"The house was simply AMAZING and blew all of our expectaions out of the water, the pictures do not do it justice"
"Outstanding people to work with"
Date of Stay: February 2012, from Rosey
This is pure luxury. Where to start? A swim in the pool, a glass of bubbly in the jacuzzi whilst we watch the sunset or just watch it from the terrace off our bedroom? Villa del Gato is extremely spacious, whether in living or sleeping areas and all fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. The 5 bathrooms (4 en suite) are beautiful. The whole villa, the large kitchen included, is extremely well-equipped with all mod cons - that is, if you haven't chosen the option to have the cook make you a delicious and authentic meal (better Andalusian food than at any restaurant I have ever eaten in!). Santi, the maid was most kind and helpful. Dining on the large terrace overlooking the pool and extensive gardens was a pleasure but dining indoors was also lovely in the bright and spacious dining area which leads off the main living area. Quite frankly, the photos just don't do this place justice! From start to finish this is a slick, efficient, yet friendly organisation. Nothing was too much trouble for William and Arnie who dealt with our booking. [Arnie has since retired, succeed by Celine, Ed.] Having signed the contract, they sent us a 50 page comprehensive information pack which introduced us to places we would have never found on our own, including good quality restaurants which weren't too expensive. One of our party was a golf fanatic and William (who is very knowledgeable about the golf courses in this neck of the woods and has written an authoritative guide to the courses of Spain & Portugal) was able to advise and arrange a few rounds for him. He is thinking of returning with other golf fanatics! This is a lovely place for a holiday and we found the weather warm and sunny in February. Having heard that Seaforde also have a villa in Tuscany am considering this for our next holiday. Maybe we'll go there for the olive harvest.
Date of Stay: April 2011, from Mark, Michigan
Our family along with 3 other families rented William's house for a week in April 2011. There was 8 adults and 6 children. The house was simply AMAZING and blew all of our expectaions out of the water, the pictures do not do it justice, the house really is amazing. The views were from out of this world. We had more then enough room and the children loved the pool and the large yard to play in. None of us felt closed in and the house is so roomy that we actully had to go look for each other when you wanted to talk to someone. Very roomy. William and Arnie were GREAT to work with. [Arnie has since retired, succeed by Celine, Ed.] We flew to Spain from the United Stated of America (Michigan). Everything from sending the deposit to making final payment and finilizing the final bill was easier then checking in a hotel. William and Arnie are outstanding people to work with. They made our vacation the best ever and one none of us will ever forget. We will be renting one of his other homes soon. While at the house they both did everything they could to make this vacation a great experience from setting up tee times to reccomending places to visit and eat at. I would highly recommend renting this house. We first thought renting a house in Spain when we were all from Michigan would be hard to do owever William and Arnie made it the easiest rental ever. Thank you William and Arnie for the best vacation ever, you made life long memories not only for us adults but al for our children.
Date of Stay: October 2011, from Eric, USA
I stayed at this villa in July 2011 with 10 other friends – a combination of mid-40s singles and couples. We had an amazing time. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The villa itself was gorgeous and clearly built to high standards with marble flooring, luxury bath fixtures, powerful air conditioning, and a large well equipped kitchen. It was ideally situated for a quick trip to the beach or for day trips to Rhonda, Granada, Seville, or Gibraltar. We also spent a good bit of time just lounging by the pool. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants in El Rosario and down the hill along the beach. But don’t pass up having the caretaker, Santi, cook you a meal or two at the villa! She did an amazing job. We would definitely hope to come back and visit again. Cars are definitely required as there is not much within an easy walk of the villa.
Date of Stay: June 2011, from Jean, Arizona
Our family, all ten of us, had a fabulous time on this property and in Marbella. It was the exact getaway we all needed. The best thing to say about this house, is it is exactly as it appears on the internet - it's beautiful, has great views, plenty of room, excellent internet connects and close "enough" to the beach. The local beach is lovely, not too crowded but plenty of amenities, restaurants, bars and amazing croissants!! We rented a car so went back and forth to the beach almost every day. We cooked for ourselves several nights and the kitchen is well stocked. The local restaurants are very good, the paella for 4 feeds 6 at the beach! The city of Marbella is beautiful, about 15 minutes away, and provides great restaurants, shopping and a very "busy" beach. We'd rent this property again if we were on the costa del sol again.
Date of Stay: January 2010, from Roslyn, UK
Our family of seven stayed in this superbly presented villa in January 2010. It is accurately depicted in the description and we found it a very convenient base for our holiday on the Costa del Sol. We were able to visit Gibraltar, Morocco and Ronda easily. Marbella and surrounds were literally just down the hill. There was a very convenient supermarket and restuarants only five minutes away by car. When we had trouble with the television the problem was fixed speedily. The stand out feature of this magnificent house was not just the sumptuous interior but the sweeping views across the Mediterranean to Africa and Gibraltar. We stayed in five very different properties during our month in Andalusia and this villa would be one we would love to stay in again. Dale, Roslyn, three teenage children and grandparents.