We wanted somewhere really relaxing to stay, as our first baby's due in a couple of months and our daily lives are well hectic, so some recouperation was in order.
This place is perfect. It's got a living room with a wood burner, TV and DVD player (There's no tv reception as far as I could work out, so even if you speak Spanish, bring some DVDs!), a little kitchen, a double room, a twin, a bathroom and a cot..
It's pretty basic, but completely fine - you feel dead comfortable. The main bed is big and firm and the fire keeps you nice and warm.
The main plus point is the view. The main windows face East out to sea, towards Tenerife (and Africa!) so you get spectacular sunrises. The garden faces the same way and is also lovely, with lush vegetation and citrus trees.
It's in the south of the island, which in our experience has better weather.
It's too far to walk down to the sea (I tried and gave up!), but not a long drive.
It's about 40 minutes from the airport.
There are a couple of things to bear in mind. Firstly, the last part of the drive isn't for the faint-hearted. You go down a track off the main road, about quarter of a mile, then turn into the drive to the house itself, which is reallllly steep. You soon get used to it, but especially if you arrive in the dark, steel yourself!
Also, whilst the owner is lovely, she doesn't speak any English. So try to learn a bit of spanish before you go. We were too busy to do that prior to our arrival, which was a pity.
And the hot water tank is a bit limited. You get 2 decent showers out of it, then you have to leave it a few hours to warm up again, like a big slow kettle. So if 4 of you hire the place out, you'll have to stagger your showers. Or be really quick.
But these are just tiny gripes really. Overall, it's a brilliant place. Especially if you want to get away from it all. And the island as a whole is pretty great too. I'm sure in future we'll look back fondly on our last holiday with just the two of us. …
Fantastic sightseeing. All facilities to meet the owner and get the keys. Very nice place to stay and have relaxing breakfast by the ocean. …