The apartment was very nicely decorated, and was very clean and tidy, with all mod cons, and the shower room was very good also. Port Vendres is a great little, unpretentious town, with some fantastic coastal walks, and its a great base if you have a car too.
The outside space was spoiled for us during the day due to a construction site situated directly behind the property. It starts at 8am every day, and closes down around 4-5pm, including Saturdays ( we had 3 quiet days in 2 weeks, and one of these was Bastille Day, a national holiday ). This isn't mentioned in any of the property descriptions, and I directly asked the host via email whether the area was quiet, and I was informed categorically that it was, ( the host actually lives a 3 minute walk away from the property ). The noise completely ruled out any quality time spent in the garden during the daytimes, which is a shame. One is obviously out and about a lot on holiday, but when you do have some down time, its not nice to have construction noise spoiling it for you. I'll add that it wasn't a huge problem for us, but I wouldn't have booked had I known beforehand.
Sylvia was very helpful, and only lives down the street. I would recommend Sylvia's property, and I'm sure the construction will end, but to my untrained eye, I would say that would be roughly another year.