Excellent apartment, as described and the apartment complex was very quiet which we liked. Really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I like to cook and it had all the cooking equipment I needed, this doesn’t usually happen when renting a holiday let. The kitchen was really spacious.
As everyone says there are loads of DVDs so we could watch a film every evening and tons of music cds to play during the day. There are also several Spanish teaching books and cds to help you learn or improve your Spanish. Victor also had guide books and maps giving you ideas of places to go. There was only one English channel on the huge TV, “world news”.
The balcony off the kitchen was very big and had a table and chairs and umbrella to sit out, sunny in the afternoons and evenings. The ones off the bedrooms are tiny but good to check the weather. The bed and sofa and dining chairs were all very comfortable. As we were there for 2 weeks, Victor kindly left us a complete set of linen to change for the second week, even another pair of beautiful beach towels, and didn’t expect us to wash them even though the washing machine was there.
There’s a coolbox and several large good quality shopping bags to help with your big supermarket shop, the Spar in the village is bigger than it looks and has most things you’d want and there’s a huge Mercadona and Lidl nearby.
The area is very quiet and not at all touristy, we only met 2 English guys in the whole fortnight. It’s a 30 minute walk to the beach at Sardina, there were a couple of bars there with wifi so we walked down for a sunset drink each evening to check our emails. We always tried to get back before dark as there’s no street lighting.
Daytimes we explored the myriad towns and villages in the mountains and the many little coves around the north coast, some sandy some just rocks. The sea is quite rough along the north coast but several places had a piscina – this is an area of beach contained by concrete walls so that the sea is calm inside. There is some spectacular scenery in the North of the island. We particularly liked Puerto de las Nieves, a pretty harbour town where the ferry goes to Tenerife every two hours. There are lots of restaurants along the harbour front with lovely views, these all compete with each other and most of them do a “menu del dia” (menu of the day) which consists of starter, main course, dessert and often bread and a drink as well all for about 8 euros (Feb 2017). They have plenty of other options too, we had a couple of nice lunches there at different restaurants.
Car parking was not always available in the spot behind the apartment but there was a car park very near. …
Apartment Reina Arminda
Perfect place hosted by perfect hosts!!!
Owner was awaiting us on the street to help us park. His wife was in the apartment awaiting us with fruits, wine and food. Showed us around and provided information about events and the town. Later in the holiday they presented us small gifts and information of local restaurants and places to visit. Additional hoover and iron was as well provided. The last day they returned with a present made by their daughter.
They have been so welcoming and caring for us it is hard to describe their hospitality in detail. The apartment had everything what one needs and more!!
I wish them well with holiday rental. …