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Super apartment with really excellent views of the town and the mountains. Well kitted out and very comfortable beds which is always a blessing. Fantastic sun terrace and very quiet at night. Excellent WiFi if that’s important for your party. The communal pool is close by and is very nice for a cooling off swim - note this is quite a deep pool and children must be supervised.
The town has some lovely restaurants (we particularly liked Farfalla) and bars - these are mainly very traditional Spanish and all were welcoming. Several lovely beaches nearby.
You need a car ideally as it’s around 15 mins walk from most of the bars, restaurants and shops. The return includes quite a steep uphill section for the last part of the walk.
The photographs on the website do not do this villa justice, we were delighted with the amount of space and lovely home from home interior. The owners paintings and locally handmade pots, add to the style and homely ambience.
Outside the villa has 4 separate seating areas, providing areas for sunbathing, eating and shelter on windy days. Watching the changing landscape from the roof terrace as the sun rose and set on the surrounding hills was magical.
The villa backs on to the communal swimming pool which is beautifully kept. I used the pool everyday and most of the time had the pool to myself, being so close was like having our own pool. We could just pop out with our costumes on and towel without having to get dressed and walk through the estate as people in villas further away had to. The opening times are frustrating if, like me you like an early swim, as it doesn't open until 11am, but l expect that will be a good thing in the height of summer when it will be busy as you will be able to have a noise free lie in! Similarly the pool closes for a couple of hours at siesta time and for the evening at 7pm so you won't be troubled by noise in the evening.
San José is a lovely seaside village, the villa is on the outskirts but is only a 10 minute stroll to the centre. There are enough bars and restaurants to give plenty of choice over a fortnight's holiday, if you like Indian food, we would thoroughly recommend the Indian restaurant next to the villa complex, if you go out of season as we did, during the week not all the restaurants are open but the Indian restaurant was open every night.
We would recommend hiring a car for your stay as the surrounding countryside and beaches are stunning. There are also plenty of walks from the villa, it's worth walking up the hill to the rear of the villa to the old beacon and on to the next bay, very steep at the start but wonderful views from the top.
A brilliant place to stay, we thoroughly recommend it and hope to return in the future.