Your Exclusive HAVEN in TENERIFE

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle Tamaragua, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands 38111, Spain

The perfect start point of your holidays in Tenerife, with easy access to the whole island. Penthouse with exclusive terrace to relax in its rocker and exclusive sundeck where enjoy until the last ray of sunshine, in absolute privacy.

The Space

Your Exclusive Tenerife Haven is the perfect start point of your holidays in Tenerife because it's just at the join of the 2 main motorway of the island, with quick and easy access to the whole island, to the
North, the South and city center.
It's (email hidden) (8 minutes) to the begining of the interesting points of the city center of Santa Cruz. It's at 8,4 Km (11 minutes) to San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
It's 10,5 Km (12 minutes) from TENERIFE NORTH AIRPORT Los Rodeos (email hidden) (35 minutes) from TENERIFE SOUTH AIRPORT Reina Sofia.

The Penthouse is decorated with bright colours (red, yellow and orange) inspired by the lava colours that once emanated from Teide and today are perceptible in the warm sunsets. Combined with black / gray inspired by the volcanic origin of the island , as well as white / beige sea of clouds. Walls painted with sand reminder to the famous sands of Teide . In decorating a modest display of items integrates traditional crafts..
The Penthouse of 100 m2, consists of one bedroom with double bed and large wardrobe.
The living room with a balcony and with a chaise lounge sofa, with easy open system (click-clack), convertible into two beds, one bed 1,92 x 1,20 and one single, for 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children, or 3 children. So is , the total accommodation capacity is 4 adults, or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children..
The kitchen Integrated in the living room is fully equipped with furniture and all types of small appliances.
A bathroom with shower and a washing machine.
A wide EXCLUSIVE TERRACE 30m2 with a ROCKER to relax after a busy day, with garden furniture, table and armchairs, where enjoy an openair meal and also with a BARBECUE.
A PRIVATE SUNDECK 70m2, with hammocks and garden shower, which is accessed by a spiral staircase from where you can see the sea from the rooftop of urbanization and on a clear day , the neighboring island of Gran Canaria and night star gazing and moon in a cloudless pollution.

At only 7 Km (8 minutes) to the beginning of the interesting points of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island, like is the group formed by AUDITORIO, PARQUE MARITIMO, PALMETUM and RECINTO FERIAL.

AUDITORIO DE TENERIFE ADÁN MARTÍN (Auditorium) designed by architect Santiago Calatrava , is a sculptural building strong impact. Set in a landscaped setting unmatched offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a great work of architecture with other nature , as the sea and the mountain range forming the ancient Anaga Mountains. Schematically, the building consists of successive platforms of large curved projecting the volume of the Symphony Hall , all wrapped in the stunning cantilevered wing , which was suspended about 50 meters high, provides a sense of motion and flexibility , as if it were an animate being . The modern profile of the audience led him to be considered one of the most remarkable landmarks of the city of Santa Cruz and the island of Tenerife. It is the most modern building in the Canary Islands and a tourist attraction in Tenerife.

Just besides the Auditorium you can find PARQUE MARÍTIMO DE SANTA CRUZ: The maritime Park of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, designed by the artist from Lanzarote César Manrique, has become a symbol of the capital, as part of the landscape of the city. It has 22,000 square meters, with saltwater pools, solarium, restaurants and shops, activities, bathrooms, locker rooms and gardens area. All this, in the incomparable aesthetics designed by Manrique, where natural elements come to prominence, integrating the identifying features of the Canarian landscape in every corner of this park. The volcanic rock, the salt water of our sea, our Palm trees and flowers, and sculptures in continuous motion with our winds. So the maritime Park, beauty, relaxation and entertainment, with Canarian identity. There is also a small black sand beach.

Right next to the Parque Marítimo, is the newly opened PALMETUM of Santa Cruz, which is a botanical garden of 12 hectares, specializing in the palm family.
It is a unique project in the world, which has become a garbage dump in a space for leisure and botany culture, with its spectacular vegetation, the result of collaborations with many institutions worldwide.
The Palmetum garden is the only mountain on the coast of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
It has abundant viewpoints, with splendid views of the sea, the city and the mountains of Anaga.
In its garden grows the best collection of palms in Europe, with specimens of palm trees around the world, alongside streams, lakes and waterfalls.

In front of Parque Marítimo, is located the RECINTO FERIAL (Convention Center) The site has a large surface (about 40,000 square meters) and hosts year-round fairs, conferences, exhibitions and events nationally and internationally. The most important is the Election of Carnival Queen and the rest of participants in this Party of International Touristic Interest.

From this zone (Auditorium-Parque Marítimo-Palmetum-Recinto Ferial) you can access to the TURISTIC BUS with about 11 stops, so you can take a tour of the main points of the capital of Tenerife , as a walk in the tourist bus from Santa Cruz de Tenerife is definitely the most fun way to explore the city.
The ' CitySightseeing ' has two floors allowing a 360 º from its 4 meters high and multilingual audio system in 8 different languages. The bus covers some of the most emblematic monuments and buildings of the city , stopping at strategic locations such as Spain Square , Station buses, Embark Cruise , Cuartel de Almeida , El Corte Ingles, Market or Our Lady of Africa , as well as cultural areas such as the Auditorio de Tenerife " Adán Martín ' , or museums and traditional step as the Rambla de Santa Cruz , Plaza Pedro Schwartz , the council or the Parque García (email hidden) (11 minutes) to the PLAZA DE ESPAÑA (Spain Square) The heart of the city. Which is the largest city square and the Canary Islands . The square, which occupies an area of ​​5,026 m2 is dominated by the Monument to the Fallen tower shaped cross with a gazebo on top . The place looks a central lake of seawater, with a built geyser. The whole place is lit by a set of luminaires unique design consisting of shaped pieces drop three sizes held by cables between several poles . Near the Spain Square is the PLAZA DE LA CANDELARIA (Candelaria Square) which features a dated eighteenth century depicting the Triumph of the Candelaria , four meter monument sculpted by Pasquale Bocciardo Carrara marble obelisk. It consists of the image of the Virgine of Candelaria and Child plus four menceyes around of a pyramid shaft. In the Plaza de la Candelaria leads Castle Street , (CALLE CASTILLO) the main shopping street of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Going up the Calle del Castillo, at the height of the Mango and HM stores (left corner) and BBVA Bank (right corner) , if you turn to the right there is a small square with a CHICHARRO sculpture, a fish symbolizing the people of Santa Cruz, which is why they are called "chicharreros" those who live in the capital of the island, although this adjective is also used to refer to all the people of Tenerife. What today is a symbol of pride for the people of Santa Cruz was born pejoratively used by the residents of the prosperous city of La Laguna to refer the residents of Santa Cruz, when it was a humble fishing village that feds only with these fish, "chicharros or jureles".
A few steps from Chicharro Sculpture, is PLAZA DEL PRINCIPE (Prince Square) but his full name is Plaza del Príncipe de Asturias, which dates from 1857 and it was referred to back then Prince of Asturias, Alfonso XII. More than a square is a garden with abundant Indian laurels, from Cuba, which is accessed by a small staircase, flanked by two statues from Genove, symbolizing Spring and Summer. It includes the Temple of Music, the iron Fountain, the sculpture of a speaker and his hearers, and the recent installed sculpture in honor of Enrique Gonzalez Bethencourt, one of the most important and beloved personalities of the Carnival of Tenerife, who died in 2010 and who is considered the father of the Canary Carnival street musicians.

At 9,1 Km (12 minutes) to the GARCIA SANABRIA PARK , which is the largest urban park in the Canary Islands. Located in one of its inputs is the flower clock , flanked by two staircases, characterized by being permanently adorned with fresh flowers. The Municipal Park " Garcia Sanabria" is a veritable botanical garden where plants with paths, fountains, arbors and sculptural groups , making it the "lungs of Santa Cruz " are combined. In the Parque García Sanabria.

9.3 Km (13 minutes) from PLAZA 25 JULIO (25TH JULY SQUARE), popularly known as PLAZA DE LOS PATOS (DUCKS SQUARE), owes its name to the Gesta of July 25, 1797, the date on which the city rejected the attack when Admiral Nelson tried to occupy the island.
This square has an area of ​​1,330 square meters, was built between 1913 and 1917 and is located in the avenue of the same name, Avenue Twenty Five July (Avenida 25 de Julio).
Have a source that is a replica of the Fountain of the Frogs found in the Maria Luisa Park in Seville. This source has a goose and a turtle in the center and around eight frogs.
Also in this square we can find a number of banks in which advertisements are reproduced in the second and third decades of the twentieth century that correspond to commercial firms that contributed to the construction of the plaza.

A 13 minutes from the MUSEUM of NATURE and MAN, a museum that has the largest existing collection on the Guanche culture and also has one of the systems of conservation and display of mummified human remains highest in the world. His international fame is mainly due to its formidable collection of Guanche mummies and the quality of preservation of the same .
15/20 minutes BEACH TERESITAS, which is the most well-known beach town of Santa Cruz beach. It lies at a distance of 7 km. the city center . Dotted with palm trees , is about a mile walk of golden sand , and is protected from currents and waves by a breakwater , making it ideal for children. It offers all kinds of facilities and a large number of services (restaurants and cafes ) . An excellent option to visit the area is to combine a nice swim in the sea with a tasty meal in San Andrés . In this fishing village nearby with restaurants and eating houses , ideal to enjoy a tasty menu of fish or seafood prepared with traditional Canarian way and accompanied with potatoes and mojo irreplaceable .

To the north of the island :

A 14 minutes from San Cristobal de LA LAGUNA, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its exemplary path with a historic colonial town of great value. The streets of La Laguna are planted not only important monuments and historic buildings, houses some of the most important religious monuments of the island , including the Cathedral, and many stately homes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. but is also an important business center , where you can buy souvenirs of your visit to the island , fashion, Tenerife wines , Canarian craftwork and typical gastronomic products. City of important university tradition , also offers animation and special conditions in its countless pubs . Also in local tourist offices can book guided tours that will free you to discover the charms of this city .

A 18 minutes from LA ESPERANZA, where it is one of the stops on the climb to Teide , as is the viewpoint of Ortuño, from which you can admire the first panoramic Teide National Park , along the coast northwest of the island , including afforestation of Santa Ursula, La Victoria, Valle de la Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Isla Baja and sometimes La Palma in the sea, or the sea of ​​clouds . It is a stone gazebo located after nineteen kilometer , about 1600 meters above hundreds of acres of pine forests , with a monument to the engineer who takes his name , Don Francisco Ortuño Medina , who was CEO of mountains . The place is a haven for those who come to the city with a spectacular light , fresh air , pine trees , views and silence enveloping all .

A 26 minutes from PUEBLO CHICO, theme park of 20,000 square meters which have been made beautiful and exact miniature recreations of the best in architecture and landscapes of the Canary Islands . Wrapped magic atmosphere , sounds , animations, etc. are added. , Which makes it become a wonderful experience for all visitors .

A 27 minutes from LA OROTAVA, a historic villa that is spread over a beautiful valley of banana plantations . Its historic center has been declared a national monument of historical interest . Some of the highlights of the Old Town buildings and monuments include the parish of Our Lady of Conception and Casas de los Balcones , jewel of island architecture. The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is constructed annually on the feast of Corpus Christi a monumental rug natural sands from the Teide National Park and its streets are upholstered with carpets of flower petals .

A 28 minutes from PUERTO DE LA CRUZ, a city with a centuries-old tradition in tourism . Where in addition to a beautiful promenade , you can admire Lake Martianez assembly seawater pools , designed by Canarian architect Cesar Manrique. In the town of Puerto de La Cruz also ranks the famous LORO PARQUE, the "must de Canarias" , which is a theme park that offers visitors a new concept zoo with many attractions and the largest collection of parrots in the world. It also incorporates , in its 120,000 square meters, a show of dolphins, whales and sea lions , one of the largest aquariums in Europe , a cave of bats, an orchid and penguinarium 200 fish in the natural habitat of these birds be played South Pole.

A 47 minute ICOD DE LOS VINOS, where you can admire a fine collection of traditional architecture and the famous " Drago Millennium " (although its age is estimated at about 800 years ) is one of the most important natural , cultural and historical symbols Canaries.
The dragon tree (Dracaena Draco Canariensis ) , considered the most ancient of the archipelago, is 17 meters high and has a base of about 20 meters in circumference.

To the south of the island :

Within 15 minutes of CANDELARIA, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria , declared of cultural interest is located , is one of the main temples of the archipelago, it is where the image of the patron saint of the Canary Islands , as well as being the first Marian shrine in the Canaries. At the foot of the Basilica is the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias at highlighting the majestic bronze figures representing the nine Menceyes ( Guanche kings ) who ruled the island at the time of the conquest . You can also enjoy the originality of a volcanic sand beach , a kilometer long and 24 meters wide, although it is advisable to be very choppy swim near the shore .

A 22 minute GÜÍMAR, a town located in the Pyramids of Guimar Ethnographic Park , which has the status of Cultural Interest . There are five buildings in the form of stepped pyramids astronomically ordered by the summer and winter solstices . The Pyramids of Guimar historically fall in the nineteenth century, when the economic exploitation of cochineal in the Canary Islands , a parasite of the prickly pear Prickly pear or a dye which appreciated at that time extracted insect that had not yet been introduced synthetic dyes . The exploitation of cochineal was very profitable. Both were prepared for that many operating farms , so far, had remained sterile due to the poor quality of the land, usually formed by volcanic rocks. Stones taken in cleaning these farms were stored as forming pyramidal structures of Guimaras .

A 37 minutes from MÉDANO BEACH , famous for being one of the largest of the island of Tenerife, has a beautiful golden sand , very calm , clear , shallow waters a . All this makes this a perfect beach Medano beach to go with family . It is also very good for practicing windsurfing and other water sports thanks to its constant winds , there was annually held on this beach the World Kite Championship .

A 42 minutes from SIAM PARK, set in the stunning Asian kingdom of Siam , become one of the best water parks in the world and holds five world records waterpark : The world's largest dragon statue , Mayor elevation within the lazy river (up to 8 meters) . the world's largest artificial wave ( about 3 meters ) . Increased diversity in slides. The world's largest outside Asia Thai building.
Next to Siam Park is also the AQUALAND COSTA ADEJE, a waterpark which is the only one that allows you to interact with your dolphin " Dolphin Encounter" program.

A 44 minutes from the CASTILLO DE SAN MIGUEL, a medieval castle where you can enjoy a medieval banquet as a tournament of knights, allowing you to enter the magical world of the knights of the Round Table.

A 47 minutes from the LAS VISTAS BEACH which is one of the most extensive and lively beaches of southern Tenerife. It has the most complete services and its fine golden sand from the surrounding seabed. Located between the resorts of Los Cristianos and Las Americas, calm water for swimming and best thanks to the breakwater that protects against waves and currents. This beach is accessible along a boardwalk full of activity and is the longest pedestrian street in Europe without barriers . A source of modern design that drives skyward ocean water is the most unique element of The View.

Guest Access

1) Free WIFI. High velocity INTERNET.
2) SMART TV connected to Internet, if you know how use it, you can watch TV in other languages.
3) Independent access to the penthouse.
4) Exclusive use of the TERRACE with Rocker.
5) Exclusive use of the SUNDECK or SOLARIUM with hammocks and garden shower.
6) Exclusive use of the Outdoor BARBECUE.
7) Full equiped Kitchen:
- Coffee maker with capsules, filter and Italian.
- Kettle
- Sandwich maker, toaster and squeezer.
- Beater and Hand Blender.
- Table Grill and fryer
- Microwave.
8) Washer machine, folding clothesline, Ironing board and iron
9) Hairdryer
10) Printer Service, the two first pages free for staying, the rest 0,50€ each one.
11) Shared Dryer, you'll probably not need, but if you will it costs 1,50€
12) If traveling with children: cot, bassinet with linen and high chair available without extra cost
13) Shower Towels and linen are provided and included in the price, but there isn´t reposition
14) Free Beach Towels are provided by order, but there isn´t reposition.
15) Shampoo and body wash are provided and included in the price, but there isn´t reposition
16) Hand soap, WC paper, garbage bag, dishwasher soap, kitchen paper and napkins are provided and included in the price, but there isn´t reposition.
17) Free Shopping Bag
18) Free maps and touristic information or publicity available.
19) If you're specially interested in parking your rented car in our garage, it's possible for 5€ by day.
20) Free Table games, by order, available. If you like playing chess, will be interesting for you to know our Chess with Canary symbolic figures.
21) Free Mini Wii Available by order.

Interaction with Guests

- With the advantage of being available the Owners for any eventuality that may arise , because we live in the bottom floor of the house and enjoy the Canarian hospitality firsthand.
- Key collection is made in person at any time the arrival is.
- The interaction with guests depends on what they require and let us know, as well as compatibility with personal obligations.
We have had guests who prefer complete privacy and we have not seen, nor have communicated virtually the entire stay, although living on the lower floor. Guests, who we have not seen during their stay, but with whom we have communicated by other ways. Guests who have seen practically every day and have been discussing the visits that have been doing in Tenerife; guests with whom we have shared some meal. We have even had guests who we have accompanied in any visit to the island.

The Neighborhood

- Located right at the intersection of the two Tenerife highways : the South and the North , with quick and direct access to both , as well as the center of Santa Cruz .
- Is specifically located in Santa María del Mar, in the urbanization LOS ALISIOS ( name given spring winds causing climate of the Canary Islands) , quiet residential area of ​​single family homes, whose streets have Guanches names , such as street Tamaragua , meaning "Good Morning " in Guanche .
It has stop - TAXIS and BUSES , cafes , Tasca, with Canarian home cooking, bakery and confectionery , tobacco , greengrocers , butchers , small supermarket and bank with ATM .
- In addition , in a few steps are two large hypermarkets like MERCADONA (The best Spanish Supermarket) and LIDL .
- A 0.34 km (3 minutes) at a walking distance , or 1.3 Km road is the SHOPPING CENTER SANTA CRUZ CARREFOUR . The building topped by a bright and imposing central dome and the shopping area is dominated by the great " La Plaza del Agua " , a large pool from which emerges an artificial geyser, has about 120 local fashion, accessories , services, leisure, catering , noting that the only store features DISNEY Tenerife and a large Carrefour hypermarket . Also opposite the shopping center is also the large area MEDIAMARKT .

- 7.3 Km (8 minutes) from SHOPPING CENTER MERIDIANO: A large and unique space designed to enjoy in the heart of Santa Cruz of the best brands in fashion, home and clothing 11 movie theaters , restaurants , different services , the only store PRIMARK de Tenerife , and another large hypermarket Carrefour .

- At 11 minutes is also the SHOPPING CENTER LA LAGUNA , with another large hypermarket as ALCAMPO addition the center has many shops of all kinds , and a floor dedicated to leisure and restaurants, several theaters. Also, around the Shopping Center, there are large areas of trade establishments , such as IKEA , Decathlon , LEROY MERLIN , Toys' R Us , KIABI , OPPORTUNITIES CENTER CORTE INGLES , MAKRO , etc .

- Urbanization also has a lush park or botanical garden of authochthonous trees , which is the heart and the star of urbanization and nature lovers know well appreciate its value.
- A couple of steps above the park , there is an avenue for walking or jogging or running, with exercise equipment outdoors, to keep fit even if you are on vacation.
- In the urbanization there are also some small children parks with swings.
Besides a couple of playgrounds, if needed let the kids having fun for a while , while some want to visit find it boring to children or for shopping .
- With the privilege of enjoying the best Seafood in Santa Cruz, a few steps from the apartment , " MARISQUERÍA PARK " his grilled seafood do not miss out also available , as well as paellas request.
- They should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the Churros with chocolate ( weekends and holidays) from the CAFE HOLLYWOOD , which also has menus , a popular takeaway prices.
- They also have the opportunity to taste typical Canarian food home in TASCA MORA .
- Recommended CARNICERÍA TOÑO also , in addition to the sale of fresh meat , prepared meats offers custom , especially as the typical Canarian specialties " Carne Fiesta" and " Conejo en Salmorejo"
-It is also important to mention that the urbanization has PHARMACY LOS ALISIOS with hour on weekdays . However , 4 minutes away , is the CENTRAL PHARMACY with even hour Sundays and holidays .
- Very close to the complex, to 4 or 5 minutes, there are even two medical centers .
- Also worth mentioning that the urbanization is only 10 minutes, 4.4 km from Hospital Our Lady of La Candelaria , one of the two main hospitals on the island

Getting around

The best way to discover the island is renting a car because the prices are cheap, fuel is cheaper than the rest of Spain and not have to pay any toll roads of the island.
But there is Taxi and bus stop on the same street, with a frequency of 30 minutes to the center of Santa Cruz and to the Exchanger (Intercambiador) Central Station where buses depart for all over the island.

Other Things to Note

1) Free Transfer from and to Tenerife NORTH AIRPORT, when it's possible for us.
2) For stays of a week or more, we also offer free transfer from and to Tenerife SOUTH AIRPORT, when it's possible for us.
3) For stays of less a week, we also offer the possibility of transfer from and to Tenerife SOUTH AIRPORT, for only 10€ the journey. Anyway, we are able to pick up and return free to the Central Station of Buses (Intercambiador de Santa Cruz) where arrive and departure buses to Tenerife South Airport.
4) Possibility of manage hiring services to enhance your stay like :
- Home MASSAGE service
- Food Home delivery service.
- Frozen door-to-door delivery and purchase service.
- Supermarket purchase and delivery at home service.
- Try diving for first time experience, diving courses, hiring diving equipment, inmmersions for titled divers with the local diver Club we belongs to.
5) LGBT Friendly
6) Discounts from 10% to 50% for guests who repeat hosting with us from 1st. to 5th. time.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $1358 /month
Security Deposit: $171
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Maria was a great host and we were happy we were able to meet her family which really added to our visit experience on the island. Maria is very knowledgeable of things to do on the island and was helpful for providing information about sites and restaurants that are frequented by locals (not tourist traps).
    Great location near Santa Cruz and not too far from the Playas de las Teresitas beach area (great beach for kids, regular sand and no waves) and the house is within a very short walking distance to two supermarkets.
    The house was very comfortable and had all the amenities that one would require during their stay. Highly recommend Maria's property and would definately stay at her place again if I had the opportunity to return to Tenerife.

    April 2014
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much for your fast review, and for making us happy spending important moments together. I would like to have the opportunity see you again so is remember in Tenerife you have a second home. Best wishes. María and family

  • We stayed in the appartment for a week in March and we had a lovely time. Maria welcomed us on arrival with sangria and soms little breakfast for the next morning. That was great, because it was sunday and the shops were closed that day. Maria is a great host and is prepared to help you with a lot of things if you ask her to. The appartment is situated in a quiet part just outside Santa Cruz and that's nice. The supermarkets are just 5 minutes walking and have a lot of choices! From the appartment you can reach the high way in a few minutes and from there the other parts of the island can be reached very easily, because the infrastructure is great!
    Thank you Maria for making our holiday perfect!

    March 2014
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much for you review. I don´t have enough words to explain how I feel hearing from you I made your holiday perfect, that's great! I'm very proud because that's my aim, but with guests so kind, nice and funny like you, for all the hosters will be very easy make your holiday perfect.

  • We stayed in the house of Mary and her husband wonderful vacation . Independent and completely non-binding apartment is very cozy and fully equipped - all kitchen appliances and a variety of different meals you can prepare , but on the other side of the street you have really good local food, great tapas ( really fill you ) for 2 persons for 8-9 euro . No hassle with parking the car , and even a bus stop close by. Terrace - patio and a roof terrace for sunbathing are well - filled with relaxation , and the stairs curly very comfortable. Maria is helpful , but do not unobtrusive . It depends on you whether and how you want to be in contact with the owner. We arrived at night and we had everything in the kitchen for breakfast - croissants , jams, coffees , juices to drink plenty of beer and really good wine of Tenerife. Cake baked by Maria was delicious. I smile at the memory of a delicious cake. Well, plenty of dried apricots that awaited us. We really liked to go back to "our" cozy apartment so close to the capital. Super location to visit islands . Lidl, Mercadona 3 minutes on foot. Grand Carrefour bit further. Thank you , it was wonderful holidays.

    March 2014
  • The flat was overall nice, especially the terrace. Maria leaves in the floor just below and is very available for any questions.
    The flat has one bedroom and a living room. We were 5 girls staying there, which was a bit too much, since the double bed in the living room is very tiny, and there wasn't enough hot water for 5 showers in a row.
    The area is very calm, 15 minutes by car from the city centre of Santa Cruz.

    February 2014
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    It's a pity you have that opinion about the double bed in the living room, perhaps is a problem that happens when we speak in a different language, because "A very tiny double bed in the living room" I understand a very, very small double bed, and I don´t agree with you absolutly, because is bigger than a normal double bed, bigger than the bed in the bedroom, and requires a special size of sheets bigger than the bed in the bedroom, which requires a normal size of sheets.
    I also don´t agree with you about there isn´t enough hot water for 5 showers. Probably some of your friends have an educational problem having shower and waste the water while they're having the shower keeping opened the water all the time. In my opinion the right way of having a shower, at my home and everywhere, for not wasting water, is open the water, when I am wet, close the water while I'm using the shampoo and gel shower, and when I've finished that, I open again the water to clear them. All of you had the shower in this way or any of you didn´t mind wasting water, and only thought in herself and not in her friends? Anyway you told me about hotwater the first day and I thought the electrial heater was switched off and I switched on again. Some days later I asked you If you have solved the problem with the hot water and you told me, yes there isn´t problem. In conclusion, I recommend you the next time you travel with your group of 5 girls, look for extrasize bed, more than 2x2 if does exists or look for 5 individuals beds and look for a central gas heater for shower, that in Canary Islands doesn´t exist, because an electrical heater isn´t enough for your group and with a gas bottle heater mainly exists in the oldest houses.
    Anyway, thanks to your opinion you gave me an idea, I'm going to take a photo of the double bed in the living room so my guests are able to see if it's tiny like you say and other photo to the capacity of the electrical heater, so my future guests are able to see how many liters of hot water they can use.

  • Maria, thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality! We loved to visit your home! Thank you and your family for help and care! Special thanks from our children for candy and cake! We will be glad to come to you again!

    Далее по-русски:

    Квартира расположена в пригороде Санта Круз де Тенерифе, подходит как стартовая площадка для поездок в Санта Круз, в Лоро Парк, на Тейде, Пуэбло Чико, Ла Оротава и другие северные города, до которых с юга ехать очень долго. Особенно удобна дорога на Тейде, которая имеет плавный подъем через красивый хвойный лес с очаровательными видами и специальными площадками для фотографирования.
    Квартира выгодно расположена в 5и минутах ходьбы от 4х коммерческих центрах: Mercadona, Lidl, Carrefour и MediaMart. В них Вы можете найти практически всё, что нужно туристу на Тенерифе: еду, одежду, технику и все представительства мобильных операторов Испании.

    При заезде в квартиру нас ждал теплый прием Марии и ее семьи ! Если Вы решили для себя исследовать остров Тенерифе полностью от юга до севера и от запада до востока, то смело заказывайте данный апартамент и Вы не только сможете исследовать восток и север острова, но и погрузитесь в жизнь настоящей островной Испании в классическом испанском доме.
    Квартира расположена на третьем этаже таунхауса, на втором этаже живет Мария с семьей, на первом этаже находится гараж, в Вашем распоряжении будет весь третий этаж, включая огромную солнечную террасу и верхний балкон расположенный на крыше дома с шезлонгами и солнечной погодой.

    Дом уютный с множеством мелочей, которые украшают внутреннее и внешнее убранство дома, хочется выразить особую благодарность Марии, ее мужу и сыну. Они оказывали помощь по любому возникшему у нас вопросу, начиная от того как пользоваться стиральной машиной, до того куда нам сегодня поехать, что посмотреть. Никакого языкового барьера не было, Мария очень хорошо говорит по-Английски, поэтому, если у Вас есть хоть малейшие знания Английского языка – не сомневайтесь – приезжайте к Марии на кале Тамарагуа в район Алисиос под Санта Крузом и северо-восточная часть острова откроется Вам во всем своем многообразии !

    Особенно хочется отметить высокоскоростной безлимитный Интернет в доме Марии, в ходе своего путешествия по Тенерифе мы еще ни разу не видели такой качественный канал связи, в основном у всех мобильный Интернет, а тут выделенный канал ! Если Ваша работа требует постоянного качественного подключения к сети Интернет – не раздумывайте – приезжайте к Марии ! Если вдруг возникнет потребность смотреть русские TV каналы – не вопрос – в апартаменте установлен SmartTV, который подключен к сети Интернет, если Вы знаете, как им пользоваться – все медиа-потоки Ваши. Наши дети были очень рады ежедневно смотреть все серии Лунтика после месяца просмотра испанских каналов Disney и Boing.

    Также, пользуясь случаем, хотим передать спасибо Марии от наших детей за конфеты и леденцы, а также пирог, который Мария подготовила к нашему приезду. Спасибо ОГРОМНОЕ Вам за теплый прием и гостеприимство !!!!

    February 2014
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much for your review. I loved hosting you. I spent very nice moments talking with you about your country, like I usually say if I can´t go to explore the world, the world comes to my home, with guests so warm and communicative like you. Special reference to your children, are so lovely and sweet, and I am very grateful with your little artist. It would be an honour and a pleasure hosting you again, so you will see the exposition of Alina's paintings. I wish you the best and a big kiss for the whole family.

  • The appartment undoubtedly is worth booking.
    It has a nice yellow-orange design and looks quite new. Also there you will find all amenities for living. Kitchen is very good equiped with induction kitchen-range, exhaust hood and various utensil. The big plus is a great sun terrase here.
    Location is good too, it's not S. Cruz, but it's quite near. Two supermarkets are near the appartment (5 minutes by foot), but to reaching to sea and others cities I would recommend to rent a car.
    Especially I would note Maria's hospitality, everything was easy with her and she is very attentive to her guests. I like her manner to care about all details.

    Sometimes in February can be a little bit cool, so don't forget to bring sweater.

    February 2014
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much for your review. It's very useful remember the guest that the apartment isn´t in the city center of Santa Cruz, belongs to Santa Cruz but is 5/10 minutes by car to the city center. There is a bus stop in the same street and it's possible use the public transport to visit the island, but like you say is absolutly recommended rent a car to visit and enjoy better the island, because you don´t have to be depending of the timetable of buses.
    Lastly the weather is very variable in the Canary Islands. In the same day could be cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon and so on. I think because of the international climate change.

  • We had a lovely stay. The apartment is well-equipped and the roof terraces are great. It is situated in a Spanish (not a tourist) neighbourhood with a couple of bars which are nice (churros on Saturdays and Sundays!). There's also a bakery and 2 supermarkets minutes walk away. The bus to Santa Cruz stops on the street and takes about 30 minutes into the city. Street parking is available and free. Maria-Jose and her family are warm, welcoming and responsive hosts and everything went very well. She immediately provided the barbecue we asked about and greeted us with a glass of local wine the night we arrived. The weather was mixed (January) and probably Santa Cruz tends to have a bit less sunshine and more rain than further south. All in all, an extremely enjoyable and good value apartment.

    January 2014
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much for your review. You're great. I'm very grateful because you has given me ideas to improve the hosting of my guests, first the barbecue that I had forgotten in a storage room and now thanks you is available for my guests and then with you review you makes me remember I have to recommend my guest don´t miss to taste "churros".
    It's a pity the weather was not very good.I'm very sad for that.The weather is crazy, I think because of the global climate change. Where the apartment is located is always very sunny, because if it wasn´t so there wasn´t a reason to have a sundeck with hammock, with garden shower and a terrace.
    Or perhaps, like I told you brought the london climate in you bags, jeje!!!. I'would like to have the opportunity of hosting you again with other weather and spend some time together because I was ill. Best wishes. Maria.

  • Very lovely host. We came with our seven month old daughter and maria was very helpful. Even arranged a bed for here. Apartment is spacious, clean and everything worked perfect. For exploring the north of the Island perfect !

    January 2014
  • Maria and her family are extraordinary great hosts. We felt very welcome, Maria has such a lovely way to make you feel at home. Maria was also at any time very helpful and ressourceful.

    The flat is amazing. It feels really like holiday, especially the nice terrace and additional roof terrace is here to mention, but the flat itself is also exceptionally nice with all the amenities you would wish for.

    Also the surroundings provide everything you need, several tapas bars, two big supermarkets and direct access to the motorway is more than you can wish for.

    In short: It's the perfect place for a great holiday! Enjoy!

    December 2013
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much. Guests so lovely like you, make me easy to be helpful.and I enjoy doing anything to win their (email hidden)omas and Louise, you'll be welcome always you need. Best wishes.

  • We spent wonderful 3 weeks in this very nicely furnished, spacious apartment. The kitchen is equipped with everything I can imagine one needs for cooking even complicated meals. The terrace and rooftop are wonderful for sunbathing, relaxing in the evening and enjoying the sunrise over the sea in the early morning. There is no pool and no beach in walking distance. (20 min. drive) but we did not miss that.
    We did not do much cooking, because we enjoyed the local cuisine.
    Right across the street is a little bar with homemade food, and at the corner we got our daily breakfast with juice and coffee. This is a local neighbourhood so spanish is the main language.Maria talks english though and is in every aspect a nice and helpful host. She and her husband made us feel very welcome.We enjoyed being guests in their house very much and hope indeed to return.
    There is no pool and no beach in walking distance. (20 min. drive) but we did not miss that. Sometimes it was a bit cloudy and we eperienced even a little drizzle (not what we call rain here at home) but than we would get into the car and drove south.
    Teneriffa is a beautiful island and staying in Marias flat made it a even better experience.

    November 2013
    Maria Jose
    Response from Maria Jose:

    Thank you very much.I wish see you next year.Best wishes.

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Me encanta viajar, de ahí que mi lema es tratar al huésped cómo me gustaría que me trataran a mí, por eso ofrezco traslado desde/hasta al aeropuerto como detalle de cortesía, siempre que sea en un horario que me lo permita. Llevo el Turismo en la sangre: por haber nacido y vivido siempre en una isla cuya fuente principal de ingresos es el Turismo, por haber crecido y pasado mi adolescencia siempre rodeada de turistas, al coincidir mi infancia y adolescencia con el boom turístico de la isla. Mis primeras amistades y compañer@s de juegos fueron turistas. De ahí que, pretendo contribuir, en la medida de mis posibilidades, a que el slogan turístico "Tenerife: La isla amable" no sea una mera declaración de intenciones, sino una realidad. Modestia aparte, conozco prácticamente casi todos, por no decir todos, los actractivos y atracciones turísticas de la Isla, pues siempre me ha gustado hacer turismo en mi propia isla, a diferencia de otros residentes canarios que nunca han visitado ciertos lugares por considerarlos destinados a los turistas. Por poner un ejemplo, llevo visitando el Loro Parque desde que apenas tenía cuatro loros en sus comienzos, en cambio hay personas de mi isla que ni siquiera han ido una vez. Vivo en una isla volcánica, por tanto rodeada de mar, de ahí que en una de mis propiedades me haya inspirado en el Teide, en nuestro volcán por excelencia, para su decoración (en Santa Cruz de Tenerife) y en la otra propiedad me haya inspirado en el mar, decorándola con motivos marineros, pero sobre todo invitando al huésped a descubrir Tenerife bajo el Mar, facilitándole la práctica, el descubrimiento o iniciación en un apasionante deporte como es el Buceo. Por circunstancias personales actualmente no puedo disfrutar de mis dos grandes pasiones: viajar y bucear. pero he encontrado en Airbnb la forma de superarlo, pues me permite el contacto con huéspedes de cualquier parte del mundo y disfruto imaginando que viajo con ellos, que un trocito de mi corazón se va de viaje en sus maletas de vuelta a sus países de orígen. Concluyendo si no puedo ir a visitar al Mundo, el Mundo viene hacia mí, compartiendo experiencias con los viajeros que me visitan. En cuanto al buceo, disfruto promocionando la práctica de este deporte, animando a descubrirlo y a que disfruten de la experiencia, por eso colaboro con un Centro de Buceo en el Sur, de dilatada experiencia donde podrán realizar Cursos, Bautizos o Paquetes de Inmersiones, pero también los buceadores titulados que deseen acompañar a mi marido, en la zona Este, en las inmersiones locales, de costa, que organiza el Club de Buceo al que pertenecemos, están invitados sin coste adicional.
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