Bit disappointed that I hadnt read previous reviews and I would have been better prepared. I had picked up all necessary food but hadnt considered that salt & pepper, wash-up liquid, wash up cloth wouldnt be provided on site. There are no shops nearby so we had to use shampoo to wash up the first nights dishes (my own; there is none provided) . I rent out my own property near Edinburgh and personally provide salt & pepper, wash up liquid, clothes liquid, shampoo, conditioner etc etc so I expected similar level of basic provisions. There was a bad situation with ants in the kitchen and hall, we bought some insecticide which worked well, Simon promptly arranged for the key-holder/ next door neighbour to spray for us, however we had already taken our own action. Think that the inclusion of insecticide should be a basic under the circumstances.
The jacuzzi outside is unheated, for me it wasnt not an attractive option to sit in cold bubbling water.
Local dogs barking annoying.
Would recommend to some friends but not suitable for all
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Absolutely as advertised and in good condition. The only major problem was the heat. Like all modern Spanish construction (no insulation and a concrete roof under tiles) it acts as a heat sink so that the indoor temperature at night is higher than outside, which the supplied fans could not cope with. Air conditioning the bedrooms might be an expensive option but could justify an increase in rental price. Or perhaps insulate the roof space? A related issue is the absence of a 'toldo' on the rear terrace. As this gets the morning sun it was impossible to have breakfast outside after 7.00am (the pergola provided minimal heat protection).
Finally I would suggest that the basic requirements of self catering (condiments, cleaning equipment and materials, etc.) are provided up front, using the deposit as insurance against those who fail to replace the basic necessities. For us this was not an issue as our son and family live in Barcelona so we were able to take the loo paper, shower gel, washing up liquid, detergent, salt and pepper etc. back to their apartment. For others though it might be an unexpected and wasteful expense (our flat in Paris has all this in place on the basis of replace what you use which works fine).