Moya Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Big terrace, jacuzzi, two bedrooms, two living rooms, games room, six people
The house is located at north, in the best kept secret of Gran Canaria (the Laurel Canyon). Just two miles from the protected natural reserve of Los Tilos, one of the last strongholds of Laurisilva and within the Parque Rural Doramas and 15 minutes away from the coast.
The house sits between Moya and Fontanales, from there you can enjoy both towns, with their quaint houses and restaurants. It will serve you as a great retreat to enjoy the island and its mountains. The location is ideal for resting, relaxing and hiking. If you seek peace and nature, this is the ideal starting point to discover the island of Gran Canaria.
Our house was built in 1850, so it has all the flvour of the Canry Islands traditional arquitecture. It has been recently renovated to give it today comforts with a special flavour. You can completely relax in the Jacuzzi or in one of the terraces.
Moya center is approximately 10 minutesaway in a car and there you can do your shopping and visit the gorge of Los Tilos. The nearest beach is 15 km. Makesure you visit to thewhite village of Agaete thirty minutes away.
We also provide you with websites from which you could contract services such as mountain biking, windsurfing and much more.
Walking around the house you can enjoy spectacular views and buy handicrafts or fresh products of the area. The existence of a rich flora and fauna endemic to the island makes the area a paradise for botanists, photographers and lovers of nature.
The coast is also one of the main attractions of the island and from the house you can visit golden, gray or black sandy beaches or small ones hidden among rocks and cliffs.
Very close to the house is the highest peak of Moya with its volcanic scenery and contrasting shapes and colors. Two natural constructions are the ones who taround 3. 000 years ago shaped the existing relief, which hold the 'record' of being one of the last volcanic eruptions in the island: Montañón Negro and Caldera de los Pinos.
In the Caldera de Los Pinos, one can appreciate the volcanic relief of the inner walls of the volcano.
A great gastronomy, is one of the offers of this area that due to its particualr situation in the mountains but close to the sea offers a wide variety of products, from the typical canary islands soup (potage that come in around ten different mixes, beans, chickpeas, lentils, watercrass...), to pork, goat, rabbit and beef. But for thise that prefer fish you can order a variety of twenty seafood dishes in the area. Other two products that complement the local cuisine are the sweets from Moya, famous throughout the island and cheese varieties that can be found nearby. (Museo del Queso).
Shopping is possible in different shopping centers through the island but if you are tired of malls have a stroll in the traditional Triana Street, where the 'canarios' walk, talk and take 'tapas' while shopping. There you can also find more selected products and designer stores.
Do not forget also if you visit between the months of February and March the fabulous Carnival of Las Palmas with street musicians, drag-queen contest, parade, throngs and glamorous choice of the Queen of Carnival, a spectacle of color and sound.
Traditional in the island also are the festivals in different towns, festivals that gather traditions that date back to the Guanches or festivals that celebrate the natural wealth of this privileged island. Each village has its particular saint and for several days celebrate with cultural and musical events that often culminate in the typical 'verbena', a party that takes place outdoors in the village square, wher locals, eat, dance and have fun until late hours in the night.
In recent years has also increased the popularity of the wines of the islands, and today many wineries allow visitors to its facilities.
To enjoy your holiday, going back in your house you can enjoy:
Kitchen-salon: stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, blender, juicer, coffee maker and espresso, dishes, pots, linens and towels.
The TV room has 32 'with Digital + (Canal + league), ASTRA, DVD, a collection of classic movies and music, documentaries, books, etc., heating and wood stove. Double sofa bed.
Play room: pool table, standard size, football, Wifi, Video, Stereo, board games, children's slate, wood stove.
Bedrooms: There are two double bedrooms, one with double bed (1. 50 x 1. 90 m latex mattresses) and one with two single beds. Have all bedding and heating. Bathrooms (two): towels, bath mat, hot water. Foreign private areas: spa-Jacuzzi whirlpool, sun loungers, chairs, tables, umbrella, barbecue, parking and garden with herbs. Cleaning room: washing machine, iron and ironing board, and cleaning items.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Rosa Maria Rodriguez Mesa
Hi my name is Rosa and my friends known me as Rosa Mesa. I was born in the island but I traveled abroad at younf age living in the Caribean, Venezuela, Thailand and Kenia , working as a divemaster. Later I moved to Canada (where I lived for 13 years in Toronto). I have also lived in Barcelona (3 years), two in Switzerland and three in Berlin. For the last three years I have been living in Gran Canaria with my family. I love nature, culture and good food. I am an artist and art therapist.
Our house el Laurel is our own refugy where we escaped everytime we can. We chose it because it give us the energy we need for our daily lifes. Because of my extensive experience living in the North I have learn to appreciate more and more this island and what it has to offer and I am happy to raise my child here.
Now that I live again in the island I enjoy providing our guests with a piece of this beautiful place, remebering how important was for me my winter escapes for so many years. It is true that the islands are mainly known for their beaches but it has really much more to offer. The light in the island is simply fascinating, it covers everything and also transforms you when you visit. The blues (how much I have actually missed them) are brilliant and in contrast with the green of the valley is simply visual food, an instant relaxation. This mountains are other of the secrets of this island, with multiples places to hike or bike.
The original inhabitants of the islands (guanches) did enjoy walking though the mountains, sometimes using huge sticks to fly over them. The mountains here can take your breath away. Due to the special weather conditions in the island, not too hot, not too cold , you can live almost in an eternal spring so it is a grat place to hike all year around.
In the house you will be by yourself, in a friendly rural enviroiment, away from tourism. In contrast with the coast you will live in a natural space with plenty of vegetation, the evergreen forest. The restaurants in the area do not know tourism so they offer local food at great prices. The house is located fifteen minutes from the coast and fitteen minutes from the mountains so you are in a great place to explore.