The property was fantastic, a beautiful Villa.
The property was immaculately decorated and generally just a beautiful villa set in a tranquil and pleasant area. The bedrooms that we used were more than satisfactory and nicely decorated. The open plan living space and games area were lovely and even more spacious than expected. We were, however, unable to use the disco lights and sound system as there were issues with them at the time. This was a shame but we moved the stereo system from the floor above and the lights in the games room were effective enough anyway. The pool and garden was lovely, relaxing and peaceful and the perfect size for me to swim everyday and the view was absolutely breathtaking. I had been surprised to find out, after booking, that the owner, Manuel, lived/would be staying on the top level. There was a separate entrance to each property, and he was a very pleasant man who was pleased to help with any questions or queries, but I felt this should have been mentioned in advance. The reason I booked a villa holiday was in order to have relaxation and privacy but found that I could not fully relax as someone came into the property about 7 or 8 times throughout our two week stay. This was to clean the rooms as each guest left, to clean the pool and also to do gardening. Had we been made aware of this in advance it would not have been an issue but that is my reason for putting it on here, so noone else has a surprise. It is very difficult to tell the owner of the property that you do not want him there. As I said, he was a very nice man but I did find it difficult. In saying that, I still absolutely loved the property, the area, and the holiday as a whole and I would happily go back again now I have the full information. I did book through a different website so it may be that booking on here you would already have the details that I was not given. The local beach was great for scuba diving and the local restaurants were fantastic, especially frango de guiia- tasty, cheap, friendly, clean and with huge portions that meant leftovers which they were happy to box up for us to take home for the next days lunch. Overall I had the most relaxing holiday I have had in years in beautiful surroundings and would do it all again in a shot. Thank you Manuel for a lovely holiday and for your help and lift into town for the boys!
Owner's Response: We are are delighted that you, like many of our other guests before, have enjoyed our villa. On a long stay such as yours, especially when the group arrives/leaves in different days ( ...and we did our very best to accommodate the return of the couple that went to the airport a day earlier in error.. ) it is inevitable that our occasional presence in the villa will be noticed. It serves as customer support and can sometimes be extended to ensure that the property, its effects and surroundings are being kept in good condition for the benefit and pleasure of our visitors. Unfortunately, the disco area, although made available to your group, is only fully opened to private hire functions/events with DJ to operate our equipment.. ...it can be arranged on a future visit ;)
We again thank you for your custom and look forward to seeing again.
Our best regards, from all of us at Villa Babel
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