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Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking, Birding and Stargazing DISCOVER OUR NATURE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Mountain cottage Magallotes ideal for hikers, birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Don´t miss our Video at the end of the Photo Gallery. Aerial view of our property and NIGHT TIME LAPSE with spectacular views of the stars.

We would like to share our unique space with guests from all over the world, a house integrated in Nature surrounded by a forrest in the proximity of El Teide National Park but only 15 minutes away from the beach. It has it all, tranquility, peace and access to the beautiful northern part of Tenerife. You could spend the day at the beach and in no time go up to the house to light up a fire in the rustic, cozy kitchen-dinningroom.

Our Tenerife cottage, traditional Canary Islands style home, is integrated in a forest of pine trees within a 17.000 m2 property, right at the limits of El Teide National Park. It´s a 2 bedroom with 2 complete independent bathrooms one in each bedroom. Main bedroom with a queen bed, a sofa bed and full bathroom. Next to the main house building a second bedroom with 2 single beds and another full bathroom. There is a big kitchen-dinning room (best part of the house :)) with barbecue and a porch with a confortable sofa excellent for reading or just sitting watching the views of our beautiful forest.

There are many trails for hiking around our house that will take you all over the CORONA FORESTAL, from Arenas Negras Recreational Area to Los Realejos. It´s a fantastic opportunity to discover nature, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and enjoy spectacular views, yet we are only 15 minutes away from the city of Icod.

To get to our house you will need to rent a car. Any car can make it there (depending on the load) although we recommend to rent a diesel engine car or medium size car to drive to our house and around Tenerife. A small car with 4 adults and 4 big suitcases won´t make it up as some turns are a bit steep.

PETS are allowed under certain conditions, please contact us for details.

Recommended visits:

1. Cueva del Viento. This Long Volcano tube (70km) is near our house and guided tours are provided in various languages. Please for more info check their web site and make sure you make reservations ahead of time.

2. Beach San Marco, only 10 minutes away.

3. Garachico, about 20 minutes away, beautiful old downtown and natural sea pools. Excellent pizza at Bacco restaurant :)

4. Don´t miss visiting Volcano of El Teide and its surrounding, Las Cañadas. There is a cable car that will take you from the base to 3.555 meters. If you feel like climbing the last 200 meters make sure you get a permit at "reservasparquesnacionales", click on the option language. Again, make sure you plan ahead of time and make reservation through their web page, only very few people are allow to climb up those 200 meters every day, small groups of 8 to 10 people.

5. Loro Parque, dolphins, killer whales, seals shows, alligators, tigers, gorillas and impressive Pinguin and sharks aquarius. It will take a whole day and excellent for kids.

6. Masca. Excellent views and breathtaking road. About 40 minutes from our house.

7. Taganana. Part of Montes de Anaga in the other side of the island, certainly worth the drive. About 50 minutes from our house.

8. La Laguna old downtown, excellent for a walk with the family, La Laguna Cathedral and La Concepción Church, and in between small stores and cafeterías. Excellent for coffee and a snack.

Some other information:

Mini market, 2 km away.

Supermarket, 15 minutes away.

Closest restaurant, 5 minutes.

Downtown, about 15 minutes away.

Nearest hospital, 15 minutes away.

Paragliding, 25 minutes away.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

Why Sergio chose North Tenerife

When my wife Yani and I arrived at this home the first time we felt in love with it. Even though we had a lot of work ahead to really give the touch we wanted, our enthusiasm put us through this project that turned into what is now our beatifull cozy home. The views, the forrest around it, fruit trees, and trails bring us deep into nature the moment you walk out of the car.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is a wonderful retreat! The area feels quite remote, and very peaceful. Hiking trails are all around the house. The village of Icod was a short drive, perfect to pick up groceries or enjoy an afternoon barraquito. There are attractions to discover relatively close: Cueva del Viento (Lava Tubes) and the cable car to the top of El Tiede. So many things to do. The home itself is beautifully furnished and decorated. It had every amenity we might need. The large kitchen is perfect as a family gathering room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Others have said many very good things about this cottage and I can confirm that it is all true. We stayed in the house with 2 persons for 9 nights and had a wonderful time. Our visit was in March 2015. I met Sergio at a restaurant in the nearest village. The directions he gave me were easy to follow. The house itself is very remote in the mountains, at about 900 meters above sea level. You can only reach it by car and it is hard to find, but Sergio will lead the way as you arrive. The ride uphill to the house is a steep pathway and quite exciting, but our Seat Ibiza made it, even in the hard rain that we once had. To reach a restaurant or supermarket you will have to drive about 10-15 minutes. The house is very well equipped with everything you need: kitchenware, gas stove, TV (which we never used), heating (which we were glad to have), internet connection (which works really well even though you are deep in the woods), fireplace, comfortable furniture, towels etc. Everything is in very good condtion. The main house has a bedroom for two, a kitchen and a livingroom that has a nice view towards the forest. There is also a seperate smaller house next to the main building which will have space for 2 more people. Sergio is a very friendy and helpful host. He gave me a thorough explanation on how to use heating, WLAN, fish-feeding duties etc. He will gladly give all kinds of recommendations on sights, restaurants and activities on Tenerife. Sergio will usually reply to any question you have within a couple of minutes. If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere and a good base for your trips across the island, I'm sure you will enjoy your time on Tenerife in Sergios house as much as we did.

Kai D.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos in Icod

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You are welcome to stay longer the check out day if there are no arrival of new guests. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Potato Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , It´s integrated in a living room with a fireplace and tv
  • Our main bedroom is integrated in the living room with 40 inch TV, fireplace, sofa bed and a table.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • forests
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving


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Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking, Birding and Stargazing DISCOVER OUR NATURE!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful rustic chic home in the for

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time at Magallotes. The home and surroundings look as good (or even better) than the pictures. Being nestled in the forrest provided so much peace and quiet that I slept better here than I do at home.

Sergio was an excellent host. He met us at the meeting point and led us up the challenging road to the house (which we were able to do in our small Volkswagen Polo rental). He provided a lovely welcome package with cookies and breakfast foods. He also provided great hiking and touring suggestions!

Thank you Sergio and Yani for a great stay! We will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Great to hear you will be returning to our place :)
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really ideal cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed by Sergio hospitality, amazing place, dreamlike house, it was all ideal, best homestay far from home. Road slightly frightens for the first time for its steep rise, but it appeared ok for our small car. We'd like to spend holiday here some time else. Many thanks Sergio and his family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Irina and family, you are very welcome to return again! :)
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Beautiful house on the north of Tenerife, near El Teide NP

  • 5 of 5

Sergio and Yani are very warm and friendly people, who have restored a beautiful old canarian farmhouse in the forest near Icod de los Vinos. The house is beautifuly decorated, with rustical furniture and ornaments done with love! In the house you get everything you need. On the first day we met their lovely kids, Else and Sergio jr, which was a nice surprise! Sergio explained us everything about the "fun drive" to the house, and it was a real fun! The road is steep, but do not worry, with a decent car it is easy, just do it! You do not need 4x4, but medium sized car , at least Opel Mokka is recomended, diesel even better.

Sergio gave us all the information about the house, hiking and restaurants, attractions in the vicinity and around the island. There is also a telescope for admiring the stars at night. It was reaaly romantic to sit on the terrace watching the Milky way!

At the arrival there was a basket with fruit, biscuits, bread, milk, water....., which was very nice and useful. It is only 20 minutes drive to Garachico with its pools and beaches , very tasty pizza at Bacco restaurant.

The hidden gem is Punta Teno which you may not miss! Orotawa is only 40 minutes away, worth visiting. Anaga with its winding roads, Benijo beach are very different comparing to El Teide and the south.

We did a Masca gorge hike and it was very beautiful experience!

We spent a lot of time sitting on the terrace, enjoying the sun, tranquillity and silence.

In front of the house there is a lovely pond with colored fishes, which we fed every morning. In the afternoons we observed birds which came to the pond to drink the water.

It was a dream vacation in a fairy-tale house and we will come again!

Sergio and Yani, thank you!

Filip and Janja from Slovenia

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Filip and Janja for all the information provided in the review, I´m sure future guests will find it helpful, and also thank you for choosing our place for your stay in Tenerife. We hope to see you again! :)
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  • 5 of 5

Magallotes lived up to it's website pictures, infact I would say was even better. The place is fabulous, fantastic wildlife and views. During our stay we went up El Teide and also down the lava tubes - both very worth doing. Lovely steep hill walking area, a good work out for the old legs!!! Would I go again - yes I would, there was nothing not to like about the place.

Many thanks Jane & Mick

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane and Mick. It´s been great to have met you and I´m glad you enjoy the surroundings and hiking :) I hope to see you back in Tenerife.
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Fantastic, Secluded and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Sergio is the best host we have encountered so far, and we have stopped in may different places. He gave us a cheerful greeting at the "meeting point", and then describing the cottage upon our arrival there.

The "Welcome Package" was generous and welcome, especially as we arrived after the shops had closed.

The drive up to the cottage was always a little daunting, especially the really steep sections, but it does get easier the more the journey is repeated. We had a diesel car )Golf) and is coped easily, but maybe a petrol car might struggle if too many people and luggage are on board.

We didn't do as many walks as we'd intended, partly because of the drive to / from the cottage and other narrow roads through towns / villages, but mainly because we enjoyed the cottages surroundings so much. The forest setting with the sea in the distance is fantastic. We enjoyed watching the Greater spotted Woodpeckers drinking and bathing in the pond.

El Teide is an absolute must for anyone who visits Tenerife. We were amazed by the landscape. We had a free summit pass for one visit - the upward journey taking 30 minutes with may stops to get air back in the lungs!

Thank you Sergio for letting us stay. You have a wonderful house that is clearly well looked after. We had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark and Kathy, it is always a great pleasure for us to have guests enjoyed our place and the visit to our beautiful island, and also thank you for taking such a good care of our home during your stay. You are very welcome to return again :)
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Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking etc

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here, myself and my friend, both lady OAPs. It was a glorious spot and beautifully clean. A lot of help was given by Sergio the owner. The only downside was the drive up to the property. I think Sergio should tell people that a 4 wheel car is needed for the ascent and descent. I had a normal saloon car and at one point my tyres started to smell with the 1st gear tactics that was needed for 15 minutes. Sergio called it a fun ride but I would disagree with him. Otherwise it is a delightful spot with delightful views, birds and very peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cylla for your review and tips. I´m sorry you had trouble with your car (it could be just that) but just in case, for future guests, we have added a section with recommendations about rental car. We haven't´had any previous guests rented a 4 wheel car before just standard medium size car and small car, but you are right, there are a few turns a bit steep for guests that are not used to driving uphill.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Tenerife Norte Los Rodeos
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Restaurante El Rincón
Nearest Ferry
58 Kilometres
Playa de Los Cristianos
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Buenavista Golf
Nearest Train
51 Kilometres
Tranvía solo Santa Cruz to La Laguna
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
TF 5 goes from Santa Cruz to El Tanque
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Restaurante El Rincon
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Playa San Marcos
Car: necessary

We recommend visiting the volcano tube, 'Cueva del Viento' only 3 km away. They take small groups in various languages through their web page.

Going up to Volcano El Teide using a ride, teleférico is an excellent and fast way to climb the peak and experience incredible views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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