Just returned from a three month nightmare of a holiday in Las Fresas Puerto Rico. How do you start to describe this place. While enjoying a three week holiday in Puerto Rico in Jan 20013 and having just retired from work we thought it would be nice to see if we could rent somewhere and spend the following winter months in the sun, we were introduced to the owner of 25 Las Fresas by a friend and she gave us a whirlwind tour of the property and although a bit cluttered and tired looking it seemed ok, the first question my wife asked the owner was is there any noise at night from the nearby pubs and bars and she was very quick to assure us that there was no problem with noise and it was very quiet at night, we also asked about the swimming pool which we had noticed was empty and again she gave us her assurance that this was due to a minor problem with the pump which had been sent away for repair and that the pool would be up and running in no time. Now to say that this woman was economical with the truth would be a massive understatement. The noise at night is absolutely horrendous it starts at eleven pm and goes on at full blast until five am in the morning. The swimming pool far from being up & running was in a far worse state than when we first saw it, two large holes had been dug in the bottom of the pool which was filling up with rubbish, the pool area was strewn with litter & several large cracks had appeared in the retaining wall which forms one side of the pool area these cracks are a serious safety issue that require inspecting by a qualified structural engineer. The complex along with the house we rented suffers from a major cockroach infestation and believe me they are everywhere we had to spend in access of 100 euros for cockroach sprays & cleaning products and when we informed the owner about the problem she replied well I clean the house next door & if you think you've got a problem you should see the cockroaches in there. So to make this horror story a bit shorter I've made a list of some of the problems with 25 Las Fresas. Filthy state of the place on arrival, discarded socks, toffee papers ,broken glass on the floor. Television not working. Water supply cut off on two separate occasions the longest one being for one & a half days. Three days of holiday lost due to upstairs bedroom external door being ripped out & replaced. House gets no sunlight until four o clock in the afternoon. Downstairs toilet door wouldn't shut, owner said the wood had swelled. Bedroom curtains as thin as tissue paper, street light just outside the house. Blood stains on bedding and furniture. Damaged & cracked wall tilling. Owner visited property with an infection, passed it on to wife result a 500 euro medical bill wife ill for five days. 110 steps to climb from commercial centre to property. This list doesn't cover everything but i am slowly losing the will to live thinking back to it. and incidentally we lost the battle with the cockroaches, they were still running over the work tops and floors when we left the place to come home.
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