What a fabulous place to stay!
We visited Casa Dora in July and had a fantastic holiday. This beautiful villa was exactly as it looked in the photos. Clean, bright, modern yet welcoming, homely and very spacious.
Our group of 5 consisted of adults, older and younger teenagers and each one of us were happy with what we found and experienced. The teenagers were delighted to find a volley ball net and ball (amongst other outdoor items and table tennis) and spent almost every minute we were in the villa - in the pool having lots of fun. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing in the sun in the well maintained garden area – such a beautiful setting to lay and relax – peaceful and private – only flowers and clear blue sky to look at! Perfect!
Casa dora is in a quiet location ensuring peace and tranquility when enjoying the garden during the day and at night when sleeping. However, Luz is close by for evenings out – only 15/20 mins walk downhill with beautiful views of the sea to enjoy on your way.
We ate out at The Dolphin and can recommend the Steak and the Chicken skewers. My husband and I had a beautiful ‘Jazz’ lunch at Fortaleza da Luz on the Sunday – The setting outside under the canopy overlooking the sea was beautiful and the Jazz band made it all the more perfect. We highly recommend this romantic lunch date but you must book to guarantee your table. We were very disappointed when the music stopped ! I had forgotten this was a ‘lunch’ – and was ready to remain there for the rest of the day and evening!!
Our teenage son and his girlfriend visited the Cabanas Beach restaurant in Burgau. This sounded equally romantic – with bean bags provided to sit out on the private beach if required and blankets if it dropped cold.
We hired a car and were not short of places to visit – Lagos, Sagres, Monchique and Sagres castle - which is well worth a visit. We had lunch in Albufeira old town on our way to the airport on our last day and wished we had longer to look around.
The temperature during our stay was high but there was always a gentle breeze cooling us down and making the conditions perfect. The breeze was also welcome during the night keeping the rooms cool and comfortable. We had paid a deposit for air con usage in 3 bedrooms and the lounge area but because of the cool breeze we did not need to use it. We were promptly refunded with our air con deposit money from Marion on our return, along with our damage deposit money.
We cannot fault this villa and the communication, information and advice from Marion and Oliver during the booking process and whilst we were there was prompt, invaluable and appreciated.
In addition Fatima, the house keeper, was more than helpful – ready to answer our call and give a helping hand whenever needed.
My friends and I were lucky enough to spend a few days in this beautiful villa. The house is located in a quiet residential area, but it is still close to the beach and the shops in town; indoors is tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable. The pool (and the jacuzzi!) provided hours of entertainment when we didn't feel like leaving the house.
The owner was also extremely helpful and kind, so I highly recommend this property to anyone and can't wait to be back soon!
Myself and my family had a wonderful time at this very well equipped, spacious and extremely comfortable villa. The pool is a very good size and is great for children being 1.2 metres at its deepest. I loved the large, lawned garden for sports; it gets the sun all day and is surrounded by beautiful flowers. The villa is in a nice, quiet area. We enjoyed the walks into Luz, being around 20 minutes stroll downhill, which has some very good restaurants and a superb beach. I would love to return to this property and hope to do so one day!
Delighted to have been invited by the owners to spend a week at Casa Dora. The house is very private and in a quiet location, yet well placed for access to local amenities and beyond. So nice to sleep in a comfortable bed on holiday (as we all know is not always the case!) Great facilities, including three bathrooms, a very well equipped kitchen, brick built BBQ, two outdoor eating areas, a lovely pool and Jacuzzi, a nice lawned area and the bonus of table tennis for your very own World Championship! The rear has a delightful sunny aspect yet there is still plenty of shaded area for eating or relaxing. During our stay we were part of a group of eight and it didn't feel crowded at all - I imagine a party of eight could have a fantastic holiday at Casa Dora.
This Villa is truly superb!!!
I was honored with the largest room with shower and bath plus doors onto the terrace over looking the beautiful pool.
Our stay was totally relaxed and accommodated 7 of us with ease.
Eating out was a joy as was eating in.
A lovely rest despite several rainy days
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