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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:
January 18, 2018

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 Güímar

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.


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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Country Cottage in Sunny Tenerife
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Clean, well equipped traditional style house, quiet area, great value

  • 5 of 5

Our house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with a nice terrace/balcony on which we could have our breakfast. There were useful supplies in the kitchen such as tea, coffee, sugar, honey and John, our owner had left a welcome bottle of local wine. John also gave clear directions and was very prompt to answer any queries. It was on the edge of the town of Guimar looking out to some farmland and was very quiet. The beds were comfortable. It felt like a proper home rather than generic accommodation and we enjoyed our stay there. Thank you to our host.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the kind of friendly responsible holidaymakers who are especially welcome in our cottage. It is easy to be a good host to you, and we would be very happy to welcome you again if you choose to revisit. If you think of any suggestions for improvements we would of course be very pleased to receive them. Thanks for you kind report.
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The stay in this house was very pleasant.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very conveniently located and you can explore the island from there.

It is very well equipped.

The care and support by John and Leo are something special.

We are glad to have met both and look forward to meeting again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review. We did our best to satisfy all your needs, and your report is particularly kind as this was not always possible. We very much enjoyed your company, and would be very pleased indeed to see you again. All the best for 2018. Leo and John
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Unique and lovely place to experience a bit of Tenerife life

  • 5 of 5

This traditional village home has been lovingly restored with modern comfort and convenience at it's heart. Everything is meticulously provided for living there fully. There are wonderful spaces both indoors and outdoors with a roof deck, a terrace overlooking the valley all the way to the sea--at the bedroom level, and a small open courtyard on the main level. John is an exceptional host, from the first booking enquiry, he took great care of details, making sure we had good directions and a guide to welcome us to the house. The rest of Tenerife is easy to reach from Guimar. We found we really enjoyed staying close and exploring this friendly village and surroundings. Staying here was an exceptional experience in every way and we hope to return for a longer visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is easy to be a good host to guests who are so friendly and communicative. It was a pleasure having you stay, and we sincerely hope that you find another opportunity to visit us and enrich your experience of the variety that Tenerife has to offer.
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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: October 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: February 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: December 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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Puertito de Güímar
Parque Nacional del Teide
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20.78

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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