The 200 year old house has been restored to a high modern standard but still retains many traditional canarian features including balconies, wood floors, window seats and wooden roofs. A unique enclosed balcony and the first floor spacious lounge (with its french windows leading to a 'Romeo and Juliet' balcony) offer spectacular views of the bay of Santa Cruz and the mountains behind. With a large well-equipped kitchen, dining room with log-burning stove, four double bedrooms, two en suites and a large family bathroom, the villa is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. However the villa will also suit couples or singles who love space and privacy.
Located centrally on the picturesque side of the island, the capital Santa Cruz and the beach resort of Los Cancajos are a only a 15 minute drive away. The small town of San Pedro with its bars, cafes, shops and supermarkets is five minutes away by car.
La Palma is unspoilt by mass tourism and the whole island is a nature reserve. It is the greenest of the Canary islands, a real walkers and nature lovers paradise.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Los Cancajos 8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Palma Airport (SPC) 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The double bed in the ground floor bedroom can be exchanged for two single beds. The master bedroom has a king sized bed.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large terraced garden with exotic flowers, sub topical plants, shrubs and trees. You are invited to help yourself to the tropical fruit which grows in the garden. Several purpose-built outside seating and sun bathing areas give you a range of opportunities to enjoy the sun and views.
You can choose to dine outside on a large tiled and roofed terrace near to the outside barbecue and kitchen.
A separate stone built wash house has an automatic washer, tumble dryer and out-door drying area.
You have your own large (10m x6m) heated swimming pool which captures the sun throughout the day. The surrounding tiled terrace with its sun loungers gives you panoramic views of the ocean and mountains.
La Palma is effectively a nature reserve, unspoilt by the mass tourism which has blighted some of the other canary islands. There are contrasts of volcanic lunar landscapes, subtropical rain forests, large conifer woodlands, rugged coastal cliff scenery and cultivated areas with an abundance of picturesque towns and villages many of them with colonial connections. Villa Miranda is ideally located as a base from which you can explore all of these areas.
Your villa is set in the valley of Las Brenas near the small town of San Pedro. This is one of the prettiest areas of the island with its lush vegetation and panoramic views over the bay of Santa Cruz and the mountains to the rear (including the highest mountain of the island).
Your villa is accessed down a quiet country lane in the hamlet of Miranda. This ensures you will have complete privacy and tranquility. You will be living among local people and be able to enjoy the relaxed pace of the island with its frequent fiestas and celebrations. Each of the local villages has its own programme of festivals and events.
Walking is one of the main attractions of the island and walking routes are well marked and signposted. A number of local walks pass close to the villa.
San Pedro is a short drive away (or a 20 minute walk) with its restaurants, bars, shops and cafes.
The capital Santa Cruz with its colonial buildings, pedestranised cobble streets and maritime parade is only a 20 minute drive away. So too is the beach resort of Los Cancajos with restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
A pleasant 45 minute drive through mountain scenery and tunnels will take you to explore the other side of the island.