Enjoy a real taste of Tenerife near San Miguel de Abona, south Tenerife, quiet rural location 15-20 minutes to beaches, golf courses & airport
If you want a real Canarian experience, then come and stay in our pretty rural house on one level built from traditional stone dating approx from 1890 on the outskirts of the lovely old town of San Miguel in south Tenerife, 560 metres above sea level. The house, which sleeps a maximum of 3 people, is comfortably furnished in a rustic style with character wooden beamed ceilings and cool whitewashed walls. Its spacious layout offers 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), shower room, lounge/dining room and a separate fully equipped kitchen leading from a central hallway. The house has all the home comforts you need.
Outside, our guests are able to enjoy their own enclosed private garden which is on 2 levels. The upper level has a table and 4 chairs with an umbrella plus a rustic style BBQ for alfresco dining and on the lower level are sun loungers and umbrella. There is also a plunge pool and hot tub for our guests’ sole use and the garden is south facing offering nice views to the sea, surrounding countryside and mountains. Guests have their own separate entrance so are able to come and go as they please. We're sure you'll especially enjoy the hot tub at night under the stars with a glass of something chilled by your side!
Nearest shops, banks, bakery, chemist, bars and restaurants are within walking distance in the village of San Miguel.
Car hire is recommended, although there is a bus route through the village and free parking is available nearby. La Casita Blanca is ideally situated for the coast, golf courses, countryside and mountains as the main TF-1 motorway is just a 10 minute drive away, with 15-20 minutes drive to beaches and Tenerife South airport.
La Casita Blanca is particularly suited to couples and is ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday away from the tourist resorts as this is a quiet rural residential area. It's a perfect get-away-from-it-all honeymoon destination too. Chill out by the pool during the day and when the sun goes down, enjoy a romantic BBQ under the stars or take a stroll up to the village to sample traditional Canarian cuisine or tapas in the local restaurants, cafés and bars. End your day with a relaxing dip in the hot tub ...
If you enjoy nature and walking/hiking and cycling La Casita Blanca is especially of interest as there are excellent walking trails and cycling routes nearby. However, we also offer free wi-fi for guests who really can't switch off from the outside world!
Please note that the house is not really child-friendly due to the fact that there are steps in the garden next to the pool and there is no safety barrier around the pool area. The tiles may also become slippery when wet. Cat lovers are especially welcome as we have a cat who may visit you in the garden occasionally, particularly if you're having a BBQ!
PLEASE NOTE - PRICES ARE FOR THE PROPERTY PER WEEK IN UK POUNDS STERLING BASED ON 2 ADULTS. PRICES FOR 3 GUESTS OR PRICES IN EUROS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Come and chill out at La Casita Blanca and enjoy all the comforts of home while you're on holiday ...
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About The Owner
Your hosts have lived at the property for the past 11 years. As we live on site, we are available at all times to answer any questions or provide any assistance you may need. We speak English, some German, Spanish and a little French (improves with a drop of vino!) and very much look forward to welcoming you to La Casita Blanca and to San Miguel! We're dedicated to making your stay here memorable and if you have any special requests we'll do our utmost to fulfil them.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004
Why The Owner chose South Tenerife
We bought a property in San Miguel as we liked the quaintness of the village and the fact that it was situated away from the tourist areas, yet still within easy reach of them as the TF-1 motorway is just 10 minutes away. We also loved the uniqueness and character of the property with its wooden ceilings, uneven whitewashed walls and general quirkiness! We feel very lucky to live in such a historic picturesque village and also to have several excellent restaurants within walking distance or 5 minutes drive which we're happy to recommend to our guests!
What makes this cottage unique
The neighbours and local residents are very friendly and it's nice to be part of a traditional community, where you can join in local fiestas if you wish. We have potato fields next door to the property which gives it a nice rural feel, but at the same time you don't feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The weather can also be cooler here, as we are approximately 580m above sea level, which can be more pleasant in the summer months, and we don't generally get the wind which the coastal areas often experience, just a gentle breeze.
(18 traveller reviews)
What s fabulous place for a retreat! Small yes (but more than adequate for 3) and so much more preferable than being in a large villa when there are just 2 of you. Outside space is amazing with hot tub, pool and bbq area. Inside is very well equipped and very clean / looks newly decorated. Awesome hosts available always, very friendly but incredibly discreet. Really highly recommend!!!! 6 stars.
Authentic Country Villa
We arrived in Tenerife, picked up our hire car and within 15 minutes were at the villa, following the owner's expert directions.
The villa is well placed, being a short drive from the airport and with a local bakery, supermarket and cafe (try the churros!) just a short walk away.
When we arrived, the owners showed us around and gave us a guide on how to use everything - alongside the 'blue book', which contains guides to everything from the television to the island's famous volcano, and was a really handy reference guide.
Although it was extremely hot, we were able to cool off in the pool and enjoy the hot-tub in the evening, watching the stars pass by overhead due to the lack of light pollution.
The villa was well appointed and convenient, with UK plugs available and an enormous quantity of towels for every possible situation.
As vegetarians, we were able to find a local Iceland that stocked great veggie food, and the owners were full of great recommendations for places to eat, and directions.
The owners were always available, but never intrusive - in fact, we only saw them a few times all week, despite the villa being attached to their house: once when they came to clean the hot-tub and water the plants (which they're happy to do when you're out, if needs be), and once when I managed to set off the smoke alarm with an over-enthusiastic croissant in the oven.
I'd heartily recommend a stay - the owners are lovely people, and the villa itself is that rarest of things - a place that looks just like it does in the pictures!
Recently returned from a lovely holiday at at Casita Blanca. A well equipped 'home from home' setting but with all the extra luxuries ie Pool, hot tub and private sun patio. The accommodation is a traditional rustic style one level house. Everything is clean, well maintained and very well thought through. The owners live at the adjacent property and not only provide an excellent property but also provide a wealth of information on the best places to eat and and visit . The local village is within walking distance but this encompasses some steep hills - however, we found everything we needed in San Miguel . The whole stay was very enjoyable and I couldn't recommend a more enjoyable place - we have already re-booked !!!!
This lovely stone cottage is set is a quiet village ten minutes drive from the main coastal road. The owners are very helpful, and we joined them for a visit to the carnival in the village on the night we arrived which was a great experience, local spain at its best!
The patio area is a lovely private area where you can eat, swim(if you are brave in March), sunbathe and spend a lovely end of the day in the fantastic jazuzzi.
Staying in the cottage is such a great experience and enables you to have the easy option of driving up into the mountains or down to the coast.
A lovely spring break!
A quaint canarian cottage on the outskirts of a rural village in the hills on the old link road from north to south Tenerife.
A peaceful setting away from the tourist hustle. An ideal spot for walking and touring the island. We hired a car for the duration of our stay, and this certainly recommended.
The weather was 4 degrees cooler than on the coast in January, and as the sun is lower in the sky, a warm jumper was needed as the sun set from 6.30 onwards.
The property is as advertised with the hot tub a welcome delight but the pool is certainly only for the very brave in January!
La Casita Blanca
A very well presented small Canarian House- thick walls, tiled floors. Small pool, sunbeds and table for outside eating, very nice for breakfast in the morning sun. BBQ and special treat of jacuzzi all on private sheltered patio. Inside very well equipped and comfortable. owners in adjoining property very friendly and helpful if required, but not intrusive. Very quiet village location on outskirts of St Miquel. Shops available locally or larger supermarkets 15min drive away. Good location for visiting mountain, where almost guaranteed sun shines even when its cloudy lower down. Airport only 15mins away, but you wouldn't know it was there!
Would happily return and would recommend it for a couple not wanting tourist hotspot!
From the Owner
“We bought a property in San Miguel as we liked the quaintness of the village and the fact that it was situated away from the tourist areas, yet still within easy reach of them as the TF-1 motorway is just 10 minutes away. We also loved the uniqueness and character of the property with its wooden ceilings, uneven whitewashed walls and general quirkiness! We feel very lucky to live in such a historic picturesque village and also to have several excellent restaurants within walking distance or 5 minutes drive which we're happy to recommend to our guests!”
Activity and Interests
The main tourist areas of Playa de las Americas & Los Cristianos are a 20 minute drive, though there are smaller local beaches around the more traditionally Spanish town of El Médano, 15 minutes drive & famous for its windsurfing & kitesurfing. If you're feeling energetic, there's also a small mountain, Montaña Roja, to climb! If you like fresh fish, soak up the local atmosphere in the small coastal village of Los Abrigos, a 15 minute drive away with several restaurants overlooking the harbour.
Reina Sofia, Tenerife South's airport, is only 15 minutes away by car. If you are coming from Los Rodeos, Tenerife North's airport, it will take you approximately 1 hour. Taxis are freely available at both airports if you are not hiring a car. Car hire is advisable & parking is available at the property. If you don't want to drive, we'll be happy to pick you up from Tenerife South airport. Santa Cruz ferry port is approximately an hour's drive if you're coming from one of the other islands.
San Miguel is the nearest town & has most things you'll need - restaurants, bars, supermarket, bakery, butchers, banks, chemist etc. Restaurants 10 min walk, shops etc 15 min walk. The nearby town of Valle San Lorenzo provides a good variety of shops & restaurants too. The tourist areas of Las Americas & Los Cristianos are 20 minutes drive or 40 minutes by bus, & approximately 45 minutes drive will bring you to the national heritage site of Mount Teide volcano & the Teide National Park.
San Miguel offers some excellent reasonably priced restaurants serving mainly Canarian dishes - La Bodega, La Tasquita de Nino, La Pimienta Verde & 4 Esquinas. There are also several cafes serving tapas & mostly Canarian food, although we can recommend a very nice Venezuelan bar/cafe serving authentic "arepas" (round flatbreads stuffed with various fillings, amongst which the delicious "Reina" - shredded chicken and avocado). Bar El Tablero offers pizza to take away or for home delivery. All are within 25 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive.
There is also a sympathetically restored museum, La Casa de El Capitán, within 10 minutes walk which features artefacts from the age of the Guanches, the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife prior to the Spanish conquest. There are several historical points of interest in the area, including the La Hoya settlement, reached via an ancient royal road from just behind La Casita Blanca. Walkers & cyclists will find that we are ideally placed for exploring Tenerife's varied countryside & natural beauty, the most famous being the Teide National Park with its spectacular volcanic scenery. Walking routes information is available on request.
Shops in San Miguel & surrounding towns do follow the Canarian tradition of siesta and are therefore closed in the afternoons, reopening around 4.30/5pm till about 8pm. Cafes remain open & the local chemist is open weekdays to 8pm & lunchtime on Saturdays. The supermarket in the main street is also open 7 days a week until 10pm & has a wide variety of goods, including fresh meats, fruit & veg. There's also a butchers, bakery & a fruit & veg shop.
Whilst you're here, why not take part in one of the fiestas where locals dressed in traditional costume hand out delicacies such as gofio & local wine from decorated floats, often followed by music & dancing in the church square. Also worth a visit is the Castillo San Miguel in nearby Aldea Blanca for an evening of jousting & traditional medieval fayre, & La Centinela, a local viewpoint which also has a restaurant with stunning views to the countryside, perfect for a long relaxing lunch or evening dinner; both are reachable by car in 5 minutes.
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NOTES ON PRICES
PRICES ARE FOR THE PROPERTY PER WEEK IN UK POUNDS STERLING BASED ON 2 ADULTS. PRICES FOR 3 GUESTS OR PRICES IN EUROS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of reservation with the balance payable in cash on arrival. A 50 pounds security deposit is also payable on arrival to cover any damage during your stay. This will be refunded on departure should everything be in order. Christmas & New Year rates are applicable from Friday 16 December 2016 to Thursday 5 January 2017 inclusive.
Minimum stay 7 nights unless agreed with owner. Durations of less than 7 nights will incur a small extra charge. Over 7 nights, duration can be any number of nights. Changeover day is flexible, as is time of check in/departure, dependent on other guests.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
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From the Owner
“The neighbours and local residents are very friendly and it's nice to be part of a traditional community, where you can join in local fiestas if you wish. We have potato fields next door to the property which gives it a nice rural feel, but at the same time you don't feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The weather can also be cooler here, as we are approximately 580m above sea level, which can be more pleasant in the summer months, and we don't generally get the wind which the coastal areas often experience, just a gentle breeze.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- Private Pool ...
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Shower room – shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet, wc, bathroom cabinet with lighting, shelving unit with spare towels etc, hairdryer.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-traditional built in stone based king sized bed with shelves either side, bedside lamps, chair, fan, wooden beamed ceiling. No wardrobes. Bedroom 2-single bed, wardrobe, shelving/drawer unit, dressing table with mirror, chair, beamed ceiling.
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- Golf ...
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- Barbecue ...
- 1 bicycles
- Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds based on 2 adults. Prices for 3 people on request. Please ask for prices in euros. Christmas & New Year rates applicable from Friday 16 December 2016 to Thursday 5 January 2017 inclusive. Booking Notes: A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable at time of reservation with balance due in cash on arrival. A 50 pounds security deposit is also payable on arrival to cover any damage during your stay. This will be refunded on departure should everything be in order. Changeover Day: Minimum stay 7 nights unless agreed with owner. Durations of less than 7 nights may incur a small extra charge. Over 7 nights, duration can be any number of nights. Changeover day is flexible, as is time of check in/departure, dependent on other guests. Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided. Bedlinen is changed weekly. No final cleaning charge of the property. Notes on accommodation: This isn't a modern villa, but a charming old character property built in 1890. A heater can be provided in cold weather at a small cost. Although there are 2 bedrooms, we can only accommodate 3 people as there is only wardrobe space in the single bedroom. The pool doesn't have any safety barriers & may be unsafe for young children & though textured for safety, tiles can also be slippery when wet. No pets. Smoking is only permitted outside in the garden. Please note: we don’t have English channels on the TV (BBC, ITV etc), apart from some free to air channels on Sky. We have Spanish TV channels, some of which show English programmes, or the language can be changed to English if the original version was in English. This is a rural residential area & you will hear chickens clucking, cocks crowing, dogs barking etc. It all adds to the charm of the property ...