Stunning 3-bed villa with pool and a/c near Portimao & Lagos and close to beach
Laura and Tarek
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Quiet Base for Exploring Algarve
My wife and our four kids stayed for a little more than a week. This was a quiet, beautiful place that served as a great launching point for many day trips to beaches and other local sites. If you are looking for night life or for lots of local events this might not be the spot for you - there are many of those closer to the cities. But if you like something clean and quiet and relaxed, this should fit the bill. Check-in and check-our were convenient, furnishings were well done, and we had a nice kitchen to prepare meals when we were not out and about. Only comment is that you’ll need to pay close attention to paper goods, soaps/detergents, etc. when you go shopping as these are not provided. Not a big deal, just be attentive. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Immaculate accommodation in lovely location.
The townhouse is immaculate and the pool and gardens are very well tendered too. The beds are extremely comfy and the bathrooms very clean.
We had a fantastic 8 days here as the location is perfect - only 10mins from Lagos and easy access to the A22 for Portimao, Slide & Splash and further west to our favourite beaches at Burgau, Salema, Castelejo (sunset here is breath-taking & well worth the trip!) & Bordeira.
There are just a couple of things I would probably point out: 1) you didn't provide a parasol with the table & chairs on the balcony. We felt that this would've been useful when wanting to sit out later in the afternoon/early evening when the temperature is still high but would've liked to sit out somewhere in the shade, 2) although washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets/hand soap were provided, we felt that the quality of this rental property should also provide toilet rolls, salt, pepper, cooking oil, teabags and perhaps a welcome basket including milk, water, bread, butter?
We all had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this property to families!
Many thanks indeed for your comments and feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Isla, and hope to be able to accommodate you the next time you are in the area.
Relaxed as it gets
Beautiful in every sense. Car a must. No restaurant near so you have to use apartment. As tranquil as it gets. I used this for my honeymoon. Perfect. A++++
Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay (and honeymoon) at Casa Isla. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again. Laura and Tarek.
We have just returned home from Casa Isla after 11 nights stay. First of all I must thank Laura and Tarak for letting us rent their property for our holiday with our daughter, son-in-law and twin grandchildren. From the start of our booking everything went very smoothly and responses to emails were always very quick and very informative. We found the apartment to be outstanding. Everything that you would need and use in your own home was there for our use. The property was very tastefully decorated and well cared for. The pool and grounds in the area were well kept and maintained. Helia the property manager was there to meet us when we arrived and was very helpful and also came to say goodbye. Our only disappointment was that we had to come home. We enjoyed it so much. It was our third time at VDR and we hope to return God Willing.
Bill & Lorraine
Bill and Lorraine, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your family holiday at Casa Isla. We look forward to welcoming you when you are next staying on the Algarve. Laura and Tarek.
6 of us (2 grandparents, 2 parents, a 5 year old and a baby) spent a delightful 12 days here at the end of July 2016. The pictures don't quite do it justice, it is a very spacious 3 bedroom villa. Everything is precisely as described, with the only minor criticism being that, in our experience, the internet isn't fast enough to do much streaming. However, let's be honest, this is not why we came on holiday!!!
The rear faces roughly south-southwest, giving excellent views and beautiful sunsets if you choose to eat on the balcony. It's brilliantly equipped with shutters and air conditioning to keep you cool on even the warmest day. The pool and pool area are very close and handy, and this is where we obviously spent most of our time. Everything (villa, pool etc) was exceptionally clean and well maintained. It is also very quiet. When we were on the balcony outside, we could easily hear the neighbouring family, but inside it was very peaceful, as was the area in general.
Nearby facilities are not within realistic walking distance, so if you need to pop to the shops, you will need your car. This property can easily accommodate parking for 2 cars at its front. Portimao, Lagos and Alvor are all within 15-20 minutes drive, and offer a great range of beaches and restaurants. We found the Portuguese people, to a man, to be delightfully friendly and helpful. The kitchen is also well equipped if you decide to have a quiet night in.
Nearby, we did most of our eating in the centre of Lagos, and had a great time. Praia Rocha was our favourite beach, and we spent 2 very enjoyable days at ZooMarine as well, which is about 30 minutes up the road.
Couldn't recommend highly enough. Laura was kind enough to provide us with a cot, highchair, and a wide range of toys for our littlest one, making it very easy on arrival. Great hosts, and a wonderful holiday. Well worth it.
Many thanks for your comments, we are rally pleased you enjoyed yourself and had a good holiday. I am sorry to hear you found the internet speeds insufficient to stream. I will look in to that as a matter of urgency to ensure that everything is working appropriately.
We look forward to welcoming you again when you next visit the Algarve.
casa isla e uma moradia que tem tudo o que necessário para umas agradáveis ferias situada num condomínio muito limpo e seguro e com uma ótima piscina
fui muito bem recebido pela helia que nos deu todas as informações que eram necessárias
as praias são das mais bonitas do algarve tanto em lagos como em Portimão os restaurantes são ótimos
recomendo esta moradia vivamente para passar umas ótimas ferias que por mim espero voltar
Many thanks for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Isla, and we very much look forward to welcoming you again. Laura.
Magnified with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Vale da Ribeira is a very beautiful and peaceful village. Completed in 2007 it has been a huge success with holidaymakers, many of whom return year on year. While the village is conveniently located near the EN125 road, properties are set well back on elevated grounds, allowing residents and guests to enjoy peace and quiet among olive, orange and almond trees as well as other local flora. This is a year round destination - winter sun, excellent walking and bird watching, spring flowers in abundance, summer beaches and warm sunshine. The fantastically beautiful coastline and glorious hills inland are all within easy driving distance. The beaches in the Western Algarve are among the most beautiful and least crowded in Europe. There are lots of sheltered coves along the South Coast and Vale da Ribeira is very close (8km) to the famous Meia Praia beach which is the longest in the area stretching from Lagos up to the Alvor Estuary. Most beaches are easy to park at, some (for example Luz and Burgau) tend to be a little more popular and only a short walk is involved. Nearly all have some form of beach bar or restaurant. Get the map out and explore - there is so much to see and sometimes you might come across a beach that you share with only a few people. Golfers are ideally placed as some of the best courses in the Algarve are within a short drive including Penina, Palmares, Boa Vista and Parque do Floresta. Within 10 minutes is Algarve's famous Motorpark (Autodromo International Algarve) near Portimao with its racing school, driving experiences, events and activities.