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Recent Algarve Region property reviews

  • Great place overlooking Faro

    "This was the first time that we've rented using VRBO and the experience was fantastic. My wife and I arrived to find the home EXACTLY as listed. The villa was clean, and very well-equipped with all necessary items. Since we were there during some cool days, it was nice to have the pellet stove and the wood-burning fireplace - fuel was provided! The hosts were very accessible and answered all of our questions honestly and without hesitation. Since we were in the Algarve region for 2 months, we saw beaches from the most westerly point to the most easterly. One of our favourites was Albufeira, which although touristy, also had much to offer. Our favourite restaurant was Galeria dos Sentidos located in Estoi. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive, and the prices were reasonable (actually more than reasonable). We regularly went to the market in Olhao (about 10 km away) on Saturdays, where there was lots of fresh seafood and locally-grown produce. There are small grocery stores in Estoi, but we recommend driving into Faro to buy groceries at the Continente Supermarket, which has reasonable prices and a very good selection. Just down the street from the main church in Estoi is a fabulous little bakery specializing in pastries and fresh bread. Go early if you expect to get the good stuff! Since the villa is located about 15 km outside Faro (and 3 km from "downtown" Estoi), we highly recommend renting a car at the Faro airport. The villa is very easy to find on Google Earth, but we certainly would not be without our GPS, since we often took backroads to get to where we were going. Our experience with Portuguese drivers was that they tend to drive quickly, but are generally courteous, so driving was not nearly as stressful as we were led to believe. If visitors are staying in Portugal for an extended period, we recommend going to Sintra (stay in Lisbon and take the train from Rossio Station). It's a 3-hour drive and well worth the 2 or 3 days you would need to do justice to the area. If you drive a further 2-3 hours north, you'll find the beautiful city of Porto - again, 2 or 3 nights are recommended. We took a one-day boat tour of the Douro Valley and returned to Porto to enjoy the local night life. The restaurants in Gaia (just across the river) are less expensive and offer a more "Portugal" experience. We found Club Fluvial to offer a perfect blend of Fado music, food, and drink - everything included, for a price of 15 euros per person."
    Guest: Wilderness Willy (Canada) Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 25, 2013
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  • Idyllic Location and fantastic home

    "We and three other couples rented this house from the website description and pictures. When we arrived we were so pleasantly surprised to see that the actual home and host delivered far more than we expected. The bedrooms are spread throughout the villa so there is complete privacy when wanted and the common areas of the kitchen, dining room, living room, media room, patio and gardens create a relaxed, homey environment. There are many pieces of art throughout the home that show the care the owners have given in their interior designs. In touring around the upscale golf communities in the Algarve, we saw the value of this secluded estate while being only a short drive from the courses and beaches. The owner could not have been more attentive. She was a great resource in finding what to do in the area and personally knew restaurant owners in the small places we never would have found on our own. The staff in the home were delightful. All in all, this is a great place for anyone wishing to enjoy that part of the world."
    Guest: Charles Date of Stay: November 2011 Review Submitted: December 7, 2011
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