An authentic setting of calm and proximity to the coast
- english, french, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent week in an idyllic location
Carmen was a wonderful host and staying in her property for a week was a pleasure. The property was comfortable and spotlessly clean and was well appointed for our needs. The grounds of El Lajial were impeccably maintained and all in all we wouldn't hesitate to book with Carmen again on our next visit to Tenerife.
A little gem
Just arrived back from a gorgeous weeklong stay here. We didn’t want to leave.
We would like to keep it our little secret but we cannot recommend it enough!
We stayed in the cottage, which was neat, clean and beautifully cool downstairs with fabulous balconies for viewing sun up and sun down. The views, birds and flora are amazing – perfect for a quiet get away.
The owners Carmen and her husband were very welcoming and always at hand if we needed them, plus lovely Filipe was on site if we needed him to identify birds and plants.
We did not do much exploring there is plenty to do, but instead we lazed by the pool chatting, reading and soaking up the sun.
The nearby grocery stores were just fine, both had excellent fish/meat counters and Carmen provided a store cupboard with all of the basics.
Already booking for next year – looking forward to more outdoors cooking on that huge barbecue.
Beautiful secluded private house, with very caring and kind owners
The property was very well maintained: the gardner makes sure the property looks great and leaves you with fresh bananas of which there are plenty on this plantation. Lovely stay!
We had a blissful two weeks over Christmas and New Year at this lovely detached cottage. Stunning surroundings and great weather! Juan met us and gave us a very warm traditional welcome. Despite the fact that we had little knowledge of each other's language, we communicated brilliantly! During our stay we met Carmen and her husband (the owners) - all lovely people and they made sure we were completely happy during our stay. The cottage itself has so much character, inside and out. It was very clean and comfortable. It's situated in a fairly low key resort of Puerto de Santiago, quite high up on the hillside. Each double room has a terrace - you can almost touch the bananas from the terrace! The trees provide plenty of shade, the birdsong is a pleasure to hear and there is plenty of room for a family of 4. I must mention the barbecue which my husband loved. We used it often and if you enjoy barbecuing, this one has a metal grid with a pulley, which you can lower and raise. Great to use. There is a larger property neighbouring this cottage which is also used for lettings. The pool is situated the other side of this property and is shared arrangement. Easy access to pool and ample room for comfort and enjoyment around the pool - plenty of sunbeds, beautiful garden and ocean views.
This area merges with Los Gigantis on the north side and Playa de Arena on the south - all towns are 2 minute drive from the cottage. Plenty of bars, restaurants and supermarkets. You can walk to Puerto Sandiego in 10 minutes. There's a great bar, 10 minute walk, above the Supermarket ( at the first island) owed by Jose where you can sip a glass of wine and look out at the ocean. There are plenty of other supermarkets, Lidl and Mercedonas. The wine and cava around 3 euros a bottle. If you are looking for nightlife and tourist traps this is not the place. My 19 year old daughter and her boyfriend came for the first 6 days and we did plenty of trips to Playa de las Americas! Despite the fact that this place is far too touristy for us, we had a very enjoyable day on the beach with them and safe swimming. Los Cristianos has a lovely promenade with bars. Inland and towards Mount Teide there are plenty of walks and mountainous drives. Highly recommend Masca and the island Gomera. My husband did an Enduro biking day starting at Playa de las Americas. A great holiday and we will definitely return here one day. Thank you Carmen
beautifull traditional property in a quiet picturesque setting
great peaceful location 30 minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes to the supermarket, plenty of bars and restaurants within a short walk, we hired a car and travelled the island, cottage is spacious, with a large shared pool, looking at booking again for 2019
Great with a few buts...
La Casita is great. The caretaker Juan and his wife Rosa are a phenomenon. Fresh bananas delivered to your door almost every morning!
Owners are helpful and nice.
It would have been perfect if:
– the kitchenware had been up to better standards. Frying pans especially had seen better days and we had to get our own knives to get anything cut.
– kitchen floor would not have been flooding with water every other evening. Mopping kitchen floors is not really what one likes to do on holidays. Reason for the flooding still remains a mystery, perhaps to our good hosts Carmen and Fatima too?
– the water leak would not have made the air on ground floor unpleasantly humid and cellar like.
– if we could have used the wifi for something else than basically just checking emails. We exceeded some limit and the wifi was removed from us by the owners after a couple of days. We were left with the neighbouring house’s network, which was practically useless.
We can recommend La Casita sincerely, and would consider coming back sometime if the above-mentioned problems were solved and if Carmen would have us, of course;)
All the best and thank you for a memorable stay!
Thanks for the suggestions, although we would have liked you to communicate it at the beginning of your stay and it would have been solved. Today there are new knives and frying pans. Regarding the water problem, it was resolved before leaving. As for Wi-Fi, we hired two weeks ago a new one with no data limit, we do not imagine that 41 Gb could be consumed in four days. We will be happy to repeat as a guest, you will be welcome!
Banana plantation house, quiet, with gardens and trees, with pool in the west of the island of Tenerife in the calm area, with marina, beaches, bars and restaurants, with beautiful sunsets poniensose the sun between islands of La Gomera and La Palma, etc.