Whilst this was not the best appointed villa we have stayed in it came a very close second. What it lacked in some areas it made up for in others. This villa had by far the best pool we have ever had, cleaned daily, it suited our extended family from 8 months to 64 years. There were ample pool loungers and space for individuals to have their own peace and quiet. We spent much of our time at the villa in the pool or on the spacious veranda, which had a table and seating to comfortably accommodate 10 people. Inside the villa there was a well equipped kitchen, which lacked only a few mixing bowls. The lounge diner was comfortable and thankfully air conditioned. All the bedrooms had comfortable mattresses, masses of storage and plenty of towels. The bathrooms were fantastic, hydro massage showers in all three bathrooms and the main bathroom had a bath sufficiently large enough to accommodate our three grandchildren with room to spare.
Our hostess, Josephina, spoke little or no English, I speak no Spanish, but this did not prevent us communicating when necessary and nothing was too much trouble for our hostess. Her husband welcomed us on day one with a basket full of fresh eggs which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Whilst our hostess lived adjacent to the villa, she was very discreet and all daily maintenance was carried out early morning, but Josephina was always on call in the event of any problems of which there was only one, wifi dropping out, soon rectified and there was no repeat.
Three generations of our family enjoyed a weeks holiday at the villa, would we recommend Villa Gardenia, most certainly, would we return, oh we do hope so. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.
Just got back from this wonderful Villa, spent 2 weeks there our family party consisting of 7 adults and 2 young children. Whilst we knew we couldn't get settled in till 4 pm we arrived just after lunch and Josephina the owner let us in so we could empty the hire cars and go shopping.
The villa itself is great it feels more like a family home than a rental place. Situated 10 mins drive from some of the nicest beaches on the island. Porto Christo is 5 mins away and has some great harbour restaurants.
The pool was fantastic and we definitely made full use of it.
Josephina left us a huge dish of mussels for lunch one day and her husband left 2 lots of home grown vegetables and fruit,
Will certainly recommend this place and will certainly be booking it again in the future.
We stayed as a family of 11 (1 six month old baby in a travel cot) for two weeks in May/June and can't recommend it highly enough.
The Villa is around an hours drive from Palma airport and has a drive drive and secure electric gates ensuring total privacy.
The photos do it complete justice, the quality of the Villa, gardens and pool were excellent. The pool was cleaned daily by the owner who lives next door (she was in hand if we had questions, but never intruded).
The is a large covered terrace which runs the width of the Villa overlooking the pool. It was always shaded and cooler on the terrace which was perfect for the children on our family as they would set up camp daily with their toys and books.
The BBQ was really good and the kitchen was well equipped for a self catering holiday. There were two supermarkets in Porto Cristo, only a short drive from the Villa.
Lots of lovely small coves nearby, but with young children we tended to stay around the pool most days. The pool was kept perfectly clean and there were towels provided for use around it, the children's section was perfect for us. Our 6 and 2 years olds practically lived in it and were within their depth ( always supervised of course!)
There is a washing machine and large laundry room on the first floor which we certainly got our use out of!
Beautiful Villa, very child friendly, lovely owner (Josephina) - can't recommend highly enough