Overall, we had a lovely stay in Cadaques, it is a place we come every year and love!
About the house, I guess you get what you pay, which it is “fair” but in the low side.
Yes, the house is fairly big, bigger than I expected, the kitchen and bathroom fairly new, I love the big window that opens entirely to a good size balcony/terrace. It is located in sort of a quiet neighbourhood, besides some of the noise coming form people walking by or cars driving by which may wake you up…
It is very bright! And the sun doesn’t hit directly which it is good so you don’t feel too too hot, although is good to have the windows open and the shutters down at all the time to make sure you get some freshness as there’s no aircon in the place.
The house is very well located! Easy to get around to shops, restaurants, town centre,… there’s no parking in the house or in the same street, so you need to find your way round. We were lucky and found parking everyday quite close to the house because we know the village quite well, but if you don’t, make sure you get familiar with the area beforehand.
Here the downsides of the place under my standards:
It didn’t feel clean enough, smells of a closed place (especially those cabinets in the kitchen), there are cobwebss everywhere in the house and terrace, the wardrobe is not big enough, even if it is only for a week’s holiday for a couple or 2 good friends sharing the same bed, where are you suppose to put all your stuff? and also hang all your clothes in it when there’s not enough hangers…? The washing machine is a bit broken and loses water when used,… the shower head is broken and fixed by someone’s hairband… (and keeps loosing water and pressure from the other end)…
So to cut the story short, I do agree with a lot of the other guests comments that this apartment is not very well looked after. True that I started by saying the price is “fair” but to be honest, I think there are things like the cleanness, cobwebs or broken things that should have been sorted out before anyone staying in the house!
Also, communication was quite terrible! I had to chase twice the owner Barbara to get answers,… I sent a long e-mail to Kixe, the girl whom she said I should contact and never heard back from her, only my texts with a simply, ok… yes… I will be there…
She welcomed us in the house arriving 10-15min late and even telling her our arrival time, with the house smelling of closure and with some drying clothes in the rag! (not the best start to be honest)