Good, but not as expected
Review Submitted: 16 September 2008
Date of Stay: September 2008
We had a great holiday, but our main problem with this villa was that there was an expectation gap between what was advertised and what the villa was like in reality.
First and foremost, the beautiful view that you see above is not the view from the villa - it is very mis-leading. The owner will say that the picture is clearly labelled as a view of Hydra, which you can't see from the villa, but when you don't know the area you would assume this is the view from the villa. The house you can see is not the villa you'll be staying in.
Secondly, the owner lists the villa as luxury. It is by no means luxury, which also led to the expectation gap.
Having said that, we had a lovely holiday and the villa was everything we needed - if it had been advertised correctly we still would have chosen it. The pool area in particular is excellent, and the pool is cleaned regularly.
The villa was clean, and had plenty of amenities - it is well stocked, and in a good location - Porto Heli and Spetses were both in striking distance and we found it to be a great location for a family holiday.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I’m sorry to hear that the party was disappointed with the house but I feel the implication that the photos are misleading to be unfair.
The view towards Hydra is clearly described as being just that, it is designed to give an idea of the area and the truly spectacular views. The house is described as facing the island of Spetses. In addition a very clear photo of the house shows that is a different colour to the corner of the house in the photo of the view towards Hydra.
Luxury is a very subjective term and I have a visitors book full of praise for the house, inevitably some things will not be to everyone’s taste.
Helpful votes: 9/10
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