Going to Canary Islands you need to rent one of the unique villas in Tenerife. Staying in a big resort is a mistake. Point. Or maybe exclamation mark! Yes, staying in a big resort when traveling to Tenerife is a mistake!
Tenerife as an island has a very special vibe, it just feels exotic while still being in Europe. But to really experience this exotic vibe you can’t stay in a touristy place where they serve American or German or English breakfast… No, no, no, you need to immerse yourself in banana plantations, chase palm trees, black sand beaches, climb volcanos & catch ocean waves.
That’s why I have created for you a list of 20 best villas in Tenerife to rent on your next holiday. This is the ultimate list of villas for rent in Tenerife that offer you both luxury & seclusion.
My experience staying at luxury villas in Tenerife vs at the luxury hotel
During my 5 day trip to Tenerife (you can read here about all the cool things I did and ate), I have stayed both in luxury villas as well as 4 star hotel. I know, I probably shouldn’t compare this experience as it is like comparing day & night, but staying in villas in Tenerife was really so much more fun for me. I feel like I explored the history, the culture and the day to day life of Tenerifians so much more than when I was staying in a hotel in Puerto de la Cruz.
Yes, villas in Tenerife are not for everyone. You need to like seclusion, you need to like the nature, you need to like falling a sleep to the sound of ocean & picking up bananas from your own banana plantation. But if that’s what you are looking for on your vacations then villa is the best place to stay in Tenerife for you!
20 best villas for rent in Tenerife
I have stayed just two short days in Hacienda Cuatro Ventanas & I was immediately craving for more. Hacienda cuatro ventanas is an old Canarian house of the XVII century located in the most emblematic area of the north coast of Tenerife, 200 meters from the famous beach “El Socorro”. It was completely restored to give it a all the comforts of a superior accommodation but without altering its unique architecture and its native environment. The Hacienda is divided in 6 independent villas: Villa San Andres, Villa El Mirador, Villa El Patio, Villa Casa Carmen and Villa La Bodega.
Villa El Risco is one bedroom villa with a privileged location, very close to the tropical garden and the pool. Its design and relaxing tones do not distract from the really important thing: the fabulous sunset!
Villa San Andres is a large suite with two double bedrooms. Its classic style decoration features antique pieces of great value, 6 meters ceilings height and wooden floors.
Villa El Mirador is located in a privileged area of the hacienda, it has a terrace-viewpoint from which to take a look at the coast and the banana plantations that surround the property. Decorated following the traditional classic style of the island, with interesting antiques, it has two bedrooms and capacity for four people.
Villa El Patio is a one bedroom villa with contemporary design located in the center of the resort. It has direct access to the quietest and most charming corners of the Hacienda and sounded by tropical plants.
Villa Casa Carmen is a 2 people villa. Contemporary touches surprise the touches of color that enliven the stay. It has a beautiful private garden with a variety of heliconias plants.
Villa La Bodega is a 2 people villa located in the former warehouse of the Hacienda. Restored with industrial air in the purest style of New York loft, it has ingenious decorative solutions inspired by the materials and rigs used in the winery activity that originally developed in situ. Its spacious bedroom has a spectacular headboard made by hand with vine branches of the island.
Hacienda Soccorro was our first villa in Tenerife and we completely loved it. My favorite part was the location – on the edge of a cliff! Its privileged location offers views comparable of a sail boat in open sea! Falling a sleep to the sound of an ocean is a huge plus of this villa!
Once you step outside, the tropical garden, maily the banana plantation, and the pool are the main protagonists. I enjoyed picking ripe bananas from my own garden and starting my day with healthy breakfast by the pool!
The property is divided in two different villas in Tenerife. Villa El Arenal is la 2 people villa located in the upper floor, while Villa Aliseos is a 2 people villa located in the lower floor. Each has large master bedroom, with high ceilings and wooden floors, two window-viewpoints with endless ocean views. The privileged location of these properties, on the first line of a natural black sand beach, is by itself a claim.
Hacienda El Cardon – a synthesis of nature, traditional architecture of a XVII Century canarian Hacienda and ocean landcape.
Located at the coast line of the natural reserve of “Barranco Ruiz” in San Juan de La Rambla, in the heart of a ecological banana plantation.
The Hacienda have been splited in two separately villas (Villa Atlantico & Villa Plantacion) totally equipated, each with a unique perspective on the rugged landscape.
Its fresh style together with its open spaces make it the perfect place for lovers of contemporary design. Immense palm trees decorate the back of the house. In the background, the sound of the ocean serves as a soundtrack for long table talk.
In the heart of a banana plantation and along a beautiful stretch of deep blue shoreline lies a private and spacious property that has been transformed into a secluded tropical paradise. This luxury gem in one of the most beautiful parts of the north coast of Tenerife.
El Jardin de la Palapa is an ideal spot for guests looking for an intimate experience within untouched natural surroundings.
The property is divided in 3 houses:
Main House. 180 m2 ; Veranda House 100 m2; Conservatory House 60 m2
Suites de Franchy is an old Canarian house from the XIX century with an Eclectic style according to the project of Mariano Estanga, came to occupy the site of an old mansion, property of the Franchi family.
The property have been a reference for notorious people who visited the Orotava, attracted by its famous gardens, where the legendary “Franchi Drago” was found.The property have a bed & breackfast concept, with 6 individual bedrooms.
Boasting pool views, HomeLike Luxury Villa Luna de Tacoronte Pool offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool and a patio, around 11 km from Leal Theatre. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.
This villa includes 5 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 3 bathrooms with a bidet and a washing machine.
A sun terrace is available for guests at the villa to use.
El Patio de Tita is set 6 km from Tenerife’s Puerto de la Cruz. Each apartment has a terrace or patio, offering views of the ocean and Teide National Park.
The Patio de Tita is a 200-year-old country house, set in a banana plantation and decorated in a typical Canarian style. It has a large sun terrace with an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is available.
This 5-star resort features luxurious, Balinese-style villas with private heated pools. Set in gardens, Royal Garden Villas offers a gym, spa and impressive ocean views. All villas have a terrace, a 40-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player and a well-equipped kitchen. Each one comes with a hydromassage shower and bath.
Located in the quiet Canarian village of Guía de Isora, this charming property offers fantastic views across the Atlantic to La Gomera and La Palma. It offers modern detached villas with a private patio, pool and sun terrace.
The stylish villas in Tenerife at Finca Stemann feature a terrace and a barbecue. Each one has a lounge with a sofa and a DVD player. The LED TV has international satellite channels.
The Stemann villas have a kitchen with a hob, microwave, coffee maker and washing machine. The dining room has great ocean views. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom. Electricity at the villas is generated by solar power.Finca Stemann has a garden with subtropical plants and there is a table tennis table.
Situated in La Orotava, 27 km from La Laguna, Villa Finca El Drago features a garden and free WiFi. In addition to an outdoor pool, the villa also provides a terrace.
Situated in Adeje, Casa Jable Azul features accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, free bikes and access to a garden with an outdoor pool. It is set 3.4 km from Aqualand and offers room service.
The villa has 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bidet. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge.
The villa offers a barbecue. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Casa Jable Azul.
Located in Puerto de Santiago, 1.2 km from Playa de la Arena, VILLA8 provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a shared kitchen. This villa features a private pool, barbecue facilities and free private parking.
The villa is equipped with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with pool views.The villa offers a terrace. After a day of hiking, snorkelling or fishing, youcan relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.
Casas Bioclimaticas Iter features a complex of modern design villas located 50 m from the sea. These villas for rent in Tenerife are surrounded by a wind farm and the nearest beach is only 10 minutes’ walk away. The complex is self sufficient in power supply producing zero CO2 emissions.
Each villa boasts of natural light and has been carefully decorated. It features a lounge area with sofas and a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. It also offers a terrace with garden and sea views.
Villas at Casas Bioclimaticas Iter feature free Wi-Fi and shared barbecue facilities. Bed linen and towels are also included.
Villa White Whale offers an outdoor swimming pool and air conditioning. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.
The villa features 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a hot tub.At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub.
Situated in Santa Úrsula in the Tenerife region, Villa Paraiso features a garden. Guests staying at this villa have access to a fully equipped kitchen.Opening onto a terrace with sea views, the villa consists of 3 bedrooms. The villa also features a seating area and 2 bathrooms
Parador is not really a villa nor a hotel. Yet is one of the most unique places you can stay when in Tenerife. It boasts an unbeatable location, next to a volcano in the stunning Teide National Park that covers the centre of the island of Tenerife.
Cañadas del Teide is set 2,000 m above sea level, and from the hotel you can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding, lush, tropical green landscapes. This is the perfect base from which to explore the national park.
If youare interested in astronomy can make use of the hotel’s location, as well as its 2 telescopes. The restaurant serves typical Canarian dishes.
Have I convinced you to stay in villa instead of hotel on your next trip to Tenerife? Let me know 🙂