Alberto's house on the hill is a truly unique and beautiful place. It sits up high on the mountain slopes along a tiny winding road, which only the locals use. Chances are, if you drive up the hill, other drivers will wave at you. Speaking of driving: having a car is absolutely vital.
The house is spacious and as you can see in the photos, it's cozy and beautiful with a rustic countryside charm. It was very clean when we arrived and we were even greeted by a few local delicacies and a bottle of homemade wine courtesy of Alberto's father. Speaking of which: Alberto's father waited for us when we arrived and he showed us everything and both he and Alberto were very responsive whenever we needed anything. Alberto even put up a baby bed for our eleven month old son.
From the garden and the rooftop terrace, you have a stunning view of the coast and La Gomera and on clear days of La Gomera, La Palma and even El Hierro – beautiful sunsets included. And despite being far removed from the touristy beaches, it only takes about 10 minutes to get down the hill and another 5 to all the shopping centers and amenities you could possibly need.
We highly recommend both Alberto and this house. That being said, there are a few things you should be aware of. They may not be relevant to you but we felt they were worth mentioning:
As mentioned before, the house is quite a bit up the hill. That gives you a stunning view, but it also means it's likely to be quite a few degrees cooler there than at sea level. During hot summer days you may be quite grateful for that but in our case, during an unusually cool week in March, it made the difference between staying inside and sitting outside. Also, the floors were quite cold and we had to use the heater a lot to keep the house warm enough for our baby to crawl around. During our second week, the weather got better and suddenly everything changed. We had breakfast outside, opened the porch door and let the air in and turned the heater off.
Again, we loved the place and hope to return someday. Thank you Alberto!