We just returned from a week staying in villa fairways and we had a great time. We were a family of 15 and the amount of space and facilities available was great. Four different families and we never felt on top of each other. The villa is as appears in the photos and the owners obliged us by arranging to get some basic essentials for us as we arrived on a late flight. The owners were always at the end of an email and always replied quickly if we had any requests prior to arrival. The villa is in a quiet neighbourhood so no noise at night. We would definitely recommend this villa.
Very nice, spacious Villa. There was 15 of us and the 7 bedrooms accommodated us well. The kids made great use of the swimming pool and the games room. It was clean and well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay. You probably need a car or some form of transportation, as it would be quite a hike to the shop for supplies. The Rep who showed us around the property was welcoming and friendly. There was a little bit of noise from dogs barking at night, but I would certainly recommend it to another family.
Spent a week at the villa with other families with children aged between 6 month and 4 years old.
- large outdoor area, great especially in the evening sitting on the large table next to the BBQ.
- Large spacious living room area, ideal for the cooler nights.
- Great location in a cul de sac
- Nice grounds
- Large villa
Negatives (most are related to the face we went with a young child (10 month old)
-The villa is vast, but beware not child friendly for young children, stair cases are very exposed with large gaps between the spindles and outside the front of the villa there's a large drop to the side of the front door.
-The pool is also not designed for children, the shallow end is very small (with the steps) The pool has a steep slope to the deep end which caught out the children on a number of occasions.
- The pool area also gets very little sun. We were at the villa during September and we had to chase the sun around the garden with the sunbeds because of the shade caused by the villa and the trees in the garden.
- We paid extra for the pool to be heated which was a waste of time. We were given no instructions and the heater failed on day one because the water level in the pool was too low. Turns out we needed to top up the pool everyday with the hose pipe. First villa holiday I've been on where we needed to clean the filter and top up the water!
- Inside the villa, the building was dated, light fittings missing, damp around the windows, wooden floorboards in the main bedroom raised on the edges. The main Bedroom door not able to close due to its bad fitting.
- Other issues included a strong damp smell in the basement bedrooms and lack of dark curtains in some of the bedrooms.
Could be a lovely villa, just needs some tender loving care!
Location was great, a steady 15 minute walk to the harbour (although down a steep windy hill with no footpaths to walk in with buggys etc. Fortunately this road was quite quiet.)
In the interests of FairPlay and karma I feel compelled to submit my own review of our recent holiday at Villa Fairway.
Villa was in a lovely secluded spot overlooking (you've guessed it) the golf Fairway which sits immediately behind the villa. The quiet location although by no means isolated was very pleasant and a good 10 minute March took you to the first pub (or €4 in a taxi)
The ground floor was very welcoming with 3 double beds with private facilities overlooking the pool, the kitchen was well equipped for our needs (large group with babies and young children) and the lounge/diner was more than adequate and ideal for a pre bed nightcap when the verandah got a little cool. Upstairs via a grand spiral staircase was a master suite with personal verandah-very impressive and private. In the lower ground floor was a games area-converted from the garage perhaps and down a corridor were 3 more double rooms 2 of which had private facilities. One of the only negatives here was that the walk was a bit spooky down there (for kids and grown ups!)
Outside to the pool area with adequate loungers and table & chairs with a more formal extending dining table beneath a permanent shade next to the huge BBQ-ideal for al fresco dining.
A few concerns were raised during the break and with so many of us it would have been a miracle to tick the hundred boxes but in fairness we were partially refunded for the issues we had with the pool heating (perhaps we could have rang the maintenance company sooner?) and everything else was sorted the same day. Yes there were a few elements-light bulbs/damp patches in places/chips to paint here and there/a few sofa stains etc-that needed addressing but it's a big place and it felt lived in and I felt relaxed and at home there! It's probably the only million pound plus house I'll ever stay in sadly!!
A few other positives-free wifi that worked well, really clean on arrival, some 'essentials' in the kitchen-detergent and dishwasher tabs etc along with Raoul who keeps his eye on the place-lovely chap.
But for a few minor details this would've been 5 stars. Wishing you all the best for the future
Ps. Watch out for the local beer and the hill on the way home, you may lose your new sunglasses as did I!!
We (14 adults plus small children) stayed for a week in this beautiful villa. I found Antonio to be very helpful during the booking period and Raul was easy to deal with on arrival. The BBQ was used most evenings which was great. The pool, although not huge, suited us perfectly with small children. The kitchen was large enough for a party of our size although an additional fridge (maybe in the basement) would have been ideal as it is quite difficult to store enough milk, soft drinks and food for 14 in the kitchen fridge even though it is large.
The bedrooms were spotless and there was plenty of hot water. The bath is the upstairs ensuite is huge and we bathed all the children together, brilliant.
The walk down to Quarteria or Vilamoura Harbour is about 2025 minutes with children and pushchairs but it is not unpleasant.
I would not hesitate in booking this villa again in 2018, our next family get-together.