The property stems from an original finca built in circa 1850. During the years 2000-2002 it went through a complete and meticulous renovation and now provides approximately 1,000 sq. metres (10,760 sq. feet) of total living space.
The original design was by an architect who worked very closely with the late world famous artist, Cesar Manrique. Manrique, who was from Lanzarote, was a personal friend of the present owner and his influence is felt throughout the property. The Canarian style pervades as many of the original stone walls have been partially and carefully exposed and some of the extensions were made using lava stones which typify the unique and specific Island style. In total there are approximately 18,300 sq. metres (4.5 acres) of grounds with the property thus ensuring a considerable degree of privacy. Special care has been given to the design and creation of the garden which affords a huge and wide selection of Canarian palms and cacti.
As a result of the absolute privacy offered by the premises, various international rock and classical recording artists and a number of prime names in the world of finance regularly spend their vacations in Taro de Chimida.
Taro de Chimida, in all of its grandeur, combines the beauty of old and historic with modern day amenities. The property affords the benefit of mains water and sewage, satelite television, 3 phase electricity as well as high speed internet and fax access.