• Villa Antonio Lanzarote

Have you seen this place ?


If you have driven to Jameos del Agua or the Green Caves you may have have seen it from the road. Standing out amongst the small white buildings in Arrieta, right on the coastline, is Casa Juanita (officially it was called the Chalet de Arrieta). A blue / red building with a small fenced garden that looks like something out of a Disney film, so different from the surroundings. It looks like a dolls house, which is easy to see why when you consider it's appearance, and it was in fact modelled on such a house.

So why was this house built and when?

Back in 1916, the house was built by Don Juan de Leon Perdomo. He and his wife gave birth to a little girl back in 1904. The daughter was named Juana, but went by the name of Juanita. After moving to Argentina, Juanita was struck down with TB and the Medical people at the time, advised that the family return to Lanzarote in the hope that the fresh sea air would help her to make a recovery.

Sadly Juanita passed away in 1921.

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