Dear All, Hi Neville and Lynn, Marsha and I arrived home to Canada to much colder weather than you want to hear about. But we did want to send an email to you to say how very much we enjoyed Villa Tranquilla and please feel free to use this as a guest testimonial if you wish. To me it felt like a little traveller's oasis for two weeks in October. Not only was the location convenient, it was so well equipped and immaculately clean. I can tell you it was a pleasure to arrive at the Villa (Neville you made us feel so welcome even though it was later than we planned) and to finally feel we could relax with all the conveniences of home at our fingertips.
I think the location of the Villa is super, it allows for site-seeing day trips but is also close to shops, markets, and amenities for day to day needs. I've already mentioned it to a number of golfing friends as golf course access could not be more convenient. We appreciated the quiet and very beautiful surroundings - we enjoyed sitting out at our patio table relaxing with a cold glass of cold wine while overlooking the garden, pool, and view. We want to thank you for being so gracious with answering our many questions about the sites, maps, restaurants - the "bible" local travel tips binder in the villa was wonderful. I must say we did not expect the villa to be so well equipped with BBQ, laundry facility, on top of access to DVDs, CDs, and a kitchen that would easily rival my own. It was truly a great stay and you were both wonderful - hope to revisit sometime soon.
Susan and Marsha, British Columbia, Canada - October 2007
Dear All, Dear Suzanne, Sorry that our survey was apparently sent to you incomplete!? We have only very nice things to say with regards to our time spent at the "Villa" in Estepona and the gracious hosts, Neville and Lynne Stock. We agreed > that the villa exceeded our expectations and provided us a wonderful spot to both relax and use as a starting point for some very nice day trips. The accommodations were very comfortable and the view of the Mediterranean Sea and even Gibraltar in the distance were a pleasure to behold. Possibly the best feature of our stay was the presence of our hosts. Neville and Lynne were nothing short of wonderful as they patiently answered all of our questions and provided us with directions and offered suggestions. They gave us a few terrific restaurant recommendations that were greatly appreciated. I sincerely felt that they always had our best interests at heart and wanted us to thoroughly enjoy our time with them-and we certainly did! We give them the highest marks for hospitality and certainly recommend Villa Tranquilla to anyone looking for a very pleasant stay on the Costa de Sol.
Sincerely, Mark and Karen Stanley Sacramento, ca.
Dear All, Arrived home in good time with no delays. Once again many thanks for providing Elizabeth and myself a wonderful holiday. The apartment was up to your usual very high standards. Sorry you were not able to join us on Thursday evening , but I am sure we will make up for it. Will be in further contact re January as soon as we can.
Best Wishes Robin and Elizabeth
Dear All, Dear Lynne and Neville, Just to say once again how much we enjoyed staying in your lovely apartment in Puerto Estepona. Quite apart from the super location and wonderful views form the balcony - it's so thoughtfully equipped and cared for. We had a most enjoyable week and came home thoroughly rested and refreshed (shame I developed a cold and that it's rained almost ever since we came home though!!). We certainly hope to return and will be in touch re dates. Many thanks for everything!
Regards Len and Di
Dear Lynn and Neville, thank you for your kind message on our answering machine and thank you ever so much for a wonderful holiday at villa tranquilla. We had a marvellous time and I especially enjoyed the well equipped and beautiful apartment with the wonderful gardens (and not to forget the pool). Being a complete 5-star- hotel addict I have to tell you that this was the first apartment ever that I actually felt comfortable in and did not have the feeling that I had to compromise all the time. The children had a wonderful time as well and never stop talking about your dogs.
Hope to hear from you soon Claudia
Kismet, bambi & thumper, Oh and Lynne & Nev & Anna!! We are home, no delays and no restrictions on hand luggage!, Weather very dull, cold and its raining so holiday blues have set in already!! No eating outside for us tonight! A huge thank you to you all, we had a fantastic time and you all made us feel very welcome and at home. We are missing you already and Lee has to make do with our little Jessie instead of Kismet.
Phil, Lee, Beth and Hollie (With and IE not a y!!!) xxxxxx
Enjoyed Most: There are a number of things that make this property ideal. First, the location of the villa is appealing as it is very quiet, yet only a few miles away from the port. Secondly, the view of the sea from the property is quite breathtaking. Finally, the owners have done quite a bit of landscaping and the property is absolutely beautiful... one could simply stay on the property the entire trip and enjoy much needed relaxation.
Unpleasant Surprises: The kitchen was somewhat small, but if you do not intend to do a lot of cooking, it is perfect. Also there is a grill outside.
Surrounding Area: The area in which the villa is located is just a car ride away from Marbella, Ronda, Puerto Banus, etc. It is quite ideal if you are looking for a vacation in an area that is not overcome by tourists, yet offers the opportunity to visit nearby towns that are more tourist oriented. The port is quite nice and has various restaurants in which to dine along with shops. The downtown area of Estepona is quaint and a must-see.
Nearby Events or Locales: The downtown area of Estepona is about a five minute drive from the property.
Tips or Restaurants: The owners have done an exceptional job of providing everything you could possibly need on the trip. They did a wonderful job of providing ideas for restaurants, day trips etc. In fact, they have a book in the villa that lists various restaurants, day trips etc and suggestions.
Directions: It is somewhat tricky leaving the Malaga airport, but after reading the directions in full before making any turns, we were on the right track.
Neville, Lynne & Anna The last week staying in the hotel was not quite the same as staying in the villa !. We all had a great time and could quite easily adapt to that pace of life ( me excluded ).Next time I will cut the grass, water the plant, clean the pool etc. etc. The quality of service you provided was second to none and was much appreciated. Thanks in advance and hope all is well at your end.
Hi Neville I can say on behalf of myself and Donna that we found the apartment to be exactly as portrayed on the website. It is a lovely roomy and comfortable apartment, spotlessly clean and well furnished. The balcony too is a delight, so spacious with a superb view over the Port and the well-kept gardens and swimming pool in the apartment complex. We enjoyed our stay there very much. The apartment is so convenient for the Port, the Supermarket, the Town and the beautiful beach just a short walk from the apartment, which was absolutely ideal for grandson, Harry, 5 years. Harry enjoyed watching a selection of the children’s videos in the apartment and we too enjoyed the choice of books and the music on DVD for our entertainment. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. Everything in the apartment has certainly been well thought out for visitors to have a relaxing time.
Kind regards Jean Cowan, Cambs.
Hi Lynne, Glad that the apartment met your approval, although it wasn't spotlessly clean, we do try and keep on top of it. Our journey was fine and although it is good to be back home nothing beats lazy days at Villa Tranquilla. Thanks once again for making our stay so great. We really do love staying with you and hope to come again next year. Jude has asked for Anna several times and can't quite grasp the concept that she is in a different country!! To a 2 1/2 year old next year is such a long time off. Thought you might like to see Jude and Evie enjoying the paddling pool. Thanks for buying another one. It gave us a few moments of adult time!!
Take care, Love Sam, Joe and kids xx
Lynne, Neville and Anna, What a lovely apartment you have. So close for many restaurants and, with a car, so easy to visit other places and return. (Except for negotiating the keys to the garage and getting into the parking space!). We also thought that Villa Tranquilla was excellent and have already recommend it to friends as a home from home. We feel that we arrived in Spain to strangers and returned home having made new friends that we look forward to being able to visit once again in the future.
Love from Judy and David