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Villa with private pool in Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Vega de San Mateo - La Casa del Moral

A self-catering rental away from it all

A traditional house that has been carefully restored is always a pleasure to find and thus it was with delight that we wandered through the welcoming rooms of this charming rural retreat.

The interior is a perfect blend of old and new. Traditional carved furniture of heavy wood sits atop terracotta tiles in the cosy sitting room, a pretty kitchen, curtained with colourful fabrics is adorned with local pottery, whilst in the immaculate bathrooms thoughtfully chosen ceramics decorate tap handles and walls alike.

Standing high on the slopes of a south-facing hillside, on the edge of the local village of Solana de Utiaca, this privileged situation combines a picturesque panorama of mountains with proximity to amenities.

Built in 1850 and carefully refurbished in 2001, the stone, terracotta and wood building has a floor area of 200 m² with modern facilities in a charming atmosphere. There is WiFi for our guests traveling with laptops or iPads.

This villa has a private pool (6,5 x 4 mt) with a panoramic view to the mountainous landscape.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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based on 52 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with private pool in Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful house and a great time had by all

  • 5 of 5

A very special house with a spectacular view. We would certainly like to come back here again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, amazing views, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house, the pool, the views...it's really gorgeous. We very much enjoyed our stay in and around the house where you can find so many comfortable and lovely places. Our children loved to explore the house and its surroundings and spent hours in the pool. Beatrix made us feel very welcome and gave us great tips and recommendations. We have seen very nice places on the island when we were hiking in the mountains or at the seaside but we always enjoyed very much to return to this house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully peaceful rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

We booked Casa Moral as a last minute getaway for some much needed sun, rest and relaxation. We were very happy with our choice; the property has many wonderful outdoor areas to relax but the highlight for us was a magnificent rural view across some of the most wonderful scenery. The house itself is well equipped with two lounging areas and three double bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms. It is comfortably furnished and the kitchen has everything you could need. However, the outdoor areas, including the private pool, are the real selling point of the property. As mentioned in previous reviews, the drive down to the property really is quite tricky so we left the car at the top of the hill and walked the 5 mins up and down the hill with our baby. This can be a little inconvenient with shopping and definitely not something you could do with a pram, but we felt the natural location more than made up for the inconvenience. Beatriz went the extra mile for us, making sure we had all the baby kit we needed which was very kind and provided a food welcome pack as we arrived late. The downsides; it would have been great to have an information pack on the local area (recommended beaches, restaurants, local markets etc) so that we didn't need to keep bothering Beatriz. Also, the local village only has two little shops which are not open all the time and the restaurant mentioned in previous reviews didn't open once when we were there so you really do need a car. I would also suggest to those who have restricted mobility or those with toddling or crawling babies that this may not be best for you as there are lots of stairs and some without hand rails. But if you don't mind a little extra effort and crave stunning, uninterrupted views, genuine peace and quiet then Casa Moral is definitely worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Simone. This is really more than what I could have thought of when you told me you had written a review. Thank you!! Definitely I have to start working seriously in that book for the house but not because you can bother me. You never do. For me it is a nice chance to chat a bit with the guests and see their needs and expectations for the house and the island as well, but it is truth that some questions pop up frequently so maybe, who knows, I can start with my point of view from the house and end up writting a Best Seller guide of Gran Canaria! My best wishes to that young family. I hope to see you soon again :)
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Lovely traditional house with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week's stay and loved the house. The description and the reviews below are all accurate. The house is traditional with some lovely old wooden furniture, but modern with wifi, and a great setting for the pool. There are lots of different places to sit out and enjoy the views over the valley below, with traditional working of the agricultural terraced slopes, and it is very easy spend lazy hours around the house and pool. The area is good for exploring the mountainous central part of the island, which will appeal to those looking to avoid some of the more touristy parts of the south, but also less than half an hour to the motorway to get around the island more quickly or to some quieter beaches in the east and north, such as Melenara or El Puertillo.

Beatriz is a perfect host, and kindly provided a welcome pack of some nice food and wine for the first evening. She visited to see that everything was going well, and provided very helpful suggestions for days out.

The restaurant/snack bar is good value for eating in or takeaway, and the local shop is surprisingly well stocked for a small village. We would recommend a torch for descending the steep path in the evening. The supermarket and petrol station in Vega de San Mateo is about 10 minutes away, with a good Saturday/Sunday local market. We would certainly recommend the cave restaurant at Arternara, the highest village in Gran Canaria, particularly for its setting and spectacular views.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew! It is nice to hear so many positive comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience here. Someday we will see you again :)
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"For a quiet, relaxing ho...

  • 5 of 5

"For a quiet, relaxing holiday this is the place to go! Casa El Moral is a beautiful farmhouse with lots of charming features and very spacious. Our favourite spot was the sunny terrace off the master bedroom with its fantastic views of the mountains. A trip to Roque Nublo is well worth it. Thank you to Beatriz for the warm welcome."

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
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Fabulous Setting

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a lovely setting - recommended for those wanting a change from or to avoid touristy areas etc. This is a proper house, full of character and charm, well maintained and well equipped. Comfortable beds! One of the best we have stayed in.

The area was quiet, fascinating and the locals friendly - the local bar is also value for money. The steep winding access path was not a problem for us as we are age 50 (+ a bit) and Beatriz carried the cases in her car for us any way.

A good base for exploring the island so long as you don't mind driving. We had a good time - always busy. We drove over to Port Mogan (a long way) via Cruz de Tejeda, had a day in Las Palmas, visited Teror and had a day at Playa des Ingles. We needed longer than a week really. Our 14 year old kept busy in the pool when we were not out. Older children might need more to keep them happy - but there are lots of walks in the area. There was also plenty of information at the house.

Can also recommend Beatriz as a perfect host - she arrived within minutes of our call and although she did not bother us during our stay we felt comfortable she was on hand should we need any help or advice.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your words about the house and the beautiful description of your experience of the island from this spot. La Casa del Moral is for sure a different kind of holiday from the enormous variety offered in the South of the islad but good, I think, for those seeking a contact with the real Canarian lifestyle apart, of course, from the sun. Mario will be pleased to know that his bar and restaurant are already getting famous at the internet! it is great for us to have his meals near the house and also his parents´grocery store always open.. I liked your comment on the beds! THANK YOU! We love good cotton in the linen and towels but sometimes when we are ironing we are not sure if later people will note the difference.. Thank you too for your kind words about myself. It is a real compliment when it comes from my guests :)
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Solana
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Puerto de la Luz
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Solana
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Las Canteras
Car: necessary

From the house, a narrow footpath winds its way up to the parking area and the village above of Solana de Utiaca. Within walking distance, this small village has a grocery store, although for a greater selection of amenities Santa Brígida and the market town of Vega de San Mateo is a 15-minute drive.

The city of Las Palmas and so the coastline is only at 20km. Within 30 minutes drive, a great variety of beaches can be reached, all of them away from mass tourism. Melenara, Las Canteras or San Andrés give you the opportunity to spend the day in the beach in a family mood with the local people. Then, with the sunset, you may enjoy a dinner of fresh fish at any of the inexpensive restaurants around the area.

The Real Club de Golf the Las Palmas is within 15-minute drive of the villa next to the stunning Caldera de Bandama, a 200-meter-deep volcanic crater, on whose peak you will find an observation platform that affords you a scenic vista of the island. Kill two birds with one stone!

Other Activities: Contemplation of volcanic geography, visiting archaeological and ethnographic sites, hiking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Navidad/Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Semana Santa/Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Verano/Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%

The base rate of the villa is 120€/day and includes two persons.

Each extra person has an additional charge of:

-Adult 25€/day

-Children between 2 and 12 years 12€/day

-Babies are free of charge.

During Christmas, New Year and Easter the base rate is 1190€/week and includes 4 persons. The additional charge will be applied from the 5th guest.

Check-in: 17.00

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Vega de San Mateo, Canary Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    otros - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The house sleeps 6 people, plus 2 extras on the sofa bed. It has a suite or a main bedroom with a dressing room and en suite bathroom and doors to an open terrace. There are two other bedrooms with full en suite bathrooms each.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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