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Country Cottage in Sunny Tenerife

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

The cottage is in the hills above the southern Tenerife town of Güimar. It is surrounded by vineyards and has magnificent views of the high mountains to one side, and the sea to the other. There are local shops and a well supplied village within easy walking distance. It is best suited to walking holidays in the autumn, winter and spring, but the sea is only seven minutes away by car. Güimar is well connected to the southern airport and to the capital city of Santa Cruz by motorway. It also has one of the main access routes to the Mount Teide national park in the island interior. The house is a traditional cottage newly modernized and decorated. It has all amenities including an internet connection.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About The Owner

I am an astronomer from England who has been living in Tenerife for over 30 years. My wife is from the village of Güimar. She was born in this cottage which belonged to her family, and where her grandparents lived. Her grandfather left her the cottage in his will. After inheriting the house she has modernized it and it is ready for letting.

Why The Owner chose Santa Cruz de Tenerife

We have been living in Güimar for over 18 years, where we have brought up our son. We have very warm relations with the district of La Hoya and the kind local people who have known my wife since she was a little girl. The area is spectacular, as Güimar is near the foot of the highest mountain in Spain, Mount Teide, but with great views of the sea and the surrounding country. The local wines, especially the white wine, are a great speciality to be sampled in the numerous local bars and restaurants. The house is quite small, highly suitable for a couple, or a couple with a child, and sleeps up to 4 people.


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Reina Sofia
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Bar San Pedro
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Motorway TF1 (Santa Cruz to Airport and beyond
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Half a dozen
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Puertito de Güimar
Car: recommended

House fully equipped with wifi, washing machine, complete sets of utensils (cutlery, crockery,) microwave oven, electric kettle, normal oven and hotplate etc.

Old cottage thoroughly modernized inside, and newly furnished. We provide all towels and bed linen.

We have two cots and a high-chair for babies, and a baby bath. We also have a portable barbecue which can be used in the small garden in front of the house

Local walks near the house with great scenery.

The sea within easy driving distance

Spectacular mountains for walking, climbing, or just sightseeing.

Within easy car drives historic town centres and colonial architecture, museums.

Ferry trips to neighbouring islands also within car reach.


Güímar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Twin beds in each of two bedrooms. Two cots for babies.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Although we do not provide a housekeeper, we offer rigorous cleaning between all visits and during longer visits.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Country Cottage in Sunny Tenerife
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Charming village house

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a quiet position with attractive views all around. It is well equipped and furnished and only a short drive from the centre of Guimar where there are plenty of shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this kind summary. We aim to keep improving the cottage as we have been doing gradually since we renovated it. We welcome guests who appreciate the tranquility of the countryside but where they can easily get down to the sea when they wish
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Great house, great location. Host out of this world.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, has everything we need and more. Near to the city if you want that, but quiet and country-like when you get home. Groceries nearby and a wonderful Sunday farmers market.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. One of the pleasures of running the cottage is that one meets a variety of very interesting people who enrich ones life. This has certainly been true of Ray and Kerry Duperron, whose world travel experience gave very agreeable conversation. It was great to have you visit.
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Traditional house with great character and with exceptionally helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this cottage is about as different from typical tourist resort accommodation as one could imagine, and for us, far preferable. The house is at the upper edge of the town of Guimar, with good food shops and restaurants catering primarily for local people. The town is 3km from the autopista del sur, providing easy access to the airport and the east and south of the island, and also has a road leading up to pine forests, Las Canadas and El Teide. The Puertito de Guimar, 2km below the autopista, has nice beaches and places to eat.

Parking for the house is at the bottom of a short paved slope that also gives access to three other houses. Living room, kitchen and bathroom are on the ground floor, with bedrooms above, reached by an uncovered stone staircase giving on to a small terrace with a place to sit outside and enjoy the impressive view. Furniture and equipment are fine, the house is carefully maintained, and there is a good WiFi connection. Owners John and Leo are extremely helpful in every way, and can be contacted at any time during one's stay by landline phone.

We can't remember getting better value for money in our long experience of Tenerife, and are highly likely to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Ashmoles were very special guests in our cottage. Before their arrival we had checked on internet and knew that they were scientists who had studied the Canary Islands, in particular Tenerife. However on meeting them we discovered just how much they do know about Tenerife, and in fact were lucky enough to obtain a copy of their book "NATURAL HISTORY OF TENERIFE" which has just been published and is a magnificent guide to many aspects: geology, botany and zoology, with beautiful photographic illustrations. This is an example of how one can benefit in an unexpected way from receiving guests. They proved as charming as they were active, and we would be particularly pleased if they chose to visit us again.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week staying at the cottage in Güímar. We found the place, clean, tidy and well supplied. We tend to go out hiking most days so like the option of cooking when we return. The kitchen had everything needed for preparing meals, plus John had provided a lovely selection of supplies to get us going.

The accommodation is simple but very comfortable. The central area is open and has stairs leading up to a lovely balcony outside the bedrooms. The views from there are fantastic, with Gran Canaria visible out to sea in one direction, and the Güímar valley in the other. The location is great, being tucked away enough to have a more rural feel, yet Güímar and access to the main TF-1 highway are close by. The Port of Güímar is just 10 minutes’ drive away and has a nice beach front for swimming and black sand beach. There is also an interesting short hike to the east of the port through some lovely coastal, volcanic and cactus populated landscapes.

There is good access to other parts of the island, and we found it easy to get to the hiking areas, especially the north-east corner where the wonderful Anaga mountains are. There is also a good road close by taking you up to toward Teide National Park. Being on the southern side of the island, the property enjoys a good deal of sunshine.

What makes this a real 5 star review however was the hospitality extended by John and his wife. From meeting us in Güímar on our arrival, taking us to the supermarket, checking there were no problem, and sharing his passion for his work as an Astrophysicist made this holiday very memorable and unique. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is very kind, so kind that I have to say that it sounds as if we don't really deserve it! We do try very hard to cater for the real needs of our guests, and we feel that the house, which has great sentimental value because my wife was born there, is really very pleasant indeed. In this case it was easy to help you, Maggie and Colin, because you were good to talk to and treated the house with respect. It was a pleasure to receive you, and it would be a pleasure to see you here again.
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Very nice and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

The communication with the owner was quick and perfect. The description of the property was accurate. All the rooms were clean and very well equipped. The owner took us for a brief tour around the city of Guimar and showed us all near shops, restaurants and atractions. We stayed for 10 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The house is situated in the vineyards and gardens with a view to the sea. We would definitely like to come back and also we would recomend this property to our friends for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. You left the house in perfect shape. Please come again when it suits you.
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Excellent location for relax + super hoster

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank for very friendly hoster John for a well-equipped house, which was a quiet and well-equipped for us. We appreciate John's helpfulness and advice. We highly recommend to all who prefer quiet living outside of tourist traffic in rural area surrounded by gardens. Nearby is a historical small town where you can go shopping, go for lunch between native people. For us - maximum satisfaction.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is easy to be a good host to people like Mike and Zdenka. They were always friendly, kept the house in an excellent state of cleanliness, and left it in the same way. We would be most happy to welcome you again if you choose to visit us. Best regards, John.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (per stay) $19.78

We can offer special rates for stays longer than 1 month, The fees should be agreed via HomeAway before the booking is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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