Beautiful property, but had a lot of issues
The property itself was gorgeous and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect view. It's a nice, quiet retreat where you can see the stars at night and wake up to a breathtaking view of the hills. The house was unfortunately not well prepared for guests, which is why I'm only giving it 2 stars. 1. The gate code Peter emailed me was incorrect and outdated, and we subsequently spent several hours stuck outside the gate. A friend had to jog a mile or so up the hill to get to the house, where we hoped to find Peter's phone number in the house instructions. We also were not told where the lockbox with the house key was. It was very hidden and had trouble finding it. Finally, several hours later, a groundskeeper saw us and let us in. 2. There was no toilet paper when we arrived and no open stores within a short drive from us. 3. The gas was not turned on prior to our arrival, so we were not able to use the stove to cook dinner or get hot water until hours later. We couldn't eat dinner or shower until late at night when we were already exhausted from sitting out the in the sun waiting at the gate. 4. And to top it off, the security alarm went off every half hour or so (the security alarm does not actually alert anyone, by the way. We came back from floating the river and assumed the alarm had been going off for several hours, but no one came to the house).
James Bond's Mountaintop Vineyard Estate