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Review submitted by jim and helen from glasgow (Submitted: 5 Nov 2012)
as usual,top class service from Joe,Maria and nina,also weather was fantastic for the end of october,shops 10 minute stroll,everything required for our holiday,made so welcome at Joe and Marias restuarant,try the spaghetti,mama mia cooked by a real italian chef, Joe always prepared to take us to supermarkets and other shops,nothing is too much to ask of this man,my wifes birthday one of the nights we were in restuarant,when we arrived the chairs all had happy birthday balloons and gave her a wee ice cream cake,lovely,where this man gets the time and energy i dont know but its great for anyone renting this villa
Review submitted by Tim from York (Submitted: 10 Oct 2012)
Back again for another excellent relaxing holiday with all the amenities you need for a great break from the English weather!
If you want a peaceful location but with facilities close by then you cant go wrong with this Villa - see you again next year!
Review submitted by raymond from lerwick (Submitted: 11 Aug 2012)
This property is EXCELLENT!! The owners can not do enough for you.
You say, they do!! ( within reason)!! This villa is well equiped, comfy, clean
just like a home from home! Pool excellent! . Very near to supermarket/shops/nightlife.
You must also check out the PATAGONIA STEAKHOUSE you will not be disapointed!!!
Review submitted by Tina from Chelmsford (Submitted: 23 Jul 2012)
Another lovely stay at this fabulous villa, it has everything you need in and around it which is why we keep on coming back! Many thanks again to Joe for the lifts to and from the aiport, always very appreciated.
Review submitted by Steph from Croydon (Submitted: 30 Apr 2012)
We stayed here for a long girly/hen weekend and it was perfect!!
The villa is beautiful, the pool and surrounding was so relaxing. Its close to local amenities and not far from some really pretty towns!
The villa was a little far from main towns if you havent hired a car, but Joe the owner was brilliant, he picked us up and dro pped us off at the dro p of a hat! He couldnt have been more helpful, we dont know how we would have survived without him!
We would definately stay here again and recommend it to anyone!
Review submitted by Donna from Lanarkshire (Submitted: 17 Feb 2012)
Just arrived back - absolutely stunning villa, perfect location for a peaceful family break. Joe and Maria (owners) were so obliging and went above and beyond the call of duty ensuring we had a lovely stay. Everything was perfect and we cannot thank them enough. All of us (6) from 3 years old to 63 years old had a great break. We will def be back - hopefully sooner rather than later and will def reccommend this villa to family and friends. Thank you Joe and Maria x x
Review submitted by Anni from Turku, Finland (Submitted: 27 Oct 2011)
Owner was super helpful and they drived us from place to place so we saved a lot of money there. The villa was supreme and the price wasnt bad at all. We loved to stay there and villa offered everything we needed to make our holiday succesful. Cleaning, airport pick up&dro p out, villa presenting and everything went very smoothly and Joe arranged everything very fine.
Review submitted by val from warrington (Submitted: 15 Oct 2011)
Just had a fantastic week in this luxurious villa it was 110% luxury Maria and Jo were excellant they made us feel like royality they could not do enough for you They offered on several occassions to "chauffer" us to the supermarket, beach, the weekly market etc... their hospitality was top class and nothing was too much trouble for them
The villa was very private and had excellant facilities including barbie and roof terrace and the POOL yes the pool.. the kids loved the pool (so did the little ones )we even had a pool bar...Jason and chris were our own personal bar stewards) There was kiddies inflatables which were an absolute god send it kept the little ones happy all day
I would recommend this villa to anyone it is excellant you will want for nothing
Believe me you will not be disappointed with this beatiful villa and the hospitality you will recieve from Joe and Maria
A GREAT BIG THANK TO YOU BOTH FOR MAKING THIS HOLIDAY SO SPECIAL
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN VERY SOON XX
Review submitted by Linda from East Kilbride (Submitted: 10 Oct 2011)
Just back from a great week in La Marina. The villa was in a quiet street and although the pool is at the front it is very secluded. Joe met us at the villa and explained all we needed to know, we also had his mobile number is case we needed anything during the week. The villa was great, lots of glasses etc and free wi fi - bonus. All in all this is a lovely villa and we would definately book it again.
Review submitted by Yvonne from Swansea (Submitted: 4 Oct 2011)
We had a really great relaxing holiday at this villa and would recommend this property. Joe and Maria were very helpful and the property was really well kept. There are plenty of restaurants and a Supermarket very close by. We would recommend Santa Monica and the Bavarius restaurants. It was lovely to go out for a meal and then relax in the pool after. The Sunday and Thursday market are worth having a look at and sell everything from food to sunglasses,clothes, bags and jewellery. Thanks to Joe for the lift to the beach as it is not within walking distance and had an enjoyable day there.
Review submitted by catherine from glasgow (Submitted: 2 Oct 2011)
just returned from staying 11 nights in joe and marias excellent villa couldnt ask for a nicer villa or nicer people joe and maria went out of there way to help us settle in villa and took us for shopping and to tobacconist went out of there way to make our stay perfect villa was spotless will be recomending them to all our freinds and family mr mrs g findlay and family looking forward to seeing yous again very soon xx ps also picked us up from airport and took us back for return flight at half the price you would pay for taxis
Review submitted by jim from glasgow (Submitted: 30 Sep 2011)
ive rented many villas all over the world,the service supplied by kool joe,his wife maria and daughter nina was fantastic,picked us up at the airport and made us feel very welcome,villa is in a quiet street which was exactly what we were looking for,shops pubs snack bars all within a 10 minute walk,we cant wait to book up to come back,weather was great,pool just a nice size for us,lovely walks,only slight rise going to shops,ideal especially for pensioners and disabled people,all on the 1 level was a bonus for us
Review submitted by Tina from Chelmsford (Submitted: 27 Sep 2011)
Weve stayed in this lovely villa many times now and well keep coming back! It has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Very clean inside and out with a fabulous pool. Just a few minutes walk away are shops and restaurants. The owners Joe & Maria are extremely helpful and the rides to & from the airport were much appreciated! Thanks for another lovely holiday!
Review submitted by Hey from Rochdale (Submitted: 10 Sep 2011)
An excellent villa, very relaxing and within walking distance of restaurants and supermarkets. The villa was extremely clean well maintained. Both Joe and Maria were extremely helpful and welcoming. We had a fab stay at the villa...would definitely recommend it. Thankyou for a brilliant holiday.
Review submitted by Tim from York (Submitted: 14 Aug 2011)
A great Villa if you a like a property that is in a quiet residential area, but with local restaurants and supermarket in easy walking distance. The villa has a homely feel and spotlessly clean throughout.
Have stayed here several times, as we feel this has everything we need when you find a great villa why look elsewhere?
Great to see you all again. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.
Review submitted by Diane from Bagillt (Submitted: 2 Aug 2011)
The villa was very nice, in a quiet area but within walking distance of restaurants, supermarket etc. The villa is well kitted-out with everything you could want even down to inflatables and kiddies toys for the pool. Had a couple of problems - air conditioning broke down on first day and pool turned green after a week but these were quickly resolved. All arrangements went very well. Would recommend anyone to use this villa if you like a nice peaceful holiday, ideal for children.
The pool went green because of too much suntan lotion. There was 8 of you and by upping the chlorine a little it cleared up quickly.
I dont blame for using the suntan lotion, you must. I should have added more chlorine from the start knowing there was 8 of you. That is an oversight on my behalf,
I should have known better, but that wont happen again. Hope to see you all soon.
Review submitted by Philip from Glenrothes (Submitted: 13 Jul 2011)
The villa was clean, in fact, very well maintained both inside and out.
The service we received from Joe and the guys was also very good.
I would definitely recommend this villa, as not only is it beautiful but is an excellent holiday home for the kids.
We would like to thank Joe and family for a wonderful stay and will be back again, hopefully in the not to distant future.
Review submitted by John from Houston (Submitted: 10 Jun 2011)
Superb villa in quiet location not far from shops and restaurants.
Property is well maintained and very comfortable. Joe and Maria, the owners are really helpful and have filled the villa with everything one needs for a relaxing holiday. Definateley a find and a place to visit again and again. We (6 of us) had a wonderful time there and are considering a return soon.
No negatives I can think of just a lovely place to enjoy.
Review submitted by John from Southport (Submitted: 18 Apr 2011)
Excellent facilities and location would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Review submitted by Christopher from Suffolk (Submitted: 21 Nov 2010)
Great villa. The pool was the centre for our holiday as it gave us the complete relaxation that we needed. Villa is spotless and the WiFi is a great touch. Thank you
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 16 Nov 2010)
Exceptional property which exceeded our expectations. Experienced fantastic weather and phenomenal festivals (Spanish know how to party). Fantastic restaurants, bars, shops and parks are all just up the road from the villa.
The owners have equipped the villa with absolutely everything (essential and extras) to make the stay an extremely comfortable one. Spend most days lazing around the luxurious private pool which was total heaven.
Review submitted by Clack Family from Bicester Oxon (Submitted: 2 Sep 2010)
Joe and Maria warmly welcomed us for our first visit to Spain. The villa is wonderful and exceeded all of our wishes. It was clean and tidy, the pool was just the right size and used every day. Local shops and restaurants had a wide choice of food, both English and Spanish. The vehicle hire is not essential as everything is so close, however if you want to go a bit further afield the vehicles are just right and driving is easy. Wifi was an added bonus for the kids to keep in touch with friends. Thank you.
Review submitted by Tim from York (Submitted: 19 Aug 2010)
Excellent Villa close to many amenities.
Spotlessly clean and well maintained and Owners very helpful.
Great 2 weeks in the sun look forward to rebooking this property.
Review submitted by jean from Ilkey (Submitted: 16 Aug 2010)
Had an amazing stay at this very well equipped villa. We spent most of the time in the pool.. sometimes til the early hours of the morning! Pure relaxation! Lovely restaurants within walking distance. Eat / walk back to the villa / go in the pool.. Perfect! Planning another trip! thank you :)
Review submitted by SALLY from NOTTINGHAM (Submitted: 12 Aug 2010)
A very enjoyable relaxing holiday.
Extremely hot but with the air con and the pool we were very comfortable.
We did end up hiring a car for a few days however as we wanted to visit the beach and try different resturants which were too far away to walk.
Review submitted by Andrew from Lancaster (Submitted: 12 Aug 2010)
Exceptional property with an amazing private swimming pool. The villa has a very homely feel, equipped with everything anyone could possibly need. Close to shops and bars (just up the road) and also a little park. 5 minutes away (by car) from a beauitful beach. Perfect location! A big thank you to Joe and Maria for making our stay a perfect one. Will be back!
Review submitted by sarah & andy from bournemouth (Submitted: 12 May 2010)
Fabulous villa. Couldnt ask for me. Lovely and clean and very homely. Fab pool. What was a short break turned into a lengthy holiday because of the ash cloud. We were very lucky to be "stranded" in such a great place.
Will definately be back
Review submitted by Simon from Meopham, Kent (Submitted: 27 Aug 2009)
Just back from 8 nights at this very homely villa. We were met by Joe at the airport and made very welcome
from the start.
Some days we had 37c of sunshine and the aircon and ceiling fans worked adequately for us!
The pool was safe and thoroughly used, not overlooked and very private and behind locked gates - Joe came by half
way through the week to clean it for us too.
Nice and quiet area but still with a good choice of restaurants, supermarket and bars only a few minutes walk away.
Wed definitely recommend to our friends and family and make a return visit ourselves too.
The kids wanted to watch the home video as soon as we got back so weve revisited the lovely memories we left behind this morning, (including one of the 10pm swims with the groovy lights in the pool, which was still warm)
Thanks again Joe, Maria and Nina for making us feel so welcome and for the bottle of vino in the fridge B-)
Review submitted by Tim from York (Submitted: 22 Aug 2009)
Having been to this Villa last year we knew what to expect and once again the Villa and the helpfulness of its owners lived up to and exceeded our expectations.
For those wanting a relaxing villa and private pool, with easy access to local amenities and good restaurants I think this Villa is perfect.
Review submitted by glenn from barnsley (Submitted: 2 Aug 2009)
This is the second time we have stayed at villa maria and just like the first time we thoroughly enjoyed it.Joe and maria met us at the gates and were fantastic 100% recomended glenn & lisa from Barnsley.
Review submitted by Gwyn from Caerphilly (Submitted: 28 Jul 2009)
The other reviews of the villa say it all. This is a fantastic holiday location.
The villa is minutes away from a selec tion of restaurants including a very nice chinese. The near by shops and supermarkets have everything you need, so if you like to laze around the pool for a week I would not bother getting a car as the owner can sort out a great deal on airport transfers for you.
I cannot speak enough about the villa owner Joe and the lengths he will go to help you enjoy your holiday, nothing is impossible.
We are already looking at when we can next go, amazing villa holiday with a 6 star customer service.
Review submitted by Daniel from Kent (Submitted: 23 Jul 2009)
Had a fantastic holiday at Villa Maria. Fantastic pool! The owners have completely kitted out the villa to make their customers stay an extremely comfortable and enjoyable one. 10 minutes from the beach by car, restaurants and bars up the road make it the great location. Will definitely be booking again soon!
Review submitted by Tina from Chelmsford (Submitted: 22 Jul 2009)
This was our 4th time staying in this lovely villa, need I say more ! Very clean, great pool, nice owners and very helpful airport transport from Lee at Leja. The weather was beautiful for the 10 days we stayed here, and well be back!!
Its wonderful to see new faces, but even nicer to old ones keep coming back. You are always very welcome. Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Evonne from Derby (Submitted: 30 Jun 2009)
We had the most excellent holiday, made even better by the Owners Joe and Maria who were amazing! The photos do not do the villa justice, it is so much better in reality! Bigger, more spacious and very much a home from home. Joes recommendations for eating out were all excellent and we cant wait to return to explore the area more! Would definately recommend a car if you want to explore the area as there is so much to see! The beach is a 10 min car journey, but worth it as it is very clean, clear and sandy! My husband was even able to fly his kite in the evenings on the beach! We will be coming back to Villa Maria!
It was a pleasure to have you all! Glad you all had a good time. And thanks for your recomendation of the water falls. Never knew we had waterfalls so close to us. You are right, they are great! See you all soon again. Joe and Maria
Review submitted by Natalee from Liverpool (Submitted: 24 Jun 2009)
I was part of the hen party (8 of us in total) that used this villa in the first week of June. From the pictures on the internet I was concerned as to the size of the Villa but on arrival I was very surprised to see the Villa was much bigger than I had expected. The owners were amazing, they picked us up, put a bottle of wine in every room, brought 2 sets of bunk beds and even brought us extra sun loungers for round the pool.
The villa itself is gorgeous, very nicely decorated and has everything you could ever need and more. We all managed to get ready for nights out within a small amount of time and considering it was 8 girls, thats pretty good!
The pool area was amazing and as stated already, was much bigger than we expected, we actually spent nearly every day in and around the pool, the BBQ was a lovely touch, which we did take advantage of.
The local area is quiet although there is a nightclub just 5 minutes walk with several bars but would suggest the 15 minute walk to better bars and food.
If there is more than 4 people I would suggest looking around to find a 9 seater taxi as it works out much cheaper than 2 cars (We have left a card in the villa for one)
All in all I thought the villa / pool / owners where absolutely amazing and I couldnt have asked for better. I would highly recommend this villa to people and will defiantly be coming back myself.
We all had a truely amazing holiday / hen party. Thank you very much xxx
We were nervous about 8 girls raiding the villa. But you were no problem at all. So, you can all come back until you are all married off, having the hen night with us, then you can all return with your husbands.....not all at the same time though!! Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Lindsey from Nottingham (Submitted: 17 Jun 2009)
Me and 7 others shared this Villa for the first week of June for my Hen holiday, and although it is a quiet area, there were places that kept us up until early hours of the morning just 5 minutes walk from the villa. The Villa was beautiful - pure luxury. The pool is much bigger than it looks on the photographs - we were all pleasantly surprised. I would suggest walking for 15 minutes to find better restaurants than those found locally - im sure Joe and Maria can help you find them (They are easy to get to)
The owners were fantastic - they picked us up from the airport and gave us a 5 minute tour of the villa. The service was exceptional. They put in bunk beds in one room so we all were very comfortable, they brought round another two new sun beds so we had one each, and there was a bottle of wine in each room on arrival - it really did feel like we were being looked after - I would definately reccomend this villa to anyone.
Review submitted by Richard from Wolverhampton (Submitted: 30 May 2009)
Stayed May 09 - the villa was very clean and the pool had just been given an overhaul.
The villa is set on a mature, extensive and safe urbanization and is ideal for a quiet and peaceful holiday. It is set only a short walk (5 mins) from around half a dozen bars and restaurants offering good value meals and a good local supermarket.
The friendly villa owners met us on arrival and provided a quick tour of the property which was very welcome.
Worthwhile hiring a car to get about and see the local areas, in particular, the very good local beach which is a few minutes by car.
Review submitted by NEAL from HOOK, HANTS (Submitted: 18 Apr 2009)
Nice, comfortable, well furnished property in a quiet area and a minute from shops, restaurants and bars etc. Kids were in the pool all week with plenty of sun loungers around the great pool area. I recommend hiring a car as beaches and larger towns a few minutes drive but easily accessible. Villa owner was absolutely brilliant, couldnt do enough for us and made our stay even better, will also pick up and dro p off at Airport for half the price of a taxi - a super week, thank you Joe!
Review submitted by Rob from Canada (Submitted: 4 Mar 2009)
Absolutely first class. The villa is beautiful and in private well established garden. We ate oranges from their tree (owners told us too!) and put fresh lemon slices in our vodka. Maybe we were too drunk to remember the whole holiday, but we clearly remember when we arrived, and the WOW factor is WOW +
Will be back! We run out of vodka, but their was plenty of oranges and lemons left. You need to plant a vodka tree!!!
Review submitted by Wendy from Witham (Submitted: 11 Jan 2009)
Oh my goodness, I have just realised that I didnt review this property when we holidayed there in April 2006!! Well I loved it so much that I have to look at the villas pictures on the website every now and then to re-live the wonderful holiday that we had. The villa is superb with everything you could wish for on hand for a family of 7. The kids even braved the pool which was very chilly in early April. It was a lovely holiday and I smile when I think of it. We cooked meals in the kitchen which functioned very well and made good use of the bar-b-que. I even went home with all the laundry clean after using the washing machine. We had a lovely time and I would fully recommend it to all. I look forward to returning one day soon I hope.
Review submitted by Len from kent (Submitted: 26 Nov 2008)
Place was spottless 100%.
Better seen in real life. Beautiful villa and gardens.
Pool inviting but cold!
Everything inside was of a high standard and very tastefully presented.
Shops and bars up the road are great, the Fish and chip with a San Miguel to die for.
Review submitted by rosemary from ironville (Submitted: 27 Oct 2008)
the property was great we were looked after very well it was clean and the pool was great lots of room would recomend it to friends and family overall holiday was rated 100 out of a 100 thanks for the airport pick up it was much apreciated
Review submitted by Paul from Tadley (Submitted: 22 Oct 2008)
Hope to return soon.
Review submitted by Joanne from Coventry (Submitted: 24 Sep 2008)
My family and I have just returned from 7 wonderful days at this villa. There were 6 adults and one 2 year old. The villa was clean and excellently decorated. There were ample toys/lilos to keep my Nephew occupied and many hours of fun were had by the pool by all. This villa is fully equiped with all a family needs for a relaxing break away. The area is largely populated by Brits so we made lots of friends during our stay. We were all very sad to leave and would consider booking again for next year! Would highly recommend Leja for airport transfers. Their knowledge of the area is invaluable. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!!!
Review submitted by michael from hull (Submitted: 10 Sep 2008)
Having a two year old grandson in our party we were looking for a safe and secure environment.It was our first villa holiday and this more than met our expectations.For those with young ones its worth noting there are safety gate,high chair etc .excellent pool,nice area.Lee very helpful.Would reccomend airport pick up .Overall great villa ,great holiday
Review submitted by sarah from cambridge (Submitted: 31 Aug 2008)
first time in our own villa and is was great,every thing you need just up road,BBQ was well used,plus pool used day and night,didnt want to leave,mr lambs the butchers a must for your BBQ,first time booked on line too,so easy would DEFINTELY go back,guys who lookafter villa great and very helpful also met owner who was very helpful too,thanks for our lovely holiday,it was like having our own spanish home for two weeks.
Review submitted by Tim from York (Submitted: 19 Aug 2008)
For our first ever Villa holiday we were suitably impressed with the facilities and local amenities it had everything we wanted and more (only thing to be improved would be sunbeds and cushions in need of a change)
A clean comfortable villa, and excellent pool that our kids lived in!
A relaxing and quiet location and local restaurants reasonably priced - would recommend Patagonias if you like Steak.
Will be back again next year.
Glad you enjoyed the villa, and happy to see, you have rebooked already. the pillows have now been replaced. As for the deck chairs, we will change them.....again!!! Just changed them in March this year. I think the strong Spainish sun is making the plastic brittle. Cannot belive they didnt last the year. Will try the canvass and aluminium type maybe this time.
See you next year!!
Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by ALAN from NEWCASTLE (Submitted: 22 Jul 2008)
THE PROPERTY ITSELF WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION , CLEAN AND ANY REPAIRS WHICH NEEDED SORTED DURING OUR STAY WERE DEALT WITH PROMPTLY AND WITHOUT ANY INTRUSION ON OUR HOLIDAY.
THE LOCATION WAS QUIET BUT WITH PLENTY OF AMENITIES WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY.
THE HOLIDAY BOOKING SYSTEM IS EXCELLENT AND THE CHOICE OF AIRPORT PICK UP WERE MUCH APPRECIATED . THE GUYS FROM LEJA WERE VERY HELPFUL.
WE ALL HAD A FANTASTIC TIME .
Thanks you for your kind words....but did you like new COLOURED pool lights? We kept changing the old style ones every 3-4 months or so, and the new LED coloured ones wont need changing for 10 years or more. It didnt take long to change, but I am sure they are better than the plain white ones? Our villa is so solidly booked until October, that it would have been a shame to let our guests miss out on this. Only the best, brand new technology for our guests!
Joe and Maria
Review submitted by Tina from Chelmsford (Submitted: 8 Jul 2008)
Another great stay in this lovely, well equipped villa! We like it so much well be returning later this year. As always Leja were very helpful with the rides to and from the airport, the pool was kept sparkling clean during our stay , and even the owner stopped by to make sure everything was fine for us. Cant wait to come back again!
Just booked for the third time? Its a pleasure to have over again. You are very welcome anytime.
Review submitted by james from rayleigh (Submitted: 8 Apr 2008)
I would reccomend this villa to anyone who wants to chill out the shops are local and bars it was nice and quiet and Lee from Leja was very helpful would go again
Review submitted by glenn from barnsley (Submitted: 15 Mar 2008)
a lovely place to get away from it all the villa is superb its got a private pool its own driveway plenty of space inside and outside everything you could wish to need just a short walk away are bars restaurants supermarkets banks butchers in fact theres everything you could want in la marina but i would reccomend hiring a car just to see the surrounding area to explore but if thats not your cup of tea just enjoy the villa and pete was really helpful,and looked after us really well.
Review submitted by Angie from Ardingly (Submitted: 28 Feb 2008)
Well equipped, comfortable, spacious. A little further from the beach than we expected but that wasn't really a problem.
Review submitted by Lisa from Bishop's Stortford (Submitted: 28 Jan 2008)
I loved this villa, it felt very homely and comfortable, it had everything we need for our trip. The weather was beautiful and sceanry was great we had a very relaxing time.
Review submitted by Shirley from Hull (Submitted: 1 Jan 2008)
Another enjoyable stay in this well equipted villa it always meets our standards it is a credit to the owners.
Review submitted by Bradley from erskine (Submitted: 3 Nov 2007)
The propery itself was excellent but needed some airing as it smelt very damp and the bedding and pillows felt very damp.
The pool was great and met our excpectations but unfortunately the weather did not.
I would recommend this villa to anyone but would advise on renting a car as there is not much within the area a few local shops, resturants and bars.
All in all i would return to the villa again.
The villa has NEVER suffered from damp! However you were very unlucky to have got caught in the flash floods, (the worst Spain has seen for 150 years) which resulted in extreme dampness (and flooding, although we weren't affected by this) for everyone. I understand you needed a lot of heating as it was cold outside, so within a couple weeks these damp spots occurred. They have been cleared and an additional de-humidifier filter has been added to the AirCon/heating which should mean this wont happen again. Sorry the weather was so bad, but I know you still enjoyed your stay. It can only be nicer weather next time! This was Extreme by any standards, and definitely not the norm for Spain.
Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Tina from Chelmsford (Submitted: 16 Oct 2007)
We had a lovely stay in this villa for a week in October,inside was very spacious and nicely decorated. The pool was great, a good size and clean! The area around the villa was quiet, just a short walk away were shops, restaurants, a park and a disco. We didn't have a car but found the local amenities very sufficient. When the rain came there was plenty to do indoors, with satellite tv, dvd's and a cd player (with cd's included - really enjoyed those!!) Also thanks to Lee and Tony from Leja, the airport pickup (and return) was hugely appreciated! All in all great service. We will definitely be back.
Review submitted by Mark from Belfast (Submitted: 19 Sep 2007)
Myself and 5 friends booked this villa for 1 week as a base for our golfing trip and we were more than happy with the villa. Booking was easy on the website instrctions and advice from the owner were invaluable. Being met at the airport and taken directly to the villa takes all stress and pressure away. Thanks Joe for the tip and thanks Tony for meeting us and thanks Lee for organising it. The villa was spotlessly clean on arrival which is most important as a first impression, add to this the size,layout,decor and comfort of this villa (talk about wow factor!)
I would definately reccommend this villa to anyone YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED!!
In short what a villa! what a location ! what a holiday ! Pity we spoiled it with our attempt at playing golf!!!
Review submitted by Sherrie from London (Submitted: 16 Sep 2007)
We had an excellant stay at Villa Maria, it far exceeded the photos which do not do it complete justice.... shops & restaurants are just up the road, Victorias Chinese Restaurant is the best...best chinese I've ever had. The pool is actually a lot bigger then it looks in its photo...the kids loved it, was in there all the time...even at night when its all lit up, it looks and is great. Joe & Maria were in Spain when we were there and popped round to see that we were alright and had every thing that we needed...which we did, the villa is extremly well equiped. Recommend a trip to the market which is about 15-20 min walk away but worth it...take a look.
If you have a B-B-Q go to Mr Lambs the butcher up the road, does a really good selection of meats and bits.... and is really helpful.
La Marina is a nice, quite relaxing place ( which is what we wanted ), but if you want to get about a bit the local car hire is very reasonable.There's loads more that I could say but would take for ever putting it down.
Would and will definatley come back to Villa Maria again..... we had a great time...cheers.
Review submitted by SUE from SHREWSBURY (Submitted: 11 Sep 2007)
No problems at all with the villa,very comfortable and clean the area was quiet, too quiet for teenagers. Might suggest a welcome pack i.e. water, bread,milk etc just saves having to find somewhere straight away. Other villa companies provide this. Also it might be better if you provide a pool/table tennis table for the use of. Would recommend to our friends.
Thanks for the comments, but the "welcome packs" are available? It says on the website. People arrive at late times, need water, milk etc.. so of course its an option. Please just ask the management company to prepare one. We are are going to put out a game or 2, that is a good idea indeed! Have to find something that doesn't lose balls or parts, but I will find something soon.
Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Corinne from Feigneux (Submitted: 14 Aug 2007)
Let's start with the cons! the only nuisance was the maintenance guy next door who blasted bad hard rock for 3 solid hours twice during the week and would not turn it down, even when asked politely. A dishwasher and a big salad bowl would be nice.
Otherwise, we had an excellent stay in the villa. The furniture and brown goods are very nice. The children were delighted with the pool and the lemon tree. Everything was nice and tidy. It was very convenient to have Supervalue just at the top of the street. We used the deep freezer to stock on ready made food and cut down on kitchen chores. When we arrived,the water of the swimming pool was so clear it looked as if there was no depth at all. Good job i didn't complain because the pool was perfect !
I'd recommand this villa any time.
Very sorry about the maintenance man. No idea who he is, but next door will be contacted now, and he will never work there again! Our neighbours are very nice, and they wont stand for this....they dont even like good rock, so goodbye to that maintenance guy! Salad bowl is on its way! Dishwasher? Only had 2 requests in 4 years, is it really so important? I take everyones comments seriously, and fix them quickly, but I am still thinking on that one. ALWAYS contact Lee at our management company in case of ANY problems. He quickly helps.
Joe and Maria (Owners)
Review submitted by Joanne from Runcorn, Cheshire (Submitted: 28 Jul 2007)
We have just returned from a family holiday at this great villa. The villa had everything a family of 6 would need, including most mod-cons. The pool and patio area were bigger than the pictures suggested and were very much appreciated as we had some excellent weather.
The inflatable toys for the pool were also much appreciated by my two children (both under 5).
We had an excellent holiday in this property and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted by amanda from nottingham (Submitted: 2 Jul 2007)
we had a wonderful holiday there, we also met the owner who was a very helpful in recommending places to visit and eat. The villa had everything we could wish for and we shall definately be returning.
It was a pleasure to meet you both. I know you had a great 25th wedding anniversary. You are welcome anytime.
Regards. Joe and Maria
Review submitted by Tracey from Dartford, Kent (Submitted: 19 Jun 2007)
The villa was lovely decorated and very clean. It was also very enclosed so ideal to take children without fear of them getting out. The property company that look after the villa were very helpful and Tony was on hand for lifts and helpful ideas. Overall we had a great weekend.
Review submitted by SALLY from HALSTEAD (Submitted: 9 Jun 2007)
Facilities excellent. Villa very clean on arrival.Directions need improving, it's easy to find the supermarket but then the one way system confuses the directions.Plenty of restaurants to choose from, recommend going to the other commercial centre because there is a greater selection of places to eat.Wanted to eat at a beach restaurant but found that end of May was too early in the season and lot's of places were still closed.The Supavalue and International supermarkets were very well stocked.You can get English newspapers daily at the kiosk outside the Supavalue. Pool at villa was lovely and was used daily (excellent weather!) My only recommendation for the villa would be a dishwasher.
It is confusing with the one way system, so I really strongly recommend airport pickup, from a local trustworthy Brit we have on hand. However now there is a "villarenters" map link which shows clearly the marked out route you should follow. We are 200 meters from Supa Value, so you cannot get too lost, but the Spanish have one way streets in every village now.
Joe and Maria
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 6 Jun 2007)
Second time here. More improvements made and better than ever. This will be a yearly holiday from now on for us. Alarm went bad on us, but Joe had them out same day, and its was quickly fixed. Thank you, and see you next year.
!!!!Try the new "Castello" up the road. Live music every night and great food.
Review submitted by Justin from Oxford (Submitted: 22 May 2007)
Very impressed with the beautiful villa and very very nice gardens. The trees have grown. You need new photos to give it justice. Private poolman cleaned our pool 3 times in one week. Pool was spotless! Cold, but we still enjoyed it, even in March! La marina is not bad at all. Some people critisize La Marina, but its not fair! It has a real "homely" feel. there are Italian ,German, Indian, Chineese and a few Spanish. We found it to be pleanty. Car is a good idea, we only had one for the last 3 days, and that was enough. La marina beach, with the Pine forest on the beach, is just what the doctor ordered!
Shade, sun, or sea within 10 strides in either direction. Thanks Joe and Maria for your help, and really big thank you to Lee in Spain. He is a gem, and made our stay very comfortable. We felt like A King and Queen! We will be back soon, we promise you.
Review submitted by Sean from Scotland (Submitted: 19 Apr 2007)
We liked the villa ,it was good enough for the size of my family if you have children then a car is essential, as there is nothing to do at this location,and the kids would not enjoy it, its quiet and peaceful and would siut anyone looking for that type of holiday, Talk to the locals in the local bars(La Marina Andy) if you require taxis to go anywhere as they are cheaper and they can arrange for you to be dropped of back at Alicante airport or take you wherever you want to go
There is park a stones throw away, and pleanty of bars and food place just a 5 minute walk away. Plenty of our guests never hired a car, and never missed it. But a car will always give you more choice as with any location.
Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Andrew from Cardiff (Submitted: 4 Apr 2007)
The villa itself was very good. Tidy and homely.
La Marina Urbanizacíon is very British, which is great if that's what you're looking for. There were a number of shop, bars and restaurants near by.
We had a bit of rain while we were there so we couldn't really use the pool, but i'm sure we would have, weather permitting (it looked great!)
There are a number of local taxi drivers
(cheaper than Spanish) who are happy to go to Alicante and Torrevieja which are both more lively
than La Marina
Review submitted by Lisa from La Marina, Spain (Submitted: 21 Mar 2007)
Myself, my husband, my mother and father, and mother-in-law and her friend all stayed for a week at this lovely villa. The villa was clean and tidy. Lee - the managing agent - met us at the Supavalue store and took us to the villa and showed us how to work the alarm etc - which was very simple to use. Unfortunately we couldn't use the pool as the water was too cold - however, the weather was very hot and sunny - beautiful. We hired a car and drove around - spent a lot of time down at La Marina beach - was bliss. The villa had everything you need - we even used the washing machine! Would definitely stay again and would definitely recommend to friends. Joe and Maria have been fantastic. If I had any queries before the arrival, Joe was very quick in responding - thank you Joe and Maria for lending us your beautiful villa. Hope to book again soon.
Review submitted by Sur from WALSALL (Submitted: 15 Mar 2007)
The villa was perfect in every way. Even the weather held out. Will be back in the summer....well after september. Its fully booked and I understand now why!
Management company (lee) very helpfull. Owner took the time to call me. Thanks.
Review submitted by Peter from France (Submitted: 4 Mar 2007)
A very good base to explore the area - a car is essential. The villa was warm and comfortable (we stayed in the winter). The local shops bars and restaurants are good once you find them all. I would advise anyone to have a good drive round when they first arrive. There are lots of different commercial areas and some are better than others.
Review submitted by Mrs from Yorkshire (Submitted: 2 Mar 2007)
Had an amazing time at the villa. The kids enjoyed the pool very much! Lovely area, with shops and restaurants just a 2 minute walk up the road. The Landlords catered for every need possible, which was amazing. Felt right at home. Could even watch our soaps on the television! The weather was amazing as well. Lovely walks on the beach which is just a 5 minute car journey away from the villa. Drove up to Benidorm which is 40 minutes away, Makes a great day out! Only wish our time at the villa was longer than a week! Will be back next year for sure! Thanks for a great stay!
Review submitted by Mrs from Bedfordshire (Submitted: 31 Dec 2006)
Had a great one week holiday at the villa. Met all my expectations and more. The owners have thought of absolutely everything to make the stay a comfortable one. The air conditioning system also had heat which was needed at night as we would have frozen without it. I didnt realise that Spain could get so cold at night in November! However the days were beautiful with temps well in the 20's. The kids still went in the pool and the pool toys were a superb idea! The villa is simply spectacular inside and out. The photos do not give the villa any justice. Once you open the private gates- you then get the full story. To be honest, the Villa was actually bigger than we had antisipated- which was a plus! We would like to thank the management company and the owners of the villa for making our stay at Villa Maria a perfect one. We will for sure be recommending the villa and will be coming back next year - This time, in the summer!
Review submitted by shirley from dorset (Submitted: 29 Nov 2006)
they have really exceeded expectations for this villa from wahing machine iron iron board hair dryer down to toys for the pool it is well worth the money beds very comfy so clean will book again
Review submitted by Colin from UK (Submitted: 28 Sep 2006)
This is a lovely villa that was eactly as described on the web site. The instructions we received for locating the villa and picking up the key were inadequate, fortunately a contact telephone number was provided and the key holder came to us and led us to the Villa.
The beaches of La Marina, 10 minute drive, were excellent. The area around the villa was very quiet during our stay in mid september.
The main disapointment for us was that the selection of restarunts available in the local area. All seemed to be run by english people serving traditional english food.
Review submitted by Hazelle from La Marina, Alicante (Submitted: 12 Sep 2006)
Very private unlike the other properties we saw close by. Lovely private pool. I would recommend the owner Joe Furmanek has a netted cover you can pull over the pool when not in use to prevent Gechos and other animals/wildlife falling into the pool, which is not too pleasant when you about to swim in the morning to discover dead bees, flys and little lizards. Would have been nice if the pool lights had worked at night to illuminate the Pool, but we were told they were broken which was a shame, and they have been for a little while according to the property management agency
The villa was clean, very homely, the AC is definately a good thing and we especially liked the fact that the outdoor shower, by the pool had hot running water.
We made use of the TV and Stereo and the local Spanish Supermarket is close by which helps as we didn't have the use of a car. Malcolm our driver who met us at the Airport, from the Property management company was extremely kind, most helpful and informative about the area and the people and what to be careful of whilst staying in Alicante. We found him to be a a very nice man and trustworthy. Lee at Leja villas was also most helpful in the planning of our holiday. The weather was fantastic whilst there and we hada lovely relaxing, lazy time. Just what the Doctor ordered. Many thanks - Hazelle Woodhurst and the girls - Erika, Zoe, Kate & Gail
Unfortunately, bees do fall in the water, (never heard, or seen of a Gecho doing that though!) but the pool pump will skim them out of the pool, so no one ever uses netting. The pool lights were burnt out
the previous occupants left them on night and day. I have ordered LED replacements which last a lot longer and consume less power. They will be here any day now. In August, everything in Spain closes down apart from tourist attractions! Difficult to get anything fixed in that month. But from what I hear you want to come back, and you will have your pool lights, I guarantee, the next time.
Regards Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Nick from 35 Blenheim Avenue Faversham Kent ME13 8NW (Submitted: 5 Jul 2006)
We had a lovely time - the weather great and we all used the pool every day. Our granddaughter Holly (14 months) enjoyed all the toys which were there.
The villa was well equipped and the high chair was very handy.
The people at Leja were very helpful as the directions from the supermarket to the villa were somewhat vague.
Overall an excellent experience.
Review submitted by Robert from Scotland (Submitted: 5 Jun 2006)
Had a superb stay at Villa Maria. the villa without doubt has be be one of the best on this website, and we have been to a few. Never seen a better on up to now. Just walking in the front door shows its visited and lived in by the owners. Quality of the furniture, and attention to detail makes this villa stand above head and shoulders from the rest. The area is great. within a couple minutes walk you have the bars and resturants, and yet you cannot hear from the villa. You can see them from the sun terrace, but hear them not. the beach is a 5 minutes drive and a car is recommended, but not 100 % must, at all, especially if you want a lazy relaxing holiday, with good bars up the road. Will be back definatley next year.
Thanks for a week in paradise!
Review submitted by Alastair from Dumbarton, Scotland (Submitted: 27 May 2006)
The villa was absolutely perfect. It is very well equipped, and all the fixtures and fittings are of very high quality. The villa and its grounds are very spacious and private, and we enjoyed a really peaceful and relaxing week.
We also found the property agent very friendly and obliging.
We had no complaints at all and would happily recommend Villa Maria to anyone.
Review submitted by Wendy from 33 Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex (Submitted: 10 Apr 2006)
This is a superb villa with excellent facilities that we could not fault. We had a smashing weeks holiday and hope to return next year. A big thank you to the owners for letting us share their little piece of paradise. Wendy from Witham in Essex
Review submitted by Les & Diane from La Marina (Submitted: 28 Mar 2006)
A lovely relaxing stay for our ruby wedding anniversary together with our children.
We met Joe and the family in January whilst looking for the villa in anticipation of a late night arrival in March and it proved worthwhile.
We now have our own house in Hondon and Joe if you ever fancy a visit get in touch via the e-mail and we can return the hospitality you afforded us.
Review submitted by Tony from Manchester (Submitted: 23 Feb 2006)
My wife and I have just spent 7 wonderful nights in this luxury Villa. It is modern, clean, big and beautiful. La Marina is a really nice place to visit. It has everything you need and an excellent place to explore the Costa Blanca. We are definatly going to revisit this place this year and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted by shirley from hull england (Submitted: 4 Jan 2006)
we found this villa excellent and value for money it had every thing we needed. we would go back again we enjoyed it so much.
Review submitted by Lee from Plymouth (Submitted: 20 Dec 2005)
The Villa was fabulous, Ok there is building work going on around the Urbanization, as with all of Spain, but from the house, you couldn't hear a thing.
With only a short walk to go to some small bars and shops also.
We loved the place.
The villa was equipped with everything and more you could ask for. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in luxury, whilst self catering.
If we hadn't just brought a villa in La Marina, i would definately go again.
Compliments to the letting agengy Leja also. So very helpful.
Review submitted by Johnny from Bury (Submitted: 3 Dec 2005)
Make no mistake about it, this is a cut above the rest. Too many classy and expensive touches to make this "another rental". Joe and Maria the owners took the effort to call us back and arrange another crib (we have twinns!)and they said they frequently visit the villa, and it really obvious to see.
Furniture was expensive it didn't have the cheap feel as so many other villa's we visited. Pool was bigger than we expected, and the Garden will trimmed. we will be back for sure. felt right at home from the first day. Even the bars and resturants up the road were really homely. The management company were very promt and so nice. We were never looked after so well, yet left alone too. Happy holidays at villa Maria!!!!
Review submitted by Jan from Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK (Submitted: 1 Nov 2005)
This villa met our expectations in every way. The service from the maintenance company via the owners was excellent. Our washing machine broke down and was replaced with a brand new one the next day. Unfortunately, the pool was too cold to get much use out of at this late stage in the season, but that was our choice to go when it was slightly cooler. Our only complaint is that the 2 porn channels on Sky were too easily accessed by our children. Close enough to the shops/bars etc but not so close as to cause a noise nuisance. Overall, a great place to stay.
The 24 hour porn channels started broadcasting about 2 months ago without us realizing. NOBODY complained until now. The old receiver didn't need a "parental Lock", and never had one. We have just brought the new reciever that does have parental control, so the customer now has the ability to control this. This is NOT a normal Sky system, as in the UK. New channels are added all the time, and the "European" attitude towards porn is much more tolerant than the British. We are also parents so control is important. Its now fixed.
Joe and Maria (Owners)
Review submitted by sharon from Nottingham (Submitted: 25 Oct 2005)
Exellent holiday, in every respect. villa was simply beautiful. A palace in fact. Everything was as promised, and the management company were very helpful to organize trips. Recommended for all ages, but you are right the floodlit pool at 3 00am in the morning was sooooo inviting! sky tv meant we see East enders in the sun! thank you thank you. We will be back
Review submitted by Paul from Stevenage (Submitted: 25 Oct 2005)
An excellant place to stay, everything you could possibly need in the villa and the pool is superb. Would recomment car as it is at least 20 minutes from Alicante and local shops, bars resteraunts are good but better if you are able to travel a bit further for a better selection.
Review submitted by Josefin from La Marina (Submitted: 4 Oct 2005)
very nice villa and very clean and well equipped. Good with close to supermarket, although it was good to have a car to get around cause its not that close to beach and city etc.
Review submitted by Kerry from Rayleigh, Essex (Submitted: 27 Sep 2005)
The Villa was very comfortable and felt as if we were staying in someone's home rather than a 'holiday' home. The only problem we had was when the water was turned off in the town a couple of times during the week - obviously this is nothing to do with the owners. I would definitiely recommend to friends and we will probably go back again in the future.
As with everywhere in Spain, electricity can just be switched off at any time with no warning! We have had emergency lights fitted that automaticly come on. Never heard of the water being switched off, but I have since leaned over 4000 homes were effected for an hour or so twice in a week. But that is definately nothing to do with us. This will probably not happen again, but Spain wouldn't be Spain if something didn't go out, sometime! Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by Mark from Beds (Submitted: 7 Sep 2005)
What a place! Really had a homely feel. Everything was supplied that anybody could wish for. There were floats and kids toys, (loads of them) never seen anyone supply that before. Its obvious the owners frequently vist there, and its not just another rental out to make money. Very clean, and very very stylish with a giant chandeleir hanging in the tower. Next year already booked there, this time for 2 weeks! it is the ultimate villa in a friendly location. shops just 5 mins up the road. Highly highly recommend it.
Review submitted by LEE from La Marina (Submitted: 5 Sep 2005)
Great Villa, clean, well equiped, close to bars, restaurants, shops. Great beaches nearby if you require them, fantastic value for money, would not hesitate in " highly recommending"
Review submitted by Janice from England (Submitted: 6 Aug 2005)
This villa was exactly as it was portrayed on the website. We found a clean, spacious, well equipped villa with excellent facitilies both for the adults and children. Everything that had been promised was delivered and the great service from the staff at the Lejavillas was much appreciated, especially Lee and Malcolm. The airconditioning and own pool were both an absolute must!! No hesitation whatsoever in recommending this villa and the services.
Review submitted by Gavin from Cosgrove. Milton Keynes.England (Submitted: 7 Jun 2005)
The Villa is very well furnished to give a home from home feel as soon as you enter inside.
It is immaculately clean throughout and even exceeded our high standards of presentation.
The swimming pool was great for both adults and children.
We would love to use the same villa again next year.
Review submitted by Ella from West Yorkshire (Submitted: 5 Jun 2005)
The villa itself was absolutely beautiful, couldn't fault it. i must say however that this is very much a residential resort, thus a car is required in order to explore nearby livelier resorts and beech. For a totally peaceful break in the sun with a spotless home from home feel this is the place to go.
Just a small note to bear in mind, a Cleaning charge of 80 euros is payable on departure!! (this was not mentioned on villarenters.)
The area is not Benidorm but just 5 minutes walk up the road, there are many bars, resturants and you don't have to drink and drive! The villa is about 15 minutes drive away from one of the most lively resorts there is. As for the cleaning fee, it IS on the website listed as 50 GBP (about 80 euro) and is to be paid locally. Joe and Maria.
Review submitted by DENISE from COSTA BLANCA (Submitted: 25 Mar 2005)
THIS PROPERY WAS EXCELLENT, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED,THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED,CLEAN AND VERY VERY COMFORTABLE. THE OWNER WAS EXCEPTIONALLY HELPFUL. PERFECT LOCATION WITH EVERYTHING CLOSE. WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE.
Review submitted by Teresa from Bedfordshire, England (Submitted: 16 Sep 2004)
I went to the Villa twice this year and loved it. Everything met my expectations; the villa was fully equipped with every necessity possible. Including English TV which was a special touch that really made me feel at home!
The villa has a fantastic swimming pool and it is really relaxing. The area is perfect, with pubs and restaurants up the road and La Marina Beach just 5 minutes away, the villa is in the best location! I will without a doubt be booking to go again very soon as I already class this villa as my second home! The owners, Joe and Maria answered every query I had about the villa and the local entertainment.
I would just like to say a big thank you for making my holidays everything I thought it would be – and more!
Good Luck with everything and you will hear from me again!
Review submitted by Heiler from Germany (Submitted: 6 Sep 2004)
Absolutely fantastic villa! The best we have stayed in. The A/C is really needed in Spain, and would have been terrible without it. The cool villa was equiped with everything including baby chairs and cribs. Has English TV,
German/international TV and even a DVD player! We would recomend this villa to anyone, young or old. The pool was just so nice. Loads of sunchairs and even the sponge covers are provided. The owners Joe and Maria, could not have been faulted. Everything as promised or better! We will NEVER have another villa that does not have AC! almost 50 degrees when we were there, AC is a must! We are booking again for next year with Joe and Maria. Thanks you.
The Heiler family
Stefan, Anja and Mike
Review submitted by Allan from Thatcham, England (Submitted: 10 Aug 2004)
This is an outstanding villa in a very peacefull location. The villa itself is equiped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay, ac to keep you cool at night and an excellent pool to keep you cool and refreshed through the day. I would highly recomend this villa, my wife, 2 boys and myself had a very relaxing week here and my only regret is that we did not book it for 2 weeks. Communications with the owner, Joe, were also excellent many thanks Joe on letting us stay at you wounderfull place in the sun. Allan