My husband and I were fortunate enough to be the occupants of Lime Tree Cottage from Jan 17-24th. From start to finish, this was exactly the trip that that we had hoped for. Richard could not have been easier to work with. He was responsive to all my inquiries, and was even able to accommodate a necessary date change in our itinerary without missing a beat. In addition to our stay at the house, Richard arranged for our airport transport and rental car, and made sure we were greeted at the house so we knew where to find things. He arranged for a pre-cooked meal to be ready on our arrival, immediate grocery needs were addressed and made all our dinner reservations for the week. Our week at Lime Tree could not have been more worry free. An unexpected surprise was a banana bread that was baked for our arrival (thanks, Paul!!) and welcoming bottle of wine!
The house itself was the perfect size for the two of us. Walking in from the outside, you find yourself in the bright, open air living room area which overlooks the pool. There are shutter doors which can be closed if necessary. The open air dining space is adjacent, located in a great shady spot. A few steps away are two great comfy lounge chairs, where I spent a fair amount of my time during the week. The pool was just a few feet away when there was a need to cool down. There were 2 floats available for use, which was perfect.
The kitchen was extremely well equipped. Everything that we needed for our week was there, whether it was serving dishes, plates, flatware and various types of drinking glasses. We did breakfast and lunch in, so we made full use of the kitchen. Most appliances are new, or relatively new, so there were no issues preparing our meals. Iron and ironing board are available - it was nice to have it as was the hairdryer. The house is wired for 110 and 220 voltage which is convenient. There is a nice extra bedroom equipped with 2 twin beds, a sitting area and a full bathroom on the lower level.
We had 2 minor issues (one with plumbing and one with bugs) which were very quickly taken care of by Richard once contacted - again a compliment to his responsiveness. I would not hesitate to return to Lime Tree (fingers crossed!!)and would happily recommend it to others. Thanks to Richard and Paul for sharing their wonderful place with us!!