My wife and I stayed in this lovely apartment for three weeks from 31st August 2018. We were looking for somewhere close to family who live in nearby Garrucha – only a six-minute drive away, meaning that we could see them every day. We also needed wheelchair access and air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and walking access to local shops. We weren’t too concerned about access to beaches or to local attractions since we didn’t expect to be away from the apartment complex very often.
This apartment fitted the bill perfectly.
Within a secure gated complex the apartment comes with its own parking space, which was excellent for visits from family in our case, or for a hire car if you plan to venture further afield. There is only one small step within the patio area which is not difficult to bump a wheelchair over, after which everything within the apartment and around the complex is easily accessed by wheelchair. The walk-in shower is excellent too, and although there is no seat it was easy to bring in a plastic chair from the patio.
The local shop is a medium size Mercadona supermarket which is only a four-minute walk away (use the side gate) and has everything that was needed for our stay. There are also two local restaurants within walking distance.
The patio is excellent for sitting out or alfresco eating. The swimming pool looks on plan to be right alongside the apartments although it isn’t accessed directly, requiring a short walk around the apartment bock to get there in a couple of minutes. The pool surround is mostly grass, and the entire complex is nicely landscaped and very well maintained. There are no sun loungers by the pool however, so we borrowed a couple from family.
The interior of the apartment has recently been refurbished and upgraded and has been lived in by the owner recently, which showed in the attention to detail with the furnishing, finishes, and fittings, all of which were of a very high standard providing a lovely at-home feel.
Gerd, the owner’s local agent, showed us around on arrival and was always easy to reach if needed. Do be aware that the electricity is an additional charge that is paid to Gerd on departure. We were careful to switch things off when they weren’t needed – particularly the air conditioning and fans when we were out.
We would thoroughly recommend this apartment, just be sure to hire a car if you are more mobile and plan to venture beyond the quiet local area. …