Casa Rosabel are located in peaceful place in the west side of La Palma above 700 meters of the sea, the house is surrounded of almonds and palms trees.
The cottage is of the traditional Canarian type with walls of stone, two feet thick, and a wooden roof. We have isolated the roof and mounted double glazed windows, nights can be cool at this height and it also helps against the heat when summer comes.
We have carefully renovated the house, keeping as much of the original as possible, like the old baking oven in the wall of the kitchen.
The house consists of three units around a partly covered terrace. It is prepared for two persons (double bed) but there is also a sofa-bed in the kitchen that sleeps two.
The bed-sitting room has a queen size bed with an anti-allergic synthetic mattress without iron springs. It also has an open fire place, a sofa and some easy chairs, TV, Satellite TV. DVD player, Music system and an external USB antenna for WiFi connection to your computer. A baby cot is available.
The bathroom offers a washing machine, iron and hair dryer. There is a shower and a bathtub, towels and bathrobes. A dryer is also available in case of a rainy period.
The kitchen has an electric stove, a small electric oven, fireplace which also can be used for cooking, fridge with *** freezer, toaster, electric coffee cooker, electric water heater, all necessary pots and pans and an old wood burning baking oven. On the south terrace there is an BBQ.
Our amateur astronomer guests have the free use of a 10" Newton Carbontube telescope on a fixed pier with a GOTO controller and a 40 cm Dobson telescope which is shared between Casa Rosabel and the apartment - or they can bring their own equipment.
For the rest of our guests we try to arrange an evening or two with star-gazing. You can find more information on our astronomical setup here. On La Palma you can do water sports like surfing, snorkeling, diving, boat trips with a glass bottom boat to look on whales, fishing. You can go horse back riding, rent a motor bike or a mountain bike or try paragliding.
The island is a paradise for hiking with over 800 km of signposted paths of all types, from easy ones for the beginner to the ones for the mountain specialists.
We have fresh drinking water from a local well in the mountain. You can fetch fresh eggs from happy chickens in the chicken run. You can pick your fill of almonds in the autumn and cactus fruit in the winter. Lemons, lima, oranges, mandarins,guava, medlar (nispero), cherimoja, white and blue figs, apricots, quince (membrillo), avocados, plums, apples and pears are sometimes available for your picking on the grounds.
The hosts, that is me (Aram) and my mother, live nearby in case that you need help with any problems.
With a car you reach the nearest village in 10 minutes. There you can find shops, bars and a pizzeria. In 25 minutes you are in the small town of Los Llanos de Aridane. The beach is 15 minutes away. There is a bus running once an hour on the main road, 700 meters from the cottage.
The house is a good starting point for walking tours. There are many possibilities for starting the walk at the cottage, from short walks through the beautiful nature to long, hard ones like up to the lookout tower "Torre del Time" with a fantastic view over Los Llanos de Aridane and El Paso, and then perhaps going on, following the rim of the crater until you reach the astronomical observatory at 2400 meters above the sea level.
Please, no smoking indoors and avoid using shoes in the wooden floors.
Views of the house and garden
The apartment is situated in the bottom part of our house and has its own entrance and parking place. The windows are double glazed and the wooden floor are water heated in winter time.
The apartment has two terraces, one of them looking south the other looking west. A grass space looking north is also available.
The kitchen is equipped with everything necessary for cooking. It has an induction stove, oven, water heater, coffee maker and all nesessary utensils. Washing machine and a dryer are available.
The main room has a double bed anti-allergic synthetic mattress without iron springs. HD digital TV, DVD player and WIFI.
The apartment has also a second room with double bed anti-allergic synthetic mattress without iron springs. HD digital TV, DVD player and WIFI.
In case you want to use the second room of the apartment a extra of 150€ will be charged.**For kids 0-7 years old this extra will be not applied, for kids 7-16 years old - 25€/week instead of 150€/week.
Under floor solar energy heating and double glazed windows gives a comfortable temperature in the winter. We also use the solar energy for heating the water.