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Casa Carmela

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Very Good 4.5/5

19 reviews

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Casa Carmela is located in the picturesque village of La Guancha in the North of Tenerife.

Whether you're looking for a romantic get away or a family holiday, Casa Carmela has it all! With a spacious roof terrace and paddling pool it's ideal for enjoying the Tenerife sunshine with your children. The interior, however, maintains its rustic origins and is perfect for relaxing with a loved one.

Quiet and peaceful yet only 20 minutes drive from Puerto de la Cruz (the main holiday resort in the North of Tenerife). Only 15 minutes in the other direction is Icod de los Vinos home of the famous "El Drago" (Dragon Tree) and local wine. San Marcos beach is also a short drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Charco del Viento 4 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Reina Sofia
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

It has recently been fully restored conserving the typical architecture with old wooden beams in the ceiling. It has good quality rustic furniture and a well equipped kitchen. It has one double bed, two sofa beds,a single fold down bed and a cot. It is in a friendly and quiet area so ideal for relaxing but there is also plenty to do too.

For those of you wanting to relax you can enjoy a private en suite with jacuzzi for an extra cost.

For those of you on a budget the ensuite studio with jacuzzi is also available for renting on it's own for 210 euros per week. The small kitchenette has everything you need and there is a small terrace.

The appliances in the property are all electric including heaters if required.

There are also smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher for your safety.

There is space for parking a car.

Further details outdoors

The main house has a large sun terrace and barbecue area with running water, outdoor furniture including sunbeds.

Ideal for families seeking relaxation.

The apartment has a small patio area with table and chairs

Further details

Welcome pack provided including local wine.

En suite studio double bedroom with Jacuzzi available as an extra or on it's own.

There is no disabled access so not suitable for wheelchair users.

The Canary Islands region

Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands. It offers all year round sunshine with good temperatures. There is an average temperature of 25º in the summer and 20º in the winter so is ideal at any time of the year.

Tourism is synonymous with bright sunshine and swimming in the sea. With over 350 kilometres of coastline,a wide variety of beaches with golden or volcanic sand, family-friendly beaches, hidden beaches, nudist beaches ……that's without including the unique natural seawater pools of Tenerife.

The stunning scenary lets you be in contact with nature. There are many mountain paths ready for exploration.

La Guancha

For those who seek peace and quiet without isolation and a moderate sunny climate in an area where serious crime is virtually unknown, La Guancha in the North of Tenerife is the place to go!

La Ruta del Agua and Barranco Ruiz are two footpaths through the mountains, ideal for ramblers. Forest tracks around the village offer some different views of Mount Teide and a recently created recreation area at El Lagar includes barbecue facilities and a children's playground.

In the nearby town of Icod de los Vinos you can experience a visit to one of the largest lava caves in the European Union. The Cueva del Viento (Cave of the Wind) underground complex is now open to the public Tuesday to Saturday. for more information.

However, if rambling isn't your thing and you prefer the sea then Charco del Viento is the local beach. As Tenerife is a volcanic island, the beaches in the north are rocky; however these small rock pools are ideal for swimming and fishing. The beach at San Marcos isn't far either.

It's full of tradition with local shops and typical restaurants offering traditional canarian food and wine only a few minutes walk away.

The village is known for the quality of its white wine, which is produced under the Ycoden-Daute-Isora 'Denominacíon de Origen' and is noted for its golden colour and unusual taste. A good place to have a taste of this wine is the Bodega de Viñatico, a local vinyard only 50m away!

La Guancha Craft Workshop -A crafts centre and workshop where visitors can admire outstanding examples of traditional Canary Island pottery, while watching local potters at work. Access to the building is gained through a beautifully carved door that depicts traditional scenes of life in the town. The address is 4, Avenida Hipólito Sinforiano. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. and contains an assortment of rooms where local people produce and exhibit pottery, raffia, basketry, openwork, textiles, embroidery, traditional costumes, street clothes and carnival costumes.

If you're looking for local customs and fiestas then "Virgen de la Esperanza" on 15th August and "Virgin de Coromoto" at the end of May are worth experiencing. The world famous Tenerife Carnival is the second biggest in the world after Rio de Janeiro, a fantastic colourful sight with elaborate costumes & music and takes place at the beginning of Lent (usually February).

"Loro Parque" is the biggest tourist attraction in the north of the island and close to Puerto de la Cruz. Here you will find the world's largest parrot collection and many other animals including a spectacular dolphin show.

For the golfers, the Buenavista Golf course (designed by Seve Ballesteros) is a drive away along the north coastline and situated next to Buenavista beach.

There is a small horse riding stable in Cruz del Camino near Icod - Finca Estrella. Prices start from 50 euros for 3 hours.

Paragliding is available to try. Offices are in Santa Ursula, La Victoria and Puerto de la Cruz

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2 Mar 2013


"Charming, authentic with great view"

Casa Carmela is a lovely place to stay, off the tourist beaten track. An authentic house renovated to retain its charm. George and Lala do everthing they can to ensure you have what you needl when you get there and Karen is most helpful in booking. Plenty of patio space and rewarding views of the dominating, volcanic mountain, Teide, and of the Atlantic coast. We needed to be more aware that the North of Tenerife can be more cloudy and cooler than the South, depending on the wind direction.. Our high points were 1- the simple appeal of freshly cooked sardines and Papas Bravas (potatoes with tasty sauce) at the seaside restaurant in nearby San Juan de la Rambla (end of the road through the village). 2- An evening stroll and meal in the Heritage Quarter of La Laguna, following a tram trip down to Santa Cruz and back. 3- Enjoying the drama of the sea on the rocky coast when the wind is up. You will need a hire car (very reasonable cost) and be prepared for steep hills.

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found some interesting places to visit.

30 Nov 2012


"Lovely property in good location for exploring North of the island"

Loveloy property on North coast with excellent views all round including Teide. Two balconies with lovely views and well equipped. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful despite language difficulties we managed well.

Thanks. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything was to your satisfaction.

26 Oct 2012


"Very nice traditional house with good location."

We had a wonderful stay in Casa Carmela. The location is great - close to main attractions of the North of Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz with Loro parque and Lago Martianez, La Orotava, Ikod de Vinos, Garachico etc. but it will be observed - car is needed. The various terraces of the house were lovely and the views of Teide and the coast were spectacular. The house realy feels like a home, is interestingly decorated and equipped with everything you might want. The home owners, Jorge and Lala, were both extremely friendly, met us very cordially and showed us the house facilities. Thanks them and Karen for the our beautiful holidays, we very hope to return to this nice place.

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again!

13 Sep 2012


"Alojamiento acogedor y muy tranquilo"

Para empezar debo decir que se trata de un alojamiento muy recomendable. Describo a continuación sus características, esperando que ayude a quienes se interesen por él. El alojamiento se encuentra en las afueras del casco urbano de La Guancha, población agrícola y no turística, lo que nos asegura un entorno tranqilo donde la mayoría de las personas que nos encontremos hablan en castellano. Si queremos playa y jolgorio tendremos que tomar el coche, pero no están lejos, pues nos encontramos a medio camino entre Icod de Los Vinos y Puerto La Cruz, ambos a pocos minutos por carretera. Aunque La Guancha dispone de todos los servicios básicos (tiendas, bancos, farmacia, algún restaurante), es necesario tener un coche para aprovechar realmente la estancia. En cuanto a la casa en sí, al principio sorprende un tanto su estructura y distribución, fruto de la rehabilitación de una vivienda de configuración tradicional. Todas las estancias son de paso y no existen pasillos ni puertas interiores, salvo las de los baños. En la planta baja accedemos desde la calle a un amplio y acogedor salón, equipado con dos sofás-cama, que durante la noche cobran cierta intimidad separando el espacio que ocupan mediante cortinas. Del salón accedemos a través de un bonito arco al comedor-cocina, con la original mesa-barra que se ve en las fotos. De aquí tenemos a un lado un pequeño cuarto de aseo con ducha y al otro las escaleras que acceden al piso superior. Al final de la escalera, tras un biombo, el dormitorio, donde destaca la alta calidad del colchón. Desde la propia habitación accedemos a otro baño con ducha y, tras un gran ventanal (bien protegido del sol por cortinas opacas para los no madrugadores), tenemos la primera terraza. Asomarse a ella es fantástico: vemos las últimas casas del casco urbano, con su bonita iglesia, algunas casas aisladas, la gran extensión de viñedos y cultivos y, al fondo, el mar, sobre el que podremos disfrutar de la puesta de sol. La vista hacia el lado contrario es algo peor, estamos rodeados de tejados y azoteas de edificios, aunque los días claros veremos por encima de ellas que sobresale el Teide. La terraza está equipada con varias mesas, sombrillas y una espléndida barbacoa, además de un fregadero y vajilla que nos evitan bajar a la cocina cuando queramos cocinar en la barbacoa. La casa no se termina aquí, desde esta terraza sale otra escalera que nos lleva a una terracita superior, encima del dormitorio, perfecta como solarium o para mirar las estrellas. El interior de la casa es rústico y agradable. Numerosas lámparas ofrecen una iluminación acogedora, con la única pega de que al principio nos haremos algo de lío con la cantidad de interruptores repartidos por las paredes. Se observa buen gusto en la rehabilitación, donde se ha intentado mantener el tradicional canario, mientras que en la decoración tenemos cierta mezcla de gustos, con algunos elementos peculiares, pero que no hacen menos acogedora la vivienda. Eso sí, no es una casa recomendable para personas con movilidad reducida, ya que hay escalones y escaleras por todas partes. El equipamiento de la casa es bastante completo, cumple con todo lo que se indica en el anuncio y todo funciona. El estado de limpieza es razonable para una casa de campo, y sólo echamos de menos una limpieza más a fondo en la cocina. Aparte de lo descrito, en la planta baja hay un pequeño apartamento independiente que se puede alquilar aparte. A la entrada tiene una terracita -lo justo para una mesa con dos sillas- y en el interior destaca el hidromasaje de dos plazas. El apartamento está muy bien si se alquila de manera conjunta con la casa, pero si se alquila por separado hay que tener en cuenta, sobre todo en estancias largas, que no tiene una zona de estar propia donde permanecer cómodamente durante el día. En cuanto al trato de Jorge y Lala debemos decir que fue excepcional. Muy amables, nos dieron mucha información y estuvieron siempre muy dispuestos a ayudarnos en lo que fuera necesario.

28 Oct 2011


"the best place in the World"

Good afternoon, my dear friends! My name is Maria! We're couple with a young child (6 years old) from Russia!! With the great pleasure i want to write a response about our rest on Tenerife, in the finest place La Guancha! At once I will notice that we lived in this house already twice! Absolutely casually we have found this wonderful house on one of web-sites! Correspondence was conducted very operatively, owners with the smallest details answered our questions and helped with the organization of our travel. When we have arrived for the first time, owners met us at the airport, on the way we have come in a hypermarket, have bought set of the freshest products: bread, fruit, seafood, magnificent local wine and many other things. When we have arrived to the house, was already dark... But even in the dark I have fallen in love at once with this place...4ever.... Even greatness of Tejde (the kind on which opens from a terrace) it was felt and the smell of the salty sea was caught.... The house has amazed us with the interior... All details are thought so over.... All is made with huge love, sense of style and a cosiness!! Two floors are divided by a magnificent ladder.... The kitchen is completely equipped... Here you will find all! The house, "breathes" local color, traditions really literally... Sometimes it seemed to us that we have turned to local residents.... The tiny church which is two steps away from the house, each half an hour notifies you on time a ring of the bells. If you early wake up, necessarily will hear, as the local baker on the car carries the freshest bread on houses.... It it is possible to stop him and buy a crackling baguette for a breakfast! When day replaces night, and the sun slowly rises from a horizon.... You slowly open your eyes... Do 2 steps from a bed .. Appear on a terrace .... the splendid kind on a boundless sea smooth surface, on vineyards and, certainly, Tejde opens to you .... This inexpressible sensation: to sit in the morning on terrace, with a cup of hot coffee and to study smooth bends of the greatest volcano of Spain!!!! Also, I want to notice that in this small town IN GENERAL there are no TOURISTS!!!!!!!!! It is our secret! Here it is possible to have a rest really from vanity, a megacity and people!!! Thus, if you rent the car, there are no complexities to reach to any point of island... At once I will tell that this part of island was pleasant to us much more, than the south of Tenerife.... Here absolutely other nature, another landscape .. And other kind of people.... Here in each cafe you will be concern as dear visitor, instead of as to an income source... Here meal prepare with love and respect for traditions, always from the freshest products. Owners of the house - very kind and sympathetic people, always helped us, gave advice.... Though almost don't speak English! But it to us didn't disturb also we understood each other from a semi-word! We were to Tenerife in this house already twice and I am sure, we will visit this magnificent place again & again!! Because now i know how to feel very rare on other end of a planet , like you feel in your own home! And in it a merit of owners of it of house-good-natured and cheerful Horjhe and Lala! These people have helped us to feel spirit of island, culture of local residents and a charm of independent travel! So if you the active person, the nature, local traditions is interesting to you, you travel independently, you hate "buffet" and hotels "all inclusive", you aren't afraid of a mountain streamer and you aren't ready to spend the holiday for round-the-clock lying on a beach if you are impressed with mountains, greatness of ocean and salty air.... Then-you here! Better a place to Tenerife you won't find!!!! So..if you can't believe that it's true..- write me...i'll send you 10000 photos of this place...Yours faithfully, love and hope of a soon meeting, always yours Maria, Anton and Egor.

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