We arrived here after a long drive to find that the leading photo of this rental is completely misleading.It shows a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, which is actually a 150 meter walk on a dusty road within the complex of cabins/ homes, and then several steps down too! The advertisement lead me to believe that this is the view from the house. The small 1 bedroom house itself was very nice, but the view from the patio was of a dug up field and the parking spot for our car. I felt cheated.
I think the owner should put in bold that this picture is actually a terrace for common use to all homeowners( 4-5 maybe) and a 5-10 minute walk and steps down. The swimming platform is downright dangerous unless you are young and strong. When I arrived, I found a neighboring guest in a small cabin and asked him to show me this terrace and the place to swim. After walking 10 minutes and climbing down maybe 40 steps, I was incredulous when I saw the jumping off point for a swim, and asked him how he returns from his swim even if he jumps from the rocks into the open Mediterranean( not a protected bay or cove) and he grimaced and said-" Its not easy"! Then I asked- " Does your wife swim?" and he laughed and said a vehement " No". I asked him if he knew that the terraces were a walk away and he said they googled the house, found the website and looked at the floor plan. I should have researched this more, but I trusted the TA listing, which had no floor plan.
When I called the owner upon arrival and expressed my disappointment, I suggested he rent me a house which was closer to the sea and did have some view, but he did not give me a definitive answer, so we decided to leave. This was my only dissatisfactory rental in a 5 week trip to Sicily where I rented 8 different accommodations. Lesson learnt- Research Research and Research before you book!
We had a wonderful time at Walking on a Dream. Dario is a charming host and gave us great tips for restaurants, beaches and attractions in the area. He was always responsive to our needs. The villa is well equiped, with good wifi access We loved spending time on the decks built on the rocks at the seaside end of the development, especially at sunset. We very much enjoyed bathing in the calm morning sea. I highly recommend Walking on a Dream, especially if you enjoy a peaceful, quiet retreat.
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