Villa with breathtaking views of the coastl… – vrbo gaz 67 dakar

Casa vista al mar was a beautiful villa and provided us with a base to explore this wonderful part of the world. High up in the hills and 25 minutes from the coast, this the the ideal venue for up to 8 guests who love spending hot, lazy days in the sun or in the pool. The grounds of the villa are set up so that you can catch the sun at all times of the day. We cannot over emphasize how hair raising the final drive up the hillside to the villa is, with hair pin bends, single tracks and sheer drops. Once at the villa, however, you do not need to leave if the weather is good, other than for food supplies. The house was more than adequately equipped as per the description and barbecuing on the terrace was delightful. The house and the town of Sayalonga are set up to receive German guests more so than English, however this was not an issue as the communication with both the owner and managers was excellent. It is worth noting that the 4th bedroom is not accessible from the main house, it has it’s own entrance, and so younger children could not sleep there, or people who need to visit the loo in the night.

Pictures don’t do this villa justice. The views are incredible. Spacious, clean, very well equipped kitchen, wonderful conservatory for soaking up the winter heat. Simple, quality furnishings. Air con units in rooms plus gas fired on-demand radiators which we did need to use towards the end of our stay, when it got cooler at night. Large beds with memory foam toppers, plenty of duvets. Weather was much warmer in November than forecast and only occasional wind.

Our first drive up, led by the local host, was a bit of an experience as the roads were not what we were used to. After a couple of trips up and down, in daylight and at night, going very slow in places where it was bumpy and taking care on bends, I found it less of a challenge and went in and out of town regularly. Mobile phone/ data connectivity fantastic, with only the occasional dip in signal. Very spacious main bathroom with shower, bath, bidet, loo and basin. Host( available for maintenance issues and initial intro to house) doesn’t speak English ( Spanish, German and Russian) but we got by with sign language and pointing! He was amiable and helpful when needed ( fuse had gone and temporary boiler issue). Immediate locale is pleasant for a walk but those with mobility issues might struggle.

Grounds of house are lovely, heavily sloping but no perimeter fencing so our dog was able to wander off if he chose to. There are inch long spines from a shrub somewhere in the grounds, which got caught in his coat. Easy to see and remove however.

Beeindruckend war ja schonmal die bebilderte Wegbeschreibung (und die fantastischen Tipps), die wir vor der Anreise bekommen haben. Das Haus liegt in den Bergen, die Anreise war kein Problem für einen routinierten Fahrer :). Wenige km weg vom Ort über schmale und kurvige Straßen zu erreichen. Ab dem Moment, wenn man durch das Tor auf das Grundstück fährt, kommt definitiv Urlaubsstimmung auf. Das Haus ist genauso beschrieben, wie es auch aussieht, der Blick und die Terrasse outstanding. Absolut ruhig und einsam, vor neugierigen Blicken geschützt kann man seinen Urlaub genießen. Die Terrasse ist sicher beeindruckender als das Innere des Hauses. Die Küche hat alles, was man braucht, der Außengrill wurde von uns auch häufig genutzt. Das Haus ist gepflegt und sauber. Auf der Terrasse genießt man die Sonne von morgens bis abends – im Hochsommer würde man vielleicht ab und zu eine Klimaanlage herbeiwünschen, aber es weht immer ein angenehmer Wind. Wer mag, kann auch etliche Ausflugsziele in der Gegend besuchen. Wir wollten die Seele baumeln lassen und das ist uns in der Villa geglückt. Wir werden wiederkommen.