Just back from 8 days at Villa Carina. Peaceful location and easy stroll to shops, restaurants, promenade. No need for a car unless you want to explore further afield. Taxis into Playa Blanca centre under 5 euros. The villa is a real home from home, well equipped and comfortable. My booking experience with Margaret was brilliant. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a great villa in a quiet location. Would certainly book again if returning to Playa Blanca.
The property was easy to find because the directions to get there were very clear.
We arrived in the late evening and appreciated that the outside lights were on and that tea, coffee etc. had been left for us. It was a nice touch.
It was quite well presented (but see comments below) and clean
Location wise it was ideal being within easy walking distance of both the supermarket and the marina with its many restaurants
However, because of our many experiences of renting and the reviews of Villa Carina we were a bit disappointed to find that a number of things, albeit only one of consequence, were in need of attention.
• The sliding entrance door was a struggle to open or close
• There was only one sunbed cushion
• The fixings for the mirrors in both bathrooms were broken and the silver
backing on the one in the en suite was peeling off
• The “garden” was untidy and had more weeds than plants
• The fly screen on the interior of the living room shutter was just hanging on
• The ceiling light between the two downstairs bedrooms didn't work
• The freezer needed defrosting
Apart from the absence of sunbed cushions, none of the above affected our holiday but we felt the property was in need of some TLC.
Possibly the problems were due to a lack of attention by the local managers so I point them out because I'm sure the owner would like to correct them
It would then be a five star property and we would be more than happy to return.
Just spent a lovely week in this villa. Margaret the owner was very friendly and helpful and answered my emails quickly. The villa suited us perfectly. Beds comfortable. Kitchen well equipped for cooking. Quiet residential location. Just approx 10mins walk to the Marina Rubicon which is very attractive with lots of restaurants, some shops and a weekly market. The main Playa Blanca resort is also within walking distance but taxis are available if required. Overall a great holiday and would definitely go back.
What a lovely villa this is. It is well equipped and in a great location. A short walk from the local marina with its supermarkets and restaurants. We spent a lot of our time just relaxing around the pool as it was so peaceful and quiet with a great view of the sunset from the balcony. We arrived in darkness but the directions were excellent and we had no problem finding the property. Thanks Margaret for sharing your villa with us.
The villa was perfect. it was clean and well equipped with all you could possibly need. It was well positioned within walking distance of the beautiful harbour with lovely restaurants. We hired a car, driving around the island was easy.
We were there for a week our days generally started with a walk down to the beautiful for a dip in the sea and chill for a couple of hours. then a drive out for lunch somewhere and back to the villa and a chill out around the well positioned pool which had the sun right up until the evening. Then a shower and walk down to the harbour for dinner, we sampled a different restaurant each evening, they were all good.
We had a fabulous time and would thoroughly recommend Villa Carina in beautiful Playa Blanca.