Stayed here 5 weeks Dec- Jan 2015. 3 adults.
We really enjoyed it here.
Although neither of us spoke each others language communication was efficient and relatively easy using Google Translate and Whats Ap. Manual answered al our queries promptly - even sending photos of the back of the TV so we could see what leads we might need. When the kettle broke - sent a text and a new kettle was sitting on the table outside the next morning. Landlord does not live in the village - so he went out of his way.
House was comfortable enough and we felt very relaxed in it. Good size rooms. Wi Fi was free and very good signal. Most things you need in the kitchen. We had lots of things provided to start us off - washing powder, cleaning products, loo roll etc.
Lovely to have outside space with choice of sun and shade all day. Balcony nice upstairs for star gazing, seeing the sea, drying washing etc.
You can get some English TV (if you are desperate) by changing the language. No English channels.
You can here the neighbours a bit (breeze block houses) but it did not bother us.
5-10mins walk to the sea and bars.
The house is not perfect - but that made it a bit more home from home - every house has its little foibles! We pointed out a few things that could be improved - and Manuel has thanked us for our feedback and already put those things right.
Abades is VERY quiet. This IS NOT the place for you if you want English bars, nightclubs etc. There are a few bars and restaurants in the square on the seafront . Generally busy with locals at the weekend. There is a diving school here too. No hotels here at all.
The beach is basic. No facilities but close to the bars. Usually very calm for swimming. We swam here most days. 10 min drive to big supermarkets and big farmers market (San Isidro). 2 small local shops in the village. Mid size supermarkets , and small farmers market on a Sunday - Poris De Abona. One junction along.
Note - this is the windy side of Tenerife. Gets most sun too.
Great location for getting to other parts of the island. 25 mins to Santa Cruz. 15 mins max to airport. Hire car recommended if you want to get out and about.
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