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Slightly different angle
Calle San Antonio
Calle San Antonio and view to the sea
View of Mount Teide from the sun terrace with winter snow
View of the sea from the sun terrace
Pathway leading to the front door
Lounge area showing television
Front door
Kitchen and breakfast bar
Archway through to the kitchen
Double bed
Stairs
Upstairs shower room and toilet
Double bed and sliding doors out to the terrace
Barbeque area and seating
Plants on the terrace
Another seating area on the terrace
Dining area on the terrace
Sun terrace
Sink and utensils on the terrace with stairs leading up to sun terrace
The Lido - Puerto de la Cruz
Playa San Marcos - Icod
Church of the Virgin of Coromoto
Las Aguas
Teide National Park
El Pinalete - communal barbeque area near Casa Carmela
Vilaflor
Vilaflor
Vilaflor
Orotava
Orotava
Orotava
Orotava
San Juan de la Rambla coastal walk
Famous Drago Tree in Icod de los VInos
Town Hall in Icod de los Vinos
Plaza in Icod
Old wine press in Garachico
Coastal path view
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
La Guancha, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Very good - based on 30 reviews
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VirGui94
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
1 review
“Great week in La guancha”
Reviewed November 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We spent 1 week in Casa Carmela. We had a fantastic time. The villa is very nice and very well situated. The view from the terrace is amazing and we enjoyed having breakfast there in the morning and BBQ in the evening. The place is quiet and perfect to have relaxing holidays. Booking with Karen was very easy and she nicely provided all the details we needed. In la Guancha, we were warmly welcomed by Lala and Jorge. They were very nice and helpful. It is a shame we don't speak Spanish. We definitively recommend this place and we will stay again in Casa Carmela if we go back to Tenerife one day.

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Liked best: The view and the bbq on the terrace
Traveling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2015
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back!
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Claire F
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful traditional house in a stunning, quiet and authentic location with lots to do and see within easy reach.”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Casa Carmela for 9 nights, we had a wonderful time. Booking was easy, Karen was very helpful and her directions made finding the house very easy. We had a wonderful welcome from Lala and Jose who met us at the property on the night we arrived. The house was lovely, the terraces great and view excellent, the location was very peaceful we hired a car but also used the local bus service which ran a good service and was value for money. There is lots to do and I would recommend visiting Icod and Garachico as well as the sea pools on the coast. We are looking forward to returning and would recommend this place, I don't think you will be disappointed and it really is a hidden gem. Many thanks for a wonderful and memorable holiday.

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Liked best: location, views and facilities of the house
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2015
Thanks for the review and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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JudikinT
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Traditional house with fantastic views.”
Reviewed March 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

As mentioned Karen, Jorge and Lala were all very helpful and hospitable and we had no problem finding the house. Casa Carmela is a traditional Canarian house and as such it is quite dark downstairs with thick stone walls designed to keep the place cool. The upstairs bedroom which leads onto the lower terrace is however much lighter. The house is well equipped and comfortable with everything you need - and even if you don't get to the big supermarket there are several small ones within easy walking distance.. In my opinion the best thing about the house are the two terraces with their beautiful views - sea one way, El Teide the other. La Guancha where the house is located is a great little town that is not overly touristy, though the streets are steep! Its a very central location to explore the North coast of Tenerife and the mountains and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Traveling group: Other
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Management Response
Mar 25, 2015
Thanks for the good review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay even though the weather could have been better!
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Matti S
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
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“Three months among friends”
Reviewed March 13, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We spent the winter, December, January and February in Casa Carmela, in a little town called La Guancha in the north of Tenerife, a quarter of an hour's drive from from Puerto de la Cruz. Just retired, this was our first whole winter away from Finland, Tenerife we knew pretty well already.
I'll comment on ly three things. The house, the village and the villagers.
First, the house was exactly as advertised, an old Canarian townhouse. We had a lounge and a good-size kitchen, one largish bedroom with a not so large double bed, plus balconies on two levels, two bathrooms, one in each floor. The house was well equipped, including a washing machine, outside on the balcony. A very strange idea for a Finn, but in a Canarian climate quite practical.
The house was nice a practical, had the weather been better we could have enjoyed the balconies a bit more. But: everything worked and when they didn't, our landlords' rescue team fixed things without hesitation. For example, the main electric heater ceased to produce warmth the first day we arrived, we got two new ones within hours. Cosy again.
One wish for future: sharper knives for the cooks. Five stars out of five, without hesitation.
The village or town is small but nice, the views wonderful (from the house, too). All services are within a walking distance - if you are willing to walk steep streets up and down. It is a mountaineous island! Well, by car just seconds and always a parking place by the butchers or the supermarkets or the lovely bar called Esperanza.
Well, the bar was quite ordinary, but the atmosphere quite exceptional. We felt really welcome, the publican and the other customers almost became friends - without a common language.

So, if you want to spend a week or two - or three months - in good house, with wonderful views and a very friendly surroundings, choose Casa Carmela.
A bonus: there is a vineyard, Vinatigo, with a shop, closer than a two hundred meters. The rose is perfect, really good value.

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Liked best: The atmosphere
Liked least: Kitchen knives
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 13, 2015
Thanks for your review. We all hope you will return to the house one day!
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Kirk S
2 reviews
“Beautiful home from home in stunning location”
Reviewed March 12, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed at Casa Carmela for just four nights and could easily and happily have stayed for four weeks! It's even more gorgeous than the photos, a really perfect spot. Karen is super helpful and Lala and Jose who met us at the property are lovely and welcomed us as if we were old friends - even though they speak little English and we have no Spanish we were able to understand each other is some way! The house is really clean and well equipped with everything you need. The location is peaceful and the views from the terraces are truly stunning. There are lots of walks nearby through beautiful forest and up the hills to find even more lovely views. Nearby Icod is a great place to visit and Garachico is just gorgeous with a little square to sit in and the most amazing sea pools to swim in, although sadly the sea was too rough when we visited to swim in them. We will have to come back! Highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed, it is a total gem and amazing value for money too. Thank you so much.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 12, 2015
Thank you Kirk for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your short stay and would welcome your return.
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Brian G
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“A Real Canarian Experience”
Reviewed November 14, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We found the property easily having been given excellent directions. We were met on arrival by the owners who were anxious to please. They tried,they cared and it showed!
This genuinely old house, which is full of local character, stands on high ground and has stunning views over the distant coast line and sea from three levels.
Parking is available immediately outside.
Unlike most rental properties, the personal bits and pieces have not been put away for safety - it is like stepping into a permanent home. As well as a welcome bottle of wine and box of cookies, there was even tea and sugar available.
Any downsides? Well not for us as a couple but we only had the use of one bedroom, so for more than two adults, it may not be ideal for those sleeping in the lounge area downstairs with just a curtain for privacy! Also, no wifi at present but we are told it is coming.
For us, a real find and we would love to return .

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Management Response
Mar 12, 2015
Thanks the review - I hadn't realised that I hadn't responded! SO glad you enjoyed your stay.
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sioux345
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Canarian style house”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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This house is lovely in the traditional local style, with great terraces (amazing views of El Teide and the ocean) and very well equipped compared to most rental properties we've stayed in, good shower pressure and plenty of hot water. The owners were there to meet us on Xmas Eve and had put up Christmas decorations and a welcome box of essential items that was really appreciated. The decor is completed by Jorge's lovely paintings of the island. Also there are heaters to keep it nice and cozy during the chilly winter evenings. Only downside of visiting at this time of year is that it isn't warm enough to make as much use of the terraces as we would have liked.

This is really well located for hiking up around Teide & the Orotava valley, the weather on this side of the island is less predictable than the south, but it is much more beautiful and lush. Only things to note are that other than the bathrooms there are no internal walls, which was fine for us as a couple but might be lacking in privacy if there are more of you. Also do make sure to get good directions from Karen as the house can be a bit difficult to find, we had some miscommunication and a satnav failure which meant some problems in getting there. But overall I would highly recommend this and hope to come back at some point.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 22, 2014
Thanks very much for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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