Q. How much is the deposit to secure a booking ?
A. 10 per cent

Q. Is a car necessary ?
A.Yes, ideally, although taxis could suffice. Oasis de Nazaret,where Villa Elena is situated, is virtually in the centre of the island and therefore a suitable base from which to explore the many attractions Lanzarote has to offer. The villa owner can recommend a reputable car hire company.  

Q. Where are the nearest beaches ?
A. Costa Teguise is about 20 minutes drive and is one of the upmarket resorts on the island, with a good selection of restaurants and shops. In the opposite direction is Famara, in the north-west, a much smaller resort but with some pleasant eateries (about 30 minutes drive). Puerto del Carmen, the island's main resort, is approximately 35 minutes drive and has extensive beaches and many restaurants. 

Q. Villa Elena is self-catering, so where is the nearest food store ? 
A. In the village of Nazaret - about five minutes drive. This is relatively well stocked, but for a wider selection there is a bigger supermercado on the outskirts of Arrecife (the island's capital) which can be reached within about 10 minutes. There you can use credit cards, although with your passport.  

Q.How effective are mobile phones on the island ?
A.Signals are good. Additionally, Villa Elena (unlike neighbouring villas) has a payphone which can also receive incoming calls.