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- 8 déc. 2018
A propos de Reuben Gates
Ali et moi avons acheté cette maison pour plein de raisons. La première raison a été pour nous de pouvoir profiter de vacances en famille avec nos 3 enfants, surtout pendant leur jeunesse. Une autre raison clé était en partie égoïste car j'adore l'ornithologie et l'idée était donc de pouvoir venir avec mon frère qui est également un fervent amateur d'oiseaux. Pour finir, bien sûr, nous l'avons vu comme une opportunité de louer cette propriété à d'autres personnes qui l'apprécieront aussi pour ces raisons mais également pour bien d'autres.
Année d’acquisition : 2003
Pourquoi Reuben Gates a choisi Hinojos
En raison de si son bel emplacement proche des meilleurs sites d'ornithologie probablement en Europe mais également car c'est hors des sentiers battus avec aussi peu d'Anglais que possible. Nous avons également choisi cette partie d'Andalousie car nous voulions être sûrs d'avoir un climat aussi bon que possible, par exemple, le sud de l'Espagne est plus souvent chaud et charmant en comparaison avec la France ou le nord de l'Espagne.
Les points forts de cette location
Comme indiqué : accès incomparable à la faune et flore et vraiment hors des sentiers battus. La ville de western d'El Rocio est également complètement unique.
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
nous avons passe de bonnes vacances mais la maison est mal conçue pour un sejour l'hiver a 8 personnes
avoir les oranges dans le jardin pour le petit dejeuner c'est le top
Claire, merci bien pour ta revue. Il a fait un temp tres froid ce mois. Nous venons d’installer le chauffage dans l’habitation principale et le salon. Aussi nous venons d’acheter les duvets pour chaque habitations.
Très belle maison, excellent séjour
Nous avons apprécié notre séjour dans la maison louée à Hinojos. Le contact avec le propriétaire et les personnes intermédiaires était parfait, nous avons été accueilli bien chaleureusement. La maison était spacieuse, très propre, la literie était confortable, le jardin agréable. Le seul petit bémol dans notre cas était de ne pas pouvoir utiliser la piscine le dernier jour de notre séjour à cause d'un problème avec l'eau de la piscine mais encore une fois, les personnes sur place ont fait tout ce qu'elles pouvaient pour y remédier et nous sentions vraiment que leur principale préoccupation était de toujours nous satisfaire. Location à recommander. Très beau séjour.
Lovely week in quiet area, with easy access to seville and the beach.
Family of 7 including two under 3's, had a nice relaxing break near the traditional village of Hinojos. The villa is well stocked in the kitchen and bathroom areas, the bedrooms are more suited to children sharing than adults due to space. The gardens and pool area are a lovely sun trap but require TLC (the gardner and pool cleaner were away when we occupied the villa) several of the local restaurants were closed due to their vaciation the week we were there (4th to the 11th september) the mercadonna in pilas was excellent, around a ten minute drive and the cafe next door to the shop were very friendly! locals in general are very friendly and accomodating. the outside bbq area was the place to be from 6pm onwards for a G and T with the portable bbq. Our 3 year old loved the swing and playhouse as well as the provided inflatables for the pool. Lovely relaxing week and cant wait to return to seville for a weekend break! Thank you to Rueben for his excellent communication before and during our stay, also the villa has plenty of information and useful tips also car hire is essential
Beautiful area and well equipped villa.
We had a very enjoyable week in Casa Donana. The villa is very clean and well equipped - Reuben is keen to listen to feedback and is always making improvements and so we found everything to be well-organised: lots of crockery, lovely bathrooms, shelter for the car etc. There are a many things to do in the area and there are only a few English tourists which we enjoyed. The beaches are lovely and quite empty if you go along from the main urbanisation and the sea was warm. Seville was easy to get to on the metro and we were impressed by what a beautiful, clean city it is. The pine woods close to the villa and spreading across the national park are very attractive.
Excellent family holiday,Great Location
Our first time abroad for a while, My wife & I wanted somewhere peaceful & our two teenage daughters wanted a pool, Casa Donana didn't disappoint.
The villa is set on a quite estate and within walking distance to the surrounding woodland.
The bedrooms are basic, clean with comfortable beds. the bathrooms & kitchen are modern and the kitchen is well equipped. We found the villa very comfortable.
We spent most mornings by the pool before avoiding the midday sun in the air conned villa, (it was well into the 40*), and then back out in the early evening.
There is plenty to do within the area if you want to, Gaby sorted out a hire bike for me which was delivered and picked up from the villa, some nice rides on good tracks in the woods towards Almonte and down through Doñana National Park, the roads are quite and flat. We had nice days out in Sevilla and at the beach and a full day driving to Arcos de la Frontera & Ronda.
We had good communication with Ruebens and Gaby before our arrival with made our stay go smoothly
We all had a excellent time and Casa Donana was a great place to stay
Spacious and peaceful property but outside area in need of more care
Overall we enjoyed our stay - it’s an authentic Spanish house in a great location for exploring Andalusia and even for popping over to Portugal. The inside seemed clean enough on arrival, with an updated kitchen and nice bathrooms, but it would benefit from a deep clean - lots of the kitchen utensils and crockery were dirty. The outside area was very disappointing on arrival - the patio’s were not swept and we actually had to clean up dog poop, the garden furniture shabby and full of dust and bird droppings, the BBQ had not been cleaned after it’s last use (so my husband cleaned it all, but I’m afraid we left it the way we found it) and the pool was unusably dirty - which I had to request to be attended to. The property owner and the housekeeper were, however, very responsive and pleasant to deal with and the pool was attended to immediately. It was not the way to start a holiday, though. This could be a great property if it was looked after better.
Dear Nicola, thank you for your review; we appreciate it although naturally disappointed and very sorry. Permit me to address each point in turn:
Re. the house requiring a deep clean: we were so surprised to read this as Gaby has such incredibly high standards of cleanliness and every time we or friends have stayed everyone has always remarked how clean the place is. I am particularly surprised about the point re crockery / utensils because Gaby always rewashes - by hand - everything prior to the arrival of the next guest even if the previous guest has already washed everything through the dishwasher! I can only think this a one off and we are still scratching our heads. I'm really sorry.
Re the outside area, we are extremely sorry. Gaby has been trialling a new gardener for the past couple of months since the last gardener had to stop due to health problems (leading to the garden falling below our and our clients' expectations). We were promised so much by the new gardener but he has let us down terribly. He will not be returning and we have just recruited a new gardener (Hans) who lives on the same urbanisation with a wonderfully maintained pool and garden (which he does himself).. We are taking immediate steps to address all the issues and are confident the garden will be returned to its former glory soon. So sorry re the dog poop: we haven't had any dogs staying so can only imagine it is a fox or something comparable. Either way it should have been picked up of course (Dogs are allowed to stay on condition owners pick up dog poop). With regards to the area not looking swept we have a policy of ensuring the place is swept the day before or the day of the arrival of our guests. I've invested in a petrol leaf blower to help make it easier for the gardener to do this. N.B. the house is in a rural setting so leaves can fall off the mulberry tree quite quickly and dust can come in to the grounds. As an additional measure, I have given the green light to Gaby to add an additional screen to the front hedge-line to ensure minimum dust can come into the grounds. The bbq not being cleaned is inexcusable; this should have been done by the gardener. This won't happen again. Once again, please accept my sincerest apologies for your stay not being up to scratch. Gaby has worked so hard to provide a super customer experience and a great-value-for money holiday. We've taken quick measures to ensure this high standard resumes and continues. Sorry again. Reuben and Ali.
Autres activités : ornithologie
33% (not 50%) deposit is required to confirm the booking. Min. 3 nights. You can have any combination of days provided there is availability. This will gives you access to cheaper flights. I am happy to receive payment in £ or Euros via (on-line) bank transfer but can also accepts cheques. As soon as the deposit is paid I will put you in touch with my local agent for your arrival requirements. Please ensure property is vacated by 11am on day of departure.