Old ,run down, and grotty . Huge disappointment on a once in a lifetime trip for myself and 3 adult children . Arrived at 10am and charged an extra 180 euro for early check in . Car provided for 378euro was an absolute death trap with high mileage of 100000kms+ and a non existent clutch. Locks on car didn't work at all and gear box worn out. Very dangerous to drive. We requested a Replacement car which was not much better . Cheap bedlinen and one cheap towel each .Villa was infested through out with mosquitos even down the beds. The electric bug swatter was needed every time we came back into the villa . We all had to go to pharmacy for steroid cream to treat bites as we got so many . The coal BBQ is the size of a plate, it was rusty and flooded. A disposable BBQ would of been better. once we saw the kitchen which was infested with ants we knew we would have to eat out every night at great expense . We checked into the inter continental just to escape the place and for 4 people was very expensive. This "villa" is back to nature hippy style and needs complete refurbishment. Sand and other material leaking steadily from one wall . The beds up stairs are so hard to get to they went unused ,there is a small fan but no AC and due to open roof an awful lot of geckos inside property. On expressing our disappointment I realised the agency was also the owner who insisted that money is spent on maintenance but there is no sign of it anywhere. Villa does boast great views of beautiful bay and great snorkelling right off villas private beach. Use of kayaks and snorkelling gear was a positive. There are 2 dogs on property who are friendly but they bring flies with them every time they come near, also dog poo on beach. Experienced one brief power cut. Wifi comes from managers house so does not stretch through villa. This villa given a Little bit of love and refurbishment could be lovely, but dead bugs on floor, old furnishings and poor layout bring it down significantly. Money be better spent on hotels.
We had a wonderful stay at the house which was at the best location, with the best views, with kayaks and Alex who was friendly and attentive, and great snorkeling right in front of house plenty of places to relax and isolate yourself it turned out to be more than was represented.
Nicest things are the picture you see online, for the amount you pay to stay its a disappointment, the bugs are terrible, its old and rundown, wifi is poor, beach is not great, I have stayed in nicer places and paid less, I would not return or recommend this to a friend.
20 minutes from grocery & restaurants nice drive beautiful island. Villa has full kitchen, nice deck 2 feet from the water. Nice villa needs a BBQ grill and mosquito netting. Has a nice outdoor shower but a breeding ground for mosquitoes. 5 of us stayed & I was the only one to get bites (a lot!!!!!!!!!)Alex is beyond great anything you need she is on site. You do need to bring converters for the outlets if you are from the states. There is a few there but you could use more. There is a TV, no local channels. DVD player but does not work for movies from the states. Washer dryer this is a plus. We stayed a week it was beautiful
From the moment we entered the private gated property at dusk, the view of the ocean, in front caused our jaws to drop. Alex The Manager was most graceful and took time showing us around, pointing out details, explaining nuances to make our stay most comfortable. I remember saying, this home is much nicer in person than on the internet, and it's true!
The only reason I gave 4 stars is because mosquitoes were a huge nuisance. As soon as we stepped outside on the patio they would be all over us. We could barely enjoy the patio since we were afraid the mosquitoes would be there. I understand that its in middle of woods and forests but I wish they would fumigate the exteriors as they do in big resorts.
We hired the car from Alberts Car Rental for two days out of three. They Pick and Drop you wherever you want. From the ferry terminal, we took the public transport. Its not the most luxurious transportation but for budget minded people, drops you right outside the villa if you let the driver know in advance.
One of my favorite parts of the home are the sliding glass doors that completely slide into each other opening the entire wall to the sea. Also, We stayed in Villa Wallis. Its very spacious for two people. There's an outdoor enclosed shower and AC in bedroom. AC is much needed anywhere you stay. They provide Kayak, snorkelling equipment, fins.
Kitchen has all basic supplies if you decide to cook. Groceries are a little further away. But if you walk half a km west, theres a lady who sells and cuts fruits- we had the most delicous mangoes.
We spent most of our time in/out of the ocean - kayaking, snorkeling. Snorkelling in lagoon is a fantastic experience Theres an added advantage of mountain view.