Gran Canaria Villa


These are reproduced from reviews of the villa independently posted by previous Guests on different public Travel websites . All have been independently authenticated by the various websites. The other guest comments reproduced throughout the site are Comments taken verbatim from the Visitors Book at the villa.

5 Star Villa Gran Canaria
Villa Paraiso : Owners Direct and Holiday Lettings 5* Rated

"What a beautiful find in Gran Canaria. Extremely well appointed villa"

Had a wonderful sunny week in Gran Canaria in December 2016. Everything from booking villa, transfers from airport organised by Bev was excellent. The villa was a beautiful retreat where it could have been tempting to spend the week without leaving. Kitchen was really well equipped and outside dining area was very well used. The library had an amazing array of books for all tastes. Would definitely love to return again.
Robert Y.
Reviewed 15 Jan 2017

"Beautiful Villa in a quiet part of Maspalomas - Perfect"

We stayed in the villa for a week while attending a family wedding and we cannot fault it at all. Bev, the local agent, took care of our transfer (which I'd recommend, especially on your way home as we checked out at 11:00 and she was able to hold our luggage until our evening flight!) The villa is very well equipped and had lots of the essential basic stuff (from Tea and Coffee to Sun Screen and After sun to Shower Gels etc) already laid on. The villa itself is in a quiet street but taxis are everywhere and every journey seemed to be no more than €3 Beautiful villa, lovely saltwater pool (which is very refreshing when the temperature starts to climb) and a very homely, personal feel, no more so than the fantastic library with it's Gold Discs and Music Memorabilia. Would love to go back for 2 weeks next time!
Denis G
Reviewed 17 Nov 2016
Rear Swimming Pool

"A fantastic spot to relax and unwind."

Loved it! Beautiful garden and private pool. It's not massive but a real tranquil spot for some peace and quiet. The big shared pool is 20 yds away and never used if you want a little more exercise. Well equipped kitchen and the air con and wifi worked well so worth paying the extra for. Also a real treat to find a library with so many holiday reads.
Matt S
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016


This is a fabulous villa, and very well equipped for a relaxing holiday in the sun. It is spotless, well maintained, very private and quiet. Bev was fantastic and welcoming! There were 6 of us for a 50th celebration and we found the villa difficult to leave as it was so lovely. the walk to the sea front is about 15 minutes but all flat so accessible to all It was easy to book, communication with the owner was prompt and clear. You won't be disappointed!!!
Michelle D.
Reviewed 11 May 2016

"Villa in Great Location"

We stayed at this lovely Villa for 4 weeks from November into December and didn't want to leave! It's in a great location within walking distance of the beach and the shops & restaurants of Meloneras. Also only a quick taxi ride into Playa del Ingles. The weather was superb and we had breakfast, lunch & dinner outside on the lovely terrace when not eating out. Beverley was great and I I highly recommend this Villa!
Steve C.
Reviewed 25 Jan 2016

"Absolutely Superb Villa and Facilities!"

My wife and I, along with three others, have just returned from a fabulous week in this villa. The three air-conditioned bedrooms, two doubles, one with en-suite facilities and a twin bedded room more than met our needs. All had full bedding and towels.The kitchen was excellent as was the lounge area. The library and DVD area was really extensive and it is quite clear that the owner led an interesting celebrity life in the music industry. Fascinating! We spent most of our time in the very private garden, eating out on the veranda and making good use of the pool. There were towels to use outside and sunbeds for the six of us as well as a great gas BBQ. The villa is very well maintained and really clean. WiFi and a load of TV channels if you want them but we were too busy sunning ourselves to watch TV. I would totally recommend book this villa for up to six persons and I really hope we'll be making a return visit!
Mark B
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016

"Perfect from all points of view"

Villa Paraiso in Maspalomas Just to say how much we appreciate Mr. Bell’s villa in Maspalomas. Renting it for 6 weeks every year , we have never been disappointed, even as a quite demanding Swiss family. In a villa like this, you just feel at home. The staff is looking for your comfort during your stay, the efficient Beverley who is so helpful and is always on hand if necessary, the gardener who takes so good care of the beautiful flowers ,and who is regularly cleaning the nice pool and checking the temperature of the water, everything to make your holidays enjoyable in sunny Maspalomas. The shaded patio is a great place for breakfast and dinner and the pool lightened at night makes the place so romantic and quiet. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything required for cooking easily . The bedrooms have sufficient wardrobes ,the beds are large and comfortable and both bathrooms are fully equipped and are very well lightened for ladies ! The living room has very comfortable armchairs to watch the satellite TV which catches all the channels you could dream of. All the rooms are decorated with taste and the library shows that the owner of the house is a person of high level of culture and humanity. When you will have stayed for the first time in Villa Paraiso, you will surely book again, but for a longer stay ! Thank you, Mr. Bell, for being such a good and honest host!
Marc and Christine T
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016

"Villa Paraiso - Home from Home!!"

My family and I stayed at Villa Paraiso in June 2015. This was our second visit and we had a wonderful time!
The villa is perfect for families but also for a group of friends. We were 5 adults so it was great for shopping, going to the beach or just lazing around the pool. The table and garden outside are great for meals during sunset. The house itself is lovely and the library is very convenient. It was exactly as we expected/hoped it would be which is why we returned and will be going again. The place was clean and tidy, we had everything we needed (and made good use of the air conditioning).
Colin and Beverley were great too, they gave us all of the information we required and were very helpful.
I would recommend Villa Paraiso to anyone who wants a peaceful private holiday with the option of going out and about if they choose. It's not far from Maspalomas, Ingles and only a bus journey from Las Palmas.
Can't wait to return next year!!
Rachel from Liverpool June 2015

"Idyllic perfection!"

We stayed at this Villa for 2 weeks from late November 2013, the accommodation is perfect and extremely well maintained. There is a magnificent collection of music books etc to use during your stay and if you remember 80's music some surprises when you get there ! The villa has a very homely feel as opposed to a rental feel, the owner stays there and you really feel you are staying as a guest in someone's home rather than a sterile investment unit. This also means the villa is equipped with absolutely anything and everything you could possibly need. The bedrooms are very comfortable and well decorated, the Kitchen is perfect and local shops are literally 1 mins walk away or 5 mins for a larger supermarket. There are a variety of local restaurants within walking distance varying in quality from great to OK but then its all personal preference. Taxis are available from the main road a short stroll away to go into the resorts of Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas for just 3 euros.
The Villa is perfectly quiet and the garden and pool are well maintained throughout your stay. There is a local contact who is extremely helpful and can arrange transfers if needed.
We have stayed in many Villas in Gran Canaria and elsewhere but were so impressed we immediately booked for 3 weeks next year. I have no doubt if your looking for a quiet Villa but within short distance for beach and resorts you can't beat this one.
David Kirwan and party November 2013
Mountains in Gran Canaria

"Best Holiday ever!"

Been going to Gran Canaria for many years now and this has to be the best villa we have ever stayed in. We were a party of 2 couples and the fabulous décor, very private yet very central for Playa del ingles and Maspalomas made for the most relaxing holiday ever. There are plenty of taxis passing on the main road so getting to the main party centres at night is not an issue. The garden area is the best, private pool with Jacuzzi to cool off when it gets too hot! All mod cons are available – Aircon, Wi-Fi, well catered kitchen, library and British TV (not that you would really feel like watching much TV when you on holiday) We visited the large shared pool to the rear of the villa a couple of times and we were the only ones using this, once again another lovely area. The bedrooms and bathrooms are clean, comfortable and in excellent order It's so homely you would never want to leave – will definitely return to this villa and cannot recommend it highly enough.
Colin Rae 2013
Las Palmeras

"My second home"

I have been visiting Gran Canaria for the last 20 years, quite regularly recently. I was lucky enough to stumble across this villa some years ago and I have to say it's perfect for a relaxing break away from the noise of the town Centre but just a few minutes away by taxi when you want to party. Located near the beach and with shops and restaurants nearby it's an ideal retreat for families or small groups of friends who want the luxury of a private home, pool and gardens. The villa is very well appointed, spotless, well maintained sheltered from the Canarian winds and with its south facing terrace and pool it's a superb place to bask in the all year round sunshine GC offers. I consider this place my second home, maybe one day it will be!
Campbell Grant 2013


Myself and 4 friends stayed in this villa. It was a fantastic relaxing holiday in a gorgeous setting. We did not want to leave. It is in a quiet area but within walking distance to bars and restaurants. There is a full mod con kitchen for preparing your own meals. The rooms were spacious and the villa was very clean and tidy. You have your own private pool with plenty of garden space for loungers. There is a bbq and a comfy seating area to enjoy your meals outdoors. It was a fantastic holiday and i would definitely go back in the future.
Debbie Brockett

"Home from home"

Because this is a real personal holiday home, whenever you visit, you really feel like you're staying in a home and not just a rental property. That is the main reason I keep coming back. The garden is mature and well looked after. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to self cater and more. The bedrooms and bathrooms are clean, comfortable and always in excellent order & the facilities like the TV and Wifi are up to British standards which are so rare in a holiday let. The location is perfect for a brisk walk to the beach (20/30 mins) or a short 5 min taxi ride (there are always plenty of cabs on the main road which you are tucked back from). Although, it is not unusual for us to stay in the villa all day as it gets the sun all day and the pool is always so inviting. The nightlife is plentiful and 5 mins away by taxi, yet you are far enough out of town to be completely quiet at night with no road noise or late night revelers to keep you awake which can be a problem if you stay closer to Playa Del Ingles. Colin always ensures you know where you're going and how to get there and his team will always do their best to accommodate your arrival and departure times. This really is a 5 star holiday without the 5 star prices!
James Brunwin 2013
The House

Villa Paraiso

We arrived at the villa and my wife and I were impressed straight away. The villa was immaculate, ideal location for attractions and easy to walk around for restaurants and attractions. There was lots of information readily at hand for you to read and especially the library – there was loads of books and interesting facts. Beverley was a great host and made sure we settled in and made it easy for us to get to the villa and back to the airport. I would recommend this villa and my wife and I would definitely go back.
Mr and Mrs Ellison 2013

"Just like the photos!"

Arriving at the villa we were pleasantly surprised to find it looked just as beautiful and quaint as the photos suggested - the rooms were all tastefully decorated with comfortable beds (!!) and the bathrooms exquisite - the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed; 2 fridges, microwave, oven, hob, lots of cooking utensils and the lounge cosy and comfy - beautifully atmospheric at night with a good WiFi system and surprise surprise a complete range of English TV channels made us feel quite at home ! Beverley and Juan who look after the house and garden could not have been more helpful - the garden is immaculate and the terrace outside ideal for dining at night. By day it gives some welcome shade from the garden which is sunny all day - perfect for suntanning and quick dips in the pool to cool down. The main beach was not far and easy to walk to and there was a good supermarket at Faro 11 close by as well as enough bars and restaurants to keep us entertained - even though there are less than we remember.Despite this the area was quiet at night - but close enough to stagger back to easily after a wild late night out at the Yumbo. I now know why this villa is so heavily booked up 6 months to a year in advance; people stay there and book again for the next year as soon as they get home ! We can't wait to go again.
Monica and Ivan Lucan 2013

"Jacuzzi Pool"

Wonderful villa with a fantastic Jacuzzi Pool. Ideal location for both the beach & the mountains. The town of Maspalomas is a 5 minute drive away with lots of shops and restaurants to choose from.
Christine Atkinson