Robert, Dublin, Ireland
The pictures don’t do it justice – it is very spacious and well designed. I had my kids ranging in age from 14 to 23 with me and we were attending a wedding at the local hotel. That worked so well. I hosted a BBQ one evening with 25 guests. There was plenty of space and more than enough seating outside for everyone – and more inside. The BBQ is excellent and the kids splashed about in the pool during the party. Little touches like a sink and tap outside at the BBQ helped. The place is 5 mins walk to the local beach which has a few restaurants and also the hotel. The beach is beautiful, but unusual, in that there is lots of sand which drop off into the sea which is quite rocky – so, when the waves are strong it can be difficult to navigate – when calm, it is fine. The water is crystal clear and the quality of the beach is high – with plenty of space. The town, Nerja is one or two Klicks away – we had a car and it worked well – but there is also a bus stop at the end of the road and that works. You could walk it – but it’s hot. No problem walking home after a night out if you had to. There is also a quality restaurant, Avalon, five mins walk and a few good restaurants for lunch etc close by and at the beach. There are four bedrooms, one master with bathroom en suite, two other twin rooms, and a studio apartment downstairs (also bathroom en suite) – which worked well for my adult daughter and her boyfriend. AC in all bedrooms and WIFI. A great family location – you could keep the kids occupied at the villa all day and then venture out in the evening. The hosts were flexible and came to open up at 2 in the morning after our flight was delayed…without any complaints. The only thing to be aware of is the mosquitos, which is not unique to this property – you should invest in mosquito repellent spray and candles and those plug-in things – immediately you arrive – and then you will be fine. If there was any improvement the property could make it is perhaps to have mosquito nets on the windows. I’d love to go back and would genuinely recommend it to families and those attending wedding vents at the local hotel or anywhere in Nerja.