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.
This was a tranquil haven in a beautiful setting. Ted was wonderfully helpful, thoughtful and very congenial. He gave excellent recommendations for restaurants and was very kind and generous- even bringing home made guacamole and avocados to take home. The cottage was delightful, very highly finished with everything you could need thoughtfully provided. We even grew to like the cockerel who brought an enthusiastic start to the day!
Comfortable modern accommodation in a very attractive setting
The apartment is well proportioned and very comfortable with attractive and private outdoor space. There is a good restaurant 5 minutes walk away and it is possible to walk into Puerto de la Cruz along the coast (takes about 45 minutes). Some evenings we did this, had dinner, then got a taxi back (10 Euros). Bernard, the owner, is an excellent host, keen to make sure that you enjoy your stay.
Neben der super Ausstattung (in Küche und Bad hat es an nichts gefehlt, super schnelles Internet, toller Obstkorb und Wein zur Begrüßung) und der geschmackvollen Einrichtung haben uns besonders die Lage inmitten einer Avocadoplantage und die drei herrlichen Terrassen begeistert.
Das Restaurant San Diego Grill in unmittelbarer Nähe ist sehr empfehlenswert. Direkt von der Unterkunft aus können schöne Spaziergänge zu verschiedenen Stränden und sogar bis nach Porto de la Cruz unternommen werden. Ansonsten erreicht man alle anderen sehenswerten Orte im Norden zügig mit dem Auto...
Ted ist ein sehr sympathischer und hilfsbereiter Gastgeber.
Eine wundervolle und einzigartige Erfahrung
Wir waren Anfang Oktober 2018 in der wundervollen, gemütlichen und super ausgestatteten Villa Juanita. Wir sind warmherzig und sehr freundlich von Ted (Bernard) empfangen worden. Eine "frische" Obstschale und ein leckerer Weißwein standen zum Empfang für uns bereit. Der Bungalow ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Eine Terrasse vorne zum Frühstücken mit Morgensonne, die andere Terrasse hinter zum Sonnenbaden und abends zum Barbecue. Und das alles mitten in einer üppig grünen Avocado-Plantage - eine absolute Ruheoase und unweit vom Strand Bollullo.
Ted war immer sehr hilfsbereit und gab uns tolle Tipps für Unternehmungen und Essen.....
Was wir sehr empfehlen können:
Wandern: Punta de Teno, Anagagebirge
Sightseeing: Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna
Baden: Piscina de Natural de Bajamar, Costa Sauzal bei El Sauzal, Playa El Bollullo bei El Rincon, Playa de Las Teresitas bei Santa Cruz
Essen: San Diego in El Rincon
Wir können diese Unterkunft wärmstens weiterempfehlen und danken dem Vermieterehepaar Ted und Cristina für diese schöne Zeit in El Rincon, unterhalb von La Orotava und unweit von Puerto de la Cruz.
Nochmals herzlichen Dank für die schöne Zeit bei Euch
Regina und Willfried
Dear Regina and Willfried,
Thanks you so much for the wonderful review (and full of hints) that you made.
Other guests will surely appreciate the recommendations.
We are very happy that you had such a nice time. That is the most important thing for us.
Best regards and we hope to see you next time you come to Tenerife,
Ted and Cris
This is how you have a vacation!
It was truly amazing at Cottage Strelitzia, everything was perfect and we felt very much at home.
Where to begin? It’s great that the cottage is secluded amidst all these wonderful avocado trees and guarded by a gate, so you feel very safe. The pathways to our little abode are nice and we enjoyed greeting the lizards every day although they hastily ran away at our sight. The cottage itself is magnificent: very light and airy, lots of wood. Inside, we had everything we could wish for: a comfortable bed, a cosy living room area with a high-quality television, a clean and well-equipped kitchen, even a washing machine! From everywhere in the cottage you could enjoy the view on the terrace, lots of wood again and beautiful flowers. But what really made this cottage unique is it’s exquisite sun deck. Only a few steps on the (very secure) wooden ladder and suddenly you have the most scenic view you could dream of. To the right side: the island itself, other cottages in the distance, twinkling lights by night. In front of us: green and the blue of the sky and the ocean in the distance. In the back: the mountains. The sun deck is an amazing place, very calming and simply stunning. Hats off to you for having had this great idea!
Regarding the service: All wonderful. You were most kind to us, offering advice and your help all the time. We met part of your family who are also very open and friendly people. Definitely a most trust-worthy experience being your guests! The mid-cleaning surprised us: It was more than perfect, very carefully cleaned, it looked like it did on the first day when we came in for the first time. Even our clothes were neatly folded and everything right in order where it should be. Also, we got new towels and sheets, which felt nice and was necessary because we were at the beach quite often.
What’s left to say? The surroundings are great: being close to nature really gives you the chance to have a vacation. We had a rental car, so everything was very easy to get to and we explored quite a bit of the island.
Honestly, we will come back to your cottage when we’re on Tenerife. We can’t think of a nicer place to stay.
Thank you so much for this wonderful and comprehensive review.
We are very happy that we could contribute to a fantastic vacation which is our main goal. It is very comforting to see that our efforts have the results we hope for.
You are wonderful guests and we enjoyed having you stay at our guest cottage. We look forwards to seeing you again in your next trip to Tenerife.
Best wishes and thanks again for taking the time to write this fantastic review,
Ted and Cris
A Perfect Location
Cottage Strelitzia is a modern, very attractively designed studio apartment in the middle of an avocado plantation with plenty of on site parking. It is comfortable, spacious, secure and has everything you need for a holiday. At the rear there is a lovely large decking area with comfortable seating and sun loungers as well as a table and chairs for outdoor eating.
The plantation is very private and peaceful but there are restaurants close by and the local Lidl is a short drive away.
Ted, the owner, is extremely pleasant and helpful. On hand if needed but not intrusive. His information sheets and directions to the property are very comprehensive and a great help. A nice touch was a wonderful bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival.
Dear Phil and Dianne,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and wonderful review. We are sure other guests considering our place will find it very useful and it will help them make the right decision.
Our main objective is to make our guests feel comfortable and pampered so they can concentrate in enjoying a well deserved vacation.
It is very comforting for us when you tell us you loved the place and had a wonderful time.
We hope to see you next time you visit Tenerife.
Ted and Cris
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.