Villa Juanita Cottages
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Chris my wife and me are professionals, I am an engineer and my wife is an interior decorator. We feel blessed to live in the avocado plantation and we wanted to share with others this beautiful and peaceful place.
Ted purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Ted chose La Orotava
If you want a unique place were to stay with all the commodities of a modern home but with the charm of a country property this is the place for you.
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, surrounded by nature, very quiet and close to everything.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Little gem among avocado trees!!!
What a wonderful place!!! Excellent welcoming by the host with a basket of fresh fruits and a bottle of wine. We enjoyed the stay very much and felt like home. Every day we were eating outside on the patio among all the avocado trees. The BBQ grill was a plus. The house was very clean and nicely decorated. There is also a parking spot for the car. Thanks again to Ted and Cris for all their help and recommendations. We'll be back!!!
The perfect vacation retreat
My wife and I grateful that Ted and Cris decided to share their beautiful property. The cottage was the perfect getaway and the location served as a convenient location as we explored the wonders of Tenerife. After spending the day being "tourists" it was nice to return "home" to the quiet of the plantation and the comfort of our accommodations.
Kleines Paradies auf Teneriffa
Wir sind definitiv keine Cluburlauber und haben gerne unsere Ruhe und dafür eignen sich Teds Hütten einfach perfekt!
Der Urlaub beginnt bereits bei der Anreise, wenn man in die Straße zur Plantage einbiegt und man eine wunderschöne Palmenallee vor sich hat die am Horizont im Meer zu verschwinden scheint. Bei der Ankunft befindet man sich dann schon mitten im Paradies. Natur wohin man blickt, eine ausgezeichnet gepflegte Anlage mit riesen Avocadobäumen, Palmen, Bananenstauden, Blumen, Pfirsiche etc. traumhaft!
Die Häuschen sind stilvoll und mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und bieten alles was das Herz begehrt. Hier passt einfach jedes Detail!
Das Beste daran? Stille! Man hört nur das rascheln der Blätter im Wind, keine Straße, keinen Maschinen, keinerlei Lärm.
So lässt es sich natürlich auch sehr gut auf der Terrasse aushalten die mit einem gemauerten Griller aufwartet und auch zum Sonnenliegen einlädt.
Wenige Meter entfernt gibt es ein ausgezeichnetes Restaurant für Hungrige, sollte man mal nichts im Kühlschrank haben oder nicht in die Stadt fahren wollen. Supermärkte (zB. Lidl) sind 5 Autominuten entfernt und sehr leicht erreichbar.
15 Gehminuten entfernt findet man auch die (unserer Meinung nach) schönsten Strände auf ganz Teneriffa. El Bollullo, Los Patos und El Ancon sind schwarze Sandstrände deren feiner Sand sich wie Wolken unter den Füßen anfühlt. Die Strände sind wenig besucht und wenn dann tummeln sich fast nur Einheimische dort. Das Wasser ist absolut klar und sauber und der unruhige Atlantik lädt zum Wellenreiten ein.
Wenn man etwas mehr Zeit hat, kann man auch nach Puerto de la Cruz spazieren. Hier ist eine gute Stunde einzuplanen, aber der Weg geht einer schönen, erhöhten Strandpromenade entlang und nach Hause kann man ein Taxi nehmen was keine 10Euro kostet.
In Puerto selbst gibt es ausgezeichnete Restaurants (uuuunbedingt ins El Taller de Seve Diaz!!!), Shoppingmöglichkeiten und den Loro Parque.
Final ist noch einmal zu sagen, dass der Urlaub herrlich war und Ted und seine Häuschen den Großteil dazu beigetragen haben.
Ich kann es jedem uneingeschränkt ans Herz legen in diesem Paradies abzuschalten und den Rest der Welt zu vergessen...
Thank you so much for your wonderful and comprehensive review and for taking the time to write it.
We are very happy that we were able to contribute to a wonderful vacation and that is our main goal as hosts. It is very rewarding for us to hear from our guests that everything was perfect and that they had a great time.
Again thanks a lot for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again next time you visit Tenerife.
Ted and Cris
Charming,Comfortable, and very well equipped
Our stay in cottage Juanita was comfortable and so well equipped that we had everything at our fingertips, including a washing machine!!!! Ted went out of his way to make our stay stress free and comfortable. Would return many times over...
It was a great pleasure to have you at our guest cottage. We always try to make things nice for our guests so that they can have as you say "a stress free and comfortable stay" It makes us very happy when our guests appreciate it.
Thanks once again for choosing our place and we look forwards to have you back whenever you come back to Tenerife.
Ted and Cris
Total relaxation in this delightful cottage
The cottage was very clean, well maintained and had everything and more, that we expected from a holiday home. It is in a peaceful position surrounded by avocado trees which give welcome shade from the sun when you need it. Ted was very helpful giving us ideas and recommendations on places to visit and eat, while we were there, and before we went. His directions to the cottage were very clear so we had no problems finding our way.
It was with great pleasure and surprise to see Mount Teide's snow covered top from the patio on our first morning and most days after too! We walked into Puerto De La Cruz twice and enjoyed Tapas from two great and reasonably priced restaurants, taxi back, as it was dark, cost about 8 euros.
Wonderful place to be
Wonderful place to be in a very well-maintained and very good equipped cottage. A place that serves very good as a initial-point to explore the whole island. Important to mention: Ted. He gives a very warm welcome, is helpful in any way, we appreciated especially his many very useful hints. Thank you and we'd like to come back....
Near the Property :
Restaurants – The closest restaurant is “Restaurante San Diego” Here you can eat well and at a reasonable price. Try the “Pollo a la Brasa” “Grilled Chicken”; they use firewood for the grill and it is very tasty. You can walk from the property as long as you do not mind a steep hill after eating. If you go out to the main road at the Church, you walk down towards the Ocean, at approximately 200 meters you will find the restaurant right at the end of the strait stretch where the main road splits into 2 tracks. Left to Playa Bollullo or Right to Playa El Ancon. Another restaurants nearby that we can recommend are:
- El Monasterio. Passing comercial centre Al Campo La Villa towards La Montañeta about 200 m on your right. It is a beautiful setting with various thematic restaurants and coffee shop with pastries as well on weekends the serve brunch. Also there is an outside area with animals for the kids and grownups to visit.
- El Calderito in Santa Ursula good food with spectacular views.
- La Bodeguita de Enfrente in front of El Calderito, nice tapas.
- Casa Egon in La Orotava with a terrace overlooking the Jardines Victoria.
- La Solera also in La Orotava is a nice place to have Tapas (Try the Serrano Ham)
- Tito’s Bodeguita in San Nicolas near Al Campo La Villa, very nice patio with live music on weekends.
- La Compostelana in Plaza del Charco in Puerto de La Cruz.
- Cervecería Hannen in Plaza del Charco in Puerto de La Cruz.
Nice places for a cocktail (also they have restaurant):
- Sunset 290 in Vista Paraiso – Santa Ursula (5 min from home).
- Terrazas del Sauzal – El Sauzal (15 min from home).
- Abaco Mansión Antigüa in El Durazno. They hold some classical concerts. Check agenda in their web page. (8 min form home).
Let us know if you are looking for something in particular we might be able to help.
Supermarkets – You have many within 5 to 10 minutes by car. Mercadona, Hiperdino and Lidl in Santa Ursula are the closest. On Sundays you have to go to Puerto de la Cruz and there you can find “Hipertrebol” in “Centro Comercial La Cupula” or “Supermercado 2000” in La Paz or “Mercadona” in “Commercial Centre Martianez”.
Commercial Centres - “Centro Comercial Al Campo - La Villa” is the closest one (5 minutes by car) and is the largest in the North. It has a huge supermarket, many stores, cinema theatres and a few restaurants and bars. Also you can find McDonalds and Burger King. “Centro Comercial Martianez” is much smaller but it is in Puerto de la Cruz and opens Sundays.
Beaches – Close by you have three of the most beautiful black sand beaches of the north of the Island. “Bollullo”, “Los Patos” and “El Ancon”
Things to do – Places to Visit
There are lots of activities that you can enjoy and places to visit while staying at Villa Juanita.
I would recommend that you visit La Orotava (Oldest colonial town of the North of the Island dating back to 1496 and only a 5 to 8 minute drive away from the property. Here you can see The “Casa de Los Balcones” an old colonial house with spectacular wooden handcrafted balconies and a beautiful interior patio that present in all colonial houses in the Canary Islands. Also you can visit the 'Victoria Gardens', the Town Hall or the beautiful Church of La Concepcion. There are many small restaurants where you can enjoy the typical Spanish tapas or full meals or enjoy a nice expresso at the Kiosko of Plaza de la Constitucion.
Also within a 5 to 8 minute drive you can be in Puerto de la Cruz (main tourist centre of the north). Here you can enjoy a nice walk from Playa Martianez to Plaza del Charco passing by San Telmo all along the coast line. It is very touristy but very nice. Also you can visit the Botanical Gardens, enjoy a relaxing Spa at the Hotel Playa Canaria, visit the Loro Parque. Also in Puerto de la Cruz you can enjoy the salt water swimming pool complex of “Lago Martianez” designed by the famous canarian arquitect Cesar Manrrique. There is also a gambling casino, restaurants, bars, a fishing pier, etc. Bathing in the ocean can be done at Playa Jardin, San Telmo or Playa Martianez.
Don’t miss out on visiting the National Park “Las Cañadas del Teide” The road to get there as well as the National Park itself constitute one of the most beautiful volcanic landscapes of the world.
Let us know if you have a particular interest in a specific activity or place to visit and we will try to get more information for you.