Long lets in Tenerife

We are hoping to start (next year) going to Tenerife (South) for the months from beginning of November to the end of February.

We usually visit just after Christmas for a couple of weeks but have been unable to spend much longer because my husband is still working.

However, we think we have found a solution to this :).

So, does anyone do this? Any recommendations for specific websites to use - done the usual 'googling' and not had much luck.

We need 2 beds, preferably in the Los Christianos area, must have good internet coverage in the accommodation and obviously as a MSE must be reasonably priced.

Many thanks for any help/pointers in the right direction.

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  • edited 25 November 2012 at 4:18PM
    greyfoxgreyfox Forumite
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    edited 25 November 2012 at 4:18PM
    Try www.homelidays.co.uk . We've found some very good places in France through them. (The apartments etc are privately owned & you deal directly with the owners.)

    There are currently about 80 apartments etc in Tenerife on there. I don't know the island so have no idea if any of them are in the right area!

    ETA Homelidays site is playing up at the moment (coming up with "no matches" when I know there are lots!) so you may need to persevere.
  • edited 27 November 2012 at 4:47PM
    monkeyspannermonkeyspanner Forumite
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    edited 27 November 2012 at 4:47PM
    you could try www.ownersdirect.co.uk

    or try ebay
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Definitely worth skimming our Living Abroad thread for general advice, but renting first is the way to go ...
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  • red_devilred_devil Forumite
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    be careful there are new laws about advertising lets on websites you arent supposed to do it.
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  • scotsbobscotsbob Forumite
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    red_devil wrote: »
    be careful there are new laws about advertising lets on websites you arent supposed to do it.

    Not supposed to advertise lets!!!!!

    I have never heard of either UK or Spanish legislation preventing advertising of lets on the Internet.

    Can you provide a reference to these laws?
  • scotsbob wrote: »
    Not supposed to advertise lets!!!!!

    I have never heard of either UK or Spanish legislation preventing advertising of lets on the Internet.

    Can you provide a reference to these laws?

    What he is referring to is that the Canaries Government after having a law on statute for years and basically not enforcing it have in the last year or so clamped down on illegal holiday lettings on complexes that don't have a touristic licence. Owners on complexes that don't have a touristic licence can still let but these lets have to be long term lets which I believe is defined as 6 months or more. Advertising a short term let e.g a week/month etc on a non touristic complex would therefore be deemed illegal advertising by the Canarian authorities.. Heavy fines have been levied
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  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    pmlindyloo wrote: »
    must have good internet coverage in the accommodation
    When you think you've found somewhere, do your best to check with other visitors / residents what the internet coverage is actually like, rather than what the agent / owner says it is or should be like.

    Because this is the Canaries we're talking about, and I'm sat here in a small complex in Fuerteventura, and they've installed TWO wireless sources to try to get good coverage throughout. Whichever I am attached to has 1 or 2 'bars' showing, the other often has 5, BUT as soon as I switch my actual connection this situation reverses. IE, whichever connection I'm using is weaker than whichever I'm not using.

    And I've just about managed to listen to the Archers Omnibus this morning, but it took several attempts and reconnections. And DH has to wander over to the office to connect on his phone.

    If an occasional connection for sending / receiving is adequate, then that's an easier situation to find than one where you need to be properly connected all the time.

    Of course, maybe Tenerife manages these things better ...
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  • Try Googling (in English and Spanish) specifically for the accommodation you want to rent.

    Re the internet, not sure why it's so important but we've found internet cafes in Mainland Spain to be very cheap and it gives you a chance to have a break from each other when you're away for months.
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    Dunroamin wrote: »
    re the internet, not sure why it's so important but we've found internet cafes in Mainland Spain to be very cheap and it gives you a chance to have a break from each other when you're away for months.
    Actually, that's a good point, the OP needs to be sure that she is happy to be independent while DH is working.

    We've done a couple of 'working holidays': my DH was struggling to complete a dissertation, so I'd leave him with his laptop by the pool and head out on my own. Then in the evening we'd do something together. I'd have gone stir crazy if I hadn't been happy to do that: I don't do 'lazing by the pool' holidays ...
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    Dunroamin wrote: »
    re the internet, not sure why it's so important but we've found internet cafes in Mainland Spain to be very cheap and it gives you a chance to have a break from each other when you're away for months.
    Actually, that's a good point, the OP needs to be sure that she is happy to be independent while DH is working.

    We've done a couple of 'working holidays': my DH was struggling to complete a dissertation, so I'd leave him with his laptop by the pool and head out on my own. Then in the evening we'd do something together. I'd have gone stir crazy if I hadn't been happy to do that: I don't do 'lazing by the pool' holidays ...

    ARGH! connection going flaky on me again ...
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