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Characterful villa with large Private heated pool and Panaromic Views.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Brena Alta, La Palma, Canary Islands - Peaceful Location, Ideal for Discovering All Parts of this Idylic Island

A unique former plantation owner's house with luxury spacious accommodation for up to 8 adults. Extremely private, it is set in the valley of La Brenas with spectacular views of the ocean and mountains. Surrounded by extensive exotic gardens and sun terraces it boasts a large heated private swimming pool. It is in an ideal central location for discovering the most beautiful of the Canary Islands. Untouched by mass tourism La Palma is a walkers' and nature lovers' paradise. The capital Santa Cruz and the beach resort of Los Cancajos are a short drive away. Most parts of the island are less than an hour's drive away.

Peter Baker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Peter Baker

Peter and Janet Baker fell in love with La Palma when visiting friends there. They have thoughtfully and carefully restored an old avocado plantation owner's house which they bought in 2003.

They have used experience gained in running two holiday cottages on the coast of Northumberland in the UK to equip Villa Miranda to a high standard. Their aim was to provide modern comforts in a characterful setting.

Peter, an amateur artist, was inspired by the flowers and scenery around the house to produce a series of paintings and drawings. These hang alongside other antique and modern works of art on the walls of the house.

Why Peter Baker chose Canary Islands

Peter and Janet were instantly impressed by how La Palma was untouched by the mass tourism which seemed to have taken over some of the other Canary islands.

The island has spectacular scenery and many areas are protected from development.

Villa Miranda is in a rural location, but with easy access to the capital, the airport and the small seaside resorts on both sides of the island. You feel you are living among a local canarian population and you can share the fiestas and traditions of the area of Brena Alta. Alternatively there is the space to just retreat into the seclusion of the villa and its grounds and enjoy the pool and other amenities.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is located fairly central to the island. It forms a perfect base for visiting the national park in the centre of the island, the volcanoes in the south west, the east and west coasts and the rocky regions of the north. The capital, Santa Cruz, and the airport are only twenty minutes away by car.

Most other villas for rent on the island are fairly small and basic and do not have a private pool. Peter and Janet set out to provide a level of comfort and luxury in a spacious and traditional setting at a reasonable price.

They also deliberately set out to offer a fixed rental price all year round, so that visitors were not doubly penalised by increased villa and flight prices at peak times of the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please also see our reviews on Trip Adviser.

'It is rare to visit a place that looks so good on the internet and to find it surpassing expectations. Your house is so well furnished and comfortable and thoughtfully equipped.' Karen UK.

We feel very fortunate to have had such a lovely base from which to explore the island. It's truely a special place and I hope to have a chance to stay there again. Jon, USA.

Its was an absolute delight to stay at a house where somebody had been so thoughtful as to buy books and toys for the children. The DVD selection for children and parents was great too. We'll certainly be recommending Villa Miranda to friends and family. Joanna UK.
Oct 2007
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Breña Alta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Family bathroom on first floor with feature bath, WC and separate shower. En suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower and WC. En suite bathroom to bedroom 4 with shower and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on first floor with double bed. Bedroom 2 on first floor with twin beds. Bedroom 3 on ground floor with king-sized bed and French doors. to terrace. Bedroom 4 on ground floor with twin beds or double bed and French doors to terrace.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Cot, highchair, safety gates, books and toys available for children. Car hire can be arranged with escort to the villa A welcome pack of basic food items is provided. Outside: The villa is accessed down a winding drive off a quiet country lane. It is set in a large terraced garden with exotic flowers, subtropical plants, shrubs and trees. The large heated private swimming pool (10m x 6m) is set on a tiled terrace with sun loungers, sun umbrellas, chairs and tables offering stunning views. The garden has a number of purpose-built seating, barbecue, eating and sun bathing areas. Utility Room: Separate stone built wash house set in grounds with washer, tumble dryer and nearby outdoor drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Changed once per week. Other: Large dining room with log burning stove and table and seating for 8. Cupboard in dining room has guest safe. Double doors lead to lounge. Double doors to large enclosed balcony with cane seating and views of gardens, sea and mountains


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Characterful villa with large Private heated pool and Panaromic Views.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Spring break to La Palma

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable. It was a huge villa, lots of little pockets of space outside to explore and relax in. Very private. The pool was very large and (if the weather had been a little better) a great place to get some sun. There was a kestrel nesting in a nearby palm tree which kept us entertained. The views were great. The only thing that the villa could do with are mosquito nets over the windows so that you could be comfortable leaving windows open to air the rooms, other than that it was a great villa and would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind and helpful comments.
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

If you just want to Relax and unwind as we did its perfect,

you definitely need a car, the Island is Beautiful and very green

Correspondence with Peter was very good and any questions I had he answered quickly

The Villa is very Well equipped with everything you need.


  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The island and our villa always work their charms.
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Well equipped, comfortable, characterful villa in delightful location.

  • 4 of 5

We felt privileged to have the opportunity of staying in this sympathetically restored 200 yr old villa set in mature gardens which had originally been an avocado plantation and with views of the sea. The central, slightly elevated location made exploring the island easy and ensured a more comfortable temperature for sleeping etc than on the coast. The villa felt like a luxurious home that the owner had just vacated for a couple of weeks. Everything we needed and more was supplied including enough books to stock a library! We enjoyed our swim in the large covered, solar heated, swimming pool before breakfast every morning with the golden sunlight lighting the bushes including the backdrop of the green tree covered folds of the hills. Pilar, the agent, was very helpful when needed. There were a few maintenance problems which we have drawn to the attention of the owner, and we are confident these will be rectified.

La Palma lives up to it's reputation of being a beautiful island with diverse scenery and terrain, interesting towns and villages and places of interest and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed a fiesta in the next village at which we were the only foreigners and a male voice choir and mandolin concert in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay! The start of EasyJet direct flights from Gatwick to La Palma will open up the opportunity for more people to share this experience
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Wonderful destination for a quiet, relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Villa Miranda certainly lived up to all our expectations. It is a very spacious property set in a large plot with a variety of outside areas for barbecuing or relaxing. The pool area is similarly very spacious and well equipped. The views are stunning. There is a small but well stocked supermarket a short walk away so easy to purchase fresh bread each morning. There are books and DVDs galore so if you don't plan on being too active there is plenty to pass the time. La Palma is an interesting island; the roads are generally narrow, steep and windy so a good hill start technique is essential when driving the car you must hire to make the most of your stay. A drive to Roque Las Muchachos is a must, 7500 feet above sea level offering stunning views even on a cloudy day. There is also an excellent island wide system to guide hikers along the various tracks. There are several good restaurants a short drive away for those times you don't want to cook. All in all I would highly recommend the villa as a place to stay and La Palma as a destination for a quiet and relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

This house is a delight to stay in. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you can want. The rooms are all comfortable, spacious and beautifully cleaned. There is a comfortable sunroom giving views over the delightful garden and right down to the sea. This side of the island can be cooler than the west but our pool was heated, fun to use and there are even toys provided. Should you need it the central heating works quickly and efficiently. We didn’t try out the log burning stove.

One of the toilets stopped working but the housekeeper came immediately, a workman was sent for and within 24 hours it was sorted. (There were 2 other toilets we could still use!) We couldn’t connect to the Internet but the owner and housekeeper are trying desperately to get it working.

This is a real home from home. There are a vast number of books of all genres and over 100 videos should you want them. The stairs to the downstairs bedrooms can be tricky to negotiate but there is a stair gate and there are bedrooms upstairs as well.

We loved staying here my husband walked the Volcano Route, we saw Volcanoes and forest, learnt about making silk and producing wine and relaxed by the sea. It is a lot hotter on the other side of the island but it is easily reached from this house if you have a car, indeed all areas are as you are about in the middle of the island. It also wasn’t a long drive from the airport when we arrived for which I was thankful, but we never heard any plane noise

I must also say a big thank you for the welcome basket which was awaiting our arrival and was greatly appreciated. I had never seen tinned butter before and the tomatoes were huge!

Also to Peter who answered my emails promptly and reliably, even questions about the provision of hairdryers...

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our villa and on the island. It has taken us nearly a year to get the internet installed and it is now working perfectly. The pace of life in paradise can be quite slow! Being central to the island you can get to most parts of it in less than an hour and benefit from the spectacular views and flora and fauna surrounding our villa. Come and enjoy the experience!
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Thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best properties that we have rented . It had everything that we (2 couples) wanted, amazing views, a beautiful garden, a pool, a lovely house that was equipped with just about everything. It felt more like a home than a holiday rental, but no, I hasten to add with loads of clutter. The agent met us at the airport and we followed in our hire car, we were very grateful for this and we avoided the circular routes ending back where you started from!

The owner was more than helpful in our correspondence and we got exactly what was descibed. The photos of the propery do it justice but cannot account for the wonderful character and comfort of Villa Miranda.

The villa is well sited for the local village and the capital, with excellent restaurants, is about 20 minutes drive. La Palma is a beautiful island, quiet, with excellent walks, amazing scenery and friendly people. What more can you want!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The villa is 15 minutes drive from the beach resort of Los Cancajos. This resort has a number of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops but remains pleasantly small scale. The beach is black sand, as are all beaches on the island, and rocky outcrops make it safe for swimming.


La Palma's small airport is a 20 mins drive away as is the harbour of Santa Cruz which has a ferry connection to Tenerife. There are currently direct flights once per week to the island from Gatwick and Manchester. Contact owner for further information. Car hire is essential if you wish to discover the range and beauty of the island.


The nearest small town is San Pedro, 5 mins by car, which has supermarkets, bars and shops. Santa Cruz, the capital, is 20 mins drive away. A 45 mins drive through mountain scenery and tunnels will take you to the other side of the island with Los Llanos, the 'second capital' and the beach resorts of Puerto Naos and Tazacorte. It is less than an hour's drive from the house to most parts of the island with its striking contrasts of coast and mountain scenery.

Further Details:

Horseriding, diving, mountain biking and walking tours can be arranged in the local area. Though set in a rural area, restaurants, shops, bars and supermarkets are only a short drive away from the house.


Rates & Availability

Breña Alta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate 2
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone the owner to request bookings. 25% deposit is required on booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
The rental price per week is for a maximum of 6 adults. For more than six adults the following additional charges apply. Addtional Adult £150, Additional child under 12 £100. Children under 2 are free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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