Maria do Carmo Ferreira
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect location near the beach
We loved the villa! Being pink it really stood out and we were amazed at how many people stopped to photograph it.
The villa itself is the last on the road to the beach. Literally 5 minutes walk, a little uphill to the top of the cliff and then down a small incline of a road and you're there. Once you get to the bottom of the road there are several sets of wooden steps to negotiate down to the beach but it's easy to rest in between should you need it. There's also a bar at the top with toilets.
The villa is incredibly spacious and airy. The two of us were there with our two teenage children and we could easily lose each other. Before the heatwave arrived, we didn't need to use the aircon as the numerous windows allowed us to benefit from the natural through draft. Also, with black out blinds on every window it kept very cool. The air con was a welcome addition when the heatwave it and it's throughout the villa.
It was very clean inside and the the master bed was comfortable - we've found in other Portuguese villas that they like quite a hard bed - this wasn't the case.
The kitchen was bright, new and clean. The only thing missing was a kettle for us Brits and whilst the coffee machine was lovely, it wasn't the best for tea water.
There was a great utility room with a washing machine and a dryer, although with two drying frames it was so easy to dry clothes overnight outside.
The pool area was sufficient, although a parasol would have been a welcome addition in the heat of the day.
We didn't try the barbecue in the end as it was so easy to find restaurants, but again, a lovely area both for cooking and sitting out.
About a 3 minute walk away from the beach saw the square. Here there was a reasonable supermarket (think Spar), bars, a pizzeria, an Italian restaurant, a local restaurant, a barbecue resturant (great Chicken Piri Piri), a cocktail bar,a bank and an ice-cream shop. Everything you could need, plus some local produce and beach shops. There was even a tourist office just off the square.
The villa itself was completely secure and was gated, with remote access in the gates. The double garage left plenty of space to park the car and leave golf clubs etc out of the way.
Given that we were there for two weeks, it would have been nice to have a clean and change of bedding half way through, which we had to do for ourselves but have received previously at other villas.
Thank you Maria, Tiago and your father - it was great!
Muy cómoda, bien equipada y una ubicación inmejorable