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Absolute quiet and secluded location above the clouds, 30 000m²altkanarischesWeingut, Pool - El Refugio

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights



El Refugio

El Refugio is individually and tastefully fitted and impressed by various levels and light-filled rooms. This housing unit provides sleeping space. for 2 adults. plus 1 extra bed and can be extended with two additional units for up to 6 adults. plus 1. Each unit has a private bathroom and kitchen. The studio with a private roof terrace is connected by a landscaped garden terrace with the main house. The Studio is only available in conjunction with the main house. The living unit El Mirador with the large picture window has a separate entrance and a separate non-visible wine terrace. El Refugio has 2 private non-visible roof terraces. Solid construction and the spatial separation of the accesses to ensure full privacy and tranquility even if both units are booked with different guests. The pool area is available for both residential units.

About the property

Solar Heated Pool, Private Wine, fireplace, 10 'Dobson Space Telescope

The Canarian winery Hacienda La Palma consists of a 200 year old main house El Refugio which has been stylishly and tastefully complemented by the Panorama Suite El Mirador. The two separate buildings have been authentically in the decades grown structures of about 30 000 m² of vineyard. Separate access, cozy seating and private terraces within the lush subtropical garden with many fruit and almond trees also provide simultaneous occupancy of the dwelling units total tranquility and privacy.

The original Canarian architecture was complemented by a high standard which hardly leaves with various open and closed fireplaces, Siemens kitchen brands, Internet via satellite link, German satellite TV and Dobson 10 'space telescope for observing stars desires. The tasteful and unemotional means of homes creates space to relax and let your soul.

The south-facing west very windless property to 1. 380m.ü.M. is usually located on the clouds of the island and extends widely over several terraced vineyards and hills. Wooden garden furniture, sun loungers and the outdoors invite more than 300 days of sunshine per year to relax. The pool with its own pool kitchen is certainly the most beautiful gelegenste pool on the island.

Enjoy the fascinating sound of silence, surrounded by centuries old vines, almonds and various fruit trees in this unique place.

Directly from Hacienda You can start walking and stunning walks, hiking or mountain biking enjoy tours of the almond blossoms landscape and lush vineyards.

Is the Hacienda for your holiday the right choice?

Your satisfaction is very important to us. Therefore, below are some points that you should consider before booking:

- For younger children, the Hacienda is only suitable as there is through the hillside and vineyards many levels. The pool is not designed to use for young children. Families with children are still welcome to join us. But you should check the circumstances described in peace ahead.

- The heating our pool is done by solar energy. Thus we reach temperatures between 18-25 degrees with good sunlight. A guaranteed bath temperature, we can not guarantee. For this reason, the heating is of course free of charge.

- Even if some photos may give a different impression we are not a 'luxury holiday resort' but a biologically-run winery with cottages.

- We strive our guests to make their stay as pleasant as possible and offer various services that go beyond a normal holiday house standard. The availability of these offers, we ask you to check individually in advance.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need more information to us.

Private wine:

We manage our vineyard along biological lines in cooperation with the successful winemakers Don Angel who has already won several international awards and prizes with its outstanding red wines. In 2011, we have 300 bottles filled with completely hand-picked grapes Listán Prieto exclusively for our guests. Have a fun-filled walking or bathing day relaxing by the pool or on the roof terraces with a fine glass of our own wine bar.

Harvesting & Enjoy:

The vineyard flourishes and grows almost throughout the year. While impressed with the almond blossoms from mid-January to mid-February, followed in March, the fruit trees are blossoming in April / May begin the first fruits to ripen. There are growing apricots, figs, lemons, peaches, plums, apples, pears, strawberries and of course, the sugar-sweet grapes. Until well into November, you can use our abundant fruit trees. November and December the wait chestnuts (chestnuts) to be harvested it from you.

An own herb garden makes the whole year tasteful ingredients in the kitchen.

Shopping Service:

Upon request, we will fill your fridge before arrival you will enjoy the first meal without stress of shopping! (Service included)

Guided walks:

We are happy to provide you with experienced hiking guide who can show you the most beautiful hikes on La Palma. Our walks through the mystical laurel forests, to the holy dragon trees, through mysterious gorges, on the bizarre crater rim and the sea. The highlight is the round trip through the stunning world inside the world's largest erosion crater, the "Caldera de Taburiente", home of the last king of the "Guanches". Again and again we are here to meet the footsteps of the natives. La Palma is a very powerful volcanic island that touches our heart and all my senses responds. A special vacation experience.

Massage and Yoga:

Health Energy Massage

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi

Breuss Massage


Enjoy your private energy massage or yoga class by Karin Sulzbach at the Hacienda!

More Details

Tobias Freitag
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Available Rentals

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Tagespreise entsprechend Belegung
2 Pers. Haupthaus El Refugio* 99,00 EUR
3-4 Pers. mit Studio* 149,00 EUR
* Angebot inklusive Poolnutzung. Die Beheizung des Pools erfolgt durch Solarenergie.Dadurch erreichen wir Temperaturen von 20-27 Grad. Eine garantierte Badetemperatur können wir nicht zusichern. Die Poolheizung erfolgt selbstverständlich ohne Aufpreis.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Garafía in Isla de la Palma

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Badezimmer 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Badezimmer 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • El Refugio 1 bathroom with large corner bath Studio 1 bathroom with shower (only available in combination with El Refugio) El Mirador 1 bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Dachfenster in den Sternenhimmel
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Panorama Fenster mit Meerblick
  • El Refugio 1 bedrooms + 1 dressing room / cot Studio 1 bedroom (only available in combination with El Refugio) El Mirador 1 bedroom with raised bed level for direct view from the panoramic windows
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
With all the comforts of original Canarian charm of El Refugio has remained more than receive. It can be found even some original furniture of the now 200 year old vineyard in the main house El Refugio. Exterior has not changed much - the vineyard with many almond and fruit trees determined the large, hidden land. The paths in the grounds are lit and covered with natural stones. The pool has a modern automatic salt and pH control provides the means of electrolysis for healthy chlorine-free swimming. Air conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player, satelite TV, Internet via satellite, CD player, gas grill and on request free use of our two space telescopes for stargazing. For beginners: Skywatcher 4 'refractor telescope on AZ 3 including various accessories. Advanced: Skywatcher 254/1200 Dobson PDobson Pyrex 10 '. Incl 6mm and 15mm UWA Ø15mm UWA eyepiece, moon filter, 2' 32 mm eyepiece WA


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El Refugio
average rating of 4.96 based on 35 reviews

Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, there are a couple of properties to stay in however each were very private and not overlooking each other. Most of the time we thought we were all alone on the side of a mountain above the clouds. The property was very clean and well equipped (everything we needed for a self catering holiday and even a Kettle), the grounds were well kept by Benjamin and Christian, very knowledgeable of the area and Benjamin even helped us with the telescope and pointed out Saturn, Mars and another Galaxy.

We hiked during the day; there are some lovely walks from high crater edges to green forestry paths, and then relaxed by the pool in the afternoon; very comfortable furniture around the pool. The pool has a heating system (took the edge of a cold pool) very refreshing in the heat.

We ate a couple of times in the nearby restaurant (not walkable) Briesta very reasonable price at 30 euros for two people (main meal, glass of wine and 2 beers), very friendly and I would recommend the spare ribs.

We were recommended to hire a Fiat Panda 4x4 and we were glad we took the advise, driving around the island up and down the mountain side the Panda was small, very nippy and handled the corners well.

We had an amazing holiday, we would recommend this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location, lovely views, amazing dark sky!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic five night stay here in August, we stayed in El Refugio . I had come to La Palma for astronomy and the skies at the Hacienda were quite breathtaking. The altitude of the Hacienda meant that every night we were there it was clear - clouds were visible at lower altitudes. There was also a 10" Dobsonian telescope available which I was able to use for 2-3 nights.

The facilities were excellent, well equipped and clean and we were welcomed by Joachim who took plenty of time to show us around. The Hacienda is indeed secluded and whilst getting there isn't too hard a reasonably powerful vehicle is recommended! We made heavy use of Cafe Briesta, about a half hour walk down the hill (just 5-10 minute drive). It seemed to be open all the time and was a convenient source of coffee... the children loved the pool which was never crowded as the total number of people in the area at any one time is quite low.

For any astronomers thinking of going, do so. There are lights around the facilities that get turned off fairly soon after dark and the skies are incredible. The Roque de Los Muchachos was a 45-50 minute drive from the Hacienda but at 4500ft altitude you don't need to go any higher for crystal clear skies... the clouds seem to form, and stay, lower down.

I would go back there in an instant if I could and stay there - the available internet connection meant that for all the seclusion, if you wanted, you could be in touch with the outside world.

James, Kate, Anna and Thomas

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Urlaub machen wie Zeus auf dem Olymp

  • 5 of 5

Bereits zum zweiten Mal hatten wir das Glück, unseren Urlaub auf der Hacienda verbringen zu dürfen. Diese in die romantische Bergwelt La Palmas eingebettete Anlage mit ihrer exponierten Höhenlage ist eine Oase der Ruhe.Der Eigentümer hat das Gebäude liebebvoll und detailgetreu restauriert und dabei den ursprünglichen palmerischen Charme des Hauses erhalten. Die Bilder im Inserat vermitteln einen authentischen Eindruck vom gehobenen Wohnkomfort der Anlage. Es gibt eine vollwertig ausgestatteten Markenküche sowie ein geschmackvolles "Feng Shui" Ambiente in den Wohn- und Schlafräumen. Die Möglichkeit zur Temperaturregulation mittels Klimaanlage, der gemütliche Kamin sowie die Sonnendachterrasse mit transparentem Windschutz runden den gepflegten Gesamteindruck ab. Die weitläufige, von Gärtnern liebevoll gestaltete Gartenanlage, lädt ein zum Verweilen und führt zur grandiosen Poolterrasse mit einmaligem Blick über Ozean und Wolken. Auch wenn das Haus als Ausgangsbasis für Erkundungstouren in den wunderschönen Nordwesten der Insel geeignet ist, so haben wir es vorgezogen, wie Zeus auf dem Olymp die nahezu transzendentale Aussicht und wohltuende Stille inmitten der Berg- und Waldlandschaft zu geniessen, um die "innere Uhr" und das zivilisatorische Koordinatensystem wieder neu zu justieren. Das nahegelegene Städtchen Puntagorda bietet ausreichend Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und die Gelegenheit zum Restaurantbesuch. Auch die persönliche Betreuung vor Ort durch den Verwalter war freundlich und umfassend. Es war ein Traumurlaub, der keine echten Wünsche offen gelassen hat. Und für die kleinern Wünsche des Lebens gibt es die zahllosen Sternschnuppen, die man nachts durch das Dachfenster über dem Bett beobachten kann..... Wir kommen wieder.

Der Büssi

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Entspannung pur

  • 5 of 5

Absolute ruhige Lage mit allem Komfort

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumferienhaus über den Wolken mit Meerblick

  • 5 of 5

Wundervoller Ort um sich zu entspannen. In mitten der Natur mit traumhafter Lage. Sternenhimmel im Hot Tub und dazu eine Flasche Wein direkt vom Weingut. Das Haus ist stilvoll eingerichtet mit viel Liebe zum Deail. Wir kommen gerne wieder !!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

tolle Anlage, absolute Ruhe, pure Erholung, sehr romantisch, gigantischer Blick über den Wolken, tolles Wetter, toller Himmel, toller Nachthimmel, Grillengezirpse und níedlige Kätzchen

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Kiosko Las Briestas in ca. 5 Minuten
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Restarant Azul in ca. 15 Minuten (Reservierung)
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Badebucht bei Puntagorda in ca. 25 Minuten
Car: recommended

The Canarian winery Hacienda La Palma is located on the sunny west side of the island in an absolutely unique sole and quiet location above Punta Gorda. Breathe in crystal clear mountain air on medically optimal altitude 380 m asl 1 Due to the particular altitude and sheltered south-west exposure of the vineyard has an almost unique for La Palma Sun situation with fantastic views of the sea, the sun and the clouds. Comparable cues you will be on La Palma is extremely rare find.

The Hacienda is protected from the harsh Northeast winds to South west facing with panoramic views over the clouds and the endless Atlantic. In winter, the air warms up by the intense solar radiation significantly, and it is through the sheltered position especially during the day often much warmer than in many other some low-lying areas of the island. At night it cools then due to the altitude comparatively significantly down what may prove especially during the hot summer months as very pleasant.

You are right in the walking area in the most beautiful part of the island:

Numerous walking, hiking and mountain biking in the wild and romantic almond flowers landscape and the beautiful vineyards of La Palma start right from the Hacienda. Highly recommended is z. B. weekend the descent to Punta Gorda. Well-maintained hiking trails lead us down through the centuries old pine forests and almond groves to the mercadillo. This farmers' market with fresh local produce such. B. Mangoes, papayas, avocados, honey, whole grain bread, vegetables, etc. is the weekly meeting point of the island community in the Northwest.

by car:

We can assist you in booking a suitable rental car. Regardless of where you're getting your vehicle, you should note that La Palma is a very steep island and it is much more pleasant drive with enough horsepower and a little ground clearance. We recommend vehicles from 75-80 hp such. As the Citroen Berlingo Cars Monta. The last 100 meters to the entrance to the hacienda are a bit bumpy and also many beautiful destinations can be controlled much more pleasant with a corresponding vehicle.

In about 20min. from Hacienda we reach the small town of Las Tricia. Here is the starting point to the oldest trail of the island. This leads us through dragon tree groves to the Guanchenhöhlen of Buracas. On the way to look for a little refreshment we z. B. at Café aloe.

The archaeological center at La Zarza by a path through the laurel forest we reach from Hacienda in about 15 minutes. From here you will also start to impressive walk through the mystical Barranco Barranco Magdalene and the Fagundo.

In about 30-40 min. To the main observatory in the northern hemisphere and the second 426m high Roque de los Muchachos. From here the summit ridge routes and z. B. Start the hike to Pico de las Nieves.

As quickly we reach the starting points to the impressive hikes and walks down to the sea, the bay at the old Puerto de Punta Gorda, the rock pools at Lomada Grande, the Calle Jonsito, the lonely paradise beach Playa de la Veta with black lava sand and many other fantastic beautiful places waiting to be discovered.

The port town Tazacorte with numerous restaraunts and a well suited for children large sandy beach in 45 minutes.

We can show you more hikes and excursions such. As at a joint hike or to the provided reference guide and maps.

The town of Punta Gorda farmers' market, restaurants, supermarket, bars in 20 minutes.

El Castillo with the two delicious restaurants Azul and the Tasca in about 15 minutes. Typical Canarian restaurant and bar in the Kiosko Briestas in about 3 minutes.

In the summer months of July and August there are many traditional festivals with music and dances held in the area.

Other highlights:

Almond Blossom Festival in February in Punta Gorda.

Carnival in Santa Cruz on the Monday.