The group consisted of me, my wife and our youngest son, aged 26. We were joined by our 2 friends from Canada and their daughter and her husband. Thus, there were 7 adults in the Villa. The Villa is large enough for everyone to find their own space should they need a little peace and quiet on their own.
The Villa is exactly as described, 4 beautifully furnished bedrooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms, 1 shared bathroom with direct bedroom access for each of the 2 remaining bedrooms and 1 bathroom leading directly to and from the pool, which I though was a great innovation. It meant that you didn’t have to walk through the house after using the pool. The kitchen was perfect although 3 women in the kitchen at the same time generated its own problems . Fortunately the men in our group were banned from entering the kitchen area
The 4 dining areas were perfect, 2 sets of dining tables inside the villa, 1 breakfast bar and 1 dining area by the pool which is where we had breakfast and our evening meal.
The Pool was perfect as was the Jacuzzi. The pool was a little cold to begin with, so I called and asked for the Pool and Jacuzzi heating to be switched on. We went out for the day and by the time we came home the Pool and Jacuzzi heating had been activated. The advertised WiFi worked perfectly. The Gas BBQ in the Pool area also worked perfectly.
The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, very rarely did we see or hear any of the other residents although the ones we did see when we took our early morning and evening walks always said hello. The back of the house backs onto one of the many waterways in this area and we were pleasantly surprised to see turtles in the waterway. There is a page in the Villa Information Book warning of the presence of Alligators in the waterways which we took with a pinch of salt until one large Alligator swam silently past the Villa whilst we were having breakfast by the pool. Take note, they are there !
The Villa is conveniently situated near shopping centres and only 20 minutes by car to Englewood Beaches. They were quiet and clean with safe waters for swimming. Beware the odd shark but be there in the mornings to see the Dolphins.
The Management Company were very helpful, Lisa in the Office and Robert who came by twice, once to change a light bulb in the pool and once to turn on the Pool and Jacuzzi heating. Other than that there were no other problems. However I am certain that they would have responded immediately if there were any major problems.
All in All, a prefect setting for a perfect holiday.
Bill, Elena, Thomas : Ascot, UK
Michael, Larisa, Toronto, Canada,
Peter, Tania, Newmarket, Canada.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Older travelers|