Perfect Family Villa
Review Submitted: 13 June 2012
Date of Stay: June 2012
Our family really enjoyed Alan's villa. The villa was very welcoming and spotless upon our arrival. Like other reviewers, we were treated to a wonderful basket of goodies including wine, beer, milk, eggs, cheese, meat, bread, butter and jam. It was perfect for us to feed our hungry kids and to have a nice adult beverage after our long trip. The villa has many amenities for kids and adults alike. Our 4 year old especially enjoyed the selection of kids DVDs. There were also plenty of movies and books of a wide variety of genres that gave us as good of a selection as you'd get at a library or a blockbuster.
The pool was perfect for young ones still learning to swim, as ours are not strong swimmers, but had plenty of pool area for splashing and playing. Alan even provided a baby gate at the top of the patio so our little ones could not get to the pool easily. The only thing that made me nervous with my kiddos was the spiral marble stairs. They became slick if walked on with wet feet (and we practically lived in the pool, so wet feet were the norm). We also worried about our 2 year old wandering out of the bedroom in the middle of the night disoriented and falling down the stairs. This was minor and easily overcome, but might be difficult for elderly folks (although the downstairs bedroom would be perfect for them).
We ate every meal on the patio, and used the grill almost every meal as well. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, pots, pans, bowls and plates. I was also impressed with the large variety of spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, coffee, sugar, etc. All the things you want to cook simple meals, but are wasteful to purchase if you're visiting for only a short time. We would highly recommend Alan's villa - it was a great value and a very relaxing venue for our family vacation.
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