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“An Oasis of Peace”
Casa Lucia
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54 reviews
Casa Lucia
Casa Lucia with BBQ terrace in background
Stunning sea view from new BBQ terrace
Separate BBQ terrace
Comfortable mattresses and quality fittings
Beds made up as singles or doubles with Egyptian cotton bed linen
Sq metre walk in shower with sea view
Porcelain tiles and quality fittings
Light airy kitchen leading to terrace
A glimpse of the garden and beyond
Local wine and fruits on your table
A perfect place to enjoy a good book
Anyone for afternoon tea?
New private BBQ terrace
Relax with a glass of wine whilst cooking that steak
Sunset from Casa Lucia
Yet another sunset
Local grape harvest
Tazacorte beach and fish restaurants, a half hour drive away
A nearby deserted beach
View from the Cumbrecita
View from the summit of La Palma
The Milky Way, photo taken from the terrace by a visiting amateur astronomer
North American Nebula, taken from the terrace by a visiting amateur astronomer
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Puntagorda, La Palma, Canary Islands

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jujuman12...
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An Oasis of Peace”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The road from the airport is well maintained and quite quiet, and with the hosts' directions, Casa Lucia was easy to get to. On arrival, the sight and smell of the orange trees, the quietness, the view over the Atlantic make quite an impression.
Hazel and Rob met us to show us around the facilities, and in general over the week we were there, found that they were around enough to be helpful but not so much as to be obtrusive.
The south-west facing terrace just outside the kitchen / dining / sitting area is just the perfect place to eat, drink and generally relax. The view from it quite rightly receives a lot of comment, and it's not just the sunsets; the cloud formations below are fascinating and ever changing, the night sky lives up to the La Palma reputation. There is a separate barbecue terrace area.
It's a relatively easy walk (or drive!) downhill to the village with a selection of shops and places to eat and drink, it's a breathless walk back!!
It is just a great place to spend a little time and as a base to explore the island.

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Liked best: The general ambience
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ged S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very good but not quite as private as it seems”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This is a lovely little place, and the hosts are as helpful as other reviewers here say.
However, it is not as private of tranquil as we thought - The hosts' place is only 15 feet behind, and they are busy people keeping this place nice so there will be activity with, for example, gardening or spinning washing machines which detract a bit from the otherwise total tranquillity.
That said, it is a great place and this might not bother you.
It is well stocked with all you need for self-catering, and with very comfortable beds, and totally clean.
Puntagorda is a quiet town but with 3-4 bars and restaurants. This is good for older travellers.

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: busy hosts
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 28, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Casa Lucia. We are pleased to hear that you found the apartment a lovely place, totally clean, well stocked with kitchen equipment and the beds very comfortable too.

On the website we do mention that Casa Lucia adjoins our own house and we try to maintain a discreet presence. Our household tasks and gardening jobs are normally carried out when our guests are out walking or exploring the island. We find our guests really appreciate the gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden, the oranges and avocados being very popular.

Whatever time of day we are usually on hand to answer all of your questions and offer an insider’s guide to local events, places to visit and make restaurant reservations/national park reservations and book taxis if asked.

As we say on the website, Puntagorda is a sleepy rural village yet offers a variety of shops, bars, restaurants, banks and an excellent weekend market.

We wish you an enjoyable holiday on your next visit to La Palma or one of the other Canary Islands.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jill125
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Orange blossom heaven!”
Reviewed April 5, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Just returned from a stay at Casa Lucia, thanks to Rob, Hazel and Sweep who made our stay extra special. We found the location simply beautiful and didn't want to leave. The fresh oranges and buttery avocados from the garden made our holiday even more special - thanks Rob!

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Liked best: The sun terrace, magnificent views and the smell of the orange blossom!
Liked least: Having to leave so soon
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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David H
Hastings
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Tranquil, hospitable & delightful”
Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

If you want peace, quiet & tranquility, this is the place for you. Very comfortable & the hosts/owners, Rob & Hazel are brilliant, always available if you need them but leave you to your own devices if that's what you prefer. Dine on avocados & coriander from the garden, sit and admire the legendary La Palma sunsets, sip the local wine & just enjoy the view across the Atlantic.. Thoroughly recommended by us for anyone seeking a quiet holiday for two.

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Shell W
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Breathtaking, functional, relaxing and completely delightful”
Reviewed December 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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When my partner discovered La Palma as the destination for our holiday this year, we new it would be an incredible experience. Little did we know how perfectly Rob & Hazel's beautiful home & relaxed, friendly hospitality at ''Casa Lucia'' would compliment the entire adventure with an exclamation mark!
Casa Lucia nestles confidently aside the beautiful hills of the dramatic island of La Palma. The view from inside and indeed, from the wonderful patio is absolutely one to die for. We were fortunate to have caught almost every sunset during our stay from the tiled terrace outside the kitchen, I can honestly say that there may be few other places on the island with such an amazing view. Casa Lucia is also in a perfect location on the island to access some of the most notable places to visit.
The apartment itself is fully equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your stay. I do love to cook and after we raided the local farmers market on our first Saturday, I spent the week creating delicious meals in the light & airy kitchen which had everything we needed.
I used to part-own and manage 5 large vacation rental properties in the States. I feel that experience gives me an inkling for what one would expect to find in a well presented rental property. Casa Lucia definitely ticked all of the boxes.
It is elegant, simple, functional, equipped, comfortable, pretty, relaxing and its commanding position high above the wonderful town of Puntagorda fills each breath with serenity.
The locals are friendly & helpful though they speak very little English, so please try to at least arm yourself with a few Spanish basics or a phrasebook to ask for assistance if you should need it. There are many local shops such as Spar & even a pharmacy which can fulfill most of your holiday needs and the restaurants & bars are also a true treat of authentic Palmerian dishes.
As for Rob and Hazel, the owners of Casa Lucia, you will be hard pushed to find better or more accomodating hosts. From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable, welcome and relaxed, it was like visiting people we already knew. They showed us around then left us to it, but were nearby if we needed them for anything. They generously shared the fruits of their beautiful hand-tended gardens with us, we were treated as their guests rather than customers of a business. They are most warm and friendly.
We have the best memories of our holiday this year, even now we will find ourselves daydreaming that we are somewhere on La Palma enjoying one of our many adventures. We keep a postcard of Casa Lucia in our kitchen where we see it daily, it makes us stop, take a deep breath and smile.
We will be back next year and I'm sure countless times after that too. Would definitely recommend a car and a sense of adventure to enjoy the hairpin bends and dramatic landscape of the beautiful Island. If you have any doubts about where to stay while visiting the incredible island of La Palma - cancel them! Casa Lucia is the place to fully compliment your wonderful experience!

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Liked best: Our hosts, the view, the location.
Liked least: That we only booked a week instead of two.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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John44760
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“What a patio!”
Reviewed December 3, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed here for a week and it has two outstanding features. The owners, Hazel and Rob, who live adjacent to the property are a delight to deal with. They could not have been more welcoming and attentive to our needs. The second feature is the enormous patio, with loungers, table and umbrella, which has an outstanding location with views over the village and to the west coast. We are walkers and the Puntagorda is very well placed for access to the heights of the island around the edge of the caldera. The property is relatively compact but perfectly adequate. The only things that you might expect which are missing (this was of no consequence to us) are a TV and oven. With free Wifi of course one has complete access to the BBC. We recommend Vega Norte wines - local vineyard and the local microbrewery beer - Rob will tell you about it.. We will be back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Viaggio20...
North East Lincolnshire
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Panoramic ocean and mountain views, peaceful location, perfect hosts.”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

Casa Lucia is in the most wonderful location, on La Palma's north western coast, about 700m above sea level, with uninterrupted views across the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the lower slopes of the wooded mountains to the east, and spread out on the hillsides the settlement of Puntagorda with its church, small holdings and colour washed houses. The unpolluted skies make for stunning star gazing from the terrace. Standing on the terrace for the first time is truly a 'WOW!!!' moment.
Hazel and Rob Gardner are the most welcoming, and discrete, of hosts. Casa Lucia is attached to their own home and yet is appropriately private. Hazel gave us lots of pre and post booking advice, booking was easy, and everything was exactly as described. Immaculately clean, the rooms have well thought out furnishings and lots of storage space: a wardrobe with hangers (!), plenty of drawers, bathroom cabinet, and Rob stored our cases in the converted 'bodega' under their terrace! We were grateful for the extra blankets, hot water bottles and gas heater on the last few nights in March: the coldest on record! Plenty of kitchen equipment to cook meals, sometimes using the tasty vegetables provided from Rob's 'huerta' (kitchen garden!). On the one day it poured with rain, we were kept indoors: with a wi fi connection and lots of information booklets, books and CD player it was an opportunity to really relax and make plans for our holiday.
But the terrace with loungers, table and chairs is really the place to be: listening to the birds, watching the falcons, breathing the flower and herb scented air, soaking up the sun and the amazing scenery. I was really glad I had brought binoculars!!
it is definitely a semi rural location, yet within 10 to 20 minutes walking distance are well stocked shops, cafes, restaurants and bars frequented by locals and visitors alike: the walk back up the 1 in 5 lane ensures you get the exercise to counteract your indulgence in café cortado condensada (like an espresso with condensed milk!) and sugary cakes.
We did not hire a car, and used the bus (stops near to the shops) to explore further south and north. Distance between places is less important than time as the roads have to negotiate the steep mountain sides and deep ravines, which make for interesting journeys! Local and longer walks nearly all involve slopes, so be prepared for strenuous exertion: the path down to the Puerto Puntagorda doesn't look far on the map but it is a long way down with no level stretches and I don't think I would have made it all the way back if we hadn't hitched a ride for the last few kilometres!
Thank you, Hazel and Rob, for making our stay at Casa Lucia such a wonderful, relaxing, and peaceful time.

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Liked best: The views from the terrace!!
Liked least: Having to return home!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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