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Serendipity has some advantages and disadvantages. The advantages - the view is spectacular! A great vista from the front balcony out into the bay, with lovely fields below and nice vegetation. The wind blew to keep the mosquitoes away which was a real blessing! The temperature was very comfortable. There were some disadvantages - it is up quite a steep incline and requires taxis to and from Port Elizabeth - that was not so much a hardship because five of us shared the expense. We also used one driver whom I would recommend - Aubrey from Curtice Taxi Service and Rentals - . Having a regular driver gave us a better rate and Aubrey was terrific and VERY skilled going up and down those steep mountain roads! Some of the disadvantages - we had been promised a local phone so that we could contact taxi services and get in touch with the housekeeper if need be, There was no phone and no land line. Angela, the housekeeper greeted us and showed us around but it was only after she left that we discovered there was no gas in the gas tank for the gas oven, and one of the water valves for one of the toilets was shut off. The house itself needs some repair - although the kitchen was well equipped (a blender would be a good addition), the laminate from the cupboards was detaching, and under the sink cupboard was distressingly moldy. TWICE, with a great clatter, , the tiles fell off the walls in two of the bathrooms! Luckily no one was showering at the time so no injuries were incurred, but that was scary. The grounds were meticulous however, and the pool very clean. However, there are no railings for easy entrance into the pool and seniors would have a hard time. So we had to use the Grenadine Collection to provide a phone and that meant we were feeling very isolated for two days. You also have to provide bottled water - tap water not recommended for drinking.
The view made up for most of the inconveniences.