Villa in Bahia de Casares 113, Casares, Malaga 29690 - Secluded Gardens, Walking Distance Or Short Drive To Beaches, Golf, Restaurants & Shops
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- do not flush wet wipes or any such non-biodegradable materials down the toilets as this may create a blockage in the drains. - do not leave lights on when not in use
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Villa qui pourrait être très bien mais mal entretenue
Villa avec une très belle vue.
Le jardin est splendide et assure une tranquillité et une intimité.
Villa très bien situé pour visiter la région.
Trop de petits irritants ont nuis à notre séjour:
- À notre arrivée l'eau chaude, un des climatiseurs, le grille pain et un moustiquaire ne fonctionnaient pas;
- Il manquait un pommeau de douche dans une des salle de bain;
- De nombreuses ampoules étaient brûlées (extérieur et intérieur);
- J'adore cuisiné sur un BBQ au charbon de bois mais j'ai du arranger le support à charbon pour qu'il soit fonctionnel et les ustensiles à BBQ devraient plus adéquats.
- Nous avons mangé tous les soirs à la table près du BBQ ce qui aurait pu être un point positif tellement le coin est charmant. Cependant, la table et les chaises à côté du BBQ devraient changées pour une meilleure ambiance (trop vieilles).
Nous recommandons un accès à la piscine et au jardin autrement que par passer par les chambres.
J'ai loué plus d'une vingtaine de villas à travers le monde et c'est la première fois que j'ai demandé une ristourne (par principe) pour compenser tout ces irritants compte tenu du coût de location. Ristourne qui m'a été refusée car la propriétaire me prétendait ne pas avoir été mis au courant de ces problèmes avant notre arrivée. Cependant, quand je lis les commentaires de Patricia B. (précédant locataire, 2 semaines avant notre arrivée), il est clair que les problèmes étaient connu du propriétaire et que rien n'avait été fait pour remédier à la situation.
Merci pour vos commentaires et je suis heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Patricia ne m'a fait part d'aucun de ces points mentionnés, ses commentaires ont été laissés sur ma critique - après votre arrivée. Après avoir reçu vos commentaires, je suis allé en Espagne pour corriger TOUS les irritants mentionnés. Je vous avais proposé de vous envoyer des photos pour vous montrer cela. En tant qu'hôte, nous pouvons réagir aux problèmes, mais seulement si on nous le dit. L'eau chaude ne fonctionnant pas était due au thermostat de la chaudière. Je l'ai fait réparer en moins de 2 heures. Ce problème pourrait survenir, ce n’est pas un problème majeur. J'ai apprécié vos commentaires sur l'espace barbecue et ai rapidement placé un nouveau barbecue ainsi qu'une table et des chaises agréables dans cette zone. Les moustiquaires vont bien. Le propriétaire.
Amazing holiday, fabulous property
This was our 5th visit to the villa, and as usual we were not disappointed. The pool, the views and the amenities within the villa made for a fabulous two week vacation of rest, relaxation and family fun. Villa location is also superb, as we could go to the beach within minutes and eat at numerous local restaurants. The highlight for us is the outside space, the pool, being the biggest we have ever found for a rented villa holiday, the tropical gardens and the balcony area which is perfect for that end of day glass of wine while looking out to Gibraltar & North Africa. Superb!
Stunning views, wonderful pool, a home from home
Villa Danica offered me and my family absolute tranquillity. The children loved the huge, beautifully kept private pool. The parents enjoyed supping champagne on the upper terrace overlooking the Mediterranean sea to the African continent! My child watched spellbound as dolphins leapt behind a small shipping boat directly in front of us! Quite lovely. On arrival the villa was clean, refreshingly cool and with all of the beds made up. We had e-mailed in advance a shopping list which had been neatly put away in the fridge and kitchen cupboards. The owner had purchased a new smart 3D TV and dvd player since our last visit to this beautiful property, as well as broadband - this helped keep the youngsters entertained in the evenings. And were any of our group ever tempted to leave the comfort of the villa, the local beach or playa was a short walk down the hill. Numerous chiringuitos peppered the sands with the ability to walk along the beach for miles in either direction. We will definitely be back later in the year! Thank you.
Villa Danica in Bahia de Caseres
We had the most wonderful week. The villa was perfect - even better than we had anticipated. The view from the terrace in the sunshine is stunning, the pool is so refreshing, everything is was fantastic. And it is so quiet - we hardly heard a sound from any of the neighbouring villas all week.
We very much hope that we will be able to return to Villa Danica soon.
Review Villa Danica
I hope having rated this property 3 stars out of 5, that this review will not be removed like the others whom gave 1 star out of 5. I believe all potential guests are not having the opportunity to read informative and useful reviews.
-We were informed the cleaner cleaned for 6 hours prior to our arrival; dusty floors, smeared mirrors and sticky work surfaces told a different story. Had to purchase cleaning agents and cloths, subsequently cleaning the house ourselves. Sofas sticky, cushions stained, curtains
broken and stained, we used any relatively clean covers we found in the cupboards to cover the seating.
-Quickly understood why there were no pictures of the second bathroom. This was not a
place we wanted to venture; deep stained tiles, rusty bath tub, crusty shower head. Other
shower head in the master bathroom broke when we tested the shower (at least the owner told us we showed initiative in switching the showers heads around, good motivation for us - the employees… I mean guests!). Villa can accommodate 6, however, having the only bathroom available inside the master bedroom to be used by 6 people, not adequate/appropriate.
-Many lights not working inside and outside.
-AC units very old and noisy if sitting outside. Lounge AC leaked water onto the terrace which made it dangerous with slipping. end bedroom AC not working. Master bedroom AC would leak water inside leaving us needing to lay down towels.
-Pool lights did not work, so the evening swim was not on the schedule. The filter system had cracked and were told when we arrived and contacted the owner that the water level had to be below the filter level. This in turn meant having to use the filter stick-net and clean it myself often. The photo on the advert shows a fully functioning pool, which is a misrepresentation. The sauna, situated between pool inflatables/furniture, did not look fit for use nor safe.
-Fantastic views. Sitting on the terrace in the evening looking out, definitely made us temporarily forget the multiple negatives of the villa.
-Privacy. Beautiful trees and plants, pleasantly surrounding you in all directions. Very private and quiet.
-Well stocked kitchen.
Overall, the villa is of an old style, but old as in somewhat neglected, substandard and dirty.
Because of the above/price taken into consideration, we will not be staying there again.
Please be clear on two things. You would never be permitted to stay in Villa Danica again and I would never employ you,
‘All reviews’ (even yours) are posted, whether 1* or 5*.
It is very important to me that people enjoy their stay at the villa and I always value ‘constructive’ criticism.
Your rant however is a complete fabrication and I am struggling to see how it is construed as helpful. The villa had been deep cleaned for 6 hours prior to your arrival and there was no need to clean further, if indeed you did? The cushions, pillows and sofa are all relatively new so comments suggesting that they had their own self-contained ecosystem, quite ludicrous. The skimmer in the pool had a leak, this meant that the water level needed to stay just below the skimmer to avoid huge amounts of water wastage. To fix this problem would take a week as the length of the pool (13 metres) would need to be dug up in order to lay new pipes). I did explain this to one of your party who seemed very pleasant, understood and certainly gave no indication that anything else was untoward.... Due to the oversized nature of the pool, there was plenty of water and it was kept very clean. There was also adequate lighting around the pool terrace and BBQ so no idea why you didn’t use this?
All A/C units are fully working, not noisy and don’t leak. The sauna is fully working, and safe.
The only accurate part of your somewhat creative writing above is the following: ...Positives -Fantastic views. Sitting on the terrace in the evening looking out, ...,Privacy. Beautiful trees and plants, pleasantly surrounding you in all directions. Very private and quiet. -Well stocked kitchen. Overall, the villa is of an old style...
As you say and clearly mentioned on the website, the villa is of an older style and charm. I personally love this, as have many of my previous and repeat guests.
I will always listen to useful comment and where possible make remedial changes immediately. The second bathroom, although functional (and clean) is due to be renovated at the end of this year.
Mooie lokatie, echter onderhoud woning slecht en gedateerd.
Vele mankementen aan gedateerd huis
1 van de 2 douches kapot
Toilet/ afvoer verstopt/lekt. Was al langer maar niet opgelost.Hierdoor onderlopen vloer badkamer ook bij douchen. Dus ook deze douche alleen te bebruiken bij veel handdoeken op vloer.
Beveiligingshekken tegen inbraak slecht of niet te openen, dus vluchtweg bij evt brand dicht.
Schuifdeur richting tuin zwaar klemmend
Verlichting terras afwezig, in zwembad kapot
Huisdieren: hagedissen en enkele kakkerlak.
Meubels tuin beste tijd gehad.
Toilet boven ook matig werkend.
Karig en niet schoon servies etc.
Kortom gevraagd bedrag en aantal sterren niet waard.
Ondanks dit en meerdere andere kleine mankementen toch fijne vakantie gehad. Indien huis optimaal onderhouden wordt is het een diamantje maar nu maximaal 2 sterren.
Referenties in boek in huis goed, echter tot 2015 en veel blaadjes uitgescheurd.
This review is quite inaccurate and damning. Contrary to the author’s comment, there have been numerous wonderful reviews this year, both in the visitors book and other sites. I will update the website over the coming days to reflect these.
As mentioned on the website, the villa is an older style Andalusian property, individually designed to maximise the beautiful views and accessibility to the gardens. Both gardens and villa are well maintained throughout the year, the villa being thoroughly cleaned before and after each visit.
On specific points mentioned: Drainage: having received information to suggest that there was a drainage issue, we ‘immediately’ endeavoured to resolve the problem. The blockage (which manifested in water coming up from the shower tray and the toilet leaking) was caused by ‘inappropriate materials being flushed down the toilet,’ presumably by this guest...At some significant expense in time and money, this problem was resolved by the owner;
There are 2 showers in good working order in two separate bathrooms; security around the villa is very good, with the possibility of closing ‘rijas’ (steel bars) across all of the access points to the villa; there are ‘seven’ access/exit points which means that in the case of a fire, there are numerous escape options; the kitchen is very well stocked to include crockery, cutlery, glassware, cooking utensils and all appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge freezer, hob/oven, microwave, coffee machine, kettle etc..). During their stay, guests are expected to clean their own dishes - made easier by use of the dishwasher; The WiFi works well; there is ample external lighting in both garden and in the terrace;
Due to the lush nature of the gardens, if doors and sliding mosquito nets are left open, bugs can enter. They do not however normally reside in the villa!
This guest has not provided an accurate or honest review of the villa.
Regards, the owner.
The villa is situated on the coast. The local beach is 10 minutes walk from the villa on which there are at least two very good beach bars open in high season. Along the coast you may access numerous beaches from the local desert sand 'playa' (500 metres) to Malaga (90km), Puerto Banus (17km), Estepona (5km), La Duquesa (2km), Sotogrande (12km) to the beautiful shores of Tarifa (50km)famed for hosting windsurfing and kitesurfing world championships and Cadiz (200km).
Gibraltar Airport (Gibraltar)- 40km, approximately 35 minutes from the Spanish side. Suggest you walk across the Spanish border from airport (10 minutes) and collect car hire in Spain.
Malaga Airport (Spain) - 90km. Approximately 50 minutes to villa.
Sabinillas - Local village (1km). Bars, restaurants, local shops, large supermarkets, banks, large Sunday market.
Cosmopolitan ports with plethora of bars and restaurants: La Duquesa (2km),Estepona (5km), Sotogrande (12km), Puerto Banus (17km), Cadiz (oldest fishing port in Europe) 200km etc..
Beautiful inland pueblo villages include Casares (12km), Gaucin (20km)and further inland to Ronda, Seville, Cordoba, Granada or across the Straits to Africa!
Visit the local Roman and Moorish sites; bathe in the glitz of nearby Marbella and Puerto Banus; or track lions in Selwo Nature Park. Go inland to Casares and the beautiful white pueblo, visit Ronda, Granada (Alhambra), Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba. . . . ; take a day trip to Africa to sample the exotic markets or in the Winter months ski in Sierra Nevada! (approx. 3 hours drive).