“Solitude” We are back again, this time was just as good as the first time, if not better, as the work done to the property enhances it further. We stayed in the master bedroom, which has a new en-suite. The views of Faro and surrounding area from the
Upon arriving at Casa Estrela their was an unanimous 'wow'. It is a beautiful property and very well equipped and very roomy. We are a family of ten, ages ranging from 6 to 78 years, and we spent a … More
“A Small Piece Of Heaven” The minute you arrive at Ninho do Amor, expertly owned and managed by Karl and Daph, you feel at home and as part of their family. This was our third visit and yet again it did not disappoint: the peace and quiet, the relaxed
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 w… More
“"It just doesn't get better than this."”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
We all try to take the risk out of making that first time visit to a holiday destination by doing research on the area and looking at lots of photos, but it's still a worry when you arriv,e that it al… More
“Great and comfortable” We stayed at this apartment for a week. Its location was fantastic; walking distance to all transport and shopping/sightseeing needs. The kitchen is well-equipped, so we cooked almost every meal. The view from the kitchen includ
“Fantastic Stay” The hospitality from them was great they picked us from the airport when we landed and dropped us off when we departed the country. There was a problem with the fridge one day and they replaced the fridge within the day which was very
“Terrific Apartment & Helpful Owner” We booked this apartment for 3 weeks in September-October. Both the apartment and the owner get a terrific rating for our stay. The unit is spacious and tastefully decorated. There were a variety of restaurants a
“We would recommend to everyone” We stayed for our honeymoon and had an amazing time! The villa is great, all the things you need for an easy self-catering stay. The private terrace was huge, and got the sun the whole day and the pool was lovely, plent
Stayed early May - the weather was fantastic -just one cloudy day. The apartment is exactly as described and was ideal. The apartment is above the house and has a fantastic secluded balcony that overl… More
Thank you for your review. Looking forward to host you more times in the future.
“Nice and quiet house, excellent host”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2014
From we were picked up at the airport till we left very early in the morning João and his wife did all they could so that our stay should be as comfortable and interesting as possible. Excellent host… More
Thank you for your review . Looking forward for your next stay.
“Perfect for our short break adventure. Relaxing, beautiful and welcoming”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
We stayed in Gambelas Flag house for 5 days. It was perfect for the short break we had planned. Joao was incredibly welcoming and was able to answer all our questions about the local area. The villa i… More
Thank you for your review. Looking forward for your next stay.
superbe appartement tres bien equipé emplacement ideal pour tout faire a pied le seul petit inconveniant c est un peu bruiant mais on s y abitue vite.nous avons ete tres bien recu arrive plus tot on … More
“Tranquil escape in a welcolming villa, home from home.” Discovered it on on Mon 29th July booked it and was there on holiday on Friday 2nd August. Communication from the outset was superb.
Villa was as advertised with everything you need. There was p
SOCIALIZING BETWEEN THE GREEN AND TRANQUILITY
Casa dos Avós is located in the hills where you can enjoy a fantastic landscape associated with tranquility far away from tourist centers. It is a ple… More
Thank you so much Mimosa...Review was appreciated, so happy you had a good time in my villa, hope you return again someday....
“Wonderful Peaceful Rural Retreat”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
This was our third trip to Eastern Algarve and we found everything as described. It was a lovely relaxing holiday with fantastic accommodation. We had everything we could have asked for. The pool was … More
I love reviews like this, it is my pleasure to ensure that the guests have everything need for a good gateway. Having a fantastic accommodation is my goal.
“Lovely rural spot with great accomodation”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2011
We stayed at Casa dos Avos in August. A car is needed but what we enjoyed was being away from the main tourist resorts in a busy time of the year. The villa is eveything that the owner stated and we… More
i TRY VERY HARD TO HAVE EVERYTHING NEEDED FOR A GOOD VACATION, SINCE IT IS MY VACATION SPOT ALSO.
AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY FIRST....REVIEW....
“Lovely” The apartment itself is beautiful and was perfect for me, my boyfriend and friends. It could be a little noisy for some folk as right in the corner of marina but we loved it. We didn't however receive fresh sheets or towels as expected for our
Let loose on the beach in this sun-drenched Portuguese city, well known as a party destination. There’s far more to Faro than just cocktails; it's a great place to explore everything that Portugal has to offer. Book a holiday rental in Faro today to see for yourself!
Many tourists pass through en-route to more popular Portuguese destinations, but the historic old town, pretty marina and café culture ensure Faro is an excellent choice for any holiday.
What to Do
If the idea of exploring further afield appeals, you’ll find that much of the Algarve is accessible from Faro, making it a great base for exploring the region.
By night, party on Rua do Prior, the main bar street. There's a bar to suit every taste, with some particularly interesting themes, such as an Iron Maiden themed bar!
Top Faro Travel Tips
For a buzzing sunny holiday packed with history, culture and cocktails, be sure to book your next holiday rental in Faro.
Top Destination reviews
Cottage Nest Love - LOVE NEST
This is a very special place where you can quickly forget the stresses and strains of everyday life. Karl and Daphne, the hosts are amazing people who go out of there way to make you feel welcome but never intrude on your holiday. They certainly have got it right. The pool is a perfect place to relax during the day and we loved watching the sun go down from the upper sun deck which is very secluded with outdoor shower, jacuzzi and perfect views. There are many places to visit close by (you do need a car) and lots of Local restaurants serving delicious food at excellent prices. Our visit was in the wonderful warmth of July but hopefully our next visit will be during Spring or Autumn so we can get out and do some walking. The area looks great for exploring on foot. …
ALGARVE FARO Cosy Home 4B
There were four of us renting the apartment in Faro, Portugal. It was a lovely three bedroom apartment (one en suit). Two rooms had double bed and one had a single bed with pull out single underneath. We didn't cook when we were there but we did use the dishwasher and washing machine. It was great having the enclosed balcony on either side of the apartment as the clothes dried very quickly. It was also excellent to have WiFi in the apartment. There is a supermarket 2 min walk away or a Lidl about 7 min walk away. Since the hospital is close by there are bus stops around the corner from the apartment. We, however, always walked to and from the apartment. At a leisurely pace it would take a maximum of 20 min to get to the cafes and bus/train station from the apartment. The transport is very easy to use but it does not run late into the evening. (For some return journeys from neighbouring towns the last bus could be as early as 1730 or 1930). It was very easy to get to the apartment from the airport. Just get the number 16 bus from the second bus shelter outside the terminal (2.25 Euros one way) and it will take you directly to the bus terminal in Faro. From there, using Google maps it is easy to walk to the apartment. Nathalia was lovely and met us at the apartment with the key and was very happy for us to contact her if there was any need to. …
Casa Estrela, Beautiful Algarve Villa
Outstanding villa with breathtaking views
An easy drive from Faro Airport, this is our second visit to Casa Estrela and it felt so good to be back again. In beautiful surroundings and a peaceful area, Casa Estrela is perfect for groups - in our case 5 adults and 3 children. The property is spacious, very well equipped and the views from the pool area, balconies and terraces towards the coast are stunning morning, noon and night. Lovely beaches within a 20 minute drive and plenty of restaurants within easy reach by car too. …
Marina Parque (CD 83), a few steps from the marina
Accommodation superb. Family holiday with youngest at 19. Right on the marina with pool less than 5 mins away and beach a leisurely 15 mins walk.No sun beds available at pool due to mid September but still very relaxing. Beach fantastic. Apartment really good and easily catered for the 6 of us. All staff from reception to departure and mid week towel change just so friendly and helpful. No Wi-Fi in apartment though and would be a great enhancement. We'd definitely return and highly recommended. …
Beach Apart. 3km from Airport
We had an amazing time here at new year, just a few steps from the apartment and you were on the beach.
It was the best New Year’s Day we have had, with a long walk along to the end of the un spoilt faro beach to then have drinks and lunch on the balcony. If you don’t want to cook the lovely restaurant downstairs will serve you on the balcony. All in all it was a momorable stay.......only wish I’d brought a wet suit to catch some of the waves. …
Villa with private pool-Rural- Near the beach
Wonderful, clean, relaxing.
The local butchers, the accessibility of the taxi, close enough to the airport. Truly wonderful.Would recommend to anybody looking for a brief escape. Easily contactable and very relaxing. …