Great villa done out to a high standard. Nice and relaxing time was had. Local shops and restaurants only a short walk away., all down hill. So would recommend a taxi back, which are cheap. The only drawback was as the villa is in a residential area the dogs barking was a bit annoying. Great views of the mountains from the garden.
We had mixed feelings about the villa and the location. Like everybody we read all the reviews and decided to go for the holiday.Firstly the villa is as described by all other reviews, immaculate and we'll equipped for self catering.The pool is heated and there is a safety barrier for small kids. 3 things we didnt like about the villa, 1.The driveway for our car was narrow and on a steep incline which took a bit of skill to park safely( Opel Mokka).2.Dogs barking morning and night, not so much during the day, we did read about dogs barking in a previous review but our experience was that there are numerous dogs barking around the villa, which for a holiday isn't ideal.3. We had a problem with small ants running around,I told the owner and he did his best, but these should have been dealt with professionally before any guest arrives, we saw them in the kitchen and bathroom and my young daughter continued to point them out for 2 weeks!!
I am sure the owner will rectify the ants.
There is good shopping centres and supermarkets around easily found on Google maps.Titos is a must but check your bill..The taxi drivers are excellent, very honest and helpful,fares range from 3-5 euro for local fares.If you have kids, Loro Park is expensive but a great day out, bring your own food and drinks as they practically charge you for breathing, and arrive before 10am if you would like to park inside, 4 euro. Used Cicacar for hire car, excellent 10 stars for them if possible......
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa, it was immaculate and had great facilities. The location was perfect as base to explore the island and within Puerto de la Cruz, you can easily walk to the shops and botanical gardens but its in a residential area that feels less busy and touristy. We had read bad reviews about Abaco which is 2 seconds away but decided to go for a early evening drink towards the end of our stay and it was lovely, we wished we had been earlier. Titos is also very close and the food there was lovely.
The villa is lovely and pool was great for a refreshing dip as it is slightly heated. The gate around the pool was a life saver with our toddler and meant we didn't need to constantly worry were she was. Gloria was more than helpful and always available for questions and we would love to return to this island that surpassed our expectations.
The house is pretty much exactly how it is on the website and is clean, spacious and fitted out in a modern and stylish way. The landlords were quick to respond to our requests and helped us to feel comfortable there. The location is excellent - a 7 minute walk (downhill) to a good supermarket, and about a half hour walk (downhill!) into Puerto de la Cruz. Obviously coming back uphill takes a bit longer. The house and town are striking in their cleanliness and we felt very safe in this area. They provided ample towels which meant we had plenty for swimming, beach and shower. The fact we had a car meant we could easily explore the whole island, though had we wanted to stay in Puerto de la Cruz, we could have managed perfectly well without one. We enjoyed several meals in the garden - there is plenty of garden furniture for either lounging or eating, as well as a barbecue (which we didn't get round to using). This accommodation would suit families or couples/friends, having three bedrooms and three toilets/shower rooms. We recommend it to anyone who wants a stylish, clean and modern holiday house - with a pool as well.
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