SET IN A QUIET AREA, ADJACENT TO TEH FAMOUS GUADALMINA HOTEL, NEAR PUERTO BANUS
HLL Holiday-Locations Ltd
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Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Some ok, some not so good
I want to mention that you need to be extremely careful when looking for villas because despite the fact that the villa has 8 bedrooms, the 2 bedrooms in the attached building in the back of the villa can not be considered anywhere close to what the other five bedrooms upstairs and one on ground floor are. These are two tiny rooms with NO A/C and a shared bathroom and shower in the hallway. These are also located next to the kitchen so the rooms get pretty warm since there's no A/C or any type of ventilation. In several of the rooms we had small ants or bugs inside the drawers and also some people got byte marks all over their faces and arms. We first checked to see if there were bed bugs but it seems like it was something different. These were painful and only went away several days after we departed the villa.
While the master bedroom is a large suite with shower and Jacuzzi, the rest of the bedrooms are of smaller and simpler variety. None have standing showers. Only handheld showers in the bathtubs. Taking a shower was a big pain. Beds were uncomfortable. There are no safes in any of the rooms and the doors do not lock so be aware of this and don't bring any valuables. While management assured us they never experienced theft by staff, when one of us could not find their expensive cuff links after departure, the management said nothing was there after we left. Having had a safe would have eliminated the doubt.
One other item of warning. The villa management requires a damage deposit. We are currently filing dispute with Homeaway to get our deposit back. The villa management did not refund us as they promised and are not responding to our inquiries. It's been 3 weeks since we left the villa.
The pool was large and warm. The pool area was beautiful and well up-kept. There is enough furniture to accommodate a group of 12 with the dining chairs outside. Kitchen and outdoor grill work great. Plenty of space in fridges for the food stock. Plenty of space for parking. Nothing except a beach restaurant within a walking distance unless you are looking to walk down dark residential streets for at least 15 - 20 minutes. Do lots of planning ahead.
The A/C blew power breakers several times so make sure to know where the breakers are so you can reset. No American plugs anywhere so ask for all the European appliances you can get. Lots of mosquitoes at night so keep the doors and windows closed at all times. No TVs in the rooms.
I wouldn't rent it again.
It is noted on the webpage, that these 2 bedrooms have no A/C. From the first day I sent you photos from these rooms, I told you, that these 2 rooms are behind the kitchen and normally for cook, Nanny etc. you were in South of Spain with high temperature and if there is some small piece of food lying around, you have immediately ants, etc.
There is noted on the webpage that the bathrooms have bathtub only and the master suite have a shower
We rent out this villa since more than 5 years with several regular guest and had never reclaim about the beds !
Correct, only the masterbedroom has a lock, you have several PANIC Buttons connect to the security company and the Police.
You mean you would put a cuff in a safe??? On September 3rd you reclaimed one or two pairs of flip flop and than September 11th WHEN YOU WERE BACK IN CHICAGO you realised that there is a cuff missing !
You wanted a beachfront villa in a quiet residential area, of course there are not a lot of plenty beach bars, restaurants or beach Clubs, but in walking distance on the beach you have the Golf & Spa Hotel Guadalmina with 3 restaurants, on the backside are several restaurants, of course if you walk back home by night it is dark. If you would tell me that you need lots of restaurants around the villa I would rent out a villa to you in Puerto Banus with 20 – 30 restaurants and nightlife till 5 in the morning !
The arrival day you were shown were are the fuse boxes are, this is normal in Spain that the electricity goes off and on several times, when you let run the A/C on 16 degrees with open windows, the consumption is so high and the main fuse goes out.
You had rented a villa in Marbella, Spain, which is in Europe and of course, here we have European plugs, you never asked for adapters, these could be organised for you, I believe if I come to Chicago and rent a villa there will be no European plugs OR ???
This is normal, the villa is on the beach with lot of Mosquitos and when you let run the A/C and open windows and doors with lights inside, they come in, I think also in the US, not only in Europe !
Beautiful, clean, grounds well maintained.
Our family of 14 stayed in the beautiful, clean, well maintained home. We had no complaints. The in-house staff was very nice, and we especially appreciated Mare who was very friendly and helpful. I definitely would recommend this property it is even more beautiful than the pictures.
Simmons Family - USA, Michigan
Thanks for the message, it was a pleasure to host such nice guests in the villa and hope you'll come back to Marbella in teh future.
Amazing home and location
My family of 14 were celebrating a 70th birthday, and we couldn't have picked a better place . The home and grounds are very well maintained, and had all the amenities you could possibly ask for. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms large with great showers and tubs. We enjoyed the large pool, and having restaurants within walking distance. The views were awesome.
The staff was pleasant and helpful. We especially appreciated Mare, she was friendly and informative with information regarding the town and places to visit. We would definitely recommend this property, and hopefully we will be able to return sometime in the future.
Simmons Family, USA, MICHIGAN