Four of us stayed here recently and enjoyed it immensely. It is huge and I would estimate only a couple of years old from the great condition of the building and amenities. 10 people would fit comfortably here and there are sunloungers available for all 10.
We opted for the pool heating and it was well worth it as in May the water would still be very cold. The BBQ area is great and even has a small sink and tap attached. The nearest quality supermarket is called Apalonia (8min drive) and is very much like waitrose. I suggest you buy your charcoal here as the stuff we bought from the supermarket at the Algarve Shopping Centre (7min drive) was terrible and more like charcoal dust and fragments.
A car is required here as mentioned in the review previous. To get into the centre of albufeira is about 1.7 miles and much of that is on roads with no pavement. Taxis are available in the area but I have no idea of costs as we didn't use them.
Cliff Richards vineyard is only 5 minutes away and actually had some lovely wines. I wouldn't bother going though as the staff were unhelpful and the wine is more expensive there than in the local shops! We did however get to meet Sir Cliff and he was gracious enough to pose for a photo with us.
The only negative about the property was that the advert on PVE states that it has cable/satellite TV. In fact it has 4 QVC channels and Sky News, hardly what I'd consider a riveting choice. Not that we were there to watch TV but it would have been nice after a few of the more adventurous days to just relax in front of the box and it was stated in the advert... I mentioned it to the rep who visited and she said she would tell the owner but nothing came of it.
All in all we would certainly recommend a stay at Villa Godinho!
The villa is huge clean and comfortable. The swimming pool is lovely its really big and clean. However you need to rent a car or have a car as the distance to the ocean shops or restaurants isn't ideal. However after a long day of travelling and being out it was really relaxing to come back to such a well kept villa and get a good nights sleep. Definatley recommend to anyone who wants to visit the area or spend a nice week abroad.
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