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Villa in Brena Alta, La Palma, Canary Islands - Peaceful Location, Ideal for Discovering All Parts of this Idylic Island
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on first floor with double bed. Bedroom 2 on first floor with twin beds. Bedroom 3 on ground floor with king-sized bed and French doors. to terrace. Bedroom 4 on ground floor with twin beds or double bed and French doors to terrace.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - You may smoke outside the villaYou may smoke outside the villa
Max guests: 8
- The swimming pool is large and is 2 meters deep. Children using the pool must be supervised at all times.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
The villa is 15 minutes drive from the beach resort of Los Cancajos. This resort has a number of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops but remains pleasantly small scale. The beach is black sand, as are all beaches on the island, and rocky outcrops make it safe for swimming.
La Palma's small airport is a 20 mins drive away as is the harbour of Santa Cruz which has a ferry connection to Tenerife. There are currently direct flights once per week to the island from Gatwick and Manchester. Contact owner for further information. Car hire is essential if you wish to discover the range and beauty of the island.
The nearest small town is San Pedro, 5 mins by car, which has supermarkets, bars and shops. Santa Cruz, the capital, is 20 mins drive away. A 45 mins drive through mountain scenery and tunnels will take you to the other side of the island with Los Llanos, the 'second capital' and the beach resorts of Puerto Naos and Tazacorte. It is less than an hour's drive from the house to most parts of the island with its striking contrasts of coast and mountain scenery.
Horseriding, diving, mountain biking and walking tours can be arranged in the local area. Though set in a rural area, restaurants, shops, bars and supermarkets are only a short drive away from the house.
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About Peter Baker
Peter and Janet Baker fell in love with La Palma when visiting friends there. They have thoughtfully and carefully restored an old avocado plantation owner's house which they bought in 2003. They have used experience gained in running two holiday cottages on the coast of Northumberland in the UK to equip Villa Miranda to a high standard. Their aim was to provide modern comforts in a characterful setting. Peter, an amateur artist, was inspired by the flowers and scenery around the house to produce a series of paintings and drawings. These hang alongside other antique and modern works of art on the walls of the house.
Why Peter Baker chose Brena Alta
Peter and Janet were instantly impressed by how La Palma was untouched by the mass tourism which seemed to have taken over some of the other Canary islands. The island has spectacular scenery and many areas are protected from development. Villa Miranda is in a rural location, but with easy access to the capital, the airport and the small seaside resorts on both sides of the island. You feel you are living among a local canarian population and you can share the fiestas and traditions of the area of Brena Alta. Alternatively there is the space to just retreat into the seclusion of the villa and its grounds and enjoy the pool and other amenities.
What makes this villa unique
The villa is located fairly central to the island. It forms a perfect base for visiting the national park in the centre of the island, the volcanoes in the south west, the east and west coasts and the rocky regions of the north. The capital, Santa Cruz, and the airport are only twenty minutes away by car. Most other villas for rent on the island are fairly small and basic and do not have a private pool. Peter and Janet set out to provide a level of comfort and luxury in a spacious and traditional setting at a reasonable price. They also deliberately set out to offer a fixed rental price all year round, so that visitors were not doubly penalised by increased villa and flight prices at peak times of the year.