5 days ago by Ken Spry
We are currently staying in this villa. For the second time this week, the water supply has failed. There is no water at all and we cannot shower or even flush the toilets. We are waiting for a tanker to deliver water to an underground tank which provides the water to the villa. A delivery had been promised yesterday but did not arrive, one of many promises the owner of this villa has made but failed to keep Apart from the lack of water there are many other problems. The locks on many of the ground floor doors are broken so they cannot be secured. When we leave the villa or go to bed, we cannot lock it. There is just one VERY small safe to provide some security. Otherwise anyone can just open a door and walk into the house and help themselves to your property The pictures on the website paint an enticing picture. Be warned these are old. The property is old and badly in need of some basic repairs. Decking around the rear pool is loose and splintered. The "lawn" is AstroTurf. The main swimming pool is green with algae and the bottom of the pools contain a lot of rubbish. This appears to have been thrown into the pool during weddings that the house is used for at weekends. This heavy commercial use perhaps explains the poor condition of the property. The basement is also used as storage for equipment used for wedding catering. Expect to be disturbed on Fridays when men turn up with vans to take this equipment out of the villa for the next wedding Perhaps the worst aspect of all this is the attitude of the owner who fails to deal with any of these issues when they arise. Even after pressure from the company we rented the villa through she is still unhelpful and resistant to dealing with any of the problems we have encountered This villa should be idyllic. It is in a beautiful location and was once clearly a beautiful villa. Now it is a hellhole. If you are thinking of wasting your money on booking it please be warned!