This good value property will grow on you
recensione inoltrata: 31 ottobre 2010
Data soggiorno: settembre 2010
Malona is situated centrally and nestles in a fertile basin surrounded by hills. A car is highly desirable and lets you reach the main east coast road in under five minutes, giving access to many places. In less than ten minutes by car, you can be at a superb sandy beach, with safe bathing.
Malona has a mix of restored properties and derelict dwellings, all scattered along a maze of narrow streets. There are a few shops, bars and tavernas within walking distance but you will probably wish to venture further afield.
The property appears small from outside yet is surprisingly spacious inside. The bougainvillea prominent in the photograph on the website had been cut right back when we visited, although a lemon tree and a vine remain. The property has been well restored but has derelict buildings in proximity. On-street car parking was always available in the vicinity, however the road outside the property is narrow and parking there could obstruct other vehicles.
The shaded ground floor patio and sunny first floor terrace provide visitors with a superb choice, whatever the temperature. Many of the property’s traditional features have been retained, including the charming front door and oak beam ceilings. The bedroom is on the ground floor and air-conditioned. There is generous wardrobe and storage space. Leading off the bedroom is the compact kitchen, which is very well equipped. Leading off the kitchen is the washroom and toilet. The shower is of the wet room type and the shower head is hand-held (although there is a fixed, cold water, outdoor shower, if you are brave).
The two floors are connected by external stairs, as is common in traditional Greek rural dwellings. The first floor has a very comfortable and spacious lounge, with views over rooftops to the hills in the distance. Thoughtfully, the owners provide a selection of books, guides, games and a PlayStation.
The owners deal very efficiently with the booking administration, deposit refund and other arrangements. We found them friendly and helpful, in particular with detailed directions to the property. The arrangements upon arrival were less good. Although the (English) caretaker lives only a few metres away, we had to make an international mobile phone call to gain entry, as his address was not provided. If you expect to arrive after dark, we recommend you make access arrangements in advance.
VALUE FOR MONEY
WOULD YOU GO BACK?
Persone di età 55+,
Risposta del proprietario: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed to make your stay enjoyable.
Voti utili: 4/4
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