EL TEIDE UNIQUE APARTMENT WITH OWN TERRACE & GARDEN WITH POOL, BBQ & PIZZA OVEN
Linda & Vicente
- english, spanish
About Linda & Vicente
Owned by Vicente and Linda. Vicente was born on the island in Los Realejos and spent his childhood playing in the barranco and on the banana plantations. Having lived 44 years in the UK we wanted to buy somewhere in Tenerife North that offered the same space and freedom from his childhood memories. Las Gaviotas offered just that with it's idyllic location, and although it was completely derelict when we first saw it, we realised the amazing opportunity to achieve our goal and have spent the past 4 years completely renovating and lovingly restoring some of the beautiful features we found when we first viewed the property.
Why Linda & Vicente chose Buen Paso
Finca Las Gaviotas has just finished a complete renovation and offers a high standard accommodation with outstanding views and an amazing pool terrace with it's own pizza oven oven, BBQ and bar where you can relax and unwind with uninterrupted views of the sea and Mount Teide. Each apartment has it's own private terrace and garden and there is a beautiful garden with fountain and established plants where you can relax and listen to the birds. The finca sits on the side of a ravine along a narrow camino leading to the sea. Camino la Punta was originally a fishing community with mainly locals living here, and still fishing is popular at the end of the road. The finca is just under 10,000 square metres and is surrounded by vineyards, banana plantations and barranco which offers natural habitat for indigenous plants and birds. We have many trees including bananas, avocados, oranges, lemons, limes, mangoes, papayas, and of course our own vines. We are in the Ycoden Daute Isora wine region which is famous for its white wines, and we grow Listan Blanco and Listan Negro grapes for winemaking. We are only a 10 minute walk from the main TF5 where buses can be caught for Puerto, Icod, Garachico, Santa Cruz, La Laguna, and the south, and it makes a good base if you are driving and wanting to tour the north of the island.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Smoking only on private terrace.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
No smoking inside apartments or communal areas. Only on private terrace.
This is a working finca and not all areas are suitable for guests. We will happily show you around, but visitors must respect prohibited areas.
Children must be accompanied at all times
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely quiet location, lovely apartment.
A really lovely studio apartment that is in a quiet rural location. The apartment was very clean and well stocked and the owners left us a really nice welcome pack of water, wine, bread and fruit. Vicente was very welcoming and helpful.
I would highly recommend this apartment if you just want to get away from it all but.....
1. It is a long walk from any facilities and that walk is not a great one. Part of it would be walking along a main road with no path. Also, there is not really much to walk to in terms of restaurants and bars, nothing great.
2. We went in November and the weather was significantly worse than the South of the island.
3. Parking is not for the feint hearted. Didn't bother us but just be aware.
Other than that I would definitely stay here again.
A lovely clean and bright well furnished property.A very quiet and relaxing appartment.
Our hosts made us very welcome and the welcome pack of food essentials was a nice surprise.The property is well furnished and bright with everything required. A car is essential and there is parking within the grounds.Patio and BBQ are great
Peaceful spot, beautiful cosy apartment, sunny terrace - so relaxing
Welcoming hosts Linda and Vicente have made this a delightful place to stay - the studio apartment furnished and decorated with great taste, and with pathways of flowers, cactus and trees all the way down the slopes. A very generous welcome pack was provided and every comfort thought about. Parking was a bit tricky initially but we soon got the hang of it. The lower terrace with sun beds, bar-b-q and pizza oven was beautifully crafted - wonderful workmanship and lovely views too. Thank you so much.
Maureen and Roger
Many thanks for your kind review, we are very happy you enjoyed the tranquility of the apartment and it's location.
Comfy bright self catering haven
Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean, apartment with a view over vineyards and banana plantations to the sea beyond. A lovely private balcony to soak up the morning sun. Friendly, very welcoming hosts, who provided everything we needed including a large array of provisions on our arrival - very welcome as we were tired after navigating the twisty roads in a new hired car! You do really need to have a car to get the most out of this property which is well placed to easily explore the North coast. Highlight for birders are the falcons and kestrels you can watch on their level as they fly by. Thank you so much Linda and Vicente - may your grapes and gardens flourish!
Thank you Ian and Caroline for your review, and for mentioning the kestrels and falcons, it may encourage other ornithologists to consider staying here. It's a shame you didn't see our resident owl too but he is a bit elusive at this time of year. We are in the process of making available another apartment which we are calling Los Cernicalos (The Kestrels) because it is up high where the kestrels fly and circle and would be a perfect place to stay for anyone interested in Kestral / Falcón observation.
It was lovely to meet you both and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us.
Linda and Vicente
A peaceful retreat, relax and enjoy the views.
Lynda & Vicente are wonderful hosts, the apartment was picturesque with stunning views. The property was immaculate and well maintained, the outside terraces were beautifully landscaped with water features and a bar area including a brick built BBQ & wood fired pizza oven. The hosts had also welcomed us with a few bottles of the local vino which was the best we’ve tasted, as well as their own produce from the plantation. Our hosts recommended a few local restaurants which were excellent & reasonabley priced. The north side of the island is cooler & greener, but I would advise hiring a car with more than a few brake horse power as the hills are steep if you wish to explore. We look forward to returning in 2019 to this wonderful, tranquil location.
Thank you Lynda & Vicente for making our stay so memorable.
Vincent & Mandy
Thank you for your lovely comments, we look forward to seeing you both again next year.
A wonderful week in a beautiful place
Linda and Vicente's apartment is an absolute delight. The photographs are very accurate. It is bright, very clean and beautifully furnished with a great eye for detail, quality equipment and very comfortable bed and sofa.The apartment was so welcoming at the end of a long day's travelling with fridge and cupboards well stocked with all the essentials to get started as well as treats of wine ,cheese and fruit.It is wonderfully light with fine views. These get even better from the very private terrace where you can sunbathe and gaze out to sea and across the baranco over the small scale working agricultural landscape of bannanas, grape vines etc.Linda gave us a tour of their land and it was amazing to see how much they have achieved in 5 years transforming essentially neglected wasteland into a thriving and productive "Garden of Eden", I even picked my first ever HUGE avocado!
The terraced gardens around the apartment are beautifully planted with a wide range of subtropical plants,there are fountains and mosaics etc and everything is so well kept and clean and tidy .The plunge pool and barbeque area , complete with bread oven, kitchen and loo is fantastic too. We had the place to ourselves as the other 2 apartments were not quite finished but this will be a lovely area to socialise in in future.It was a bit too cool for the pool but we had a great evening around the barbeque watching the twinkling lights of boats at sea. Linda and Vicente were the perfect hosts, friendly, helpful and informative as well as sensitive to and respectful of their guests' privacy. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope very much to return and to continue to explore the lovely landscape of North Tenerife. You deserve every success Linda and Vicente, best wishes, Jill and Ian
Thank you for your outstanding review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our apartment and it's location. We have tried to post photos and descriptions which reflect a true image of the property and surroundings so it's great to get such positive feedback regarding this.
We'd be delighted if you choose to came and stay with us again, and look forward to seeing you both in the future.
There are a number of bars and restaurants at the top of the road,
and a good selection of local shops including a good Superdino local supermarket, a beauty salon, bank, locally grown fruit and vegetable shop, hardware shop, florist and more.
Further along the TF5 5.5 km is Icod de los Vinos a beautiful old town with many shops and restaurants, museums and Cueva del Viento.