Villa in Vale do Garrao, Central Algarve, 800 meters to the beach,excellent location
- english, spanish, portuguese, dutch, Afrikaans
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:28
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely house but missing the small things
Lovely house , big enough for two families with small children. For the cost we found it surprising that all the small things like oil, salt, pepper, loo roll, washing cloths (things that don't cost much) we're not already in the house. Seems silly to make guests buy that all for one week stay (we've stayed in many self catering places and this is the first time we've come across this).
A bit more information about the surrounds and areas around the house would be useful on the advert.
The host tried to get us to leave early (9:30) on the day of departure, when we were not quite ready.
Overall a lovely house and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay though.
Suprised you felt pressured to leave before 10am when I informed you that you could stay on until 1130 but no longer as we were expecting out next guest for 2PM
For health and safety reasons in the tourism bussiness kitchen oil/sugar/ salt et etc all have to be left sealed and unused. It is therefore forbidden in the EU to leave any used items for the next guests... However we do supply toilet paper and soap on the arrivals. All else is self Catering :)
We also spent quite an amount of time getting rid a weeks supply of used nappies from 3 babies you had the indecency not to throw away daily but build up over 7 nights.
Fantastic villa with great fixtures and fittings
The villa is magnificent and beautifully furnished. It has everything that you would need from full Sports package on the TV to a wine fridge , heated pool with fabulous outdoor furniture. Would highly recommend as the villa is beautifully clean with regular visits from the cleaners plus gardeners and pool boys
We had a lovely time, the villa was perfect; spacious, quiet, comfortable. The area is lovely and quiet too with a great beach 15/20mins walk or 5 mins drive away, there was a superb resturant on the beach too. The tennis club is the same distance in the other direction and somewhere we really enjoyed going (expensive lessons but worth it).
All in all a perfect holiday and knowing Bruno was so readily available to help was a great comfort. There was a slight problem on the first evening with no hot water but the next morning (as soon as we let Bruno know) he was there to fix it.
We were glad to have a car, there didn’t seem to be much in the form of local shops so we certainly made use of it, plus there were lots of places to explore. We noticed the local minibus service passed along the road at the bottom of the cul de sac which would have been useful if we’d not hired a car.
Importantly, we would definitely go back and hire the villa again - I think that’s all you really need to know from a review!
Beautiful villa in beautiful setting
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and family time either out and about or just chilling by the pool. Loads of space in the villa and all the luxuries needed for our holiday. Loved it
Excellent villa with good service from the owners and cleaners
We stayed in mid May and found the villa perfect for what we wanted. The layout was really good and the fixtures and fitting, inside and out were excellent. The pool heater was not working (which we knew about before going) and therefore although the outside temperature was c26 degrees, it was too cold to go in! I think we were the first people to have used the villa this season - you could tell by general look and feel and the water heater had only just been put on which, as it was a big tank, meant that we didn't have any hot water the first night. There was nothing really to fault about the villa other than the electricity cut out if there were too many cooking appliances being used! I think in peak season it would be functioning better and would recommend it. Bruno speaks perfect English so was easy to deal with and cleaners did an excellent job.
Thank you for your kind feedback.
We have finally got the power upgrade to run the pool heater and the Vila flawlessly.
We also have purchased new sofas and dinning room furniture.
Please consider a return visit.
We had a wonderful week away in this villa which was exactly as described - if not better. Bruno was wonderfully communicative and check in and out was seamless. Would highly recommend the villa and Bruno as a manager.
Property is within 800 meters to blue flag beaches and in an area surrounded by pine forests and natural lakes.
Faro Airport 15km. Car rental is recommended only to take full advantage of the location and its surrounding areas.
Quinta do Lago 5 min drive.
Vale do Lobo 3 min drive.
Vilamoura Marina 15 min drive.
Albufeira - 30 min drive.
Faro 20 min drive.
Discreet Spa and Gym only a 3 minute walk from villa.
Blue flag beaches 800m,large variety of water sports.
Dunas Douradas, tennis courts, 3 minute walk.
Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, 5 minute drive.
Horse riding centre, 5 minutes drive from villa, rides to beach and nature reserve.
Quinta do Lago shopping centre, restaurants, bars, boutiques and banks 5 minute drive
Vale do Lobo beach front quite entertaining both day and night with several sun decks facing ocean.Wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from 5 minute drive.
Vilamoura Marina, selection of bars/restaurants and boutiques, casino and nightclubs, offers plenty variety of water sports/cruises and fishing excursions 15 minute drive.