My husband (Martin) and I (Kath) stayed at number 39 Villas Las Marinas for ten days in March 2016. It was clean and spacious, with plenty of room for four people - although we rented it just for ourselves. With a large open plan lounge / dining / kitchen including bluetooth media, flat screen TV, table and chairs, two sofas, and pots, pans, crockery and cutlery to support at least four people, as well as an oven, hob, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, and fridge-freezer. I think it even had a dishwasher! There is a separate and lockable utility room housing a washing machine, iron, and ironing board, with high opening windows that allowed us to air our towels / bathing costumes without leaving them outside.
Security of the property was great, with window and door locks for everything, including the door into the utility room, so that we could leave the windows open all the time - and we did need to do this to keep the air circulating. There are two sets of sliding patio doors, one leading to the pool area, and the other to the side where we used the supplied barbeque on a couple of occasions. The windows all lock, and every opening has bolting shutters that can be drawn across. There are steps down to a locking door to the street, and the villa is semi-detached so that one other villa shares this door, though each villa is completely self-contained with its own front door.
There is an excellent supermarket and a variety of other shops across from the complex, where you can buy pretty much any foodstuffs you might fancy, including ex-pat items, and the local shops also include a lot of local souvenirs. Groceries are reasonably priced and so are most of the eateries you will come across. If you do decide to go for the self catering option then I would suggest that you only buy your supplies meal by meal, as you may well find out (as we did!) that you're tempted to eat out more often than you expect, and will have a lot of food to pitch out when you leave - which at the very least is a waste of your money! And with the proximity of the supermarket you can easily visit every day. (Local bread is delicious, but try to stick to one loaf at a time or it will go stale before you can eat it! And you'll get fat!)
The only other advice I have for you is regarding access. The keys for each property are stored in a keysafe next to the relevant address, and we discovered on arrival that we should have received notification of the villa number and the keysafe number from Thomas Cook before we arrived! Unfortunately this info was missing! Fortunately, the very nice German couple next door helped us to find the villas housekeeper who was able to help us out, and once you have the keys you're all set! There are parking spaces should you want to hire a car, which we were very pleased we did, and a lovely coastal path down to Playa Blanca and the marina, which although quite a distance still only took us about ten minutes to walk, and allowed us both to have a drink with our meals.
The villa was great and I'd happily go there again!
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