About Cottages Hibiscus and Bougainville.
These are 2 fully independent properties laid out in a very private lot of our avocado plantation. It is the perfect property for 2 couples that want to travel together but maintaining their privacy. We have a total of 4 cottages in case your group is bigger.
Each cottage has its kitchen, bathroom and private deck and can accommodate 2 adults each.
In cottage Hibiscus we can place a crib for a baby up to 3 years old and in cottage Bouganville we can accommodate an extra bed for a child or teenager as well as a crib for a baby.
WELCOME to the Cottages at Villa Juanita and thank you for considering our property for your vacation. We are sure that if you choose it, it will be one of your best vacations in Tenerife.
Cristina, my wife (+34 615 996 188), and me (Bernard +34 615 657 853) will try to help you in anything you need. We have put a lot of love and dedication to ensure that you are as comfortable as we would like to be when we go on vacation.
The cottages have been built in July 2014 on a very private lot of the avocado plantation and we have equipped them, decorated them and taken care of everything as if it was for us. Please take care of everything as if it was yours and help us ensure that the next guest finds it as you did.
About Internet – You have free Wi-Fi access in the house.
About Parking – Parking is free. You have a large parking lot next to the property where you can park your car in the shade of 2 huge avocado trees.
About the water – The water you have at the property is the same as we have at home. It is not public water. It is natural spring water that has not been treated with chlorine or have any type of sanitary controls. We drink it at home and we feel blessed to have this water. Nobody has ever got sick from drinking this water; however it is your choice to drink it or buy bottled water.
About the TV and DVD – You have a nice 32” LED TV. However most of the channels you get are in Spanish. Disney Channel can be switched to English. We are considering putting a Satellite Dish so that you have a wide variety of channels to watch, but we really do not know how important this is to our guests, so we will appreciate your opinion. Also there is a DVD with USB connection so that if you want to bring DVDs or movies in a pen drive you can also watch them. We have some movies on DVD at home. If you wish we can provide you with a list and lend them to you any day. If you have problems using the TV or DVD, please let us know we will be happy to help.
About the Terrace – You have a table, chairs and 2 lounge chairs with cushions. The cushions for these are in the bedroom underneath the bed. We ask you to please take them inside the house when you are not using them and at night because the night dew will make them damp.
About Cleaning – Cleaning and changing beds and towels is included once a week. If you need additional cleaning or change of towels we can provide it at a small cost (10€ for changing bed clothes and towels and 10€ for cleaning the house).
About Insurance – We encourage all renters to purchase traveller insurance. We are not a tourist establishment. You are guests at our property and we do not have especial insurance to cover any medical emergencies, loss of documents or other unpredictable things that could happen during your stay.
NEAR THE PROPERTY
Restaurants – The closest restaurant is “Restaurante San Diego” Here you can eat well and at a reasonable price. Try the “Pollo a la Brasa” “Grilled Chicken”; they use firewood for the grill and it is very tasty. You can walk from the property as long as you do not mind a steep hill after eating. If you go out to the main road at the Church, you walk down towards the Ocean, at approximately 200 meters you will find the restaurant right at the end of the strait stretch where the main road splits into 2 tracks. Left to Playa Bollullo or Right to Playa El Ancon. Another restaurants nearby that we can recommend are:
- El Monasterio. Passing comercial centre Al Campo La Villa towards La Montañeta about 200 m on your right. It is a beautiful setting with various thematic restaurants and coffee shop with pastries as well on weekends the serve brunch. Also there is an outside area with animals for the kids and grownups to visit.
- El Calderito in Santa Ursula good food with spectacular views.
- La Bodeguita de Enfrente in front of El Calderito, nice tapas.
- Casa Egon in La Orotava with a terrace overlooking the Jardines Victoria.
- La Solera also in La Orotava is a nice place to have Tapas (Try the Serrano Ham)
- Tito’s Bodeguita in San Nicolas near Al Campo La Villa, very nice patio with live music on weekends.
- La Compostelana in Plaza del Charco in Puerto de La Cruz.
- Cervecería Hannen in Plaza del Charco in Puerto de La Cruz.
Nice places for a cocktail:
- Sunset 290 in Vista Paraiso – Santa Ursula (5 min from home).
- Mirador de Humbolt – Carretera Antigua a la Orotava (Cuesta de la Villa) (5 min from home)
- Blanco-Bar Restaurant in Parque Tahoro in Puerto de La Cruz (10 min from home)
- Terrazas del Sauzal – El Sauzal (15 min from home).
- Abaco Mansión Antigüa in El Durazno. They hold some classical concerts. Check agenda in their web page. (8 min form home).
Let us know if you are looking for something in particular we might be able to help.
Supermarkets – You have many within 5 to 10 minutes by car. Mercadona, Hiperdino and Lidl in Santa Ursula are the closest. On Sundays you have to go to Puerto de la Cruz and there you can find “Hipertrebol” in “Centro Comercial La Cupula” or “Supermercado 2000” in La Paz or “Mercadona” in “Commercial Centre Martianez”.
Commercial Centres - “Centro Comercial Al Campo - La Villa” is the closest one (5 minutes by car) and is the largest in the North. It has a huge supermarket, many stores, cinema theatres and a few restaurants and bars. Also you can find McDonalds and Burger King. “Centro Comercial Martianez” is much smaller but it is in Puerto de la Cruz and opens Sundays.
Beaches – Close by you have three of the most beautiful black sand beaches of the north of the Island.
“Bollullo” is the closest (15 minutes walking) and has the best access; just follow the road from Restaurante San Diego to the left. Be aware that it is a dangerous beach because of the strong waves and currents. I would recommend only bathing in the shore, bathe only where you see locals doing it and be careful. This advice is good for all three beaches.
“Los Patos” is also close and the largest, the access is the trickiest. It is great in the summer and, if the sea is quiet, you may bathe with care in the winter as well. To get instructions on how to get there, please ask me.
“El Ancon” is my favourite; Black sand, very few people and crystal clear water. The access is good and has beautiful views of “Playa de Los Patos” and the entire shore line from Puerto de La Cruz to Santa Ursula. However the beach tends to disappear in the winter months. To get there, follow the road from “Restaurante San Diego” to the left and when you get to the end, on the left, there is a narrow trail with farm walls on both sides and at the end starts an open trail on the edge of the cliffs with spectacular views. The trail is not dangerous and following it, takes you to the beach.
In Puerto de la Cruz you have “Playa Jardín” and “Playa Martianez” which have partial dams that make swimming safer. You can also swim in “San Telmo” or enjoy the natural salt water pools of “Lago Martianez” a beautiful complex designed by the famous canarian architect Cesar Manrrique.
Not far past Los Realejos you have “Playa del Socorro”, a beautiful black sand beach with lifeguard on duty that ensures that people swim where it’s safe; away from the natural currents that are so dangerous and common in the northern beaches. In Garachico you can enjoy a nice swim in the natural pools formed among volcanic rocks.
Things to do – Places to Visit
There are lots of activities that you can enjoy and places to visit while staying at Villa Juanita.
I would recommend that you visit La Orotava (Oldest colonial town of the North of the Island dating back to 1496 and only a 5 to 8 minute drive away from the property. Here you can see The “Casa de Los Balcones” an old colonial house with spectacular wooden handcrafted balconies and a beautiful interior patio that present in all colonial houses in the Canary Islands. Here you can find all kinds of typical objects ranging from hand craffted tablecloths, typical costumes, souvenirs, gourmet specialties and local spirits. Also you can visit the 'Victoria Gardens', the Town Hall or the beautiful Church of La Concepcion. There are many small restaurants where you can enjoy the typical Spanish tapas or full meals or enjoy a nice expresso at the Kiosko of Plaza de la Constitucion for 0.80€ (and this is standard price in local bars).
Also within a 5 to 8 minute drive you can be in Puerto de la Cruz (main tourist centre of the north). Here you can enjoy a nice walk from Playa Martianez to Plaza del Charco passing by San Telmo all along the coast line. It is very touristy but very nice. Also you can visit the Botanical Gardens, enjoy a relaxing Spa at the Hotel Playa Canaria, visit the Loro Parque which holds one of the most extensive collections of Parrots of the whole world (also has Killer Whale and Dolphin shows, Kids adventure play area, Shark Tunnel, Aquarium, Piguinarium and much more). Also in Puerto de la Cruz you can enjoy the salt water swimming pool complex of “Lago Martianez” designed by the famous canarian arquitect Cesar Manrrique. Bathing in the ocean can be done at Playa Jardin, San Telmo or Playa Martianez.
Don’t miss out on visiting the National Park “Las Cañadas del Teide” The road to get there as well as the National Park itself constitute one of the most beautiful volcanic landscapes of the world