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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

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. To get to our house you don´t need a 4*4, any car can make it there although we recommend, generally to drive around Tenerife, to rent a diesel car.

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.

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.

Downtown, about 15 minutes away.

Nearest hospital, 15 minutes away.

Paragliding, 25 minutes away.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking, Birding and Stargazing DISCOVER OUR NATURE!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 39 reviews

Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a rural location then, Sergio's villa is the place to be.

You will need a car as the house is situated up, up and up a long winding road.

Once there, all you can hear is the wind in the pine trees and bird song.

The grounds of the house itself are enormous with many walking tracks departing from the door.

The accommodation is first rate and Sergio, a very affable man, can not do enough for you.

We were greeted with a table full of welcoming snacks and wine.

For those of you able to master it, there is a telescope for exploring the night sky. Light pollution is almost non-existent.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin and Eniko again for choosing our home for your holidays in Tenerife and also for taking excellent care of it during your stay :) You are welcome back anytime!
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A remote and unusual cottage

  • 4 of 5

An exciting and secluded location at the foot of Mount Teidi

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne, good to know you had the chance to explore the surroundings and do some hiking near El Teide. You are welcome to stay again :)
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Wonderful get away with stunning views, great surroundings in a lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with our young toddler and we absolutely loved it. The house has a lovely character and contains everything you need for a great stay and we enjoyed cooking on the indoor BBQ! The drive up to the house is rather exciting, we followed Sergio up in the dark when we first arrived and it was a bonus adventure! It's not too bad after the first time so don't let it put you off, just expect a lot of 1st & 2nd gear! The house is fantastic and has everything you need. We loved the kitchen and cooked our evening meals and ate in more than we ate out! Good supermarkets and shops are near by so getting supplies is very easy.

Lovely beaches are a short easy drive away, towns surrounding are full of character and are worth a visit as is the natural beauty of the island. We went to the mountain, National Parks, forrests, beaches, we drove to Anaga and Santa Cruz easily as it's you can get on the main road round the island very quickly and easily. I would recommend staying here to anyone, it's a fantastic place to stay with great walks near by, wildlife around you, amazing views down to the coast, beautiful clear night skies, places to visit close by and all while staying in an incredibly comfortable home from home. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard and Kate for a great summary-review of what to expect to find in our home and surroundings. Thank you also for taking such a great care of our home and leaving everything in perfect conditions. You are very welcome to stay again. We hope to see you soon! :)
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Best Home / Cottage You Can Rent In Tenerife

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic cottage for a week and could not have been happier. Fantastic owner to work with, they met us and could not have been more friendly. The home is fully furnished to luxury standards and is as clean as a whistle. To views are spectacular during teh day and are some of the best for star gazing and using the telescope that was provided by the owner. At night the views are like those you would find in a planetarium. Peaceful, quite and 5 star quality await you. Sergio, the owner is the perfect host and will soon your new best friend in Tenerife.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlo and Geraldine, it´s been great to have met you and we are very happy you liked and enjoyed our home and our island so much. You guys are very welcome to return, see you soon! :)
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A cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Nestled high up the side of a mountain off the beaten track you will find this delightful cottage, it is a wonderful place and was a joy to stay at.

Sergio was a great host and accommodated our awkward arrival time without fuss. Quickly showing us around and giving us information on the area before departing to let us get settled in.

This place is perfect for hikers and those that wish to get away from the usual southern tourist areas of Tenerife. it is ideally situated to visit the lava tubes or the natural salt pools and is only a quick drive away from anything you may need.

The cottage is done to a high standard and is wonderful on an evening lit up. just after 23:00 when the flood lights go out you are given perfect unrestricted views of the stars that allows this place to be good for not only hiking and bid watching, but star gazing too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jos and Jing for choosing our home for your holidays in Tenerife and for taking such a good care of it during your stay. We hope to see you soon and you are definitely very welcome to stay again :)
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San Miguel De Abona

Experiencia inolvidable en una cabaña de lujo

  • 5 of 5

Gracias Sergio por tu atención, disponibilidad y hospitalidad. Hemos llegado por la noche y nos has recibido para acompañarnos hacia la finca y nos has mostrado todos los detalles de la casa. Te has preocupado de dejarnos un buen vino gran reserva, croissants de chocolate en la mesa para el desayuno y todo preparado para nuestro disfrute. El habernos quedado en casa de Sergio ha sido una EXPERIENCIA muy especial e inolvidable para toda nuestra familia. La casa es muy linda, con pisos y techos de madera y decorada con un gusto y detalle exquisitos que nos dieron un sentimiento de calidez y comodidad. La cocina es muy completa y grande. Por las mañanas y las noches tuvimos momentos de mucho disfrute cocinando y comiendo en familia. La habitación principal nos pareció realmente una suite muy romántica y cómoda. Nuestra estancia fue a finales de agosto, con los cielos despejados y con una temperatura muy rica. Disfrutamos muchísimo caminando por la finca llena de pinos y árboles frutales. Nuestra hija y sobrino de 3 y 4 años pudieron coger las mas deliciosas manzanas y ciruelas de los arboles. Desayunamos en el jardín mientras los niños se la pasaban genial dándole comida a los peces en la poza. En la noche pudimos ver unos cielos precisos llenos de estrellas. Recomendamos esta preciosa casa a todas las familias que les guste pasar tiempo de calidad entre los arboles en una mágica cabaña de lujo. Gracias de nuevo Sergio por darnos la oportunidad de disfrutar de unas vacaciones inolvidables en tu preciosa casa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herberth, Sara, Amaya, ha sido un placer el que se hayan alojado en nuestra casa y por cuidar de ella durante la estancia. Nos encantaría tenerles nuevamente. :)
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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, Icod de los Vinos

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos in Tenerife

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
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 32 inch TV, fireplace, sofa bed and a table.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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