We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa. It was particularly nice that it was outside of town and in a peaceful, quiet location. The villa is nicely furnished and has that nice feel of a place that is used by the owners regularly rather than just being an income property. Loved the wood-burning fire and the swimming pool was well-used by the kids (definitely worth the extra expense to have it heated). Lots of great places to eat in close-by Almancil. Good recommendations in the villa materials, although some places are closed over the Christmas/NY period or for the winter - worth checking opening online before heading out for an evening. We were very happy that we booked a car. Necessary if you want to take in the sites around the Algarve, and there is lots to see. Particularly enjoyed the Milreu Roman ruins. Also did a day trip to Sevilla - lovely city and only a couple of hours drive to get there. We will definitely be coming back to the Algarve and would recommend the villa as a great place to stay, particularly if you want to be well-removed from the hubbub of the touristy complexes in the area.