Just back from 10 days of pure relaxation (well most of the time). The villa is amazing. It has everything you could possibly need and more. There were 6 of us for a week and then 3 for the rest of the 10 days. All the ladies had a great time and can't wait to go back.
We had a superb meal at O Tiago on the Friday night. Definitely have to book a table as its so popular. Don't fill up on starters and bread as the main dishes are huge but we managed to finish it as it was so lush. We also had a takeaway a few days later and the staff were so helpful.
We also found a snack bar (not far from the Supermarket) Bar Escondidinho. The owners Gabriel and Edilia were so welcoming and friendly. They don't speak any English but the locals and their daughter helped us. Don't be put off by the rough exterior as they couldn't be more friendly. They even organised an evening where we were served a local meal that was delicious. This is the cheapest place we ate and drank but this does not effect the quality and service that we received.
Our only downfall was the hill back to the villa from the supermarket - i'ts a bit of a climb. We didn't have a car so we took our hand luggage trolleys to buy the heavier things from the supermarket but once we discovered the Escondidinho it made a great excuse for a pit stop.
Some of us took the bus into Lagos a few times (only £2.50 one way). This has some great shops and restaurants and is only roughly half an hour away.
We went to Salema beach once, which was lovely. The only thing about here is, its so busy we struggled to get some lunch and the locals weren't coping very well with the amount of tourists. The shops there are way more expensive that Lagos.
We stayed in the villa for two weeks this July. Myself, my husband, two kids ages 9 and 8, mother in law and aunt in law! The villa exceeded our expectations. I was anxious that it might be too smal for all of us, but we had plenty of room and everyone was really happy with their rooms. The beds and linen are really good quality, what you would expect in a hotel and so oftern holiday homes fall short in this area! The villa is serioulsy well stocked with absolutely everything you could need if you want to do some serious cooking or entertaining. Breakfast was as mch as we did, as there are so many good beach bars and restaurants to enjoy for lunch and dinner. The living area was so comfortable that we were happy to return there after our meal and chill. There is an eclectic selction of DVD's which we really enjoyed.
The pool is small but a perfect size for the kids and for taking a dip to cool down. There were multiple loungers, cushions, umbrellas etc. so some days we hung by the pool.
While we didn't avail of the golf course, my husband happily used it as a running track most mornings.
We hired a car which was necessary with our group.
We are really looking forward to going back next year.
This villa is lovely & spacious with a beautiful view over the golf course. Everything you need is there and it is close to the beautiful rugged coast with fantastic beaches. I would throughly recommend it.
Just back from 2 weeks , husband and two boys 15 and 11.
This villa is truly stunning - beautifully decorated with everything you will need for your holidays and then some.
Great wi-fi (happy boys)
We actually brought along our Apple TV , kept boys happy when it was just too hot to be outside
Location of villa is literally 5 minute drive to Salema - the most beautiful village, great beach, and gorgeous gorgeous restaurants (Boia and Aqua De Boca)
Owner of Aqua De Boca now has a lovely beach restaurant which is just perfect for lunch too (can't remember name)
Also Villa located less than 10 minutes from the Cabana beach, really cool place and again beautiful beach -
Book all restaurants
Villa located on a golf course - husband happy, the club house has a gym, teenager happy.
We visited Sagres (to be honest a bit disappointing as a town, but the scenery on the way and sun set worth the trip)
Lagos 20 minutes away - great for things to see, eat, etc.....watched Portugal win the european cup - so good fun.
All and all a great holiday - perfect location, already planning the return trip