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Great villa, huge amount of space.
Bedrooms: comfortable bed, pillows and linen. Pity no air con in single bedroom, as can't open window at night due to mosquitoes
Bathrooms: lots of loos and showers as can include those by pool, and water hot and plentiful. Shower door in main bath loose so let's water out and lock to door fell right off.
Kitchen and dining: lots of kit and space. All good
Pool: great pool with plenty of loungers too. Worried though by end of week as pool walls and floor had got progressively Ely more green. Mosquitos a BIG problem as soon as shades over - makes garden unusable after 6pm
Other: roof terrace is great - we spent every evening up there as outside and cool and no mosquitos - yet on arrival hosts did not show us it without us asking, even though is a big selling point in advertised photos
Arrival: messy! Why on earth is there no sign on gate???!!! Worst thing for hosts is for guests to arrive pissed off because they've driven around in a very small circle for 20 minutes not knowing which is right villa or entrance. I literally got out of car and walked up to gate and drove away again as no Villa Flora named on gate or post boxes. Also hosts - maybe sensing our sweaty frustration- were rather administrative rather than welcoming, stressing the rules rather than the benefits.
Beach: the villa is NOT a few metres from the sea, don't lie in your advertising!!! The localbeach is small and pleasant. BUT it is 500 metres away across derelict building on a dirt track with broken glass and happens to be a gay nudist beach. We were actually quite amused - others may have been horrified. Marina Di Ragusa and Playa Gande are both wonderful and contrasting beaches and the bars and restaurants of Marina Di Ragusa are superb - so even less reason to lie about the local place
Finally would be good if villa gave more local information promoting local towns, wineries etc. We had a wonderful week exploring.
This is a really good villa around 3 KM outside of Marina Di Ragusa. The house itself is at the end of a small row of 3 similar villas and the garden is very private which makes it easy to enjoy what is easily the best pool / outdoor space we have ever had (we use villa rental a lot).
The pool itself is big and is a uniform depth which is perfect. The temperature is just right, cool enough to be refreshing, not so cold that it takes your breath away and doesn't give it back! It is also not surrounded by trees or bushes which means I didn't have to spend all day cleaning it before it could be used. Brilliant.
Inside is good although slightly less compelling than the outdoor space. It has a really good sized open plan kitchen / dining area / sitting area - really spacious and bright (a wall of sliding glass doors at the back helps with this), the kitchen is well fitted and stocked. The sofa is comfortable and appropriately sized for a villa like this.
The TV is less good - there is no internet connection for the TV so we couldn't use things like Netflix which is always useful when you have kids in tow and you are likely to spend some time in the villa in the evening. The TV here just has basic satellite with multi-country news channels and not anything else for UK customers. With smart TV being so cheap now, it doesn't make sense to stick with an old and limited system like this.
WiFi is good.
The air conditioning blows cold but isn't very powerful. This is fine so long as the power doesn't go off - something that occurs readily if you put too many appliances on at the same time. If the air conditioning goes off, it takes quite a while for it to come back on.
There are three bedrooms, one of which is definitely a "kids" room (single bed).
There are two bathrooms - one is a shower room and the other has a bath. The bath though is a problem. We like baths, but this one is huge and has a "hot tub" function. The "hot tub" (bubbles) function doesn't work though and the bath itself is so massive that it takes far too long to fill. Sitting in it is uncomfortable and without the saving grace of the bubbles, the bath itself makes no sense.
The shower is OK so long as you use the sub hose rather than the main "rainfall" head which is too weak to be of use.
The main bedroom has a walk in closet and is en suite.
This is a lovely villa that would be perfect with a couple of minor changes.
Elena is great and really helpful