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“A perfect holiday for a special family occasion”
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exterior of villa showing pool fence around pool
proximity to beach
double bedroom
ensuite shower room
exterior and view
kitchen
twin bedroom
dining room
master bedroom
living room
ensuite bathroom
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sagres, Faro District, Algarve

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Rosalind...
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect holiday for a special family occasion”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We found the help from Anna's team in organizing our holiday very valuable. This included airport transfers, car hire and shopping which was waiting for us on arrival.
We were met by someone at the villa who was helpful and welcoming after a long journey with a two year old.
The villa was perfect for our family of three generations including celebrating a special occasion. It is large and well designed so you have plenty of room to do things together or have a bit of space if you want it.
The villa is within walking distance of the beach and two beach restaurants. One is fine for general family meals and the other gave us a brilliant place to celebrate our special occasion with excellent service and food.
We could walk into Sagres along the beach and rarely used the hired car except for supermarket shopping.
The two year old in our party was safe around the villa and the pool as stair gates and a lockable fence around the pool were provided. The toys that had been provided for him were spotlessly clean.
We were fortunate with perfect weather to enjoy our holiday at Villa Jota but all in all I can only say it was one of the best holidays we have had.

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Liked best: Location and size and design of property
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DavidnLou...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just spent an amazing week in this beautiful villa. It was exactly as it was described which suited our family perfectly even down to our 18 month old grandson who just loved running around inside and out, and having the pool fenced was such a bonus. It was also a nice touch that there were plenty of children's toys.
Anna and Hope couldn't have been more helpful which made the holiday very relaxing.
Having the beach and restaurants within walking distance was again so good with a small child.
I would highly recommend this villa for a family holiday.

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migueland...
Lisbon
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4 reviews
“Wonderful stay, excellent house, fantastic location”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is the second year that we have stayed in this house. It is very spacious and fits extended family, with protection of the pool for young children as was our case. The location is excellent, close to the Martinhal beach and the amenities (restaurantes, beach support, etc) associated with it. It is also close to Sagres village, a very friendly low-key place on the tip of Europe. Great beaches nearby both facing south, with no waves, and also west, exposed to the Atlantic with more waves for surfers or anyone who enjoys a wilder coastline. Definitely a great holiday experience.

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Liked best: 1) location, 2) space of the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
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acajard
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
“Really lovely holiday”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I stayed here with my husband and three children five and under.

The villa was immaculately clean, the rooms are massive, kitchen had everything you could want and the showers amazing! The pool was really clean, and nice temperature. The pool guard was sturdy and secure which is essential with three little ones.

We had been to Sagres before but not Martinhal. Martinhal beach was a family beach, which was quiet, nice sand dunes to play in, clean sand, mostly not much waves but some waves on one or two of the days. There was a lovely fish restaurant on the beach. If you like running, there is a lovely run along the beach, through sagres and along the cliff to the beaches on the other side.

We found there was some nice things nearby for little ones, our children loved the local zoo, we treked one day to Zoomarina (huuge sealife entertainment park - which was pretty draining!) and they loved the fort - with its cannons. Some people complain about the wind in sagres, but we found it helpful in the heat. It wasn't the wind that blows sand in your face kind of a wind, more of a pleasant cooling breeze.

There were a couple of negatives.

Firstly they charge for the use of a high chair and a travel cot. Mostly in my experience elsewhere these are free. Ive forgot the exact price they charge, but it is more than either of our cost new. So on principle I trudged our travel cot and travel high chair seat (along with three car seats, a buggie, and four suitcases, and 3 young children), through airports to find the travel cot they had in a wardrobe and the high chair sat in the front room looking at us the whole holiday. I atleast thought they must charge as they hire them in for us, as it doesn't feel right to pay for child essentials - especially if they are already there!

My only other negative was to do with security. I am pretty security conscious and had triple checked all the doors were locked at night. However, my first night I woke up as I thought I heard someone open the sliding door. I presume it was my over active imagination, but when we checked, despite it seeming like the lock is down the lock doesn't actually work. When I told the lady, she suggested using the shutters - which in fairness worked and was pretty secure. I am sure they have rectified this lock now, but feel I should mention it, just incase others are coming with young children.

Other than these two minor negatives, it was a really lovely villa, in a beautiful setting and wonderful part of the world.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
29 Jul 2015
Hi Amelia

Thank you so much for posting a positive review on Trip Advisor as we feel these honest reviews are really helpful for future bookings.

I hope you dont mind me replying regarding the point you made about security, as we do take this very seriously. Sometimes when previous guests slam the patio doors, it can cause the locking device to break (sounds like this happened in your case), and our advice to shut the exterior shutter was only meant for you to use this till we could have the repair made to the door. Apologies if this wasn´t communicated clearly enough, as we like to solve any minor maintenance issues as quickly as possible.

With regard to the cots and high chairs, it isnt unusual in the industry that we charge for these items, but we completely understand that you chose to bring your own.

We are really glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again in the future. If you do - as a returing guest, next time i would be happy to throw some of the childrens equipment into the deal!

Best wishes
Anna
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Steven S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great place for peace and quiet”
Reviewed 6 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

This was our first experience of a luxury villa... the sheer amount of space took a wee while to get used to but we managed it :-) The living space was comfortable and once the underfloor heating had time to warm the space, it was a great space to rest up in after a day out and about. I guess hearing the telly was a little difficult.. With little in the way of soft furnishings about, sound bounced off all the walls making listening awkward. Then again, if you plan to be out until the small hours, I suppose the telly will not be on much anyway :-)

The kitchen was simply equipped... though, like most self-catering places, the knives could do with sharpening :-) Nonetheless, we managed to look after ourselves well during our stay.

The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and to have underfloor heating in the en-suite was pure bliss :-)

In a sentence, it was a great place to stay.. Martinhal was great... the Algarve was great :-)

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