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This property is exceptional. Our extended family of 11 (6 adults and 5 children) stayed here for a week. The house has plenty of room for everyone to spread out both inside and outside. A fantastic kitchen and large tables for dining made group meals easy. The beach was only a block away and when we weren't there, we could hang out at the pool at the house which entertained the kids late into the night. The rooftop deck had a view of the ocean and was a great place to have our drinks while watching the sunset or the stars. There are several small towns in the area with dining options plus several bars along the beach. Groceries, a pharmacy, a playground, sport courts, and a zip line park are close by.
Andrew was fantastic at getting us settled in and making suggestions for sightseeing and dining. He even provided us with some Spanish translation when we needed it and connected us with a cook to provide us with a memorable home-cooked meal in this fantastic house.
Our family had a great week here and would love to return again in the future.
We stayed at El Alarife for a week in June. We were two families with altogether 5 kids (from 5 to 14 year olds). The house was bigger than we anticipated based on the pictures. The "wing for teenagers" worked well for us: they got their privacy and were able to sleep late etc. The pool is not extremely big but was enough for us. The sea is very near: great view from the balcony (to which you got to walk straight from the two big bedrooms) and we could hear the waves when sitting outside in the evenings. The beach was lovely, long and clean and not too crowded (in June). During morning walks / runs you could see people walking their dogs and even horse riders on the beach. The nearest restaurant, El Timon de Roche, was nice, a bit pricy, but good quality. There were nice restaurants on the beach also, not in walking distance for us (i.e. not for a 5 year old), but easy to reach with a car. We enjoyed our holiday at El Alarife. Thank you Andrew and Maria!