El Andén

Location: La Laja| Sleeps 4


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Set high atop a dramatic slope overlooking a verdant ravine, this typical Canarian cottage captures the essence of the unique lifestyle of the islands. This cosy, rustic, but comfortable well provisioned house is in a small hamlet situated among the terraced farms and orchards about 10 km up the winding mountain road from San Sebastian, combining the quiet and natural beauty of the lush Canarian countryside with the convenience of proximity to the town and facilities. The cottage is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area and relaxing in a pure natural environment.

Detailed description

A stone walkway leads to the house from the road through landscaped grounds planted with date palms, bougainvillea, and exotic flora sheltering a large covered patio looking out over the ravine to the edge of the spectacular Garajonay National Park. This laurel tree expanse offers extensive hiking trails through the humid subtropical forest.

The nearest bar/restaurant is 3 km. Another two are 3.5 km away in the next village. Buses go through from San Sebastian twice a day but we recommend renting a car. Parking is available. Access to the UNESCO World Heritage national park of Garajonay is within walking distance at the top of the village.

Living area and kitchen

The living and kitchen area are combined to create a central living space with comfortable furnishings and an open, airy feel. To the front is a sitting area with a double fold-out couch and armchairs arranged around a wood burning stove. Behind this area is the kitchen which has everything you need to cook your own meals including utensils, pots and pans and a hob/oven and plenty of counter space. Next to the kitchen area is a dining table that seats four. Above are exposed wooden beams.

Bed and bathrooms

The master bedroom with tiled floor and wood furnishings is roomy and nicely furnished and looks out to the front over the ravine. It has a large double bed, built-in closets, a dresser, nightstands and an en suite bathroom. The en suite bathroom has a shower, sink, mirror and toilet.

The other sleeping area is a small alcove off of the main living area. It has a curtain that can be drawn to give a sense of privacy and has its own door out to the terrace. This room has a double fold-out couch and wardrobe and its own bathroom with toilet and sink.


Prices are per week and based on two adults sharing

First Two Adults Additional Adult Additional Child
Euro 420,00 Euro 70,00 Euro 35,00


Wifi, Stereo
Fridge/Freezer, Cooker, Toaster, Kettle, Coffee making
Washing machine, Hairdryer
Bedlinen, Towels (not for the beach)

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