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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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Wim H
Antwerp, Belgium
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203 reviews
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“Brilliant place with lovely owners in breath taking scene”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

At arrival we received a very warm welcome by Karl and Daphne. We immediately felt like home. The 'love nest' is a perfectly renovated appartement with all the facilities you need.
When missing something Karl&Daphne were there to help us with tips & tricks or providing us the missing tools/stuff. We could not think of single thing that we would change or recommend to have changed. Especially because we have experience in other places with similar rentals. This one is absolutely top.

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Richard C
Preston, United Kingdom
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“The most wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 22 January 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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Our stay in ninho do amor was a truly wonderful experience. We are so glad we found it and could not recommend a stay here enough! Its location is iddillic, just nestled into the hillside overlooking the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance. The accommodation has everything you would need and it is clear Karl and Daphne (the owners) have thought of every eventuality and need of guests to have an incredible holiday. The swimming pool is fantastic and the surrounding area is ideal for gentle strolls in the evenings. The local beaches are not overcrowded and are brilliant to explore and to relax on, the owners provide you with top tips on where and how to get to places. We rented out some bikes, the roads are very good for cycling, even if its just for a day trip trip to the beach and back. The area is simple enough to navigate around (although we somehow managed to go a little wrong, but just with one phone call...karl had come down to collect us, this is just one example of how lovely they are) I could write all day about our trip and how much we enjoyed our stay, but I will sum it up in a line....this is a truly amazing place to stay.

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Liked best: Karl and Daphne and the amazing pool with the view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Fwoggie
Germany
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“Peaceful bliss for a low key getaway holiday”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I needed to take a week's break to catch up with studying for my part time MBA degree so decamped to Faro to Ninho do Amor with all of my text books mid October. I got exactly what I hoped for, quiet solitude and wifi to hook into my university's systems. The owners (Karl and Daph) went well out of their way to make sure I was comfortable, moving the wifi closer to the cottage for a better signal as well as offering use of their printer when I had to print out an essay, we had a great barbecue together one evening too but the rest of the time I was on my own which was what I wanted.

The cottage is about 20 min or so easy driving from Faro airport and the directions provided were great - investing a bit of time in advance on google streetview also helped to know where I was going. The bed was very comfortable, water pressure (especially the shower) was very good, the flat was spotlessly clean, it was secure with gated off road under cover parking, had the bonus of UK freeview (I wish I had that at home in Germany). The small welcome pack included inside the fridge to get me started was very appreciated, arriving as I was after a 20 hour day.

Also included were numerous leaflets advertising local tourist attractions plus a travel guidebook, a small film and music library and a kitchenette. Karl and Daph (the owners) also had generated a quite detailed mini guide to the local area including descriptions for a drive around the local area to get to know it as well as recommendations for nearby attractions, restaurants and shops. The kitchenette would be fine for basic meals (It had 2 halogen hobs), but I only made breakfast there because you could easily get a 3 course meal with a glass of wine in the local town (Olhao) for under 20 euros per person. Chicken Louis (one of the restaurants they suggest) in the opposite direction is also very good and the local supermarket in Olhao and Faro were easy to find.

For those unable to turn their blackberries off, yes it does have reception and as others have said you definitely need a hire car. Further, it wouldn't suit for anyone with kids in tow (unless they're still in a moses basket or travel cot) as it's not that big. But if you or the 2 of you want to destress in a fairly remote area up in the hills (yet still be only 15 minutes from the ocean), this ticks the box. I'm trying to convince my elderly parents to let me fly them out to have a holiday there as the plot it's on is pretty flat so Mum could hobble around to the pool to enjoy the view.

Overall, definitely recommended, I'd happily consider going back again.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet, being left alone.
Liked least: No problems at all, just make sure you have a hire car.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
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Theodore...
St. John's, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The Nest was the Best,,”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This was one of the nicest vacations ever.It was mainly due to our vacation ville and the people who rented it. Karl and Daph open their home and made us feel like one of the family. This is more than a rental home,, it's a home away from home that one can use to experience the fantastic Portugal people, food and of course,, wine. We can't wait to go back some day..
We miss the nest already!

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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Colin T
Manchester, UK
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“Genuinely great hosts”
Reviewed 20 December 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed in September 2012 and found Karl and Daphne to be amongst the most gracious and generous hosts we have ever stayed with. We felt welcome and at home.

The cottage is semi rural and so transport is needed. We found the GPS co-ordinates given in the welcome pack to be required to find it. Our Garmin Sat Nav was preloaded with a number of the local facilities but Karl and Daphne provided very comprehensive tips for the local area.

Upon arrival the fridge was stocked with cheese, cooked meats, milk and some of the nicest bread we've tasted in some time.

Our best tips for the holiday were Antonios for Steak on the Stone; one of the loveliest meals we've ever had, and Louis Dos Frangos for barbecued chicken (be prepared for a wait if you get there after 8pm).

Hope to return to Ninho (or one of Karl and Daphne's other properties) in the near future! Thanks for a lovely stay.

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Liked best: Local food, good weather and a pool for a splash in hot weather
Liked least: No issues
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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