“Absolutely fantastic place - feels like a home from home.” As seasoned travellers, staying in some of the best and worst hotels around the globe, we decided to try the 'villa hire'. I can honestly say that we were not disappointed. Using the direction
“Beautiful location, very peaceful, villa met our expectations.”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2013
We stayed for several weeks during the winter period, but we were warm and cosy. We loved the family kitchen. We basically used the villa as a bed and breakfast. As we were out each day trying to see … More
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
After a midnight drive from Paphos airport we arrived at Villa Cresta. Darkness shrouded the the fantastic that were to delight us in the morning. A welcoming light had been left on and we opene… More
“Beautiful spacious villa in a lovely quiet location!”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
The villa is situated close to the sea, directly from the patio area at the front of the villa. There is access to the sea for swimming.
The villa is well equipped and the outside spaces are lovel… More
“Charming villa in excellent location” The villa is located away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando but is near enough to the theme parks and local shops to be convenient. The gated community gives a feeling of safety and has some excellent faciliti
Directions to this accomodation were detailed and it was easy to find. We liked the gate access to this quiet and peaceful location. We spent all of the hot days relaxing around the large and lovely p… More
Hello, thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your recent stay at Sandpipers. I'm so pleased you enjoyed all the space and facilities at the villa. You would be most welcome back any time!
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
Great villa nicely presented, the photos don't do this property justice. Nice quiet location, easily assessable to all parks. Close to many supermarkets and take aways.… More
Hi Richard, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sandpipers. You would be most welcome back any time. All the best, Amanda
“House nice - owners NOT - NOT RECOMMENDED”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2016
The house is nice, the back yard is great, the location is good, but the owners were VERY RUDE. The ad says high speed wifi. It was NOT!! With room for 10 people total, it is not good enough in today'… More
Hello Dag, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you liked the villa and the location.
I am of course very sorry that some aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations, but I am upset that you describe me as being rude, and also rather bewildered at your negativity. I have reviewed my emails to you in response to the issues you raised during your stay, and in each one I can see nothing I said that could possibly be considered rude. All I did was to give you the facts, which I will repeat below.
I advised you that I subscribe to the highest speed internet service that is available to me. According to several experts I have spoken to, wifi speeds will slow down if numerous devices are connected at the same time, especially if some of them are engaged in high data usage activities.
Regarding the air conditioning, our management company called out a technician to check the system, and he confirmed that it was in perfect working order. He did however observe that during his visit you had the patio doors open. As mentioned in the information sent you before your arrival, and as I reminded you in a reply to one of your emails, the air conditioning system at the villa is designed to shut down if any doors are left open, and will re-start once these are closed. You will appreciate that letting hot air from outside into the house is not a good idea, as hot air rises and will of course make the upstairs warmer than it should be.
You did not mention previously that on occasions you had problems accessing the gated community and I am sorry to hear that. Security can sometimes cause complications in our everyday lives, but it is an unfortunate necessity of the times we live in, and I am sure you felt safer renting a home in a community where access is monitored, rather than on a non-gated community where people can come and go as they please.
Finally, if you take a look at other reviews of my villa on this site, and also on VRBO and Owners Direct, you will see they are all very complimentary, as is verified by the number of repeat bookings I receive.
Once again Dag, thank you for your complimentary remarks about the villa and its location, and I trust the above has answered the points raised in your review of the property.
“A lovely property” This property has everything one could want for a holiday. There are plenty of facilities in the property to allow one to live as one would at home. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest beach which is bea
“First class apartments” Stayed in this beautiful apartment for a week and it was the nicest apartment we've stayed in. The apartment was very modern and clean. It had everything you would need for a sc holiday. Location was great in praia village, gro
Lovely apartment with everything you could wish for a "home from home" but with the sunshine. The location was perfect with a great pool and gardens, with plenty of sunbeds no need to put your towels … More
“Fabulous” A well sized apartment that is very comfortable and clean with everything you need for a self catering stay.
Good location in a quiet area with a 15 minute stroll to the Marina.
The apartment overlooks the pool area of this excellent
First time I have written a review after reading loads before booking in the past.. Not much to say as was a perfect destination, fabulous restaurants on the Marina ( Chinese & Indian couldn't be faul… More
“LOVELY, CLEAN AND MODERN APPARTMENT”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2011
Be prepared for a long walk to the Marina, beach and local shops.
Lovely quiet location.… More
“everything we had been led to believe and hoped for. honest people!” A romantic and beautiful town and modern and immaculate apartment, not wanting for anything, right on the beach and boardwalk, with expansive views over the Pyrenees and town. If yo
Attractive, comfortable, quiet, well-equipped and well-located. What more could you ask for? We could easily use public transport to explore the area (Bayonne, San Sebastian, Espelette). The market is… More
We make certain we are readily available for all our guests! Thanks for the great words. It was a pleasure!!
“good quality apartment in block adjacent to great beach and town”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
This apartment is in a block two mins from a beautiful, free, child safe beach.It is also within easy walking distance from all amenities in the small high quality town of St jean de Luz and the seas… More
True we don't have an ocean view, however, the sound of the waves is in the background, and we can see La Rhune mountain range. And also true ~ morning sun is wonderful, and cool in the hot afternoon!
“Life is a beach”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2012
Everything you would expect and more. No need for a car as you can walk to evrything...restaurarnts, food markets, shops, bars, and the beach is less than 100 yards. Would suggest joining the late a… More
Yes, the spa beneath us is wonderful for working out or a sauna or massage! Plus you can walk over in your bathrobe and sandals. Thanks Peter. Great to have you as a returning guest. Always a pleasure!
“Best place we have stayed in... private, filled with beautiful touches, well-located for western crete” Many thanks to our hosts and their staff for the warm welcome, the attention to detail in every way. We highly recommend this oasis for couples,
Villa Rhapsody is very tastefully furnished, with lots of extras which you would expect in a good quality hotel. The second bedroom is a mezzanine so it is more suited to a family of four than 2 sets … More
We want to have guests just like this family! They were great, very respective of the villa, very polite and wonderful family. We wish to see them again in our of our villas in the future.
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 26 May 2011
We stayed at Villa Rhapsody and did not want to leave, it was peaceful, tasteful,clean,we shall certainly return for a longer stay, highly recommended .… More
“Lovely cottage stunning location. Will be back.” Stayed here for 3 days break. Very well equipped cottage in a great location. Pubs and attractions within walking distance and beach only a short drive away. Owner was very helpful.
Cottage has everyth
We stayed at the cottage with our baby for 4 nights.
The cottage is very nicely decorated and feels modern. Downstairs is very spacious and it has extras such as games and dvd's. The kitchen is full… More
“Lovely Location and Property”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The location was really nice, close to local amenities and a short drive down to Bournemouth. There are some brilliant attractions nearby. As we arrived we were greeted by wild horses on the green and… More
“Amazing property in a great location”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provid… More
“Perfect Honeymoon Destination” We absolutely love this villa and Kas itself. Perfect spot for our honeymoon. The villa is amazing with outstanding views and plenty of privacy and the town is vibrant and buzzing.
We hope to return in the future
“Lillium 2 - Excellent Apartment in a Great Location” We stayed in Lillium 2 between 5-15 August 13, four of us in total. The booking administration through Terrae Vitae was excellent and the transfers to and from the airport were spot on. The apartmen
My daughter and I recently returned from a 3 week stay at the Flamingo complex and we highly recommend it.We had a most enjoyable holiday. On arrival at our appartment, our first impressions were that… More
“Home sweet home with so much more......”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2012
My fiance and I stayed at Flamingo Resort for 1 week, of a two week holiday in April 2012 and immediately felt at home, as all the home comforts that one needs are well catered for. The main bedroom … More
“Highly recommend - lovely apartment, stunning views and great price”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed in the apartment for one week in late June 2011. David was very helpful before we got there, and on arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find him and his wife were on the … More
“Stunning Villa Pure Luxury Ideal for large groups/family holidays A***” Absolutely beautiful Villa, very spacious and equippped to a very high standard throughout. Ample facilities for children of all ages, Teenagers included. Stunning garden areas ar
Gorgeous villa not far from a lovely town. Short car/taxi journey to the beaches, which are amazing.
The villa has a lovely garden and pool with barbque area, as well as a pool table and table ten… More
Hi and thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our Luxury villa in the Algarve. It is all well and good advertising a luxury villa and then arriving and finding it does not do what it says on the tin, but we try to be honest and provide a really nice environment for our guests and always ensure that the villa and internals are kept and maintained to the highest standards so that guests are trouble free. We would love to see you return and as a gesture of goodwill offer you a 10% discount off our standard rates.
Reviewed 9 Feb 2012
This villa is stunning. Everything you need and in a quiet area, although we were warned about burglaries in the area. Decor was of a very high standard. All in all, an absolutely beautiful and ver… More
Hi, Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. I have looked at the comments on the Burglary and pool heat issues and would like to clear up these issues that you feel you had.
The burglary was a group of young people on the complex, who chose to leave the window open and go out shopping for the afternoon and were burgled. This could happen anywhere in the world and does happen regularly in the UK. My villa has a lockable secure garden gate with perimeter fencing and security shutters to each of the windows / patio doors and an alarm system linked to the local police. The villa also has a safe fitted in a hidden secure location and to date (touch wood) we have never had an instance.
Regarding the pool heat issue we thought that in the end this issue was resolved. As soon as we were alerted by you that the pool heater had been switched off, we immediately contacted the pool company the same day and the heater was switched back on. Therefore the heater was on as requested for the duration of your booking less the short time taken to contact the pool company once I was made aware. As advised in the Meet and Greet package, the heater could have been turned back on even quicker if the local number for the team had been alerted. It is a shame about the pool heater mistake by the gardener as without this issue it seems you had a fantastic time at the villa and loved every aspect of the luxury villa. We hope to see you return and if you do return, we will offer you a discount off your booking as a gesture of goodwill.
“Stunning villa - perfect if you book a car”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2011
I booked this villa for a joint trip with my sister and her family. In total we had 4 adults and 4 kids. The villa was great with plenty of room for both families. I would have given an excellent r… More
Hi and thank you for your review it is much appreciated and we are glad that you and your family had a fantastic stay at the villa ! It does work out more economical for families to hire a car as it can be offset against the airport transfers, beach runs, supermarket runs and trips out for the day or to restaurants in the evening. The 7 euro charge to Alvor and Praia Da Rocha is reasonable if you like a glass of vino with the evening and choose not to drive but we have found that over a 7 - 14 night stay, the hire car is the most cost effective route. We would love to see you come back again soon as you took great care of the villa :-)
“Luxury accommodation - ideal for a family gathering” We rented Waterloo Lodge over a long weekend for extended family to attend a wedding, followed by my 60th birthday party. 6 grand-children and assorted parents and friends loved the house (especial
“Very nice apartment, excellent view....” This is a very nice one bedroom apartment in a modern building just a few steps from the sea...
It is very well preserved while it can easily accommodate a couple with one kid.
It also has excellent views
“Gorgeous Apartment, very close to Protaris strip and right beside the sea”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
I had a lovely time in Coralli Spa, the apartment is very modern, clean and comfortable.
The owners left out items like coffee sachets, bottles of water, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, etc which me… More
“In a word, gorgeous!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
Coralli Spa is great for a lovely holiday rental apartment. We (myself and my boyfriend) stayed for a week at the end of August 2012. We arrived at Larnaca Airport in the early hours of the morning … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
I have just come back from a very enjoyable stay at Apartment 217.
Jade made the booking very easy and even arranged our tranfers from the airport with Gary which I would definitely recommend! He wa… More
“Wonderfully Comfortable !!!!!” The days I spent in Santa Cruz Apartament , were simply magnificent ,
All house conditions : Comfort ; View; Geographical location on the island , Jacuzzi , fully equipped kitchen, quality in audio and TV system; touri
Nuno and Ana are amazing hosts. Great communication before I arrived with all of the required details. The apartment is extremely nice and very clean, and also the room + bathroom were spotless clean.… More
Having guests like you make all efforts worth it!
Thank you for choosing me!
“A fantastic home base in Paris” This is a wonderful place to stay, in the heart of the Left Bank right by St. Michel and the intersection of the RER B and C lines, so you can go any where quickly. The space is light, airy, clean, quiet and private, a
This was our second stay in this apartment and we really enjoyed our first visit but were amazed that when we returned it felt somewhat like coming home. It's a great location and to sit on the terra… More
“Gorgeous view from rooftop garden.”
Reviewed 12 May 2014
We stayed in this apartment for 7 nights and we were lucky enough to have great weather to thoroughly enjoy the rooftop terrace. The view is incredible and if you don't mind climbing stairs, then this… More
“A very nice apartment in a great Paris location.”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2014
This apartment is a great place to stay in Paris. The location is right near Notre Dame and also in a great lively neighborhood. Understand that there is no lift and you have to climb 120 stairs (I co… More
“First Class Villa” We spent a week at casa Catherine and had a great time. There were 8
of us and the villa met all of our needs. It is really well equipped,
clean and it was like home from home (apart from we haven't a pool at
home!). Kathy was re
We all had a brilliant time, there was nothing we could complain about, the swimming pool was heated, enough sunbeds and of course the Jacuzzi was fab. Only a 15 min relaxed walk to the beach, shops a… More
Reviewed 21 Oct 2014
From the moment we arrived at the smart, modern, well equipped and spotlessly clean villa, our holiday had begun. So much light and space and everything, just everything was provided. And what a bea… More
“unforgettable experience” my wife and i plus our 2 kids planned to stay in the apartment 5 days. reserving the place went smoothly. the location is great - close to the airport, nice part of town, not too far from the old city. the building is safe
“Fantastic” We have now for the third time stayed in the appartment and it was for the third time a great experience. Good facilities, nice view from the large terrace, good weather and a lovely area with a lot to do and see.
I was impressed with the Mar Azul complex, really well maintained and lovely staff. However, I was disappointed with the surrounding area, and not being able to walk safely with children and a pushcha… More
it's very unfortunate you had as you said "few negatives" we were fairly new to renting our apartment last year and your experience has given us the opportunity to learn and correct a number of the issues you have mentioned,because we are rarely in that apartment we were not aware on these issues.we have replaced the chair on the terrace and the curtain tracks have been replaced.Also the musquito screens have been repaired.this season we will also provide a items like salt pepper etc.
In our advertisement we do recommend to rent a car ,we have seen very positive reviews from visitors with small children (see Tripadvisor) but i suppose they had a rental car to get around.Again,thanks for these comments it will make the stay of future guests even better
“Fabulous accomdation and really helpful owner” We stayed here for the second year running and once again was not disappointed. The villa itself if fantastic. We were greeted this year by Melissa herself with wine, beer cakes and a large basket of fr
Villa Sophia is an excellent villa for your trip to Marmaris. It is well located in reasonable proximity to the beach and restaurants, spacious hall way, rooms and lounge, stunning back yard with good… More
“Did,nt want to leave!” A lovely apartment with everything you need and more.Very clean and comfortable. A stones throw from a very pretty and tranquil beach, Benidorm is only a ten minute drive away for those who like a bit more life, but personally I
We stayed in that lovely apartment for 12 days with two small kids.Apartment was very clean,air condition,English TV with everything we needed and quite a lot of extras.We had a late flight,so owners … More
Thank you for your lovely review so glad you enjoyed our apartment and look forward to welcoming you back
Reviewed 5 Jul 2016
Had a great stay in this lovely apartment which had everything you could wish for. Booking was easy and we were also met and dropped off at the airport as arranged. We spent many relaxing hours around… More
Thank you for your kind review so glad you enjoyed your stay look forward to welcoming you again anne and ken
“Benidorm[--]s Best Kept Secret! Fabulous!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
Wow! This fantastic apartment has to be Benidorm's best kept secret!
I have just returned from an eleven day stay at this comfortable and well equipped apartment. My stay there was absolutely f… More
Just arrived home after a week here, yet again had a lovely time. Chalet is clean and comfortable and has everything needed for your stay.
The site itself is under development which was a bit disappo… More
“Clean, well equipped accommodation with friendly and helpful owner”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
Accommodation was clean, compact and well equipped. All we needed was bed linen and towels. Friendly and helpful owner. Easy to find. Central location for visiting beaches and sites in the Padstow a… More
“break from the norm, and recovery...”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2013
We stayed here for a short break in November after we had to cancel our main holiday due to my husband having a hip op. Great central location to lots of lovely beaches. Everything you need for a fami… More
“Excellent Apartment” The apartment was in a good location15 minutes from the beach / marina , the apartment itself was well equipped throughout, very clean,there were plenty of towels and bedding,a very large apartment with two bedrooms with on suite
“Fantastic, very well equipped, spacious apartment on lovely complex.”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2011
Had a lovely stay in the apartment which was very impressive. Very well equipped kitchen and large rooms with plenty of wardrobe space, Sky TV was also a bonus. The apartment was spotless when we arr… More
“superb place to stay” My wife, myself and two children,15 and 12 stayed here in july 2016 and had a wonderful time. The house is a very good size and has everything you will need, but being in Spain its all about the outside space and this place has i
“Beautiful apartment . Loved Tavira” Can't fault the apartment at all it is spotless ,excellently equipped and is in a nice quiet residential area . we had a wonderful stay and absolutely fell in love with Tavira. The immediate area was a bit too quie
the apartment exceeded expectations, away from the hustle of the city but close to everything, bright, airy, simply furnished and comfortable, and quiet.
The air conditioning was a plus.
Sandra and … More
“First class apartment”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
My sister, niece & I have just returned from two weeks in this beautiful spacious apartment. The photographs didn't do it justice! We were very comfortable. It was a real home from home. Everything … More
“Lovely modern high quality appartment”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
Tavira is a very pretty town we would like to keep quiet about to prevent over-commercialisation. The appartment is only 15 mins walk away and beautifully appointed, lots of space and very comfortable… More
Kamala beach is a beautiful spot with some friendly bars and nice restaurants giving it a really friendly character. If a wild night is wanted Patong is only ten minutes away in a tuk tuk. The prope… More
“Excellent location, quiet, but next-door to everything you could want”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
The apartment is well kept in a quiet spot. You are staying within inches of a pool. And 20 feet away is a tree where the birds sing in the morning. It is in the heart of the (biggish) village of Kama… More
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2016
Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, … More