“Idealic retreat with everything you need” What a great Villa, private and quiet, clean and well equipped, A beautiful well maintained pool. Just a short drive from large supermarket and fabulous beaches. If taking a break from cooking several good Restuarants closeby. Car required.
“A perfect piece of heaven on the Algarve” We have been to the Algarve five times, but our stay at The Lodge, M.M. was the best holiday ever. A wonderful setting, beautifully equipped and furnished villa, very close to superb beaches, especially Albandeira, Lagoa and Carveiro only 10 minutes away, peace and quiet, superb weather and great hosts, Gill and Bruce, who were extremely helpful whenever we needed information etc. and their two sweet dogs. They were charming and made our stay at the villa a time that we will never forget. If you want a piece of heaven on earth, spend some time at The Lodge - you will never want to stay anywhere else on the Algarve!
We would highly recommend staying at this villa and the villa manager Beatriz was fantastic and so very helpful.
We have just returned from a fabulous week at the villa, we are 8 adults and two children under 3 travelling from England. To begin with we were sceptical about the arrival instructions, but the journey from the airport to the villa is very straightforward and we were met at a local petrol station by the villa managers’ mum, who we then followed for 5 minutes to the villa. Properties in Portugal don’t have postcodes, so it's difficult to locate on your own.
The villa manager Beatriz is really helpful and friendly. She came over the first night and ran through the villa instructions. She also organised a taxi transfer for two of our party that had to get an earlier flight back to the UK.
The villa was everything and more than we’d expected: spotlessly clean, very modern and really spacious. It looks just like the pictures, we couldn’t fault anything. The villa has amazing blackout blinds that help keep the place cool and once you open them the place is flooded with gorgeous light.
All 5 bedrooms have beds that are all very comfy and huge. Plenty of bathrooms to cater for a big party like ours, there is also a large bath which was great for the babies.
When we arrived the owners had left a welcome pack including milk and bread which was really useful for the babies. There were two highchairs and a travel cot already set-up, so we didn’t need to worry about anything when we arrived late.
The pool is large and clean. It stays warmer if you keep it covered at night. Plus there are water polo nets either side of the pool, great for family games. We all spent hours either playing in the pool or playing table tennis. The babies spent hours exploring the large gardens and there were enough sun beds and umbrellas for shade so that everyone could relax.
You need to hire a car when staying at this villa. The beaches and shops are all 10 minutes’ drive away in the nearest towns of Carvoeiro and Lagoa. Be warned that the beaches aren’t very acceptable to families with young children. However this didn’t bother us, as we chose this villa to spend quality time together as a family, rather than sightseeing and exploring beaches. …
Most relaxing holiday we’ve ever had
Feel like not giving this property a fantastic review, as I wouldn’t want it to get too popular that I was unable to book it again!
The Villa was immaculate, well maintained and had everything that you could need, from the British TV channels and Wi-fi, to the simple garlic press. Whilst there was only two of us staying at the villa, it could easily accommodate a full family.
The villa is situated about a mile from some of the best beaches of the Algarve, but is isolated, so a car would be essential. This isolation was the main benefit to us, just wanting a relaxing holiday, doing essentially nothing! The views from the elevated position were breathtaking and to just simply open the patio doors in the morning and literally drop into the quenching private pool is something that I am already missing
The communication between the owners and their local representative was excellent, John being there very much on hand if ever needed to assist in making your stay here as good as possible. Pool cleaning x2 a week, and towels and bedding changed mid holiday too for us, which was not expected.
We would not be alone in our glowing comments for this rental, as Katrina has a visitors comment book and unsurprisingly it was full of praise from various groups of guests. …
THE LODGE M.M. Caramujeira, Carvoeiro
We had an enjoyable, relaxing experience.
The villa was all you could wish for, the owners welcoming, helpful but not intrusive. From the villa it was easy to get about and see the surrounding coastlines and villages. The Portuguese were very friendly and most spoke English. Would just say if you are looking for a Portuguese experience, don't go there.. …