Francisco and his family made us feel very welcome for our stay at their villa. Francisco was in contact weeks before we were due to arrive to see if there was anything he could help us with. He booked taxis from the airport and helped us book a restaurant for a birthday meal. Not only suggesting restaurants but getting copies of the menu and booking it for us. A good choice too as the food was lovely.
On arrival we were shown all the facilities of the villa and given maps of the area and shown places to visit and also to places to eat. Each family group was given a key to make it easier for us to come and go when we choose.
As a large part of 26 people (adults and children from 2 to teenagers) the villa was the perfect size for us all. We were worried the layout of all the rooms would not work but they did and it ensured everyone had their own space. The living room and kitchen were big enough but most used was the terrace area which was shaded by large trees and was a lovely place to relax over leisurely lunches or in the evening.
There was also a large bbq on the terrace which was ideal to use when cooking for so many.
The pool area was delightful and many hours of fun were spent there. The large garden had a rope swing for the children to play on and overlooking the terrace was a hammock to relax on.
There was a further terrace overlooking the swimming pool by the garage but this was quite a bit smaller so we didn't use this.
The nearest supermarket was a 15 minute walk down hill. It was a bit steep to walk back but a taxi from the supermarket was only a few euros and only took 5 minutes.
Francisco kindly booked taxis for us throughout our stay when we wanted to go into town. There were also local buses about 5-8 minutes walk away but due to our party size we found taxis the easier option.
We were initially concerned that the villa would be too hot without air conditioning but each of the bedrooms had a ceiling fan which was sufficient on a hot evening.
The villa was located a 25 minutes walk from the beach and was also uphill. It's location and the large trees surrounding the property ensured the villa was heavily shaded and prevented it getting too hot.
Being in a residential areas, there were no bars or restaurants nearby - the beach area was the nearest but a 10 minute taxi ride took you to the town centre or the port where there were plenty to choose from.
A lovely holiday had by everyone.
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We stayed in March as a large family ranging from one year to seventy. The house is enormous with a large kitchen, eating and socialising area inside,and a similar area for barbecuing outside. There is a beautiful pool in the garden with shade, rope swing and a fabulous paddle tennis court too.
Francisco, the owner and his wife were incredibly helpful, arranging a minibus to meet us at the airport and toys for the baby.
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