“Superb apartment” The apartment is so spacious with fantastic views over the old town and sea. We spent quite a lot of time sitting on the balcony with a glass or 3 of wine relaxing. The only minor negative comment would be the uphill trek from town, but we are in our late 60's and managed it every evening. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone.
“It does what it says on the tin.” We went on holiday at the end of April 2015 -beginning of May 2015 and had an excellent time. The villa was light airy and well stocked. The facilities for the little one were well provided for . We hired a highchair and cot at a minimal cost from the owner. The whole villa is secured by walls therefor safe for little ones. The beautiful pool and patio areas made for a relaxing holiday and if the opportunity arises we will use this villa again. The local amenities , the beach , the golf course etc. were great. Carvoeiro restaurants provide a great choice and you will not find a poor one! Nearby is our favorite restaurant Julio's .Centianes beach restaurant is excellent for breakfast and within easy walking distance . For the children Slide and Splash is a must as is Zoo Marine.
“Fantastic apartment in an ideal location.” This apartment is ideally situated minutes away from the busy Strip in Albufeira but you would never know as we were there for ten days and not once did we hear any noise from anything other than the seagulls . The apartment was so well equipped it was like home from home.The two bathrooms are very handy and there was a lovely balcony where we could sit out in the evening and entertain before going out .The apartment is also very secure, to the extent at one stage we got locked out but thanks to Sheila we were back into the apartment very quickly, even though it was on a Sunday afternoon. We have already been trying to rebook for next year but unfortunately the secret of how good it is is out and our dates are already taken. Bad for us but excellent for the owners. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
“Spring in the Algarve - excellent.” We had the most glorious weather last week, for the beginning of March, so maybe we saw things through rose tinted sun glasses. Everything about our stay was excellent. The apartment was clean and comfortable and the only possible negative was the parasol outside which seems to have been in the wars a bit over the winter season but still works, just. That’s about the only negative thing we can think of to comment on, everything else was just about perfect. Thanks for all your help,
Laurie and Dawn, March 2015
“Lovely Villa and Pool. Very relaxing and comfortable. Enjoyed by all.” We had a thorougly relaxing week by the heated Pool. Weather superb, and location ideal. Lots of comfortable sofas for evening relaxiation.
A personal welcome with glass of wine ( or beer) really appreciated after travelling.
Will hopefully return soon.
“Great apartment in a quiet location, close to beach” We've recently returned from a stay at this fab ground floor apartment.
The apartment overlooks the rear gardens and is a short walk from the communal swimming pool. The whole complex is gated and secure and the apartment itself had shuttered doors and windows.
It's only about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach, restaurants & bars as well as the pretty harbour.
The apartment itself is clean, comfortable and spacious. It pretty much has everything you need, including a sun umbrella for use by the pool.
If I was visiting Alvor again I'd definitely stay here and would recommend it to couples, families or groups.
“Wonderful apartment!” We loved our stay in this beautiful apartment. Exactly like the photo's. Lots of room inside and out with magnificent views! Equipped with everything you would need including a supply of wine & beer for arrival-perfect touch!
“Beautiful villa, not far from a picturesque sandy beach!” At first we were a little intimidated about the drive from the airport as we hadn’t driven in Portugal before, but there was actually nothing to worry about. Car pickup was easy and obvious (and discounted thanks to the Holiday Autos link on the jjvillas website). The drive was well signposted and pleasant, passing many lush golf resorts and the new motor racing circuit.
We had not rented a villa before as I usually like staying in a hotel with everything done for me. But I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to book & by how much I loved the privacy of your own villa. The villa itself is beautiful, maintained to a very high standard and well furnished. With the maid service and robes, it really was like being in a hotel, with the added bonus of space and convenience. We were surprised that the weather was so gorgeous in October, so having the air- con was fab. And coming home from a hot day in the sun to a lush swimming pool was fantastic! There is a large BBQ poolside, which meant that lazy evenings by the pool eating too much food was perfect. But if going out for dinner is your thing, then there are plenty to choose from along the beach all selling delicious fresh seafood.
We also picked up a flyer for a fab place called Zoo Marine wildlife park, where I managed to have my dream swim with dolphins. It's a great place and it wasn't far from the villa. On one of the many trips to the stunning harbour, we went on a boat ride where we spotted wild dolphins.
There is great opportunity for walking or mountain biking in the rugged landscape. And the coastline is some of the best in Europe for surfing and Kite surfing. Around the Atlantic corner area there are multiple water sports shops for rental of kit if you fancy surfing. I however chose to watch in the sun with a drink in my hand!
This was a perfect getaway for both the active and relaxing holiday. We shall be back!
“Perfect base for Albufeira” We've just returned from this accommodation and found it to be the perfect base for a holiday in Albufeira. It is a 5 minute walk down to the Old Town/beach where there are no shortage of bars and restaraunts. If you don't feel like walking back up hill taxis are readily available. It is also 5 minutes walk to the nearest supermarket.
The house itself is a great size, is nicely decorated and was spotlessly clean. In the kitchen there is a full cooker/oven, large fridge and plenty of utensils.
The balconies and patio are all of good size and could easily accomodate 4 chairs. The built in BBQ on the ground floor patio is a nice touch. This patio also looks out over the well kept gardens and pool area.
We loved our stay here and wouldn't hesitate going back again or recommending to family or friends.
Rob, the owner, was great to communicate with and very helpful.
“Fantastic villa for a relaxation holiday” I had an excellent relaxation holiday, staying at Casa Dora with friends in late September and would definitely return. I went with a small group of friends but the villa seems spacious enough for a larger group with plenty of communal areas for people to have their own space: the living room, the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi and two areas for dining outside.
The pool was a massive plus; decent-sized and not too deep that a non-swimmer like me could feel confident splashing about. There were enough sunbeds, pool games and other options for entertainment that we hardly felt like leaving the villa throughout our stay!
The kitchen facilities were excellent with pretty much everything we needed for home-cooking and the BBQ outside made for some delicious meals. When we did have to leave to stock up on groceries, the location of the villa was convenient within 15 minutes’ walk of the beach and restaurants in Praia da Luz and within 15 minutes’ drive of Lagos and Burgau.
The house has excellent amenities and was clean and well-stocked with the essentials. Overall, I would definitely want to return!
“Great getaway” We found the apartment to be warm and homely, where all of the family could relax for the week that we stayed. The weather was beautiful which enhanced the outstanding view of the 7th hole of Vale de Pinta golf course. The master bedroom provided a lovely outlook onto the swimming pool, where the family enjoyed several days of relaxing in the sun. It is in a perfect location for access to local beaches and restaurants. Overall, the whole family enjoyed our stay and we would recommend this apartment to anyone who is considering staying there.
“fab stay” Villa baia is a beautiful complex, and this apartment is excellent , spacious and ultra modern. i would highly recommend it to family and friends, you are very close to the beach and excellent restaurants that luz has. We had a fab stay and cant wait to return.
“All around a great stay!!” What a great trip! The place was spotless and met all our needs (family of 4). Kitchen was clean and well equipped, never had the sense of missing anything. Rooms were warm and cozy (Portugal is a bit chiller in Feb). Bathrooms were clean and had heated floors (what a plus!!). And the views topped anything I've seen before. Being able to wake up, have my coffee in the morning, and looking out to the wide ocean was just breathtaking. It truly made me feels stress-free and able to really enjoy my vacation. The location was local to many great cities. Obidos is a must see! Licinia was also very helpful in providing recommendations on places to eat and visit that was fun and safe when traveling with small children. When not out, having tv and wi-fi was a bonus. Would definitely return and recommend to friends!! One of the few stays that I actually felt quite at home!! Highyly recommended!!
“Mr” Spot on again family enjoyed it. We were actually in villa new. Because of a clerical error. But Jim and Patrick were right. It was better all round. Ideal for large family groups. Ie 3 years to 75 years. Looking forward to next year.
Cobbled streets, golden sands, refreshing seas, fascinating history, idyllic landscapes and culture in buckets. A trip to Portugal is time well spent, whether you’re on a gastronomic tour of Lisbon, or escaping it all in the Algarve.
A Lifetime Of Landscapes
No two holidays to Portugal ever have to be the same. You can experience city life in the bustling capital of Lisbon, uncover the thriving cultural scene in Portugal’s second city, Porto, or opt for something different entirely: a countryside break in central Portugal, or a beach holiday on the Algarve. Whatever your preference, be it a stylish apartment or a spacious villa, Holiday Lettings has got you covered.
Time To Dine
When it comes to food, the Portuguese forte is cooking simple meals with flair. Thanks to Portugal’s close proximity to the coast, the seafood you’ll experience is beautifully fresh and the wine, courtesy of the Douro Valley, flows freely. But the culinary delights begin with breakfast, where freshly baked bread and cheese reign supreme. Just save some room for pastel de nata (a custard tart), Portugal’s staple delicacy.
A Tale Of Two Cities
Interested in Portugal’s renowned art, music and cultural scene? The cities of Lisbon and Porto are sure to deliver. The former is the country’s bustling capital and has perfect panoramas, sweeping hillsides and ancient ruins on tap. Porto, on the other hand, is fast making a name for itself as a charismatic culinary destination, where contemporary architecture houses film festivals and tasting sessions.
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Vista do Mar Apartment
We have just returned home from our 10 day stay. This was our second time booking with Phillipa to stay in this apartment. Phillipa arranged our taxi to and from the airport, the taxi's were on time and we had a smooth journey to the aparmtent. The apartment overlooks the old town with a picturesque view of the sun set. There are plenty of bars and resturants to try out as well as local a large supermarket. The apartment is very spacious, clean and is well equipt. We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to book again next year! …
Fantastic stay at Villa Nuala. This was our second time there and we will definitely return. The villa is in a lovely quiet residential area within easy walking distance to the marina where there are plenty of lovely places to eat and to enjoy a stroll, and to the beach. The villa has everything you need for a perfect holiday and is very clean. The rooms are very spacious and the pool and garden is lovely. The outside seating area is a lovely place to sit and relax in the evening. Nuala is lovely to deal with - she gives you all the information you need to ensure you have a great worry free holiday. I have no hesitation in recommending Villa Nuala. …
I 11 Windmill Hill Albufeira
Just returned from another two weeks at this amazing apartment. A large roomy apartment, great size bedrooms two bathrooms (bonus) his and hers. The views from the terrace are breathtaking...fantastic to watch the sun come up in the morning and evening views of the old town at night. The pool area is lovely...so clean..plenty of sun beds...the cafe/restaurant/shop is so handy. The supermarket is 10-15 mins walk down...a little longer coming back...there are some great short cuts 10-15 minutes walk to old town with some great bars and restaurants. This holiday was so relaxing and it was our second visit and we’ve already booked for next year Couldn’t think of anywhere we,d rather go....rosemary and billy the owners are a dream to deal with and answer all our questions promptly. Transfers to and from the airport to were great lovely drivers. We’re so glad we found this great apartment and can’t wait to return next year.... …
Waterfront apartment with uninterrupted sea view
Beautiful apartment with a timeless view.
The apartment certainly met our expectations and lived up to the description. The view was amazing and drew us back to the apartment most days to eat and relax. We loved the simplicity of the furnishings and the fact that it stayed cool when hot outside. The garden was a real haven.
We saw the sun come up in the morning and the moon at night. We also loved the local area and hope to return very soon. …
Quiet apartment within easy reach of all amenities
The apartment is in an excellent location, overlooking trees, about 15 minutes walk to the water taxis and boardwalk of Cabanas, where there are numerous restaurants and shops. The train station and bus stops are barely 5 minutes walk away.
Sandra, the owner, met us on arrival and showed us the very well equipped apartment. She really has thought of everything for the visitor to enjoy their stay. When we had a slight problem, Sandra was very quick to make sure the issue was sorted successfully. Excellent.
We loved the huge balcony around the apartment, enabling us to follow the sun or sit in the shade. We would definitely recommend this apartment and would certainly return ourselves. …
Casa Nampara Three bedroomed villa. Central Carvoeiro. Mato Serrao. Private pool
Would highly recommend
Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Casa Nampara and all facilities. This villa is situated in a quiet area yet is very close to the centre of Carvoeiro village. We will definitely return next year. …