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Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking, Birding and Stargazing DISCOVER OUR NATURE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Mountain cottage Magallotes ideal for hikers, birdwatchers and nature lovers.

We would like to share our unique space with guests from all over the world, a house integrated in Nature surrounded by a forrest in the proximity of El Teide National Park but only 15 minutes away from the beach. It has it all, tranquility, peace and access to the beautiful northern part of Tenerife. You could spend the day at the beach and in no time go up to the house to light up a fire in the rustic, cozy kitchen-dinningroom.

Our Tenerife cottage, traditional Canary Islands style home, is integrated in a forest of pine trees within a 17.000 m2 property, right at the limits of El Teide National Park. It´s a 2 bedroom with 2 complete independent bathrooms one in each bedroom. Main bedroom has a queen bed, a double sofa bed and full bathroom. Next to the main house building a second bedroom with 2 single beds and another full bathroom. There is a big kitchen-dinning room (best part of the house :)) with barbecue and a porch with a confortable sofa excellent for reading or just sitting watching the views of our beautiful forest.

There are many trails for hiking around our house that will take you all over the CORONA FORESTAL, from Arenas Negras Recreational Area to Los Realejos. It´s a fantastic opportunity to discover nature, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and enjoy spectacular views, yet we are only 15 minutes away from the city of Icod.

To get to our house you will need to rent a car. Any car can make it there (depending on the load) although we recommend to rent a diesel engine car or medium size car to drive to our house and around Tenerife. A small car with 4 adults and 4 big suitcases will have difficulty to make it up as few turns are a bit steep.

Recommended visits:

1. Cueva del Viento. This Long Volcano tube (70km) is near our house and guided tours are provided in various languages. Please for more info check their web site and make sure you make reservations ahead of time.

2. Beach San Marco, only 10 minutes away.

3. Garachico, about 20 minutes away, beautiful old downtown and natural sea pools. Excellent pizza at Bacco restaurant :)

4. Don´t miss visiting Volcano of El Teide and its surrounding, Las Cañadas. There is a cable car that will take you from the base to 3.555 meters. If you feel like climbing the last 200 meters make sure you get a permit at "reservasparquesnacionales", click on the option language. Again, make sure you plan ahead of time and make reservation through their web page, only very few people are allow to climb up those 200 meters every day, small groups of 8 to 10 people.

5. Loro Parque, dolphins, killer whales, seals shows, alligators, tigers, gorillas and impressive Pinguin and sharks aquarius. It will take a whole day and excellent for kids.

6. Masca. Excellent views and breathtaking road. About 40 minutes from our house.

7. Taganana. Part of Montes de Anaga in the other side of the island, certainly worth the drive. About 50 minutes from our house.

8. La Laguna old downtown, excellent for a walk with the family, La Laguna Cathedral and La Concepción Church, and in between small stores and cafeterías. Excellent for coffee and a snack.

Some other information:

Mini market, 2 km away.

Supermarket, 15 minutes away.

Closest restaurant, 5 minutes.

Downtown, about 15 minutes away.

Nearest hospital, 15 minutes away.

Paragliding, 25 minutes away.

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Speaks English, Spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Sergio

I´m an engineer married to a great women Yani and we have two wonderful kids. We love having people from all over the world come and stay in our beautiful and charming cottage. Magallotes has been a labor of love and the realization of a dream for us, unique and magical place and a "get away from it all".

Sergio purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sergio chose Icod de los Vinos

When my wife Yani and I arrived at this home the first time we felt in love with it. Even though we had a lot of work ahead to really give the touch we wanted, our enthusiasm put us through this project that turned into what is now our beautiful charming cottage. The views, the forrest around it, fruit trees, and trails bring us deep into nature the moment you walk out of the car.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is a wonderful retreat! The area feels quite remote, and very peaceful. Hiking trails are all around the house. The village of Icod was a short drive, perfect to pick up groceries or enjoy an afternoon barraquito. There are attractions to discover relatively close: Cueva del Viento (Lava Tubes) and the cable car to the top of El Tiede. So many things to do. The home itself is beautifully furnished and decorated. It had every amenity we might need. The large kitchen is perfect as a family gathering room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Others have said many very good things about this cottage and I can confirm that it is all true. We stayed in the house with 2 persons for 9 nights and had a wonderful time. Our visit was in March 2015. I met Sergio at a restaurant in the nearest village. The directions he gave me were easy to follow. The house itself is very remote in the mountains, at about 900 meters above sea level. You can only reach it by car and it is hard to find, but Sergio will lead the way as you arrive. The ride uphill to the house is a steep pathway and quite exciting, but our Seat Ibiza made it, even in the hard rain that we once had. To reach a restaurant or supermarket you will have to drive about 10-15 minutes. The house is very well equipped with everything you need: kitchenware, gas stove, TV (which we never used), heating (which we were glad to have), internet connection (which works really well even though you are deep in the woods), fireplace, comfortable furniture, towels etc. Everything is in very good condtion. The main house has a bedroom for two, a kitchen and a livingroom that has a nice view towards the forest. There is also a seperate smaller house next to the main building which will have space for 2 more people. Sergio is a very friendy and helpful host. He gave me a thorough explanation on how to use heating, WLAN, fish-feeding duties etc. He will gladly give all kinds of recommendations on sights, restaurants and activities on Tenerife. Sergio will usually reply to any question you have within a couple of minutes. If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere and a good base for your trips across the island, I'm sure you will enjoy your time on Tenerife in Sergios house as much as we did.

Kai D.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos in Icod

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You are welcome to stay longer the check out day if there are no arrival of new guests. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Potato Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , It´s integrated in a living room with a fireplace and tv
  • Our main bedroom is integrated in the living room with 40 inch Smart TV, fireplace. There is a Queen bed (double bed) and also a sofa bed for 2 aditional guests, making our total capacity of 6 guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving


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Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking, Birding and Stargazing DISCOVER OUR NATURE!
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Keswick, Cumbria, U.K.

Lovely cottage in the woodland area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage at the end of December and had a great time walking, exploring woods and paths above the cottage. The cottage feels very homely, warm, cleaned - the kitchen is the highlight! (See pics). We loved listening to music on the iPod while cooking meals! We walked on the path (just next to the cottage) all the way up to the ‘crossroad’ and did walks in both directions on two separate days. You can walk to La Montaneta from the cottage to explore the volcanic area around there. It was our second time in Tenerife so we tried to do things we haven’t before - our best walk was from Santiago del Teide to Masca (on the sunny day) - the views were amazing! We would recommend the cottage to couples, families and anyone who loved walking! Thank you for letting us stay Sergio and Yani! 😊

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marcela, Simon and family! It´s great to know you had the chance to explore our beautiful surroundings. See you soon!
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Perfect hideaway for walkers and stargazers.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and comfortable, we are a couple, the cottage accommodation will sleep up to 6 but we found it just the right size for us (did not use the additional fully serviced self contained outbuilding that sleeps 2).

Getting to the cottage, we were met by the owner at a restaurant and followed him up the steep forest road first time - we would strongly suggest you ask to do the same, its not showing on Google maps! Also, the inclines are such that you should rent a mid-sized and powered car as a minimum!

The walks directly up the mountain trail from the front door are very good and we intend to return to explore further. Like all walking in Tenerife you need to have some fitness and wear proper walking shoes, and we also use sticks for the assents, but we are of a certain age! A basic food hamper was waiting for us but we would suggest you find the Super-Dino or Hyper-Dino supermarket in Icod on your way to the Cottage to ensure you have enough food of your choosing for the first day or so, its a 20 min. round trip food run by car.

There is a wood burning stove in the bedroom (a room large enough to double as a cosy sitting room) and plenty of wood ready for the stove outside - we had several cosy evenings in after day walks in front of this stove, along with a bottle of wine! There is central heating as well - so the wood fire is an additional luxury to enjoy, if your that way inclined.

The other reviews here are all pretty much spot on, the pictures do seem to show the interiors rather smaller than they are in reality. Our only slight issue was with the internet access which was almost non-existent at times; we both need to keep in touch with work when on holiday - which is our problem and hopefully not yours. 4G phone worked OK for email so no big issue really.

We had several cloudless nights and the moon / stars are indeed very bright. There is a good quality telescope in the Cottage but we were so tired each night we just went out and looked up at the stars before bedtime.

All in all, a refreshing, relaxing and delightful stay in a lovely remote but accessible and ideal location on the Island for us. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura and Michael for such a well explained and detailed review. We are glad you had a good time and of course you are very welcome to return to our cottage :) Regarding the 4G modem, it probably just needed a reseting.
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A stunning, peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

Sergio’s place is a wonderful hidden gem on a busy island, What great Air B&B–we were so pleased to have found this refuge. High up in a beautiful, quiet pine forest, the house is still very close to towns and sights so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. We really appreciated kind gestures like a basket of food on arrival, toys for our little one to play with, and great communication and advice. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you Alison, James and Esther!"
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Sobre las nubes de Tenerife

  • 5 of 5

Este es un alojamiento único a unos 900m sobre el nivel del mar rodeado de pinos. Ideal para todos aquellos que busquen una zona tranquila donde desconectar. Desde la terraza se divisa el mar. Es un placer desayunar en su amplio jardín. Destacaría el carácter rústico de la vivienda donde todo está cuidado con mucho detalle y gran gusto. Sergio nos recibió puntual y nos explicó con detalle todo lo referente a la estancia. Importante: se requiere coche de cierta potencia para poder subir las rampas que en ocasiones exigen meter la primera marcha.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Marcos y familia por haber elegido nuestra casa para sus vacaciones en Tenerife. Nos alegra mucho saber que lo han pasado bien! :)
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Paz y tranquilidad

  • 5 of 5

La casa es perfecta si lo que buscas es olvidarte de todo lo diario y pasar tiempo de relax y calma, respirar aire puro y recargar pilas, sin mucha gente cerca, pero sin alejarte demasiado de todo lo que puedas necesitar en tu día a día ya que esta cerca del pueblo con un corto trayecto de coche.

El acceso a la casa solo hay que saber cogerlo, abrirse en las curvas y saber llevar el coche sin prisa pero sin pausa y llegas perfectamente sin mucha complicación, memorizas el recorrido enseguida.

La zona es muy tranquila y los únicos ruidos que oirás serán los pájaros que verás desde la ventana en los pinos de alrededor.

La casa es muy cómoda y cuenta con todo lo necesario para una estancia agradable. Con materiales de mucha calidad que la hacen muy acogedora.

El baño y la cocina son mas grandes que lo que parece a primera vista en las fotos, la terraza es estupenda para tomar un poco el sol y calentarte el cuerpo escuchando la naturaleza de fondo, si no también tienes una hamaca donde balancearse y relajarse.

La atención ha sido 10/10 y Sergio ha tenido detalles como dejarnos el desayuno o vino preparado, fuimos con un niño de 4 años que no quería irse y le encantó la casa, se lo paso muy bien, recomiendo llevar juguetes de exterior para los peques para que disfruten del espacio y del aire libre y exploren alrededor de la casa, Si que es verdad que hay zonas en las que es mejor tener a niños muy pequeños vigilados (desniveles o bordes en los que se pueden caer) pero si van acompañados no hay problema, en la terraza lateral hay puertas y está vallado se puede vigilar todo desde las ventanas de la casa asique es una buena zona para ellos. Tienen un pequeño estanque con cometas a los que puedes alimentar.

¡Yo creo que con un comedero para pájaros y aves ya sería perfecto por cierto!

Por la zona fuimos al mariposario de Icod que llevan unas chicas muy amables (recomiendo llamar el mismo día para confirmar si está abierto) y la experiencia fue increible, los niños se lo pasan muy bien por lo que pude ver.

Definitivamente es uno de esos sitios donde desconectas de todo, para pasar tiempo de calidad en familia o una escapada romántica en pareja es perfecto.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Elisa y familia, nos alegramos mucho que hayan disfrutado de su estancia, es un lugar perfecto para desconectar del mundo y de la rutina diaria! Esperamos volverles a ver pronto :)
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Magnífica casa en el bosque a solo 5 min. de Icod

  • 5 of 5

Buscábamos una casa en la que poder disfrutar de lo que ofrece el norte de Tenerife en verano: mucha vegetación, tranquilidad, suaves temperaturas y ambiente rural. Una casa de campo en la que sentirte "aislado" pero sin estar en un lugar remoto, donde los niños pudieran salir a jugar sin preocuparte por nada. Ésta es LA CASA que buscábamos, sin duda.

Está ubicada en pleno bosque, pero se accede a ella por un camino asfaltado (excepto los últimos 100 metros, que no presentan mayor dificultad salvo que seas un conductor novel). Para los que hayan leído comentarios sobre la pendiente de la carretera de acceso y tengan dudas: no las tengan; una vez hecho el camino el primer día, el resto de ocasiones os parecerá como cualquier otro acceso a una casa de campo. El centro de Icod de los Vinos (con todos los servicios) está a poco más de 5 minutos de trayecto.

Icod es la ubicación perfecta para unas vacaciones si buscas estar alejado del bullicio del turismo (especialmente en estas fechas) y tener las mejores vistas del Teide de toda la zona norte de la isla. También se trata, seguramente, del sitio perfecto si entre las zonas a visitar están Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz y Los Gigantes / Costa Adeje. A apenas 3 kilómetros de Icod se encuentra un pueblecito que recomiendo especialmente visitar: Garachico.

Tanto la finca como la vivienda en sí son espectaculares. Rodeada de pinos canarios, únicamente se abre una pequeña ventana hacia el norte (y hacia abajo) donde podrás ver el mar, ya sea el Atlántico o el conocido como el "Mar de Nubes", típico de la zona. Para las familias con niños adolescentes, o para grupos, la finca cuenta como una pequeña construcción anexa perfectamente equipada con baño, calefacción, etc.

Sergio, el propietario, tiene en cuenta hasta los pequeños detalles que uno mismo puede pasar por alto. Absoluta disposición para que los huéspedes lo pasemos lo mejor posible, de la manera más cómoda posible. Esos pequeños detalles que le dan el valor añadido a este alojamiento no los voy a enumerar, porque creo que es mejor descubrirlos al llegar. Enhorabuena, Sergio y familia, por tan buen gusto y dedicación.

Hoy por hoy, no concebimos volver a Tenerife y no volver a elegir esta vivienda.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchísimas gracias Himar y familia, ha sido estupendo haberles conocido y nos alegra mucho que hayan disfrutado de nuestra casa y sus alrededores :)
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Loro Parque
Parque del Drago
Beautiful coastal village with natura sea water pools and many places to eat.
Parque Nacional del Teide
Buenavista del Norte
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Tenerife Norte Los Rodeos
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Restaurante El Rincón
Nearest Ferry
58 Kilometres
Playa de Los Cristianos
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Buenavista Golf
Nearest Train
51 Kilometres
Tranvía solo Santa Cruz to La Laguna
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
TF 5 goes from Santa Cruz to El Tanque
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Restaurante El Rincon
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Playa San Marcos
Car: necessary

We recommend visiting the volcano tube, 'Cueva del Viento' only 3 km away. They take small groups in various languages through their web page.

Going up to Volcano El Teide using a ride, teleférico is an excellent and fast way to climb the peak and experience incredible views.


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Cleaning fee £48.87

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.