This is a nice property with a very large balcony and a great view directly over the beach and marina. The property was clean and very spacious for the 2 of us. The air con worked well & the cutlery etc was clean. Carlos was very pleasant on 1st meeting and this was the only contact we had with him. Considering the price was approx £1000/week for a studio we thought a few little touches are missing. Although a safe was in the studio despite guidance from Carlos we never got it to work & gave up at the end of day 1 [never had a problem before] and it was just placed loose on a wardrobe shelf & not bolted to the wall, so any intruders could simply pick it up place in a suitcase and wheel out. Having said that the building the studio is located in appeared very safe & secure. This lends itself to another problem, you have a large heavy key ring with about 5 keys on to get through all the doors, none of which are labelled and attached to these is a smart card to operate the air con, none of these can be removed from the key ring as they are bolted on. [I presume to stop people leaving air con on when leaving the studio]. The smart card was very flimsy and starting to split on receipt although it did work for the duration of our stay. The area around the bathtub requires updating, areas of mold are visible, the sink and toilet are fine. The fridge appears to be integrated but is just set loose on a plinth behind a cabinet door and until we got used to it it nearly tippled over a couple of times on opening. Our main quibble considering the cost, and something that has not happened to us before over many years renting villas & apartments of various budgets was 1. the lack of any instructions or guidance booklet/folder. For instance we couldn't get the satellite box to work despite trying numerous combinations so we were ltd to local channels [not particularly important to us but possibly for others] 2.Additionally it was disappointing to find the 'cupboard' bare on arrival. Not one bit of toilet roll or dish scrubber in the studio or even a cold bottle of water in the fridge. 3.The bin in the kitchen area, although in a cabinet below the kitchen worktop consisted of a plastic bucket with the only 1 bin liner supplied in it, unfortunately this had no lid. All in all we had a good stay but attention to detail required to make it even better. Possibly relying on location and view to bump the price up.
On arrival everything was as we were told it would be with regards to entry and the apartment was as in the pictures. It was spick and span clean and provided us with everything we needed for a week away in a home from home. A welcome pack was provided and it blew us away, it provided us with all the essentials for a few days and was a real treat, thank you! It was spacious and comfortable and a pleasure to be there. The beds and seating in the apartment were comfy as were the balcony chairs and a full sky package of English TV and dvds if you so desired. It’s the little things like replacement bulbs and batteries for the clock, which we needed during our stay even a nail file , playing cards, and useful information all provided and make all the difference. We know the area and the location was perfect for a beach filled week made better with the use of beach chairs provided and meanders into the town. All in all a fantastic property that we will return to many times in the future! Thank you Paul & Debbie for letting us stay in your little slice of heaven. We will be back soon!