Accommodations

Los Melindros is a rural property with a house for 6 people and a house for 2 people. It has gardens and outdoor common areas.


Los Melindros history

 

The house was built about two hundred years ago by a man from Gran Canaria who used to trade with Malvasia wine and cochineal between the islands and Europe. When this trading business fall away the owner was forced to sell the house.

Then the house was bought by a family from Los Quemados, the neighborhood where the house is located. It was a very open and welcoming family, therefore the young girls gathered there to embroider, knowing this young boys also went there and all chatted, sang, danced.

It was the first house in the fishermens way back from sea. The house was always open for the fishermen could stop, eating fish and drink the house wine with the owner, due to be one of the largest wineries in the area.

In the late forties many families had to emigrate to Venezuela because of a big drought in La Palma and the country situation, causing the house abandonment for several years. Afterwards, the house came to our hands and we restored respecting its traditional style.

It is all built with stone except ceilings and floors, which are made of tea wood, like most of his furniture, with its intact old style making a charming ensemble able of making the visitor is travel to the last centuries.

It is all built with stone except ceilings and floors, which are made of tea wood, like most of his furniture, with its intact old style which makes a charming ensemble able of making the visitor travel to the last centuries.

The house is in a beautiful scene of lava and vineyards at the bottom of the San Antonio volcano and near the Teneguía volcano which can be comfortly accessed from the house. From the terrace and gardens you can see the sea and admire the beautiful sunsets. In case you want to enjoy from ringside, you have El Faro de Fuencaliente beach where the lighthouse and the salt are, La Zamora beach and Echentive beach that has been formed along with other numerous coves by the Teneguía volcano in 1971.

The name of Los Melindros came up one day when we where restoring the houses, a neighbor comes over to ask if we were the new neighbors and to welcome us. We were planting geraniums in the cistern gardens and the lady told us that in the neighborhood of Los Quemados geraniums are called Melindros. We thought  it was a nice name for the houses and from this moment we had name for our property.


Cristóbal y Lourdes