A blue house of artists in Canary I

House - Private room · Calle de las Ledas, Breña Baja, Canarias 38710, Spain
Merche

Private en suite bedroom in a country house. Shared kitchen. Wi-fi. Parking. Close to beautiful countryside, a blue flag beach, and the island's capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma. The island boasts fantastic scenery, over 1,000km of hiking trails.

Your host, Merche
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Private en suite bedroom in a country house. Shared kitchen. Wi-fi. Parking. Close to beautiful countryside, a blue flag beach, and the island's capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma. The island boasts fantastic scenery, over 1,000km of hiking trails.

The Space

We offer a private en suite bedroom in a country house decorated with our art. Shared kitchen. Wi-fi. Parking. Close to beautiful countryside, a blue flag beach, and the island's capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma. The island boasts fantastic scenery, over 1,000km of hiking trails, quaint villages, zany fiestas, an astronomical observatory, and perhaps the clearest night skies in Europe.

The room is extensive and luminous, with two windows. The temperature here is warm all the year arround 20ºC but in winter time it can descend to 10º. Is for that reason we have electric heating.
It's big enough for three people and has space for children cot.
The two nearest bus routes are 200 and 202. From the airport you have to go first to Santa Cruz de la Palma and there take one of these buses to my home. Also you can (email hidden) from the airport that costs arround 12-15€.

Guest Access

The hosts have an indepent entrance, complete and private bathroom and terrace.
We offer art seminaries about sculpture and painting during the stay. Also there is a small studio in the house which visiting artists could use to create, with work tools.

Interaction with Guests

The kitchen is shared, so we will see each others at meal times, or to share coffee.
We are happy to give guests information and suggestions about places to visit on the island, transport, events of interest, beaches, restaurants, hiking routes etc.
We can also give lifts in our car for a small additional charge to be agreed at the time.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $17 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $196 /week
Monthly Price: $842 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • ¡La estadia en el "blue house of artists" es absolutamente recomendable!
    Nos alojamos allí durante 10 dias allí y pasamos un tiempo inolvidable. Merche y su esposo nos recibieron con mucho cariño. A la vez tuvimos toda la privacidad necesaria gracias a la habitación y el baño independientes del resto de la casa. Por la mañana desayunábamos juntos con la familia. Había aguacates frescos del jardín propio y mermelada hecha en casa. Durante el desayuno charlábamos y con la ayuda de Merche planificábamos las actividades del día siguiendo sus recomendaciones de conocedora de las mejores rutas de senderismo, playas y restaurantes. Asímismo Merche organizó de manera espontánea una visita al observatorio, gracias a que su amiga Sheila trabaja allí (normalmente es necesario reservar la visita meses antes por internet ya que las plazas son limitadas). El broche final fue la invitación a la fiesta de cumpleaños del hijo de Merche que cumplía dos años. Celebramos en el jardín con una mesa repleta de pan casero, tortillas, tartas, etc. ..y la compañía de muchas amistadas. Cantamos juntos acompañados por la guitarra. Después de estos diez días la despedida no ha sido fácil y es seguro que volveremos.
    Der Aufenthalt im "blue house of artists" ist absolut empfehlenswert!
    Wir haben 10 Tage dort verbracht und hatten eine unvergessliche Zeit. Merche und ihr Mann haben uns herzlich und freundlich aufgenommen. Das eigene Zimmer und das eigene Bad ermöglichen eine Privatsphäre. Morgens haben wir gemeinsam mit der Familie gefrühstückt. Es gab frische Avocados aus dem Garten und selbstgemachte Marmelade. Dabei unterhielten wir uns und planten mit Merches Unterstützung unseren Tagesablauf und bekamen dabei die besten Insidertipps in Bezug auf Wanderrouten, Strände und Restaurants. Merche organisierte spontan eine Tour ins Observatorium für uns, da ihre Freundin Sheila dort arbeitet (normalerweise muss man sich monatelang im Voraus per Internet anmelden und die Plätze sind begrenzt). Als krönenden Abschluss wurden wir zu der Geburtstagsparty ihres zweijährigen Sohnes eingeladen. Es gab einen reich gedeckten Tisch im Garten mit selbstgemachtem Brot, Tortilla, Kuchen, etc...und viele Freunde kamen zu Besuch. Es wurde gesungen und Gitarre gespielt. Nach zehn Tagen viel uns der Abschied schwer und wir werden mit Sicherheit wiederkommen...

    April 2014
    Merche
    Response from Merche:

    Svenja eres encantadora, tanto tú como tu pareja. Os esperamos con cariño. Un abrazo.

    April 2014
  • We had a week at Merche's Blue House of Artists. She & her family were away for most of that time, but her friend Sheila showed us round the house (and in fact picked us up from Santa Cruz). We enjoyed having the house to ourselves but also enjoyed spending time later with Merche, Jorge & their lovely children. The facilities were basic but we had everything we needed. The setting was beautiful and Annie spent time painting the views. We used the local buses initially (you got to your destination eventually, along windy roads and attractive little villages) but hired a car for 4 days which was more convenient. Overall it was a very positive experience for us and we are thinking of signing up to airb&b ourselves.

    January 2014
  • Merche is a very lovely and friendly host. The place was a bit hard to find, but we got a telephone number of a friend of her and she collected us by car. The bus stop is 7 min away. We needed to plan our our trips depending on the bus timetable, which is not going that often - but everything worked out. The shared kitchen is fun - so you can talk with Merche or her partner. The place has everything we needed - we can totally recommend staying at Merche.

    Thanks to Merche for calling us a taxi to the ferry and greetings to India :)

    August 2013
    Merche
    Response from Merche:

    Muchas gracias por la evaluación Tino.
    También exite una parada de bus a 2 minutos en la otra dirección, aunque de una sola línea, donde pasan buses a cada hora.
    La casa está en una zona rural por lo que hay que informarse con un mapa antes de venir, sobre todo si vas a llegar por la noche, o preguntarme por teléfono para las indicaciones.
    No aconsejo venir a pie la primera vez porque la casa está a 400m de altitud sobre el mar y es una fuerte pendiente desde el puerto y aeropuerto.

    August 2013
  • When you enter you are already a friend.
    When you leave you feel part of the family.
    Nice place, nice people.

    April 2013
  • Staying at Merche's was a pleasant experience. She provided with a spacious double bedroom, an ensuite bathroom, a share kitchen in an original and authentic environment.
    I appreciated very much her warm welcome and respect of the privacy.
    The paintings hanging all around the house give it a unique finishing touch.

    To get here you need a car though.

    March 2013
  • Nous avons eu un peu de mal à trouver les lieux le premier soir, mais heureusement nos hôtes sont venus à notre rencontre et nous avons fini par y arriver! Nous avons été très bien accueillis et la chambre était très agréable, au calme. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à La Palma, merci aux bons conseils de Merche pour les restaurants : notre dernier repas à la Casa del Volcan de Fuencaliente était fameux!

    February 2013
  • The terrace in front of the room is has a wonderful seaview. I had every day an open air seaview sunshine breakfast. The house has a wonderful tropical garden with Palms include dragon tree, Avocados and a lot of flowers and a nice mountain/ garden - seaview panorama. Merche helped me with al ot of information. The rooms where clean. My room had its own access to the bath room and kitchen. Two Bus stations to St. Cruz are nearby. I even got an private free excursion inside the biggest telescope in the world by one of Merches friends and an invitation to a private party so I felt very welcome. I could even use Merches car if I needed it.

    January 2013
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Universidad de Sevilla
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I'm 43, and I live with my partner, and our two children, who are tuenty for and nine month old. We're both artists and we live in a lovely house with a bug garden and vegetable plot, in a tranquil area close to a mountain on the gorgeous island of La Palma. We like health foods, art, music and literature. We like playing the guitar and singing, and we practise yoga and sailing in our own sail-boat.
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