I rented this villa for 15 friends our annual visit to Portugal we had always stayed in a hotel but not now villa all the way !!
We were picked up by private transfer arranged by Jim who has been outstanding from start to finish with this booking .
The driver stopped via the supermarket for essentials and when we arrived it was even more amazing than the pictures .
So clean ,spacious so many bedrooms bathrooms fantastic pool and BBQ area which we tried out very successfully .
Jim gave us Miguel's number which was great for a large party to get a taxi for us all in to go to the old town daily.
Perfect villa , fantastic and easy booking process with Jim would go back every year .
Book it now as it will get booked very quickly
Absolutely amazing villa! 24 girls/women had a fab time at the villa. Miguel the manager was very helpful organising transport every night for us to get to the strip. Would definitely love to go back. Only one little problem that could easily be fixed, there wasn't many mirrors in the villa , other than in the bathrooms, I shared a room with three others, so was quite hard getting ready to go out without a mirror in the bedroom, as someone was usually in the shower as soon as one got out, another got in, and the mirror in the bathroom was steamed up for a while after, ( 4 of us couldn't get ready in one steamed up mirror)
Booking a holiday for a family of 21 is rather a tricky job in it's self making sure to try and please everyone. Everything from the first initial email to completing the booking Jim has always been an email away for any queries or questions we may have had. Transport was arranged through Jim which all ran smoothly. when arriving at the villa everyone was amazed how beautiful it was, the grounds are private and impressive.
Miguel was there to greet us and showed us around and how everything worked, we were impressed that all the windows had shutters which is also a god send if you wanted a lay in as it blackened the rooms.
The first thing we noticed was how spacious everywhere was, even though there were 21 of us we never once felt over crowded. The villa is spacious and airy and decorated to a high standard, the bedrooms more or less all have en suites, the master bedroom upstairs has thee most amazing view and is the biggest I have ever seen. The kitchen has two refrigerators with freezers that is well equipped with everything you could think of and more. There is also a dish washer, very handy with the amount of dishes that we went through with so many of us and a washing machine which we all washed our clothes before leaving, brilliant idea!
The living area has surround sound to play music and there are loads of channels and movies to watch. The BBQ area was such a hit with everyone and a lovely place to sit and eat first thing at morning or whilst enjoying the sun set With a few beers.
The pool area was to die for and the pool is huge, there are more than enough loungers to cater for all and parasols to keep out of the sun when it gets a little hot. The pool area is like a sun trap all day and is so relaxing and impressive.
Out and about there there are two shops in either directions, the intermarche is around 10mins walk which is great for a big shop and there is a small shop the other direction around 5mins walk good for picking up little bits. There are restaurants and bars starting as close as 2mins walk there is a lovely little Indian we went to towards the end of our holiday and did a good set menu and price. The old town is around 10 mins in the taxi which is lovely to have a walk around. The strip is walking distance but taxi ride is around 5mins.
Location wise it's a lovely location easy assessable and everything you need around you.
I would highly recommend this villa, I can honestly say it ticked all the boxes for us as a family and I'm sure they would all agree. It felt really homely and none of us were ready to come home!!
We are already talking about coming back and can't wait to return. !!
A group of 17 of us stayed over a long weekend in this Villa for a Stag do and we all agreed that it was perfect. We couldn't have asked for better.
Firstly the booking process was easy and straight forward. Once we paid the initial deposit any and all questions and queries were dealt with by Patrick and Jim with ease and speed. They even went so far as to recommended some places to visit to eat which were very helpful and also organised for a small shopping trip to be completed by Miguel the property manager so there were some cold beers waiting for us upon arrival.
Transfers were also organised through Jim and Miguel and any transfer through to the old town and strip were also handled by Miguel. There are two supermarkets within a 5-10 minute walk of the villa which were used. We never walked to the strip as it was a bit too far but as i said Miguel offered a regular taxi service for the whole party so it worked well.
The villa was amazing, upon arrival, we were shown around and walked through how everything worked, the villa itself is spacious so you don't feel on top of one another and is decorated to a high standard with all the fixtures you would need. All windows have electric shutters so you feel safe too.
All in all I would highly recommend this place for a large group of friends or families wanting to stay in a nice location. We travelled as a stag do and it was perfect.
I booked this villa for my sisters hen weekend so there were 14 of us altogether and every single one of us were walking round the villa with our mouths open when Miguel gave us the grand tour. Its absolutely gorgeous, all the furniture tasteful and chic, immaculately clean, beds were super comfy, a huge dining table which seated us all, a lovely big lounge with sofas....i could go on. We all felt safe staying here as the villas alarmed and there are electric gates at the entrance. Its a 5 minute walk to a big supermarket and a 10 minute walk to some bars, restaurants and the beach. We went to the strip one night which was about a 15 minute taxi journey and the marina another night which was about 20 minutes. From the very first time I enquired Patrick and Jim have been so helpful and I cant thank them enough. It was big pressure on me to find a house to please 13 girls and I definately pulled through with this one. We all loved this villa and the area and would definately book again.