Stunning 3 Bedroom Luxury Penthouse Apartment for Sale at the Beautiful Baobab Suites

Tenerife has long had a reputation as somewhere to head to if you are looking for a destination with plenty of sun, sand and sea, with an almost guaranteed year-round warm, spring-like climate. Because of this many people choose to either relocate here permanently, for a totally new life, or alternatively decide to buy a second home for holidays and rental opportunities.

One such property that we looked around recently is this absolutely stunning three bedroom, two bathroom luxury penthouse apartment for sale at the beautiful Baobab Suites, in Costa Adeje, in the south of the island.

This property is built on two levels and really is amazing as it has a high quality, modern design and boasts a number of standout features including gorgeous panoramic views that take in the Costa Adeje coastline on one side, and on the other the mountainous interior of Tenerife. These views are enhanced by the floor to ceiling windows throughout the whole property which lets in a tremendous amount of natural light.

Inside on the lower floor you will find a spacious and comfortable lounge area, a modern kitchen/dining room with appliances, three large bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a large terrace area outside which is perfect for dining and sunbathing opportunities. There is also a lovely private swimming pool, Jacuzzi and large terrace on the upper level offering even more perfect sunbathing space.

The location of the property is perfect, being situated between El Duque and La Caleta, just in-land from the Costa Adeje coastline. This means you are close to the ocean and beautiful beaches, but also in a quieter, more relaxed and tranquil area than other parts of Costa Adeje, so you can enjoy living either full or part time here in Tenerife in perfect harmony.

You are also a very short walk from the amazing Activate Sports Club where you can play tennis, padel, beach volley-ball and go to the gym. The apartment is also part of the Baobab Suites which is one of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts on the island, with top class dining opportunities inside.

Overall this is an absolutely fantastic property for a permanent relocation to Tenerife, as a second home in the sun, or as an investment opportunity to rent out to other people coming to enjoy their holidays here in Tenerife. If you are interested in renting out this property after purchase then a professional team from Second Home Tenerife will be able to arrange this optional extra for you, to give you complete peace of mind in your purchase.

For all the details on this luxurious penthouse apartment, see here: www.secondhometenerife.com/en/property/1519792

When people picture Tenerife, luxury investment property might not always spring to mind so easily, as opposed to other destinations such as in France, Italy or mainland Spain. While of course you can find properties to suit almost any budget, including no-frills studio apartments, there is also a growing trend for higher-end, luxurious properties, hotels and resorts. This may surprise some of you, but Tenerife and the Canary Islands in general, are certainly moving up market!

Video by John Beckley

Photos by Kate Michelle Conti 

 

Video Update from Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, on the Negotiations of Citizens Rights Following Brexit

Following the narrow decision by those that voted in last year’s EU Referendum in the UK which unfortunately resulted in a victory for those calling for Brexit, there has been a real worry among many citizens across the European Union. In the coming years, as the UK begins the unprecedented process of separation from the EU, this leaves a lot of doubt as to the future of those who have chosen to make their lives abroad.

For many of us, the freedom of movement afforded to EU citizens, including the right to live and work abroad has offered huge socio-economic opportunities. People across all EU member states have been able to completely transform their lives either on a temporary or permanent basis, through moving to different EU states. In much of the pro-Brexit press, it was made to seem as if only those from outside of the UK were benefiting from this. In fact there are approximately 1.3 million British expatriates living in other EU member states, including around 319,000 living in Spain (Telegraph, 2017). This, of course, includes many thousands living and working in the Canary Islands, such as here in Tenerife.

Luckily, despite worries of loss of citizens rights, as things stand at the moment it seems highly unlikely that British expatriates living in other EU nations will be forced to leave or lose their rights to healthcare, or their homes. One of the major reasons for this is to avoid retaliatory measures from the UK, where around 3 million EU citizens are currently living. To avoid diplomatic and economic catastrophe, it is very likely that British citizens will be allowed to carry on living in other EU states and vice versa, even after Brexit has been fully realised. To help allay fears, Simon Manley, the British ambassador to Spain recently released the video statement above regarding negotiations between the British government and the EU parliament.

This is a great relief to all of the British citizens who have chosen to live across Europe. It also shows that Tenerife and the Canary Islands remains a fantastic destination to move to and invest in, especially with such high levels of interest from tourists worldwide. The Canary Islands are more popular than ever and continue to enjoy a massive growth in numbers of visitors, leading to an even greater boost to the economy. This, in turn, will lead to further investment by the government of the Canary Islands in infrastructural improvements and other enhancements to life here on these beautiful islands!

 

Why San Eugenio Alto is One of the Best Locations to Live in Tenerife

 

If you’re looking for one of the most exclusive and best locations to live on the incredible island of Tenerife, then we may just have the perfect place for you! San Eugenio Alto is in a beautiful spot close to some of the most popular attractions and towns in the south.

While residents in San Eugenio Alto enjoy an excellent proximity to nearby popular places, it is also slightly removed from the hustle and bustle, being up on a hillside overlooking the action. So while it is very conveniently located, being just a short drive away from the coast and close to Puerto Colon, Siam Park, Siam Mall, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, it is also far enough away that you won’t be surrounded by crowds, noise and traffic when you’re back your home.

In San Eugenio Alto you can enjoy a quiet, tranquil life, making it absolutely perfect for when you simply want to spend some quality time with the family relaxing in your garden by the pool or having a bbq get together. Most of the properties located in the area allow residents to experience incredible views out across the unique island landscape such as incredible gorges, the bustling towns of Los Cristianos and Playa De Las Americas and then out to the beaches and stunning Atlantic ocean. You can even enjoy views out towards neighbouring island, La Gomera and see some absolutely sublime sunsets, as the sun dips beneath the horizon out to the ocean. With a vista like that, you’ll probably want to be outside more than inside your house!Added to that of course, as San Eugenio Alto is located in the south, if you are looking for a year round warm, sunny climate then this is one of the best spots on the island to experience that. Unlike other places in Europe, such as the UK, you can look forward to al fresco dining during almost any month of the year. With the gorgeous sunlight the surrounding panoramic views look even more incredible with bright vibrant colours, including gorgeous tropical green palm trees, colourful buildings, the bright blue sky and deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Forget grey miserable days, here you will experience an eternal spring.

Being in a more rural area, there are superb walking opportunities in the surrounding countryside including some excellent trails to trek along such as through the Paraje Natural Caldera Del Rey. On one side of your property you will have views down to the gorgeous coastline, while on the other the mesmerizing sight of Tenerife’s mountainous interior which is also surprisingly green and fertile as the altitude rises.

If you enjoy sailing and own a boat, or love sailing excursions out on the waves such as to the see the whales and dolphins or to go diving, then San Eugenio Alto is perfect for you as you can reach the stunning Puerto Colon Harbour after just a short drive. There is also a huge abundance of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, and other excellent amenities like cinemas, theatres, beaches and sports facilities all within a very short distance.

 

Overall San Eugenio Alto offers the best of both worlds on the incredible island of Tenerife. You can enjoy complete peace and quiet with stunning views down on the surrounding area, but you will also not be cut off as the vibrant, bustling coastline with all that has to offer is very easily reachable. Plus you can go for relaxed walks through the rural interior. So if you are looking for either a place to relocate to completely or  a holiday home, you won’t be disappointed with San Eugenio Alto!

To start your property search, take a look at this gorgeous home advertised by Asten Realty that we featured in our latest Through the Keyhole series! > Luxury 3 Bedroom Villa for sale in the Exclusive area of San Eugenio Alto.

 

6 Ways to Easily Increase the Value of your Property

Selling your home is a big decision but it doesn’t need to be as stressful as you expect. What many people don’t appreciate fully is that relatively small things can often affect the value you will get from selling your home in a big way! Buying a property is not something that most people jump into lightly, as it is one of the biggest decisions they will make in their lives. Because of this, they can be easily put-off by relatively small factors. Don’t worry though as many of these can be easily fixed, especially once you take a look at this list of “6 Ways to Easily Increase the Value of your Property”

 

The exterior must be kept clean, tidy and attractive:

While it may seem to be a cliché to say “First impressions are lasting impressions”, it is just as true for properties as it is for people. Before going for an initial viewing it is very likely that a prospective homebuyer will already have taken a look at your property online, but this will merely have offered them a virtual representation. When they walk up to the outside of your property for the first time, the first true test will begin.

If the first sight that a potential buyer is confronted by is exterior mess/untidiness, then this immediately gives a bad impression that is enough to put many people off. They may have appreciated the fancy photos or videos online, but reality doesn’t always live up to expectation.

Basic steps you can take to give a great first impression include making sure your garden is free from clutter and weeds, that it is swept well and any plants are neatly pruned. You should also keep your swimming pool free from leaves/debris and clean it. Washing outside fixtures like the front door and all the windows is also a must. To make a big impact for a small price and effort it’s also a great idea to repaint the front door, garage door, window frames and other features. To maximise the attractiveness of the exterior of your home you could also consider some bright, colourful flowers for that extra touch.

Invest in a professional home cleaning service:

When a buyer arrives to view your property they will almost certainly be looking very closely and quite possibly notice details that they wouldn’t ordinarily when living in the property themselves. This is because buying a new home is such a big decision, so that small patch of dust in the corner may just catch their eye and not in a good way!

You will be surprised how much dust, dirt and grime accumulates in those harder to reach areas, even if you give your home a regular weekly clean. To successfully market your property looking its absolute best, a professional home cleaning service is a great investment.

During this process, a small team of professionally trained cleaning professionals will spend a number of hours thoroughly cleaning your house from top to bottom, room to room, with other options available to add on such as an oven clean. The added benefit for you is that these teams use equipment that most ordinary people don’t own such as pressure steam washers.

Repaint the inside of the house:

Considering how little it will cost, it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for a room. Buyers will almost certainly take note of the freshly painted interior, so despite the effort taken, it will definitely be worth your while to do this.

Before, during and after the sale of a property, there are a huge number of different things a property buyer will have to do. The attractiveness of your home will be significantly increased if the rooms in your house are newly painted, as this is one thing that a buyer then doesn’t have to worry about.

One important factor to take note of when you do decide to repaint is to pick a pleasant neutral colour like beige or white, as this will be appealing to the highest proportion of buyers. On the flip-side, some buyers will be put off if you have used a polarizing colour such as bright colours like yellow, purple or pink, or dark shades like chocolate-brown or navy. Instead of reducing hassle the potential buyer will be thinking that they will need to repaint once they move in.

To eliminate potential questions pay attention to the little details:

Due to the high costs involved in purchasing a new property, potential buyers will be highly attentive to little details, in the same way, that they will notice if it hasn’t been properly cleaned. Most buyers are looking for as little hassle as possible when they move in, by avoiding having to replace things. The sale of your property can be made or broken based on little details, or alternatively, they can lead to your property becoming devalued.

It is easy to take care of small details such as: replacing any broken tiles in the kitchen and bathroom and cleaning and re-grouting the rest, replacing light switches, handles, shower curtains, taps and light shades. Also, because trailing electrical leads can look unsightly thus drawing the buyer’s attention to a problem, you could also consider adding extra sockets.

Remove clutter and personal items:

Potential buyers want to be able to imagine themselves living in your house when they are on a viewing. This idea could be blocked though if it is full of your personal items such as books, DVDs, toys, computers and family photos.

It is a big turn-off for a potential buyer if every room is filled with clutter or there are family photos, while a few photos and other family items in the whole house shouldn’t be a problem. In addition, the house will appear messy if it is filled with stuff which will decrease its’ attractiveness.

Make your property appear as light as possible: 

Lightening and Brightening a home was found to be one of the top home repairs to increase the value of a home, and turn it from merely a good home to a great one in the eyes of buyers, according to a survey conducted by HomeGain. You can add a significant amount to the price of your home, by increasing the light (both natural and artificial) which will make your rooms appear as large as possible.

There are a number of different ways that you can do this including removing large curtains which are blocking out too much light, cleaning all windows and replacing any broken or clouded window panes, replacing old weaker light bulbs for new energy-efficient LEDs, putting in a skylight, and pruning or removing any plants outside which may be blocking light entering the home.

These are just some of the steps you can take to help increase the attractiveness and value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers. For more tips and different options on where to sell your home in Tenerife, contact us here at Tenerife Magazine. If you found this article useful then please share below.

5 Tips Before You Buy Property in Tenerife

Ramshackle-HouseIt doesn’t matter how many times you have visited Tenerife on holiday, the time that you arrive with all your worldly possessions ready to set up home, is like no other. Full of excitement and hope for your new life in the sun, there are a few things you might do to make your transition from tourist to Tenerife property owner a success.

Rent Before You Buy

Putting down roots somewhere is very different from offending the locals by gadding about in bikini top and bum-biting shorts. Things that you may not even notice when you are on the island for a brief two weeks may assume Teide-like proportions when you have to live with them day to day. Imagine buying a ground floor, pool-front apartment only to find that the indescribable pong that assails you every time you leave the house is caused by the complex’s overflowing sewage tank which just happens to be buried under your front doorstep. Funny how the seller forgot to mention that, eh?

Try Before You Buy

Again, just as a residence can take on a new and infinitely more annoying character once familiarity has bred contempt, so too can the charms of a residential area begin to pall. It might have seemed like a brilliant idea to make your home in the middle of Las Americas, but I wonder if you will still think so after a month’s worth of Saturday night bar brawls in the street outside your window.

Fly Before You Buy

Have you seen the exposes in the UK newpapers recently that uncovered pictorial real estate advertisements of gorgeous country cottages for sale? These are pictured in sparkling sunshine and shown in splendid isolation until, that is, you see the whole picture which includes the nearest neighbour – Sellafield Nuclear Plant. Well, while Tenerife’s professional and experienced estate agents would never pull such an underhand and sneaky trick (heaven forbid!) that is not to say that wee Bobby McGumpher won’t exaggerate the beauty of his one bedroom in Las Brisas for the sake of an extra couple of thousand pounds when he flogs it on eBay. Get on a plane and actually visit the property you are buying before kissing goodbye to your cash.

Cry Before You Bye

For some people, upping sticks and leaving home is as easy as switching off a light. As they gaze out the aeroplane window at their homeland getting smaller beneath them their thoughts are full of glorious tropical sunsets and making a new home amongst the vivid colours of a new land. Meanwhile their spouse, whose heart still belongs to Glasgow, is sobbing into the Sports Section and already missing the grandweans.

Homesickness is one of the main reasons for the big move to Tenerife to end in tears. Quite often, one partner is less excited by the idea of living two thousand miles from their family and friends than the other. While one spouse is happy to leave the screaming grandchildren and sponging son-in-law behind, the other dissolves in floods of tears at the sight of a newborn baby. At times like these, much sensitivity is required. “Ahh, get over it, you big girl’s blouse!” is not now, and never has been, the right thing to say. For anything. Ever!