We have just got back from a weeks stay at Casa Roseanne. The villa is lovely and clean (maid service 3 times a week), is large and spacious and has a lovely pool. It’s located close to a really nice beach (although villa is up a hill) and close to a small shop and a couple of restaurants. To get to the main town it’s about a 20 minute walk (or a €4-5 taxi ride and they even have Uber ) and there are plenty of restaurants, shops and another lovely beach. The weather wasn’t great when we was there so we couldn’t use the pool, if going anytime except July and August If the pool is important I would prob recommend you staying at a villa with a heated pool as it was freezing ! Pac 4 Portugal who we booked with were great, it was all very smooth including the pre booked taxis to pick us from the airport.
Small things could be improved to make it even better
- the fourth bedroom was damp and smelly, it was meant for my son but I wouldn’t have let him sleep in there so he slept in our room in a cot.
- only a small amount of toilet roll available and no more provided which seemed tight based on how much we paid (just an example)
- a guest book would have been a great extra, so people could add recommendations for the area along with a number for a local doctor in the visit
- old and broken equipment left lying around the villa would could have been tidied up. The parasol was broken and generally a few areas are getting ready for a tidy up/replacing
Would I recommend, yes, but only if you need a 3 bedroom villa not 4.
This most glorious villa, lavishly decorated in a minimalistic contemporary style, offers both a secluded environment and very easy access to the local ammenities which include shops and eateries. Imagine the beach of your very dreams, an azure sea and clean crunchy sand...this is just a few minutes walk away. Heaven on a plate. The weather was incomparable and when it got 'too darn hot' the villa pool was a lifee saver!
Had the most amazing weeks staying in the Casa Roseanne Villa. We travelled as a family of 5 adults and 3 children. The villa is as gorgeous as it looks in the photographs !! Very spacious and the pool was bigger than I expected too, the kids loved it! The location is perfect if you want a little piece of heaven all to yourselves. Although it is surrounded by other villas/properties, the privacy is such that you can very easily forget that there is a beautiful area to explore through your front gates. The little complex around the corner from the villa has a fabulous sports bar (which was a huge bonus for the boys!!) which served really great food and was reasonably priced too! The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We did use the little Spar supermarket on our first day, just for the essentials (milk, bread, sugar etc) but have to say it was very, very expensive!!!! We then used the bigger supermarket (10 minute drive) to do a full shop which was really cheap in comparison! We didn't hire a car but would recommend it if you want to venture out and about although the taxi services are really cheap (but are in high demand so you can wait quite a while)
The cleaning lady was amazing, can't praise or thank her enough (and her husband) really happy and chatty and really went out of her way to help and advise us with a couple of issues we had during our stay(nothing to do with the villa but on a medical issue etc)
The local beach (walking distance) was stunning and the food at the beach restaurant was really good, really beautiful in the evening, would recommend a visit! The coastal walk is just stunning too!!
We ventured into town on a couple of occasions, once on foot (30 mins casual stroll) and then by taxi (really cheap!!! around 5 euro) Quirky streets, lots of bars and restaurants and a busy beach side entertainment area.
All in all, I booked this Villa wanting a complete break from the busy hectic world I live in, looking for peace, tranquility and relaxation, a home from home and that is exactly what I got!!! I would highly recommend this villa and the company we booked through , Pac4Portugal who were absolutely fantastic answering all my questions and queries before during and after our visit. All I can say is a huge THANK YOU to all involved in making this trip "my best holiday ever" and I most certainly will be returning in the very near future.
We stayed at this villa for two weeks in August 2017. The villa is extremely well located with bars, restaurants and a Spar right on the doorstep - very handy for warm croissants for breakfast. It is also only a short walk to the beach. The living areas are very spacious. Lovely bedrooms with very comfy beds and great ocean views from the veranda. The pool was a little chilly, even in August, and could have benefited from some heating but the children were robust and once in, didn't seem to mind too much. Our only complaints were small niggles: one of the toilet seats was missing; the lamps had English plugs and there were not enough adaptors to plug them in; the kitchen was not very well equipped to cater for eight people lacking some basic items and many of the plates and bowls were chipped. However, this did not deter us and we had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend the villa.
Beautiful villa, amazing pool, private and very quiet although we were 10 minutes walking from one of the many beaches we had access to. We fell on this villa by accident through Pac4Portugal who bent over backwards to help us when another villa we had booked fell through at the last minute (through a different agent I hasten to add!!). Could not fault one thing - from the initial service Alex at Pac4Portugal provided, to the villa and location. Family of four (us and our two sons) spent an amazing 10 days relaxing in the villa which served every need - beautiful views and many hours spent by and in the pool, on the terrace (which one?!), on the roof terrace or in the very spacious living areas, or just using the outdoor BBQ cooking all sorts of fish found in the local supermarkets. Boys found lizards basking in the sun in the private gardens, and we found lemons on the trees which went down very well in the G&Ts.... Pool cleaner and maid also added to our comfort. Area amazing especially the coves and beaches that we discovered. Fantastic - didn't want to come home....