We spent 9 days in Sergio’s cottage. This is a really great house, nicely renovated and with a lot of charm. The outside/garden is really huge and ideal for children.
For people who like hiking, we found that this is the ideal location as you will be mid distance from Teno, Anaga and Teide Caldera (There is not much to do in the south as it is too hot/dry).
We highly recommend sergio’s Cottage for those who like nature and hiking :-)
We have spent a wonderful week with four persons in this house in the middle of Tenerife's mountain forest. We would certainly go there again. Especially the warm welcome of our host Sergio was amazing. From the beginning with some insider hints about hiking and other activities and a welcome food package in the fridge up to a parcel with our forgotten spectacles after departure, the support of Sergio was really remarkable. Thank you for everything.
It's a best, most wonderful place to stay we've visited ever. On top of the rest, surrounded by trees, deafening silence, tranquility and endless calmness. Breathtaking views, hiking trails and a stone's throw from all North insular attractions. A perfect place to hide, relax and taste the flavour of Tenerife's stellar nights and sunny days. Wildlife we couldn't discover before, e.g. wild rabbits crossing the road while you drive uphill to the house in the night or in an early morning. Exciting kitchen, as described, it's really the best part of the house. In-house barbecue will take you to the tour of the taste of tuna steaks, grilled asparagus and local giant bell pepper, bypassing traditional burger meat and other ordinary grilled dishes. Morning ritual of feeding domestic fish in the tank - is an excellent addition fun. The black-sanded beach is about 15 minutes away. We thought that if it's North we should go to the South part of the Island, but it suited our needs to swim. Excellent and friendly host knowing English as a native speaker.
The cottage is well equipped and comfortable, we are a couple, the cottage accommodation will sleep up to 6 but we found it just the right size for us (did not use the additional fully serviced self contained outbuilding that sleeps 2).
Getting to the cottage, we were met by the owner at a restaurant and followed him up the steep forest road first time - we would strongly suggest you ask to do the same, its not showing on Google maps! Also, the inclines are such that you should rent a mid-sized and powered car as a minimum!
The walks directly up the mountain trail from the front door are very good and we intend to return to explore further. Like all walking in Tenerife you need to have some fitness and wear proper walking shoes, and we also use sticks for the assents, but we are of a certain age! A basic food hamper was waiting for us but we would suggest you find the Super-Dino or Hyper-Dino supermarket in Icod on your way to the Cottage to ensure you have enough food of your choosing for the first day or so, its a 20 min. round trip food run by car.
There is a wood burning stove in the bedroom (a room large enough to double as a cosy sitting room) and plenty of wood ready for the stove outside - we had several cosy evenings in after day walks in front of this stove, along with a bottle of wine! There is central heating as well - so the wood fire is an additional luxury to enjoy, if your that way inclined.
The pictures and other remarks here on TripAdvisor are all pretty much spot on, except the pictures seem to show the interiors rather smaller than they are in reality. Our only slight issue was with the internet access which was almost non-existent at times; we both need to keep in touch with work when on holiday - which is our problem and hopefully not yours. 4G phone worked OK for email so no big issue really.
We had several cloudless nights and the moon / stars are indeed very bright. There is a good quality telescope in the Cottage but we were so tired each night we just went out and looked up at the stars before bedtime.
All in all, a refreshing, relaxing and delightful stay in a lovely remote but accessible and ideal location on the Island for us. We will return.
Sergio’s place is a wonderful hidden gem on a busy island, What great Air B&B–we were so pleased to have found this refuge. High up in a beautiful, quiet pine forest, the house is still very close to towns and sights so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. We really appreciated kind gestures like a basket of food on arrival, toys for our little one to play with, and great communication and advice. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you!