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Rural House in the north of La Palma surrounded by fantastic scenery and walks
Large and romantic bedroom with double bed. Original wooden window seats where you can sit and enjoy the panoramic view over the sea. Floorboards and paneled ceiling are original pine from the la Palma mountains.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - Babies/toddlers under the age of 2 are very welcomBabies/toddlers under the age of 2 are very welcom
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 12
- Smoking is allowed outside only Please, no cigarette ends in the house.
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Measures to reduce infection (Spain)
La Palma is famous for walking and la casita is situated just off the GR130 walking route around La Palma. This is the 'Walk of Kings,' an ancient path used by the muleteers which links the hidden villages of the north.
Nearby you can discover the wooded paths and tracks, walk down to the sea and beach directly from the door of the casita and also spend a quiet time relaxing on the patios of the casita, drinking in the tranquility, allowing you to relax and unwind.
Nearby is the Archaelogical museum where you can see pre-hispanic rock engravings and caves plus walk through the gorge with its little wooden bridges and hanging vines.
The large sea pools are also a must do! The water is always super-clear and there are plenty of fish to see. If you are into snorkeller then you have a treat in store, but the pools are also suitable for the less confident swimmer. In summer, you can swim in the open sea where the underwater topography is amazing.
If you like cycling, then we have free of charge for guests two mountain/tourer bikes. There is a great 6km circuit which takes in the old village of Franceses with its caves and wooden-roofed dwellings, plus of course you can go further afield if you have the legs for it! The 6km circuit is also great for those that like running/jogging and other paths are ideal for fell-running.
Nearby is the Hotel Romantica with its tennis court, covered and open swimming pools, gymnasium and jacuzzi.
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About David Carney
One rainy day in January 2002, David and I left York, North Yorkshire for the Canary Islands in search of 'somewhere special.' With a one-way flight ticket from Manchester to Tenerife, we had sold our home, put our furniture into storage and set off clutching our suitcases and aspirations. Little did we know that it would take 6 months of searching! Needless to say, it was a somewhat longer adventure than we had planned ... ... as a result of which we travelled to each and every one of the Canary Islands in our quest. But we met many lovely people along the way and learnt a lot about the Islands and renting houses and apartments. On La Palma we stayed in both the east and the west for six weeks at a time, but still couldn't find exactly what we were looking for. In our spare time we walked many routes on the island and we also joined a local walking group who took us on great adventures such as the natural springs of los Tilos, the GR130 and GR131. However, although it was an interesting learning curve, we did start to wonder just when we could unpack our suitcases for the last time. And then someone mentioned a house in the north for sale. 'Not the north!' we cried. Whilst the north had long held a place in our hearts as being the most beautiful part of the island with incredibly dramatic scenery at every turn, it wasn't a place we had considered to live. We would see neither a sunrise nor sunset, there would be nothing to do and with more goats than people, we held out little hope for scintillating conversations with neighbours. Hardly a dream come true. But the owners of the finca were very sensible people. They didn't extol the virtues of the sweet little Canarian house already beautifully restored, or the large farmhouse ready and waiting for us to put our imprint on it with our own restoration, or the stone-built bodega perfect for candlelit evenings, or the lovely old stable buildings or two acres of land. No, they just showed us the view.
David Carney purchased this house in 2002
Why David Carney chose Garafia
It wasn't too long before we discovered the great benefits of living in the north. Here, we can really enjoy being surrounded by nature and listening to the birds sing without the background of car engine noise. We feel privileged to live among our Palmeran neighbours who treat us as family (and ensure we non-farming types don't expire from a shortage of potatoes!) A lack of something to do has not of course been a problem and luckily we brought some skills with us. David is not only a mechanical engineer but had already restored a country cottage in the UK and a farmhouse in France. As for me, well I was brought up on a poultry farm with a large chicken hatchery and used to work in hotel management .... mmm, that might come in handy somewhere ... We added a few extra touches to the already restored casita (little house) such as hot water and two patios, restored the farmhouse, cultivated the land ... went walking ... went swimming and snorkeling lots and lots at the nearby beach and sea pools and got chickens. And then ducks.
What makes this house unique
In 2010, we walked the whole of the GR130 El Camino Real route around La Palma. And then started to offer walking holidays on La Palma. At the end of 2019, we hope to launch our book, 'Is it Always Like This?' about our travels around the Canary Islands and life here on the finca in Garafia. And, the icing on the cake is that during four months of the year, we have both the sun rise and the sunset. I have to say - it was well worth the wait!