As per previous, the villa works well in terms layout providing isolation from others as far as the bedrooms go, all 3 having en-suite bathrooms, though only 2 have air conditioning.
Kitchen well equipped and bbq located close to table outside, so not isolated from others.
Pool large and garden spacious. Views are great.
We are extremely pleased with this Villa, it is exactly what we needed. We are traveling with 3 couples and wanted some space to relax and enjoy each others company and have some down time. The villa is beautifully laid out, the design is interesting and allows for privacy when traveling with a group on different sleep schedules. The villa is central to everything in the Algarve. It is very well equipped with utensils, dishes and pots and pans, etc. which was awesome as we cooked a few meals throughout the week. We discovered Gale beach later in the week, it is absolutely beautiful beach, great for taking early morning walks.
The villa is stunning; we could not have imagined it to be better. We wanted to be away from the busy resort areas of Albufeira, and this location offers peace, privacy, security, exceptional views and spacious luxury accommodation. Albufeira itself and the beaches are only a 10 – 15 min drive away, and Algarve shopping and Zoomarine about 5 mins.
In short, we simply can’t wait to come back again.
Beautiful house with an amazing pool and well-maintained garden in a quiet neighbourhood. Within short driving distance of beaches, Zoomarine water park and shops. Isabel, who cleans the house, was lovely.
We had a great week. We did water sports on Oura beach in Albufeira (the guys at Ski Molhado are great - do the dolphins and caves trip, we saw lots of dolphins). Can highly recommend Benagil beach (swim to the cave!), and Gale beach (nearest to the house) is good. All beaches were bus but not overcrowded. Swimming with dolphins at Zoomarine was great (the park itself is crowded and targeted at little kids). The castle in Silves was quiet even in high season. The food at Borda del Aqua restaurant on Oura beach was good, and the best meal out we had was Portuguese food at Tasca Portugesa in the Albufeira marina.
We came home totally relaxed.
Casa da Encosta is a wonderfully equipped villa that is tastefully decorated. It's spacious, clean and uncluttered with Isabella the housekeeper who couldn't do enough. Each room has modern en suites which i'd swap in a heartbeat for mine at home.
Location is very Portuguese that is extremely friendly. Car is needed to visit local 'Oceana' Supermarket and beaches.
My advise would be to check that the lights on pool have been switched on as this didn't happen during our stay despite the reminder. Owners may need to reconsider the arrangement of beds as no air con in room with 2 single beds. This was overcome by swapping to the 'Study' which was perfectly sized for the 2 beds with great air con.
There really is no need to leave the villa and incredible pool / outdoor space.