It usually takes me weeks of research to find the elusive 'perfect holiday villa' but this was only the second house in our very first search and we booked it immediately because it appeared to tick all the boxes we were looking to tick; good location, great pool with evening sun, wifi, aircon, nice outside spaces, beautiful views and a clean, pleasant interior. It seemed it might be too good to be true but from the moment we arrived we knew it wasn't. The manager, Humi, made a great first impression; she could not have been more helpful or charming. Then the house itself was gorgeous. The interiors maybe not 100% to my personal tastes; the odd bowl of weird plastic fruit and lots and lots of Spanish style nick nacks etc. But it was immaculately clean and the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen were modern and fresh. Incredibly well stocked with towels, glasses, plates, cutlery, bedding etc. And the layout was great; no rooms in annexes or off on separate levels. Just one staircase connecting the two floors and a smaller set of stairs down to a huge laundry room which was well stocked with detergent etc and had an ironing board all set up to use (not that we did of course!)
But it was the exterior that made the house so idyllic. A gorgeous leafy terrace all around the living room, one side for dining (huge table), the other with beanbags and a sofa for chilling out and watching the sun set behind the stunning mountains. And then a central courtyard accessed by the front door and the kitchen with an outdoor cooking area, barbecue, paella pans and ring and another dining area. The pool area gets the sun all day and there are two other parts to the garden; a long shady lawn and beautiful a tree-covered paved area with hammocks and a baby swing and seesaw. It's a really sizable plot and not overlooked by anyone.
You absolutely have to have a car. There's nothing within walking distance (and a caveat here; the listing makes the house looks quite isolated and countrysidey but it's actually a fairly modern house in a very residential area of quiet roads with big villas on big plots) but tons of great stuff within just 10-20 minutes drive.
The only downsides were minor things; lots of the surrounding houses had dogs, big dogs and they barked a lot. Didn't bother us, but might bother you. Also the recycling system was fairly arduous and time consuming, but that's true for the whole area.
Just the loveliest house. Would recommend 100%.