My partner and I (young couple) found this appartment on Airbnb. The appartment got our attention because of the beautiful pictures and the love and attention that was clearly put in the decoration and furniture of the rooms. We contacted the owners, Helena and Roberto. Helena was so warm in her email that we immediately were convinced about the place.
When we arrived at the house it turned out to be even better than on the pictures. The garden and view were already stunning. Everything had been meticulously arranged and cleaned. There was a bottle of wine waiting for us, and on the bed lay two of the softest robes we had ever felt. There was a nice terrace with garden seats, aimed at the sun. For the colder days, there was a fireplace inside. Helena and Roberto had prepared a big pile of logs so we could fire up the fire whenever we wanted. The appartment is located on the top of a hill and overlooks on a large water bassin for the golf course. In short: a stunningly beautiful place, very private and bery romantic. We were very happy and programmed the place as "Heaven" in our navigation system!
Some more background information:
Helena and Roberto have multiple appartments that they build and decorate themselves, for rental. They do a very thourough and good job in making sure that the guests have a good time. For example, they asked me to provide three suggestions to make the appartment even better, and then they would apply the suggestions to the other locations as well. Our suggestions were to make a better desciption of the route to the appartment, to provide plastic spoons in order to not damage the teflon pans in the kitchen, and to keep doing what they already do. So, actually no real suggestions for improvement ;).
Some practical information: the house was very clear when we arrived. We didn't have to clean before we left. The house was well equiped: refigerator, stove, microwave, decently big shower, nice couch that could also be used as a bed, nice double person bed, fireplace, many beautiful decorations and little touches. There was no Wifi, but that wasn't a problem for us as we wanted some time for ourselves.
It is advisable to have a car. It is only a 10 min drive to the airport, but you don't hear any airplanes at the appartment. The booking process was flawless. Helena and Roberto were very willing to answer questions and to help; they even helped to find a rental car.
There may only be one remark to our perfect stay: the appartment is intended to be a three story appartment building, where all three stories can be rent seperately. Fortunately for us, only the upper story was finished (also the most beautiful one in our opinion), so we had the whole appartment, terrace and garden to ourselves. This gave us extremely much privacy, which we very much appreciated. The experience would probably have been a little bit different if all three stories had been in use, so this may be something to consider or discuss with Helena and Roberto if you are planning to stay here. But then again, even with all three apartments in use, the place is so stunningly beautiful and nice to be in that we would still have programmed it as "heaven" in our Tomtom ;).
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