We welcome reputable and considerate feedback.We are glad that overall Ivo and his party of 4 adults and 2 kids did enjoy their stay at Surf Shanti. Yes the place is brand new and in fact Ivo was our first ever guest. Brand new sheets, linen, all kitchen and towels everything is brand new and never used. I think this is in fact a very strong selling point in this apartment together with the amazing natural surroundings.
Regarding the temperature in the house. It is very important and most relevant to note here that Portugal during that very week experienced extreme temperatures and the whole country was in fact suffering a major heatwave ! (19-21th June ) that made international news.see excerts below:
- European heat wave with conditions in the region reaching over 40 degrees.
Europe sizzled in a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London seeing Britain’s hottest June day since 1976
- Portugal s worst ever forest fire\ - The Guardian.
There is in fact good ventilation at the apartment with the cool sea breeze off the Atlantic almost always the prodiminent wind direction. Unfortunelty this group was just was very unlucky that week with the unfortunate conditions of which we of course cannot control and really it was quite exceptional and extreme indeed. We did however buy some extra fans that very same day and mosquito nets were installed and now fully operational.
BTW heres what our other guests staying next door at exactly the very same time had to say.
"Surf Shanti is a very special place. Waking up and looking out across the beautiful valley to the sea, and hearing the rush of the waves, is a great start to the day. The house is well appointed with plenty of space for the family. There is everything you need for a great stay and you are within a few minutes of two great surf beaches and within 30 minutes of dozens of secluded coves or other surf breaks. It really is a magical place where you can chill out, connect with nature and have a fantastic holiday "
Please note, We value our guests experience greatly here and have done our utmost to create a high spec house with very modern and well equipped spaces. This was achieved in fact with a considerable financial cost. We have decided now after this booking to restrict the number of adults in the apartment due to this complaint. Please note this is a 1 bedroom apartment with one bedroom for 2 adults and mezanine for 2-3 children.