“A very happy Christmas” My family and I spent a week here over Christmas and all loved it. The house is light and open situated above the beach with uninterrupted views over the sea. Although on the edge of town, it’s quiet and private with secluded terraces. The weather was hot enough for daily sunbathing but cooler at night, perfect for comfortable sleeping. The pool temperature was fresh but swimmable! The house is located on the edge of Sidi Ifni and it's easy to walk everywhere for eating out, shopping etc with no need for a car. It’s a friendly town and both Peter, the owner, and Mustapha, the house manager, are very welcoming and informative at the same time as leaving you to enjoy your holiday in peace.
A truly amazing property, set in a wonderful location overlooking the sea! The space inside the property was phenomenal, with sea views from nearly every window! My husband and I occupied the Master Suite, with our teenage daughter taking the second suite. Both rooms were extremely spacious and each had their own terrace. Each night we went to sleep listening to the sound of the sea and awoke to it every morning!
The pool was lovely - with a constant depth enabling one to stand as well as swim, and although it felt cold initially, once in it was a delight! We swam every day.
The temperatures were in the mid 20's I'd say, and due to the constant breeze from the sea it never felt unbearably hot. Most times the sun didn't really make an appearance through the cloud until around lunch time but even so it was still pleasantly warm.
The kitchen was well stocked with crockery/cutlery and had some basic spices, oils and other cupboard items too. There was even a dishwasher! There were books galore, dvd's, board games, a tv, a dvd player and a stereo system with Ipod docking station so no excuse for being board if the pool and beach wasn't enticing enough!
Peter was very helpful and communicated fully with us before our trip, giving us plenty of information and tips to prepare us for our stay, and he provided further information once at the Villa. We were even given a phone number for the House Manager who was on call 24/7 should we need anything - who was very helpful throughout our stay and arranged several restaurant reservations for us, as well as arranging for a meal to be cooked at the villa (which I would recommend to anyone).
We would definitely advise a trip to neighbouring Legzira (about 8km) to see the arches and visit one of the restaurants on the beach and if you do go don't forget to check out the little gift shop too as we bought some wonderful souveniers from here at very reasonable prices!
The fish market in Ifni is a great place to grab some fresh fish to take back to the villa and BBQ, and the souk on the Sunday in the old airfield is fantastic for fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and spices as well as jewelery, fabrics and other stalls which are not too dissimilar to the typical UK car boot sales!!
The supermarket was pretty good for basic supplies such as milk, cheese, eggs, soft drinks, juices, crisps, chocolate, toileteries etc. and the boulangerie next door sold fresh bread and cakes (although don't be shocked to see masses of wasps in the place, like we first were!!). You can also pick up fresh bread daily from numerous stalls on the sides of the road. Some great wine can be purchased from the bar at the Belle Vue Hotel and if you eat at the Belle Vue you can also order wine with your meal - unlike a lot of the other restaurants where they do not serve alcohol.
So, would we return to Sidi Ifni? Only if we could stay again at Dar Bhar!! …