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“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris
“Peaceful Holiday” Nice apartment in a good location. Shared pool was clean and large enough to swim. Would need a hire car to travel unless you were content to sit on the complex all day. Enjoyable experience and would go back.
Ideal property, perfect location for relaxing holiday.
Clean, tidy, well furnished property. Love the balcony for breakfast and the top balcony for private sunbathing.
Only disappointment was the sh… 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
“Villa Yann awesome stay” This is the third year we have come to the Algarve and the location of the villa is excellent with great access to Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The villa itself is nicely secluded and is very spacious with 3 large bedrooms
“We will book again” great place to spend a break or a little longer. Spotlessly clean and very tasteful interior and exterior. Kitchen is equipped with everything you need if you are a fan of self catering. If not then you have great local restaurants
“Rural setting - Car useful - but not absolutely necessary if walking.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
Lovely area for walking. We didn't have use of a car, however, we had a relative close by who was able to take us to visit the wonderful Tomar Castle and Coinbrau which is a wonderful University city… More
Thankyou for your kind review, we are glad you found this part of Portugal as tranquil and lovely as we do. Antony and Karen.
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… More
“highly recomendable” We are definitively coming back! The location of the villa Iris is perfect, peaceful with stunning seaviews, and only a 5-7 minutes stroll away from the most beautiful mountain village we have ever visited. Begur har fabulous rest
Very spacious villa and cosy at the same time. Very clean and had everything we needed, including a dishwasher which made our life much easier! A little difficult to find at night so print out a detai… More
“Beautiful place” We really enjoyed our stay.Linda was very welcoming. The house was very well placed in quiet road but near the centre of Cilaos. Beautiful views from the roof where we ate our breakfast. The house was pretty and we'll equipped.
“I can't wait to return again” I stayed at Villa Stellar in Moraira in February 2012 for my friend's 50th birthday party. There were seven of us staying at the house in total and we all had a wonderful time. All the comforts you can think of were provi
“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
“Lovely large house - perfect for our stay” We stayed in Casa Linda for a week in October and loved it. The house is super; well equipped and comfortably furnished, with stylish decor. The rooms are large and spacious, and the outdoor space, though s
“Modern Spacious Villa” This Villa is lovely and clean. 3 large double bedrooms, 1 with a generous size bathroom and all with balconies and a smaller room with access out to the pool. The pool area is very private and over looks other villas, plenty
“Brilliant holiday, facilities first class and child friendly”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
Had a great week at Villa Yuka. Visited with family including grandchild. Everything was available from tea bags to tea towels and the supermarket was a short stroll away. The facilities were great an… More
“Excellent venue in high spec luxury town house, close to pools, beaches and golf” If you want a place to relax and base yourself for the local fabulous beaches, golf course and restaurants on the Algarve, west of Lagos, then this is an ideal location.
This is a brilliant place to stay and we plan to return-hence the opportunity for this belated review. Everything the other reviews say is correct . The house and the estate were perfectly maintained… More
“Perfect family getaway!”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Spent a fantastic week with my wife and 2 small children at this property. Perfect in every way from the immaculate accommodation and pools, to the fantastic beaches and restaurants. The proximity of… More
“Best location in Western Algarve”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Parque de Floresta competes very favourably with Quinta Do Lago but without the hustle and bustle of Villamoura. The property is a townhouse in a "village" setting , set into a hillside overlooking S… More
“Stylish property, perfect for a relaxing holiday” We saw lots of pictures of Villa Sa Font Calenta before our holiday and wondered if it could possibly be as good as it looked. Well it was everything we hoped for and more. Situated just outside of Art
“A beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We travelled to Majorca with my sister and brother in law and five children between us aged 3 to 9 years. The house is brilliantly laid out for families to share - three ensuite bathrooms plus shower … More
“The ultimate mallorcan retreat, you will never find a more perfect villa”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
it is not often that a holiday villa is as good as the description......well i have to say the owners have done an incredible job of under selling this one!! it is absolutely incredible. the accommoda… More
“The perfect family holliday house”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
We just got back from a 3.5 week long wonderful holiday at Sa Font Calenta, Majorca. We travled with our 10 months old baby twins for the first time. We were prepared for it to be more of a hassel to… More
“Spacious & comfortable 3 bed villa with great pool & outside space.” Fantastic villa, good location, good weather and first class service from making the booking to receiving the refund of the security deposit. The villa was spacious and comfortable w
“Lovely stay” Really enjoyed our week here. Lovely villa with lots of nice touches. Nice pool, comfy sun loungers. Really good hot tub, great fun at night looking at the stars whilst in the tub! Fire pit area was really nice too - used that a couple of
This fantastic house has everything you need for a perfect holiday in Lanzarote. We loved the pool area with its different areas for morning sun and afternoon sun. The master bedroom has a wonderful r… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2015
This has been the best familyvacation ever! We were 8 people there - 4 adult and 4 children.
(8mnd - 5 years) and the house was perfect! Spaceious and with an amazing view. Short distance to everyth… More
“Beautiful and quite”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
We stayed in Villa Papaz christmas/new years and had a wonderful vacation. The house is tastefull furnished, with comfertable bedrooms, large and practical kitchen plus a lovely patio and the best poo… More
“For those Expect and Respect the best” My wife and I have just returned from a six-week holiday in this newly refurbished villa. I begin my review by saying that I do not normally write reviews, except in the case of either good/bad experiences….this
“Absoluut eerste klas, absolutely first class!!!!”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2016
De ontvangst was zeer warm en alles werd keurig uitgelegd, het welkomstpakket was uitgebreid en wij voelden ons dan ook gelijk heel welkom. De villa is overweldigend, wat
ongelofelijk mooi en verzorg… More
Wauw many thanks for these compliments. It was a pleasure having you in Casa El Paraiso. Greetings from us.
“a highly recommended villa with all your needs supplied, totally relaxing” from being met at the airport to being taken back there a week later all 11 of us had a great time, there is nothing that susie has not thought of to make your stay a great one
I spent eight days at the Villa with nine members of my family celebrating my 50th birthday, wow what can I say the Villa is everything I expected and more. Suzie has made it a perfect holiday home, … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review, glad you enjoyed using the local restaurants, we are very lucky to have such good ones only a few minutes walk away. As you say the boat trip is very good for a large group, much nicer than with lots of other people.
Hope you will return some time in the future.
“Great Family Holiday”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2015
Have just spent 2 weeks at Villa Suzie and what an amazing time we all had. There were 11 of us 7 adults and 4 children. The Villa was spacious and clean and also very well equipped. Everything has be… More
Thank you for writing a good review of your stay at the villa, glad you all had a great time. The views from paragliding are amazing and we are so lucky to have that option on our door step along with all the other brilliant trips on offer. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and hopefully you may return again sometime.
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
Back from Villa Suzie for the third time. We are a group of 12 and find the villa perfect for family holidays. The villa is very spacious and the games room downstairs provides hours of fun. The outdo… More
Thank you for writing such a positive review of the villa, we try very hard to ensure our guests have a great time. We are very lucky that we have so many great restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk which makes our guests stay even more enjoyable.
“Glorious Kalkan” This has to be our favourite destination due its location, stunning views and of course the very friendly staff. It's the kind of holiday which you can be very relaxed around the pool or also be a bit more adventurous with local trips
We have just returned from two amazing weeks staying at the beautiful 'Mina' apartment. We loved the wonderful views from the roof terrace and enjoyed lovely breakfasts making use of the juicer and th… More
“Fantastic villa in a great location!” Travelled to this fabulous, clean and very spacious villa with extended family, 13 of us! including a baby, toddler and small child, we had plenty of room to escape each other when we wanted! It's kitted out with
“Lilac house” Perfect house for our friends get together - superb location just steps from the marina and loads of space and comfort. We especially loved relaxing in the back garden! Beach to the right of the Marina is amazing.
“Well appointed Town House in superb location just off Marina”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
This was our second visit to this property. Excellent service and attention from owner - nothing too much trouble and all equipment is of very high standard. Further investment in upgrade of furnish… More
We stayed at Sunset Townhouse for 8 nights in May. The house was spacious, clean and modern. It was located in a residential street which was quiet yet very close to the top of the Montechoro strip, o… More
“The perfect 30th!” I stayed here for my 30th with 8 other friends and had the best girls's trip so far. The villa was amazing and we were very well looked after. Kath was amazing and helped us with any night/day activities and was always on the end of
Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds ar… More
Thanks ladies we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you liked all the improvements we have done and look forward to seeing you again next May.
John & Kath
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2015
Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning property that is gated and acc… More
Very pleased you enjoyed you stay we look forward to seeing you back in the near future
“"House of Gold" says it all”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Impressive villa which is even bigger than the pictures suggest! The facilities of swimming pool, tennis court, gym and BBQ space outside served perfectly as a base for the holiday. Great location bot… More
Pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.