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Recent Algarve Region property reviews

  • What a fantastic villa!

    "We stayed at the villa Peixe Rei for number of days together with two close Portuguese friends. We cannot speak highly enough of the villa. It is very spacious, comfortable, extremely clean, and had everything we could possibly have needed including an excellent BBQ area and a nicely located hammock where one could take a lazy summer nap. The views of the surrounding village of Quelfes and of the orange orchards from the balcony and from the pool area make the villa very exceptional and an excellent choice. The villa is very close to Olhao (the market there is an excellent place for fresh fish, meat, and vegetables) and to Spain – Ayamonte, which is a town and municipality located in the province of Huelva. There we had the best Paella so far! It was indeed a stay that we will not forget and certainly we will return back on our first opportunity. Our two daughters really loved the place and the pool. The cats and the friendly dogs provided that extra excitement which made the stay a relaxing holiday and a memorable one. The hospitality provided by the hosts Martin and Serilia, Maria and Luis certainly exceeded our expectations. They were very generous in providing us with a constant supply of freshly picked figs, tangerines, and oranges from their oranges groves situated next to the villa. We really enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend the villa."
    Guest: Lawrence Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • 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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  • Location is excellent

    "Great place, within walking distance to everything, love the beach. Apartment was very clean - very important to me. Owner and Tina were wonderful and very helpful. All in all a great place"
    Guest: Carolyn Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 2014
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