We had booked the next-door Casa Cobra but then noticed that the pre-arrival email specified this villa instead - could have been embarrassing! They're clearly very similar but this one certainly didn't seem to have a solar-heated pool. We weren't afforded any explanation or apology about the change, and the "manager" went as far as to say that there had been no mix-up. All the correspondence proves otherwise. Then, despite the instructions given, we had problems finding our way in, being reluctant to go poking around the back in the dark.
The villa seemed to us to be of good build quality, although the lounge would be tight for 6 people (seating for 4). However, it seemed to be maintained on a shoe-string, with several dead light bulbs, missing or repaired crockery, no batteries in the TV remote control, drawers that didn't fit, dripping tap, etc. We were also surprised to see that there was nothing in the way of insect sprays or household cleaner in the property, or things left behind by other residents such as salt and pepper, and no welcome bottle of water as we had found on 3 previous trips to the Canaries (where drinking tap water is not advised). Hopefully, the items we left were still there for the next tenants, especially the matches - it was bad news to find ourselves with a gas hob and no useable matches on a Saturday evening, I can tell you!
In summary, the garden was neat, the view very nice and the location was very good (away from the main strips but still not far from the beach), but the villa is in serious need of some tender loving care.
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