“Ideal stay in a well-located villa” I have no hesitation in recommending this high-quality villa. This was our third visit this year
alone and our fifth consecutive year of staying. It is ideally located as it is both secluded and
(thanks to a short sandy path) convenient for shops, restaurants and a lovely beach. The
fishing village of Olhos d'Agua is a little gem in the Algarve crown and is well placed being
halfway between the bigger towns of Vilamoura and Albufeira. The owner (Joao) is a very
reasonable man to deal with and his housemaid is very polite and helpful upon arrival. The
villa is spacious and gives the same feel whether it's just the two of us staying or indeed, as was the case in May, we visited as a family. It offers a good security system, air-con and
Wi-Fi as well as a particular favourite - a large, inviting west-facing swimming pool!
Casa Do Mar certainly ticks all our boxes and I think it will yours. Highly recommended!
“Superb April getaway to a gorgeous apartment in Portugal” What can I say, it's Easter in the middle of April and I'm sat on the patio in Portugal having breakfast 1st thing in the morning! The apartment is gorgeous, spacious and clean and Clube Albufeira is very well appointed with lovely tended gardens, spotlessly clean pools, areas for the kids to play and a few welcome adult hideaways. The restaurants on site that I've already been to presented us with some gorgeous food at reasonable prices and I'm looking forward to trying more. The old town is great with lots of different bars and restaurants to chose from including a fab authentic Portugeuse restaurant called The Atrium housed in the old theatre with little balconies overlooking the cobbled street below. The beach is lovely too and there's not a sign of seaweed in sight.... yippee :-) I didn't realise Portugal had such lovely all round weather and would certainly look to come again out of season for longer next time. Fantastic break with fantastic company, thank you - Nicola, April 2015
“Lovely villa” Lovely villa, furnishings a bit dated but spotlessly clean. Four bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms plus one more shower room downstairs. Super pool with plenty loungers and another shaded area for some rest from the sun. 15 mins walk downhill to town centre but, as it was so hot, we got a taxi back. Cost was only €3.25. Bargain. Would certainly return.
“Beautiful Place to stay in Albufeira” I can only wholeheartedly agree with the previous positive reviews about this apartment. Very clean, well equipped, superb location and fantastic views. Took advantage of the airport transfers and welcome pack arranged by Jeanne and Charlie which were well appreciated. Can`t wait to return.
“Amazing,,, simply amazing!” We travelled as a group of 26 for a hen party! The place is huge, well equipped and spotless! Miguel the property manager was very helpful also. The villa has such a relaxed vibe, the swimming area was perfect and again very clean. I cannot recommend this villa enough, and no doubt will visit it again in the future!
“Miss” Absolutly beautiful villa we had a lovely holiday there with my partner and little girl of 3. The pictures do not do the villa justice as the pool is bigger than it appears and the rooms are stylishly decorated. The villa is extremly clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful. It is in a fantastic area within easy reach to the nearby restaurants and close to the beach and a 15 minute walk to an even more beautiful, bigger beach, Olhos De Agua. The shops have everything u would need from lilos to milk and the supermarket is less than 10 minutes away. Me and my family would definatly love to visit this villa again. Thankyou for a lovely stay Telma and Floripes.
“Villa for All” Our family party consisted of an age range from 18-79 and we all commented on how lovely the villa was and how it suited everyone of us. The villa was larger than we thought from the photos and had absolutely everything needed for a fantastic holiday - from pool, private garden, outdoor dining and covered area to the book library,
The villa is situated in a quiet, peaceful area with two great beaches within walking distance. Golf courses are not far away and a 5 minute car/taxi ride takes you into Albuferia.
“Fabulous villa” Stayed here for a week with my partner and 4 children and we cannot fault it in any way. It was beautifully clean and very well maintained. The pool and garden is beautiful. The villa itself is set in a quiet area and having a car is a definite must. We had no problems whatsoever. The villa is very secure with alarm system and large gates so you can rest assured you and your belongings are safe. If we ever return to the algarve then we will be sure to stay here again.
“Fantastic vacation, lovely house, great surroundings.” We had a fantastic couple of days in Casa da Encosta. The house was very well positioned between the town and the beach, with plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding areas.
It was very welcoming inside, with the open and airy living room with an open fireplace (even though it was warm enough, just the sight of one always feels cosy), and the dining area accessible from all the other rooms. Bed- and bathrooms were all very nice, cosy without becoming cramped. The kitchen was superbly outfitted, with everything spotless and well taken care of.
The terrace and garden, and especially the pool (beautiful infinity pool!) were excellent for enjoying a bit of sun and peace.
All in all, we had a fantastic vacation in Guia, and will gladly visit here again!
“GIRLS WEEKEND” Overall a lovely weekend-prime location and literally a minutes walk from the strip. Spacious villa, clean and well equipped. Few points to note air con doesn't work in all of bedrooms, the pool is absolutely freezing and un-useable! There are no mirrors anywhere near a plug socket and mirrors at all in the bedrooms. Miguel us friendly but isn't on hand as promised he didn't return any calls or texts. Major concern is the dining room chairs there unsteady and extremely wobbling- this caused a nasty injury for 1 if our party. Over all lovely villa bit needs some attention- ideal for hen and stag parties!
“Excellent villa!” Just spent 4 days here for my hen do. Communication in the lead up to the stay was excellent and Patrick and the team booked transfers making the whole stay easy and stress free.
The villa was in a beautiful location (only down side was building works across the road) that wasn't the fault of anyone at Columbia bookings and we still had a fantastic time relaxing by the pool.
The villa was clean and Miguel the villa manager was brilliant! He booked taxis for us and even let us stay a bit later than checkout as our flights weren't till later on.
The villa suited our needs perfectly. Well stocked kitchen and supermarket 5 minutes down the road which sold most things making it easy for us to cook at the villa.
We had a great time by the pool which was a lovely temperature even without being heated at this time of year. Everything went smoothly during our stay and all 12 of us had a great time.
Only a few negatives: there weren't many bins in the villa and the outside bin wasn't very big for 12 people's rubbish over 4 days.
One of the showers upstairs wasn't attached to the wall but we didn't really mind as the shower was a lovely temperature and had a good power so we held it as we showered.
Double bed upstairs was very creaky but the people staying in there still got an adequate nights sleep.
All in all a super villa perfect for a large group. We all had a fabulous time and I cannot rate the communication from Patrick, Jim and Miguel more highly. I would happily book with them again in the future!
Thank you for a fabulous stay!
“Amazing villa in perfect location” We have stayed in many villas over the years, but this one takes some beating for facilities and location.Only 5 mins walk to strip yet very peaceful.The interior is bright and airy, tastefully furnished with very comfortable beds.TV with some English channels,DVD player and decent WiFi. Automatic shutters in bedrooms to keep out the sun and morning light.Excellent air con units that we hardly had to use as the villas white washed walls and layout keeps it lovely and cool inside.Kitchen is small but has everything you need and more.Bathrooms are spotless.Main one has a huge walk in shower.Plenty good quality towels are provide. The outside space is very impressive and private.Huge terrace with beautiful tropical plants. Good sized pool,comfortable sunbeds and rattan lounge set.Outdoor shower and BBQ.The illuminated pool and terrace lamps provided the perfect ambient lighting for our 'Al fresco' evening dinners.Alfredo and Helena are the perfect hosts..attentive but not intrusive.The booking process throughout was faultless, and the Transfer company they recommend are spot on.We had a slight problem with the hot water whilst here. A quick call to Helena, and Alfredo was there to fix it within minutes.The cleaner popped in mid week to do a light clean, replace the towels and make up the beds.She even folded my untidy Sons clothes away.Lovely lady,very friendly and discreet.This was our 2nd stay at this villa and most certainly wont be our last!
“Ideal for family or friends villa” Just got back from a weeks holiday staying at Villa Trindade. The outside space is ideal for outdoor living andgood barbecue. The pool was great for all the family with ample space and nice surroundings. Not too far far from the strip 20min walk or 5Euros by taxi, 10 euros to the old town,.there is a small complex opposite where you can buy essentials and book taxis. 10 of us stayed in the villa ,the only thing I could fault were all the mattresses were a bit too firm for our liking. Would recommend this villa, would stay here again
“Excellent” The views are amazing,the pool is great for the kids.The cafe bar serves good food and snacks,the staff are very helpful.The apartment is well equipped,the terraces front and back means you can enjoy the sun all day.
“Fantastic accommodation, quiet relaxing holiday 5*” We stayed at this property for 3 nights during our visit around Portugal. The villa is spacious, well equipped and most of all beautiful.
Large rooms with great wifi and TV channels. Complimently essentials on arrival milk, tea etc was well apprieciated.
Would defiantly recommend this property for a peaceful quiet vacation.
“Amazing!!” Apartment was fabulous, so much space, every thing you need for a great time,. Views from the terrace are breathtaking, so relaxing too. The complex it's self is very clean & tidy & the gardens are well matained! 10-15 mins into the old town a little hilly to walk back up but was no problem once you found all the short cuts!! Rosemary was a pleasure to deal with & answered all our questions promptly. Jan the manager booked our transfers to & from the airport & was on hand should we need her. Really enjoyed our stay so much so we,ve already booked for next year! This apartment could well be our forever holiday home. !! Thank you rosemary for allowing us to use your holiday home!!
“Beautiful” When we arrived at the area where villa mimi was in we were a bit disappointed as it seemed away from everything and the area a bit run down but as soon as we entered the villa we were gobsmacked. Claudio has a gorgeous place, too good for our kids. Everyone loved it especially the pool and underground games room. There is a stair gaurd at top of the stairs great if u have wondering kids (pity wasn't one at bottom minor) The pool was so warm as we used the cover that we were told to use only thing we had be extra cautious as there is no gaurd around the pool and it was quite deep but that didn't stop us. There is lovely restaurants/pubs "the Dubliner and Erin's isle" about 5 mins walk from villa . Lovely Irish bars. There is an inter marche up beside Erin's isle and the strip is only a 10 min walk from villa. Taxi into old town is 6€ per car. Couldn't fault the place. Thanks Claudio
“Excellent Villa, well appointed and supurb location” The villa is very well appointed and is in an excellent location. Access to the beach is only a few minutes walk with a well stocked supermarket even closer. The villa is a good size and has everything a family could need for a super holiday. Highly recommended.
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended” We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflatables. It was immaculate and very clean. We traveled with family and our 2 children who thoroughly enjoyed the pool and was perfect for them. The villa was very secure with electric entrance so you felt very safe. I would definitely recommend this villa and will be going back!
“Awesome!” The villa was stunning - very clean and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. Down to the tea towels and washing powder.
The location was great, just off the strip but very quiet.
Highly recommend a visit!
“Family holiday” Excellent and very spacious villa. Easy location to old town and the strip. The only negative was there could of been a hand rail on entering/exiting the pool for older people. Susana and her sister were very helpful and sorted problems straight away. Would recommend you to other people interested in renting a villa. Very safe location and easy access to the beach down the road. My nephew and niece loved the padding pool (as they called it)
Situated in the Algarve region of Portugal, the beachy paradise of Albufeira is the perfect place for any kind of holiday you fancy.
Whether you're looking for something active, a great party destination, or a range of child-friendly seaside activities, you'll find it when you book your holiday rental in Albufeira.
This bustling tourist town comprises many beaches, some bustling and exciting and some more secluded for quieter days. Most beaches also have lifeguards on duty during the summer, and watersports are very prevalent.
Heavily seaside orientated, Albufeira is famous for its dolphin-watching tours. When it's time for dinner, fresh seafood is an absolute must, and can be found just about anywhere in town.
What to Do
Party seekers should look no further than the strip, where some of the nightly discos remain open until 6am.
Top Albufeira Travel Tips
For a fully-rounded, fun-in-the-sun family holiday, or a phenomenal party trip with friends, book your holiday rental in Albufeira today.
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Casa Caseiro - 5 Bedroom Detached Villa With Pool
Great location and facility's are fantastic!
Perfectly situated between the old town and the strip. The tourist train is right on the doorstep and the beech a five minute walk away. Stayed here with my family and we had a blast. Kids loved having there own private pool.Having 2 kitchens was fantastic as when we had a BBQ there was a kitchen on the lower level that we could use for all the prep work.Would definitely stay again. …
Perfect 2 bed apartment with sea views. Sao Rafael, Albufeira.
Fantastic apartment in beautiful location
We stayed in Sao Rafael for 11 nights for our honeymoon. The apartment was very spacious, light and clean. It had everything we needed e.g. washing machine, beach equipment, hair dryer...The apartment area has a swimming pool we could have used and this would have been ideal for summer months. It was also handy to be so close to the Atlântico Hotel which has spa facilities and an indoor pool. I was very impressed with how well maintained the apartment area is. This apartment offers a balcony with a sea view. Stunning views while sharing food and a bottle of wine.
We spent many days at the beach; there are two beaches near the apartment (5 - 10 minute walk). Both beaches had restaurants with lovely fish and seafood. I recommend the grilled sardines.
We would love to come back in the near future and will stay in the same apartment again in Sao Rafael.
Craig and Samantha.
p.s The guest book in the apartment was really useful as it gave us ideas on where to eat, local activities etc. …
Villa Dolce Vita, an elegant 3 bedroom villa with private garden & pool
Lovely villa break
Wonderful 2 weeks holiday in this lovely villa. Helen welcomed us like we were old friends rather than guests.
Towels regularly changed, felt very safe and secure. Good distance from things to do but would recommend car hire.
Very cold pool as not heated however it was april so wouldn't expect to be in it every day! …
18 people; perfect for what we needed.
Really pleased with the villa as a whole. Great location; 10 minute walk from old town and new town. Local bars, restaurants and shops are within a 3 minute walk.
Key safe worked out perfectly too as people we're spread out through the day and night.
Pool, bbq and outside area in very good condition.
A "no frills" villa but perfect for what we wanted.
Would highly recommend to any big groups, and could have slept 2 more people.
Only negative is that only 1 shower had hot water but it was easily manageable once we worked it out. …
7 Bedroom House Of Almond
40th Birthday Bash
I booked this for a party of 16 guys for my 40th birthday from 26th to 30th April. The villa was fantastic, it was in a perfect location to get to the night life and a short ride away from the old town.
The pool was an excellent place to socialise and have a laugh during the day, with enough sunbeds to accommodate the full party and more. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and we are already thinking about coming back next year. The management company were so easy to work with, and also help with the transfer booking from the airport and back again.
The villa would also be ideal for group family bookings as more than enough bedrooms/bathrooms to cater for varying parties. …
Garden Hill Luxury Old Town Esplanade apt with Pool, beach, balcony and wifi.
What a beautiful
Apartment! Like home from home with everything you could possibly need! Fantastic location, walking distance to everything- shops, restaurants and beach but just outside enough for peace and quiet! We loved our time here and can’t wait to visit again! …