|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This north-facing hillside property sits at about 750 meters above sea level and has stunning views across the Orotava Valley, overlooking the picturesque old town of La Orotava, to Puerto de la Cruz, and out over the Atlantic Ocean. To the south the house takes in the forests of the Teide National Park with the peak of the volcano (Spain's highest mountain and often snow-covered) in the background. Close to a number of local guachinches (rustic restaurants) offering superbly mouthwatering traditional food and home-produced wine at ridiculously low prices! The house has a large lounge area with balconies opening out onto a garden with uninterrupted panoramic views. Bus stops at the end of the lane will take you down to the shops, bars and restaurants of Orotava and Puerto, or up into the Teide National Park. The area boasts plenty of idylic woodland walks and is also popular with cyclists and ramblers. Local highlights include Loro Park Zoo in Puerto, Pueblo Chico (a theme park featuring fantastic scale models of buildings and landmarks from around the Canary Islands, including Mount Teide). A short journey to the west is the stunning prehistoric landscapes of the Masca Gorge and Los Gigantes cliffs. 30Km the East is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island and entire archipelago, and beyond that the jagged peaks of the Anaga Mountains. It is also easy to get to the south of the island where you will find the world-famous Siam Park water park, Jungle World and the Güimar pyramids, to name but a few. Ferries to the nearby islands leave from Santa Cruz (Gran Canaria) and Los Cristianos (La Gomera, El Hiero & La Palma). The island boasts literally hundreds of fiestas: you will find one happening somewhere every week! The highlight in the festive calendar is "Carnaval": both Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz have huge carnivals starting around the end of February. The streets come alive with parades, fancy dress, crazy competitions and all-night street parties - not to be missed!
Although we have neighbours behind us, the house is built into the hillside and the garden and balconies are all private and secluded.
SORRY: No pets. The property is really not suitable for very young children but babes in arms are welcome (cot and highchair provided), as are children over the age of 12.
Local authority escapee looking for a slower way of life and a bit more sunshine than was on offer in Cardiff! The best decision I've ever made in my entire life!
Chris Hair purchased this house in 2014
What can I say? The stunning views over the sea, the forests & the volcano - the local food and wine - the happy friendly locals and (not too close) neighbours. Generally just a stunning place to be!
One look at the view and I was hooked! Stunning views, wonderful food and wine, and the natives are so friendly!
Perfect location from which to explore northern and west Tenerife. Chris made us feel most welcome and the villa was well equipped with good quality linen and kitchen utensils...very important to us girls! The views to the coast and to the volcano were stunning, albeit the weather was very mixed. Lots of nice local restaurants, easy reach of Puerto De la Cruz and other places of interest. Chris has amassed a great range of local info and detailed walks in the area. Definitely take a trip to the Anaga mountains..drive's a bit hairy, but scenery spectacular. Would definitely recommend this villa if you want to see the real Tenerife but not be too far from the action.
We booked Casa Colina for a week's break in early November and had the place to ourselves - just the two of us. Chris was there to welcome us on arrival despite the late hour and was always on hand during the week to answer any questions, share tips and ideas or simply pass the time of day. He's a kind and thoughtful host. The outside of the house was being painted during our stay but he made sure the painters didn't disturb us. The house itself is very homely and has all the facilities you would need, including excellent wifi, but the USP is the view of the Valle de La Orotavo and the Atlantic Ocean which can be seen from all the main rooms. It really is as good as the pictures make it look. You are far enough from the town centre of La Orotava to feel like you're in a quiet neighbourhood but close enough that it doesn't feel like a chore to pop out to the shops or a local restaurant. The nearest beach is about 15-20 minutes drive (Playa Jardin in Puerto de la Cruz - it's excellent). During the week we visited El Teide National Park, the Anaga Mountains and Masca Gorge, all around an hour's drive away. At the end of the week we just wanted to stay on!
Thank you Chris for such a great stay in your house, perched up on the hillside with magnificent views of the Mount Teide and down to the coast. The rural setting suited us perfectly, especially as it was literally minutes in the car to a really good supermarket and only a short drive to La oratava and Puerto de la Cruz. The best of both worlds!
You made our stay very comfortable and we really appreciated the space your house offers inside and out. Travelling with older teenagers it was lovely to have plenty of individual space but also large spaces to gather together in the comfortable rooms. The kitchen was really well equipped and we enjoyed making our own fresh orange juice with your electric gizmo! We were very grateful for many thoughtful touches such as the welcome pack of groceries and wine in the fridge on our arrival - thank you!
We also really appreciated your advice on places to eat and visit - we thoroughly enjoyed exploring such a beautiful island. The information pack you put together was excellent and thorough but it was also very nice to chat when you were around.
All in all we have had a wonderful time and would definitely like to come back!!
Andrew and Dora
Not having been to the Canary Islands before, we weren't quite sure what to expect, and were very pleased with what we found. The location is excellent - it was lovely being a little way up the mountain-side (cooler evenings, breath-taking views), and we had no problem finding our way to beaches and other attractions. Casa Colina is a very spacious apartment (at least one room we didn't even use), and it is very well equipped. The kitchen was perfect, with plenty of room for the whole family to be in there while meals were being prepared. Chris was the perfect host, giving us some really helpful advise over destinations, shops, traffic, and parking - particularly useful given the rural location.
This is the perfect property for anyone who wants the freedom to things their own way, away from the tourist centres, but close enough to major centres and attractions to be convenient. A real secluded get away property which will ensure you can recharge the batteries!
We had a lovely stay . The house is spacious, clean and has everything that we needed. The views were great and when Mount Teide peeked out of the clouds it was stunning.
Chris had excellent suggestions for days out and they were all first class. When we walked down the gorge to the beach it was great and no other tourists. This side of the island is much quieter and more local.
I recommend a stay here.
This is a great, spacious house with a million dollar view over Orotava Valley, the Atlantic and El Teide Volcano. Well equipped and nicely decorated. Set aside from the noise of the Tenerife's cities it's still close to the great attractions the island offers. The owner will help you at any time and offer great hints about what to do and where to eat. Recommended!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Guests are required to vacate the property by noon on the day of departure. New guests will have access from 16:00.
Notes on prices:
The price indicated is for self-catering. Utilities include washing machine and wifi.