We were excited about our upcoming stay at this property. But, like a lot of things we were somewhat apprehensive if it would live up to our expectations. Let me tell you, this property exceeded our expectations and more Prior to leaving the US we received detailed instructions along with some great pictures of how to find the unit and things to avoid. As an example, one of the pictures showed how our GPS would have taken us and thie information we received said that we should avoid the GPS advice. We did that and found the unit just like the instructions said. To reach the unit via automobile you will go through a series of hairpin curves on very narrow roads (roads made for one-way but they are two-way traffic). When you make the final turn into the property drive you might be somewhat disappointed as the driveways are not in the best of shape and you begin to wonder if you made a good choice and then you arrive at the underground garage which is very new and modern. Next thing, our hosts were waiting for us in the garage to help us find the unit as well as to help with the luggage. We weren't sure how many steps would be involved but thought it might be a lot from the website description. It really isn't bad. 3 long flighs of stairs (perhaps 15 steps each). Mario, our host helped us with our luggage and soon we were at the door. We weren't even inside yet and we knew we had found a winner. The grounds are gorgeous and the view is outstanding. We walked inside and I think it is fair to say that our jaws dropped. It was so much more than we had expected. It is larger in person than the photos show. It was immaculate. We were surprised by the two individual balconies as well as the terrace on the side. For hot, sunny afternoons there are power awings that come down to allow you to enjoy the beautiful view. Another thing that both pleased and surprised us was that there were two large bathrooms. The website description made it appear that there was just one. This was important since we were traveling with a guest. At this time Lina, the hostess arrived and gave us a tour and explained how things worked. using excellent English. Both Lina and Mario made us feel so welcome. It really was a pleasure to begin this way. There is a large flat screen TV along with a drawer full of English movies for late night viewing along with a very nice sound sytem. The kitchen was equipped with every known utensil. There is a washer (no dryer but a drying rack) and a great iron. After our first night we noticed that the Brita water pitcher was cracked and also that there wasn't any frying pan. Lina & Mario stopped by to see how we were doing and we mentioned this - within the hour we had a new Brita pitcher and frying pan. WOW - what service. I know it seems as if I am being overly effervescent but this unit deserves all this praise. You will love staying here with the view and the solitude.
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