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“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m
“Fantastic place where we truly got to relax and enjoy” We (6 adults and 1 child) spent 1 week in the house and that was too little.
We truly enjoyed our time at the house. The house itself is good with all required eqiupment for daily-life.
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More
“Comfortable apartment, nice surroundings” Nice and clean apartment, suitable for family's with children. One bedroom with comfortable beds and a large wardrobe. The living room has a sofa bed to sleep on.
Fully equipped kitchen.
There is a big bal
Nice, clean apartment with a big balcony and a terrific sea view. One master bedroom, living room and kitchen. The kitchen provides with everything you may need if you want to cook. You can use the po… More
it was a pleasure to have you as guest, when shall we book the next stay?
Yvonne and Lennart
“Amazing apartment in a fantastic envireonment”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2016
The apartment is really fully equipped, easily accessible on top floor via elevator from the garage..Comfortable walking distance to the beach, the shop, the Marina and the old city.… More
“Well managed, well stocked and well located Villa”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2013
Our two families enjoyed a fantastic fortnight at this well-appointed villa. That pool is as nice as it looks in the photos and was perfect for the kids (11 & 9). Xativa came to life during the Fira d… More
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
Everything about Casa Alexandra was wonderful and the amenities provided were as advertised. The owner and his contact in Xativa and gave us a tour of the Villa wee extremely helpful, friendly and pr… More
“Dream Holiday Villa and surroundings”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2012
6 of us spent an idyllic holiday in this lovely villa and beautiful surroundings.
The interior was very comfortable. A very nice dining area and a well equipped kitchen. The bathrooms consist of … More
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be.
Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine.
The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
This was a first visit to the Algarve for us and we were keen to find a quiet and peaceful villa away from the crowds where we could relax, unwind and enjoy a private pool. This villa fitted the bill … More
“Great villa - clean spacious and good location”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
This villa is perfect for people looking to have a quiet break, yet still close to lovely sandy beaches and any nessecary amenities - Villamoura is close and a very nice harbour with resturaunts and p… More
Thank you very much, i hope you enjoyed your barbecues by the Sunset :)
“Fantastic Holiday and Stay at Casa Nova”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We stayed at Casa Nova with our 2 young children aged 4 and 1 and sister and brother in law. The villa was of an excellent condition with excellent facilities, lots of space and a fantastic pool and … More
“Condo is kept at a very high specification and standard” Had a very relaxing 9 days in a lovely garden apartment with pool.
John & Sheila who own it helped a great deal before we went.
Kerry the local manager was also very professional & helpful, as
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden.
A perfect sprin
“Fantastic and well-equipped villa in a quiet neighborhood two blocks from the beach”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
We stayed in the villa for 10 days in June/July 2013 and had a fantastic time. We were two families from Norway with two kids each, aged 5, 5, 2 and 1. Every one loved the house.
The villa is quite b… More
“Beautiful house, excellent location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
We rented this villa for 2 weeks and we had a great holiday. The area is great, lots of nice restaurants, a quiet beach on walking distance and some some good beachclubs nearby (Puro beach and nikki b… More
“Superb” The description for this apartment was spot on. When it states 5 minutes to the beach that was exactly what it was and it was a nice flat walk not up and down hills which some omit to say in their descriptions.. We have not stayed in San Pedro
“Beautiful villa and pool in a fantastic setting. Stunning.” We were so looking forward to this holiday, it was the first time we had rented a villa and it turned out to be truly fantastic. A wonderful experience right from the moment we booked. The ow
We booked this villa primarily for the pool but the rest of the villa, the grounds and the location were excellent too. We have 2 young children age 4 and 2 and wanted them to enjoy learning to swim.… More
We are so happy your girls found their "secret lagoon" and could learn how to swim safely! Thank you for sharing your thoughts in such a beautiful way.
Manuela and Celeste
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Located at the bottom of the 10th of 17th ofthe Ocean, we entered a great charming house, a touch "out of Africa", like the old movie. Beautiful garden with lots off privacy and sure you hear the soun… More
“A beautiful villa with lovely private gardens and a super swimming pool!”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
The villa is built in a wonderful location at the bottom of the 10th fairway of the Ocean Course (walking distance to the beach) and being sunk down with the most wonderful gardens all around it provi… More
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
Myself, my wife, two children - daughter (12), son (7), father and mother in law all travelled together to Villa Amarillo during February 2013. After a short taxi ride from the airport (10mins) we wer… More
Thanks guys Im glad you all enjoyed your stay at villa amarillo and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Excellent villa, perfect for growing family”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2013
My family and I have just returned from a fantastic 11 night stay over Christmas at your villa and would like to pass on our thanks to you for renting it to us, we had a brilliant time, the v… More
Thank you for your glowing reccomendation.Its great to know that our guests continue to enjoy villa amarillo, its location and facilities.
“Excellent Villa - more like a home than a rental”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2012
Booked very easily through Owners Direct last year and received responses to queries from the owner, Lisa, very quickly.
Very easy to get to from the airport with a hire car in 10 to15 mins, Lisa's d… More
Thank you for your lovely review I delighted you enjoyed your stay at villa amarillo.
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th
We stayed here in June with our 5 children, it was fantastic lovely people, apartment, views, and facilities. We travelled for a family wedding and Alison and Jes really helped with all our needs, we … More
“une adresse à recommander”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
une location réunissant de nombreuses qualités: accueil irréprochable, propriétaires demeurant sur place particulièrement discrets mais serviables à la demande, logements et espaces verts très … More
“Lovely, clean apartment in great location, balcony seaview” We loved the apartment, it was very clean and equipped in all the necessary things, great kitchen! It also has a barbecue on the balcony. 10 mins walk to the beach and also 10 mins to the Mar
“Fantastic apartment in an ideally situated complex with stunning sea views”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
My husband, two children and I had a wonderful two week holiday in this very well equipped and extremely comfortable apartment. Sited on a medium-sized complex we especially enjoyed the stunning sea … More
“BRILLIANT HOLIDAY/EXCELLENT APARTMENT”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2012
Just returned from Lagos on Saturday 20th July, after spending a wonderful holiday in this amazing apartment. This has been the perfect holiday. The decor in this apartment is beautiful, is so well … More
“Atractive top floor apartment with good location and beautiful ocean view.”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2015
Good equipped apartment with nice location. We ( my wife, my self and our dughter of 23 ) were doing some cooking and enjoyed it on the terrace sitting and watching the beautful view. We were walking … More
Thanks for your kind feedback and welcome to visit our apartment again , maybe next summer?
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
“Brilliant Villa within walking distance to Puerto Banus - perfect for families or groups of friends” I would highly recommend this villa to both groups of friends or families. The villa itself is excellent with a great pool and garden area. The villa
Casa Amatista is so well equipped and a perfect villa for us. A wonderful time had by all. So peaceful to sit on the terrace in this tranquil oasis and yet be minutes away from the beach, very good su… More
“Best Holiday Ever” I booked this villa for a holiday for my parents, my husband, our 3 children and myself. We booked a transfer with Gary which we found fantastic as the driver knew exactly were to go.
Gary was waiting for us on our arrival, he did
I would totally recommend this villa, friendly owner, good location. It was perfect for our weekend get away.… More
Reviewed 29 Apr 2017
We arrived at the villa exhausted from traveling to be met by Gary with the keys, he was a breath of fresh as we had had a long flight via Madrid . He gave us a tour of the villa and explained how eve… More
“Brilliant holiday - would definitely recommend a visit!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2017
Just had a week’s family holiday at this lovely villa (6 adults and 2 children). From booking to arriving through to staying – everything was just great.
The owner was there to meet us at the v… More
“Amazing Villa!” Amazing holiday & amazing viila - Thanks Gary! The Villa was very clean and spacious, it is split over 2 floors which gave us loads more space to move around. The outside is very spacious too and has a large dining table to eat at and
“Lovely villa- great location” We stayed in July 16 at this villa. The location was great. 5 mins walk to the Spar supermarket and tourist train and a 15 minute stroll to the marina. Villa was spotless and pool was great.
Tiago and Sara were fab to
“Fantastic Apartment with amazing views” Brilliant spacious apartment. Everything we needed for a great Holiday. Best views i have ever seen.
Complex lovely. Very hilly but plenty of taxis.
Owners responded to any queries immediately and the Manager,
“Brilliant location” This is a large apartment with wonderful views over the harbour from the living area and one of the bedrooms. The rooms are comfortable. We were given a warm welcome and found wine and snacks had been left for us. There are
We arrived (7 adults, 1 child) at Villa Michelle mid July 2016 at roughly 12.30pm a gentleman was there to greet us with the keys and explained about the villa and the surrounding area. We where hot a… More
“El Palmeral - Kieran & Evior White - Nice People, Nice Location” This was an pleasant experience from the moment we booked it. Kieran & Evior were extremely helpful from the outset. The apartment/house is situated in a quiet suburb about a ten minute
“Perfect location, wonderful pool and gardens, great house”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
This house is on a lovely complex of only 47 houses.Having stayed on the complex before, we already knew the area. The house was very clean and had everything you needed.The roof terrace at the top … More
“Great location and relaxing”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
I came to stay at El Palmeral with a group of girlfriends for a week at the start of July 2014. We wanted to be close enough to Puerto Banus for nightlife but far enough away so we could relax in the … More
“Fantastic vacation, lovely house, great surroundings.” We had a fantastic couple of days in Casa da Encosta. The house was very well positioned between the town and the beach, with plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding areas.
It was very
Had an amazing 10 days, never got bored of the view, villa very well equipped. Excellent location, quiet area, good shopping at the algarve centre. The owner, Vee, was very helpful and quickly respon… More
“Nice, cosy villa with beautiful interior and great view”
Reviewed 26 Dec 2013
Stayed for a couple of nights in this beautiful, cosy villa. The interior is excellent, as well as the garden which has a pool with a stunning view at the Algarve landscape.
The villa is situated in … More
“Gorgeous apartment - ideal location!” Just stayed in this gorgeous apartment in South yarra...the apartment was pristine. We had plenty of towels, and the bedding was soft and fresh. Washer/dryer was handy - so was the hair dryer! Amazing location - w