What a beautiful and special place. Comfortable, quiet and clean. Sweeping views from Mt. Teide to the ocean are mesmerizing. Our family spent a truly incredible week on Tenerife that was made that much more magical because of this wonderful property. One of the best locations on the island. Exceptional, personable ownership and management. We long to return. Thank you!
This was our first experience with a vacation rental and it was a great. Kay and Elena were very organized and professional from the moment we booked, with emails that answered all the main questions guests would have and extra information about activities and restaurants in the area.
Elena was also patient with us answering our calls during our stay about activities we wanted to do on the island and helping us book some of them.
The apartment is quite big, best for 2 couples for example and the views are amazing. Icod de los Vinos (at least in May) was quiet so if you're looking for a town with lots of buzz, don't come here. Also, the weather was quite cloudy all but one morning and one afternoon, something we learned was normal for Icod so don't expect too much sun bathing, which was the only real downside considering the beautiful terrace this apartment has. This of course is not the fault of the place or owners but an important item to mention if you plan on spending a lot of time by the pool. Renting a car is also essential to visit the island from here.
A great stay to discover the wonderful island of Tenerife!
Lovely spacious apartment with everything you could need & more.
Lots of nice extra touches (we were celebrating our anniversary & flowers were left for us).
We also opted to have a meal cooked by a local lady - very good, she & a friend did everything, including laying the table.
Views of volcano & sea spectacular.
Car necessary to get around - however there did seem to be plenty of buses.
Fantastic stay for 2 weeks. Very comfortable, fully equipped appartment with amazing view over the ocean, the city and the vulcano. Far away from the mass tourism, and 2 minute drive to a nice small beach. Very friendly and helpful staff. Due to thnprovate pool, Perfect for family with kids who also want to spend some days just ‘hanging’ at the appartment. Definitely need a rental car to get around, like pretty much everywhere on the island
My husband and I came to the Canary Islands for our honeymoon. We wanted a good combination of resort life, but also a more local experience. So we spent the first half of the week in a resort and then came to Kay's Superior A airbnb and we were BLOWN away. The views themselves are worth staying here. Wherever you sit on the deck outside and inside the living room, you see mountains, ocean, and beautiful blue Canarian sky. The space itself is very clean and very comfortable and very tastfully decorated. We opted for a number of the services too, including the fridge stocking which was very worth the money as we really did not want to leave the views so we had many of our meals at the airbnb. We also did the romantic package where you get a bottle of champagne, a massage, and a local woman come in and cook you dinner. This was amazing. The food was fantastic and who doesn't want to get a massage outside with the ocean and mountains as your background. We did yoga outside on the porch as well. This type of yoga was more meditative than your traditional vinyasa that we were expecting, but the views during the class was a yogi's dream. We also did a hiking and kayaking trip from Masca to Los Gigantes. The hiking starts an hour away from the airbnb, then it is approx a 2-3 hour hike down to a beach where the only way back is water transport to Los Gigantes (2 hours via kayak), then 40 minute taxi ride back to Masca, then the hour ride back home. The experience itself was worth it, but expect a LONG day. Kay also has this bodega downstairs that is stocked with fantastic local wine from small independent wineries which was one of my favorite details. Overall, this was the perfect setting for the second half of our honeymoon and I would recommend this place to anybody!
The apartment was idyllic. Clean, had all you needed and a great view. The hosts were so friendly and accommodating, over all it was exactly as advertised.
we were unlucky with the weather which was a shame as there isn't really a lot to do close by however everything is a drive away which isn't a problem, I would recommend hiring a car.
Will definitely return to the apartment and recommended this to family / friends
We came to this condo that is located in the northern part of Tenerife island (San Marcos) for our USA family vacation.We decided on this particular location because it was far enough (1 hour drive) from the crowds and all those crazy shopping malls and traffic in the southern part of the island.
We simply wanted to enjoy the peace and quiet time while living among the local residents, yet still having all access to many attractions and amenities.
You will truly feel like one of those rich guys from the moment that you require any information about this vacation rental based on how well they will treat you. The email and phone communications are simply flawless and entirely focused on You, and, wait for it, all in ENGLISH!!!
The vacation condo we stayed in meets the highest standards for: luxury, quality, breath taking views, and the level of personal concierge service that is normally available only to the richest people!
We had a private pool, huge kitchen, patio with views on the ocean and Teide (active volcano), 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Of course, the towels, sheets, papers, and everything else you would need for your stay was simply there and clean!!!
Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Kay who is the owner and an incredibly friendly and accommodating person. We were so pleasantly surprised and delighted with the shopping that Kay and his wife Elena did based on our request!
Moreover, we found out that there is actually a private wine rack in the basement so we could purchase high quality and locally made wines that most cost only 10 Euros.
But that's not all... If you are like me, than once you arrive to your vacation rental, you would want to see some attractions and go places. Right?
We were so thankful to Elena who has made every single reservation for us so we could fully enjoy our stay! Need I say that there were no extra charges ever?
For the entire week we paid only 1,610 Euros ($1,890)!!!
If you wanted to compare to the USA prices, you would have to come-up with at least: $6,000-$8,000 for a similar luxury and concierge service!!!
Lastly, I would like to share with some smart tips that we learned about this island:
1. Bring your AAA International Driver License (if you live in the US) as you will have to rent a car. There is no Uber or Lyft. You can call a taxi if you speak some Spanish.
2. Rent a car. It will cost you about $250 per week on average. Do NOT get a big car if you want to drive to local wineries and places as the roads are very narrow and steep!!! Get the rental car with an automatic transmission, unless you feel enough brave to drive and pass other cars high up in the mountains!
3. Bring some Euros with you as some merchants do not accept credit cards. You should be OK with about 500 Euros per week. Warning: there is virtually only one Exchange Kiosk at the airport that we found as other locations do NOT exchange cash!!!
4. Come and enjoy this beautiful island and relax. Try to learn from the locals about what makes them happy and how little do you need...
Lastly, bring your friendly attitude and respect for the local life style. After all, you came to the paradise, so keep it that way....