Located above the sea a short walk from the famous Socorro beach, this vacation home rental in Tenerife was built during a boom in the island’s plantation expansion and is one of six distinctive haciendas on a large estate.
Dating back to the 17th century, the hacienda is constructed of thick, whitewashed plaster, stone and timbered beams that have withstood centuries of weathering.
The main living space is airy but intimate, with high pitched ceilings and the elegant carved wood features intact. There’s a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and two spacious and bright double bedrooms with views of the sea.
The owners are enthusiastic world travelers, and have populated the house with authentic antiques sourced from the island and pieces from Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Outside the veranda is the place to dine while overlooking the ocean and tropical gardens with a spectacular infinity pool with views over the northern coast and the island of La Palma.
The gardens have more than one hundred palm trees, a diversity of ornamental trees and a wide selection of helicons and several community seating areas that provide as much privacy as possible for guests.
Optional wellness and massage services including yoga and pilates, with touring reservations and booking available. Wifi throughout, large screen satellite cable TV, slippers and robes, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, hypoallergenic mattresses, fitness equipment, safe.
Of the seven Canary Islands off of West Africa, Tenerife is the largest and the most popular, which sees tourists flocking to it’s year round warm weather beaches and resorts. The southern tip of the island swells with revelers in July and August with clubs that are open all night and bonfire parties on the many beaches including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas.
Home to many celebrations throughout the year, the island plays host to the largest Carnaval outside of Brazil in February with partygoers in colorful costumes, parades, music and dancing that goes for days.
Dominated by Mt. Teide at the center, the dormant volcano is Spain’s tallest peak, and is home to the UNESCO designated Teide National Park with an amazing network of hiking trails including Las Cañadas Aguamansa, Rambla de Castro, Punta de Teno, and Masca where you can traverse the tropical jungle and volcanic landscapes or scale the Cliffs of Los Gigantes to watch the whales offshore.
An island of extraordinary diversity and culture, the Los Realejos coastline contains numerous historical spots and faded old colonial towns to explore including La Orotava with its traditional houses and cobblestone pedestrian areas.
The 15th century capitol town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a historic World Heritage gem, and is divided into two distinct parts – Villa de Arriba and Villa de Abajo and is worth a visit for it’s grand architecture and excellent restaurants.
Tenerife, Spain. Nearest Airport: Tenerife North Airport (35km), Tenerife South Airport (95km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: With its proximity to the equator the islands enjoy warm days year round.
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