|Space||3,229 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is a spacious single level 3 bedroom, 2 bathroomed luxury Villa which sleeps 6 guests, built in 1996 to the owners exacting specification. It includes a 12m by 6m heated swimming pool, hot tub and fun Barbeque Table. Casa Feliz enjoys spectacular mountain and sea views. The private and well maintained gardens include lawns, fish ponds, a stream and waterfall, cactus gardens, many trees and palms and a large variety of tropical fruit trees together with a small vineyard. This is a home and as such has the normal creature comforts such as 47 in Flat screen TV and Satellite, DVD player and of course Internet access via WiFi. This home is designed for both indoor and outdoor living in mind.
Marie has an MA in Fine Arts and Ceramics and has her studio here in La Palma. The house reflects many touches of her passion.
John is a retired Consulting Engineer and, together with Maries design experience, created this beautiful home.
John Gelder purchased this villa in 1996
When my wife, Marie and I arrived on La Palma in 1988 we had a warm and instant craving to stay here. Originally we lived in Cancajos but in 1996 decided to seek the peace and tranquility of the Brenas. We designed and built this house to an exacting specification and included many little touches creating a home from home. Comfort and practicality are the order of the day, an example of this is the BBQ table where all guests can sit in comfort whilst cooking their own meals.
Unlike the majority of properties on La Palma, Casa Feliz accommodation is on a single level with plenty of space for both indoor and outdoor living. Also the house has full Double Glazing.
This villa is even better than we expected from the description and photographs on Owners Direct.
We had a great time there and a good rest. It is decorated with great artistic flare and taste, and also a great sense of humour. The garden is quite a paradise for gardeners and others interested in a fascinating collection of beautiful plants, shrubs and specimen trees. There are numerous places to sit and relax, and admire the plants and the views of the mountains and the sea.
The barbecue is a useful feature and very easy to use once you have worked out how it operates, (which initially took us a few minutes).
The pool is large and well maintained.
The weather, in February, was somewhat variable.
This is a large property and it is something of a responsibility looking after it.
A car is necessary for exploration and shopping, although it is possible to walk to the Max CoOp and back if you are not carrying too much, and that is a surprisingly large supermarket with convenient parking. Alternatives include a Spa, a Superdino, and a Lidl within a few minutes drive. We did not find any restaurants within walking distance. Although there are several in nearby Los Cancajos.
The location is very convenient (just a few minutes) for Santa Cruz, and for the airport and ferry terminal (once you are familiar wih the roads).
My wife and I have visited all the other Canary islands except Hiero, and La Palma is probably the most restful. This island is quiet - 'sleepy' - even by the standards of the Canaries! The volcanic terrain is very beautiful and in addition to the flora, including unspoiled pine forrests, there are a lot of birds to be seen there. There are numerous well marked foot paths, as is typical for the Canaries, and some are quite energetic walks.
Pilar, the local agent who takes care of the property, and guests, is most helpful and efficient.
We stayed here early January 2017. John the owner was very helpful and responsive with the booking and giving instructions and recommendations. Pilar welcomed us at the airport and we followed her back to the house where a welcome cheese platter, glowing fire and wine was ready. The house had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, heating, warm pool and amazing garden. I ate guavas off the tree for the first time since I was a child.
I would highly recommend this house and La Palma is a quite, beautiful island.
Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable, we'll be back!
We are two couples who have taken holidays together regularly for many years and we are all agreed that Casa Feliz is the best house we have ever stayed in and we seriously doubt it will ever be knocked off that top spot. The arrangements with John and Marie were made very easily and their agent, Pili, was brilliant. We had no trouble finding her and the carat the airport and she delivered us safely to the house,which on our arrival was gently lit and dotted with flowers to greet, in addition and there was a fire burning in the grate in the main sitting room making it feel like home. There was a welcome platter of food and drink and supplies for breakfast. Pili left us with clear contact details and is a helpful list of good restaurants. The next day we explored the grounds and simply couldn't believe our luck. The pool was wonderful. We spent our days relaxing at the house when the sun shone and exploring the unspoilt island as the clouds arrived. We loved Marie's ceramic work and wished we could have some at home to remind us of our stay. We enjoyed the abundance of bird life and had fun lizard spotting. We conducted controlled trials to hasten the ripening of the tasty avocados picked from the groaning bushes and reached the conclusion that it takes 6 days whatever the method. Even an exciting flight home courtesy of Storm Katie in the UK of could not take the shine off our wonderful stay in Casa Feliz. Thank you John and Marie much for sharing your beautiful home. I suspect it will not be long before we want to return
What a privilege to stay in this generously comfortable and homely villa, with the luxuries of a large heated pool and hot tub plus sea and mountain views. Unlike other Canary islands, La Palma is a botanical feast. It is a geological wonder. Car hire by easy prior arrangement is necessary to explore this fascinating place.
The owner is extremely welcoming and helpful, and is easily contactable beforehand. His Spanish representative, Pilar, will arrange the car hire and take you to the villa from the airport. She will also troubleshoot any queries with the villa.
Things to do - drive over the top of the caldera, visit the southern tip where the last active volcano was (1971) and the salt pools. Eat at Casa Goyo with all the locals (at the end of the runway!), and lunch at the modern restaurant by the Salt Pools and the lighthouses.
Exceeded expectation, just as advertised, peaceful, relaxing, did not want to leave, 3 weeks of bliss. One tip is to pick your avocados from the trees in the garden as soon as you get there as they take a fair time to ripen. Good position on the island, pretty central for all destinations. Car essential. Views from the villa are wonderful both back and front. Would return and recommend without hesitation.
My family and I have just returned from a short break at Casa Feliz.
We were very happy with the property, which was acurately described and well presented. We were particularly impressed with the welcome pack, which saved us from having to go in search of a meal after a late arrival!
The owner arranged a "meet and greet" service, which was a real bonus since the property would have been quite tricky to find in the dark.
We had one minor problem when the electricity supply to the laundry failed, but after a call to the owner's agent this was sorted out very quickly.
We are already planning a return trip, which really tells you all you need to know about the property!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
7 Jan 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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Sorry the minimum age for guests is 16 years old.
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