Algarve; you can hire boats to explore it for miles. A quaint ferry can be taken to Portuguese Vila Real de San Antonio with its shopping streets and market.
Other Activities: Kite-surfing
Golf: There are five golf courses at a distance of less than 20 mins by car. They are all very different. Isla Canela Golf Course wends its way through beautiful coastal marismas and is 5 mins from Villa Canela. It has a picturesque restaurant, bar and competition bowling greens. Costa Esuri golf is on the east bank of the Guadiana River, good for a game, but without many surrounding services. Then just over the border are two Portuguese courses, Castro Marim near the old castle and the Jack Nicklaus course of Monte Rei, well known and a world-class golf destination.The 27 holes of Islantilla Golf is a short drive further into Spain. By staying at the beautiful beach of Isla Canela you really can combine exciting golf, including competitions, with a beach holiday. I have a large secure basement for storing golf bags/trolleys etc adjacent to the gated car parking area by the house.
At Monte Rei Jack Nicklaus designed his first of two 'Signature' Golf Courses in Portugal. There are highly qualified staff to ensure quality playing surfaces, instruction and catering. I understand there is an award-winning Chef, Jaime Perez, in the Fine Dining Restaurant, 'Vistas'. The dining terraces offer superb views of the sea and mountains.