The six of us - aged 9 - 47 - had a great time at the villa. Brilliantly stocked - all very clean and tidy, it provides a solution for a teen family. The equipment is plentiful and so clean. It didn't come across as a holiday rental but more of a home, which it is. The pool and games room allowed everyone something to do when the sun just gets too hot. The residential area it is set in is lovely and quiet. The beds comfy and lovely linen. The community pool was clean and we were the only ones there - like our own pool! Stephen the owner was very responsive and the villa instructions comprehensive.
If I was pushed to give constructive criticism then I would say that some of the villa is a little tired (the bathrooms) and the villa is a good 15-20 walk from the nearest beach. We ended up getting taxis at night to go out to eat - which aren't expensive but as a family of six we had to pay for two each time as there was a dearth of six seat taxis. But that isn't the villas fault!
We had a fabulous holiday! Lots of memories made - and that includes the villa and all its facilities. Thank you to Stephen from us all!
We are just back from a wonderful stay in Stephen and Linda’s villa. What a fantastic place! The villa is part of a quiet, upmarket community about 20 minutes' walk from the centre of Playa Blanca. It has all the mod cons mentioned in previous reviews, and the extras such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and liquid soap were much appreciated by those travelling with one small suitcase. The free welcome pack (wine, milk, bread, butter, ham, biscuits) was a really lovely touch as well. Finally, Stephen responded quickly to any queries we had, and provided loads of information on the villa and Playa Blanca. So ... don't hesitate to book - you won't regret it!
This villa was perfect for us with 4 children aged 4-11 Years. Stephen was very responsive and pleasant to deal with too. We loved the outdoor area. An excellent stay and a good time had by all!
Probably the best villa we have ever stayed in. Certainly has the wow factor. Every single thing that you could possibly need has been catered for. Highly recommended.5 star accomodation and hassle free.
We stayed 7th to 28th August.
I could not believe how well stocked this place was. From memory it had:
Every conceivable utensil. Including about 20 different knives, cooking utensils, 10 different pans, funnels, ice lolly makers and lots, lots more. Bottle opener (i'm going from memory here, I'll definitely miss loads), bbq stuff, every sort of bowl and plate, bin bags, kitchen foil, cling film, reusable shopping bags, all sorts of cleaning stuff. Loads more.
Equipment including kettle, coffee maker, dish washer, oven, hobs, big fridge, microwave
Washing machine. Drying lines.
This was awesome. Again, from memory it had:
Xbox with 50 very decent games including Fifa, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Need For Speed, Halo 1, 2, 3, CoD, etc. And kids games. 3 controllers and a microphone
Playstation 3 with about 40 games including several editions of Rathchet & Clank. 2 controllers.
Mini pool table, mini fußball, couch, massive TV, decent bluetooth enabled music system (which we used easily to play music from my phone), 200 books (including Hunger Games Trilogy), 10s of board games, 100s of toddler's toys, lots of stuff for swimming pool.
Private, secure wifi internet access. We had Netflix running and two tablets running youtube and me occassionally accessing work from laptop simultaneously.
Big couch and 3 other big chairs, lamps, DVD player, Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart TV with paid up Netflix account, about 300 DVDs, lots of comfy blankets, magazines.
2 Good bathrooms
Very comfy beds with mattress protectors (I'm just pointing these little things out to say they have thought of EVERYTHING). 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with cot. Lots of storage.
Every window has two layers: outer layer that lets air in through thin strips and through mosquito nets, inner layer being windows. Both have decent locking mechanisms.
Doors also secure.
High end alarm system.
Lots of 3-pin extension power leads plugged in ready to use.
Driveway for the car.
Decent pool that is maintained by a friendly english company. Pool is kept at 30deg. We had bought a 2 week pass to Aqualava (10min walk) and ended up hardly using it cos we loved our own pool. Although having our own pool was a first for us.
Great built in bbq with all the utensils you could posibly need.
Lots of chairs and sunloungers and table for eating.
We could have stayed at the house the whole time.
The only thing close by was a small supermarket. It stocked everything you need.
It is over 20mins walk to the main restaurants and pubs. It took us 40mins because we had young kids, so we drove after that first time.
There's prob lots more. The owners will happily help.
If there is one thing I can fully recommend, hire a car and drive to the north of the island and make sure you take the a central road (I think it is the LZ-30) as it takes you over the mountains. Try to pick a cloudy day as you will then get to experience driving above the clouds.
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