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Review submitted by Tara from Houghton Le Spring (Submitted: 13 Jul 2012)
This Casita is a beautiful property set in tranquil gardens providing a perfect hideaway for a relaxing holiday. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and everything you could possible need was either already there or was easily provided by Pauline and Michael, who were perfect hosts.
Although there is no air conditioning in the property, large fans are provided which help with the heat overnight and we personally felt that the addition of air conditioning would somehow detract from the rustic appeal of the Casita.
Fantastic weather, stunning scenery and excellent facilities were made even more special by the attention to detail provided by the hosts. Welcomed with homemade bread and Jam, wine, beer and fruit it is impossible not to feel relaxed from the moment you arrive.
This will be my first choice when I next need to escape life!
Review submitted by Ellie from Utrecht (Submitted: 26 Oct 2010)
Very nicely located and decorated, beautiful garden, beds very comfortable, all stuff in good quality. Friendly owners, who provided good info on all our questions, nice welcome food.
Only negative aspect (but not related to owners) : we had not received arrival instructions, our mail on this was not answered, and the location is very difficult to find (as they said: it is really a miracle that you did find it, we had spend hours walking and asking around).
Review submitted by Debs from Newton Abbot (Submitted: 12 Oct 2010)
Pauline and Mike couldnt do enough to help make the stay a memorable one. The property was lovely and clean and had little personal touches which made all the difference. The one thing I would say is that people who are uncomfortable in the company of dogs may find Ollie (young, friendly and very lively dog) a little overwhelming. Otherwise, a great place and great holiday.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 25 Feb 2010)
December 2009/January 2010:
“Thank you for the kindness and great hospitality shown to us. We had a great holiday and we hope to see you both some time again.”
Fiona & Senan - Scotland
“How to tell you how much we appreciated your kindness and care along those too short days. The Casita is a lovely place. We enjoyed each minute.”
Marie, Claude, Gigi & Mario – Montreal/Quebec, Canada
3rd October 2009:
“Well what to say to follow all the wonderful comments written here before, other than we agree!! Thank you both for a brilliant week. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Lorraine & John – Gamlingay, Cambs, England
19th September 2009:
“It’s time to leave this oasis of calm & beauty and return to the real world. The Casita is a home away from home but better. Sunshine, fresh ripe fruit straight from the trees outside the door, a pool with fantastic views so when relaxing you don’t feel so bad about not going sightseeing – again. A huge thank you to our wonderful hosts – you made our stay even better with all your help and advice. When friend and family ask for tips on Spain – yours will be the first name from our lips.”
Amanda & Ken – Sydney, Australia by way of Copenhagen
11th September 2009:
“Thank you so much for the warm welcome and the beautiful Casita. Never having been to the Alpujarras before we weren’t quite sure what to expect when we left the coast road last Saturday but thanks to your help & advice we now feel quite at home and would love to stay longer. The Alhambra was of course astonishing but our day down at Playa Cabria was also wonderful, not to mention just lazing by the pool!”
Mick & Lindsey – East Twickenham
15 August 2009:
“Thank you very much for a most enjoyable stay. You made us feel very welcome and the Casita and pool were just perfect. The fresh fruit, oil, jam and bread were delicious and very much appreciated. We are also grateful for all your help and advice, it was most kind of you both. Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday. We hope to come back again soon, as it has been delightful.”
Cerys & Kaia – Monmouth, Wales
“We’ve had a really lovely holiday, thanks so much for making us feel so welcome. We’ll miss our daily swim. The Casita & garden are lovely and we’ve really appreciated your hospitality.”
Laurie, Sally and Ewan – Cambridge, UK
“Thank you Michael & Pauline for great hospitality and thoughtfulness. A wonderful stay in this beautiful spot – only wished we could have stayed longer.”
Jessie, Doug and Robin – York, UK
18th June 2009:
“Our last day, it seems impossible we have only been here two weeks. It has been so wonderful and relaxing. The ‘real world’ seema a million miles away and we think that feeling is mainly down to Pauline & Michael. From the warm welcome when we first arrived, Pauline’s fresh baked bread, the fresh fruit and veg Michael picked and brought us. They showed us all the best places to eat and visit, but best of all showed us how to relax. So thank you both for welcoming us into your home.”
Debbie & Carl – Stamford, England
13th June 2009:
“We would like to thank you both very much for helping to make our stay in your beautiful Casita as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, with your thoughtful provision of every item we might require. Also more interesting through your sharing of your wealth of local knowledge. We particularly appreciated the generous gifts of your home grown/made produce and other kind gestures of hospitality>”
Kathy & Neil – Slough, England
16th May 2009:
“A lovely corner of paradise. The Casita is wonderful, the views exquisite and we couldn’t have asked for more. Sipping our 3 euros Cava at night listening to the various sounds of nature made us relaxed and able to forget all the stresses of London life. Thanks for all your help and for having such a wonderful place.”
Carol & Tim – London, UK
2nd May 2009:
“We came for sun, scenery and relaxation – the weather has (mostly) been kind but the scenery surpasses anything we had dreamed of, as does this charming Casita. Sipping beer in the beautiful garden is a treat! Thank you for your advice – most welcome – and the fruit and veg from your garden. These unexpected touches make your home even more welcoming.”
Lesley & Alan – Berkshire, England
5th April 2009:
“What a wonderful location!! And a beautiful Casita! We were really impressed with all the lovely little touches. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.”
William, Cheryl, Jenny & “Gaga” - UK
12th October 2008:
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely casita and it’s wonderfully relaxing surroundings. Thank you for being such charming hosts.”
Claudia & Matthew – London
4th October 2008:
“Thank you for the very warm welcome and even warmer send-off! Your insights into the area made our first trip to Spain all the more enjoyable. The casita and the garden are delightful.”
Phil & Janet
27th September 2008:
“It was lovely to stay in this peaceful casita again. Thank you for looking after us so well. Already looking forward to our next visit.”
Sophie & Brian
19th September 2008:
“The charming casita has lived up to all expectations. The views from the dining area are enchanting. The well designed, peaceful garden has added immensely to our enjoyment. We shall miss our daily dips in the pool and the way we have been looked after by our hosts, who couldn’t do enough for us. Thanks also for sharing you home produce with us.”
Caroline & Phil