“An absolute gem” From the minute we found this property online, we had a good feeling about it. When we got in touch with the owners, Karl and Daph, the feeling grew stronger. They shared a lot of useful information with us in advance, including advice on car rental and excellent directions. We were thrilled when we arrived at Ninho do Amor and found it was even more impressive than the pictures we'd seen - the cottage itself, the pool and the colourful garden with elevated sea views, the boule court, the gazebo, and the peace and quiet. We were equally impressed by the owners. They got the balance just right in terms of making us feel welcome and being constantly on call to look after our every need, without intruding in any way. They are genuine, sociable, and very much young at heart. They are interested in visitors and making their trip as enjoyable as possible. From recommendations on where to eat and things to do (for example, walk up to the hill to Maria's taverna, visit the palace in nearby Estoi, or take a ferry to one of the many islands to relax on a sunny beach), they've got it covered. We hope to go back to Ninho do Amor some day and would highly recommend it.
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and the views are beautiful. It was such a treat to be able to pick the fruit and also to be able to have fresh eggs every day supplied by the lovely hens.
The welcome gifts of wine, olive oil, sardines, coffee and more were very much appreciated.
Fernando came during the week to clean the pool with even more gifts, so thoughtful and generous.
From the moment we stepped off the plane and were met by Fernando and Lucretia we received a lovely welcome and were provided with a wonderful service. Our flight was late and they waited so patiently.
Magda and Nelson were very helpful both before and during our stay, ready to answer any questions we had and made us feel very welcome.
Sara was also very helpful and friendly. She gave us a lot of useful tips on places to visit and directions.
Web really had a lovely holiday, thank you so much.