Where to start...
My husband and I have been renting villa’s in Florida for many years. We’ve rented this particular villa because of the way it looked in the pictures and the good reviews on Tripadvisor.
What a disapointment we had!
The pictures on the webside were taken with a special lens, the inside of the villa as well as the pool area are much smaller than they seem to be in the pictures.
When we entered the villa, we were “overwhelmed” by the amount of big furnitures in a relatively small living/dining area. Outdated furnitures that have been “well used” which means that all the seats, inside the house as well as outside by the pool area, are sinking. Some of the inside chairs and barstools have spots and are looking kind of smudgy from wear and tear, the pool furnitures also have had their best time.
The mattress in the master bedroom was much too small for the bed, it looked funny but..., that wasn’t the worst, it’s really time to change that mattress! It’s worn and sagging. After one night sleeping in the bed and waking up aching and tired we decided to try to lie down sideways because that gave at least a little more support but was difficult to get in and out of the bed, it felt like camping! We were not able to rest properly so we’ve spend three nights somewhere else.
At first site the bathroom looked o.k. but when we took a shower we discovered that it must have been a very long time since the shower area has had a thorough clean. Around the bottom of the shower door it was filthy and some of the tiles in the shower have mould.
There were a few hairs on the tiles, underneath the shower door. Due to this we were tip toeing around in the shower area trying to avoid contact with the filth on the door, etc.
Unfortunately Tripadvisor does not provide space for pictures otherwise I would've shown them.
The kitchen also looked good at first site but taking a closer look we decided to not use the kitchen and to eat out every day. Dust was hanging on the ceiling fan and the dishwasher and the oven were really not clean.
Everybody has different standards of luxury and cleanliness.
Once upon a time this villa probably has been considered “luxury”, “beautiful” and decorated to a high standard. Nowadays, honestly, this is no longer the case,.
The house itself is a beautifull house except for that it needs TLC and a good cleaning each time it has been rented out (the cleaners probably don’t have enough time for that).
But please..., to prevent renters from being disappointed, don’t advertise it anymore as luxury, it’s no more than a nice vacation house for families with kids and that’s how it should be advertised.
I have to say we had the most relaxing, quiet holiday that we'd experienced in years.
Quiet location, serene villa, amazing spa and heavenly pool.
Near enough to everything you would need for your holidays but far enough away that you weren't disturbed by traffic and noise.
The management company were excellent and came out within hours when we had two wasps nests appear.
Dealing with Victoria in the run up to the holiday was easy too.
It really is as a good as people say.
Thanks for letting us stay!