Villa, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 8 people
- English, Spanish
Great but expensive, especially given the €80 agent fee on arrival
This is a large villa with a lovely pool in a private location - the mountain views were spectacular.
The gardens were very well kept with a range of flowering plants and fruit trees. The large pool, swing and table tennis were a big hit with the children and adults alike! Although for us, the pool was very deep and it would have been better if the children were able to stand in the shallow end.
By the end of our stay, the pool had accumulated lots of leaves and debris - in other villas we have stayed at, somebody came to check and clean the pool most mornings, but as far as I'm aware, that was not the case here.
There was some traffic noise to the front of the property but nothing too intrusive.
A car is a must, because even though there are a couple of large supermarkets close by, there are no footpaths and a busy, main road to cross. By car, beaches, restaurants and shops are all within 15 minutes drive.
I would have appreciated some notice of who I assume were the owner and gardeners visits, as they often appeared unannounced through a hidden side entrance - much to the alarm of my young children!
The villa was well equipped, with free WiFi and plenty of kitchen utensils. There was a musty, old smell in parts of the villa but the beds were comfortable and we all slept well during our stay.
The outside seating areas were lovely but the cushions all needed a good wash! There were some cockroaches and lots of ants and mosquitos - despite sprays and plugs we were all covered in bites but I guess that's to do with being in the countryside!
The children loved the chickens and ducks to the back of the property.
Overall we had a really great stay - but did feel the villa, although large with lots of plus points, was comparatively overpriced, especially given the added €80 agent fee. Having said that, the agent who came to collect the fee, was friendly and helpful and the communication with them was faultless
Dear Hayley, thank you for your review.
First of all we want to mention that our fee is mentioned in the price before booking.
We are glad you enjoyed the villa and the pool.
We are not sure if you would have liked someone there every morning cleaning the pool as you did not liked the gardener coming in. Usually they take care of the pool 2 or 3 times per week, nevertheless we will transfer your comments to the owner to make sure they take good care of the pool and that the clients can be well informed of when they are coming so no one gets surprised and also to make any improvements that the villa needs.
We are happy to read that overall you enjoyed your stay and we would be glad to have you again in one of our properties.