About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 1(Sleeps: 2)
Cot · double
Toilet · Bath with shower
- Washer & Dryer
- No Smoking
- 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.
Check in after 2:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 2A baby under the age of 12 months is very welcome
Minimum age to rent: 20
Smoking is allowed outside only. Please, no cigarette ends in the house.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)
Hosted by David CarneyAsk a question
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.
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!
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