sleeps 11 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms, fully air conditioned, private pool in a walled garden, local agent, airport transfers available
About Steve Farman
Steve and Sue Farman owners of Villa Fatima welcome you to our Owners Direct ad. The villa is in this very specific area a Portugal located in Vale Parra, which has nearby places of Guia, Gale, Sesmarias and Albuferia
Steve Farman purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Steve Farman chose Galé
Fell in love with the country, people and Vale de Parra, then found the perfect villa, well perfect after completely refurbishing it! £40,000 later, which we could not of done without our local agent Tony who looks after the property for us and looks after the guest staying with us. Due to the size of the villa we have now increased the sleeping capacity to 11 guests.
What makes this Villa unique
The slow peaceful pace of life in Portugal is what makes these holiday breaks so special. The friendliness of the local’s residents is something that you will remember long after you get back home. My aim is to make your holiday so good you will want to come back again to stay in either this villa or another one that I arrange the lettings on. Some groups are on the 4th or 5th visit to us for their holidays this year, so come and see why.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great villa for families
We had a fabulous week in this spacious and very well equipped, the pool and seating areas were in constant use, nice restaurants and excellent spar supermarket within walking distance, owners and local agent very responsive, highly recommend
Just superb. Couldn't fault anything.
Highly recommended. Property is beautiful; the area has everything .. with shops and restaurants a walk away (must try Sau Domingos) and the owners Steve and Sue went out of their way to cater for our needs (9 adults and two young children) and their agents on site sorted everything, especially countless taxi runs. Just fantastic. Burch family.
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope you will come back again in the future.
Yes Tony and Dino always go the extra mile for all our guests.
Great villa for family or group of friends
Gorgeous property. This was our second visit. Very clean and well stocked with everything you could need for a great holiday. Loads of room and great shaded areas outside. Lovely pool. Very helpful local agent A nice walk to the beach and the supermarket was at the end of the road. Fab restaurant within walking distance. Great butcher in supermarket .Loved it and would definitely recommend to our friends
Spacious villa in great location
We have stayed at Villa Fatima before and have always loved the spacious villa, garden and pool. The 5th bedroom is a great addition as it suited our mixed party. We will be returning.
Hi sally thanks for the great review, yes the villa is plenty big enough to have it sleep 11 guests, the extra bedroom makes it ideal for large family groups like yours, see you again soon i hope.
Lovely villa especially outside
We stayed at villa Fatima for 10 days and it is a lovely villa in a good location near some good restaurants, our favourite is Jompra which is about 10 minutes walk away. The villa is also near 2 good supermarkets the Spa and Oceano which is a bit bigger and has better fresh food. The villa itself just needs a few things to make it 5 stars. The upstairs bedrooms just need a bit of updating and the cleaner only came once which was a bit disappointing because the website said twice a week. The outside area is the best feature of the villa the pool is big and there is lots of sun lounger and chairs. You have to be careful of the little steps outside there is quite a few and they blend into the tiling, we had quite a few accidents tripping over but luckily nothing too serious. The pool wasn't cleaned while we were there so a lot of dead insects had gathered at the bottom. Just one last thing about the Wi-Fi. You shouldn't have to pay extra it is 2017 as Wi-Fi is everywhere you go without having to pay. I know I have had a few moans at the end of the review but I do think they are little things that could make the villa perfect. We have been to this area many times and it is definitely one of our best villas.
Thanks for the your review, just a few answers to your points, maids come on Saturday's and Wednesday's, you may not of seen them on the day of your arrival due to your arrival time and they will of come in on the Saturday, they should of come on the following Wednesday so i will speak to my agent about that, but as you left on the Friday they may of skipped it. Re the WiFi charges this is an extra as not everyone wants it and it helps us to keep our rental rates competitive, we list it in the ad as an extra, but €15 is not excessive as we have to pay for the phone line all year to be able to provide it for your stay. I must a disagree about the bedrooms, I think the dark varnished wood on the floor and wardrobes makes it look less modern than at home but its a traditional Portuguese finish for wooden surfaces. The pool man does come weekly to do the chemicals you may of missed him if you were out, we provide a pool net for the removal of bugs in and on the water, we can not provide a daily pool man service without increasing the rental rates..I did mange to trip on step myself about 5 years ago but I was coming back from a loverly lunch at O'barco which involved one to many pints of Super Bock, we do ask in our villa information for our guests to familiarise themselves with the layout of the villa. But it sounds like we are not far from a 5 star review, which is what we strive for.
Lovely villa. Clean, with all facilities as described. Pool was great and cleaned while we were there. Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas . Everywhere was child friendly. Local supermarket delivered our first big shop and spoke good English and were friendly. Barco restaurant offers good choice of food and is very reasonable. We also had some great BBQ evenings in the villa. Representative there was very helpful and called twice to make sure everything was OK. Came back totally relaxed. We would love to go back again and would recommend the villa to friends.
Hi Graham and Denise
Thanks for the great feedback.
Yes we are very proud of the villa and its facilities, we spend most of the villa income on upgrading and improving the villa, which we hope shows in the quality of of villa. Unlike many companies that rent the villas we are hoping that our guests want to come back again and again, we have on group on there 4th visit to us, this is our home in the sun not a tired and worn out rental villa.
See you again soon we hope. Thanks
Steve and Sue
Special interest holidays:
Zoomairne is in Guia and gives you the chance to swim with the Dolphins, you need to prebook in the summer and it not cheap but well worth the money.
Local horse riding, jeep safaris, boat trips, fishing, bike hire is also available locally.
Sao Rafael Beach is 1 mile, Gale Beach 2 miles and this is one of best beaches in the Algarve this beach has mile after mile of golden sand with water sports for hire in the peak season and has a great 4 mile walk to the town of Armacao De Parra. There are about 7 other beaches within a 20 to 30 minute walk from the villa.
Faro Airport is the nearest, 35 miles. Lisbon is about 100 miles away. Albufeira Town 4 miles.
Tony our agent can arrange for airport transfers to the villa from Faro airport and back again. Car Hire can also be arranged either for collection from Faro airport or to be delivered to the villa, either for a few day or the whole of your holiday.
The local area benefits from 2 supermarkets and 3 restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the villa with a further 8 restaurants within a 15 minute walk.
There are many restaurants in the local area also the normal holiday activities are bookable including, boat trips, jeep safari's, horse riding, jet ski hire, bike hire, sea fishing, golf, water parks, etc.