Selfish me doesn't want to write this review, because I plan to go back to Francisco's place over and over again. But what's fair is fair, and my experience was so stellar that it would be a crime to not write about it.
Things got off to a great start from the very beginning — Francisco's response was almost immediate and we communicated easily throughout the booking and in the days leading up to my arrival. Francisco was upfront about events taking place in the village (an awesome 4-days fiesta that saw the place animated and busy) and what was available in terms of general environment.
Check-in was easy and friendly, and the apartment was just as pictured and in immaculate conditions — the little touches Francisco provided, like fruit, milk and refreshments in the fridge and miniature toiletries were very welcome, and an indication of the pride he takes in the guest's experience.
The apartment is a stone throw from the beach (you can hear the waves breaking at night — how cool is that?) and it is big, which is ideal for families or groups of friends.
Throughout my stay, I was left in the care of his daughter (he was traveling) who was staying in another apartment in the building. Just like her father, she was friendly, welcoming and available, while utterly respectful of my privacy.
La Mamola is a beautiful little town, small and quiet (with the exception of the fiesta period) with lovely beaches and great food options. If you're looking for a party environment, this isn't the place you want, but if you're after quiet and relaxation, it doesn't get much better than this.
Needless to say, I will be back.