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Walking & Cycling Paradise. Rural House with Magnificent Ocean & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful location with easy access to Teide National Park, coast, local attractions, bars & restaurants

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.

More Details

Chris Hair
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2017

About Chris Hair

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

Why Chris Hair chose North Tenerife

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!

What makes this house unique

One look at the view and I was hooked! Stunning views, wonderful food and wine, and the natives are so friendly!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Orotava in Tenerife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Toilet and hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Can be used as a double or a twin room. Stunning views!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Two balcony areas with valley and sea views, perfect for watching the Canarian sunset with a glass of local wine or beer!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Spacious, comfortable villa with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gillian & Family - Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's always good to know that the efforts we take to make our guests comfortable and feel at home are appreciated. Thanks for chosing Casa Colina for your holiday and do keep us in mind if you revisit the island! Chris
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Comfortable house with friendly host in an awesome setting

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi both - it was lovely to meet you, and thank you for the great review. Like you, I could not believe how quickly the week went. You'll just have to come back again! All the best and keep in touch. Chris
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Casa Colina

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, Dora & Family - thank you so much for your lovely review. It was great to meet you and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the house and the island. It is always nice to know that I am doing the right things! Missing our doorstep chats so hurry back! Chris
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Casa Colina - the perfect property

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys Thanks so much for you review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay even though the weather was not particularly friendly. I'm always pleased to hear that guests appreciate my recommendations for trips and restaurants.
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A top pick for a independent stay on Tenerife

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joanna & family I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that my tips on attractions and restaurants were helpful. It was lovely to meet you all. Chris
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Prices & Availability

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Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
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.

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