Villa, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 14 people
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About António Palma
Hi, my name is Antonio, a local and connoisseur of the Algarve for over two decades. A long time established property manager. All of our properties that are available for rent are managed and looked after all Year round, by holidaying with us you can be certain that you will find a well maintained property and that you will always have a number to call for any queries or problems. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we will sort out any problem that may arise in a timely manner. Price-wise you will find that our rates are similar or lower than similar properties who are not professionally managed, why risk ruining your holiday with a problems that weren’t sorted in due time? Do it well, go with Seashell..
What makes this Villa unique
Great Villa, Excellent Location
A group of !0 adults had 10 wonderful nights in this villa. We found it exactly as described, but were amazed by how much natural light and space it had. It isn't new, feels lived in, but has been well maintained and looked after. A couple of minor problems were sorted out by Antonio within a matter of hours.
The pool and patio area, with built in barbecue, was our favourite place, but all of the bedrooms were great, and the kitchen and living area more than adequate.
The basement is clearly a converted garage, and does not benefit from air con, and the two bedrooms have no natural light, but the en-suites were fine, and the games equipment was no more or less than we expected.
All of the appliances had instructions, but it would be helpful to have them all in a single file, along with info about getting the tv and satellite channels working, which we figured out eventually.
We would have no hesitation in going back and highly recommend the villa, which is about an easy downhill 15 minute walk from the marina, and about 4 euros in a taxi to get back.
This house has the bones of being a wonderful holiday home, unfortunately the photos are old and do not represent the tired state the house is in. For example the awnings outside by the pool are ripped as well as the curtains in the dining room. The house was not well cleaned, floors and work tops were sticky, bathrooms smelly, bedding questionable, mattresses were disgusting, pool table unusable as it was broken in the middle, shelves in the fridge broken and unusable. Some bathrooms had no locks, one bedroom door couldn't be opened from the inside etc etc, I think you get the idea. We called the management company for things that were unsafe and needed immediate attention and they came, and to their credit, had a few things repaired while we were there. Unfortunately many of the things we pointed out they already knew about and sadly they felt our expectations were too high and we needed to understand that the house was 20 years old?!?! On the plus side the villa is massive so lots of space with beautiful gardens. It's a 15 minute downhill walk to Vilamoura Marina which is lively and family friendly.
Thank you for your review however it is not entirely accurate. The awning ripped between the previous departure and your arrival and we haven't noticed before your arrival, it is repaired now. The house was cleaned as it usually is, we rarely do have complaints about cleaning but it can happen once in a while, nobody's ever perfect. The 2 stones joining the pool table were a bit uneven due to it being moved around during works in the basement, it was usable except maybe for professional players. it's repaired now. The fridge shelves were swapped and i fixed it in front of your father so i don't know why you say it was broken. We fixed the bathroom locks and others while you were there, it's only natural that some things may not be 100% in such a big house but we certainly strive to mend and fix everything we can as quickly as possible. Yes, your expectations were too high, basically you wanted a brand new house as everything you've seen or touched was bad no matter what. The house is not new as you can see by the pictures. The house has its age but it is not in a disgusting state as described by you and certainly does not deserve your 2 star review.
I wish you better luck on your next holiday stay, someplace else.
A spacious house but a bit worn down furniture. We liked it though and would consider renting it again.
Thank you very much for your review and of course, you're most welcome to come back :)
Vilamoura means luxury, the reason for that are the top quality properties, five championship golf courses, tennis centre, night clubs, horse riding centre, bowling club, Casino, fitness routes, road trains, the stunning blue flag beaches and the well-known cosmopolitan marina, front dotted with various restaurants, bars and shops. At this fine-looking resort entertaining the children is never a problem, a wide variety of activities such as family fun golf park, tennis centre, golden sandy beaches with banana boats, para-sailing, jet skis and various other water activities and last but certainly not less for the kids is the aqua show water park in the road to Almancil.
Once you have experienced the delights of Vilamoura, it will entice you to come back Year after Year.