A truly unique, well appointed, rural canarian home. Exactly as described, even more beautiful than pictured. Included several touches beyond our expectations that really made for a perfect stay: some cooking basics, a cappuccino machine, washer, dishwasher, hair dryer and - most importantly - a delicious spanish tortilla!
We were very warmly greeted by Caroline's mother. She spoke only Spanish but her patience and kindness made it a breeze to get oriented in the house. We had no issues during our stay. Caroline and her family are seasoned hosts and we were very grateful for their trust and for the privacy during our stay.
Nominal quirks associated with a centuries-old property in a small town were altogether minor and had no impact on our wonderful stay in this unique home. Would absolutely recommend and would definitely stay again.
The only challenge we had for our entire stay was finding the right detergent for the dishwasher at the grocery store :)
An ideal spot for couples. Two couples could happily share the villa, but you'd have to fight over the beautiful bedroom on the rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean! The third bedroom is accessed through the bedroom on the main floor.
With respect to the area, ignore all of the advice telling you that you "must" rent a car in Canaria. The island-wide bus system is world-class. Routes can be found using (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps and fares calculated from the TITSA website and paid directly to drivers in small bills. In this manner we got to/from San Juan and enjoyed day trips to Garachico and to Puerto de la Cruz. Weather during out stay in June was hot with a warm breeze and some clouds. We simply planned our dining, exploring and sunbathing activities based on the weather of the moment. We were especially delighted to find almost no flies during our entire stay, though I can't say if this is normal or seasonal.
The surrounding coastline is a bit rugged and the seas are generally choppy. I'm told that there are nice "beach-y" beaches nearby within a short drive, we generally opted to chill out on the rooftop terrace instead. There are actually more restaurants than I had anticipated in this small little town (of very high quality, too), which was a huge bonus. The local mini-market was well stocked and very friendly.
Overall a very cool place to stay - both a quiet place to relax and a great springboard to explore a great many authentic canarian sights, towns and experiences in the region.