About This Listing
Traditionelle kanarische Haus, 1850 erbaut und renoviert, wobei die architektonische Typologie. Es ist einzigartig, isoliert Gebrauch. Der Zugang zum Haus erfolgt über eine Privatstraße und hat Parken ohne Service.
Beautiful Canary Islands house from 1850. Three meters ceilings, huge terrace (100m ), exterior jacuzzi and barbacoe. The interior is around 150 square meters. It has a pool table and football table.
It is a luminous and big house with a kitchen/living room, another living room, two bedrooms, two washrooms, machine room and a game room.
The house is located in an evergreen valley with georgeous plants all over. It is in a perfect location, fifteen minutes away from the coast and in the bottom of the Cumbres (High mountains of Gran Canaria). Perfect for hicking, biking and relaxing.
It is inside the Doramas Rural Park and only two KM away from the Natural Reserve Los Tilos.
There are two villages Moya and Fontanales where you can do shopping and eating in wonderful local restaurants with delicious local plates. You can also go to the coast for the best fish in the island.
WIFI, Tv, Music, Dvd Player...
Interaction with Guests
We are there to receive our costumers and we help them in anything they required from us.
The house is north of the island, in Laurel Canyon, the best kept secret of Gran Canaria. Just two miles from the Protected Natural Reserve and within the Rural Tilos Park Doramas.
The house rests between Moya and Fontanales, you can enjoy both towns with quaint houses and local restaurants.
The location is ideal for rest, relaxation and hiking. We also provide a web from which you could hire services such as mountain biking, windsurfing or surfing on the north coast, just twenty minutes from the house or climbing.
There are great restaurants around like Grilled Los Tilos with incredible local dishes, excellent soups, fish, legumes and delicious meat dishes. In the village Moya, The Kaiser offers excellent food in the Plaza de Moya. There is also a charming café in town where you can have coffee, cakes and incredible sandwiches.
Also in Fontanales there are at least three local restaurants. the whole area is known for its excellent gastronomie. And if you are a fish lover, go to San Felipe in El Roque where an temperamental italian chef will offered you some of the best fish and ceviche dishes in the island. More casual restaurants and bars spread around the whole coast.
You need definetly a car to move around as the island does not have a reliable bus service in the north.
You do have parking in the house and we will provide you with a way to get from the airport while you confirm the reservation. Normally it should take you from 40 minutes to one hour. We do recommend that you arrive to the house before night time.
Other Things to Note
it is a rural area with almost not tourism. The house is well conected, there are several supermarkets in Moya, one of them opens everyday from 8 to 8. Restaurants found in Moya and Fontanales. Gas Station in Moya.
We hope you treat our house with love and also the surroundings. We always leave some instructions to find your way around and we will explain you everything upon arrival
Had an amazing time.
Villa was just as described.
Perfect for us on a cycling trip.
Rosa was on call with a couple of problems but everything was fine.
Would defiantly stay again.
We were very pleased with our stay in Casa Laurel. The surroundings were absolutely beautiful. Lot´s of flowers and birds. Plenty of stars at night! The house felt very spacious and we spent a lot of time playing pool and soccergame in the playroom. The fireplace was cosy in the evenings. We absolutely recommend this place! Thanks Rosa.
The house was a beautiful, stone built cottage in a fantastic, rural setting. It was exactly as described and made a great base to explore the island. Rosa and her husband were charming and were most anxious to make us feel at home.
However, we were unlucky with the weather - it was cold and rainy/foggy almost every day at the house (which is 800 metres above sea level) and the temperature was between 11 and 13 degrees. We had to use the heating and light the wood stove every day. Also, we were not able to spend any time in the garden, nor use the barbeque so had to go to the coast every day to see the sun, which was a 40-45 minute drive to the north coast. To get to the south of the island - which has the best weather - it took around 75 minutes by motorway.
It was also quite a trek to the 2 nearest villages, along narrow, windy roads, quite scary in the dark, so instead of eating out in the evenings, we mostly cooked at home. There was great shopping in Las Palmas (45 minute drive) and the seafood was quite fantastic.
As a get-away-from-it-all holiday and for people who like peace and quiet and exploring and walking/trekking rather than just sitting on a beach, it was great but maybe November isn't the right month for a mountain holiday in Gran Canaria.
One other word of warning - the tv is Spanish and German only (except for the news channels) and the internet very rarely worked, so take some dvds or cards for entertainment!
you had really bad luck with the weather, as it was one of the few weeks were really the sun came out seldom, it was a cold front in all Spain so normally lets its mark here too. I was also shock to hear that after your trip you found Barcelona at 3 Celsius what is actually incredible. I hope that at least in part of your holiday you got some sun. Internet is normally working but due to this unusual weather and storms probably it was interrupted. In any case we encourage you to next time call us about it because I can always try to solve it through the company that runs the service, they usually send you a technician in a couple of days maximum. An yes, the house is in the mountains and the roads are small, we are truly away from tourism in a quite breathtaking scenery, so it is important that you are a confident driver, we have lovely ravines that make this 60 Km long island elevate two two thousand meters. That is one of the reasons we encourage arrival before 5 pm so you can explore the area in daylight. That is why most of our customers chose the house. Only in the coast the land is flat and you have highways. It was nevertheless a pleasure to have you at the house and we hope next time you come, weather accompanies you.
Our family really enjoyed our stay in Casa en la Montana - it is A very different part of Gran Canaria with A more humid climate and it can get cold in November but on the other hand it is very charming and Los Tilos and nearby Moya are great places to visit Rosa and her husbond were more than friendly and helped with everything needed A really great experience!
This house in the mountains is the perfect headquarters for a stay on the island. Comfortably sized, with two bathrooms (really handy), a play room and a barbecue. The jacuzzi is a big plus, as is the location of this rural house on the green north side of the island - the perfect place to start a discovery of the island away from the tourists in the south. The whole valley where the house is situated is very quiet and has beautiful hikes through the woods and towards the volcanoes. Being halfway between the mountain tops and the seaside, I'd say it's hard to find a better location. Very correct and polite hostess, clean and well-kept house. I'd recommend it to anyone. Thank you Maria!
About the Host, Rosa
Hola mi nombre es Rosa y mis amigos me conocen por Rosa Mesa, nací en esta isla pero muy joven me fui a explorar un poco el mundo, recalando en el Caribe, Venezuela, Kenia y Tailandia (trabajando como divemaster) para finalmente afincarme trece años en Toronto. Posteriormente y debido a abatares de la vida me mudé a Barcelona (tres años) a Suiza (dos años) y a Berlín (otros tres) para terminar volviendo a mi tierra y trayendo aquí a mi familia. Soy artista multidisciplinar y arteterapeuta. Me gusta la naturaleza, la cultura y la buena comida y disfruto sobre todo en la combinación de todos ellos. Tengo una pequeña familia, mi hijo de 6 años y mi marido. Nuestra Casa El Laurel es nuestro refugio, al que acudimos siempre que podemos para cargar pilas, lo elegimos porque es un lugar especial que cuando lo visitamos nos aporta siempre algo.Hemos vivido muchos años en el Norte (Canada, Suiza y Alemania) visitando siempre cuando podía mi tierra natal, Canarias. Siempre fue y será el lugar donde cargaba las pilas. Ahora de vuelta me gusta compartir esta sensación cuando yo misma escapaba de los inviernos de Toronto o Berlín. Si bien por aquí hay mucha playa no es sólo eso lo que me interesa. La isla ofrece alguna cosas únicas que yo valoro especialmente. La luz es especial aquí, baña todo y en cierta forma lo transforma y créeme te transforma. El azul, recuerdo echar de menos ese color, ese especial tono díficil de reproducir que aquí te ofrecen tanto el mar como el cielo, que de alguna manera te aporta calma de forma instantánea. Las montañas es otro de los secretos de está isla maravillosa. Sus pobladores originarios, los guanches, disfrutaban atravesando sus montañas, a veces volando sobre ellas con unos inmensos palos. Las montañas de Gran Canaria quitan el aliento. Debido a este clima tan especial ni mucho calor ni frío, sino una eterna primavera se puede caminar fácilmente todo el año, pues aunque haga fresco siempre hay sol y aunque haga calor siempre hay una brisa. El centro de la isla con sus montañas es la parte olvidada de la isla conocida por su playas de arena dorada en el Sur. Otro de los encantos de la isla es la gastronomía, Canarias se sitúa a nivel cultural entre Africa, Europa y el Caribe por lo que en su gastronomía se pueden encontrar platos variados que recogen desde los potages (de lentejas, judías, jaramagos, chicharos, alcegas ...) que se comen con cuchara y son deliciosos acompañados de una de las variedades del queso de la isla (majorero, Guia, Valsequillo, Tejeda...) o platos de carnes o pesacados. Los más conocidos, el sancocho, el pesacado a la plancha con papas arrugadas y mojo, el puchero canario, los calamares saharauis (de veras, los mejores del mundo).
La oferta cultura es interesante, el Auditorio Alfredo Kraus que ofrece música y cine entre otras cosas. El Teatro Perez Galdos y El Teatro Cuyas y centros artísticos como el Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno o el Centro de Arte La Regenta....Festivales en los pueblos en verano y por supuesto el Gran Carnaval en Febrero.
Espero os dicidáis por nuestra casa y por favor no duden en pregunatrnos cualquier duda que les pudiera surgir.