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From the moment we arrived the owners made us very welcome, there was fresh fruit and bottles of water in the apartment for us. The apartment was spotlessly clean throughout, and well stocked with utensils and crockery. The beds were comfortable and the sheets perfectly clean. Our bath towels were changed once during our stay, which we hadn't expected, and was appreciated. Overall we were extremely pleased with the apartment, and also the owners who were not intrusive but were available if needed.
The only downside was we found the area quite noisy outside in the early hours, lots of noisy people walking back from the restaurants throughout the night, local businesses opening (car workshop) and the street sweeper driving up and down daily at 5:30! Whether this was because we had unknowingly booked during the local summer festival I can't say, I wish we'd done our homework as a group of people drumming out in the street at 06:30 was a shock to say the least. If you're not up for this wake up then avoid being there August 1st!
Some areas of Playa de San Juan have yet to embrace tourists, our Spanish is poor and we had a few issues with communication as English is not widely spoken here. There are lovely sunsets, but we were made to feel uncomfortable a couple of times during evening walks by locals sitting in groups outside restaurants, who were clearly talking loudly about us, and watching us, as we passed. This being said the majority of the establishments we visited were warm and welcoming.
The beach was very clean, and we had no trouble getting loungers (2 loungers with a table and shade €7:50 for the day) with waited service from reasonably priced beach bar if you wanted it. Safe swimming, but pack flip flops as the sand is very hot and pebbly at the waters edge.
Well where can I start from!!
Miriam is just a kind person. From start to finish she really looked after us. She even gave us a starter kit with some bubbly too! The location of the apartment, wow wee!!! It's just too beautiful for words. Overlooking the sea and harbour and the village, too gorgeous. Every evening we would sit on the balcony and watch the sun set. Oh how I miss that!! The views all around are just too lovely. The apartment itself, it's just so cosy. There's not much you want and so the apartment caters for everything, tv, iron, cd player, board games, books to read ..... I could go on. Miriam has thought of everything.
Places to eat, I would recommend El Pescador restaurant for the best paella! So delicious, my mouth is watering! Owners are so friendly, especially the young son. It was nice to eat at the local restaurants in the village. Sorry can't remember the names.
Also for car rentals, there's a place down the same street, down the hill, on the left hand side, I think it's called Rent a Car. The guy was so helpful and very reasonable prices charged. He even gave us ideas on how best to see the Island. I highly recommend him.
Well I hope all this helps to those who are wanting to stay at Miriam's apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed the place and hope to visit one day again!