“Villa Sete Albufeira” Stayed at villa Sete for 10 days. There were 5 in our party.The transfer from the airport was prompt and friendly,I would recomend anyone to use this service should they need to.
We were welcomed by Jimmy, who had bought us a few essentials, which was a nice touch. he showed us around the villa, and answered our questions, explained how the safe worked, all we needed to know really. The villa was spot on, all the bedrooms were en suite,the kitchen was more than adequate for our needs, and the living area was spaceous and comfortable. There is a sky box, but no card, so we received all the UK freeview TV and radio channels.
The pool is well maintained, and is a good size and depth, there are plenty of sunbeds too.The pool table is to one side, all the cues and balls were in good order, the grass isn't very green, but this is down to the fact people walk round the pool table and there's no rain. I would suggest this area be flagged or tiled, but this is not a complaint. the location is ideal, 10 mins walk to the strip or 10 mins walk to the old town. There are plenty of shops/mini markets near by for your shopping very close by, and the villa is in a cul de sac so traffic noise isn't an issue.Would definately visit villa Sete again
“A lovely villa with a warm welcome, perfect for families and couples.” My first impressions were that the villa itself was in a very good condition, complete with a wealth of facilities and extra touches such as dvd's for us to watch. The rooms were neat and nicely furnished, with a homely feel. The garden area was especially nice, with the swimming pool being the perfect size and depth to cater for both adults and children.
Throughout our stay we kept in contact with the owners who were helpful enough to recommend us places to eat and visit, or who sometimes just wanted to check we had everything we needed. It was this warm and friendly welcome that made our stay especially comfortable and made us feel more than just simply renters.
The only minor disadvantage is that a car is absolutely essential in order to reach shops and towns, but then with a car it is only a 10min drive to the beach. And on our holiday we ended up spending a lot of time at the villa anyway because it was such a nice place in itself to relax in. Overall definitely great value for money.
“Perfect Stay” This villa was everything and more than we expected. Extremely clean and very spacious for all 11 adults. Nice and private but walking distance to town for all our essentials. Helen made the stay extra special by surprising us with a birthday cake for a few of our guests. The only thing that could help with improvement is providing small essentials like salt or pepper or cooking oil to save you having to go and buy everything the moment you land. But overall an amazing stay.
Would highly recommend.
“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
“Chilled out stay” Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Monte. We were able to walk two minutes to several restaurants which made last minute dinner plans easy and some of them had wi-fi that you could use during the day. Then went down into town a couple of nights and there are loads more places to eat & drink to choose from.
The kids, who are four, loved the pool and so did my brother because with it being totally enclosed he could relax a bit more. The villa is spotless with loads of open space and it was easy to get keys and check in and out.
We rented golf clubs from Clubs To Hire at the airport and also managed to play the new Faldo and O'Connor course just 20 mins away. The O'Connor course is brilliant and the Faldo course is very good, although there are 4 holes on the back nine which I wasn't sure about.
Carvoeiro is simple to get to, about 45 mins from airport, and I found it cheaper to eat and drink in than Villamoura and a welcome change to some of the stag and hen nights.
All in all, I think i'll be back.
“WOW! Amazing” booked this villa for a hen party of 21.
After reading negative reviews on this site about break ins I emailed Jim and he called me straight away and put my mind at ease.
The communication before I went was excellent and first class when I was there!
The villa is AMAZING! So so clean and tidy. Beautiful pool and gardens. Excellent location and Maguel the manager in Portugal was so good, he was just a phone call away for your every need. Nothing was too much trouble, taxis, advice any issues were dealt with promptly with a smile!! He was brilliant! I honestly cannot thank the staff at Columbia holidays for providing an amazing villa at excellent prices! We loved every second of our holiday and I will definitely return.
The villa could not have been more secure if they tried, shutters, alarms, sensors, safety deposit box.... what more could you want??? We certainly felt secure!!
Please book this villa if you want great location, luxury accommodation at affordable prices and Maguel on hand to help! :)
Thank you for the most amazing time :))
“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.
“Sensational Villa, very relaxing and within reach of Lagos on foot.” Villa da Naranja is a lovely villa with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday. I went with my wife and 2 children (17 & 13). Firstly the villa is much larger than I expected from the pictures / description on the web. The kitchen has all the equipment that you need and it is all in a very good condition. The bedrooms all have aircon which was a must for some of the nights we were there. The aircon is modern and quiet. There is a large basement which features a large screen TV, with a home cinema DVD player, a pool table, an air hockey table and a table football table. The home cinema allowed us to set up for movie nights which the kids enjoyed and my son has finally taken some frames of pool off me. I must have been too relaxed.
Outside the villa you find yourself in a large garden with a decent sized pool. All of which is very private and peaceful. The pool is 1.1M deep at it's deepest so no diving / jumping in but very clean and safe. Poolside loungers plentiful and there were shaded areas within the garded, under the gazebo and under the sun terrace which also had comfortable furniture for others like me who can;t sit out in the sun all day.
The villa and it's garden were spotless when we arrived and the cleaners / pool attendant both came and cleaned / serviced the villa / pool while we were there. Both were very unobtrusive whilst getting on with keeping the villa in good condition.
We walked into Lagos regularly which is about 15-20 minutes to the heart of the old town dependent on which route you took. It's a little uphill on the way back but we managed without using taxis. There are lovely beaches within walking distance (20-25 minutes at holiday pace).
Superb supermarket within a 10 minute walk; had everything you would need at reasonable prices.
A special word for Caroline who was very patient and very responsive to all my questions before we went. First time in a villa so lots of little queries before we went. Her restaurant recommendations were spot on too.
All in all a brilliant place to spend a relaxing holiday. Loved it!
“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.