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I want to state upfront that, have we visited Townsend 1 at any other time, this review probably would have been much more positive. We landed there in the midst of renovations that were delayed due to the weather and the owners/management can certainly not be held solely responsible for that. That said the noise and constant movement of workers made for less than a serene environment, impacted on our privacy and led to our dogs being somewhat edgy - not quite what we were looking forward to for almost a year. Furthermore, despite us requesting our apartment to be serviced early in the morning as we like to go down to the beach at about 08:30 to 09:00 before it gets too hot and packed, the cleaning lady never managed to get around to that and we always had to settle for leaving only after 10. Parking was also a bit of an issue and one some occasions we had to move our car for others to move out. A small enclosed area where our dogs could roam on their own would have been very nice too. Now for the good parts. We felt welcome from the moment we set foot inside the area. We were welcomed with a huge smile, coffee and rusks in the kitchen cupboard, cold milk and water in the refrigerator and chocolates on our pillows - a very nice touch and much appreciated after 7 hours on the road. We were also provided with fresh bread and butter so that we didn't have to shop immediately for our toast the next morning - very considerate. Our dogs were provided with some doggy biscuits, which they loved. We were spoiled with a plant and candy to make up for the continued renovations. The apartment is well equipped, nicely furnished, kept very clean and looks exactly as promised in the pictures. We enjoyed having coffee on the porch and enjoyed the early evening tranquility. You can even catch a glimpse of the ocean from the yard. The settings is comfortably central - close to various beaches, shops and restaurants. The owner and management were very helpful in indicating good spots to visit and reassuring us when our dogs were a little out of their comfort zone. We were continuously updated on the progress on site as well. A tad of bad timing, but definitely a place I will try out again.

December 2019

Esther d. (Vanderbijlpark)

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