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Villa Winter, Cofete
(3.1/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Villa Winter is a villa situated near the village Cofete, on the peninsula Jandía in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The villa was realised by Gustav Winter, a German engineer born in 1893 in the Black Forest. It was built in 1946 and has two floors, a tower in the northwestern part of the villa and a balcony in the front.Gustav Winter worked since 1915 for Spain and was active in different projects in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The villa is built in a remote part of the island with only a dust track leading to it. The history of the villa is the subject of several conspiracy theories, often involving Nazis.
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  • There are so many rumors about the ominous Villa winter, which was built during the 2nd World War. Unfortunately, the ravages of time eating more and more in the building, but always worth a visit.
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  • We were on the road with the car on the island. The Villa winter at Cofete is a very nice attraction and beautiful destination in the region. Gladly we come back and very happy to recommend the destination.
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  • You're planning a trip to your island with friends and include this villa in, wanting to know a little more history. We read about this House and it seemed to us to be somewhat interesting to see that intriguing, after a long journey through endless and poorly upgraded roads for driving, arrived at last exhausted this village! Excited about Peter the Lord that "he runs the property" and hear their discoveries. The first thing we find is that it is in terrible condition! Doors and windows shoring up badly and bungling that only worsen your State! Calling Peter again and again, he looks out a window screaming to us that we leave immediately! It was closed and there were dogs loose... our face was a poem of disgust, a kick of disappointment throughout the stomach... after so long journey! NOT WORTH IT YOU GO! Back to Morro del Jable and asking to close this House and what was happening in it to residents of the village, we were told that lives a madman who takes advantage of the man who lives there, charging people who want to visit the House and more surprising comments that I am not going to write... the villa belongs to a hotel company and is pending throw it of there is a full-fledged occupies... we cannot be more disappointed... will have been at the time something important, but it is today only a ruin in disrepair, occupied by a madman.
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  • I have always gone right pass the villa on my way to the Cofete beach. I have to say I found the visit underwhelming. The building is old and I didn't really like it. I heard that it had ties to the Nazis, but this wasn't apparent at all in its look. Wouldn't visit again. Maybe for just one visit it's fine, if you're on your way down to the beach.
  • Must see if you do the free tour inside with Pedro Fumero (owner) see his facebook page about the place showing when the German (not the turists) where there.
  • This villa build by Gustav Winter in 1930 is used after the war as a safe house for Hitler where he waited to continue his escape with a U-Boat to Argentina. Amazing!!
  • Nothing really to see there. Don't waste your time on the island with stupid myths. Go on the Cofete beach and experience the dramatic waves at the Atlantic ocean or walk for miles the sandy beach to Roque el Moro or Pared. But: Do not go for a swim … you are risking your life! Extreme dangerous rip curls occure at the beach!
  • While on Cofete, given the history, visiting this place is a no brainer. However, we were allowed to walk around the house's inner court, as well as into 2 of its rooms. Ultimately, we were on site for a mere 10 minutes - that was a little disappointing. On the up side, the local squirrels were fond of our bread sticks which they ate off our hands :)