El Castillito


A tropical garden within sound of the sea, craggy clifftops all around and a restaurant you can walk to. Come as a couple or a family


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Follow the road, dotted with buildings, up through steep terraces of bananas, to a house with spectacular views. Ahead is the ocean; to the left is Teide, the largest mountain in Spain, a volcano rising from the sea. The Saez family – young Pablo is helpful and kind – has farmed the land for generations: ten terraces of banana, avocado and fig trees. Delicious produce awaits your arrival. The house was named ‘little castle’ after small turrets were added to the original structure, and there’s a new annexe reached via a stone stair; here the second bedroom lies, with stunning sea views. The décor? Find yellow and pink walls, glossy tiled floors, floral furnishings; bar stools here, a replica piano there, the odd painting. Bathrooms and kitchen are spotless but basic. Summer life is lived by the pool, surrounded by the tropical plants that make this island so special, with lush terraces running down to the sea. Listen to the waves crashing on the rocks, bask in the sun, soak up the view. You can walk the entire coastline via plantation footpaths, visiting gorgeous black sand beaches on the way.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €150
Weekly price
from €1050
1 House for 4
From €1503 beds2 bedrooms


Tenerife can seem a busy place in the summer, even in El Rincon (where locals flock to the beaches). The narrow roads here can be a bit tricky (including the very steep driveway to El Castellito - you need a small hire car, a big engine & courage!). Once you're there, though, this house is a haven from the bustle. Pablo was waiting to meet us on arrival and straight away this felt like a home. The pool, garden and views are lovely; the house is a comfortable period piece rather than a design statement. The neighbourhood restaurant was excellent and 10 mins' walk away. All highly recommended!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pablo Sáez

  • El Rincón means 'quiet spot'. In this area mass tourism is unfamiliar.Instead this delightful spot is created for recovering and relaxinglistening to the birds and to rushing of the sea.
  • You will find a handful of country houses and two excellent restaurant on hundred thousands square metres that are stamped by the deep green of thebanana plantations.
  • El Rincón and surroundings is a very popular hiking area both forlocals and for tourists.
  • The most beautiful beaches of the northern coast of Tenerife:wonderful bays with black sand beaches. There is a small Café and a life guard at the public Bollullo Beach that is reachable over a stairway from the coastal path.
  • There are two excellent restaurants. Restaurante San Diego: The verypopular and family run restaurant is specialized in fish dishes butalso offers typical Canarian food and a wide rage of deliciousstarters.
  • Above the Bollullo beach there is the Bollullo Restaurant with a huge panorama terrace.