Studio apartment furnished with love and attention to details, overlooking a magnificent view of the ocean and the sunsets over North Tenerife coast, besides a lovely little beach. Swim, relax and sleep with the sound of the ocean in sunny Tenerife!
The apartment has been improved according to the comments from my guests: everything is designed to make your stay unforgettable. If you plan to come to Tenerife, please give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a lover of beauty and peacefulness looking for the perfect retreat, an active type seeking the exciting feelings of crystal clear ocean waters and mountain hiking, or a traveller who likes to blend with the local culture, this is the place for you!
A comfortable studio apartment in the beautiful north coast of Tenerife. Perfect for getting away and retreat, and a romantic destination for two people, or even a couple with one child.
Amazing views over the ocean and the shore, with a view to our magnificent volcano Teide, and a balcony overlooking the ocean and the sunset, in sunny Tenerife North coast.
Within the neighbourhood of Playa San Marcos, near the famous small village Icod de Los Vinos, a mere 3 minutes drive from it, on the way to the beach, the apartment is directly facing the sea. It has a swimming pool, usually very quiet, and extremely well maintained, also facing the ocean.
The swimming pool is one of the apartment´s best points, together with the amazing views. You can enjoy it anytime, it is specially good in the sunny afternoon: just take the lift down to the bottom floor.
The whole building has been recently fully renovated and although your apartment is on the top 8th floor, the entrance, at street level, is through the 6th floor. So you take the elevator, or walk up two floors.
A short 4 minutes walk down from the apartment, through a beautiful path along the scenic seaside, or by the main road, you get to San Marcos beach, a lovely black sand beach sheltered inside a harbour, surrounded by breathtaking volcanic cliffs and rocks.
A small, romantic beach, Playa de San Marcos is less known to most tourists, but its fine, dark sand is a favorite swimming and sun-bathing spot for the locals, and for the most demanding visitors, looking for authentic and well preserved places where life-pace and atmosphere are the same as in old times. Set in a protected area, deeply cut in the cliff-lined bay, it is perfect for swimming, also during winter time. On the beach there is a small promenade with several nice cafes, excellent restaurants, and cocktail bars, and a pharmacy. You can buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen´s at the harbour too, beside the beach.
This is one of Tenerife´s best beaches, spared from the massive tourism development in other spots on the island. You will want to return here again!
Alternatively, right below the apartment, there is a beautiful rocky beach, wild and lonely, you can get there through a winding path, I will show you the way, it is great for diving and snorkel, as you will see from the terrace... the transparent turquoise and clear waters will invite you.
The apartment has an area of about 45 sq. meters, it is on the top floor, with wonderful views over the ocean, the sunset, the shore of Tenerife (You can see Garachico and Buenavista) and the island of La Palma in the horizon.
The bathroom has multi-function shower cabin, and the apartment has a full kitchen, small electric oven, water boiler, orange squeezer and blender. All cooking utensils, glassware and dishware, etc, are provided. The refrigerator is brand new, you may store there the fresh fish you can buy from the local fishermen, and of course, the renowned wines, for which the whole area is famous!
There is a convenient speaker sound system, where you can connect your laptop or music player and enjoy your favorite music.
Now Wi fi and internet has just been added for your convenience whenever you need to stay connected to the world.
NOW WITH ADSL AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET
There is no washing machine, and no TV, but with the apartment´s views, you will not miss it!
A wide selection of varied books, fiction, essays, and photography and art books are provided for your entertainment. I got this idea after many guests left a few books. A small library! You are welcome to leave any book there, if you are finished with it...
It is fully furnished with cupboard for your clothes, a double bed of 150 cm width, shelves and table, chairs, lamps, cushions, etc.
Some of the furniture items have been custom designed and made by the owner.
The lighting is very comfortable and warm, you can create your own atmosphere, and also use the candles provided for your romantic evenings. At night you can switch the soft terrace light, highlighting the small herbal garden there.
The terrace/balcony is a great place to sit and relax watching the ocean and the flight of the sea birds. From your bed you can enjoy the sea view, the blue sky, or the moonlight.
You are kindly requested to water the plants in the terrace-garden, when you feel it is needed.
It is very quiet, at night you will hear only the sound of the ocean. An ideal place for meditation and yoga, relaxing, writing, reading, painting or studying.
If you are a couple with a child, I believe you will also find it very suitable, and of course absolutely safe.
You will find yourself wanting to spend a whole day there, instead of exploring Tenerife island´s other beautiful spots! And for a magnificent view of the volcano Teide, the highest mountain top in Spain, you can get it directly from your front door, as you will see!
In the sunny morning you may want to take chairs and folding table out on the entrance corridor and set up your own terrace there, no one will disturb you while you soak up the morning sun while enjoying your breakfast.
The style of the apartment is modern, and simple, with plenty of free space. It has been recently renovated.
Visiting the town of Icod de los Vinos is a must for every Tenerife holiday, not just because of the wonderful wine that is grown in this area, but the "Drago milenario", the largest and oldest dragon tree in the world, thousands of years old.
The shopping street, Calle San Agustín, shows an architectural cross-section through the centuries, and the Church of St. Augustine from the 17th Century. Also worth notice are the many old country houses with traditional courtyards and carved balconies.
Visit one of the many wineries and taste the wine that is produced around Icod, and you will also be invited to taste our cheese and other delicacies.
Discover the interesting volcanic cave complex "Cueva del Viento", you should not miss it! One of the world´s largest volcanic lava tubes.
For golf lovers: nearby, discover maybe the best golf course of Tenerife, in Buenavista del Norte (about 10 km) directly located at the seaside with a fantastic background, designed by spanish top golfer Severiano Ballesteros.
For water sport lovers: you may join some eco tourism groups, run by passionate nature lovers, on well organised and safe outings on kayak, rowing across the massive cliffs, entering submerged caves, and spotting whales and dolphins sometimes. I will give you all the information when you arrive.
Riding a bicycle around Icod is also great, you can ride through banana fields and gardens along the seaside and visit many lovely towns on the way, such as Garachico, Buenavista, Los Silos...
Transportation: Distance to Puerto Cruz: about 15 minutes drive. 50 minutes from North airport, about 1,5 hour from south airport. There are buses stopping right in front of the apartment, across the street, going to Icod, and from there you can switch buses to Puerto Cruz, Santa Cruz, and many other destinations in the island. I will give you easy intructions for your safe and trouble-free arrival.
If you are driving, there is usually ample parking space on the main road in front of the building, and it is very safe...
The area is quiet, hospitable, and safe: many fishermen´s families live there. You will find a small convenience store or mini-market nearby, and there is a pharmacy down by the beach, and the few but excellent restaurants and cafes. It is never crowded.
If you have a bycicle you can ride it from the apartment to Icod, and down to the beach, which is really a short walk down-hill.
There are also scenic walks and green paths among the banana fields and ancient country houses, very suitable for exploring on your bike or on foot: do not miss the nearby village of El Guincho in the sunset.
On the beach restaurants free wi-fi is available. I recommend to you the italia in Bocca, and Casa Maria restaurants, with friendly service. And the new Planeta Playa chill out cafe-bar, with thailand style beds and seats right on the sand... Ask for Giuseppe there, his italian family, settled in Tenerife, and friendly staff, will make you feel at home. On some nights they have live music on the beach there, ask Giuseppe for details and suggestions of things to see and events.
Now I am happy to say that a new little massage and yoga center has just opened on the beach front, directed by a friend of mine, Estefania, a lovely and experienced therapist and yoga monitor, of italian-american origin, so she speaks perfect english. You can book with her your massage right on the beach, or join the yoga group for an inexpensive session.
I will provide you with a map showing the location of the main interest points around your apartment, and my secret romantic walking path down to the beach, going around some cliffs, with wonderful views.
I was born in Tenerife: I will gladly provide you any other special information you may need about the island to help plan your trip... I choose this place myself as probably the best spot for enjoying life in Tenerife.
Inside the apartment you will find a collection of brochures and booklets about Tenerife´s many attractions, trekking routes, maps, restaurants... most of it in english, german, russian, french and other languages.
Welcome to Tenerife! You will feel like at home here...
You will not be disappointed, I promise!
(english spoken and a bit of russian and chinese)
You may enjoy the swimming pool anytime, and the gardens, great for yoga, exercise, or sunbathing.
A small fishing village atmosphere, quiet and peaceful, secluded harbour, a lovely little beach of smooth black sand, with a privileged situation. A few romantic cafes and restaurants facing the ocean. Away from the mass tourism centers.
There are shuttle buses from Icod de los Vinos bus station, down to the beach, please check the schedules with Titsa Bus company. The place is well connected through good roads from both the north and south airports, a mere 30 to 50 minutes drive. A rental car is advisable to fully explore the island.
Clean towels and bed clothes are provided, the apartment is ready to live in.
You will find a fresh and clean bed, ready made for you.
Many kitchenware and appliances are available.
You will find some coffee and tea for you, as well as salt and oil.
Some cleaning utensils and products provided too.
No animals, please. No smoking except maybe on the terrace if you really need.
It´s a good idea to take off your shoes and leave them by the door, inside.
I learned this custom from civilized countries like India, China, Russia, Thailand...
Sometimes guests arrive on the same day as you are leaving, and yet we strive to provide a high standard, therefore we beg you please leave the place as tidy as you can really manage, without any stress for you...
Please give some water to the plants at the terrace!
If we have not agreed otherwise, you may leave the keys inside, over the kitchen counter, upon your leaving.
There is one door at the cupboard that is locked, only for the owner´s personal use, please do not use.
Have a safe trip and welcome to Tenerife!
Als Naturwissenschaftler und Ingenieur mag ich keine langen Reden. Just the facts.
Die Unterkunft war wie angekündigt - sehr gemütlich und mit einem wunderbaren Ausblick auf die Bucht und das Meer. Die Einrichtung ist liebevoll, modern und sehr individuell.
Die sehr ausführliche Beschreibung der Unterkunft und der Umgebung war eine große Hilfe.
Und bei Ankunft eine sehr herzliche Begrüßung.
Per ragioni d' IGIENE, purtroppo mi sono visto costretto ad abbandonare l'appartamento 3 giorni prima (avevo concordato e pagato per 5 gg.) del periodo prefissato. . Ahimè le condizioni della cucina, delle vettovaglie e in parte anche dei servizi igienici erano DECISAMENTE CARENTI. Aprendo cassetti o scaffali, usciva un odore sgradevolissimo, gli stessi erano sporchi così come i piatti, il pentolame, posate etc. etc.
Voglio anche sottolineare che non ho trovato nemmeno una tovaglia, ne tanto meno dei panni per poter pulire e per asciugare. Segnalo che non è disponibile neanche un modestissimo forno microonde (ormai lo utilizzano anche gli indios in Amazzonia !!), è presente solo un "micro fornetto" che è utile al limite solo per riscaldare i croissant !!
Di positivo posso dire che l'appartamento si presenta relativamente bene e ha un'ottima panoramica dal terrazzino.
Quando ho segnalato le mie rimostranze al proprietario, mettendolo a conoscenza che avrei lasciato l'appartamento per trasferirmi in qualche hotel (con un ulteriore esborso di denaro !!), si è scusato per il malcapitato, risolvendo la faccenda segnalandomi semplicemente il nome di qualche hotel della zona !!!!!
The place was exactly as described. Ramon gave us very good information about the place and surroundings, where to go, where to buy groceries, etc.... The contact to the owner and his helpful friends was very good.
We stayed for one week with our 16 month old son. The appartment and the view was marvellous, we really enjoyed it. We bought fresh fish and fixed it in the kitchen. The whole appartment is fully equipped, which was somehow important with the baby (to have a fully functional kitchen, a fridge etc..). There was always a parking spot in front of the building.
So, all thumbs up! I would totally recommend this place!
Nomar è una persona speciale, si vede dall' arredamento del suo monolocale, con quadri, libri, sculture.
Nomar si dimentica però di dire che il suo appartamento è in un discutibile condominio di 120 appartamenti, con 8 piani verso il mare.
Il suo appartamento è all' ultimo piano.
Il tramonto si vede solo in un angolo, d' estate, per il resto dell'anno il terrazzino ( bussola 330 gradi) ha poco sole. Icod, come tutta Tenerife nord, a febbraio 2015 è stata molto fredda, mentre al sud dell' isola si stava in spiaggia.
il sistema wifi funziona benissimo, molto veloce.
Die Schlüsselübergabe mit dem Hausverwalter hat bestens geklappt, außerdem haben wir zahlreiche nützliche Tipps bekommen, wofür wir sehr dankbar sind. Außerdem detaillierte Karten mit Geheimtipps.
We didn't meet Nomar, but he gave clear instructions, and very full description of area, and recommendations for what to, which was great and much appreciated. Flat was clean, had character, and the most amazing view, with balcony to enjoy from. It was accurately described in description. Certainly did hear the sea, which was soothing to fall to sleep to and wake up with. The week we we were there San marcos was very quiet, with many restaurants closed, which was no problem for us but for others may have issue with. All in all great flat and holiday, would happily come back and do again. Nick and Dee.
We were very fond of the staying in Nomars very cosy and nice apartement. There is a nice atmosfære,and there is everything,you need. There is very nice wiev from both sides,and only 5 min walk to beach. Nomar has made a very good description about Tenerife in generel and also The local surroundings.The town Icod is very cosy,autentic and local.
We sure will like to come back. We thank Nomar for kindness and hospitality.
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I have travelled a lot specially in Asia and southamerica, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Bali, China, Taiwan... Patagonia seemed to me the most beautiful place in the world, then the Himalayas, Lake Toba in Indonesia, the green forest north of Thailand, the white sand beaches with coconut trees and coral in Philippines...
And yet my Tenerife island, where I was born, seems like the perfect paradise!
Maybe I already found the perfect place on this beautiful earth, here in Tenerife, my home island.
I have hosted many travellers here, specially in winter, when people run away from the cold in Europe... Some of them want to move over here to Tenerife.
This apartment I use sometimes for myself, as a getaway place. It is ideal for meditation and retreat. Sleep with the sound of the ocean... wake up with the sun shining over the view of mount Teide. It is my idea of luxury!
I choose San Marcos beach as one of the best spots to live and enjoy Tenerife.
I rent it out, so I can use the extra income for my next trip...
To me it is not just a business. I enjoy to share the good life with others!
I like to pick wild flowers and choose a wine for my guests sometimes or a little special food for your first breakfast in my apartment!
One of the ideas I have learned from Asia philosophy of life is that you don't have to move anywhere to find what you are looking for: freedom, and well-being...
It is easy to feel the truth in that, when you are here on this small beach, enjoying a cocktail in the golden sunset in the best company and in the best climate in the world!