Casa del Limonero is a rural villa, sleeping 6 plus 2 children with cots in with parents, situated in the south of Tenerife in the hills above Los Cristianos, 20 kms (25 mins) from the south airport. It is 15 minutes from the nearest beaches and tourist centres while there are 5 excellent golf courses between 10 and 25 minutes away. The house itself is on a ridge in a very peaceful location with wonderful views across the valley and down to the coast. French windows open onto the large terrace with a dining area under the pergola and horizon blind, seating up to 8. The jacuzzi, which seats 6, is heated or cooled according to the season, while the solar heated pool is also available in a seperate "child proof" garden. 8 sun beds and a built in barbecue with all the relevant equipment are available to guests. Towelling bath robes are provided for guests' comfort with the Jacuzzi and pool.
- Villa1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 - 14 nights
Villa near Arona, above Los Cristianos, Tenerife - Quiet, Rural Location, 15 Minutes Drive From Los Cristianos & Other Beaches, Good Walking Area
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Sep 2018
About Bill Bailey
An active retired couple, Bill and Sarah-Jane came to Tenerife initially in 1994 when Bill was flying helicopters in the Canaries until 1999. We bought a ruined finca in 1995 and have spent 17 years renovating and improving it. When Bill retired from flying at the end of summer 2010, we sold our home in Somerset and moved permanently to Tenerife, where we live in our converted barn adjacent to the main house. Don't worry, we're completely separate and share only the parking area on the top terrace!
Bill Bailey purchased this Villa in 1995
Why Bill Bailey chose Arona
We bought the house because, with the prospect of living permanently in the south of the island (Bill was operating from the South Airport), we wanted to be away from the rapidly developing coastal area with its associated noise, bustle and traffic. We were spectacularly fortunate to find this property almost by accident at about 11 o'clock at night! The quiet rural location, the unspoiled views, yet the proximity to both the airport, main tourist areas and local (non tourist prices) shopping, restaurants and bars overcame our trepidation at the work that would be involved in turning it into a comfortable home. It has been well worth the considerable effort.
What makes this Villa unique
For guests arriving at night we can "meet and greet" at the airport if requested at no extra charge, lead them up to the house and introduce them to the facilities. We can organise walking, golfing, wind / kite surfing, cycling and motor cycling, paragliding, horse riding etc. An advance shopping list emailed to us by our guests will be supplied at cost. By previous arrangement with the owners, an evening meal can be provided for scheduled late flights if required. Cost on request. The solar heated pool and sun lounging area, including 2 parasols and up to 6 sunbeds are in a secure area with lockable gates at both ends.
Pool / Spa
The most perfect holiday
I stayed here for 7 days with two of my best friends I wanted somewhere where we could sunbathe in peace have lovely views have facilities to cook and looking forward to the jacuzzi it was my 50th birthday celebrations and this holiday was just perfect it's not far from the airport we picked up our hire car and followed the map to the villa it is quite steep in places the first time you arrive but we soon got used to it
we were greeted by the owners Bill and Sarah who were so lovely...
And went out of their way to make us feel at home
The villa itself was outstanding and it was spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need and more there was a lovely welcome food pack waiting for us which was very generous of them
The place itself has fantastic views and the garden with a pool was just perfect for sunbathing and we loved the Jacuzzi to finish off our evenings i it was a most perfect holiday so peaceful
And not too far to travel to nearby places to visit
We are already planning our visit for next year
Perfectly furnished and most comfortable casa
We were a couple staying in Casa del Limonero for a week in early June, so enjoyed all the space it offers. The house is really well furnished / stocked and thought out and extremely well maintained. We arrived late in the evening, so the generous welcome pack was much welcomed by us. Bill and Sarah-Jane kindly waited for us and showed us all the features inside and out (they live in the adjacent house). We jumped into the jacuzzi almost straight away with a glass of beer to relax after the flight.
The casa is very convenient for the enjoyable drives up to the crater along the TF-51 / TF-21 via Vilaflor. That was important to us as we did a lot of hiking up there. Sadly, the crater was also the only place where the sun shone above the clouds during our stay, so we could not take full advantage of the casa's pool area. We did however make use of the outdoor BBQ to cook a couple of yummy dinners.
You need a small car with a strong engine to tackle the steep narrow lanes. We had a VW Golf with one litre turbocharged engine and that was up to the job just fine.
We were happy that on our departure day we could stay in the casa till late afternoon since our flight was in the late evening, that made the last day relaxing.
We had a great time, thank you!
Quiet and comfortable finca
We spent three weeks at this charming finca. The approach is very steep, but we soon got used to manoeuvring our car up the hill. It was perfect for our needs. A quiet location away from the tourist hub. The finca is impeccably maintained, extremely well equipped and spotless. The satellite tv was a little inconsistent, but think this is a 'tenerife' problem. There is good wifi. The hot tub was much appreciated and kept at a constant hot temperature. We enjoyed a soak most evenings with a glass of wine! The owner's, Bill and Sarah Jane are very friendly and welcoming. They gave us lots of useful information and tips and sorted out any issues and queries immediately. It is a bonus they live next door and are always to hand if needed. There are good restaurants nearby, plus a few villages with everything one would want. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tenerife, and found it an extremely interesting and varied island. We definitely could have stayed longer and am sure we will be back, if only for the lemon marmalade!
A lovely peaceful villa but close to everything
A lovely two week family break over Christmas and the New Year. The villa was beautifully clean and well maintained. The welcome pack was generous and delicious. Bill and Sarah-Jane were wondeful hosts and we hope to be back soon. We're already missing the jacuzzi and pool!
The house is amazing - extremely clean and very well equipped. We loved the pool and jacuzzi and it was great to be away from the crowds but within easy reach of beaches and attractions if we wanted to venture out. Great local restaurants. Sarah-Jane and Bill were extremely helpful and bought a fantastic selection of food for our arrival - we arrived quite late and were able to make a lovely meal with what they had left us. The outside area is wonderful and there are great views. If we go back to Tenerife we would definitely stay here. Thank you.
Our 3rd stay at this beautiful property and it won't be our
The villa is immaculate - every detail has been carefully considered by the owners, Sarah-Jane and Bill, who are the most wonderful hosts!
We have had the most relaxing holidays here and always return home feeling rested and relaxed.
Special interest holidays:
We can provide information and advice on walking, motorcycling, cycling, paragliding, wind and kite surfing and diving, golf, sailing, whale watching, theme parks etc.
15-20 minute drive to Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas.
25 minute drive to El Medano.
The South Airport (Reina Sofia) is a 25 minute drive. Car hire is essential.
Arona, 1.8 kms. Valle San Lorenzo, 2 kms.
Arona is the administrative centre for Los Cristianos and its environs. It has a good little supermarket, 2 banks, a pharmacy, a medical centre, a post office and a local restaurant on the road down the hill towards La Camella. There are also a couple of cafes and an excellent bakery / coffee shop ("Aroma"). Valle San Lorenzo is much bigger and rather more lively. There are several banks, 2 main supermarkets, a farmers' cooperative selling fruit and local produce, at least 2 bakeries, 4 ironmongers, a CEPSA fuel station (an important directional landmark and turning point for the house), a pharmacy, medical centre, post office, 2 good wine shops/off licences and a plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants.
We can organise golfing, walking, para-gliding, cycling, motor cycling, a visit to a bodega for the tasting of various wines, cheeses and delicatessan and/or a wine museum, botanical gardens. Plus island and marine sightseeing tours.
Booking Notes: 25% non refundable deposit on booking, should be paid by bank transfer (costs are clients' responsibility). Balance to be paid either2 weeks before arrival by bank transfer. Alternatively, by arrangement with owners, balance on arrival in cash (€uros). Map & directions will be sent on receipt of deposit. Security deposit: €200 is required to be paid upon arrival. Incidental damage (crockery & reasonable wear & tear) is acceptable. But clients will be liable for serious damage either through negligence or misuse. Guidance notes provided on arrival should prevent such occurrences. Copies of guidance notes can be sent to prospective clients prior to booking on request. The deposit is kept for 7 days after the clients departure and will be returned in full or in part depending upon the circumstances. In the event of serious damage, clients will be provided with photographic evidence and relevant invoices. Return of damage deposits can be made by cheque or bank transfer. If guests have a problem finding the house, the owners are prepared to meet them at an agreed rendezvous and guide them up to the house, particularly at night. Please call 00 34 628 015 207 from airport to confirm your arrival. Changeover Day: We do not do same day changeovers, so that guests may leave at a time convenient to their flights. Notes on prices: Prices quoted for the villa with up to 4 people sharing & €15 is charged per night for each additional person, up to 6 total. Christmas Rate between 16/12/18 & 04/01/19, 2 week min stay & Total Villa Price €2,380. Standard Rate prices remain as advertised until 1st April 2019, when the Total Villa price (for up to 6 people) becomes €160 p/n until further notice. Easter Rate from 12/04 to 28/04/19, Villa price €180 p/n.