We stopped as a family of 5 adults in Matea which is the top floor apartment.
The owners made us feel very welcome when we arrived. We found the whole villa to be very clean, finished to a very high standard and in a great location for views, restaurants and beach front. The villa is near the top of a steep hill with narrow roads, which is the same for most of the local area. Parking was available with an electric gate for added peace of mind.
On arrival it was very warm and sticky, we made full use of the air conditioning in the bedroom areas. The kitchen area is not air conditioned but has a large set of patio doors with balcony area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. All finished to a high standard. We opted to eat indoors or out weather dependant. There was a foton sofa and large tv in the kitchen diner too. Sometimes the kitchen layout was frustrating as all the appliances are in the same small area; and air conditioning would have been a bonus in this area. Even so these were very minor, beautifully finished with high quality materials.
The bedrooms were a nice size with thoughtful touches,and large comfortable beds. Two rooms had mosquito nets in the window, one did not. This may have helped as there were some nights they could have been useful.
The bathroom was beautifully finished with large double sink, toliet, seperate bath, amazing shower, very clean and high quality. It took a while for is to figure out the water system, as there was a bolier switch outside the bathroom door for colder days when the solar needed a top up. The shower was brilliant with a large 'rain' shower head.
The balcony was large with excellent views; there was a canopy which opened by hand which was useful. Take care when it is windy though to close it, and if it rains the floor tiling could become slippery. We all thought that the stainless steel rails were very high quality and finished this off beautifully.
The pool and sun terrace is communial but felt very private, sun beds were plentiful, and all the materials were high quality. This area really was a sun trap but benefitted from a breeze and nice cool pool. The pool was a nice size to cool off and for a little swim.
Overall a great stay with friendly owners; clean and well finished with all but very minor niggles. Ideal for a family or couples get away, if you want a villa that's great quality and value that's home from home this is your place! Hire a narrow car, remember your insect repellent, pack a beach towel and enjoy the spectacular views!
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