Submitted: June 22, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
The villa is lovely and the views are beautiful from the terrace. The pool was an instant hit with my two oldest girls aged 5 and 3 who spent the majority of our time there in it! The BBQ area is ideal especially when there's the kids to watch. The tram runs along the coastline is brilliant and the station is just at the bottom of the estate about a 5-10minute walk away from the villa. The play area (again a big hit with the girls) which is situated in the square is ideal for the kids and close to the bars which was also a hit with myself and my husband! Unfortunately, there was a lot of building work going on in the square whilst we were there and there was a lot of noise and dust so the bars and restaurants weren't open a lot of the time which was disappointing. There were two other disappointing aspects of our trip, firstly, we were told that we would be picked up from the airport when we arrived, but no one turned up, which meant we had to get 2 taxi's at a cost of 80euro's, which was not expected and also a little daunting as I had to travel in a taxi with my 1 year old daughter whilst my husband went in another with my two other daughters, when we arrived at the villa the man there to greet us let it slip he hadn't picked us up because he didn't have the room in his car, if we had known this in advance we could have made other arrangements which would not have been so expensive. Secondly, prior to the day of departure we were told we wouldn't have to leave the villa until after the keys were handed over at 11am, we therefore booked a taxi to pick us up at 11.30am, however, at 10am, whilst I was in the shower and the kids were in the pool, a couple arrived to clean the villa and promptly did so moving all our things out as they went!!! This was inconvenient to say the least and meant that our last morning was spent rushing round grabbing things in order to get out of the villa and having to wait for the taxi on the terrace for more than an hour! I would have liked to have spent the morning a little more relaxed, taking in the views etc and would have planned it as such if I had been aware of the 10am arrivals!! Having said all that the stay inbetween was really enjoyable and my 5 year old in particular was really sad to leave.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that your three week holiday at 'Casa Verde' was enjoyed by your Family. However, in view of your comments I would like to say that your husband was advised that cab drivers are only permitted to carry the driver & four passengers; that being the case we suggested he take a people carrier from the Airport and as requested our records show he was also sent details relating to car hire firms at the Airport. Your airport transfers were not our responsibility.
We advise all guests that entry to the Villa is at 4.00pm with departure at 10.00am. For early or late arrivals luggage may be left at the Villa and guests can of course have entry to the Villa as soon as it is ready but we must request that guests vacate the Villa"in a timely fashion to permit the Housekeeper to 'Spring Clean' Casa Verde ready for incoming guests.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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