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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

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 will have difficulty to make it up as few 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

Owner
Sergio
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

About Sergio

I´m an engineer married to a great women Yani and we have two wonderful kids. We love having people from all over the world come and stay in our beautiful and charming cottage. Magallotes has been a labor of love and the realization of a dream for us, unique and magical place and a "get away from it all".

Sergio purchased this cottage in 2005

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 beautiful charming cottage. 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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Location

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos in Icod

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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 Smart TV, fireplace, sofa bed and a table.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • caving

Reviews

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Tenerife cottage ideal for Hiking, Birding and Stargazing DISCOVER OUR NATURE!
average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews
5

Paz y tranquilidad

  • 5 of 5

La casa es perfecta si lo que buscas es olvidarte de todo lo diario y pasar tiempo de relax y calma, respirar aire puro y recargar pilas, sin mucha gente cerca, pero sin alejarte demasiado de todo lo que puedas necesitar en tu día a día ya que esta cerca del pueblo con un corto trayecto de coche.

El acceso a la casa solo hay que saber cogerlo, abrirse en las curvas y saber llevar el coche sin prisa pero sin pausa y llegas perfectamente sin mucha complicación, memorizas el recorrido enseguida.

La zona es muy tranquila y los únicos ruidos que oirás serán los pájaros que verás desde la ventana en los pinos de alrededor.

La casa es muy cómoda y cuenta con todo lo necesario para una estancia agradable. Con materiales de mucha calidad que la hacen muy acogedora.

El baño y la cocina son mas grandes que lo que parece a primera vista en las fotos, la terraza es estupenda para tomar un poco el sol y calentarte el cuerpo escuchando la naturaleza de fondo, si no también tienes una hamaca donde balancearse y relajarse.

La atención ha sido 10/10 y Sergio ha tenido detalles como dejarnos el desayuno o vino preparado, fuimos con un niño de 4 años que no quería irse y le encantó la casa, se lo paso muy bien, recomiendo llevar juguetes de exterior para los peques para que disfruten del espacio y del aire libre y exploren alrededor de la casa, Si que es verdad que hay zonas en las que es mejor tener a niños muy pequeños vigilados (desniveles o bordes en los que se pueden caer) pero si van acompañados no hay problema, en la terraza lateral hay puertas y está vallado se puede vigilar todo desde las ventanas de la casa asique es una buena zona para ellos. Tienen un pequeño estanque con cometas a los que puedes alimentar.

¡Yo creo que con un comedero para pájaros y aves ya sería perfecto por cierto!

Por la zona fuimos al mariposario de Icod que llevan unas chicas muy amables (recomiendo llamar el mismo día para confirmar si está abierto) y la experiencia fue increible, los niños se lo pasan muy bien por lo que pude ver.

Definitivamente es uno de esos sitios donde desconectas de todo, para pasar tiempo de calidad en familia o una escapada romántica en pareja es perfecto.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Elisa y familia, nos alegramos mucho que hayan disfrutado de su estancia, es un lugar perfecto para desconectar del mundo y de la rutina diaria! Esperamos volverles a ver pronto :)
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5

Magnífica casa en el bosque a solo 5 min. de Icod

  • 5 of 5

Buscábamos una casa en la que poder disfrutar de lo que ofrece el norte de Tenerife en verano: mucha vegetación, tranquilidad, suaves temperaturas y ambiente rural. Una casa de campo en la que sentirte "aislado" pero sin estar en un lugar remoto, donde los niños pudieran salir a jugar sin preocuparte por nada. Ésta es LA CASA que buscábamos, sin duda.

Está ubicada en pleno bosque, pero se accede a ella por un camino asfaltado (excepto los últimos 100 metros, que no presentan mayor dificultad salvo que seas un conductor novel). Para los que hayan leído comentarios sobre la pendiente de la carretera de acceso y tengan dudas: no las tengan; una vez hecho el camino el primer día, el resto de ocasiones os parecerá como cualquier otro acceso a una casa de campo. El centro de Icod de los Vinos (con todos los servicios) está a poco más de 5 minutos de trayecto.

Icod es la ubicación perfecta para unas vacaciones si buscas estar alejado del bullicio del turismo (especialmente en estas fechas) y tener las mejores vistas del Teide de toda la zona norte de la isla. También se trata, seguramente, del sitio perfecto si entre las zonas a visitar están Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz y Los Gigantes / Costa Adeje. A apenas 3 kilómetros de Icod se encuentra un pueblecito que recomiendo especialmente visitar: Garachico.

Tanto la finca como la vivienda en sí son espectaculares. Rodeada de pinos canarios, únicamente se abre una pequeña ventana hacia el norte (y hacia abajo) donde podrás ver el mar, ya sea el Atlántico o el conocido como el "Mar de Nubes", típico de la zona. Para las familias con niños adolescentes, o para grupos, la finca cuenta como una pequeña construcción anexa perfectamente equipada con baño, calefacción, etc.

Sergio, el propietario, tiene en cuenta hasta los pequeños detalles que uno mismo puede pasar por alto. Absoluta disposición para que los huéspedes lo pasemos lo mejor posible, de la manera más cómoda posible. Esos pequeños detalles que le dan el valor añadido a este alojamiento no los voy a enumerar, porque creo que es mejor descubrirlos al llegar. Enhorabuena, Sergio y familia, por tan buen gusto y dedicación.

Hoy por hoy, no concebimos volver a Tenerife y no volver a elegir esta vivienda.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchísimas gracias Himar y familia, ha sido estupendo haberles conocido y nos alegra mucho que hayan disfrutado de nuestra casa y sus alrededores :)
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5

Ideal way to discover Tenerife at your own pace

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to discover Tenerife, but wanted to avoid the "mass tourism hotels". This cottage was the ideal holiday for us, allowing us to combine excursions with days of just relaxing in a quiet environment. Sergio, Yani and their kids were there to give us a warm welcome and accompany us to the cottage. It's quite a climb through winding roads, which can be a bit challenging at first.

We truly enjoyed our time their, just relaxing with a good book and literally being above the clouds, where the only thing you hear is the chirping of birds. Other days we took of to discover the island. Sergio gave us some great tips, both before and during our stay, on things that are worth visiting in the neighbourhood.

I would warmly recommend this cottage to people who appreciate the beauty of nature and who want to discover the island at their own pace.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joeri, Christel, Robin and Brent, a great family all the way from Belgium. Thank you for your well explained review and for choosing our place for your stay in Tenerife :)
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5

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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5

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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5

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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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Temporary offer
3 Nov 2017 - 7 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
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£65
 
 
Temporary 2
27 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
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£65
 
 
Septiembre
30 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
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£65
£506
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£277
for 3 nights
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£76
£581
£1,925
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £49.14

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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