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We had a brilliant time at this villa. We were a family party of 6 ranging from 10 months to 67 years old and we all had a wonderful time! The layout of the villa was perfect for our needs, the bedrooms were cosy, the pool was very relaxing, the sun terrace loverly, the bbq worked perfectly, the shaded area was great when you have had too much sun, and the air conditioned main living area was great for my 10 month old to crawl round when she got fed up of floating round the pool in her rubber ring! The area was nice to wander round, our favourite restaurant was El Mirador Los Abrigos followed by Cafe Med 5 minutes walk up the road. Our favourite place for drinks was the nautico suites bar on the coast. If you get a rainy day like we did the Chinese supermarket up the road is amazing for a snoop round. We would recommend for individuals, couples, groups of friends or families. Very relaxing. We will definitely be looking for an opportunity to return. Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely villa.
Very pleasantly surprised by the size, amenities and location of the house, which although on the main pedestrian way, was quiet and separated from the world outside once the door was closed. You can view and appreciate the surroundings in privacy from the roof, the balcony and windows without being "amongst it". If you do get the desire to get "amongst it," you can be there via walk in less than 1 minute. The local beach and square does not have the fly sellers as experienced in the larger towns and cities which was a blessing. Trips out were easily accessible via a minutes walk to local buses / stops that run every hour to Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz and cost less than a pint of beer!
The house is surrounded by wonderful restaurants (and stores) all with their own character and style, and all equally delicious cuisine, all walkable and reasonably priced. Paradise from home locations such as El Medano normally come with mosquitoes and non potable water... but not here - no bites and the water is good from the tap. Shower relies upon solar water heater, so definitely take them later in the day, or use the "Sea Shower" on the deck with a kettle or two... prefect and secluded.
A new(ish) 125cc scooter was available for rent 30e / day and was enough for two of us to explore the island up to Santa Cruz (the Barcelona of the island complete with "Las Ramblas"!) , taking in the beautiful Candelaria and it's Basilica.
We also went up to Los Gigantes and then onwards and upwards to the Mount Teide. Definitely take a "layer or two" as ground level is 23degC and above the clouds is ~ 5-7degC
And for the "lazy days" there is a great walk and exercise equipment on the boardwalk to get your heart racing before spreading out in the sun.
We always say "what would we do differently?" Well probably not a lot.... next time (and there will be a next time) i shall bring some long casting rods, bubble floats and fluoro line, small hooks to get after the mullet about 15-20 mtrs off the beaches and balcony "al a locales". And a drop net as there is no direct access to the water from the balcony, which is safely barriered off and ladder removed to avoid the ealry morning low tide beachcombing intruders, climbing up to get a view ;-).
All in all a perfect relaxing break, location, food and never bored once in two weeks. Highly Highly recommended especially for those looking for something quieter and cultural.T hank you Cesar & Juan Jose for a wonderful vacation.